About The Event

Zak World of Façades is an international conference series on façade design & engineering. The event has attracted over 25,000 delegates across its 83 completed editions as on date. It is designed as a one day conference and is currently being organised in over 30 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 (Hong Kong, South Korea, China & Japan), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco & South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Ireland, Denmark & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and North America (USA & Canada).

This edition is the 84th global edition and the 3rd edition in USA which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions from leading solution providers.

Visit www.zakwof.com for details of the previously executed events.

Who Should Attend

The event is ideal for Architects, Developers, General/Main Contractors, Façade Consultants, Façade Contractors, Sustainability/ESD Consultants, Fire Consultants, Glass Processors, Structural Consultants, Cost Consultants, Quantity Surveyors, PMC’s and related building specifiers.


Insightful Dialogues & Networking

Hear from experts in the domain of façade design, engineering, procuring and execution on their views on constructing high-performance, safe, sustainable and long lasting façades with the latest techniques and tools available. Also, network with other industry peers and leading manufacturers & solution providers to the façade industry.


Key Numbers

84

Edition

60

Speakers and Panelist

4

Sessions

1

Day

Safety Guidelines

Our host venue’s parent company Hilton Group has rolled out a global safety and hygiene program called Hilton EventReady with CleanStay which will be in action at the event. Click here to view the factsheet. Apart from these hygiene measures, we recommend the use of masks indoors and will also be curtailing the hall capacity to 75% to maintain adequate spacing between delegates.

Key to NYC

As mandated by local authorities, all delegates must be vaccinated with any FDA or WHO approved vaccine for indoor activities. Proof of vaccination may include
  • NYC COVID Safe App
  • Excelsior Pass
  • CDC Vaccination Card (paper card or photo are acceptable)
  • NYC Vaccination Record
  • An official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S
If you received the vaccine outside the U.S., you must have an official immunization record that includes:
  • First name and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Vaccine product name (only vaccines authorized by the WHO are acceptable)
  • Date(s) administered
  • Site where the vaccine was administered, or name of the person who administered it
The security team at Conrad will verify this upon your arrival at the venue. Please be advised that should you not be able to provide valid proof of vaccination, you will not be permitted to participate in the event. No exceptions can be made. Should the City’s requirements change prior to the event, we will endeavour to notify you promptly. We solicit your cooperation on the same.

Stay safe. We look forward to welcoming you back to our events.

Speakers

Our speakers and panelists are domain experts and will ensure that the content presented at the event is meaningful with key takeaways to ponder upon.

AJ Labelle

AJ Labelle

Managing Partner, Surface Design Group

AJ Labelle

Managing Partner, Surface Design Group

Topic: Façade Design Documentation and Procurement: Case Study Reviews

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Alberto Alarcon

Alberto Alarcon

Marketing Manager, Kuraray

Alberto Alarcon

Marketing Manager, Kuraray

Topic: Selecting the Appropriate Interlayer for Laminated Glass

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Alberto Franceschet

Alberto Franceschet

Principal, Studio Façade Consulting

Alberto Franceschet

Principal, Studio Façade Consulting

Topic: Selecting the Appropriate Interlayer for Laminated Glass

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Andrew Black

Andrew Black

Director - Product Design and Development, New Hudson Façades

Andrew Black

Director - Product Design and Development, New Hudson Façades

Topic: Creative Approaches to the Facade Supply Chain: Streamlining the Flow for Better Outcomes

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Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Commercial Manager, Kingspan Insulation North America

