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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

Case Study
Learning and Sharing Best Practices that have Help Build the Tallest Skyscraper of the World – Burj Khalifa

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

Design and Build of a Sustainable The Shanghai Tower

15:10 - 16:00

Panel Discussion
Innovative Coloured Solar Glass    

  • Need of better looking solar panels for building integration
  • Kromatix, Innovative Solar Coloured Glass
  • Kromatix, combination of aesthetics and high efficiency
  • Coloured glasses, modules and projects

16:00 - 16:10

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

Challenges in Building Sustainable Skyscrapers in the Middle East

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

Role of Technology in the Evolution of Skyscrapers
This presentation will focus on the integral role of technology in shaping the rise of skyscrapers over the decades.

12:50 - 13:30

Panel Discussion
Sustainability/Green Rules for Skyscrapers in the Middle East

13:30 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:10

Roundtable Discussions

15:10 - 15:30

Roundtable Results

15:30 - 15:40

Prize Draw & MC Closes

Agenda is subject to change

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