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Kuwait Build Industry Talks is a dynamic platform tailored for professionals in the construction sector. Featuring keynote speeches, panel discussions, and workshops, this event covers the latest trends and innovations in architecture, engineering, and project management. Join us for insightful sessions led by industry experts and networking opportunities

Industry Talks

Monday, 6 May 2024

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

AI in Architecture Design: Human-AI Collaboration in Design

Ayman Essawy, BIM Manager / Lead Architect at Pace

This presentation explores the symbiotic relationship between humans and artificial intelligence (AI) in architectural design, emphasizing how AI technologies complement human creativity and expertise, ultimately resulting in innovative and sustainable architectural solutions.


It highlights various AI tools, with a deeper focus on Autodesk Forma capabilities, and presents a case study prepared using Forma to demonstrate how AI enhances creativity and efficiency in design exploration.

Attendees will gain insights into how AI tools such as Forma empower architects to generate innovative and sustainable designs while streamlining the design process. The presentation emphasizes the transformative potential of collaboration between humans and AI in architecture.

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM


Salah Omar, Senior BIM Manager at Turner International


8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Smart Technologies in Construction Projects Management to Improve Performance and Reduce Costs

Dr. Ahmed Diab, Sales & Operations Manager at Ali alghanim & Sons Group

Smart technology is considered a vital tool in improving construction project management, as it contributes significantly to increasing efficiency and reducing costs. In this lecture we’ll cover a comprehensive overview of how to use smart technology to improve construction project management processes, supported by recent examples to illustrate its benefits.

Tuesday, 7 May 2024

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

AI in Project Management

Ibrahim Bishr, Planning & Project Control Manager at Kuwait Arab Contractors

The presentation will focus on the transformative role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in project management, highlighting its capacity to automate tasks, deliver real-time insights, and elevate decision-making processes. While AI presents immense opportunities, its integration into project management comes with challenges such as ensuring data quality, addressing privacy concerns, and navigating ethical considerations. To effectively harness AI's potential, project managers must amalgamate technical proficiency with project management expertise and business acumen. By embracing AI technologies, project management practices stand to undergo significant transformation, potentially leading to enhanced project outcomes and overall success.

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Navigating the Future of MEP: AI's Role in Redefining the Industry

Hazem Hussein, Senior Electrical Design Engineer at KEO International Consultants

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) systems marks a pivotal shift towards more efficient, sustainable, and innovative construction practices. This presentation aims to critically explore the transformative role of AI in redefining MEP design and construction, emphasizing its potential to elevate project outcomes and enhance sustainability metrics. By systematically examining the integration of AI technologies within MEP frameworks, this presentation highlights their role in automating intricate design tasks, advancing predictive maintenance strategies, and optimizing energy usage.

Wednesday, 8 May 2024

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

3D Printing in Construction: Growth, Benefits, and Challenges

Khalil Almbaidheen, Country Manager at Ha-Be Middle East

The presentation will provide an overview of 3D printing concrete, covering key aspects such as its general principles, types of printers utilized, properties of printer cement ink, and testing and mix design procedures. Attendees will gain insights into the innovative construction method, which involves layer-by-layer deposition of concrete material guided by digital design models to create complex structures with precision and efficiency. Additionally, the presentation will delve into the specialized properties of cement ink, including rapid setting time and viscosity control, essential for ensuring structural integrity. Furthermore, the challenges facing 3D printing in the Middle East, such as regulatory barriers and limited material availability, will be discussed, highlighting the need for collaborative solutions to drive innovation in the region.

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Innovations in Architecture & Engineering

Taaha Hussein, Business Development Engineer at Tamir Solutions Group

Advancement in Innovation in engineering and architecture has surged to new heights, and it is about time we as professionals in the field, catch-up to these, with better understanding and more importantly tangible implementation of these innovations in the best possible way.

8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

The role of value management in the sustainability of construction projects

Dr. Bader Al-Thaidi, Structural Engineer / Vice President of International Society of Value Engineering - GCC


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