Conference Day One: Tuesday, 19 April 2016

08:00 AM - 08:45 AM Registration and welcome refreshments

08:45 AM - 09:00 AM Chairman's welcome and opening remarks

Opportunities morning: Bridges and Highways

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Insight into the mega projects in bridges & highways projects in KSA & Bahrain

Abdul Nabi Al-Sabah, Advisor, Engineering Affairs, Minister Office (Dewan), Ministry of Works, Bahrain
  • · Examining projectpipeline, past and on-going achievements to understand requirements and lessonslearned for future projects

  • · Exploring adequateproject management strategies to minimise delays and achieve high project productivity

  • · Determining keytimelines and milestones for delivering infrastructure projects and how toensure on-time delivery

Abdul Nabi Al-Sabah

Advisor, Engineering Affairs, Minister Office (Dewan)
Ministry of Works, Bahrain

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM MAURER Bridge Expansion joint of Bahrain - KSA Causeway

Raad Hamood, Sales Director, MAURER AG, Germany
  • Old Exp. joint installed 1984 on the causeway
  • Innovation in Bridge Expansion joint
  • Bridge Expansion joint testing acc. EATG 32 and AASHTO LRFD

Raad Hamood

Sales Director
MAURER AG, Germany

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Networking break

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM The Need for Purposely Designed and Quality Manufactured Plastic Post-Tensioning Duct and Precast Segmental Duct Couplers

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

Larry Krauser

Vice President
General Technologies, Inc. (GTI)

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM Public Private Partnership: Successfully delivering bridges and highway projects through an effective collaboration between public and private sectors - Case of Bahrain

Loay Ghazaleh, Portfolio Advisor - Major Infrastructure & PPP, Ministry of Works, Bahrain
  • · Discussing thenecessity of all partners collaboration in project planning to contributemeaningfully to the construction process

  • · Investigatingrelationship between all stakeholders to explore any problem at the root andreach an effective bilateral collaboration

  • · Discussing thenecessity of integrating the whole supply chain in order to improve projectperformance and protect the respective investments of all parties involved

Loay Ghazaleh

Portfolio Advisor - Major Infrastructure & PPP
Ministry of Works, Bahrain

11:20 AM - 11:50 PM Bridges and Underpasses in Saudi Arabia - case studies

Hassan Ibrahim, CEO, Shade
the presentation includes statistics on already constructedbridges and Underpasses in Saudi Arabia with cost comparison data sheets,design checking, construction methodologies, and design alternatives. Itaddresses some local practical factors to be considered in the Bridge andUnderpass design and in the construction process.

Hassan Ibrahim


11:50 PM - 00:10 AM Networking break

Getting technical: Discussing the fundamentals

00:10 AM - 12:30 PM Special presentation by AMO

Jose Antonio Crespo, General Manager, Silga

Collaboration betweenLocal and foreign engineering Firms:

  • · What can a ForeignEngineering Firm add to Saudi market?

  • · How the collaborationbetween local Engineering Firm and foreign engineering firm can adds value tolocal market?

  • · Challenges andOpportunities

  • · The experience betweenAMO&P and SILGA

Some projectsresult of this collaboration:

· RasAl Khair – Jubail railway

· JeddahGateways

· AbiBakr As Sidiqqe road in Riyadh

· Dammamand Khobar interchanges

Jose Antonio Crespo

General Manager

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM A life cycle for Bridges and Highways

Michel Kahan, Executive Vice President, Setec Group

Michel Kahan

Executive Vice President
Setec Group

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Discussing major challenges to new road infrastrucutre mega projects in order to find adequate solutions

Majdi Ismail, Director of Infrastructure , Chief Highways & Utility Diversions Engineer, AECOM , Riyadh Metro Project Fareed Siddiqi, Director, Structures & Highways, AECOM, UAE
  • · Stake holders &private customers

    · Existinginfrastructure (As builts, condition, serviceability)

    · Specifications

    · Codes ®ulations

    · Contractor challenge

    · Designer challenger

    · Getting agreements

    · Schedule and programme

Majdi Ismail

Director of Infrastructure , Chief Highways & Utility Diversions Engineer
AECOM , Riyadh Metro Project

Fareed Siddiqi

Director, Structures & Highways

1:30 PM - 2:05 PM Closing remarks from Conference Chair

2:05 PM - 11:59 PM Networking lunch and end of conference day 1