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THE WORLD'S LEADING CONFERENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Zak World of Façades is an International conference series on the subject of façade design & engineering. The conference now takes place in Asia (Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Hong Kong), Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait), Africa (Kenya, Morocco and South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom and France), Australasia (Australia and New Zealand) and the United States of America.

Now in it's 50th edition globally and the 2nd edition in UK, the conference will discuss the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will showcase the latest technological solutions.

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

Who Should Attend this Conference

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

Speakers

Kai-Uwe Bergmann

Partner, BIG Group

Kai-Uwe Bergmann

Partner, BIG Group


Topic: Hot to Cold

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Alex Wraight

Partner, Allies & Morrison

Alex Wraight

Partner, Allies & Morrison


Topic: The Narrative of Shelter

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Knut Stockhusen

Partner, Schlaich Bergermann Partner

Knut Stockhusen

Partner, Schlaich Bergermann Partner


Topic: Weaving tomorrow

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Paul Kalkhoven

Senior Partner & Head of Technical Design, Foster + Partners

Paul Kalkhoven

Senior Partner & Head of Technical Design, Foster + Partners


Topic: Façades - Towards a holistic approach

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Russell Cole

Director - Leader Façade UK, Arup

Russell Cole

Director - Leader Façade UK, Arup


Topic: Façade design, fabrication and construction in a digital world

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Colin Westpfel

Head of Design, Balfour Beatty

Colin Westpfel

Head of Design, Balfour Beatty


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: From Digital engineering to digital fabrication: How is the future of building skin design and construction changing?

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Stephen Taylor

Associate Director, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Stephen Taylor

Associate Director, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris


Topic: White Collar Factory: The journey of an idea

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Luke Lowings

Director, Carpenter | Lowings Architecture & Design

Luke Lowings

Director, Carpenter | Lowings Architecture & Design


Topic: Less material – More presence

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Martin Liepmann

Associate Director, SOM

Martin Liepmann

Associate Director, SOM


Topic: Glass and the evolution of high-rise living

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Phil Obayda

Associate Director, SOM

Phil Obayda

Associate Director, SOM


Topic: Glass and the evolution of high-rise living

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Sam Potter

Partner, Make Architects

Sam Potter

Partner, Make Architects


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued improvisation of best practice

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James Ford

Partner, Hoare Lea

James Ford

Partner, Hoare Lea


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION : Solar shading and daylighting for smart buildings

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Agnes Koltay

Director, Koltay Façades

Agnes Koltay

Director, Koltay Façades









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Gordon Talbot

Projects Director, Ian Ritchie Architects

Gordon Talbot

Projects Director, Ian Ritchie Architects


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Architectural Glass 2.0: Transparent designing of future buildings

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Lukas Romanczin

Director, Murphy Façade Studio

Lukas Romanczin

Director, Murphy Façade Studio


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: From Digital engineering to digital fabrication: How is the future of building skin design and construction changing?

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Hans Jansen

Lead Concept Designer - Cladding, Scheldebouw

Hans Jansen

Lead Concept Designer - Cladding, Scheldebouw


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: From Digital engineering to digital fabrication: How is the future of building skin design and construction changing?

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Cobus Bothma

Director - Applied Research, KPF

Cobus Bothma

Director - Applied Research, KPF


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: From Digital engineering to digital fabrication: How is the future of building skin design and construction changing?

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Andrew Pryke

Director of Design, BAM Construct

Andrew Pryke

Director of Design, BAM Construct


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: From Digital engineering to digital fabrication: How is the future of building skin design and construction changing?

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Myles Taylor

Director, Squire & Partners

Myles Taylor

Director, Squire & Partners


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: From Digital engineering to digital fabrication: How is the future of building skin design and construction changing?

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Peter Runacres

Senior Projects Director, Argent

Peter Runacres

Senior Projects Director, Argent


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued improvisation of best practice

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Mark Pniewski

Director - Special Services & Buildings, Ramboll

Mark Pniewski

Director - Special Services & Buildings, Ramboll


Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: From Digital engineering to digital fabrication: How is the future of building skin design and construction changing?

