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THE REGION’S PREMIER CONFERENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Zak World of Façades is an International conference series on the subject of façade design & engineering. The conference now takes place in Asia (Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Hong Kong), Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait), Africa (Kenya, Morocco and South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom and France) and Australasia (Australia and New Zealand) and the United States of America.

Now in it's 41st edition globally and the 3rd edition in Qatar, the conference will discuss the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will showcase the latest technological solutions.

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

Who Should Attend this Conference

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

Speakers

Michel Mossessian

Design Principal, Mossessian Architecture

Michel Mossessian

Design Principal, Mossessian Architecture


Topic: From concept to craft

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Knut Stockhusen

Partner, Schlaich Bergermann Partner

Knut Stockhusen

Partner, Schlaich Bergermann Partner


Topic: Skin and bones

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Hani Awni Al Hawamdeh

Chief Technical Officer, Arab Engineering Bureau

Hani Awni Al Hawamdeh

Chief Technical Officer, Arab Engineering Bureau


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Engineering matrix for desired project delivery targets

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Maged (Max) Ahmed

Lead Façade Engineer - Middle East, BG&E Façades

Maged (Max) Ahmed

Lead Façade Engineer - Middle East, BG&E Façades


Topic: When façades go wrong

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Massimo Maffeis

CEO and Founder, Maffeis Engineering

Massimo Maffeis

CEO and Founder, Maffeis Engineering


Topic: Parametric approach to façades and ultralight tensile structures

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Jasbir Singh Bhamra

Design Manager, Arcadis

Jasbir Singh Bhamra

Design Manager, Arcadis


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Murat Tabanlioglu

Partner, Tabanlioglu Architects

Murat Tabanlioglu

Partner, Tabanlioglu Architects


Topic: Tectonics, Technic and aesthetics of the skin

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Jack Ghantous

Senior Projects Director, Midmac Contracting

Jack Ghantous

Senior Projects Director, Midmac Contracting


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Engineering matrix for desired project delivery targets

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Dr Werner Jager

Director Technology & Marketing - DACH Markets, Hydro Building Systems (Presentation sponsored by TECHNAL®)

Dr Werner Jager

Director Technology & Marketing - DACH Markets, Hydro Building Systems (Presentation sponsored by TECHNAL®)


Topic: City of the future – Impact of the building envelope

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Kas Oosterhuis

Professor, Qatar University

Kas Oosterhuis

Professor, Qatar University


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Wissam G Mansour

Managing Principal, Focus Design Partners

Wissam G Mansour

Managing Principal, Focus Design Partners


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Engineering matrix for desired project delivery targets

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Ahmed Helal

Head of Architecture, CEG International

Ahmed Helal

Head of Architecture, CEG International


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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George Triantafyllou

Business Development Director, Salfo and Associates

George Triantafyllou

Business Development Director, Salfo and Associates


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Engineering matrix for desired project delivery targets

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Dr. Houssam Tlemat

Senior Manager - Civil/Structural Engineering, ASTAD

Dr. Houssam Tlemat

Senior Manager - Civil/Structural Engineering, ASTAD


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Engineering matrix for desired project delivery targets

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Ulderico Amarao

Design Director, Hill International

Ulderico Amarao

Design Director, Hill International


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Micha Pawelka

Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

Micha Pawelka

Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts


Topic: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Engineering matrix for desired project delivery targets

Topic: Exhaust 2.0 - An active skin façade for the Middle East

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Ron Hull

Marketing Manager - EMEA & America, Kuraray

Ron Hull

Marketing Manager - EMEA & America, Kuraray


Topic: Structural and acoustic performance interlayers for façade and window safety glass

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Justin Nieuwoudt

Façade Engineer, Inhabit Group

Justin Nieuwoudt

Façade Engineer, Inhabit Group


Topic: Evolution of façades envelope design: Precise parametric design and advanced BIM strategies

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Alvaro Palencia

Architectural Project Manager, Neolith

Alvaro Palencia

Architectural Project Manager, Neolith


Topic: Ventilated façades with sintered stone

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Monesh Aidasani

Regional Specifications Manager - Middle East, India & Africa, Jotun Powder Coatings

Monesh Aidasani

Regional Specifications Manager - Middle East, India & Africa, Jotun Powder Coatings


Topic: Architectural trends in powder coating finishes

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Yousef Al Yacoub

General Manager, Qalex

Yousef Al Yacoub

General Manager, Qalex


Topic: Key factors in Aluminium Extrusions

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Efthimios Zizos

Projects Manager, Elval Colour

Efthimios Zizos

Projects Manager, Elval Colour


Topic: Challenges and developments in façades

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Sanjoe Rodrigues

Regional Manager - Middle East, Serge Ferrari

Sanjoe Rodrigues

Regional Manager - Middle East, Serge Ferrari


Topic: Tensile fabric façade - Architectural functions and benefits

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Arvind Kumar

Manager - Architectural Advisory, Technal Middle East

Arvind Kumar

Manager - Architectural Advisory, Technal Middle East


Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Speaker Presentations


Michel Mossessian Design Principal, Mossessian Architecture

From concept to craft

Massimo Maffeis CEO and Founder, Maffeis Engineering

Parametric approach to façades and ultralight tensile structures

Murat Tabanlioglu Partner, Tabanlioglu Architects

Tectonics, Technic and aesthetics of the skin

Dr Werner Jager Director Technology & Marketing - DACH Markets, Hydro Building Systems (Presentation sponsored by TECHNAL®)

