159th Edition – Zak World of Façades Belgium

This will be the 159th edition globally and the 1st edition in Brussels 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
Managing Director, Vorsselmans NV
Operations Manager - Curtain Walls and Joinery, Seco Group
Head of Service, Marketing and Product Management, Schüco
Nearly 10 years ago Joep joined Schüco International, one of the leading international suppliers of high-quality window, door and façade systems. With a master´s degree in Architecture and nearly 20 years experience in the construction industry Joep is now leading...
Founding Partner, Fassada Steel
Eric Claeys holds a degree as Civil Engineer in Construction from KU Leuven, Belgium, a degree in Industrial Engineering in Public Works from KU Leuven, Belgium, and graduated with a Master in Business Administration from the Vlerick Business School, Belgium....
Co-Founder, Gevelinzicht Ingenieur-Architecten
Stéphanie Mangé (Master in Civil Engineering and Architecture, University in Ghent, 2002) specialized over the years to become a technical designer and expert in facade engineering. In 2016, she founded “Gevelinzicht” in Antwerp together with 2 co-partners. Today she is...
CEO, Jaspers-Eyers Architects
John Eyers (°1961) studied Architecture at Sint-Lukas School of Arts in Brussels. Soon after his graduation in 1984, he started working for the architectural firm Jaspers & Partners. At the age of 31 he founded his own practice, which merged...
Project Manager, VK Architects & Engineers
Director, Vitroplena
Kenny Martens is 33 years old and lives in Zwevezele, Belgium. He has a master’s degree in civil engineering – structural design and received his Ph.D. on structural glass beam systems at Ghent University in 2018. Following his graduation, Kenny...
Design and Operational Lead, Binst Architects
Edwin Remmerie is Design and Operational lead at Binst Architects, and has worked in the office since 2005. Working closely together with founder and CEO Luc Binst, he is responsible for managing the office and supervising the Design Phase of every project....
PhD Researcher, VUB Architectural Engineering
Ruben Van Vooren is a PhD researcher at the department of Architectural Engineering at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His research is supervised by prof. Waldo Galle and prof. Niels De Temmerman and is a collaboration with Bureau Bouwtechniek (BB), a Belgian...
Building Detail Expert, Façade Advisor, Bureau Bouwtechniek
Raf became an architect at Sint-Lucas in 1995. In 2012, Raf became a BB’er. During his tenure as BB’er, he emerged as façade consultant and building detail expert and, together with some colleagues, founded Team Knowledge Innovation & Technology, the...
Lead Architect, Jaspers-Eyers Architects
Stefaan van Acker, a multifaceted Project Architect at Jaspers-Eyers, has woven his passion for architecture into a remarkable journey which started with a childhood fascination with the fusion of artistry and functionality. Graduating from Sint-Lukas in Ghent and later pursuing...
Principal Façade Engineering, VK Architects+Engineers
Maaike Berckmoes graduated as a civil engineer architect from Ghent University in 1994, after which she worked for several years in various architectural firms in Belgium and Italy. After this, she worked for more than 15 years as a Building...
National Façades Manager, Cosentino UK
As a seasoned professional with 8 years of dedicated experience in the UK’s facade industry, Aaron brings a wealth of expertise to his role as a National Facades Sales Manager for Cosentino. Working closely with accounts across the nation, Aaron...
Specifications Manager - EMEA, Axalta Coating Systems
Mercè Berengueras joined Axalta in 1998 and with wide experience in technical, productive and commercial areas around the powder business. Since 2015 she is leading the European & middle east specifications team and has a very close link to Architects...
Country Director - Germany & Netherlands, SageGlass
Raimond J.F Starmans is since the end of 2019 the Country Director for Germany and The Benelux Countries for Saint-Gobain’s SageGlass, based in the Euregio in The Netherlands. Along with his Sales and Technical Support team he is a big...
Associate Partner, ABT
Erwin is a structural designer with an integral mindset and passion for glass. With his creativity, significant technical knowledge and experience in complex glazed structures, he has worked on some of the most cutting edge glass designs in Europe, Mid-East...
Conference Agenda
  • Ultracompact manufacturing technology in Dekton
  • Sustainable façade design with a carbon neutral solution
  • Dekton certifications and reference projects
  • Occupant comfort and health
  • Highly energy efficient and maximixing building value, as part of Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Case studies
  • Feasibility study on a façade as a key element in circular redevelopment projects
  • Early-phase involvement and integrated representation of diverse domains of expertise: a practical framework
  • Brussels case study example
  • Replacing a sixties curtain wall with a future-proof building skin
  • Translating energy-based parameters into a coherent façade design
  • Using LCA-based material choices to create an inviting human-scale architecture
  • Glass-stabilized dome in Knokke-Heist, Belgium
  • Material-efficient curved curtain wall, Belgium
  • An overview: Innovative glass solutions with impact
  • Achieving excellence in projects
  • Exploring colors online and offline
  • Drawing inspiration from case studies and resources
  • Hybrid smart solutions: A new era for architects
  • The answer to embodied and operational CO2?
  • Lasting sustainability: Hybrid steel curtain walls with glazing from inside
  • How can we use the quality of existing façades and improve their performance?
  • How can we design new façades to be reused again?
  • Magical projects and the secrets of their detailing
Event Details
  • 159th Edition – Zak World of Façades Belgium, October 02, 2024
  • Start Date
    October 2, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    October 2, 2024 5:30 pm
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