Turner Innovation Series

27 October - Abu Dhabi   |   29 October - Doha, Qatar   |   31 October - Dubai, UAE

Conference Agenda


8:00-9:00     Registration & Coffee/Tea


TiME Welcomes Turner Innovation Series – Ali Odeh


Turner Innovation Series BIM Conference Middle East Welcome – Nick Billotti
Turner Construction Company is America's leading general builder and a global leader in the provision of construction services with a network of 46 U.S. offices an active presence in 20 countries.  Turner has built a reputation for innovative use of technologies and the development of new solutions since its founding in 1902.  Hear Turner's current outlook and vision on driving innovation in the construction industry.


Keynote Address: Innovation in the AEC Industry
Discussion on the importance of innovation and this critical turning point in the AEC Industry.


Planning Out Waste: Partnering and IPD, Lean Process Improvement & BIM for Design & Preconstruction – Viktor Bullain
The implementation of BIM can be most successful with the help of collaborative contractual arrangements and having a focus on continuous improvement, creation of value for all parties, reduction of waste, and positive environmental resource impact.  Hear how BIM, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and Lean Construction principles can all work together in the building process.  BIM for design visualization, model based estimating, model based code checking, and energy analysis will be discussed.


Break & Expo


Rapid Fire Technology Demo – Software Vendor Demo #1
Building In Quality: Production Planning, Construction Technologies & BIM for Construction – Chris Edwards
BIM is a process for leveraging the information within 3D models as a central platform for collaboration.  As a visual central informational database, BIM can be used throughout the Design, Preconstruction, and Construction phases of work.  BIM for constructability analysis, logistics planning, schedule visualization, clash detection, laser scanning, and model based layout will be discussed.




Operating Effectively: Total Cost of Ownership & BIM for Facilities Management – Viktor Bullain or Chris Edwards
After using BIM throughout all aspects of Design and Construction, the result is an intelligent visual as-built that can be used to help manage a facility.  Hear how this model can be structured and cloud synced to provide model based management of a facility.  A higher education project BIM to FM deliverable will be shown using cloud synced documents and bar code scanning to track status and apply real time information graphically to building assets in the model based deliverable.  It will also look at a live link from the model to the facilities Building Management System which provides an up to the minute graphic representation of building equipment status (temperature, alarm, energy usage, etc.)


Rapid Fire Technology Demo – Software Vendor Demo #2




Panel Discussion – "The Value of BIM & Lean Construction Processes"


Summary and Closing – Nick Billotti



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