Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior

تحت رعاية معالي رئيس مجلس الوزراء وزير الداخلية الشيخ عبدالله بن ناصر بن خليفة آل ثاني

23 – 25 September 2019

Doha Exhibition &
Convention Center
11 AM - 7 PM Daily

#THEBIG5QATAR

Workshop Agenda

The Big 5 Construct Qatar will host a series of free-to-attend, practical workshops providing the latest industry trends, tools, applications and techniques in the construction industry. This year, the workshops are divided into popular themes inspired from what’s happening around, making it more relevant and interesting. Top Notch speakers will speak on 6 powerful themes for the workshops this year  – Project Management, Offsite and Modular Construction, Facility Management, Smart Energy and Intelligent buildings, Architecture and Design, Sustainability, Women in Construction and BIM Talks.

Project Management

  • Establish the need for collaborative planning process in construction projects in Qatar.
  • Provide an overview of each of the five (5) levels of LPS® and how they inter-relate
  • Significance of rapid learning and continuous improvement of the planning process.

Speakers

Dr. Luai ElSabek
Dr. Luai M. El-Sabek Infrastructure and Landscaping Technical Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company
  • Convey that risks are not limited to being foreseen problems, as most of us would perceive. Rather most of the time the uncertainty of events may carry varying possibilities with interchanging impact/influences on projects; positive and negative.
  • Relate the above with how uncertainty of events derived from the external environment may impact/influence projects delivery within the engineering sector in Qatar and supporting this with practical anonymous examples that show case positive and negative outcomes depending on management perceptions of events.
  • Explain different risk response strategies with some advices to field professionals on how to analyse and perceive risks actively within their projects and organisations.

Speakers

Mohamed El-Alaily
Mohamed El-Alaily Senior Specialist – Engineering Program/Projects Management Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME)
  • Why Project Information Management System is so Important?
  • Best Practices where "Mind Meets Excellence"
  • Make Outstanding Things Happen

Speakers

Mizhar Salim
Mizhar Salim Operations Director QCare
Ismaila Yakubu
Ismaila Yakubu Quantity Surveyor United Consultants
Andrew Gardner-Mitchell
Andrew Gardner-Mitchell Chair CIOB Hub Committee for Doha
Christopher John Daniels
Christopher John Daniels Head of QHSE Aldarwish Engineering
Abdulrahman Rajab
Abdulrahman Rajab Projects Management Advisor Public works Authority "Ashghal", Qatar
John Allison
John Allison Tendering & Pre-Construction Manager Gulf Contracting Co.
  • Project Management life cycle 
  • Effective leadership & its role in PM 
  • Discovering a new expression called the sense of development

Speakers

Muhammad Fahmy
Muhammad Fahmy Business & Training Consultant, Group Development & Control Manager AL Hattab Holding

Architecture and Design

  • Who does architecture really serve and who are the real designers behind architecture?
  • The current trend and the future with AI
  • Era of Artificial Intelligence and how that data-driven future affected by the history and current trends in architecture and how architects think

Speakers

Omeima Ismail
Omeima Ismail Founder The Architects Hub
Motasem Albanna
Motasem Albanna Technical Office Manager Bojamhoor Trading and Contracting Company
  • Defining Public Spaces & the term Livability from different POVs (End-user, Planner, & Researcher).
  • Stressing on the importance of witnessing both terms in cities to allow for a sustained future
  • Typologies of Public Spaces and the importance of User-Engagement in the Design process of each Type.
  • Case studies and references from different parts of the world to support the argument

Speakers

Diala Quqa
Diala Quqa Architect IMAR Trading & Contracting
  • Important historic examples - setting the ground for a further conversation.
  • The current icons of Qatar - brief analysis and a casual taxonomy attempt.
  • Possible futures - new type of icons for Qatar.

