Prefab and Modular Construction 2018 summit is developed to discuss the contemporary landscape and future growth areas in the realm of modular construction and prefabrication in the region.
The summit aims at providing the platform to discuss and debate the latest technology application and developments happening in the regional construction industry furthering the agenda of construction optimization and efficiency in the challenging business environment.
Alone in Dubai, some of the reports suggests an estimated USD 313.6 billion worth of projects underway. With ever increasing stress on quality, time and labour, prefabrication and modular construction is seen as an extremely viable alternative to conventional construction methods.
Foremost, the summit will give an opportunity to the regional construction leaders to meet and network with their regional counterparts, peers and partners to explore collaboration potential to further integrate prefabrication and modular construction efficiently and effectively in the current construction practices to execute the projects on time and budget.
Eng. Anwaar Al Shimmari
Ministry of Infrastructure DevelopmentRead More
Anwaar Al Shimmari 16 years’ experience in the fields of Architecture, urban planning and design, traffic and roads, and infrastructure has put her in a short listed professional expertise in the region. Her previous experience included Al Ain Municipality, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Dubai Holding, and MOID. She holds as BSc in Architectural Engineering from UAEU and a master degree from AUS in Urban Planning-Built environment as well Transportation Planning. Her role as professional mentor and technical judge in many competitions added another dimension to her experience. She is the first female judge in engineering awards in UAE and GCC. She have developed the first projects plans, cash flow, and budgeting for Federal projects and HH President of UAE Initiatives.
Anwaar is the Chief Innovation Officer and Director of Design in Ministry of Infrastructure Development taking care of Ministry Innovation initiatives as well projects under design stage. She is a board member of Sheikh Zayed Housing Program. She obtained her Diploma in Government innovation from Cambridge University in association with MBRCGI in 2017 and she will graduate from Executive Leadership Program in May 2018. She won the Excellence Award of MOID and has been a finalist in H.H. Prime Minister Medals for Supervisory Category in 2017. She was part of the team who established “TAMDEEN” the Project Management and technical arm of Dubai Holding and many major projects in Dubai such as DIFC, D3, Business Bay, Lagoons, and other mega projects. She participated in shaping the urban form of the new Dubai and its major projects.
Off-Site Engineering Solutions FZERead More
Patrick O’Callaghan is the founder and CEO of Off-Site Engineering Solutions FZE and has been at the forefront of Modular Construction internationally for over 20 years. During this time he has completed over one hundred successful Modular & Prefabrication projects in Europe and throughout the GCC both as module sub-contractors and more recently as Engineering & Design Consultants. Patrick has been an integral part of the new wave of off-site construction technologies and has made significant contributions to policy, systems, innovation, direction and growth within the industry.
Patrick has set up operations and run businesses in Jamaica, Ireland, UAE, Qatar, Oman & Saudi Arabia as general contractor and specialist module manufacturer and now runs the consulting engineering business specialising in prefabrication and fast track construction systems based in Dubai.
Evergreen Zen GroupRead More
Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Shaun has called Dubai home for the past 15 years. As a tech journalist and media personality during the 90’s tech boom, Shaun connected with early adopters and emerging technologies in the global tech-epicenter of San Francisco. Continuing his mission to better the world with technology, he and his partners in the Evergreen Zen group have nurtured an innovative collective of companies that design and develop solutions for sustainability, energy conservation and lifestyle enhancement particularly in the modular space.
Synthesize ArchitectureRead More
Enzo is a licensed Architect and Project Manager with over 20 years international experience, having designed and managed a wide range of very highprofile projects. He has extensive design and technical experience spanning from high-rise office and hoteltowers to aircraft hangars acquired through projects undertaken in many different countries including the UAE, UK, Italy, Holland, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam,China and Saudi Arabia. He loves to bring his design expertise to the smallest objects and is therefore an avid product designer.
Enzo obtained his Master of Architecture diploma from Politecnico di Torino in Turin, Italy and is a licensed professional architect in the United Kingdom. He is a former member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Association for Project Management in the UK.
Lalit K. Dhamija(Conference Chair)
Team Leader (Procurement Process)
Lalit is graduate Mechanical Engineer with an MBA. He has been working in the Supply Chain domain for the past 35 years and has worked to attain MCIPS with distinction, FCIPS, PMP and RSCC.
