CTF-KSA:Construction Technology Festival - Saudi Arabia | Agenda

Agenda

3 November 2021

Timings in Arabian Standard Time (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

09.00 Opening address by conference chairman
09.35 The Keynotes
Track 1 Track 2
11.40 Digital Transformation BIM & Common Data Environments
12.45 Digital Twins
13.10 Digital Sustainability
13.55 Agile Contracting
14.05 Machine Learning and AI
14.20 Industralised Offsite/Construction
14.40
15.10 Autonomous Vehicles Digital Site Capture and Remote Supervision
15.40 End of Track 1 End of Track 2

3 November 2021

Timings in Arabian Standard Time (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Keynotes
09.10 Welcome remarks by conference chairperson Rob Jones, Partner, b2b Connect , Editorial Director, DC Hub
09.15 Welcome address:
Eng. Thabet M. Al-Sawyeed, Governor, Saudi Contractors Authority
09.25 Panel: What’s Next for Sustainability and Digital Innovation in KSA’s Mega Projects? As Saudi Arabia undertakes ambitious transformations guided by Vision 2030, this forward-looking session explores how technology, social and environmental trends are driving the Kingdom’s mega project delivery and what is next for these major clients in terms of digital innovation, new models of delivery and sustainability in the built environment. Moderator:
Rob Jones, Partner, b2b Connect , Editorial Director, DC Hub
Speakers:
David Watkins, Chief of Project Delivery, Amaala Samer F. Abu-Hijleh, Group Chief Projects Execution Officer, Roshn Badr Burshaid, Program Director, Saudi Aramco, and President, Project Management Institute KSA Chapter Andrew Rippon, Smart City Director, Royal Commission for AlUla Eng. Ahmad Alaboudi, Chief Regulatory Affairs, Saudi Contractors Authority
10.25 Break
10.30 Digital Value Frameworks That Ensure ROI This opening session explores best practice in setting digital frameworks that add tangible value.What are the digital foundations to be laid in a project that will ensure immediate value and what should be invested in later? What technologiesshould be implementedwithin the construction phase, and whichwithin the operational phase, to avoid them becoming obsolete? Sherief Elabd, Director, Industry Strategy & Innovation, Oracle Construction & Engineering
10.45 Panel: Digital Strategies That Progress the Right Projects Forward Moving the ‘right’ digital projects forward from one stage to another to avoid costly mistakes in unproven technology can be challenging. Especially if initiatives fail and confidence is lost in the business plan. How do you show the quick, safe wins that are aligned with the goals of your business? This session visits projects that have been introduced and expanded in KSA and how those organisations defined their digital strategy and objectives to provide the direction of success. Moderator:
Phillip Higgins, Director, Ventures Onsite, Marketing Specialist, Wakecap Technologies
Speakers: Aref Boualwan, Group Manager, Digital Transformation, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), Strategy Officer, World Economic Forum Bandar AlKahlan, Director of the National Center for Building and Construction Technology, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) James Frampton, Middle East Director, SoftwareONE | MTWO Construction Cloud Hassan Albalawi, CEO, WakeCap Technologies

