Afzal Suman

BEng, MSc, CEng, MIStructE

Principle Structural Engineer


Afzal Suman is a Structural Engineer with 20 years experience in the industry. With a Masters Degree in Structural Engineering, Afzal has extensive experience in structural design and engineering management of large scale projects.

Afzal has held senior positions in highly reputable international consultants. Working at organisations such as these has exposed Afzal to some of the most prestigious and highly complex projects and he has developed strong skills in technical, leadership, communications and pragmatic management. Afzal has extensive experience in the structural design and engineering management of projects in the following sectors:

  • Building Structure
  • Industrial Structure
  • Water Retaining Structures


"I am a passionate structural engineer with nearly 20 years postgraduate experience gained in the UK and the Middle East. I believes that through innovation one can find simple solution to complex engineering challenges. As a structural engineer we behind a legacy by shaping our cities skyline and we must ensure that our engineering solution can have a positive impact on society and people’s lives."


Afzal's notable projects

Afzal was the Project Director for this prestigious 5* shopping mall located in the state of Qatar. It is considered to be one of the most challenging and exciting projects in Doha, as it is the 8th Largest shopping mall in the world. Afzal was responsible for project delivery, project cost, contract administration and also managing 40 multi-disciplinary staff consisting of architects and engineers.

It has cost around £800m and with approximately 350-450 shops and having a total BUA of 800,000m2 and total GLA will be close to 300,000m2.

Afzal was responsible for providing engineering design for phase 1 of this prestigious beachfront residential development located in Oman. The total cost of the project was UAE dirham 3.2 billion.

The conceptual design of the project was done by a very well know signature architect by capitalising and enhance the local Arabic architecture. This is a horizontal development consisting of 32, 6 storey buildings. As Project Director, Afzal was responsible for the overall delivery of the project for both MEP and structures and to make sure that the project was delivered on time and on budget.

This was the first luxury beach community located within the trunk of the Palm Jumeria, comprising of 1 mile of residential & commercial developments. The residential development of the project consists of G+7+3 basement housing various 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms high-end apartments. The commercial development comprises of 4 basements and 9 floors above ground level, which is predominantly occupied as offices by some of the most prestigious developer in Dubai. The total cost of the development was approximately AED 2.2 Billion Dirham.

The consultancy was appointed by the client to provide full multidisciplinary services and Afzal was part of the multidisciplinary team heading the structural design of the project from inception to construction documentation.

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