18 - 20 SEPTEMBER 2016
Za'abeel Halls 4 & 5,
Dubai World Trade Centre
Founding partners


The much anticipated Windows, Doors & Facades Event is almost here.  Taking place from 18 -20 September 2016 at Dubai World Trade Centre, Windows, Doors & Facades is the unprecedented must-attend industry event of the year in the Middle East.  The event will bringing together architects, interior designers, developers, façade consultants and fabricators from across the region to source local and international products, network with like-minded peers and learn from experts.

As a showcase for the industry on the exhibition floor, Windows, Doors & Facades Event will also host a range of educational workshops and the free-to-attend Middle East Facades Summit.

The event is free to attend.  Simply register here to get your free ticket.






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Key figures in the industry talk about why the event is so important to attend

A select group of industry leaders speak out about how excited they are of the forthcoming Windows, Doors & Facades Event. 

Hear from representatives of Ramboll, ARUP, and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff about why it’s so important for the industry to come together at the event

Middle East Façades Summit

The Middle East Façades Summit is all about innovation, efficiency, security and quality control in façade design and engineering. Learn from 20+ industry experts at the Middle East Façades Summit, taking place on 18 September.The preliminary agenda is now available, view it here.

Entry to the summit is FREE. REGISTER NOW!

What's On

Scott Coombes, Director, AESG


Scott Coombes
Scott Coombes Director AESG
  • UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice: What are the latest updates and how are these being implemented?
  • Green building regulations and specifications: How are building codes and green building frameworks helping to achieve more ambitious sustainability and performance targets?
  • Licensing and certification: Are current regulations and processes enough to ensure quality, conformity and product integrity?
  • Monitoring, compliance and quality control:  What guidelines are in place to ensure compliance and what are the consequences of non-compliance?  How can regular audits and inspections ensure that regulations are being adhered to? How can regulators and practitioners take a united approach to ensure quality control in the region’s built environment?
  • Market maturation: What are the biggest challenges facing regulators in this period of rapid market maturation?  And what steps are policymakers taking to ensure they are staying ahead of these market changes

Moderator: Christopher Seymour, Regional Development Director & Head of Markets (MESA), Mott MacDonald

  • What are the most commonly found errors in design and specification that can compromise the quality, safety and integrity of the product or building?
  • What measures can be put in place to prevent misapplications or exploitation of regulations in implementation? 
  • From designers to end users, how can quality control be assured throughout the concept to completion process? 
  • How can all stakeholders be held accountable for responsible decision making to ensure proper quality control and workmanship?
  • Drawing from local and international experience, what is the most effective way for practitioners to ensure best practice and the highest standards of excellence are being met during specification and implementation?
  • How can existing buildings be brought up to code?
  • What can the industry do to ensure not only are regulations adhered to properly, but also to go above and beyond what is required to maximize quality, safety, building and product integrity?

Moderator: Christopher Seymour, Regional Development Director & Head of Markets (MESA), Mott MacDonald

Andy Dean, Head of Facades – Middle East, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

David O’Riley, Managing Partner, Brittania International

Michael James Kelly, Director of Fire Safety and Operations, Emaar Malls Group



Andy Dean
Andy Dean Head of Facades Middle East, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
David O’Riley
David O’Riley Managing Partner Britannia International
Christopher Seymour
Christopher Seymour Regional Development Director & Head of Markets (MESA) Mott MacDonald

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  • General presentation about QCC
  • Outline of QCC’s Product and Personnel Conformity Sector
  • Abu Dhabi regulations related to glazing systems
  • Certification of glazing products

Carlos Amaya, Senior Specialist, Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council


Carlos Amaya
Carlos Amaya Senior Specialist Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council
  • Introduction to LEED v4
  • Explaining LEED BDC v4 Indoor Environmental Quality and other related LEED v4 credits
  • Brief IEQ credit updates
  • Highlighting IEQ credits with impact on engineering design for facades and fenestrations

Reniel Barroso, Mech. Eng., MASHRAE, LEED Accredited Professional, Engineering Manager, Green Technologies


Reniel Barroso
Reniel Barroso Mech.Eng. MASHRAE LEED Accredited Professional, Engineering Manager Green Technologies
  • Overview and latest updates to Abu Dhabi’s Pearl Building Rating System
  • Requirements for residential and commercial buildings
  • Rating system credits including ventilation, outdoor thermal comfort, energy performance and more
  • Materials and technologies to improve credit scores
  • Case study: Lessons learnt from the only building to achieve a 4 Pearl rating

Michael Boyle, Senior Sustainability Consultant, AESG


Michael Boyle
Michael Boyle Senior Sustainability Consultant AESG
13:00 - 14:00

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  • Introduction to BIM and overview of BIM implementations
  • BIM process workflow: Top tips and guidance for optimizing BIM outcomes
  • Outlining the benefits of taking a BIM approach to the façade design process: Improving quality, efficiency, lowering costs and reducing schedules
  • Developing a BIM execution plan to facilitate successful BIM implementation in façade design

Waleed Elewa, BIM Manager, DAR I Design & Architecture Bureau


Waleed Elewa
Waleed Elewa BIM Manager DAR I Design & Architecture Bureau
  • Exploring the type, function and expected lifespan of a facade system
  • Developing sustainable strategies for an efficient facade system throughout its life
  • Estimating the life cycle cost: A tool for a successful facade system implementation 
  • Best practice and lessons learned from project case studies  

Michel Francis, Chief Architect, Design & Construction Engineering (DEC)


Michel Francis
Michel Francis Chief Architect Design & Construction Engineering (DEC)
  • Identifying the main challenges in enhancing fire and life safety standards in older buildings.
  • Fire and life safety audits and gap analysis
  • Risk mitigation: What measures should we take?
  • Highlighting the importance of installer training and certification.
  • Ensuring the fire safety of construction materials: Quality, testing and certification

David O’Riley, Managing Director, Britannia International


David O’Riley
David O’Riley Managing Partner Britannia International
  • Laws, contracts and internationally accepted norms
  • The tender process for risk mitigation measures: Avoid the pitfalls
  • Holding contractors to account: Technical oversight and robust due diligence measures for installation and commissioning
  • Understanding the principles of due diligence for quality control and legal defence for fire safety of buildings
  • Fire and life safety systems: Maintenance and duty of care

David O’Riley, Managing Director, Britannia International


David O’Riley
David O’Riley Managing Partner Britannia International

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