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Consultants' Arena

The 2017 Consultants' Arena at Middle East Electricity features world-class engineering consultants sharing concepts and regulations vital to the electricity markets in the Middle East, including sustainable product specification requirements, project management tools, and green guidelines set by the UAE.

Sessions are free to attend, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Consultants' Arena runs all three days of Middle East Electricity and is located in Sheikh Saeed Hall 1.

Consultants' Arena Schedule
Tuesday 14 February 2017
11:00 Zero carbon: Understanding the term's meaning in relation to energy systems, what type of clients may aim for zero carbon projects, and what a zero carbon project will require that others don't. Holley Chant, Executive Director Corporate Sustainability, KEO International Consultants
12:00 Sustainable Energy Planning: As Dubai grows, its energy demands must be managed, either by planning the city differently or by management demand carefully. Hear what Dubai is doing to assure it is environmentally sufficient. Eng. Mohammed AbdulAziz Najem, Dubai Municipality
13:00 Risk Management in Green Development: Establishing a risk framework, scenario management, and reporting techniques to create a holistic approach to risk management system for green development that is transparent and efficient. Gada Elia, Section Head - Sustainability, Al Suweidi Engineering Consultants Bureau
14:00 Building information modelling (BIM): Potential benefits and trade-offs of using BIM when designing electrical power systems. Who is using them now, and who is requiring them in the Middle East? What factors should be taken into consideration? Christopher Tebb, BIM Practice Leader, Mott MacDonald
15:00 Context Inspired Innovation: Drawing ideas from nature through biophilia to inspire highly creative and efficient building designs that can adapt to the dynamic nature of users and environment. Abdulmajid Karanouh, Director & Head of Innovation Design, Facades & Sustainability, Ramboll & Rana Itani, Senior Building Physicist, Sustainability and Renewables, Ramboll
16:00 Environmental product declaration (EPD): Accurately assessing industry-wide and product-specific environmental life cycle impacts, and matching this to those specified by local project owners. HPD can be part of a holistic life cycle assessment (LCA) Corina Makhol, Sr. Sustainability Manager, KEO International Consultants
Wednesday 15 February 2017
11:00 Energy Audit: At what stages of a project should energy audits be done, and what criteria must be included to best assess energy systems? Anil Menon, Director, CKR
12:00 Integrated Design Development: Creating a process by which all stakeholders work together throughout a project to deliver a design that incorporates environmental, community, and economic considerations, by finding synergies. Ghaith Tibi, Sr. Consultant, Arup
13:00 Topic TBC
14:00 Topic TBC
15:00 Al Safat: How a new Dubai building can achieve the mandatory minimum bronze sustainability rating. What is required to reach higher levels, and what are best reporting practices? Speaker will be from Dubai Municipality
16:00 Estidama & Al Safat: Complying with Abu Dhabi's "Pearl Rating System" and Dubai's latest building guidelines, with transparent reporting techniques and a full understanding of the regulations, in regard to energy systems. Khalil Ibrahim Al Abbasi, Sustainability Coordinator, Al Suweidi Engineering Consultants Bureau
Thursday 16 February 2017
11:00 Topic TBC
12:00 Context Inspired Innovation: Drawing ideas from nature through biophilia to inspire highly creative and efficient building designs that can adapt to the dynamic nature of users and environment. Abdulmajid Karanouh, Director & Head of Innovation Design, Facades & Sustainability, Ramboll & Rana Itani, Senior Building Physicist, Sustainability and Renewables, Ramboll
13:00 Al Safat: How a new Dubai building can achieve the mandatory minimum bronze sustainability rating. What is required to reach higher levels, and what are best reporting practices? Martina Konrad, Sr. Sustainability Manager, KEO International Consultants
14:00 Energy Audit: At what stages of a project should energy audits be done, and what criteria must be included to best assess energy systems? Ahmed Dyab & Salaheddin Kelani, Al Suweidi Engineering Consultants Bureau
15:00 Topic TBC

Sessions may be added or changed. To possibly contribute, please write to jaan.vanvalkenburgh@informa.com


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