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Judith Schulz

Associate Director - Fire Engineering, Arup

Judith Schulz

Associate Director - Fire Engineering, Arup


Topic: Total fire safety considerations for façade design

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Darren Kent

Associate Director - Façades, Arup

Darren Kent

Associate Director - Façades, Arup


Topic: Total fire safety considerations for façade design

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John Downes

Head of Façades - Europe, LendLease

John Downes

Head of Façades - Europe, LendLease


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued improvisation of best practice

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Thomas Spitzer

Managing Director, Seele UK

Thomas Spitzer

Managing Director, Seele UK


Topic: The potential of high-end all-glass structures

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Claudia Farabegoli

Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti

Claudia Farabegoli

Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti


Topic: Looking back - Moving forward: Where history inspires innovation

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Graham Coult

Technical Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan

Graham Coult

Technical Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Architectural Glass 2.0: Transparent designing of future buildings

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Mark Bax

Architect Director, BDP

Mark Bax

Architect Director, BDP


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Architectural Glass 2.0: Transparent designing of future buildings

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Simon Lay

Director, Olsson Fire & Risk

Simon Lay

Director, Olsson Fire & Risk


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Fire safety regulations for buildings: Changing dynamics of façade materials in UK

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Louisa Bowles

Partner, Hawkins\Brown

Louisa Bowles

Partner, Hawkins\Brown


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION : Solar shading and daylighting for smart buildings

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David Metcalfe

Director, Centre for Window and Cladding Technology

David Metcalfe

Director, Centre for Window and Cladding Technology


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Architectural Glass 2.0: Transparent designing of future buildings

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Saverio Pasetto

Head of Façades, Skanska

Saverio Pasetto

Head of Façades, Skanska


Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Architectural Glass 2.0: Transparent designing of future buildings

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Aaron Caffrey

Technical Director, Ballymore Group

Aaron Caffrey

Technical Director, Ballymore Group


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Fire safety regulations for buildings: Changing dynamics of façade materials in UK

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Steve Bosi

Head of Façade Engineering, WSP

Steve Bosi

Head of Façade Engineering, WSP


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Fire safety regulations for buildings: Changing dynamics of façade materials in UK

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Colman Billings

Managing Director, Billings Design Associates

Colman Billings

Managing Director, Billings Design Associates


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Fire safety regulations for buildings: Changing dynamics of façade materials in UK

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Chris Cummings

Technical Director - Environmental and Sustainability, ChapmanBDSP

Chris Cummings

Technical Director - Environmental and Sustainability, ChapmanBDSP


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION : Solar shading and daylighting for smart buildings

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Anna Wendt

Associate Director, BuroHappold

Anna Wendt

Associate Director, BuroHappold


Topic: The façade engineer bridging specialist engineering to make a vision viable

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Thomas Henriksen

Technical Director, Kingspan Façades

Thomas Henriksen

Technical Director, Kingspan Façades


Topic: Façade design for future building envelopes

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Phil Sedge

Head of Façades, Mace

Phil Sedge

Head of Façades, Mace


Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Fire safety regulations for buildings: Changing dynamics of façade materials in UK

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Simone Pagani

Senior Partner, GIA

Simone Pagani

Senior Partner, GIA


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION : Solar shading and daylighting for smart buildings

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Meredith Davey

Director, Atelier Ten

Meredith Davey

Director, Atelier Ten


Topic: Form vs Function: Envelope optimisation of design and performance

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Adrian Brown

Fire Service Advisor, General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense

Adrian Brown

Fire Service Advisor, General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense


Topic: ACP: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

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Gary Clark

Head of Sustainability, WilkinsonEyre

Gary Clark

Head of Sustainability, WilkinsonEyre


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION : Solar shading and daylighting for smart buildings

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Clyde Abela

Associate Director, Wintech

Clyde Abela

Associate Director, Wintech


Topic: Improved Façade U-values with a focus on the mid to high-rise residential market in the UK

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João Simões

Managing Director, Martifer

João Simões

Managing Director, Martifer


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued improvisation of best practice

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David Barker

Associate Principal – Environment & Sustainability, Elementa Consulting

David Barker

Associate Principal – Environment & Sustainability, Elementa Consulting


Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION : Solar shading and daylighting for smart buildings

