109th Edition – Zak World of Façades Saudi Arabia

This will be the 109th edition globally and the 4th edition in Saudi Arabia 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
Marketing & Sales Manager, Jotun
Vinay Sharma is a qualified Civil Engineer with a MBA in marketing background. He is working in Jotun Powder Coatings since last 13 years and currently is designated as Marketing and Sales Manager(Eastern Region). He has a versatile experience both...
Construction Senior Manager, KAFD
Abdullah is a seasoned Architect bringing more than 22 years of experience in the Design and Construction Industry. In the last decade he has gained significant experience in the façade engineering leading the design, construction, and delivery of many important...
Chief Architect, Omrania
Architect with extensive experience in Design and Construction. Skilled in Design management and Mixed-use projects. Strong arts and design professional with 30 years of International experience. Registered Architect in Architectural Institution of British Columbia (AIBC) – Canada. Member of the...
Founder, Darbel Labbana
Upon moving to Riyadh, she worked with Beeah Consultancy, joint venturing with Buro Happold on prestigious projects for AlRiyadh Development Authority. Among these was a challenging research project The Reinstatement of Old Riyadh City Walls and Gates of the 1920s...
President's Consultant | Design Director, Zuhair Fayez Partnership
Dr. Hassan Waked has extensive design expertise of 43 years, he worked on comprehensive architectural design and urban planning of mega projects in the Kingdom. (30 years in Zuhair Fayez Partnership as a consultant and director of design, The diversity...
Head of Façade Segment – Middle East, Turkey & Africa, HILTI Middle East
Zaid Suleiman is HILTI façade segment manager, with 15 years of experience in sales management, system development, and business strategy, he is driving the Façade business development for HILTI within Middle East, Turkey and Africa. Holding a bachelor degree in...
Executive | Design Fellow, Nikken Sekkei
Mr. Takamori Yamazaki brings together a broad range of design and management experience from his 39 year career ranging from large scale mixed use urban developments, educational and commercial buildings to innovative galleries, working thoroughout Japan, and internationally. Mr. Yamazaki...
General Manager - Global Projects Development, Nikken Sekkei
Mr. Henckens’ work focuses on managing complex projects in the Middle East. In 2015 he was appointed General Manager of the Nikken Riyadh Branch which he helped set up in 2010. He contributes strong communication skills and management experience in...
Fire and Life Safety Technical Manager, AESG
James is the Fire and Life Safety Technical Manager at AESG, Dubai. He holds a Masters Degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Leeds (UK) and has 7 years of experience working in the Fire Protection and Fire and...
Business Development & Specifications Manager, Siderise Middle East
Ricky has over 11 years’ experience in working on passive fire compartmentation and noise control solutions for all kinds of unusual, large-scale and iconic façade developments all over the world, which have been required to facilitate best practice with the...
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...
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...
Senior Manager Tensile Architecture - APMEA, Serge Ferrari Group
Mohammed Bahsh holds master’s degree in “International Marketing” from UK, is currently the Senior Manager – Tensile Architecture of Serge Ferrari Group for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa regions. He has Over 15 years of international experience in industrial...
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...
Regional Director - Middle East, 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...
Sales Consultant - Middle East and South Africa, Kuraray
Jan Scheers is a Belgium born glass professional working as a consultant 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...
Principal, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Christoph Timm leads SOM’s Enclosure Group, a practice embedded among the design and engineering studios in the firm’s New York office that focuses on the design of building enclosures and facades. With more than two decades of experience in the...
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...
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...
Managing Director, Werner Sobek Dubai
Benjamin has been working as a façade professional for 20 years with projects around the world and long-term positions in Stuttgart, London, New York and Dubai. After building up and heading the Dubai office of Werner Sobek in the position...
Conference Agenda
  • Façade design in Saudi Arabia
  • Promoting sustainability
  • Future in designing building envelopes
  • Architectural signature
  • Thermal & visual comfort, solar protection & energy savings
  • Dynamic façades with day/night effect
  • Conformity & suitability to any fire norms & regulations
  • Understanding façade systems for the human centric design and wellbeing of building occupants
  • New generation glass and façade systems for the large scale complex future projects in the Middle East
  • Resolving building envelope technical challenges while achieving even most complex architectural design intents
  • 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
  • Starting point: Local production and infrastructure
  • Achieving the goal: Collaboration and transfer of knowledge
  • Experience sustainable design: Case studies
  • Overview on safety and security glazing
  • Acoustic guidelines for effective noise reduction with laminated safety glass
  • SBC façade materials key consideration
  • SBC code compliant alternative approach
  • Plastic materials case study
  • The need for perimeter fire & smoke seals to accommodate various structural movements
  • Applicable fire test standards for the fire performance of aluminum curtain wall structures
  • Acoustic flanking solutions for curtain wall structures
  • Ventilation system in façade claddings to deliver energy efficient and durable buildings
  • Passive fire compartmentation solutions for curtain wall joints & cladding cavities
  • Blending Speed & Quality in Façade bracket fastenings
  • Green steps
  • Powder vs PVDF & Anodize advantages
  • Overview on products, collections and metallics
  • Harmonizing Modern Façade Design Practices in line with Saudi Vision 2030
  • Analyzing the different methodologies of modern building envelope designs
  • Ensuring sustainable façade design without compromising aesthetics
  • What new regulations/codes be created to ensure safe, beautiful, and high-quality building envelopes?

Hassan Waked

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    December 12, 2022 8:00 am
  • End Date
    December 12, 2022 5:00 pm
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