97th Edition – Zak World of Façades Saudi Arabia

This will be the 97th edition globally and the 2nd edition in Jeddah which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

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Speakers and Panelists
Founder, Bricklab Architects
Executive Advisor-Strategy, Development & Design, Jeddah Historic District (JHD), Ministry of Culture
Ziad is a highly diverse practicing expert and academic in architecture and urban design, planning and community development at local, regional and national scales. He worked for local and international consultancies, government entities and academic institutions with a proven track...
Professor of Architecture, King Abdelaziz University
Noura Ghabra is a Sustainability Consultant and Assistant Professor at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. Ghabra graduated from King Faisal University in Dammam as an interior architect with second honors in 2006 and had a professional experience at Zuhair Fayez...
Sustainability Consultant, Jacbos
Waseem is a sustainability professional. He is a Certified Building Performance Analyst by Autodesk. Waseem served as Sr. Sustainability Consultant for multiple projects in GCC to ensure the compliance of these projects with their sustainability goals and targets on both...
Sales Director, Seele Cover
Thomas is part of the management team with a focus on new business for light ware structure worldwide and joined the company in 2019. Over the last 20 years, he has been involved in the development and implementation of unique...
Head of Studio - KSA, BSBG
Bart Leclercq has worked in the middle east region for 17 years with a number of world class consultants, during which time he worked on projects that include Dubai World Trade Center, Royal Mirage on the Palm Jumeirah, as well...
Executive Director - Design & Masterplanning, Roshn
Morné Fourie is an Artist and an Urban Designer with twenty-two years of experience in East Asia, the Middle East, and North America. He is a former cum laude architecture student and recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship and a...
Managing Director, Seele Middle East
Since graduating in civil engineering Oliver is involved in the execution of prestigious construction- and façade projects mainly in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. For over 12 years in UAE, he gained an appropriate market experience and developed a...
Managing Director, OBMI
Jamil Adra brings 27 years of experience, from which 25 in KSA and the Gulf region, in both the design and management of development projects throughout the Middle East. He worked on several type of projects, Hospitality, VIP residences, Commercial,...
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 27 years in the region, he has extensive experience in the commercial construction, automotive industries...
Business Manager Glass - EIMEA, H.B.Fuller/Kömmerling
Ralf Thorwarth is GSM for Segment Glass at H.B.Fuller/Kömmerling in the EIMEA region and is responsible for the Marketing and Sales of Sealants to the Insulating Glass, Façade systems and Window Bonding industry. With a commercial background, he and his...
Middle East Regional Director, Maffeis Engineering
Giovanni Zizioli is the Middle East Regional Director at Maffeis Engineering, a leading international consulting firm, headquartered in Italy. He has been involved in managing, planning, coordinating and designing projects over a wide range of engineering services and in four...
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...
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...
Technical Director, CSG Architectural Glass
Sales and Market Development Manager, Kuraray Europe
Jan Scheers is a Belgium born glass professional working 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 years in the...
Managing Director - MEIA, Technoform
Alex Dantziguian is the Managing Director of Technoform Middle East, based in Dubai. TECHNOFORM, is the global leader based in Germany with worldwide know-how on thermal insulation of doors, windows, & façades for over 40 years. With 11 production plants...
Head of Specialist Services, WSP Middle East
Andy has over 25 years of experience in the field of Building and Construction, ranging from structural testing within the nuclear industry to fire testing. Having established the Dubai Cladding Technology Centre and Laboratory, and operated it for 10 years,...
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...
Founder & Creative Director, Craft Architecture
Hazem Sabbagh is founder of CRAFT: Architecture + Urbanism with collaborative design teams in Jeddah, Amman and Vancouver.  He holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, a Master of Architecture from the University of Arizona,...
Conference Agenda
  • Architecture & ecosystems: Shelter & transitions
  • Façades: Performative characteristics & expression
  • Tectonics: Meaning & imagination
  • Advancing net-zero in new developments
  • Integrative design approach and net-zero buildings
  • Design generative and optimization tools
  • Impact of an optimised design with case studies
  • Façades material/description
  • Innovation at work
  • Challenges and solutions
  • Fire rated AVCL membranes & systems: experience since 2011 / tests & approvals
  • Façade applications – Case Studies (GCC & UK)
  • The importance of weatherproofing design – Case Studies (UK & GCC)
  • 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
  • What are the Hijazi guidelines
  • The distinction between traditional and modern projects
  • How does it impact projects in KSA?
  • How does this differ from Salmani, Asiri and Hisawi projects in KSA
  • The Opus Dubai
  • ICD Brookfield Place DIFC
  • Visa CEMEA Headquarters Building
  • What are we addressing today?
  • What is an optical distortion?
  • What causes the reflective image distortion in insulated glass units?
  • How to lessen the degree of glass optical distortion ?
  • Overview on safety and security glazing
  • Acoustic guidelines for effective noise reduction with laminated safety glass
  • Advantages of a reactive thermoplastic spacer
  • Energy efficiency through superior gas retention
  • A flexible warm-edge system for boundless design opportunities
  • Limitation of g-value or SC
  • Total solar IR transmittance
  • Application considerations
  • Exploring the role of façades covering conceptual, tectonic and ecological parameters
  • The potential of building material, fabrication, ecology and character in Jeddah’s evolving architectural developments
  • Getting creative with the façades by exploring the soul, past and future of the city

Hazem Sabbagh

Event Details
  • 97th Edition – Zak World of Façades Saudi Arabia, September 27, 2022, Park Hyatt
  • Start Date
    September 27, 2022 8:00 am
  • End Date
    September 27, 2022 3:25 pm
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