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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 21,000+ delegates across its 74 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 (South Korea & Greater 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 75th global edition and 13th edition in the GCC and the 3rd edition in Saudi Arabia. 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


  • Micha Pawelka

    Micha Pawelka

    Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

    Micha Pawelka

    Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

    Topic: The Façade in the Context of Saudi Arabia’s Future Master Developments

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  • Fabian Hecker

    Fabian Hecker

    Senior Associate, Zaha Hadid Architects

    Fabian Hecker

    Senior Associate, Zaha Hadid Architects

    Topic: Towards an Environmental Expression in Architecture?

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  • Sami Al Sabbagh

    Sami Al Sabbagh

    Partner/KSA General Manager, Dar Al Omran

    Sami Al Sabbagh

    Partner/KSA General Manager, Dar Al Omran

    Topic: Traditional Spatial and Environmental Parameters Influencing Innovative Architectural Interventions

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  • Agnes Koltay

    Agnes Koltay

    CEO, Koltay Façades

    Agnes Koltay

    CEO, Koltay Façades

    Topic: 5 Tips to Value Engineering Façade Packages

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  • Sergi Castel

    Sergi Castel

    Middle East Director, Koltay Façades

    Sergi Castel

    Middle East Director, Koltay Façades

    Topic: 5 Tips to Value Engineering Façade Packages

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  • Marina Kindelan

    Marina Kindelan

    Senior Façade Consultant, AESG

    Marina Kindelan

    Senior Façade Consultant, AESG

    Topic: The Façade Revolution - Smart Design and the Pathway to Net Zero

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  • Mohammed Ali Alsalahi

    Mohammed Ali Alsalahi

    Design Manager, Qiddiya

    Mohammed Ali Alsalahi

    Design Manager, Qiddiya

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Abed Alwahab M. Antar

    Abed Alwahab M. Antar

    Principal Architect, Saudconsult

    Abed Alwahab M. Antar

    Principal Architect, Saudconsult

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Vasileios Feretis

    Vasileios Feretis

    Deputy Construction Manager - Façades, Parsons Middle East

    Vasileios Feretis

    Deputy Construction Manager - Façades, Parsons Middle East

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Giulio Vianello

    Giulio Vianello

    Director, JLL

    Giulio Vianello

    Director, JLL

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Dr. Ghiath Allouni

    Dr. Ghiath Allouni

    Engineering Manager, Al Bawani

    Dr. Ghiath Allouni

    Engineering Manager, Al Bawani

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Martin Liepmann

    Martin Liepmann

    Associate Director, SOM

    Martin Liepmann

    Associate Director, SOM

    Topic: Past, Present and Future - Our Approach to Vernacular Façade Design

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  • David Black

    David Black

    Director - Middle East Operations, Joule Group

    David Black

    Director - Middle East Operations, Joule Group

    Topic: Combustible Façades - A Global Scale Problem and a Strategic Solution

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  • Aasim Shaik

    Aasim Shaik

    Regional Manager - Middle East, Trespa International

    Aasim Shaik

    Regional Manager - Middle East, Trespa International

    Topic: Imagining a New Façade Reality for the Middle East

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  • Stephane Riondet

    Stephane Riondet

    Façade Business Developer, Serge Ferrari

    Stephane Riondet

    Façade Business Developer, Serge Ferrari

    Topic: Tensile Fabric Façade - Architectural Functions and Benefits

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  • Phil Schneider

    Phil Schneider

    Head of Sales Europe and Middle East, Vector Foiltec

    Phil Schneider

    Head of Sales Europe and Middle East, Vector Foiltec

    Topic: Creating Spaces, Creating Relaxation

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  • Paul Haslam

    Paul Haslam

    Partner, Bauporte Group

    Paul Haslam

    Partner, Bauporte Group

    Topic: Size Matters

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  • Peter Key

    Peter Key

    Sales Director - Middle East, Vector Foiltec

    Peter Key

    Sales Director - Middle East, Vector Foiltec

    Topic: Creating Spaces, Creating Relaxation

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  • Alex Dantziguian

    Alex Dantziguian

    Managing Director - MEIA, Technoform

    Alex Dantziguian

    Managing Director - MEIA, Technoform

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  • Alastair Common

    Alastair Common

    Technical Director, Schüco Middle East

    Alastair Common

    Technical Director, Schüco Middle East

    Moderator: Global Experience and Local Presence

    Moderator: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Sreenivas Narayanan

    Sreenivas Narayanan

    General Manager ‑ Middle East and Asia Pacific, Siderise Insulation

    Sreenivas Narayanan

    General Manager ‑ Middle East and Asia Pacific, Siderise Insulation

    Topic: A Global Perspective on Important and Effective Ways of Fire Compartmentation of Façades

