141st Edition – Zak World of Façades Australia

This will be the 141st edition globally, the 8th edition in Australia and the 2nd edition in Brisbane 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
Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan
Tom leads the Sydney studio of Eckersley O’Callaghan (EOC) having previously worked as part of their London facades team. With a background in architecture and environmental design Tom embodies the integrated design and environmental performance central to EOCs engineering philosophy....
Associate Director, Bligh Tanner
Todd provides strategic advice to clients dealing with aging façades including: failure and forensic investigation, condition and diagnostic assessments, life cycle analysis, capital expenditure, maintenance planning, as well as the design of remedial and refurbishment solutions. Having started his career...
Project & Development Director, Marquette Properties
Scott manages the repositioning of Marquette’s assets including planning, design, facilities oversight and construction delivery. Scott is also involved in building and executing asset plans, through to the disposal of assets. Scott’s professional experience includes rolls in office leasing with...
Senior Practice Director, BVN
Rob is enthusiastic about exploring architectural design through new technologies. This manifests in part as a keen interest in contemporary construction methodologies, facade systems, biophilic and sustainable design. Rob can fluently translate complex ideas and design solutions into simple, digestible...
Technical Manager- Façades, Lendlease
Lee maintains the role of Technical Manager – Façade for Lendlease across Australia, linking into the Lendlease international team. He has 37 years’ experience in the industry, coming from a design and project management background. Lee is a Technical Manager...
Facade Engineer, G.James Glass & Aluminium
My beginnings in diverse civil engineering fields, gravitating into structural engineering, then residing as a structural engineer for 6 years amongst the breath-taking, high-rise facades of Hong Kong inspired a passion to learn the mystery behind that most fatally flawed...
Associate Director | QLD Façade Manager, WSP
Bid Manager, Buildcorp Group
With over 20 years industry experience, Christina has navigated a successful career path and developed the majority of her skills and expertise during her time at Buildcorp. She commenced in the role of contracts administrator as the first female on...
Façade Engineering Lead, QLD, Arup
Balesh holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and boasts over 15 years of extensive expertise in façade and structural engineering. His career in façade engineering includes pivotal roles at GJames, Australia’s foremost integrated Glass & Aluminium manufacturer, and Meinhardt, one...
Sustainable Design Leader, Hassell
Andrew is passionate about making positive change through the application of regenerative design principles. He is an advocate for the important role that large scale civic projects play in shaping the cities and environments of the future, providing incredible potential...
Principal, fjcstudio
Sean is a Principal at fjcstudio, a multi-disciplinary design studio noted for its commitment to design excellence, innovation, sustainability, reconciliation and the enhancement of the public domain. Sean is Head of Architecture in the Sydney studio. Sean has led a...
VP Oceania, Cosentino
Itay, has over 20 years’ experience within the international stone surfacing industry and 18 years of that has been involved with Cosentino. In 2014, Itay successfully led operations as Regional Director of Sales for Cosentino Israel. He also played a...
Market Development Manager – Façades, Lysaght
Michael’s focus is on innovation, strategy, market, channel and product development for the Australian commercial facades segment, concentrating on the development of the AZURE® Façade System. Prior to BlueScope, Michael has extensive experience within technical design, fabrication, supply, installation and...
Market Development Manager, Kuraray
Aiden Jung, Market Development Manager for Korea, Australia and New Zealand in kuraray AIS(Advanced Interlayer Solution) Division, is responsible for the advanced laminated glass interlayers market development for the architectural glass design focusing on structural, acoustic, decorative and other specialized...
Director, Façades and Structures, Bligh Tanner
Paul’s façade design encompasses innovative architectural engineering; blending bespoke façade elements throughout renovation and conservation projects introducing modern design elements, and incorporating the latest thermal, acoustic and sustainable details. Numerous investigation and forensic engineering façade commissions have been completed with...
Associate Principal, Arup
Nick commenced working as a structural engineer with Connell Wagner in 2004. He pivoted his career towards the design of special structures, glass and façade systems when working with Dewhurst Macfarlane in New York from 2008-10. Since 2011, Nick has...
Senior Associate Building Physics, Inhabit
Samantha is passionate about delivering high-performance buildings and achieving greater clarity in the industry as to what a high-performance building represents. She is currently a Board Director at the Building Designers Association of Australia and has been actively involved with...
Conference Agenda
  • The development of geometry and a clear set-out philosophy
  • Defining environmental performance and the role of the façade
  • Describing systems, modules and materials
  • Large format, custom made, ventilated rainscreen panels
  • Recent commercial façade projects in steel
  • Façade design and manufacturing considerations for faster installation
  • How façades can impact the external environment of our cities
  • Responsiveness of the building envelope to creating energy-efficient and healthy spaces within our buildings
  • How the building envelope design needs to be refined to create nurturing spaces inside and out
  • Bridging the gap between urban design and façade design
  • Navigating the evolving carbon landscape in façade design
  • A comparative analysis of Waterfront, Brisbane and Liverpool Civic Place
  • The inherent sustainability benefits of reusing the primary structure rather than demolishing and rebuilding
  • The possibility to extend and convert a building for a different use
  • The replacement and upgrade of a building’s envelope and services to improve overall performance
  • Common façade defects, asset management and remediation approaches flagging capital expenditure items associated with 40-50 year old assets (common to many major cities on the Eastern seaboard of Australia.)

Paul Easingwood

  • Structural Interlayers: It’s all about the view
  • Achieving more panoramic views
  • Security, privacy, natural UV and bird-friendly options
  • Flexible and versatile: Perfect for any façade design project
  • Certifications on façades
  • Compatibility with many anchoring systems
  • Prescriptive vs Performance-Based Façade Engineering: Delving into the advantages and limitations of both methodologies, analysing their suitability across diverse project contexts while emphasizing safety, innovation, and compliance
  • Procurement Risks in Queensland Façades: Addressing critical procurement risks specific to Queensland, such as managing cyclone debris impact, promoting the use of laminated glass, navigating challenges in wind standards, offshore glass fabrication concerns, and implementing thermally broken systems
  • Closing the Gap: Bridging the divide between façade consultants and contractors: Exploring key insights and best practices to bridge the gap and optimize project outcomes in the facade industry. This includes early engagement, enhanced collaboration, and establishing clear communication channels for improved efficiency and success

Balesh Baleshan

Event Details
  • 141st Edition – Zak World of Façades Australia, February 15, 2024
  • Start Date
    February 15, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    February 15, 2024 5:30 pm
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