119th Edition – Zak World of Façades United Kingdom

This will be the 119th edition globally and the 1st edition in Birmingham which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Principal Façade Manager, Wates
Architect Associate, BDP
Michael joined BDP in 2017 and has experience working across multiple sectors, with a focus on workplace, with his most recent completion a new UK centre for Microsoft. Currently he is leading the refurbishment of the old Typhoo Tea Factory...
Façade Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine
Nick has been involved in the management of façade delivery on projects for the past 8 years in a variety of different sectors and system types. He is part of the Sir Robert McAlpine façades team, looking at projects based...
Development Manager, MEPC
Alex Housden is a development manager with 17 years experience in the built environment. He is currently leading the development of Three Chamberlain Square, a 190,000sqft NIA commercial office building at Paradise Birmingham, a major commercial led mixed use development...
Main Contractor Consultant, OBEX Protection
Drew Fentiman is an accomplished professional in the construction industry, with a new, unique focus on façade sealing technology and weatherproofing systems. He has dedicated his career to bringing clarity and innovation to construction organizations, striving to ensure that all...
Director, Howells
Robert joined Glenn Howells Architects’ Birmingham office in the summer of 2015 to work on London City Island, a new residential neighbourhood in Tower Hamlets which delivered over 1,700 new homes and the new HQ for English National Ballet. Robert...
Partner, Quantem
Tom is a Partner at Quantem, based in their Birmingham office, he specialises in Quantity Surveying services and has been working in Birmingham and the West Midlands for over 18 years. Tom predominantly focuses on Residential, Industrial, Commercial and Advance...
Technical Director, Siderise
Graham is Technical Director at Siderise. He has worked in the business for over 22-years and his passion for product compliance and continuous improvement is integral to Siderise’s commitment to work with ‘integrity in all we do.
Senior Engineer, Cundall
Tim has made a large impact on the industry in his short 4 years working in engineering consultancy. He has led the MEP design of Three Chamberlain Square, and at the same time dynamically simulated the operational energy usage. Tim...
Assistant Director - Planning & Development, Birmingham City Council
Simon is the Assistant Director Development within the Planning and Development service area forb Birmingham City Council. As a qualified Architect Simon is Birmingham City Council’s lead design advisor championing design quality within the built environment. Having responsibility for ‘Specific...
Partner, Make Architects
Frances joined Make in 2004 and has worked in Make’s London, Birmingham and Beijing studios. She has a wide variety of sector experience, with a particular focus on workplace. She has contributed to a number of projects in Birmingham: from...
Partner, Howells
Dav has been with the practice since 1999 and became a Partner in 2015. He leads the Birmingham studio and oversees the design of major urban regeneration projects including Birmingham’s Paradise development in the city’s civic heart, along with the...
Director, Glancy Nicholls
Lisa is a Director of Glancy Nicholls Architects. Since joining the company in 2008 she has gained extensive knowledge in working with both public and private sectors. She has led projects with a master planning and regeneration focus across a...
Associate Director - Façades, BB7
Iain Gray is a Chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Society of Façade Engineering (SFE), with over 15 years of experience within the UK façade industry working as a façade consultant as well as for leading...
Business Development Manager, A. Proctor Group
Adam Salt has been working for The A. Proctor Group since 2019 and has specialised in facades in high-rise, offsite and modular construction. Adam has years of experience in the high-rise sector, focusing on façade design, regulation compliance and innovation....
Associate, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Alina is an Associate at FCBStudios, working principally on residential, commercial workplaces and school projects. Alina has a passion for environmental design of beautiful, considered architecture. She is an accomplished designer and experienced in the delivery of projects on-site. Her...
Director | Façade Engineer, Wintech
Gurprit Bassi is a Director and Sustainability Lead at Wintech Group and provides strategic direction as part of his role. At Wintech he has been involved with many high-profile projects on major residential and commercial projects, both in the UK...
Engineering Services - Head of Façades, John Sisk & Son
Ange has 36 years’ experience in the construction industry, specialising in façades and envelope solutions. The level of knowledge and understanding acquired has led to her being recognised as an expert in the field, who currently sits on three Government...
Associate - Building Physics and Sustainability Lead, FMDC
Gianluca is an Associate at FMDC, one of the top façade and materials consultancies in the UK. He is a façade engineer with a strong background in building envelope physics; before moving to the UK, he completed a PhD in...
Associate Façade Consultant, Ramboll
Aneel formerly of Wintech is now an Associate at Ramboll in their Birmingham office. He has been over ten years in the industry, gaining knowledge and experience in the design of facades in a wide range of materials, from concept...
Associate Director, Webb Yates Engineers
Rob is a structural engineer with a passion for creating innovative, efficient and elegant structures having designed projects ranging from stone staircases and timber pavilions to city centre towers, railway stations and airports. Having started his career with Arup, where...
UK Head of Specification, Effisus
Miguel Silva has a relevant past experience of more than 20 years in the construction industry covering a wide range of façade systems in the weatherproofing thematic as well as special refurbishment, recladding and remedial works. With over 100 major...
Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International
Stephen Tanno graduated from The University of Southampton in 1987 and worked as a Consulting Engineer for the next 16 years, including 5 years with Ove Arup in Sydney and 8 years as Group Director with Buro Happold, where he...
Head of Engineering, Schüco UK & IE
Stefan has over ten years of experience in the façade industry and holds a PhD in Structural Engineering from his native Bulgaria. He has worked on an array of challenging projects across Europe and the Middle East. Stefan specialises in complex façade...
Specification Manager - UK & Ireland, AkzoNobel
Naveen oversees the development of architectural activity for AkzoNobel, manufacturers of the market leading brand of powder coatings; Interpon. For over 8 years, he has collaborated with architects, façade consultants, main contractors, cladding sub-contractors and approved powder applicators on a...
Conference Agenda
  • Beauty is more than skin deep
  • Lean and Clean
  • Design for Assembly
  • Changes to approved document Part L
  • The significance of good thermal bridging
  • How can we design better?
  • Best practice methods for ensuring effective compartmentation in curtain wall façades
  • Protecting the spandrel using a systemised approach
  • Paths to compliance – testing and regulatory guidance
  • Looking at how Birmingham has undergone a remarkable transformation over the last 30 years, attracting unprecedented levels of investment and development, providing jobs, opportunities, homes and environmental improvements
  • Insight on ‘Our Future City Plan: Central Birmingham 2040 Framework’ which will take Birmingham onto the next level, transforming this into a healthier, more walkable, liveable, thriving city of green and vibrant public spaces
  • How this is arguably the most important strategy to be written for over a century and is Birmingham’s route map to becoming a greener city of more jobs, better transport options and higher quality, energy efficient new homes
  • Off-site assembled systems for best quality, reliability & sustainability
  • Office case study: One Chamberlain Square Birmingham
  • Residential case study: Exchange Square Birmingham
  • An approach to façade design
  • Developing a low carbon ‘common sense’
  • Future façade design strategies
  • Integrating operational and embodied carbon targets into exemplary façade design
  • Delivering viable buildings that overcome cost challenges
  • Delivering supply chain innovation
  • Adopting innovative façade solutions

