• WELCOME TO

    INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR
    SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

    Raffles Hotel - Dubai
    December 13 & 14, 2017

  • HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum:
    25% of Dubai’s buildings will be 3D printed by 2030

  • Vision of Dubai Municipality:
    Developing a Happy and Sustainable City

  • Expo 2020 - Sustainable Cities and Built Habitat

    Designing sustainable urban environments that support healthy communities

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
Building the Future - Sustainability through Innovation

The 5th edition of the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS marks an important milestone in this development of the initiative headed by Dubai Municipality`s Central Laboratory.

What started in 2013 as a local UAE industry event, has now evolved into an international annual platform for professionals in the field of quality assurance for sustainable construction materials.

This 2-day conference features the latest innovations and trends in design and construction that will shape the future in the Gulf region and beyond.

This year`s edition presents the latest developments in the field of 3D Concrete Printing and provides first hand insights into the sustainability strategy for Expo 2020.

Two parallel Workshops on the second day offer excursions to the Expo 2020 site and Office of the Future. This will be followed by additional in-depth technical presentations on Fire Safety and Fire Resistance and 3D Concrete Printing.

The event brings together leading decision-makers from the government, international researchers and private sector professionals in related fields. The objective is to learn from each other and to open up new channels of dialogue between the various stakeholders.

As for previous editions, ASTM International and other international certification bodies and academic partners have confirmed their ongoing active support. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by ASTM.

Conference Program

  • Day 1 - Conference – Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 (Raffles Hotel - Ballroom)
08.00

Registration, Coffee and Refreshments

09.00

Opening Session


National Anthem & Verses of Holy Quran

Welcome Address by

Video of Dubai Municipality Sustainability Initiatives

09.20

3D Concrete Printing

09.35

Official Inauguration of the Exhibition



SESSION I – Building the Future – 3D Concrete Printing and Building Innovations
Chairwoman: Ms. Hend Ismail Al Rahma

09.55

Keynote Speech

10.15

Sustainability and Comfort in Buildings. Luxury or Basic Need?

10.35

Office of the Future: First 3d Printed Building in the World

11.15

Introduction

Building for a Sustainable Future

11.35

Coffee Break

SESSION II – Building the Future – Sustainability through Innovation
Chairman: Mr. Mohamed Darwish Mohamed

11.50

The Role of DCL in Maintaining Project Sustainability

12.10

Headed Bars – Innovative Technology for Reinforcing and Connecting Concrete Structures

12.30

Key Note: Innovation and Sustainability in Construction Products: the Role of Quality Assurance

12.50

Applications of Nanotechnology in Buildings and Construction

13.10

Coffee Break

SESSION III – Building the Future – Building Innovations
Ms. Maitha Abdulla Al Jumairi

13.30

The Role of the Building Envelope / Fabric in Delivering Sustainable Buildings

13.50

Green Design Framework (LEED) in the UAE

14.10

Q&A Session

14.25

Lunch

15.25

End of Day 1

  • Day 2 – Workshop – Thursday December 14, 2017 (Raffles Hotel – Meeting Rooms Luxor 1 + 2)
    Parallel Sessions
08.00

Departure by bus to the Expo 2020 site and Tour of the Site

11.30

Registration, Coffee and Refreshments at Raffles Hotel, Meeting Room Luxor

11.45

How Little Design Choices Can Make a Huge Impact on the Fire Safety of Buildings and Human Lives

12.30

Aluminum Composite Facade Solutions In Compliance with Latest Edition of UAE Fire & Life Safety Guidelines

12.50

Tools to Ensure Fire Safe Claddings Systems

13.10

Urgent Post Fire Assessment and Upgrading of Two Old Markets in Amman Downtown

13.30

Coffee Break

13.45

Methods for Determining Combustible Properties of Existing Middle East Building Cladding

14.05

The Lakanal House Fire - London

14.25

Hand out of ASTM Certificates

14.40

Lunch

15.40

End of Day 2

  • Day 2 – Workshop – Thursday December 14, 2017 (Raffles Hotel – Meeting Room Gizza 1)
    Parallel Sessions
09.00

Meet at the Office of the Future (Jumeirah Emirates Towers) for Tour

10.30

Registration, Coffee and Refreshments at Raffles Hotel, Meeting Room Gizza 1

10.40

Office of the Future: Lessons learned from 3D - Printed Building

11.20

3D Concrete Printing Workshop

11.50

Coffee Break

12.10

Circular Economy, Ecological Design and Innovative Material Solutions

13.00

Hand out of ASTM Certificates

13.15

Lunch

14.15

End of Day 2

Speaker Presentations


Dr. Anthony Bentivegna, Laboratory Manager | Materials Laboratory Services (ASTM International Expert) (USA)

3D Concrete Printing

Mr. Emmanuel Normant, VP Sustainable Development | Saint-Gobain (France)

Sustainability and Comfort in Buildings. Luxury or Basic Need?

Mr. Amer Bin Ahmed, Managing Director | Knauf

Introduction

Ms. Tertia Morgan, Technical Manager | Knauf

Building for a Sustainable Future

Eng. Adnan Mahmoud Al Marzouqi, Head of Construction Material Laboratory | Dubai Central Laboratory

The Role of DCL in Maintaining Project Sustainability

Dr. Jan Bujnak, R&D Manager | Peikko Group (Slovenia)

Headed Bars – Innovative Technology for Reinforcing and Connecting Concrete Structures

Mr. Carlos Alberto de Brito Pina, Principal Research Officer | President of LNEC (Portugal)

Key Note: Innovation and Sustainability in Construction Products: the Role of Quality Assurance

Mrs. Norah Alghamdi, Nano Technology Expert | Al-Imam Mohammed Bin Saud University, Riyadh (KSA)

Applications of Nanotechnology in Buildings and Construction

Mr. Jeff Willis, Associate Director | Arup

The Role of the Building Envelope / Fabric in Delivering Sustainable Buildings

Eng. Intisar Al Adra, Technical Business Development Manager | ALUCOPANEL

Aluminum Composite Facade Solutions In Compliance with Latest Edition of UAE Fire & Life Safety Guidelines

Mr. Sami Habahbeh, Royal Scientific Society – Jordan

Urgent Post Fire Assessment and Upgrading of Two Old Markets in Amman Downtown

Mr. James Bychowski, Senior Vice President | JENSEN HUGHES (USA)

Methods for Determining Combustible Properties of Existing Middle East Building Cladding

Mr. Edward Gaynor, Regional Manager for LPCB | BRE Group of companies (UK)

The Lakanal House Fire - London

Dr. Anthony Bentivegna, Laboratory Manager | Materials Laboratory Services (ASTM International Expert) (USA)

3D Concrete Printing Workshop

Mr. Ole Skjelmose, Project Manager | GXN Innovation (Peikko) (Denmark)

Circular Economy, Ecological Design and Innovative Material Solutions

Conference Location

Raffles Hotel Dubai

Latitude: 25.227884 | Longitude: 55.320397

Contact us

Sesam Business Consultants

Boris Ritter - General Manager

Al Shafar Tower 1 (Barsha Heights), Floor 20, Office 2006,
P.O. Box 62118, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel. +971 4 4356616
Email: ritter@sesam-uae.com

Ms. Marleen Vermeulen - Operations Manager

Al Shafar Tower 1 (Barsha Heights), Floor 20, Office 2006,
P.O. Box 62118, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel. +971 4 4356616
Email: marleen@sesam-uae.com

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