ABOUT THE EVENT


THE WORLD'S LEADING CONFERENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Zak World of Façades, an international conference series on façade design & engineering, has attracted over 25,000+ delegates across its 77 completed editions. This one day conference is currently being organised in over 30 countries around the globe such as 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 & Japan), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal & South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Ireland, Denmark & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and North America (USA & Canada).

 

This is the 78th global edition and 15th edition in the GCC and the 4th edition in Doha which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display 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


We are currently developing the programme for 2020 and we expect it to be completed by the end of February.

  • Lars Anders

    Lars Anders

    CEO, Priedemann Façade Experts

    Lars Anders

    CEO, Priedemann Façade Experts

    Topic: Sustainability in the Façade Life Cycle - Let’s Dig into this Trend!

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  • Mathieu Meur

    Mathieu Meur

    Director, DP Façade

    Mathieu Meur

    Director, DP Façade

    Topic: Disruptive Technologies in Façades

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  • Christopher Tiltman

    Christopher Tiltman

    Senior Architect, White Young Qatar

    Christopher Tiltman

    Senior Architect, White Young Qatar

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

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  • Luke Harrison

    Luke Harrison

    Associate Director, Pattern Design

    Luke Harrison

    Associate Director, Pattern Design

    Topic: Invisible Forces Shaping Stadia Design

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  • Maged (Max) Ahmed

    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 (Episode 2)

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  • Siddharth Aldangady

    Siddharth Aldangady

    Chief Architect, HBK Contracting Company

    Siddharth Aldangady

    Chief Architect, HBK Contracting Company

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

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  • Osama Ahmed Elfar

    Osama Ahmed Elfar

    Design Director & Partner, Unii Design

    Osama Ahmed Elfar

    Design Director & Partner, Unii Design

    Topic: TBC

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  • Fawzi Ismail

    Fawzi Ismail

    General Manager/Director of Structural Department, MZ & Partners

    Fawzi Ismail

    General Manager/Director of Structural Department, MZ & Partners

    Topic: Art Glass In Buildings

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  • Ashley Byard-Bellis

    Ashley Byard-Bellis

    Regional Manager - Qatar, Inhabit Group

    Ashley Byard-Bellis

    Regional Manager - Qatar, Inhabit Group

    Topic: Precise Parametrics and Buildings Information Modelling

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  • John Douglas

    John Douglas

    Pre-Construction Director, Alutec

    John Douglas

    Pre-Construction Director, Alutec

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

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  • Thomas Fruhmann

    Thomas Fruhmann

    Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco Middle East

    Thomas Fruhmann

    Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco Middle East

    Topic: System-Based Custom Solutions and Innovations

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  • Mayank Sharma

    Mayank Sharma

    Technical Specification Manager, Siderise Insulation

    Mayank Sharma

    Technical Specification Manager, Siderise Insulation

    Topic: Curtainwall and Perimeter Containment for Building Envelopes

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  • Sandro Casaccio

    Sandro Casaccio

    Sales and Market Development Manager, Kuraray

    Sandro Casaccio

    Sales and Market Development Manager, Kuraray

    Topic: Laminated Glass: Which Interlayer for Which Application?

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  • Hani Awni Al Hawamdeh

    Hani Awni Al Hawamdeh

    Chief Technical Officer, Arab Engineering Bureau

    Hani Awni Al Hawamdeh

    Chief Technical Officer, Arab Engineering Bureau

    Topic: TBC

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  • Yousef Al Yacoub

    Yousef Al Yacoub

    General Manager, Qatar Aluminium Extrusion Co (QALEX)

    Yousef Al Yacoub

    General Manager, Qatar Aluminium Extrusion Co (QALEX)

    Topic: Precise + Surface Treated Aluminium Extrusion Profiles

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  • Efkan Keles

    Efkan Keles

    Architectural Marketing Manager, Pulver Powder Coatings

    Efkan Keles

    Architectural Marketing Manager, Pulver Powder Coatings

    Topic: Powder Coating Solutions for Façades

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  • Uroš Peršin

    Uroš Peršin

    Regional Director, Trimo

    Uroš Peršin

    Regional Director, Trimo

    Topic: Bringing Façade Design and Performance Together

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Schedule


Session 1

(08:50 - 10:55)

08:00 - 08:50

Delegate Registration & Networking

08:50 - 09:00

Welcome Address

09:00 - 09:25

Disruptive Technologies in Façades

  • New paradigms in the façade design techniques
  • Speed engineering of façades
  • New and emerging façade materials

