About The Event

Zak World of Façades is an international conference series on façade design & engineering. The event has attracted over 28,000 delegates across its 90+ completed editions as on date. It is designed as a one day conference and is currently being organised in over 30 countries in the Middle East (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait & Saudi Arabia), South Asia (India & Sri Lanka), South East Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam & Indonesia), East Asia (Hong Kong, South Korea, China & Japan), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco & South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Ireland, Denmark & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and North America (USA & Canada).

This edition is the 92nd global edition 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 from leading solution providers.

Visit www.zakwof.com for details of the previously executed events.

Who Should Attend

The event is ideal for Architects, Developers, General/Main Contractors, Façade Consultants, Façade Contractors, Sustainability/ESD Consultants, Fire Consultants, Glass Processors, Structural Consultants, Cost Consultants, Quantity Surveyors, PMC’s and related building specifiers.


Insightful Dialogues & Networking

Hear from experts in the domain of façade design, engineering, procuring and execution on their views on constructing high-performance, safe, sustainable and long lasting façades with the latest techniques and tools available. Also, network with other industry peers and leading manufacturers & solution providers to the façade industry.


Key Numbers

92

Edition

18

Speakers and Panelist

3

Sessions

1

Day

Safety Guidelines

Wearing of masks is compulsory. Apart from that, there are no mandatory covid restrictions in place during the time of the event as announced by the local authorities. However, we will be incorporating the below hygiene measures to ensure a safe environment

  • Implementation of disinfection protocols in all areas by the venue housekeeping team
  • Availability of sanitisers at multiple locations
  • Counters, seats and tables in common areas are disinfected after every use
Our host venue Jumeirah Messilah has rolled out a safety and hygiene program which will be in action at the event. Click here to view the factsheet. Any additional governmental mandate that is in place during the event time will be strictly followed. Please check this section for latest information.

There is no proof of vaccination/immunity required to attend the event.

Should the requirements change prior to the event, we will endeavour to notify you promptly. We solicit your cooperation on the same.

Stay safe. We look forward to welcoming you back to our events.

Speakers

Our speakers and panelists are domain experts and will ensure that the content presented at the event is meaningful with key takeaways to ponder upon.

Abdullah Barqawi

Abdullah Barqawi

General Manager,
IEB Engineering Consultancy

Abdullah Barqawi

General Manager, IEB Engineering Consultancy

Topic: KFF Rules of Façades Design in Buildings

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Abdullah Faza

Abdullah Faza

Associate | Fire & Life Safety Consultant,
AESG

Abdullah Faza

Associate | Fire & Life Safety Consultant, AESG

Topic: Façade Fire Safety - Best Practice

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Ahmed Abuhashem

Ahmed Abuhashem

Regional Mega Projects Manager - Africa & Middle East, Guardian Glass

Ahmed Abuhashem

Regional Mega Projects Manager - Africa & Middle East, Guardian Glass

Topic: Glass for Innovation and Sustainable Design

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Alex Dantziguian

Alex Dantziguian

Managing Director,
Technoform Middle East

Alex Dantziguian

Managing Director, Technoform Middle East

Topic: Event Host & Convener

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Ali Abdullah

Ali Abdullah

COO,
IEB Engineering Consultancy

Ali Abdullah

COO, IEB Engineering Consultancy

Topic: KFF Rules of Façades Design in Buildings

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Ali Ali

Ali Ali

Specifications Manager,
KIMMCO-ISOVER

Ali Ali

Specifications Manager, KIMMCO-ISOVER

Topic: Meeting the Demand for Sustainable Green Buildings with Façade Insulation

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Arun Puri

Arun Puri

Senior Associate,
Gulf Consult

Arun Puri

Senior Associate, Gulf Consult

Topic: Kuwait Building Codes: How will it Bring a Shift in Façade Design and Engineering

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Chadi Bassil

Chadi Bassil

Project Director,
Alghanim International

Chadi Bassil

Project Director, Alghanim International

Topic: Kuwait Building Codes: How will it Bring a Shift in Façade Design and Engineering

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Fareed Alghimlas

Fareed Alghimlas

Senior Research Associate,
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

Fareed Alghimlas

Senior Research Associate, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

Topic: MEW-R6: From 1983 Till Date

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Firoz Kachwala

Firoz Kachwala

Executive Director,
Future Architectural Glass

Firoz Kachwala

Executive Director, Future Architectural Glass

Topic: Glass - Inspire & Innovate

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Jaber Abul Hassan

Jaber Abul Hassan

Managing Director,
Bonyan Design

Jaber Abul Hassan

Managing Director, Bonyan Design

Topic: Kuwait Building Codes: How will it Bring a Shift in Façade Design and Engineering

