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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 52nd edition globally and the 1st edition in New York, 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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Blake Middleton

Partner, Handel Architects

Blake Middleton

Partner, Handel Architects


Topic: The Passive House Experience

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Sergio De Gaetano

Senior Principal & Director of Façade Engineering, Thornton Tomasetti

Sergio De Gaetano

Senior Principal & Director of Façade Engineering, Thornton Tomasetti


Topic: Bridging façade technology for historical buildings in London

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Charles Blomberg

Partner, Rafael Viñoly Architects

Charles Blomberg

Partner, Rafael Viñoly Architects


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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Sean O’Brien

Senior Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Sean O’Brien

Senior Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger


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

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John Cetra

Founding Principal, CetraRuddy Architecture

John Cetra

Founding Principal, CetraRuddy Architecture


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

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Gordon H Smith

President, Gordon H Smith Corporation

Gordon H Smith

President, Gordon H Smith Corporation


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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Andrew Wilson

Commercial Manager – Kooltherm & OPTIM-R, Kingspan

Andrew Wilson

Commercial Manager – Kooltherm & OPTIM-R, Kingspan


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

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Robert Goodwin

Principal & Design Director, Perkins+Will

Robert Goodwin

Principal & Design Director, Perkins+Will


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

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Steven Danielpour

Principal & Director of Specifications, HOK

Steven Danielpour

Principal & Director of Specifications, HOK


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

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Kathleen Kulpa

Associate Partner, Ennead Architects

Kathleen Kulpa

Associate Partner, Ennead Architects


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Breathing façades: Exploring the challenges that natural ventilation creates for façade design

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Franz Prinsloo

Associate Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox

Franz Prinsloo

Associate Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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Christopher Johnson

Vice President - Building Envelope, Entuitive

Christopher Johnson

Vice President - Building Envelope, Entuitive


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

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Geoffery Lynch

Director of Architecture - New York Metro, AECOM

Geoffery Lynch

Director of Architecture - New York Metro, AECOM


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

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Craig Copeland

Associate Partner, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Craig Copeland

Associate Partner, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects


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

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Lois Arena

Director - Passive House Services, Steven Winter Associates

Lois Arena

Director - Passive House Services, Steven Winter Associates


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Breathing façades: Exploring the challenges that natural ventilation creates for façade design

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Tony Tarazi

Vice President - Design, The Durst Organization

Tony Tarazi

Vice President - Design, The Durst Organization


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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Sameer Kumar

Director - Enclosure Design, SHoP Architects

Sameer Kumar

Director - Enclosure Design, SHoP Architects


Topic: Active Façades for the Uber HQ

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Matthew Ferraro

Technical Director, Weiss/Manfredi

Matthew Ferraro

Technical Director, Weiss/Manfredi


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

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Lars Anders

Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

Lars Anders

Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts


Topic: Façade, Glass & Digital Disruption - Is the Storm Passing by?

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Manan Raval

Associate Principal, BuroHappold Engineering

Manan Raval

Associate Principal, BuroHappold Engineering


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

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Christoph Timm

Associate Director, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, New York

Christoph Timm

Associate Director, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, New York


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

Topic: Building the Iconic Air Force Academy Skylight

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Nico Kienzl

Director, Atelier Ten

Nico Kienzl

Director, Atelier Ten


Topic: High Performance Façades For Large Buildings

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Daniel Vos

Principal, Heintges

Daniel Vos

Principal, Heintges


Topic: “Flagship” Façades: Engines of Innovation

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Nicholas Leahy

Principal, Perkins Eastman

Nicholas Leahy

Principal, Perkins Eastman


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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Silvia Prandelli

Enclosure Technical Director, Walter P Moore

Silvia Prandelli

Enclosure Technical Director, Walter P Moore


Topic: Meshing the Envelope – How to Deliver Complex Geometries Efficiently

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James O'Callaghan

Senior Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan

James O'Callaghan

Senior Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan


Topic: Engineering Clarity

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Tali Mejicovsky

Associate - Façade Engineering and Building Physics, Arup

Tali Mejicovsky

Associate - Façade Engineering and Building Physics, Arup


Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Breathing façades: Exploring the challenges that natural ventilation creates for façade design

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Erik Olsen

Managing Partner, Transsolar KlimaEngineering

Erik Olsen

Managing Partner, Transsolar KlimaEngineering


Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Breathing façades: Exploring the challenges that natural ventilation creates for façade design

