07 - 08 April, 2020
UAE

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 17 April 2019

THE ERA OF INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Nidal S. Odeh, Regional Lead- Bridges and Civil Structures - KEO INFRASTRUCTURE at KEO International Consultants

Nidal S. Odeh

Regional Lead- Bridges and Civil Structures - KEO INFRASTRUCTURE
KEO International Consultants

Technology and IoT has the power to transform the way data is shared and improve its transparency. While cities around the world were among the first to recognize the benefits of this technology there are still many challenges inhibiting cities technology use cases.

·         Creating a network powered society
·         Discovering new IoT applications and importance of multi-stakeholder collaboration using 5G
·         Limitations of IoT networks
·         How to improve functionality of IoT networks?
Raffaele Gareri, Chief Digital Transition Officer and Co- Founder at The City of Rome and The Smart City Association Italy

Raffaele Gareri

Chief Digital Transition Officer and Co- Founder
The City of Rome and The Smart City Association Italy

Dr. Petar Stojanov, Managing Partner, Ebtikaar at UAE

Dr. Petar Stojanov

Managing Partner, Ebtikaar
UAE

Oualid Ali, President and Director at the Training and Smart Solutions Center at Future Cities Council and The German University of Technology (GuTech Oman)

Oualid Ali

President and Director at the Training and Smart Solutions Center
Future Cities Council and The German University of Technology (GuTech Oman)

10:00 am - 10:30 am MAURER Middle East for monitoring, inspection and rehabilitation of bridges

1. MAURER Middle East for monitoring, inspection and rehabilitation of bridges  (by Raad HAMOOD ca.)
 
2. Full Scale Testing in Structural Engineering an indispensable link between supplier and purchaser (by Dr. Hussein Alawieh)


Raad Hamood, Regional Sales Director at MAURER SE

Raad Hamood

Regional Sales Director
MAURER SE

Dr. Hussein Alawieh, Head of the Structural Testing Laboratory KIBKON at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Dr. Hussein Alawieh

Head of the Structural Testing Laboratory KIBKON
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

DESIGN AND DELIVERY OF MEGA CITY PROJECTS

10:30 am - 11:00 am The Italy implementation of a digital infrastructure to sustain social and economical development

This session will highlight the implementation of a digital infrastructure in 28 municipalities located in the north of Italy whose aim is to sustain the social and economical development of those areas. The digital infrastructure provided IoT connectivity covering all the territory with a low power wide area network protocol (LoRa). This kind of connectivity  facilitated the business digitalization both for local governments and private companies producing efficiency and new quality of services for citizens and entrepreneurs.
Raffaele will illustrate business models, public-private partnership models and communication initiatives used to build and manage the governance of the initiative. He will also point out how this experience has provided a good practice to avoid a wave of digital divide for communities located outside big metropolitan areas. Finally he will also point out how this initiative has been partially funded by a contemporary initiative of energy efficiency in public lighting and by private investment of a smart city operator.
Raffaele Gareri, Chief Digital Transition Officer and Co- Founder at The City of Rome and The Smart City Association Italy

Raffaele Gareri

Chief Digital Transition Officer and Co- Founder
The City of Rome and The Smart City Association Italy

11:00 am - 11:20 am Reserved for TANQIA



Ibrahim I. Elwan, Chairman at TANQIA

Ibrahim I. Elwan

Chairman
TANQIA

11:20 am - 11:50 am COFFEE BREAK

11:50 am - 12:15 pm Activating the opportunity of using AI and the potential savings for transport schemes.

