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Architecture & Design Talks

Architecture & Design talks will embody a thought-leadership experience operating at the crossroads of design, architecture, technology, health, well-being and sustainability. Built to foster solution oriented conversations, they will feature a mix of presentations, panels and fireside chats. Our aim is achieving sustainable change for our delegates by hearing from leaders on their vision and ideas, best practices and their experience equipping our delegates with a roadmap to prepare for the future.

Architecture & Design Talks Agenda

  • Day 2 MARCH 29, 2022
  • clock 4.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Architecture supporting wellness: Designing for health
  • How do we ensure that health and wellbeing-focused aspirations set at the design stage of projects can become reality when the buildings are constructed?
  • Standardised and off-site manufactured building systems can be customisable and flexible to reflect the architectural language. Can they enhance the transition to wellbeing driven buildings?
  • How can energy efficiency centred design positively impact holistic wellbeing? Are Net Zero Energy buildings the right approach for a health-focused architecture?
  • clock 5.15 pm - 5.45 pm
The importance of historical and heritage lighting and its impact on tourism
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  • Abdulaziz Al Azem
    Abdulaziz Al Azem
    Founder/Principal Lighting Designer DTS
  • Introduction to historical and heritage buildings of Saudi Arabia
  • Heritage interior and exterior Lighting Design Techniques and applications
  • Case Study
  • clock 6.15 pm - 7.00 pm
Fire Safety: The importance of product certification and on-site inspections
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  • Cristina Perez
    Cristina Perez
    Regional Operations Manager MEA / Product Testing & Certification / Building & Construction Intertek
  • Ali Kilo
    Ali Kilo
    Sales Manager MEA /Product Testing & Certification/Building & Construction Intertek
  • What are certified products?
  • Third party certification process for building products
  • Is this product certified and compliant? What to look for
  • On-site key elements: Installation and Inspection
  • clock 7.15 pm - 7.45 pm
Architects speak: Dialogues on regulatory, aesthetics and sustainability
  • How can we balance regulatory requirements with meeting our design vision? Do these requirements limit the expressions of the architectural language or can they lead to a new interpretation of designs?
  • What are some of the best surface design products when it comes down to aesthetics, durability, service life and cost-effectiveness?
  • What makes a product sustainable? How can sustainable choices made throughout the phases can have a positive impact on the construction project?
  • clock 8.00 pm - 8.30 pm
The use of BIM and Architectural Data to support the decision-making process
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  • Fawaz Alshehri
    Fawaz Alshehri
    Researcher Automation in Construction UCD Energy Institute
  • Induce the new method of design-based information modeling
  • Supporting project team to investigate the sustainability in a collaborative environment
  • Show a case of a collaborative and Interoperable approach to enable actors to retrieve information by obtaining answers to complex questions related to the construction

Key Themes

  • Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Heritage in Design
  • Building Safety
  • Attracting the Younger Generation into the Architecture Profession
  • Stone design & architecture
  • Façade design and technologies

Speakers

Fawaz Alshehri
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Fawaz Alshehri

Researcher Automation in Construction UCD Energy Institute

Cristina Perez
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Cristina Perez

Regional Operations Manager MEA / Product Testing & Certification / Building & Construction Intertek

Ali Kilo
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Ali Kilo

Sales Manager MEA /Product Testing & Certification/Building & Construction Intertek

Who should attend?

  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Consultants
  • Interior Designers
  • Urban Planners
  • Heads of Architecture and Design
  • Sustainability Heads
  • Product Manufacturers
  • Innovation Leaders
  • Project Owners
  • Technology Service Providers
  • Academia
  • Specifiers
  • Façade Consultants