26 February Masdar Lecture

“The Role of the Client in Sustainable Development" 


Presented by:Chris Chi Lon Wan, BSc, BArch, RIBA, HKIA
Manager, City Design - Masdar City

‘It is often recognized that the start of the building design process is signified by the execution of the design contract, followed by the design kick-off meeting. Everyone is introduced to each other and the protocols for the design process are communicated, thereby setting the ground rules. The client gives the use of the project, sometimes provides a budget and asks the design team to come back with a concept for approval. This has often sufficed for traditional developments but is not appropriate for the successful design of sustainable developments. Given the growing environmental awareness surrounding us, the transformation from traditional developments to sustainable developments has begun in earnest. This presentation is a discussion about the role of Masdar City as a client facilitating this transformation.’

Where: Masdar Institute Auditorium located in the Podium Floor of the Knowledge Center, Masdar Institute, Masdar Ciy, Abu Dhabi

When: 26 February 2013 7:00pm

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NOTE: The capacity of the venue for this free event is 40 people. Only people who RSVP ahead of time will be able to attend!!! Preference will be given to members of AIA Middle East, Join Now!

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