INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION TRANSFORMATION CONFERENCE (ICTC) 2019
18-19 March 2019 | MITEC, KUALA LUMPUR
CONSTRUCTION BEYOND 2020
The topics highlighted in this conference are aligned with the aspirations of the industry as outlined in the Construction Industry Transformation Programme (CITP) 2016-2020.
The International Construction Transformation Conference (ICTC) is back for the second year in conjunction with ICW 2019!
Technology and innovation are essential elements in construction. Innovation is key in achieving quality improvement, productivity, environmental sustainability and also global competitiveness. ICTC 2019 presents world renowned speakers who will share success stories and discuss the different approaches in which to enhance construction industry performance.
Many industries are taking full advantage of the Industry 4.0 in enhancing their efficiency and effectiveness – the construction industry cannot afford to be left behind. Construction projects are becoming increasingly complex, putting tremendous pressure and effort to deliver in time and on budget. With new materials being invented and innovated, new energy sources discovered, innovative design approaches and advancements in big data analytics, the construction industry need to re-look, re-think and re-strategise the way we build, beyond 2020.
SPEAKERS & MODERATORS
Dato’ Ir. Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid
Chief Executive of CIDB Malaysia
Currently appointed as Chief Executive of the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB), Dato’ ‘Asri has been attached with CIDB for over 20 years under various functions. Serving 33 years in the public sector, Dato’ ‘Asri was also a mechanical engineer for 13 years in the Public Works Department. He graduated from Adelaide University, Australia with a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering alongside a master’s degree in Business from Open University, Kent.
Managing Director of China State Construction Engineering (M) Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia
Challenge Director – Transforming Construction at UKRI, United Kingdom
Currently Challenge Director – Transforming Construction at UKRI, Sam Stacey is leading the Transforming Construction challenge, a £170 million research and innovation investment, matched by £250 million from industry, to create new construction processes and techniques for building manufacture in the UK. Linked to the Construction Sector Deal, the programme includes funding for research, a new construction network and the creation of an active building centre and innovation hub.
Before UKRI, Sam was Director of Innovation, Industralisation and Business Improvement at Skanska UK, a Trustee of the Building Research Establishment and Chairman of the National Platform for Construction.. He is a Chartered Structural Engineer with an MBA from Henley Busineds School and degrees in Civil Engineering, Architecture and Philosophy from Imperial College and Cambridge University.
Chang Bar Kuei
Director of Sany Construction Industry Development (M) Sdn Bhd
A self-starter, Mr. Chang founded United Equipment Services (M) Sdn Bhd which principally engaged in the Oil & Gas Industry and Heavy Machinery equipment. He further strengthened the company growth by diversifying into Heavy Lifting and heavy transportation services for the Oil & Gas industry by providing heavy transport and heavy lift solution to oversize cargo. A self-made businessman who started his business in heavy equipment industry, Mr. Chang felt that the oil & gas industry was slowing down, thus in 2013 he diversified the company’s business activities to include property development, investment and construction in order to boost earnings. In addition to his business capacity, Mr. Chang has been passionate about creating a pool of industry relevant skill workers. An advocacy of Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET), he hope to create a ‘mentor-mentee’ program that will help create more skill worker as the industry get ready for IR 4.0 in bridging the academia-industry gap.
Ar. Saifuddin Ahmad
Director of SNO Architects Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia
Graduating from Deakin University in Australia, Saiffudin has managed to become the Chairman of the CIDB Initiative Working Group on Promotion. Saifuddin has also been successfully involved in the design and development of the Low Energy Office (LEO) for the Ministry in Green Technology and Water which was conferred the ASEAN Energy Award in 2006. A fellow of Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) and APEC Architect, Saiffuddin is also an Honorary Member of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Chief Executive Officer of JBT Consult IVS, Denmark
Thomasen currently serves as the Chairman of DHI Group, ESVAGT, and Falck Safety Services, he coaches and consults within transformational safety performance, productivity and enterprise risk management for all industries especially shipping, construction and oil and gas. Thomasen is also a member of the board for the University of Copenhagen, the largest institution of research and education in Denmark.
Managing Director and Head of Country, Lendlease (Malaysia)
A veteran in the property industry, Stuart Mendel has more than 27 years of experience and is now the Managing Director & Head of Country for Lendlease Malaysia. Prior to this, Stuart was also Project Director for the Tun Razak Exchange, a joint venture between TRX City Sdn. Bhd. and Lendlease. During all his time at Lendlease, Stuart has been involved in Project Management and Construction, Development and the Military Housing Privatisation business.
