Smart Skyscrapers Summit in Dubai to highlight sustainability of high rise buildings

Leading building and construction experts will highlight innovations in building facades, design and technology and sustainability in tall buildings at a key industry summit in Dubai, UAE, next year. The fourth edition of the Smart Skyscrapers Summit will be held from May 3 to 4 at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, said the event organisers Expotrade Middle East.

The annual event will see over 400 senior delegates representing architects, designers, consultants and construction experts discussing key industry issues such as sustainability in tall buildings and urban habitats besides the importance of project management for tall buildings. The experts will also highlight the importance of sustainable high-rise and mega tall structures along with the key factors driving skyscraper development, said the organisers.

Laden with opportunities in construction innovations, the UAE recently saw the foundation laid for ‘The Tower at Creek’, which when completed in 2020 is expected to be the tallest tower in the world, they added. Brad Hariharan, the regional director of Expotrade Middle East, said the UAE boasts of many marquee super-tall structures and the list seems to be growing.

“Against this background, our summit brings together leading architects, developers, contractors under one roof to discuss and provide a comprehensive view of the various aspects and trends in the construction of high rise structures,” he remarked. The third edition of the summit was inaugurated by Dr Hisham Joman, the chief development officer, Jeddah Economic Company, Saudi Arabia, along with Ali Al Jassim, acting chief operating officer of Etihad Esco.

Praising the summit at the close, Jonathan Brown, the marketing manager, Coopers Fire, said: “Sponsoring the Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2016 was a useful networking and educational opportunity for Coopers Fire.” We have had lots of informative conversations with many of the delegates and it has enabled us to spread the word about smoke and fire curtains and the awareness of how they can be used in skyscrapers,” noted Brown.

“It was a pleasure to sponsor such a significant event and we would like to sponsor the Smart Skyscrapers Summit again,” he added.-

Credits: TradeArabia News Service

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