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Ranya Metwalli Shields
Ranya Metwalli Shields
Sustainability Talks


Practically Green: Sustainable Achievements and Lessons Learned on Live LEED Projects in the GCC Region

Speaker

Ranya Metwalli Shields
Al Hamra Kuwait Co. W.l.l

26 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Sheikh Rashid Hall

Abdulmajid Karanouh
Abdulmajid Karanouh
Architecture Talks


Improving the Architecture, Performance, and Cost Effectiveness of Buildings through Value-driven Design

Speaker

Abdulmajid Karanouh
Ramboll

26 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Sheikh Saeed Hall 1

Shahram Safai
Shahram Safai
Business Talks


Construction Contracts: Issues and Practical Solutions

Speaker

Shahram Safai
Afridi & Angell

26 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Za’abeel Hall 1

P.E. Ahmed Altarawneh
P.E. Ahmed Altarawneh
Project Management


Data Driven Project Management & Benefits Realization – New Concepts in PM

Speaker

P.E. Ahmed Altarawneh
RTA

26 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Darrel Strobel
Darrel Strobel
MEP Talks


Net Zero and Near Net Zero Energy Buildings

Speaker

Darrel Strobel
KEO International Consultants

26 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Sumaya Dabbagh
Sumaya Dabbagh
Architecture Talks


Impact of Architecture: How Architecture can Connect People and Build Communities?

Speaker

Sumaya Dabbagh
RIBA Gulf

26 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Sheikh Saeed Hall 1

Mohamed Batran
Mohamed Batran
Project Management


Construction Quality Management

Speaker

Mohamed Batran
Alrajhi Ekhwan Group

26 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Za’abeel Hall 4

Nabeel Ikram
Nabeel Ikram
Business Talks


Big Five Areas to Consider when Resolving the Inevitable Construction Dispute

Speaker

Nabeel Ikram
Hogan Lovells

26 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Za’abeel Hall 1

Hasitha Herath
Hasitha Herath
Sustainability Talks


Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Strategies for LEED v4

Speaker

Hasitha Herath
Green Technologies

26 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Sheikh Rashid Hall

Mario S
Mario S
Sustainability Talks


Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Strategies for LEED v4

Speaker

Mario Seneviratne
Green Technologies

26 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Sheikh Rashid Hall

Fabio Sbacches
Fabio Sbacches
MEP Talks


MEP Market in UAE – Trends and Forecast for 2018

Speaker

Fabio Sbacches
LC & Partners Engineering Consultants

26 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Za’abeel Hall 4

Nandan Tavkar
Nandan Tavkar
Sustainability Talks


Integrating Sustainability into All Scales (Macro, Intermediate and Micro) of the Built Environment

Speaker

Nandan Tavkar
BuroHappold Engineering

26 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Sheikh Rashid Hall

David Godchaux
David Godchaux
Business Talks


The Ripple Effect of Dubai’s Real Estate Market on the Construction Sector

Speaker

David Godchaux
Core Savills

26 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Za’abeel Hall 1

KEREM CENGIZ
KEREM CENGIZ
Architecture Talks


What Does it Mean to be an Arab Architect in these Times?

Speaker

Kerem Cengiz
X Architects

26 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Sheikh Saeed Hall 1

Tarik Al Hraki
Tarik Al Hraki
Project Management


Technology and PMO Business Value

Speaker

Tarik Al Hraki
PM House Consulting

26 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Nathan Cartwright
Nathan Cartwright
MEP Talks


Top Solutions and Challenges in the MEP Industry-Panel Discussion

Speaker

Nathan Cartwright
Godwin Austen Johnson

26 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Darrel Strobel
Darrel Strobel
MEP Talks


Top Solutions and Challenges in the MEP Industry-Panel Discussion

Speaker

Darrel Strobel
KEO International Consultants

26 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Fabio Sbacches
Fabio Sbacches
MEP Talks


Top Solutions and Challenges in the MEP Industry-Panel Discussion

Speaker

Fabio Sbacches
LC & Partners Engineering Consultants

26 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Robert Charles Gregory
Robert Charles Gregory
MEP Talks


Top Solutions and Challenges in the MEP Industry-Panel Discussion

Speaker

Robert Charles Gregory
Aurecon

26 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Anita Nouri
Anita Nouri
Sustainability Talks


Sustainable Waste Management Solutions – Waste Energy

Speaker

Anita Nouri
Green Energy Solutions & Sustainability LLC

27 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Sheikh Rashid Hall

Wesam Nassar
Wesam Nassar
Architecture Talks


The Architecture of a Responsive Environment

Speaker

Wesam Nassar
Wunderkammer Architects

27 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Sheikh Saeed Hall 1

Peter Anagnostou
Peter Anagnostou
Business Talks


The Key to Getting Paid in the UAE Construction Market

Speaker

Peter Anagnostou
DLA Piper Middle East LLP

27 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Za’abeel Hall 1

Hosam Eid Mohammed
Hosam Eid Mohammed
Project Management


Integrating Extension of Time Claims with Risk Management in One Context

Speaker

Hossam Eid Mohammed
Hill International

27 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Harris Qureshi
Harris Qureshi
MEP Talks


