162nd Edition – Zak World of Façades Canada

This will be the 162nd edition globally and the 2nd edition in Vancouver 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
Vice President, Development, Bosa Properties
Director of Development, QuadReal Property Group
Architect, hcma
Maeve Counihan is a problem-solving designer. She’s passionate about projects that contribute to a community’s social fabric, prioritizing functionality and universal accessibility while simultaneously upholding the core design intent. Most rewarding to Maeve is how consistent attention to small details...
Associate Principal, hcma
Alexandra (Ali) Kenyon is an architect, urbanist, and mother living on the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh). With Dutch and Italian ancestry, and raised in the Treaty Four lands of Regina, Ali is interested in...
Associate, Henriquez Partners
Chris Boldt is an Associate with Henriquez Partners Architects based in Vancouver BC, a registered architect, and Certified Passive House Designer. Drawing on over 15 years of architectural experience, he seeks to demonstrate and inspire the synthesis of meaningful design,...
Associate, Henriquez Partners
Brad McCoy is an Associate at Henriquez Partners Architects, bringing over 15 years of extensive experience in the architectural industry to his role. Based in Vancouver, Brad has specialized in mixed-use developments, contributing his technical expertise and adaptive management style...
General manager, U-kon Façade Systems Ltd
Principal, Henriquez Partners
Rui is a Principal at Henriquez Partners. As part of HPA’s role as Design Architect on the project, he has overseen the design and execution of the 5 million ft2 Oakridge Redevelopment project over the last 13 years, taking it...
Corporate Sustainability Program Manager, Reynaers Aluminium
Ken Wright is the Sustainability Programme Manager at Reynaers Aluminium focused on integrating sustainability at the core of the business. Having a background in the automotive and building industry for more than 10 years, gaining experience in transformative projects such...
Managing Principal, Read Jones Christoffersen
Leonard Pianalto’s experience as an engineering consultant spans over 25 years. He is technically minded, client-focused and results oriented. As a Managing Principal, Leonard oversees a diverse team of engineers and technologists to deliver a wide array of service offerings,...
Business Development Manager, Flynn Group of Companies
Dan Geddes is the Business Development Manager for Major Pursuits for Flynn Canada.  He has a wealth of knowledge in modular construction, building envelope design, architectural product selection, performance and detailing with over 25 years of experience.  He is CPHT...
Managing Principal | Senior Building Science Specialist, RDH
Brian Hubb is a Founder, Principal, and Senior Building Science Specialist at RDH Building Science. With over 30 years of experience as a consultant practicing exclusively in the field of building science, he is a practical façade engineer and researcher....
Regional Façade Sales Manager, Cosentino
Dean has a 30-year history in the building materials and construction industry ranging from quality management to senior sales management focused on the building envelope. His approach is solution based and consultative. Dean provides practical knowledge to help with design...
Business Manager EU Ultraperformance Solutions, Kingspan
Tobias Wild-Blatt is the Business Manager EU Ultraperformance Solutions at Kingspan Insulation Europe. He has studied Architecture and holds an eMBA degree from the Maastricht School of Management. In his current role he is supporting the Sales Team of Kingspan...
Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan
Lisa Rammig leads the teams in Eckersley O’Callaghan’s California offices. She has played a significant role in its expansion, establishing a West Coast presence, and leading many of the group’s most challenging projects, while she remains involved in academia and...
Conference Agenda
  • How digital tools can be used to translate organic forms into construction documents
  • The technical design of non planar triangulated curtainwall systems
  • The coordination of intersecting envelope system typologies to form an undulating curtainwall, canopy and soffit
  • The evolution of glass design and how transparency was its purpose until climate-conscious design became the driver
  • Which industries can we borrow from to transform the glass industry towards carbon neutrality and cycling of resources
  • How does glass look in the future
  • Understanding current challenges faced by construction from a labor and performance standpoint
  • Understand the benefits and challenges faced when building and designing with modular walls
  • Brief overview of Thermal Energy Demand Intensity (TEDI) and how modular construction can affect this
  • Sustainable façade design with a carbon neutral solution
  • Attachment methods for ventilated rainscreens and curtainwall integration
  • Design considerations related to meeting the performance, budget criteria and the design intent for a project
  • Optimizing the façade typology with building form, aesthetics, schedule and budget
  • Sustainability strategy
  • The sustainability wave in the construction industry: Getting ready for the future
  • The importance of operational carbon and embodied carbon: Need to go hand in hand to decarbonise
  • Is it important that your façade be a signature on the skyline, or do you want it to blend in contextually?
  • Are you doing any retrofits on heritage bldgs or all new construction?
  • Building design and sustainability as a marketing tool

  • All-season balconies equipped with retractable glass panels
  • Balconies as integral part of the residences, adding up to 30% more year-round living space
  • Navigating through the myriad of regulations related to worker safety that govern the design of maintenance systems
  • What, if any, are the requirements for building maintenance in the Building Code?
Event Details
  • 162nd Edition – Zak World of Façades Canada, October 10, 2024
  • Start Date
    October 10, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    October 10, 2024 5:30 pm
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