157th Edition – Zak World of Façades Australia

This will be the 157th edition globally and the 4th edition in Melbourne which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

Speakers & Panelists
Associate Director | Carbon Management Lead, WT Partnership
Imogen Lyons is WT’s Carbon Management Lead. Since starting in the industry in 2006, Imogen has worked on various industry leading projects across Australia and Asia. Her experience in carbon management spans various government and private sector developments including high...
Design Director, Riverlee
Gabriel Kok, Design Director at Riverlee, brings 18+ years of experience to his role, blending architectural expertise with commercial acumen. Following a decade at FK, Gabriel now leads high-profile projects, including Seafarers in Melbourne’s North Wharf precinct. At Riverlee, Gabriel...
Principal, Fender Katsalidis
With over 20 years of experience as an architect, Falk’s portfolio includes a range of complex projects including Mona, NewActon Nishi and Yarra One, which have all made significant contributions to their cultural landscape and urban environment.  Falk’s knowledge of...
Associate Director, AECOM
Partner, Wardle
Mathew is a Partner at Wardle, he works across a broad range of sectors including commercial, urban design and civic projects. Mathew’s contributions to the practice’s major civic projects serve as a powerful platform for championing design excellence to influential...
Managing Director, Frontek Australia
Bernat has more than 20 years of experience in the technical ceramic world, particularly in ventilated façade cladding systems.  Having worked in Europe, Asia and now Australia, he possesses a thorough understanding of façade cladding for different markets with different...
Area Manager, Lanik
Aitor is the Area Manager at Lanik for several countries including Australia, holds a degree in Engineering and has participated in various landmark projects.  Aitor has vast experience dealing with challeging and bespoke projects, encompassing technical design, fabrication, supply, and...
Area Sales Director - Middle East & Oceania, Saint-Gobain Glass
Dinesh Kumar Nalukurti is a seasoned sales and marketing professional with over two decades of experience in the building materials industry. Currently serving as the Sales Director for Saint-Gobain Glass International, he manages operations across the Middle East, Australia, and...
CTO & COO, Onyx Solar Energy
Teodosio Del Caño. CTO & COO. Onyx Solar Energy S.L. (Onyx Solar). Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Sciences. University of Valladolid, 1994-1999. Doctor in Physical Sciences. University of Valladolid. 4-year research work based on the study of organic materials and their...
ANZ Marketing Manager, AkzoNobel
With over 15 years of experience in the building materials industry, Simon Metcalf is the Marketing manager currently at the helm of AkzoNobel’s powder coating business in Australia and New Zealand. Holding a Master’s degree in Powder Coating Chemistry from...
Director of International Sales, Tianjin North Glass
Wang Yongli is a Director of the International Sales Department of the Glass Deep Processing Division of NorthGlass. She is a technical expert in glass deep processing and has been engaged in the international sales of deep-processed glass for 20...
Operations Manager, Climate Ready Engineering
Oliver first discovered his passion for unique and challenging projects in 2008 when he first joined the window shading industry as an installer. After graduating from university with a degree in project management, he delved into managing and successfully delivering...
Associate | Melbourne Façade Lead, Arup
Rob leads the Arup façade team in Victoria. Educated and practicing for many years in iIndustrial design, Rob brings a holistic approach to façade engineering built on 20 years within the industry with a specialist façade contractor before becoming 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...
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...
Associate Director, AECOM
Zamaneh khoshdel is bringing over a decade of architectural engineering excellence from assignments in Europe, Asia and Australia, she excels in projects that present technical challenges from design concept through to construction delivery. Her architect’s desire to bring challenging geometries...
Regional Manager – Victoria, Inhabit
Elissa leads the Inhabit team in Melbourne across the specialist services of new build façade design including engineering, documentation and procurement, diagnostics and remedial solutions as well as ESD and acoustics. She is well known for her facade design skills...
Façade Practice Lead - Australia, Mott MacDonald
Kieran is a façade engineer with over 35 years’ of experience in engineering consultancy. His career has taken him from the UK to France, Hong Kong and Australia, where he has completed projects in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and...
Managing Director, BG&E Façades
Oliver has been with BG&E façades since 2007 and has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, working with world renowned architects, developers and leading construction companies. As a Director of BG&E Façades, he continues to be hands-on and...
Managing Director, SGS Glass
Bill Segaert continues the almost 90-year representation of Saint-Gobain Glass in Australia by the Segaert family. With his own 20 years of experience within the Australia and New Zealand Glass industries, he is well positioned to promote the Saint-Gobain high...
Director, WilkinsonEyre
Ed Daines is the Director of WilkinsonEyre’s Australian studio, with over 20 years of experience working on high-profile projects around the world, including CIBC Square in Toronto and Battersea Power Station and 21 Moorfields in London. In Melbourne he is...
Conference Agenda
  • Revisiting the past and summarsing the glass & façade industry recollecting the challenges and horrors
  • Discussing the latest technologies and introducing the Façade Carbon Calculator, Vigilance Façade ‘Trakka’ and ‘Glass Lab’
  • Engineering our future: 435 Bourke (Solar) and Seafarers
  • A detailed look at the upfront embodied carbon footprint of various façade systems to help inform early design decisions
  • Weighing cost, carbon and performance
  • The impact of offsetting on the project budget
  • Commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050
  • Embodied vs operational carbon: Understanding and assessing building impacts
  • Where are we standing on low-carbon glass and sustainable glass solutions
  • Photovoltaic solutions
  • PV glass applications
  • Case study: Project overview
  • Why is façade engineering not recognised as a field of engineering?
  • How is this lack of recognition impacting our industry?
  • How can we make change to improve our industry and our building quality?
  • Evolution of architectural glass
  • Super jumbo glass & flatness
  • Single & 3D curved glass design
  • Creating the future with sustainable & resilient façades
  • Adapting historic / existing façades: Battersea Power Station in London & Madison Avenue in New York
  • New high performance façades: 8 Bishopsgate in London & 600 Collins Street in Melbourne
  • How the façade beautifully merges industrial heritage with the movement of the Yarra River
  • Attention to detail and precision from the project team in assembling this jigsaw type façade
  • Challenges faced and innovations implemented

Oliver Ng

  • Victorian Heart Hospital: Unitised terracotta curtain wall & perforated weathering steel screens
  • 477 Pitt Street: Glass reinforced concrete façade system, over cladding and remediation of 30,400m2 façade
  • Melbourne Quarter Berrbang House: Solid brick façade system and retail podium
  • Large format, custom made, ventilated rainscreen panels
  • Project panel design and installation support with ESI
  • Façade design and manufacturing considerations for a faster, more economical supply and installation process
  • Social sustainability, economical sustainability & environmental sustainability in the automation of shading systems
  • Automation in double ventilated façade curved façades, new builds & commercial refurbishments
  • Servicing, preventative maintenance and integration
  • Powder coating mastery: Performance and warranties
  • Unveiling our environmental commitment: A closer look at sustainable powder coating in architecture
  • Performance meets eco-friendliness: Exploring our role in achieving sustainable architectural excellence through powder coating
  • Miranda Dental Hospital: Horizontal configuration on unitized system
  • Bondi Archibald: Vertical configuration on unitized system
  • Macquarie University: Complex geometry cladding
Event Details
  • 157th Edition – Zak World of Façades Australia, September 19, 2024
  • Start Date
    September 19, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    September 19, 2024 5:30 pm
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