About The Event

Zak World of Façades is an international conference series on façade design & engineering. The event has attracted over 25,000 delegates across its 80 completed editions as on date. It is designed as a one day conference and is currently being organised in over 30 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 & Japan), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco & South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Ireland, Denmark & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and North America (USA & Canada).

This edition is the 81st global edition 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 from leading solution providers.

Visit www.zakwof.com for details of the previously executed events.

Who Should Attend

The event is ideal for Architects, Developers, General/Main Contractors, Façade Consultants, Façade Contractors, Sustainability/ESD Consultants, Fire Consultants, Glass Processors, Structural Consultants, Cost Consultants, Quantity Surveyors, PMC’s and related building specifiers.


Insightful Dialogues & Networking

Hear from experts in the domain of façade design, engineering, procuring and execution on their views on constructing high-performance, safe, sustainable and long lasting façades with the latest techniques and tools available. Also, network with other industry peers and leading manufacturers & solution providers to the façade industry.


Key Numbers

81

Edition

20

Speakers and Panelist

4

Sessions

1

Day

Safety Precautions

As mandated by local authorities, entry is restricted only to vaccinated delegates. Proof of vaccination will be required to enter the hotel. Your Ehteraz app status must be green with the golden frame around it. If you are vaccinated outside Qatar, then your Ehteraz app status must reflect green and you must show your vaccination certificate from your country which will be checked by the hotel security team upon your arrival. Please be advised that should you not be able to provide valid proof of vaccination, you will not be permitted to participate in the event. No exceptions can be made. Should the requirements change prior to the event, we will endeavour to notify you promptly. We solicit your cooperation on the same.

We are also incorporating measures in place to ensure a safe environment which include

  • Wearing of masks at all times
  • Maintaining the 2m social distancing guideline
  • Implementation of disinfection protocols in all areas by the Intercontinental housekeeping team
  • Buffet lunch to be served by the Intercontinental staff behind protective partitions (no self-service of food allowed)
  • Availability of sanitisers at multiple locations
  • Counters, seats and tables in common areas are disinfected after every use
  • Observing the 50% maximum capacity guideline
  • Individual seats are set apart at a distance equal to 2 chairs between each seat
Stay safe. We look forward to welcoming you back to our events.

Speakers

Our speakers and panelists are domain experts and will ensure that the content presented at the event is meaningful with key takeaways to ponder upon.

Alejandro Stochetti

Alejandro Stochetti

Director, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Alejandro Stochetti

Director, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Topic: The Expo Events and Its Legacy

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Allan Gibson

Allan Gibson

Market Development Manager - UK & I, Kuraray | Trosifol® World of Interlayers

Allan Gibson

Market Development Manager - UK & I, Kuraray | Trosifol® World of Interlayers

Topic: A Transparent Armor for Manmade Threats using LAMINATED GLASS

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Bassem Mardini

Bassem Mardini

Senior Manager - Architecture, Qatari Diar

Bassem Mardini

Senior Manager - Architecture, Qatari Diar

Topic: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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Donel Dippi

Donel Dippi

Senior Technical Engineer, Siderise

Donel Dippi

Senior Technical Engineer, Siderise

Topic: Curtain Wall and Perimeter Containment for Building Envelopes

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Gokhan Ermis

Gokhan Ermis

Architectural Marketing Manager, Pulver Powder Coatings

Gokhan Ermis

Architectural Marketing Manager, Pulver Powder Coatings

Topic: Powder Solutions for Façades

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John Douglas

John Douglas

Pre-Construction Director, Alutec

John Douglas

Pre-Construction Director, Alutec

Topic: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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Javier Vieiro

Javier Vieiro

Associate Director - Madrid, Chapman Taylor

Javier Vieiro

Associate Director - Madrid, Chapman Taylor

Topic: The Façade New Role

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Luke Harrison

Luke Harrison

Director, BDP Pattern

Luke Harrison

Director, BDP Pattern

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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Mansoor Ahamed Khan

Mansoor Ahamed Khan

Project Manager-Designs, Qatar Design Consortium

Mansoor Ahamed Khan

Project Manager-Designs, Qatar Design Consortium

Topic: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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Micha Pawelka

Micha Pawelka

Chief Operating Officer, Priedemann Façade Experts

Micha Pawelka

Chief Operating Officer, Priedemann Façade Experts

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

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Moen Azmi

Moen Azmi

Executive Director - Infrastructure, Arab Engineering Bureau

Moen Azmi

Executive Director - Infrastructure, Arab Engineering Bureau

Topic: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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Paulo Carvalho

Paulo Carvalho

Commercial & Corporate Relations Director - MENA, Effisus

Paulo Carvalho

Commercial & Corporate Relations Director - MENA, Effisus

Topic: Future Proofing Your Projects – A1 Fire Rated Weatherproofing Solutions

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Sanmukh Bawa

Sanmukh Bawa

Director, The Glass Company

Sanmukh Bawa

Director, The Glass Company

Topic: Evolution of Glass Technologies

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Susanna Noureddine

Susanna Noureddine

Associate Façade Consultant, Ramboll Middle East

Susanna Noureddine

Associate Façade Consultant, Ramboll Middle East

Topic: Scripting the Future Façade

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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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Yousef Al Yacoub

Yousef Al Yacoub

CEO, Qatar Aluminium Extrusion Co (QALEX)

Yousef Al Yacoub

CEO, Qatar Aluminium Extrusion Co (QALEX)

Topic: Precise + Surface Treated Aluminium Extrusion Profiles

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Schedule

The event agenda is split into multiple sessions separated by networking break-out sessions.

