92nd Edition – Zak World of Façades Kuwait

This will be the 92nd edition globally and the 3rd edition in Kuwait which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Associate-Projects Manager, Gulf Consult
Ashok Chadha has 51 years of professional experience in India, Iran and Kuwait. He has been with Gulf Consult, since 1990 and is an Associate / Projects’ Manager. He has excellent working knowledge of local processes and procedures and is...
Senior Research Associate, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
Fareed Alghimlas been a staff of the Energy and Building Research Center at KISR for more than 30 yrs. As a staff, he executed numerous research projects as a Team Member as well as Project Leader. He contributed as main...
General Manager, IEB Engineering Consultancy
Abdullah Barqawi is the GM at IEB Engineering Consultancy Office and its one of the specialized offices regarding KFF approvals in Kuwait. He holds a Bachelor degree in Architect and MBA from (Roehampton University). He has over 10 years of...
COO, IEB Engineering Consultancy
Ali Abdullah is the COO at IEB Engineering Consultancy Office & he owns the office with his Partner Eng. Youssef Almulla. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering specialized in Fire strategy, Mechanical issues. He has over 23 years...
Specifications Manager, KIMMCO-ISOVER
Ali is a Specifications Manager with 15 years of experience in the construction & manufacturing industries. A UK graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham, he has overseen the construction and maintenance of more than 20 projects in...
Director - Fire and Life Safety, AESG
Abdullah Faza is the Director of Fire and Life Safety in AESG Middle East, and he holds Bachelor of Science with Honour degree in Fire Safety Engineering University of Central Lancashire, UK, 2014 with Associate Membership in Institute of Fire...
Project Director, Alghanim International
Chadi Bassil is the Project Manager at Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting Co. He holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Lebanese University, and an Executive MBA from the Lebanese American University. He has...
Managing Director, Bonyan Design
Jaber Abulhasan graduated from the School of Architecture at University of Oregon in March 1973. Architect Abulhasan began his career working at Ministry of Public Works (MPW) from September 1973 to January 1981 as the Head of the ‘Programming and...
Director A&E Services, KEO
Marie-Joelle Ghaoui has over 20 years of experience in architectural design and project development on a wide range of projects in the GCC. As a second-generation architect, leaving the family practice to join renowned multidisciplinary consultancy firms including Dar Al...
Construction Manager, Red Sea Global
Dr. Mohammed is a Doctoral level engineer and construction professional, he has spent 17 years honing his craft and mastering the art of bringing extraordinary visions to life. From groundbreaking facade designs to awe inspiring structures, he is driven by...
Design Principal & Co-Founder, AGi Architects
In 2006, Abulhasan founded together with Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea, AGi architects. Since then as co-director, he has completed several projects in the fields of building, urban design, planning, and interior & industrial design, and has been honored on several occasions internationally....
CEO, Pace
Since joining Pace back in 1988, Tarek Shuaib has played a principal role in steering the firm’s innovative, quality-focused and value-driven approach to design and project delivery. As the CEO of Pace, Tarek has shaped the firm’s current position as...
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...
Technical Director | Senior Associate, Gensler
With more than 20 years of experience across United States and Middle East, Ryan brings his technical expertise to every project, displaying thoughtfulness to design solutions that uniquely reflect a client’s core values, vision and business mission. His ability to...
Chief Operating Officer, Priedemann Façade Experts
Micha Pawelka, who has an academic qualification in Wholesale Management and Foreign Trade, gained over 20 years of experience in the Glass and Facade Industry in Europe. He was a Sales Director in the Schollglas Group in Germany before relocating...
Director, Future Architectural Glass
Firoz Kachwala is the Founding member and General Manager of Future Glass. With a Masters degree from NYU specializing in Operations and Bachelor in Engineering, Firoz was instrumental in setting up the advanced safety glass manufacturing plant in RAK (UAE)...
General Manager - MEA, Serge Ferrari
Sanjoe Rodrigues is the General Manager of Serge Ferrari ME. He’s a civil Engineer by profession and has been associated with the field of tensile membrane architecture for over 15 years. He has been in the building industry since 2000...
Conference Agenda
  • Vernacular Architecture: Façades responding to hot climate
  • Façade Tectonics: Using materiality to create a sense of belonging
  • Effective strategies for creating energy efficient building façades
  • How recent MEW regulations have impacted the approaches to façade design
  • Linking our rich legacy of projects to the future
  • History
  • Interface Architect - Façade Designer
  • 2D / 3D / BIM & Workflow
  • Value & Risk Management
  • How glass contributes to more energy efficient buildings
  • The role of glass in helping you achieve LEED certifications
  • Latest innovations in the world of glass
  • Façade geometry and integration to the surrounding environment
  • Interactive response to climate and the façade build-up
  • Integration of the façade with the building engineering systems and sustainable design
  • Efficient thermal comfort & solar protection
  • Visual comfort & glare control
  • Dynamic façades with day/night effect with graphic customization
  • Non-combustible façade in new constructions or renovations
  • Redefining a façade
  • The 5th façade
  • The non-façade
  • Background of Kuwait's first energy code
  • Development of MEW-R6 since then
  • Estimation of benefits
  • Future expectations
  • Understanding the role of façade to meet Kuwait building regulations
  • Challenges posed to the façade execution in light of the new codes
  • Creating a balance between aesthetical appeal and sustainability with stringent codes
  • Mitigating the risks of failure to adhere to the guidelines

Fareed Alghimlas

  • Articulation of façades across project types: Retail centers, hospitality, office, mixed use
  • Working inside out: Incorporation of interior details and provision for future tenant needs
  • Critical junctions: Resolving complications at the interface with adjacent building systems
  • Glass made gorgeous
  • Expressions in glass
  • The future is now
  • International Codes: Façade fire safety requirements
  • GCC Building Codes: Façade fire safety requirements
  • Performance based façade fire safety design approach
  • How façade should meet & exceed regulatory requirements in terms of energy efficiency
  • Considerations for fire safety when designing façade with external insulation
  • Sustainability is more than energy efficiency
  • Impact of KFF codes on façade design
  • Approach to fire-safe building’s façade through applying KFF codes
  • Façade approval procedures (e.g., Kuwait New Airport – T2)
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