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THE WORLD'S LEADING CONFERENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Zak World of Façades is an International conference series on façade design & engineering having attracted over 18,000 delegates across its 54 completed editions. The conference is currently being organised in 25 countries in the Middle East (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait & Saudi Arabia), South Asia (India & Sri Lanka), South East Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam & Indonesia), East Asia (Hong Kong, South Korea & China), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco & South Africa),  Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and the United States of America

 

This is the 58th global edition and 12th edition in the GCC and the 5th edition in UAE. It will highlight the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and will also showcase latest technological solutions.

 

Visit www.zakworldoffacades.com for details of the previous events.

Who Should Attend this Conference

Architects, Façade consultants, Developers, Government officials, PMC's, Main contractors, Sustainability consultants, Fire consultants, Façade contractors, Cost consultants, Glass processors & Structural consultants.

Speakers


  • Alejandro Stochetti

    Alejandro Stochetti

    Director of Design, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

    Alejandro Stochetti

    Director of Design, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

    Topic: Case Study: Expo Astana

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  • Scott Coombes

    Scott Coombes

    Director, AESG

    Scott Coombes

    Director, AESG

    Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION : Solar Shading Through Façades: Tropical Solutions Through Smart Building Skins

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  • Firas Hnoosh

    Firas Hnoosh

    Principal, Perkins+Will

    Firas Hnoosh

    Principal, Perkins+Will

    Topic: Designing Local in a Global Context

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  • Mustafa Chehabeddine

    Mustafa Chehabeddine

    Principal, KPF

    Mustafa Chehabeddine

    Principal, KPF

    Topic: Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal Complex – Building Envelope

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  • Paul Grove

    Paul Grove

    Managing Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology

    Paul Grove

    Managing Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION : Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Abdullah Sulaiman

    Abdullah Sulaiman

    Executive Director, Lacasa

    Abdullah Sulaiman

    Executive Director, Lacasa

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION : Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Michael Orford

    Michael Orford

    Façade Manager, ASGC

    Michael Orford

    Façade Manager, ASGC

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION : Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Abdulmajid Karanouh

    Abdulmajid Karanouh

    International Director | Head of Interdisciplinary Design & Innovation, Drees & Sommer

    Abdulmajid Karanouh

    International Director | Head of Interdisciplinary Design & Innovation, Drees & Sommer

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION : Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Andy Dean

    Andy Dean

    Head of Façades, WSP

    Andy Dean

    Head of Façades, WSP

    Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION : Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Agnes Koltay

    Agnes Koltay

    Director, Koltay Façades

    Agnes Koltay

    Director, Koltay Façades

    Topic: Building Sky View – The Latest Landmark in Dubai!

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  • Robert Stephens

    Robert Stephens

    Executive Director, Inhabit Group

    Robert Stephens

    Executive Director, Inhabit Group

    Topic: One Zabeel – Façade Design and Procurement Using New Approaches for Improved Quality and Economics

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  • Tarik Al Zaharna

    Tarik Al Zaharna

    Founder & Director, T.ZED Architects

    Tarik Al Zaharna

    Founder & Director, T.ZED Architects

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION : Solar Shading Through Façades: Tropical Solutions Through Smart Building Skins

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  • Thomas Fruhmann

    Thomas Fruhmann

    Director of Consultancy Services, Schüco Middle East

    Thomas Fruhmann

    Director of Consultancy Services, Schüco Middle East

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION : Solar Shading Through Façades: Tropical Solutions Through Smart Building Skins

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  • Benjamin Beer

    Benjamin Beer

    Head of Façades, Ramboll Middle East

    Benjamin Beer

    Head of Façades, Ramboll Middle East

    Topic: Advanced Façade Engineering for Landmark Projects in the Middle East

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  • Nasser Turk

    Nasser Turk

    Regional Manager - MEA, WATG

    Nasser Turk

    Regional Manager - MEA, WATG

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION : Solar Shading Through Façades: Tropical Solutions Through Smart Building Skins

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  • Charles Constantin

    Charles Constantin

    Managing Director, GEZE Middle East

    Charles Constantin

    Managing Director, GEZE Middle East

    Topic: Smart Façades Made by GEZE

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  • Anthony Makhlouf

    Anthony Makhlouf

    Head of Pre-Sales Department, GEZE Middle East

    Anthony Makhlouf

    Head of Pre-Sales Department, GEZE Middle East

    Topic: Smart Façades Made by GEZE

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  • Micha Pawelka

    Micha Pawelka

    Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

    Micha Pawelka

    Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION : Solar Shading Through Façades: Tropical Solutions Through Smart Building Skins

