7-8 June 2022

Address Hotel Dubai Marina

Agenda

PROPTECH

Timings in Gulf Standard Time

Day 1: 07 June 2022

08.00 Morning networking
09.00 Opening address by conference chairman
09.10 The Keynotes
11.00 Morning networking break
Track 1 Track 2
11.40 Digital Asset Management Decarbonisation and Net Zero
13.30 Lunch
14.30 Digital Property Management Decarbonisation and Net Zero
15.30 Afternoon break
16.00 Digital Property Management Decarbonisation and Net Zero
17.00 End of Day 1

Day 2: 08 June 2022

08.00 Morning networking
Track 1 Track 2
09.00 Digital Community Management Digital Twins
11.00 Morning networking break
11.40 Digital Facilities Management Digital Twins
14.30 Awards Drinks Reception
15.30 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY AWARDS
17.00 Close of event

CONTECH

Timings in Gulf Standard Time

Day 1: 07 June 2022

08.00 Morning networking
09.00 Opening address by conference chairman
09.05 The Keynotes
11.00 Morning networking break
Track 1 Track 2
11.40 Virtual Construction/Gamification Decarbonisation and Net Zero
13.30 Lunch
14.30 Laser Scanning Decarbonisation and Net Zero
15.30 Afternoon break
16.00 Connected Construction (ERP, PMIS and Paperless Document Control) Decarbonisation and Net Zero
17.00 End of Day 1

Day 2: 08 June 2022

08.00 Morning networking
Track 1 Track 2
09.00 Machine Learning/AI Digital Twins
11.00 Morning networking break
11.40 IOT Digital Twins
14.30 Awards Drinks Reception
15.30 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY AWARDS
17.00 Close of event
Day 1: Tuesday, 07 June 2022
08.00

Registration and networking

08.50

Opening remarks

The Keynotes
09.00

Global Trends in PropTech

PropTech (Property Technology) refers to the software, tools, platforms, apps, websites, and other digital solutions employed by Real estate practitioners, from brokers and appraisers to property managers, architects and construction managers. It encompasses ConTech (construction technology) and CREtech (commercial real estate) and overlaps with Fintech. Proptech improves efficiency and facilitates buying, selling, leasing, managing, appraising, financing, marketing, developing, designing, building, and investing. This opening session sets out the global and regional trends in the PropTech market

09.15

How PropTech can redefine the value chain (or establish a new one)

PropTech is a broad umbrella and representing the full value chain including operating, investing and construction phases. The integration of all this is the key to achieving sustainability and societal drivers - to stop building things that we don’t need and optimise what we already have. How can Proptech make the existing broken value chain work better or establish a new more efficient one? How can technology be scaled along the value chain not to make assets smarter but to satisfy the needs of the end-user and planet?

In conversation with:

Alain Waha, Chief Technology Officer, Buro Happold (confirmed)

Idriss Goossens, Founder and Executive Chairman, PropTech Lab (confirmed)

09.45

PropTech For FM, PM, CM and AM

This session defines what PropTech means for each operational discipline (Asset Management, Property Management, Community Management, Facilities Management) in the built environment and how they are linked together. Including the base systems such as BIM, CAFM, BMS and how dashboards are created.

David J. Carey, Head of KSA FM Consulting, International Real Estate Partners (confirmed)

10.00

INTERVIEW: Investor perspective: Are capital markets at risk due to embodied carbon?

With major corporates increasingly focused on net-zero and the performance of the buildings they occupy, many properties will not be usable by operators or investors reporting at ESG level. This regulatory change is happening really fast on a global scale with the region starting to follow suit. What does this mean for real estate investment decision making in the region and this ‘low-risk’ asset class – property?

Digital asset management
10.15

What asset data is required to make better decisions about budget, customer demands, failures and regulation drivers?

Making decisions that enhance property value are no longer just about budget. Regulatory changes, ESG drivers and increasing end-user expectations make it more complicated than ever. How can technology now be used to increase whole of life value for property assets in line with Asset Management strategy and what types of data do you need to collect, connect and consume to achieve it?

ASH Toma, Head of Digital Asset Management, Atkins (confirmed)

How to collect the right asset management data

This series of quick-fire tech talks will explore different digital tools that can be used to collect asset data such location, size, technical attributes, and conditionmonitoring and how this data can be used to make better decisions about the future of the asset.

10.30

Tech Talk 1: Drone surveys and photogrammetry

Mohamed Shawky, Founder & CEO, GeoDrones (confirmed)

10.40

Tech Talk 2: Laser scanning and 3D modelling

Mahmoud El Charif, BIM Operations Manager, Urban Surveys (confirmed)

10.50

Tech Talk 3:Ground penetrating radars/3D Imaging

11.00

Audience Q&A Sessions

11.15

Morning networking break

Track 1
Digital asset management cont.
12.00

How to connect asset management data to give meaningful output

Common data environments that connect data across multiple systems from asset data to finance providing a single source of truth on digital asset management.

Mohamad Abou Haouili, Principal Solutions Consultant, Oracle Construction and Engineering Global Business Unit (confirmed)

12.15

Leveraging project data across asset life cycle to increase value

The more that is known about the optimum way to maintain an asset during the planning and design phase, the more savings will be made. If this homework hasn’t been done, O&M teams will start from scratch. This session looks at what project information is required about an asset to make better decisions about its whole of life value, how to collect it and how to consume it.