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Marie Joelle

Marie Joelle

Director A&E Services,
KEO

Marie Joelle

Director A&E Services, KEO

Topic: Capital Markets Authority Headquarters – A Response to the Kuwait City Skyline

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Micha Pawelka

Micha Pawelka

CCO,
Priedemann Façade Experts

Micha Pawelka

CCO, Priedemann Façade Experts

Topic: Digital Façade Design – The Change

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Mohamed Mahgoub

Mohamed Mahgoub

Senior Construction Project Manager, Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Co.

Mohamed Mahgoub

Senior Construction Project Manager, Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Co.

Topic: Kuwait Building Codes: How will it Bring a Shift in Façade Design and Engineering

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Nasser Abulhasan

Nasser Abulhasan

Design Principal & Co-Founder,
AGi Architects

Nasser Abulhasan

Design Principal & Co-Founder, AGi Architects

Topic: In-Between

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Ryan Waltke

Ryan Waltke

Technical Director | Senior Associate,
Gensler

Ryan Waltke

Technical Director | Senior Associate, Gensler

Topic: Articulation and Detailing of Façades for Large Project Typologies

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Sanjoe Rodrigues

Sanjoe Rodrigues

General Manager - MEA,
Serge Ferrari

Sanjoe Rodrigues

General Manager - MEA, Serge Ferrari

Topic: Tensile Fabric Façade - Architectural Functions and Benefits

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Tarek Shuaib

Tarek Shuaib

CEO,
Pace

Tarek Shuaib

CEO, Pace

Topic: Building Skins, A 50 Year Legacy: From the Commitment to Vernacular Design Moving to the Future of Ethical Sustainability

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Schedule

The event agenda is split into multiple sessions separated by networking break-out sessions.

Session 1
(08:50 - 10:20)

08.00 - 08.50
Delegate Registration & Networking
08.50 - 09.00
Welcome Address
09.00 - 09.25
Building Skins, A 50 Year Legacy: From the Commitment to Vernacular Design Moving to the Future of Ethical Sustainability

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


Tarek Shuaib
CEO, Pace
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09.25 - 09.45
Digital Façade Design – The Change

History

Interface Architect - Façade Designer

2D / 3D / BIM & Workflow

Value & Risk Management


Micha Pawelka
CCO, Priedemann Façade Experts
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09.45 - 10.05
Glass for Innovation and Sustainable Design

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


Ahmed Abuhashem
Regional Mega Projects Manager - Africa & Middle East, Guardian Glass
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10.05 - 10.30
Capital Markets Authority Headquarters – A Response to the Kuwait City Skyline

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


Marie Joelle
Director A&E Services, KEO
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10.30 - 10.50
Networking Tea / Coffee Break


Session 2
(10.50 - 12.40)

10.50 - 11.05
Tensile Fabric Façade - Architectural Functions and Benefits

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


Sanjoe Rodrigues
General Manager - MEA, Serge Ferrari
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11.05 - 11.35
In-Between

Redefining a façade

The 5th façade

The non-façade


Nasser Abulhasan
Design Principal & Co-Founder, AGi Architects
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11.35 - 11.55
MEW-R6: From 1983 Till Date

Background of Kuwait's first energy code

Development of MEW-R6 since then

Estimation of benefits

Future expectations


Fareed Alghimlas
Senior Research Associate, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
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11.55 - 12.40
Panel Discussion: Kuwait Building Codes: How will it Bring a Shift in Façade Design and Engineering

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

Avoiding challenges arising due to failure to follow the guidelines


Moderator
Fareed Alghimlas
Senior Research Associate, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
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Panelist
Jaber Abul Hassan
Managing Director, Bonyan Design
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Panelist
Mohamed Mahgoub
Senior Construction Project Manager, Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Co.
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Panelist
Arun Puri
Senior Associate, Gulf Consult
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Panelist
Chadi Bassil
Project Director, Alghanim International
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12.40 - 13.25
Networking Lunch Break


SESSION 3
(13.25 - 15.00)

13.25 - 13.50
Articulation and Detailing of Façades for Large Project Typologies

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


Ryan Waltke
Technical Director | Senior Associate, Gensler
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13.50 - 14.05
Glass - Inspire & Innovate

