136th Edition – Zak World of Façades Vietnam

This will be the 136th edition globally and the 2nd edition in Ho Chi Minh 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
, Sahvia Façade
Ms. Jolene Huynh received her business administration degree. She had experience working as a legal consultant before joining SAHVIA FACADE. She has been with the Sahvia Facade Company for four years. She is associated with Vietnam Studio as a local...
Design Director, Design lab
Virginie de Paeuw brings with her almost 20 years of design expertise. Form her native Belgium, her passion for new cultures and new design schools made her live in different countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan,or notable design houses such...
Technical Director, Boydens Engineering
With an illustrious career spanning two decades, Kien has established a remarkable track record in the realm of Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) design services. His professional journey has taken him from local projects in Vietnam to international ventures across Asia...
Studio Director, DWP
Robin Regis has spent 13 years in Ho Chi Minh City, evolving his career from an architectural background to serving as Director of Design Operations. He has expertly led teams of architects, master planners, and engineers across various sectors, demonstrating...
General Deputy Director, Regal Group
Tran Ngoc Thai, serving as the Deputy Director-General of Land Developments at REGAL GROUP JSC, has accomplished a remarkable feat by identifying and acquiring over 1,000 hectares of land reserves spanning Vietnam for REGAL GROUP. In his current role, Mr....
Founding, Managing Partner and Architect, S+A
Sérgio graduated in Architecture from Lusíada University in 2004 and is a LEED Accredited Professional currently taking a PhD in Social Sustainability and Development. He developed the architecture practice in Portugal until 2011, having started his international career first in...
Chairman | Partner, DE-SO Asia
Founder & CEO, STUDIO8
Chairman, MYD Group
With an illustrious career spanning over two decades in the realm of luxury real estate, Mr. Chen stands as a paragon of expertise and experience. His vast knowledge encompasses various facets of the real estate industry, underpinned by a foundation...
Regional Category Manager - Powder Coating, Jotun
Dr. Zouhir Ekeland Allouni holds a PhD in Nanotechnology from the University of Bergen (Norway), a Master of Science in Physical Chemistry from Spain and a BA of Environmental Engineering from Morocco. Dr. Allouni worked as a scientist in BASF,...
Principal, Aedas
Associate Tech Services & Development Scientist, Dow Asia Pacific
Ping has over 10 years of experience of architecture and façade construction industry. He had worked with many prestigious façade contractors, façade consultants. He understands intensively in the entire process of architectural – façade design from concept design to project...
Partner - Operations Director, Delhom Acoustics
Antoine’s first encounter with acoustics was through his love for music when he led a rock band on rock and roll tours in France! Little did he know that his passion for sound and physics would take him to the...
Managing Partner, Baumschlager Eberle Architekten
Cung Thanh Dat was born in 1982 in Hanoi, Viet Nam. He studied for master of architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich ( ETH Zurich). Since 2009, he has worked with Professor Dietmar Eberle who directed...
Project Director, Schüco South East Asia
Responsible for overlooking and managing the large scale Schueco projects in Southeast Asia, by directing the project and sales team with the necessary and relevant info and action in terms of scheduling and cost controlling, as well as with regards...
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...
Director - Façade Engineering, Van Aelst I Nguyen & Partners
Tony Nguyen is a Façade Engineering Director with 18 years of international working experience (in United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia, Vietnam and China). He has strong experience in façade and management small – to-large scale projects from concept design to completion...
CEO, BM Windows
Mr. Tran Van Tien has dedicated over 23 years to the construction and façade industry. Starting as a civil engineer, he later pursued his passion for façades at BM Windows. With his leadership, BM Windows has swiftly risen to become...
Technical Director, KinLong
Leo Liu is the Structural Engineer of KINLONG. He has been specializing in frameless facade design, calculation and installation for 8 years. He has a very rich experience in cable facades and has worked on many projects in the UAE,...
Director, Sahvia Façade
Founder and Director of SAHVIA GROUP, Ahmed has more than18 years of professional experience as façade designer. He believes that a great building must begin with unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the...
Director, Spark Architects
Stephen graduated from the Royal College of Art London in 1984, where he was a Gulbenkian scholar. He began his undergraduate professional career at YRM in London, working on the North Terminal of Gatwick Airport. Upon graduating, he worked at...
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,...
Regional Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology
Timothy is Regional Director of Meinhardt Façade Technology. He has been in the façade industry for over 25 years. He has been involved in diverse roles and positions in façade contracting and consulting firms, from designing to managing projects, including...
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...
Regional Director, Inhabit Group
John is a Technical Director of Inhabit Singapore. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the Construction Industry. This has been primarily in the Structural and Façade disciplines working with Consultants, Main and Management Contractors and with Specialist Façade...
Conference Agenda
  • Architects work in a problematic sector of the global economy; we consume too much then we demolish tens of thousands of buildings every year
  • The current architectural paradigm of degeneration and outdated construction technologies needs to change. Is regenerative design the answer?
  • Reconsidering history while working in the present should allow us to invent for the future, but we seem stagnant. Are we inventing enough?
  • Importance of long-lasting protection
  • Green building solutions
  • Project references
  • Sustainability tools
  • Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
  • Green projects case studies
  • 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 projects and SE Asia Projects
  • Case study of ‘The Shed’ ETFE and steel structure at Hudson Yards, the largest private real-estate development in U.S. history. The Shed has a moving 4,000m2 ETFE outer shell that doubles the building’s footprint for large-scale performances, installations, and events.
  • Façade’s Role in Building
  • Design Evolution: From Tradition To Innovation
  • Design Consideration: From Architectural Elegance To Structural Integrity and User Comfort
  • Freeform solutions with an innovative concept
  • CO2 offset through G2S
  • IoF: Internet of Façade
  • How can design impact the parameters for the performance of a modern façade?
  • Analyzing the benefits of considering passive design strategies
  • Strategizing sustainable design through local material procurement
  • Looking at net-zero carbon and how can this global trend be implemented in Vietnam?

Tony Nguyen

  • Integration and high performance
  • Maximizing user comfort
  • Emphasize the user experience
  • Inspirations for façade lighting
  • Design & technical solutions
  • Provisions & challenges
  • Amazing structural glass applications
  • Acoustic, security and BRG innovations
  • A passion for sustainability and reducing carbon footprint
  • Carbon journey of silicone sealant for building façades
  • Key elements of PAS2060 standards to ensure verified carbon neutrality
  • Innovative embedding system for durable and frameless balustrade
  • Varied façade project cases
  • Façade with mesh
  • Façade with LED screen
  • Clarity on the materials and budget for the project with additional emphasis on VE options for the project
  • Possible loopholes in the system which affect the façade execution and quality
  • Possible solutions to ensure timely completion of the project
  • Quality control measures during façade execution and the stakeholders involved in the proces

Nghia Pham

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