Country Representative, Singapore (2009-present)
Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Dr. Juneid Qureshi obtained his Doctor of Engineering degree from The University of Tokyo in 1993 for his work on reinforced concrete mechanics. He is Group Design Director of Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte Ltd and his work with the firm has encompassed a wide range of complex and challenging structural engineering projects from planning and feasibility studies to design and construction. He has more than 20 years of experience in the design and construction of concrete, steel and composite structural systems for tall buildings in Singapore, the Middle East and South East Asia.
Dr. Qureshi has published numerous research papers on reinforced concrete mechanics, design and construction of tall buildings, innovative structural systems and deep foundation design and construction, in various international journals and conferences. He has received awards for his publications from the Japan Society of Civil Engineers and the Japan Concrete Institute. He is regularly invited to speak at local and regional conferences and seminars. He is also Singapore’s Country Representative for the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
Some of his major and award winning tall building projects, along with their salient features, include:
One Raffles Quay (Singapore)
Twin office towers totaling 1.3 million sq-ft of Grade A office space. The 245m tall 50 story North Tower is located directly over an operational subway tunnel. The transfer of the internal tower loads was achieved through the central box core acting as a transfer structure – a unique solution for a building of such height and complexity.
The Sail @ Marina Bay (Singapore)
Twin sculpted residential towers of 70 story (245m) and 63 story (215m) offering 1,111 apartment units. The towers are among the most slender buildings in the world of such height. An innovative parallel-coupled-shearwall system was devised to control wind drifts and accelerations without compromising functionality of space.
Marina Bay Financial Centre (Singapore)
The development stands on a 3.55 hectare site, comprising three office towers, two residential towers and retail space. The towers range from 33 story (192m) to 50 story (245m). The framing of the office tower floors combined post-tensioned band beams and pre-stressed pre-cast floors to achieve high performance column-free long span floors with maximum economy.
Ocean Heights (Dubai, UAE)
The residential skyscraper in Dubai stands 310m tall and has 82 stories. The unique curves and twisting motion of the tower was achieved through carefully devised multiple leaning columns tied back to the central core to provide enhanced robustness and buildability.
Signature Towers & Dubai Financial Market (Dubai, UAE)
The development comprises three towers of mixed usage (currently on hold). The towers range from 52 story (251m) to 79 story (351m). Unique structural solutions were devised - comprising coupled cores, perimeter frames and internal braces - for the iconic curvilinear form of the towers with overhanging bi-axial inclined geometry of up to 22° and 14° simultaneously along orthogonal axes.