Mathieu Meur

Director, DP Façade

09:25 - 09:50

Invisible Forces Shaping Stadia Design

  • Comfort
  • Performance
  • Cooling

Luke Harrison

Associate Director, Pattern Design

09:50 - 10:10

Bringing Façade Design and Performance Together

  • Design freedom & façade performance at the forefront
  • Taking no shortcuts on fire safety
  • Comprehensive approach to the project

Uroš Peršin

Regional Director, Trimo

10:10 - 10:30

When Façades Go Wrong (Episode 2)

  • Case studies on common defects and their consequences
  • Stone façade failures
  • Water Leakages in façades
  • Mixed issues such as sandwich panel blistering, WPC composites failure and façades zone coordination

Maged (Max) Ahmed

Lead Façade Engineer - Middle East, BG&E Façades

10:30 - 10:55

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 2

(10:55 - 13:40)

10:55 - 11:15

Art Glass In Buildings

  • Historical review
  • Surface treated glass
  • Glazed domes & skylight

Fawzi Ismail

General Manager/Director of Structural Department, MZ & Partners

11:15 - 11:35

Laminated Glass: Which Interlayer for Which Application?

  • Types of interlayers: Standard PVB vs Structural Interlayers
  • Different properties of interlayers: Security, UV protection & Acoustic
  • Application examples

Sandro Casaccio

Sales and Market Development Manager, Kuraray

11:35 - 11:55

Sustainability in the Façade Life Cycle - Let’s Dig into this Trend!

  • Is it really something new?
  • The disconnection between a sustainable design and the execution
  • Case studies of projects in execution stage

Lars Anders

CEO, Priedemann Façade Experts

11:55 - 12:15

System-Based Custom Solutions and Innovations

  • “Cherry picking” the right façade system for the right application
  • The secret to designing a sword façade
  • Digitalisation: Your daily fix

Thomas Fruhmann

Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco Middle East

12:15 - 12:45

TBC


Hani Awni Al Hawamdeh

Chief Technical Officer, Arab Engineering Bureau

12:45 - 13:40

Networking Lunch Break

Session 3

(13:40 - 16:30)

13:40 - 14:00

TBC


Osama Ahmed Elfar

Design Director & Partner, Unii Design

14:00 - 14:20

Precise Parametrics and Buildings Information Modelling

  • Understanding BIM and parametric design – the requirements and differences
  • What are the benefits and costs with respect to implementing BIM and parametric processes for façades
  • Implementing BIM and parametric procedures into the design process

Ashley Byard-Bellis

Regional Manager - Qatar, Inhabit Group

14:20 - 14:40

Curtainwall and Perimeter Containment for Building Envelopes

  • Functional requirements of perimeter barrier firestop systems and cavity barriers
  • Fire resistance testing for curtain walling and perimeter barriers and a transatlantic comparison of testing approach, criteria and experiences
  • The criticality of workmanship quality and the need for installation inspection & reporting

Mayank Sharma

Technical Specification Manager, Siderise Insulation

14:40 - 15:00

Precise + Surface Treated Aluminium Extrusion Profiles

  • How achieving tight tolerance in extrusion by applying strict operation condition including billet quality, temperature, die temperature, exit temperature, cooling, etc… help in the precion of the profile
  • Different types surface finishing for aluminium profiles including powder coating, PVDF, anodizing & wood finish
  • Specification standards of Qualicoat & Qualinod for anodizing and powder coating

Yousef Al Yacoub

General Manager, Qatar Aluminium Extrusion Co (QALEX)

15:00 - 15:20

Powder Coating Solutions for Façades

  • Global irradiation on the planet
  • Classification of powder coating by climate
  • Digital approaches for façade

Efkan Keles

Architectural Marketing Manager, Pulver Powder Coatings

15:20 - 16:05

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 Qatari requirements

Panelist

Christopher Tiltman

Senior Architect, White Young Qatar


Panelist

John Douglas

Pre-Construction Director, Alutec


Panelist

Siddharth Aldangady

Chief Architect, HBK Contracting Company

16:05 - 16:10

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

16:10 - 16:30

Networking & End of the Event

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TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR COMPLIMENTARY SEATS: Complimentary seats are reserved exclusively for Architects, Consultants, Contractors, Developers, Fabricators, Government Officials & PMC's. 
The organizers reserve the right to allocate these complimentary seats at their discretion.
The programme is correct at time of publishing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or excuse themselves from the programme. 
This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. You can find the most up-to-date programme on this website.

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Venue


Al Jawarah Ballroom, Ground Floor, Intercontinental Doha City, Kindly reach the venue on 31st March, 2020 at 8:00 am

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Intercontinental Doha City, Doha, Qatar

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