The Next Step in the BIM Revolution
About Middle East BIM Summit 2018

Returning for the third year, the 2018 edition of ME BIM Summit will focus on the key issues facing the modern-day construction industry, particularly in the Middle East. With BIM now firmly entrenched within the industry, the focus must turn towards what comes next, and this year’s summit keeps the spotlight firmly on the future.

With Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Augmented Reality taking an increasingly prominent role in the design, engineering and delivery of projects, constructions firms must continuously look to update and inform themselves about how technology can be best utilised on their projects and processes. The ME BIM Summit 3.0 intends to provide a basis for the start of this conversation.

2018 Speakers

Panel speakers will range across the sectors involved with BIM, including senior level government officials, BIM implementation experts, software developers and senior leadership from construction contractor and consultant companies.

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2018 Agenda

The ME BIM Summit is a one-day conference which will includes panel discussions, presentations and case studies that cover a variety of topics across the BIM spectrum. The event aims to inspire, educate and lead the region’s construction professionals into a future driven by BIM.

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CPD Workshop

Be more productive and efficient by reflecting on your learning and highlighting gaps in your knowledge and experience. Attend the CPD workshop case study to further enhance your knowledge of BIM and contribute towards your continuous personal development.

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Speakers

INSIGHTS AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING FOR BIM EXPERTS BY EXPERTS

Nour
H.
Kassassir

Parsons

Nour Habib Kassassir is the Vice President and CIO for Parsons MEA Business Unit....

Marwan
Abu
Ebeid

Turner International Middle East

Dr. Marwan Abu Ebeid is a Sr. BIM Manager and Head of the BIM....

Edward
Surgeon

Oracle

Edward has been guiding Construction & Engineering businesses.....

Farah
Kurdi

AECOM

Farah Kurdi is the Regional Operations Director and Project Management Technical Professional Lead at AECOM....

Carolina
Fong
Guzzy

Accienta

Carolina Fong Guzzy, currently serves as Digital Engineering Manager at Accienta....

Prakash
Senghani

AECOM

Prakash Senghani is the Digital Project Delivery Lead for Construction Services at AECOM Middle East....

Suhail
Arfath

Autodesk

As Industry Manager at Autodesk, Suhail Arfath is responsible for thought leadership and evangelizing....

Djordje
Grujic

Architectural Corner

Djordje is the General Manager of Architectural Corner engineering consultancy in Dubai....

Tareq
AL-Masri

Trimble Solutions Middle East

After graduation in 2001 from the University of Jordan with a degree in Information Technology....

Craig
Garrett

Bentley Systems

Based in Dubai, Craig has 30 plus years of cross industry experience and is recognized as a leading authority on digital delivery in the middle east.....

Raguram
Jayaram

Bentley Systems

Raguram Jayaram is a registered architect with 4+ years of professional AEC project experience in architectural offices....

Clifford
Kneale

Pace

Cliff Kneale is a Building Information Modelling (BIM) strategist with a vast experience of writing....

Derek
Bourke

BAM International

A Mechanical Engineer by profession, Derek worked with BAM Ireland on a number....

Nicky
Dobreanu

C-Quest

Chartered quantity surveyor and a certified BIM manager assisting clients on a number of public and private projects across the MENA region.....

Dr.
Ioannis
Spanos

KEO International Consultants

An award winning professional engineer who is specializing in sustainability, with 18 years’ experience and exposure on BIM since 2007.....

Phillipa
Grant

AESG

Phillipa manages the Energy and Sustainable Development Division for AESG....

Arsen
Safaryan

ALEC Engineering and Contracting LLC

Arsen leads the BIM and digital construction in ALEC....

Andrew
Milburn

Godwin Austen Johnson

Zimbabwean Andrew Milburn has been an integral part of the GAJ team having joined the company in 2004....

Karen
Comber

Drees & Sommer

Passionate about Design and Usability, Karen, has delivered exceptional work for three....

Lama
Harb

JT+Partners

Lama is an Architect with 20 years of professional experience in the field of Architecture in the Middle East....

Adeen
Gaith

Perkins+Will

Adeen is an Architect who has worked with some the Middle East’s leading practices....

Joylyn
M.
Dela
Cruz

Aurecon

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Nithin
Thomas

Shapoorji Pallonji International

Nithin is an RICS certified Project Manager....

Mansour
Faried

CSCEC ME

Head of Engineering department in CSCEC ME, with Over than 16 years of Construction experience and construction related academic research.....

Elena
Salun

Cracknell

Elena Salun is the Head of CAD & BIM at Cracknell Landscape Design.....

Arsanious
Abtnago

ASGC Construction L.L.C

BIM Technical Architect in ASGC group, Arsanious is maximizing the BIM benefits across the company and developing its integration from 3D to 7D....

Alistair
Davis

BLACK AND WHITE ENGINEERING LIMITED

Living in the UAE since 2007, Alistair is a chartered mechanical engineer with extensive experience in the building services industry....