Engineering a Safer, Sustainable and High Performance HVAC System for Healthcare

Speaker

Harris Qureshi
TAHPI

27 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Ralf Steinhauer
Ralf Steinhauer
Architecture Talks


A Rollercoaster Ride – Architecture and Construction Over the Past 10 Years

Speaker

Ralf Steinhauer
RSP

27 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Sheikh Saeed Hall 1

Mohamed Abdalla Hassan Hamed
Mohamed Abdalla Hassan Hamed
Project Management


Financial Planning for The Construction Projects

Speaker

Mohamed Abdalla Hassan Hamed
Arab Consulting Engineers

27 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Za’abeel Hall 4

Craig Plumb
Craig Plumb
Business Talks


Opportunities for the Private Sector to Invest in Public Infrastructure

Speaker

Craig Plumb
MENA – JLL

27 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Za’abeel Hall 1

Dr. Shetha Al-Zubaid
Dr. Shetha Al-Zubaid
MEP Talks


The Selection Criteria and Pre-qualification for MEP Specialist in Terms of Technical and Financial Capabilities

Speaker

Dr. Shetha Alzubaidi
Brookson Project Management

27 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Za’abeel Hall 4

Luís Pedro Silva
Luís Pedro Silva
Sustainability Talks


Challenges and Sustainable Symbiosis Between Architecture and Ceramics – Porto Cruise Terminal

Speaker

Arch. Luís Pedro Silva
Portugal Does It Better

27 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Sheikh Rashid Hall

Martin Tillman
Martin Tillman
Sustainability Talks


Future Transport Trends and City Planning

Speaker

Martin Tillman
AECOM

27 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Sheikh Rashid Hall

Fadia Chaker
Fadia Chaker
Architecture Talks


How Sustainable and Creative Design Enhances your Quality of Life?

Speaker

Fadia Chaker
FOC DESIGN

27 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Sheikh Saeed Hall 1

Ahmed Al senosy
Ahmed Al senosy
Project Management


Critical Success Factors of Organisational Project Management (OPM) Governance in Construction Organisations in the Middle East Region

Speaker

Ahmed Al Senosy
Professional Engineers

27 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Mario S
Mario S
Business Talks


Sustainability for C-level Executives

Speaker

Mario Seneviratne
Green Technologies

27 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Za’abeel Hall 1

Robert Charles Gregory
Robert Charles Gregory
MEP Talks


How to Address the Pressures on the MEP Designer in Today’s Market Place?

Speaker

Robert Charles Gregory
Aurecon

27 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Andrew Butterfield
Andrew Butterfield
Technology Talks


Digital Transformation of the Built Environment

Speaker

Andrew Butterfield
BSI Global Product Certification

28 November 2017

11:00 - 12:00

Za'abeel Hall 6

Maged El Hawary
Maged El Hawary
Technology Talks


Innovation in Projects Controls in Construction

Speaker

Maged El Hawary
ASGC

28 November 2017

12:20 - 13:20

Za'abeel Hall 6

Denise O’Leary
Denise O’Leary
Business Talks


How can you Win that Construction Bid?

Speaker

Denise O’Leary
Purpol Marketing

28 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Za’abeel Hall 1

Hosam Eid Mohammed
Hosam Eid Mohammed
Project Management


Leadership to Drive Projects and Project Management Career to and Effective Change

Speaker

Hossam Eid Mohammed
Hill International

28 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Nadia Maqbool
Nadia Maqbool
Architecture Talks


Design to Tell a Story: Every Building has a Story – What is the Importance of Integrating a Theme with Design? How to Collaborate Building Design with Storytelling

Speaker

Nadia Maqbool
23° North

28 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Sheikh Saeed Hall 1

George Berbari
George Berbari
MEP Talks

SPECIAL HVAC DAY
World’s Most Efficient HVAC Systems and Case Study on Zero Energy

Speaker

George Berbari
DC PRO Engineering

28 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

William Whistler
William Whistler
Sustainability Talks


Building Envelope Integrity Saves Significant Money and Energy for Your Clients

Speaker

William Whistler
Green Building Solutions International

28 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Sheikh Rashid Hall

Djordje Grujić
Djordje Grujić
Technology Talks


A Year is Not Enough: The Impact of the Yearly Software Upgrade Rate on the BIM Implementation