Andrew Wilson

Commercial Manager, Kingspan Insulation North America

Topic: Innovative Insulation Technologies and their Fitness for Use

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Attila Arian

Attila Arian

President, Schuco USA

Attila Arian

President, Schuco USA

Topic: Event Convenor

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Billie Faircloth

Billie Faircloth

Partner, KieranTimberlake

Billie Faircloth

Partner, KieranTimberlake

Topic: Pursuing Low-Carbon Materials in Façades

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Bob Dirks

Bob Dirks

Global Segment Manager - Architecture, AkzoNobel

Bob Dirks

Global Segment Manager - Architecture, AkzoNobel

Topic: Standing the Test of Time

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Brendan Mercier

Brendan Mercier

National Façade Manager, Cosentino North America

Brendan Mercier

National Façade Manager, Cosentino North America

Topic: Sustainable Building Design and Manufacturing

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Brian White

Brian White

Technical Section Manager – Americas | Insulating Glass, H.B. Fuller Company

Brian White

Technical Section Manager – Americas | Insulating Glass, H.B. Fuller Company

Topic: Kodispace 4SG: The Key to Energy Efficient Structural Glazing Façades

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Burak Pekoğlu

Burak Pekoğlu

Founder & Creative Director, BINAA I Building INnovation Arts Architecture (Presented by TurkishGlass)

Burak Pekoğlu

Founder & Creative Director, BINAA I Building INnovation Arts Architecture (Presented by TurkishGlass)

Topic: In Search of Extraordinary: Tailored Façade Experiments

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Christine Yoon

Christine Yoon

Associate, OMA

Christine Yoon

Associate, OMA

Topic: Designing Architectural Precast Concrete Façades

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Christine Sheppard

Christine Sheppard

Director - Glass Collisions Program, American Bird Conservancy

Christine Sheppard

Director - Glass Collisions Program, American Bird Conservancy

Topic: No Harm, No Fowl: Bird-friendly Glass, Local Law 15

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Christoph Timm

Christoph Timm

Principal, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)

Christoph Timm

Principal, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)

Topic: No Harm, No Fowl: Bird-friendly Glass, Local Law 15

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Dan Popadynec

Dan Popadynec

Principal & Director of New Construction Enclosures, SOCOTEC

Dan Popadynec

Principal & Director of New Construction Enclosures, SOCOTEC

Topic: Fire-Rated Custom Curtain Walls

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Dan Shannon

Dan Shannon

Principal, MdeAS

Dan Shannon

Principal, MdeAS

Topic: Novel Approaches to Redevelopments

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Daniel Vos

Daniel Vos

Principal, Heintges

Daniel Vos

Principal, Heintges

Topic: Opaque: Visions of High Performance

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Danielle Tyson

Danielle Tyson

Architectural Design Manager - NYC, Guardian Glass

Danielle Tyson

Architectural Design Manager - NYC, Guardian Glass

Topic: No Harm, No Fowl: Bird-friendly Glass, Local Law 15

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Edward Peck

Edward Peck

Managing Director, Edward Peck Design

Edward Peck

Managing Director, Edward Peck Design

Topic: Session Chair

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Eliot Benor

Eliot Benor

Testing Manager, Building Envelope Testing

Eliot Benor

Testing Manager, Building Envelope Testing

Topic: Local Law 97 & Its Impact on Building Envelopes

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Elizabeth Kelly

Elizabeth Kelly

Assistant Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives, NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Sustainability

Elizabeth Kelly

Assistant Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives, NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Sustainability

