The most precious commodity on earth is water. As more of the planet’s population urbanizes, high-rises have a particular role to play in conserving and optimizing its use; however, the typology also has particular challenges. Adding to the long-standing challenges of pressurization, delivery and fire suppression, today’s environment calls upon tall buildings to use their extraordinary height to collect, process, and recycle water for a variety of uses. This requires integrated thinking and advanced equipment. This workshop details the latest advances and practices for ensuring that tall buildings continue to be exemplary participants in the sustainable economy.

When: Saturday, 20 October 2018 8:00am-12:00pm
Venue: Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, Al Abraj Street, Business Bay, Dubai, Hamburg 1 and 2

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Workshop Program

Melk Workshop Chair: Rob Melk
Vice President - High-Rise Buildings, Aliaxis
8:00am Arrival & coffee Break
8:30am Welcome


Steve White

Steve White

Technical Director DWV, Aliaxis
“High-Rise Drainage: System Designs and Solutions”
Rod Green

Rod Green

Engineer, The Environment Group
“Public Health Internal Drainage Standards”
9:40am Coffee/Tea Break


Mathew Burke

Mathew Burke

Associate Director, ADP Consulting
“Buildings that Water Themselves: An Oasis in the Concrete Jungle”
Christopher Colasanti

Christopher Colasanti

Associate Partner, Jaros, Baum & Bolles
“Hudson Yards, New York: A City Within A City”
11:00am Q&A Session
11:30am Discussion on Next Steps
11:50am Closing Remarks
12:00pm Workshop End

Attendees of the Workshops will be delegates of the CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference, typically developers, architects, engineers and other professionals from around the world.

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