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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 69 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 70th edition globally and the 4th edition in UK. 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


  • Karen Cook

    Karen Cook

    Founding Partner, PLP Architecture

    Karen Cook

    Founding Partner, PLP Architecture

    Topic: 22 Bishopsgate: Technology and Well-being in the Future Workplace

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  • Steve Mudie

    Steve Mudie

    Partner, Alinea Consulting

    Steve Mudie

    Partner, Alinea Consulting

    Topic: From Viability to Commercial Reality - A Collective Responsibility

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  • Graham Dodd

    Graham Dodd

    Director, Arup

    Graham Dodd

    Director, Arup

    Topic: Moisture in Insulated Glazing

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  • Darren Anderson

    Darren Anderson

    Director - Materials, FMDC

    Darren Anderson

    Director - Materials, FMDC

    Topic: Natural Stone - The Obstacle Course and Delivering Challenging Projects

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  • Phil Sedge

    Phil Sedge

    Head of Façades, Mace

    Phil Sedge

    Head of Façades, Mace

    Topic: Productivity and Service Excellence in Façades

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  • Lucy Tilley

    Lucy Tilley

    Associate Principal, Adjaye Associates

    Lucy Tilley

    Associate Principal, Adjaye Associates

    Topic: Bespoke Façades – Purpose, Texture and Craftsmanship

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  • Astrid Piber

    Astrid Piber

    Partner, UNStudio

    Astrid Piber

    Partner, UNStudio

    Topic: Working Linear to Deliver Circularity

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  • Harbinder Birdi​

    Harbinder Birdi​

    Partner, Hawkins\Brown

    Harbinder Birdi​

    Partner, Hawkins\Brown

    Topic: Prefabricated Infrastructure Façades

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  • Ze Nunes

    Ze Nunes

    Managing Director, MACH Acoustics

    Ze Nunes

    Managing Director, MACH Acoustics

    Topic: Adaptive Envelope Acoustics

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  • Hero Bennett

    Hero Bennett

    Partner, Max Fordham

    Hero Bennett

    Partner, Max Fordham

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: UN Sustainable Development Goals as Building Blocks for a Better Architectural Future

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  • Leigh Easden

    Leigh Easden

    Associate Director, Thornton Tomasetti

    Leigh Easden

    Associate Director, Thornton Tomasetti

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Should We Design for Glass Procurement?

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  • Silvia Prandelli

    Silvia Prandelli

    Façade Technical Director, Maffeis Engineering

    Silvia Prandelli

    Façade Technical Director, Maffeis Engineering

    Topic: The Beauty of Construction - Delivering Fabrication Details to Meet the Design Intent and Sustainable Targets

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  • Saverio Pasetto

    Saverio Pasetto

    Head of Façades, Skanska

    Saverio Pasetto

    Head of Façades, Skanska

    Topic: Fire and Façade: An Update

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  • Tom Spurrier

    Tom Spurrier

    Associate Director, Hoare Lea

    Tom Spurrier

    Associate Director, Hoare Lea

    Moderator: Panel Discussion: Overheating in Homes: Meeting the London Plan Targets

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  • Dr. Craig Robertson

    Dr. Craig Robertson

    Head of Sustainability, AHMM

    Dr. Craig Robertson

    Head of Sustainability, AHMM

    Moderator: Panel Discussion: UN Sustainable Development Goals as Building Blocks for a Better Architectural Future

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  • David Metcalfe

    David Metcalfe

    Director, Centre for Window and Cladding Technology

    David Metcalfe

    Director, Centre for Window and Cladding Technology

    Topic: Fire and Façade: An Update

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  • Simone Starnini

    Simone Starnini

    Head of Façade Engineering, Sir Robert McAlpine

    Simone Starnini

    Head of Façade Engineering, Sir Robert McAlpine

    Moderator: Panel Discussion: Should We Design for Glass Procurement?

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  • Adam Jenkins

    Adam Jenkins

    Head of Construction Design, Ballymore

    Adam Jenkins

    Head of Construction Design, Ballymore

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Fire Safety 2.0: What Next in Creating Fire Compliant Façades?

