Ms. Dragana Randelovic is a Lecturer of the Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering Department, College of Engineering at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. She also worked as a University Lecturer of the General Studies Department, College of Arts & Science, The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE and Lecturer of Practical Studies at the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.
She has experience in both academia, as well as in the professional field of designing and supervising commercial, residential, and public infrastructure buildings. She has been Technical Manager at Emirates Link Maltauro, Abu Dhabi, UAE, responsible for managing and overseeing all technical/engineering submittals ,supervising and coordinating the work of team architects and draftsmen while cooperating with key project stakeholder team;
Professional Engineering registration:
Licensed Architect Engineer , License No: 300-KO7411, National trust of architects of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
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Professional development activities in the last five years:
Solar Decathlon Middle East 2021 Competition ( SDME 2021)
Solar Decathlon is the most important sustainable housing competition in the world started in 2002 in the United States of America. It is an international competition for university students to design, build and operate sustainable solar-powered houses. It’s an intensive learning experience for participants and homeowners as they experience the latest technologies and materials in energy-efficient design, clean energy technologies, smart home solutions, water conservation measures, electric vehicles, and high-performance buildings. During the final phase of the competition, the teams assemble their houses in an expo area, open them to the general public, while undergoing 10 different contests. The Solar Decathlon Middle East 2021 Competition was organized by DEWA, in line with EXPO 2020 Dubai.
Khalifa University have seted up a multidisciplinary team consisting of local and international students, academics and professional entities to participate in the SDME 2021 Competition. The KU team combined teams of students with faculty to develop a competitive design for the building through Senior Design Projects and research projects. The KU team was proud to have the cooperation and commitment of various engineering departments at KU:
The goal of the SDME Khalifa University team was the design and production of a new Emirati housing typology for the future. A typology which is sensitive to the UAE ecosystem and provides smart solutions to the regional climate and local weather. The house is autonomous from the grid systems, a ‘gatherer’ of renewable energy and a positive contributor to the future growth of the UAE’s urban fabric. The house is not developed solely as an aesthetically pleasing architectural design for implementation of high-end technological amenities, but also to ensure the happiness, comfort and safety of its inhabitants.
Competition duration: Jun 2019 - December 2021
Buget: 4 million AED
Project Manager: Dragana Randelovic, CIVE , Collage of Engineering, KU
Website: SDME official site https://www.solardecathlonme.com/
Website: KU Solar Decathlon https://kuvilla.ae/index.php
Instagram: KU Solar Decathlon https://www.instagram.com/kusolardecathlon/
Solar Dechatlon Middle East (SDME2021), University competition, design, build and operate the smart and sustainable house, Dubai, UAE, 2019- 2021 (Role – Project Menager)
As the project manager of the KU Team (20 Faculty + staff and 55 students) for SDME Competition, my duties were as follows: