• 08:30
  • Registration, Coffee & Networking
  • 09:00
  • Opening Remarks & Welcome Note from Chairman Paul Wallett, Regional Director, Trimble Solutions Middle East and India
  • 09:10
  • Know your peers!
  • 09:30
  • Construction Landscape and Technology Integration - Overview, Status and trends in the regional construction sector

    Digital Transformation for Construction Projects
    Implementation of smart technology for all stages of construction projects: using BIM and virtual reality to leverage the power of data for the benefit of all project stakeholders Charles Dunk, BIM Manager, AECOM

    How digital technology supports decision making and optioneering during masterplan design
    Marc Durand, Director - Digital Disruption, Atkins Middle East & Africa

    Digitizing Constructible Projects
    Digitizing the construction lifecycle start to end, using combined technologies which can streamline the whole workflow by the hardware and software integration. Hany Ahmed Salah, Area Business Manager, Trimble

  • 10:30
  • Networking Coffee
  • 11:30
  • Technology Panel Discussion - Building Information Modelling: Has the Full potential achieved?

    - Nawal Yousef Al Hanaei, Director of Technical and Land Affairs & Head of Building section, Fujairah Municipality
    - Chris Tebb, Practice Lead - BIM, MEU BIM Champion, Mott MacDonald
    - Alexander Kolpakov, PE, PMP, Associate Director, BIM Centre, UAE & Oman, AECOM
    Moderator: Nigel Eckersall, Director of Design and Development, VE Experts

  • 12:30
  • Networking Lunch
  • 13:30
  • Positioning the GCC Construction Industry to leverage the opportunities IOT presents

    - Herbert Fuchs, Chief Information Officer, Al Shafar General Contracting (ASGC)
    - Scott Coombes, Director, AESG
    Moderator: Mike Cairney, Managing Partner, PMK Consult

  • 14:30
  • Record Keeping for Construction Dispute Resolution
    Benjamin Highfield, Partner, HKA
  • 15:00
  • Advantages of Using AR & VR for Off-Site Manufacturing
    Sam Lloyd, Manufacturing Leader, Laing O'Rourke
  • 15:30
  • Networking Coffee
  • 16:00
  • Roundtable Sessions


  • 08:00
  • Registration, Coffee and Networking
  • 08:55
  • Chairman´s Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 09:00
  • Building renewable energy designs using solar panels - Solar can be a viable and a sustainable energy source for the region
  • 09:20
  • UAE´s road to sustainability - With the Government´s all-encompassing renewable energy programmes, the UAE tops the GCC list of countries to adopt sustainable practices
  • 09:40
  • Case Study: Diamond Developers building the first sustainable city in the UAE
  • 10:00
  • Solar energy potential in the GCC - The increasing demand on resource will obviously start to put a strain on the current supply grid and therefore alternative solutions are being sorted.
  • 10:20
  • Networking coffee break
  • 10:40
  • Challenges Facing the Application of Zero-Energy Homes in Saudi Arabia


  • 11:10
  • Panel discussion and Q&A
  • 11:30
  • How the Internet of Things is impacting the construction industry - driving the Middle East´s mainstream construction innovation
  • 11:50
  • How is the GCC placed to fully exploit the opportunities that IoT presents to the industry - GCC countries are pegged to see a high adoption of IoT for smart technologies
  • 12:10
  • How is Industrial IoT optimizing resources - The regional cities, with their rapidly expanding property portfolio and upcoming mega-events, are now trying to create smart and digitally connected infrastructure to meet the high benchmarks of a sustainable smart cities
  • 12:20
  • Cost-efficiency adoption of IoT in the GCC - How are the costs kept in check during the construction timeline of the project
  • 12:40
  • Networking lunch break
  • 13:40
  • Panel Discussion & Q&A: Construction sites to be human-free by 2050
  • 14:00
  • End of Day Two