Sourial - Airports/ Highways Experience - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Medhat Sourial

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Services

Airports/ Highways Experience

Summary:

I have 41 years experience in supervision and construction of Airfiels/ Highways including the associated Infra-structure both as contractor and consultant out of which 29 years in UAE.

Work History

Senior Resident Engineer, Construction of Runway, Aircraft Apron, Road Works, Light Works & Navaids

Halcrow International Partnership ACH2M HILL COMPANY

Senior Resident Engineer, Construction of Runway, Aircraft Apron, Road Works, Light Works & Navaids at Qusaiwera Airbase, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Client: Command of Military Works
Supervision of the Construction of new and upgrading of existing runway, taxiways, apron and associated utilities works.

The original taxiways and aprons were in constant use by Civil and Military flights operations requiring detailed planning including use of the airfield work permits process and putting in place traffic management plans and safety measures to allow both safe airport operations and construction activities to progress.

Senior Resident Engineer, Yas Island Development

ALDAR

UAE Client: ALDAR
Supervision of Yas Island highways and utilities including the implementation of the infrastructure works, earthworks, asphalt works, road furniture, all utilities works and traffic management to carry out the works in the above fast track project.

Daily liaison with the Client, ALDAR, and the Client's project management team to ensure all requirements are understood and implemented on site.

Responsible for management of team of engineers and inspectors, liaising with quantity surveyors on measurement and evaluation of contracts.

Senior Resident Engineer, Abu Dhabi Airport Second Runway

Abu Dhabi Airport Authority

Abu Dhabi, UAE Client: Abu Dhabi Airport Authority
Construction of new and upgrading of existing runway, taxiways, apron and associated utilities works. One month as leave-relief responsible as senior resident engineer under the FIDIC construction contract.

The original taxiways and aprons were in constant use by international flight operations requiring detailed planning including use of the airfield work permits process and putting in place traffic management plans and safety measures to allow both safe airport operations and construction activities to progress.

Senior Resident Engineer

Halcrow International Partnership

UAE

Resident Engineer

Abu Al Abyad Island

and Al Yasat Safli Island New Airfields, UAE

Client: Department of Presidential Affair
Supervision of two fast track 3,500m x 60m runway and apron airfield projects on remote islands.

Project scope was similar for both projects including construction of runway, taxiways, aprons and associated infrastructure, AGL and project boundary fence.

The facilities at both airfields were put into service by the client (Department of Presidential Affairs) prior to completion of much of the works. Thus it was necessary, while completing the runway construction, for the construction team to operate under live airfield conditions, as soon as flight operations commenced.
During the design period the period the role included preparation of tender documents and evaluation of tenders received.

During construction the role was Resident Engineer administering the FIDIC based construction contract. This involved continuous client liaison and responsibility for all civil and AGL works from the project commencement to successful handing over of the works to the Client

Specific aspects dealt with included:

• QC/QA including all asphalt pavement layers, concrete (PQC), non-bituminous pavement layers (embankment, sub-grade and sub-base) design mixes, laboratory and field QC tests (earthworks, concrete and asphalt materials compliance with the specification requirements including compaction and all other laboratory testing).
• Checking and certifying the Contractor's advance, interim and final payments.
• Liaison with the client and Halcrow design teams in particular in relation to changes of design during construction to reflect new client requirements (for example, increasing the airfield length from 3200m to 3500m and changes in the AGL design).
• Liaison with other consultants and contractors working adjacent to the Airfield (for example landscape and airfield buildings).
• Checking the contractors surveying works (with the assistance of one full time surveyor).
• Evaluating and...

Contracts Manager

Abu Kastour For Construction and Integrated Works

Egypt

Contracts Manager, Port Said Container Terminal Projects

Suiz Cannal Authority

Client: Suiz Cannal Authority
Responsible for the pricing, quoting and supervision of the marine works, sheet piling, earthworks and sand cement works.

Contracts Manager

Egyptian Group For Construction

Egypt

Projects Director

Al Jaber Transport & General Contracting Est

Various projects, UAE
Planning and supervision of the civil works; road works - asphalt works, earth works and concrete works; quality control as per ISO 9002 for laboratory, asphalt and concrete plants and execution for all works; coordinating with the consultants, government departments and sub-contractors for the following projects:

− Al Khader - Al Shwaib second carriageway and upgrading of the first carriageway - value AED66.45 million
− New Bab - Bu Hasa Road - value AED125 million
− Internal roads for the low cost houses at Almirfaa - value AED150 million internal roads for low cost houses at Baayah - Silaa - value AED 35 million.

Senior Resident Engineer

Running private business

Egypt

Projects Manager

Al Jaber Transport & General Contracting Establishment

UAE

Project Manager, Various projects, UAE

Al Jaber Transport & General Contracting Est

Planning and supervision of civil works, road works, storm water works and asphalt works. Concrete and wet mix design and quality control including laboratory and plant and coordinating with consultants and government departments for the following projects:

− Liwa roads, eastern, 65km of the dual carriageway - value AED158 million
− Jebel Dhanna - Sila second carriageway 138km - value AED163 million.

Project Manager

Rapco, UAE

Project Engineer, Various projects, UAE

RAPCO

Planning and supervision of the civil works, storm works, earth works, asphalt works, sub-contractors, utilities and coordinating with various government departments.


Also handling the asphalt mixes design and the technical supervision of the asphalt plants, concrete batch plants and kerbstone plants in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.


1981-1983 Al Muhairy General Contracting Company

Project Engineer, Various Project, UAE
Supervision of Highways and Infrastructure Construction works in the following projects:

1- Mafraq- Maqta Bridge (Client: PWD)
2- Al Ain Truck Road. (Client: Al Ain Municipality)


1979-1981 Abu Dhabi Municipality
Material Engineer, Various Projects, UAE
Supervision of the laboratory and field tests for external area projects in addition to the design of asphalt concrete, sand bitumen and cemented concrete mixes, studies and field research of Dalma Island Airport and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Butti's Palace roads.

Project Engineer

Al Muhairy General Contracting Company

UAE

Material Engineer

Abu Dhabi Municipality

UAE

Site Engineer

Rapco, UAE

Site Engineer, Various Projects, UAE

RAPCO

Planning and supervision of the earth works, asphalt works, concrete work as well as design and laboratory test for the previous works. Follow up of contractual obligations, technical negotiations with the client and subcontractors and contract pricing for variation orders.

Material Engineer

Egyptian Highways & Bridges Establishment

Experience record

2006-present

Laboratory Research Engineer, Various Projects

General Organization for Highway and Water Way

Egypt
Supervision of the roads construction and laboratory tests of earth works, asphalt works and concrete works as well as researches on the soil and asphalt and representing the government in receiving the completed projects from contractors.

Qualifications & Certifications

Civil engineering

Ain Shams University

English School - Cairo - Egypt

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