Super tall buildings expert joins Aurecon
28 August 2013
World renowned super tall buildings expert Dr Andy Davids joins Aurecon
Renowned tall buildings expert Dr Andrew (Andy) John Davids has joined Aurecon as Tall Buildings Leader and Technical Director, Buildings.
Andy will play a key role in collaborating with Aurecon’s market leading building structures and services teams to support clients globally. In his role as Competency Leader for Tall Buildings, he will work closely with clients, creating holistic design and engineering that incorporates new developments in material sciences and construction methods to produce optimal tall building solutions.
Andy joins Aurecon from Hyder, where he was the Director of Structures for Middle East, and based in Dubai for the last eight years.
He is one of only a handful of internationally renowned experts who designs super tall buildings. He held complete design responsibility for the Burj Khalifa, which is currently the tallest building in the world, as well as that of 838m J220 Sky City, which will be the tallest building in China.
Other completed projects for which he was responsible include the 355m tall Emirates Towers in Dubai, the 80 level Sun Sky Towers in Abu Dhabi, and the recently completed 40 stories Central Bank of Kuwait. Other projects currently under construction include the 80 level CMA HQ Tower in Riyadh, the 80 level D1 Project on Dubai Creek, and The Metropol in Istanbul which will be the tallest building in Europe when completed.
Andy said: “I’m excited to be joining Aurecon, renowned for its technical excellence in building design and structures. While there seems to be growing appetite for impressive tall structures globally, an ongoing challenge is to design architecturally challenging structures that are cost effective and sustainable. I look forward to working alongside my colleagues here at Aurecon in designing smart structures for the future.”
James Bennett, Aurecon’s Service Group Leader–Buildings, said: “We’re delighted to have Andy join the Buildings team at Aurecon. A world leading expert in his field, Andy brings a wealth of experience in working alongside leading architects and designing global iconic structures. This is exciting news for our team and for our clients in many locations.”
Ermis Marques, Industry Leader for Property, adds: “I look forward to partnering with Andy to deliver optimum solutions for our clients. His input will be significant as a truly global leader in tall and super tall building design.”