Topic: Local Law 97 & Its Impact on Building Envelopes

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Erik Verboon

Erik Verboon

Principal / Managing Director, Walter P Moore

Erik Verboon

Principal / Managing Director, Walter P Moore

Topic: Local Law 97 & Its Impact on Building Envelopes

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Erleen Hatfield

Erleen Hatfield

Managing Partner, Hatfield Group

Erleen Hatfield

Managing Partner, Hatfield Group

Topic: Halo: Resolving Complex Geometries

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Gregg Pasquarelli

Gregg Pasquarelli

Founding Principal, SHoP Architects

Gregg Pasquarelli

Founding Principal, SHoP Architects

Topic: Authentic Materiality: Beautiful Buildings for the 21st Century

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Gustav Fagerström

Gustav Fagerström

Principal Digital Practice Leader, Walter P Moore

Gustav Fagerström

Principal Digital Practice Leader, Walter P Moore

Topic: Session Chair

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Guy Tremblay

Guy Tremblay

VP - Business Development and Preconstruction, BPDL

Guy Tremblay

VP - Business Development and Preconstruction, BPDL

Topic: Designing Architectural Precast Concrete Façades

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Jason Oliver Vollen

Jason Oliver Vollen

Vice President | Director of ILAB, AECOM

Jason Oliver Vollen

Vice President | Director of ILAB, AECOM

Topic: Local Law 97 & Its Impact on Building Envelopes

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Jon Colatrella

Jon Colatrella

Executive Director, Howard L. Zimmerman

Jon Colatrella

Executive Director, Howard L. Zimmerman

Topic: Local Law 97 & Its Impact on Building Envelopes

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Joshua Ramus

Joshua Ramus

Founding Principal, REX

Joshua Ramus

Founding Principal, REX

Topic: Critical Naiveté: Vakko Fashion Center & 2050 M Street

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Julie Janiski

Julie Janiski

Partner, BuroHappold

Julie Janiski

Partner, BuroHappold

Topic: Creative Approaches to the Facade Supply Chain: Streamlining the Flow for Better Outcomes

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Katherine Bojsza

Katherine Bojsza

Associate Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Katherine Bojsza

Associate Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Topic: Local Law 97 & Its Impact on Building Envelopes

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Kimberly Garcia

Kimberly Garcia

Senior Director - Design and Construction, Tishman Speyer

Kimberly Garcia

Senior Director - Design and Construction, Tishman Speyer

Topic: Pursuing Low-Carbon Materials in Façades

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Kurt Glauber

Kurt Glauber

Associate Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Kurt Glauber

Associate Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Topic: Craft and Production: The Façade Details of Yale’s Two New Residential Colleges

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Lars Anders

Lars Anders

CEO, Priedemann Façade Experts

Lars Anders

CEO, Priedemann Façade Experts

Topic: ACT Façade: Meeting NYC´s LL97 on Carbon Emissions Limits and LL15 on Bird Friendly Building Design

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Lauren Schmidt

Lauren Schmidt

Principal, KPF

Lauren Schmidt

Principal, KPF

Topic: Finding Opportunity in Outmoded Buildings: Repositioning 660 Fifth Avenue

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Lisa Rammig

Lisa Rammig

Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan

Lisa Rammig

Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan

Topic: Creative Approaches to the Facade Supply Chain: Streamlining the Flow for Better Outcomes

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Manan Raval

Manan Raval

Principal - Façades & Special Structures, Hatfield Group

Manan Raval

Principal - Façades & Special Structures, Hatfield Group

Topic: Halo: Resolving Complex Geometries

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Markus Schulte

Markus Schulte

Principal, Arup

Markus Schulte

Principal, Arup

Topic: Face the Pain and Build Better

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Neil Thelen

Neil Thelen

Head of Product Delivery, Nabr

Neil Thelen

Head of Product Delivery, Nabr

Topic: Creative Approaches to the Facade Supply Chain: Streamlining the Flow for Better Outcomes

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Nico Kienzl

Nico Kienzl

Director, Atelier Ten

Nico Kienzl

Director, Atelier Ten

Topic: Pursuing Low-Carbon Materials in Façades

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Philipp Hofmann

Philipp Hofmann

Managing Partner, Hofmann Façades Group

Philipp Hofmann

Managing Partner, Hofmann Façades Group

Topic: Decarbonizing Façades

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Rowan Georges

Rowan Georges

Associate Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

Rowan Georges

Associate Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

Topic: Employing Strategies for Embodied Carbon Reduction in Building Envelopes

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Russell Crader

Russell Crader

Associate Principal, Adjaye Associates

Russell Crader

Associate Principal, Adjaye Associates

Topic: Designing Architectural Precast Concrete Façades

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Sameer Kumar

Sameer Kumar

Director of Enclosures, ShoP Architects

Sameer Kumar

Director of Enclosures, ShoP Architects

Topic: Pursuing Low-Carbon Materials in Façades

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Sara Karim

Sara Karim

Design Specialist, Turner Construction Company

Sara Karim

Design Specialist, Turner Construction Company

Topic: No Harm, No Fowl: Bird-friendly Glass, Local Law 15

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Silverio Patrizi

Silverio Patrizi

Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti

Silverio Patrizi

Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti

Topic: Designing Architectural Precast Concrete Façades

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Spencer Lapp

Spencer Lapp

Associate, COOKFOX Architects

Spencer Lapp

Associate, COOKFOX Architects

Topic: Eco-Receptive Architecture: The Habitable Façade

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Stefan Goebel

Stefan Goebel

Business Development Manager - North America, Priedemann Façade Experts

Stefan Goebel

Business Development Manager - North America, Priedemann Façade Experts

Topic: ACT Façade: Meeting NYC´s LL97 on Carbon Emissions Limits and LL15 on Bird Friendly Building Design