Glass made gorgeous

Expressions in glass

The future is now


Firoz Kachwala
Executive Director, Future Architectural Glass
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14.05 - 14.25
Façade Fire Safety - Best Practice

International Codes: Façade fire safety requirements

Kuwait Building Codes: Façade fire safety requirements

Performance based façade fire safety design approach


Abdullah Faza
Associate | Fire & Life Safety Consultant, AESG
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14.25 - 14.40
Meeting the Demand for Sustainable Green Buildings with Façade Insulation

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


Ali Ali
Specifications Manager, KIMMCO-ISOVER
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14.40 - 15.00
KFF Rules of Façades Design in Buildings

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)


Ali Abdullah
COO, IEB Engineering Consultancy
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Abdullah Barqawi
General Manager, IEB Engineering Consultancy
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15.00 - 15.05
Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference



The programme is correct at time of publishing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or excuse themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. You can find the most up-to-date programme on this website.




Partners

Meet our industry leading suppliers who play a key role in this event. Visit their booths to know more about their products & solutions and how they can help play a role in defining your projects.
Presenting Partner

Associate Partners
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Event Registration

Register for in-person attendance below. All our registrations are subject to validation from our team. More details in the FAQ section.


TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR COMPLIMENTARY SEATS: Complimentary seats are reserved exclusively for Architects, Consultants, Contractors, Developers, Fabricators, Government Officials & PMC's. The organizers reserve the right to allocate these complimentary seats at their discretion.

Image Gallery

Images from a select previous global editions of Zak World of Façades


Video Gallery

Snippets from a select previous global editions of Zak World of Façades

  • New York 2021
  • Dubai 2021
  • London 2021
  • Sydney 2019
  • Manchester 2019
  • Singapore 2019

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the event.

A limited number of complimentary seats on first come first serve basis are reserved for Architects, Façade Consultants, Developers, Government Officials, Project Management Consultants, Main Contractors, Sustainability Consultants, Fire Consultants, Façade Contractors, Cost Consultants, etc. The online registration process needs to be followed to attain your entry pass for the event. Please note that the complimentary seats allocation are under the jurisdiction of the organizers. If you are a product/material supplier and intend to attend the conference, there would be a delegate fee of USD 500 applicable per delegate.

The online registration acts as an “Interest” for attending the conference. An internal system evaluates the registrations received and issues the confirmation/entry pass accordingly. The online registration alone DOES NOT stand confirmed without a confirmation/entry pass email from the organizers.

If successfully approved, the confirmation number/pass is sent within 3-4 working days of registration or earlier. It is advisable to check your spam/junk folders as there maybe chances of the email landing in those folders. If you have not received your confirmation within the stipulated timeframe, please write to the organisers/reply on the acknowledgment email to check on the status.

It is highly recommended that you use your company/official email id for registration to avoid any confirmation delay

No. All registrations are pre-approved online and no on-spot registrations are encouraged.

The invitation copy from the sponsors DOES NOT qualify as the entry pass. The invite mentions the registration process at the last page. All the recipients of these invitation copies are advised to follow the online registration process to attain their passes to be able to attend the event.

No. If you are not able to attend the conference after receiving your confirmation number/pass you will not be able to transfer the registration to your colleague.

The registrations start at 0800 hrs. The team at the registration desk will be fully equipped with the details of those confirmed to attend. If your registration is confirmed, you will only be asked to quote your registration number and drop your visiting cards at the registration desk to collect your badge and kit.

Post the conference, the organisers will be uploading all the presentations who's permission has been received to distribute online at this event website.

The full-day conference will include access to the conference hall, exhibit area, lunch and networking session, delegate kits and presentation copies.

If your firm is on our guest list, then a maximum of 1-4 delegates passes per firm are allocated depending on the firm size. However, the seat allocation is on first come first serve basis.

As the seats are allocated on a first come first serve basis, the registration will close once the hall seating capacity is reached.

Apart from the high standard hygiene protocols and checks from the Jumeirah Messilah team, we will be implementing the standard operating procedures and guidelines mandated by the local authorities to ensure a safe event. Please refer to the detailed safety precautions at the top of this page.

No. The event will be 100% in-person only.

Venue


Kindly reach the venue on 7th June, 2022 at 8:00 am

Address

Jumeirah Messilah, Al Messilah Ballroom, Al Ta’awun Street, Kuwait City 13036

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