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Daryl Roots

Strategic Procurement Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine

Daryl Roots

Strategic Procurement Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued improvisation of best practice

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Sean Butler

Commercial Director - Metal Construction, Schueco UK

Sean Butler

Commercial Director - Metal Construction, Schueco UK


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued improvisation of best practice

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Veronica Muffatti

Business Development for Architectural Applications, Siderval

Veronica Muffatti

Business Development for Architectural Applications, Siderval


Topic: Architecture with steel - Façade profiles for ambitious architecture projects

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Klaus Hedding

Head of Business Development & Market Communication, Hoesch Schwerter Extruded Profiles

Klaus Hedding

Head of Business Development & Market Communication, Hoesch Schwerter Extruded Profiles


Topic: Architecture with steel - Façade profiles for ambitious architecture projects

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Stephen Tanno

Director - Pre Construction, Schüco International

Stephen Tanno

Director - Pre Construction, Schüco International


Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued improvisation of best practice

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Christian Glatte

General Manager, Schüco Digital

Christian Glatte

General Manager, Schüco Digital


Topic: Digitalisation from BIM to final construction

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Markus Plettau

Marketing Manager - EMEA, High Performance Building Solutions, Dow Performance Silicones

Markus Plettau

Marketing Manager - EMEA, High Performance Building Solutions, Dow Performance Silicones


Topic: Silicone technologies for high performance façades

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Sandeep Kashyap

Head of Global Sales, Merck Window Technologies

Sandeep Kashyap

Head of Global Sales, Merck Window Technologies









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Pascal Pinet

Project Manager, Ductal® by LafargeHolcim

Pascal Pinet

Project Manager, Ductal® by LafargeHolcim


Topic: Ductal: Unveiling an innovative material

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Carlos Piles

Head of Ductal® Europe, Ductal® by LafargeHolcim

Carlos Piles

Head of Ductal® Europe, Ductal® by LafargeHolcim


Topic: Ductal: Unveiling an innovative material

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Ron Hull

Marketing Manager - EMEA & America, Kuraray

Ron Hull

Marketing Manager - EMEA & America, Kuraray









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Max Radt

Regional Commercial Manager, Guardian Europe

Max Radt

Regional Commercial Manager, Guardian Europe


Topic: “La casa del desierto” – A glass house in the desert!

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Bruce Nicol

Head of Global Design, Merck Window Technologies

Bruce Nicol

Head of Global Design, Merck Window Technologies


Topic: To shade or not to shade? That is the question

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Roy Weghorst

Head of Regulatory Affairs - Fire, Kingspan

Roy Weghorst

Head of Regulatory Affairs - Fire, Kingspan


Topic: Fire safety and façades - What are the challenges? Part 2

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Dr. Bettina-Gerharz-Kalte

Vice President Thermal Insulation, Evonik Resource Efficiency

Dr. Bettina-Gerharz-Kalte

Vice President Thermal Insulation, Evonik Resource Efficiency


Topic: PechaKucha 20x20: Safe, slim and sustainable: CALOSTAT® - the non-combustible high-performance insulation material for façades

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Christoph Troska

Manager - Global Architecture Segment, Trosifol® World of Interlayers

Christoph Troska

Manager - Global Architecture Segment, Trosifol® World of Interlayers


Topic: Advanced interlayer offer additional value for laminated safety glazing

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Speaker Presentations


Stephen Taylor Associate Director, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

White Collar Factory: The journey of an idea

Luke Lowings Director, Carpenter | Lowings Architecture & Design

Less material – More presence

Martin Liepmann Associate Director, SOM

Glass and the evolution of high-rise living

Darren Kent Associate Director - Façades, Arup

Total fire safety considerations for façade design

Claudia Farabegoli Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti

Looking back - Moving forward: Where history inspires innovation

Anna Wendt Associate Director, BuroHappold

The façade engineer bridging specialist engineering to make a vision viable

Thomas Henriksen Technical Director, Kingspan Façades

Façade design for future building envelopes

Meredith Davey Director, Atelier Ten

Form vs Function: Envelope optimisation of design and performance

Clyde Abela Associate Director, Wintech

Improved Façade U-values with a focus on the mid to high-rise residential market in the UK

