Talks Presentations

Session Time Speaker Details Presentation Topic Presentation Download Link
MEP TALKS
Sunday 26th November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Darrel Strobel, KEO International Consultants

Net Zero and Near Net Zero Energy Buildings

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14:10 - 15:10

Fabio Sbacches, LC & Partners Engineering Consultants

MEP Market in the UAE - Trends & Forecast for 2018

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Monday 27th November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Harris Qureshi, TAHPI 

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

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14:10 - 15:10

Dr. Shetha Alzubaidi, Brookson Project Management

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

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16:30 - 17:30

Robert Charles Gregory, Aurecon

How to Address the Pressure on the MEP Designer in Today's Market Place?

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Tuesday 28th November 2017
MEP TALKS - Special HVAC Day 

12:30 - 13:30

George Berbari, DC PRO Engineering

World's Most Efficient HVAC Systems and Case Study on Zero Energy

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14:10 - 15:10

Rafael Van Eijcken, Baltimore Aircoil Gulf FZE

HVACR Leadership Workshop by Eurovent Middle East: Evaporate Cooling Part 1

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14:10 - 15:10

Stephen Andrew, SPX Cooling Technologies UK LTD

HVACR Leadership Workshop by Eurovent Middle East: Evaporate Cooling Part 2

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16:30 - 17:30

Eric Foucherot, Eurovent Certita Certification

HVACR Leadership Workshop by Eurovent Middle East: Evaporate Cooling Part 2

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Wednesday 29th November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Waseem Ahmed, ADNOC Drilling 

Improving Business Performance through Proper Risk Management

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14:10 - 15:10

Balachandran Senthilraj, Southern General Contracting & Real Estate

Advanced Technologies for MEP in Future


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Sustainability Talks

Sunday 26th November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Ranya Metwalli Shields, Al Hamra Kuwait Co WII

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

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16:30 - 17:30

Nandan Tavkar, BurpHappold Engineering

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

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Tuesday 28th November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Mohsen Haj Hassan, Transmed

Smart Cities - The Role of Technology in Forming Green Sustainable Cities 

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16:30 - 17:30

Maqsood Ahmed, Specialty Structures USA

Sustainable Structures for Buildings and Bridges 

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Wednesday 29th November 2017

16:30 - 17:30

Dr. Hany Salem, Integrative Sustainability Group

Sustainability Management Plan Under LEED Rating System 

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Architecture Talks 

Sunday 26th November 2017 

16:30 - 17:30

Kerem Cengiz, X Architects

What does it Mean to be an Arab Architect in These Times?

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Monday 27th November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Wesam Nassar, Wunderkammer Architects 

The Architecture of a Responsive Environment

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16:30 - 17:30

Ralf Steinhauer, RSP

A Rollercoaster Ride - Architecture and Construction Over the Past 10 years 

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16:30 - 17:30

Fadia Chaker, FOC Design

How Sustainable and Creative Design Enhances your Quality of Life

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Tuesday 28th November 2017

12:30 - 11:30

Nadia Maqbool, 23 degrees North 

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 

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Wednesday 29th November

14:10 - 15:10

Hasim Altan, University of Sharjah 

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

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16:30 - 17:30

Nigel  Eckersall, VE Experts

Design and Architectural Innovation in Facades/ Advanced Facades Geometries

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Project Management Talks

Sunday 26th November 2017 

12:30 - 13:30

P.E. Ahmed Altarawneh, RTA

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

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14:10 - 15:10

Mohamed Batran, Alrajhi Ekhwan Group

Construction Quality Management

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Monday 27th November 2017

12:30 - 11:30

Hassam Eid Mohammed, Hill International

Integrating Extension of Time Claims with Risk Management in One Context

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14:10 - 15:10

Mohamed Abdalla Hassan Hamed, Arab Consulting Engineers 

Financial Planning for the Construction Projects

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16:30 - 17:30

Ahmed Al Senosy, Professional Engineers

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

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Tuesday 28th November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Hassam Eid Mohammed, Hill International

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

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14:10 - 15:10

Michael J. Lawrence, Insite

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

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Wednesday 29th November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Moawia Abdulrahman, Al Ain Distribution Company 

Client, Consultant, and Contractor (3cs) Interaction and Iterrelation in Project Success/Failure 

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14:10 - 15:10

Jonathan Mullan, Insite 

Why do Projects Take Too Long and Cost too Much?

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16:30 - 17:30

Dr. Hamad Al Jassmi, College of Engineering, UAE University

Lean Construction in the Era of Artificial Intelligence 

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Business Talks

Sunday 26th November 2017 

12:30 - 13:30

Shahram Safai, Afridi & Angell 

Construction Contracts: Issues and Practical Solutions 

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14:10 - 15:10

Nabeel Ikram, Hogan Lovells

Big Five Areas to Consider when Resolving the Inevitable Construction Dispute  

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16:30 - 17:30

David Godchaux, Core Savills

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

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Monday 27th November 2017

14:10 - 15:10

Craig Plumb, MENA - JLL

Opportunities for the Private Sector to Invest in Public Infrastrucure  

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Tuesday 28th November 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Denise O'Leary, Purpol Marketing

How can you win that Construction Bid?

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16:30 - 17:30

Michael Galluci, MPGQS

Construction Claims and Defense in a Changing Context

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Wednesday 29th November 2017

Business Talks - Special VAT Day

12:30 - 13:30

Jayan Balakrishnan, Apt Management Consultancy

An Introduction to VAT in GCC Countries 

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16:30 - 17:30

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

VAT: Real Estate Realities 

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Technology Talks
Tuesday 28th November 2017

13:40 - 14:40

Djordje Grujic, City Diamond Contracting 

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

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15:00 - 16:00

Sachin Singh, Archcorp Architectural Engineering 

The Amalgamation of BIM and Machine Learning in AEC Industry 

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17:40 - 18:40

Alaa Dalghan, Advantech B&B SmartWorx

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

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Wednesday 29th November 2017

11:00 - 12:00

Hrvoje Cindric, Arup

Cities Alive: rethinking Cities in Arid Environments

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12:30 - 13:30

Camilo Jimenez, AECOM 

AR7: Bim 7D + AR For Facility Management 

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15:00 - 16:00

Waleed Elewa, BIM Road

BIM and Project Information Management/BIM from Organisation View 

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16:20 - 17:20

Florian Techel, Canadian University Dubai

BIM and Sustainability - A Perfect Match?

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17:40 - 18:40

Bhanu Gejjela, BIM & GRAFIX Integrated Studio PVT LTD

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

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