Construction & Engineering

Theme: Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure – Key to Economic Growth

18th - 19th January 2018 HICC, Hyderabad, India

CPD points approved by The Engineering Council of India

Introduction

Infrastructure is the foundation of modern-day civilization. We ultimately rely upon infrastructure to provide us with access to the resources needed to exist at this scale and density on our planet. Yet there exists a stark funding gap — there is currently a $1 trillion global shortfall on basic infrastructure investment worldwide as compared to what’s needed. This seriously threatens our future prosperity and development.

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MAIN DISCUSSION THEMES

The Geospatial Leverage for Mega Projects

Mega projects in the construction sector play a crucial role in shaping the economy and result in prosperity of nations. These projects represent the best advancements in engineering technology, tipping the scales in many dimensions - size, complexity, and cost. With large investment commitments, vast complexities, and long lasting impact on every level of society, such projects are also vulnerable to incredible amount of risk and massive cost overruns. The smallest of error can result in huge losses and delay in the projects. In such scenario, projects need highly accurate information and careful planning in all stages of construction. With its ability to provide accurate information, automation in building processes and seamless integration of information across all stages of construction, geospatial technology is the most critical tool and investment that these projects can make to realize these technological marvels. This session will share the vision and technology implementation behind such mega projects, and the latest advancements in geospatial technology that can power such vision.

Towards Resilient Plan & Design of Infrastructure
Construction, Buildings & infrastructure
Operate and Maintain Infrastructure Efficiently and Effectively
Post-disaster infrastructure reconstruction and recovery

Focus Sectors:

  • Roads and highways
  • Tunnels & Special Bridges
  • Rail & Metros
  • Buildings (Institutional/commercial structures)
  • Industrial structures (Refineries, Power Plants, Manufacturing Plants)
  • Ports & airports

Target Audience

Policy Makers

Government & Public Sector Undertakings

Infrastructure Developers (Public/ Private)

Construction Companies/ EPC Contractors

Consultants (Environmental/ Engineering/ Project Management)

Engineering Companies

Financial Institutions and Banks

Project Executing Agencies at National and State Level

IT Solutions Providers

Academic & Research Bodies

Disaster risk assessment