Architecture

Building Sharjah

Author: Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 432

View: 771

Building Sharjah reveals how modern architecture unfurled across the United Arab Emirates' third-largest city. An oil discovery in 1972 positioned Sharjah as one of the world's final cities shaped by transformative fortune. In the footsteps of Kuwait, Riyadh, and Dubai, Sharjah faced a metamorphosis: either one that repeated the past's mistakes or one that reimagined how wealth can build a city. Sharjah's potential enticed an international cast of experts to create a bold, new city. As their projects begin to vanish, this book preserves them through unseen photographs and recovered documents. New writing chronicles how local and arriving residents arranged the designed, concrete environment into a home. Beyond just a local artifact, this book examines the confident promises made by global practices of urbanization.
Business & Economics

Major Companies of the Arab World 1990/91

Author: G. C. Bricault

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1150

View: 181

This book represents the fourteenth edition of the IMPORTANT leading reference work MAJOR COMPANIES OF All company entries have been entered in MAJOR THE ARAB WORLI;L _ COMPANIES OF THE ARAB WORLD absolutely free This volume has been completely updated of charge, thus ensuring a totall-y objective approach compared to last year's edition. Many new to the information given. companies have also been included. Whilst the publishers have made every effort to The publishers remain confident that MAJOR ensure that the information in this book was correct COMPANIES OF THE ARAB WORLD contains more at the time of going to press, no responsibility or information on the major industrial and commercial liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions, companies than any other work. The information in or for the consequences thereo{ the book was submitted mostly by the companies themselves, completely free of charge. To all those ABOUT GRAHAM & TROTMAN L TO companies, which assisted us in our research Graham & Trotman Ltd, a member of the Kluwer operation, we express grateful thanks. To all those Academic Publishers Group, is a publishing individuals who gave us help as well, we are similarly organisation specialising in the research and very grateful. publication of business and technical information ,for industry and commerce in many parts of the Definition of a major company world.

The Report: Sharjah 2017

Author: Oxford Business Group

Publisher: Oxford Business Group

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 702

Possessing limited oil and gas resources by regional standards, the emirate of Sharjah has worked hard to develop a more thoroughly diversified economic profile in order to drive growth. Efforts have evidently paid off, with its GDP increasing by more than 32% between 2010 and 2015, fuelled largely by its strong manufacturing and logistics industries. Another major growth area is financial services, which accounted for 10.3% of GDP in 2015 having grown by an average of 12.7% per year over the past half-decade. The UAE’s third-largest economy after Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Sharjah has also established itself as a leading centre of higher education in the region with its sprawling University City and the 1997 founding of two of the UAE’s most prestigious higher education institutions, the University of Sharjah and the American University of Sharjah. Another economic engine is tourism, as Sharjah is a key regional destination for family-oriented and cultural visits, attracting large numbers of arrivals from the Gulf, Europe and Asia.
Business & Economics

Major Companies of the Arab World 1991/92

Author: G. C. Bricault

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1120

View: 267

This book represents the fifteenth edition of the leading IMPORTANT reference work MAJOR COMPANIES OF THE ARAB WORLD. All company entries have been entered in MAJOR COMPANIES OF THE ARAB WORLD absolutely free of This volume has been completely updated compared to last charge, thus ensuring a totally objective approach to the year's edition (with the exception of Iraq due to the information given. circumstances of war). Many new companies have also been Whilst the publishers have made every effort to ensure that the included this year. information in this book was correct at the time of press, no responsibility or liability can be accepted for any errors or This year, the Kuwaiti section contains an appendix giving omissions, or for the consequences thereof. addresses for relocated Kuwaiti companies (with telephonel telefax numbers where possible). This appendix allows the ABOUT GRAHAM & TROTMAN LTD reader to cross-refer the Kuwaiti company to its relocation Graham & Trotman Ltd, a member of the Kluwer Academic entry in the relevant Arab country or to contact them direct if Publishers Group, is a publishing organisation specialising in they have relocated to a non-Arab country. the research and publication of business and technical information for industry and commerce in many parts of the The publishers remain confident that MAJOR COMPANIES world.
Architecture