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Digital Transformation
KSA Success Stories in Digital Transformation Digital transformation promises to reap benefits for organisations that can fully integrate, automate and digitalise their processes, providing end-to-end visibility and control of business and projects. This session showcases recent success stories in digital transformation across the industry value chain in Saudi Arabia. Discover agiga client’s unique approach to managing theproject digitally from the offset. Understand a master developers’ transition to a paperless mega housing project that improved efficiency and quality throughout the supply chain and how both local and international contractors active in Saudi are incorporating digital tools to deliver project better.
11.30 Story 1: Digital Transformation in Giga Project Development David Glennon, Senior Digital Delivery Director, The Red Sea Development Company
11.40 Story 2: Digital Transformation for a Master Developer on a Mega Housing Project Adnaan Khokhar, Operations Manager for the EMEA Region, Scenario
11.50 Story 3: Digital Transformation for a General Contractor: A Realistic Approach to Adopting 10 Disruptive Technologies Saji Khoury, Business Development Director, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
12.00 Story 4: Digital Transformation for a Specialised Contractor Amin Badra, Digital Unit Head, Kabbani Construction Group
12.10 Q&A with Speakers
12.25 Break
Digital Twins
Success Stories in Digital Twin Adoption A digital twin is a virtual representation of an asset that is linked to real world data. It can reuse information generated during capital project delivery to make operational gains and reduce whole of life costs. This session explores unique journey’s focusing on digitisation of assets and progress towards the enablement of Digital Twins
12.40 Case study 1: King Abdullah Financial District – A Unique Client Perspective on Digital Twin Enablement and Adoption Nahim Iqbal, Head of Operations, KAFD Development & Management Company
12.50 Case study 2: $606m Gold Mine Factory in Saudi Arabia Amit Swarnkar, Head of Gulf Region M&M, Larsen & Toubro
13.00 Case study 3: A Digital Twin FEED Handover That Reduces Cost by 20% Wassim Ghadban, Vice President, Global Innovation & Digital Engineering, Kent
13.10 Case study 4: Delivering Better Construction Projects Using Digital Twin Technology Paul King, Director, Construction Solution Engineering, Bentley
13.20 Q&A with Speakers
13.35 Break
Agile Contracting
13.45 Innovative and Agile Contracting in Construction 4.0 Construction 4.0 is providing a higher level of efficiency and productivity through digital and technological Innovations. The number of stakeholders and activities are increased while traditional practices are eliminated or managed differently. Innovative contracting is required in this new era to connect the dots, enhance collaboration, foster change management while adding more agility and removing project delivery barriers. This session explores the how innovative contracting can accelerate construction 4.0. Mohammad Ali Shalan, Head of Technology, Aqarat Real Estate Development
14.05 Break
Industrialised/Offsite Construction
14.15 Planning for Modular Projects in KSA For modular construction projects to succeed, a unitised design approach should be considered from early planning stages, as opposed to post rationalise a standard design into a modular one.Here is everything that developers, consultants, contractors and operators need to know about planning and designing for innovative modular projects in the Kingdom’s challenging ecosystem, where highly ambitious developments like smart cities and skyscrapers are to be built in highly remote desert and mountainous areas to complement the KSA Vision 2030. It also explores using advanced digital tools to assist project teams in simulating and optimising the design through highly interactive and user-friendly visual digital models. AbdulmajidKaranouh, International Director and Head of Interdisciplinary Design and Innovation, Drees & Sommer
14.35 Break
14.45 Tech-Powered Offsite and Productised Delivery Integrating digital tools such as Machine Language, AI/AR, ERP, PMIS, Digital Twins and BIM with industrialised construction methods enhances information flow around factories, reduces the production time by robots and allows for data-driven decisions. This session explores the latest digital applications that are being implemented throughout the manufacturing delivery process that help eliminate pain points for project owners and save time, energy and money. Patrick O'Callaghan, CEO, Offsite Engineering Solutions
15.05 Break
Digital Site Capture and Remote Supervision
Digital Site Capture and Remote Supervision Digital site capture is transforming how the industry can survey land, capture as-built conditions and remotely monitor projects and assets. A lot of major contractors are now using drones, cameras and laser scanning, but is their application being maximised? This session explores digital site capture use-cases in the built environment and how the data is translated into actionable insight.
15.15 Case study 1: The Future of Site Supervision
Wassim Haroun, Re-founder and CEO, CONSER
15.25 Case study 2: Scanning to BIM for Restoration or Redesign of Infrastructure, Heritage and Commercial Projects Mohamed S. Hemdan, VDC Head, Kabbani Construction Group
15.35 Case study 3: Computer Vision: AI-Powered Drones in Intelligent Asset Condition Monitoring
Badri Hiriyur, Director of CORE AI, Thornton Tomasetti, Founder and CEO, T2D2
15.45 Q&A with Speakers
16.00 End of Track 1