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  • Michelle Bacellar

    Michelle Bacellar

    Technical Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology

    Michelle Bacellar

    Technical Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology

    Topic: Practical Approach for Complex Geometry Façades

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  • Ammar Alul

    Ammar Alul

    Managing Director, Schüco Middle East

    Ammar Alul

    Managing Director, Schüco Middle East

    Topic: Sustainability, necessity and opportunity for the building

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  • Ian Mason

    Ian Mason

    Project Leader, Woods Bagot

    Ian Mason

    Project Leader, Woods Bagot

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION : Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Alastair Common

    Alastair Common

    Technical Director, Schüco Middle East

    Alastair Common

    Technical Director, Schüco Middle East

    Topic: Global Experience and Local Presence

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  • Stuart Clarke

    Stuart Clarke

    Associate Director | Middle East Façade Engineering Leader, Arup

    Stuart Clarke

    Associate Director | Middle East Façade Engineering Leader, Arup

    Topic: A Brief History of the Envelope and Where We Will Be Delivered

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  • Waleed Nashaat

    Waleed Nashaat

    Sales & Specifications Manager - Powder Coatings, Akzonobel

    Waleed Nashaat

    Sales & Specifications Manager - Powder Coatings, Akzonobel

    Topic: Powder Coating Technologies Supporting Façade Design

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  • Alan Bridger

    Alan Bridger

    President & COO, Novum International

    Alan Bridger

    President & COO, Novum International

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION : Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Markus Plettau

    Markus Plettau

    Marketing Manager - EMEA, High Performance Building Solutions, Dow Performance Silicones

    Markus Plettau

    Marketing Manager - EMEA, High Performance Building Solutions, Dow Performance Silicones

    Topic: Modern Glass Façades – Structural Glazing with Proven and Innovative Technologies

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  • Ammar Saad

    Ammar Saad

    Chief Executive Officer, Lever Building Materials

    Ammar Saad

    Chief Executive Officer, Lever Building Materials

    Topic: Fiber Cement External Cladding and Ventilated Façades in the UAE

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  • Jan Scheers

    Jan Scheers

    Sales and Market Development Manager - Middle East, Kuraray Europe

    Jan Scheers

    Sales and Market Development Manager - Middle East, Kuraray Europe

    Topic: Structural and Acoustic Performance Interlayers for Façade and Window Safety Glass

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  • Frank Goudman

    Frank Goudman

    Export Sales Director, Renson

    Frank Goudman

    Export Sales Director, Renson

    Topic: External Solar Shading and Natural Ventilation in High-Rise Buildings

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Schedule


Session 1

(08:50 - 10:50)

08:00 - 08:50

Delegate Registration & Networking

08:50 - 08:55

Welcome Address

08:55 - 09:00

Sustainability, necessity and opportunity for the building


Ammar Alul

Managing Director, Schüco Middle East

09:00 - 09:25

A Brief History of the Envelope and Where We Will Be Delivered

  • The beginnings of glass & façades
  • The evolution of a new profession
  • The evolution of façade design
  • The future

Stuart Clarke

Associate Director | Middle East Façade Engineering Leader, Arup

09:25 - 09:50

Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal Complex – Building Envelope

  • Complex geometry  and the challenge of building a ground scraper
  • Climate responsive approach to massing and orientation to avoid the need for external sun shading
  • Possibly the largest free-standing glass façade in the world

Mustafa Chehabeddine

Principal, KPF

09:50 - 10:10

External Solar Shading and Natural Ventilation in High-Rise Buildings

  • Need for ventilation in high-rise buildings
  • Need for external shading in high-rise buildings
  • Solutions for the same

Frank Goudman

Export Sales Director, Renson

10:10 - 10:30

Practical Approach for Complex Geometry Façades

  • Rationalizing geometry
  • Simplifying fabrication and installation
  • Minimizing costs

Michelle Bacellar

Technical Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology

10:30 - 10:50

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 2

(10:50 - 13:40)

10:50 - 11:10

Building Sky View – The Latest Landmark in Dubai!

  • Façade engineering design & development process, including glass and stainless steel curtain wall, glazed panoramic lift enclosure and large tension cable system in the lobby
  • Introduction to the multi-storey skybridge and skywalk tourist feature with glass floor
  • Overview of the façade access strategy, including complex areas like bridge soffit

Agnes Koltay

Director, Koltay Façades

11:10 - 11:30

Global Experience and Local Presence

  • Case study on the Al Fattan Crystal Towers, Dubai
  • How the design evolved from stick to unitised curtain wall system
  • Simplifying complex façade geometry
  • Digitalization: Your daily fix!

