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Sam Mattar is the managing director and founding partner of Construction Dynamics Solutions, an independent consultancy focused on the recovery of disruptions to construction projects. He is an internationally recognized architectural and building engineer and a former official of the UN Center for Human Settlements (Habitat). He holds a B.Sc. degree from the University of Leeds, an M.Sc. from the University of Calgary and a Ph.D. from Concordia University.

  •  May 2, 2020 
BEIRUT — In these dire times of the Covid-19 crisis, I am quarantined at home in the hills overlooking Beirut and the Mediterranean. I take comfort in the prospects of clear, clean skies, no longer tainted by the brown nitrogen-dioxide inversion on the horizon. I can finally breathe fresh air. The crowded protests of …

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