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
Associate Design Leader, Woods Bagot
Associate Design Leader for Woods Bagot and a representative of the Global Impact Group, Yoann embodies a commitment to excellence in sustainable construction. With over 12 years of private practice, Yoann specializes in integrating sustainability into the fabric of architectural...
Head of Specifications, Caparol
Ayesha Ahmad is an accomplished architectural Specialist with expertise in EIFS, facade design and Paints & coatings. With over 17 years of experience in the paints & coatings industry, She has worked in on a diverse range of projects, from...
Assistant Manager - Sustainability & CSR, Masdar City
Salah Ziat is the assistant manager of sustainability and CSR at Masdar City. He provides expert advice about sustainability and related regulatory and compliance matters. He also participates in corporate social responsibility (CSR) events and initiatives that are aligned with...
Principal, Dabbagh Architects
Sumaya Dabbagh is a Saudi architect educated in the UK. She founded Dabbagh Architects in 2008. Since setting up her practice, Sumaya has completed a number of significant projects that demonstrate her interest in the subtilties of notions of memory,...
Marketing Manager, AGC Obeikan Glass
Founder | Design Director, Valcarce Architects
Alina is a visionary leader and Architect, serving as the founder and design director of Valcarce Architects. With an unwavering passion for innovative architectural forms and groundbreaking designs, Alina continuously pushes the boundaries of what is possible in the built...
Design Director - Yazdani Studio, CannonDesign
As Design Director of the Yazdani Studio, Mehrdad has succeeded in bringing a consistent and clear design sensibility characteristic of small design studios to a broad portfolio of significant education, institutional and cultural buildings both domestically and internationally. He has...
Head of Direct Markets - International, Jansen
Achim is responsible for the international markets outside Europe at Jansen AG, Switzerland. With more than 20 years of experience in engineering and management, Achim focuses on technology, sales and marketing at Jansen AG to distribute steel facades, windows and...
Principal | Design Director, AE7
As a Principal and Design Director at AE7, Erik has lead the design of some of the firms most high profile mixed use developments, residential, hospitality and high rise building projects regionally and across the globe. His range of design...
Senior Façade Engineer, Arup
Associate Façade Engineer, 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...
Chief Design Officer, Dewan Architects & Engineers
Mohammed Adib serves as the Chief Design Officer at Dewan Architects + Engineers, having joined the firm in 2018. He holds a degree in architectural studies from the AA School of Architecture in London and pursued interior architecture studies at...
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 13-years experience...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Head of High Performance Products EMEA, Kuraray
Jochen is working since more than 20 years in the construction & glass industry. Now responsible for high performance interlayers like Trosifol PVB & Sentryglas for laminated safety glass in the EMEA region with an focus on architectural applications.
Global Segment Director - Architectural, Axalta
Franck Derouen is Business Director – General Industrial Middle East, Africa, Russia, Turkey. In addition to this role Mr Derouen is Axalta’s Global Architectural Segment Director. Mr Derouen has 30 years of experience in the industrial coating industry. Prior to...
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 human-centric design and the wellbeing of building occupants
  • New generation glass and façade systems for large-scale complex future projects in the Middle East
  • Resolving building envelope technical challenges while achieving even the most complex architectural design intents
  • The protection of art: How to store 151,000 pieces of art protected against eminent dangers
  • The integration into the surrounding: How the form became art itself and part of the landscape
  • The green roof top: How to turn a metaphorical “flower” into burglar protection
  • Bringing architectural dreams to life
  • Global trends in finishes
  • Long lasting solutions
  • 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
  • Is there a tangible risk of artificial intelligence replacing human jobs, and if so, to what extent?
  • How can artificial intelligence be applied to enhance architectural design, façade design and façade engineering processes
  • Overview of effective strategies for prompting A.I., including practical applications and advanced tips for optimizing outcomes
  • LUMIFLON: Fluorinated resin for ultradurable coatings, passing the highest standards
  • Fluon ETFE film: setting the standard for light weight architectural roof and façade films
  • Exploring iconic structures: A close look at Azizi Tower, Five Luxe, Sensoria Tower, and designing a net zero energy tower
  • Fluon ETFE film: setting the standard for light weight architectural roof and façade films
  • The production processes
  • Technical features and advantages
  • Case studies
  • Achieving excellence in projects
  • Exploring colors online and offline
  • Drawing inspiration from case studies and resources
  • Programming Phase and clear Budget
  • Trust your team for Project Delivery
  • Collaboration and Knowledge Transfer
  • Outstanding Results
  • 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
  • What will be tomorrow's glass
  • Sustainable Façade Design: Incorporating strategies for sustainability and selecting appropriate façade systems aligned with net-zero standards
  • Carbon Footprint Management: Understanding the influence of façades on building carbon footprints and their role in achieving net-zero targets
  • Net-Zero Objectives and Stakeholder Engagement: Exploring the distinctions between net-zero energy, near zero, and net zero carbon objectives while involving stakeholders in the decarbonizing process
  • Future Perspectives: Predicting the future of sustainable façades and considering stakeholder roles in shaping the trajectory of decarbonization efforts

Marina Kindelan

  • Unraveling the Wireframe
  • Innovative solutions for the façade design challenges
  • Unconventional façade execution
  • Ultracompact manufacturing technology in Dekton
  • Sustainable façade design with a carbon neutral solution
  • Project journey
  • Dekton project references
  • Exploring the role of imagination in crafting unique façade and canopy designs
  • Architectural examples and case studies
  • Unraveling the technical and artistic challenges faced in bringing unique designs to life
  • Defining the goals of the client
  • Creating a team of key role holders
  • Optioneering and assessments of possible pathways
  • What is embodied carbon, GWP & CO2-eq.?
  • How to reduce embodied & operational carbon?
  • New eMission: Carbon & energy calculator
  • The production processes
  • Technical features and advantages
  • Case studies
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