Dr. Ibrahim Al Saudi
Lebanese DOB 01.05.1959
GENERAL INFORMATION EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
PhD Construction Project Management, Heriot Watt University
Edinburgh, UK, Dec. 2010,
MSc Project Management, (with distinction) Heriot Watt University
Edinburgh, UK (November 2005),
B.Sc. (Hons) Architecture, University of Petroleum and
Minerals, (UPM), Dhahran - 1985
Dr. Al Saudi has 30 years’ experience in Design, Academic Development and Construction Management. He is actively involved in sustainable development and safety in design. His specialization in Design and Build project delivery strategy approach made him focus on integrated and holistic approach to design and construction. He also encourages the collaborative dialogue between the design and construction team as this synergy will yield better, more economical and successful projects.
Faculty Member at alfaisal University In Riyadh, KSA, Collage of Architecture Engineering since Feb 2014 to Date).
Faculty Member at King Saud University in Riyadh, KSA (Part Time Teaching, Collage of Architecture and Planning since Feb 2011 to Date).
Saudi Council of Engineers- Consultant.
Member of the Saudi National Building Code Committee since 2003-2006 (Architectural Committee).
Country Leader (KSA) of the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, USA, since Jan. 2007 till 2009.
Consultant to King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah for the Holly Haram Expansion project 2008.
Member of Lebanese order of Engineers.
As an Architect Dr. Al Saudi started his professional career in 1985 with a local consulting firm OMRANIA AND ASSOCIATES CONSULTING ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS.
Trained at Omrania UK London office, and in 1990 he was promoted to Head of Architectural and landscape Department. He stayed with Omrania Riyadh and London offices till 2007.
Significant related projects experience includes:
Kingdom Centre, Mixed use tower, 300 meter tall, Riyadh, KSA
4/5 Millbank Office and Residential Building, London, UK
Abraj Atta’wneyya (NCCI Headquarters Building), Riyadh (20 floors, twin towers)
Aramco Office Building, Riyadh Refinery, KSA
Saudi Arabian Standard Organization (SASO) HQ Riyadh, KSA
Gulf Cooperation Council and HQ, (GCC) Riyadh, KSA
In 2007 Dr. Al Saudi took the position of Design Director at the Engineering Division of SAUDI OGER. Projects involved in:
Managing large projects that require forming international multidisciplinary design firms,
Responding to Design competitions on Design and Build Basis (EPC) approach.
Preparation of contractual documents, RFP’s,
Controlling the design process and cost plan to meet the project's objectives.
Some of the major projects under his project management to date or were completed recently are:
1. King Saud University for Health Sciences. National Guard, Riyadh –D/B Master plans and Architecture.
2. Jabal Omar Development, Makkah, Mixed use Master Plan.
3. Princess Noura University D/B Master plans and Architecture.
4. King Abdullah Financial District Project, Riyadh. Developing the design for two towers on D/B basis.
5. King Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian services.
His 33 years professional career working in the Kingdom and in Europe and collaborating with Regional and International Design Firms enabled him to work with international building codes and standards. His particular interests cover: Design and Build Procurement, Tall buildings design, Health and Safety Studies, Integrated approach in Design, Mass movements, Accessibility Studies, Sustainability and LEED compliance. He is experienced with international industry codes and standards including IBC, NFPA, SNBC, FEMA etc….
Publication include topics such as:
Renewable energy prospects for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. CACARE Conference 2013. Riyadh
Impediments to the adoption of Design and Build Project Procurement Strategy to the Saudi Arabian Construction Industry. Publication at KSA journal spring (2016)
Dr. Ibrahim Al Saudi