International Heritage and Historic Building Conservation

Author: Zeynep Aygen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 321

View: 723

The majority of books in English on historic building conservation and heritage preservation training are often restricted to Western architecture and its origins. Consequently, the history of building conservation, the study of contemporary paradigms and case studies in most universities and within wider interest circles, predominantly in the UK, Europe, and USA focus mainly on Europe and sometimes the USA, although the latter is often excluded from European publications. With an increasingly multicultural student body in Euro-American universities and with a rising global interest in heritage preservation, there is an urgent need for publications to cover a larger geographical and social area including not only Asia, Australia, Africa and South America but also previously neglected countries in Europe like the new members of the European Community and the northern neighbour of the USA, Canada. The inclusion of the 'other' in built environment education in general and in building conservation in particular is a pre-requisite of cultural interaction and widening participation. International Heritage and Historic Building Conservation assesses successful contemporary conservation paradigms from around the world. The book evaluates conservation case studies from previously excluded areas of the world to create an integrated account of Historic Building Conservation that crosses the boundaries of language and culture and sets an example for further inclusive research. Analyzing the influence of financial constraints, regional conflicts, and cultural differences on the heritage of disadvantaged countries, this leading-edge volume is essential for researchers and students of heritage studies interested in understanding their topics in a wider framework.
Administrative law

Code of Federal Regulations

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Administrative law

Page:

View: 663

Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.
Technology & Engineering

Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2017)

Author: Seyhan Fırat

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 602

View: 243

This book describes the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of building design, environmental engineering and sustainability as presented by leading international researchers, engineers, architects and urban planners at the 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS), held in Dubai, UAE from 15 to 17 March 2017. It covers highly diverse topics, including smart cities, sustainable building and construction design, sustainable urban planning, infrastructure development, structural resilience under natural hazards, water and waste management, energy efficiency, climate change impacts, life cycle assessment, environmental policies, and strengthening and rehabilitation of structures. The contributions amply demonstrate that sustainable building design is key to protecting and preserving natural resources, economic growth, cultural heritage and public health. The contributions were selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process and highlight many exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.
Travel

The Rough Guide to Dubai (Travel Guide eBook)

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page:

View: 282

World-renowned 'tell it like it is' guidebook Discover Dubai with this comprehensive, entertaining, 'tell it like it is' Rough Guide, packed with comprehensive practical information and our experts' honest and independent recommendations. Whether you plan to go shopping, discover sand-skiing, laze on beaches or visit interesting museums, The Rough Guide to Dubai will help you discover the best places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way. Features of The Rough Guide to Dubai: - Detailed regional coverage: provides in-depth practical information for each step of all kinds of trip, from intrepid off-the-beaten-track adventures, to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas. Regions covered include: Bur Dubai, Deira, the inner suburbs, Sheikh Zayed Road and Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah, the Burj al Arab and around, the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. - Honest independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, and recommendations you can truly trust, our writers will help you get the most from your trip to Dubai. - Meticulous mapping: always full-colour, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around Deira, Jumeirah and many more locations without needing to get online. - Fabulous full-colour photography: features a richness of inspirational colour photography, including the dazzling Deira souks and the colourful Dubai Aquarium. - Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of Al Ain Oasis, the Burj al Arab, Deira and Jumeirah's best sights and top experiences. - Itineraries: carefully planned routes will help you organise your trip, and inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences. - Basics section: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting there, getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more. - Background information: comprehensive Contexts chapter provides fascinating insights into Dubai, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. - Covers: Bur Dubai, Deira, the inner suburbs, Sheikh Zayed Road and Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah, the Burj al Arab and around, the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold globally. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.
Political Science

Nation-Building, State and the Genderframing of Women's Rights in the United Arab Emirates