Professor Dr Georgios Kapogiannis, Academic| Consultant | Trainer | Thought Leader, Digital Built Environment(confirmed)

12.30

Using asset information models in the operational phase - How a data-led, whole of life approach should be approached from the offset

The AEC industry is creating rich asset information models in order to improve transparency, efficiency and remove waste during a project. This can come at great expense to the operator, but in practice when it comes to operating the asset – digital asset management efforts more often than not, are forced to start from scratch. This is an honest and open debate on how to get a working operational model from the offset, plugging the gaps between project and operations team cooperation, requirements and competence.

In conversation with:

ASH Toma, Head of Digital Asset Management, Atkins (confirmed)

Paul Bogan, Chief Digital Officer, Serco Middle East (confirmed)

Mashael Bin Saedan, Chief Executive Officer, Al Saedan for Development (confirmed)

Digital property management
13.05

Property management giants on trends and tech

Property giants discuss key trends and tenant priorities impacting the sector and how digisation can help address these demands. How will property teams prioritise software investment for the coming year – tenant experience, energy management or building operations and why? Looking ahead to emerging CRE technologies such as new tenant experience tech, predictive analytics, IOT/smart building

Presentation by:

Waqar Hasan, CEO, Itihad Community Management (confirmed)

13.15

In conversation with:

HP Aengaar, CEO, Provis (confirmed)

Lindsay McQuillan, Director – Head of Property Management, CBRE (confirmed)

Colin Dowall, Director Head of Property & Asset Management Services MENA, JLL (confirmed)

Amit Puri, Vice President- Leasing, DAMAC Properties (confirmed)

13.55

Networking lunch

15.00

Success stories in emerging tenant experience technologies

Creating and curating spaces where people thrive requires the seamless integration of experience, community and digital. Ensure that your customer’s experience is seamless across all assets in your development, and consistently exceeding the expectations of your clients and visitors. This session looks at powerful tools including online portals and apps that are driving the customer experience agenda across mixed-use and residential developments.

15.10

HOST – Converging expert hospitality with AI to create a smart community experience

Lindsay McQuillan, Director – Head of Property Management, CBRE (confirmed)

15.20

Taking residents, owner and tenant experience online for increased efficiency

Nihal Hakeem, Executive Director of Digitalisation and Customer Experience, Provis (confirmed)

Clement Bontemps, Executive Director, Miral Asset Management (confirmed)

15.30

Q&A Session

Digital transformation in property management

Building operations platforms manage and automate processes for building inspections/preventive maintenance, vendor procurement, tenant communications, marketing, compliance items and more, helping to preserve and enhance the management and the value of rental income properties. This session looks at a series of short stories in successful digital transformation of property management, including how the buyer determined the need and the right solution for the business, the steps taken to implement the software and the real business outcomes so far.

Moderator:

David J. Carey, Head of KSA FM Consulting, International Real Estate Partners (confirmed)

15.40

CS1: Ismail Hosny, Managing Director, Luxury Property Management (confirmed)

15.50

CS2:

16.00

CS3:

16.10

Q&A Session

16.20

AI-powered property management tools to automate operations

AI-powered tools for property management can analyze your marketing strategies, improve your customer experience and enhance the effectiveness of your selling processes. This session explore what AI means for CBRE and what the applications are including AI for leasing and showings, marketing and lead generation, tenant screening, reducing maintenance cost and accounting.

Prabhu Ramachandran, Founder and CEO, Facilio Inc. (confirmed)

16.40

Afternoon networking reception

17.00

End of Track 1 Day 1

Track 2
Decarbonising the built environment
12.00

Track keynote: Net zero commitment of a major occupier

Setting the scene for the upcoming discussions, a major end-user outlines what they expect from the buildings they occupy going forward and how their sustainability strategy will influence the decisions around the facilities they use and expectations of the built environment to meet them.

Savas Cizmeci, Portfolio Manager – Middle East, Real Estate Operations, Microsoft (confirmed)

12.15

INTERVIEW: Decarbonisation 101

An interview that will discuss what needs to be considered in a decarbonisation strategy, what scope 1, scope 2 and scope 3 are, their importance and how to tackle each, and the simple starting steps a company in the built environment can take to begin their sustainability journey.

Led by:

Rob Jones, Partner, b2b Connect and Editorial Director, Digital Construction Hub

In conversation with:

Mario Saab, Head of Sustainability MENA, Cundal (confirmed)

Hanife Ymer, Head of Sustainability Services MENA, JLL (confirmed)

Okan Kizilirmak, Regional Director, AKSA Power Generation (confirmed)

12.45

Net zero strategies across the property value chain

With 2021 being a serious turning point in the industry’s attitude to climate action and how end-users view built assets, most serious players in the market are embarking on a sustainability strategy. This session outlines different approaches to decarbonisation across the value chain regarding both green and brownfield assets. Including how the strategy was developed, how environmental footprints and credits are monitored and the challenges around implementation of these strategies in the region.

Led by:

Rob Jones, Partner, b2b Connect and Editorial Director, Digital Construction Hub

In conversation with:

Ioannis Spanos, Director Sustainability & Environmental Services, KEO International Consultants (confirmed)

Maged El Hawary, Chief Information Officer, ASGC Construction (confirmed)

Farah Naz, Head of Innovation, Sustainability & ESG MiddleEast and Africa, AECOM (confirmed)

Asset Manager – Building Portfolio

Property Management/Community Management

13.30

Reserved

13.45

Pre-lunch speech:

Okan Kizilirmak, Regional Director, AKSA Power Generation (confirmed)

13.50

Networking lunch

Tech talks: Measuring & reducing carbon in construction

Sustainable construction practices aren’t just good for the planet - they’re also good for business. It begins in the project design phase, but general contractors can make a big change by choosing better materials and adopting leaner processes that are more responsible and efficient. We review some of the solutions powered by digital tools that can make a big difference.

