Dubai – The highly anticipated sixth Construction Technology ConFEX (CTF) successfully concluded on June 1, bringing together more than 600 key stakeholders and industry professionals from around the world. This year's edition of CTF focused on sustainability and digital adoption for better project outcomes, aligning with the UAE's Year of Sustainability and its hosting of COP 28.
“As the UAE takes center stage in the global sustainability movement, CTF emphasized the crucial steps that the construction industry must take to achieve decarbonization in a structured and effective manner,” said Katie Briggs, Events Director at b2b Connect.“The ConFEX highlighted the roadmap to a net-zero carbon portfolio for major developers and underscored the role of key AEC stakeholders in decarbonizing the construction lifecycle.”
The event covered an impressive and diverse range of topics, including Sustainability, Scaling Up Adoption, Dealing With the Human Factor, PMIS, ERP, Digital Twins, Digital Site Capture, Metaverse, AI, and more, attendees gained comprehensive knowledge and actionable strategies to navigate the industry's evolving landscape.
More than 600 attendees, comprising project developers, contractors, consultants, industry experts, technology providers, startups, and key stakeholders from over 20 countries, gathered at CTF to connect, collaborate, and explore new opportunities. The ConFEX served as a platform for fostering meaningful partnerships and fostering innovation within the construction technology ecosystem.
One of the highlights of CTF was the Construction Technology Awards 2023, held on June 1. These prestigious awards recognized and celebrated the best people, projects, and organizations in the industry, promoting excellence in the field. With over 200 entries across 16 different categories, the awards attracted fierce competition and witnessed the participation of more than 300 industry professionals. The winners were honored for their outstanding contributions and groundbreaking achievements in harnessing technology to drive transformation and deliver exceptional results.
The winners for this year include:
Sustainable Organisation of the Year
Winner: Red Sea Global
BIM Organisation of the Year
Winner: ROSHN Group
Consultant of the Year
Contractor of the Year
Winner: Nesma & Partners
Digital Design Organisation of the Year
Winner: KEO International Consultants
Digital Transformation of the Year
Winner: Roads and Transport Authority Dubai
Start Up of the Year
ConTech Leader of the Year
Winner: Hussam Ali – Roshn Group
ConTech Rising Star of the Year
Winner: Mateusz Lukasiewicz – KEO International Consultants
BIM Champion of the Year
Winner: Omar Ahmed – China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East
Highly Commended: Mostafa Elashmawy – WSP
Woman in ConTech Award
Winner: Julie Alexander – Diriyah Company
BIM Project of the Year
Winner: Dubai Hills Mall & Indoor Storm Coaster – ALEC Engineering & Contracting
Tech For Safety Award
Winner: TGPP – Smart Safety Monitoring Solution – Saudi Aramco
Digital Project of the Year
Winner: KAEC Digital City Operations' Integrated Asset Management – Emaar, The Economic City (KAEC)
Digital Twin Project of the Year
Winner: Omani Digital Twin Reality Model – Khatib & Alami
Offsite Project of the Year
Winner: Turtle Bay Hotel Red Sea Global
Highly Commended: KACST Saudi Future Dwelling Project – Off-Site Engineering Solutions
ConTech Hall of Fame:
Winner: Mansour Faried – China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East
The success of CTF and the Property Technology ConFex 2023 has been possible with the support of valued sponsors and exhibitors including Signax, Urban Surveys, Procore, Accuracy, Bentley Systems, Polypipe Middle East, RIB, Xpedeon, Atkins, EllisDon, Khatib & Alami, AMANA, Aksa Power Generation, Milwaukee Tool, Omran Tech, PlanRadar, ZWSOFT, ProjectPro, Angelswing, Georg Fischer, Alacakaya, MyGate, Tenderd, Oscar, Procurified, XD House, RDS-BIM, Wakecap Technologies, Constructly, ConcR, DCHub, and Ventures Onsite.
The sixth Construction Technology ConFex in Dubai was an informative, engaging, and exciting event that showcased the industry's unwavering commitment to sustainability and digital transformation. To learn more about the event, access registration details, explore agenda topics, and view the full list of speakers and exhibitors, please visit the Construction Technology ConFex website.
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