23 – 25 September 2019

Doha Exhibition &
Convention Centre

#THEBIG5QATAR

2019 Agenda

The Big 5 Construct Qatar hosted a series of free-to-attend, practical workshops providing the latest industry trends, tools, applications and techniques in the construction industry. In 2019, the workshops were divided into popular themes inspired from what’s happening around, making it more relevant and interesting.

Top Notch speakers spoke on 6 powerful themes for the workshops this year – Project Management, Solar, Architecture and Design, Sustainability, Women in Construction and BIM Talks.

Monday 23 September 2019
Theme 1 –Project Management
  1. Doing Business in Qatar – Opportunities and Challenges
  2. How will the amended economic zone laws boost Qatar’s economy and the construction industry?
  3. Organizational Agility- How Important and Impactful Adaptability and Agility are to overall Business Success?
  4. Leadership to Drive Projects and Project Management Career to Effective Change
  5. How can Lean Construction Management Help in Improving the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Large Construction projects?
  6. The intersection of Lean Construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  7. How to control, monitor and review health and safety throughout the project lifecycle?
  8. Implementing an enterprise risk management program in an organization- Challenges and benefits
  9. How can Technology Help in Overcoming the Project Management Challenges?
  10. Challenges in Resolving Disputes for Mega Construction Projects?
  11. Cost Management: Keeping Your Project Budget Under Control
  12. Efficiency Improvements in Construction Projects
Monday 23 September 2019
Theme 2 - Solar
  1. Integrated Solar Roofs in Qatar- Is the Market Poised for Growth?
  2. Role of Green Finance in Financing Solar Projects in Qatar
  3. Role of SME’s in Driving the Future of Solar Industry in Qatar
  4. Solar Energy on Rental property- Guidelines for Tenants and Home Owners
  5. Shedding Light on the Future of PV Systems and Technologies
  6. Solar Power Trading using Block Chain Technologies.
  7. Distributed Solar Market Forecast for 2018 and Beyond
  8. How to Successfully Develop, Build and Operate PV Power Plants at Competitive LCOEs?
  9. Challenges Towards Deploying Solar PV + Battery system
  10. Simulation of PV Energy Systems with Battery Storage 
  11. The Future of Smart Grid Technologies and Applications
  12. Large-Scale Integration of Solar Power
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Theme 3 – Architecture and Design
  1. How new developments are supporting the Qatar National vision of 2030 and the country’s efforts to establish new economic, cultural and research districts?  
  2. How High-quality green space architecture will improve environmental issues in Qatar?
  3. How to design and develop parks, playgrounds and sport activities within the existing public realm of Qatar?
  4. Improving the Architecture, Performance, and Cost Effectiveness of Buildings through Value-driven Design
  5. Virtual reality (VR) and immersive displays in landscape architecture
  6. Infrastructure for new cities and landscapes
  7. Role of Aesthetics for Urban Design Process
  8. The Future of Modeling and Simulation in the Design Process
  9. Environmental and economic impact of the cladding system in tall buildings
  10. How can BIM make an existing building envelope improve its technical performance and constructability?
  11. Challenges and impact of future mobility trends on urban settings and cities development
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Theme 4 – Sustainability
  1. Sustainability drivers for optimizing existing buildings in Qatar
  2. Achieving sustainability in construction: Shipping container-based architecture for the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup Stadium
  3. How the launch of the Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030) helped to consolidate the efforts of the State of Qatar to focus on sustainable development?
  4. Sustainability Management Plan under LEED Rating System
  5. Sustainability Towards a More Conscious Design Approach
  6. Impact of sustainable materials on architectural design
  7. Integrating Sustainability into All Scales (Macro, Intermediate and Micro) of the Built Environment
Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Theme 5 – BIM Talks
  1. How BIM Level 3 will benefit Qatar construction industry?
  2. Challenges of BIM establishment for client and contractors in Qatar construction industry
  3. How 3D BIM facilitated the design and development of Doha Metro Red Line Project?
  4. How machine learning and BIM together can improve digital design and construction process?
  5. How 3D BIM can help in improving the productivity of mega construction projects?
  6. Challenges and obligations of project stakeholders in implementing BIM in the construction lifecycle
  7. BIM and automation in construction
  8. How Agile Methodology can facilitate BIM adoption in construction Industry?
  9. How to facilitate effective collaboration in BIM projects?
  10. Delivering small-scale BIM projects on time and within cost
  11. Preconstruction Project Visualization with BIM: How effective is it before starting a project?
  12. Mitigating risk in construction projects with BIM
  13. How is BIM bridging the gap between large scale planning and infrastructure detailing across the world?
Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Theme 6 – Women in Construction
  1. Challenges Faced by Women in Construction in Qatar
  2. What Initiatives Are Organizations in Qatar Taking in order to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Work Places?
  3. How can women pursue more leadership roles in the construction and development industries?
  4. How can Non-Technical Professions Contribute to the Success of the Construction Industry?
  5. Gender Equality in Corporate Sustainability
  6. What are the roadblocks to success for women in largely male dominated construction industry?

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