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Tech Horizons is a captivating construction-focused podcast

“Tech Horizons” is a captivating construction-focused podcast that delves into the dynamic world of construction technology adoption in the Middle East and ways to build better. With industry experts as guests, Procore explores the region’s urgent contech needs, implementation challenges, and future construction opportunities. Join us as we embark on an insightful journey and learn from construction’s top thought-leaders.

SERIES OVERVIEW

“Tech Horizons” is a captivating 3-part podcast that delves into the dynamic world of construction technology adoption in the Middle East and ways to build better. With industry experts as guests, Procore explores the region’s urgent contech needs, implementation challenges, and future construction opportunities. Join us as we embark on an insightful journey and learn from construction’s top thought-leaders.

In the first episode, we set the stage by providing an overview of the current state of construction technology in the Middle East. We discuss progress made on the regional development initiatives and urban expansion plans, which are driving the demand for innovative construction technology solutions, and we draw upon exclusive survey data from Procore’s ‘How We Build Now’ report. Stream now to explore construction leaders’ specific areas of focus in 2023 and beyond.

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Tech Horizons: Unveiling the Middle East's Construction Tech Landscape

In the first episode, we set the stage by providing an overview of the current state of construction technology in the Middle East. We discuss progress made on the regional development initiatives and urban expansion plans, which are driving the demand for innovative construction technology solutions, and we draw upon exclusive survey data from Procore’s ‘How We Build Now’ report. Stream now to explore construction leaders’ specific areas of focus in 2023 and beyond.

Watch the Episodes here

EPISODE 1

Tech Horizons: Unveiling the Middle East’s Construction Tech Landscape

We set the stage by providing an overview of the current state of construction technology in the Middle East. We discuss the major development projects, such as regional development initiatives and urban expansion plans, which are driving the demand for innovative construction solutions and we draw upon exclusive survey data from Procore’s ‘How We Build Now’ report.

EPISODE 2

Tech Horizons: Future-Proofing the Middle East’s Construction Industry

In Episode two, Procore examines the future needs of the Middle East’s construction industry and how technology can play a pivotal role in addressing those needs. We discuss the challenges faced by traditional construction practices and highlight the potential benefits of embracing cutting-edge technologies like Building Information Modeling (BIM), robotics, 3D printing, and more.

EPISODE 3

Tech Horizons: Bridging the Gap Between Tech and Fit-Out Excellence with KOJ Interiors

In this episode, Procore explores the transformative role of technology within the fit-out sector. Guest panelist, Daniel Leese, Head of Business Development at KOJ Interiors, provides listeners with an overview of KOJ’s company vision and the integral role technology plays in their business success.

EPISODE 1

Tech Horizons: Unveiling the Middle East’s Construction Tech Landscape

We set the stage by providing an overview of the current state of construction technology in the Middle East. We discuss the major development projects, such as regional development initiatives and urban expansion plans, which are driving the demand for innovative construction solutions and we draw upon exclusive survey data from Procore’s ‘How We Build Now’ report.

EPISODE 2

Tech Horizons: Future-Proofing the Middle East’s Construction Industry

Procore examines the future needs of the Middle East’s construction industry and how technology can play a pivotal role in addressing those needs. We discuss the challenges faced by traditional construction practices and highlight the potential benefits of embracing cutting-edge technologies like Building Information Modeling (BIM), robotics, 3D printing, and more.

EPISODE 3

Tech Horizons: Bridging the Gap Between Tech and Fit-Out Excellence with KOJ Interiors

In this episode, Procore explores the transformative role of technology within the fit-out sector. Guest panelist, Daniel Leese, Head of Business Development at KOJ Interiors, provides listeners with an overview of KOJ’s company vision and the integral role technology plays in their business success.

EPISODE 4

Tech Horizons: Transforming the Regulatory Environment and Dispute Resolution

Episode 4 welcomes John Shenton, Chair of CIOB and Contract Manager at Averda. Together, we explore the impact of technology on the regulatory environment, focusing on elevating building standards and navigating cultural shifts. We also delve into the role of tech in dispute resolution, uncovering how tech innovations are reshaping and streamlining processes, and fostering better collaboration.

EPISODE 5

Tech Horizons: Understanding the Intersection of Tech and Sustainable Cities

Explore the topic of sustainable cities with Dr. Anas Bataw on episode 5. We analyze the concept of a sustainable city, key attributes of the region’s most successful sustainable building projects, and the role of tech in construction. Delve into challenges and opportunities for sustainable practices, as well as the need for better collaboration. Dr. Bataw also shares insights on the necessity for partnerships between tech vendors, government entities, academic institutions, and construction companies for the future of sustainable building.

EPISODE 6

Tech Horizons: Navigating Change Management and Tech Evolution in Construction

Episode 6 explores Salpie Kechichian’s 20-year journey in construction tech, along with her current role as Head of Product Management at WakeCap. We discuss industry evolution, managing change, and overcoming challenges in tech adoption. Don’t miss Salpie’s insights on an entrepreneurial mindset in software development and her thoughts on the future of construction tech adoption across the region.

The podcast is brought to you by

Procore is committed to advancing the construction industry by improving the lives of people working in construction, driving technology innovation, and building a global community of groundbreakers.

Their connected global construction platform unites all stakeholders on a project with unlimited access to support and a business model designed for the construction industry.

Digital Construction Hub (DC Hub) is a community and industry resource for AEC professionals who are advancing the adoption and use of digital technologies and construction 4.0.

Aimed at individuals from the public and private sectors from all disciplines within the built environment, it provides intelligence and practical advice on construction technology, use-cases and new ways of working that have improved project delivery, safety and innovation.