130th Edition – Zak World of Façades South Korea

This will be the 130th edition globally and the 2nd edition in Seoul 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
Professor - School of Architecture, Kumoh National Institute of Technology
Professor Dr. Seungjun Roh is presently associated with the School of Architecture at the Kumoh National Institute of Technology, where he also holds the position of Director at the Carbon Neutrality Technology Industry-Collaboration Center. His primary research areas encompass the...
Sales Director, CSG
Dedicated environmental science professional with a strong background in building energy efficiency and a demonstrated expertise in brand promotion and technical support. Possessing a decade of experience at China Southern Glass (CSG), successfully contributed to numerous high-profile projects, including LCT、Dream...
Business Development Manager - Korea, Florim
Joung Hyun Shin (Erik Shin) is a business development manager of Florim Ceramiche S.p.A., responsible for Korean market. Working with one of the most recognized and leading porcelain stoneware manufacturers from Italy, currently involved with various important projects both interior...
Group Leader - Modular Production & Procurement Group, Samsung C&T
Minsu Kim is an architect and design director with 20 years of experience in designing and building projects around the world. He worked as a project architect in Dubai and Korea and executed high-profile landmark projects in Jakarta, Singapore, and...
Executive Director, PHIKO
Architect Jeongman Choi is the Executive Director of Passive House Institute Korea (PHIKO). He has driven passive building methodologies throughout the past 15 years in Korea. His early passive buildings initiated considerable interest and he went on to found the...
Team Leader, Junglim Architecture
After graduating in architectural environment engineering at university, he joined Junglim Architecture and is currently the team leader of the eco-friendly team. He is working on developing element technologies for sustainability to realize eco-friendly architecture reflecting them in design in...
Professor - Dankook University, CEO, CASE Group
He is a professor in architecture at Dankook University’s College of Engineering. He leads the Case Group, a subsidiary of Dankook University. Case was established in 2017 to research/develop wooden industrialisation methods and currently provides standard wood-frame manufacturing services.
Senior Manager - Project Management Team, HD KSOE
He majored in architecture design for Bachelor’s Degree and naval & ocean architecture for Master’s Degree. Starting with passenger ship design, which is the intersection of two studies, he is carrying out complicated architectural work in GRC.
Principal, Heerim Architects & Planners
Jong hoon Baek majored in architectural design at Hanyang University’s Department of Architectural Engineering and Graduate School of Design, and gained practical experience at Song Jae-ho Architects. Since 2006, he has been working at Heerim Architects & Planners Co., Ltd,...
Executive Director, CNP Dongyang
He majored in architectural structure at the Graduate School of Architecture at Dankook University. As an engineer at CNP Dongyang, he mainly designed high-rise structures such as Millennium Gate, Mokdong Hyperion 1, Tower Palace 3, PARC.1, and Busan LCT. In...
Senior Manager - Project Management Team, HD KSOE
He majored in Architecture at the graduate school of Seoul National University. After completing his degree, he acquired an experience as a policy researcher at the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements. Since then, he has been employed at HD...
Senior Architect, Nikken Sekkei
Kim Mihwa is the leader of design department team in Nikken Sekkei and first-class architect in Japan. After studying political science and diplomacy in Korea, she embarked on a study abroad to fulfill her dream of becoming an architect. After...
General Manager - Seoul Branch, Nikken Sekkei
Born in Korea, he worked for five years at the Beyond Space Group in Korea before coming to Japan. After completing Nihon University’s Architecture Course, he joined Nikken Sekkei in 2004. Since joining the company he has worked as an...
Founder & Technical Director, C.E.D. Group
IR CK Wong is the founder & technical director of CED Group. He is a façade expert with BSc, Meng(Hons), HCert(Tsinghua), and PECert(MIT). He is specialized in providing one-stop facade engineering & consultation services with more than 30 years of...
Director, Gansam
Shinhee Won is a director at Gansam Co., Ltd. He has designed a wide range of facilities, including educational, office, and commercial buildings. In the early part of his career, Won focused on educational facilities, such as the Sacheon Training...
Senior Associate, NBBJ
Charles Changsuk Lim joined NBBJ in 2019 and has been responsible for the realization of several award-winning projects including Hana Bank Headquarters, Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium Remodeling, Amazon HQ2, and VIVO headquarters in Shenzhen. Proficient in the design of workplace,...
Founding Partner/Principal, Front Inc.
Born in South Korea and raised in the American city of Chicago, Michael Min Ra, graduated from the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago with High Honors distinction. After two years working as a system...
