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
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...
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...
Digital Building Glass Studio Director, Saint Gobain
Jean Lorenzzi is today the Head of the Digital Studio team for Saint Gobain Glass, structure in charge of the development / Industrialization of digital technical tools and services based on R&D techno bricks to support the specification and customers....
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...
Regional Manager - Victoria, Inhabit Group
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 - Façades, 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...
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
  • Low carbon glass offer for sustainable construction
  • Digital solutions for customers to enhance productivity
  • Photovoltaic solutions
  • PV glass applications
  • Case study: Project overview
  • Why is façade engineering not recognised as a field of engineering?
  • What is this lack of recognition impacting our industry?
  • How can we make change to improve our industry and our building quality?
  • TNG introduction
  • Super jumbo glass & flatness
  • Single & 3D curved glass design
  • Large format, custom made, ventilated rainscreen panels
  • Recent commercial façade projects in steel
  • Façade design and manufacturing considerations for faster installation
  • 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
  • The rise in NCC F3V1 (previously FP1.4 in NCC 2019) Performance Solution Reports
  • Who is responsible for weathertightness of a building envelope?
  • Who should take responsibility when the building leaks?
  • Novation of façade consulatnts to the builder: Pros & Cons

Nick Roach

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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