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THE WORLD'S LEADING CONFERENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Zak World of Façades is an International conference series on the subject of façade design & engineering. The conference now takes place in Asia (Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Hong Kong), Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait), Africa (Kenya, Morocco and South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom and France), Australasia (Australia and New Zealand) and the United States of America

 

Now in it's 59th global edition and the 1st edition in Egypt, the conference will discuss the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will showcase the latest technological solutions.

 

Visit www.zakworldoffacades.com for details of the previous events.

Who Should Attend this Conference

Architects, Façade consultants, Developers, Government officials, PMC's, Main contractors, Sustainability consultants, Fire consultants, Façade contractors, Cost consultants, Glass processors & Structural consultants.

Speakers


  • Raymond Miller

    Raymond Miller

    Founding Partner, Raafat Miller Consulting

    Raymond Miller

    Founding Partner, Raafat Miller Consulting

    Topic: The Changing Façade of Egypt

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  • Asmaa El Goweni

    Asmaa El Goweni

    Founder & Director, Archimid

    Asmaa El Goweni

    Founder & Director, Archimid

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Sustainability and Innovation Through Façades

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  • Dr. Hani Mohamed El Rashidy

    Dr. Hani Mohamed El Rashidy

    Head of Façade Design Unit, Dar Al-Handasah

    Dr. Hani Mohamed El Rashidy

    Head of Façade Design Unit, Dar Al-Handasah

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Sustainability and Innovation Through Façades

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  • Dr. Mohamed Ayman Ashour

    Dr. Mohamed Ayman Ashour

    Founder, Archplan International

    Dr. Mohamed Ayman Ashour

    Founder, Archplan International

    Topic: Urban Façades

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  • Yasser Al-Beltagy

    Yasser Al-Beltagy

    Chairman, YBA Architects

    Yasser Al-Beltagy

    Chairman, YBA Architects

    Topic: Contemporary Architecture Under the Light of Egypt

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  • Tamer Anani

    Tamer Anani

    Executive Director - Design & Engineering, SODIC

    Tamer Anani

    Executive Director - Design & Engineering, SODIC

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Sustainability and Innovation Through Façades

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  • Racha Rachwan

    Racha Rachwan

    Design Manager, Al-Futtaim

    Racha Rachwan

    Design Manager, Al-Futtaim

    Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Sustainability and Innovation Through Façades

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  • Karim Farah

    Karim Farah

    Managing Director, REEDS Consult

    Karim Farah

    Managing Director, REEDS Consult

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Sustainability and Innovation Through Façades

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  • Ahmed Fayez

    Ahmed Fayez

    Principal Architect, ECG Engineering Consultants Group

    Ahmed Fayez

    Principal Architect, ECG Engineering Consultants Group

    Topic: Design & Innovation: ECG Projects in Egypt

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  • Dr. Khaled Tarabieh

    Dr. Khaled Tarabieh

    Assistant Professor of Sustainable Design - Department of Architecture, The American University in Cairo

    Dr. Khaled Tarabieh

    Assistant Professor of Sustainable Design - Department of Architecture, The American University in Cairo

    Topic: Performative and Generative Façade Investigations

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  • Dr. Sherif Abdelmohsen

    Dr. Sherif Abdelmohsen

    Associate Professor - Department of Architecture, The American University in Cairo

    Dr. Sherif Abdelmohsen

    Associate Professor - Department of Architecture, The American University in Cairo

    Topic: Performative and Generative Façade Investigations

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  • Micha Pawelka

    Micha Pawelka

    Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

    Micha Pawelka

    Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

    Topic: Unveiling the Value of Façade Consultancy

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  • Heba Abdullah

    Heba Abdullah

    Deputy Head of Architectural Department - Technical Office, Grand Egyptian Museum, HILL International & EHAF Consulting Engineers JV

    Heba Abdullah

    Deputy Head of Architectural Department - Technical Office, Grand Egyptian Museum, HILL International & EHAF Consulting Engineers JV

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Sustainability and Innovation Through Façades

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  • Gamal Farid

    Gamal Farid

    General Manager, Alico Egypt

    Gamal Farid

    General Manager, Alico Egypt

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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  • Abdel Nasser Taha

    Abdel Nasser Taha

    President Founder, FIABCI Egypt Chapter

    Abdel Nasser Taha

    President Founder, FIABCI Egypt Chapter

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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  • Wesam Gamal