15.00

Talk 1: Measuring embodied carbon and the tools for doing so

Matthew Anthony, Asset Advisory Lead, AECOM (confirmed)

15.10

Talk 2: Real application and impact of carbon calculators

Lindsey Malcolm, Associate Director, Sustainability, AESG (confirmed)

15.20

Talk 3: How structural engineers can help decarbonise the built environment

Iman Abi Saab, Technical Director, Middle East Technical Excellence Leader, Mott MacDonald (confirmed)

15.30

Talk 4: Circular construction 1

Jose Mikle Robin, Managing Director, Oasis Grace (confirmed)

15.40

Talk 5: Circular construction 2

José Francisco García, Senior Project Director, ACCIONA (confirmed)

15.50

Talk 5: Monitoring site emissions of major projects

15.40

Q&A Session

15.55

Digitalisation frameworks for energy management of existing assets

This high-level session sets out the required digital infrastructure (hardware and software) and how they work together for a facility to start measuring, benchmarking and maintaining energy performance. The key platforms include Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) and AI enabled asset management and how they both connect with the BMS (PLC or Scada), IOT sensors and meter equipment. It also explores basic options where assets lack metering and a fully commissioned BMS.

Aref Abouzahr, CEO, Ark Energy (confirmed)

Retrofit tech talks: Measuring & reducing the carbon footprint of existing buildings

A snapshot of retrofit success stories across different asset types with a focus on innovation. This session explores the technological advancements such as paint, glass, lighting and digital applications were implemented across all stages of the project; energy assessment, audit, design, installation, assurance and verification.

16.10

Talk 1: Industrial retrofit

Francisco Ramalheira, Senior Vice President - Business Development & Marketing, Enova (confirmed)

16.20

Talk 2: Commercial retrofit

Henrique Pereira, CEO, Taka Solutions (confirmed)

16.30

Talk 3: Residential retrofit

16.40

Q&A Session

16.50

Afternoon networking reception

17.10

End of Track 1 Day 1

Day 2: Wednesday, 08 June 2022

08.00

Registration and networking

09.00

Opening remarks

Track 1
Keynotes
09.10

Knowing where you stand - energy & water use benchmarks for existing buildings

The RSB talk about their new energy and water rating scheme for Dubai’s offices and residential buildings. Local benchmarks will be used to assess the performance of property, thus identifying efficiency levels of buildings, and encouraging retrofit projects and ultimately net zero property.

Elie Matar, Head of Electricity, RSB (confirmed)

09.20

Understanding the Esco model

How well is the Esco business model understood by asset owners, operators, PM and FM companies? How do they see the sector – is there a culture of energy management? Is there appetite given lower tariffs vs. long pay-back period? Is there trust for these companies to come in and start retrofitting equipment and do they trust the data? What tech they have tried/would like to try and what barriers they are facing?

Led by:

Elie Matar, Head of Electricity, RSB (confirmed)

In conversation with:

Henrique Pereira, CEO, Taka Solutions (confirmed)

Rachid Hamida, Vice President - Energy & Technology, Enova (confirmed)

Suhaib Abdulla Almarzooqi, Head of Business Development, Abu Dhabi Energy Services (confirmed)

Digital facilities management/O&M
09.55

Facility management giants on trends and tech

FM giants discuss key trends and tenant priorities impacting the sector and how digisation can help address these demands. How will FM teams prioritise software investment for the coming year – energy management, operations management or end-user comfort and why? Looking ahead to emerging technologies such as AI, mobile apps/connected devices, predictive analytics, IOT/smart building sensors and robots – which ones will be the most useful?

In conversation with:

David Nice, Associate Director, Emrill (confirmed)

Javeria Aijaz, Senior Director – Technology & Innovation, FARNEK Services (confirmed)

Abdulla Al Wahedi, Chief Executive Officer, Irtikaz Group (confirmed)

Tarek Nizameddin, CEO, AG Facilities (confirmed)

10.30

Hot topic: Energy centred maintenance in practice

Energy centred maintenance combines energy usage and maintenance to ensure reliability and energy efficiency. It judges asset performance based on its energy performance using machine learning, and the asset is maintained accordingly. This session explores a real-life application in energy centred maintenance and its outcome on asset life cycle.

Nabil Kabache, Group Director Operational Excellence & Innovation, EFS Facilities

10.45

Morning networking break

11.15

Maintaining just right with predictive maintenance

Predictive maintenance relies on an artificial brain that can predict failure before it happens and give the remedial root cause. It allows O&M teams to fix issues before failure and avoid over maintenance activities. This session looks at a real-life implementation of predictive maintenance, the steps taken to implement IoT sensors and how the data was used to make decisions.

Paul Bogan, Chief Digital Officer, Serco Middle East (confirmed)

Wearables, IOT, and mobile apps that increase productivity and mobility of teams

Smart wearables powered by GPS and IOT are the key to measuring and managing productivity of labour intensive teams. Empowering engineers with mobile, digital applications reduces administration time and enables non-static teams that can save up to 40% in operating costs. The best mobile apps also improve safety by ensuring engineers must document certain tasks in a given situation in order to proceed to the next point in a process. This reduces human error and offers proof of work for SLAs.

