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Puyan A. Zadeh, Dr.-Ing.

Innovation Adoption in The Construction Industry - Things to Think About

Sat Sep 24 2022 21:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Please join the Iranian Engineers of BC Association (IEBCA) in an informative in-person presentation by Puyan A. Zadeh from University of British Columbia (UBC). The presentation is in English, and members of Engineers and Geoscientists BC may claim 1 Continuing Education (CE) Hour for attending the event.

Adoption of any innovation can not only provide valuable benefits to projects and organizations but it also can potentially lead to massive disruptions and risks. Considering the fact that not all projects and organizations can have the same benefits of certain Innovations, it is essential to know the potential benefits, and how to assess the impact of any innovation adoption before making a major decision. In this talk, Dr. Zadeh will discuss the impacts of innovation adoption on individual practitioners, construction organizations, and construction projects. By providing different practical examples from the construction industry, he will highlight important key factors related to innovation adoption. With this talk, the audience should be better prepared to approach new innovation with a clear assessment roadmap introduced by the speaker.

Important Notes:
A) The event is free of charge; however, registration is required (link below). Besides, due to COVID-19 still being around, by registering for the event, you agree that:
1. You, as a meeting attendee, confirm that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
2. You will refrain from attending the event, should you suspect that your attendance might impose any risk (e.g., due to COVID-19 matters) to the health of other attendees.
3. Meeting attendees are not required to wear a mask; however, should individuals prefer to wear a face mask, their choice is respected.
4. You waive or give up certain legal rights, including the right of suing IEBCA and its staff and volunteers for neglect, breach of contract or liability legislation or claim compensation following an accident or unexpected illness.

B) During the event, photos will be taken for the purpose of IEBCA's media, including newsletter, social networking platforms and reports. By registering for the event, you agree to release liability for IEBCA and its volunteers, including Board members, regarding the use of the photos.

Schedule of the Program:
2:00 – 2:15 pm – Check-in & Networking
2:15 – 3:00 pm – Introduction and Presentation
3:00 – 3:15 pm – Q/A Session
3:15 – 3:30 pm – Networking & Experience Sharing


Fir Room, Delbrook Community Recreation Center
851 W Queens Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7N 4E3

About the Speaker:

Puyan A. Zadeh, Dr.-Ing.
Researcher & Instructor
Department of Civil Engineering
University of British Columbia

Dr. Puyan A. Zadeh is a building innovation specialist, the founder of “Pyramoon Innovations'', and a Research Associate/Seasonal Instructor at UBC’s Project and Construction Management (PCM) group of Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC) since fall 2017. He joined UBC as a postdoctoral fellow in late 2013. He obtained his B.Sc. (2001) in Civil Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran, and earned both his M.Sc. (2007) and Dr.-Ing. (2012) in “Informatics in Civil Engineering” from Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUDa), Darmstadt, Germany. His recent research at UBC covers a wide range of topics related to the “innovation in construction” including BIM-based design and coordination, application of IPD and Lean Construction, AI-driven algorithms for AECO, Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Facility Management (FM), Digital Fabrication and Modular Construction, as well as XR (AR/VR/MR) for Construction.

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