22 - 23 October 2017
Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Conference Day Two: Monday, 23 October 2017

8:30 am - 9:30 am Registration and welcome refreshments

9:30 am - 9:45 am Chairman’s opening remarks


9:45 am - 10:10 am Multi-modal transportation planning: Planning for people rather than automobiles in Kuwait

Moen Azmi, Head of Infrastructure and Traffic Department,AEB Engineering
  • Integrating roadway design within public transportation models
  • Maximising walkability and pedestrian safety to reduce car dependency and encourage the use of public transportation for smarter mobility

Moen Azmi

Head of Infrastructure and Traffic Department
AEB Engineering

10:10 am - 10:40 am Lessons learned from the GCC: Developing Dubai’s integrated public transport network

Eur. Ing. Abdul Ghaffar Chaudhry, Senior Specialist, Planning and Business Development, Public Transport Agency,RTA, Dubai
  • To what extent has the development of public transportation reduced car dependency in Dubai?
  • An overview of RTA’s strategy for encouraging the use of public transportation for reduced congestion

Eur. Ing. Abdul Ghaffar Chaudhry

Senior Specialist, Planning and Business Development, Public Transport Agency
RTA, Dubai

10:40 am - 11:10 am Roadway Design Case Study: An overview of key design principles of a government major highway improvement project in Bahrain

Mark Jamieson, Infrastructure Director,SSH
  • Acheiving flexibility in the application of design criteria in particular in relation to highway geometry
  • Strategies for acheiving close coordination between the designer and the client from day 1
  • How to design highways with exisiting utilities in mind

Mark Jamieson

Infrastructure Director

10:10 am - 12:00 am Session reserved for Jindal SAW limited

11:30 am - 12:00 am Networking break


Dr. Hamdy Ibrahim El-Gamily

Minister's Advisor for GIS
Ministry of Local Development, Egypt, Head of GIS Section, KISR



12:20 pm - 12:40 pm Strategies for the prevention of gravel volatilisation: superpave versus traditional asphalt mix

Dr. Ibrahim Al Dubabe, Head of Center,Advanced Center for Civil Engineering Consultant
  • An overview of the superpave mix process
  • Inspection techniques for superpave versus traditional asphalt

Dr. Ibrahim Al Dubabe

Head of Center
Advanced Center for Civil Engineering Consultant

12:40 pm - 12:00 am Session reserved for pitchmastic

1:00 pm - 12:00 am Understanding the comparative risks and benefits of steel versus concrete for bridge construction

Hisham Himmet, Resident Engineer (RE) RA/210, Middle East & North Africa Area Manager (MENA),Oriental Consultants Global Co., LTD
  • Assessing the relative benefits and challenges of using pre-cast concrete versus steel
  • Analysing the lifecycle cost differentiation between steel and concrete

Hisham Himmet

Resident Engineer (RE) RA/210, Middle East & North Africa Area Manager (MENA)
Oriental Consultants Global Co., LTD

1:20 pm - 12:00 am Asphalt gravelling problems in Kuwait and solutions for prevention

  • What is asphalt gravelling and how can it be prevented?
  • An overview of solutions for prevention


1:40 pm - 12:00 am Risk planning considerations for construction of a highway project

Dr Abdul Razzak Al Rumane, Advisor & Director, Construction Management,Sijjeel General Commerce & Contracting Co. Kuwait
  • Identifying risks and assessing their impact on project costs and completion dates
  • Determining the correct response to risk: immediate versus contingency

Dr Abdul Razzak Al Rumane

Advisor & Director, Construction Management
Sijjeel General Commerce & Contracting Co. Kuwait


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Value engineering and its application to roads projects

Abdulaziz S. Al-Yousefi, CVS-Life, FSAVE, President,Al-Yousefi Value Engineering (YVE)
  • How does the value engineering methodology work?
  • When should value engineering be introduced in a road construction project? What factors will affect the stage of introduction to the project?

Abdulaziz S. Al-Yousefi

CVS-Life, FSAVE, President
Al-Yousefi Value Engineering (YVE)

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Chairman’s closing remarks

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Networking lunch

3:45 pm - 3:45 pm Close of conference day two

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