59th Edition – Zak World of Façades Egypt

This was the 59th global edition and the 1st edition in Egypt, the conference discussed the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Chairman, YBA Architects
Yasser Al-Beltagy graduated on top of his class with honors, from the faculty of fine arts in Cairo and worked as an assistant teacher at the same faculty from 1994 till 2001. In 1994 he started his own architectural studio...
Assistant Professor of Sustainable Design - Department of Architecture, The American University in Cairo
Khaled Tarabieh is an Assistant Professor at The American University in Cairo. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Alexandria University and Master’s in City Planning (MCP) and a PhD in City and Regional Planning from the University of...
Managing Director, GEZE Middle East
Charles Constantin, Managing Director of GEZE Middle East, is specialized in Pre-Sales, Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and After Sales Services in diversified building material segments across industries notably Real Estates Development, Hotels, HVAC Engineering Solutions, Climate Control, Sanitary...
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,...
Global Building Project Specification Manager - High Performance Building, Dow
Enrico Cutri is the Global Building Projects Manager and a member of the High Performance Building Commercial Team EMEAI at Dow. Based in Switzerland, he is directly responsible for the management of designated key accounts and for the introduction of...
Technical Sales Engineer, Elval Colour
Angelos Zografos is a Civil Engineer holding the position of Technical sales Engineer in Elval Colour. He has more than 7 years of experience in civil and structural engineering. He has participated in the structural analysis and design of projects...
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...
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...
Segment Manager - Façade, Hilti Middle East
Nabeel has more than 12 years in the Façade and Aluminium Industry. He has undertaken various roles from façade engineering, contracting and business development experience. His roles have enabled him to meet and work with the most renowned architects, façade contractors...
Chief Operating Officer, Priedemann Façade Experts
Recently resettled in Germany, Micha Pawelka has been the COO of Priedemann Holding GmbH since January 2021, where he oversees and handles the company’s day-to-day administration and operational function as well as the group’s financial matters. Before that, at the...
Structural Engineer, Guangdong Kinlong Hardware Products
Leo Liu is the Structural Engineer of KINLONG. He has been specializing in frameless facade design, calculation and installation for 8 years. He has a very rich experience in cable facades and has worked on many projects in the UAE,...
Managing Director, REEDS Consult
Senior Architect/Sustainability Consultant/LEED Specialist with an overall experience of 24 years in the design and execution of various types of Green Building projects including Airport terminals, Academic campus, Hospitals, Healthcare Centers, Research Facilities, Library, Conference Center, School, Sports Facilities, Stadiums,...
President Founder, FIABCI Egypt Chapter
Abdel Nasser TAHA is the President Founder of FIABCI Egypt Chapter (the international federation of Real Estate) – a Real Estate Development expert with an architectural engineering background ––During 30 years of experience he was hired as advisor for “Suez...
Technical Director, Schüco Middle East
Alastair Common was born in UK (1976) and finished his Civil Engineering studies with Honors. He started his career in the façade industry in 2002 and has since then obtained a wealth of knowledge through experience gained in Italy, Ireland,...
Chairman & Founder, Archplan
He is considered a pioneer in the field of urban development to which his credentials and contributions are clearly reflected in the projects completed and the list of awards received from several governmental and scientific authorities inside and outside Egypt....
Head of Façade Design Unit, Dar Al-Handasah
Hani El-Rashidy is a Head of Façade Engineering unit in international consultant firm, specifically qualified in the discipline of façade engineering and consultants work with the design team on construction projects for architects, building owners, construction managers and product manufacturers,...
Founder & Director, Archimid
Asmaa El Goweni graduated from Cairo University of Architecture in 1987. Asmaa is the Co-founder and Director of Archimid Architects, an Egyptian architectural consultancy practice that began in 1991. She became an Egyptian registered architectural consultant in 2006 as well...
Founding Partner, Raafat Miller Consulting
Raymond Miller is a founding partner of RMC – Raafat Miller Consulting and is one of the few licensed architects who is also a licensed mechanical engineer. Over the last three decades his specialized expertise has served him well in developing...
