25 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2017
Dubai World Trade Centre
Founding partners


  • Architect | ALEC
  • Lead Designer | AE7
  • Senior Architect | AECOM
  • Project Manager | Al Abbar Aluminum
  • Architect | Dubai Municipality
  • Lead Architect | Al Barari Firm Management LLC
  • HR Supervisor | Emirates Glass LLC
  • Senior Project Manager | Emirates Steel
  • Project Engineer | Facade Solutions
  • Senior Architect | Hill International
  • Estimation Manager | Kier Construction LLC
  • Architect | Kling Consult
  • Senior Project Architect | Perkins+Will
  • Associate | WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Project Manager | Zebian Aluminium and Glass LLC


Thank you to our partners, sponsors, exhibitors and visitors for making the launch edition of Windows, Doors and Facades Event a resounding success international attendance from over 58 countries. We look forward to welcoming you back next year, 25-27 September 2017




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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.


Scott Coombes, Director, AESG


Scott Coombes
Scott Coombes Director AESG

"Creating Solutions for the Future"

Dr. Joerg Westphal, Executive Senior Vice President, Schüco International KG


Dr. Joerg Westphal
Dr. Joerg Westphal Executive Senior Vice President Schüco International KG

Fire Engineering Analysis: Techniques in modeling the response of structures to fire

Dr. Rami Haweeleh, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, American University in Sharjah


Dr. Rami Haweeleh
Dr. Rami Haweeleh Professor, Civil Engineering American University in Sharjah

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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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