Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2018

23-24 April 2018
Roda Al Bustan
Dubai, UAE

Summit Agenda

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Day 1 - 23rd April 2018
08:30 - 09:30

REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

09:30 - 09:45

MC OPENS

09:45 - 10:00

Welcome Address by the Guest of Honor

10:00 - 10:20

The World of Skyscrapers – From a Dubai Perspective

  • Popular skyscraper functions and understanding its evolution
  • Best practices in skyscraper materials & components
  • Update on progress – Skyscraper facades over the years, flaws & improvements
10:20 - 10:40

How to Make Buildings Smarter & Greener?

  • Sustainable design principles for skyscrapers
  • Building eco-friendly skyscrapers – Going smart and sustainable
  • Case Study: The Shanghai Tower – The world’s greenest skyscraper
10:40 - 11:00

Smart Skyscrapers & Waste Management Systems

  • Integrated waste management systems for skyscrapers – Understanding the challenges
  • Where does IoT fit in waste management?
  • Waste-to-energy technologies
11:00 - 11:30

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & VISIT TO NETWORKING LOUNGE

11:30 - 12:10

Interactive Panel Discussion: The Evolving Role of an Architect in Designing a Skyscraper

  • High-rise buildings that characterize a city & its skyline – The brainchild of architects
  • Designing today’s skyscrapers – Can traditional and contemporary design co-exist?
  • How has technology impacted the design aspect in skyscraper construction?
  • Best practices for architects designing smart skyscrapers
12:10 - 12:30

What is the Future for High-Rise Construction?

  • 3D printing – An update on technology & supporting high-rise designs
  • Architecture design while assessing the state-of-the-art materials and technology
  • Transforming architectural vision to reality – A combination of design, technology and aesthetics
12:30 - 12:50

Intelligent Building Management Systems – The Road Ahead

  • What role does automation play in Building Management Systems (BMS)?
  • Does analytics maximize the efficiency of an intelligent BMS?
  • Achieving performance & efficiency with reduced costs for energy & operations
  • Energy conservation – How can energy conservation help in the efficient performance of intelligent buildings?
  • Case studies of interesting energy conservation projects implemented for smart buildings
12:50 - 13:30

Interactive Panel Discussion: From Lighting to Façade Cladding – Enhancing a Building’s Performance Organically with Retrofits

  • Why retrofitting? How does it help in a building’s performance?
  • How do we convert the existing stock of business-as-usual buildings to green buildings through retrofit?
  • How does retrofitting make buildings more sustainable?
13:30 - 14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

14:30 - 14:50

Energy Efficient Skyscrapers – Is Renewable Energy the Answer?

  • Installing renewable energy solutions – Supporting UAE’s sustainable development goals
  • UAE’s net zero building: DEWA headquarters – Al-Sheraa
  • Energy-efficient construction techniques – Energy conservation to be the primary focus in skyscraper design consideration
14:50 - 15:10

Artificial Intelligence and its Effectiveness in Building Smart Skyscrapers

  • Transforming regular high-rise towers to smart skyscrapers with smart building technology
  • Machine learning for buildings – Is there a need & what’s currently available?
  • Case Study – AI in building construction
15:10 - 15:30

Incorporating Technological Innovation and Sustainability in Skyscraper Design

  • The evolution of tall Buildings – Green architecture
  • Building skyscrapers of the future – Improving design while reducing costs
  • Promoting better practices – UAE’s green building regulations
15:30 - 15:50

Reaching New Heights with Mobility & Vertical Transportation for High-Rise Structures

  • Re-engineering transit management systems for the mega tall buildings of today
  • Increased efficiency & safety with intelligent vertical transportation systems
  • Traffic-flow optimization for vertical transportation in skyscrapers
15:50 - 16:10

Humanizing the City’s Skyscrapers & Developing the Public Realm

  • ‘Green it up’ – Developing green spaces around high-rise structures
  • Enriching lives with public realm – Design, plans & strategies
  • Reinventing skyscraper urbanism – Exploring the environmental dimension
16:10 - 16:20

