The Next Step in the BIM Revolution
About Middle East BIM Summit 2019

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.

2019 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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2019 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

Ahmed
AbouAlfa

UBA / EllisDon

Founder of UAE BIM Association (UBA), VDC Deployment Manager at EllisDon....

Bashar
Abou-Mayaleh

Hard Precast Building Systems LLC

Coming Soon....

Craig
Garrett

Bentley Systems

As the Digital Advancement Academies leader in Dubai....

Damir
Jaksic

KEO International Consultants

Digital strategist transforming organisations into digitally mature enterprises.....

Farah
Zadah
Alkurdi

Mott MacDonald Limited

Farah Kurdi is the Built Environment Sector Lead – Middle East at Mott MacDonald....

Juan
Tena
Florez

KEO International Consultants

Senior Digital Design Manager (M.Arch) with 14+ years....

Nour
H.
Kassassir

Parsons

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

Umang
Patel

Mott MacDonald

Umang Patel is Technical Director for Mott MacDonald Middle East and South Asia driving strategy and growth in the region.....

Vivek
Kale

Bentley Systems

Director of User Success Programs at Bentley Systems....

Elena
Salun

Cracknell LLC

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

Alexander
Kolpakov

AECOM

Alexander leads AECOM’s Middle East Digital Project Delivery group....

Naji
Atallah

Autodesk

Naji Atallah leads the Construction and Manufacturing industries for Autodesk....

Barry
Wormald

AESG Project Development Consultants

Barry is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in the Building Services Industry....

Andrew
Milburn

Godwin Austen Johnson

Known as the godfather of BIM in the region Andrew has been championing the BIM cause for more than ten years.....

Omar
M.
Baghdadi

AECOM

Omar is an Associate Director at in AECOM with over 20 years’ experience.....

Nithin
Thomas

Shapoorji Pallonji International

Nithin is an engineering professional with over 12 years of experience in Middle East construction Industry....

Arsen
Safaryan

ALEC Engineering and Contracting LLC

Arsen has 15 years of hands-on BIM experience and is heading BIM for ALEC Group.....

Surinder
Yadav

Shapoorji Pallonji ME

He has Project Management/Design Management experience on various large scale projects ....

Ibrahim
Atta-Apau

Atkins Acuity

Ibrahim Atta-Apau is an experienced Chartered Engineer who leads the global Asset Management....

Arsanious
Abtnago

ASGC Construction L.L.C

Senior BIM Engineer (Architect) in ASGC group, Arsanious is maximizing the ....

Bahaa
Ibrahim

Hard Precast Building Systems, LLC

General Manager in the Technical Division at Hard Precast Building Systems ....

Sheik
Uduman

RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd

A BIM enthusiast with the traditional Civil Engineering degree....

Sultan
Salim
Al
Owais

EVOTEQ

Coming Soon....

Joylyn
M.Dela
Cruz

Aurecon

Joylyn M. Dela Cruz is the BIM Lead and Digital Specialist of Aurecon. ....

Yasmine
Nielsen

Heriot-Watt University Dubai campus

Dr. Yasemin Nielsen is the Associate Professor at Heriot-Watt University Dubai’s School of Energy....

2019 Agenda Schedule

08:00AM - 08:55AM

Registration and Networking

08:55AM

Doors Open

09:00AM

Welcome Address by Gavin Davids – Group Editor, CPI Trade Media – Construction Division and Editor of Big Project ME

09:10AM - 09:30AM

Summit Chair Address and Presentation – Farah Kurdi, Mott MacDonald

09:35AM - 10:20AM

Keynote Panel:

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.

    Discussion Points:
  • What is City Information Modelling (CIM)?
  • The relationship between BIM and CIM
  • How can a holistic, data-driven approach to city planning be implemented in the GCC?
  • What the harvesting and analysis of data can teach us about what residents want in their cities
  • Expanding a BIM platform to a larger, city-scale platform
  • Utilising CIM to create smarter cities
  • Ownership of models when utilising CIM to plan cities
  • Creating innovative solutions to tackle challenges posed by modern day cities
  • Using data to measure health, happiness and wellbeing
    Panelists:
  • Ahmed AbouAlfa – UAE BIM Association
  • Andrew Milburn – Godwin Austen Johnson
  • Ibrahim Atta-Apau – Atkins Acuity
  • Juan Tena Florez – KEO International Consultants
  • Omar M Baghdadi – AECOM
  • Surinder Yadav – Shapoorji Pallonji ME
    Moderator:
  • Farah Kurdi – Mott Macdonald
10:25AM - 10:40AM