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Peter Arbour

Associate, Vidaris

Peter Arbour

Associate, Vidaris


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

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Gerd Hoenicke

Director Pre-Construction Services, Schueco International

Gerd Hoenicke

Director Pre-Construction Services, Schueco International


Topic: Translantic Façade Games: Europe vs. America in the Curtainwall World Cup

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Roman Schieber

Associate Director, Knippers Helbig

Roman Schieber

Associate Director, Knippers Helbig


Topic: Façade Design and Construction in the Digital Age

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Scott Rutledge

Anchor Business Unit Manager, Hilti

Scott Rutledge

Anchor Business Unit Manager, Hilti


Topic: PechaKucha 20x20: Innovating at the Edge of Slab

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Michael Elstner

Head of Technical Advisory Service & Strategic Communication, AGC Interpane

Michael Elstner

Head of Technical Advisory Service & Strategic Communication, AGC Interpane


Topic: Transparent Buildings with Coated Glass

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Ron Hull

Marketing Manager - EMEA & America, Kuraray

Ron Hull

Marketing Manager - EMEA & America, Kuraray









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Valentín Tijeras García

VP - Global Product & R&D, Cosentino Group

Valentín Tijeras García

VP - Global Product & R&D, Cosentino Group


Topic: Dekton: A Façade Cladding Solution

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Attila Arian

President, Schueco USA

Attila Arian

President, Schueco USA









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Mic Patterson

Director of Strategic Development, Schüco USA

Mic Patterson

Director of Strategic Development, Schüco USA


Moderator: PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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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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Julien Brugmans

Regional Manager - Eastern US, Renson

Julien Brugmans

Regional Manager - Eastern US, Renson


Topic: Parameters of a Healthy Building Concept

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Valerie Block

Architectural Marketing Consultant, Trosifol® World of Interlayers

Valerie Block

Architectural Marketing Consultant, Trosifol® World of Interlayers


Topic: Observation Decks: Safety with Laminated Glass

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Michael Bourdeau

President - Global Coil & Extrusion, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings (formerly Valspar)

Michael Bourdeau

President - Global Coil & Extrusion, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings (formerly Valspar)


Topic: Performance and Aesthetics: Superior-Performance Coating Options for Building Façades

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Phil Imbesi

Northeast Region Technical Service & Development - High Performance Building, Dow Performance Silicones

Phil Imbesi

Northeast Region Technical Service & Development - High Performance Building, Dow Performance Silicones


Topic: Air Barrier Systems: Silicone Solutions to Reduce Building Air Infiltration

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Gabriel Morales-Sada

Architectural Market Segment Manager Americas - Powder Coatings, Akzonobel

Gabriel Morales-Sada

Architectural Market Segment Manager Americas - Powder Coatings, Akzonobel


Topic: Benefits of powder and liquid coatings in façade design

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Ben Mitchell

Manager - Architectural Aluminum Coatings, Akzonobel

Ben Mitchell

Manager - Architectural Aluminum Coatings, Akzonobel


Topic: Benefits of powder and liquid coatings in façade design

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Amanda Kingsbury

Façades Manager - North America, Cosentino Group

Amanda Kingsbury

Façades Manager - North America, Cosentino Group


Topic: Dekton: A Façade Cladding Solution

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Speaker Presentations


Blake Middleton Partner, Handel Architects

The Passive House Experience

Lars Anders Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

Façade, Glass & Digital Disruption - Is the Storm Passing by?

Gerd Hoenicke Director Pre-Construction Services, Schueco International

Translantic Façade Games: Europe vs. America in the Curtainwall World Cup

Roman Schieber Associate Director, Knippers Helbig

Façade Design and Construction in the Digital Age

Scott Rutledge Anchor Business Unit Manager, Hilti

PechaKucha 20x20: Innovating at the Edge of Slab

Michael Elstner Head of Technical Advisory Service & Strategic Communication, AGC Interpane

Transparent Buildings with Coated Glass

Valentín Tijeras García VP - Global Product & R&D, Cosentino Group

Dekton: A Façade Cladding Solution

Annissa Flickinger International Architectural Manager, Vitro Architectural Glass

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

Julien Brugmans Regional Manager - Eastern US, Renson

Parameters of a Healthy Building Concept

Valerie Block Architectural Marketing Consultant, Trosifol® World of Interlayers

Observation Decks: Safety with Laminated Glass

Michael Bourdeau President - Global Coil & Extrusion, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings (formerly Valspar)

Performance and Aesthetics: Superior-Performance Coating Options for Building Façades

Phil Imbesi Northeast Region Technical Service & Development - High Performance Building, Dow Performance Silicones

