78th Edition – Zak World of Façades Egypt

This was the 78th edition globally and the 2nd edition in Egypt. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Tender Manager, Cube Consultants
Reham graduated from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt Faculty of Engineering Civil Department. She holds MBA in Project Management from Autònoma University, Barcelona, Spain. She is a member of Project Management Institute, Pennsylvania, USA. She has more than 12 years...
Procurement Manager, Marakez
Mohamed Atef has 15+ years of experience in the Tendering and Procurement. He graduated from Ain Shams university. He has worked at different companies throughout his work journey till 2018 when he joined Marakez as a Tendering and Procurement Manager....
Director of Development, Emaar Misr
Nancy has more than 20 years of experience in Architecture and Real estate development with expertise related to residential, offices, educational, retail, sports and mixed use development. She spent the last six years with Emaar Misr, currently she is the...
Senior Architect, ECG; Committee member, DigitalFutures; Instructor, the American University in Cairo; Founder, “hassab.info”
Ahmed is an Egyptian architectural engineer holding a Master of Architectural Engineering, with diverse experiences in research, academia, and Professional practice. His focus is Research, helping him to improve his professional and academic skills. He is also experimenting physically the...
Managing Director - MEIA, CoxGomyl
Kelvin Tan is the General Manager of CoxGomyl & Manntech (Alimak Group) Middle East and Africa. Since his educational background from Mechanical Engineering (NTU, Singapore) and an MBA (Sunderland, UK) and with over 18+ years in the vertical access industry,...
Managing Director, Hassan Allam Holdings
Seif Eissa is the founder of AluNile, the leading façade fabricator and contractor in Egypt. As CEO He led the company from 1998 until selling it in 2017. During this time and until now AluNile is the Egyptian market leader...
Commercial Manager, Alico
Mohamed Wahid’s 14+ years of experience in the Facades curtain walls construction industry starting from Tender, Sales and contracts to the technical and material concepts, procurement till the execution and project management as he was involved in delivery of too...
Country Manager, Schueco Egypt
Wesam Gamal’s 20+ years of experience in the Building Envelope industry in North America covers all levels of the practice from concept to design to fabrication to installation and management on a variety of building types, including high-rise, hospitals, museums,...
Associate Partner, Oekoplan
Rowaida Rashed is the director of Design and Innovation at Ökoplan Engineering Consultations, and is one of four associate partners, who seek out new exchange and business opportunities, as well as develop and maintain the firm’s corporate identity and brand....
Associate Partner, Oekoplan
Natalie Henain is the director of Design and Innovation at Ökoplan Engineering Consultations, and is one of four associate partners, who seek out new exchange and business opportunities, as well as develop and maintain the firm’s corporate identity and brand....
Director, MT Architects
Mohamed Talaat the founder of MT Architects received his bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering in 1996 then launched his design firm & started to work with the armed forces in many “Hotels & Residentials” projects. In 2013 he received his...
Associate, Dar Al-Handasah
Samar has a vast experience in the architectural design and management, façade engineering, and construction management with expertise in delivering distinct and highly significant projects for diverse industries. Graduated from Ain Shams University, Cairo – Egypt, Architectural Engineering Department; in...
Chairman, Cosmos-E
Hesham Sobhy is a professor in the structural engineering department at Cairo University. He is the chairman of Cosmos-E consultancy firm. In addition, he is a distinguished member in several academic and industrial organizations, including being a committee member of...
Technical Specification Engineer, Siderise Middle East
Holding a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Alexandria Faculty of engineering, she has more than 7 years’ experience in the façade and Aluminium industry, where she has been involved in the delivery of several complex facade projects in both...
Owner, Mona Hussein Design House
She first launched a lighting showroom ‐Temple of Light‐ in 1992 in the World Trade Center of Cairo. In 1993, Mona established -MHDH- Office, a 28-year-old company today. -MHDH- is an award-winning medium sized design firm housing 50 employees and...
CEO, Think Big Architects
Dr. Moamen elSoudani is a senior researcher, at the Chair of Building Technology and Architectural Design, TU-Berlin, Germany. Director of ESU-Lab research unit, at Mansoura University, Egypt. He is also the Co-Founder of THINK-BIG Architects, (elSoudani, Karim +Partners), Heliopolis, Egypt....
Façade Engineering Manager, Khatib & Alami
Medhat is the Managing Director and Senior Façade Specialist at ARKS Designs LLC, a leading façade consultancy company in Egypt/Canada. He has acquired a vast experience in Façade design and engineering of many distinct and highly significant projects at several...
