European Council


Civil Engineers

Platonas Stylianou, ECCE Vice President/ President Elect

B.Eng. (Hons), MSc, MCS, FICE, CEng, FCIArb,
Chartered Engineer • Senior Arbitrator • Accredited Mediator • Adjudicator

Married with two children, born in Nicosia in 1971, graduated with a distinction from Apostolos Petros & Pavlos Lyceum in Limassol, continued in Higher Technical Institute (H.T.I.), Nicosia, Cyprus and graduated with a scholarship gaining a B.Eng. (Hons) Degree from the University of Glamorgan (UK) and possess postgraduate training in Arbitration and ADR'.

He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers with a Post Graduate Degree in Arbitration, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an Accredited Mediator for Trade Issues and Adjudicator.

He is an active Civil / Structural Engineer since 1995 and from 2003 he works as a managing partner / founder in a Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants Office in Nicosia, Cyprus providing services for Earthquake Engineering, structural design in R.C., Steel and Composite Buildings, retrofitting and conservation of existing structures, restoration of Monuments and Traditional Buildings, as well as supervision and project management.

He has participated in a number of projects as the lead Structural Designer and/or Project Team Coordinator, in both European and locally funded projects concerning the seismic risk assessment and retrofitting of existing structures and conservation of monuments and traditional buildings and also RC and steel structures in Cyprus and abroad. He participates in various International committees and represents Cyprus in ECCE, FIB and FIDIC.

Also, as a specialist in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), is a regular speaker for ADR and discipliner issues and deals as an expert with contractual special issues to resolve disputes, to give expert advice on contracts and to provide mediation, adjudication, expert determinations and arbitrations.

B. Participation in Scientific Committees & Work Groups

  • He is currently the President of ETEK Committee for the "Regular Inspection of Buildings".
  • Member of the Central National Committee for Eurocodes in Cyprus, CYS TE18.
  • Coordinator of subcommittee 4 for Eurocodes (EC4) in Cyprus – composite structures of National Standardization Technical Committee CYS TE / 18 – Eurocodes.
  • Member of subcommittee 8 – for Eurocodes (EC8) in Cyprus – Seismic Design of National Technical Committee CYS / TE 18, (from 2013 until today).
  • Coordinator of subcommittee 3 – for Eurocode (EC3). – Design of Steel Structures.
  • Vice president in the ETEK Committee of Arbitrators and Expert Determinations (2014 – 2017) and (2017 – 2020).
  • President of the Committee assigned to translate the Fidic Contracts in the Greek language.
  • Member of the committee that prepare the "Arbitrators Code of Ethics", booklet of ETEK 2013.
  • President of the Committee who were assigned to prepare the "ETEK Arbitration Rules booklet" (2007 – 2011).
  • Member of Committee for the translation of the National Annex for EN1993 and EN1994 (2009 – 2011).
  • Member of Committee for the preparation of the National Annex for EN1993 and EN1994 (2006 – 2008).
  • Member in Engineering Practice Committee of Limited Liability Companies and Professional Indemnity Insurance (2010–2012).
  • Member of Cypriot Construction Technology Platform, 2007.
  • External Examiner / Verifier regarding the examination of candidates for qualification in Construction Industry (Human Recourse Development Authority).
  • President in the ETEK Committee of Monuments and Traditional Buildings (2010 – 2012).

C. Professional Bodies Memberships

  • Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, (F.I.C.E.), membership No: 49924833.
  • Member of the Engineering Council, Chartered Engineer, (C.Eng).
  • Member of the Association of Civil Engineers of Cyprus (CyACE), member ship No 265. President of the Association from 2013 until 2017.
  • Member of FEANI association, Federation of European Engineers (Eur. Ing.) member No: 26368.
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, (F.C.I.Arb.), membership No: 022383.
  • Member of Cyprus Technical Chamber (E.T.E.K.). Registered Professional Civil Engineer in Cyprus (Registration No. AO 63318). Also registered as an ETEK Senior Arbitrator.
  • Accredited Mediator in Commercial Matters (registered under the Cyprus Law No.159 (I) of 2012).
  • Member of the Concrete Society (MCS), member ship No: 20837.
  • Member of the Society for Earthquake & Civil Engineering Dynamics. (SECED)
  • Member of the Institution of Professional Civil and Mechanical Engineers (Cyprus Branch, joint group).
  • Member of the Eurocodes user Group.
  • Member of Cyprus Professional Engineers Association (S.E.M.).

