Zak World of Façades Ireland

This will be the 1st edition in Dublin. It will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Director, Axis Engineering
Cian has worked in the Building Services industry for approximately two decades. He has delivered a large range of commercial, industrial and business critical infrastructure projects to a successful completion. Cian managed the Dublin office of the Anslow partnership before...
Associate, Henry J Lyons
Pat has over two decades of experience working in the built environment, performing in all aspects of project delivery across a diverse range of sectors, with a considered focus on sustainable and technical design of building envelope technologies. He is...
Director, RKD
John Hanley is a director at RKD Architects. His expertise lies in navigating complex multi-stakeholder multi-use projects through complicated regulatory environments for both public and private clients. John personifies the ability to translate extreme amounts of detail into simple, clear,...
Principal, MSA Fire Engineers
Michael Slattery is Principal of MSA Fire Engineering Consultants offices in Dublin, London and Belfast. Michael has an MSc in Fire Safety Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and a...
Director, Linesight
Des has over 25 years experience as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Chartered Project Manager at a senior level in the construction industry and is a director of Linesight for most of that time. He has worked as Director-in-Charge on...
Director, Passivate Energy Consultants
Director, Bucholz McEvoy Architects
Karen McEvoy MRIAI is a Director of Bucholz McEvoy Architects based in Dublin, Ireland. Having studied Architecture at UCD, Karen worked in New York, Paris and London before returning to Dublin in 1996 where she co-founded Bucholz McEvoy Architects with...
Director, OCSC
Director, Greene Façades
Paul is Managing Director at Greene Façade Consulting and has almost 20 years of experience in the façade industry, working in a range of roles including bid management, design and project management. Prior to working as a consultant, much of...
Associate, O’Mahony Pike Architects
Partner, MFS Group
Neil Murphy has provided and led the technical delivery of facade design consultancy services on many local and international flagship projects over a period of almost 20 years. Neil’s experience includes projects throughout Europe and the middle east and includes...
Business Development Manager, Kingspan Façades
Barry Sherry has over 15 years’ experience working on diverse related projects within the construction industry. A graduate from Dublin Institute of Technology with a BEng (Hons) in Engineering and MBA in Dublin Business School, Barry has worked in various...
Specification Manager, 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...
Architect Director, BDP
Bobby is a director of BDP. He design-focused, delivery-oriented Architect with extensive experience in the Education and Healthcare sectors. He leads the New Children’s Hospital team in BDP’s Dublin Studio and has been closely involved in the design of the...
Construction Director, Collen
David has an extensive 22 years’ experience on projects including multiple Data Centre campuses, residential, educational, commercial office, and refurbishment projects in public and private sectors. He has excellent people management skills liaising between design team and site management teams...
Director, Scott Tallon Walker Architects
Ronan is a Director with Scott Tallon Walker Architects. He has 22 years’ experience with STW working primarily on the design and delivery of high quality commercial, cultural and mixed-use projects spanning public and private sector. He joined STW following...
Co-Founder, Urban Agency
Andrew Griffin, BArch, MRIAI, was born in Ireland, studied at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen and graduated from the Dublin School of Architecture with first class honours. He is a member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. Before...
Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International KG
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...
Founding Partner, T/E/S/S
Tom GRAY is associate director of T/E/S/S atelier d’ingéniérie, which he co-founded in 2007 with Matt KING and Bernard VAUDEVILLE. He qualified as an architect from University College Dublin, Ireland. He is registered as an architect in France, and is...
Executive Director, Lacasa
Abdullah possesses over 20 years of experience working on projects across all tender stages. His expertise lies in overseeing all aspects of the project including contracts, finances, quality, procurement, risk, and delivery. As the Executive Director of LACASA, his role involves overseeing...
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...
Sales Manager - DACH Region, Halio Europe & Middle East
Robert Jagger joined a UK manufacturer of window sealants and fire cement gaining his first sales experience. In 1988 he moved to Germany where he has dual nationality. Over the past 25 years he has worked continuously in the building...
Senior Façade Engineering Expert, Schüco International
Stefan graduated as a structural engineer from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia. He specializes in the field of complex façade solutions with emphasis on structural engineering. Over his 10 years of experience in the industry,...
Specification Manager - UK & Ireland, AkzoNobel
Naveen oversees the development of architectural activity for AkzoNobel, manufacturers of the market leading brand of powder coatings; Interpon. For over 8 years, he has collaborated with architects, façade consultants, main contractors, cladding sub-contractors and approved powder applicators on a...
Chief Commercial Officer, Siderise Group
Graduating in Building Construction then Architectural Science in the early eighties, Steve was immediately employed by the Welsh School of Architecture to develop specifications for fire resistant external cladding and facade systems. This lead to a position with Rockwool where...
Conference Agenda
  • In-cloud icing, wind tunnel testing, axial shortening, detailing techniques, testing and maintenance strategies
  • Future trends in façade design for high-rise buildings
  • Futureproofing our 20th century architectural heritage: Sustainable redevelopment of a listed modern building
  • Modernism revisited: Development of a new thin-skin twin-wall system
  • Cumulative effects of innovation to date
  • Industrial revolution 4.0 and cloud based control
  • Strategy for maximizing opportunity, minimizing risk
  • Pre-fabricated façade concept
  • External superstructure considerations
  • Testing & installation
  • Sustainability from a system supplier’s point of view
  • Benefits of local off- site façade manufacturing
  • Case study: Spencer Place, Dublin
  • Orientation specific
  • Breathing envelope
  • Use of timber
  • Understanding the role of building envelopes to meet local Green Building regulations
  • High performance materials for façade: What works best for heat retaining in the region?
  • Culminating complexity of design and aesthetics with sustainability of the façade
  • Taking cue from UN17 goals for sustainable façade design and construction
  • Augmenting health and well-being of the inhabitants through façade innovations

Bobby Conroy, Architect Director, BDP
Andrew Griffin, Co-Founder, Urban Agency
Cian Dowling, Director, Axis Engineering
Patrick Field, Director, OCSC

  • Concept
  • Detail design
  • Implementation
  • Designing buildings where the conception of the façade is based on the technical concept of placing an over façade to the exterior of an conventional façade
  • Project case studies
  • The rise of superdurable finishes: Stone, GRC, Anodising, Corten and Copper effects
  • Best practice for specifying special effect finishes
  • Case studies in Ireland and beyond
  • Façade fire preferences relative to evacuation strategy
  • Vertical fire spread risks – key parameters
  • Current design practice and guidance
  • A review of the fundamental requirements from first principals
  • Highlight the critical interface between the floor slab and the façade system
  • Development of best practice to control external and internal vertical fire spread
  • Adopting lean thinking methodologies to façade design and development
  • Improvement of productivity
  • Digital transformation
  • Approach to façade design that offers a safer and simplified system
  • Energy efficiency improvements from airtightness modelling can improve the built up wall design
  • Unique market leading technology that is being welcomed into the façade industry and by warranty providers


Des O'Broin, Director, Linesight
David Lee, Construction Director, Collen
Paul Greene, Director, Greene Façades
Pierce Fahy, Associate, O’Mahony Pike Architects

Event Details
  • Zak World of Façades Ireland, May 18, 2022, Clayton Burlington Road
  • Start Date
    May 18, 2022 8:00 am
  • End Date
    May 18, 2022 6:30 pm
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