88th Edition – Zak World of Façades Ireland

This will be the 88th edition globally and the 1st edition in Dublin which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Associate Director, Urban Agency
Hector Cronje is an Associate Director at Urban Agency having joined the firm in March 2022. Originally from South Africa, he studied at Tshwane University of Technology after which he made the move to Ireland in June 2000. In the...
Technical Engineer, Siderise Group
Barnaby has been working in the passive fire protection and acoustics industry for eight years, joining Siderise after completing a degree in mechanical design engineering. Barnaby has since achieved ISMM level 3 and IFE level 3 awards and has completed...
Environmental Manager, i3PT Certification
Archie O’Donnell is a Sustainability Specialist i3PT and Head of R+D with and CertCentral. With a background Architectural Technology, Passivhaus and Thermal Modelling, he specialises in Façade and Modular Regulatory Compliance and Building Enclosure Commissioning as an accredited BECxP and...
Sales & Marketing Manager, Pyrobel
Andrea has over 20 years of experience working within the glass industry and engaging with key stakeholders including glass processors, architects and engineers. Working at AGC Glass Europe, a world-leading glass manufacturer, she believes that glass, now more than ever,...
Managing Director, Alucraft
Ronnie Mills joined Alucraft as Managing Director in January 2021. He has over 30 years of experience in the specialist façade industry, including 20 years on the Board of Directors. Ronnie has worked in previous roles, including Technical Director responsible...
Director, Bucholz McEvoy Architects
Merritt Bucholz was born in Chicago in 1966, grew up in rural western New York state. He was educated at Cornell and Princeton Universities and has been living and working in Dublin since 1995. Opening the architectural practice Bucholz McEvoy...
Associate - Façades, Arup
Pat is an Associate working in the Façade Engineering group within Arup. Since qualifying as a Structural Engineer in 1989, Pat has worked in consulting engineering initially as a Structural Engineer and for the last 14 years as a Façade...
Regional Commercial Manager, Kingspan Façades
Having graduated from Maynooth University, Emmet joined Kingspan and has worked within the commercial and specification team across the UK and Ireland for the past 8 years. Moving from Scotland to Ireland in 2019, Emmet led Kingspan insulated panel’s strategy...
Head of MMC Delivery, C + W O'Brien Architects
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 design and technical delivery at both pre-construction and construction...
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, 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
Pierce has over 25 years’ experience in the architecture and construction industry. He is associate and senior architectural technologist at O’Mahony Pike Architects. He has worked with architectural practices in Galway, London, and Dublin with extensive experience on a wide...
Head of Façades, A. 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...
Founding Partner, MFS
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...
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...
Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International
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...
Co-Founder, 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...
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...
High Performance Product Manager - Northern Europe, Kuraray
Allan Gibson is based in Oxford and for the past 18 years, Allan has managed the supply and specification of specialist materials used in the construction industry in the UK and Middle East. Now responsible for the Trosifol PVB and...
Head of Engineering, Schüco UK & IE
Stefan has over ten years of experience in the façade industry and holds a PhD in Structural Engineering from his native Bulgaria. He has worked on an array of challenging projects across Europe and the Middle East. Stefan specialises in complex façade...
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...
Conference Agenda
  • The current approach to sustainable facades in Ireland
  • The ways that we can do better in relation to operational and embodied carbon
  • The possible format of prospective building regulations relating to embodied carbon
  • Futureproofing our 20th century architectural heritage: Sustainable redevelopment of a listed modern building
  • Modernism revisited: Development of a new thin-skin twin-wall system
  • Celebrating the UN International Year of Glass 2022
  • How glass as a sustainable material plays a critical role in wellbeing and passive fire protection
  • Glazing Sluishuis: A case study of fire-resistant glazing in a residential façade
  • Advanced computational methods being utilised in the design development of façades
  • Procurement and sustainability characteristics
  • Case studies from a local Irish context, across Europe and beyond
  • Sustainability from a system design point of view
  • Benefits of local off-site façade manufacturing
  • Case studies in Dublin
  • In-cloud icing, wind tunnel testing, axial shortening, detailing techniques, testing and maintenance strategies
  • Future trends in façade design for high-rise buildings
  • Concept
  • Detail design
  • Implementation
  • Placing an over façade to the exterior of a conventional façade
  • Project case studies
  • Challenges with modern building design
  • Glass a hazard for birds
  • Designing with Trosifol & Sentryglas® BirdSecure
  • Superdurable = Sustainable: Benefits of specifying Class 2 finishes
  • PPC innovation: Rise of Stone, GRC, Anodising, Timber and Copper effects
  • Case studies in Ireland and beyond
  • Façade fire preferences relative to evacuation strategy
  • Vertical fire spread risks – key parameters
  • Current design practice and guidance
  • Common façade types and how their function affects the performance requirements for cavity barriers
  • Façades in the context of evolving regulatory landscape, latest guidance and increased focus on third party verification
  • How passive fire product manufacturers can help to support a safer built environment
  • Ensure the building owners energy performance objectives are met or exceeded through a rigorous process
  • Take a life cycle quality assurance approach to the external envelope at design construction, handover into operations
  • Build a test and inspection plan coordinate design reviews and review testing procedures
  • The benefits of an external air barrier to limit penetrations
  • Detailing of Building Design: Reveals and penetrations
  • Hygrothermal (i.e. WUFI) assessment methods
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