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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 72 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 73rd edition globally and the 3rd edition in the Singapore. 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


  • Brian Yang

    Brian Yang

    Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group

    Brian Yang

    Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group

    Topic: Big Leap

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  • Esther An

    Esther An

    Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited

    Esther An

    Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited

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

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  • Hui Min Chan

    Hui Min Chan

    Director, DP Architects

    Hui Min Chan

    Director, DP Architects

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

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  • Michael Chin

    Michael Chin

    Principal | Façade Engineering Leader, Arup

    Michael Chin

    Principal | Façade Engineering Leader, Arup

    Topic: Digital Age – Building “Better” Façades

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  • Mathieu Meur

    Mathieu Meur

    Director, DP Façade

    Mathieu Meur

    Director, DP Façade

    Topic: Façades and the Singapore Fire Code 2018

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  • Farizan d’Avezac de Moran

    Farizan d’Avezac de Moran

    Senior Partner, GreenA Consultants

    Farizan d’Avezac de Moran

    Senior Partner, GreenA Consultants

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

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  • David Robinson

    David Robinson

    Senior ESD Consultant, Cundall

    David Robinson

    Senior ESD Consultant, Cundall

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

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  • José Silva

    José Silva

    Executive Principal, Aedas

    José Silva

    Executive Principal, Aedas

    Topic: GITNA – Façade and Identity

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  • April Soh

    April Soh

    Façade Consultant / Director - Singapore, Koltay Façades

    April Soh

    Façade Consultant / Director - Singapore, Koltay Façades

    Topic: Development of a New City Landmark - Mol Campus in Budapest, A Façade Engineers View

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  • Owen Wee

    Owen Wee

    Principal Architect, Surbana Jurong

    Owen Wee

    Principal Architect, Surbana Jurong

    Topic: Designing Façades in the Tropics

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  • Micheal Leong

    Micheal Leong

    Director, SAA Architects

    Micheal Leong

    Director, SAA Architects

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

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  • EeTiong Lim

    EeTiong Lim

    Studio Director, Gensler

    EeTiong Lim

    Studio Director, Gensler

    Topic: Designing in Context

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  • Veronica Muffatti

    Veronica Muffatti

    Business Development - Architectural Applications, Siderval

    Veronica Muffatti

    Business Development - Architectural Applications, Siderval

    Topic: Architecture with Steel - Façade Profiles for Ambitious Architectural Projects

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  • Matthew Penrose

    Matthew Penrose

    Vice President, Vector Foiltec

    Matthew Penrose

    Vice President, Vector Foiltec

    Topic: High Performance, Lightweight, Long Span Building Envelopes with ETFE

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  • Charlene Smith

    Charlene Smith

    Manager - International Architectural Projects and Technical Services, Vitro Architectural Glass

    Charlene Smith

    Manager - International Architectural Projects and Technical Services, Vitro Architectural Glass

    Topic: Out of the Box - Curving Glass Façades

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  • Marcus Tan

    Marcus Tan

    Senior Manager - Sales & Marketing, Halio International

    Marcus Tan

    Senior Manager - Sales & Marketing, Halio International

    Topic: Towards Innovative, Smart Buildings with Automatically Controlled Façade Glazing

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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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  • Eddy Huang

    Eddy Huang

    General Manager - Greater China, Serge Ferrari

    Eddy Huang

    General Manager - Greater China, Serge Ferrari

    Topic: Tensile Fabric Façade - Architectural Functions and Benefits

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  • Nitin Govila

    Nitin Govila

    Director - APAC & MEA, Serge Ferrari

    Nitin Govila

    Director - APAC & MEA, Serge Ferrari

    Topic: Tensile Fabric Façade - Architectural Functions and Benefits

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  • Stephen Tanno

    Stephen Tanno

    Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International

    Stephen Tanno

    Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International

    Topic: Elegant & Cost Effective - Contemporary Reliable & Affordable Façades

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  • Christoph Troska

    Christoph Troska

    Manager - Global Architecture Segment, Kuraray

    Christoph Troska

    Manager - Global Architecture Segment, Kuraray

    Topic: Laminated Glass: Expanding Glazing Possibilities in Buildings

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Schedule


Session 1

(08:50 - 11:00)

08:00 - 08:50

Delegate Registration & Networking

08:50 - 08:55

Welcome Address

08:55 - 09:25

GITNA – Façade and Identity

  • Fast growing urban fabric & concept design challenges
  • Memory as a starting point
  • Façade & its meaning

José Silva

Executive Principal, Aedas

09:25 - 09:50

Digital Age – Building “Better” Façades

  • Understanding the impact of digital tools from multi-faceted design processes to the production, assembly, installation techniques and methodologies
  • Discussing advancements in digital design and production techniques on a virtual parametric model
  • Combining architectural intent and façade detailing in the early design stages to prevent significant changes to architectural intent
  • Recent project examples of successful design and construction processes using the digital design techniques