Technical Director, China Southern Glass
Chengde Huang is currently the Technical Director of Architectural Glass Division at CSG which is the leading low-e glass manufacturer in China. With over ten years’ experience in energy efficient glass for buildings, he has worked on numerous landmark buildings...
Principal Architect, ECG Engineering Consultants Group
A prominent architect and master planner Ahmed Fayez led the design of many forefront projects in Egypt and Middle East. Over the last three years he is heading the design studio in ECG and managed to deliver award-winning of glorious...
Design Manager, Al-Futtaim
Graduated from Ain Shams University Architecture Department; Racha has 19 years of experience in the field of Architecture Design and Construction. During which; she developed her passion to the environmental and sustainability design by preparing Master’s Degree in the sustainability...
Associate Professor - Department of Architecture, The American University in Cairo
Sherif Abdelmohsen is Associate Professor of Digital Media and Design Computing at the Department of Architecture in the American University in Cairo (AUC). He received his PhD degree in Architecture from Georgia Tech, USA (2011), and MSc (2004) and BSc...
Executive Director - Design & Engineering, SODIC
Tamer Anani is an Architect & Interior Designer who believes in creating environments that enhance positive energy and spiritual well being. His central concerns involve a combination of architecture practice, teaching and research. Tamer Anani began his career with the Egyptian...
General Manager, Alico Egypt
Gamal Farid is the General Manager of Alico – Egypt, which is a market leader in Façade Design, Procurement, Management and Construction of Largest Façade Projects. Previously he was with Orascom Construction Algeria, as the General Manager. He has over 27...
Façade Manager, Orascom Construction
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,...
Deputy Head of Architectural Department - Technical Office, Grand Egyptian Museum, HILL International & EHAF Consulting Engineers JV
Heba holds a bachelor degree of Architecture from Ain Shams University (1997). She is a professional Architect who has managed mega projects over the past 22 years and worked intensely on projects ranging from museum developments (GEM the Grand Egyptian Museum), spectacular...
Specifications Manager, Jotun Powder Coatings UAE
Based in Dubai, Khalid Shamlawi is the Specifications Manager for the GCC and Egypt region at Jotun Powder Coatings UAE. He has graduated in 2011 from the New York Institute of Technology in Amman, Jordan. He has been in the...
Regional Business Developer - Façade, Hilti Middle East
Holding a bachelor degree in Civil engineering, Cynthia’s area of responsibility is to develop and implement strategy across the META facade markets in addition to supporting the development of Regional contractors and engineering accounts. Cynthia continues to demonstrate success working with...
Regional Manager - Africa, Guangdong Kinlong Hardware Products
Sales Manager from Kinlong for whole Africa region. Works for the African construction sector for almost 9 years, very familiar with African market and has introduced some new design concepts (such as tension cable / tension rod point fixed system)...
Conference Agenda
  • GEZE history
  • GEZE in building automation
  • GEZE smart systems and project references
  • Case study on the Al Fattan Crystal Towers, Dubai
  • How the design evolved from stick to unitised curtain wall system
  • Simplifying complex façade geometry
  • Digitalization: Your daily fix!
  • The new image for Egypt's new administrative capital - Governmental district
  • Financial district at the new capital as a hub for modern Egyptian economy
  • The new Alamein city / towers a futuristic image overlooking the mediterranean sea
  • Cultural influence on urban façades
  • The socio-economic influence on façades
  • Implementation of modern technology & sustainability on urban façades
  • Characteristics of Aluminium
  • Core composition and fire classification
  • Coating systems
  • Stress patterns & features of cable structures
  • Precautions in the design & construction of tension cable system
  • Case study on the Crystal Restaurant
  • Comparison between different aluminium finishes
  • The different classifications of powder coatings
  • Different powder collections and benefits
  • Limitation of g-value or SC
  • Total solar IR transmittance
  • Application considerations
  • Façade deliveries, understanding and mitigating risk
  • The need for FPM
  • Implementation - Players involved and their roles
  • Possible pitfalls and their avoidance
  • Effect on the bottom line

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