Returning for the fourth year, the 2019 edition of the ME BIM Summit will be taking the topic of BIM further than it has gone before.
Having previously focused on the application of the technology on buildings and individual projects, this year’s summit will look at how it can be applied to entire cities and infrastructure networks. Therefore, the overall theme for the 2019 edition of the Summit will be ‘Moving from BIM to CIM’ and will feature discussions and debates about the latest advancements in technology – including augmented reality, machine learning and AI – and how they will impact the overall transition of the industry as it looks to implement BIM technology on a much larger canvas.
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.read more
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.read more
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INSIGHTS AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING FOR BIM EXPERTS BY EXPERTS
The panel speakers for the ME BIM Summit will be amongst the most authoritative and knowledgeable within the construction industry, with senior level government officials, BIM implementation experts, software innovators and voices of authority from within the construction contracting and consulting sphere.
Furthermore, the ME BIM Summit will also feature in-depth presentations from global experts in BIM, who will share their knowledge and experience with delegates during interactive and informative sessions, educating them about the wide range of opportunities that come with using BIM correctly.
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Craig Garrett is based in Dubai as an Academies Manager of Bentley Institute’s Digital Advancement Academies. He has more than 30 years of cross-industry experience and is recognized as a leading authority on digital delivery in the Middle East. As a regular speaker at construction conferences and events, Craig regularly promotes industry best practice and project team collaboration.
Building on extensive knowledge of large complex projects, Craig’s skills are tuned to the creation, development and experience of data management throughout the supply chain. Having worked as part of the client’s representative team during construction, he has a practical understanding of on-site digital delivery to facilitate digital construction, supply chain manufacturing, facilities management, and operational requirements.
As the Digital Advancement Academies leader in Dubai, Craig regularly facilitates industry discussions and actively supports and promotes BIM adoption at every level. In addition, he develops and disseminates high quality BIM policy as mandated by government and advises key clients on digital strategy throughout the entire project lifecycle.
Damir has spent most of his career in the engineering and construction industry as an technology professional. He has over 18 years of experience in creating value at the intersection of business insight and technology, leading transformation initiatives across Asia-Pacific, USA, UK and the Middle East.
Damir leads IT Division in KEO International Consultants, and prior to this appointment he headed up Middle East IT operations in Mott MacDonald, responsible for the IT strategy and service operations. Before that he served in a variety of IT management positions in WSP, Balfour Beatty, Parsons Brinckerhoff and others. He was accountable for many facets of IT, from leading delivery of innovative solutions to clients, to directing back-office corporate initiatives - ultimately supporting businesses to win and to deliver work.
Throughout his various roles, Damir has successfully created environments where staff are able to grow and achieve personal development. His leadership style emphasizes integrity and strong service orientation. A proud father of two daughters and the husband of environmental sustainability aficionado, Damir is a strong advocate of diversity and equal opportunity in the workplace.
Damir holds a Master’s Degree in Management from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia.
Senior Digital Design Manager (M.Arch) with 14+ years of professional experience (5 years in Middle East) as design specialist in digital technologies, BIM processes & parametric modeling (Rhino + Grasshoper - Revit + Dynamo - 3D Max). Always up to date, researching and developing latest technologies like CIM, VR, AR, MR, AI, ML, 3D printing, drones, point cloud, generative design, automation, digital twins, integration of sustainability, specifications, FM and QS. Extensive knowledge and experience working with UK (BS-1192, PAS-1192), US (LOD Forum, AIA) and ISO 19650 series BIM standards.
Extensive experience designing with and implementing digital technologies and BIM for private and public sector projects, like airports, high rise towers, industrial buildings, offices, retail/commercial, educational, hospitality/housing, sports facilities, government facilities.
Nour Habib Kassassir is the Vice President and CIO for Parsons MEA Business Unit. Nour focuses primarily on the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, is responsible for all ICT planning, design, execution and operations for all of Parsons employees across the MEA Region.
He has 33+ years of extensive & solid experience in Information Technology Service Delivery & Management in diverse industries including: Automotive, Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Oil & Gas in the U.S., Middle East, Europe, and Asia regions.
Umang Patel is Technical Director for Mott MacDonald Middle East and South Asia driving strategy and growth in the region. Umang’s prime focus right now is developing Mott MacDonald’s Cyber Resilience strategy but moreover offering practical advice on the impact of Cyber regulations to key clients in the region, UK and Singapore.
