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Procore hosts event highlighting MENA's smart building solutions

The event looked at the advancement of digital construction solutions. (Image source: Procore)

Procore, which provides construction management software, hosted the Smart Build Forum at JW Marriott Hotel Marina Dubai

The aim of the event was to bring together construction leaders to discuss seamless integration of technology in construction, which can boost operational efficiency and drive innovation.

Procore also emphasised the need to successfully navigate change in construction in a way that fosters a culture of innovation. In addition, construction leaders shared valuable data and insights with stakeholders about the focus areas in the coming year.

In the first session, construction leaders looked at what the next 12 months will look like for the industry. This allowed stakeholders to engage in discussions regarding their priorities for the upcoming year. The session was hosted by Madeleine Skillen, host of the Tech Horizons Podcast and regional marketing manager at Procore Technologies.

The second session, ‘Tech Nexus - Driving Innovation with an Integrated Ecosystem,’ explored how platform technology acts as a strategic catalyst for data visibility, connectivity, and innovation. The speaker for the session was Mohammad Alfaour, senior solutions consultant at Procore.

The final session, titled ‘Change Navigation Panel – Securing Internal Buy-In for a Culture of Innovation,’ covered successful strategies for navigating change in the construction industry from leading experts. Mukund Hirani, CTO and co-founder, Navatech, and Salpie Kechichian, head of product management, WakeCap, were the speakers at the session.

Brandon Oliveri-O’Connor, head of region – vice president of Sales, EMEA of Procore, said, “The construction industry in the region is undergoing significant transformation due to new trends and innovations. By hosting the Smart Build Forum, we successfully brought together leaders and visionaries in the sector, who extensively explored ways to further integrate technology in construction to boost operational efficiency and drive innovation.

“Additionally, the forum served as a nexus to network and forge collaborations among industry stakeholders. At Procore, we remain committed to spearheading the advancement of digital construction solutions, working closely with industry leaders to drive operational efficiency and innovation.”