About The Event

Zak World of Façades is an international conference series on façade design & engineering. The event has attracted over 29,000 delegates across its 100+ 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 108th global edition and the 1st edition in Dallas 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

108

Edition

30

Speakers and Panelist

3

Sessions

1

Day

Safety Guidelines

Currently, there are no mandatory covid restrictions in place during the time of the event as announced by the local authorities. However, we will be incorporating the below hygiene measures to ensure a safe environment

  • Implementation of disinfection protocols in all areas by the venue housekeeping team
  • Availability of sanitisers at multiple locations
  • Counters, seats and tables in common areas are disinfected after every use
Our host venue has rolled out a safety and hygiene program which will be in action at the event. Click here to view the factsheet. Any additional governmental mandate that is in place during the event time will be strictly followed. Please check this section for latest information.

Wearing of masks is optional and there is no proof of vaccination required to attend the event. However, we encourage if people wear a mask wherever possible.

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. Initial list of speakers, more to be added as we progress.

Amy Holzle

Amy Holzle

Principal | Operations Lead,
Stantec

Amy Holzle

Principal | Operations Lead, Stantec

Topic: Perforated Scrim to Solve Acoustic and Solar Challenges

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Arne Emerson

Arne Emerson

Partner,
Morphosis

Arne Emerson

Partner, Morphosis

Topic: Integrated Design: Technology, Fabrication, Materiality

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Bob Davis

Bob Davis

Sr. Project Architect, Associate,
Perkins&Will

Bob Davis

Sr. Project Architect, Associate, Perkins&Will

Topic: Collin Technical Campus: Teaching Trade, Craft, and Future-Ready Learning

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Bryan Heake

Bryan Heake

VP Field Services Manager,
Curtainwall Design & Consulting, Inc.

Bryan Heake

VP Field Services Manager, Curtainwall Design & Consulting, Inc.

Topic: Beauty Imagined, Restoration & Repurposing Buildings

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Christian Mayer

Christian Mayer

Sustainability Project Manager,
JLL

Christian Mayer

Sustainability Project Manager, JLL

Topic: Responding to the Elements: Improving Thermal Energy Performance in the Dallas Heat Island

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David Brown

David Brown

Principal | Head of Architectural Design,
Woods Bagot

David Brown

Principal | Head of Architectural Design, Woods Bagot

Topic: How to Build a Banyan Tree: Creating the Workplace of the Future in Fuzhou, China

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Dean Hageman

Dean Hageman

Senior Designer, Associate Principal,
GFF Inc.

Dean Hageman

Senior Designer, Associate Principal, GFF Inc.

Topic: 23 Springs: High Rise Office Building in Uptown Uses Unique Glass Detailing to Slim Profile

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Eduardo Rosa

Eduardo Rosa

International Business Manager,
AGC Interpane

Eduardo Rosa

International Business Manager, AGC Interpane

Topic: Coating on Demand and Oversized

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Jack Thomas

Jack Thomas

Project Architect,
Perkins&Will

Jack Thomas

Project Architect, Perkins&Will

Topic: Responding to the Elements: Improving Thermal Energy Performance in the Dallas Heat Island

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John Krouse

John Krouse

President & CEO,
Boston Valley Terra Cotta

John Krouse

President & CEO, Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Topic: Terra Cotta: The Age-Old Material for 21st-Century Architecture

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Kara Baldev

Kara Baldev

Architectural Manager, North America,
Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings

Kara Baldev

Architectural Manager, North America, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings

Topic: The Impact of Fluoropolymers in the Built Environment

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Maria Gomez

Maria Gomez

Principal & Studio Director,
GFF Inc.

Maria Gomez

Principal & Studio Director, GFF Inc.

