Head of BIM and Digital Construction at ALEC, Arsen Safaryan is one of the professionals preparing to celebrate the industry at this year's inaugural Festival of Construction Innovation event.

The Big 5 Saudi will host Arsen Safaryan as one of the panelists in this year's brand new Festival of Construction Innovation event. Part of the discussion covering 'The Future is Now: The dawn of digital Saudi Arabia', Mr. Safaryan will be sharing his expertise and insight on March 9 at 17:20 hrs.

Arsen Safaryan - Head of BIM and Digital Construction at ALEC,
Arsen Safaryan - Head of BIM and Digital Construction at ALEC, ​

During the The Future is Now: The dawn of digital Saudi Arabia panel discussion, Arsen will focus on methods and technology of construction delivery based on the experience and advancements that he has led in the UAE market over the last 4 years.

Here is what he has told us, ahead of his participation in the event:


Q: What in particular makes Saudi Arabia an exciting market for this topic right now?

A: The anticipated scale and complexity of construction projects that are announced in Saudi Arabia are demanding a use of modern-day digital technology and vast experience in delivering construction projects more efficiently.


Q: What are some big projects you have worked on or studied in your field, and is there anything you are really looking forward to in the pipeline?

A: We have worked on some of the most notable developments and delivered construction projects in the Middle East Market, such as the Expo2020, Dubai Airports, major complex theme parks and entertainment projects in Abu Dhabi, and we are confident we have the experience and the capacity to deliver similar projects in the Saudi market.


Q: What is your sentiment on speaking at the brand new Festival of construction Innovation event?

A: Our sentiment and mission is to demonstrate our maturity and expertise in delivering complex and large construction projects using the best of the latest digital technology and the excellent skills of our people.


Q: Why is it important for events like The Big 5 Saudi to offer a free education agenda to construction professionals?

A: Events like this are important in order to connect businesses and professionals with the correct partners to deliver excellent projects with efficiency.

About Arsen Safaryan

With over 16 years of hands-on BIM implementation experience - Arsen is the Head of BIM and Digital Construction at ALEC Engineering and Contracting LLC, a large construction company with related businesses operating in the GCC with a presence in Africa.

He is responsible for the organizational BIM strategy and overseeing the BIM execution on some of the mega projects in the region such as Sea World Abu Dhabi, Al Maktoum International Airport Expansion, projects located at the upcoming Expo 2020. 

Arsen has worked as a BIM Manager on the owner, contractor and consultant side of the building industry in the region, so he understands the capabilities and constraints on all levels of the supply chain.

Register at THIS LINK to secure your free entry to the all new Festival of Construction Innovation held a The Big 5 Saudi.


About The Big 5 Saudi

Connecting the construction industry in Saudi Arabia

28 - 31 March 2022 - Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Big 5 Saudi - the Kingdom's leading construction event

Expected to attract 14,000+ visitors, the 10th edition of The Big 5 Saudi brings under one roof over 300 manufacturers of construction products from around the world. 

An ideal platform for construction industry professionals to network, secure qualified leads and close business deals, The Big 5 Saudi 2022 displays the latest innovations across dedicated product sectors.

The event also offers CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified workshops, which are free to attend and delivered by renowned industry experts. 

To learn more about the event, visit

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