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Cost-Effective Sustainable Design and Construction Summit
 
   
Start Date 15/03/2009
 
End Date 18/03/2009
 
Location Beach Rotana Hotel and Towers, Abu Dhabi 
 
Country United Arab Emirates 
 
Description In the face of impending Green Building Regulations in Dubai the construction industry is busy planning how to meet the minimum sustainability standards without impacting the bottom line. International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC), an internationally leading provider of tailored, industry-driven conferences and its Endorser the Emirates Green Building Council, announced today the dates of the region’s largest sustainable building event, the 3rd Annual Cost-Effective Sustainable Design and Construction Summit.

The Middle East’s leading sustainable design, engineering and construction summit is to be held in at the Beach Rotana Hotel and Towers, Abu Dhabi 15 to 18 March 2009. For the first time in the region, over 50 international and regional speakers will reveal the latest cost analysis and implementation strategies for sustainable building initiatives.

The 3rd Annual Cost-Effective Sustainable Design and Construction Summit will address Dubai’s impending Green Building Regulations enabling a complete understanding of how the regulations will work and the affect it will have on industry. The secrets behind the region’s LEED accredited projects will be uncovered, as will analysis of the cost-benefits and availability of green materials and technologies. Throughout the four days over 200 stakeholders in design, engineering and construction will work together to advance the sustainability agenda in the Middle East.

Michael McGill, Event Director, IQPC Middle East says “Dubai’s impending Green Building Regulations, the Abu Dhabi 2030 plan, and a noticeable shift towards holistic sustainability from designers and developers reflect the growing importance placed on achieving environmental sustainability. However the future of the green movement depends on achieving a balance between environmental and economic sustainability."

Case studied projects at the event include; the Dongtan Eco-City: China, South of Shamkha: Abu Dhabi, Heart of Doha Regeneration Project: Qatar, the Masdar Initiative: Abu Dhabi, The Lagoons: Dubai, and many more.

To facilitate the implementation of a holistic sustainability approach in the region, the event features a Master Planning Executive Focus Day, packed with 10 case studies getting to the heart of sustainable community and urban development.

The final day of the 3rd Annual Cost-Effective Sustainable Design and Construction Summit is comprised of four solution finding technical workshops, covering efficiency in sustainability, sustainable community development, Estidama assessments for new residential and commercial buildings, and holistic design. 

 
URL www.mesustainableconstruction.com
 
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