Key Speakers :

 Abdullah Al-Ma’moon
Abdullah Al-Ma’moon
Senior Infrastructure Engineer (Group Leader - Policy & Research), Transport & Planning Department
Ministry of Municipality & Urban Planning, Qatar
 Ilias K. Michalis
Ilias K. Michalis
Tunnel Expert Technical Office of Qatar Rail
Deutsche Bahn International
 Abhijit P. Kuwalekar
Abhijit P. Kuwalekar
Lead Civil Engineer Project & Maintenance
Ras Girtas Power Company, Qatar
 Dr. Kamran Ahmadi-Kashani
Dr. Kamran Ahmadi-Kashani
Principal Bridge/Structural Engineer
 Martin Knight
Martin Knight
Managing Director
Knight Architects, UK
 Paul Groves
Paul Groves
Regional Head of Tunnels & Ground Engineering
Middle East & India, Atkins
 Marc Khoury
Marc Khoury
Post Tensioning Institute, USA
 Omar Sabri
Omar Sabri
University Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering Program
Sør-Trondelag University College, Trondheim, Norway
 Hashim Al Amidi
Hashim Al Amidi
Structural Manager
Midmac Contracting W.L.L.
 Stephen Lines
Stephen Lines
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Regional President – Middle East
Employer Qatar Rail
Christian Frandsen
Project Director and Chief Market Manager, Tunnels and Bridges
Paul Wintermans
Architect and Director
Quist Wintermans Architekten, Netherlands
Dr. Wael Alkasawneh
IDRIS Lead Geotechnical Specialist
Victor Antunes
Construction Manager

Incorporating asset management strategies into the life-span of bridges and tunnels to deliver world-class infrastructure networks

The 6th Annual Bridges Middle East Co-located with Tunnels Middle East is the region’s leading event dedicated to designing, planning, delivering and maintaining world-class bridges and tunnels.

Industry Background:

  • Of the US$100 billion investment in Qatar’s transport sector, over US$20 billion has been earmarked for developing bridges, tunnels and interchanges in order to link the railway and road projects within the city and to the rest of the GCC.
  • Multi-modal transport integration is resulting in operational and logistical challenges due to the lack of revised traffic signalling once a bridge has been completed.
  • Asset management and durability considerations for the material selection and testing process have been lacking.
  • Project time-scales have been shortened considerably to meet demand which requires the development of revised installation and construction methods.
  • Various causeway projects have been planned to link the GCC rail network in addition to the national rail networks within each country. This also includes numerous interchanges, overpasses and pedestrian crossings on the main highways and within municipalities.
  • As above-ground space for the GCC’s expanding cities becomes more and more limited, the decision to build underground is fast becoming the preferred solution.
  • US$279 billion worth of infrastructure projects in the region include a tunnelling element with US$192 billion has been located within the GCC.

Event Information:

The 6th Annual Bridges Middle East Co-located with Tunnels Middle East is taking place this year from 11-13 November 2013 in Doha, Qatar. This international forum and exhibition will be dedicated to showcasing state-of-the-art technology and methods for bridge and tunnel design, construction and maintenance. The summit offers a platform for all stakeholders within the bridge and tunnel project value chain, from planning and design, to construction and procurement, to maintenance and asset management, to discuss and and gain in-depth information about international best-practice methods for maximising the life-span of structures.

Who you will meet at the 6th Annual Bridges Middle East, co-located with Tunnels Middle East:

You will have the opportunity to meet and hear from industry experts, including:

  • National government agencies (transport, public works/planning authorities)
  • Municipalities
  • Architectural firms
  • Contractors
  • Consultancy firms
  • Material/technology suppliers

Sponsors & Exhibitors
Gold Sponsors
Elite Road Supplies Co. – ECO
Maurer Söhne GmbH & Co. KG
Associate Sponsors
Coffee Break Sponsor
Lanyard Sponsor
Qatar Australian Construction Systems
Beijing Wowjoint Holdings
OVM Middle East & North Africa

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