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...
Founder & Design Chief, Design Dialogue
Amira graduated from the Department of Architecture at Ain Shams University in Cairo in 1999. For more than 15 years, she explored many of the different aspects of the design and construction industry in Egypt, through positions in both local...
Regional Mega Projects Manager - Africa & Middle East, Guardian Glass
Ahmed is on a mission to help architects, façade designers, and developers to select the right glass for their projects. Ahmed graduated as a mechanical engineer and after that, he worked in the glass field. His passion is to share...
Director, Future Architectural Glass
Imran has done his BBM from Singapore and is one of the founding members of Future Architectural Glass. He offers exceptional service & support to architects, consultants and fabricators in ensuring the right product selection when it comes to Glass,...
Executive Senior Vice President, Schueco International
Jörg Westphal, originally lawyer, now Executive Senior Vice President, is the Managing Director of the international business of Schüco International KG since more than 15 years now. He has supervised the establishment of branches and networks mainly in China, Korea,...
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...
Global Partnerships Director, Siderise
Sreenivas Narayan is Technical and Compliance Director for India, the Middle East, and South Asia Pacific at Siderise Group and is responsible for developing and delivering the technical strategy for the business in the region. His experience in the passive...
Managing Director, Technoform
Alex Dantziguian is the Managing Director of Technoform Middle East DMCC, based in Dubai since 2006. TECHNOFORM, is the global leader based in Germany with worldwide know-how on thermal insulation of doors, windows, & facades for over 50 years. With...
Director Pre-Construction Services, Schueco Middle East
Thomas Fruhmann is a senior Façade/Building Skin Specialist with a top-level experience in curtain wall construction industry. He has acquired a diversified experience in design, production, project coordination, project management, contracts management, risk management, and tender/sales management, and developed a...
Head of Façade Design Unit, Dar Al-Handasah
Dr. Hani El-Rashidy is a highly specialized façade engineer and gives technical support in designing and construction supervision of building envelopes for major projects in the region. He is a Ph.D. holder in structural engineering as well as the head...
President & Design Director, NORR
Yahya Jan believes that Great Design, done right, can solve many of humanity’s problems. For this to happen, he believes that our efforts must always be inclusive, inviting opinions in an open-minded search of possibilities. An exploration where owners, users...
Conference Agenda
  • The design procedure for a complicated façade with case studies
  • Introducing one of the most sophisticated kinetic façade design all over the world
  • Presenting the challenges of the Grand Egyptian Museum façade
  • About Guardian Glass
  • Glass innovation and sustainability
  • Examples of projects and products to support sustainable projects
  • Designing the complex geometry to translate the pyramids as triangular shape of the mall façade
  • Optimising panels inclination and optimal sizes of glass sheets to fabricate triangular panels
  • How BIM helped in complex geometry of the façade
  • Importance of PMU test
  • Relevant terminologies and adopted standards
  • Experimental process and case studies
  • 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: Residence - Tower - Skylight
  • Our Design Process: Examples from recent work
  • Our Search: For clarity and simplicity
  • Our Goal: To align design decisions for consistency
  • Making passive façade: Merging aesthetics and performance
  • Single versus double skin façade: Managing the thermal and daylight challenges
  • Design optimisation of solar shading in façades especially in dry tropical climate
  • Initiatives for sustainable façade design and its role in energy consumption
  • Climate adaptive design of building envelope
  • Low-tech design of natural ventilation and night-cooling techniques
  • Low-cost/high performance external shading design
  • Regenerative design principles… for a better globe
  • Contemporary building façades
  • Case study on the European University in Egypt
  • Effective compartmentation in curtain wall façades
  • The importance of cavity barrier in external cladding systems
  • Testing standards, certification, and compliance
  • Installation and site inspection of firestop systems
  • Why, what and how of fire rated glass
  • The marriage of a fire rated glass with it’s system
  • Correctly using fire rated glass
  • Façade Performance Criteria: Qualitative and quantitative analysis role
  • Integrated Façades: Design synergy between building’s envelope and other systems
  • Interface design, system selection, detailing and specifications: Bringing it all together!
  • Importance of permanent façade access systems
  • Multi faceted usage of BMU systems
  • Advantages / Disadvantages of light access & permanent access systems
  • Total cost ownership and maintainability of various BMU systems
  • Early façade contractor involvement: Defining dots to join between conceptualization and execution
  • Façade procurement and delivery challenges
  • Unitized curtain wall construction: Challenges and solutions
  • Risk assessment and mitigation through specification especially in high value projects
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