146th Edition – Zak World of Façades UAE

This will be the 146th edition globally and the 9th edition in UAE 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 Façade Engineer, Arup
Associate, Arup
Mercedes is a highly accomplished professional in facades and building envelope design. She is a qualified architect with a Ph.D in Architectural Technology. With her comprehensive technical knowledge and understanding of façade systems, materials, and construction techniques, she has seamlessly...
Area Manager - Middle & Far East, Pellini
Born in Milan, of Japanese origins, he boasts over 10 years’ experience in the indoor and outdoor solar shading sector, during which he has provided assistance and advice to designers in major international projects, as a result of his profound...
Specifications Manager - EMEA, Axalta Coating Systems
Mercè Berengueras joined Axalta in 1998 and with wide experience in technical, productive and commercial areas around the powder business. Since 2015 she is leading the European & middle east specifications team and has a very close link to Architects...
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...
Senior Manager, Vitro Architectural Glass
Khaled Raslan joined Vitro Architectural Glass as the Senior Manager for GCC region back in September 2018. Raslan carries an MBA, and with more than 28 years’ experience in the region, he has extensive experience in the commercial construction, automotive...
Specifications Manager - GCC & Egypt, Jotun Powder Coatings
As the Specification & Business Development Manager at Jotun Powder Coating based in Dubai office, Khalid has successfully specified and worked on several high-profile projects in the GCC region as well as Egypt & North America. With over 10-years experience...
Head of Contract Development - APAC, Florim
Having a master’s degree in in Civil Engineering from the University of Bologna (Italy), Davide is a registered Professional Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in the planning, design and construction management, specialized in cladding solutions. Currently working...
Product & Marketing Manager, AGC Chemicals Europe
Ben Runhaar is the Product Manager for LUMIFLON and ETFE Film for AGC in the EMEA Region. In his over 20-year career, he held functions in sales, marketing and product management in different parts of the world. In 2013 he...
Associate Director - Façades, AESG
Marina is AESG’s Associate Façades Director. Since joining the firm in 2017, she has been involved in a varied range of projects such as the writing of thermal insulation guidelines, a residential development with a GFA of 300,000 sqm. In...
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...
Global Design Principal, LWK & Partners
Kourosh Salehi is the Design Director for LWK + PARTNERS. He is a British Architect, Urbanist and educator with over 25 years international experience. He has designed and successfully delivered a range of award winning multidisciplinary signature projects in the...
CEO, Koltay Façades
Agnes Koltay has a Masters degree in Architecture (Hungary, USA) and in Façade Engineering (UK) and worked with award winning architects and multidisciplinary engineering companies before founding Koltay Façades, a boutique façade engineering consultancy firm, in 2011. She is the...
Managing Director, Werner Sobek Dubai
Benjamin has been working as a façade professional for 20 years with projects around the world and long-term positions in Stuttgart, London, New York and Dubai. After building up and heading the Dubai office of Werner Sobek in the position...
Founding Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan
James is a structural and facade engineer with over 20 years of experience. Widely acknowledged as an authority on structural glass, he is perhaps best known for his highly innovative designs for glass envelopes, stairs, bridges and other structural elements...
A professional with 20 years of extensive experience, and solid technical knowledge, covering the design, specification, construction, testing and commissioning of building envelopes. Mr. Abbas holds dual major degrees in engineering, a Master’s degree in Façade Engineering, and a Bachelor...
Architectural Design Manager, Guardian Glass
An Architectural Design Manager with Guardian Glass, Karim is originally a sales & marketing specialist from Lebanon, he moved to Dubai in 2010 and has since been working with architects, consultants, and developers in the Middle East region on some...
Conference Agenda
  • Understanding Façade Systems for the Human Centric Design and Wellbeing of Building Occupants
  • New Generation Glass and Façade Systems for the Large Scale Complex Future Projects of the Middle East
  • Resolving Building Envelope Technical Challenges while Achieving Even Most Complex Architectural Design Intents
  • Introduction about QMEA and Qualicoat
  • Highlights and importance of Qualicoat and different classes
  • Importance of sea-side application
  • Cutting-edge approach to façade design, blending modern aesthetics with sustainable features
  • Biophilic elements and its role in environmental well-being
  • Sustainable Integration through utilizing energy-efficient materials and techniques to minimize its ecological footprint
  • Overview on safety and security glazing
  • Acoustic guidelines for effective noise reduction with laminated safety glass
  • LUMIFLON: Fluorinated resin for ultradurable coatings, passing the highest standards
  • Fluon ETFE film: setting the standard for light weight architectural roof and façade films
  • Programming phase and budget
  • IPD: Integrated Project Delivery
  • Outstanding results
  • The production processes
  • Technical features and advantages
  • Case studies
  • Powder coatings & sustainability
  • Durability & functionalities
  • Contribution to LEED certifications
  • Switching from consumerism to innovation
  • Alignment with the region's visions!
  • Case study: Optical quality of glass
  • Energy performance indicators in a glass façade
  • Optical performance indicators in a glass façade
  • Two case studies
  • The evolution and development of structural glass
  • Transparency and the challenges it faces
  • How glass and façades are evolving to remain relevant in climate driven designs
  • Factors impacting efficiency and influencing the energy performance of building facades
  • Façade Energy Saving Potential Assessment
  • Compatibility with many anchoring systems
  • Ventilated façades: Performance, benefits, and usage
  • Dekton in façades
  • Project references
  • What is embodied carbon, GWP & CO2-eq.?
  • How to reduce embodied & operational carbon?
  • New eMission: Carbon & energy calculator
Event Details
  • 146th Edition – Zak World of Façades UAE, April 24, 2024
  • Start Date
    April 24, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    April 25, 2024 5:30 pm
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