Day 1 :
Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
Time : 9:30-10:15
Professor and Academician Yuriy Kuleshov is affiliated with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University. He authored 15 book chapters and 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His main research interests are (i) climatology of severe weather phenomena (tropical cyclones, thunderstorms and lightning); (ii) satellite remote sensing for monitoring of severe weather and climate; and (iii) seasonal climate prediction. For lifetime achievements in satellite remote sensing of the Earth's environment he was elected as an Academician of the Russian Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Every year, disasters caused by weather extremes lead to significant losses of life and socioeconomic impacts. From 1970-2012, close to 2 million deaths and US$ 2.4 trillion of economic losses were reported globally as a result of droughts, floods, windstorms, tropical cyclones, storm surges and extreme temperatures alone. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report, the frequency and severity of such hazards is increasing, exacerbating risks to lives and livelihoods around the world, particularly in developing and least developed countries. Improved multi-hazard early warning systems are the most effective way to increase resilience and to adapt to climate change. However, in poor and vulnerable countries, weather data is often unreliable or totally lacking. Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) is an international initiative which aims to significantly increase the capacity for seamless multi-hazard early warning system to generate and communicate effective impact-based early warnings, and risk information for hazardous hydro-meteorological and climate events. Its purpose is to protect lives, livelihoods, and property in Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States. The CREWS coalition is led by France, with support from Australia, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Japan and Canada. It is being implemented by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the World Bank, and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). Projects are underway in the Caribbean, the Pacific, West Africa, Burkina Faso, Congo, Mali, Niger and Papua New Guinea to enhance their hydrometeorological warning services combined with improving their emergency plans and operations.
Gulf Consult, Kuwait
Time : 10:15-11:00
M.Manikandan is the Sr. Structural Engineer-1 at Gulf Consult-Kuwait with responsibility for Designing and Construction Consultation of the tall buildings, Colleges, Shopping Complexes, Multi story Car Parks, Hospitals, Bridges and Deep Underground structures by considering the Structural requirements and adequate construct able systems to complete the projects within allocated budget and time schedule. Prior to joining Gulf Consult-Kuwait, M.Manikandan has worked as Structural Engineer at several companies, including RECAFCO-Kuwait, SAEED HADI ALDOOSARY EST-Saudi Arabia, Where he has completed many Precast Structures and treatment plant including the deep underground structures with heavy equipment. Notable he is in the construction industry since past 15 years and has completed many land mark projects in Kuwait as well in Saudi. M.Manikandan is received PhD in Risk Management in International Construction Projects as an External Part time researcher with Vels University Chennai-India,the on March- 2017 and He has been received Civil Engineering Degree from Kamraj University Madurai-India on April, 2000 following that he has received MBA in Project Management from Sikkim Manipal University-India in 2012. His professional interests focus on Construction/Project Management, Structural Management and Risk Management in the construction projects and his current projects include Kuwait International Airport Project ,College of Engineering and Petroleum, College of Science and College of Business for women in the Sabah Al Salim Al Sabah University City, Shadadiya –Kuwait and he has published 50 Papers in International and National Journals and Given many key note speeches about Sky scrapers ,Risk management and constructability’s considerations in the international conferences.
Managing risks in construction projects has been recognized as a very important management process in order to achieve the project objectives in terms of time, cost, quality, safety and environmental sustainability. However, thus far most research has focused on some aspects of construction risk management rather than using a systematic and holistic approach to identify risks and analyze the likelihood of occurrence and impacts of the risks. Aims to identify and analyze the risks associated with the development of construction projects from project stakeholder and life cycle perspectives. This research also found that risks spread through the whole project life cycle and many risks occur at more than one phase, with the construction stage as the riskiest phase, followed by the feasibility stage. This research would conclude that clients, designers and government bodies must work cooperatively from the feasibility phase onwards to address potential risks in time, contractors and subcontractors with robust construction and management knowledge must be employed early to make sound preparation for carrying out safe, efficient and quality construction activities.
A building project is a process where each activity and phase include different risks that should be handled by the project participants. Nowadays, the building market is developing very fast and it is important to deliver the project to the client on time and within the budget, each decision made in the conceptual design phase can have an impact on other phases and bring consequences that could be negative for the building project, assignments in a building project, such as conceptual, preliminary, design development and construction execution has performed by a project participants according to the role, can also be referred to a project or a project task, because it contains the parts that the project teams work on within a company. The risks related to critical events in the project tasks are managed by the project participants according to their responsibilities defined in the contract form. The risks managed in the project tasks are an integral part of the risk existing in the building projects to complete on time and within the budget.