Dubai hosts skyscraper summit

Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2014 is the name of an two day event to be held in Dubai later this year which is set to showcase the latest in tall building technology.

It will be held on 28  an 29 April at the Sofitel Hotel on The Palm.

Among the focused topics will be the increased urbanisation and rapid population growth which have created the need to build tall and the event will explore the new set of design and construction challenges this has bought about.

”The summit will see presentations and case studies from local and international thought-leaders, a showcase of the most innovative building technologies and solutions from around the world and offer high-level networking opportunities,” said a statement from the organisers.

“Attracting around 300 senior architects, engineers, policy-makers, developers, contractors and building managers from across the GCC region, this must-attend event will offer a unique platform for the networking and knowledge sharing required to develop world-class skyscrapers in the Middle East.”