The Big 5 Construct North Africa releases event agenda

xThe Big 5 2016.jpg.pagespeed.ic.F1nBxO9KjJThe event, taking place from 25 - 27 APRIL 2017 at Parc des Expositions de L'office des Changes, Casablanca, Morocco, have released the schedule for the event

A series of free-to-attend workshops providing case studies, Keynote presentations, and a dialogue to address the challenges in construction put a spotlight on the latest industry trends and gain practical insights, concrete solutions for a better future of construction in North Africa 

Day 1 - Tuesday 25 April 2017 - General Overview

12:15 - 13:15 Design Innovation and Communication using Advanced BIM Technology

Computational Design and Building Information Models (BIM)

Facilitating efficient design communication and coordination

How to utilize BIM Technology as a design innovation development platform

Abdulmajid Karanouh, Director, Head of Innovation Design, Facades & Sustainability, Ramboll

13:25 -13:55 PRAYER BREAK (Zohar)

14:15 -15:15 Trends to watch in North Africa’s construction industry in 2017

General overview of the construction Industry in North Africa

Impact of Construction Insurance  

Rise in urbanization leading to infrastructural reform

Oussama EL Allaoui, Construction/Engineering Risks Analyst & Underwriter, AXA Insurance

15:45 - 16:45 Introduction to Project Management- (This session will be run in French)

Controlling Productivity in Construction

How to identify, document, control and evaluate a project change impacts on construction projects? Especially time impact and cost impact? 

What are the benefits of joining the project manager in earlier stages of the project?

Amedee Santalo, Adviser to H.E. Sheikh Tarek M. Binladen, Project Manager, MED LLC

17:05 -17:35 PRAYER BREAK (Asar)

Day 2 - Wednesday 26 April 2017 -  Health, Safety and Equipment in Construction 

10:45 - 11:45 Safety in Construction

Challenges and awareness of policies and standards 

Regulatory framework of the main elements of OSH legislation

Why is Personal Protection Equipment important?

Najib Bendahou, Managing Director, HSE Partners

12:15 - 13:15 Identifying and covering risks and insurance protection

Scope and Types of Insurance protection 

Derestriction of types of risk eligible for construction insurance 

Litigating and Arbitrating Construction Disputes

Awad Asad, Planning and Control Section Head, Projects Division, Al Ain Distribution Company – Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority

13:25 -13:55 PRAYER BREAK (Zohar)

14:15 -15:15 Holistic Human Resource Development for better Safety- Investing in Certification, Skill        

Development and Training of Construction Workers - (This session will be run in French)

Strategic approaches to managing human resources in the construction industry 

Examining both the strategic and operational aspects of managing human resources within the construction sector

Workforce diversity and equal opportunities in construction

Employee empowerment in construction

Mohamed Tassafout, Group Human Resources & Communication Director, Delattre Levivier Maroc

15:45 - 16:45 Construction Quality Management

What is Quality Management?

Managing Quality in Various stages of the Project: Pre Bid stage, Bid stage, Execution Stage, and Close out Stage.

Function and Importance of Construction Quality Assurance

Mohamed Batran, Projects Manager, Alrajhi Group

17:05 -17:35 PRAYER BREAK (Asar)

Day 3 - Thursday 27 April 2017 - Sustainability

10:45 - 11:45 Introduction to LEED V4

A Flexible Rating System

Integrative Process

Performance in LEED V4 Credits

Wrap up and Resources 

Jourdan Younis, Managing Director – Global, Alpin Limited|MASDAR City

12:15 - 13:15 Why construction industry needs circular economy for sustainable future?

State of art in C&D recycling

'Making money-profit' from C&D debris  

Case study 

Future trends

Oriol Vilaseca, CEO, Societe Macrocaine De Projets

13:25 -13:55 PRAYER BREAK (Zohar)

14:15 -15:15 Sustainability of Buildings, Communities and cities - (This session will be run in French)

Green Building Certifications in Morocco

Morocco’s leading renewable energy projects

Progressive liberalization of the energy sector/Principal challenges for deployment of renewable energies in Morocco

Zakaria Sadik, Président,  Morocco Green Building Council – MGBC

15:45 - 16:45 The relationship of management of high environmental quality and construction in smart cities

The need for smart cities at the construction level

Management systems at the construction level

Smart cities in Morocco and sustainable construction

Founoun Adnane, Project Manager Lean Management and QHSE Engineer, Bureau Veritas

17:05 -17:35 PRAYER BREAK (Asar)

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