03 - 04 December, 2018
Hilton Kuwait Resort, Kuwait

Summit Day Two: Tuesday, 4 December 2018

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration, refreshments and networking

ROADS, BRIDGES AND HIGHWAYS

8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRPERSON
Opening address

SUSTAINABLE HOUSING

8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRPERSON
Opening address

BUILDING SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE ROADS IN KUWAIT

9:00 am - 9:20 am Building safer roads for people, not cars
Susanna Zammataro - Director General, International Road Federation, Switzerland
  • Discovering the latest research on safe road design
  • Optimising road network performance
  • Managing road assets more effectively
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Susanna Zammataro

Director General
International Road Federation, Switzerland

BUILDING SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE ROADS IN KUWAIT

9:20 am - 9:40 am Exploring efficient methods to improve road safety practices
Eng. Husain Asad - Junior Civil Engineer, Public Authority for Roads and Transportation, Kuwait
  • Reviewing the safety challenges presented due to a road design
  • Integrating safety initiatives into road designs such as lighting, road markings, warning systems and barriers to reduce project costs
  • Discussing the recent upgrading of a road and how safety was enhanced
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Eng. Husain Asad

Junior Civil Engineer
Public Authority for Roads and Transportation, Kuwait

BUILDING SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE ROADS IN KUWAIT

9:40 am - 10:00 am Sourcing the best construction materials to increase road project’s lifespan
  • Assessing the relative benefits and challenges of using precast concrete versus steel
  • Inspection techniques for superpave versus traditional asphalt

Reserved for Gold Sponsor

BUILDING SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE ROADS IN KUWAIT

10:00 am - 10:40 am PANEL DISCUSSION: Managing risk: Determining geotechnical risks and their mitigation during tunnel and bridges building and shoring works
Susanna Zammataro - Director General, International Road Federation, Switzerland
Eng. Husain Asad - Junior Civil Engineer, Public Authority for Roads and Transportation, Kuwait
  • Understanding technical challenges of tunnel and bridge building and shoring works’ planning process to overcome complexities
  • Exploring how ground engineering professionals should adapt to address geotechnical challenges during shoring works
  • Learning how risks in the future may differ from those today
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Susanna Zammataro

Director General
International Road Federation, Switzerland

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Eng. Husain Asad

Junior Civil Engineer
Public Authority for Roads and Transportation, Kuwait

COST-EFFECTIVE HOUSING CONSTRUCTION

9:00 am - 9:20 am Utilising recycled materials to produce more cost-effective greener housing developments
Faisal Ali Hassan Rashid - Director Demand Side Management, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), UAE
  • Discussing the current regulatory standards and how recycled materials fit
  • Using aggregated concrete as a cost-effective alternative for construction
  • Devising a construction waste management plan to minimise waste materials and reduce cost
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Faisal Ali Hassan Rashid

Director Demand Side Management
Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), UAE

COST-EFFECTIVE HOUSING CONSTRUCTION

9:20 am - 9:40 am Low-cost materials and building techniques for cost-effective construction in Kuwait
Sharifa Al Shalfan - Senior Architect, AGi Architects, Kuwait
  • Utilising local materials for cost-efficiency and boosting local trade
  • Developing skills for quarrying, cutting and preparing suitable materials
  • Using local materials to compliment cultural design and create harmony

Sharifa Al Shalfan

Senior Architect
AGi Architects, Kuwait

COST-EFFECTIVE HOUSING CONSTRUCTION

9:40 am - 10:00 am Reducing the unit cost of construction by utilising advanced building systems
  • Assessing the use of aluminium formwork to understand which developments it can be utilised in to make cost savings
  • Exploring the benefits of Building Information Modelling in the construction phase to reduce the cost of development
  • Using precast concrete to produce low maintenance housing and reduce construction times

Reserved for Gold Sponsor

COST-EFFECTIVE HOUSING CONSTRUCTION

10:00 am - 10:40 am PANEL DISCUSSION: Adopting best practice urban planning concepts and techniques to design residential units
Faisal Ali Hassan Rashid - Director Demand Side Management, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), UAE
Sharifa Al Shalfan - Senior Architect, AGi Architects, Kuwait
  • Identifying the key factors for successful and profitable affordable housing projects
  • Discussing the definition of affordability in the residential market
  • Understanding and meeting the home buyer’s expectation of affordable housing
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Faisal Ali Hassan Rashid

Director Demand Side Management
Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), UAE

Sharifa Al Shalfan

Senior Architect
AGi Architects, Kuwait

10:40 am - 11:10 am Networking break and refreshments

BEST-IN-CLASS INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR ROAD AND BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

11:10 am - 11:30 am Innovation potential of smart parking solutions in the region
Srikanth Pandurangi - Associate Director - Transport Planning, Middle East, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Kuwait
  • Adapting smart parking in urban areas
  • How smart parking can drive business growth and economic development in the region
  • Investigating the latest smart parking systems
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Srikanth Pandurangi

Associate Director - Transport Planning, Middle East
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Kuwait

