Doha Green and Sustainability Summit
Presented by Ravi Raman, QatarToday VP
Much Ado About Carbon – Options for the Construction Sector?
Presented by Dr. Alex Amato of Davis Langdon, Doha, Qatar – A Carbon Neutral Company
Dr. Alex Amato, an Associate with Davis Langdon, is working on the development of Life Cycle Assessment and especially Carbon Foot-printing of buildings and civil engineering structures over their entire service life. This holistic approach combined with Whole Life Costing methodology enables him to provide advice on the most cost effective sustainable solution for each project. Prior to moving to Doha he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong specializing in Life Cycle Assessment and Prefabrication. Alex has been in private practice in the UK where his research interests have focused on the quantification of sustainability and wider adoption of prefabrication within the local market. Alex has published widely on the subject of life cycle assessment. In collaboration with Davis Langdon & Seah, Alex has led the development and formulation of internationally recognized methodologies for quantifying the life cycle assessment of building materials in the Hong Kong context as well as approaches for combining environmental and economic whole life impacts. Currently he is working on the life cycle assessment of building in Qatar.