Second edition of The Consultant Contractor Conference to take place in October

Added: 15/07/2018 | By: admin


Senior government officials confirm their attendance for the conference, which will address nation-wide, construction- and HVACR-related issues to strengthen the foundations of building performance in the UAE

Dubai, UAE, 15 July 2018: The second edition of The Consultant Contractor Conference will take place on October 16 in Dubai. To date, the conference has received confirmation of participation from senior government representatives from the country.

Among them are Hind AlMutawa, Director of Productivity and Demand Side Management Department, Chief Innovation Officer, UAE Ministry of Energy & Industry; Anwaar Al Shimmari, Director – Design Department, Chief Innovation Officer, UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development; Faisal Rashid, Director, Demand Side Management, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Redha H. Salman, Director, Health & Safety Department, Dubai Municipality.

In addition to participation by government authorities, this year’s conference will see representatives from MEP and general consultancy firms, architecture firms, MEP and general contracting firms, developers, manufacturers and other key stakeholders converge on a common platform to discuss existential issues the industry is facing, including payment delays and defaults, and also the need for fair and proper drafting of contracts.

The conference, produced by CPI Industry, publishers of Climate Control Middle East magazine, will facilitate panel discussions and presentations, in the contexts of the theme of sustainability of the World EXPO 2020, the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 and the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, among others. These government initiatives aim to promote a sustainable environment and infrastructure within the UAE. Many in the industry agree that the success of the initiatives is typically underpinned by the general financial health and business wellbeing of the stakeholders in the building performance industry, tasked with the responsibility of translating the green vision into high-performing buildings, be it in the healthcare, hospitality, education or residential sector, to name four.

Buildings consume a significant portion of the energy used in the UAE. The entire value chain of the built-environment has already taken various initiatives to reduce consumption. The country excels in implementing sustainable building rating standards towards the construction of new buildings and communities. There is a general belief it needs to introduce standards to protect the interests of the MEP community, as well. The MEP industry, in particular, faces cashflow issues, and there is a need for legal channels to protect MEP consultants and contractors. And broadly speaking, there is a need to affirm the value that specialised MEP disciplines bring to projects and other stakeholders. The second edition of the conference has a self-mandated agenda to discuss these issues with a view to finding specific solutions.

“The first edition of the conference, in 2017, mainly focused on consensually arriving at a nuanced understanding of the challenges confronting the MEP industry,” said Surendar Balakrishnan, Co-Founder & Editorial Director, CPI Industry. “The spotlight this time around will be on seeking out specific solutions and tools that could help mitigate the circumstances. The conference will also look at regional and international best practices and models and persuade stakeholders to consider adopting them.”

The conference will also feature two specialised sessions on financial modelling of projects and on strategies to avoid legal wrangles from arising.

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For more details, contact:
Susan George,
Marketing Executive, CPI Industry
+971 55 64 77 089 |