D. Other Information

  • He was the President of the Cyprus Civil Engineers Association (CyACE) for two consecutive tenures, 2013 to 2015 and 2015 to 2017.
  • He was the General Secretary of Cyprus Civil Engineers and Architects Association (CCEAA).
  • From 2014 is an elected member of the ETEK General Council. Firstly elected in 2014 to 2017 and then re-elected from 2017 until 2020.
  • He was an elected member of the Disciplinary Board of ETEK from 2005 to 2014.
  • He served as the President of Platform 1 of the Disciplinary Board of the ETEK from 2011 to 2014.

E. Publications/ Journal Papers

  • Stylianou P. (2018), "The need for ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolutions)", CyACE's Technical Magazine, number 040, July 2018.
  • Stylianou p., (2017), "the phenomenon of the earthquake and ways of dealing with it", CyACE Webpage, March.
  • Ioannides S., Stylianou P., Zenonos Z., "Wargaming Headquarters - High Rise Building", CYACE's Technical Magazine, April 2016.
  • Stylianou P., Farinola Al., (2015) "Evaluation of existing structural condition, maintenance and upgrade of Old Central Market of Saint-Andrew's building", CyACE's Technical Magazine, number 037, December 2015.
  • Kyprianou M., Elia N., Stylianou P. (2013), "The Code of Ethics for Arbitrators" Member of the editorial committee and one of the three writers of the booklet.
  • Stylianou P. (2013), "Arbitration Practice and Procedure in Cyprus", "Ergoliptis" Magazine. (numb. 13, June 2013)
  • Stylianou P. (2013), "ETEK Arbitration Rules", Technical Chamber of Cyprus Newsletter.(numb. 158, July 2013)
  • Farinola Al., Stylianou P. (2013), "Technical/diagnostic report of Panagia Melandrina Church, Agios Amvrosios, Kyrenia", Association of Civil Engineers CyACE Magazine. (numb. 031, January 2013)
  • Farinola Al., Stylianou P. (2013), "Technical/diagnostic report of Panagia Melandrina Church, Agios Amvrosios, Kyrenia", ICE European Newsletter.
  • Stylianou P. (2012), "Arbitration Practice in Cyprus", Association of Civil Engineers CyACE Magazine. (numb. 030, September 2013)
  • Stylianou P. (2012), "ETEK Arbitration Rules", (chairman of the editorial committee and main writer of the booklet).

F. Seminars

  • Speaker at "Seminar for Arbitrators", Technical Chamber of Cyprus, April and May 2018, Cyprus.
  • Speaker at seminar "Presentation of the new Contract for small building projects E3(A)", May 11, 2016, Technical Chamber of Cyprus, Cyprus.
  • Speaker at "Manager Contracts and measurement work", April 21, 2016, Frederick University, Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • Speaker at seminar "Basic knowledge of an Engineer and Engineering Ethics and liabilities- Disciplinary process", February 16, 2015, CyACE, Cyprus.
  • Speaker at seminar "Delegation agreement and terms, of service contract for the structural design and supervision of new constructions." 2013 – CyACE, (presentation).
  • Speaker (one of five main speakers) "Arbitration Procedure and Regulation Seminar" (25/11/13, 02/12/13, 04/12/13) at Technical Chamber of Cyprus.
  • Main Speaker at Seminar "ETEK Arbitration Rules", 22/03/2012 (Journalists' House).
  • Speaker at seminar "Organization, quality control and dispute resolution" – 23/11/2009 (Special Education Plan for Unemployed – Engineers).
  • Speaker at seminar "Law and Regulations, ETEK code of Conduct – 12/01/2009 (Special Education Plan for Unemployed Engineers – CEFR)".
  • Speaker at Frederick University, "The Civil Engineering profession. His role in the society", organization of architectural design. (2012)
  • Speaker at the seminar "Steel Structures, Tall Buildings and New Construction Systems" – 2012 – ETEK, "The use of Composite structures in Cyprus according to Eurocode EC4"(TEPAK University).