Alastair Common

Technical Director, Schüco Middle East

11:30 - 12:00

Case Study: Expo Astana

  • Challenging the industry
  • When what we need does not exist yet
  • Working with contractors, fabricators and regional challenges

Alejandro Stochetti

Director of Design, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

12:00 - 12:45

PANEL DISCUSSION : Solar Shading Through Façades: Tropical Solutions Through Smart Building Skins

  • Evolution of solar shading techniques for better building performances
  • Balancing sunlight blocking and penetration for better inhabitants experience
  • Can dynamic glass or integrated renewable energy shading system be the answer for the region?
  • Active versus passive shading: Looking at long term solutions

Panelist

Nasser Turk

Regional Manager - MEA, WATG


Panelist

Thomas Fruhmann

Director of Consultancy Services, Schüco Middle East


Panelist

Tarik Al Zaharna

Founder & Director, T.ZED Architects


Panelist

Micha Pawelka

Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts


Moderator

Scott Coombes

Director, AESG

12:45 - 13:40

Networking Lunch Break

Session 3

(13:40 - 16:00)

13:40 - 14:00

Designing Local in a Global Context

  • Role of culture in architectural façades design
  • Climatically influenced building envelope design
  • The modern Arabic skyscraper

Firas Hnoosh

Principal, Perkins+Will

14:00 - 14:20

One Zabeel – Façade Design and Procurement Using New Approaches for Improved Quality and Economics

  • Using a virtual model for façade zoning and cost planning and engineering models to optimise and refine the façade design and gain construction economies
  • Parametric glare and thermal studies to maximize façade performance
  • Designing  a hybrid glass and aluminium mullion to minimize visual obstruction and maximize transparency  
  • Integration of innovative maintenance system solutions (cleaning and access to the soffit façades) and analysis of tall building differential deflections using the latest computational methods
  • Communicating the models and design intent concisely into contract specifications / BOQ’s

Robert Stephens

Executive Director, Inhabit Group

14:20 - 14:40

Fiber Cement External Cladding and Ventilated Façades in the UAE

  • Cladding combining aesthetics with high performance
  • The fiber cement technology, fiber cement boards and fire certification process and roadmap until a certificate of compliance in UAE
  • The fundamental necessity of working with a turnkey solution, provided by a facade specialist delivering the full value chain

Ammar Saad

Chief Executive Officer, Lever Building Materials

14:40 - 15:00

Modern Glass Façades – Structural Glazing with Proven and Innovative Technologies

  • Latest advancement in structural bonding and glazing
  • Project management service to manage project timing and quality
  • Structural glazing…a journey through high performance in modern façade designs

Markus Plettau

Marketing Manager - EMEA, High Performance Building Solutions, Dow Performance Silicones

15:00 - 15:20

Structural and Acoustic Performance Interlayers for Façade and Window Safety Glass

  • Newly adopted laminated safety glass elements incorporating structural PVB and Ionoplast interlayers yielding in outstanding glazing design features for complex façade constructions with larger spans
  • Besides decorative and UV control function, acoustic comfort is possible by choosing specific acoustic damping PVB interlayers close to noise zones in global high urban density areas
  • Selecting the right interlayer choice to reduce the risk of delamination in open edge applications

Jan Scheers

Sales and Market Development Manager - Middle East, Kuraray Europe

15:20 - 15:40

Powder Coating Technologies Supporting Façade Design

  • How new technologies can support façade design
  • Powder coating and sustainability
  • Digital support tools for designers and specifiers

Waleed Nashaat

Sales & Specifications Manager - Powder Coatings, Akzonobel

15:40 - 16:00

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 4

(16:00 - 17:30)

16:00 - 16:20

Smart Façades Made by GEZE

  • GEZE Cockpit: The first smart door, window and safety system
  • GEZE in Building Automation
  • GEZE Smart Systems

Charles Constantin

Managing Director, GEZE Middle East


Anthony Makhlouf

Head of Pre-Sales Department, GEZE Middle East

16:20 - 16:40

Advanced Façade Engineering for Landmark Projects in the Middle East

  • Sustainable façade design for enhanced solar-thermal performance
  • Parametric modelling for curved and complex geometry façades
  • 3D printing as a future outlook
  • High-tech composite façade materials for landmark projects

Benjamin Beer

Head of Façades, Ramboll Middle East

16:40 - 17:25

PANEL DISCUSSION : Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

  • Integrating the right assessment models for getting the most value out of façades
  • Value engineering versus value extortion: Is it cost reduction for diminished value?
  • Continuing the process improvisations for best practices
  • Value engineering for bespoke façade procurement to suit local requirements

Moderator

Andy Dean

Head of Façades, WSP


Panelist

Abdullah Sulaiman

Executive Director, Lacasa


Panelist

Paul Grove

Managing Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology


Panelist

Alan Bridger

President & COO, Novum International


Panelist

Abdulmajid Karanouh

International Director | Head of Interdisciplinary Design & Innovation, Drees & Sommer


Panelist

Michael Orford

Façade Manager, ASGC


Panelist

Ian Mason

Project Leader, Woods Bagot

17:25 - 17:30

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

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Conrad Dubai, Kindly reach the venue on 19th March, 2019 at 8:00 am

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