This session will highlight the UK Government's (and IPA's)Transforming Infrastructure Performance policy which talks about improving Benchmarking, Integration & Alignment of Infrastructure , Procurement then Smarter Infrastructure
Key question: How to leverage Rapid Engineering Modelling - by improving design processes?
·         AI in action! Case study insights into using AI in project engineering
·         How to harness the power of AI for environmentally friendly and sustainable construction
Huda Asad, Head of Performance, Infrastructure and Projects - Cabinet Office at Infrastructure Projects Authority (IPA)

Huda Asad

Head of Performance, Infrastructure and Projects - Cabinet Office
Infrastructure Projects Authority (IPA)

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Update to fib Post-Tensioning Protection Levels



Larry Krauser, Executive Vice President at General Technologies, Inc. (GTI)

Larry Krauser

Executive Vice President
General Technologies, Inc. (GTI)

AI IN ACTION AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm Safety First! The road towards achieving Vision Zero and elimination traffic fatalities in cities

The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that road traffic injuries will rise to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030. The Vision Zero strategy across countries is driving the approach to minimize fatalities from road traffic accidents. It is important to understand what this means for the changes in current safety standards and protocols.

  • What are the new solutions and road safety initiatives to improve driver behaviour?
  • Are autonomous vehicles and smart mobility contributing to Vision Zero?
  • How to use analytics to identify patterns and problems
  • What new law enforcement initiatives will help to change the speeding culture
Nidal S. Odeh, Regional Lead- Bridges and Civil Structures - KEO INFRASTRUCTURE at KEO International Consultants

Nidal S. Odeh

Regional Lead- Bridges and Civil Structures - KEO INFRASTRUCTURE
KEO International Consultants

Eng. Saleh Aljabri, Traffic Services Section Head at Abu Dhabi Municipality

Eng. Saleh Aljabri

Traffic Services Section Head
Abu Dhabi Municipality

12:50 pm - 1:10 pm Corrosion Inhibiting Admixture- Game Changer

Corrosion of reinforcing steel is the predominant cause of premature failure in reinforced concrete structures leading to financial losses, safety risks and environmental impact. Corrosion is estimated to cost the economy of the United Arab Emirates $3.7bn Annually.
The understanding of the mechanisms and kinetics of the degradation processes of concrete allows us to improve the design of structures to enhance durability and extended service-life.
Incorporation of MCI Corrosion Inhibitors to concrete mixes is simple, time-proven, cost-effective and environmentally friendly method of achieving significant enhancement in durability.


Shadi Hindaileh, Durability Specialisr at Cortec

Shadi Hindaileh

Durability Specialisr
Cortec

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS


Mark Versteyhe, Head of Mechanical Engineering Technology TC •  Mechatronics Research Group (M-Group) at KU Leuven - Belgium

Mark Versteyhe

Head of Mechanical Engineering Technology TC • Mechatronics Research Group (M-Group)
KU Leuven - Belgium

Keivan Shariatmadar, Senior researcher at KU Leuven – Campus Bruges Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Technology TC Mechatronics Research Group (M-Group) at KU Leuven - Belgium

Keivan Shariatmadar

Senior researcher at KU Leuven – Campus Bruges Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Technology TC Mechatronics Research Group (M-Group)
KU Leuven - Belgium

WORKSHOP B

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm EXPERIENTIAL SESSION: RoadBotics: The future of maintenance and analytics is here
With a mission of revolutionizing the way road infrastructure is maintained and managed throughout the world; the RoadBotics team use smartphone and machine learning to provide automated road conditions.

With over 75+ communities accessed in 14 states in the US, they claim to have impacted 2,134,544 citizens! Director of Engineering of Bethel Park from Allegheny County PA vouches for major savings on staff time with their software.
Find out:
·         How to organize maintenance decisions with the use of data
  • How does RoadBotics facilitate better visual communication

Mark DeSantis, Chief Executive Officer at RoadBotics, Inc, Pittsburgh

Mark DeSantis

Chief Executive Officer
RoadBotics, Inc, Pittsburgh

2:40 pm - 4:00 pm MEGA CITY INFRASTRUCTURE MILLENNIAL ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM

As per the new knowledge economy policy, Dh300 billion is available in the adoption of science, technology and innovation out of which 6 billion is available for innovation incubators.
Mega City Student will be a benchmark for innovation acceleration for city planners. It will be the grass root innovation incubator and accelerator for mega city developments. It will leverage from Mega City Infrastructure World’s powerful government and business partnerships to enable innovative millennials connect and find an execution path for their ideas. 

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm CLOSE OF CONFERENCE