Speakers

Dimiter Kokalanov
Dimiter Kokalanov Senior Architect Al Sadd Consulting Engineering
  • Building Envelope Pressurization Testing to maximize Acoustical Stability, Indoor Air Quality Health and Operational Costs Savings
  • What is a Building Air Tightness Test? How is it Conducted?  A Case Study of a Qatar Integrated Railway Metro Station Test and Analysis
  • The Future of Building Envelope Pressurization: Low-cost Continuous Monitoring of Pressure Levels for Real Time Data Integration with the Building BMS System

Speakers

Andreas Havenstein
Andreas Havenstein HVAC Expert Qatar Rail
William Whistler
William Whistler Air Pressurization Manager Intertek Building Sciences GCC
  • Share a city-based framework that enables a deeper questioning and understanding of the interrelationships between the 17 UNSDGs. 
  • Explain how a systems-based design approach will help us get there.
  • Highlight where these trends are emerging within the profession, education and more broadly in society.

Speakers

Maureen Ferry
Maureen Ferry Architect (ETH Zurich), Creator HouseStories
  • Often in cities, prime locations and best-connected sites are occupied by first settled buildings, the very first developments of a growing city. In the case of downtown Doha, the exponential booming of the area in the past 20 years, created lots of “trendy” buildings that when the time pass these become outdated, creating not just irregularities on the urban frame but attempting with the country development vision. The most common solution is demolition and construction of a new project with its sustainable and cost consequences.
  • How through the collaboration of cross collaborative interdisciplinary teams it’s possible to      efficiently intervene and reposition in the market place an outdated building, mitigating the environment impact, demolition cost and incorporating sustainable principles through a smart-façade design, bringing wellbeing to its occupants and citizens.
  • How to achieve the programmed goals with collaborative expertise implementation of latest architectural software’s technologies, minimizing clashes and rationalizing the use of materials.

Speakers

Carlos Beghetti
Carlos Beghetti Founding partner and design director NUMEN

Visitors attending the below workshops are advised to collect their certificates in print on the next day or they can opt for having the certificate emailed to them as the show closes at 19.00

Sustainability

  • True experts own up to mistakes:
  • Opportunities from new construction methods
  • Overcoming the barriers

Speakers

David McKenna
David McKenna Head of Sustainability Vistas Blue Crescent
  • Evolution of sustainability into health and wellbeing
  • Implementation of the Wellbeing Building Standard and the challenges faced in the GCC
  • Return on investment through healthier spaces
    • Staff morale, overall happiness increase
    • Improved air quality
    • Assurance of the water quality
    • Increased staff engagement and activities
    • Financial returns

Speakers

Hala Yousef
Hala Yousef Head of Sustainability MENA Cundall
  • Green Building Standards (What, Why and How)
  • The Development of LEED as example for Green Buildings Standard and LEED V4 Overview
  • Paints and Coatings contribution to points in LEED V4 Projects

Speakers

Hossam Eldin Mostafa Eissa
Hossam Eldin Mostafa Eissa APG & Specification Manager Jotun
  • Understanding the moment: Cities are the main centers of economic activities, social connection, opportunity, and innovation. The rapid urbanization and accelerated growth of cities are creating a profound impact on the environment. As per the UN, we will be 10 billion people in 2050, and two-thirds of the population will be living in urban areas.
  • The challenge: Understanding the need for increased density in cities to ensure a sustainable future, based on a coherent human scale factor. We must address this critical issue with urgency, as urban planners, developers, and as urbanites as well; This is affecting the way we live and interact with space and society.
  • Reinventing the city: Urban life optimization will require a huge effort to understand the common mistakes we’ve made in the past, assuming the speed of growth we are facing in the present and to drive innovation for a sustainable future. Cities cannot, and should not, be vehicle-centered-designed anymore. Human scale has to play the main role in the quality of life of urban areas, and the interaction between society and space will give future generations a better opportunity.

