Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2017

3-4 May 2017
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, U.A.E.

Sponsors and Partners

At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. Our solutions successfully operate in Princess Tower Dubai, Al-Dar Headquarters Abu Dhabi, Makkah Clock Royal Tower Hotel Saudi Arabia, Doha Tower and, in the future, the Jeddah Tower.

MMFX Steel DMCC is an Engineering Solution Provider helping the construction industry through its innovative technology of high strength and corrosion resistant reinforcing bars. ChrōmX reinforcing steel bars (ChrōmX 9000, 4000 and 2000) meeting the ASTM A1035 CS, CM and CL specifications are produced at local mills in the UAE serving the MENA region. The MMFX line of ChrōmX reinforcing steel provides over 690 MPa of yield strength and varying levels of corrosion resistance (from 50 up to 125 years of service life), so designers can utilize the high strength efficiencies and select the corrosion protection needed for the structure. ChrōmX rebars are DCL certified and approved by Dubai and Abu Dhabi Municipalities. In addition, ChrōmX are listed under the Qatar QCS 2015 specifications.

Geoscope is a technology provider in UAE that has established sales offices combined with fully equipped service & calibration labs, run by experienced and factory trained engineers. Geoscope offers quality products and solutions to match dynamic consumer demands offering a wide range of high-end and sophisticated land surveying equipment including GNSS solutions, imaging & robotic 3D laser scanners and scanning software. Geoscope provides earthquake-monitoring solutions in the UAE in partnership with Kinemetrics from California.

Kinemetrics, Inc. is a global provider of end-to-end seismic engineering solutions. Since 1969, it remains committed to delivering standard setting technologies. In 2015, Kinemetrics commissioned Dubai’s first structural monitoring system for the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai World Trade Center. Traditional systems typically monitor and report recorded data catered only to those who understand engineering. While our solutions take a comprehensive approach before, during, and after an earthquake, providing an inclusive platform that educates, alert, and enable operational continuity for all stakeholders. Today, Kinemetrics continue to lead the seismic industry’s vision of earthquake resilience by delivering results that reinforce saving lives and operational continuity initiatives. This is why Kinemetrics is the preferred partner for those who seek actionable solutions for taking seismic resilience further and faster.

Scott Bader was established in 1921 and today we are a Euro 227 million global chemical company, employing over 650 people worldwide. With manufacturing sites located around the world including our new ventures in Canada, South America and India, we manufacture, sell and distribute a wide range of composites, synthetic resins and polymers to many different markets and have built a reputation for innovation, quality and excellent customer service.

Scott Bader is very different to other organisations because we have a unique ownership and governance structure. Our self-governing structure provides significant additional dimensions to business and employment relationships and our interaction with the wider community. Having no external shareholders, we cannot be acquired so we are more stable and can think more long-term. With a strong commitment to supporting our workforce, society and the environment, we are proud of the fact that we have been a socially responsible corporation long before the term was popularized, having been made a key part of our culture by our founder Ernest Bader.

Momentive Performance Materials, the exclusive licensee of GE silicones, is a pioneer in silicone technology, with a history of more than 75 years in silicone innovations in aerospace and aviation, cosmetics, agriculture, automotive, electronics, construction and many other segments . Where skyscrapers are concerned, today's family of GE Performance Coatings and Sealants address a wide variety of solutions for the ever-inventive, increasingly demanding architecture found around the world. Outstanding durability, flexibility, and movement capability are fundamental to the high performance of these products.

Applications include:

    • Air and water resistive barriers: Vapor permeable liquid applied silicone system that can deliver decades of performance
    • Architectural coatings: Extremely weather resistant silicone coatings tinted to nearly any color or clear that create a waterproof, breathable, and aesthetic membrane
    • Weather and joint sealing. silicone joint sealants for commercial applications
    • Roof coating: Liquid applied silicone system that protects and extends the life of existing roofs
    • Structural silicone glazing. Single and dual component structural sealants for curtainwall, glass and glazing applications

With decades of experience, in new and remedial applications, on some of the world's most innovative structures, we provide knowledge and comprehensive support to help ensure a project is successful.

Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants are a Dubai-based, multi accredited and privately held engineering firm providing independent Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services primarily for the building construction sector. Mainly focused on large commercial buildings we provide a range of TIC services for building architectural elements, as well as for fire separation and material safety.

Our new premises is located in Jebel Ali Industrial Area 1, we hold accreditations to ISO 17025 (Testing Lab), ISO 17020 (Inspections), ISO 17065 (Certification Body) and AC291 (Special Inspections Agency) by UKAS, IAS and GAC. Our schedules of accreditations are available on our website We are the principal route to Civil Defence approval for many manufacturers of passive fire protection products.

