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After the registrations, we will kick-off the event by opening remarks from our special guest.


Chairpersons, Opening Remarks.

 Tareq Masri - Director of Sales & Channel Sales    Trimble  

Connected: liberating data and breaking down silos, improving coordination and project management across every touchpoint.

Constructible models: precise geometries to help uncover issues earlier and using building data to direct the construction process.

Content-enabled: Ensuring full team is working with the most up to date content.

Using constructive data and real-time collaboration to ensure seamless collaboration.

Optimising the entire design, build and operate lifecycle.

The importance of information sharing and collaboration.​


Welcome from Trimble: Constructability - from concept to design to build.

How to Stay Truly Connected.

 Paul Wallett - Regional Director    Trimble  

What disruptive technologies will make the biggest impact?

How can such disruptive technologies facilitate ease of construction, improve quality, and bring cost benefits to project owners?

How to deal with legacy systems (the Achilles’ heel of digital transformation) and how to integrate new tech with traditional systems.


Keynote Address: Exploring the recent past and the potential role of emerging technologies as a catalyst for radical change in the construction ecosystem.

 H.E. Hussain Almhmoudi - CEO     SRTI Park  

An update on the KSA giga-projects

How can constructability advance KSA projects to finish on time and in budget?

How will modularisation and off-site manufacturing advance the Saudi construction boom?

Developing a collaborative smart city masterplan


Presentation: Saudi Vision 2030- the $425 billion infrastructure plan.

 David Glennon - Digital Delivery Director     TRSDC  

Mega-sites becoming a blueprint for smart cities.

Digitalized infrastructure: meeting sustainability, comfort, safety and security targets.

Collecting, monitoring, correlating and analysing data from sites, and visualising it to allow real-time monitoring and control of infrastructure.

  Moderator    Roger Griffiths, Professor, SDI/Heriot-Watt

David Glennon, Digital Delivery Director, The Red Sea Development Company

Tim Shelton, Digital Transformation & Innovation Lead - Middle East, Arcadis

Juan Tena Florez, Regional Digital Design Manager, KEO International Consultants

Dr Ghassan Ziadat, VP Major Projects, Capital Projects & Infrastructure, McKinsey & Company


Joint Q&A surrounding mega-projects including Expo 2020 & Saudi Vision 2030

What will 5G change? Processing mobile data which will inevitably impact the ways in which our machines communicate and interact remotely.

Adapt, evolve, and embrace new technologies and connectivity to upgrade and align conventional capabilities, processes, and models with the smart city approach.

Coordination and collaboration between all stakeholders to create a vast smart and connected ecosystem of entities and services.

Effectively visualizing infrastructure insights for smart cities and IoT projects.

Real-life case studies of a smart, connected site: how will 5G come into play? 


Presentation: How will 5G make smart cities and connected sites a reality?

 Fadi Shanaah -Senior Director - Head of Construction, Infrastructure & Hospitality     Etisalat  

A time for refreshments and networking amongst the attendees


Refreshment break

Rethinking the industry approach to project delivery; utilizing digital tech from initiation.

Reinventing the fundamental approach to design and planning to embed smart tech as a standard feature.

Driving the perfect combination of smart policy, smart infrastructure, and smart technologies: assessing the ongoing challenges and roadblocks to the industry embracing a smart-city culture.

How can digital tools encourage the entire construction industry to collaborate effectively, transparently and in real-time? 

  Moderator    Paul Wallett | Regional Director - Trimble Solutions ME & India  

Christopher Tebb | Global Delivery Services Digital Lead, Mott MacDonald

Denis McNelis | Engineering Manager, BAM International

Jonas Vandeven | Head of 3D Printing, BESIX

Jens Fussing | CEO, BG&E Consulting Engineers

Dr. Anas Bataw | Director, PWC


Panel discussion: From bricks to bots: the impact of Industry 4.0 and a future with data-driven machines for businesses.

 Maitha Ali Al Nuaimi - GIS Specialist     Dubai Municipality  


Presentation: Planning, designing, building, maintaining and operating smarter cities using geospatial technology.

  •  Amal Al Marzooqi - Defence Account Manager    Bayanat   


Presentation: High Accuracy 3D LIDAR Mobile Mapping and drone technology, how to utilise detailed site data capture to review important site information and creating accurate maps.

  Moderator    Munnawar Naik | Regional Sales Manager - Trimble Geospatial Division MENA

  Moderator    Dennis Belgrado | Technical Sales Engineer - EMEA Region

Maitha Ali Al Nuaimi, GIS Specialist, Dubai Municipality 

Amal Al Marzooqi, Defence AccountManager, Bayanat

Richard Budden, Business Development Manager, Esri Inc.


Q&A Session: Use of Geospatial Technologies & data integration in GIS to Help Building Smart Cities.

  • Stream 1 - Future Tech
  Moderator   Farah Al Shather |  Business Development Manager - EDGE Architects


Presentation: How to use AR and VR in the next phase of construction:

taking the guesswork out of the picture


Mert Mamo | Senior BIM & 4D Planning Specialist, CSCEC


Panel: The future of offsite construction and identifying where and how 3D printing can be used across the project


Jonas Vandeven | Head of 3D Printing, BESIX


Bipin Chandran | CEO, Ginco Contracting CO. L.L.C.


Patrick O’Callaghan | CEO, Offsite Engineering Solutions

Fahmi Al Shawwa | Chief Executive Officer, Imensa Technology Labs


  • Stream 2 - BIM  & Beyond 
  Moderator   Marwan AbuEbeid |  Sr. BIM Manager, Turner International ME 


Panel: Building Information Modelling (BIM); how to reskill your workforce and where to begin?

Rezan Shahwan | Sr. BIM Manager, ALEC Construction


Juan Tena Florez | Regional Digital Design Manager, KEO International Consultants


Cathal McGee, CEO | iTECH Engineering Consultancy


Hichem Troudi | BIM Manager ME & Digital Practice Leader, Stantec International Inc


Mohammed Kabbani | BIM Manager, Siemens


Presentation: Analysing real life case studies and applications of the latest BIM technology around the world


AbdulMajid Karanouh | International Director of interdisciplinary Design and Research, Drees & Sommer


Breakout Sessions

A time for refreshments and networking amongst the attendees


Lunch and Networking

Making energy usage a business priority.

Designing and building new buildings to be energy-efficient and cost-effective.

Adapting to solar energy; changing job bids and architectural planning for the better.

Is selling energy back to the grid viable?

Looking at the entire building life-cycle: sustainability as a standard, not an addition.

What steps can you implement today to ensure ongoing and future projects are both sustainable and energy-efficient.


Panel: What’s the future of energy in construction? Taking steps towards a more sustainable future.

  •  Tareq Masri - Director of Sales & Channel Sales    Trimble  


Summary Session

Closing note by Trimble Solutions Middle East.


Close of the summit

Embracing Constructability – Going Beyond BIM

23.10.2019 | DUBAI 

at The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina



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