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Summit Agenda | Smart Skyscrapers Summit

»   Day 1 - 11th May 2015
»   Day 2 - 12th May 2015
Day 1 - 11th May 2015
08:40 - 09:40

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:40 - 09:55

MC Opens

09:55 - 10:00

Address by Diamond Sponsor - Schindler

10:00 - 10:20

Understanding the Significance of Construction Planning and Structural Design in Sustainable High Rise for the Middle East Region

10:20 - 10:40

Designing and Constructing Sustainable Buildings in the Middle East     

  • Case studies of regional best practice
  • Cost effective techniques and solutions
  • Optimisation of architecture, facade and MEP

10:40 - 11:00

Socio-cultural Sustainability and Tall Buildings: Planning Challenges and Design Opportunities

  • The human dimension of skyscrapers
  • Skyscrapers impact on the urban context
  • Socio-cultural challenges of skyscrapers
  • Towards sustainable skyscrapers

11:00 - 11:20

Intelligent Transit in Modern High Rise Buildings      

  • VHT (Vertical & Horizontal Transportation) solutions that facilitate efficient Tall Building Design & Planning
  • Elevators enabling Enhanced Accessibility in tall structures
  • Optimized Building Technologies to proliferate the success of High Rise Buildings in leading markets
  • Schindler's thought-leadership on Transit Management solutions

11:20 - 11:50

Networking Coffee Break & Visit to Exhibitor Lounge

11:50 - 12:10

Understanding Compressor Modulation in Air Conditioning Applications – The Key to Addressing Capacity and Energy Efficiency Needs

  • Provide education on the value of compressor modulation and its impact on the business
  • Describe the latest developments in compressor modulation
  • Explain how each technology works, the key benefits, and the applications for which each is best suited

12:10 - 12:30

Sustainable Development Guidelines for Skyscrapers in the Middle East

12:30 - 12:50

Energy Efficiency with Glass Facades

  • Most energy lost in a building is through the glass facade, therefore the most energy to be conserved is also through the glass facade
  • Architects can achieve huge sustainable energy efficiencies, while maintaining amazing aesthetics by selecting the right type of glass for the structure
  • There are amazing innovations in glass facades that could be used in combinations to achieve amazing performance and aesthetic results
  • Higher performing glass facades actually SAVE money in the long term, as well as carbon footprint (win-win situation) as compared to cheaper pyrolytic glass
  • New facade innovations are on the way...

12:50 - 13:10

Taking Safety to New Heights? – Responding to the Future Needs of Tall, Super Tall and Hyper Tall Buildings             

  • Where are tall buildings heading from a design perspective?
  • What fire safety challenges will this create?
  • How can we respond to the known and unknown challenges?
  • What are the consequences for safety and society if we do not respond to the challenges?

13:10 - 13:30

Innovative Technology to Future Proof Your Building               

  • A typical high-rise building sees thousands of people moving around every day. Tenants expect security, comfort, and convenience, while building managers require technologies and integrated systems that will help them manage the building efficiently
  • Digitalization enables different systems in buildings to communicate with each other, making buildings smarter and more automated
  • KONE’s People Flow Intelligence solutions comprise of smart, scalable solutions for access and destination control, as well as information communication and equipment monitoring
  • Through the integration of these key areas and the building’s elevators, escalators and building doors, it is possible to optimize the traffic flows within buildings even better than before. At the same time a better user experience can be created as the new solutions can be personalized according to the individual needs of each user

13:30 - 14:30


14:30 - 14:50

Case Study:
Building of the CAYAN Tower, Dubai

14:50 - 15:10

Innovative Coloured Solar Glass           

  • Need of better looking solar panels for building integration
  • Kromatix, Innovative Solar Coloured Glass suitable for Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) and Building Integrated Solar Thermal (BIST)
  • Kromatix, combination of aesthetics and high efficiency
  • Coloured glasses, modules and projects

15:10 - 15:50

Panel Discussion:
Current and Future Trends in Architecture

  • Design trends focusing on surfaces. Perforation and 3D
  • Move towards sustainability – exploring different aspects and defining “What is the meaning of Green“
  • Adding safety to the sustainable and futuristic skyscrapers

15:50 - 16:10

Design and build of a sustainable The Shanghai Tower

16:10 - 16:20

MC Closes

16:10 - 16:30

Networking Coffee Break & Visit to Exhibitor Lounge

Day 2 - 12th May 2015
09:20 - 09:50

Networking & Morning Refreshments

09:50 - 10:00

MC Opens

10:00 - 10:20

Significance of BIM in High Rises
This presentation investigates the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) for managing high rise construction projects.

10:20 - 10:40

Smart Paints            
Smart Paints combine the sustainability, durability, effectiveness and the multi -functional activity besides presenting a smart reaction to the surrounding environmental conditions.

10:40 - 11:00

Building energy efficient skyscrapers for the Middle East region

  • Need for energy efficient skyscrapers for Dubai and other Middle East regions
  • Implementation of energy efficient designs and its impact it has had in the reduction of its carbon foot print and air pollution
  • Technological advancements in energy efficient products available for skyscrapers built 
  • Case Study: Energy Efficient Skyscraper

11:00 - 11:20

Constructing World’s Tallest Building - Project Kingdom Tower

11:20 - 11:50

Networking Coffee Break & Visit to Exhibitor Lounge

11:50 - 12:10

Sustainable Design/Facades for Skyscrapers in the Middle East – Challenges and Solutions

12:10 - 12:30

The Next Generation of Skyscrapers

  • Plyscrapers –  Investigating  a Future of Wooden Skyscrapers
  • Zero Net Energy Skyscrapers

12:30 - 12:50

Using Advanced Technology for Ventilation in High Rise Buildings

  • Critical role of building ventilation in the overall energy efficiency strategy for a high rise
  • New thinking and new approaches to suitably and safely ventilating skyscrapers in the most sustainable, most energy efficient and healthiest ways
  • Improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and energy efficiency with the use of advanced technology

12:50 - 13:30

Panel Discussion:
Making Tall Building Developments and City Infrastructure Work

  • Efficiency in tall buildings and district masterplanning
  • Economics of tall buildings and long-term holistic considerations
  • Achieving the Dubai 2021 plan/creation of SMART districts and cities
  • Creation of legislation for sustainable urbanisation
  • Validity of iconic development and ‘vanity’ height as masterplan drivers


13:30 - 13:40

Prize Draw & MC Closes

13:40 - 14:40


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