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
Director, ROSHN
Solutions Manager, Saint-Gobain
Khamis MAJDUBAH is Saint-Gobain Solutions Manager in Saudi Arabia, he has a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and MBA. He joined the group in 2014 and served in the Building Glass, Mortar, Gypsum and other activities. He has worked in...
Founder, Bricklab Architects
Turki Gazzaz was born in 1988 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. His professional experience includes architectural design, academia, research, real estate development, and curating. He has worked with established international and local design practices on a wide range of projects from...
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...
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,...
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
Dr. Huang is currently the technical director of Architectural Glass Division of CSG which is the leading low-e glass manufacturer in China. With over sixteen years’ experience in energy efficient glass for buildings, Dr. Huang has worked on numerous landmark...
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...
Head of Sales EMEA, Vector Foiltec
Phil Schneider is Head of Sales EMEA and responsible for the implementation of global sales processes within the Vector Foiltec Group. With a view on technology and engineering, but also on processes, overall solutions and the clients view, he was...
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.
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
  • Current market tendencies and the carbon implications of it
  • The carbon payback period on an opaque wall case study
  • The carbon payback period on a fenestration wall case study
  • The Jeddah Shopping Mall
  • Super fast track installation of ETFE cladding
  • Refurbishment of existing spaces (The Beach in Dubai)
  • Create new architecture with cable net structures
  • Future is now! Enclose full cities with sustainable material
  • Fire rated AVCL membranes & systems: experience since 2011 / tests & approvals
  • Façade applications
  • The importance of weatherproofing design
  • Case studies (GCC & UK)
  • Façades material/description
  • Innovation at work
  • Challenges and solutions
  • 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 is the Jeddah Vernacular Code
  • The distinction between traditional and modern projects
  • How does it impact projects in Jeddah?
  • How does this differ from Salmani, Asiri and Hisawi projects in KSA
  • The Opus Dubai
  • ICD Brookfield Place DIFC
  • Visa CEMEA Headquarters Building
  • Lightweight façade system
  • Curtain walls and glass
  • ETICS: External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems
  • Overview on safety and security glazing
  • Acoustic guidelines for effective noise reduction with laminated safety glass
  • 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

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