11.30

CS1: Fahad Mohamed, Director - Dubai & NE, Adeeb Group (confirmed)

11.40

CS2: James Smith, Associate Director, Centre of Excellence, Emrill (confirmed)

11.50

CS3: Samar Salih, General Manager, EFS Facilities (confirmed)

12.00

Q&A Session

Digital community management
12.10

Community management giants on trends and tech

Community management giants discuss key trends and tenant priorities impacting the sector and how digisation can help address these demands. How will property teams prioritise software investment for the coming year – resident/tenant experience, energy management or building operations and why? Looking ahead to emerging CRE technologies such as predictive analytics, IOT/smart building sensors and AI – which ones will be the most useful?

In conversation with:

Garry Murray, Managing Director –Head of Owners Association Management, CORE President Elect, Community Associations Institute (confirmed)

Alan Rowlands, GM, Waseela Owners Association Management LLC (confirmed)

Kanagaraj Gurusamy, Managing Director, Better Communities Owners Association Management (confirmed)

Glen Aranha, Director- Communities, Luxury Owner Association Management Services LLC (confirmed)

Digital transformation in community management

Building operations platforms manage and automate processes for building inspections and maintenance, vendor procurement, resident communications, employee performance, compliance items and more, helping to preserve and enhance the management and the value of communities, reduce operational costs and remove delays. This session looks at a series of short stories in successful digital transformation in community management, including the steps taken to implement the software and the real business outcomes so far.

12.50

CS1: Vinod Kumar, Technology Director, East O (confirmed)

13.00

CS2: Neville Mawerera, Director - Customer Experience, Mansions Community Management (confirmed)

13.10

CS3: Kanagaraj Gurusamy, Managing Director, Better Communities Owners Association Management (confirmed)

13.20

Q&A Session

Success stories in emerging end-user experience technologies

13.35

CS1: Salem Hisham, Director - Communities, Emaar Misr

13.45

CS2: Mohd Kaizer Azad, Experienced Communities Director

13.55

CS3:

14.05

Q&A Session

14.20

Close of Track 1 and PROPTECH FESTIVAL

14.30

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY AWARDS Reception

18.30

Close of CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL

Day 2: Wednesday, 08 June 2022

08.00

Registration and networking

09.00

Opening remarks

Rob Jones, Partner, b2b Connect and Editorial Director, Digital Construction Hub

Track 2
Digital Twins
09.10

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Defining digital twins for the built environment

Based on the findings of Centre for Digital Built Britain and the Gemini Papers this session will present a useable definition of a digital twin and how it should work for the built environment, tackling criticisms that the description is too loose, and providing an outline that can be used going forward.

In conversation with:

Mark Coates, Digital Twin Hub Industry Lead, Centre for Digital Built Britain (confirmed)

Alexandra Bolton

09.40

Overall digital twin use-cases

A digital twin can be created at any project or asset life cycle stage. However, the creation of the digital twin, or detailed planning for its creation at an early stage of the life cycle and its use in the pre-project or project stage, is desirable. This session reveals how a clear business case and value proposition must determine when and how a digital twin should be used and what those uses are.

Cristina Savian, CEO and Founder, BeWise (confirmed)

10.00

How to implement a greenfield digital twin

For greenfield projects, digital twin implementation is an on-going journey and a process of integration between engineering, fabrication, construction and O&M to create a workable end platform that can be operated. Without this fully integrated environment, you will not succeed. This session looks at the step-by-step process required for digital twin success, including the collection and modification of data throughout the entire project lifecycle from tender stage to handover.

Dr. Ozan Koseoglu, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong Dubai (confirmed)

10.15

How to implement a digital twin on an existing asset

Implementing a digital twin on an existing building can provide detailed insights into how that structure and its assets function on a day-to-day basis. The digital view of the building can show owners and operators where inefficiencies may exist and arm them with the intelligence required to make real-time decisions that make the building operational better, reducing costs and down-time for assets.

Anthony Tuffour, Director - Global Lead GIS and Digital Twins, Buro Happold (confirmed)

10.30

FIRESIDE CHAT: Who pays and who benefits from digital twins?

How digital twins are driving new revenue and business models.

Anand Mecheri, Chief Executive Officer, Invicara (confirmed)

Kaveh Vessali, Digital, Data & AI Leader, PwC Middle East (confirmed)

10.45

Morning networking break

Success stories in digital twin journeys

The need to build new and modify existing assets into efficient, connected and sustainable facilities of the future is moving at a faster pace than ever before. In the push to net zero, it is imperative to design, build and operate more efficiently and cost-effectively is the new norm. Digital twins are a key enabler to achieve both and deliver plants, cities and buildings of the future. This session explores real digital twin journeys of different use-cases, varying assets and scale. How have these early adopters defined and implemented them and what have been the key challenges to resolve on the road to data integration.

