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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 18,000 delegates across its 60 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 (Hong Kong, South Korea & 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 61st global edition and the 3rd edition in UK. It will witness 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.

Speaker


  • Ian Ritchie

    Ian Ritchie

    Director, Ian Ritchie Architects

    Ian Ritchie

    Director, Ian Ritchie Architects

    Topic: Designing with the Mind in Mind

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  • Ian Simpson

    Ian Simpson

    Founding Partner, SimpsonHaugh Architects

    Ian Simpson

    Founding Partner, SimpsonHaugh Architects

    Topic: “North-South” – Comparative challenges of designing tall buildings in Manchester and London

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  • Laura Kidd

    Laura Kidd

    Head of Architecture, HS2

    Laura Kidd

    Head of Architecture, HS2

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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  • Ged Couser

    Ged Couser

    Principal, BDP

    Ged Couser

    Principal, BDP

    Topic: Research, Education and Healthcare Architecture Future Skins

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  • Damian Rogan

    Damian Rogan

    Director, Eckersley O’Callaghan

    Damian Rogan

    Director, Eckersley O’Callaghan

    Topic: A Tall Order – The Challenges of High-Rise Residential Façades

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  • John Williams

    John Williams

    Principal Façade Manager & Façade Engineer, Renaker Build

    John Williams

    Principal Façade Manager & Façade Engineer, Renaker Build

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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  • Robert Hopkins

    Robert Hopkins

    Regional Director, AHR

    Robert Hopkins

    Regional Director, AHR

    Topic: Well Being in Architecture – A Biophilic Approach in the Design of Façades

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  • Rachel Witcherley

    Rachel Witcherley

    Associate Director - Project & Design Management, BuroHappold

    Rachel Witcherley

    Associate Director - Project & Design Management, BuroHappold

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital Innovations in Façade Construction for Modern Architecture

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  • Colman Billings

    Colman Billings

    Managing Director, Billings Design Associates

    Colman Billings

    Managing Director, Billings Design Associates

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital Innovations in Façade Construction for Modern Architecture

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  • Neil Kendrick

    Neil Kendrick

    Senior Façade Engineer - Europe, LendLease

    Neil Kendrick

    Senior Façade Engineer - Europe, LendLease

    Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital Innovations in Façade Construction for Modern Architecture

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  • Neal Allen-Burt

    Neal Allen-Burt

    Partner, Sheppard Robson

    Neal Allen-Burt

    Partner, Sheppard Robson

    Topic: Screen Continuity

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  • Alex Smith

    Alex Smith

    Associate Partner, Sheppard Robson

    Alex Smith

    Associate Partner, Sheppard Robson

    Topic: Screen Continuity

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  • Michael Spearpoint

    Michael Spearpoint

    Research Leader, OFR Consultants

    Michael Spearpoint

    Research Leader, OFR Consultants

    Topic: Tall Building Façade Fire Incident Database for a Machine Learning Environment

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  • Kate Dougherty

    Kate Dougherty

    Associate, WSP

    Kate Dougherty

    Associate, WSP

    Topic: Addressing Overheating in Buildings

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  • Simon Doody

    Simon Doody

    Partner, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

    Simon Doody

    Partner, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital Innovations in Façade Construction for Modern Architecture

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  • Ariane Schumacher

    Ariane Schumacher

    R&D Head of Building Sciences, Saint-Gobain Glass Europe

    Ariane Schumacher

    R&D Head of Building Sciences, Saint-Gobain Glass Europe

    Topic: Choose your Glass with: GLASSPRO: Physico-Realistic Rendering

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  • Dr. Bettina-Gerharz-Kalte

    Dr. Bettina-Gerharz-Kalte

    Vice President - Thermal Insulation, Evonik Resource Efficiency

    Dr. Bettina-Gerharz-Kalte

    Vice President - Thermal Insulation, Evonik Resource Efficiency

    Topic: Safe, Slim and Sustainable: CALOSTAT® - the A2-s1, d0 High-Performance Insulation Material

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  • Mark Pniewski

    Mark Pniewski

    Building Specialists Divisional Director, Ramboll

    Mark Pniewski

    Building Specialists Divisional Director, Ramboll

    Topic: ‘Powered by Paradox’: The Divergent Forces Driving Innovative Façade Solutions in the Manchester Market

