127th Edition – Zak World of Façades China

This will be the 127th edition globally and the 3rd edition in Greater China 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
President, Hong Kong Façade Association
Peter is the Senior Director (Project) of PMB-Cyberwall Limited. With over 35 years of experience in the facade industry, he had managed many major projects in Hong Kong and China throughout the years. Peter is also the President of Hong...
Partner, Foster + Partners
Lawrence Wong gained a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture in 2002 and subsequently a Diploma in Architecture in 2005 from the Bartlett School of Architecture, London UK. Since joining Foster + Partners in 2006, he worked on various projects...
Project Director, Farrells
Patrick is a Project Design Director at Farrells with 20 years post-HKIA experience and 28 years overall experience in the field of architecture and design. His portfolio includes commercial, government, education, transportation and institutional buildings as well as masterplan for...
General Manager, Entasis (Member of Gammon Construction)
Ben Wong is a seasoned Construction Manager in the Building Envelope Construction. He has over 3 decade’s belt of experience in design& engineering supervision, and project management in external facade works, he joined Gammon in 2017 and currently leads as...
Head of Special Projects – Project Management, New World Development Company
Jeff Tung is a Hong Kong Registered Architect and a Fellow Member of Hong Kong Institute of Architects. He graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1985 and has been working in the building industry for more than 35...
Design Director, Exteriors - Asia Region, Permasteelisa Gartner Hong Kong
Charles started his career in the aluminium windows and doors industry in Singapore and has since accumulated 20 years of working experience in the field of façade design and engineering. An opportunity in 2008 took him to the Middle East,...
Managing Director, Asian European Engineering
Rumen Yordanov is an award-winning building systems and sustainability engineer with experience in high-profile projects across Asia-Pacific and Europe including commercial, residential, educational, industrial and critical systems. Rumen is the founder and managing director of Asian European Engineering as well...
Associate, Lead8
Christopher is an Associate at Lead8 and a lead designer on 11 SKIES, Hong Kong’s largest retail, dining and entertainment development next to Hong Kong International Airport. His portfolio also includes the future Site 3 of the New Central Harbourfront...
Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Chinachem Group
Donald has worked globally as architect and developer for over 30 years. He is familiar with both public and private construction projects and believes in the power of design and technology to empower society. He is currently the Chief Executive...
Regional Manager, Hong Kong + Macau, Inhabit
Jovi leads the Inhabit team in Hong Kong and Macau with responsibility for the performance management and leadership of both offices. He started his career as a structural engineer working for a local Hong Kong structural engineering consultant. Jovi specialised...
Regional Technical Manager, AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings - North Asia
Dr. Weifeng Dai is the regional technical manager for AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings, North Asia. He is responsible for leading technical teams and overseeing the development and execution of our company’s sustainable projects. He works closely with our clients to understand...
Principal, Alpha Consulting
Ir Dr Dominic Yu is the Principal of Alpha Consulting Limited. He is a Research & Engineering based specialist in glass & façade engineering, and non-linear integrated design & analysis. He attained Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Structures) from the Hong...
Technical Manager - Application Engineering, Dow Chemical
Heng joined Dow in 2018 to support the rapid increasing market in Asia. Before joining Dow, he worked in Arup façade team in HK for 6 years. With the education background of polymer in China and UK, and more than...
Associate Principal, Woods Bagot
Stefano is an Italian architect with over 15 years of professional experience in mixed-use, master planning, civic architecture, urban design, and interior design. A graduate from the University of Florence, he has built his career working across China including Beijing...
Computational Design Lead, Inhabit
Ho Sung Kim is a Masters-qualified architect from the University of Pennsylvania with more than 3 years’ experience in architectural façade on projects across Hong Kong, Macau, Korea and further afield including the USA and Central Africa. He has acquired...
Director, Eckersley O’Callaghan
Yanchee leads Eckersley O’Callaghan’s Hong Kong office, which he set up in 2017 after relocating from the London office. A structural engineer by background and also with practise in design management and communications across a 20 year career, Yanchee believes...
Director, Zaha Hadid Architects
Sara has been with ZHA for 24 years. She has held key roles on several major ZHA cultural projects throughout Europe and internationally, as well as various civic and infrastructure schemes. Sara is particularly interested in construction methodology and concrete...
Strategy Director - Global Construction Segment, Axalta Coating Systems
Olaf Conreur is based in Axalta’s European Headquarter in Basel in Switzerland. He is the Global Construction Segment Strategy Director and the Global Specification leader of the Architectural Powder and Liquid business. He cumulates more than 20 years of regional...
Director, IXO Partners
Lizette is a facade design specialist with over a decade of international experience. She is driven by a keen interest to future-proof existing and emergent materials and methods in the context of a world moving swiftly towards zero carbon. In...
Senior Principal, Populous
Since joining Populous in 2010, James has worked on numerous projects around the globe including the Jamsil Sports MICE Complex in Korea, International Convention Centre Sydney, Philippine Arena in Manila, Datong Sports Park in China, KL Sports City in Malaysia,...
Associate, Inhabit
Halie leadsa team of façade engineers and designers on projects in Hong Kong and Macau, involving various project scales and types. With his architectural background he is the bridge between the client, project team and Inhabit façade engineers and designers...
