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The construction industry is on the cusp of a new era. Building it greener, cheaper faster, safer.
CTF 2019 brings together leaders from around the globe to discuss real technology use-cases in today’s mega projects.
With over 200+ senior delegates, 50+ superstar speakers and 15+ countries represented don’t miss out on 2 full days of insights and use-case scenarios at the only dedicated ConTech event in the region!
Senior Manager, Innovation CCC
Ensuring CCC is at the forefront of innovation by incorporating start-ups into the corporate construction ecosystem
A professional with a business vision, hard-core technical skills and the ability to motivate/bring people together. Acts as a high-level orchestrator of a large numbers of discrete President Strategic Initiatives that drive organization-wide digital transformational change. Brings executives, employees at all levels, processes, and technology together to deliver pioneering solutions to address business challenges and achieve organizational goals. Develops strategic partnership with startups that build disruptive technologies to related industries. Sources Innovation by partnering & building strong lasting relationships with relevant Technology Startups. Leverages alliances to add value and competitive advantage to the business. Lead the business development and orchestrate JV\partnership structure that bring a group of technology startups under CCC umbrella; to open new business & lead to projects awards in related technologies.
3D Printing Executive Director, ACCIONA Construction SA
The contractor behind the world’s first 3D printed bridge
Luis Clemente is a Civil Engineer highly committed to the innovation. He’s currently the COO of the large-scale 3D printing area of ACCIONA Construccion in Dubai.
Luis graduated as Civil Engineer in 2000 in Venezuela, where he was born. After 8 years working in construction projects as Site engineer and Project supervisor, he moved to Spain to work in the R&D technology center of ACCIONA Infraestructuras. Throughout 4 years he was part of the Implantation area, taking those technologies been developed by the researchers to the sites and projects of ACCIONA. He was the link between R&D and production. The most relevant job done during this period was as Site engineer of the First Stress-ribbon type bridge using carbon fiber cables of the world.
After this, he is transferred to the Innovation area of the Corporate Division of ACCIONA. During this period he worked in several innovation projects involving all the companies of the group, applying technologies of Mixed Reality and the development of ACCIONA’s large-scale concrete 3D printing technology that was applied on the flagship project for the construction of the first 3D Printed concrete bridge of the world. Luis has continued his education with a MBA in Sustainable Economy and a Master in Renewable Energies and Energy efficiency.
Digital Design And Delivery Practice Lead, Mott Macdonald
Millennial leading digital transformation in the region ensuring UAE governments and construction firms were first to achieve BIM Level 2 accreditation
Chris is a technology passionate elder millennial who is a chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and holds a single figure golf handicap. Chris is currently the Regional Digital Design and Delivery lead for Mott MacDonald in the Middle East and South Asia and a leading member of their global BIM Advisory Board. Chris is currently overseeing the digital transformation strategy and implementation programme within the Middle East Unit as well as leading Mott MacDonald’s BIM Consultancy and Information Advisory work in the Middle East.
He has ten years’ experience in digital advisory, transportation and built environment projects in the Middle East and the UK, working on projects for Highways England in the UK as well as notable major projects in the UAE such as Route 2020, Mafraq-Ghweifat Highway Upgrade and Jumeirah Golf Estates.
Chris’ notable achievements include leading the BIM consultancy team for a Client that became the first non-UK government entity to achieve a British Standards Institution kitemark accreditation for compliance with PAS1192-2 and 1192-3; writing the EIR in compliance with UK Government Level 2 for the Route 2020 project as well as leading Mott MacDonald to the 2016 Future Cities BIM Award.
Vice President, Dubox
Regional leader in precast innovation bringing a revolutionary shift in the construction industry and change in traditional practices
Yasser is a professional Engineer since 1984 when he graduated from Aleppo University and a Master degree holder in business administration (MBA) from Liverpool University.
After eleven years of structural design service with governmental and multinational consultancy firms between 1985 and 1997, Yasser moved to the specialised engineering construction field in which he occupied many managerial positions through his career in precast construction industry whereby he was the Design and Marketing Manager (1997-2005) then Technical Manager (2007-2012) of Emirates Precast L.L.C. and General Manager of Precast Concrete Products between 2005 and 2007.
His experience in construction in general and his background in precast industry allowed him to participate in bringing many landmarks in UAE to reality.
From his position as the vice president of DuBox he is currently leading a revolutionary move in construction industry with the concrete modular construction methodology and 3D concrete printing.
Sr. BIM Manager, Turner International Middle East Ltd
Pioneering the region’s first Blockchain application in construction to improve supply chain efficiency
Dr. Marwan Abu Ebeid is the Sr. BIM Manager and Head of the BIM division in UAE for Turner Construction International - Turner International Middle East, a New York based Construction Project Management firm with regional office in Dubai, UAE. In this capacity, Marwan provides operational oversight, technical support and training of staff in BIM practices for all Turner projects in the GCC and the greater Middle East.
Dr. Marwan has over 17 years of experience in Construction Project Management and Building Information Modeling where he has worked in a variety of notable and landmark projects of various kind and use.
He is an author of several academic publications, visiting Lecturer at Heriot watt University, a visiting Trainer at RICS, and an expert industrial advisor and specialist speaker in various international exhibitions and conferences.
Dr. Marwan obtained his PhD from Heriot Watt University – UK majoring in Construction Project Management and Building Information Modeling.
Digital Project Delivery Lead, Construction Services AECOM Middle East.
Award-winning engineer and thought leader in digital construction, BIM & 3D Printing
Prakash Senghani is the Digital Project Delivery Lead, Construction Services at AECOM Middle East.
An award-winning engineer, Prakash is experienced in executing and managing the design and digital tools on large-scale, high profile projects across the world spanning highways, aviation, leisure and retail developments.
Rooted in a desire to improve productivity using digital tools he is considered a thought leader in digital construction, and has deployed and implemented multiple digital solutions ranging from BIM and digital inspections to 3D printing.
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This forward-looking session addresses how mega trends such as virtual construction, pre-fabrication, wireless monitoring, big data and robotics could impact the future of construction and deduces the technology required to get there.
There’s no shortage of technologies disrupting the way traditional industries function. There’s no denying that the world is closer than ever to implementing such solutions and there’s no denying that the construction sector is in urgent needs of a tech revolution. However, the industry lacks behind its peers when it comes to deploying smart technologies and has failed to increase in productivity in decades. With the traditional industry mindset unwelcoming of digital technology – what will it take move the industry forward?
There is no doubt that the more you can build off-site has increased benefits for projects and an earlier return in investment. So why have so many schemes failed? This session reveals the key things to consider when investing in pre-fab from the offset and on a per project basis and shares the common mistakes so that you can avoid them.
Yasser Baaj (Vice President, Dubox )
Chinese modular mogul builds 57 story tower in just 19 days with a prefabricated construction technique helping it cut back on 15,000 deliveries, dust and pollution.
See how Dubox are disrupting conventional construction methodologies, challenging existing traditions, improving efficiencies and the quality of the built environment. This session review’s the guest house project, an entire community approaching 90,000sqm and 8 buildings built in 80 days, 85% of which was offsite.