    Wesam Gamal

    Façade Manager, Orascom Construction

    Wesam Gamal

    Façade Manager, Orascom Construction

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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  • Alex Dantziguian

    Alex Dantziguian

    Managing Director - MEIA, Technoform

    Alex Dantziguian

    Managing Director - MEIA, Technoform

    Topic: Thermal Break Systems - The Solution for Saving Energy, the Environment and Money

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  • Angelos Zografos

    Angelos Zografos

    Technical Sales Engineer, Elval Colour

    Angelos Zografos

    Technical Sales Engineer, Elval Colour

    Topic: Quality Lies in the Details: The ACP Case

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  • Alastair Common

    Alastair Common

    Technical Director, Schüco Middle East

    Alastair Common

    Technical Director, Schüco Middle East

    Topic: Global Experience and Local Presence

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  • Dr. Chengde Huang

    Dr. Chengde Huang

    Technical Director, China Southern Glass

    Dr. Chengde Huang

    Technical Director, China Southern Glass

    Topic: Energy Efficiency of Low-E Glass Products for Buildings

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  • Dr. Jörg Westphal

    Dr. Jörg Westphal

    Executive Senior Vice President, Schüco International

    Dr. Jörg Westphal

    Executive Senior Vice President, Schüco International

    Topic: Challenges and Opportunities in the Egyptian Market

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  • Charles Constantin

    Charles Constantin

    Managing Director, GEZE Middle East

    Charles Constantin

    Managing Director, GEZE Middle East

    Topic: Smart Façades Made by GEZE

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  • Nabeel Zabad

    Nabeel Zabad

    Segment Manager - Façade, Hilti Middle East

    Nabeel Zabad

    Segment Manager - Façade, Hilti Middle East

    Topic: Design Optimization: Benefits of Value Engineering

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  • Cynthia Mikhael

    Cynthia Mikhael

    Regional Business Developer - Façade, Hilti Middle East

    Cynthia Mikhael

    Regional Business Developer - Façade, Hilti Middle East

    Topic: Design Optimization: Benefits of Value Engineering

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  • Khalid Shamlawi

    Khalid Shamlawi

    Specifications Manager, Jotun Powder Coatings UAE

    Khalid Shamlawi

    Specifications Manager, Jotun Powder Coatings UAE

    Topic: Sustainable Coatings

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  • Enrico Cutri

    Enrico Cutri

    Global Building Project Specification Manager - EMEAI, Dow Chemical Company

    Enrico Cutri

    Global Building Project Specification Manager - EMEAI, Dow Chemical Company

    Topic: Enabling the Impossible with Dow

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  • Thomas Fruhmann

    Thomas Fruhmann

    Director of Consultancy Services, Schüco Middle East

    Thomas Fruhmann

    Director of Consultancy Services, Schüco Middle East

    Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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  • Ellison Wang

    Ellison Wang

    Sales Manager - Africa, Guangdong Kinlong Hardware Products

    Ellison Wang

    Sales Manager - Africa, Guangdong Kinlong Hardware Products

    Topic: Analysis of Single Vertical Tension Cable for Façades

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  • Leo Liu

    Leo Liu

    Structural Engineer, Guangdong Kinlong Hardware Products

    Leo Liu

    Structural Engineer, Guangdong Kinlong Hardware Products

    Topic: Analysis of Single Vertical Tension Cable for Façades

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Speaker Presentation


Schedule


Session 1

(08:50 - 10:50)

08:00 - 08:50

Delegate Registration

08:50 - 08:55

Welcome Address

08:55 - 09:00

Challenges and Opportunities in the Egyptian Market


Dr. Jörg Westphal

Executive Senior Vice President, Schüco International

09:00 - 09:25

The Changing Façade of Egypt

  • Defining the façade culture
  • The façade revolution
  • Progressive inspiration

Raymond Miller

Founding Partner, Raafat Miller Consulting

09:25 - 09:50

Unveiling the Value of Façade Consultancy

  • Where they come from and what they want?
  • Design for a budget vs. Budgeting a design
  • The interface with the fabricator
  • Who is competent?