Speaker

Djordje Grujić
City Diamond Contracting

28 November 2017

13:40 - 14:40

Za'abeel Hall 6

Michel Francis
Michel Francis
Sustainability Talks


The Impact of Sustainable Materials and Strategies in Architectural Design

Speaker

Michel Francis
DEC Consultants

28 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Sheikh Rashid Hall

André C. Meyerhans
André C. Meyerhans
Architecture Talks


Buildings of the Future – Building in the Future

Speaker

André C. Meyerhans
FISCHER MEYERHANS ARCHITECTS

28 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Sheikh Saeed Hall 1

Shady Shaher Elborno
Shady Shaher Elborno
Business Talks


GCC Macroeconomic Outlook

Speaker

Shady Shaher Elborno
Emirates NBD

28 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Za’abeel Hall 1

Michael J. Lawrence
Michael J. Lawrence
Project Management


Nominating Subcontractors and Suppliers in the UAE

Speaker

Michael J. Lawrence
Insite

28 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Za’abeel Hall 4

Jelle Wagelmans
Jelle Wagelmans
MEP Talks

SPECIAL HVAC DAY
HVACR Leadership Workshop by Eurovent Middle East: Evaporative Cooling-Part 1

Speaker

Jelle Wagelmans
EVAPCO Middle East DMCC

28 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Za’abeel Hall 4

Rafael Van Eijcken
Rafael Van Eijcken
MEP Talks

SPECIAL HVAC DAY
HVACR Leadership Workshop by Eurovent Middle East: Evaporative Cooling-Part 1

Speaker

Rafael Van Eijcken
Baltimore Aircoil Gulf FZE

28 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Za’abeel Hall 4

Sachin Singh
Sachin Singh
Technology Talks


The Amalgamation of BIM and Machine Learning in AEC Industry

Speaker

Sachin Singh
Archcorp Architectural Engineering

28 November 2017

15:00 - 16:00

Za'abeel Hall 6

Dr. Jyothi Gupta
Dr. Jyothi Gupta
Technology Talks


Smart Technologies for Buildings

Speaker

Dr. Jyothi Gupta
Synergy Property Development Services Pvt Ltd

28 November 2017

16:20 - 17:20

Za'abeel Hall 6

Maqsood Ahmed
Maqsood Ahmed
Sustainability Talks


Sustainable Structures for Buildings and Bridges

Speaker

Maqsood Ahmed
Specialty Structures USA

28 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Sheikh Rashid Hall

Joe Tabet
Joe Tabet
Architecture Talks


Sustainability Towards a More Conscious Design Approach

Speaker

Joe Tabet
JT+Partners

28 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Sheikh Saeed Hall 1

Essam Mohamed Lotfi
Essam Mohamed Lotfi
Project Management


Dispute Mitigation Due to Amateur Change Management in Construction Projects in Gulf Area

Speaker

Essam Mohamed Lotfi
NAFFCO

28 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Michael Gallucci
Michael Gallucci
Business Talks


Construction Claims and Defense in a Changing Context

Speaker

Michael Gallucci
MPGQS

28 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Za’abeel Hall 1

Stephen Andrew
Stephen Andrew
MEP Talks

SPECIAL HVAC DAY
HVACR Leadership Workshop by Eurovent Middle East: Evaporative Cooling- Part 2

Speaker

Stephen Andrew
SPX Cooling Technologies UK LTD

28 November 2017

16:30 - 15:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Eric Foucherot
Eric Foucherot
MEP Talks

SPECIAL HVAC DAY
HVACR Leadership Workshop by Eurovent Middle East: Evaporative Cooling- Part 2

Speaker

Eric Foucherot
Eurovent Certita Certification

28 November 2017

16:30 - 15:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Alaa Dalghan
Alaa Dalghan
Technology Talks


An IoT and Smart Cities Update: How Internet of Things is Re-shaping the Construction Industry and Paving the Way to Realize the Dream of Smart Cities

Speaker

Alaa Dalghan
Advantech B&B SmartWorx

28 November 2017

17:40 - 18:40

Za'abeel Hall 6

Hrvoje Cindrić
Hrvoje Cindrić
Technology Talks


Cities Alive: Rethinking Cities in Arid Environments

Speaker

Hrvoje Cindrić
Arup

29 November 2017

11:00 - 12:00

Za'abeel Hall 6

Nicholas Lander
Nicholas Lander
Sustainability Talks


Challenges in Sustainability

Speaker

Nicholas Lander
CH2M

29 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Sheikh Rashid Hall

Moawia  Abdulrahman Sayed Ahmed
Moawia  Abdulrahman Sayed Ahmed
Project Management


Client, Consultant and Contractor (3Cs) Interaction and Interrelation in Project Success/Failure

