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OPEN Seminar on Strategies for the Development of Sustainable Buildings in Sultanate of Oman

OPEN Seminar: “STRATEGIES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS IN SULTANATE OF OMAN” by  Professor Khalifa S. Al Jabri, PhD, FICE, F.ASCE, FOSE, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Location: National University of Science & Technology HQ – LH1 / 1st Floor, Baushar, Muscat.

Monday 14th October, 6:00 – 7:30 PM.

Overview: Sustainable development (or sustainability) is about enabling all people throughout the world to satisfy their basic needs and enjoy a better quality of life without compromising the quality of life for future generations. The sustainable design preserves the balance of economic, environmental and social considerations throughout the life of a building. The basic objectives of sustainability are to reduce consumption of non-renewable resources, minimize waste, and create healthy, productive environments.  In this keynote address, the need for strategy of sustainable buildings in Oman is explained. Various strategies and sustainability rating systems are briefly discussed. The role of designer’s and building service engineers towards sustainable buildings is explained.  Concept of environmentally friendly construction materials, utilization of industrial wastes, energy-efficient buildings, recycling of all type of waste materials etc are discussed in detail and the research works being carried out in Sultan Qaboos University is listed. Suggestions to implement the strategies by the government of Oman are summarized.

Biography of the Speaker: Prof. Khalifa Al-Jabri obtained his BSc in Civil Engineering from Sultan Qaboos University in 1991 and MSc and PhD degrees from The University of Sheffield, the UK in 1993 and 2000, respectively.  After obtaining the PhD, he joined the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering as an Assistant Professor. In 2006, he was promoted to an Associate Professor and appointed as the Assistant Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Research in the College of Engineering.  In 2011, he was promoted to Professor and appointed as the Head of the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering until September 2017.  He served as a member in the State Council of Oman from 2011-2015  Prof. Al-Jabri is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK since 2015, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA in 2018, and Oman Society of engineers, Oman in 2019.

His research interest is focusing on three areas: 1) studying the behaviour of materials and structures at elevated temperatures, 2) Investigating the potential use of waste materials and industrial by-products in civil engineering application, 3) Seismic hazard assessment of Oman. 

Prof. Al-Jabri has published more than 180 articles in well-refereed journals, conferences, and technical reports.  He served as principal investigator and researcher in about 31 research grants and consultancy projects.   He received a number of distinguished awards.


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Event’s Programme

6.00 to 6.15 pm – Refreshments, Networking & Prayers

6.15 to 7.15 pm – Talk by Prof Khalifa Al Jabri

7.15 to 7.30 pm – Qs & As.

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