Ahmad Abdelrazaq

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

About

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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Ahmad Abdelrazaq

CTBUH Designated Expert

CTBUH Roles

Expert Peer Review Committee, Member (2014 – Present)

Research Journal, Editorial Board (2012 – Present)

CTBUH Fellow (2013)

Steel-Timber Research Project Steering Committee (2022 – Present)

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

Awards Jury (2009; 2010)

Awards Geotechnical Engineering Jury (2022)

Videos

01 September 2015

CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Panel Discussion

Craig Gibbons, Carol Willis, Ahmad Adbelrazaq, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, and James Tuma, participate in a panel at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding...

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Research

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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Research

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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16 October 2015

2015 Korea-China-Japan Tall Building Forum

The Korea-China-Japan Tall Building Forum program will include a tour of the Lotte World Tower and discussions on “Tall Buildings: From Design to Construction and Maintenance."

1 September 2015

How are Cities Responding to Urbanism?

CTBUH Australia is hosting a *half-day* symposium in an effort to advance their Chapter by attracting local and international developers, investors, and owners to join.

1 September 2015

How are Cities Responding to Urbanism?

CTBUH Australia held its first national symposium in Brisbane entitled “How are Cities Responding to Urbanism?” where both local and international speakers presented, including Board member Ahmed Abdelrazaq.

16 September 2014

Building Movement and Damping Workshop, Shanghai 2014

The Building Movement and Damping Technical Workshop reviewed some of the latest strategies and concepts for helping tall buildings avoid movement in seismic and wind events.

15 September 2014

CTBUH Leaders Discuss Ways to Broaden Council Membership

The leadership of the Council convened in the Leaders Meeting to participate in discussions about how to widen the Council’s reach and effectiveness.

2 October 2013

Samsung Senior Exec Presents on Tall-Building Tech Advances

Over 60 people attended a presentation by Ahmad Abdelrazaq, CTBUH Board member and Head of Samsung's High-Rise and Complex Building Division, on using technology in building construction.

01 September 2015

CTBUH Australia Symposium 2015 – Panel Discussion

Craig Gibbons, Carol Willis, Ahmad Adbelrazaq, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, and James Tuma, participate in a panel at the CTBUH Australia Symposium on "How Cities are Responding...

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?"

16 September 2014

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Technical Workshop 02 - Q & A

2014 Shanghai International Conference Technical Workshop 02 Questions & Answers session with speakers Michael Montgomery, Kinetica; Kevin MacLean, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.; Hezi Mena, WSP;...

16 September 2014

Optimizing the Structural Design of the 151 Story Incheon Tower

The 151 story super high-rise building located in an area of reclaimed land constructed over soft marine clay in Songdo, Korea. The focus of this...

15 March 2013

What is the Single Biggest Challenge in Constructing a Mile-high Tower?

Industry leaders answering this question include: William Baker, SOM; Craig Gibbons, Arup; Andy Davids, Hyder Consulting; Mehdi Jalayerian, Environmental Systems Design, Inc.; and Ahmad Abdelrazaq,...

21 September 2012

Interview: Trends and Challenges

Ahmad Abdelrazaq of Samsung C&T is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Ahmad talks about emerging...

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...

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...

01 March 2015

Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings: Designing for Occupant Comfort

M. D. Burton, BMT Fluid Mechanics; K. C. S. Kwok, University of Western Sydney; and A. Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation

A team of researchers and practitioners were recently assembled to prepare a monograph on “Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings: Designing for Habitability”. This monograph presents...

16 September 2014

Optimizing the Structural Design of the 151 Story Incheon Tower

Ahmad Abdelrazaq, MoonSook Jeong, Soogon Lee & Sangki Jang, Samsung C&T

The 151 story super high-rise building located in an area of reclaimed land constructed over soft marine clay in Songdo, Korea. The focus of this...

01 March 2012

Validating the Structural Behavior and Response of Burj Khalifa

Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T

New generation of tall and complex buildings systems are now introduced that are reflective of the latest development in materials, design, sustainability, construction, and IT...

10 October 2011

Foundation Design and Pile Testing Program for the 151 Story Incheon Tower in a Reclamation Area

Ahmad Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T; Harry G. Poulos & Frances Badelow, Coffey Geotechnics; Sung Ho-Kim, Jinyoung ENC Enterprise

The 151 storey super high-rise building is located in an area or reclaimed land constructed over soft marine clay in Songdo, Korea and is currently...