Under the Patronage of HE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior

24 - 26 SEPTEMBER 2018

11 AM - 8 PM | Halls 1 & 2
Doha Exhibition &
Convention Centre

#THEBIG5QATAR

HEAD DOWN TO DECC TODAY UNTIL 8 PM

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Exhibitor List

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Head to Hall 1 or Hall 2 at DECC to register onsite, bring a business card for fast-track registration.

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FREE Workshops

Our workshop programmes kick off at 12 today, don’t miss out, arrive early to secure your seat

Workshop Agenda

  • 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?
  • Prioritizing code defects
  • Interim F&LS provisions to protect existing occupants and buildings

Speakers

Dale Wilson
Dale Wilson Architect, Life Safety and Code Consultant, National Health Care Practice Leader Jensen Hughes
  • Project/Design Excellence Cycle and how it’s important to each project
  • Moving from products to solution and the impact on projects/Design quality - (The Buy - Sell Hierarchy Module)
  • Best practices for approaching projects through all stake holders

Speakers

Hossam Eldin Mostafa Eissa
Hossam Eldin Mostafa Eissa APG & Specification Manager Jotun
  • What are the key principles of acoustic engineering?
  • How do current building codes and regulations in Qatar address acoustic discipline?
  • Does GSAS certification guarantee acoustically successful projects?
  • Demystifying the acoustic design process
  • Details of building envelope design and understanding acoustic limits of a glazed façade
  • Understanding the importance of coordination between various project disciplines on acoustic design
  • Challenges of construction stage: How is quality control and effective workmanship important in the terms of ensuring that building is fit for purpose?
  • Why are the majority of acoustic works done as mitigating works?

Speakers

Maro Puljizevic
Maro Puljizevic Managing Director Al Mana and Associates
  • Benefits from the Construction Enhancement Task Force (CETF) which demonstrated tangible benefits through multiple initiatives within one of Ashghal’s Programmes
  • Discuss how CETF directly contributed to the embedment of enhanced requirements within the new suite of Construction Contracts
  • Requirements that are aimed at more efficient delivery of projects, more value for customers and setting new best practice examples for the Qatar construction industry

Speakers

Eng. Jenefer Alam
Eng. Jenefer Alam Construction & Quality Efficiency Manager – RPD Ashghal
  • What are the latest trends and advancements in façade systems and concepts?
  • What new technologies are revolutionizing building envelope design and performance?
  • How are expectations of high performance facades changing?  What defines high performance in today’s world?
  • What are the main challenges facing building skin design and development in the Gulf region?
  • How can designers create environmentally sustainable and contextually inspired facades with interior spaces that enhance health and wellbeing?
  • How will facades of the future differ from facades of today?

Speakers

Matthew Kitson
Matthew Kitson Regional Director Hilson Moran
  • Market has evolved! So should we! (New technologies, basic concepts)
  • Service Design. (The importance of listening in a service / product development.)
  • The real target. (User experience and appropriation of the space as a successful benchmark)

Speakers

Eduardo Gaitán
Eduardo Gaitán Power & Construction Manager Applus+Velosi

A new approach to design and sustainability with improving the human experience at its core, WELL serves to complement the LEED ratings system by creating commercial and residential environments that serve to enhance and improve occupant’s health and wellbeing. A company’s biggest asset, and greatest investment, is its people.  WELL proves that it pays to keep the human factor at the heart of building design.

  • Introduction to WELL
  • Why WELL and why now?
  • Easy and effective steps to implement WELL into your project design
  • How does WELL impact façade engineering and the overall design process?
  • What products and materials support the WELL philosophy?

Speakers

Rashed Al Nasa'a
Rashed Al Nasa'a Senior Sustainability Consultant Arab Engineering Bureau

Incorporating sustainability into a building’s design should not mean compromising on the bottom line, rather the focus should be on quality, value, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.  

