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THE WORLD'S LEADING CONFERENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Zak World of Façades is an International conference series on façade design & engineering having attracted over 21,000+ delegates across its 67 completed editions. The conference is currently being organised in 25 countries in the Middle East (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait & Saudi Arabia), South Asia (India & Sri Lanka), South East Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam & Indonesia), East Asia (South Korea & Greater China), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco & South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and the United States of America.

 

This is the 68th edition globally and the 4th edition in Australia. It will showcase the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and will also showcase latest technological solutions.

 

Visit www.zakworldoffacades.com for details of the previous events.

Who Should Attend this Conference

Architects, Façade consultants, Developers, Government officials, PMC's, Main contractors, Sustainability consultants, Fire consultants, Façade contractors, Cost consultants, Glass processors & Structural consultants.

Speakers


  • John Perry

    John Perry

    Associate Principal, FJMT Studio

    John Perry

    Associate Principal, FJMT Studio

    Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued Improvisation of Best Practice

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  • Jeremy Deale

    Jeremy Deale

    Principal, Architectus

    Jeremy Deale

    Principal, Architectus

    Topic: Architectural Façade - Meaning: Expression: Performance:

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  • Ninotschka Titchkosky

    Ninotschka Titchkosky

    co-CEO & Strategic Champion of Digital Innovation and Robotics, BVN

    Ninotschka Titchkosky

    co-CEO & Strategic Champion of Digital Innovation and Robotics, BVN

    Topic: A New Façade Dawning - Mass Customisation with Character and Purpose

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  • Lars Anders

    Lars Anders

    Managing Director, Priedemann

    Lars Anders

    Managing Director, Priedemann

    Topic: Digital, Prefabrication and Modular Construction

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  • Elizabeth Carpenter

    Elizabeth Carpenter

    Managing Principal, FJMT Studio

    Elizabeth Carpenter

    Managing Principal, FJMT Studio

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued Improvisation of Best Practice

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  • Neil McClelland

    Neil McClelland

    Technical Director - Façade, TTW

    Neil McClelland

    Technical Director - Façade, TTW

    Moderator: Panel Discussion: Design Innovations in Façade Construction for Modern Architecture

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  • Peter Sullivan

    Peter Sullivan

    Founder & Director, Furtado Sullivan

    Peter Sullivan

    Founder & Director, Furtado Sullivan

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued Improvisation of Best Practice

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  • Haico Schepers

    Haico Schepers

    Principal | Sydney Sustainable Building Leader, Arup

    Haico Schepers

    Principal | Sydney Sustainable Building Leader, Arup

    Topic: Digital Trends in Façade Engineering

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  • Dominic Shillington

    Dominic Shillington

    Façade Manager, Laing O'Rourke Australia

    Dominic Shillington

    Façade Manager, Laing O'Rourke Australia

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued Improvisation of Best Practice

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  • Gavin McPherson

    Gavin McPherson

    Façade Engineer, Surface Design Consulting

    Gavin McPherson

    Façade Engineer, Surface Design Consulting

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued Improvisation of Best Practice

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  • Shawlon Hsieh

    Shawlon Hsieh

    Deputy General Manager, PTW

    Shawlon Hsieh

    Deputy General Manager, PTW

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Design Innovations in Façade Construction for Modern Architecture

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  • Dr. Caroline Noller

    Dr. Caroline Noller

    Founder & CEO, The Footprint Company

    Dr. Caroline Noller

    Founder & CEO, The Footprint Company

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Design Innovations in Façade Construction for Modern Architecture

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  • Liz Westgarth

    Liz Westgarth

    Principal, Hassell

    Liz Westgarth

    Principal, Hassell

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Design Innovations in Façade Construction for Modern Architecture

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  • Robert Beson

    Robert Beson

    Director, AR-MA

    Robert Beson

    Director, AR-MA

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Design Innovations in Façade Construction for Modern Architecture

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  • Kaare Krokene

    Kaare Krokene

    Managing Director, Snøhetta Australia

    Kaare Krokene

    Managing Director, Snøhetta Australia

    Topic: The Process of Façade Design

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  • Paul Van Ratingen

    Paul Van Ratingen

    Director, JPW

    Paul Van Ratingen

    Director, JPW

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Design Innovations in Façade Construction for Modern Architecture