Author: Vania Carvalho Pinto

Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 138

View: 549

The extensive changes to Emirati women''s traditional rights and roles have been one of the most visible transformations taking place in the United Arab Emirates throughout its almost forty years of modern history. This book offers an interpretation of why and how these modifications came about. Its aim is to analyse the promotion of educational, employment and political rights for women as strategic state actions set within a context of broader nation-building goals. The author discovers that there is no direct or easy link between the state''s ''offer of rights'' for women, and society''s acceptance of them. This is particularly so when proposed changes raise deep issues about honour and respectability, and are quite removed from dominant gender norms and accepted traditions. Given these circumstances, the mechanisms that induce women to actually take advantage of what is offered have not been given sufficient attention. The concept of ''genderframing'' aims precisely at defining that ''connecting mechanism'', and explaining the successes and failures of these policies both mobilization- and implementation-wise. Elaborating on the sociological method of examination known as ''framing'', the term ''genderframing'' refers to a dynamic and interactive process between the state and its population which entails the symbolic rework of meanings associated to women-related policies, and its subsequent presentation in novel ways. It is argued that such re-interpretation has been purposefully conducted by the Emirati State in order to portray the changing roles of women as necessary and desirable, for reasons associated to nation-building purposes, religious conformity, promotion of family values, and efforts at indigenous cultural preservation. By examining the creation, deployment and modifications to the Emirati genderframe, this book highlights the profound intertwining between gender, nation building, and domestic socio-political dynamics in a country that, while seeking to establish its modernizing credentials, is still struggling for self-definition and empowerment.
Architecture

Research Anthology on Environmental and Societal Well-Being Considerations in Buildings and Architecture

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 562

View: 673

When it comes to architecture, there has been a focus on sustainable buildings and human well-being in the built environment. Buildings should not only be environmentally friendly and sustainable, but dually focused on human health, wellness, and experience. This includes considerations into the quality of buildings, ranging from ventilation to thermal comfort, along with environment considerations such as energy usage and material selection. Specific architectural choices and design for buildings can either contribute to or negatively impact both society and the environment, leading research in the field of architecture to be focused on environmental and societal well-being in accordance with the built environment. The Research Anthology on Environmental and Societal Well-Being Considerations in Buildings and Architecture focuses on how the built environment is being constructed to purposefully enhance societal well-being while also maintaining green standards for environmental sustainability. On one side, this book focuses on the specific building choices that can be made for the purpose of human well-being and the occupants who will utilize the building. On the other side, this book also focuses on environmental sustainability from the standpoint of green buildings and environmental concerns. Together, these topics allow this book to have a holistic view of modern architectural choices and design. This book is essential for architects, IT professionals, engineers, contractors, environmentalists, interior designers, civil planners, regional government officials, construction companies, policymakers, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in architecture and how it can promote environmental and societal well-being.
Architecture

UAE and the Gulf

Author: George Katodrytis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

View: 782

At the end of the 20th century, Dubai attracted internationalmedia attention as the world sought to make sense of thecity’s extraordinary growth. Exuberant projects such as theBurj Arab, the Burj Khalifa and the Palm Islands attractedinvestment in dreams to transform the region. While the globalfinancial crisis kept dreams from becoming reality, this issue ofAD seeks to present a view of architecture and urbanism inthe United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other states in the wider GulfCooperation Council (GCC) at a time when greater economic stabilitypromises new beginnings. The issue presents examples ofarchitecture that transcends preoccupation with fabricating images,and traces the process of making contemporary Gulf cities, frommaterial tectonics to large-scale masterplans. By presenting thearchitecture of UAE and the Gulf within the context of broaderregional developments and global trends, it highlights how projectsin the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have contributed tounprecedented urban growth, while emphasising the continuingenvironmental challenges of building in the region. In addition tohighlighting various sustainable initiatives intended to counteractthese challenges, the issue also explores how computational designand new technologies are being innovatively employed to mitigatethe impact of arid climates. Contributors include: Ameena Ahmadi, Kelly Hutzell, VarkkiPallathucheril, Todd Reisz, Rami el Samahy, Terri Meyer Boake,Jeffrey Willis. International architects: Foster + Partners, Frank Gehry, HOK,IM Pei, Legoretta + Legoretta, Jean Nouvelle, Reiser + Umemoto,Allies and Morrison. Regional architects: AGi (Kuwait), DXB.lab (UAE), X Architects(UAE).
Technology & Engineering