We are team of over 90 people. Our departments are Facade Consulting, Curtain Wall Testing, Fire Testing, Product Certification, Firestop & Special Inspections, Admin, Marketing and Management.

Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants has Branch office in Abu Dhabi & Qatar.

Carlo Gavazzi is an international group active in designing, manufacturing and marketing electronic equipment. Automation Components is the core business operated by Carlo Gavazzi Group.

Automation Components designs and manufactures electronic control components for the global building and industrial automation markets in its ISO 90001 certified factories in Italy, Lithuania, Malta and China.

The products (sensors, monitoring relays, timers, energy management systems, solid state relays, electronic motor controllers, safety devices and fieldbus systems) provide automation solutions for the industrial and building automation markets.

Typical customers are original equipment manufacturers of packaging machines, plastic-injection moulding machines, agriculture machines, food and beverage production, conveying and materials handling equipment, doors and entrance control systems, lifts and escalators as well as heating, ventilation and air conditioning devices. System integrators and distributors are other effective channels to the market.

ARKEMA is the world leader in PVDF (Polyvinylidene Difluoride) production, a fluoropolymer enduring some of the world’s most hostile and demanding environments.

For over 50 years, coatings based upon Kynar 500® PVDF resin have been protecting some of the world’s most iconic buildings. From Chicago to Shanghai and beyond, these coatings have gained widespread recognition by the global community of architects and specifiers due in large part to Arkema’s strict trademark licensing program.

These coatings are factory applied by coil coating or spray and baked to form highly durable finishes that offer tremendous long-term resistance to the harmful rays of the sun.

To complement Kynar 500® technology, Arkema also offers a range of aqueous emulsion resins under the Kynar Aquatec® brand name.

Waterborne coatings based upon Kynar Aquatec® emulsions allow the formulation of low VOC field or factory applied coatings that offer essentially the equivalent weather resistance as Kynar 500® PVDF but without the need for baking. Typical applications include restoration coatings, cool roof coatings, and coatings applied on cementitious, plastic and wood substrates.

Kinlong, a specialized solution supplier for facades and interior decorations in terms of spider system, tension rod and cable system, aluminium door and window accessories, handrails and staircases, door control fittings, shower and sanitary fittings and door locks as well as ironmongery accessories, has been in UAE market for more than 12 years and have supplied several hundred projects especially some landmarks like Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Dubai Metro, Dubai Airport, Abu Dhabi Airport, Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi Financial Center, Mohammed Bin Rashid City, JW Marriot Hotel, Al Hikma Tower, Meydan Heights Villas, Tecom Villas, Sadiyat Resort, Yas Mall, etc. Kinlong reassures the customers by providing not only high-quality products but also excellent service.

We expect more cooperation with customers in GCC countries.

Dow Corning, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, is a leader in silicon-based technology, with a versatility and unique potential to solve some of the most important challenges facing smart skyscraper design and quality of construction. With an extensive global track record both in landmark projects and functional building, Dow Corning silicone sealants and construction chemicals set the standard for quality, reliability, durability and consistent performance, which are meeting the challenges of contemporary architecture. Trusted by leading architects, contractors and building owners worldwide, Dow Corning also provides local access to their global product supply and a technical support network with expertise and knowledge which is second to none. We invite you to collaborate with our Façade Engineering and Architectural Design Team, who can deliver expertise and direction to help push the boundaries of sustainable modern construction. For advice, project support or further information, please visit our website.

DencoHappel, now a member of FläktGroup with extensive technological leadership in air-treatment and conditioning systems. We offer premium brands like CAIRplus®, DENCO®, Flex-Geko® and Denco® OfficeCool.

Underfloor Air Conditioning – UFAC :-
The Denco OfficeCool underfloor air conditioning system is designed to meet your personal comfort in a large open-space or in cellular offices. Application is likewise highly effective wherever the use of floor space is possible. You are in control with your Local Environmental Control Unit (LECU) and you can adjust the temperature as you require. When the office layout changes move the LECU with ease and stay satisfied. This system offers major benefits to architects, developers, building operators and end users.

As a member of FläktGroup, we are globally active with the manufacturing facilities in Germany, Sweden, Czech Republic, Turkey, China and India as well as sales organizations and distributors worldwide. We are a € 700 million business employing over 3,800 employees.

Kuwait Insulating Material Manufacturing Co. (KIMMCO) is a subsidiary of Alghanim Industries, named one of Hewitt Associates' Best Employers in the Middle East and of Asia's Best Employer Brands.