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Stefan Knust

Stefan Knust

Director of Sustainability, Ennead

Stefan Knust

Director of Sustainability, Ennead

Topic: No Harm, No Fowl: Bird-friendly Glass, Local Law 15

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Stanley Yee

Stanley Yee

Façade Design & Construction Specialist, Dow

Stanley Yee

Façade Design & Construction Specialist, Dow

Topic: Material Science: Performance and the Environment

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Steve Mort

Steve Mort

Key Account Executive, Tremco

Steve Mort

Key Account Executive, Tremco

Topic: RetrofitNY, Local Law 97, Financing and the New Building Envelope

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Ung-Joo Scott Lee

Ung-Joo Scott Lee

Partner, Morphosis

Ung-Joo Scott Lee

Partner, Morphosis

Topic: Creative Approaches to the Facade Supply Chain: Streamlining the Flow for Better Outcomes

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Winn Darden

Winn Darden

Business Manager - LUMIFLON® Resins, AGC Chemical

Winn Darden

Business Manager - LUMIFLON® Resins, AGC Chemical

Topic: Environmentally Friendly FEVE Fluoropolymer Resins for Powder Coatings

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Yan Chu

Yan Chu

Associate | NY Building Enclosure Specialist, Adamson Associates

Yan Chu

Associate | NY Building Enclosure Specialist, Adamson Associates

Topic: Session Chair

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Schedule

The event agenda is split into multiple sessions separated by networking break-out sessions.

Session 1
(08:30 - 10:20)

07.30 - 08.30
Delegate Registration
08.30 - 08.35
Welcome Address
08.35 - 09.05
Face the Pain and Build Better

Designing and constructing buildings for extreme events and higher demands on performance

Making design and technical excellence co-exist

Ideologies that lead the way in creating better building envelopes for a brighter future


Markus Schulte
Principal, Arup
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09.05 - 09.35
Authentic Materiality: Beautiful Buildings for the 21st Century

Where should we be exploring and innovating to find sustainable, textural, responsive solutions?

How do we best connect to context, to plays of light and texture and scale?

What can we do to learn from the great materials of the past without nostalgia?

How do we apply cutting-edge techniques and technologies to repurpose and enliven what people have been building with for millennia?


Gregg Pasquarelli
Founding Principal, SHoP Architects
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09.35 - 09.55
Opaque: Visions of High Performance

Energy codes and incentive programs push improvements for thermal performance in opaque areas

Architects are refocusing efforts on the quality of opaque cladding as a key element of the architecture

How stone, terracotta and metal panel rainscreen façade systems are becoming the preferred solutions to meet these high-performance requirements


Daniel Vos
Principal, Heintges
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09.55 - 10.20
Critical Naiveté: Vakko Fashion Center & 2050 M Street

Evolution of a design process from slump forms to bending tempering furnaces

Capitalizing on local technologies and labor skillsets to maximize innovation

Pre-validating prescriptive specifications to create competitive procurement leverage


Joshua Ramus
Founding Principal, REX
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10.20 - 10.45
Networking Tea / Coffee Break


Session 2
(10.45 - 12.50)

10.45 - 11.10
Employing Strategies for Embodied Carbon Reduction in Building Envelopes

Where do we see this going in the industry? What is the industry doing?

How is SOM trying to decarbonize our buildings? Examples include analysis reuse vs new construction, strategies, and tools

How can we accomplish step change? Do we need to shift away from steel and concrete, reconsider aluminum as the prime enclosure material besides glass?