2018 Agenda Schedule

08:30 AM – 09:30 AM

Registration and Networking

09:30 AM – 09:40 AM

Welcome address by Summit Chair

09:40 AM – 09:55 AM

Keynote Address by VIP Guest

TBC

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM

Panel Discussion Topic 1

The Future of BIM will not be BIM

This panel discussion will be focused on how the construction industry is utilising new technology, in conjunction with existing BIM protocols and processes. This discussion will focus on how engineers, designers and contractors are learning how to combine BIM technology with Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Generative Design and Design Automation.

    Discussion Points:
    • How technology is changing the way we design buildings and structures
    • How are Generative Design, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and other technologies going to help designers explore alternative approaches and select the most optimal and sustainable design solution
    • What is Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and why are major contractors and consultants looking at it as part of their construction process?
    • How to educate the local construction industry about the importance of evolving with technology, rather than reacting to it
    • The need to move construction off-site
    • How is Connected BIM disrupting design and the making – and use of – Infrastructure in the region?
    • The Evolution of the BIM Manger and the BIM team (roles) inside organizations
10:50 AM – 11:05 AM

Presentation 1

Prakash Senghani – AECOM

BIM vs Digital Transformation: Prakash Senghani will look at how BIM is part of, if not the instigator, of digital transformation in the industry, and how many of the successes of the digital initiatives that are being discussed depend on successful BIM implementation. His presentation will cover the status, the challenges and the opportunities of BIM deployment in the Middle East.

11:05 AM – 11:15 AM

Coffee Break

11:15 AM – 12:05 PM

Panel Discussion Topic 2

The Importance of Big Data for BIM

This panel discussion will focus on how Big Data can be best combined with BIM technologies, and then applied on major infrastructure and master-planned projects, as well as being used in the design and planning of cities across the region.

    Discussion Points:
  • Why data matters to the BIM process
  • Discussing what DIKW (Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom) means when it comes to BIM and Big Data
  • Utilising data to build, plan and design projects, infrastructure and cities
  • Utilising the Internet of Things on BIM processes and projects
  • Utilising data for machine learning in the BIM model
  • Harvesting value out of BIM models + Internet of Things during the Operation & Maintenance phase of projects
  • Who owns the information? The client, the consultant, the contractor?
12:05 PM – 12:20 PM

Presentation 2

Raguram Jayaram – Bentley Systems

The Role of Drones in Digital Transformation Adoption of Drones and its associated disruptive technologies in design and construction industry has seen dramatic rise in the past few years. Such technologies are paving the way to replace traditional methods of surveying and analysing real world information in digital context to improve BIM maturity.

In this presentation, learn through a case study how technologies and innovations, using these new eyes in the skies, are helping our users to mitigate project risks and improve performance of their construction and assets.

12:25 PM – 1:15 PM

Panel Discussion Topic 3

Sustainability and BIM

This panel discussion will focus on BIM and how its processes can be utilised in the sustainable development and construction of projects and buildings, while also utilising the latest technology to ensure the preservation of the environment, efficient use of resources and lead to social and cultural progress.

    Discussion Points:
  • Using BIM to build green cities
  • How BIM promotes sustainable construction
  • Managing resources and projects efficiently with BIM
  • Utilising big data in conjunction with BIM to create smarter, healthier cities
  • Pooling technical, operational, construction and manufacturing knowledge together for better design
  • Streamlining and refining project delivery
  • Using BIM to design Net Zero Energy buildings
  • Early stakeholders’ collaboration impact on sustainability, why IPD makes sense from a sustainability point of view?
1:20 PM – 1:40 PM

Presentation 3:

Cliff Kneale – Pace

TBC

1:40 PM – 2:00 PM

Presentation 4

Marwan Abu Ebeid – Turner International Middle East

BIM Standards around the World: What’s in and What’s missing? With the rapid expansion of BIM implantation in the construction industry regionally and globally; there are many standards developed for BIM practice which currently varies from country to county. This session will highlight the need for change in the present construction industry and an overview of BIM standards globally with the aim of seeking best practices for BIM process management

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Closing Remarks and Lunch

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Why is this conference for you?

Stay Ahead of the curve

Learn from the experts how your company can evolve, grow and become more efficient through the correct utilisation of BIM technology.

Find new ways of thinking and problem solving

Listen and learn from the region's foremost BIM experts as they explain how the future of BIM will change the way the construction industry operates.

Networking opportunities

The BIM Summit presents you with an opportunity to interact and discuss how BIM can benefit your company with the region’s leading experts. With several breaks scheduled for networking, you’ll be able to get one-on-one time with panelists and presenters, following on from interactive Q&A sessions and a CPD workshop.

Strengthen your skills

Utilise the accredited CPD workshops to get the most out of the BIM Summit. Not only will you be able to increase your knowledge and understanding of BIM, but you’ll also be able to add the workshops to your own personalised development plan.

Registration

Only 250 available seats. Register early to attend

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Location and Venue

Attend our conference at one of Dubai’s most prestigious hotels.

Venue

Al Andalus Ballroom, Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection

Al Falea Street, Jumeirah Beach

Dubai, UAE

04 399 5000

info@mebimsummit.com

Additional details

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