  • Determining the ‘right’ sustainability targets for adding value to your project
  • New concepts in green building design assessments and best practice 
  • Bridging the gap between predicted and actual building performance
  • WELL buildings for well occupants

Speakers

Shakir Ismail
Shakir Ismail Sustainability Manager Sustainability Manager, KEO International Consultants
  • Exploring the latest innovations in facilities management (FM)
  • Strategies for getting the best out of FM service providers without putting strict penalties in place
  • Methods to reduce costs in maintenance and cleaning
  • Top tips for improving the efficiency of your building through effective FM

Speakers

Mustafa Adra
Mustafa Adra Project Director - Ministry of Culture and Sports Project Mosanada

The Middle East has adopted a more proactive approach to green building in recent years, with a significant focus on energy efficiency.  There are a number of rating and certification tools available ranging from LEED and Estidama, to BREEAM and GSAS.  This session will provide top tips and guidance on how developers and designers can achieve cost-effective, energy-saving sustainability targets and improve building performance.

  • How do the different sustainability ratings systems compare? 
  • How is life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) being used in the region? 
  • To what extent can LCCA applications impact the overall cost of a building and are LCCA tools helping to secure client investment in more sustainable design options?
  • What techniques, technologies and materials can be used to improve the sustainability and energy efficiency of facades and fenestrations in a cost-effective way?
  • How can effective quality control play a significant role in ensuring the overall building efficiency and performance optimization throughout its life cycle?
  • What tend to be the most common challenges facing designers and engineers in implementing resource efficiency and sustainable design elements in the region?
  • How important is effective maintenance and property and asset management to ensure a building’s long-term operational efficiency?

Speakers

Dr. Ioannis Spanos
Dr. Ioannis Spanos Sustainability Principal KEO International Consultants

A new approach to design and sustainability with improving the human experience at its core, WELL serves to complement the LEED ratings system by creating commercial and residential environments that serve to enhance and improve occupant’s health and wellbeing. A company’s biggest asset, and greatest investment, is its people.  WELL proves that it pays to keep the human factor at the heart of building design.

  • Introduction to WELL
  • Why WELL and why now?
  • Easy and effective steps to implement WELL into your project design
  • How does WELL impact façade engineering and the overall design process?
  • What products and materials support the WELL philosophy?

Speakers

Rashed Al Nasa'a
Rashed Al Nasa'a Senior Sustainability Consultant Arab Engineering Bureau

Incorporating sustainability into project delivery should not mean compromising on the bottom line, rather the focus should be on quality, value, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.  

  • Understanding the emerging concept of “stranded assets"
  • Solutions for enhancing the value chain at each stage of project delivery
  • Bridging the gap between predicted and actual building performance

Speakers

Shakir Ismail
Shakir Ismail Sustainability Manager Sustainability Manager, KEO International Consultants
  • What opportunities arise from the digital transformation of the infrastructure design industry?
  • How is BIM bridging the gap between large scale planning and infrastructure detailing across the world?
  • What are the implications for the maintenance and operation of critical assets like roads, railways and dams?

Speakers

Roberto Molinos
Roberto Molinos Professor Instituto de Empressa in Spain
Oriol Vidal
Oriol Vidal Civil Engineer Modelical
  • Exploring the latest innovations in facilities management (FM)
  • Strategies for getting the best out of FM service providers without putting strict penalties in place
  • Methods to reduce costs in maintenance and cleaning
  • Top tips for improving the efficiency of your building through effective FM

Speakers

Mustafa Adra
Mustafa Adra Project Director - Ministry of Culture and Sports Project Mosanada
  • Defining main sustainability drivers for optimizing existing buildings
  • Using digital platforms to measure and monitor performance
  • Links to human productivity

Speakers

Hamoda Youssef
Hamoda Youssef Head of Communications Qatar Green Building Council

Women in Construction

Addressing the need to reinvent gender diversity in the workplace, attendees will hear from strong, powerful and successful women who are changing the game and setting an example for other women in construction.

Women in Construction

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