Opening February's ICE Learned Event was Khalid Al Mahrouqi of Resolution Engineering Consultancy and co-founder and board member of the Oman Centre of Architects. He outlined the main objective of the OCA is to set a new road map for Omani architecture both regionally and internationally.
This centres on the need to develop, unite and enhance architecture so that it not only respects Oman's built heritage but also copes with modern lifestyle demands and promotes sustainable architecture.
Natasha Yarvas, business development and proposals manager at international design and engineering consultancy Khatib & Alami discussed the role of the Jordan Engineers Association. Established over 50 years ago, the JEA has over 125,000 professional members.
Nadhira Alhinai from the Royal Opera House Muscat and the women's engineering chapter of the Oman Society of Engineers, explained the difficulties faced by women graduating in engineering fields in Oman and outlined plans for the future.
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