RIYADH INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE
- Sunday 08 Mar
5:00PM - 5:45PM - Innovation in new methods of construction and the shift in procurement mindset
Why good projects fail? Some facts…
5 key Questions to ask yourself.
Innovative Trends in construction.
6:00PM - 6:45PM - How Saudi Customs are embedding local content strategy into our program strategy?
Saudi Customs Local Content (LC) Strategy
The 4 propositions underpinning LC success for program strategy outcomes
LC ‘real life’ examples of sustainable procurement
7:00PM - 7:45PM - Projects - What can go wrong?
Exploring some of the common risks facing projects
Understanding how we can better understand and manage these risks
Lessons learned from international and regional case studies
8:00PM - 8:45PM - Projects integration
Involving the stakeholders for better integration
Integration of Master planning, Architecture, Structure & MEP at Design
Construction Management with the end in mind
5:00PM - 5:45PM - Enabling payments to contractors through smart contracts in construction projects
Smart Contracts in Relation to Construction Projects
Digital ecosystem required to enable payments using Smart Contracts
Project Management Processes and Tools required to enable use of Smart Contracts
6:00PM - 6:45PM - Trending skills for the construction sector in KSA
Rock your profile with LinkedIn Learning
Vision 2030: new talents are in demand
Women in leadership
7:00PM - 7:45PM - The legal requirements for setting up a business in Saudi Arabia
8:00PM - 8:45PM - Dispute Resolution in construction claims
Main causes of construction disputes
Dispute avoidance and dispute management
The preferred dispute resolution method
Outline of an arbitration process
4:30PM - 5:15PM - How Blockchain is transforming the solar energy market?
How Cryptocurrencies would be used in the Energy Markets
Energy Trading Platforms using Blockchain for Solar Power
New Models with Block chain i.e. Peer to Peer Model and how it will change the way Solar energy is being sold and traded
5:30PM - 6:15PM - Industrialize construction for value engineering
Cost control and projects performance management software
Office and site data synchronization
6:45PM - 7:30PM - Transforming construction and engineering with technology and data insights
The session explores the Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab and how it is helping construction and engineering organizations plan and execute digital transformation roadmaps.
The lab, which launched last year, brings to life the connected worksite, empowering visitors to experience the potential of wearable and sensor technology, drones, autonomous vehicles, and visualization technology in a hands-on, simulated job site environment.
Learn how the Innovation Lab came about, what it aims to achieve, and how it’s evolving. In addition, hear one company’s experiences with the lab and how it enabled the development of solutions before implementing and scaling them on construction sites.
8:15PM - 9:00PM - Using IoT and AI to enhance safety and security applications in smart cities
IoT and AI are buzzwords that are frequently used without mu (CEGBU)ch real understanding of their application. These technologies can be used to harness the wealth of data that is already available to improve safety and security of our cities.
The safest route during an incident can be displayed on multi-purpose LED screens throughout a campus.
Real-time location systems using IoT technology can be embedded in lights to track people and assets inside buildings for better analytics and decision making.
- Monday 09 Mar
5:00PM - 5:45PM - The 4D modelling and innovation in project management
Innovation in project management
The 4D through the project life cycle
The integration between the 4D and new technologies
6:00PM - 6:45PM - The importance of emotional intelligence for project managers
What is Emotional Intelligence?
How the expectations from project managers have changed?
Why Emotional Intelligence is crucial to project managers
Project Leadership vs. Project Management: what’s the difference
How to create a positive team environment?
How to leverage Emotional Intelligence on large projects
7:30PM - 7:45PM - PMO in construction projects
PMO governance models
PMO set up
8:00PM - 8:45PM - Ideal Construction Contracts’ Challenges and their Solutions
In Construction Industry, Contract Documents are crucial, therefore, the following essential elements should be accomplished:
Contract Documents must be prepared perfectly i. e. complete, free from ambiguities, omissions and errors
For timely completion of a project without undue cost, it is necessary that the Contract must be implemented efficiently.
5:00PM - 5:45PM - Advantages of design standardization
What is Design Standardization (Standardization vs Standards)?
How to establish a Standardization program within a PMO?