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  • Ian Farmer

    Ian Farmer

    Head of Design (Construction), HB Reavis

    Ian Farmer

    Head of Design (Construction), HB Reavis

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Price & Quality Balance Equation

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  • John Drew

    John Drew

    Managing Principal, Perkins+Wills

    John Drew

    Managing Principal, Perkins+Wills

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Price & Quality Balance Equation

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  • Anna Rozek

    Anna Rozek

    Technical Manager - Envelope, Bouygues UK

    Anna Rozek

    Technical Manager - Envelope, Bouygues UK

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Should We Design for Glass Procurement?

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  • Neville Grunwald

    Neville Grunwald

    Head of Façades, Wates Construction

    Neville Grunwald

    Head of Façades, Wates Construction

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Should We Design for Glass Procurement?

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  • Simon Lay​

    Simon Lay​

    Director, OFR Consultants

    Simon Lay​

    Director, OFR Consultants

    Moderator: Panel Discussion: Façade Fire Safety 2.0: What Next in Creating Fire Compliant Façades?

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  • Neil Brearley

    Neil Brearley

    Founding Director, Cast Consultancy

    Neil Brearley

    Founding Director, Cast Consultancy

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Price & Quality Balance Equation

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  • Neal Butterworth

    Neal Butterworth

    Director, Design Fire Consultants

    Neal Butterworth

    Director, Design Fire Consultants

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Fire Safety 2.0: What Next in Creating Fire Compliant Façades?

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  • Neesha Gopal

    Neesha Gopal

    Façade Director, Meinhardt UK

    Neesha Gopal

    Façade Director, Meinhardt UK

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Price & Quality Balance Equation

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  • Marion Baeli

    Marion Baeli

    Partner, PDP London

    Marion Baeli

    Partner, PDP London

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Overheating in Homes: Meeting the London Plan Targets

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  • Neil Dobbs

    Neil Dobbs

    Head of Façades, Multiplex

    Neil Dobbs

    Head of Façades, Multiplex

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Fire Safety 2.0: What Next in Creating Fire Compliant Façades?

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  • Neil Pennell

    Neil Pennell

    Head of Design Innovation & Product Solutions, Landsec

    Neil Pennell

    Head of Design Innovation & Product Solutions, Landsec

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: UN Sustainable Development Goals as Building Blocks for a Better Architectural Future

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  • Susie Diamond

    Susie Diamond

    Founding Partner, Inkling

    Susie Diamond

    Founding Partner, Inkling

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Overheating in Homes: Meeting the London Plan Targets

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  • Mark Foster

    Mark Foster

    Director, Allies & Morrison

    Mark Foster

    Director, Allies & Morrison

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Should We Design for Glass Procurement?

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  • Mark Grace

    Mark Grace

    Head of the Building Performance Group, WSP

    Mark Grace

    Head of the Building Performance Group, WSP

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: UN Sustainable Development Goals as Building Blocks for a Better Architectural Future

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  • Tudor Pop

    Tudor Pop

    Director & Head of Façade Consultancy, CBRE

    Tudor Pop

    Director & Head of Façade Consultancy, CBRE

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Fire Safety 2.0: What Next in Creating Fire Compliant Façades?

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  • Laura Kidd

    Laura Kidd

    Head of Architecture, HS2

    Laura Kidd

    Head of Architecture, HS2

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Price & Quality Balance Equation

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  • Ben Abel

    Ben Abel

    Head of Research & Development, Hilson Moran

    Ben Abel

    Head of Research & Development, Hilson Moran

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Overheating in Homes: Meeting the London Plan Targets

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  • Giles Martin

    Giles Martin

    Director, WilkinsonEyre

    Giles Martin

    Director, WilkinsonEyre

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: UN Sustainable Development Goals as Building Blocks for a Better Architectural Future

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  • Gareth Mason

    Gareth Mason

    Divisional Director, Stride Treglown

    Gareth Mason

    Divisional Director, Stride Treglown

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: UN Sustainable Development Goals as Building Blocks for a Better Architectural Future