Speaker

Moawia Abdulrahman
Al Ain Distribution Company (AADC)

29 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Camilo Jimenez
Camilo Jimenez
Technology Talks


AR7: BIM 7D + AR for Facility Management

Speaker

Camilo Jimenez
AECOM

29 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Za'abeel Hall 6

Luisa Coelho
Luisa Coelho
Architecture Talks


Future of Mobility in the UAE

Speaker

Luisa Coelho
Gensler

29 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Sheikh Saeed Hall 1

Samar Hussein
Samar Hussein
Architecture Talks


Future of Mobility in the UAE

Speaker

Samar Hussein
Gensler

29 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Sheikh Saeed Hall 1

Raghdan Hassan
Raghdan Hassan
Architecture Talks


Future of Mobility in the UAE

Speaker

Raghdan Hassan
Gensler

29 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Sheikh Saeed Hall 1

Waseem Ahmed
Waseem Ahmed
MEP Talks


Improving Business Performance through Proper Risk Management

Speaker

Waseem Ahmed
ADNOC Drilling

29 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Jayan Balakrishnan
Jayan Balakrishnan
Business Talks

SPECIAL VAT DAY
An Introduction to VAT in GCC Countries

Speaker

Jayan Balakrishnan
Apt Management Consultancy

29 November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Za’abeel Hall 1

Rabih Bou Rashid
Rabih Bou Rashid
Technology Talks


To Drone or Not to Drone?

Speaker

Rabih Bou Rashid
Falcon Eye Drones

29 November 2017

13:40 - 14:40

Za'abeel Hall 6

Jonathan Mullan
Jonathan Mullan
Project Management


Why Do Projects Take Too Long and Cost Too Much?

Speaker

Jonathan Mullan
Insite

29 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Za’abeel Hall 4

Bassel Omara
Bassel Omara
Sustainability Talks


Two Phase: Designing Day and Night

Speaker

Bassel Omara
Dorsch Holding GmbH - DC Abu Dhabi

29 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Sheikh Rashid Hall

Balachandran Senthilraj
Balachandran Senthilraj
MEP Talks


Advanced Technologies for MEP in Future

Speaker

Balachandran Senthilraj
Southern General Contracting & Real Estate LLC

29 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Za’abeel Hall 4

Rakesh Pardasani
Rakesh Pardasani
Business Talks

SPECIAL VAT DAY
VAT Considerations for the Construction and Build Industry

Speaker

Rakesh Pardasani
RSM Dahman

29 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Za’abeel Hall 1

Hasim Altan
Hasim Altan
Architecture Talks


The Art of Implementing Sustainable Design and Architecture to Fix the Current Environmental Challenges

Speaker

Hasim Altan
University of Sharjah

29 November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Sheikh Saeed Hall 1

Waleed Elewa
Waleed Elewa
Technology Talks


BIM and Project Information Management/BIM from Organization View

Speaker

Waleed Elewa
BIM Road

29 November 2017

15:00 - 16:00

Za'abeel Hall 6

Florian Techel
Florian Techel
Technology Talks


BIM and Sustainability - A Perfect Match?

Speaker

Florian Techel
Canadian University Dubai

29 November 2017

16:20 - 17:20

Za'abeel Hall 6

Dr. Hamad Al Jassmi
Dr. Hamad Al Jassmi
Project Management


Lean Construction in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Speaker

Dr. Hamad Al Jassmi
College of Engineering, UAE University

29 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Nigel Eckersall
Nigel Eckersall
Architecture Talks


Design and Architectural Innovation in Facades/Advanced Facades Geometries

Speaker

Nigel Eckersall
VE Experts

29 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Sheikh Saeed Hall 1

Tom Sweeney
Tom Sweeney
MEP Talks


BIM- Driving Innovation in MEP Design

Speaker

Tom Sweeney
WSP Middle East

29 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Za’abeel Hall 4

Dr. Hany Salem
Dr. Hany Salem
Sustainability Talks


Sustainability Management Plan Under LEED Rating System

Speaker

Dr. Hany Salem
Integrative Sustainability Group

29 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Sheikh Rashid Hall

Michael Patchett Joyce
Michael Patchett Joyce
Business Talks

SPECIAL VAT DAY
VAT: Real Estate Realities

Speaker

Michael Patchett Joyce
Editor-Special Edition on VAT in the Gulf

29 November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Za’abeel Hall 1

Bhanu Gejjela
Bhanu Gejjela
Technology Talks


BIM and Emerging Technologies (BIM Coding, Level 3 and Virtual Reality) Disrupting Building Construction

Speaker

Bhanu Gejjela
BIM & GRAFX INTEGRATED STUDIO PVT LTD

29 November 2017

17:40 - 18:40

Za'abeel Hall 6

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