26 - 29 November 2017
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11:00 - 19:00 Daily
Dubai World Trade Centre
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Summit Agenda

9.00 - 9.30
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Speaker/s:

Dr. Ulrich Lotz
Dr. Ulrich Lotz Managing Director FBF Betondienst, Germany

A timely, business-critical update on global and regional market dynamics and recent trends impacting the construction industry and precast concrete sector.

  • Oil Prices: Evaluating the impact of sustained low oil prices on construction projects and infrastructure spending
  • VAT: Forecasting how the forthcoming introduction of VAT will impact the GCC’s construction sector
  • Demographics: Reviewing how explosive population growth is driving demand for affordable housing solutions
  • Prefab Trends: Assessing the rising popularity of prefab construction trends and how this is likely to translate into local and regional demand
  • Skills and Education: Analysing the need for skilled labour, investing into education and the impact of localization policies

Speaker/s:

Christopher Seymour
Christopher Seymour Regional Development Director and Head of Markets MESA Mott MacDonald
  •          Overview of regional building codes pertaining to earthquake resistance
  •          Ensuring structural safety through best practice in seismic design of concrete structures
  •          Incorporating seismic risk mitigation and disaster risk reduction strategies from the design stage
  •          Lessons learnt from past earthquakes

Speaker/s:

Dr. Haluk Sucuoğlu
Dr. Haluk Sucuoğlu Director, Structural and Earthquake Engineering Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering METU, Turkey
  •          Latest updates on building codes and regulations pertaining to fire resistance, life safety and property protection
  •          Exploring the behavior of architectural precast concrete under fire conditions
  •          Assessing fire endurance characteristics of precast exterior walls
  •          Precast concrete and passive fire protection
  •          Applying global best practice to fire safe design and engineering

Speaker/s:

Peter Stephenson
Peter Stephenson Associate Director, Fire Engineering, Buro Happold; Branch President, Institution of Fire Engineers in the Middle East (GCC UAE Branch)
  • Structural engineering challenges in the Middle East market and implications for precast concrete moulds and formwork construction 
  • Solutions for 2D and 3D precast production 
  • Integrating more value into precast regarding the highest possible grade of prefabrication
  • A brief history of translucent concrete
  • Exploring typical production processes
  • Understanding current applications worldwide

Speaker/s:

Dr. Andreas Roye
Dr. Andreas Roye Chief Executive LUCEM, Germany
  • Overview of the latest developments in today’s precast concrete products
  • Precast concrete technology that can deliver on a range of outcomes including heating, cooling and acoustic optimisation
  • Mitigating environmental impact of buildings through the use of multifunctional precast concrete
  • Data and cost analysis of the benefits of using multifunctional precast concrete in construction projects

Speaker/s:

Claus Bering
Claus Bering MD and CEO CRH, Denmark
  • Identifying and minimizing risks
  • Initiatives that produce sustainable results
  • Achieving a zero harm industry 

Speaker/s:

Martin Clarke
Martin Clarke Principal Consultant, Former CEO - British Precast Clarke Consult

Now more than ever before there is a firm focus on efficiency, sustainability and environmental imperatives that is transforming construction and building trends worldwide.  Rapid technological advancements and concrete innovations have positioned precast as one of the most sustainable and efficient building materials on the market.  This closing session will bring together experts from across the precast construction value chain to share their thoughts on how these materials will impact construction trends today and in the future. 

  • Advancements in sustainable concrete
  • Comparative performance analysis of precast concrete technologies – what technologies are right for different projects and outcomes
  • LEED and Estidama – highlighting how precast concrete can improve your green building ratings
  • Exploring durability and sustainability of concrete in extreme climates
  • Forecasting how sustainability and environmental performance measures are likely to shape construction trends going forward and how the precast market can leverage the new opportunities this will present

Speaker/s:

Jyri Nieminen
Jyri Nieminen Chief Sustainability Officer and Lead Adviser SWECO, Finland
Omair Awadh
Omair Awadh Senior Sustainability Consultant AESG, UAE
Mohamad Abdul Wahid
Mohamad Abdul Wahid Commercial Director Gulf Precast Concrete, UAE

Moderators:

Dr. Ulrich Lotz
Dr. Ulrich Lotz Managing Director FBF Betondienst, Germany
  • Emerging need for Sustainable Development
  • Concept of Circular Economy
  • Challenges faced with the conventional Production- Consumption Model
  • Its impact on the Current Practices Cement Concrete Industry
  • Key Goals and Strategy

Speaker/s:

Sarfraz H Dairkee
Sarfraz H Dairkee Secretary to the Board at Emirates Green Building Council and General Manager M.A.H.Y. Khoory & Co. LLC

Speaker/s:

Raman Mangabhai
Raman Mangabhai President Institute of Concrete Technology, UK

Don’t miss this inspirational address from one of the world’s foremost experts on the structural design of tall and supertall buildings as he shares his observations on the disruptive technologies, innovative materials and forward-looking techniques shaping buildings of tomorrow and his views on the role of precast concrete and ultra high performance concrete in achieving increasingly ambitious structural designs.

