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Conference Day One: Monday, 27 March 2017

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Start of conference registration with welcome refreshments

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome remarks from IQPC

8:50 AM - 9:20 AM Opening remarks from the conference Chair and start of conference

Matthew Kitson, Regional Director, Hilson Moran

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Matthew Kitson

Regional Director
Hilson Moran

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Façade sustainability through all stages: Design, construction and operations

Holley Chant, Executive Director, Corporate Sustainability, KEO International Consultants
With the increase in regulations, sustainability is one of the main concerns for developers and architects around the region. While there has been tremendous progress from governmental efforts to private developers, Qatar still has a long way to go when it comes to sustainability. This exclusive presentation will demonstrate how to target strategies in all phases of the integrated design process to optimise façade performance.

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Holley Chant

Executive Director, Corporate Sustainability
KEO International Consultants
More attention is being given to the performance of façades and the significant role they can play in improving a building’s thermal efficiency. A thoughtfully designed façade can make a new building work more effectively for its owners, occupants and environment as well as transform the performance of an existing building. Are you relying on building codes more than performance? This panel discusses effective design strategies and materials that enhance
the building’s performance.

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Hani Awni Hawamdeh

Chief Technical Officer
Arab Engineering Bureau
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Badih J. Touma

Executive Director
LACASA Qatar
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Suja Pramod Kumar

Design Manager, Architecture and Sustainability
AECOM
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Andy Dean

Head of Façades
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
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Amr M. Metwally

MBA, Head of Architecture Division
Hamad Medical Corporation
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Martin Baerschmidt

Founding Partner, Managing Director
EDGE

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Business exchange session

Use this session to meet and exchange business cards and ideas in a setting that encourages maximum networking. Set in the conference room, you will have the opportunity to meet other delegates one-to-one to exchange cards and make introductions. The room will rotate every 10 minutes to enable you to meet as many of the participants as possible.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Networking break and refreshments

  • An exclusive Insight into cladding aspects of landmark projects managed by ASTAD and the lessons that have been learnt.
  • Aspect of facades to be considered in the Design, Specification and Detailing with respect to the type of contract (Design-Bid-Build or Design and Build)
  • Evaluation of tender documents to reduce risk of increased cost and delayed project completion

Dr. Houssam Tlemat

Senior Manager - Civil/ Structural Engineering
ASTAD PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Glass façades are considered one of the most preferred options amongst developers and architects as it gives the property a sophisticated, high-tech look as well as unobstructed views of the surroundings. However can glass façades ever exist in sustainable cities? This panel debates this very important question and demonstrates design strategies that can be used to incorporate glass façades in a sustainable way.

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Abdulmajid Karanouh

Director, Head of Innovation Design, Façades and Sustainability
Ramboll
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Hamoda Youssef

Head of Research
Qatar Green Building Council
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Matthew Kitson

Regional Director
Hilson Moran

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Testing, Testing, Testing

A number of serious building fires have triggered significant public concern over the safety of façade materials. This calls for more aggressive testing of façade materials. This session delves into the importance of fire tests and how appropriate testing of the materials used in the façade and the perimeter fire stopping systems are two key aspects of ensuring that the façade system and its interface with the building performs adequately in a fire.

If you offer fire testing solutions or are interested in sponsoring this session, contact enquiry@iqpc.ae for
more information.

12:50 PM - 1:20 PM Lunch and networking

As one of the fastest growing cities in the Middle East, Doha has become a highly coveted destination. Its transition to a cosmopolitan city while maintaining Qatari values and culture signifies Doha’s contribution to the 2030 Qatar Vision. With contemporary designs becoming popular within the Middle East, how can architects ensure they don’t compromise Qatari culture? This panel demonstrates innovative design strategies, materials and techniques to ensure that architects can create innovative façade designs without compromising the culture of Qatar.

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Abdulmajid Karanouh

Director, Head of Innovation Design, Façades and Sustainability
Ramboll
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Salim Hussain

Principal Architect
Atkins, Dubai
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Mohamad Diab

Head of Design
Energy City
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Moen Azmi

Head of Infrastructure
Arab Engineering Bureau
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Ali Alraouf

Head of CB, Development, Research and Training
Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Qatar

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Façade specification session

A dedicated hour in the afternoon where selected suppliers will have 10 minutes to present their latest developments to a group of architects who are currently specifying for their upcoming projects. Show our architects why you should be specified. Remember – just like any pitch to a host of ‘investors’ – you will have only a limited time, 10 minutes, to showcase your product to these prospective buyers. As such, make sure you use your time wisely among demonstrations, videos and interactive presentations.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Networking break and refreshments

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM The future of stadium design: Taking a closer look

The most architecturally-impressive sport stadiums in the world have distinctive façades. This exclusive project case study recognises how façades have developed in stadia design over the past 20 years and demonstrates their vision of what they could become in the future.

Stadium façade design has become an important interest for architects in Qatar. Whilst they recognise the importance to deliver an impressive façade design that delivers a comfortable experience to fans and players alike, it doesn’t come without its challenges. This panel discusses how to create innovative façade designs as well as demonstrating how to incorporate cooling technologies to ensure comfort of occupants and to maximise the venue’s potential for legacy use.

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Mark John

Fenwick, Partner
Fenwick Iribarren Architects
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Suja Pramod Kumar

Design Manager, Architecture and Sustainability
AECOM
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Matthew Kitson

Regional Director
Hilson Moran
Some would argue that the façade industry has changed over the last decades with components being assembled more innovatively. Architectural tools have become more sophisticated and are enabling engineers to achieve more and more complex 3D designs and forcing them to stay ahead of the game. This panel discussion will discuss cutting-edge technology and innovative strategies to develop architectural statements.

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Suja Pramod Kumar

Design Manager, Architecture and Sustainability
AECOM
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Martin Hay

Principal
Kasian
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Moen Azmi

Head of Infrastructure
Arab Engineering Bureau
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Matthew Kitson

Regional Director
Hilson Moran

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM End of conference