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BIM & Common Data Environments
What KSA Clients Need from Asset Information Models in Common Data Environments With the industry still very much focused on capex, the digital handover of the asset model can be a black hole! This session hears from a forward-thinking client on what they need from their Asset Information Models and how the supply chain should account for these early on to provide operational gains. It also explores the right common data environments for KSA mega projects, where the Model is at the core.
11.45 Talk 1: Arsen Safaryan, Director - Information and Data Management, Saudi Entertainment Ventures
11.55 Talk 2: Mohamed Sherif, Digital Delivery Manager, Qiddiya Investment Company
12.05 Talk 3: Mohammed Aldawood, BIM Manager, The Red Sea Development Company
12.15 Talk 4: Mike Paul, Managing Director of the Europe, Middle East and Africa, InEight
12.25 Q&A With Speakers
12.40 Break
12.50 Collaboration Platforms and the Future of Data Driven Metrics Rob Jackson, Chief Growth Officer, Asite
13.05 Break
Digital Sustainability
13.20 6D BIM: A Digital Approach to Sustainability in Construction In 2019, the CO2 emissions of the building and construction industry increased to their highest levels to date, representing 38% of global energy related CO2 emissions. As an industry that employs 7% of the world’s working age population and as 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, stakeholders in this industry must take responsibility to reduce emissions and create a sustainable and net-zero future for everyone. This session explores a real 6D BIM approach that reduced waste and carbon emissions by optimising planning and control of the project and enhanced the selection of green materials. Mazen Maguid, Business Development Manager – Middle East, SoftwareONE | MTWO Construction Cloud
13.30 Managing the Sustainability Footprint of KSA Mega Projects Digitally powered environmental site management is a reality. From initial brief, to design, construction and site operations, environmental parameters such as noise, waste, air, energy, spoil and recycled material can be measured on large scale projects. This session explores real-life experiences in digitised environmental site capture. How contractors have saved time, money and effort reporting the data, clients in assessing the data, and how outliers have been investigated and actioned. Eoin Sheridan, Regional Environmental Manager, KEO International Consultants
13.40 Transforming the Industry’s Labour Market, Ethics and Bottom Line Joblio aims to disrupt the labour market by digitising the ecosystem, introducing ethics, transparency and efficiency. As a result, employers enjoy cost savings, greater revenues and workforce productivity and happy, informed workers receive a fair deal. Jon Purizhansky, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Joblio Inc.
13.50 Q&A with Speakers
14.00 Break
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Machine learning can improve the predictability of mega projects and help teams focus on high-risk areas of their schedule. AI-powered databases can generate lessons learned topics that will improve the retrieval accuracy of targeted lessons and their hidden relationship across different projects. The technology is also being used to visualise construction progress from anywhere in the world and will soon be able to determine the actual progress of the field conditions compared to project designs. Most importantly, it can capture higher volumes of on-site safety incidents which can then be analysed and anticipated to save lives.
14.15 Case study 1: Improving Project Lessons Learned Retrieval & Visualisation through AI
Tawfeeq Baloush, General Supervisor of Project System Support Division, Saudi Aramco
14.25 Case study 2: Construction Progress Visualisation & Monitoring Ayad AbuKhamsin, Project Management Specialist, Saudi Aramco
14.35 Case study 3: Minimising Schedule Risk Impact on KSA Projects to Avoid Costly Mistakes Oliver Kallenborn, Global Programme Services Digital Transformation Lead, Faithful+Gould
14.45 Case study 4: Onsite Safety Management and Incident Reporting to Save Lives Prakash Senghani, CEO, Navatech
14.55 Case study 5: AI-Powered Digital Twins for Proactive Construction Monitoring and Project Controls
Dr. Mani Golparvar, CTO and Co-founder, Reconstruct
15.05 Q&A with Speakers
15.20 Break
Autonomous Vehicles & Robots
15.30 The Future Jobsite: Autonomous Dumpers and Legged Robotics in Tunnelling Carlos Crespo, Robotics, Data and AI Skill Center Manager, Acciona
15.45 End of Track 2