City of the future – Impact of the building envelope

Micha Pawelka Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Engineering matrix for desired project delivery targets
Exhaust 2.0 - An active skin façade for the Middle East

Ron Hull Marketing Manager - EMEA & America, Kuraray

Structural and acoustic performance interlayers for façade and window safety glass

Justin Nieuwoudt Façade Engineer, Inhabit Group

Evolution of façades envelope design: Precise parametric design and advanced BIM strategies

Alvaro Palencia Architectural Project Manager, Neolith

Ventilated façades with sintered stone

Monesh Aidasani Regional Specifications Manager - Middle East, India & Africa, Jotun Powder Coatings

Architectural trends in powder coating finishes

Yousef Al Yacoub General Manager, Qalex

Key factors in Aluminium Extrusions

Efthimios Zizos Projects Manager, Elval Colour

Challenges and developments in façades

Sanjoe Rodrigues Regional Manager - Middle East, Serge Ferrari

Tensile fabric façade - Architectural functions and benefits

Schedule

  • Session - 1

    (08.50 - 10.30)

08:00 - 08:50

Delegate Registration

08:50 - 09:00

Welcome address

09:00 - 09:25

Exhaust 2.0 - An active skin façade for the Middle East

09:25 - 09:45

Tensile fabric façade - Architectural functions and benefits

09:45 - 10:05

When façades go wrong

10:05 - 10:30

Tectonics, Technic and aesthetics of the skin

10:30 - 10:50

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

  • Session - 2

    (10.50 - 12.50)

10:50 - 11:20

Skin and bones

11:20 - 11:40

City of the future – Impact of the building envelope

11:40 - 12:10

From concept to craft

12:10 - 12:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

12:50 - 13:40

Networking Lunch Break

  • Session - 3

    (13.40 - 16.40)

13:40 - 14:00

Parametric approach to façades and ultralight tensile structures

14:00 - 14:20

Challenges and developments in façades

14:20 - 14:40

Architectural trends in powder coating finishes

14:40 - 15:00

Structural and acoustic performance interlayers for façade and window safety glass

15:00 - 15:20

Evolution of façades envelope design: Precise parametric design and advanced BIM strategies

15:20 - 15:40

Ventilated façades with sintered stone

15:40 - 16:00

Key factors in Aluminium Extrusions

16:00 - 16:40

PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Engineering matrix for desired project delivery targets

16:40 - 16:45

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

Sponsors

Presenting Partner

Associate Partners

Strategic Partner

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Registrations for this event has been closed
For queries kindly write to us at info@zakgroup.com

Venue

Hilton Doha, Qatar. Kindly reach the venue on 24th April, 2018 at 8:00 am

address

Hilton Doha, Diplomatic Street, Doha, Qatar

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FAQs

What is the registration fee to attend the conference?
A limited number of complimentary seats on first come first serve basis are reserved for Architects, Façade Consultants, Developers, Government Officials, Project Management Consultants, Main Contractors, Sustainability Consultants, Fire Consultants, Façade Contractors, Cost Consultants, etc. The online registration process needs to be followed to attain your entry pass for the event. Please note that the complimentary seats allocation are under the jurisdiction of the organizers. If you are a product/material supplier and intend to attend the conference, there would be a delegate fee of USD 500 applicable per delegate.
Is the online registration the final step?
The online registration acts as an “Interest” for attending the conference. An internal system evaluates the registrations received and issues the confirmation/entry pass accordingly. The online registration alone DOES NOT stand confirmed without a confirmation/entry pass email from the organizers.
How long does to it take to receive the confirmation/entry pass post the online registration?
If successfully approved, it takes a maximum of 4-5 working days for the system to generate the confirmation number/pass. It is advisable to check your spam/junk folders as there maybe chances of the email landing in those folders. If you have not received your confirmation within the stipulated timeframe, please write to the organisers/reply on the acknowledgment email to check on the status.
Can I use my personal id to register?
It is highly recommended that you use your company/official email id for registration to avoid any confirmation delay
Can I register at the venue directly?
No. All registrations are pre-approved online and no on-spot registrations are encouraged.
I received an invitation from one of the sponsors. Does it qualify as entry pass?
The invitation copy from the sponsors DOES NOT qualify as the entry pass. The invite mentions the registration process at the last page. All the recipients of these invitation copies are advised to follow the online registration process to attain their passes to be able to attend the event.
Can the registration be transferred to another colleague from the same organisation?
No. If you are not able to attend the conference after receiving your confirmation number/pass you will not be able to transfer the registration to your colleague.
What do we need to bring/show at the registration desk to collect the delegate badge & kit?
The registrations start at 0800 hrs. The team at the registration desk will be fully equipped with the details of those confirmed to attend. If your registration is confirmed, you will only be asked to quote your registration number and drop your visiting cards at the registration desk to collect your badge and kit.
How do I get a copy of the presentations delivered at the event?
Post the conference, the organisers will be uploading all the presentations who's permission has been received to distribute online at this event website.
What are the inclusions in a full day conference session?
The full-day conference will include access to the conference hall, exhibit area, lunch and networking session, delegate kits and presentation copies.
What is the maximum limit of complimentary passes per firm?
If your firm is on our guest list, then a maximum of 1-4 delegates passes per firm are allocated depending on the firm size. However, the seat allocation is on first come first serve basis.
When is the final deadline for registration?
As the seats are allocated on a first come first serve basis, the registration will close once the hall seating capacity is reached.
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