Presentation 1

Vivek Kale – Bentley Systems

ADVANCING BEYOND BIM – DIGITAL TWINS TAKE CENTRE STAGE Digital twins are set to take the centre stage, advancing rapidly beyond Building Information Modelling and enabling asset‐centric organisations to converge their engineering, operational, and information technologies.

Providing hi-fi data that is authentic and accessible, Digital twins will provide federated connectivity for multitude of use cases. Digital twins represent infrastructure assets, actual and potential, irrespective of the scale and will span the entire asset lifecycle starting as a “project digital twin” and eventually evolving as a “performance digital twin.”

Immersive visualisation and analytics visibility help organisations realise a deeper understanding of their complex infrastructure assets to make better-informed decisions for better outcomes.

10:45AM - 10:55AM

Coffee and Networking Break

11:00AM – 11:45PM

Panel Discussion

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.

    Discussion Points:
  • Differentiating between BIM and digital twins
  • Using the digital twin concept to improve knowledge sharing and decision-making processes
  • Combining the data gathered from digital twins and utilising that in a BIM model
  • Creating a modelled asset, combined with data – both historical and live- to predict the behaviour of assets
  • Using the digital twin concept to analyse the impact of decisions and to visualise results
  • Creating coordination between the IT and Asset Managers
  • Analysing and utilising data to optimise processes and services in physical assets
    Panellists
  • Alexander Kolpakov – AECOM
  • Arsen Safaryan – ALEC Engineering and Contracting
  • Arsenious Abtnago – ASGC Construction
  • Barry Wormald – AESG Project Development Consultants
  • Damir Jaksic – KEO International Consultants
  • Naji Atallah – Autodesk
  • Nour H Kassassir – Parsons
    Moderator
  • Craig Garett – Bentley Institute
11:50AM – 12:05PM

Presentation 2

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.

12:10PM – 12:20PM:

Coffee and Networking Break

12:25PM – 01:15PM

Panel Discussion

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

    Discussion Points:
  • How BIM technology can help monitor and improve the layout of a job site, thereby boosting workplace efficiency
  • Collecting the right information on site and using it to create a detailed, transparent and solid source for the contractor
  • How BIM can help move elements of the project off-site and into the factory
  • Improving connectivity between the site and the office
  • Enabling better communication and collaboration
  • Reducing the risk of errors and clashes by having a common data environment
    Panelists:
  • Bahaa Ibrahim – Hard Precast Building Systems
  • Elena Salun – Cracknell
  • Joylyn Dela Cruz – Aurecon
  • Sheik Uduman – RSP
  • Dr Yasemin Nielsen – Heriot–Watt University Dubai
    Moderator:
  • Nithin Thomas – Shapoorji Pallonji ME
01:20PM – 01:35PM

Presentation 3

Bahaa Ibrahim – HPBS

DIGITISATION OF THE PRECAST CONCRETE WORKFLOW Through its experience in prefabricated construction and with hands-on experience in the field, HPBS has added BIM as a fully integrated solution to automate and control the precast element lifecycle. The added solution to the workflow has enhanced the company's control on the quality, cost and operational side of things.

In this presentation, HPBS will showcase how they were able to gain by transferring their workflow to completely BIM-enabled processes and how they were able to guide other subcontractors to do the same.

01:40PM – 01:45PM

Closing Remarks

01:45PM – 02:45PM

Networking Lunch

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

Registration is now closed

For any further enquiries please contact:

Sheena Sapsford
Marketing Manager
sheena.sapsford@cpitrademedia.com

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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

Discover luxury without limits at the Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection. Boasting spacious, stunningly decorated hotel rooms and suites, a selection of five-star resources and incomparable placement on Dubai's picturesque Jumeirah Beach, our hotel surrounds you with contemporary comfort. Our hotel rooms are brimming with superior amenities like a flat-screen TV, designer bedding, a mini-bar, free Wi-Fi and panoramic views of the beach.


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