79th Edition – Zak World of Façades Qatar

This will be the 79th global edition and the 4th edition in Doha. It will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Business Development Manager, Trimo
Hafed Hmudda has more than 15 years’ experience of consulting and business development in the construction industry. He joined Trimo in 2005 in the position of Area Manager. Since 2015, he holds the position of Business Development Manager and is...
Associate Director, Pattern Design
Luke Harrison is Associate Director of Pattern Design. He is both an Architect and computational designer, with extensive experience of Sports Architecture and Venue Design. He has worked on many of Pattern’s projects around the world, most recently Luke has...
Senior Architect, White Young Qatar
Studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and worked in practices there undertaking industrial developments and in the West Country where the projects were mainly Hospital Developments and Disabled Care Facilities, before taking up a position with...
Design Director & Partner, Unii Design
Osama Elfar has over 26 years of varied and extensive experience in the profession of architecture in the MENA Region. Over this period, he has designed and worked on numerous large-scale complex projects and iconic landmark buildings of various different...
Architectural Marketing Manager, Pulver Powder Coatings
Efkan KELEŞ is Architectural Marketing Manager of Pulver Powder Coatings, the Europe’ s third biggest powder coating producing company, (Prior to this role ) with responsibility for marketing, business development and company growth. He has a master degree from University...
Chief Architect, HBK Contracting Company
Mr. Siddharth Aldangady is the Acting Engineering Department Manager of Hamad Bin Khalid Contracting, one of Qatar’s leading and prestigious contracting firm. He manages the function of Engineering and Design for the company. He has over 20 years of experience,...
Pre-Construction Director, Alutec
Senior Manager - Architecture, Qatari Diar
Technical Specification Manager, Siderise Insulation
Mayank Sharma is the Technical Specification Manager at Siderise Insulation and oversees the Middle East and South Asian Market. He works extensively with contractors, architects and developers in the region, assisting and advising them on matters relating to applicable code...
Sales and Market Development Manager, Kuraray Europe
Jan Scheers is a Belgium born glass professional working for Kuraray GmbH. He was born in Belgium, in 1964 and started working for the US chemical giant DuPont after finishing his Bachelors in Marketing. He worked for 14 years in...
Director, DP Façade
Mathieu Meur provides strategic and technical leadership as the director of DP Façade. Through his training as a multi-disciplinary engineer, and subsequent years of experience heading the largest façade consultancy practise in the world, he has developed extensive knowledge of...
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...
Director of Consultancy Services, Schüco 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...
General Director, Mace Group
John has worked in the Construction Industry for over 22 years in which he has been involved in numerous Projects of varying size, type and complexity, from inception to handover and aftercare. John has been with Mace for over 16...
Chief Technical Officer, Arab Engineering Bureau
Hani Awni Al Hawamdeh is the Chief Technical Officer at Arab Engineering Bureau and brings 27 years of diverse work experience in Architectural, Structural and Electro-Mechanical projects. With his effective forward planning Hani successfully lead and managed design and execution...
Lead Façade Engineer - Middle East, BG&E Façades
“Maged (Max) Ahmed joined BG&E Façades in 2014 as a senior façade engineer. After two years in the head office in Melbourne, Australia; he re-located to the Middle East where he established the Middle East presence of BG&E Façades. Since then,...
Regional Manager, Inhabit Group
Based in the Doha office in Qatar, Ashley is a Regional Manager responsible for business development, project management and coordination for the region. Having worked previously in the façade industry for fabricators and main contractors, his experience lends itself to...
General Manager, MZ & Partners
Fawzi Ismail is the General Manager and Head of Structural Department at MZ And Partners. Fawzi has a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from The University of California Berkeley 1981 and a Masters Degree in Structural Engineering from The University...
General Manager, Qatar Aluminium Extrusion Co.
Mr. Yousef Al Yacoub, a Jordan national having a degree in BCS in Applied Chemistry is currently the General Manager of Qatar Aluminium Extrusion Co. (QALEX) – a subsidiary of QIMC (Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company). He has proven his expertise...
Conference Agenda
  • New paradigms in the façade design techniques
  • Speed engineering of façades
  • New and emerging façade materials
  • Design freedom & façade performance at the forefront
  • Taking no shortcuts on fire safety
  • Comprehensive approach to the project
  • Case studies on common defects and their consequences
  • Stone façade failures
  • Water Leakages in façades
  • Mixed issues such as sandwich panel blistering, WPC composites failure and façades zone coordination
  • Historical review
  • Surface treated glass
  • Glazed domes & skylight
  • Types of interlayers: Standard PVB vs Structural Interlayers
  • Different properties of interlayers: Security, UV protection & Acoustic
  • Application examples
  • Is it really something new?
  • The disconnection between a sustainable design and the execution
  • Case studies of projects in execution stage
  • “Cherry picking” the right façade system for the right application
  • The secret to designing a sword façade
  • Digitalisation: Your daily fix
  • Vision at both macro and micro planning level
  • Eloquence in the language of architecture
  • Façade as a reflection of building identity
  • Evolvement of façade design in the local architecture
  • Architectural insights into the development of sustainable building envelopes
  • Understanding BIM and parametric design – the requirements and differences
  • What are the benefits and costs with respect to implementing BIM and parametric processes for façades
  • Implementing BIM and parametric procedures into the design process
  • 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
  • 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
  • Global irradiation on the planet
  • Classification of powder coating by climate
  • Digital approaches for façade
  • 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

Christopher Tiltman, Senior Architect, White Young Qatar
John Douglas, Pre-Construction Director, Alutec
Siddharth Aldangady, Chief Architect, HBK Contracting Company
Bassem Mardini, Senior Manager - Architecture, Qatari Diar

Event Details
  • 79th Edition – Zak World of Façades Qatar, October 25, 2021, InterContinental The City
  • Start Date
    October 25, 2021 8:00 am
  • End Date
    October 25, 2021 4:30 pm
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  • Address
    Off, Al Wehda St, Doha, Qatar
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