23 - 25 SEPTEMBER 2018
Dubai World Trade Centre


Windows Doors & Facades Event 2017 wrapped up on a strong note and cemented its position as the leading regional platform for the fast-growing industry to network, exchange knowledge, and conduct business. The event took place over three days at the Dubai World Trade Centre, attracting more than 300 exhibitors from 64 countries and over 8,000 industry professionals covering regional and global markets.

The third edition of Windows, Doors & Facades Event, which will take place from 23 - 25 September will feature more international exhibitors, thousands of innovative products, an expanded educational program of CPD-certified workshops and a high-level summit led by industry experts.





Hear from our exhibitors why their participation in Windows, Doors & Facades Event is important to their business. Book your stand now to launch new products and services, network with industry buyers and close business deals!

  • Introduction to the concept of life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) of buildings and materials
  • Outlining how LCCA how this is key to determining the true cost of buildings
  • Comparative LCCA of façade systems for different building types
  • Using LCCA principles to develop façade design and construction strategies that reduce environmental impact and also reduce costs over a building’s life cycle
  • Lessons learnt from real world case studie

Michel Francis, Chief Architect and Design Director, DEC

Digital tools have been used for a while to assist in carrying out computer-based engineering analysis as opposed to traditional manual calculation, and that has helped in improving the ability to analyse any given engineering task in a faster and more accurate manner. Digital tools have empowered design teams in terms of their ability to model and manipulate highly complex geometric forms and shapes. However, digital tools, including BIM, have not yet reached their potentials from a holistic design standpoint, and have therefore been serving design teams in production and coordination, less so much in actual design problem solving and design evaluation. Therefore, the gap between the ability of design teams to produce challenging looking designs and their ability to validate those designs and evaluate their value is growing wider. This workshop will offer attendees a wider spectrum in terms of how digital tools can be used by project teams more effectively from a design standpoint from design to delivery using algorithmic thinking augmented by BIM.

Abdulmajid Karanouh, Director, Head of Innovation Design, Facades & Sustainability, Ramboll

  • Introduction to WELL design philosophy and concepts
  • Understanding the background to WELL design philosophy and how it has evolved
  • Integrated design and engineering that enhances occupant wellbeing and productivity
  • Implementation of WELL and comparison with existing building standards (LEED)
  • Sustainable, wellbeing-oriented design, optimizing:             

               Indoor air quality
               Water quality
               Thermal and acoustic controllability

Dalia Wagdi, Sustainability Consultant, AESG

  • Update on the Façade-related aspects of the new UAE FLS Code
  • Key points to consider
  • Strategy for compliance


Andy Dean, Head of Facades, WSP

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  •          Introduction to the latest software technologies enhancing façade design and efficiency
  •          Highlighting the merits and capabilities as well as identifying any constraints of working with different programs
  •           Getting the most out of your technology: How to optimize your results

Sarah Coogan, Associate, Inhabit Asia ME

  •          The Building Sector:  Most significant and least costly path to long-term energy savings and            sustainability 
  •          Assessing global warming and it’s impacts on the future of buildings in the GCC including                regional rises in temperature, humidity and other factors and how this is affecting building              performance and interior comfort levels
  •          Large Building Case Study: Introducing the latest building testing technologies for more                  accurate and less costly building envelope integrity performance assessments
  •          Recommendations for the way ahead including building code regulations improvements and            building professionals action items 

William Whistler, Founder & Managing Director, Green Building Solutions International

  •          Design tips to improve energy ratings
  •          Ensuring best practice in fire and life safety ratings
  •          Ensuring accessibility for operations and maintenance of facades including cleaning and                  removals
  •          Top tips for façade access to be included from design stage

Mick Dalton, Director FM Meraas Estates Division, Meraas Holding Company


  • New technologies that maintain the view through the building façade while blocking glare and heat
  • Methods to make effective use of daylight in the building?
  • What is solar heat gain coefficient and how to make it dynamic?
  • Overview of electrochromic technology in the façade industry
  • Highlighting how the façade can save energy and contribute to LEED requirements in a project
  • What makes people comfortable and productive while they live inside the buildings?

Alain Garnier, Manager Sales and Business Development – Middle East, Saint-Gobain SageGlass

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