11.15

Realisation of an operational open urban platform

Roland van der Heijden, Program Manager - Digital City, City of Rotterdam (confirmed)

11.25

A municipal digital twin project

Andrew Rippon, Smart City Director, Royal Commission for AlUla (confirmed)

11.35

Dubai digital twin project

Maitha Al Nuaimi, GIS Network Section Manager, Dubai Municipality (confirmed)

11.45

Asset lifecycle development and operations in oil and gas plant

Wassim Ghadban, Vice President, Global Innovation and Digital Engineering, Dubai Municipality (confirmed)

11.55

Heavy infrastructure twin (Gold Mine)

Amit Swarnkar, Business Unit Head, MENA, M&M, Larsen & Toubro (confirmed)

12.05

Water industry plant

TBC

12.15

Journey towards an airport digital twin

Ismail Polat, Chief Planning Officer, Istanbul Grand Airport (confirmed)

12.25

Building energy optimisation in commercial real estate

Krzysztof Wolnicki, Lead Fire Engineer, Arup (confirmed)

12.35

Commercial real estate – IPUT Plc Ireland

In conversation with:

Richard Latchford, Building Manager, IPUT Real Estate Dublin (confirmed)

Marty Chobot, VP Enterprise Solutions, Invicara (confirmed)

12.45

Q&A Session

Net zero buildings

The state of net zero buildings and the tech behind them

13.15

CS1: A Net Zero Warehouse

Maji Monday, Director of HSSEQ, Projects and Maintenance, RSA Global (confirmed)

13.25

CS2:

Mayuko Totsuka, Sustainability Lead, Strategic Advisory, Middle East, Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group (confirmed)

13.35

CS3: Dewa Headquarters

13.45

Q&A Session

14.00

Close of CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL

14.30

Construction Technology Awards Reception

17.30

Close of CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL

Day 1: Tuesday, 07 June 2022
08.00

Registration and networking

08.55

Welcome Address

Eng. Thabet M. Al-Sawyeed, Governor,Saudi Contractors Authority (confirmed)

The Keynotes
09.00

PANEL: Master planning low carbon communities

As governments set decarbonisation targets, how will future communities and cities be designed with low-carbon targets in mind? What role will digitalisation and construction technologies play in ensuring these targets are met? This panel will discuss ideas for future city planning, and how technologies will ensure efficiency.

Led by:

Nabyl Chenaf, Dean of the Architecture School, American University in Dubai (confirmed)

In conversation with:

Matthew Tribe, Managing Director, Planning, Design, and Engineering, Middle East, Atkins – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group (confirmed)

Ian Williamson, Group Chief Projects Delivery Officer, Red Sea Development Company (confirmed)

Samer Abu-Hijleh, Chief Projects Delivery, ROSHN(confirmed)

09.40

PANEL: What is stopping true digital transformation in AEC?

Unless the entire value chain embraces digitalisation, strategies will never reach their full potential. This panel looks at what is stopping true, widespread digital transformation in the AEC sector. The discussion will look at the challenges for an individual company, such as taking both ‘old’ and ‘new’ generations equally on the transformation journey as well as challenges involving the value chain, such as lack of trust and collaboration. What practical solutions and approaches can be put in place that enable greater digital transformation? How can a new value chain be imagined in support of digital transformation?

In conversation with:

Alain Waha, Chief Technology Officer, Buro Happold (confirmed)

Shawki Gholmie, Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, Nesma & Partners (confirmed)

Wajdi Mereb Senior BIM Manager, Miral Asset Management (confirmed)

Sherief Elabd, Director of Industry Strategy and Innovation, Oracle Construction and Engineering (confirmed)

Nour Kassassir, Vice President and CIO, Parsons MEA (confirmed)

10.20

PANEL: Rethinking industry processes to enable digital transformation

To really achieve digital transformation and ESG goals, the industry needs to address the way it works. Outdated processes required forprocurement, permits, inspections and handovers hamper the industry’s digital adoption efforts. How does the industry overhaul its procedures to support digital transformation? What types of contracts and procurement approaches, such as Project 13 and the UK Construction Playbook, could support this?

10.40

Presentation: Project 13

Melissa Zanocco, Head of Programmes, Infrastructure Client Group (confirmed)

In conversation with:

Dr. Anas Bataw, Director, Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction, Heriot-Watt University (confirmed)

Melissa Zanocco, Head of Programmes, Infrastructure Client Group (confirmed)

Alasdair Reisner, Chief Executive, Civil Engineering Contractors Association (confirmed)

Jesus Sancho, Middle East Director General, ACCIONA (confirmed)

Eng. Ahmad Alaboudi, Deputy Governor, Saudi Contractors Authority (confirmed)

11.20

Morning networking break

Track 1
Virtual Construction
12.00

Track keynote: Construction and the metaverse

The trending hype of the Metaverse has created immediate value for the industry - from converting digital designs into gaming engines to providing a slew of collaborative tools on them. CONSER has started MetaMeetn', a startup that will enable designers and clients to meet in a ‘streamable’, interactive and immersive 3D space and be able to view, annotate and approve design features. Couple with affordable reality capture tools, and the concept of remote progress supervision, MetaMeetn' can even provide for periodic updates of construction activities to stakeholders wherever they may be around the world.

Wassim Haroun, Re-founder and CEO, CONSER (confirmed)

Virtual construction – making better decisions through immersive experiences

Developing immersive virtual experiences throughout the design and build stages improves profitability, efficiency, safety and end-user experience. Gamification is becoming more important in design decisions, and work winning and virtually immersive rehearsals during the construction phase increase resource efficiency, safety and constructability as well as reduce carbon emissions.

