23 - 26 November 2020
11:00 - 19:00 DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE #BIG5EXHIBITION

Download the presentations of the educational sessions that took place during The Big 5.

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Architecture & Design Talks

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Adaptive re-use of buildings in UAE – Dubai in perspective
Ashok Ganapathy Iyer, Professor & Chairperson, School of Design & Architecture (SoDA) at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) - Dubai Campus

Made in Context – Informed Design Approach
Abdelkhader Saadi, Design Principal at JT & Partners

 

Improving employee wellbeing & bottom-line project owner’s perspective on WELL certifications
Hala Yousef, Head of Sustainability, Middle East and North Africa at Cundall

The sound of architecture
Sarah Huskie, Head of Acoustics at WSP


 

HVAC R Talks

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Don’t Oversize: The Importance of right sizing HVAC Equipment
Mohammed Nader Alamirah, Senior Mechanical Engineer at CONIN Incorporated Consultants

How to Save Energy ($) with “Proper Duct Design”
Sterling Minter, National Sales Manager at AQC Industries

Importance of fresh air in air conditioning
Yogesh Kulkarni, MEP Consultant at Accurate Management Consultancy

YORK YZ Magnetic bearing chillers– A leap to the future
Deepak Bhat, MBranch Manager Large Tonnage Chiller Applied equipment at Johnson Controls

 

Introduction to ventilation & indoor air quality
Shehab Shoukry Bekhet, Senior Mechanical Engineer at Dar Al Handasah

Modular Solutions and Off-Site Manufacturing for Chilled Water Plants
Olivier Boshart, Business Development Manager - Modular Chiller Plants at Daikin Middle East and Africa

The use of excess steam to supply absorption chillers in cogeneration plants
Dr. Jean-Michel Mufuta Mukena, Engineering Specialist, Technology & Innovation Division, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

Total system efficiency when specifying VFD’s for sustainable buildings
John Conboy, Director - drives segment at Danfoss


 

Offsite & Modular Construction Talks

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Project Management Talks

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Bridging the strategy-to-execution gap: the PMO at the heart of Success
Frederic Casagrande, PMO Expert at Nawah Energy Company

Financial Planning and funding gaps in construction projects
Mohamed Abdalla Hassan Hamed, Project Manager at Arab Consulting Engineers

Financial skills for non-financial managers and entrepreneurs
Jayan Balakrishnan, Managing Director at Apt Management Consultancy

Fire Risk Management
Roy S. Fernandes, Projects Director at Jensen Hughes

How can we deliver more successful projects in the region?
Sachin Kerur, Head of Middle East Region at Reed Smith LLP

 

How Saudi Customs are embedding local content strategy into our program strategy?
Stephen Ashcroft, Head of Contracts and Procurement at AECOM

Innovation in construction project management
Dr. Amjad Alshabatat, Director at Arcadis

Program vs Project Management – What is the difference?
Antonis Slicher, Project Director at MHPM Project Managers


 

Technology Talks

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BIM- Present and future
Adugna Fanuel, Head of Structural Engineering at Azizi Developments


 

Urban Design Talks

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Case Study: A tale of two cities: urban development in Shanghai and Dubai
Edgardo Budoy, Creative Design Director at SPI
Myryl Veloso, Architect and Urban Designer at UrbanData Inc. Shanghai

The beautiful cities drive the productivity
Safaa Al Bahrany, Senior Planner-Master planning & Urban Designer at DEWAN

Bringing life back into non-residential areas with smarter planning and vibrant design
Preetam Panwar, Executive Director at ZAS Group of Companies

Commercial and community splashpads: Designing for play value, sustainability and optimal integration
Scott Stefanc, Design & Innovation Team - Key Account Manager at Vortex

 

Designing regional landscapes to promote water preservation
Khalil Ammar, Principal Scientist in Hydrology / Hydrogeology at ICBA

Case Study: Identity and contemporary art in the cultural landscape architecture
Dr. Islam El-Ghonaimy, Associate Professor at University of Bahrain

Sports impact on civilization and sustainability
Hashem Aljamal, General Manager at Faris Group

Urban Wetlands and built environment
Niva Rana Mahanta, Professor at Amity University


 

Geotechnical and Engineering Summit

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Ground improvement solutions for different geologies in the GCC
Guido Freitag, Regional Manager at Wicks

 

Latest developments in diaphragm wall technology - focus on Middle East projects
Davide Gorassi, Sales Area Manager at Soilmec S.p.A


 

HVAC R Pioneers' Summit

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Distributed Pumping System - The Next Generation of Chilled Water Pumping
Ronak Monga, Segment Manager - Building Services at Grundfos


 

Stone Design Seminars

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Natural stone: Everything architects and designers need to know about the oldest building material
Sajiv Shrivastva, Business Development Manager at Al Mildad- Rocmet Corporation Group

Natural stone supplier-to-buyer manual: creating international standards for importing and exporting
Mohamed Kader, Business Development Director at Egymar International

Stone exterior wall cladding – best practices and techniques
Charles Muehlbauer, Technical Director at Natural Stone Institute

 

The art of specifying natural stone
Sajiv Shrivastva, Business Development Manager at Al Mildad- Rocmet Corporation Group

Understanding ASTM standards & stone testing for projects
Charles Muehlbauer, Technical Director at Natural Stone Institute

Water in Landscape – an exploration of integrated water design at different project scale
Edgardo Budoy, Creative Design Director at SPI


 

The American Concrete Institute Conference

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Design-build and integrated project delivery
Bill Hutton, Manager, Corrosion Solutions at Structural Technologies - ACI UAE Chapter


 

Urban Design & Landscape Summit

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Defragmenting Urban Life
Dr. Ziad Aazam, Head of Planning and Urban Design at New Jeddah Downtown

Enhancing movement in the playground
Robert Lockhart, Chief Compliance Officer at Dynamo Playgrounds

 

Green in arid cities: What we know, what we think we know, and what we don’t know
Huda Shaka, Associate Director at Arup

Urban Policy Transfer
Dr. Majid Aldalbahi, Consultant and Urban Planning Specialist at Riyadh Municipality