Michael Chin

Principal | Façade Engineering Leader, Arup

09:50 - 10:10

High Performance, Lightweight, Long Span Building Envelopes with ETFE

  • An introduction to projects, details, technology & advantages for ETFE façades & roofs
  • Fire, thermal, light and wind load performance with ETFE
  • Case study on the ETFE solution and steel structure for the Jewel Changi Airport

Matthew Penrose

Vice President, Vector Foiltec

10:10 - 10:30

Designing Façades in the Tropics

  • Influences of façades in the tropics
  • Consideration for designing façade in the tropics
  • Façade trends in tropics

Owen Wee

Principal Architect, Surbana Jurong

10:30 - 11:00

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 2

(11:00 - 13:40)

11:00 - 11:20

Towards Innovative, Smart Buildings with Automatically Controlled Façade Glazing

  • Better thermal and visual comfort for occupant well being
  • Innovative, smart tinting glazing for building energy efficiency
  • Automated control of façade technologies for sustainable future

Marcus Tan

Senior Manager - Sales & Marketing, Halio International

11:20 - 11:40

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

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

Andreas Geyer

Managing Director, Seele

11:40 - 12:00

Development of a New City Landmark - Mol Campus in Budapest, A Façade Engineers View

  • Understanding the context of historic cityscape and combining it with progressive architecture
  • Climate and environmental considerations
  • Optimizing geometry and materials use with advanced design tools

April Soh

Façade Consultant / Director - Singapore, Koltay Façades

12:00 - 12:20

Elegant & Cost Effective - Contemporary Reliable & Affordable Façades

  • Cost-effective elegant design is a reality, it only needs an informed and engaged client to harness the skills available
  • Water-tight and easy to use windows, doors and façades are a necessity not a luxury - The sophistication of a society is measured by the sophistication of its buildings & architecture

Stephen Tanno

Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International

12:20 - 12:50

Big Leap

  • As designers of the built environment, how we have the privilege of giving form to the future but also the responsibility of making the world more like the future we want to live in
  • Today it is increasingly difficult to act meaningfully without vast and in-depth knowledge, without being part of a larger creative community
  • How can design solutions be shaped by inclusive approaches across the various disciplines so that the built form of our cities can evolve into new species of architecture

Brian Yang

Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group

12:50 - 13:40

Networking Lunch Break

Session 3

(13:40 - 15:50)

13:40 - 14:00

Designing in Context

  • Case study of the façade of the Rochester Commons development
  • Case study of Asia Pacific projects

EeTiong Lim

Studio Director, Gensler

14:00 - 14:20

Façades and the Singapore Fire Code 2018

  • A review of the latest Singapore Fire Code and its impact on residential façade design
  • Compsoite panels and the Fire Code 2018
  • Singapore Fire Code and façade material performance and acceptability

Mathieu Meur

Director, DP Façade

14:20 - 14:40

Tensile Fabric Façade - Architectural Functions and Benefits

  • Architectural signature
  • Thermal & visual comfort, solar protection & energy savings
  • Dynamic façades with day/night effect
  • Conformity & suitability to any fire norms & regulations

Nitin Govila

Director - APAC & MEA, Serge Ferrari


Eddy Huang

General Manager - Greater China, Serge Ferrari

14:40 - 15:00

Out of the 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

Charlene Smith

Manager - International Architectural Projects and Technical Services, Vitro Architectural Glass

15:00 - 15:20

Laminated Glass: Expanding Glazing Possibilities in Buildings

  • Optimizing laminated glass in structural, acoustic and decorative applications
  • Expanding laminated glass durability and clarity

Christoph Troska

Manager - Global Architecture Segment, Kuraray

15:20 - 15:50

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 4

(15:50 - 17:00)

15:50 - 16:10

Architecture with Steel - Façade Profiles for Ambitious Architectural Projects

  • Transparency and freedom of design
  • Aesthetics, precision and variety of form
  • Energy efficiency, economy and sustainability

Veronica Muffatti

Business Development - Architectural Applications, Siderval

16:10 - 16:55

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 buildings envelopes can help create resilience to environmental issues?
  • Making greener buildings for better well-being and healthier environments inside and outside

Moderator

Esther An

Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited


Panelist

Hui Min Chan

Director, DP Architects


Panelist

Farizan d’Avezac de Moran

Senior Partner, GreenA Consultants


Panelist

David Robinson

Senior ESD Consultant, Cundall


Panelist

Micheal Leong

Director, SAA Architects

16:55 - 17:00

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


Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Kindly reach the venue on 14th November, 2019 at 8:00 am

address

Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Singapore, 018956

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