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  • Marcel Ridyard

    Marcel Ridyard

    Senior Associate, AFL Architects

    Marcel Ridyard

    Senior Associate, AFL Architects

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital Innovations in Façade Construction for Modern Architecture

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  • Will MacDonald

    Will MacDonald

    Head of Façades - EMIA, AECOM

    Will MacDonald

    Head of Façades - EMIA, AECOM

    Topic: Cost of the Façade in Today's Market

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  • Roland Reinardy

    Roland Reinardy

    Director, Hawkins\Brown

    Roland Reinardy

    Director, Hawkins\Brown

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital Innovations in Façade Construction for Modern Architecture

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  • Duncan Richards

    Duncan Richards

    Director, FMDC

    Duncan Richards

    Director, FMDC

    Topic: Façade System Selection Drivers for High Rise Buildings

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  • Darren Kent

    Darren Kent

    Associate Director - Façades, Arup

    Darren Kent

    Associate Director - Façades, Arup

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital Innovations in Façade Construction for Modern Architecture

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  • Sandra Scolastra

    Sandra Scolastra

    Associate - Façades, Arup

    Sandra Scolastra

    Associate - Façades, Arup

    Topic: Digital Tools for Successful Façade Design

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  • Jeff Richards

    Jeff Richards

    Market Field Manager, Sika UK

    Jeff Richards

    Market Field Manager, Sika UK

    Topic: High Performance Structural Sealant Glazing

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  • Pedro Carvalho

    Pedro Carvalho

    Strategy & Business Development Director, Effisus

    Pedro Carvalho

    Strategy & Business Development Director, Effisus

    Topic: Fire Safety in Façades – A2 Class Fire Rated Weatherproofing Membranes

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  • Mathias Noatzsch

    Mathias Noatzsch

    Technical Manager, Novum Membranes

    Mathias Noatzsch

    Technical Manager, Novum Membranes

    Topic: ETFE Air Filled Pillows – A Lightweight Cost Effective Alternative to Glass

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  • Thomas Henriksen

    Thomas Henriksen

    Technical Director, Kingspan Façades

    Thomas Henriksen

    Technical Director, Kingspan Façades

    Topic: Façade Design for Future Building Envelopes

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  • Tanguy Timmermans

    Tanguy Timmermans

    Façade & Building Performance Specialist, Halio International

    Tanguy Timmermans

    Façade & Building Performance Specialist, Halio International

    Topic: Halio, More Than a Glass… A Smart-Tinting System, With 3 Pillars for a Successful Integration

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  • Jeff Upton

    Jeff Upton

    Architectural Project Manager, Schüco International

    Jeff Upton

    Architectural Project Manager, Schüco International

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  • Sandeep Kashyap

    Sandeep Kashyap

    Sales Director - Europe and Middle East, Halio International

    Sandeep Kashyap

    Sales Director - Europe and Middle East, Halio International

    Topic: Session Chair

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  • Naveen Sandhu

    Naveen Sandhu

    Specification Manager - UK & Ireland, AkzoNobel

    Naveen Sandhu

    Specification Manager - UK & Ireland, AkzoNobel

    Topic: Evolution of Powder Coatings

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  • Stephen Tanno

    Stephen Tanno

    Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International

    Stephen Tanno

    Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International

    Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

    Moderator: Vertical Residential Towers Integrating High Performance Unitised Façade Design

    Moderator: Session Chair

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  • Stefan Trifonov

    Stefan Trifonov

    Senior Façade Engineering Expert, Schüco International

    Stefan Trifonov

    Senior Façade Engineering Expert, Schüco International

    Topic: Vertical Residential Towers Integrating High Performance Unitised Façade Design

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  • Sreenivas Narayanan

    Sreenivas Narayanan

    General Manager ‑ UAE, India & Oceania, Siderise Group

    Sreenivas Narayanan

    General Manager ‑ UAE, India & Oceania, Siderise Group

    Topic: A Global Perspective on Routes to Compliance, Product and System Testing

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Speaker Presentation


Schedule


Session - 1

(08:50 - 10:55)

