Cairo, Egypt

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Workshop 1: A Primer in Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Brief Description:

Building Information modelling (BIM) provides a trending tool for managing construction projects in smart cities. The workshop starts by exploring BIM as a collaborative conducive environment for designers and engineers, in an effort to boost shared views. Next, the workshop presents; fundamental concepts of BIM, terminology, and functions. Further, the workshop gives an overview of; BIM input sources, BIM data types, BIM deliverables, along with status of international and national BIM standards and codes, and trends in BIM evolvement focusing on City Information Modelling (CIM) and integration with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The workshop concludes with a hands-on exercise on using BIM tools for developing;  3D / 4D / 5D BIM Models of a residential building.

Instructors:

  • Prof. Dr. Eng. Moustafa Baraka, Prof. of Geomatics & Geoinformatics

  • Prof. Dr. Eng. Mahmoud El-Khafif, Prof. of Construction Management

  • Eng. Ahmed Aredah

  • Eng. Ahmed Adel

Workshop 2: Smart Intersections for Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

Brief Description:

Autonomous vehicles are perceived as one of the components of a smart city, and they are expected to play a key role in the future of intelligent transportation systems. The workshop starts by exploring various tools used to record and document different roads environments and various driving behaviors, with focus on the use of GNSS/GPS and terrestrial laser scanning, along with an example of a GUC intersection. Further, the workshop presents civil engineering principals and concepts in relation to; highway, light rail transit, transportation and traffic in relation to autonomous vehicles. Concluding, with simulation-based tests, that involves both pedestrian and vehicles interaction with the autonomous vehicles, intersection management and simulation based tests.

Instructors:

  • Prof. Dr. Eng. Moustafa Baraka, Prof. of Geomatics & Geoinformatics

  • Dr. Eng. Ramy Shaltout, Associate Prof. of Railways Engineering

  • Dr. Eng. Ehab NourEldin, Assistant Prof. of Highways & Airports Design

  • Dr. Ing. Yarah Basyoni, Assistant Prof. of Transportation & Traffic

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Workshop 3: Challenges in Managing Projects with Multi-Stakeholders

Brief Description: 

This workshop highlights main risks arising in managing projects of multi-stakeholders. Key stakeholders in most common projects are three or four parties: Owner, Consultant/PM and Contractor. In multi-stakeholder projects, you may have around ten key stakeholders: Owner, Sponsor, Regulator, End User, Designer, Supervision Consultant, Project Manager, Main Contractor, Suppliers/Vendors and other Specialized Sub-Contractors. Dealing with those stakeholders of different –and sometimes contradicting- perspectives, requirements, interests and expectations would create high impact project risk/issues. This workshop presents analytical techniques for identifying, classifying and engaging project stakeholders for the best outcomes in achieving project objectives. It will also identify main risks/issues in managing such projects and proposes strategies for mitigating them.

Topics: Overview of stakeholder management – Analysis, classification and engagement of stakeholders – Contradicting stakeholders’ requirements – Main risks/issues related to stakeholders – mitigation strategies for project risks.

Instructor:

  •  Dr. Mohamed El Agroudy

    • Bio: Dr. Mohamed El Agroudy has decades of experience in construction engineering and management. He is a Certified Corporate Trainer (CCT), a Project Management Professional (PMP), a Risk Management Professional (RMP), a Transnational Referral Certified (TRC) and an International Arbitrator. He had his BSc in civil/construction engineering, a Masters in contracts and a PhD in contracts and risk management. He is teaching Contracts/Risk Management at the American University in Cairo. He is a project management consultant for mega projects in the Middle East. Dr. El Agroudy has trained many professionals around the globe and has performed a lot of workshops and keynote speeches in more than 25 countries. His areas of expertize include: Contracts, Risk and Facility Management. He is an active member of Project Management Institute (PMI), International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and board member of Green Building chapter at Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE).

Workshop 4: LoRa

Brief Description: 

In the new era of the Internet-of-Things (IoT), communication technologies have become an integral constituent of a multitude of applications within smart cities, such as environmental monitoring, waste management, traffic control, and smart metering, just to name a few. Recently, Low Power Wide Area Networks (LP-WAN) have been evolving to become a key enabler for the realization of such types of city-wide applications with dense IoT devices. LP-WAN are typically configured as star-of-star networks. Within each underlying star network, thousands of power-constrained IoT end-devices communicate directly with an IoT gateway over long distances at the scale of kilometers. LoRa has been exhibiting tremendous commercial growth to establish itself among the front runners of emerging LP-WAN, where the number of countries with LoRaWAN deployments has surpassed more than 140 countries. LoRa is pillared on its patented chirp spread spectrum modulation that supports energy-efficient/reliable long-range communication.The main aim of this tutorial is to provide a thorough understanding to the patented LoRa modulation. The foundations that enable reliable LoRa communication at sensitivities at the scale of -137 dBm are explained. Details of the practical encoding and decoding of LoRa signals are also provided. The tutorial will include practical demonstration for the LoRa modulation/demodulation using Software-Defined Radio. The tutorial will finally overview some insights with regards to state-of-the-art research directions of LoRa-based communication.

Instructor:

  •  Dr. Tallal Elshabrawy

    • Bio: Dr. Tallal Elshabrawy received his B. Sc. in electrical engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt in 1998. He received his M.A.Sc and Ph.d. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada in 2000, and McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 2006, respectively. He has also complemented his technical expertise with academic business experience where he has received his MBA in June 2014 from the American University in Cairo specializing in Finance. Since 2006 he has joined the German University in Cairo in the faculty of information engineering and technology, department of Networking. He is currently the vice dean for academic affairs within his faculty. He is a recipient of the Georg Forster fellowship for experienced researcher offered by the von-Homboldt foundation. During this fellowship, he has focused his research interests on the patented LoRa modulation and has become one of the experts in this evolving LP-WAN technology.