KIMMCO was established in 1977 and is a market leading insulation solution provider in the GCC, Middle East, Africa, the Far East and other Asian countries. KIMMCO provides insulation solutions for HVAC, building (roofs, walls, floors, metallic buildings) and technical/industrial applications. With an annual production capacity of 35,000 MT, KIMMCO is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, and is compliant with ISO, ASTM, DIN, BS and other international standards. KIMMCO is committed to manufacturing sustainable and eco-friendly insulation products that help protect and preserve the environment, to ensure a green future. KIMMCO insulation provides the 4-in-1 benefits of improved comfort, energy savings, acoustic buffering and sustainability.

Coopers Fire is a British company manufacturing fire and smoke curtain barrier systems in the United Kingdom for installation worldwide.

Coopers invented and patented the Gravity Fail Safe (GFS) Smoke and Fire Curtain, which has become the benchmark for most smoke and fire curtain systems sold around the world today. Due to the high performance and reliability of Coopers Fire products, they have been specified and installed in some of the world’s landmark buildings like The Shard, Dubai Mall and the Sydney Opera House.

Coopers are dedicated to advancing fire and smoke barrier curtain technology and improving ways to safeguard life and property.

ALS Logistic Solutions is one of the leading Automation solution providers of material handling, cargo and car park systems.

With more than 20 years of experience, ALS has proven the expertise in ergonomic space-saving solutions for warehouses and parking areas.

ALS offers the full range of car park systems ranging from single mechanical Lifting type, Semi Automated/ Multilevel Puzzle type, to Fully Automated Towers and multi-story robotic systems. ALS has identified the genuine necessity for this technology which could be provided at an affordable cost including design, manufacturing, commissioning and maintenance by well trained and dedicated in-house technical staff.

Fujairah Rockwool Factory was established in Fujairah by the Government of Fujairah to produce thermo-acoustic insulation products.

It was in 1982 that the factory has started operations and in the process became the first company to manufacture rockwool insulation products in the GCC Region. Begun with an annual capacity of 5000 metric tones, the factory has since then expanded operations and today the largest manufacturer of insulation products in the region.

Fujairah Rockwool products are high quality thermal and acoustic insulation suitable for both industrial and commercial establishments. They are produced with highly advanced technology complying with international standards and are proven to meet the required specifications.

The organization has successfully supplied to major projects in the GCC Countries, the Middle East, the Far East and other parts of the world, mainly for power plants, refineries, petrochemical and other commercial and industrial establishments.

JENSEN HUGHES is the global leader in specialty engineering and consulting services for the built environment. We are a company of engineers, consultants, and scientists focused on evaluating risks and diligently developing the best, most cost effective protection and safety solutions. We offer extensive, practical experience through countless projects, research and industry innovation in our mission to advance the science of safety. We specialize in providing performance-based design for super tall buildings and complex high-rise structures. We have worked on some of the tallest buildings in the world and can provide high-quality solutions to the most challenging issues. Our global clients include numerous Fortune 500 companies that encompass architects, designers, general contractors, developers, building owners, and facility operators who retain our firm for fire protection system design, code consulting, security system design and consulting, hazard and risk analysis, modeling, forensic engineering and testing, research and development, and training.

Go Higher. Go Safer is much more than just a tagline at Acore Global. It’s our company-wide promise to help our customers succeed by empowering them with the outstanding performance of our people and the uncompromising quality of our unique products to Go Higher and Go Safer. Acore Global is an ISO 9001:2008 DNV certified company and a specialist supplier of high quality lifting equipment’s from world’s leading manufacturers. We offer a complete portfolio of access & lifting solutions, across the spectrum of construction, commercial, industrial, marine, Oil/Gas, agriculture and landscaping sectors. From employing highly advanced technology to offering prompt maintenance services. Acore Global is backed by world-class technical service facilities to help our customers maintain their equipment to operate safely and effectively.

AluK is a global leader in designing and engineering of aluminium window, door and curtain walling systems. Our systems are designed by AluK R&D team backed by expert service and support. AluK has more than 60 years of expertise in delivering performance systems. It has been specified for many of the world’s most advanced and prestigious buildings. AluK Group is founded on family and traditional values. It holds a heritage of outstanding quality and reliability since 1949. Its mission is to bring together family run businesses and local expertise to provide value, quality solutions and personal service around the world. Our dedicated R&D teams design and engineer innovative building systems offering high performance, reliable and durable solutions, including window, doors and curtain walling systems along with accessories for new build and refurbishment sectors all manufactured using aluminium as core material.


