28th Nov 2018, City of Dreams, Manila

About the Event


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 53rd edition globally and the 1st edition in Philippines, 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.facades.ph for details of the previous events.

Speakers and Panelists

Conference Agenda

53rd Edition - Zak World of Façades Philippines, 28th Nov 2018, City of Dreams, Manila

Session - 1(09.30 - 10.35)

08.00 - 08.50

Delegate Registration

Event Convenor

08.50 - 08.55

Welcome Address


08.55 - 09.25

Curtain wall from design to completion

  • Trends in curtain wall design
  • How to design
  • Delivery
Nina Yiu, Director - Building Envelope & Materials, 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, llght and wind load performance with ETFE
  • Case study on the 20,000m2 ETFE moving roof of the Singapore National Stadium
Matthew Penrose, Vice President - Sales, Vector Foiltec

10.30 - 10.50


Session - 2(11.00 - 13.00)

10.50 - 11.10

Presentation by ALT Cladding

11.10 - 11.30

Green façades for tropical climates

  • Principles of passive design using the inherent qualities of the construction
  • Focus on regions where complete natural ventilation is not possible due to the harshness of the climate, hence mixed mode natural with mechanical HVAC is necessary
  • How natural living green façade technology can be integrated to create better sustainability and a more healthy climate in polluted city centres
  • Case studies and examples of recent projects
Stephen Tanno, Director - Pre Construction, Schüco International

11.30 - 12.00

Does a façade have a soul? How façades can reveal a hidden story

  • Our history with façade designs
  • Case studies on the the US Airforce Academy, Moynihan Station and Arthaland Century Pacific Tower
Nicolas Medrano, Associate Director, SOM

12.00 - 12.45

PANEL DISCUSSION: Sustainability and innovation through façades

  • The need for sustainable façades
  • Understanding the role of building envelopes to meet local Green Building regulations
  • Rating standards and stakeholder coordination for façades
  • Thermal performance in curtain wall & fenestration (OTTV)
  • Dynamic shading techniques




Ana M Ling, Partner, JSLA Architects Rogelio Garcia Villarosa, Managing Partner, R. Villarosa Architects Richard M. Garcia, Vice President, Visionary Architecture

12.45 - 13.40

Networking Lunch Break

Session - 3(13.50 - 15.40)

13.40 - 14.00

Sustainability through Façade Design

  • Considerations of façade design addressing the sustainability and engineering performances
  • Analysis of architectural façade design and its correlation to aesthetics
  • Asia Pacific case study projects of mixed use and office nature
EeTiong Lim, Studio Director, Gensler

14.20 - 14.40

Challenges and developments in façades

  • New trends in architectural façade designs
  • Durability and sustainability
  • Developments with special coatings
Efthimios Zizos, Projects Manager, Elval Colour

14.40 - 15.00

Emerging trends and technologies in façades

  • Key façade trends
  • Invisible Bonding solutions
  • New innovations & solutions
Jayrold Bautista, Senior Application Engineer - High Performance Building, Dow Chemical

15.00 - 15.20

Design and selection of energy efficient glazing for buildings in a hot climate zone

  • Fundamentals of glazing
  • How energy efficient glazing perform
  • Key considerations in design and selection of glazing
Jianjun Yang, Chief Technical Officer, Xinyi Glass

15.20 - 15.40

Tensile membrane façade - Lightweight + durable

  • Architecture signature
  • Lightest façade cladding solution
  • Thermal and visual comfort & energy saving
Nitin Govila, Managing Director - APAC & MEA, Serge Ferrari Mina Jin, Territory Manager, Serge Ferrari

15.40 - 16.00

Networking Tea/Coffee Break

Session - 4(16.00 - 17.45)

16.20 - 16.40

Benefits of powder coatings in façade design

  • Performance standards and specification of powder coatings
  • Benefits of powder coatings
  • Recent innovations & track record in powder coatings
Jean-Paul Moonen, Global Segment Manager - Architectural, Akzonobel

16.40 - 17.25

PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

  • Façade deliveries, understanding and mitigating risk
  • The need for FPM
  • Implementation - Players involved and their roles
  • Possible pitfalls and their avoidance
  • Effect on the bottom line


Stephen Tanno, Director - Pre Construction, Schüco International


Benedicto Gavino, Principal Consultant, BLG Façade Design Consultancy Lionel Briswalter, Regional Façade Director APAC, Bouygues Batiment International Adam Lee, Managing Partner, Professor Torsten Calvi Corp Calvin Lee, Pre-Construction Services Director - Asia, Schüco International

17.25 - 17.30

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

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Associate Partners

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