Session 1
(08:50 - 10:30)

08.00 - 08.50
Delegate Registration
08.50 - 09.00
Welcome Address
09.00 - 09.25
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


Micha Pawelka
Chief Operating Officer, Priedemann Façade Experts
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09.25 - 09.50
Invisible Forces Shaping Stadia Design

Comfort

Performance

Cooling


Luke Harrison
Director, BDP Pattern
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09.50 - 10.10
Future Proofing Your Projects – A1 Fire Rated Weatherproofing Solutions

Overview on fire rated AVCL membranes & systems: Experience since 2011 with tests & approvals

The importance of weatherproofing design

Façade applications with case studies in GCC & UK


Paulo Carvalho
Commercial & Corporate Relations Director - MENA, Effisus
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10.10 - 10.30
When Façades Go Wrong (Episode 2)

Case studies on common defects and their consequences such as mould infestation from façade air leakages, stone façades failures, water leakages in façades, façades popping noises and awning windows failures


Maged (Max) Ahmed
Lead Façade Engineer - Middle East, BG&E Façades
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10.30 - 11.10
Networking Tea / Coffee Break


Session 2
(11.00 - 12.45)

11.00 - 11.20
A Transparent Armor for Manmade Threats using LAMINATED GLASS

Extreme levels of security from man made threats.

Solutions for forced entry, blast and ballistic protection.

Helping you specify products that are fit for purpose.


Allan Gibson
Market Development Manager - UK & I, Kuraray | Trosifol® World of Interlayers
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11.20 - 11.50
The Expo Events and Its Legacy

Al Wasl at the Heart of the Expo 2020 - A new type of public space

Al Wasl from Expo event to Legacy

Expo Astana from Expo event to Legacy


Alejandro Stochetti
Director, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
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11.50 - 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
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12.15 - 12.45
The Façade New Role

The importance of the image: The first impression

How the façade can help to transmit the building character

The building as an unitary entity: Design coherence


Javier Vieiro
Associate Director - Madrid, Chapman Taylor
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12.45 - 13.40
Networking Lunch Break


Session 3
(13.40 - 16.05)

13.40 - 14.00
Scripting the Future Façade

More than just an envelope

Fused into a performing and generating zone

Computational scripts making it possible - From concept to installation


Susanna Noureddine
Associate Façade Consultant, Ramboll Middle East
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14.00 - 14.20
Evolution of Glass Technologies

Scaling glass in architectural world

Smart city integration

Net zero façades with glass


Sanmukh Bawa
Director, The Glass Company
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14.20 - 14.40
Curtain Wall 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



Donel Dippi
Senior Technical Engineer, Siderise

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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
CEO, Qatar Aluminium Extrusion Co (QALEX)
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15.00 - 15.20
Powder Solutions for Façades

Solar reflective powder coatings

Powder coatings classes by climate

Digital solutions for façade by powder coatings


Gokhan Ermis
Architectural Marketing Manager, Pulver Powder Coatings
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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


Moderator
Thomas Fruhmann
Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco Middle East
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Panelist
John Douglas
Pre-Construction Director, Alutec
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Panelist
Moen Azmi
Executive Director - Infrastructure, Arab Engineering Bureau
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Panelist
Bassem Mardini
Senior Manager - Architecture, Qatari Diar
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Panelist
Mansoor Ahamed Khan
Project Manager-Designs, Qatar Design Consortium
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16.05 - 16.10
Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference



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.




Partners

Meet our industry leading suppliers who play a key role in this event. Visit their booths to know more about their products & solutions and how they can help play a role in defining your projects.
Presenting Partner

Event Registration

Register for the event below. All our registrations are subject to validation from our team. More details in the FAQ section.


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.

Image Gallery

Images from a select previous global editions of Zak World of Façades


Video Gallery

Snippets from a select previous global editions of Zak World of Façades

  • Dubai 2021
  • New York 2019
  • London 2019
  • Sydney 2019
  • Shanghai 2019
  • Singapore 2019

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the event.

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.

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.

If successfully approved, the confirmation number/pass is sent within of 3-4 working days of registration or earlier. 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.

It is highly recommended that you use your company/official email id for registration to avoid any confirmation delay

No. All registrations are pre-approved online and no on-spot registrations are encouraged.

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.

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.

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.

Post the conference, the organisers will be uploading all the presentations who's permission has been received to distribute online at this event website.

The full-day conference will include access to the conference hall, exhibit area, lunch and networking session, delegate kits and presentation copies.

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.

As the seats are allocated on a first come first serve basis, the registration will close once the hall seating capacity is reached.

Apart from the high standard hygiene protocols and checks from the Intercontinental team, we will be implementing the standard operating procedures and guidelines mandated by the local authorities to ensure a safe event. Please refer to the detailed safety precautions at the top of this page.

Venue


Kindly reach the venue on 25th Oct, 2021 at 8:00 am

Address

InterContinental The City, West Bay, Doha, an IHG Hotel, Doha, Qatar

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