CTBUH holds successful seminar in Doha
CTBUH Qatar Chapter organised a technical seminar titled ‘Building Envelope design for major Structures’ on November 18 in Crown Plaza Hotel Doha Qatar
CTBUH Qatar Chapter organised a technical seminar titled ‘Building Envelope design for major Structures’ on November 18 in Crown Plaza Hotel Doha Qatar.
The seminar was jointly organised by CTBUH, Qatar and Grace Construction Products.
CTBUH country representative Qatar, Shaukat Ali, has been focusing on the ever increasing construction activities in Qatar for the benefit of industry professionals.
CTBUH keeps track of new projects in Qatar, new technologies introduced in the market and technical solutions offered to the structural problems design and construction industry faced.
In the opening speech, Ali, also the director of structural engineering, KEO International Consultants, briefed the audience of over 100 professionals both from government and private sector, about the activities of CTBUH in Qatar.
He outlined the importance of educating designers and engineers to adapt the latest technology and innovative problem solving techniques.
He mentioned that CTBUH is providing that platform by organising technical seminars, presentations and site tours of buildings which offer both design and construction related challenges.
Ali also informed that a number of companies and organisations involved in the construction industry in Qatar are joining the growing list of CTBUH member community.
The seminar mainly focused on issues related to design and construction of building envelopes in high rise buildings, architectural and decorative concrete and protection of below grade structures.
Technical experts from Grace talked about the products and solutions they are offering which include water proofing of below grade deep basements, answers to architectural concrete in exposed areas – mainly in building façades – and weather barrier systems in high rise buildings.
Gerard Attree from Grace, described the technology available in the Middle East for self-compacted concrete that is required in difficult areas where the vibrator cannot be used, as well as coloured concrete required by the architects, especially in façade design.
Greg Austin, also from Grace, talked about the latest technology for use in an efficient design strategy and the best solution for a functional weather barrier system in façade design.
He drew attention to the fact that extreme weather conditions in the Middle East demands a carefully designed weather barrier system all around the building.
The seminar was widely heralded as a success by the audience who found it informative and interesting.