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Event Review

2018 Value engineering Summit

Professionals working in the built environment gathered to discuss how value engineering can improve efficiency and performance in the industry Big Project Middle East and Middle East Consultant hosted the 2018 Value Engineering Summit on September 5 at the Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai. The inaugural event examined how value engineering is being used in the construction industry, and sought to explore ways to 38 October 2018

further improve efficiency in construction, without having a negative impact on the overall quality and intent of a project. The summit was attended by over 180 delegates from the region’s top consultants, contractors, developers and government agencies. The event

was chaired by Sameer Daoud, CEO of MECIC Contracting, who set the tone of the summit with a brief presentation, following which Dr Rashid Alleem, chairman of the Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA), addressed the delegates with an engaging and insightful keynote speech.

Anchored by three key panel discussions – Value Engineering in Buildings, Value Engineering in Infrastructure Projects, and VE and Technology – the conference’s agenda was rounded off by two presentations, one of which was a CPD workshop. The full list of panellists and presenters, as