Alex Carter

  • Challenges and opportunities of regional towns
  • Addressing regional urban landscapes
  • Integrating local heritage
  • What each industry knows (or doesn’t know) and how it is impacting what we offer vs what clients want
  • The rewards (and risks) in blurring the lines between fire and façade engineering
  • How collaboration will help tackle the future challenges of our industries and create a better built environment
  • Elongation | Fire Rated – Elongation/Elasticity becomes reality + fire performance
  • A1 & A2 Fire Rated Systems – Non-combustible breather & vapour barrier membranes
  • Efficiency & Sustainability – The importance of consulting & surgeries
  • Customization – The solution to solve complex details in high-end projects
  • Maximising design life & bringing façades to life
  • Impact of colour and finish typology
  • Sustainable alternatives to anodising, GRC, terracotta and timber
  • The unintended consequences of the increasing requirements of Part L and Part O
  • A rethink on the use of the methodology
  • Cutting the Gordian Knot of compliance to the guidance
  • Understanding the regulations
  • Importance of specifying correctly rated materials
  • New product launch
  • Bringing old buildings back to life
  • Designing Age-defying buildings
  • Adaptive re-use in the climate emergency
  • How energy availability has shaped our buildings
  • The problem with brick
  • A holistic approach
  • The new stone age?

Alina White

  • Three Chamberlain Square in context
  • The impact can the façade have on whole life Carbon
  • The visual impacts to reducing carbon
  • The future direction for commercial office market
  • Material Options on façade systems
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