Design Standardization Process
6:00PM - 6:45PM - An Overview of the Saudi Arabia Construction Projects Market and an Outlook for 2020
Historical contract spending 2015-2019
Future projects forecast and outlook for rest of 2020
Summary of top future projects
The top future clients and their projects
7:00PM - 7:45PM - Construction, Building Materials & Renewable Energy Standards
GSO construction and building materials standards
Renewable energy Standards
8:00PM - 8:45PM - Engineering Emergency
Creative and innovative ways of life-saving Architecture
Your power is to empower
4:30PM - 4:35PM - Welcome from Moderating Chair
4:35PM - 4:50PM - State of the Market Address
4:50PM - 5:10PM - FESTIVAL TALK: Raising the Bar in the Age of 4IR: Redefining technical regulations and standards to usher in the new era of best practice
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear about the latest guidance and regulations relating to outdoor lighting and online construction product certification. Discover what regulators are doing to drive innovation, quality and sustainability in the construction sector and how it will affect you and your business.
5:10PM - 5:30PM - ASK THE EXPERTS - A moderated Q&A with leading regulations experts
A moderated Q&A with leading regulations experts – don’t miss this chance to ask any questions you may have about product regulation and certification updates!
5:30PM - 6:10PM - INNOVATION INSIGHTS PANEL - The Future is Now: The dawn of digital Saudi Arabia
The emergence of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies such as the Internet-of-Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, big data and more are revolutionizing the way we live and work. Digitalization is not only transforming cities, communities and mega-projects across Saudi Arabia, it is also forever changing the products, methods and techniques of construction for delivering these developments. This session will bring together a panel of experts in digital transformation to share their views on how technology is transforming some of the biggest projects in the Kingdom and how Saudi Arabia is putting technological innovation at the heart of their vision to deliver truly world-class urban centers.
6:30PM - 6:50PM - FESTIVAL TALK: Transformational Technology: Exploring the latest innovations and advancements revolutionizing construction projects
A world-leader in innovative construction products, methods and techniques shares invaluable insights into new technologies on the market and how they are improving the efficiency, sustainability, timeliness and cost-effectiveness of today’s construction projects. Hear data and feedback from real-life projects as well as an analysis of ROI – why should you invest in innovation?
6:50PM - 7:30PM - THE BIG 5 SAUDI WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION FIRESIDE CHAT
Saudi has taken massive strides in encouraging the participation of women in the workforce and nowhere is this truer than in the construction sector. Worldwide, construction has long been a male-dominated industry, however with women’s empowerment taking center stage in the Kingdom, industry dynamics are shifting. This session will bring together three voices in an on-stage discussion on what advancements have been made to engage women in the Saudi workforce and what more can be done to attract women to careers in construction.
8:00PM - 8:20PM - FESTIVAL TALK - Towards a New Standard of Sustainability in Saudi Arabia: Exploring the use of modeling and technology to optimize the built environment
- Tuesday 10 Mar
5:00PM - 5:45PM - Practical BIM implementation for the huge size projects
Saving time and money by Practical combination BIM and technicality
Information management for achieving less time for huge projects by BIM
Do it smart and interoperable for more sustainability
6:00PM - 6:45PM - Commitment of Programs
Importance of the right program
Involving the right people
How to get people to commit?
7:00PM - 7:45PM - Digital Transformation era of construction industry
Latest technology trends of 2020
Construction industry challenges
Required skillset of Construction professionals
8:00PM - 8:45PM - Resource optimization techniques for repetitive construction projects
Methodology of integrating both CPM/LOB methods in a PDM network context simple to apply using available commercial CPM computer programs used in complex projects.
This method will overcome the CPM inability to maintain work continuity for the working crews of repetitive activities, introduces float into LOB, and revives LOB by creating access to it by commercially available and popular CPM software programs.
The implementation of this simple method can eliminate a great portion of waste and contribute in planning optimum resource usage in complex projects that involve high degree of repetition, such as construction of high-rise buildings, roads, pipelines and any other construction projects where repetitive activities are abundant.