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  • Jason Gaekwad

    Jason Gaekwad

    Regional Manager - Building Physics and Sustainability, Inhabit Group

    Jason Gaekwad

    Regional Manager - Building Physics and Sustainability, Inhabit Group

    Topic: Our Response to the World Outside: The Evolution of Envelope and Comfort

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  • Andrew Pike

    Andrew Pike

    National Product Manager – Swisspearl, HVG Façades

    Andrew Pike

    National Product Manager – Swisspearl, HVG Façades

    Topic: Condensation Management for Non-Combustible External Façades

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  • Roger Brooks

    Roger Brooks

    National Technical Manager, HVG Façades

    Roger Brooks

    National Technical Manager, HVG Façades

    Topic: Condensation Management for Non-Combustible External Façades

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  • Kim Sung-Jin

    Kim Sung-Jin

    CEO, Withworks

    Kim Sung-Jin

    CEO, Withworks

    Topic: Digital Manufacturing and Assembly in Architecture for Parametric Design & Complex Geometry Buildings

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  • Andreas Geyer

    Andreas Geyer

    Managing Director, Seele

    Andreas Geyer

    Managing Director, Seele

    Topic: Complex Full-Glass Structures and Steel-Glass Structures in Asia Pacific

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  • Bill Segaert

    Bill Segaert

    Managing Director, SGS Glass

    Bill Segaert

    Managing Director, SGS Glass

    Topic: Bringing Comfort, Wellbeing and Energy Saving in your Habitat

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  • Marc Zobec

    Marc Zobec

    Group Special Projects Manager, Permasteelisa Group

    Marc Zobec

    Group Special Projects Manager, Permasteelisa Group

    Topic: Advanced Interactive Dynamic Façades: Technology or Product? - Customised Australian Project Solutions

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  • Niall Horgan

    Niall Horgan

    Commercial Director BENCHMARK, Roof & Wall Panels, Kingspan

    Niall Horgan

    Commercial Director BENCHMARK, Roof & Wall Panels, Kingspan

    Topic: Facts About Fire

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  • Angus Macleod

    Angus Macleod

    Director - ANZ, Vector Foiltec

    Angus Macleod

    Director - ANZ, Vector Foiltec

    Topic: Adelaide Botanic High School - Adaptive Shading Showcase

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  • Frank Goudman

    Frank Goudman

    Export Sales Director, Renson

    Frank Goudman

    Export Sales Director, Renson

    Topic: Natural Ventilation and On-Demand Ventilation in Residential Houses & Apartments

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  • Jianjun Yang

    Jianjun Yang

    Chief Technical Officer, Xinyi Glass

    Jianjun Yang

    Chief Technical Officer, Xinyi Glass

    Topic: The Selection of Glass for Curtain Wall

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Schedule


Session 1

(08:50 - 11:10)

08:00 - 08:50

Delegate Registration

08:50 - 08:55

Welcome Address

08:55 - 09:25

Digital Trends in Façade Engineering

  • Building environmental modelling of the architectural envelope
  • Smart autonomous façades
  • Digital construction techniques

Haico Schepers

Principal | Sydney Sustainable Building Leader, Arup

09:25 - 09:50

A New Façade Dawning - Mass Customisation with Character and Purpose

  • New construction technologies create opportunities for crafted prefabricated façades

  • Adaptable and performative façades require new design processes

  • Moving towards a robotic future


Ninotschka Titchkosky

co-CEO & Strategic Champion of Digital Innovation and Robotics, BVN

09:50 - 10:10

Digital Manufacturing and Assembly in Architecture for Parametric Design & Complex Geometry Buildings

  • Digital manufacturing with high-end technology
  • Construction method that uses digital manufacturing 
  • Effort for clean and safe future construction environment

Kim Sung-Jin

CEO, Withworks

10:10 - 10:30

Advanced Interactive Dynamic Façades: Technology or Product? - Customised Australian Project Solutions

  • Technology overview, automated control systems
  • Performance - Energy efficiency, comfort, acoustics, user applications
  • Australian building applications and case studies: Why, what & how 

Marc Zobec

Group Special Projects Manager, Permasteelisa Group

10:30 - 11:10

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 2

(11:10 - 13:40)

11:10 - 11:30

Digital, Prefabrication and Modular Construction

  • Sketching an idea to submission, CFD and how it impacts on design for a project
  • ACT… an intro to a new high performance façade
  • “Crossover” from consultants to engineers and the use of digital tools

Lars Anders

Managing Director, Priedemann

11:30 - 11:50

Complex Full-Glass Structures and Steel-Glass Structures in Asia Pacific

  • IconSiam Luxury Façades - Achieving highest standards through international collaboration
  • IconSiam Wisdom Hall - Mastering installation challenges
  • MahaNakhon Rooftop Features - Maximizing elegance by smart engineering

Andreas Geyer

Managing Director, Seele

11:50 - 12:15

The Process of Façade Design

  • From idea to fruition
  • A digital design process
  • An analogue design process

