Kaarin Kalavus

Associate Director, Dubai
I’ve had the opportunity to work with some great clients on some of the biggest most challenging projects in the region.
Kaarin Kalavus
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I’m a Principal Consultant currently focusing on digital data strategy development and implementation. I always try to go the extra mile and take on new challenges. With a natural ability to understand complex issues and action appropriately, my energy and attention to detail helps me deliver quality to our clients.
Formally educated as an architectural technologist at Northumbria University, I began my career through research in the BIM Academy. I have experience in design, construction, manufacturing and programme management with a number of leading firms. Trained in major BIM platforms and with Autodesk Revit Professional Certification, I recently completed IFMA’s Facility Management Professional (FMP) accreditation and am currently working towards the CIOB accreditation.

Q. Which project are you most proud of being involved in at Turner & Townsend?

A. I’ve been working on Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal for over three years now: a huge project with an extremely knowledgeable client and challenging work. I’m particularly proud of the asset data related work which we are completing here.

Q. How do you contribute to Turner & Townsend making a difference?

A. I try to be open, positive and energetic and always happy to assist my clients and colleagues to meet their aspirations. My focus is always delivering quality and showcasing the ability of Turner and Townsend in my field. 

Q. Describe your typical day.

A. Typically I start my day by going through my mailbox and calendar and identifying key action items. Some days can be spent entirely in meetings, observing or representing client reporting back. On other days I can spend the entire time at my desk undertaking reviews, preparing reports or resolving some other client topics. Although structured it does vary and keeps me stimulated.

Career highlights

  1. Completed FMP Accreditation

  2. Promoted to Principal Consultant

  3. Promoted to Senior Consultant

  4. Joined Turner & Townsend as Consultant