World's tallest hotel to be profiled at ICEF

By Chris Sleight16 September 2013

At 355 m high, the 80 storey JW Marriot Marquis hotel in Dubai, UAE is the tallest dedicated hotel i

At 355 m high, the 80 storey JW Marriot Marquis hotel in Dubai, UAE is the tallest dedicated hotel in the world and one of five schemes shortlisted for the International Construction Project of the Ye

David Millar, who was Brookfield Multiplex’s project director for the 80 storey JW Marriott Marquis hotel in Dubai, UAE, will give a presentation on the project at this year’s International Construction Economic Forum (ICEF). The hotel is one of five shortlisted schemes for the International Construction Project of the Year award, the winner of which will be announced during ICEF.

Mr Miller has worked in the Middle East since 1991 and joined Brookfield Multiplex in 1998. Schemes he has worked on in the region since then include the 354 m Emirates Towers and Taj Palace Hotel. He was senior construction manager on the 50-storey residential UP Tower in Dubai and project manager for Emaar’s Dubai Marina Phase 1 complex.

Since completion of the JW Marriott Marquis - the world’s tallest dedicated hotel and Marriott’s flagship hotel in the Middle East – he has relocated to Doha, Qatar to work on the complex and sophisticated Qatar National Library project.

Brookfield Multiplex was appointed by Emirates Airlines as the main contractor for the JW Marriott Marquis in 2007. The hotel is a twin tower complex that dominates the surrounding area on an ‘L’-shaped plot, and at 355m high it breaks the Guinness World Record for the World’s Tallest Dedicated Hotel.

As part of his presentation at ICEF, Mr Miller will talk about the complex design of the towers, with their intricate façade concept, curved vertical elements and expansive footprint and how Brookfield Multiplex took an innovative approach, involving close collaboration of all involved, to successfully deliver the project. This was achieved by working closely with both Emirates Airlines and Archgroup (the architect) from the initial stages through to handover.

ICEF details

ICEF will take place at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 20 - 22 November. The conference, networking event and awards dinner will focus on core themes of trends and forecasts in the global construction industry, project finance, successful project management and delivery, equipment technology and asset management.

The programme is designed to appeal to a broad range of executives and senior managers throughout the construction industry from disciplines such as contracting, equipment manufacture, materials production, equipment rental, finance, project management and consultancy.

The evening of 21 November will also see a gala dinner and the award of prizes in five categories for outstanding performance in the construction industry. The most sought-after is expected to be the International Construction Project of the Year award, which will recognise a scheme worth US$ 100 million or more, of international significance.

More details on ICEF, including how to book tickets, can be found at www.icef.biz. Click here to go straight to the booking form for delegate tickets to ICEF.

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