What is happening in Europe may be happening in the US soon?


Rowan Georges
Senior Associate Principal, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)
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11.10 - 11.30
Decarbonizing Façades

Carbon Impact: Façade materials & buildings

Carbon Navigator: Low carbon materials & façade systems

Case Studies: Carbon footprint reduced façade designs


Philipp Hofmann
Managing Partner, Hofmann Façades Group
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11.30 - 12.00
Finding Opportunity in Outmoded Buildings: Repositioning 660 Fifth Avenue

Examining an existing building’s structure to understand constraints and challenges posed by an outmoded structural system

Creating unique design opportunities for a façade through the optimization of the constraints of an existing building’s structure

Exploring sustainable attributes of a façade across multiple disciplines, from maximizing the efficiency of building systems to reduction of waste during panel production


Lauren Schmidt
Principal, KPF
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12.00 - 12.50
Local Law 97 & Its Impact on Building Envelopes

Most of a building’s GHG emissions are leaked through the building envelope, upgrading the façade is the most effective way to meet LL 97’s mandates

What's the best strategy for upgrading façades and where do you start? Who do you bring on board?

Optimizing connections between responsive façades and building systems


Moderator
Erik Verboon
Principal / Managing Director, Walter P Moore
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Panelist
Katherine Bojsza
Associate Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
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Panelist
Jason Vollen
Vice President | Director of ILAB, AECOM
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Panelist
Jon Colatrella
Executive Director, Howard L. Zimmerman
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Panelist
Eliot Benor
Testing Manager, Building Envelope Testing
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Panelist
Elizabeth Kelly
Assistant Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives, NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Sustainability
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12.50 - 13.40
Networking Lunch Break


SESSION 3 - TRACK A
(13.40 - 15.50)

Session Chair

Edward Peck
Managing Director, Edward Peck Design
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13.40 - 14.00
Novel Approaches to Redevelopments

New architecture for everchanging neighborhoods

Progressive techniques for optimal performance

Advanced programming for modern tenancy


Dan Shannon
Principal, MdeAS
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14.00 - 14.20
Façade Design Documentation and Procurement: Case Study Reviews

Documenting Design Intent

EARL buy documentation

Design Assist

Lump Sum bidding practices (past and present)


AJ Labelle
Managing Partner, Surface Design Group
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14.20 - 14.40
Sustainable Building Design and Manufacturing

Rainscreen design & its impact on energy and maintenance

The importance of sustainable manufacturing

Dekton by Cosentino: A carbon neutral product


Brendan Mercier
National Façade Manager, Cosentino North America
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14.40 - 15.00
Innovative Insulation Technologies and their Fitness for Use

The three methods of heat transfer and how insulation addresses each one

Types of rigid insulation board technologies and their “fitness for use” in different applications

Discuss strategies for designing thinner walls while maintaining or increasing thermal performance

Identifying the fire performance characteristics of different rigid insulation board technologies



Andrew Wilson
Commercial Manager, Kingspan Insulation North America

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15.00 - 15.20
In Search of Extraordinary: Tailored Façade Experiments

Design Engineering: Complex to buildable

Research: Material limitations, geometry optimization, streamlined process and methodology

Designing architecture in the 21st century


Burak Pekoğlu
Founder & Creative Director, BINAA I Building Innovation Arts Architecture (Presented by TurkishGlass)
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15.20 - 15.50
Pursuing Low-Carbon Materials in Façades

Choosing materials that go beyond green, becoming part of the circular economy

Do low-carbon materials change how you design?

Are there short-term cost benefits?

