08 May 2017
14th edition of the International Trade Exhibition for Construction Technology, Building Materials, Equipment and Environmental Technology (Project Qatar 2017) was inaugurated today by Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani, Minister of Economy & Commerce Qatar. Present on the occasion were Dr. Mohammed Saleh AlSada, Minister of Energy & Industries, members of diplomatic corp, dignitaries and members of the business community.
16,000 visitors are expected to visit Project Qatar 2017 being held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center where it will last until May 11, 2017 between 1400 – 2100 daily.
On the sidelines of Project Qatar 2017, ‘The Accessible Qatar Conference’ aims to raise awareness on the issue of accessibility in buildings and infrastructure to influence project developers in including accessibility in the construction of facilities and venues. The two-day conference will cover accessibility in various sectors such as tourism, architectural design, implementation sports, work environment and inclusive urban development.
The most accessible venues in Qatar will also be awarded during the “Accessible Qatar Awards” on May 9, 2017.
The first day witnessed several workshop sessions featuring four key topics: ‘Cooperating to Advance Construction Codes in the Gulf Region’ by Mark Johnson, Executive Vice President, Business Development, International Code Council (ICC); ‘Quality Assessment – Strategic Approach’ by Muhammed Farooque, CEO – Managing Director of Excelledia; ‘The “World Best Practice” Paradox’ by Samer Deaïbess, Management Systems Consultant of EGS; and ‘LEED and Water Saving-Success in Building Design’ by Joe Azzarello,Senior Sustainability Engineer of Kohler Co.