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Emirates GBC launches networking sessions

Dr. Susan Roaf gives address on minimising construction risk

The inaugural networking event of 2011.
The inaugural networking event of 2011.

The Emirates Green Building Council has commenced its calendar of industry networking events for 2011 with a guest lecture by Dr. Susan Roaf, Professor of Architectural Engineering at HeriotWatt University, UK.

The presentation was held at Aloft Hotel in ADNEC Abu Dhabi, and was attended by industry professionals and academicians.

Dr Roaf, an award winning teacher, architect, researcher and author, addressed the gathering on ‘Sense and Science: Minimising Risk in the Built Environment in a Rapidly Changing World.’

Dr. Roaf is an expert in setting benchmarks for sustainable buildings, adapting buildings for climate change and eco-house design.

She discussed the application of sustainable practices to promote green buildings that will help mitigate environmental risks and promote the advancement in the community and economy at large.

Adnan Sharafi, chairman of Emirates GBC, said: “The industry networking sessions are strongly attended thought-leadership events that highlight the latest advances in sustainable development practices. The events help members and non-members share best practices and thus contribute to promoting green building practices in the region.”

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