Partner Architect, Foster and Partners
Ill Sam Park studied architecture at Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, joining Foster + Partners in 2006. He worked on a variety of award-winning projects across Asia and the Middle East, such as World Trade Centre Souk mixed-use...
Head of Technical & Compliance – MEIAP, Siderise Insulation
Donel Dippi is an experienced stakeholder-focused Technical Engineer who specialises in passive fire protection and acoustic solutions for the façades of buildings in the Middle East, India, and South Asia Pacific. With a deep understanding of testing, certification, compliance, and...
Design Director, Benoy
Gregory brings a creative, multi-disciplinary approach to his projects, with over 20 years designing and delivering world-class destinations. He works across both architecture and interior design with Benoy’s Hong Kong, Singapore and Shenzhen studios. Gregory’s approach marries commercial problem solving...
Associate, Eckersley O’Callaghan
Giovanni De Mari is an Associate with engineering design practice Eckersley O’Callaghan. Giovanni is a dual-trained structural and facade engineer whose technical experience has enabled him to achieve the boldest and most challenging designs such as the first large deflection...
Board Member, KAFA (Korea Architectural Façade Association) & CEO, DYM Co. Ltd.
Director, Azon Asia
Charles Jun is the Director in Azon Asia Inc. with expertise in the building façade and commercial architectural market segments. Mr. Jun is in charge of business management at Azon Asia Inc. with 25 years of experience. The Azon specializes...
Country Manager, Serge Ferrari Korea
Mina graduated from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea. She majored in Marketing, Diploma 2em cycle of Sup de Pub, Paris, France. She worked as an AE for Dentsu, Young & Rubicam Korea and also as the marketing...
CEO, Withworks & Wisys Technology
Sungjin Kim, CEO of WITHWORKS & WISYS Technology, graduated from the Department of Architectural Engineering at Konkuk University and is currently researching and developing 3D design engineering and architectural Construction methods for DfMA to realize complex Geometry Facades and Parametric...
Sales Director, Tianjin NorthGlass(TNG)
Ji Haiping is the Sales Director at Tianjin North Glass Industrial Technical Co., Ltd. He has more than 20 years of experience in the engineering glass processing industry. He has engaged in the manufacture of glass processing equipments, production management,...
Co-founder, Ublo Inc.
After having studied architecture in Korea and France, she has worked in façade design & engineering offices since 2010. With Dutch architect Robert-Jan van SANTEN, she founded façade consultation office VS-A Korea in 2013 and window company Ublo in 2018....
Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan
Ian Langham is an Associate Director with engineering design practice Eckersley O’Callaghan. Ian has over 14 years of experience working on a broad range of projects in a variety of materials, from new art galleries to large commercial developments 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,...
Senior Technical Service Engineer – APAC, Dow Taiwan
Jerry Ma who joined Dow (Former Dow Corning) in 1996 and had been spent 20+ years in technical service engineer role in building & infrastructure (B&I) industry to support customers/projects in APAC till 2018. Currently he is one of Dow’s...
Conference Agenda
  • Transforming underperforming assets into long lasting, successful, mixed-use destinations
  • Textile façade
  • External shading
  • Transparent tensile structure
  • 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
  • Transparency and connection with indoors and outdoor spaces
  • Optimizing daylighting and enhancing energy efficiency
  • Pushing the boundaries of structural engineering for expansive and unobstructed glass views
  • Understanding the material
  • Collaboration with makers & focus on detailing
  • Digital design, research and development
  • Glass sustainability
  • TNG introduction
  • Super jumbo glass & flatness
  • Single & 3D curved glass design
  • Why we need DfMA for architectural innovation?
  • What we need to prepare for DfMA?
  • CNC T-BAR system & Smart Node system
  • DFMA case studies: Lotte World Tower Podium & Gelleria Gwanggyo
  • Quadrangular Panels VS Triangle Panels and Cold-Bent Panels
  • Four-Point Co-planar
  • 4th Generation Unitized Façade System
  • UFS 4.0 Thermal and Reflective Light Pollution Study
  • Final Façade Safety Assessment (PMU)
  • Enabling carbon journey of silicone sealant for building façades
  • Innovative embedding system for durable and frameless balustrade
  • Advanced engineering to support changing trends in glazing designs
  • Functional requirements of perimeter barrier firestop systems and cavity barriers
  • Fire resistance testing for curtain walling and perimeter barriers and a transatlantic comparison of testing approach, criteria and experiences
  • The criticality of workmanship quality and the need for installation inspection & reporting
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Event Details
  • Start Date
    September 14, 2023 8:00 am
  • End Date
    September 14, 2023 5:00 pm
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