12.15

Interdisciplinary design management through 4D digital visual interaction

Abdulmajid Karanouh, International Director and Head of Interdisciplinary Design and Innovation, Drees & Sommer (confirmed)

12.25

REVEAL: Gaming engines in real-life design improvements, programme optimisation, risk mitigation and stakeholder engagement

Jason Langer, Group Managing Director – Projects, Robert Bird Group (confirmed)

12.35

Virtual constructability planning, productivity, and safety enhancements in energy projects

Badr Burshaid, Director Programme Management, Saudi Aramco, President, Project Management Institute, Saudi Arabia (confirmed)

12.45

Virtual construction during building/inspections/training

Jean Ghazal, Director of Preconstruction and VDC, Nesma & Partners Contracting Co. (confirmed)

12.55

CS5:

Jason English, CEO, Al Laith (confirmed)

13.05

Q&A Session

Laser Scanning
13.20

Laser scanning in progress monitoring and dispute resolution

Mahmoud El Charif, BIM Operations Manager, Urban Surveys (confirmed)

Digital Construction
13.35

How to build a culture for digital transformation at your construction business

Mohamed Alfaour and Madeleine Skillen, Procure

Success stories in fully integrated ERP transformation

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation should be approached as a business transformation, not an IT project. ERP implementations done badly will be costly white elephants. Done well, they can reduce the cost of an overall digital transformation, provide fresh business and data insights and work well with other next-generation technologies, such as artificial intelligence. This session will look at use of ERP software from different business disciplines and highlight how a successful implementation can help a company become a truly digitally transformed business.

15.00

Project owner

Sherief Elabd, Director of Industry Strategy and Innovation, Oracle Construction and Engineering (confirmed)

15.10

Journey in cost optimization with ERP transformation

Wael Afify, Cost Control Director, Saudi Bin Laden (confirmed)

15.20

Sub-contractor

Rajaikepin Rajamoni, Business Head, Realty Group of Companies

15.30

Q&A Session

Connected Devices and IOT

Driving construction productivity and efficiency through connected devices & IOT

Tight margins, deadlines, demands around sustainability, and the need for new skills are all placing pressure on the industry. Real-time surveillance, monitoring, and the tracking of assets and site information can all improve productivity. This set of presentations will look at different aspects of connected devices and IOT, focusing on the benefits these different technologies can bring.

15.40

Connecting sites via control room to optimise resource utilisation

Tamer Elgohari, Digitisation Manager, ASGC Construction (confirmed)

15.50

Reserved

Imad Itani, Innovation Manager, ALEC Engineering and Contracting (confirmed)

16.00

Streamlining final inspection and snagging through data analytics and connected devices

Eoin Nield, Design Manager, Khansaheb (confirmed)

16.10

Q&A Session

Cloud
16.20

PANEL: Construction in the cloud - the next digital revolution or not?

Cloud software allows the AEC industry to access live, reliable data from different devices, reducing the cause of costly errors and increasing productivity by working in real-time. Stringent security measures by providers also now far surpass the level that most contractors can provide and there can be significant cost savings for cloud-based subscription models compared to traditional IT infrastructure costs. Despite these obvious benefits of making projects quicker, cheaper, safer and more efficient, the industry is often so reluctant to migrate, leaving cumbersome paper, spreadsheets and on-premise solutions behind. This panel delves into whether this is in fact the case and why.

In conversation with:

Ismail Polat, Chief Planning Officer, Heriot-Watt University (confirmed)

Badr Burshaid, Director Programme Management Saudi AramcoPresident, Project Management Institute, Saudi Arabia confirmed)

Dr Ahmad Faeq Salih, Senior Director, Khatib & Alami (confirmed)

Fady Kobersy, Head of Sales & Customer Success – MENA, RIB CCS (confirmed)

Gerry McFadden, Head of Digital Design and BIM, Ramboll (confirmed)

17.00

Afternoon networking and refreshments

17.10

Close of Track 1 Day 1

Track 2
Decarbonising the built environment
12.00

Track keynote: Net zero commitment of a major occupier

Setting the scene for the upcoming discussions, a major end-user outlines what they expect from the buildings they occupy going forward and how their sustainability strategy will influence the decisions around the facilities they use and expectations of the built environment to meet them.

Savas Cizmeci, Portfolio Manager – Middle East, Real Estate Operations, Microsoft (confirmed)

12.15

INTERVIEW: Decarbonisation 101

An interview that will discuss what needs to be considered in a decarbonisation strategy, what scope 1, scope 2 and scope 3 are, their importance and how to tackle each, and the simple starting steps a company in the built environment can take to begin their sustainability journey.

Led by:

Rob Jones, Partner, b2b Connect and Editorial Director Digital Construction Hub

In conversation with:

Mario Saab, Head of Sustainability MENA, Cundall (confirmed)

Hanife Ymer, Head of Sustainability Services MENA, JLL (confirmed)

Okan Kizilirmak, Regional Director, AKSA Power Generation (confirmed)

12.45

Net zero strategies across the property value chain

With 2021 being a serious turning point in the industry’s attitude to climate action and how end-users view built assets, most serious players in the market are embarking on a sustainability strategy. This session outlines different approaches to decarbonisation across the value chain regarding both green and brownfield assets. Including how the strategy was developed, how environmental footprints and credits are monitored and the challenges around implementation of these strategies in the region.

Led by:

Rob Jones, Partner, b2b Connect and Editorial Director Digital Construction Hub

In conversation with:

Ioannis Spanos, Director Sustainability & Environmental Services, KEO International Consultants (confirmed)

Maged El Hawary, Chief Information Officer, ASGC Construction (confirmed)

Farah Naz, Head of Innovation, Sustainability & ESG MiddleEast and Africa, AECOM (confirmed)

Asset Manager – Building Portfolio

Property Management/Community Management

13.30

Reserved

13.45

Pre-lunch speech:

Okan Kizilirmak, Regional Director, AKSA Power Generation (confirmed)

13.50

Networking lunch

Tech talks: Measuring & reducing carbon in construction

Sustainable construction practices aren’t just good for the planet - they’re also good for business. It begins in the project design phase, but general contractors can make a big change by choosing better materials and adopting leaner processes that are more responsible and efficient. We review some of the solutions powered by digital tools that can make a big difference.

