143rd Edition – Zak World of Façades Ireland

This will be the 143rd edition globally and the 2nd edition in Dublin 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
Associate of Energy and Sustainability, O'Connor Sutton Cronin
Patrice McVeigh is an Associate and Chartered Engineer in OCSC. Patrice has over 12 years experience in Sustainable building design with Qualifications in LEED, BREEAM, Well, Fitwell and HPI. Patrice leads the Energy and Sustainability team designing some of the...
Director | Chairman, Henry J Lyons
Paul has worked with Henry J Lyons for over 40 years. He has been a partner and director for the past 25 years, during which time the practice has grown to be one of the largest and most respected architectural...
Head of Development, IPUT
Tom joined IPUT in 2014 and is responsible for leading the design, construction and safe delivery of development projects. He currently oversees IPUT’s €350 million investment in the development of One to Four Wilton Park, a 600,000 sq ft office...
Director, Passive Dynamics Sustainability Consultants
Ciarán is a Chartered Engineer with over 10 years’ experience as a qualified Building Services Engineer specialising in the field of Sustainability in the Built Environment. After working for various M&E Consultants both in Ireland and the UK Ciarán had...
Senior Development Manager, Glenveagh
Kevin Delaney joined Glenveagh in 2019 after working in London. He has over 30 years experience in Ireland and the UK. He is the Development Manager on Office Building and Hotel at Castleforbes, guiding both Projects from pre-construction to completion.
Contracts Manager, Collen Construction
David is a highly experienced Contracts Manager with over 25 years’ in the construction industry. He has successfully completed numerous large-scale projects across various sectors, including industrial, commercial, residential, retail and leisure and has also managed the delivery of several...
Associate Director, MFS
Albert Moran has more than 20 years of national and international construction experience working and liaising with specialist contractors, clients, architects and consultants and has supplemented his engineering knowledge and construction experience by completing a Masters Degree in Facade Engineering...
Façades Sales Manager - Ireland & Scotland, Cosentino
Gareth has recently joined Cosentino to lead the Façade business in Ireland and Scotland. He has over 25 years’ experience in the façade industry and has been widely involved in both specification and installation roles in this time, working with...
National Specification Manager, Schüco UK & IE
Stuart began his career at Schüco more than 12 years ago and has held various high-profile roles within the business covering the UK and Ireland. He has worked on many exciting and challenging high-end commercial and residential projects in both...
Associate Director, Michael Slattery Associates
Michael is an Associate Director in Michael Slattery Associates with over 12 years industry experience. Prior to joining MSA he completed an MSc and PhD in Fire Safety Engineering at Ulster University with his PhD research focusing on the performance...
Founder and Technical Director, Partel
Hugh Whiriskey, the visionary founder and Technical Director of Partel, stands at the forefront of sustainable building and energy efficiency in the construction industry. With over 29 years of experience, Hugh has honed his expertise in engineering, building physics, and...
Director, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Thomas has worked on projects in the UK and internationally across the workplace, residential, theatre, healthcare and arts sectors. His most recent completed project is Soho Place, a major new mixed-use project in the heart of London including offices, retail...
Head of Sales, Etex EQUITONE
With over 25 years of extensive knowledge and experience in fibre cement façade materials for both new construction and refurbishment projects, David McMurtry has seen how the construction industry, especially within the rainscreen facade market, has transformed and has been...
Director & Sector Lead - Commercial, RKD Architects
Bringing fresh ideas and vitality to his work, Séamus has led a variety of complex commercial projects from inception right through to completion. He understands that successful design involves dialogue between teams, clients, and stakeholders at all levels. His experience...
Director, Reddy Architecture + Urbanism
Rory Murphy is an Architect and a Director of the international design practice Reddy Architecture + Urbanism. With a career that has spanned over 30 years, he has worked at the highest level in the construction industry in Ireland, the...
Associate Director, O'Mahony Pike Architects
John has studied both Architecture and Architectural Technology in TU Dublin, where he also completed a masters in Urban Regeneration. He is an Associate Director in O’Mahony Pike Architects, where he leads the design of prominent mixed use, large scale...
Director, Shay Cleary Architects
