09 Apr 2019 Oberoi Hotel Business Bay, Dubai, UAE

IMPROVING EFFICIENCY IN CONSTRUCTION

Value Engineering can make a considerable difference to the success of a project and a client’s bottom line.

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IMPROVING EFFICIENCY IN CONSTRUCTION

Oberoi Hotel Business Bay, Dubai, UAE 09 Apr 2019

Improving efficiency in construction

Value Engineering can make a considerable difference to the success of a project and a client’s bottom line. Value Engineering has emerged as a divisive issue in the regional construction industry, with advocates and doubters sparring over its effectiveness and viability in reducing costs, and improving efficiency and operations on projects.

In order to gain a clear understanding about what Value Engineering actually entails, and how it can be best implemented, Big Project Middle East is hosting a summit that will address key issues and topics around the subject.

Through a series of dialogues, the Summit will offer professionals an opportunity to discuss, debate and define the various solutions that Value Engineering can offer.

VE Summit makes networking opportunities possible for all stakeholders comprising of government officials, key industry figures, influencers and solution providers.

FIND NEW WAYS OF THINKING

Listen and learn from the regions foremost experts as they explain how Value Engineering can help deliver better communication, improved team-work, better alignment of the supply chain, and a better understanding of project objectives

STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE

Learn from the experts how your company can implement techniques that achieve value for money, while delivering a host of ancillary benefits that improve performance and efficiency while achieving project objectives

NETWORKING OPPORTUNIRIES

The VE Summit presents you with an opportunity to interact and discuss how Value Engineering can benefit your company with the region’s leading experts. With several breaks scheduled for networking, you’ll be able to get one-on-one time with panelists and presenters, following on from interactive Q&A sessions and a CPD workshop.

Key themes and topics that will be discussed

09 APR 2019 - Oberoi Hotel Business Bay, Dubai, UAE
  • The Good and Bad of Value Engineering

  • Implementing Value Engineering

  • Why Value Engineering matters

  • How Value Engineering impacts the Bottom Line

  • Design and Construction Applications for Value Engineering

  • Defining roles during the Value Engineering process

  • Technology in the Value Engineering Process

  • Developing Research and Development

2018 SPEAKERS

This year’s Value Engineering Summit will play host to a veritable who’s who of the regional construction industry. Through the summit’s focused panel discussions, presentations and workshops, delegates will be able to hear from, and engage in thought-provoking discussions with experts working in the top consultants, contractors and software vendors.

In addition, the Value Engineering Summit will also bring together senior government officials and executives from some of the region’s most well-known developers. Through this diverse mix of speakers, delegates will be given a comprehensive view and insights into one of the most divisive issues in the Middle East construction industry today.

Principal, Ted Jacobs Engineering Group

Qamar A. Nizami

Operations Director, Faithful + Gould/RICS

Steven Batchelor

Vice President, Parsons

Frederic Legeron

Roads Department Director, The Ministry of Infrastructure Development

Ahmed Abdalla Al Hammadi

Lead Structural Engineer, Lacasa

Hiba Jaber

Business Development Director, AECOM

David Clifton

Regional Director, Trimble Solutions Middle East & India

Paul Wallett

Industry Manager, Autodesk (Middle East, Africa & Turkey)

Suhail Arfath

Managing Quantity Surveyor, C-Quest / KEO International Consultants

Nicky Dobreanu

Director, AESG

Barry Peter Wormald

CEO, ABANOS INTERIOR FIT-OUT & JOINERY

Kamal Farah

Chairman. SEWA

Dr. Rashid Alleem

Senior Design Manager, Select Group

Benoit McNamara

Area & Business Development Manager | Senior Consultant, CCS Gulf

Fady Kobersy

Technical Advisor, Bridges and Road Structures, Abu Dhabi Municipality

Mohammad Najam Khan

Head Project Manager, SEWA

Paquito Jacinto Idos

Business Development Manager, ALEC FITOUT

Tom Gilmartin

CEO, MECIC Contracting L.L.C.

