Bill Baker Will Speak at the Eilat Conference for Architects and Designers

SafeGuard Applied Innovations, the parent company of Otoos USA, is pleased to announce Bill Baker, Chief Engineer, SOM, will be the main speaker at the Safeguard’s Israeli construction conference held once a year. The Eilat Conference for Architects and Designers is three days of content in the city of Eilat, along the Red Sea, with Israel’s top architects and designers.

“We are thrilled that Bill Baker will serve as the main spokesperson in Safeguard’s annual event,” said Izhak Paz, Founder and CEO of Safeguard Applied Innovations. “Bill Baker is known for engineering the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building/man-made structure. Construction is powering lives and ambitions around the world. This is our way of empowering our amazing customers and their ongoing commitment to protect the lives of workers around the world.”

Safeguard, through its subsidiary Otoos, is a pioneering company that uses Data to ensure safety and save workers lives’ around the globe. From Israel through the USA at sites in NY, NJ, DC and now also at Rolls Royce facility in the UK to Nuclear Electricity Plants in France, Safeguard SLING methodology quantifies safety in real- time and enables its customers to gain control and manage safety in a tight and optimal way .

Bill Baker is one of the world’s leading structural engineers. He has designed innovative structures that range in scale from single-family homes and small pedestrian bridges to the world’s tallest manmade structure, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. His cutting-edge designs include the unique Broadgate Exchange House in London – which is both a building and a bridge that spans over Liverpool Street Station – and the cable-supported entry pavilion for the General Motors Headquarters in Detroit. Additionally, Bill is widely recognized for his collaborations with renowned artists, such as James Carpenter, Janet Echelman, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, James Turrell and Jaume Plensa.

Many of Bill’s structural innovations are a result of his extensive research in structural systems, which he shares through his teaching, lectures and numerous publications. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Cambridge and has also taught at MIT, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University and Princeton University. Bill has received honorary doctorates from the University of Stuttgart, Heriot-Watt University, the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Missouri. He has been honored with the Gold Medal from the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE); the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) OPEL Lifetime Award for Design; the Gustav Magnel Gold Medal from the University of Ghent; the Fazlur Rahman Khan Medal from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the Fritz Leonhardt Preis.

Soaring 828 meters above Dubai, the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is a feat of design and engineering that has redefined the limits for skyscraper construction. This building surpassed what was the tallest building, Taipei 101, by more than 300 meters. The Burj Khalifa is 3 times as tall as the Eiffel Tower and nearly twice as tall as the Empire State Building. Additionally, it has the longest single-running elevator; the time to reach the observation deck is about 1 minute.

About SafeGuard Applied Innovations (Otoos Mother Company)

We believe that human errors make job sites unsafe. At SafeGuard, we prevent accidents in real time using our automated decision support platform. With a track record of dramatic declines in accidents, SafeGuard’s innovative end-to-end solution is bound to impact insurance fees as well.

SAVING LIVES In the US alone, 3 workers die every day, and every 3 minutes, a worker gets injured. The reason for that is that 90% of all construction accidents are due to human error. With our game-changing automated decision-support platform, SafeGuard has saved lives at over 2,745 construction sites.

DATA-DRIVEN SAFETY AND SafeGuard is the only safety platform that collects data simultaneously from multiple sources such as cameras, drones, statistic analysis, open data and big data, to automate on-site decision-making. The algorithms identify on-site human error patterns and use AI to predict the next accident. The predictive data is then converted into proactive measures that enforce good decision-making beforehand.

REAL-TIME PREVENTION SafeGuard`s safety index allows safety managers to know in real-time the safety status of their site. The index calculates the site’s safety grade and offers a detailed analysis of the safety issue on hand with a click of a button. Executives can also access a corporate safety map, which gives an overview of the current safety status of all projects.

PEACE OF MIND Accidents lead to resource losses at a corporation level, from project delays to long-term wage loss, legal costs, admin expenses, and equipment damage. SafeGuard’s automated decision-support platform gives project managers peace of mind by providing them with a powerful tool to protect on-site workers from human errors and preventing accidents in real-time.

END-TO-END SOLUTION While others focused on digitizing compliance, we innovate decision-support tools. Our end-to-end solution removes the human factor, helping prevent accidents and site shutdowns for weeks on end.

Safeguard leads the safety market in Israel, which suffers about 35 fatalities each year from construction accidents.

It is not far that developers and General contractors will be obliged to use Safety App’s and loss prevention programs as a mandatory condition for work permit.

“…Safeguard /Otoos App is changing reality overseas and we intend to change reality for the better and safer here in the US …” Yarom Goldman ,Otoos General Manger NYC.

About Otoos

Since its launch in 2016, Otoo’s game-changing automated and artificial intelligence-based decision-support platform has saved lives at over 2,745 construction sites worldwide. With a long track record of dramatic declines in accidents, Otoo’s innovative end-to-end solution is bound to impact insurance fees as well.

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