25 - 28 November 2019 | 11:00 - 19:00 DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE


Architecture talks

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How Designers can Optimise Purlin Delivery
Robert Marsh, Commercial Manager, Voestalpine Metsec - Middle East

Building a Greener Future for GCC with Environmentally-Friendly Buildings
and Construction Materials

Lee Nellis, Managing Partner, XBD Collective

Healthy Envelopes for Buildings
Mercedes Gargallo, Associate - Façade Engineering, Arup

New Horizons for Construction Material Purchases
Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Kader, Principal & Founder, K&A Designs

Open Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
Nicky Dobreanu, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, C-Quest / KEO

The One Thousand Museum – Value Engineering & Innovation
Nasr Yahia, Design Manager, e.construct

Urban Spaces and City Resilience Strategies - “Understanding the Opportunities”
Eduardo Gaitán, Power & Construction Manager, Applus Velosi

Multi-Storey Residential Buildings in Multi-Cultural Cities
Drue Newcomb, Director &
Mahmoud Shahin, Senior Associate, P&T Architects and Engineers

Engineering our Future – Innovation in an Age of Digital Transformation
Paul Mullett, Director - Head of Engineering and Technology (MENA), Robert Bird Group


BIM talks

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BIM as Information Management and Design Process
Alexander Kolpakov, Associate Director- Digital Project Delivery UAE & Oman, AECOM

BIM and Construction Industry: Frenemies
Djordje Grujić, General Manager, Architectural Corner

Become the Conductor: Taking Control of your Design, your Assets and your Estate
Matthew Jackson, Global Technical Director of Digital Building, BIMobject


BuiltTech: Towards a Digital Vision for our Built Environment
Oriol Vidal, Structural Engineer, Modelical


Design talks

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Innovations as a Key to Unique Living Spaces of the Modern World
Ellen Søhoel, Founder, XBD Collective
Sofiya Leonidova, Senior Interior Designer, XBD Collective
Vanessa Ghammachi, Senior Interior Designer, XBD Collective

A Sense of Place, the Architecture of Storytelling
Andrew Murdoch, Chairman, Aukett Swanke Architectural Design

Innovating Smart and Sustainable Built Environments
Sougata Nandi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, 3e Advisory

Value Engineering – Case Study on the Ritz Carlton Al Wadi
Yose Suprayogi, Senior Interior Designer, KZ Consultants

Regenerating City Centers for Socio-Economic Development
Menna Dessouki, Senior Cities Consultant, BuroHappold Engineering

Drawing Inspiration from Vernacular Design for Future Innovation
Maja Kozel, Principal Designer, Maja Kozel Designs
Adina Hempel, Associate Professor, Zayed University

Promoting the Green Building Revolution of Middle Eastern Projects with Sustainable Design
Preetam Panwar, Executive Director, ZAS Group of Companies


Project Management talks

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The 5 key focus areas that businesses need to target in order to achieve 2x productivity, 5x profitability, 10x growth
Murtaza Manji, Founder, ActionCOACH, Kaizen Consulting Group DMCC

Portfolio Management: Balancing Adaptability with Stability
Dr. Saadi Adra, CEO, Advisors

How can we Improve the Effective Delivery of our Projects in the Region?
Sachin Kerur, Managing Partner, Reed Smith

Changes in Construction Projects
Mohamed Abdalla Hassan Hamed, Project Manager, Arab Consulting Engineers

Redundancies Program Management - Need of the Hour!
Deepak Verma, Program Management Executive- Strategic Programs, du

Effective Review of the Construction Project Schedule and the Successful Project Completion 
Hossam Eid Mohammed, Project Controls Manager, Louis Berger International

How Blockchain would Disrupt the Construction Industry?
Sunil Saleem, Principal Consultant, Aston Management Consultants Limited

Delivering Code Compliant Projects: The Critical Role of the House of Expertise
Shamim Rashid-Sumar, Practice Leader – Middle East, JENSEN HUGHES

Am I Doing It Right? How to Properly Prepare and Submit Your Claims
Peter Anagnostou, Senior Legal Consultant, DLA Piper Middle East LLP
Ahmed Hammadi, Legal Consultant, DLA Piper Middle East LLP

Respecting Project Management; Building Capacity through Culture
Mounir A. Ajam, CEO, SUKAD Group

How to Train your Project Managers?
Frederic Casagrande, PMO Expert, Nawah Energy Company
Obi Omoregie, Senior Specialist- Project Management Capability Development, Nawah Energy Company

The Problem of Non-Payment in the Construction Industry in the UAE
Michael J. Lawrence, Director, Insite

Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in Construction Claims
Khalil Mechantaf, Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie

Construction Management Best Practices
Abdullah Kashgari ,Director of Construction Department, Royal Commission in Jubail


HVAC R talks

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HVAC Market Drivers and Challenges Today and Beyond 2020
Saziye Dickson, Senior Market Research Consultant, BSRIA UK

Growing Importance on Air Quality and Indoor Life Quality
Georg Hetzel, Innovation Manager Air Handling Units, TROX

Do Buildings Protect Us?
Stephanie Taylor, Incite Health Fellow, Harvard Medical School

New Developments in Lower GWP Refrigerants (MENA)
Dr. Omar Abdelaziz, ASHRAE Global Training Center Instructor, ASHRAE

Design of Environment Control and Ventilation Systems for Metro Projects in Middle East region
Pramod Kumar Jha, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Atkins, member of the SNC-Lavalin Group

Importance of District Cooling in Demand Side Management Landscape of Dubai
Faisal Rashid, Director- Demand Side Management, Supreme Council of Energy

Demonstration of the IAQ Procedure Effectiveness from ASHRAE Standard 62.1 for Improved IAQ and Greater Energy Efficiency
Michael Klump, VP Marketing and Innovation, Purafil

Integrated Building Energy Solutions
Azmi S. Aboul-Hoda, Publicity Chair, ASHRAE Falcon

Thermal Comfort, Theory and Practice
Shaher Rajha, Lead Mechanical Engineer, Lacasa Architects & Engineering Consultants

HVAC Key Player in Dubai Building Retrofit
Pradeep Singh, Manager – BD & Technical, Etihad ESCO

Buildings of the Future - Environmentally Responsible, High-Performance MEP Solutions
Sagar Kulkarni, Managing Director, Consistent Engineering Consultants