Veronica Muffatti Business Development for Architectural Applications, Siderval

Architecture with steel - Façade profiles for ambitious architecture projects

Christian Glatte General Manager, Schüco Digital

Digitalisation from BIM to final construction

Markus Plettau Marketing Manager - EMEA, High Performance Building Solutions, Dow Performance Silicones

Silicone technologies for high performance façades

Pascal Pinet Project Manager, Ductal® by LafargeHolcim

Ductal: Unveiling an innovative material

Max Radt Regional Commercial Manager, Guardian Europe

“La casa del desierto” – A glass house in the desert!

Bruce Nicol Head of Global Design, Merck Window Technologies

To shade or not to shade? That is the question

Dr. Bettina-Gerharz-Kalte Vice President Thermal Insulation, Evonik Resource Efficiency

PechaKucha 20x20: Safe, slim and sustainable: CALOSTAT® - the non-combustible high-performance insulation material for façades

Christoph Troska Manager - Global Architecture Segment, Trosifol® World of Interlayers

Advanced interlayer offer additional value for laminated safety glazing

Schedule

  • Session - 1

    (08.50 - 10.25)

08:00 - 08:50

Delegate Registration & Networking

08:50 - 08:55

Welcome address

08:55 - 09:20

Weaving tomorrow

09:20 - 09:45

The Narrative of Shelter

09:45 - 10:05

“La casa del desierto” – A glass house in the desert!

10:05 - 10:25

Façades - Towards a holistic approach

10:25 - 10:45

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

  • Session - 2

    (10.45 - 12.50)

10:45 - 11:10

Façade design, fabrication and construction in a digital world

11:10 - 11:35

Digitalisation from BIM to final construction

11:35 - 12:05

Hot to Cold

12:05 - 12:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: From Digital engineering to digital fabrication: How is the future of building skin design and construction changing?

12:50 - 13:40

Networking Lunch Break

  • Session - 3

    (13.40 - 15.50)

    Session - 3 | Track - A

Session Chair

13:40 - 14:00

Glass and the evolution of high-rise living

14:00 - 14:20

The façade engineer bridging specialist engineering to make a vision viable

14:20 - 14:40

Architecture with steel - Façade profiles for ambitious architecture projects

14:40 - 15:00

Silicone technologies for high performance façades

15:00 - 15:20

Advanced interlayer offer additional value for laminated safety glazing

15:20 - 15:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: Architectural Glass 2.0: Transparent designing of future buildings

  • Session - 3

    (13.40 - 15.50)

    Session - 3 | Track - B

Session Chair

13:40 - 14:00

White Collar Factory: The journey of an idea

14:00 - 14:20

Looking back - Moving forward: Where history inspires innovation

14:20 - 14:40

Total fire safety considerations for façade design

14:40 - 15:00

ACP: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

15:00 - 15:20

Fire safety and façades - What are the challenges? Part 2

15:20 - 15:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: Fire safety regulations for buildings: Changing dynamics of façade materials in UK

  • Session - 3

    (13.40 - 15.50)

    Session - 3 | Track - C

Session Chair

13:40 - 14:00

Less material – More presence

14:00 - 14:20

Improved Façade U-values with a focus on the mid to high-rise residential market in the UK

14:20 - 14:40

Form vs Function: Envelope optimisation of design and performance

14:40 - 15:00

Façade design for future building envelopes

15:00 - 15:20

To shade or not to shade? That is the question

15:20 - 15:50

PANEL DISCUSSION : Solar shading and daylighting for smart buildings

15:50 - 16:20

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

  • Session - 4

    (16.20 - 17.57)

16:20 - 16:40

The potential of high-end all-glass structures

16:40 - 17:00

Ductal: Unveiling an innovative material

17:05 - 17:12

PechaKucha 20x20: Safe, slim and sustainable: CALOSTAT® - the non-combustible high-performance insulation material for façades

17:12 - 17:57

PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued improvisation of best practice

17:57 - 18:00

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

18:00 - 19:30

Networking Reception (by invite only)