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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!
Managing Director, Mott MacDonald Middle East
Chris Seymour has more than 25 years’ experience in property and construction. Having worked in most of the major cities in the Middle East region over the last 8 years he specialises in commercial, leisure and healthcare sectors plus infrastructure and Oil and Gas. Chris is a member of the RICS MENAT Market Advisory Panel, and also sits on the Investment Committee of ENBD REIT and is an active member of Corporate Real Estate Network (CoreNet). Having spent many years in PFI and PPP procurement practising in both UK and Middle East he also advises many clients on strategy, risk, commercial and technical advice for large public-sector investments.
Vice President & Chief Engineer, China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Vice President of the largest international contractor in the UAE and presided over the completion of the 3D printed “Office of The Future” in Dubai
Mr. Zhu was appointed as the Chief Engineer since the establishment of China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East)(L.L.C) (CSCEC ME) in 2005, and was subsequently appointed as the Vice President of CSCEC ME, which has become the largest international contractor in the UAE now after more than a decade’s development.
Mr. Zhu graduated from one of the top-class universities in China in 1988. He works in design and construction technology for 31 years since then, and has 22 year’s extensive overseas experiences in technology management and construction projects.
Mr. Zhu interests in new technologies. He presided over the completion of the 3D printing design and construction technology of “Office of The Future” in Dubai in 2016, which has reached the international advanced level.
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.
Head of Data & AI, Vinci Construction
Data visionary leading all AI experiments for the French construction giant Vinci
Djamil spent more than ten years managing large construction projects from pipelines, industrial projects, LNG tanks, water treatment plants and metros around the world.
Due to the lack of interesting solutions, he started creating efficient digital tools for all construction applications including HSE, Quality, Productivity and Project Control, and most recently considering AI and its potential for the industry by creating some deep learning based apps.
Now he is Head of Data and AI for French giant VINCI Construction (13, 960 M€ revenue, 77, 118 employees, 700 companies, 27 000 active projects) in charge of all data strategy & governance and AI experiments within the group
Digital Transformation & Innovation Lead, Arcadis Middle East
Digital thought-leader driving new asset delivery approaches that are enhancing efficiency and transforming the industry
Well versed in best-practice major project and programme delivery, Tim is a seasoned Construction & Real Estate (“CRE”) executive who has demonstrable experience in developing the strategy, tools, assurance, governance and protocol in order to ensure value-added and successful outcomes for major real estate and infrastructure clients. In a UK and Middle East based career spanning over 17 years, Tim’s career has transitioned from traditional, consultant-based roles in commercial management to strategic, client-side roles focused on business efficiency and enhanced performance through digitally-enabled major asset delivery.
As an advocate of asset delivery best practice and industry thought leader, Tim is a firm believer in adopting innovative, collaborative and digital delivery approaches as a means of extracting greater value across the integrated supply chain and to ensure that delivery stakeholders are objectively aligned and sufficiently driven by performance and data. This has led to an informed view of how the CRE sector is transitioning and an understanding of how industry stakeholders need to respond by tailoring and diversifying their services accordingly which has been recognised through his appointment as Digital Transformation Lead for the Middle East, for Global Design and Consultancy firm, Arcadis.
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.
Technical and BIM Manager, ECC Group
Pioneer In BIM implementation and one of the first to receive the BSI Kitemark certification in the UAE
Ahmed Elhadidy is the Technical and BIM (VDC) Manager for ECC Group, with 20 years of experience in construction & rail industry and extensive experience in BIM, facility management and project management. Ahmed holds a degree in MBA, certified from IBUS (International Business University of Scandinavia). His experience covers a wide range of sectors such as project management, BIM integration and application of BIM tools to site activities and practical implementation of BIM level 2 in construction projects.
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This forward-looking session addresses how megatrends such as virtual construction, pre-fabrication, wireless monitoring, big data and robotics could impact the future of construction and considers the technologies 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 need of a tech revolution. However, the industry lags its peers when it comes to deploying smart technologies and has failed to increase its productivity in decades. With the traditional industry mindset unwelcoming of digital technology, what will it take to move the industry forward?
Digital transformation promises to reap benefits for organisations that can fully integrate, automate and digitise their internal processes providing end to end visibility and control of project and change management, contracts, costs and payments. Our experts discuss the key success factors of their digital transformation roadmaps and the specific outcomes such as delivery on time, within budget, increased operational efficiency and bottom line.
See how Dubox are disrupt ting conventional construction methodologies, challenging existing traditions, improving efficiencies and the quality of the built environment. This session reveals the key things to consider when investing in pre-fab from the offset, when it makes sense and key learnings from the region’s leading modular innovator.
Offsite manufacturing & pre-assembly requires a complete rethink of traditional design and construction delivery processes providing an increased opportunity for technology to automate and standardise hi tech manufacturing techniques to strip out inefficiencies. Our experts review how technology can disrupt the design, planning, building, assembly and monitoring of prefabricated buildings with insights from some of the most automated factories in the world.
RPA can be used to automate process heavy and repetitive tasks in the construction and engineering industry, laying the groundwork for AI and saving companies significant time, money and effort as well as increasing cash flow in some cases. Hear about some of the region’s most advanced use-cases in reporting, billing and tender assessment.