Topic: 23 Springs: High Rise Office Building in Uptown Uses Unique Glass Detailing to Slim Profile

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Mark Jacobson

Mark Jacobson

Market Manager North America,
Kuraray

Mark Jacobson

Market Manager North America, Kuraray

Topic: Three Trends in Laminated Glass

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Richard Devero

Richard Devero

Project Manager, Mechanical Engineer,
Schmidt & Stacy

Richard Devero

Project Manager, Mechanical Engineer, Schmidt & Stacy

Topic: Responding to the Elements: Improving Thermal Energy Performance in the Dallas Heat Island

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Stefan Goebel

Stefan Goebel

Business Development - USA,
Priedemann Façade Experts

Stefan Goebel

Business Development - USA, Priedemann Façade Experts

Topic: Hot and Humid Climates - Managing Cooling Loads with the Active Cavity Transitioning (ACT) Façade

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Stefanie Schober

Stefanie Schober

Senior Project Manager,
Lerch Bates

Stefanie Schober

Senior Project Manager, Lerch Bates

Topic: Responding to the Elements: Improving Thermal Energy Performance in the Dallas Heat Island

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Stephen Knowles

Stephen Knowles

Design Principal,
HDR

Stephen Knowles

Design Principal, HDR

Topic: Responding to the Elements: Improving Thermal Energy Performance in the Dallas Heat Island

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Vandana Nayak

Vandana Nayak

Principal | Regional Practice Leader,
Perkins&Will

Vandana Nayak

Principal | Regional Practice Leader, Perkins&Will

Topic: Collin Technical Campus: Teaching Trade, Craft, and Future-Ready Learning

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Yen Ong

Yen Ong

Partner | Co-Founder,
5G Studio Collaborative

Yen Ong

Partner | Co-Founder, 5G Studio Collaborative

Topic: Repolishing: Virgin Hotels Dallas at the Design District

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Zaida Basora

Zaida Basora

Executive Director,
AIA Dallas

Zaida Basora

Executive Director, AIA Dallas

Event Convenor & Host

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Schedule

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

Session 1
(08:50 - 10:30)

08.00 - 08.50
Delegate Registration & Networking
Event Convenor & Host

Zaida Basora
Executive Director, AIA Dallas
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08.50 - 09.00
Welcome Address
09.00 - 09.25
Beauty Imagined, Restoration & Repurposing Buildings

Expectations

Historic requirements

Challenges


Bryan Heake
VP Field Services Manager, Curtainwall Design & Consulting, Inc.
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09.25 - 09.50
Collin Technical Campus: Teaching Trade, Craft, and Future-Ready Learning

Creating a 340,000 sf complex of four multipurpose buildings that provides students and faculty with tools and spaces they need for advanced technical education

Embedding color in the facade helps to create collaboration nodes along the academic corridors

Allowing daylight to permeate the interior, with additional diffused daylighting techniques throughout, which is critical to the well-being of students in four-to-six-hour labs

Incorporating courtyards and bridging to provide a thread of connectedness throughout the campus


Vandana Nayak
Principal | Regional Practice Leader, Perkins&Will
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Bob Davis
Sr. Project Architect, Associate, Perkins&Will
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09.50 - 10.05
Terra Cotta: The Age-Old Material for 21st-Century Architecture

Due to its malleable form and variable appearance, architectural terra cotta can be fabricated to restore the value of our historic buildings

This flexibility also makes architectural ceramics the preferred choice for technologically challenging designs, applicable to a multitude of façade attachment systems and construction methods

As a completely natural material, architectural terra cotta’s low embodied energy and long lasting durability offer an eco-friendly solution for high-performance façades


John Krouse
President & CEO, Boston Valley Terracotta
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10.05 - 10.30
How to Build a Banyan Tree: Creating the Workplace of the Future in Fuzhou, China

Developing the Banyan Tree narrative to represent the Client's brand identity, the aspirations for this project, and civic generosity

Variety of façade types to support the design narrative

Structural and material solutions to bring the complex form to fruition


David Brown
Principal | Head of Architectural Design, Woods Bagot
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10.30 - 11.00
Networking Tea / Coffee Break


Session 2
(11.00 - 12.50)

11.00 - 11.25
Perforated Scrim to Solve Acoustic and Solar Challenges

LEED Gold and high-performance envelope utilizing dynamic glass

Zinc as a perforated scrim

Materials as visual engagement within a Science building


Amy Holzle
Principal | Operations Lead, Stantec
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11.25 - 11.40
Three Trends in Laminated Glass