Evaluating the best LCA apps


Moderator
Sameer Kumar
Director of Enclosures, ShoP Architects
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Panelist
Billie Faircloth
Partner, KieranTimberlake
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Panelist
Nico Kienzl
Director, Atelier Ten
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Panelist
Kimberly Garcia
Senior Director - Design and Construction, Tishman Speyer
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Panelist
Alberto Franceschet
Principal, Studio Façade Consulting
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SESSION 3 - TRACK B
(13.40 - 15.50)

Session Chair

Yan Chu
Associate | NY Building Enclosure Specialist, Adamson Associates
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13.40 - 14.00
Eco-Receptive Architecture: The Habitable Façade

Native ecosystems in the urban environment

Importance of environmentally responsive façades, and design that engages native ecosystems

Designing a habitable façade


Spencer Lapp
Associate, COOKFOX Architects
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14.00 - 14.20
Halo: Resolving Complex Geometries

Façade solutions for a geometrically complex residential development set to be the tallest tower in Newark, NJ

How the complex façade geometries were achieved through unique attachments back to the primary structure, giving the appearance that spaces slice through the curtain wall at steep angles

Exploration of the challenges and solutions for the design and procurement of curving glass elements


Erleen Hatfield
Managing Partner, Hatfield Group
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Manan Raval
Principal - Façades & Special Structures, Hatfield Group
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14.20 - 14.40
Selecting the Appropriate Interlayer for Laminated Glass

Laminated glass applications and requirements

Decision Tree: Making the selection of the correct interlayer

Solution Finder App: A new tool for mobile users



Alberto Alarcon
Marketing Manager, Kuraray

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14.40 - 15.00
Standing the Test of Time

Life Cycle Assessment: What matters when

Durability and sustainability with powder coatings

Switching to powder



Bob Dirks
Global Segment Manager - Architecture, AkzoNobel

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15.00 - 15.20
Environmentally Friendly FEVE Fluoropolymer Resins for Powder Coatings

Lower carbon footprint

Contains no solvents

>90% application efficiency


Winn Darden
Business Manager - LUMIFLON® Resins, AGC Chemical
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15.20 - 15.50
No Harm, No Fowl: Bird-friendly Glass, Local Law 15

How to best comply with New York City LL 15 requiring that all new construction and major alterations use bird-safe glass to mitigate avian fatalities

What are the options in glass, either integrated within or in applied coatings, to protect birds? Are there different levels of effectiveness?

Are there adverse effects of this specialized glass in terms of human optics both interior and exterior?

How can bird-safe glass comply with needs for heat mitigation?


Moderator
Christoph Timm
Principal, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)
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Panelist
Stefan Knust
Director of Sustainability, Ennead
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Panelist
Christine Sheppard
Director - Glass Collisions Program, American Bird Conservancy
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Panelist
Sara Karim
Design Specialist, Turner Construction Company
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Panelist
Danielle Tyson
Architectural Design Manager - NYC, Guardian Glass
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SESSION 3 - TRACK C
(13.40 - 15.50)

Session Chair

Gustav Fagerström
Principal Digital Practice Leader, Walter P Moore
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13.40 - 14.00
Craft and Production: The Façade Details of Yale’s Two New Residential Colleges

How were contemporary fabrication technologies and handcrafted techniques combined to achieve traditional building façade details?

Prefabricating complex repeated components, such as chimneys, passageway vaults, and window surrounds offsite

Devising a just-in-time delivery system using a nearby warehouse to receive, store, and ready building components according to location and sequence of installation


Kurt Glauber
Associate Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects
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14.00 - 14.20
Fire-Rated Custom Curtain Walls

Testing custom curtain wall for E119 compliance

Glass composition and options

Seamless glass joint framing solutions

Glass quality: Things to look out for and the value of visual mock-up vs non-rated panels


Dan Popadynec
Principal & Director of New Construction Enclosures, SOCOTEC
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14.20 - 14.40
Material Science: Performance and the Environment

Silicones: Closer to a carbon neutral façade

Structural Silicone Glazing: Simplified data-driven approach

Leveraging a broader technology platform for innovation


Stanley Yee
Façade Design & Construction Specialist, Dow
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14.40 - 15.00
RetrofitNY, Local Law 97, Financing and the New Building Envelope

How financing and the available capital stack is the driving force behind the design of the building envelope

Demonstrating the limitations of laser scanning and how leveraging a digital process is paramount to panelized façades

Learn how manufacturers and collaboration between envelope and mechanical are driving design decisions



