35th Edition – Zak World of Façades Saudi Arabia

This was the 35th edition globally, 7th edition in the GCC and the 1st edition in Saudi Arabia. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Director, Future Architectural Glass
Imran has done his BBM from Singapore and is one of the founding members of Future Architectural Glass. He offers exceptional service & support to architects, consultants and fabricators in ensuring the right product selection when it comes to Glass,...
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...
Managing Director, Priedemann
Micha Pawelka is a Managing Director of the Priedemann group and is based in Dubai. Handling the role of business development for the Middle East projects, he is in charge of all sales and marketing activities, implementation of the business...
Director, Future Architectural Glass
Firoz Kachwala is the Founding member and General Manager of Future Architectural Glass. With Masters degree specializing in Operations and Bachelor in Engineering, Firoz was instrumental in setting up the advanced safety glass manufacturing plant in RAK (UAE) pushing the...
Senior Architect, Typsa
Mohammed Abdullah Quadri is a sustainability architect and currently working as a senior architect at TYPSA, and is founder of Green Architects network, having previously worked as job captain on major urban development projects like Jeddah airport, National guard hospital,...
Technical Manager, Proger
In over 35 years of professional activity Francesco Clemente has built up an exceptional profile of being one of the few project, construction and design managers who has worked on all sides of the table and in all positions. He...
Senior Architect, ABV Rock Group
Maher is a senior architect with over eighteen years’ experience in the field of architecture. He has exceptional skills and experience in planning, detailing, designing, coordinating projects both in the public and private sectors and managing design process. The company’s design team...
Engineering Manager Façade, Meinhardt Façade Technology
Alexander has been working in the façade industry for since 13 years as an Engineer. During his professional career he has been able to design building skins of nearly all types, positions, sizes and materials. Since 2007 he is working...
Head of Architecture, Omrania
Mahmoud first had joined Omrania as an Architect / Interior Designer in 1994 to 1998. He then rejoined Omrania as Chief Interior Designer in 2003. Subsequently, he became Project Manager in 2006, and became Head of Architectural & Interior Design...
Architect, Omrania
Meshal AlButhie, a Saudi Arabian Omrania architect working on both site supervision and head office design projects specialized in computational design and fabrication (parametric modeling, generative design, visual scripting and digital fabrication). Educational background includes: Master of Advanced Architectural Design...
Lead Design Architect, Zuhair Fayez Partnership
Ramy Mosa is a Lead Design Architect at Zuhair Fayez Partnership. He has practiced as a professional architect for more than 13 years, most of this professional experience was in the gulf region. During this period, he worked for/with either...
Principal, HAG Architects
Hussam is the founder of HAGarchitects which is based in Dubai and has over 28 years of architecture experience. He specializes in envisioning complex multidisciplinary projects for which his integrated design approach delivers the highest quality design solutions. His strongest...
Head of Architecture, NKY Architects & Engineers
Ayman Melouk is currently associated with NKY Architects and Engineers as Consultant Area Manager. Across his extensive career, he has acquired project management expertise and has had a lot of stints with universities and academic institutes to his credit. These...
Head - Quantity Surveying Department, Saudi Consulting Services
Usman is leading a team of Q.S(s) and invoice assistants to manage the different tasks for various design projects, liaison with client on design and contractual matters, participating in progress/design review/financial meetings with client, assisting to the project managers on...
Regional Manager - Middle East, Serge Ferrari
Sanjoe Rodrigues is the Regional 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...
Director Application Technology & Marketing - DACH Markets, Hydro Building Systems
Werner Jager, Dr.-Ing., has over 20 years of international experience in the creation and management of multi-location teams as well as profound competence in the engineering and design of building envelopes. Since 2017, he is the Director of Technical Marketing...
Conference Agenda
  • A rationale look on benefit of reliable guidance from concept to as-built
  • A case study of availing vs. not availing a competent service team
  • An intellectual approach
  • Thermal comfort & solar protection
  • Visual comfort & glare control
  • Dynamic façades with day/night effect
  • Comfort as driver - the user rules?
  • How does urban planning, climatic conditions and regulations impact the design of building envelopes?
  • What are and will be key trends and technologies to be considered?
  • Modular architecture
  • Use of modular architecture in affordable housing
  • Trendy façades for budget housing
  • Sustainable façades for the region
  • Understanding the role of building envelopes to meet local Green Building regulations
  • Rating standards and stakeholder coordination for façades
  • Thermal performance in curtain wall & fenestration
  • Dynamic shading techniques

Alex Dantziguian

  • Mud Architecture; part of our ancient and modern life
  • Rammed wall’s benefits
  • Rammed wall envelope
  • Projects around the world
  • Problems with glare and high sunlight in the Middle East
  • Introducing ecoTHERM (IGU) with Solera®?- 'the Real Daylighting Solution'
  • Bespoke façades with MESHDECO Sefar®?Architecture Vision
  • The future trends of façade design
  • The challenges facing high performance building enclosure
  • How to add value by design
  • Metrics of success
  • Case study “Hotel with Complex Façade”
  • Overview of fire rated glass
  • Integration of fire rated glass in a system
  • Correct specification of fire rated glass
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