08:00 - 08:50

Delegate Registration & Networking

08:50 - 08:55

Welcome Address

08:55 - 09:20

Research, Education and Healthcare Architecture Future Skins

  • Transparency and opacity
  • Unitisation and pre fabrication
  • Elegance and practicality

Ged Couser

Principal, BDP

09:20 - 09:45

‘Powered by Paradox’: The Divergent Forces Driving Innovative Façade Solutions in the Manchester Market

  • Reconciling cost sensitivity and architectural ambition
  • Accommodating construction speed & logistics with safety & performance
  • Unlocking creativity & value with a rationalised set of local & global components

Mark Pniewski

Building Specialists Divisional Director, Ramboll

09:45 - 10:05

Choose your Glass with: GLASSPRO: Physico-Realistic Rendering

  • Architecture, BIM and rendering
  • Glass façade computer generated images
  • Designing with GlassPro app and GlassPro live

Ariane Schumacher

R&D Head of Building Sciences, Saint-Gobain Glass Europe

10:05 - 10:25

Designing with the Mind in Mind

  • Research in spatial neuroscience
  • Neurodesign applied to the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour
  • Musical space - The Royal Academy of Music’s new theatre and recital hall

Ian Ritchie

Director, Ian Ritchie Architects

10:25 - 10:32

Safe, Slim and Sustainable: CALOSTAT® - the A2-s1, d0 High-Performance Insulation Material

  • Slim insulation for thinner walls and more space
  • Excellent passive fire protection in the insulation for new buildings and retrofit
  • New systems for rain-screen-façades and façade elements

Dr. Bettina-Gerharz-Kalte

Vice President - Thermal Insulation, Evonik Resource Efficiency

10:32 - 10:55

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session - 2

(10:55 - 13:40)

10:55 - 11:15

A Tall Order – The Challenges of High-Rise Residential Façades

  • Appropriate forms of construction
  • Thermal, fire and acoustic performance
  • Integrating natural ventilation and balconies

Damian Rogan

Director, Eckersley O’Callaghan

11:15 - 11:35

Vertical Residential Towers Integrating High Performance Unitised Façade Design

  • Realising highly bespoke designs by maximising the use of off-site production of façade elements
  • Performance criteria such as air/water tightness, ventilation and durability
  • Architectural detailing, integrating design features and different materials such as brick fascia, ceramic, etc
  • Build-ability and slick on-site installation

Stefan Trifonov

Senior Façade Engineering Expert, Schüco International


Moderator

Stephen Tanno

Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International

11:35 - 12:05

“North-South” – Comparative challenges of designing tall buildings in Manchester and London

  • Ambition and process
  • Design and context
  • Detail and technical challenges

Ian Simpson

Founding Partner, SimpsonHaugh Architects

12:05 - 12:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital 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 for North England projects
  • Culminating complexity of design with safety and sustainability features of the façade
  • Realising complex façade designs through BIM: Benefits and challenges

Panelist

Colman Billings

Managing Director, Billings Design Associates


Panelist

Darren Kent

Associate Director - Façades, Arup


Panelist

Simon Doody

Partner, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios


Panelist

Marcel Ridyard

Senior Associate, AFL Architects


Panelist

Roland Reinardy

Director, Hawkins\Brown


Panelist

Rachel Witcherley

Associate Director - Project & Design Management, BuroHappold


Moderator

Neil Kendrick

Senior Façade Engineer - Europe, LendLease

12:50 - 13:40

Networking Lunch Break

Session - 3 | Track - A

(13:40 - 15:40)

Session Chair


Sandeep Kashyap

Sales Director - Europe and Middle East, Halio International

13:40 - 14:00

Well Being in Architecture – A Biophilic Approach in the Design of Façades

  • The use of complex modelling to develop biophilic patterns in architecture
  • Using the WELL standard to influence the fabric of a building
  • Collaborating with the supply chain to Integrate natural materials in the façade of a building

Robert Hopkins

Regional Director, AHR

14:00 - 14:20

Cost of the Façade in Today's Market

  • Factors that make up the costs of the façade
  • Risk in the costs and field of expertise in the industry
  • Tender comparison study

Will MacDonald

Head of Façades - EMIA, AECOM

14:20 - 14:40

Addressing Overheating in Buildings

  • Why are things heating up inside our buildings and what are the consequences?
  • What tools should we be using to measure the risk of overheating?
  • How can good design keep temperatures down?