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  • Anna Wendt

    Anna Wendt

    Director - Façade Engineering, BuroHappold

    Anna Wendt

    Director - Façade Engineering, BuroHappold

    Topic: Session Chair

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  • Eric Guillaume

    Eric Guillaume

    General Manager, Efectis France

    Eric Guillaume

    General Manager, Efectis France

    Topic: Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Grenfell Façade Fire Propagation

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  • Clare Murray

    Clare Murray

    Head of Sustainability, Levitt Bernstein

    Clare Murray

    Head of Sustainability, Levitt Bernstein

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Overheating in Homes: Meeting the London Plan Targets

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  • Robert Simcock

    Robert Simcock

    Regional Façade Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine

    Robert Simcock

    Regional Façade Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Price & Quality Balance Equation

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  • Scott Coombes

    Scott Coombes

    Managing Partner, AESG

    Scott Coombes

    Managing Partner, AESG

    Topic: Session Chair

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  • Russell Cole

    Russell Cole

    Director & Leader Façades UK, Arup

    Russell Cole

    Director & Leader Façades UK, Arup

    Topic: Façades That Make People Happy on the Inside

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  • Pascal Eveillard

    Pascal Eveillard

    Sustainability Director, Saint-Gobain

    Pascal Eveillard

    Sustainability Director, Saint-Gobain

    Topic: Facing Sustainability Challenges: Secret Powers of the Façade

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  • Mark Taylor

    Mark Taylor

    Director, Allies & Morrison

    Mark Taylor

    Director, Allies & Morrison

    Topic: Fit for Purpose? Balconies in Modern Façades

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  • Alex Whitbread

    Alex Whitbread

    Partner, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

    Alex Whitbread

    Partner, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

    Topic: Use of Faience a.k.a Glazed Ceramic in Architectural Projects

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  • Simon Wyatt

    Simon Wyatt

    Partner – Sustainability, Cundall

    Simon Wyatt

    Partner – Sustainability, Cundall

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: UN Sustainable Development Goals as Building Blocks for a Better Architectural Future

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  • Allan Gibson

    Allan Gibson

    Market Manager UK & Ireland, Kuraray - Trosifol® World of Interlayers

    Allan Gibson

    Market Manager UK & Ireland, Kuraray - Trosifol® World of Interlayers

    Topic: What Does Good Noise Sound Like?

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  • Oliver Hans

    Oliver Hans

    Senior Innovation Manager, Schüco International

    Oliver Hans

    Senior Innovation Manager, Schüco International

    Topic: Evolving Façades

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  • Nick Jenkins

    Nick Jenkins

    Business Development Manager, Kingspan Façades

    Nick Jenkins

    Business Development Manager, Kingspan Façades

    Topic: The Pathway to Net-Zero Carbon Buildings (NZCB)

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  • Olivier Gareil

    Olivier Gareil

    Director - Europe & Middle East, SageGlass

    Olivier Gareil

    Director - Europe & Middle East, SageGlass

    Topic: Smart Façades for Smart Buildings - A Case Study

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  • Brian Linton

    Brian Linton

    Engineering Manager, Novum Structures UK

    Brian Linton

    Engineering Manager, Novum Structures UK

    Topic: Freeform Grid Shell Design for Façades & Roofs

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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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  • Jannick Roth

    Jannick Roth

    Head of Building Performance Engineering, WindowMaster International

    Jannick Roth

    Head of Building Performance Engineering, WindowMaster International

    Topic: Smart Façades: Intelligent Automation for High Performance Buildings

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  • Annissa Flickinger

    Annissa Flickinger

    International Architectural Manager, Vitro Architectural Glass

    Annissa Flickinger

    International Architectural Manager, Vitro Architectural Glass

    Topic: You’re Not Stuck in a Box – Curving Glass Façades

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  • Valérie Hayez

    Valérie Hayez

    Global Façade Engineering & Architectural Design Engineer - High Performance Building, Dow

    Valérie Hayez

    Global Façade Engineering & Architectural Design Engineer - High Performance Building, Dow

    Topic: Innovative Transparent Silicone Solutions for Architectural Glass Applications

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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: Price & Quality Balance Equation