15.00

Talk 1: Measuring embodied carbon and the tools for doing so

Matthew Anthony, Asset Advisory Lead, AECOM (confirmed)

15.10

Talk 2: Real application and impact of carbon calculators

Lindsey Malcolm, Associate Director, Sustainability, AESG (confirmed)

15.20

Talk 3: How structural engineers can help decarbonise the built environment

Iman Abi Saab, Technical Director, Middle East Technical Excellence Leader, Mott MacDonald (confirmed)

15.30

Talk 4: Circular construction 1

Jose Mikle Robin, Managing Director, Oasis Grace (confirmed)

15.40

Talk 5: Circular construction 2

José Francisco García, Senior Project Director, ACCIONA (confirmed)

15.50

Talk 5: Monitoring site emissions of major projects

15.40

Q&A Session

15.55

Digitalisation frameworks for energy management of existing assets

This high-level session sets out the required digital infrastructure (hardware and software) and how they work together for a facility to start measuring, benchmarking and maintaining energy performance. The key platforms include Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) and AI enabled asset management and how they both connect with the BMS (PLC or Scada), IOT sensors and meter equipment. It also explores basic options where assets lack metering and a fully commissioned BMS.

Aref Abouzahr, CEO, Ark Energy (confirmed)

Retrofit tech talks: Measuring & reducing the carbon footprint of existing buildings

A snapshot of retrofit success stories across different asset types with a focus on innovation. This session explores the technological advancements such as paint, glass, lighting and digital applications were implemented across all stages of the project; energy assessment, audit, design, installation, assurance and verification.

16.10

Talk 1: Industrial retrofit

Francisco Ramalheira, Senior Vice President - Business Development & Marketing, Enova (confirmed)

16.20

Talk 2: Commercial retrofit

Henrique Pereira, CEO, Taka Solutions (confirmed)

16.30

Talk 3: Residential retrofit

16.40

Q&A Session

16.50

Afternoon networking reception

17.10

End of Track 1 Day 1

Day 2: Wednesday, 08 June 2022

08.00

Registration and networking

09.00

Opening remarks

Track 1
Data Management
09.10

PANEL: Assuring data integrity

Data is the lifeblood of real-time decision-making. To provide accurate intelligence, it must be reliable, accurate, consistent and free from bias. Compromise these, and the information it provides becomes less effective. This panel will look at types of data, methods to ensure data is of high quality, and discuss real examples of the analytics that can be applied for better decision making.

In conversation with:

Oliver Kallenborn, Regional Controls & Assurance Director Middle East, Faithful+Gould (confirmed)

Mohamed Swidan, Senior Director and Head of MENA, Procure (confirmed)

Arsen Safaryan, Director - Information & Data Management, SEVEN (confirmed)

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Success stories in machine learning and artificial intelligence

Machine learning can improve the predictability of mega projects and help teams focus on high-risk areas of their schedule. The technology is also being used to visualise construction progress from anywhere in the world and will soon be able to determine the actual progress of the field conditions compared to project designs. Most importantly, it can capture higher volumes of on-site safety incidents which can then be analysed and anticipated to save lives.

09.50

CS1: Predictive data analysis and virtual construction in project progress monitoring and scheduling

Kayhan Sen, Regional Project Controls Director, Middle East, +Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin (confirmed)

10.00

CS2: LiDAR, Drones and AI in the decision process for road maintenance

Daniel Llort, Projects Manager, Ministry of Infrastructure Development UAE (confirmed)

10.10

CS3: Onsite use-case

10.20

Q&A session

Offsite Construction & Prefabrication
10.45

Morning break and networking

11.15

Modular giants panel: Tech-powered offsite delivery

Integrating digital tools such as Machine Language, AI/AR, ERP, PMIS, EMIS, Digital Twins and BIM with industrialised construction methods enhances information flow around factories, reduces the production time by robots and allows for data-driven decisions. This session explores the latest digital applications that are being implemented throughout the manufacturing delivery process that help eliminate pain points for project owners and save time, energy and money.

In conversation with:

Riad Bsaibes, President and CEO, Amana Investments (confirmed)

11.55

BIM driven cost management in modular projects

Using BIM with modular for quantification and cost management purposes can further enhance the ROI in industralised construction. This session reviews a 5D+ offsite project and how it improved cost efficiency and speed to market.

Reine EL Hokayem, VDC Coordinator, Nesma & Partners Contracting Co. (confirmed)

12.10

DfMA: Optimising offsite manufacturing for engineers - low carbon high function

The built environment accounts for approximately 25% of global CO2 emissions. Reaching net zero by 2050 will require buildings and construction industry to decarbonise three times faster over the next 30 years versus the previous 30. As engineers, how we can contribute and collaborate to succeed? This session focuses on designing for offsite solutions to increase efficiency, save time and reduce carbon emissions and waste.

Aleksandra Popivoda, Building Structures Practice Leader and Technical Director, Mott Macdonald (confirmed)

12.25

Advancing 3D printing to mass use

3D printing will change construction. It will introduce new approaches to design, reduce construction times and minimise waste. But, as with many new technologies, it has obstacles to overcome in its route to mass use. Challenges include ensuring projects are designed with 3D printing from the get-go, working more closely with architects and designers, and how to make the software and hardware easier to use. This panel will investigate how those at the forefront of the technology are experimenting with its use, and taking those learnings to improve the technology.