Technical Director - Architectural Glass Division, CSG
Dr. Huang is currently the technical director of Architectural Glass Division of CSG which is the leading low-e glass manufacturer in China. With over sixteen years’ experience in energy efficient glass for buildings, Dr. Huang has worked on numerous landmark...
Global Partnerships Director, Siderise
Sreenivas Narayan is Technical and Compliance Director for India, the Middle East, and South Asia Pacific at Siderise Group and is responsible for developing and delivering the technical strategy for the business in the region. His experience in the passive...
Chief Technical Officer, Xinyi Glass
Mr. Jianjun Yang has been working for Xinyi Glass for over 17years, plus another 25 years experiences in academic research activities in China Glass Research Institute before joining Xinyi Glass which is now the leading glass manufacturers in China with...
Business Development Leader, Dow Chemical
Sammy Hui is the Senior Business Development Leader for Dow Performance Silicones business, based at Dow Chemical Pacific HQ in Hong Kong and leads business development in the field of high-performance building and infrastructure construction solutions. He has over 25...
Technical Director, Far East Façade
Mr. Simon Sun Nung CHAN is the Technical Director of Far East Façade (Hong Kong) Ltd. With over 30 years of experience in curtain wall design, he has extensive and profound knowledge in the façade industry in Hong Kong and...
Executive Vice President, Vector Foiltec
Matthew Penrose is the Executive Vice President of Vector Foiltec. He has worked for Vector Foiltec Asia-Pacific for the past 10-years working on iconic ETFE using projects such as Resorts World Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore National Stadium Moving Roof,...
Global Director - High Performance Products, Kuraray
Ron Hull, P.E, CDT® is the Global Director of High-Performance Products for Kuraray. Ron is based in the USA and holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration. He currently serves on the Board of Directors...
Director | Design Principal, Farrells
Stefan Krummeck is the Director and Design Principal of Farrells with over 30 years of experience designing award-winning buildings, master plans and infrastructure-related projects across Europe, Australia, Africa, and in particular the Asia-Pacific region. As an expert in sustainable, transport-oriented,...
Conference Agenda
  • EMERGENCE: A Global connector, a fusion of East and West
  • EFFICIENCY: A City driven by Pragmatism
  • ARTICULATION: The Emergence of Hong Kong as a Cultural Hub
  • What are the current trends in façade sustainability in global markets?
  • Which of these trends are potentially applicable to Hong Kong?
  • What is the roadmap for Hong Kong towards a world-class, sustainable market?
  • Selecting the performance data of architectural glass
  • Optimizing glass specification
  • Finding the most reasonable glass specification solution
  • An introduction to projects, details, technology & advantages for ETFE façades & building envelopes
  • Fire, thermal, light and wind load performance with ETFE
  • Review of the latest Global and Asian projects
  • Case study on the New Ocean Park Water Park ETFE skylights
  • Connecting a precinct
  • Part of the community
  • The Pearl of the Orient
  • Compartmentation in common façade types and how their function affects the performance requirements for slab edge perimeter and cavity barriers in compliance with Hong Kong Building Codes
  • Evolving regulatory landscape, latest guidance, and increased focus on third party verification
  • How passive fire product manufacturers can help to support a safer built environment
  • A different public realm
  • Workspaces today
  • Sustainability & wellbeing
  • Insight on Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2050 which identifies ‘Energy Saving and Green Buildings’ as one the four main strategies to meet city-wide decarbonization targets
  • How façades play a key role in defining the energy demand of buildings, and thus reducing the demand via high performing envelopes is one of the best measures to achieving long-term energy savings
  • Given that a significant portion of today’s existing building stock will still be in use in 2050, how retrofit projects have a critical key role to play in decarbonising Hong Kong
  • How can we build onto the existing (and recently launched!) Hong Kong Green Building Council Retrofit Guide to cater for envelope retrofit strategies? Whether is it in retrofit or new build, the design, specification and construction of facades involves deep collaboration with other disciplines; we often need to think outside our industry to remain at the forefront of innovation and risk mitigation
  • Given this is one of the biggest challenges facing our industry, how might we enable our façade industry – our designers, engineers, manufacturers and contractors – to design the world’s most energy efficient buildings? What support might be required from the government in the way of policy and regulation?

Lizette McNeil

  • Developing an iconic façade system for a mega-scale TOD in Hong Kong
  • Balancing function and identity to create ‘breathable façades’
  • Exploring non-traditional materials and technologies
  • Building skin optimization
  • Design process automation
  • Examples with case studies
  • Efforts to drive low carbon impact in building and construction
  • Engineering scheme to realize carbon neutral silicone sealant
  • Silicone sealant contribution to green building operational carbon reduction
  • Timeline and notable landmarks delivered each decade in Hong Kong
  • Preconstruction services: A recipe for mutual success
  • What is it, how it works, why the need for preconstruction services
  • Case studies of projects delivered via preconstruction services
  • Powder coatings & sustainability
  • Durability & functionalities
  • Contribution to LEED certifications
  • A glance at the structural use of glass in Hong Kong design practices
  • Application of Non-linear Integrated Design and Analysis (NIDA) for optimization and modulization of building envelopes
  • Case studies of innovative façade technology
  • Introduction to PVDF coatings
  • United performance & aesthetics
  • Case studies of performance/end-to-end service
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