17:00 - 17:45 - How does Cladding and Facades define the Character of a Structure or Building
Exploring some of the innovations around cladding, curtain wall & facades in the region
Moving away from the flat panels and incorporating innovative designs and technologies
It’s not just about energy gains from daylight – enhancing user comfort with sun shading systems
Is Quality too expensive? – How can we achieve cost effectiveness while giving a stylish and a luxurious look to a structure/building
12:00 - 12:45 - New Developments in Lower GWP Refrigerants (MENA)
• This training provides a review of proposed refrigerants and how they can be used in different HVAC&R applications based on theoretical and empirical analyses. • Challenges and opportunities associated with the different types of refrigerants are presented, including hydrofluoroolefins and natural refrigerants • Current and future refrigerant options suiting the region are covered, as well as related standards and codes of systems and substances
12:05 PM - 12:30 PM - Keynote: Women in Environment
Global warming and environmental hazards continue to pose a threat to the society. In this session, a Grade A Professional Environmental Engineer with experience in design, engineering, construction, maintenance and operation of a wide variety of projects in mining, metals processing, energy, oil & gas, and infrastructure sectors will shed light on both scientific knowledge to design systems that control pollution and protect public health, while empowering women to success in environmental careers.
12:30 PM - 12:55 PM - Keynote: Women in Sustainability
Sustainability is the need of the hour, the future and the hottest topic today. This session will see a sustainability expert highlight latest developments and advancements related to sustainability in infrastructure and design, net zero energy and green buildings.
Executive Director KEO International ConsultantsView Profile
12:55 PM - 13:40 PM - Panel Discussion: How can Non-Technical Professions Contribute to the Success of the Construction Industry?
This discussion will explore the support driven from functions that generally have more women such as HR, Admin, Corporate communications, Finance, Legal etc. and evaluate the impact on the growth and success of the organizations. This session also covers the importance of building Talent pipeline
Audit Partner & Middle East Construction Industry Leader Deloitte & Touche Middle EastView Profile
Regional Communications and Marketing ManagerMott MacDonaldView Profile
Partner - Construction DisputesDLA Piper Middle EastView Profile
13:40 PM - 14:00 - Break
14:00 PM - 14:25 PM - Keynote: Driving Women Empowerment and Gender Equality
An influential and illustrious personality will talk on gender equality from an international perspective and women empowerment. As the first Emirati woman appointed as senior advisor at the United Nations headquarters in New York she will talk about her journey and share best practices to inspire the audience
14:25 PM - 15:10 PM - Panel Discussion: What Initiatives are Organizations Taking in order to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Work Places?
How are companies today championing for diversity with respect to including women and minorities in the decision-making process? This session will also include on the gender conversation in a solution-focused way, and utilize new developments and trends within engineering and construction to help advance in this career despite any roadblock
Deputy CEO, Sales and Marketing Azizi DevelopmentsView Profile
CEO / Business Development Director Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC View Profile
15:30 PM - 15:55 PM - Keynote: Women in Technology
In this session, we will see how women are breaking barriers in disruptive technology? We will also explore the roles of women leaders and innovators in breaking the boundaries on how things have always been done to increase efficiency, lower risk and costs, and boost the bottom line.
Anwaar Al Shimmari
Chief Innovation OfficerMinistry of Infrastructure Development, UAEView Profile
15:55 PM - 16:40 PM - Panel Discussion: Key challenges faced by Women in Construction
What are the roadblocks to success for women in largely male dominated construction industry? What are the tips from successful women in this industry on carving a career path for yourself? Is it possible to achieve the much eluded work life balance in construction? How and why women make great mentors to younger women and men in the construction industry? And ways to advance women and engage men in the business.
Dr. Shetha Alzubaidi
CEOAlfahim Avenue Group companies - Brookson Project ManagementView Profile
Ranya Metwalli Shields
USGBC Faculty, LEED AP BD+C, CEM, Head of SustainabilityAl Hamra Kuwait CompanyView Profile
Recognizing and facilitation of top individual (men and women) for their outstanding contribution in the following categories:
Next Generation Woman of the Year
Next Generation Woman of the Year recognizes contributions of a young, upcoming female professional who is a high performing individual and has consistently demonstrated the potential to be a future business and industry leader.
Women in Leadership
Women in Leadership recognizes contributions of a senior female professional from the construction sector who has displayed exceptional leadership skills, mentored teams, and contributed to the industry.
Employer of The Year Championing Inclusion & Diversity
Employer of the Year Championing Inclusion & Diversity recognizes construction companies that have, through initiative and process, fostered an inclusive and diverse working culture within the business.
15:15 PM - 18:00 PM - How to do Business in UAE Series
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - Regenerating City Centers for Socio-Economic Development
• Overview of city centres and urban regeneration • Social and economic-led regeneration approaches • Understanding the impacts of different regeneration approaches • Best practice international examples • Concluding remarks and future outlook
13:00 PM - 13:45 PM - Architecture’s Role in Contributing to the Country’s Tourism
Significance of new and iconic structures in boosting the country’s economy through tourism
Hospitality sector recognized as one of the highest contributors – How does architecture influence these projects?
Promoting medical tourism and how architects can influence this?
Building a brand for Middle Eastern cities with new and innovative architecture projects
14:00 PM - 15:00 PM - Break
15:00 PM - 15:45 PM - Developing Beautiful Cities - Integrating Public Spaces & Natural Environments in the Heart of Building Architecture
Integration of publicly accessible amenities in the real estate developments – restaurants, public parks, playscapes and other recreational amenities
Ensuring that your residents have the opportunity to connect with nature
Are master-planned cities really public assets? A round-up of successful projects that have been built to incorporate needs of the public realm
Founding Partner and Principal ArchitectX-ArchitectsView Profile
16:00 PM - 16:45 PM - Open Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
Understand why the construction industry needs to collaborate and work smarter, not harder
Allows small and large software vendors to compete, allowing ‘best-of-breed’ solutions
Bring together owners, architects, engineers, contractors and asset managers early in the development stage to facilitate timely, more informed decisions which add value for the owner of the asset as built
12:00 - 12:45 - Demonstration of the IAQ Procedure Effectiveness from ASHRAE Standard 62.1 for Improved IAQ and Greater Energy Efficiency
13:00 - 13:45 - Integrated Building Energy Solutions
• Building Energy Streams (sources and sinks using a typical Sankey diagram) • Integrated Building Energy Concept • Potential energy saving opportunities • Integrated Building Energy Solutions from around the world
Project Technology LeaderBuroHappold Engineering's, Middle East RegionView Profile
18:00 PM - 18:45 PM - BuiltTech: Towards a Digital Vision for our Built Environment
• What opportunities arise from the digital transformation of the infrastructure design industry? • How is BIM bridging the gap between large scale planning and infrastructure detailing across the world? • What are the implications for the maintenance and operation of critical assets like roads, railways and dams?
12:00 - 12:45 - Building MEP projects in a Factory - Prefab for Better productivity and predictability
• MEP projects - The traditional approach vs modular construction • Modular Offsite MEP specific to HVAC industry - building projects in a controlled environment • Practical issues and stakeholder involvement in adoption of prefabricated MEP by industry
13:00 - 13:45 - VRF/VRV systems – Winner in the line providing specialized solutions
15:00 - 15:45 - Retrofitting and HVAC systems
16:00 - 16:45 - Buildings of the Future - Environmentally Responsible, High-Performance MEP Solutions
• Providing MEP solutions that meet the sustainability needs and standards of the changing residential environment • Energy and cost reduction opportunities associated with HVAC for new projects and retrofit solutions for the old units