Shifting from multidisciplinary to interdisciplinary design in the Built Environment
Designing projects that are friendlier, healthier, “smarter”, yet faster and more economical to build and operate using interdisciplinary techniques, taking into consideration key project elements including wellness, sustainability, IT (“smart” being most recent), construction method and speed, and whole life cycle technical and financial performance including capital and operational costs from feasibility to realisation stages
Developing interdisciplinary digital design tools beyond ubiquitous BIM platform currently used in the Built Environment
6:00PM - 6:45PM - The Rise of Generic Cities : Cut & Paste Syndrome
7:00PM - 7:45PM - How automation will be a game changer for delivering high-quality BIM projects?
How Automation will be a Game Changer for Delivering High-Quality BIM Projects
Proper Project Management + Automation = Success
How to Perform Quality Assurance and Quality Control to Mitigate Risks
8:00PM - 8:45PM - Fire safety: The importance of product certification and on-site inspections
What are certified products?
Third party certification process for building products
Is this product certified and compliant? What to look for
On-site key elements: Installation and Inspection
4:15PM - 4:45PM - Overview of the American Concrete Institute
4:45PM - 5:30PM - Saudi building code overview – Highlights on Saudi concrete structures code
Formation of the Saudi National Committee for building code as a milestone
First edition of the Saudi Building Code
Information about Saudi Concrete Structures Code
5:30PM - 5:45PM - ACI Saudi Arabia chapter in the Eastern Province
5:45PM - 6:15PM - GFRP Bars for enhancing the service life of concrete structures
7:00PM - 7:45PM - Jazan flood water mitigation canal - World’s largest GFRP bar reinforced concrete structure
8:30PM - 9:15PM - What is mass concrete?
Examples of mass concrete structures
Identifying mass concrete in the field
Factors influencing mass concrete
- Wednesday 11 Mar
2:00PM - 6:00PM - Creativity at Work – IEEE Training session
6:15PM - 7:00PM - Business Process Re-Engineering Leadership Skills
Evaluating current process
Alteration and replacement of processes
The new processes and evaluation of benefits
7:15PM - 8:00PM - E-Procurement: Technology Serving the Construction Material Purchases
Efficiency in purchases of construction materials.
Technology serving procurement processes
Data analysis as a decision making support tool
“Transparency” a solution to equal opportunity in the construction industry
8:15PM - 9:00PM - The Importance of KPI in Projects Success
KPI in Construction Projects
5:00PM - 5:45PM - How do we build net-zero buildings?
Is sustainable growth of the built environment possible in fast-growing Saudi Arabia?
Can KSA rise to its low energy building targets?
What are the most exciting green building technologies and standards?
6:00PM - 6:45PM - Understanding Distributed Renewable Resources Generation (DRRG) connected to electricity network in Dubai/UAE
Designing for DRRG – based on Shams Dubai DRRG Guideline by DEWA.
Implementation of DRRG in electrical design and construction sector
Approaches, challenges, opportunities & benefits
7:00PM - 7:45PM - Amaala: Redefining the Luxury Tourist Destination
An overview of the evolution of modern tourism with selected case study examples to highlight the opportunities, challenges and pitfalls that may arise
An examination of the latest trends towards sustainable tourism with a focus on health, wellbeing and experiences
Selected insights into how Amaala is putting sustainable tourism at the heart of its vision and strategy. Including using new technologies and innovative design methods to drive down energy & water demands and achieve zero net carbon operations, while keeping its eye firmly on mitigating environmental impacts
8:00PM - 8:45PM - Towards Saudi Vision 2030: Using local green materials and sustainable development
Using Local pozzolan in Green Concrete and Green Building
Green Mining and Saudi Vision 2030
Green Innovation can save energy and protect our environment
4:30PM - 5:15PM - BIM applications in infrastructure projects
What is BIM for infrastructure projects?
BIM value for Infrastructure projects
BIM applications in infrastructure projects
5:30PM - 6:15PM - Organizational smooth shifting towards BIM and Lean
Steps to have smooth transition towards BIM
Cost of change to have successful transition
Continuous Improvement and development for the implementation process
6:45PM - 7:30PM - Façade Engineering using BIM tools
Challenges in the façade engineering
BIM applications in the façade engineering
Complex envelope design
8:15PM - 9:00PM - Integration between BIM and GIS
Introduction to BIM for Infrastructure
The world’s need for better integration between BIM & GIS