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  • Adam Taylor

    Adam Taylor

    Business Development Manager - Building Envelope, Proctor Group

    Adam Taylor

    Business Development Manager - Building Envelope, Proctor Group

    Topic: PechaKucha 20x20: Façade Design: Airtightness Simplified

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  • Benoit Domercq

    Benoit Domercq

    General Manager - EME, Halio International

    Benoit Domercq

    General Manager - EME, Halio International

    Topic: Session Chair

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Speaker Presentation


Schedule


Session 1

(08:50 - 10:50)

08:00 - 08:50

Delegate Registration & Networking

08:50 - 08:55

Welcome Address

08:55 - 09:20

From Viability to Commercial Reality - A Collective Responsibility

  • From small acorns…
  • The commercial rules
  • Collaborative design development

Steve Mudie

Partner, Alinea Consulting

09:20 - 09:45

22 Bishopsgate: Technology and Well-being in the Future Workplace

  • Developer vision: With the occupier in mind
  • Architectural vision: Communicating and expressing glass façades
  • Team collaboration: Architect, developer, cost manager, façade engineering, manufacturer
  • Make it happen: Processes

Karen Cook

Founding Partner, PLP Architecture

09:45 - 10:05

Evolving Façades

  • Evolution in design
  • Digitalisation and façades
  • Smart skins

Oliver Hans

Senior Innovation Manager, Schüco International

10:05 - 10:30

Bespoke Façades – Purpose, Texture and Craftsmanship

  • Aishti Foundation, Beirut: Integrated façades - A response to environment & typology
  • Hackney Morning Lane Arches, London: Animated façades - A response to innovation and community
  • 130 William, New York: Crafted façades - A response to place and identity

Lucy Tilley

Associate Principal, Adjaye Associates

10:30 - 10:50

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 2

(10:50 - 13:40)

10:50 - 11:15

Façades That Make People Happy on the Inside

  • How building façades control our interface with the good and the bad in the external environment, as well as having their own impact on the environment and the globe
  • Many aspects of the space we occupy will influence our comfort, contentment and overall well-being – so when developing façades of the future what should they be doing? 
  • Can our building envelopes impact productivity, wellness, human happiness and move us closer to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?

Russell Cole

Director & Leader Façades UK, Arup

11:15 - 11:35

Facing Sustainability Challenges: Secret Powers of the Façade

  • Good for people: Comfort & well-being
  • Good for the planet: Energy efficiency, reduced carbon footprint & circularity
  • Innovation & collaboration

Pascal Eveillard

Sustainability Director, Saint-Gobain

11:35 - 11:55

Working Linear to Deliver Circularity

  • Performative building envelopes with smart modules, less energy and pioneering production
  • Case study on the Hanwha Headquarters remodelling

Astrid Piber

Partner, UNStudio

11:55 - 12:05

The Pathway to Net-Zero Carbon Buildings (NZCB)

  • The here and now
  • Envelope 1st strategy

Nick Jenkins

Business Development Manager, Kingspan Façades

12:05 - 12:50

Panel Discussion: UN Sustainable Development Goals as Building Blocks for a Better Architectural Future

  • Taking cue from UN17 goals for sustainable façade design and construction
  • Designing smart façades for responsible energy consumption, production and recycling
  • How building envelopes can help create resilience to environmental issues?
  • Making greener buildings for better well-being and healthier environments inside and outside

Moderator

Dr. Craig Robertson

Head of Sustainability, AHMM


Panelist

Mark Grace

Head of the Building Performance Group, WSP


Panelist

Neil Pennell

Head of Design Innovation & Product Solutions, Landsec


Panelist

Simon Wyatt

Partner – Sustainability, Cundall


Panelist

Giles Martin

Director, WilkinsonEyre


Panelist

Gareth Mason

Divisional Director, Stride Treglown


Panelist

Hero Bennett

Partner, Max Fordham

12:50 - 13:40

Networking Lunch Break

Session 3 | Track A

(13:40 - 15:50)

Session Chair


Benoit Domercq

General Manager - EME, Halio International

13:40 - 14:00

Use of Faience a.k.a Glazed Ceramic in Architectural Projects

  • Historical references and the use of material particular to specific context and place
  • Glazed ceramic in the practice’s residential, education and workplace buildings
  • Case studies with focus on designs development and approach to façades

Alex Whitbread

Partner, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

14:00 - 14:20

Natural Stone - The Obstacle Course and Delivering Challenging Projects

  • Choosing stone - Technical and visual considerations
  • Selected fixing methods and examples of what goes wrong
  • Examples of iconic projects

Darren Anderson

Director - Materials, FMDC

14:20 - 14:40

Moisture in Insulated Glazing

  • Managing and monitoring humidity in glazed cavities
  • Benefits of manged systems
  • Research and development challenges

Graham Dodd

Director, Arup

14:40 - 15:00

Innovative Transparent Silicone Solutions for Architectural Glass Applications

  • Crystal clear silicone flexible spacers for insulating glass
  • Room temperature lamination for decorative glazing
  • 3D printable clear silicones

Valérie Hayez

Global Façade Engineering & Architectural Design Engineer - High Performance Building, Dow

15:00 - 15:20

You’re Not Stuck in a Box – Curving Glass Façades

  • Creating new non-square façades like the Amazon Spheres in the US and The Jewel in Singapore 
  • Examining the unique shapes of the Sandcrawler in Singapore and KEB Hana Bank in Korea, which are achieved with bent low-e glass
  • How innovative glass products help to achieve out-of-the-box designs while meeting energy requirements for projects around the globe

Annissa Flickinger

International Architectural Manager, Vitro Architectural Glass

15:20 - 15:50

Panel Discussion: Should We Design for Glass Procurement?

  • How does glass procurement influence capacity of delivering innovation?
  • Strategies needed to improve the prospects of innovation
  • Procuring glass under the different performance specification
  • Future trends of glass procurement as an essential process

Panelist

Anna Rozek

Technical Manager - Envelope, Bouygues UK


Panelist

Leigh Easden

Associate Director, Thornton Tomasetti


Panelist

Mark Foster

Director, Allies & Morrison


Panelist

Neville Grunwald

Head of Façades, Wates Construction


Moderator

Simone Starnini

Head of Façade Engineering, Sir Robert McAlpine

Session 3 | Track B

(13:40 - 15:50)

Session Chair


Anna Wendt

Director - Façade Engineering, BuroHappold

13:40 - 14:00

Fit for Purpose? Balconies in Modern Façades

  • The guidance void
  • Risks and opportunities in balcony design
  • Trajectory of the new British Standard

Mark Taylor

Director, Allies & Morrison

14:00 - 14:20

The Beauty of Construction - Delivering Fabrication Details to Meet the Design Intent and Sustainable Targets

  • Different level of detail for different phases
  • The procurement routes that benefit the design team
  • Producing a package able to prevent failures on site

Silvia Prandelli

Façade Technical Director, Maffeis Engineering

14:20 - 14:40

Fire and Façade: An Update

  • Industry Bodies Collaborative Approach
  • Impact of Amended Regulations
  • Industry response and future works

Saverio Pasetto

Head of Façades, Skanska


David Metcalfe

Director, Centre for Window and Cladding Technology

14:40 - 15:00

Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Grenfell Façade Fire Propagation

  • Grenfell disaster analysis
  • Modelling Grenfell fire then testing some hypotheses of changes in façade materials
  • Assessment of interactions between façade and apartments during the fire

Eric Guillaume

General Manager, Efectis France

15:00 - 15:20

Fire Safety in Façades – A2 Class Fire Rated Weatherproofing Membranes

  • Where does technology stand 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

15:20 - 15:50

Panel Discussion: Façade Fire Safety 2.0: What Next in Creating Fire Compliant Façades?

  • Two years since Grenfell, why is the clarity on regulations still elusive?
  • Impact of building codes on current and upcoming projects
  • Hackett Review Fallout: How will this impact the cladding industry in the near future?
  • Way forward and industry suggestions on future of cladding

Moderator

Simon Lay​

Director, OFR Consultants


Panelist

Neal Butterworth

Director, Design Fire Consultants


Panelist

Adam Jenkins

Head of Construction Design, Ballymore


Panelist

Neil Dobbs

Head of Façades, Multiplex


Panelist

Tudor Pop

Director & Head of Façade Consultancy, CBRE

Session 3 | Track C

(13:40 - 16:20)

