The Acheson Business Association, in collaboration with SAIT’S Centre for Innovation and Research, is holding two, 1-day UAV (Drone) Workshops covering two different topics: “Construction and Oil & Gas Sectors” and “Inventory/Asset Management and Agriculture”.
Inventory/Asset Management and Agriculture Workshop Schedule:
- Topic 1: Trends for UAVs. How drones are changing the labor and business practices.
- Topic 2: UAV applications for Agriculture
- Topic 3: UAV applications for stock, supply and warehouse management
- Topic 4: Regulations and compliances for operating UAVs
- Topic 5: UAV operation demonstration
Dr. Azzeddine Oudjehane
Dr. Azzeddine Oudjehane has over 20 years of experience leading multi-disciplinary projects in R&D, business innovation and market development working with various stakeholders from Academia, Government and Industry. Azzeddine holds graduate degrees in both Applied Science and Business Administration. In 2012, he joined SAIT to teach in the first undergraduate BSc in Construction Project Management in Canada.
Azzeddine strives through teaching excellence to train the next generation of construction project managers in Alberta and Canada, while developing scholarly applied research that meets the needs of the Alberta industries.
Alongside his academic position Azzeddine is the Principal of AZZO Consulting and also serves as an Associate of NUSKAN Inc., a research and development company with main focus on UASs and Robotic. Nuskan provides design and development for long-range aerial, ground and underwater UAS systems for industrial and humanitarian purposes. They also provide “big-data” processing and cognitive computing service for feasibility studies of projects to clients from sectors that include engineering & construction (E&C), energy sector, educational institutes and government agencies.
Since 2014 Azzeddine has been a Board Director with the Alberta Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council, where he led various green building initiatives across Alberta, including the 1st Green School Summit in Canada held in Calgary in September 2015. In 207, he was re-elected for a second term after serving as the Vice Chair of the Board. Azzeddine has continuously advocated the benefits of sustainable construction inside the classroom at SAIT preparing the next generation of leaders in construction. He has also led
and supported various applied research projects demonstrating the feasibility and value of sustainable practices in construction and deconstruction. One of his current research emphases is on bringing innovative and energy efficient and sustainable construction methods to Alberta. He also collaborates and continues to support the Unmanned Aerial Systems research team at SAIT with a focus on the various applications and implications of UAVs, in particular with the realm of construction project management.
With over 100 publications and presentations at international conferences, Dr. Oudjehane serves in various journal review committees and has chaired sessions at conferences. He has Chaired several events and in the past year, he gave several presentations and keynotes on the role of innovation for sustainable construction practices.
Shahab Moeini has over 23 years of experience in leading complex engineering, R&D development, and Unmanned Autonomous Systems projects with various stakeholders in both national and international level. Shahab holds a degree in defence engineering and Geospatial science. Shahab is currently completing a doctorate degree with a focus on integration of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) into organizational management with the University of Liverpool in the UK.
Shahab started his professional career as an engineer led emergency construction projects from damage estimation to rehabilitation and reconstruction of municipal infrastructure after natural disasters or conflicts. Shahab then worked for 10 years as project manager on hydroelectric and water infrastructure projects before moving on to international relief agencies as a water/habitat engineer and project manager. He managed construction of
urban infrastructure and emergency response projects in conflict and post-conflict zones throughout Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, and continued to study advanced programming, geospatial science, and unmanned systems design and development.
Currently Shahab works as a professor in the BSc. Construction Project Management Program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). He is also the founder and lead researcher of the Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) lab. Shahab has been recognised as one of the most innovative and leading Scientist in UAS industrial applications in both national and international level.
Alongside his academic position Shahab is the CEO of Nuskan Inc., a research and development company with main focus on UAS and Robotic. His company provide design and development for long-range aerial, ground and underwater UAS systems for civilian and humanitarian purposes. They also provide “big-data” processing and cognitive computing service for feasibility studies of projects to clients from sectors that include engineering & construction (E&C), energy sector, educational institutes and government agencies.
With over 30 publications and presentations at international conferences, Shahab has served as reviewer, and also has chaired several sessions at academic conferences and workshops.