26 - 29 November 2018 | 11:00 - 19:00
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE
The Big 5 Talks
The Big 5 Talk Series will deliver world-class educational programs and knowledge-sharing sessions. The talks are all CPD accredited and free to attend. The sessions are delivered by expert speakers pioneering the construction industry and are divided into popular themes inspired from what’s happening around, making it more relevant and interesting. This year three new Talks –BIM, Design and HVAC-R join the Architecture and Project Management themes.
We spend the majority of our time indoors, yet there is little information relating human physiology to indoor spaces. This presentation will reveal brand new data on occupant health and the indoor environment, and will turned preexisting views on indoor air management, design of inhabited spaces and surface cleaning upside down! Learn how indoor spaces can truly support human health, and get ready to be totally amazed by the healing potential of the built environment.
12:00 - 12:45 - New Developments in Lower GWP Refrigerants (MENA)
• This training provides a review of proposed refrigerants and how they can be used in different HVAC&R applications based on theoretical and empirical analyses. • Challenges and opportunities associated with the different types of refrigerants are presented, including hydrofluoroolefins and natural refrigerants • Current and future refrigerant options suiting the region are covered, as well as related standards and codes of systems and substances
12:00 - 12:45 - Regenerating City Centres for Socio-Economic Development
• Overview of city centres and urban regeneration • Social and economic-led regeneration approaches • Understanding the impacts of different regeneration approaches • Best practice international examples • Concluding remarks and future outlook
Founding Partner and Principal ArchitectX-ArchitectsView Profile
16:00 - 16:45 - Open Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
Understand why the construction industry needs to collaborate and work smarter, not harder
Allows small and large software vendors to compete, allowing ‘best-of-breed’ solutions
Bring together owners, architects, engineers, contractors and asset managers early in the development stage to facilitate timely, more informed decisions which add value for the owner of the asset as built
17:00 - 17:45 - The One Thousand Museum – Value Engineering & Innovation
12:00 - 12:45 - Demonstration of the IAQ Procedure Effectiveness from ASHRAE Standard 62.1 for Improved IAQ and Greater Energy Efficiency
Studies have reported that higher ventilation rates, even as high as 45 cfm/person, improve worker and student health, productivity, and learning; however, using these higher ventilation rates may be achieved at a significant energy penalty.
This opposes the current trend for more sustainable, greener buildings, which require increased energy efficiency to meet sustainability guidelines. Also, higher ventilation rates are becoming too costly as energy costs continue to escalate.
Applying the ASHRAE 62.1-2016 IAQ Procedure by employing gas-phase air filtration combined with particulate filtration is a solution to optimizing the indoor air quality without significantly raising, and often lowering, the ventilation rates.
Research has been conducted in six commercial buildings and four schools investigating the effectiveness of gas-phase filtration systems for removing airborne contaminants and thereby improving the indoor air quality and operational cost savings and payback over time. This demonstrates that the IAQ Procedure can be effectively applied to buildings and improve the indoor air quality and reduce operating costs, particularly as a retrofit option to existing buildings.
13:00 - 13:45 - Integrated Building Energy Solutions
• Building Energy Streams (sources and sinks using a typical Sankey diagram) • Integrated Building Energy Concept • Potential energy saving opportunities • Integrated Building Energy Solutions from around the world
15:00 - 15:45 - Dubai Central Laboratory’s Certification Requirements for Thermal Insulation - What, Why and How?
Hear it straight from the horse’s mouth on the revised certification schemes (Specific Rules) for thermal insulation materials and products. These specifications are in line with the fire safety requirements of the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice 2016 (UAE-FLSC 2016)
16:00 - 16:45 - Cooling the Super Tall and Skyscrapers of the Middle East
13:00 - 13:45 - VRF/VRV systems – Winner in the line providing specialized solutions
Bringing effectiveness and efficiency in commercial construction projects with VRF/VRV systems
14:00 - 15:00 - Break
15:00 - 15:45 - Retrofitting and HVAC systems
Do we see a synergy there?
What are the new technologies and systems in demand to make this relationship work?
16:00 - 16:45 - Buildings of the Future - Environmentally Responsible, High-Performance MEP Solutions
• Providing MEP solutions that meet the sustainability needs and standards of the changing residential environment • Energy and cost reduction opportunities associated with HVAC for new projects and retrofit solutions for the old units