Founded in 1980, Terraco is a leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly finishing materials, and prides itself on providing innovative, green solutions to the construction industry. With its Swedish heritage, where quality, safety, cleanliness, and thinking green is ingrained into the country's culture, and in an era where every producer, deservedly or not, is trying to wave the Green Flag, the Terraco Group may be very much alone in having never produced any solvent based product.

Terraco's range of quality finishing products are supplied to the construction industry in over 75 countries from 18 strategically located factories, one of which is located in the UAE. The product ranges include EIFS / ETICS, skim coats and rendering systems, waterproofing products, performance decorative coatings, tiling products, floor coatings, acoustic systems and more.

Established in the UAE in 1991, Terraco UAE at this year’s Smart Skyscrapers Summit will be placing emphasis on EIFS systems and the related decorative finishes available to architects, designers and consultants in the Middle East.

Not only are Terraco’s EIFS systems NFPA 285 and E84 Class A fire rated in the UAE, but Terraco UAE Limited is also the first EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems) manufacturer to be Abu Dhabi Civil Defence approved for EIFS / ETICS building systems.

Eurobond Industries Private Limited presenting a brand “4MANN” Aluminum Composite Panels (ACP) with ISO 9001-2008 & TUV Certified organization has a very exclusive and most diversified range of ACP manufactured using latest state-of-art German technology in India. 4Mann ACP is available in a wide range of finishes that are fire resistant as per ASTM standards and Honey Comb panels. 4MANN products lend aesthetic appeal to the interiors and exteriors of buildings with salient features of sound & thermal resistance, longer life of structure, minimum dead weight, faster installation, water & corrosion resistant, high strength & rigidity, 100% maintenance free. Over the past 12 years, 4MANN products have earned goodwill & trust from various government (petroleum, airports, railways, MMRDA), CMMI level 5 IT sector, automobile, national & international financial institutions, telecom industries, commercial real estate, retail outlets etc. on applications at industrial and commercial constructions, column/beam cover, curtain wall, wall cladding, canopies, elevators and signboards.

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The Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) was formed in 2006 to contribute to the United Arab Emirates' goal to be a global leader for sustainability in the built environment. Globally, EmiratesGBC represents the UAE on the World Green Building Council and supports the MENA Network of Green Building Councils. Locally, the organization serves the industry and its members by:

  • Serving as a catalyst for collaboration and a hub for excellence to promote sustainability of the built environment
  • Providing resources and information to those active in the sustainable buildings sector
  • Influencing policy and regulation related to sustainable building environments
  • Providing the link between international green building movements and local industry

AIA Middle East (AIA ME), a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, was established in 2010 to serve the professional interests of the growing number of AIA member architects practicing in the Middle East and North African region (MENA). When it was formed it was the fifth international chapter of the AIA, and it just this short period of time has grown to become the largest international chapter, with over 500 members.

The domain of this Chapter includes the following (16) countries in the MENA region: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.

The administrative headquarters of the chapter are in the UAE capital city, Abu Dhabi, with regional representatives in the member countries. Each year the AIA Middle East chapter:

  • Sponsors continuing education lectures and talks throughout the region to help architects maintain their licensure
  • Sets the industry standard in contract documents with more than 100 forms and contracts used in the design and construction industry
  • Conducts market research and provides analysis of the economic factors that affect the business of architecture
  • Serves as an advocate of the architecture profession
  • Promotes design excellence and outstanding professional achievement through an awards program
  • Hosts the annual AIA Middle East Year End Conference in a different member country each year. The conference is open to all industry professionals.

The American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architectural profession in the US and the resource for its members in service to society. Through a culture of innovation, AIA empowers its members and inspires creation of a better built environment.

BNC (Business News for Construction) is a flagship project intelligence service of Industry Networks, a leading provider of construction intelligence and informatics in the Middle East & North Africa. BNC tracks projects from concept to completion and offers a range of comprehensive and pertinent information including key details of property developers, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers involved with a project.

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.

Gulf Fire Magazine is the only quarterly journal specific to the Middle East Fire market dedicated to both fire protection and firefighting. The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focussing on the latest technology, training methods and equipment as well as highlighting sector specific issues from around the region. Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make Gulf Fire Magazine the first choice read for fire protection and firefighting professionals.

Fire Middle East magazine is the leading publication for Fire and Safety professionals across the GCC and Middle East. With a circulation of 14,000 fire fighters, engineers, installers, integrators, suppliers and buyers. The print magazine infiltrates the civil defence, ministries of interior, government agencies, oil and gas companies, construction companies, real estate developers and design consultants. Follow us on twitter @firemiddleast for the latest industry updates.

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3-4 May 2017

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, U.A.E.

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