Sameer Daoud

Head of Global Hospitality, Technical Services & Development, Drees & Sommer

Morgan Tuckness

Senior Estimating Manager, ALEMCO

Robert McDonnell

General Manager, Airolink International Construction LLC

Robert Marinelli

Civil and Infrastructure Director, AECOM

Christopher Venmore

Infrastructure Director, Cundall

Rob Kennedy

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Value Engineering in Construction

8:00AM

Registration and Networking

8:00AM - 8:55AM

8:55AM

Doors Open

8:55AM

9:00AM

Welcome Address by Summit Chair

9:00AM

9:15AM

Keynote Address by TBC

9:15AM - 09:30AM

9:30AM

Are Design and Build Contracts the future of cost-effective construction in the Middle East?

9:30AM - 10:15AM

Design and Build contracts are becoming increasingly popular across the region, and while there are many benefits associated with this approach, is it the best one for our industry? How can time and money be saved, but quality also maintained? Our panel of experts discuss the pros and cons of the D&B approach and how it can be refined to deliver the best results.

Discussion Points:

  • The challenges around implementing Design and Build contracts as compared to traditional construction contracts
  • Can D&B projects deliver adequate quality while reducing cost and time?
  • Are there procurement methods that can provide incentives to D&B contractors to look after quality?
  • Who makes the final design on what constitutes ‘value’
  • Creating clear lines of communication and removing obstacles to collaboration
  • Implementing lean operations on site leads to achieving value on a project

Panelists:

  • TBC

Moderator:

  • TBC
10:20AM

Presentation of a case study

10:20AM - 10:35AM

TBC

10:35AM

Networking Break

10:35AM - 10:45AM

Value Engineering in Infrastructure

10:50AM

The Application of Value Engineering in Private-Public Partnership Infrastructure Projects

10:50AM - 11:35AM

Private-Public Partnerships continue to gain traction on infrastructure projects in the region, with countries and governments implementing laws and project financing mechanisms that will provide support to these vital projects. As PPP infrastructure projects involve several complex stages and come with extremely high costs, having a Value Engineering approach is necessary to reduce the overall spend, while still maintaining productivity and quality.

Discussion Points:

  • Applying Value Engineering principles to the PPP model
  • The best time to introduce Value Engineering practices
  • Implementing value engineering through different stages of a project
  • Determining the actual needs of the target group for the project before implementing Value Engineering practices
  • Defining what constitutes as Value and identifying stakeholder objectives early on
  • Understanding that Value Engineering is not limited to the construction phase, and achieving an optimum balance between CapEx and OpEx
  • Value Engineering and Life-Cycle Costings

Panelists:

  • TBC

Moderator:

  • TBC
11:40AM

Presentation

11:40AM - 11:55AM

11:55AM

Coffee Break

11:55AM - 12:05PM

Value Engineering and Technology

12:05PM

Utilising technology and software during the value engineering process

12:05PM - 12:50PM

With Value Engineering now having access to sophisticated new sets of economic software tools that can, in real-time, determine in dollar terms who benefits and by how much from a given design scenario, this discussion will revolve around how the latest software and technology can be applied to the VE process.

Talking Points:

  • Quantifying costs and benefits across the bottom-line metrics
  • Calculating the ROI on all fronts – financial, social and environmental and the benefits they bring in the form of capex and opex
  • Utilising the software and technology to better educate clients and stakeholders about why they should support Value Engineering on their projects
  • Using analytics to find the most-value add solutions
  • Utilising technology to improve the project, price out improvements, consider operational costs and exploring synergies
  • Determining where additional costs delivers added value

Speakers:

  • TBC

Moderator:

  • TBC
12:55PM

Presentation

12:55PM - 1:10PM

1:15PM

Coffee Break

1:15PM - 1:25PM

CPD Sessions

1:30PM

CPD Presentation 1

1:30PM - 1:55PM

TBC

2:00PM

CPD Presentation 2

2:00PM - 2:30PM

TBC

2:30PM

Closing Remarks and Lunch

2:30PM

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Sponsorship

The VE Summit offers you a chance to reach out to all relevant industry professionals as well as key government representatives. Engage with a captive audience of decision makers and influencers, who are involved in specifying products and services that you supply.

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Value Engineering Summit

09 April 2019
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Venue Address

Oberoi Hotel Business Bay
Dubai, UAE

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