Speakers

Eduardo Gaitán
Eduardo Gaitán Power & Construction Manager Applus+Velosi
  • Is it an ethical and social responsibility or a business driven choice?
  • Should it be a mandatory requirement in the region?
  • Real life examples and case study discussions around sustainability in Doha

Speakers

Hamoda Youssef
Hamoda Youssef Head of Communications Qatar Green Building Council
Dr. Hossam Samir Ibrahim
Dr. Hossam Samir Ibrahim Urban & Regional Planning Consultant Ministry of Municipality and Environment
Eng. Meshal Al Shamari
Eng. Meshal Al Shamari Director Qatar Green Building Council
Raimund Hanauer
Raimund Hanauer Transport Planning Director, Service Delivery Division Qatar Rail
Harry Sealy
Harry Sealy Chairperson IEMA MENA
Visitors attending the below workshops are advised to collect their certificates in print on the next day or they can opt for having the certificate emailed to them as the show closes at 19.00

 

  • Effective Use of Tyre Scrap in Sustainable Construction
  • Bridging the construction industry and tyre industries
  • Environmental benefits of using non-recyclable materials for sustainable construction

Speakers

Faheem Memon
Faheem Memon Senior Site Engineer - Infrastructure Supervision Middle East WSP

General Construction

  • How Building Automation and System Integration can improve building performance and tenant wellness
  • Digital transformation driving Convergence, IoT and emerging technologies for SMART Buildings and SMART Cities
  • Balancing technology and humanity, achieving Safety and Sustainably.
  • Integrated Solar Roofs in Qatar-  Is the Market Poised for Growth?
  • Solar Power Trading using Block Chain Technologies

Speakers

Dr. Veronica Bermudez
Dr. Veronica Bermudez Senior Research Director Energy Center QEERI – Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute
  • The ultimate factors that leads to disputes and its effect in Mega projects.
  • The bottleneck and de-bottleneck of resolving disputes with different mechanisms.
  • Innovative solutions will optimize the number of disputes and increase the value of resolving it.

Speakers

Maryam AlKawari Legal Advisor ASTAD project management
  • Value Engineering for Public Construction Projects in Qatar worth investigations.
  • The reasons for Unnecessary Cost in Construction with Examples. 
  • The Perfect Time and The perfect Items or Areas to conduct Value Engineering.
  • Recommendations:  "Recommendations to the Government, the Clients, Consultants, Contractors, and Project Managers"

Speakers

Rajab Khalil
Rajab Khalil Real Estate Development Manager Al Jassim Group
  • Introduction and background to FIDIC contractsand other contract types
  • Overview of the structure of the documents and preparation of conditions of contract
  • Relationship between contract conditions and legal systems 
  • Understanding the differences between constructioncontracts
  • Highlighting the responsibilities of main parties under FIDIC contracts

Speakers

Alexander Whyatt
Alexander Whyatt Managing Associate Simmons & Simmons
  • Strategy for enhanced construction
  • Industry practices for raising the bar of construction delivery
  • Project examples and training

Speakers

Jenefer Alam
Jenefer Alam Associate Director WSP

Visitors attending the below workshops are advised to collect their certificates in print on the next day or they can opt for having the certificate emailed to them as the show closes at 19.00

BIM Talks

  • Introduce how big is the information related to the BIM process and projects development
  • Segregation of information according to process needs
  • Real-time availability and accessibility of information
  • Analysis of information for BIM optimization 
  • Decision making based on reference information

Speakers

Mohamed Mohsen
Mohamed Mohsen BIM Management Department Head Engineering Consultants Group (ECG)
  • Connecting the BIM representation of our built environment with the data captured from reality offers many advantages for design, construction and operation of buildings and infrastructure: accurate existing conditions modelling, construction monitoring in 4D and 5D, informed design and real-time buildings control among many.
  • From laser scanners to drones, from sensors to the internet of things, a wealth of methods and data sources can help connecting our buildings and infrastructure with their digital twins in BIM but a futureproof strategy is advised.
  • Understanding all that data and extracting structured information and knowledge from it, obtaining automatic BIM models from point clouds and images and informing design decisions remains an open challenge that our industry must tackle in the upcoming years.