Security for schools and other forced entry applications

Bird-friendly glazing

Laminated glass to improve acoustic performance


Mark Jacobson
Market Manager North America, Kuraray
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11.40 - 12.05
Repolishing: Virgin Hotels Dallas at the Design District

Reframing the redevelopment directive of the Dallas Design District

Draping a hotel program with facade variants

Crafting a facade of aluminum sheets and composite panels


Yen Ong
Partner | Co-Founder, 5G Studio Collaborative
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12.05 - 12.20
Coating on Demand and Oversized

Custom

Felxibility

Oversized


Eduardo Rosa
International Business Manager, AGC Interpane
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12.20 - 12.50
Integrated Design: Technology, Fabrication, Materiality

Using project constraints as design opportunities

How technology can influence the design, fabrication, and construction process

Exploring the collaborative benefits of involving fabricators and contractors early in the design process


Arne Emerson
Partner, Morphosis
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12.50 - 13.40
Networking Lunch Break


Session 3
(13.40 - 15.30)

13.40 - 14.05
23 Springs: High Rise Office Building in Uptown Uses Unique Glass Detailing to Slim Profile

Using glass wing walls that extend past the building footprint to reduce the overall visual building mass

Study of frit patterns which meet various challenges

Integrating functional aspects such as structural components and façade maintenance systems as design elements


Maria Gomez
Principal & Studio Director, GFF Inc.
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Dean Hageman
Senior Designer, Associate Principal, GFF Inc.
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14.05 - 14.25
Hot and Humid Climates - Managing Cooling Loads with the Active Cavity Transitioning (ACT) Façade

Hot and Humid Texas - Climate Data and Building Growth

Combining façade and ventilation technology for energy efficiency and comfort

Case study of an exhaust air façade and shading system


Stefan Goebel
Business Development - USA, Priedemann Façade Experts
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14.25 - 14.40
The Impact of Fluoropolymers in the Built Environment

Factory applied coatings for building envelope solutions; How to accentuate your facade design through factory applied coating systems

Fluropolymers and PFAS health and climate impact overview

How to specify and coordinate factory-applied coatings over a wide range of building envelope products


Kara Baldev
Architectural Manager, North America, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings
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14.40 - 15.25
Responding to the Elements: Improving Thermal Energy Performance in the Dallas Heat Island

North Texas is heating up (literally & figuratively) and resources are getting strained

Beauty with performance is possible

What do we expect from future buildings in Texas?


Moderator
Stephen Knowles
Design Principal, HDR
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Panelist
Jack Thomas
Project Architect, Perkins&Will
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Panelist
Stefanie Schober
Senior Project Manager, Lerch Bates
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Panelist
Richard Devero
Project Manager, Mechanical Engineer, Schmidt & Stacy
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Panelist
Christian Mayer
Sustainability Project Manager, JLL
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15.25 - 15.30
Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference
15.30 - 16.10
PM Networking Break



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.




Partners

Meet our industry leading suppliers who play a key role in this event. Visit their booths to know more about their products & solutions and how they can help play a role in defining your projects.

Associate Partners
6 AIA LU/HSW credits

Event Registration

Register for in-person attendance below. All our registrations are subject to validation from our team. More details in the FAQ section.


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.

Image Gallery

Images from a select previous global editions of Zak World of Façades


Video Gallery

Snippets from a select previous global editions of Zak World of Façades

  • Toronto 2022
  • London 2021
  • Dubai 2021
  • New York 2021
  • Sydney 2019
  • Manchester 2019
  • 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 500 USD 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 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 venue housekeeping 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.

No. The event will be 100% in-person only.

Yes, 6 AIA HSW CEUs will be credited to the attendees. The delegate must attend in-person for the entire program and sign up at the conclusion with their current AIA membership number to receive the credits.

Venue


Registrations start at 8:00 am

Address

The Westin Downtown, 1201 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202, United States

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