John has gained a depth of experience both in Ireland and internationally as lead project architect and associate with a number of Dublin and London based practices on large scale commercial, civic and residential projects. John completed the Bachelor of...
Associate Director and Head - Envelope Team, Arup
Anthony is an Associate Director in Arup and the head of the Envelope team in Ireland, having established the discipline in the Irish practice in 2003. He is widely recognised as one of the most knowledgeable technical experts in Ireland...
Managing Director, Alucraft
Ronnie Mills joined Alucraft as Managing Director in January 2021. He has over 30 years of experience in the specialist façade industry, including 20 years on the Board of Directors. Ronnie has worked in previous roles, including Technical Director responsible...
Head of Major Projects, Saint-Gobain Glass
As a prominent figure in the London façade community, David brings over 28 years of experience to his role as Director of Major Projects at Saint-Gobain Glass. Having developed his expertise with specialist façade contractors and as a consultant for...
Head of Façades, Proctor Group
James Brackenreed-Johnston joined the A. Proctor Group in 2019 as Specification Manager for the London Area. James has many years of experience in the high rise sector, focusing on façade design, regulation compliance and innovation. By advocating a systems based...
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...
Managing Director, Billings Design Associates
Employed as Industrial Designer by Billings Design Associates Ltd, Dublin. A director of Billings Design Associates since 2001 and Managing Director since 2009. Colman has worked on the detailed design, testing and installation of prestigious projects such as Portcullis House...
High Performance Product Manager - Northern Europe, Kuraray
Allan Gibson is based in Oxford and for the past 18 years, Allan has managed the supply and specification of specialist materials used in the construction industry in the UK and Middle East. Now responsible for the Trosifol PVB and...
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...
Technical Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan
Graham joined Eckersley O’Callaghan in 2004. He has 20 years of professional experience and his technical expertise in pioneering glass engineering and continued interest in materials have been instrumental in delivering the practice’s many challenging and award-winning glass projects. As...
Global Head - Façade Supply Chain, Lendlease
John Downes is the Global Head of Facades for Lendlease . He has 30 + years’ experience in the façade, construction and real estate development industry. John holds an MSc Façade Engineering from the University of Bath and is a...
Conference Agenda
  • Challenges adapting existing buildings
  • Changing approach to new buildings
  • Innovation and direction of travel
  • Managing the data wave
  • History of the protected structure and uncovering of historical fabric
  • Sensitive retention and restoration of the historical fabric
  • A high performance, naturally ventilated twin skin façade
  • Ultracompact manufacturing technology in Dekton
  • Sustainable façade design with a carbon neutral solution
  • Dekton certifications and reference projects
  • The key challenges facing the industry
  • Adaptation, innovation, and growth
  • Challenges norms, fosters resilience and spurs competitiveness
  • Enabling organizations to stay relevant, navigating uncertainties and delivering better solutions
  • Showcasing current approaches to low carbon façade design
  • Responding to drivers including context, use, materials & existing fabric
  • Harnessing performance constraints to construct the idea
  • Designing buildings with low-carbon strategies and materials
  • Façade circularity: Opportunities to reduce/reuse/repurpose façade building materials
  • Highly resilient façades: How to respond to climate events through conscious envelope design
  • Success criteria for a good façade design
  • Materials and recycled material

Colman Billings

  • The importance of cohesion in material and human interfaces in design and construction
  • The current and future climate regulations and the resulting indoor thermal comfort of occupants
  • Extreme levels of security from manmade threats
  • Laminated glass solutions for forced entry protection
  • New product development
  • Fire safety engineering
  • Fire safety systems
  • Specifications & building physics
  • Fire safety considerations in façade design
  • Vertical fire spread - key parameters
  • Current design practice and guidance
  • Benefits of rainscreen façade
  • History, range, durability of materials and fixing options
  • Sustainability
  • The Exo building, Dublin docklands
  • The Residences, Sanford lodge, Dublin 6
  • Things to come...
  • Client brief and aspiration
  • Architectural vision, context and technical façade design development
  • Engaging the supply chain
  • General contractor perspective and site demands
  • Specialist façade contractor response to the design and logistical demands
  • System supplier design development and refinement
  • Outcome and lessons learnt

Stephen Tanno

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