Micha Pawelka

Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

09:50 - 10:10

Enabling the Impossible with Dow

  • Dow high performance building toolbox
  • DOWSIL @ work
  • Dow project support

Enrico Cutri

Global Building Project Specification Manager - EMEAI, Dow Chemical Company

10:10 - 10:30

Contemporary Architecture Under the Light of Egypt

  • Cairo temple of 20th century architecture
  • How architecture speaks
  • The evolution of façade design in Egypt

Yasser Al-Beltagy

Chairman, YBA Architects

10:30 - 10:50

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 2

(10:50 - 13:40)

10:50 - 11:10

Smart Façades Made by GEZE

  • GEZE history
  • GEZE in building automation
  • GEZE smart systems and project references

Charles Constantin

Managing Director, GEZE Middle East

11:10 - 11:30

Global Experience and Local Presence

  • 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!

Alastair Common

Technical Director, Schüco Middle East

11:30 - 12:00

Design & Innovation: ECG Projects in Egypt

  • 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

Ahmed Fayez

Principal Architect, ECG Engineering Consultants Group

12:00 - 12:45

PANEL DISCUSSION: Sustainability and Innovation Through Façades

  • The need for sustainable façades
  • 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

Panelist

Tamer Anani

Executive Director - Design & Engineering, SODIC


Panelist

Heba Abdullah

Deputy Head of Architectural Department - Technical Office, Grand Egyptian Museum, HILL International & EHAF Consulting Engineers JV


Panelist

Asmaa El Goweni

Founder & Director, Archimid


Panelist

Dr. Hani Mohamed El Rashidy

Head of Façade Design Unit, Dar Al-Handasah


Panelist

Karim Farah

Managing Director, REEDS Consult


Moderator

Racha Rachwan

Design Manager, Al-Futtaim

12:45 - 13:40

Networking Lunch Break

Session 3

(13:40 - 16:00)

13:40 - 14:00

Urban Façades

  • Cultural influence on urban façades
  • The socio-economic influence on façades
  • Implementation of modern technology & sustainability on urban façades

Dr. Mohamed Ayman Ashour

Founder, Archplan International

14:00 - 14:20

Performative and Generative Façade Investigations

  • Generative approach to façade design
  • Performative aspects and indicators
  • Simulation and experimental Testing

Dr. Khaled Tarabieh

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Design - Department of Architecture, The American University in Cairo


Dr. Sherif Abdelmohsen

Associate Professor - Department of Architecture, The American University in Cairo

14:20 - 14:40

Quality Lies in the Details: The ACP Case

  • Characteristics of Aluminium
  • Core composition and fire classification
  • Coating systems

Angelos Zografos

Technical Sales Engineer, Elval Colour

14:40 - 15:00

Design Optimization: Benefits of Value Engineering

  • Real life examples (anchoring, cast-in, firestop, etc)
  • Compliance with codes & regulations

Cynthia Mikhael

Regional Business Developer - Façade, Hilti Middle East


Nabeel Zabad

Segment Manager - Façade, Hilti Middle East

15:00 - 15:20

Thermal Break Systems - The Solution for Saving Energy, the Environment and Money

  • Defining thermal break systems
  • Advantages
  • Evolution

Alex Dantziguian

Managing Director - MEIA, Technoform

15:20 - 15:40

Analysis of Single Vertical Tension Cable for Façades

  • Stress patterns & features of cable structures
  • Precautions in the design & construction of tension cable system
  • Case study on the Crystal Restaurant

Leo Liu

Structural Engineer, Guangdong Kinlong Hardware Products


Ellison Wang

Sales Manager - Africa, Guangdong Kinlong Hardware Products

15:40 - 16:00

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 4

(16:00 - 17:30)

16:00 - 16:20

Sustainable Coatings

  • Comparison between different aluminium finishes
  • The different classifications of powder coatings 
  • Different powder collections and benefits

Khalid Shamlawi

Specifications Manager, Jotun Powder Coatings UAE

16:20 - 16:40

Energy Efficiency of Low-E Glass Products for Buildings

  • Limitation of g-value or SC
  • Total solar IR transmittance
  • Application considerations

Dr. Chengde Huang

Technical Director, China Southern Glass

16:40 - 17:25

PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

  • 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

Moderator

Thomas Fruhmann

Director of Consultancy Services, Schüco Middle East


Panelist

Wesam Gamal

Façade Manager, Orascom Construction


Panelist

Gamal Farid

General Manager, Alico Egypt


Panelist

Abdel Nasser Taha

President Founder, FIABCI Egypt Chapter

17:25 - 17:30

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

Sponsors


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Venue


The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, Kindly reach the venue on 16th April, 2019 at 8:00 am

address

The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, Qasr an Nile, Cairo Governorate, Egypt, 11221

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