30 October 2019
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

The Middle East is one of the harshest and most daunting physical environments in which to build, with harsh desert and marine conditions and some of the world’s strictest seismic codes; and yet it is also one of the most lucrative, given the region’s wealth and growth patterns. This has spurred developers, architects and engineers to take on great responsibility and driven innovation to new levels. Solutions range from seismic sensing technology to optimization of concrete emissions reductions through advanced software platforms. Practitioners from the front lines of the battle to build tall, green and safe in the Middle East are on hand to share the latest developments.

Session Chair: Charles Malek
Director of Structural Design, Dar al-Handasah Shair & Partners (Consultant of the Egyptian Ministry of Housing - CBD New Capital), Beirut
Koen Meert
Group Director, Structural Design, Emaar Properties, Dubai
Derek Skolnik
Senior Project Manager, Kinemetrics Inc., Los Angeles
Jens Fussing
Technical Director, Buildings, BG&E, Dubai