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Abdulla Altharwa

Architecture Engineering

Summary

Architect Altharwa is a professional Architect/Engineer, a holder of a Bachelor and a Master Degree in Architecture 1980, Moscow, Idaho, USA with 30+ years of experience in Architecture, Engineering, Project Management, Construction, Industrial Management, Finance, Arbitration, Real Estate Development, Renewable Energy, and Sustainability.   

Work experience

Mar 2012Dec 2014

Ministry of Higher Education, Riyadh

Ministry of Higher Education, Riyadh
Board Member/Advisory to HE-Vice Minister an executive board member of the higher committee for the assessment and rehabilitation of all girls Colleges all over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia(SR 5.4 Billion). My role as a board member and project manager was to assess, design, review and recommend until the construction is completed. The Projects' outcome were historical achievements.
Mar 2008Feb 2012

Founder and CEO

RAWA Energy Efficiency Solutions, Riyadh
Founder and CEO(www.rawaenergy.com) RAWA Energy is an energy management business, targeting significant reductions in client energy consumption and cost, without inhibiting performance by offering a unique range of energy saving products, consulting, and solutions that could save up to 30% of the energy costs.
Jan 19972012

Founder and CEO

RAWA Architecture, Riyadh

Day to day management, Financial, and Technical affairs. Developing designs and concepts. Develop the strategic plan. Obtaining bids and awarding construction contracts. Administering construction contracts and conducting observation of the construction work. Oversee the Firms operations with the objective of improving productivity efficiency and quality of service.

Aug 1990Dec 1996

General Manager

Lightweight Construction Company, Riyadh
General Manager LCC was a manufacturing precast aerated concrete building systems company(with 220+ workforce). My role was to enhance the company's performance, business and achieve ambitious sales targets. We successfully managed to increase the profits of the company from SR 200K in 1990 to SR 10M in 1995.
Mar 1981Jul 1990

Director of Engineering

Ministry of Defense(GDMW), Riyadh
Director of Engineering Section, Regional Coordinator, Project Manager, Site Engineer GDMW was the Technical Corp of Engineering for the Ministry Of Defense and Aviation in Saudi Arabia. I started in field training(six months) as a site engineer, then Project Manager involved in preparation of project programming, budget, scheduling, designing construction documents and construction. I then became Director of the Engineering Section, a multi discipline Architecture Engineering Section providing all A/E services from Design to occupancy for all type of projects, hospital, power plant, housing(1800 villas), and Infrastructure.

Education

19781980

MASTERS

University of Idaho

Architecture

19731978

BACHELORS

University of Idaho

Architecture Engineering

Achievments

  • Adjunct Professor, joined the academic staff of the Department of Architecture and Planning, King Saud University for 4 years.
  • Writer of a weekly article for local newspapers on various related topics from architecture, construction, cost reduction, real estate development, economical houses and low cost housing.
  • Lecturer on topics related to the Economical House and Cost Saving Techniques.

Strength

  • Architecture/ Engineering.
  • Project Management
  • Construction Technology.                 
  • Management and Leadership.        
  • Industry and Manufacturing.
  • Real Estate Development.                
  • Value Engineering and Arbitration.
  • Energy Management and Renewable Energy.                           
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Training

  • Management , Leadership, Project Management, Construction Management, Value Engineering, Life Cycle Costing, Arbitration, Negotiations Skills, Claims, Construction Contracts, Financial Analysis, Quality Control, Cost Control, Time Scheduling, Energy Management, Renewable, and Sustainability.                       

Skills

  • Computer applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and AutoCAD.
  • Arabic: Reading, Writing, Typing.
  • English: Reading, Writing, Typing.