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Speaker Presentation


Schedule


Session 1

(08:55 - 10:50)

08:00 - 08:55

Delegate Registration & Networking

08:55 - 09:00

Welcome Address

09:00 - 09:25

The Façade in the Context of Saudi Arabia’s Future Master Developments

  • Façade function and proportionate cost
  • The importance of design and execution quality
  • How to guide reliable from concept to as-built

Micha Pawelka

Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

09:25 - 09:45

Traditional Spatial and Environmental Parameters Influencing Innovative Architectural Interventions

  • Analysis of local architectural elements
  • Case study Ad Diriyah Governorate
  • Case study Madina visitor center

Sami Al Sabbagh

Partner/KSA General Manager, Dar Al Omran

09:45 - 10:05

Tensile Fabric Façade - Architectural Functions and Benefits

  • Thermal comfort & solar protection
  • Visual comfort & glare control
  • Dynamic façades with day/night effect

Stephane Riondet

Façade Business Developer, Serge Ferrari

10:05 - 10:30

Towards an Environmental Expression in Architecture?

  • Design driven innovation
  • Case study on the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Riyadh and across projects in the region

Fabian Hecker

Senior Associate, Zaha Hadid Architects

10:30 - 10:50

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 2

(10:50 - 13:20)

10:50 - 11:10

Creating Spaces, Creating Relaxation

  • Public spaces as recreation centers
  • Building new environments with ETFE
  • Case study on “The Avenues”, Kuwait’s largest shopping mall

Phil Schneider

Head of Sales Europe and Middle East, Vector Foiltec


Peter Key

Sales Director - Middle East, Vector Foiltec

11:10 - 11:30

The Façade Revolution - Smart Design and the Pathway to Net Zero

  • Need for a change to the way we design buildings
  • Smart design - Parametric design
  • Data collection

Marina Kindelan

Senior Façade Consultant, AESG

11:30 - 11:50

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!

Moderator

Alastair Common

Technical Director, Schüco Middle East

11:50 - 12:20

Past, Present and Future - Our Approach to Vernacular Façade Design

  • A narrative of vernacular façade design
  • How to approach regional needs and climate challenges in Kuwait?
  • Towards a collaborative vernacular façade design approach

Martin Liepmann

Associate Director, SOM

12:20 - 13:20

Networking Lunch Break & Prayers

Session 3

(13:20 - 15:50)

13:20 - 13:40

5 Tips to Value Engineering Façade Packages

  • Most common reasons for budget overruns
  • Practical tips from experienced façade consultants
  • Examples of cost efficient but high performing solutions
  • Watchlist for your next project

Agnes Koltay

CEO, Koltay Façades


Sergi Castel

Middle East Director, Koltay Façades

13:40 - 14:00

Size Matters

  • Creating that first impression
  • Building a 7m tall revolving door
  • Case study on the Museum of the Future in Dubai, the region's largest all glass revolving doors

Paul Haslam

Partner, Bauporte Group

14:00 - 14:20

Combustible Façades - A Global Scale Problem and a Strategic Solution

  • Outline of the problem
  • Discussion of the regulatory environment
  • Discussion of the risk methodology

David Black

Director - Middle East Operations, Joule Group

14:20 - 14:40

A Global Perspective on Important and Effective Ways of Fire Compartmentation of Façades

  • A review of the fundamental requirements from first principals
  • Highlighting the critical interface between the floor slab and the façade system
  • Development of best practice to control external and internal vertical fire spread

Sreenivas Narayanan

General Manager ‑ Middle East and Asia Pacific, Siderise Insulation

14:40 - 15:00

Imagining a New Façade Reality for the Middle East

  • Case studies of High Pressure Laminates (HPL) projects in Middle East & around the world visavis alternatives
  • Functional performance of HPL, suited for the Middle East conditions
  • Compliance with Middle East regulations

Aasim Shaik

Regional Manager - Middle East, Trespa International

15:00 - 15:45

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

Panelist

Abed Alwahab M. Antar

Principal Architect, Saudconsult


Panelist

Giulio Vianello

Director, JLL


Panelist

Mohammed Ali Alsalahi

Design Manager, Qiddiya


Panelist

Vasileios Feretis

Deputy Construction Manager - Façades, Parsons Middle East


Panelist

Dr. Ghiath Allouni

Engineering Manager, Al Bawani


Moderator

Alastair Common

Technical Director, Schüco Middle East

15:45 - 15:50

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

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Venue


Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh, Kindly reach the venue on 27th November, 2019 at 8:00 am

address

Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh, Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia, 11415

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