Kaare Krokene

Managing Director, Snøhetta Australia

12:15 - 13:00

Panel Discussion: Design Innovations in Façade Construction for Modern Architecture

  • Influence of technological advancements on façade construction: How is the horizon changing?
  • State-of-the-art trends in contemporary façade designs & aesthetics
  • Culminating complexity of design with safety and sustainability features of the façade
  • Realising complex façade designs through BIM: Benefits and challenges
  • Influencing building envelope design for enhanced living experience

Moderator

Neil McClelland

Technical Director - Façade, TTW


Panelist

Shawlon Hsieh

Deputy General Manager, PTW


Panelist

Dr. Caroline Noller

Founder & CEO, The Footprint Company


Panelist

Paul Van Ratingen

Director, JPW


Panelist

Robert Beson

Director, AR-MA


Panelist

Liz Westgarth

Principal, Hassell

13:00 - 13:40

Networking Lunch Break

Session 3

(13:40 - 16:00)

13:40 - 14:00

Architectural Façade - Meaning: Expression: Performance:

  • Meaning and the architectural envelope
  • Expression and Identity
  • Performance and technology

Jeremy Deale

Principal, Architectus

14:00 - 14:20

Adelaide Botanic High School - Adaptive Shading Showcase

  • Insight on the custom designed texlon ETFE roof that is capable of changing its shading levels to suit the external climate
  • Exploring pathways to NCC compliance especially fire, environmental, shading solutions, maintenance and sustainability
  • Other extraordinary projects from around the world

Angus Macleod

Director - ANZ, Vector Foiltec

14:20 - 14:40

Bringing Comfort, Wellbeing and Energy Saving in your Habitat

  • Comfort and well being thanks to glass façades
  • Sustainable analysis of your façade
  • Glassprolive technology: A real aesthetic of your building

Bill Segaert

Managing Director, SGS Glass

14:40 - 15:00

Natural Ventilation and On-Demand Ventilation in Residential Houses & Apartments

  • The need for natural ventilation
  • The need for on-demand ventilation against moisture and CO2

Frank Goudman

Export Sales Director, Renson

15:00 - 15:20

Facts About Fire

  • FAQ's about fire spread
  • Large-scale system testing
  • Performance of 'combustible' insulation

Niall Horgan

Commercial Director BENCHMARK, Roof & Wall Panels, Kingspan

15:20 - 15:40

Condensation Management for Non-Combustible External Façades

  • Sealed fixed cassettes
  • Rear ventilated façades
  • Material selection

Andrew Pike

National Product Manager – Swisspearl, HVG Façades


Roger Brooks

National Technical Manager, HVG Façades

15:40 - 16:00

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 4

(16:00 - 17:30)

16:00 - 16:20

Our Response to the World Outside: The Evolution of Envelope and Comfort

  • Through the mechanism of thermal comfort we explore how architecture and technology enable us to enhance the experience of the built environment in the past, the now, and the future
  • The dimension of time allows us to consider our own ingenuity through the advancement of building envelope technology, and the cost of that ingenuity through climate change

Jason Gaekwad

Regional Manager - Building Physics and Sustainability, Inhabit Group

16:20 - 16:40

The Selection of Glass for Curtain Wall

  • Trends in curtain wall glass
  • Types of glass and selecting the right glass
  • Project case studies

Jianjun Yang

Chief Technical Officer, Xinyi Glass

16:40 - 17:25

PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued Improvisation of Best Practice

  • International Procurement: Procuring bespoke façades globally to suit local requirements
  • Are supply-only-contracts the way go-to?
  • Challenging the status quo: How are new players changing the façade delivery scene
  • Pre-Construction Services Appointments - Are they essential to help new players get to grips with local requirements
  • Delivering improved construction partnering "Trust, Quality & Value"

Moderator

John Perry

Associate Principal, FJMT Studio


Panelist

Dominic Shillington

Façade Manager, Laing O'Rourke Australia


Panelist

Elizabeth Carpenter

Managing Principal, FJMT Studio


Panelist

Gavin McPherson

Façade Engineer, Surface Design Consulting


Panelist

Peter Sullivan

Founder & Director, Furtado Sullivan

17:25 - 17:30

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

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TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR COMPLIMENTARY SEATS: Complimentary seats are reserved exclusively for Architects, Consultants, Contractors, Developers, Fabricators, Government Officials & PMC's. 
The organizers reserve the right to allocate these complimentary seats at their discretion.
The programme is correct at time of publishing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or excuse themselves from the programme. 
This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. You can find the most up-to-date programme on this website.

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Venue


ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre, Kindly reach the venue on 11th September, 2019 at 8:00 am

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ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre, Council of the City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000

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