Speaker/s:

Bill Price
Bill Price Director, Strategic Growth WSP, UK

Fascinating insights into the latest in 3D printing technology including:

  •          How does the technology work?
  •          How much does it cost?
  •          What volume can it turn out?
  •          How long does it take?
  •          What is the quality and durability of the concrete produced through 3D printing?
  •          How likely is 3D concrete printing to become a mainstream production method?

Speaker/s:

Prof. Dr Dirk Lowke
Prof. Dr. Eng. Dirk Lowke Head of Concrete Technology and Lead Researcher Technical University of Munich, Germany

Advancements in digital and software technologies have now made it possible to more effectively assess the functional requirements for precast concrete construction projects.  

  • Overview of the latest advancements in 3D modeling, BIM and parametric processes for precast concrete construction
  • Understanding the key differences between the technologies
  • What approach is best for your project?
  • Outlining the key measurable benefits for precast concrete construction projects
  • Challenges: How much data is too much data?  How can you avoid information overload?

Speaker/s:

Christopher Tebb
Christopher Tebb Practice Leader - BIM, Middle East Unit Mott MacDonald, UAE
  • Assessing alternative uses of precast concrete in structural design and engineering of critical infrastructure
  • Exploring high performance precast concrete and ultra-high performance precast concrete to deliver tall and supertall towers
  • Identifying challenges from real world case studies and solutions to overcome them

Speaker/s:

Jens Fussing
Jens Fussing Technical Director BG&E Consulting, UAE

This session will bring together a unique cross-section of global industry leaders to share their experience and views on the innovations revolutionizing the concrete and precast industry.  Hear from our panel of experts as they discuss the following:

  • What are the latest innovations and developments in prefabrication construction?
  • What technologies are transforming the prefabrication design and construction industry?
  • What are the latest advancements in materials used and associated assembly techniques?
  • What global technological trends and construction methods are shaping the future of the industry?
  • How are concrete technologies developing in line with construction trends and how are they contributing to more efficient, sustainable structures?
  • What steps can public and private sector take to close the skills gap and take advantage of these opportunities?

Speaker/s:

Dr. Abdulaziz I. Al-Negheimish
Dr. Abdulaziz I. Al-Negheimish Prof. of Structural Engineering and Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Concrete Research and Testing, Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Abdulmajid Karanouh
Abdulmajid Karanouh Director, Head of Innovation Design, Facades & Sustainability Ramboll, UAE
Martin Clarke
Martin Clarke Principal Consultant, Former CEO - British Precast Clarke Consult

Moderators:

Raman Mangabhai
Raman Mangabhai President Institute of Concrete Technology, UK
  • Electric poles, transformer substations, electric manholes
  • Water and sewage pipes, manholes
  • Bridge beams, slabs and elevations, road barriers

Speaker/s:

Loay Ghazaleh
Loay Ghazaleh Advisor Ministry of Works, Bahrain

Exploring the key efficiencies as well as time and cost savings made from prefab design and construction using precast concrete elements.  

  • Highlighting the importance of an integrated approach incorporating all project stakeholders from concept stage
  • Quantifying how prefab including precast can improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness when incorporated from planning stage
  • Comparative analysis of project cost savings of precast versus site cast construction when planned properly
  • Maximising the potential of precast through planning and construction best practice

Speaker/s:

Jyri Nieminen
Jyri Nieminen Chief Sustainability Officer and Lead Adviser SWECO, Finland

This session will identify and provide cost-effective, sustainable solutions to some of the common challenges and regional issues facing precast structures.

  • Overview of the main causes of defects and deterioration of concrete structures in the Middle East
  • Highlighting the importance of testing and inspection of concrete structures
  • Assessment and evaluation methods for existing structures
  • Cost-effective concrete solutions for refurbishment and repair
  • Decision making in repair and strengthening: Choosing the right solutions

Speaker/s:

Dr. Moetaz El-Hawary
Dr. Moetaz El-Hawary Senior Engineering Consultant Gulf Consult, Kuwait


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