BEST-IN-CLASS INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR ROAD AND BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

11:30 am - 11:50 am Traffic automation through sensing and control technologies
  • Contribution of automation to resilience in traffic control
  • Implementing emergency vehicle notification systems and automatic road enforcement

Reserved for Associate Partner

BEST-IN-CLASS INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR ROAD AND BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

11:50 am - 12:10 pm Digital evolution in geotechnical engineering
Walid Azzi - Head of Discipline - Bridges, SSH, Bahrain
  • Digitisation of geotechnical data
  • Innovation and adoption of digital disruption initiatives
  • The link between complex modelling for design and BIM
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Walid Azzi

Head of Discipline - Bridges
SSH, Bahrain

ADAPTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY TO DRIVE SUSTAINABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES

11:10 am - 11:30 am Designing sustainable residential communities for new urban areas
Abdul Ghaffar Chaudhry - Senior Specialist Planning & Business Development - Public Transport Agency, Roads and Transport Authority, UAE
  • Developing large-scale master plans with a focus on sustainability from the outset
  • Integrating environmentally-friendly technology into residential communities
  • Identifying sustainability concerns specific to cities and urban areas
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Abdul Ghaffar Chaudhry

Senior Specialist Planning & Business Development - Public Transport Agency
Roads and Transport Authority, UAE

ADAPTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY TO DRIVE SUSTAINABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES

11:30 am - 11:50 am Driving housing strategies using the cloud and sources services
  • Utilising technology as a means to bind government, private sector and citizens under a homogeneous umbrella
  • Knowing the core competencies and allocating duties to save time, effort and energy
  • Realising that initiatives to measure progress and drive the growth of sustainable housing

Reserved for Associate Partner

ADAPTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY TO DRIVE SUSTAINABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES

11:50 am - 12:10 pm Exploring the latest construction technologies utilised to drive down the cost of construction
Abdul Ghaffar Chaudhry - Senior Specialist Planning & Business Development - Public Transport Agency, Roads and Transport Authority, UAE
  • Adopting Building Information Modelling technologies to improve construction efficiency
  • Analysing lean construction and the feasibility of using this in the Middle East
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Abdul Ghaffar Chaudhry

Senior Specialist Planning & Business Development - Public Transport Agency
Roads and Transport Authority, UAE

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Networking break

MAKING THE PATH TO SUSTAINABLE ROAD AND TUNNEL DESIGN

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Considering sustainability from design to demolition when building roads and selecting materials
Nidal S. Odeh - Director - Transport and Infrastructures, Arcadis, Saudi Arabia
  • Integrated approach for building sustainable roads
  • Minimising the development footprint
  • Eliminating disturbance to water system
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Nidal S. Odeh

Director - Transport and Infrastructures
Arcadis, Saudi Arabia

MAKING THE PATH TO SUSTAINABLE ROAD AND TUNNEL DESIGN

12:50 pm - 1:05 pm Best practices in protecting bridge and tunnel piles from corrosion
  • Adapting piling design criteria to deal with corrosion over the service life of a project
  • A cost-effective approach to combating the effects of pile corrosion
  • Best techniques to control corrosion on underwater piles

Reserved for Silver Sponsor

SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Keeping sustainability affordable with green building rating system
Faisal AL Jihayem - Engineer, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait
  • Rating systems for sustainability
  • Combining international standards with local need
  • Conserving indigenous concerns
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Faisal AL Jihayem

Engineer
Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait

SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING

12:50 pm - 1:05 pm The use of local limestone in affordable development
Senior Representative - Kuwait Green Building Council, Kuwait Green Building Council, Kuwait
  • Overview of the benefits of limestone construction
  • Environmental, preservation and financial aspects of the use of limestone
  • Overcoming issues of limestone use and working examples

Senior Representative

Kuwait Green Building Council
Kuwait Green Building Council, Kuwait

1:05 pm - 1:10 pm Break and plenary roundtables

Round table discussion: Multi-discipline road and tunnel development project benchmarking session

This session will showcase the key categories of road and tunnel projects to provide the opportunity to benchmark practices and approaches. Each table will be hosted by a project leader from a key case study. The delegates will be split into groups and move from table to table. The table leader will facilitate a discussion around key questions/issues.

Table One

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm Green road construction in the Middle East: A Holistic overview
Srikanth Pandurangi - Associate Director - Transport Planning, Middle East, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Kuwait
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Srikanth Pandurangi

Associate Director - Transport Planning, Middle East
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Kuwait

Table Two

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm Sustainability performance metrics for tunnel and road design
Reserved for Silver Sponsor

Table Three

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm The role of prefabrication in affordable housing
Loay Ghazaleh - Advisor, Office of the Undersecretary (Us), Ministry of Works, Bahrain

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Loay Ghazaleh

Advisor, Office of the Undersecretary (Us)
Ministry of Works, Bahrain

Table Four

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm Affordable green building techniques in hot and dry climates
Reserved for Silver Sponsor

2:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking lunch and close of the summit

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.