Foo Chek Lee
Managing Director of Pembinaan Mitrajaya Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia
Foo Chek Lee is a Civil Engineer by profession and currently the Managing Director of Pembinaan Mitrajaya Sdn. Bhd. He is also CIDB Board Members and has more than 37 years of experience in construction industry servicing both public and private sector. He is actively involved in Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) as the Chairman of Safety and Health Committee, a post he held since 1999. Currently, he is the President of MBAM for the term 2016-2018. He is among the committee member in drafting and formulating the first Construction Industry Safety and Health Master Plan and subsequently his involvement as one of the council member in the National Council on Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH) for the last two terms (2009 to Feb 2015).
Hon FRIBA, Director, Desire Lines Pte. Ltd., Singapore
With a diverse portfolio in leadership, planning and curatorial roles in prominent institutions such as LSE cities programme, Tate Modern and New York City’s Department of Housing, Sarah has been honored as Global Public Design Interest 100 by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Sarah also leads Desire Lines, a strategic consultancy for environmental, cultural and social impact organizations and initiatives.
Prof. Patrick Bellew RDI
BSc (Hons) FREng Hon FRIBA CEng FCIBSE FEI FRSA MASHRAE, Director at Atelier Ten, London, United Kingdom
Founding director of Atelier Ten, Patrick was one of the original founders of the UK-Green Building Council in 2006 and was part of the Executive Board when it was registered a charity. Bellew was also named Royal Designer for Industry in 2010 by the Royal Society of Arts. With extensive experience, Patrick has particular expertise in thermal mass energy storage technologies, environmental building design and high efficiency building conditioning systems.
Director of Hijjas Kasturi Associated Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia
Prof. Neil Thomas MBE
MBE Director at Atelier One – Prof, RDI, FIStructE, FRSA, CEng, FRIBA, United Kingdom
As Director and Founder of Atelier One, described as ‘the most innovative engineering practice in the UK’, Thomas covers high-level innovation research and implementation for materials in an enormous scale and variety of projects, specialized towards solutions for larger consulting practices. Holding a number of high-profile positions in the UK & US educational service, Neil has also co-written a book titled ‘Liquid Threshold’ which gives insight into complex challenges faced in projects. Neil was awarded Fellow of the Institute of Structural Engineers in 2015.
Vice President of VERITAS Design Group, Malaysia
Lillian Tay is a director of VERITAS Architects, an award-winning Malaysian architecture firm. VERITAS aspires to create architecture that responds to the local place and culture. VERITAS’ notable projects include Menara Binjai, DiGi HQ, One Sentral, Kuala Lumpur MRT stations, W Hotel, Star Residences and Oxley Towers. As current Vice President of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM), her focus is to enhance opportunities for Malaysian architects to contribute meaningfully to nation building. Trained at Princeton University, USA, Lillian worked at KPF New York before returning home to KL where she has been a director at VERITAS since 1995.
Ng Pek Har
Director of Web Structures (M) Sdn Bhd
Ng Pek Har is an engineer and an educator. She is one of the principal directors of the visionary engineering firm, Web Structures. The firm is a pioneer in “fusion engineering” and more recently a leading advocate of integrated design through technology augmentation and advanced computational design with the formation and development of their “Future Design Studio”. Pek Har will share her vision of the design industry, both locally and globally, and will touch on some of the social, environmental issues at play, as well as design challenges and opportunities.
Dr. Muhammad Imran Sarwar
Chief Technology Officer of Digital Next Solutions Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia
Ir. Dr. Julian Lee
Chief Executive & Founder, Cinnotek International (NZ) Ltd
Chief Executive & Founder of Cinnotek International Group, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore, Ir. Dr. Julian Lee is also serving the Civil Engineering Society as an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Hong Kong. A Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Member of Institute of Civil Engineer (MICE), UK and member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (MHKIE), HK, IrDr. Lee has taken significant role as Civil, Structural and Geotechnical Engineer for various construction projects in Hong Kong and worldwide. Before Cinnotek International, Ir. Dr. Lee was formerly Senior Manager – R & D, Construction Industry Council (CIC), HK; and Lead Engineer (Civil and Structural), Worley Parsons Pte Ltd, Singapore. Since 1998, he has managed various infrastructure and building projects in the Asia Pacific region, as well as construction-related research projects that includes smart cities, structural steel, construction technology, sustainability for green building development, construction health & safety, Building Information Modelling (BIM), construction materials and productivity.
Datuk Dr. Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman
President & Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Malaysia
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