Samer Muhandes trains Kuwait delegates on flood mitigation techniques
Last week, our Principal Civil Engineer, Samer Muhandes, led a group of delegates from the Public Authority for Industry (PAI) in Kuwait who came to the UK to learn new techniques on costing and managing Infrastructure Projects in a one-week course organised by Knowledge Seekers UK.
Samer delivered a three-day training course on designing, planning and costing Infrastructure Projects followed by a visit to Barnet Leisure Centre construction site (facilitated by Graham Construction Limited).
As Kuwait has recently suffered from major flooding following a year’s worth of rainfall landing in one day, Samer used this opportunity to introduce the engineers to various methods to retrofit Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in Kuwait and various flood alleviation techniques that could be employed to mitigate any future flood risk.
Health and Safety was not absent from the scene as Samer used his knowledge in UK health and safety regulations to introduce the delegates to Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations 2015 which was well received by the delegates.
The delegates went back to Kuwait with lots of new ideas and concepts aiming to implement what they learnt in their country. Samer said; “I am thrilled I was able to share my knowledge with the PAI and hope that it gets put into good practice to help combat any further environmental risks.”