25 - 27 September 2017
Dubai World Trade Centre

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Workshop Agenda

  • Scale comparisons of masterplan components in key global tourism districts
  • The master planning brief for Dubai Parks and Resorts
  • The design and construction process at Dubai Parks

Speakers:

Morne Fourie
Morne Fourie VP Design Dubai Parks and Resorts
  • What impact does great public realm have on cities
  • What are the socio-economic impacts of public realm in adding value to our city
  • How can the role of Landscape Architects influence the development of our city

Speakers:

Robert Shakespeare
Robert Shakespeare Group Design Director Cracknell
  • The need for creating a climate responsive city planning and design paradigm 
  • The role of Gulf cities in providing a sustainable template for the future arid city
  • Innovation, technology and rediscovery – the opportunity for meaningful change
  • The existing city fabric
  • The need for walkability
  • Thinking out of the box
  • Design Solutions

Speakers:

Boris Fabinski
Boris Fabinski Principal Landscape Architect SSH

  • Insights into the Dh 21 million park opened by Dubai Municipality as a part of the Plantation week
  • Al Khawaneej Pond Park spreads over 45 hectares and includes 4.41 hectares of landscaping
  • How the General projects department coordinated for the design?
  • The Nature of Architecture Projects
  • Business Value Definition
  • Value Chain Phases
  • Value Management Culture Optimization
  • Sub-contracting
  • Importing Services
  • Are you well prepared?

Speakers:

Rakesh Pardasani
Rakesh Pardasani Partner at RSM Dahman Audit Accounts Advisory
  • Benefits and challenges of Implementing BIM for Landscape
  • Misconceptions and options for Planting within the BIM environment
  • Project examples of Landscape BIM models 

Speakers:

Chris Smeaton
Chris Smeaton Project BIM Manager InSite a division of KEO International Consultants

  • How old and new communities can embrace this new industry standard?
  • Benefit financially and secure our planets future.
  • Practical examples of how small steps can make a huge impact?

Speakers:

Sameer Kulkarni
Sameer Kulkarni Executive Director Dubai Properties
  • Conventional wisdom holds that hot climates, such as the UAE, are effectively un-inhabitable for large portions of the year
  • Advanced simulation techniques can now predict outdoor thermal comfort with increasing accuracy
  • These tools can help designers to expand comfortable zones outdoors even in the warmest climates
  • Traditional values, effect planning
  • How Urban developments can be benchmarked to achieve Happiness
  • Role of self-sufficiency in the development of city

Speakers:

Peter Scott
Peter Scott Manager, Landscape Architecture Khatib & Alami