• WELCOME TO

    INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR
    SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS (6th Edition)

    Conrad Hotel - Dubai
    November 6 - 7, 2018

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
Building the Future - Construction Technology of Tomorrow

2018 will see the 6th edition of the annual INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, an initiative headed by Dubai Municipality's Central Laboratory.

This 2-day conference and workshops feature the latest innovations and trends in design and construction that will shape the future in the Gulf region and beyond.

This year`s edition presents the latest developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence applications in the Construction Sector and other emerging technologies for sustainable building materials and testing.

The event brings together government decision-makers, international researchers and private sector professionals in related fields. The objective is to learn from each other and to open up new channels of dialogue between stakeholders.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by our event partner ASTM International.

Conference Program

  • Day 1 - Conference – Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (Conrad Dubai Hotel - Ballroom Level 4)
08.00

Registration, Coffee and Refreshments

09.00

Opening Session


National Anthem & Verses of Holy Quran


Introductory Address:


Building the Future - Construction Technology of Tomorrow

09.10

Keynote Speech: Artificial Intelligence - Construction Technology's Next Frontier

Keynote Speech: Hard and Soft A.I.R (A.I. and Robotics) in Construction

09.50

Official Inauguration of the Exhibition

SESSION I – Building the Future – Construction Technology of Tomorrow – Artificial Intelligence
Chairwoman: Ms. Hend Ismail Al Rahma - DCL

10.20

Transformation of Construction Materials using Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities and Challenges

10.40

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Shaping Future Construction Scenarios

11.00

AI: The Journey from “Hype” to Productivity

11.20

Q&A

11.30

Coffee Break

SESSION II – Building the Future – Construction Technology of Tomorrow - Sustainability
Chairwoman: Ms. Fatema Mohammed Amin Fikree | Dubai Municipality

11.50

Sustainable Construction at Expo 2020

12.10

Product Transparency: a New Milestone Towards more Sustainable Buildings

12.30

Selection of Materials for Sustainability

12.50

Future Readiness and Acceptance

13.10

Innovative Steel-Concrete Composite Beam for Sustainable Slim Floor Construction

13.30

Q&A

13.40

Coffee Break

SESSION III - Building the Future - Construction Technology of Tomorrow - Testing and Certification
Chairwoman: Dr. Nada Chami | Saint-Gobain

14.00

The Sustainable City (Dubai): From Construction to Operation

14.20

CDC Fire Testing Laboratory

14.40

Q&A

14.50

Award Ceremony

15.00

Lunch

16.00

End of Day 1

  • Day 2 – Workshop A – Wednesday November 7, 2018 (Conrad Dubai Hotel – Meeting rooms Level 4)
    Parallel Sessions
08.15

Departure by bus from Conrad Hotel - Field Trip - The Sustainable City

11.30

Registration, Coffee and Refreshments at Conrad Dubai Hotel, Level 4

11.45

Presentation on Fire Safe Facade Solutions

12.05

Sustainable Construction of Composite Frame Enabled by BIM

12.25

Coffee Break

12.45

Heat of Hydration of Mass Pours Using Supplementary Cement Replacements for High Performance Concrete in the Middle East

13.05

Sustainable performance evaluation of ETICS / EIFS at Dubai Environmental Conditions

13.25

Quality Assurance & Sustainable Performance of Construction Materials Testing

13.45

Award Ceremony

13.50

Hand out of ASTM Certificates

14.00

Lunch

15.00

End of Day 2

  • Day 2 – Workshop B – Wednesday November 7, 2018 (Conrad Dubai Hotel – Meeting rooms Level 4)
    Parallel Sessions
08.00

Departure by bus from Conrad Hotel - Field Trip to Expo 2020 Site

11.30

Registration, Coffee and Refreshments at Conrad Hotel, Level 4

11.45

Workshop by Saint-Gobain: Back to school: The importance of Acoustics and IAQ in efficient learning

12.45

Evaluating the State and Performance of Schools in the UAE

13.05

Zero Cost Strategy to Achieve Green Standards: Thermal Energy Storage Building Designs

13.25

Award Ceremony

13.30

Hand out of ASTM Certificates

13.40

Lunch

14.40

End of Day 2

Speaker Presentations


Dr. Ghassan Ziadat, Vice President, Major Projects | McKinsey & Company (UAE)

Keynote Speech: Artificial Intelligence - Construction Technology's Next Frontier

Dr. Crystal Fok, Associate Director Robotics & MPE | HKSTP (Hong Kong)

Keynote Speech: Hard and Soft A.I.R (A.I. and Robotics) in Construction

Ms. Anwaar Al Shimmari, Director – Design Department, Chief Innovation Officer | Ministry of Infrastructure Development (UAE)

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Shaping Future Construction Scenarios

Eng. Christopher Wodzicki, Engineering Services Director | Buro Happold (UAE)

AI: The Journey from “Hype” to Productivity

Mr. Pascal Eveillard, Deputy VP, Sustainable Development - Director for Sustainable Habitat – Compagnie de Saint-Gobain (France)

Product Transparency: a New Milestone Towards more Sustainable Buildings

Ms. Tertia Morgan, Technical Manager | Knauf (UAE)

Future Readiness and Acceptance

Dr. Christopher Drew, Director of Sustainability, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (USA)

Selection of Materials for Sustainability

Dr. Jan Bujnak, Research and Development Manager | Peikko Group (Slovakia)

Innovative Steel-Concrete Composite Beam for Sustainable Slim Floor Construction

Mr. Karim El-Jisr, Executive Director | The Sustainable City (UAE)

The Sustainable City (Dubai): From Construction to Operation

Eng. Intisar Al Adra, Senior Technical Manager | Alucopanel (UAE)

Presentation on Fire Safe Facade Solutions

Mr. Arturas Vitkus, Frame Manager | Peikko Group (Lithuania)

Sustainable Construction of Composite Frame Enabled by BIM

Eng. Giri Raghavan, Unibeton Ready Mix (UAE)

Heat of Hydration of Mass Pours Using Supplementary Cement Replacements for High Performance Concrete in the Middle East

Eng. Fahad Saleh Amer, Head of Green Building Products Unit | Dubai Central Laboratory (UAE)

Sustainable performance evaluation of ETICS / EIFS at Dubai Environmental Conditions

Mr. Abdulaziz A. Al-Obaidan, INCO-LABS Kuwait (Kuwait)

Quality Assurance & Sustainable Performance of Construction Materials Testing

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P.O. Box 62118, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Email: marleen@sesam-uae.com

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