Building in Hot and Humid Regions

Author: Napoleon Enteria

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 219

View: 890

This book presents an in-depth analysis covering climatic and weather conditions, house and building development history, construction methods and technologies, and environmental conditions. It provides relevant house and building information and highlights recent advances in hot and humid regions, as well as developments in other regions that are relevant to hot and humid climates. The countries in hot and humid regions, which include the tropical countries, the Middle Eastern countries around the Mediterranean, and many countries of Central Asia and Africa, are home to some of the most challenging conditions in the world in terms of house and building design and construction, and in terms of maintaining indoor thermal comfort and air quality in an energy-efficient way. The book’s respective chapters, prepared by expert contributors, cover essential concepts, designs, and construction methodologies for houses and commercial buildings. As such, the book offers a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate students in architecture and engineering, house and building designers, and building sciences researchers. Building contractors, manufacturers and distributors of building equipment and devices, and government policymakers and legislators will also benefit from the information provided in this book.
Architecture

Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XVII & Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures XIII

Author: S. Hernández

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 444

View: 669

Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XVII The importance of retaining the built cultural heritage cannot be overstated. Rapid development and inappropriate conservation techniques are threatening many heritage unique sites in different parts of the world. Selected papers presented at the 17th International Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture are included in this volume. They address a series of topics related to the historical aspects and the reuse of heritage buildings, as well as technical issues on the structural integrity of different types of buildings, such as those constructed with materials as varied as iron and steel, concrete, masonry, wood or earth. Restoration processes require the appropriate characterisation of those materials, the modes of construction and the structural behaviour of the building. This knowledge can be gained through a series of material characterisation techniques, preferably via non-destructive tests. Modern computer simulation can provide accurate results demonstrating the stress state of the building and possible failure mechanisms affecting its stability. Of particular importance are studies related to their dynamic and earthquake behaviour aiming to provide an assessment of the seismic vulnerability of heritage buildings. Contributions originate from scientists, architects, engineers and restoration experts from all over the world and deal with different aspects of heritage buildings, including how to formulate regulatory policies, to ensure effective ways of preserving the architectural heritage. Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures XIII Papers presented at the 13th International Conference on Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures form this volume and cover basic and applied research in the various fields of earthquake engineering relevant to the design of structures. Major earthquakes and associated effects such as tsunamis continue to stress the need to carry out more research on those topics. The problems will intensify as population pressure results in buildings in regions of high seismic vulnerability. A better understanding of these phenomena is required to design earthquake resistant structures and to carry out risk assessments and vulnerability studies. The problem of protecting the built environment in earthquake-prone regions involves not only the optimal design and construction of new facilities but also the upgrading and rehabilitation of existing structures including heritage buildings. The type of highly specialized retrofitting employed to protect the built heritage is an important area of research. The included papers cover such topics as Seismic hazard and tsunamis; Building performance during earthquakes; Structural vulnerability; Seismic isolation and energy dissipation; Passive earthquake protection systems.
Travel

Dubai

Author:

Publisher: Explorer Publishing & Distribution

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 623

View: 242

Comprehensive, fun and easy to use, this book covers everything worth knowing about Dubai and where to do it. Meticulously updated by a resident team of writers, photographers and lovers of life, the result is the most in-depth, practical and accurate coverage and recommendations around. Ideal for residents, short-term visitors and tourists; essential for anyone in this vibrant and surprising city. It contains New Resident tips and advice; Independent reviews of over 500 restaurants, bars and cafes; Leisure and sporting activities from Abseiling to Entertainment to Zoology; Exploring - from museums and heritage to the latest shopping malls; Everything fully referenced to 30 pages of photographic maps; Plus a pull-out city map. This is the insiders' guide to what's hot and what's not in Dubai and the Emirates!