17 September 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Conference Day: Monday, 17 September 2018

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration, refreshments and networking

8:45 am - 8:50 am Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks

8:50 am - 9:00 am Keynote address: Government entity

Mavericks in design innovation

  • New forms in aesthetic territory: Accommodating new geometric complexities
  • Creating iconic façades that create an impact
  • Latest trends in façade design innovation - gathering the mavericks of the industry in the region and at global scale

Panellists:
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Ewa Juszczyk

Associate Director
Benoy

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Firas Hnoosh

Principal, Design Director of Architecture
Perkins+Will

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Benjamin Piper

Partner and Design Principal
Killa Design

9:45 am - 10:05 am Case study: ADNOC headquarter’s record-breaking granite facade

Sanjeev Coelho - Senior Associate HOK Architects
  • Creating the highest building in the world with an exterior façade of granite
  • Overcoming challenges connected to high-rise through careful planning and development
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Sanjeev Coelho

Senior Associate
HOK Architects

10:05 am - 10:25 am Case study: Facade creation for a pavilion in Dubai

Matthew Kitson - Director, Middle East Hilson Moran
  • Innovation in modern architecture: Coinciding geometry with engineering
  • Structural challenges of highly complex geometrical facades
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Matthew Kitson

Director, Middle East
Hilson Moran

10:25 am - 10:45 am Case study: Complex geometrical facade of a museum in Dubai

Benjamin Piper - Partner and Design Principal Killa Design
  • 3D-printed facades: Benefits and challenges of complex geometrical design
  • Creating timeless design: Perforated facade with Arabic script
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Benjamin Piper

Partner and Design Principal
Killa Design

10:45 am - 11:15 am Case study: Oriental ornamentation of the kinetic sunshade facade of a museum in Abu Dhabi

  • Creating a mesmerising architectural impact
  • Dynamic moving building facade that creates an eye-catching aesthetic

11:15 am - 11:35 am Dragon’s den: New generation of facades - 3D-printed, photovoltaic facades, glued systems and double skin facades

  • Facade 3D printing benefits: Integrating functions such as ventilation, shading and air conditioning
  • Green buildings: Benefits and consideration on photovoltaic facades
  • Benefits of double skin facades: Enhancing acoustic insulation, reducing energy consumption and creating thermal insulation

Disruptive technology in smart facades design

  • Tech disruption in smart buildings: Data collection on IoT-enabled sensors
  • Edge detection for identifying cracks on building facades and roofs

Panellists:
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Benjamin Beer

Technical Director
Meinhardt

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Belen Nemi

Associate Architect
Gensler

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Andy Dean

Head of Facades
WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm Case study: Digital facade of a skyscraper in Dubai

  • Setting a world record through ground-breaking engineering: LED lighting on facades
  • Maintenance and energy consumption on high-rise buildings

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Case study: BMU and fully-automated facades

  • Benefits of fully-automated cleaning systems for high-rise buildings
  • Saving on costs and preserving the lifespan of the facade

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch and networking

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm AWARDS CEREMONY: Recognising facade designs in the Middle East

2.0 solutions that ensure safety in façade development

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Regulatory update: Latest regulations presented by government entity

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm Panel discussion: Fire safety compliance issues and practical feasibility

Sajid Raza - CEO and Vice President Butler Engineering
  • Setting fire safety for facades as a focal point for the industry
  • Developers perspective: How to successfully manage liability and safeguard investments
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Sajid Raza

CEO and Vice President
Butler Engineering

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm Safety and materials: Safety aspects of glass balustrades

Andy Dean - Head of Facades WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Complex curved facade: Selecting the right materials to deliver excellent results
  • Benefits of glass facade construction: Reliable, structural and thermal performance
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Andy Dean

Head of Facades
WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff

Hard talk: Breakthroughs in sustainability

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Panel discussion: Facade modernisation for retrofitting existing buildings to achieve energy efficiency

Andy Shaw - Director AMA Design
Sajid Raza - CEO and Vice President Butler Engineering
Benjamin Beer - Technical Director Meinhardt
  • Aligning design to current regulations: Retrofitting existing buildings
  • Tackling air, moisture leakage, thermal or acoustical performance issues

Panellists:
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Andy Shaw

Director
AMA Design

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Sajid Raza

CEO and Vice President
Butler Engineering

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Benjamin Beer

Technical Director
Meinhardt

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Case study: State-of-the-art methodology for Dubai’s English College facade energy optimisation

Belarmino Cordero - Division Manager, Façades AESG
  • Stage 1: Facade options study – Comparative analysis of 3 architectural options for the facade and energy saving recommendations
  • Stage 2: Facade optimisation – Sensitivity analysis and final results
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Belarmino Cordero

Division Manager, Façades
AESG

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Facade environmental performance optimisation from masterplanning to building scale

Matthew Kitson - Director, Middle East Hilson Moran
  • General masterplanning arrangements and principles
  • Techniques to measure solar radiation from masterplanning
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Matthew Kitson

Director, Middle East
Hilson Moran

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm Building integrated, photovoltaic and energy-efficient building design in the MENA region

Anoop Babu - BAPV/BiPV Expert and MENA Regional Manager Architectural Solar Association
  • How solar PV can be integrated into distributed generation – BAPV and BiPV
  • How BiPV can be a game-changer for the construction industry and accelerate the country’s vision towards sustainability?
  • When onsite renewable energy and energy efficiency meets - Net zero energy building
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Anoop Babu

BAPV/BiPV Expert and MENA Regional Manager
Architectural Solar Association

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference day

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.