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The 2017 Consultants' Arena at Middle East Electricity featured world-class engineering consultants, who shared concepts and regulations vital to the electricity markets in the Middle East. Sustainable product specification requirements, project management tools, and green guidelines set by the UAE were also discussed.

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 Not Available
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 Anti-counterfeit Efforts: Assuring the products purchased are genuine articles. Understand potential costs of counterfeit items to the integrity of your project and how to protect yourself.
Simon Harpin, Head, Product Group Manager, BEAMA N. Mohan, Head of Distribution Channel EP Division MEA, ABB
14:00 Smart Cities: Cost, sustainability, return on investment and technology maturity considerations when sourcing items for projects that will be - or may be - part of a Smart City. Abdulaziz Youssef Kharoof, Civil Engineer, Al Suweidi Engineering Consultants Bureau  
15:00

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, Director Applied Sustainability & Renewable Energy Department, 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 Project Lifecycle Sustainability: How sustainability can be taken into account when commissioning  various elements throughout both the design and construction stages of a project. Mohammad Hazem Soudan, Sustainability Engineer, Building & Places, AECOM
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 Dubai Green Building Regulations and Specifications: How a new Dubai building can achieve the mandatory Green Building requirements. What is required to obtain the permit, 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 Conclusion of the 2017 Consultants Arena at MEE

To possibly contribute as a speaker in MEE 2018, please write to jaan.vanvalkenburgh@informa.com


 

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