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

Tickets are now on sale 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: performance based design of tall buildings, high public volume occupancy and unusual structures (where typical codes do not apply).

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

Some of the structures featured will include:

Large volume public occupancy

Singapore Sports Hub Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
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Keynote speaker Keynote speaker
William Whitby, Associate Director, Arup Rob Amphlett, UK Sports Sector Leader, Burohappold
image © Darren Soh image ©Greshoff

Unusual structures, typical codes do not apply

London Eye Vegas High Roller
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Keynote speaker Keynote speaker
John Roberts, Executive Director of Operations,
Jacobs UK Ltd
Mary Ferguson, Senior Structural Engineer, Arup                     
Panelist image © Arup
Kevin Dyer, Director - Technical Services,
L&E Ain Dubai, Meraas

Performance based design of tall buildings

Jeddah Tower Salesforce Tower Shanghai Tower
Jeddah-Tower.jpg Salesforce-Tower.jpg Shanghai-Tower.jpg
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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