In conversation with:

Luai Kurdi, Founder & CEO, PRINT4D

13.05

Rethinking building materials to reduce the industry’s footprint

The built environment is reliant on energy-hungry materials. Iron & steel, glass, plastics, concrete and cement all require huge amounts of energy and resources to manufacture, and without finding alternative materials or new approaches, the construction sector’s efforts to reduce its emissions and carbon footprint will fail. This panel will explore how materials can be used (or reused) more sustainably - what are they, are they fit for this region’s climate and are the regulations in place that allow for their use?

Led by:

Dr.Stephen Wilkinson, Acting Associate Dean for Research and Head of the Smart and Sustainable Cities Research Cluster, University of Wollongong in Dubai

In conversation with:

Jose Mikle Robin, Managing Director, Oasis Grace LLC (confirmed)

Dr. Khaled Mahmoud, Technical Director, Bainona Engineering Consultancy (confirmed)

Karim El-Jisr, Chief Sustainability Officer, Diamond Developers (confirmed)

14.00

Close of CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL

14.30

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY AWARDS Reception

18.30

Close of CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL

17.30

Close of Construction Technology Festival

Day 2: Wednesday, 08 June 2022
08.00

Registration and networking

09.00

Opening remarks

Rob Jones Partner, b2b Connect and Editorial Director,Digital Construction Hub

Track 2
Digital Twins
09.10

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Defining digital twins for the built environment

Based on the findings of Centre for Digital Built Britain and the Gemini Papers this session will present a useable definition of a digital twin and how it should work for the built environment, tackling criticisms that the description is too loose, and providing an outline that can be used going forward.

Mark Coates, Digital Twin Hub Industry Lead, Centre for Digital Built Britain (confirmed)

Alexandra Bolton

09.40

Overall digital twin use-cases

A digital twin can be created at any project or asset life cycle stage. However, the creation of the digital twin, or detailed planning for its creation at an early stage of the life cycle and its use in the pre-project or project stage, is desirable. This session reveals how a clear business case and value proposition must determine when and how a digital twin should be used and what those uses are.

Cristina Savian, CEO and Founder, BeWise (confirmed)

10.00

How to implement a greenfield digital twin

For greenfield projects, digital twin implementation is an on-going journey and a process of integration between engineering, fabrication, construction and O&M to create a workable end platform that can be operated. Without this fully integrated environment, you will not succeed. This session looks at the step-by-step process required for digital twin success, including the collection and modification of data throughout the entire project lifecycle from tender stage to handover.

Dr. Ozan Koseoglu, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong Dubai (confirmed)

10.15

How to implement a digital twin on an existing asset

Implementing a digital twin on an existing building can provide detailed insights into how that structure and its assets function on a day-to-day basis. The digital view of the building can show owners and operators where inefficiencies may exist and arm them with the intelligence required to make real-time decisions that make the building operational better, reducing costs and down-time for assets.

Anthony Tuffour, Director - Global Lead GIS and Digital Twins, Buro Happold (confirmed)

10.30

FIRESIDE CHAT: Who pays and who benefits from digital twins?

How digital twins are driving new revenue and business models.

In conversation with:

Anand Mecheri, Chief Executive Officer, Invicara (confirmed)

Kaveh Vessali, Digital, Data & AI Leader, PwC Middle East (confirmed)

10.45

Morning networking break

Success stories in digital twin journeys

The need to build new and modify existing assets into efficient, connected and sustainable facilities of the future is moving at a faster pace than ever before. In the push to net zero, it is imperative to design, build and operate more efficiently and cost-effectively is the new norm. Digital twins are a key enabler to achieve both and deliver plants, cities and buildings of the future. This session explores real digital twin journeys of different use-cases, varying assets and scale. How have these early adopters defined and implemented them and what have been the key challenges to resolve on the road to data integration.

11.15

Realisation of an operational open urban platform

Roland van der Heijden, Program Manager - Digital City, City of Rotterdam (confirmed)

11.25

A municipal digital twin project

Andrew Rippon, Smart City Director, Royal Commission for AlUla (confirmed)

11.35

Dubai digital twin project

Maitha Al Nuaimi, GIS network section manager, Dubai Municipality (confirmed)

11.45

Asset lifecycle development and operations in oil and gas plant

Wassim Ghadban, Vice President, Global Innovation and Digital Engineering, Kent (confirmed)

11.55

Heavy infrastructure twin (Gold Mine)

Amit Swarnkar, Business Unit Head, MENA, M&M, Larsen & Toubro (confirmed)

12.05

Water industry plant

TBC

12.15

Journey towards an airport digital twin

Ismail Polat, Chief Planning Officer, Istanbul Grand Airport (confirmed)

12.25

Building energy optimisation in commercial real estate

Krzysztof Wolnicki, Lead Fire Engineer, Arup (confirmed)

12.35

Commercial real estate – IPUT Plc Ireland

In conversation with:

Richard Latchford, Building Manager, IPUT Real Estate Dublin (confirmed)

Marty Chobot, VP Enterprise Solutions, Invicara (confirmed)

12.45

Q&A Session

Net zero buildings

The state of net zero buildings and the tech behind them

13.15

CS1: A Net Zero Warehouse

Maji Monday, Director of HSSEQ, Projects and Maintenance, RSA Global (confirmed)

13.25

CS2:

Mayuko Totsuka, Sustainability Lead, Strategic Advisory, Middle East, Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group (confirmed)

13.35

CS3: Dewa Headquarters

13.45

Q&A Session

14.00

Close of CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL

14.30

Construction Technology Awards Reception

17.30

Close of CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL