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UK'S BRAND NEW EVENT 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 South Asia (India & Sri Lanka), South East Asia (Singapore & Indonesia), Greater China (Hong Kong), Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait), Africa (Kenya), Australia and now in the United Kingdom.

This is the 34th global edition and 1st edition in the UK. The conference is a specialised forum to discuss the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and showcases 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

Patrik Schumacher

Principal, Zaha Hadid Architects

Patrik Schumacher

Principal, Zaha Hadid Architects


Topic: Design in Communication

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Russell Cole

Associate Director, Arup

Russell Cole

Associate Director, Arup


Topic: What will disrupt the current façade technology status quo?

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Nick Jackson

Director, Eric Parry Architects

Nick Jackson

Director, Eric Parry Architects


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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John Bushell

Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox

John Bushell

Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox


Topic: Pushing the envelope - Performance, character and innovation

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Eilis Mcshane

Head of Façades, Multiplex

Eilis Mcshane

Head of Façades, Multiplex


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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Ed Daines

Associate Director, WilkinsonEyre

Ed Daines

Associate Director, WilkinsonEyre


Topic: Standing out from the crowd - Utilising façade technologies to create architecture with identity

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Steve Mudie

Partner, Alinea Cost Consulting

Steve Mudie

Partner, Alinea Cost Consulting


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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Kenneth Zammit

Group Director - Façades, BuroHappold Engineering

Kenneth Zammit

Group Director - Façades, BuroHappold Engineering


Topic: Complex building forms: Beyond geometric analysis

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Sergio De Gaetano

Senior Principal, Thornton Tomasetti

Sergio De Gaetano

Senior Principal, Thornton Tomasetti


Topic: Expanding the Possible: Recent case studies from CCF to UHPC on high-profile design projects

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John Downes

Head of Façades - Europe, LendLease

John Downes

Head of Façades - Europe, LendLease


Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Stephen Light

Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Stephen Light

Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Phil Sedge

Head of Façades, Mace

Phil Sedge

Head of Façades, Mace


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in Glass: Enhancing architectural façade design flexibility

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Graham Dodd

Director, Arup

Graham Dodd

Director, Arup


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in Glass: Enhancing architectural façade design flexibility

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Neesha Gopal

Regional Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology

Neesha Gopal

Regional Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade ventilation: Reducing mechanical ventilation through smarter building envelopes

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Tony Ball

Commercial Director, Berkeley Homes (South East London)

Tony Ball

Commercial Director, Berkeley Homes (South East London)


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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Frank Filskow

Partner, Make Architects

Frank Filskow

Partner, Make Architects


Topic: The changing face of commercial buildings

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Lars Anders

Group Managing Director, Priedemann

Lars Anders

Group Managing Director, Priedemann


Topic: Digital revolution aiding futuristic façade construction

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James O'Callaghan

Senior Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan

James O'Callaghan

Senior Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan


Topic: How will emerging technologies shape tomorrow’s transparency?

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Mark Taylor

Director, Allies and Morrison

Mark Taylor

Director, Allies and Morrison


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade ventilation: Reducing mechanical ventilation through smarter building envelopes

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Deborah Bookman

Associate Director, Squire & Partners

Deborah Bookman

Associate Director, Squire & Partners


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade ventilation: Reducing mechanical ventilation through smarter building envelopes

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Colman Billings

Managing Director, Billings Design Associates

Colman Billings

Managing Director, Billings Design Associates


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Michael Swainson

Principal Engineer, BRE

Michael Swainson

Principal Engineer, BRE


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade ventilation: Reducing mechanical ventilation through smarter building envelopes

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Simone Starnini

Façade Engineering Leader, Laing O'Rourke

Simone Starnini

Façade Engineering Leader, Laing O'Rourke


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Wayne McKiernan

Director, PLP Architecture

Wayne McKiernan

Director, PLP Architecture


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Mark Pniewski

Director - Façade Engineering, Ramboll

Mark Pniewski

Director - Façade Engineering, Ramboll


Topic: Ultra-High performance materials and design across the UK

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Duncan Richards

Director | Façade Designer, FMDC

Duncan Richards

Director | Façade Designer, FMDC


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Dr. Winfried Heusler

Senior Vice President - Global Building Excellence, Schüco International

Dr. Winfried Heusler

Senior Vice President - Global Building Excellence, Schüco International


Topic: Façades for our common future - Requirements & potentials

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Dr. Thomas Henriksen

Technical Director - Global Façade Lead, Mott MacDonald

Dr. Thomas Henriksen

Technical Director - Global Façade Lead, Mott MacDonald


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in Glass: Enhancing architectural façade design flexibility

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Saverio Pasetto

Façade Technical Director, Skanska

Saverio Pasetto

Façade Technical Director, Skanska


Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in Glass: Enhancing architectural façade design flexibility

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Ant Wilson MBE

Director - Sustainability & Advanced Design - Building Engineering, AECOM

Ant Wilson MBE

Director - Sustainability & Advanced Design - Building Engineering, AECOM


Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade ventilation: Reducing mechanical ventilation through smarter building envelopes

