During His Participation in the Preparatory Forum for the Resilience and Sustainability Conference

News25022020 9aThe President of the University of Bahrain (UoB), Prof. Riyad Yousif Hamzah, affirmed that the shift from traditional methods to modern sustainable solutions in construction is no longer an aspiration for the future, but rather a necessity for the renaissance development process in our countries.

This came during his participation in the preparatory forum for the Second International Resilience and Sustainability Conference, which was inaugurated yesterday by the Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Essam bin Abdullah Khalaf.

The Forum will be held by the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning over two days, in cooperation with UoB and Itqan Development Company, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Bahrain.

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Prof. Hamzah advised the University to adopt new technologies and solutions through the qualitative education it provides, which takes into account all these technologies and solutions, truly adopts them, and integrates them into academic and training plans and programs on an ongoing basis./div>

Moreover, he hoped that the preparatory forum will contribute to "drawing the road map that will lead us towards a stage where we will gather the brightest ideas and the best minds in the field of urban development, in order to come out with the desired outcomes of this Conference."

The forum is held under the title: Enabling Technology and Innovation in Building Designs, and it comes in preparation for the Resilience and Sustainability Conference, which will be held in its second edition in the Kingdom of Bahrain next November.

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Also, the Professor of Architecture at the University's College of Engineering and coordinator of the University’s participation in the event as a strategic partner, Fay bint Abdullah Al Khalifa, pointed out that five professors from UoB are participating in the preparatory forum, either by managing discussion sessions or submitting papers and opinions.

Among those participating in the Forum are the Dean of the College of Engineering Dr. Fuad Mohammed Al-Ansari, the Head of the Computer Engineering Department at the College of Information Technology, the Director of the E-Learning Center Dr. Fay Bint Abdullah Al Khalifa, the Faculty Member in the Architecture Department of the College of Engineering Dr. Nihal Ali Al-Murbati, and the Faculty Member in the Department of Civil Engineering in the same College, Dr. Nuha Jamal Al-Zayani.