Speakers

Roberto Molinos
Roberto Molinos Managing Director Modelical
  • In terms of holistic understanding this presentation will primarily focus on what it takes to work in the BIM environment
  • Starting with specific terminologies used in regards to BIM, such as LOD, MED Matrix, Level 2 Maturity, PAS 1192, COBie etc. it will talk through internationally recognized BIM guidelines and protocols such as PAS 1192-2 and CIC BIM Protocols.

Speakers

Imran Mohammad
Imran Mohammad Project BIM Manager HBK Contracting
  • The FM tags in BIM models helps in improved space management
  • FM tagging of building equipment stored in BIM models helps in streamlining maintenance.
  • As built model with FM tags reduces the cost and complexity of building renovation and retrofit projects

Speakers

Sonali Dhopte
Sonali Dhopte Technical Director Excelize
Ghada Naji Alarjan
Ghada Naji Alarjan Senior Project Manager Sidra Medicine
  • Basic Concepts in Metro Station-Mechanical design concepts.
  • Smoke Management System in Metro Station
  • BIM in the design & Construction

Speakers

Abdul Zameer Ahamed Sab
Abdul Zameer Ahamed Sab Deputy MEP Manager WSP (PMC-QATAR RAIL)
  • The BIM 4D overview
  • The BIM 4D through the project life cycle
  • The integration between the 4D and new technologies in construction

Speakers

Omar Selim
Omar Selim General manager BIMarabia

Women in Construction

  • Social and cultural context of female presence in construction business in Qatar
  • Review of previous researches on similar subject and pointing out the change of people’s perspectives towards women on leadership positions;
  • My personal journey as a woman business owner in predominantly male business environment

Speakers

Jelena Krsmanovic
Jelena Krsmanovic Founder Cyprus Architects
  • Why do we talk about women in construction?
  • Why is gender still an issue?
  • Roles should be based on ability not gender.
  • Changing the paradigm

Speakers

Dawn Francis
Dawn Francis Senior Contractual/ Commercial Consultant Quantum Global Solutions
  • Understanding cultural differences in your environment
  • Your valued input - Quality vs. Quantity
  • Be yourself - utilizing your natural abilities to make a difference

Speakers

Abigail Greasley
Abigail Greasley Senior Traffic Management & Road Safety Audit Engineer Century Time Trading Contracting and Services
  • What opportunities have you had working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural and inclusive settings? What have you learned from working with diverse populations?
  • How would you promote diversity and inclusion at your workplace?
  • What is your understanding of respect and dignity?  How do you demonstrate respect and dignity?

Speakers

Eng. Maha Badr
Eng. Maha Badr Senior Project Manager DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH
Rocio Menchaca PMP
Rocio Menchaca PMP Project Manager GHD
Dr Dila Ersenkal
Dr Dila Ersenkal Principal Environmental Consultant Mott MacDonald
Nadia Maqbool
Nadia Maqbool Founder 23 Degrees North
Rabaah Ismail Al Musleh
Rabaah Ismail Al Musleh Manager, Development Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company
  • What it's like for a woman in construction, globally and locally.
  • Insight from a 25 years’ industry veteran on how to 'weather the storms'
  • NAWIC Qatar initiative

Speakers

Billie Teshich
Billie Teshich Associate Director Turner and Townsend
  • The role of women in construction industry: A local Perspective.
  • What is expected of women in the Qatari construction world in line with the global market in light of challenges and renewal in the region.
  • Proposals to develop and support the women role in the local construction field and to benefit both women and Employer in one.

Speakers

Suzana Joumaa
Suzana Joumaa Founder and Design Director Orb architectural / Suzana Joumaa Studio

Visitors attending the above workshops will receive their certificates via email post the event