Baabak Ashuri, Ph.D., DBIA, CCP, DRMP

School of Building Construction and the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech, USA

 

Keynote lecture:

Project Finance and Public-Private Partnership (P3) for Transportation Infrastructure Mega Projects in the United States: A Critical Assessment of Barriers and Enabling Mechanisms

Abstract: State Departments of Transportation (state DOTs) in the United States seek private investments to leverage their shrinking financial resources and fulfill their growing funding shortfalls. The private sector can provide innovative ideas through establishing effective public-private partnership (P3) contracts for design, construction, and operations of major transportation infrastructure assets in the U.S. Decisions to involve the private sector in financing, developing, and operating transportation mega projects vary from state to state in several aspects. This research talk aims to capture the underpinnings of P3 and private financing as utilized by state DOTs in development of transportation mega projects.

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Bio: Baabak Ashuri is Associate Professor in the School of Building Construction and the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech where he directs the Economics of the Sustainable Built Environment (ESBE) Lab. Dr. Ashuri specializes in innovative project delivery, alternative contracting, cost forecasting, project data analytics, and public-private partnership (P3). He is the developer of CRAFT©, Comprehensive Risk Assessment for Transportation, the risk analysis software developed for the Office of Program Delivery at the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). Dr. Ashuri also developed “Next-Gen Design-Build (DB) Assessment tool” – an automated software system specifically designed to assess the cost-effectiveness of selecting design-build for a GDOT highway project. This research project received the 2013 AASHTO High Value Research “Sweet Sixteen” Award.

Johnson Yi

Director of Project Management Center of Excellence, HUAWEI, China

 

Keynote lecture:

Building Customer Trust in Mega Projects – experiences from 5G projects at HUAWEI

  • 30 years of work experience in project management, one of the witnesses and builders of HUAWEI project management development
  • Expert in Huawei’s integrated process and transformation project management
  • Member of HUAWEI Project Management Expert Committee
  • Gold medal lecturer and professor at HUAWEI University

HUAWEI is the world’s largest supplier of telecommunications network equipment and second-biggest maker of smartphones. HUAWEI had won more than 25 commercial 5G contracts and shipped more than 10,000 base stations for 5G. HUAWEI is winning the trust of more and more customers through its 5G projects.

Soonwook Kwon

Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

 

Keynote lecture:

Opportunities of Digital Transformation for Better Project Management

Professor Soonwook Kwon is a Professor of School of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Landscape Architecture and a Chair Professor of Graduate Program for Future City Convergence Engineering Department of Sungkyunkwan University, Korea.  He is also a board of director of IAARC(International Association of Automation and Robotics in Construction).

His research interests are IT and automation technology for construction industry including IoT(NFC, USN, MEMS and RFID etc.), Rapid Prototyping Technology (Laser Scanning, Stereo Camera, AR, VR, HR and Drone etc.), Smart Wearable Devices  (Smart Glass, Smart Band and Smart Jacket etc.), Reverse Engineering Technology (Retrofitting for Industry Facility, 3D Printing, BIM), Equipment Automation Technology, and Gerontechnology.

Peter Jedelhauser

Swiss Federal Railways, Director of the programme “Léman 2030”, Switzerland

 

Keynote lecture:

Creating Trust in Mega Projects – experiences from two railway mega projects in Switzerland.

According to SBB predictions, between 2010 and 2030, the program will double transport capacity from 50,000 to 100,000 passengers per day.

This 4 billion CHF megaproject is designed to substantially improve the offer, timetables and capacity of rail transport (passenger and freight) along the Lausanne – Geneva corridor. It includes, among others, the implementation of new rail traffic regimes in the Lausanne area, the complete modernisation / extension of the Lausanne and Renens railway stations as well as the construction of a new underground station in Geneva.

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Short CV of Peter Jedelhauser.
Name:               Jedelhauser, Peter
Date of birth:     9. Juli 1959
Family:              Married, 4 children
Education:
Since 2010:       Assessor IPMA Level A
2009:                 Certified Projects Director IPMA Level A
1983:                 Master of Science Civil Engineering Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich
Professional Experience:
Since October 2016:         Swiss Federal Railways, Director of the programme “Léman 2030”.
This 4 billion CHF programme is designed to substantially improve the offer, timetables and capacity of rail transport (passenger and freight) along the Lausanne – Geneva corridor. It includes, among others, the implementation of new rail traffic regimes in the Lausanne area, the complete modernisation / extension of the Lausanne and Renens railway stations as well as the construction of a new underground station in Geneva.
April 2011 to Sept. 2016:   Swiss Federal Railways, Director of the Gotthard north-south axis project organization.
This project organization was designed to manage all activities and responsibilities of the Swiss federal railways related to the commissioning of the Gotthard- and Ceneri base tunnels, building up of related operation and maintenance organization, modernization of rolling stock, about 40 major projects to improve the access lines, training of 2’900 persons and the design and construction of the 4 meter corridor.
Oct. 2004 to April 2011:    Swiss Federal Railways
Head of different business units in charge of  railway infrastructure projects.
2000 – October 2004:       Alstom Hydro (Switzerland) Ltd:
Head of turnkey business unit responsible for the construction of new and refurbishment of existing hydropower plants in Europe, Turkey, Middle East and Asia
1985 – 1999:                      Electrowatt Engineering Ltd, Zürich and Bangkok:
Various positions in project management and head of business units for the development, design and construction supervision of hydropower and irrigation projects in Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle East.
1984 – 1985:                      Swiss federal Institute of technology Zürich.
Head of a team for geotechnical field works in Western Africa.