Air Barrier Systems: Silicone Solutions to Reduce Building Air Infiltration

Gabriel Morales-Sada Architectural Market Segment Manager Americas - Powder Coatings, Akzonobel

Benefits of powder and liquid coatings in façade design

Ben Mitchell Manager - Architectural Aluminum Coatings, Akzonobel

Benefits of powder and liquid coatings in façade design

Amanda Kingsbury Façades Manager - North America, Cosentino Group

Dekton: A Façade Cladding Solution

Schedule

  • Session - 1

    (08.50 - 10.50)

07:30 - 08:30

Delegate Registration & Networking

08:30 - 08:35

Welcome address

08:35 - 09:05

“Flagship” Façades: Engines of Innovation

09:05 - 09:30

The Passive House Experience

09:30 - 09:50

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

09:50 - 10:10

High Performance Façades For Large Buildings

10:10 - 10:17

PechaKucha 20x20: Innovating at the Edge of Slab

10:17 - 10:45

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

  • Session - 2

    (11.10 - 13.00)

10:45 - 11:10

Bridging façade technology for historical buildings in London

11:10 - 11:35

Translantic Façade Games: Europe vs. America in the Curtainwall World Cup

11:35 - 12:05

Hot to Cold

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

Building the Iconic Air Force Academy Skylight

14:00 - 14:20

Meshing the Envelope – How to Deliver Complex Geometries Efficiently

14:20 - 14:40

Benefits of powder and liquid coatings in façade design

14:40 - 15:00

Dekton: A Façade Cladding Solution

15:00 - 15:20

Observation Decks: Safety with Laminated Glass

15:20 - 15:50

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

  • Session - 3

    (13.40 - 15.50)

    Session - 3 | Track - B
13:40 - 14:00

Active Façades for the Uber HQ

14:00 - 14:20

Façade Design and Construction in the Digital Age

14:20 - 14:40

Performance and Aesthetics: Superior-Performance Coating Options for Building Façades

14:40 - 15:00

Air Barrier Systems: Silicone Solutions to Reduce Building Air Infiltration

15:00 - 15:20

Parameters of a Healthy Building Concept

15:20 - 15:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: Breathing façades: Exploring the challenges that natural ventilation creates for façade design

15:50 - 16:10

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

  • Session - 4

    (16.15 - 17.50)

16:10 - 16:30

Façade, Glass & Digital Disruption - Is the Storm Passing by?

16:30 - 16:50

Transparent Buildings with Coated Glass

16:50 - 17:15

Engineering Clarity

17:15 - 18:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

18:00 - 18:05

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

18:05 - 19:10

Networking Reception (by invite only)

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Strategic Partner

Earn 7.25 AIA LU/HSW Credits

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FAQs

What is the registration fee to attend the conference?
A limited number of complimentary seats on first come first serve basis are reserved for Architects, Façade Consultants, Developers, Government Officials, Project Management Consultants, Main Contractors, Sustainability Consultants, Fire Consultants, Façade Contractors, Cost Consultants, etc. The online registration process needs to be followed to attain your entry pass for the event. Please note that the complimentary seats allocation are under the jurisdiction of the organizers. If you are a product/material supplier and intend to attend the conference, there would be a delegate fee of USD 750 applicable per delegate.
Is the online registration the final step?
The online registration acts as an “Interest” for attending the conference. An internal system evaluates the registrations received and issues the confirmation/entry pass accordingly. The online registration alone DOES NOT stand confirmed without a confirmation/entry pass email from the organizers.
Is this conference AIA CES approved? How many points will be credited to the members attending the conference?
Yes, the conference is AIA CES approved and attendees will earn 7.25 AIA LU/HSW credits.
How long does to it take to receive the confirmation/entry pass post the online registration?
If successfully approved, it takes a maximum of 4-5 working days for the system to generate the confirmation number/pass. It is advisable to check your spam/junk folders as there maybe chances of the email landing in those folders. If you have not received your confirmation within the stipulated timeframe, please write to the organisers/reply on the acknowledgment email to check on the status.
Can I use my personal id to register?
It is highly recommended that you use your company/official email id for registration to avoid any confirmation delay
Can I register at the venue directly?
No. All registrations are pre-approved online and no on-spot registrations are encouraged.
I received an invitation from one of the sponsors. Does it qualify as entry pass?
The invitation copy from the sponsors DOES NOT qualify as the entry pass. The invite mentions the registration process at the last page. All the recipients of these invitation copies are advised to follow the online registration process to attain their passes to be able to attend the event.
Can the registration be transferred to another colleague from the same organisation?