Kate Dougherty

Associate, WSP

14:40 - 15:00

Evolution of Powder Coatings

  • The rise of superdurable finishes; Stone, GRC, Anodising, Coreten and Copper effects
  • Best practice for specifying special effect finishes
  • Case studies in Manchester and beyond

Naveen Sandhu

Specification Manager - UK & Ireland, AkzoNobel

15:00 - 15:20

High Performance Structural Sealant Glazing

  • Benefits of structural bonding in façades
  • Specialist structural glazing applications
  • How to ensure the long term performance of your project

Jeff Richards

Market Field Manager, Sika UK

15:20 - 15:40

Halio, More Than a Glass… A Smart-Tinting System, With 3 Pillars for a Successful Integration

  • Dynamic glazing to provide solar management and comfort
  • Control strategy to deliver promised performances
  • System architecture to make it flexible and widely accessible

Tanguy Timmermans

Façade & Building Performance Specialist, Halio International

Session - 3 | Track - B

(13:40 - 16:00)

Session Chair


Moderator

Stephen Tanno

Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International

13:40 - 14:00

Screen Continuity

  • Exploring a façades collective skin
  • Additive and subtractive façades
  • Façades collective sustainability

Neal Allen-Burt

Partner, Sheppard Robson


Alex Smith

Associate Partner, Sheppard Robson

14:00 - 14:20

Digital Tools for Successful Façade Design

  • Evaluating design solutions
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Progress tracking and monitoring

Sandra Scolastra

Associate - Façades, Arup

14:20 - 14:40

Tall Building Façade Fire Incident Database for a Machine Learning Environment

  • Formulating database structure
  • Identification of relevant incidents
  • Interrogating database and application to machine learning

Michael Spearpoint

Research Leader, OFR Consultants

14:40 - 15:00

Façade Design for Future Building Envelopes

  • How new demands for low energy buildings require innovative façade solutions
  • What are the future solutions for today’s architectural demands and the ever evolving performance requirements
  • Developing safety prerequisites to buildings and how they can be achieved in an energy efficient way

Thomas Henriksen

Technical Director, Kingspan Façades

15:00 - 15:20

A Global Perspective on Routes to Compliance, Product and System Testing

  • A review of the fundamental requirements from first principals
  • Highlight the critical interface between the floor slab and the façade system
  • Development of best practice to control external and internal vertical fire spread

Sreenivas Narayanan

General Manager ‑ UAE, India & Oceania, Siderise Group

15:20 - 15:40

Fire Safety in Façades – A2 Class Fire Rated Weatherproofing Membranes

  • Where does technology stands today when it comes to combining façade weatherproofing and fire protection?
  • Consulting - The key element for modern façade industry
  • Partnership - The art of business relationship

Pedro Carvalho

Strategy & Business Development Director, Effisus

15:40 - 16:00

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session - 4

(16:00 - 17:30)

16:00 - 16:20

Façade System Selection Drivers for High Rise Buildings

  • Selection drivers – what matters?
  • Unitised curtain walling – why and when?
  • Precast construction – why and when?
  • Worked project example comparison & analysis

Duncan Richards

Director, FMDC

16:20 - 16:40

ETFE Air Filled Pillows – A Lightweight Cost Effective Alternative to Glass

  • Less structure – More sky with pillows over 100m long
  • Illuminate and inform - Using pillows as a canvas
  • Durability, longevity and safety

Mathias Noatzsch

Technical Manager, Novum Membranes

16:40 - 17:25

PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

  • Façade deliveries, understanding and mitigating risk
  • The need for FPM
  • Implementation - Players involved and their roles
  • Possible pitfalls and their avoidance
  • Effect on the bottom line

Panelist

Laura Kidd

Head of Architecture, HS2


Panelist

John Williams

Principal Façade Manager & Façade Engineer, Renaker Build


Moderator

Stephen Tanno

Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International

17:25 - 17:30

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

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