Transforming Saudi Arabia's Built Sector with Sustainable Building Solutions

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When

16-17 September 2024

Where

Jeddah Hilton, Saudi Arabia

Supporting partners

ABOUT THE EVENT

The building and construction sector in Saudi Arabia is experiencing an unprecedented growth, driven by mega-projects such as the $7.8 billion Expo 2030 and the development of futuristic smart cities with a projected market value of $1.1 trillion by 2028. To fuel this growth, The Kingdom expects to finalize construction contracts worth $480 billion within the next six years. This surge in construction presents a unique opportunity that is prioritizing sustainability and occupant comfort through innovative building envelope design and insulation solutions.

With the Saudi construction sector expected to peak at a staggering $73 billion this year, BEDIC – The Building Envelope Design and Insulation Conference arrives at a critical juncture. This timely platform focuses on exactly what is needed: innovative building envelope designs and solutions that optimize energy efficiency and resident comfort for Saudi Arabia’s unique requirements. Major projects across the Kingdom, all require cutting-edge building envelope solutions to meet ambitious sustainability goals.

The conference is poised to be a cornerstone event for the future of sustainable construction in the Kingdom. This important gathering brings together government officials, policy makers, developers, architects, engineers, consultants, and technology providers to explore the industry’s latest advancements. BEDIC provides the best platform for the industry professionals to gain knowledge and learn how to develop innovative solutions and ensure sustainable, energy-efficient and comfortable buildings for a thriving Saudi Arabia.

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KEY THEMES

POLICY AND REGULATION 

Reviewing the regulatory and policy frameworks for the management of construction projects.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY 

Discussing innovative and environmentally friendly materials and technologies for building envelopes.

SMART AND RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE 

Exploring the integration of intelligent building envelope systems for improved building performance and energy management.

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION 

Showcasing cutting-edge technologies and innovations focused on how advancements in building envelope design contribute to achieving Saudi Arabia's sustainable building goals.  

PROJECT COMMISSIONING 

Exploring strategies for maintaining building envelope integrity and maximizing energy efficiency throughout a building's life cycle.

Technical Committee

Li Ren

Vice President
AIA Middle East

Paul Schwarz

Managing Director

Dubai Acoustic Research Laboratory

Speakers

Dr. Khaled Al-Jammaz

Chairman of the Technical Committee, Vice President

National Committee of Saudi Building Code

Adnan Alalyani

General Director of Environmental Technologies, Permitting and Licensing,

National Center for Environmental Compliance

Ahmad Nashri

Director of the Studies, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department

Al Quoz Municipality

Gilles Vandevoorde

Design and Engineering Director

Neom - Trojena

Giancarlo Filartiga

Residential & Mixed-use Development Senior Director

New Murabba

Abdulaziz Al Ghamdi

Director, Sustainability, ESG & CSR

Ardara

Saeed Albially

Executive Director

Rua Al Madinah

Sinan Rasheed

Director of Sustainability

New Murabba

Ibrahima Gaye

Engineering Building Services Director

King Abdulla Financial District

Fawaz Al Shehri

Architectural Expert

Reem Mosleh

Architecture & Design Expert

Li Ren

Middle East Vice President,
AIA

Tomasz Wozny

Partner

Foster + Partners

Basim Hajjar

Technical Director – Development & Design

Dar

Paul Schwarz

Managing Director

Dubai Acoustic Research Laboratory

Brian Kliever

MENA Director of Architecture Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)

SOM

Ahmed Fahmy

Studio Director

LWK + Partners

Ali Al Dimshawy

Design Director

Parsons

Andy Dean

Senior Technical Director – Asset Transformation

WSP

Joane Knox Awale

Technical Director

AESG

Eiad Shami

Principal Consultant – FLS KSA Lead

WSP

Stuart Caunt

Architectural Lead – KSA

Atkins Realis

Andreas Lejholm

Head of Acoustics

WSP

Jon Lee

Head of Acoustics

Cundall

Lanre Lawale

Associate – Façade Engineering

Arup

Rui Monteiro

Commercial Director

Effisus | Excellence in Weatherproofing

Agenda

08:00

Registration

09:00

Welcome remarks from Great Minds Group

09:15

Opening Keynote

09:25

Opening Panel Discussion: Overview of the standards and frameworks for high-performance building envelopes in Saudi Arabia

10:05

Keynote Presentation

10:20

Panel Discussion: next generation of building envelopes

11:00

VIP Exhibition Tour and Networking Coffee Break

11:45

Industry Insight Session

This session will highlight the latest technologies in building envelope design, facades, Insulation and acoustics. The session will consist of presentations from industry experts who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of innovative technologies.

12:30

Panel Discussion: Sustainable skins for a net-zero future

13:05

Industry Insight Session

This session will highlight the latest technologies in building envelope design, facades, insulation and acoustics. The session will consist of presentations from industry experts who will provide insight and case studies on the successful application of innovative technologies.

13:25

Presentation: Transforming building envelopes with Photovoltaics (PV) for renewable energy generation

13:40

Presentation: LEED certification and net-zero buildings

13:55

Panel Discussion: Aligning fire safety requirements with innovation in building design and materials

14:25

Chairman Closing Remarks

14:30

Networking Lunch and End of Conference Day 1

08:30

Registration

09:30

Presentation: Optimizing cavity air space for superior acoustics in double-glazed facades

09:45

Keynote Presentation

10:00

Panel Discussion: Creating acoustic havens in the Saudi built environment

10:45

Industry Insight Session

This session will highlight the latest technologies in building envelope design, facades, insulation and acoustics. The session will consist of presentations from industry experts who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of innovative technologies.

11:05

Networking Coffee Break

11:45

Project Showcase

This session will explore upcoming projects and successful case studies that will highlight innovative solutions and strategies for tackling acoustics challenges.

12:00

Presentation: Leveraging BIM for smart façade design

12:15

Panel Discussion: Integrating technology and innovative design principles to redefine building envelopes for a more sustainable and people-centered future

12:55

Industry Insight Session

This session will highlight the latest technologies in building envelope design, facades, insulation and acoustics. The session will consist of presentations from industry experts who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of innovative technologies.

13:15

Panel Discussion: Striking the balance between achieving high-performance building envelopes and maintaining cost-effectiveness

13:50

Closing Remarks and End of Conference

Who will attend?

CEOs, VPs, Directors, Heads and Specialists of

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Media Partners

Project Intelligence Partner

WHY GET INVOLVED

RAISE YOUR BRAND AWARENESS

Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector to help stakeholders and project owners achieve their targets.

GAIN PROJECT INSIGHTS

Get first-hand details on timelines and requirements of current projects from across the country and spot opportunities.

GET IN FRONT OF YOUR TARGET MARKET

Get access to key stakeholders involved with projects in Saudi and get insight into their plans to invest in new cutting – edge technologies and spot opportunities.  

INCREASE YOUR COMPETITIVENESS

Learn about the challenges faced by Saudi Arabia’s key project owners, consultants and developers and identify how you can provide them with customised solutions to help them overcome them. 

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    Conference Director

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    Sponsorship Director

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    Marketing Manager