MC CLOSES

16:20 - 16:50

REFRESHMENTS & VISIT TO NETWORKING LOUNGE

Day 2 - 24th April 2018
09:20 - 09:50

NETWORKING & MORNING REFRESHMENTS

09:50 - 10:00

MC OPENS

10:00 - 10:20

Integrating Technology in Developing High-Rise Structures

  • Inspection of construction sites and checking on progress using drone technology
  • Optimizing energy use with analytics & real-time sensing
  • Leveraging IoT technology to enhance building performance
10:20 - 10:40

Case Study: A New Symbol for the City of Dubai – The Tower

  • To greater heights – Dubai’s growth as a sustainable vertical city
  • Delving into some background – What’s the story behind ‘The Tower’?
  • Symbolism – A distinctive identity with a mix of Islamic architecture & modern design
10:40 - 11:00

High Performance Facades – Designing for Tall Buildings & Skyscrapers

  • An illustration of modern progressive design techniques for tall structures
  • Overview of improvements in high performance facades for extreme climate conditions
  • Building envelope layouts that maximize thermal comfort, light glare management & minimize acoustic impact
11:00 - 11:40

Interactive Panel Discussion: Modern Fireproof Structures – A Necessity for the Middle East

  • What goes in a fireproof / fire-resistant building?
  • What role does cost play in preventing fires?
  • Need of the hour – Fire-prevention & fire-resistant materials tailored for high-rise structures
  • Understanding the structural layouts for skyscrapers – Alternative solutions to improve fire-safety
11:40 - 12:10

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK & VISIT TO NETWORKING LOUNGE

12:10 - 12:30

Revolutionizing Facilities Management in the Middle East – Achieving Progress

  • What role does technology play when it comes to innovation in facilities management?
  • What does the future hold for facilities management? Is automation relevant?
  • BIM for facilities management – Exploring benefits & opportunities
12:30 - 13:10

Interactive Panel Discussion: Skyscrapers & Sustainability in an Urban Environment Setting

  • Exploring trends – Sustainability in tall buildings
  • A comparison of Europe & Middle East – Tools & methodology in developing fully sustainable structures
  • Organic cities – Understanding & exploring the concept
13:10 - 13:30

Building a Smart Skyscraper Using Big Data, IoT and Artificial Intelligence

  • The future of smart buildings – Opportunities and challenges
  • Smart sensors – Reducing energy consumption & costs for high-rise structures
  • Real-time assistance for skyscrapers – The answer lies with big data
13:30 - 14:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

14:30 - 14:50

Case Study: The Marina Torch Tower – The Impact & Potential Threat of Fire to a Skyscraper & Understanding Capital Recovery

  • Property & life insurance policies – Understanding the impact & causes of fire
  • Understanding how to mitigate potential liabilities, losses, casualties and other factors involved when it comes to fire
  • Best practices to minimize loss of resources, manpower & infrastructure in case of fire impact
14:50 - 15:30

Interactive Panel Discussion: Super-Tall Structures & Building a Habitat

  • Development of the urban realm – How projects and developments offer a positive contribution to the surrounding environment
  • Understanding the skyscraper effect as a boost to the local economy – Where is UAE’s tall-structure industry headed?
  • Developing thriving communities around tall structures – Case Study of Burj Khalifa & Downtown Dubai
15:30 - 15:50

Modifying the Urban Eco-System with Vertical Parks and Roof Gardens

  • Vertical gardens – Integrating green spaces in mega-tall buildings
  • Effectiveness of roof gardens / sky gardens in vertical cities
  • Wasl Tower project overview – 63-storey tower with a series of vertical gardens to be ready by 2020
15:50 - 16:10

The Experiences of High-Rise Living – Real Stories of Understanding Livability in Tall Buildings

  • Exploring the livability aspect of high rise structures – From accessibility to security
  • Developing a social cohesive environment
  • Beyond convenience – Higher quality of life with technology inspired amenities
16:10 - 16:15

PRIZE DRAW & MC CLOSES

16:15 - 16:45

REFRESHMENTS & VISIT TO NETWORKING LOUNGE

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23-24 April 2018

Roda Al Bustan
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