Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2015

11-12 May 2015
Sofitel Dubai the Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Summit Agenda | Smart Skyscrapers Summit

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Day 1 - 11th May 2015
08:40 - 09:30

REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

09:30 - 09:35

Ribbon Cutting by Dubai Municipality

Abdullah Al Rafia, Assistant DG - Engineering & Planning Department, Dubai Municipality

Abdullah Al Rafia
09:35 - 09:40

Address by Diamond Sponsor

Wassim Aboushaar, Executive Managing Director, Schindler Middle East

Wassim Aboushaar
09:40 - 10:00

Welcome Address by Dubai Municipality

Abdullah Al Rafia, Assistant DG - Engineering & Planning Department, Dubai Municipality

Abdullah Al Rafia
10:00 - 10:20

The Challenges of Delivering Iconic Tall and Complex Buildings Globally

In recent two decades, the building industry, especially tall buildings has seen significant advances in the design and construction planning of tall buildings in all aspects.  The emerging of new cities and the expansion of new ones has also resulted in introducing many challenging structure that are leaning, twisting, bending, and compounded by the use of new material and construction technologies. The Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) in these iconic structures can lead to significant benefits to the clients that are not realized used traditional contracting.  The purpose of this paper is to focus on the benefits of ECI and to provide case studies on several iconic structures from around the world and the transfer of technologies across the boundaries to deliver structure to the highest safety, best quality, and on time and cost delivery.

Ahmad K Abdelrazaq, Sr. Executive Vice President, Samsung C & T

Ahmad K Abdelrazaq
10:20 - 10:40

 Intelligent Transit in Modern High Rise Buildings

  • Vertical Transportation is becoming a commodity
  • What is important, ultimately, is not the way in which people flow round the same old building designs using conventional elevators but, how, by taking a new approach, the quality of the space being provided can be radically increased.
  • A new concept called Transit Management can open the door to buildings which are both more efficient and really improve people's lives.
  • Architecture can change radically if the constraints of the "standard" building are removed.

John Mizon, VP Advanced Programs, Schindler Transit Management Group

John Mizon
10:40 - 11:00

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

Scott Coombes, Managing Partner, AESG

Scott Coombes
11:00 - 11:20

The Advantages of Structural Steel Usage in Multi-Story Buildings

  • Introduction to SULB
  • Advantages of using Structural Steel as a framing system for a Building to the:
    • Owner
    • Designer
    • Fabricator
    • Contractor

Rudi Clayton, Manager Marketing & Exports, SULB Company

Rudi Clayton
11:20 - 11:50

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & VISIT TO EXHIBITOR LOUNGE

11:50 - 12:10

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?

Simon Lay, Director – Fire Engineering, AECOM

Simon Lay
12:10 - 12:30

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

Johannes de Jong, Head of Technology, Major Projects, KONE

Johannes de Jong
12:30 - 12:50

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

Matthew Neidlinger, Director - Marketing MEA, Emerson Climate Technologies

Matthew Neidlinger
12:50 - 13:10

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...

Gabor Andrasi, Sales and Marketing Director - Africa & Middle East, Guardian

Gabor Andrasi
13:10 - 13:30

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

Nawras Rimawi, Director, Al-Jazeera Paints Academy

Nawras Rimawi
13:30 - 14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

14:30 - 14:50

Sustainable Paints with Active Benefits

  • Reducing Carbon footprint
  • Indoor Air Quality
    • VOC’s
    • Control of microbial contamination

Matthew David Carton, Specification Manager, Kansai Paint MENA & CIS

Matthew David Carton
14:50 - 15:10

Innovative Colored Solar Glass 

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

Rafic Hanbali, Managing Partner, Emirates Insolaire

Rafic Hanbali
15:10 - 15:30

The Use of Precision Mapping Drones
Discussing the use of drone technologies to produce hi resolution, geo-referenced oblique imagery for use in urban planning and construction projects

Philip Angell, Managing Director, Vision Project Services

Philip Angell
15:30 - 16:10

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

Benjamin Piper, Director of Architecture, Perkins+Will
Dr. Yasser Mahgoub, Head of Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Engineering, Qatar University
Phillip Jones, Principal & Managing Director, Middle East & North Africa, B+H Architects
Wulf Binder, Sales Manager – Architecture, Novelis

Benjamin Piper Dr. Yasser Mahgoub Phillip Jones Wulf Binder
16:10 - 16:20

MC CLOSES

16:20 - 16:50

REFRESHMENTS & 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

S.M.A.R.T. Ideas For Future Skyscrapers

Benjamin Piper, Director of Architecture, Perkins+Will

Benjamin Piper
10:20 - 10:40

Vertical Transportation and Integrated Building Technologies – Creating Order and Convenience

  • How using vertical transportation and security systems integration enables safe and convenient “way finding”
  • How can we use technology to create relationships among building systems and building tenants – relationships that benefit all concerned
  • Integrated building technologies to enable the Smart Skyscraper to be “green”, efficient and enhance your tenants’ building experience

Richard K. Pulling, VP - Sales, Otis Elevator Co., UTC Building & Industrial Systems

Richard K. Pulling
10:40 - 11:00

Silicone Structural Glazing; Contributions to Modern Architecture          

  • History and evolution of structural silicone glazing (SSG)
  • Why silicone? case studies in SSG
  • SSG performance in seismically active zones
  • SSG performance under high impact loads (blast & hurricane)
  • Advancement in SSG and next generation product offerings

Errol Bull, Architectural Engineer, Technical Services Manager, GE Construction Sealants

Errol Bull
11:00 - 11:20

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

Dr. Yasser Mahgoub, Head of Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Engineering, Qatar University

Dr. Yasser Mahgoub
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

Abdulmajid Karanouh, Director - Head of Facade, Ramboll Middle East

Abdulmajid Karanouh
12:10 - 12:30

Sustainable Development Guidelines for Skyscrapers in the Middle East

  • Can skyscrapers be designed, constructed and operated sustainably?
  • Methodologies and technologies to make skyscrapers more sustainable.
  • Does supertall mean superfluous?
  • Tall buildings in the future-how will they differ from today’s tall buildings?

Thomas D Bohlen, Head - Corporate Sustainability, Middle East Centre for Sustainable Development

Thomas D Bohlen
12:30 - 13:10

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

Ante Baric, Principal Consultant, BuroHappold Engineering
Chris Jones, Partner – Europe and Middle East, 10 Design
Dr. Robert Cooke, Associate Director - Sustainability, BuroHappold Engineering
Mark Lavery, Associate Director - Tall Buildings, BuroHappold Engineering
Simon Ingvartsen, Design Director, Henning Larsen Middle East

Ante Baric Chris Jones Dr. Robert Cooke Mark Lavery Simon Ingvartsen
13:10 - 13:20

PRIZE DRAW & MC CLOSES

13:20 - 14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

Agenda is subject to change

Registration Closed!

11-12 May 2015

Sofitel Dubai the Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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