As Team Leader (Procurement Process) in ADCO, he provides leadership, strategic direction, procedural guidance and supervision for various Supply Chain Management (SCM) activities to assure quality, efficiency, effectiveness of process delivery. Lalit has led the preparation for Supply Chain corporate procedure manuals, policies & processes. Conducted study and provided recommendations which resulted in creation of Local Stores across the company fields.
He has designed and delivered SCM skills development program and trained 150 SCMD employees during 2013-2015. Working as an assessor, mentor, verifier and coach for SCM Division with strength of 400 employees since 2010. Contributed in development of Competency Assurance Development Framework (CAMS) & Critical Tasks Program (CTP) for new SCM employees. Organized industry visits to Manufacturing Units, Warehouses and Logistic Terminals such as Sea Ports for SCM employees.
As a Vice Chairman of CIPS UAE Branch Committee conceived, initiated, organized and actively participated in following CIPS Public Events at Abu Dhabi during 2014-2016. He established Women’s Chapter as well as Students Wing for CIPS Abu Dhabi UAE branch and introduced Industry Visits for CIPS and Procurement professionals. Lalit has been participating as a Speaker, Panelist and moderated panel sessions in several CIPS supported and other Middle East summits from 1995 to 2016. He has presented papers on Supply Chain Management in International forums including ADIPEC.
He feels self-actualized after spending over three decades in serving Supply Chain Profession, yet his craving to learn and deliver more in my ongoing lifetime SCM journey continues.
BG & E , Middle EastRead More
Jens has over 24 years’ experience in the design and documentation of a wide range of structures throughout 24 countries, from seismic retrofit in Nepal and Iran, Towers in Europe, Africa and in the Middle East, Stadiums in Azerbaijan to large scale commercial and residential developments in the GCC countries. Jens has particular expertise in high-rise structures and precast building systems.
James L Williams Middle East (JLW)Read More
Ramy Boufarhat is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of James L Williams Middle East (JLW), the company specializes in the electro-mechanical (MEP) design and construction of large-scale projects and is based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
JLW directly manages approximately 6,000 employees; 2,000 as direct company employees, supplemented by 4,000 specialist sub-contractors under its management. Its annual revenues are in excess of USD 180 M (AED 670M).
Ramy is a master’s qualified engineer with experience in the building services industry as both a design consultant and a contractor in Australia and the UAE.
Ramy arrived in the UAE in 2009 from Australia and from 2009 to 2012 held the position of Engineering Manager for JLW. During that time he played a vital role in establishing one of JLWs core strategic competencies, its engineering excellence. Essentially the team grew and the organization moved away from the traditional engineering approach to a centralized, integrated one with key engineering processes implemented on all projects throughout their life cycle.
Since late 2012, Ramy has held the post of company COO and oversees all ongoing business operations. He played an integral part in orchestrating the restructure of the company during a successful and radical growth period from 2013 to 2017 where the number of employees had increased by approximately 300%, and the turnover of the company increased by more than 250%. Currently the company is undergoing a consolidations period following its large growth but still enjoys an organic annual growth.
Practice Leader - BIM,Middle East Unit
Mott MacDonaldRead More
Chris Tebb is a chartered civil engineer with over ten years' experience working as project, information and design manager for projects using BIM within built environment and transportation sectors including for multi-discipline projects at all life-cycle stages of a scheme.
Currently a Principal Engineer/Consultant with Mott MacDonald, based in Dubai, as the BIM Practice Leader for the Middle East Unit as well as having the responsibility for leading Mott MacDonald's external BIM Consultancy projects with asset owner and operators within the region. He has experience working on projects across the globe but with extensive experience in both the United Kingdom and the Middle East.
Mohammad Al Ktaishat
Digital Project Delivery Lead
Civil Infrastructure - AECOMRead More
Benjamin Highfield is a Partner and claims and disputes specialist at HKA.
Based in Dubai, UAE, he has more than 15 years of major project experience in the construction industry, spanning buildings, transport infrastructure, oil and gas, power and water markets.
Benjamin Highfield regularly advises clients on commercial and contractual matters as well as claims management and dispute resolution. He is a chartered civil engineer, a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
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