Iconic Global Structures: what can we learn?

Collaboration. Efficiency. Safety.

Date 29 - 30 September 2019
Location  Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, United Arab Emirates
Price AED 750 - AED 2000

Registration is now open for the first joint international conference organised by the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE. We are uniting structural engineers, architects and project stakeholders to explore the successes and challenges of constructing nine iconic structures across the world. 

Keynote speakers will share experiences across three complex building styles: high public volume occupancy, unusual structures (where typical codes do not apply), and performance based design of tall buildings.

Interactive panel discussions will explore differing international design and construction demands working towards finding globally connected solutions.

Structures featured will include:

Large volume public occupancy

Singapore Sports Hub Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Dubai Museum of the Future
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Keynote speaker Keynote speaker Keynote speaker
William Whitby, Associate Director, Arup Rob Amphlett, UK Sports Sector Leader, Burohappold Christopher Wodzicki, Engineering Services Director, BuroHappold
image © Darren Soh Panelist  
  Chris Keenan (THFC), Construction Adviser  
  image ©Greshoff  

Unusual structures, typical codes do not apply

London Eye Vegas High Roller Dubai Frame
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Keynote speaker Keynote speaker Keynote speaker
John Roberts, Executive Director of Operations,
Jacobs UK Ltd
Mary Ferguson, Senior Structural Engineer, Arup                      Ian Burns, Regional Technical Director, Arcadis Consulting Middle East Ltd
Panelist image © Arup Panelist
Kevin Dyer, Director - Technical Services,
L&E Ain Dubai, Meraas
  Amith Padiath, Senior Architect, Arcadis Consulting Middle East Ltd

Performance based design of tall buildings

Jeddah Tower Salesforce Tower Shanghai Tower
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Keynote speaker Keynote speaker Keynote speaker
John Peronto, Principal, Thornton Tomasetti Ron Klemencic, Chairman and CEO, Magnusson Klemencic Associates Jiemin Ding, Chief Engineer, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd
Panelist Panelist Panelist
Peter Weismantle, Director of Supertall Buildings Technology, AS+GG Edward Dionne, Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Jiliang Chen, Deputy Chief Architect, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd
image © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture/Jeddah Economic Company image © Steve Proehl  

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Why attend?
  • Learn from expert speakers specialising in iconic projects spanning Asia, Middle East, North America and Western Europe.
  • Contribute to a dialogue aiming to advance global interoperability.
  • Explore financial and economic considerations of large-scale international construction projects.
  • Discuss the challenges and lessons learned from working in different regions of the world focusing on standards of professional competence, building codes and legal and regulatory environments.
  • Understand the particularities of design and construction in an ever-evolving interconnected environment.
  • Improve collaboration among international teams.
Who should attend?

Anyone interested in learning more from pre-eminent global engineering, architecture and construction professionals about global iconic structural projects and the considerations of large-scale international construction projects:
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Building authorities
  • Code officials and regulators
  • Construction specialists
  • Developers
  • Financiers
  • Materials and systems suppliers
  • Owners

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek is located just 7km from Dubai International Airport and within walking distance of the Union Metro Station.


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