Session Chair


Scott Coombes

Managing Partner, AESG

13:40 - 14:00

Prefabricated Infrastructure Façades

  • Design for manufacturing and assembly for façades
  • Constructing façades in constrained sites
  • Achieving efficiencies in GRFC design 

Harbinder Birdi​

Partner, Hawkins\Brown

14:00 - 14:20

Adaptive Envelope Acoustics

  • Advanced mathematical modelling is used to visualize and enhance the acoustic design of vented, solar controlled, low carbon envelopes
  • Automated, time adaptive façades adjusting both their acoustics and solar performance offering improved user comfort
  • Case study of continental and UK vented façades overcoming the clashes between acoustics and natural/low carbon buildings

Ze Nunes

Managing Director, MACH Acoustics

14:20 - 14:40

What Does Good Noise Sound Like?

  • How noise levels within our urban areas are increasing and evidence has proven this is having a mental and physical effect on our health
  • A sizeable proportion of the UK population is currently exposed to noise levels above the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations
  • The qualities of acoustic glazing, its benefit and contribution to noise control

Allan Gibson

Market Manager UK & Ireland, Kuraray - Trosifol® World of Interlayers

14:40 - 15:00

Smart Façades for Smart Buildings - A Case Study

  • Highly energy efficient
  • Connected for occupant comfort
  • Maximizing building value

Olivier Gareil

Director - Europe & Middle East, SageGlass

15:00 - 15:20

Smart Façades: Intelligent Automation for High Performance Buildings

  • Using novel technology for low carbon designs in new and existing buildings
  • Automating windows and blinds to improve building comfort, working environments and reduce energy consumption
  • Cases from the UK and US with smart façades and intelligent window automation

Jannick Roth

Head of Building Performance Engineering, WindowMaster International

15:20 - 15:50

Panel Discussion: Overheating in Homes: Meeting the London Plan Targets

  • Chalking out design methodology for the assessment of overheating risk in buildings
  • How can façade help in meeting overheating standards in the building
  • Orientation challenges of maximising daylight while minimising overheating through façades
  • Creating ventilated commercial spaces while reigning in the overheating challenges

Moderator

Tom Spurrier

Associate Director, Hoare Lea


Panelist

Marion Baeli

Partner, PDP London


Panelist

Susie Diamond

Founding Partner, Inkling


Panelist

Ben Abel

Head of Research & Development, Hilson Moran


Panelist

Clare Murray

Head of Sustainability, Levitt Bernstein

15:50 - 16:20

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 4

(16:20 - 18:00)

16:20 - 16:40

Productivity and Service Excellence in Façades

  • Productivity measurement and data
  • Planning and programme controls
  • Service excellence - Defect or outstanding work after PC

Phil Sedge

Head of Façades, Mace

16:40 - 17:00

Freeform Grid Shell Design for Façades & Roofs

  • The general solution for panel geometry in grid shell design
  • Panel materials - Size and scale
  • Automation of production - From model to fabrication

Brian Linton

Engineering Manager, Novum Structures UK

17:00 - 17:07

PechaKucha 20x20: Façade Design: Airtightness Simplified

  • Approach to façade design that offers a safer and simplified system
  • Energy efficiency improvements from airtightness modelling can improve the built up wall design
  • Unique market leading technology that is being welcomed into the façade industry and by warranty providers

Adam Taylor

Business Development Manager - Building Envelope, Proctor Group

17:07 - 17:52

Panel Discussion: Price & Quality Balance Equation

  • Integrating the right assessment models for getting the most value out of façades
  • Collaboration between stakeholders to get the best outcome
  • “Engineering Innovation” - Bringing the latest thinking into projects
  • Value adding thought smart specification

Panelist

Neesha Gopal

Façade Director, Meinhardt UK


Panelist

Robert Simcock

Regional Façade Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine


Panelist

Ian Farmer

Head of Design (Construction), HB Reavis


Panelist

John Drew

Managing Principal, Perkins+Wills


Panelist

Neil Brearley

Founding Director, Cast Consultancy


Panelist

Laura Kidd

Head of Architecture, HS2


Moderator

Stephen Tanno

Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International

17:52 - 18:00

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

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