As an accomplished chartered engineering professional, Umang has more than 18 years of experience in public and private sectors and has worked in UK, Middle East and Asia on some of the world’s biggest and most challenging design and build projects. Umang leads a team of more than 180 employees across the region and is responsible of Mott MacDonald’s Global Delivery Services operation and represents this business Unit at our Global Water Sector Board. Being an engineer at heart, Umang is always striving to learn, and believes in driving technical and professional excellence to maximise design efficiency, ensure there is continuous improvement and look for opportunities to reduce operational burden which ultimately benefits our client and environment. As our Global Electrical and ICA practice leader Umang’s role is to connect our practitioners together, foster best practice, drive innovation and support our business to secure new work in this field.
Vivek has been an advocate of innovation and technology enthusiast for the ‘built environment’ for the past 20 plus years. As a qualified Architect and Urban designer, he has a wide experience of interacting with industry to understand/identify their unique critical business issues and translating technology into outcome based solutions for ‘Advancing Infrastructure’ that add values to designers, consultant’s contractors and owner operators. He has had the privilege to work with world-class organizations in shaping and successfully delivering project collaboration, information modeling, mobility and management (BIM) for the lifecycle of the built asset.
He has been part of many industry though leadership forums as Innovation Live, Construction Innovation Forum and Leaders in Construction. He is a regular speaker at industry events, academic institutions and business conferences that focus on AEC Industry, innovation, technology adoption.
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KEO International Consultants
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Senior Digital Design Manager (M.Arch) with 14+ years....
Nour Habib Kassassir is the Vice President and CIO for Parsons MEA Business Unit.....
Umang Patel is Technical Director for Mott MacDonald Middle East and South Asia driving strategy and growth in the region.....
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Building Smarter Cities with CIM
With BIM now firmly entrenched in the regional construction industry, expert users and thinkers discuss how the technology can take the next logical step in its evolution - being applied to the planning and development of cities in the GCC.
Umang Patel – Mott Macdonald
Cybersecurity and BIM Processes
In the modern age all businesses are vulnerable to cyber threats. Cyberattacks can have devasting results, especially as network systems become increasingly more sophisticated. Whether moving to a more sophisticated digital infrastructure model or upgrading old devices during maintenance cycles, businesses are faced with the challenge of keeping critical information safe and secure.
The BIM process involves the sharing of data by all those responsible for the design, construction and operation of assets. To produce a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of any facility the entire construction and operations supply chain needs to provide information, but everyone needs to employ a security minded approach.
Creating a wider, safer construction site with BIM technology
A discussion on how BIM can be utilised to provide a digital representation of an active construction site’s physical and functional characteristics, and then processing, sharing and networking the collated data to provide fast and up-to-date information that improves efficiency, performance and effectiveness
Bashar Abou Mayaleh – HPBS
Digital Twins and BIM
A discussion about how digital twins’ technology can be married with the BIM model, with experts discussing how robust data models can help improve the performance of physical assets and mitigate issues that may arise during their design, build and operations phases.
Vivek Kale – Bentley Systems
Digital twins are set to take centre stage—advancing rapidly beyond building information modelling and enabling asset‐centric organizations to converge their engineering, operational, and information technologies for immersive visualization and analytics visibility.
Digital twins are an opportunity for CIOs, CTOs, and CDOs to add new business value to their firms. They also are an opportunity for engineering firms to extend business value to their clients beyond project delivery to asset performance over the lifecycle. What skills, competencies, IT architectures, collaboration, culture and mindset changes are required to support a successful introduction of digital twins?
Digital readiness implies a minimum threshold of digital maturity in resources, systems, and organization upon which digital initiatives can be executed, aligned with business strategy.
Continuous professional development (CPD) is an essential component in maintaining the skills and knowledge of construction professionals working in the GCC. Taking the time to actively stay up to date in this dynamic industry is crucial to keeping pace with changes affecting how we do our jobs right through to career development and future prospects. Taking a proactive approach to your development can help you to stay on top of changes in your industry, while also demonstrating a clear commitment to personal professional improvement.
That’s why the Middle East BIM Summit will host accredited CPD workshops open to all registered attendees of the event. These free-to-attend certified workshops have been integrated into the conference agenda and will take a look at pivotal technical issues influencing the way BIM is used in this region. The knowledge gained through attendance could be vital to your next project, or the point of difference that secure you your next contract.
Attendees of the Middle East BIM Summit will have the opportunity to receive a digital Certificate of Attendance to attach to their CPD log as evidence of development once training is complete or the desired standards of learning have been met.
To receive their certificate, attendees are to submit their details, via an online form which will be available after the event has taken place. The link to the online form will be visible on www.mebimsummit.com from October 28, 2019 until November 30, 2019. You will then receive the certificate by email.Click here to request your certificate
More information on individual workshops coming soon.
Learn from the experts how your company can evolve, grow and become more efficient through the correct utilisation of BIM technology.
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.
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.
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.
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