Raghid Kawass

Raghid Kawass

Dubai, AE

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I Am A Dynamic And Ambitious Architect Who Possesses The Development Needed To Design, Plan And Coordinate In All Phases Of An Architectural Project. On Top Of All Of This I Have Superb Communication Skills And Clients/Authorities Liaison Ability As Well As A Strong Technical Understanding Of Dubai Building Regulations (Trakhees And Dm).

Over The Past Three Years I Have Been Employed By Dar Al Handasah Consultants Where I Have Worked On The Execution And Coordination Of Residential Villas, Mixed-Use Project, Hospitality, Retail And Commercial Projects In Dubai. Since Working For This Company I Have Contributed I To Managing Project From The Initial Design Stage Right Through To Completion (Bcc) And Handing Over.



Dar Al Handasah Shair and Partners, Dubai, AE, Architect / Project Quality Control (Coordinator)

 Attend client meetings and assist with determination of project requirements
 Assist the PM in the drafting and issuance of project proposals, RFP’s, tenders, budgets, cash flows and preliminary schedules
 Prepare project organization and communication charts Chair site meetings and distribute minutes to all project team members
 Track the progress and quality of work being performed by design disciplines/trades
 Use project scheduling and control tools to monitor projects plans, work hours, budgets and expenditures
 Communicate relevant project information to the client and project team
 Ensure clients’ needs are met in a timely and cost effective manner
 Assist the PM in the review of Contractor quotations to ensure that only fair and reasonable pricing is recommended for approval
 Prepare substantial completion certificates and ensure all required project close out documents are obtained
 Keep the Project Manager (PM) and others informed about project status and issues that may impact client relations

Aug 2016 - current

Dar Al Handasah Shair and Partners, Dubai , Architect on Site

 Researches, plans, designs, and administers building projects, applying knowledge of design, construction procedures, zoning and building codes, and building materials
 Preparing architectural details as and when required for execution of works
 Assuring that the architect’s design is delivered by the contractor and is responsible for dealing with any on-site design problems that arise
 Addressing modifications desired by Client in co-ordination with Design Architect
 Assists Project Manager in review and selection of architectural materials are in compliance with approved material submittals. Issues all architectural correspondences
 Highlighting any violations to architectural related issues on site
 Attending progress review meetings and co-ordination meetings to assist Project Manager in resolving any site issues such as discrepancies in project’s drawings
 Providing support to Project Manager/team leader to ensure projects run smoothly in areas of architecture by providing expert knowledge and advice
 Liaises with Design Architect on modifications required
 Give daily site report and issues that arises on site to Project Manager

Oct 2014 - Aug 2016


Heriot Watt University, Dubai, Masters, Construction Project Management

Master of Science (MSc) Field Of Study Construction Project Management

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB):
Project Management: Theory and Practice
Contracts and Procurement
Project Management: Strategic Issues
Value and Risk Management
People and Organisational Management
Construction Financial Management
Construction Practices and Information Technology
Construction Technology

Jan 2015 - Aug 2017

Beirut Arab University, Beirut, LB, BArch, Architectural Engineering

Bachelor of Architectural Engineering (BArch. Eng.) (180 Credit Hours) 5 years full time study. The programme is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Sep 2009 - Jul 2013

Areas of Specialization