Steve Mort
Key Account Executive, Tremco

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15.00 - 15.20
Kodispace 4SG: The Key to Energy Efficient Structural Glazing Façades

Advantages of a reactive thermoplastic spacer

Energy efficiency through superior gas retention

A flexible warm-edge system for boundless design opportunities


Brian White
Technical Section Manager – Americas | Insulating Glass, H.B. Fuller Company
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15.20 - 15.50
Creative Approaches to the Facade Supply Chain: Streamlining the Flow for Better Outcomes

Creating new business models for all stakeholders by finding efficiencies and taking advantage of new technologies

Collaborating at the beginning of the project with the fabricator leads to a seamless flow through to construction

How integrating design and process can deliver the project on schedule, with a good profit margin and environmental benefits

Looking at new technologies and manufacturing methods such as off-site modular and robotics which don’t constrain creativity but facilitate it


Moderator
Julie Janiski
Partner, BuroHappold
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Panelist
Ung-Joo Scott Lee
Partner, Morphosis
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Panelist
Neil Thelen
Head of Product Delivery, Nabr
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Panelist
Andrew Black
Director - Product Design and Development, New Hudson Façades
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Panelist
Lisa Rammig
Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan
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15.50 - 16.20
Networking Tea/Coffee Break


Session 4
(16.20 - 17.50)

16.20 - 16.40
ACT Façade: Meeting NYC´s LL97 on Carbon Emissions Limits and LL15 on Bird Friendly Building Design

Insight on a fully glazed, blind based exhaust cavity façade system with measured results and future research

Textile screen optimization to enhance quality views and energy efficiency

A “Solar air collector” generating renewable energy

Integration with bird friendly glass to mitigate bird collisions


Lars Anders
CEO, Priedemann Façade Experts
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Stefan Goebel
Business Development Manager - North America, Priedemann Façade Experts
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16.40 - 17.00
Topic to be Announced

17.00 - 17.45
Panel Discussion: Designing Architectural Precast Concrete Façades

Evolution of architectural precast

Different approaches to optimizing design geometries for precast façades

Importance of visual and performance mockups when designing with precast

Advantages of architectural precast concrete over other construction methods


Moderator
Silverio Patrizi
Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti
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Panelist
Russell Crader
Associate Principal, Adjaye Associates
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Panelist
Christine Yoon
Associate, OMA
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Panelist
Guy Tremblay
VP - Business Development and Preconstruction, BPDL
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17.45 - 17.50
Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference
17.50 - 19.30
Post Event Networking Reception



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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  • Singapore 2019

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the event.

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.

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.

If successfully approved, the confirmation number/pass is sent within of 3-4 working days of registration or earlier. 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.

It is highly recommended that you use your company/official email id for registration to avoid any confirmation delay

No. All registrations are pre-approved online and no on-spot registrations are encouraged.

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.

No. If you are not able to attend the conference after receiving your confirmation number/pass you will not be able to transfer the registration to your colleague.

The registrations start at 0800 hrs. The team at the registration desk will be fully equipped with the details of those confirmed to attend. If your registration is confirmed, you will only be asked to quote your registration number and drop your visiting cards at the registration desk to collect your badge and kit.

Post the conference, the organisers will be uploading all the presentations who's permission has been received to distribute online at this event website.

The full-day conference will include access to the conference hall, exhibit area, lunch and networking session, delegate kits and presentation copies.

If your firm is on our guest list, then a maximum of 1-4 delegates passes per firm are allocated depending on the firm size. However, the seat allocation is on first come first serve basis.

As the seats are allocated on a first come first serve basis, the registration will close once the hall seating capacity is reached.

Apart from the high standard hygiene protocols and checks from the Conrad team, we will be implementing the standard operating procedures and guidelines mandated by the local authorities to ensure a safe event. Please refer to the detailed safety precautions at the top of this page.

Yes. A few of the event elements will be hybrid. One such element will be the lectures and discussions which we will stream online for those who are unable to make it in-person. More details will be provided closer to the event.

Venue


Kindly reach the venue on 18th Nov, 2021 at 7:30 am

Address

Conrad New York Downtown, 102 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282, United States

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