Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
  • Abdo Kardous

About Abdo Kardous

Abdo Kardous is Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific Operations with Hill International. He has more than thirty years of experience in the design, procurement, construction and delivery of major projects, covering a wide spectrum of building projects in many countries dealing with multi-cultural environments.

Mr. Kardous joined Hill International in 1997 and was instrumental in growing the operations of the firm across the Middle East, by securing as well as overseeing the design and construction of more than 30 major projects. These included several prominent or award winning tall buildings such as the Etihad and Gateway Towers in Shams Abu Dhabi, the Dubai Tower in Doha and the Bahrain Financial Harbor. Mr. Kardous is currently heading the project/construction management operations in the Asia Pacific region from the Hill International regional office in Beijing,…


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About Abdo Kardous

Abdo Kardous is Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific Operations with Hill International. He has more than thirty years of experience in the design, procurement, construction and delivery of major projects, covering a wide spectrum of building projects in many countries dealing with multi-cultural environments.

Mr. Kardous joined Hill International in 1997 and was instrumental in growing the operations of the firm across the Middle East, by securing as well as overseeing the design and construction of more than 30 major projects. These included several prominent or award winning tall buildings such as the Etihad and Gateway Towers in Shams Abu Dhabi, the Dubai Tower in Doha and the Bahrain Financial Harbor. Mr. Kardous is currently heading the project/construction management operations in the Asia Pacific region from the Hill International regional office in Beijing, China.

Prior to joining Hill International, Mr. Kardous was the Real Estate Development Manager for the largest property company responsible for the reconstruction of the Beirut City Centre and the redevelopment of one of the tallest buildings along the Eastern Mediterranean. Mr. Kardous started his professional career in 1982 with a leading Architectural/Engineering practice in Kuwait and assisted in the construction management of the first high rise developments at the time.

Mr. Kardous earned his B.S., Magna Cum Laude, in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland and his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He was the first to be selected for the Hill International Project Manager of the Year award in 2001.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Advisory Group (2014 – Present)
  • Height and Data Committee (2014 – Present)
  • Past Roles:
  • China Awards Technical Jury (2016)
  • Conference, Speaker (Shanghai 2014)
  • Conference, Session Chair (Shanghai 2014)
  • Conference, Steering Committee (China 2016)

Initiatives Involving Abdo Kardous

2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report

16 Oct 2016, Event Report – The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016…

China Awards 2016 Jury Meeting

21 Jan 2016, Event Report – The inaugural China Tall Building Awards jury meeting was held in Shanghai, the…

CTBUH 2015 Height Committee Meeting

25 Oct 2015, Event Report – After providing a snapshot of the Height Committee’s duties and past actions since…

Initiatives Involving Abdo Kardous

2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference in China, bringing together the Council’s leaders from around the world.
China Awards 2016 Jury Meeting
21 Jan 2016, Shanghai – Event Report
The inaugural China Tall Building Awards jury meeting was held in Shanghai, the culmination of many months of effort.
CTBUH 2015 Height Committee Meeting
25 Oct 2015, New York City – Event Report
After providing a snapshot of the Height Committee’s duties and past actions since its last meeting, Height Committee Chair Peter Weismantle led a discussion on a series of topics.
CTBUH Height Committee Meeting
7 Nov 2014, Chicago – Event Report
The following topics were addressed: co-joined buildings, criteria for completion, gross-to-net building height, and structural definitions.
CTBUH Leaders Discuss Ways to Broaden Council Membership
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The leadership of the Council convened in the Leaders Meeting to participate in discussions about how to widen the Council’s reach and effectiveness.

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Abdo Kardous Related Resources

The Challenges of Constructing and Project Managing Tall Buildings in Asia

18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Abdo Kardous, Hill International
Michael Doring, Turner Construction
Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells
Chia Pan, Ronald Lu & Partners