140th Edition – Zak World of Façades Saudi Arabia

This will be the 140th edition globally and the 4th edition in Riyadh which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Senior Architect, Dar Al Omran
Salwa Al-Sabbagh holds a Masters of Science in Urban Design (2015) and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Design and Eco-system Management (2011), American University of Beirut. Salwa is Lead Landscape Architect heading the urban and landscape departments at Dar...
Operations Head, Abdulmohsin Altheyab Architects & Partners
Samer, a graduate of Cairo University with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning, is a seasoned professional with a diverse skillset. As Facade Consultant Director, he expertly designs and selects materials for facade systems. Additionally, he serves as...
Manager – Sustainability & Net Zero, AESG
Haytham is a sustainable energy expert with a Masters’s degree in Sustainable Engineering and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. He holds different accreditations including, CEM, CAP, LEEP AP, and Project Management; and is a member of the USGBC Advising Committee...
Façades Project Manager, Public Investment Fund
With a foundation in architectural background and over 14 years of specialization in façade engineering, he currently holds the role of Project Manager for façades in a confidential initiative led by the Public Investment Fund (PIF). Collaborating closely with lead...
Strategy Director - Global Construction Segment, Axalta Coating Systems
Olaf Conreur is based in Axalta’s European Headquarter in Basel in Switzerland. He is the Global Construction Segment Strategy Director and the Global Specification leader of the Architectural Powder and Liquid business. He cumulates more than 20 years of regional...
Partner, Morphosis
Arne Emerson is a Partner at Morphosis with more than 27 years of experience in the field. Since joining Morphosis in 2009, he has led the design and construction of a broad range of buildings, competitions, and planning projects in...
Construction Manager, Red Sea Global
Dr. Mohammed is a Doctoral level engineer and construction professional, he has spent 17 years honing his craft and mastering the art of bringing extraordinary visions to life. From groundbreaking facade designs to awe inspiring structures, he is driven by...
Senior Manager Tensile Architecture - APMEA, Serge Ferrari Group
Mohammed Bahsh holds master’s degree in “International Marketing” from UK, is currently the Senior Manager – Tensile Architecture of Serge Ferrari Group for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa regions. He has Over 15 years of international experience in industrial...
Regional Director - Middle East & India, Cosentino
A Mechanical Engineer by vocation with over two decades of experience, Eddy started his career in Lebanon heading commercial roles for manufacturers in the Power generation and HVAC sectors. 2006 saw a change of base to the UAE to handle...
Principal Façade Consultant, Zutari
Ghina is a Principal Façade Consultant at Zutari Middle East, where she leads the portfolio of façade design and engineering projects. Her primary focus lies in delivering a comprehensive sustainable design approach. She has actively contributed to the success of...
Head of Technical & Compliance – MEIAP, Siderise Insulation
Donel Dippi is an experienced stakeholder-focused Technical Engineer who specialises in passive fire protection and acoustic solutions for the façades of buildings in the Middle East, India, and South Asia Pacific. With a deep understanding of testing, certification, compliance, and...
Head of Facade Engineering, WSP
Susanna holds a master’s degree in Façade Engineering from the University of Applied Science in Detmold, Germany. In her current position as the Head of Facade Engineering she is responsible for technical and commercial design, competition design documents and managing...
Commercial & Corporate Relations Director, Effisus MENA
Paulo Carvalho is Effisus commercial & corporate relations director, supporting the business with his skill set and experience in the international building construction industry. With a solid experience on sales, management, product development, and business strategy, his current focus is...
Sales Director Middle East, Vector Foiltec
Peter Key has gained over 40 years’ of experience in the construction industry starting his career with Saint Gobain, in their glazing sector. Peter has spent the last 18 years working for Vector Foiltec – the market leader in Texlon®...
Sales Consultant - Middle East and South Africa, Kuraray
Jan Scheers is a Belgium born glass professional working as a consultant for Kuraray GmbH. He was born in Belgium (°1964) and started working for the US chemical giant DuPont after finishing his Bachelor in Marketing. He worked for 14...
Group CEO, Priedemann Façade Experts
Lars Anders is the CEO of Priedemann Façade Experts and Façade-Lab Research & Development Center, which accomplishes tasks relating to the façade or building envelope. In this role, He manages and leads along with his managing partners, a team providing...
Head of Sales EMEA, Vector Foiltec
Phil Schneider is Head of Sales EMEA and responsible for the implementation of global sales processes within the Vector Foiltec Group. With a view on technology and engineering, but also on processes, overall solutions, and the clients view, he was...
Technical Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology
Michelle graduate as an Architect with the PUC-PR University – Brazil. In the first years of her career she gained experience as an architect working in Brazil and Australia. In 2004, she has completed a Masters Degree in Structural and...
PCS & Commercial Director, Schüco Middle East
With over 22 years of professional experience in the façade industry. As an Engineer in architectural design, Stefan started in 2000 with Schüco in Germany as a Project Developer in the Façade Engineering department before moving in 2007 to another...
Conference Agenda
  • Programming phase and budget
  • IPD - Integrated Project Delivery
  • Outstanding results
  • Creating tempered spaces in the Gulf Region: Case Study of The Avenues Riyadh
  • Biophilic design with an ETFE system
  • Future is now! Enclose full cities with sustainable building envelopes
  • Redefining façade development in KSA through revised design strategies
  • Making Smart material choices for sustainable and high-performance structures
  • Project case studies in Riyadh
  • Why fabric façade?
  • Thermal & visual comfort
  • Energy saving potential in GCC
  • Architectural signature
  • 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
  • Breather, AVCL systems
  • Relax, It’s sealed with ProFlex | Elongation & Fire Rated
  • Triple FR Envelope System
  • Case studies in the GCC & UK
  • Designing building façades akin to a skilled artisan, tailoring the envelope to perfect the building
  • Importance of natural ventilation in the Kingdom: bringing ancient concepts to the present
  • Developing an unprecedented façade design
  • Establishing bespoke testing regime for durability and performance verification
  • Overcoming fabrication challenges of a seamless shell
  • Execution of a complete off site manufactured strategy
  • What does PCS bring to the table and why to invite others to the party?
  • PCS from a building envelope system manufacturer. Biased?
  • PCS case studies
  • Using project constraints as design opportunities
  • How technology can influence the design, fabrication, and construction process
  • Exploring the collaborative benefits of involving fabricators and contractors early in the design process
  • Ventilated façades: Performance, benefits, and usage
  • Dekton in façades
  • Project references
  • Next level engineering for next level projects
  • Overview on safety and security glazing
  • Acoustic guidelines for effective noise reduction with laminated safety glass
  • Powder coatings & sustainability
  • Durability & functionalities
  • Contribution to LEED certifications
  • Progress of sustainability in 2023 against the rapid growth in real estate
  • What are the challenges and barriers faced in the industry when integrating sustainability in the business as usual?
  • What is the relationship between heritage / contemporary architectural design and Sustainability? Does promoting heritage come with a compromise on other aspects of the design for the built environment?

Haytham Ayoub

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    December 12, 2023 8:00 am
  • End Date
    December 12, 2023 5:00 pm
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