Chair: William Baker
Consulting Structural Engineering Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Bashar Kassab

Bashar Kassab

Director - HFM, Emaar Properties, PJSC
“Digital FM – The New Era (Case Study: Burj Khalifa)”
Fadi Al Shakhshir

Fadi Al Shakhshir

Director - Strategy & Compliance, Emaar Properties
“Energy-Centered Maintenance”
Douglas Voigt

Douglas Voigt

Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
“Building Momentum: How Burj Khalifa Changed Dubai and the Middle East”
David Bradford

David Bradford

Project Director, Turner Construction Company
“Mastering the Challenges: Lessons from the Recent Past”
Burj Khalifa, © Kyle Duke

This off-site program examined the effects of developing iconic towers as the centerpieces of developments, and then capitalizing on the significance of those towers with adjacent properties. The program was hosted at the Burj Khalifa and included tours of Downtown Dubai / Mall, and adjacent developments. Dubai Creek Harbour, a 550-hectare development with a 928-meter tower as its centerpiece, was also discussed.

Venue: Burj Khalifa, Level 112 & Downtown Dubai
Capacity: 65 Delegates

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Tuesday 23 October Schedule:

The same program ran in the morning and afternoon.

Morning Afternoon Program
8:30 am 2:00 pm Arrival & Coffee
8:55 am 2:25 pm Welcome
9:00 am 2:30 pm
Presentation 1
9:20 am 2:50 pm Presentation 2
9:40 am 3:10 pm Presentation 3
10:00 am 3:30 pm Q&A
10:15 am 3:45 pm Coffee Break
10:45 am 4:15 pm Tours of Burj Khalifa & Downtown Dubai
12:00 pm 5:30 pm Delegates depart

About This Program Location

Burj Khalifa

About Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa has redefined what is possible in the design and engineering of supertall buildings. By combining cutting-edge technologies and cultural influences, the building serves as a global icon that is both a model for future urban centers and speaks to the global movement towards compact, livable urban areas. The Tower and its surrounding neighborhood are more centralized than any other new development in Dubai. At the center of a new downtown neighborhood, Burj Khalifa’s mixed-use program focuses the area’s development density and provides direct connections to mass transit systems.

Burj Khalifa’s architecture has embodied references to Islamic architecture and yet reflects the modern global community it is designed to serve. The building’s Y-shaped plan provides the… Read More

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