Floating Island

20 February 2016

The faculty of engineering – Tripoli branch organized a field trip on February 20, 2016 to the construction site of the “Floating Island” in El-Mina Tripoli. The visiting group consists of Dr. Ahmad Ellakany, director of the faculty of engineering, Dr. Raafat Ismail; associate professor of civil engineering, Dr. Hassan Ghanem; assistant professor of civil engineering and fourth year civil engineering students. At the site, the groups was welcome by Dr. Abdallah Daou, the owner and the founder of the “floating island concept”. During the visit, Dr. Daou describes the project from its beginning in the 90’s starting with the concept design to the construction phase detailing all the difficulties that he faced and overcame to make the project real. This was followed by a tour around the construction site. Dr. Abdallah ended the tour by encouraging the students to work hard and never give up on pursuing their dreams.   

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