Ahmad Abdelrazaq

Awards Geotechnical Engineering Jury

Rise Global LLC, Managing Director & Founding Partner | Chicago, United States


Ahmad Abdelrazaq earned his B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984 and 1986 respectively. Ahmad Abdelrazaq is Senior Executive Vice President and the head of the Highrise and Complex Building Division at Samsung C & T Corporation, Seoul, Korea. Since joining Samsung in 2004, Mr. Abdelrazaq has overseen the Division transition from a traditional construction only provider into the successful design-build, pre-construction, value engineering, and fast track design/construction for highrise and complex buildings.

Among many projects at Samsung, Mr. Abdelrazaq has been involved in all aspects of construction planning, pre-construction services, and structural design of the Burj Khalifa, Jumeriah Gardens in Dubai, Samsung HQ, Seoul, the 151-story Inchon Tower, and the Yongsan Landmark Tower (620m Tall Tower, 111-Story Tower) in Seoul. Presently, Mr…

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CTBUH Designated Expert


Awards Geotechnical Engineering Jury (2022)

Expert Peer Review Committee, Member (2014 – Present)

Research Journal, Editorial Board (2012 – Present)

CTBUH Fellow (2013)

Annual Conference, Presenter (New York 2005; Dubai 2008; Mumbai 2010; Shanghai 2014)

Awards Jury (2009; 2010)

Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker (Seoul 2004; Seoul 2011)


01 September 2015

CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Ahmad Abdelrazaq

Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T, presents at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding to Urbanism?"


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23 September 2020

The Structural Engineering Design And Construction Of The Tallest Building In Europe Lakhta Center, St. Peters

Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Vladimir Travush, PhD, Alexey Shakhvorostov, PhD, et al., Samsung C&T

The 2020 National Building Code of Canada (NBC) and the 2021 International Building Code (IBC) both include Tall Wood Buildings (TWB) and are hailed as...


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26 October 2015

The Challenges of Delivering Iconic Tall Buildings Across the World: A Global Technology Transfer

Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation

Samsung and the authors’ involvement in these major tall and complex building projects have facilitated the transfer of the technologies and best practices to projects...


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