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El-Absi
Issam El-Absi
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CEO, AIDIGITS LTD, Greece
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  •  Graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1988, Master Studies in Steel Structures 
  •  Joined Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) in Greece 1995 as an automation  engineer for engineering systems and project controls for Civil projects 
  • Initiated the BIM approach and methodology in CCC 1997; currently managing three main centres of excellence for providing BIM, engineering and  project controls services among CCC group with a total number of BIM resources approaching 240 engineers 
  • Developing project controls strategies and BIM implementation plans, procedures and standards  
  • Leading the process of developing QA/QC procedures, methods and tools for the BIM workflows 
  • Managing and Directing CCC BIM Academy 
  • Managing and Directing The BIM for Infrastructures Master Program in cooperation with Zigurat Institute 
  • Developed and managed the BIM implementation in several mega projects, such as Dubai Mall Project, Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal, Riyadh Metro Project, Nile Cornice Project in Cairo and many others 
  • Developing automation systems and plans to take BIM practically to construction, fabrication, facility management, asset management and O&M 
  • Developing and Managing GIS systems, high technology surveying systems and Civil / infrastructure engineering automation systems among CCC group and projects 
  • Representing actively in the 5Di group (Founding member), the ENCORD VCP group and DigiPlace 
  • UAE BIM association – UBA - (Founding member) 
  • Participation and knowledge transfer of BIM based systems for construction and post construction through several international and regional conferences and events 
  • Writing publications and articles in several specialized magazines, newsletters and books 
  • Offering Consultation Services to several reputable international and regional organizations in the field of BIM, GIS, project controls and digital transformation (KPMG, European Commission, ADNOC, ADAC, Siemens, Sunway, Alghurair, ATLAS, MacDonald Humfrey and many others) 
  • Project Director / Digital Transformation Consultant for BIM to FM Project – ADNOC HEAD QUARTERS – ABU DHABI