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

Agenda

3 November 2021

Timings in Arabian Standard Time (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

10.00 Online networking
10.30 Opening address by conference chairman
10.35 The Keynotes
Track 1 Track 2
11.40 Digital Transformation BIM & Asset Management
12.30 Digital Twins
12.40 Machine Learning and Predictive Data Analysis
13.25 Industrialised Offsite/Construction
13.30 Drones & Laser Scanning
14.30 Cloud-based AEC
14.50 Autonomous Vehicles
15.10 End of Track 2
15.30 End of Track 1

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Keynotes
10.30 Welcome remarks by conference chairperson Rob Jones, Partner, b2b Connect , Editorial Director, DC Hub
10.35 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. David Watkins, Chief of Project Delivery, Amaala David Glennon, Senior Digital Delivery Director, The Red Sea Development Company
11.05 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 technologies should be implemented within the construction phase, and which within the operational phase, to avoid them becoming obsolete? Sherief Elabd, Director, Industry Strategy & Innovation, Oracle Construction & Engineering
11.20 Break
11.25 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 the organisations defined their digital strategy and objectives to provide the direction of success. Speakers: Nawaf Alsahhaf, Chief Executive Officer, Businesses Incubators and Accelerators Company (BIAC) Bandar AlKahlan, Director of the National Center for Building and Construction Technology, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KAUST) Aref Boualwan, Group Manager, Digital Transformation, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), Strategy Officer, World Economic Forum
11.55 Break

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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 one client’s unique approach to managing a giga project digitally from the off-set and integrating BIM and data methods into the development process. Understand a master developers’ transition to smart city developer and their adoption of ERP systems, IOT and survey technology
12.00 Story 1: Digital Transformation So Far in Giga Project Management David Glennon, Senior Digital Delivery Director, The Red Sea Development Company
12.10 Story 2: A Digital Transformation Roadmap for a Master Developer Mohammad Ali Shalan, Head of Technology, Aqarat Real Estate Development
12.20 Story 3: Digital Transformation for a General Contractor: A Realistic Approach to Adopting 10 Disruptive Technologies Aref Boualwan, Group Manager, Digital Transformation, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), Strategy Officer, World Economic
12.30 Story 4 Digital Transformation for a Specialised Contractor Amin Badra, Digital Unit Head, Kabbani Construction Group
12.40 Q&A with Speakers
12.50 Break
Machine Learning and Predictive Data Analysis
Machine Learning and Predictive Data Analysis Machine learning can help project teams focus on high-risk areas of their schedule, adding items to the risk register allowing corrective actions to be made.
12.55 Case study 1: Improving Predictability of Mega Project Scheduling to Delivery Projects Quicker
13.05 Case study 2: Minimising Schedule Risk Impact on KSA Projects to Avoid Costly Mistakes Oliver Kallenborn, Global Programme Services Digital Transformation Lead, Faithful+Gould
13.15 Case study 3: Onsite Safety Management and Incident Reporting to Save Lives Prakash Senghani, CEO, Navatech
13.25 Q&A with Speakers
13.35 Break
Industrialised/Offsite Construction
13.40 Planning for Modular Projects in KSA For modular construction projects to succeed, a unitised design approach should be considered from early feasibility and 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. Abdulmajid Karanouh, International Director and Head of Interdisciplinary Design & Innovation, Drees & Sommer
13.55 Break
14.00 BIM Driven Modular Projects Using BIM for modular design, quantification and cost management purposes can further enhance the ROI in Industrialised construction. This session reviews advanced BIM applications in offsite projects and how it improves cost efficiency and speed to market.
14.15 Break
14.20 Tech-Powered Offsite and Productised Delivery Integrating key 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.
Speakers:
Patrick O'Callaghan, CEO, Offsite Engineering Solutions
14.35 Break
Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous Vehicles and Robotics This session reveals different use-cases in the connectivity and autonomy of machinery, vehicles and fleets around the globe and how they are being used to improve project safety, control and efficiency relevant to low-cost labour markets. It uncovers the capital investment required for wifi vs. LTE solutions and the results to date in performance and asks if genuine autonomous vehicles exist and what value can they add to regional projects.
14.40 Case study 1: The Future Jobsite: Autonomous Dumpers and Legged Robotics in Tunnelling Carlos Crespo, Robotics, Data and AI Skill Center Manager, Acciona
14.50 Case study 2:
15.00 Case study 3:
15.10 Q&A with Speakers
15.20 End of Track 1

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BIM & Asset Management
What KSA Clients Need from Asset Information Models 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
12.00 Talk 1: Arsen Safaryan, Director - Information and Data Management, Saudi Entertainment Ventures
12.10 Talk 2: Mohamed Sherif, Digital Delivery Manager, Qiddiya Investment Company
12.20 Talk 3: Mohammed Aldawood, BIM Manager, The Red Sea Development Company
12.30 Talk 4: Reserved for Ineight
12.40 Q&A With Speakers
12.50 Break
12.55 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, Director Project Management Office, Aqarat Real Estate Development
13.10 Break
Digital Twins
Success Stories in Digital Twin Enablement 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
13.15 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
13.25 Casestudy 2: $606m Gold Mine Factory in Saudi Arabia Amit Swarnkar, Head of Gulf Region M&M, Larsen & Toubro
13.35 Casestudy 3: Reserved
13.45 Q&A with Speakers
13.55 Break
Drones & Laser Scanning
Digital Site Capture So Far Digital site capture is transforming how the industry can survey land, capture as built conditions and monitor project progress and quality A lot of major contractors are now using drones, cameras and laser scanning, but is their application being maximised? This session explores how to increase the use of digital site capture tools in the built environment and what the latest use-cases are.
14.00 Case study 1: Scanning Infrastructure and Residential Projects to BIM for Restoration, Rehabilitation and Re-design Mohamed S. Hemdan, VCD Head, Kabbani Construction Group
14.10 Casestudy 2: Laser Scanning in Capturing As-Built Conditions of a Project Phase by Phase
Al Barwani
14.20 Case study 3:
14.30 Q&A with Speakers
14.40 Break
Cloud-based AEC
14.50 Panel: Using Local Cloud Technologies in Major Projects Use of the cloud technology to store and share data between distributed teams during a major project is well established. However, data sovereignty concerns, particularly for critical infrastructure projects, is resulting in the development of local cloud or in some cases, cloud at customer. Why is this happening and what challenges will it introduce in terms of geographically distributed teams working together efficiently? What changes will technology providers have to make to deliver cloud applications and tools that ensure its effective use continues? Speakers: Badr Burshaid, Program Director, Saudi Aramco, and President, Project Management Institute KSA Chapter Ed Fuller, Vice President, Cloud Operations & Engineering, Oracle Construction & Engineering
15.30 End of Track 2