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James Hind

Associate Director, SimpsonHaugh & Partners

James Hind

Associate Director, SimpsonHaugh & Partners


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

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Dr Mathias Behrens

Managing Director, Technoform Bautec Kunststoffprodukte

Dr Mathias Behrens

Managing Director, Technoform Bautec Kunststoffprodukte


Topic: The dream of unlimited resources – Cradle-to-Cradle

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Michael Reeves

UK Director, Renson

Michael Reeves

UK Director, Renson


Topic: PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade ventilation: Reducing mechanical ventilation through smarter building envelopes

Topic: The need for adequate ventilation for airtight façades

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Sean Butler

Sales Director - Metal Construction, Schüco UK

Sean Butler

Sales Director - Metal Construction, Schüco UK









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Mike Carrick

Head of Acoustics, Siderise Group

Mike Carrick

Head of Acoustics, Siderise Group


Topic: Consideration of façade acoustics - How to improve performance and quality by design

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Danny Fitzgerald

National Architectural Manager, Schüco UK

Danny Fitzgerald

National Architectural Manager, Schüco UK


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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Damian Rogan

Director, Eckersley O’Callaghan

Damian Rogan

Director, Eckersley O’Callaghan


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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Kevin Smith

Prater Sales Director, Lindner Group

Kevin Smith

Prater Sales Director, Lindner Group


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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Stephen Tanno

Director - Pre Construction, Schüco International

Stephen Tanno

Director - Pre Construction, Schüco International


Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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Sandeep Kashyap

Market Development Manager - UK and Ireland, Kuraray

Sandeep Kashyap

Market Development Manager - UK and Ireland, Kuraray


Topic: Adding additional properties to high performance glass through interlayers

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Yannis Angelis

General Manager, Elval Colour

Yannis Angelis

General Manager, Elval Colour


Topic: The contribution of the material manufacturer in façade quality & fire safety

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Ron Hull

Marketing Manager - EMEA & America, Kuraray

Ron Hull

Marketing Manager - EMEA & America, Kuraray


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in Glass: Enhancing architectural façade design flexibility

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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: An idea warmer - 400 seconds for a new high-performance insulation that really works

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Christoph Troska

Manager - Global Architecture Segment, Trosifol® World of Interlayers

Christoph Troska

Manager - Global Architecture Segment, Trosifol® World of Interlayers









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Pascal Pinet

Project Manager, Ductal® by LafargeHolcim

Pascal Pinet

Project Manager, Ductal® by LafargeHolcim


Topic: Ductal®, an innovative & cost effective façade

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Carlos Piles

Head of Ductal® Europe, Ductal® by LafargeHolcim

Carlos Piles

Head of Ductal® Europe, Ductal® by LafargeHolcim


Topic: Ductal®, an innovative & cost effective façade

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Benoît Domercq

New Business Development Manager, AGC Glass Europe

Benoît Domercq

New Business Development Manager, AGC Glass Europe


Topic: The future of façades through innovation in connected glass

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Adam Heath

Product Fire Performance Engineer, Kingspan

Adam Heath

Product Fire Performance Engineer, Kingspan


Topic: Fire safety: Routes to compliance over 18m

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Schedule

  • Session - 1

    (08.50 - 10.25)

08:00 - 08:50

Delegate Registration

08:50 - 08:55

Welcome address

08:55 - 09:20

What will disrupt the current façade technology status quo?

09:20 - 09:45

Pushing the envelope - Performance, character and innovation

09:45 - 10:05

Standing out from the crowd - Utilising façade technologies to create architecture with identity

10:05 - 10:25

Ductal®, an innovative & cost effective façade

10:25 - 10:45

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

  • Session - 2

    (10.45 - 12.50)

10:45 - 11:10

Complex building forms: Beyond geometric analysis

11:10 - 11:35

Façades for our common future - Requirements & potentials

11:35 - 12:05

Design in Communication

12:05 - 12:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in façade construction for modern architecture

12:50 - 13:40

Networking Lunch Break

  • Session - 3

    (13.40 - 15.50)

    Session - 3 | Track - A

Session Chair

13:40 - 14:00

Digital revolution aiding futuristic façade construction

14:00 - 14:20

The dream of unlimited resources – Cradle-to-Cradle

14:20 - 14:40

The future of façades through innovation in connected glass

14:40 - 15:00

Adding additional properties to high performance glass through interlayers

15:00 - 15:20

Consideration of façade acoustics - How to improve performance and quality by design

15:20 - 15:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovations in Glass: Enhancing architectural façade design flexibility

  • Session - 3

    (13.40 - 15.50)

    Session - 3 | Track - B

Session Chair

13:40 - 14:00

The changing face of commercial buildings

14:00 - 14:20

Ultra-High performance materials and design across the UK

14:20 - 14:40

The contribution of the material manufacturer in façade quality & fire safety

14:40 - 15:00

Fire safety: Routes to compliance over 18m

15:00 - 15:20

The need for adequate ventilation for airtight façades

15:20 - 15:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade ventilation: Reducing mechanical ventilation through smarter building envelopes

15:50 - 16:10

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

  • Session - 4

    (16.10 - 17.57)

16:10 - 16:40

Expanding the Possible: Recent case studies from CCF to UHPC on high-profile design projects

16:40 - 17:05

How will emerging technologies shape tomorrow’s transparency?

17:05 - 17:12

PechaKucha: An idea warmer - 400 seconds for a new high-performance insulation that really works

17:12 - 17:57

PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

17:57 - 18:00

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

18:00 - 19:30

Networking + Cocktails

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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.