96th Edition – Zak World of Façades Malaysia

This will be the 96th edition globally and the 2nd edition in Kuala Lumpur which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

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Speakers and Panelists
Director, Forebase Property
Frankie Wong is originally from Hong Kong with intensive banking and investment experience for decades. He has 10 years+ of experience in various types of real estate investments in Malaysia. He is currently working on a Property Development Project located...
Senior Project Manager, RPM
Roger is an architect who owned his own firm in Canada and eventually came to Malaysia back in 1997, just prior to the economic crisis. Roger has worked in the Malaysian and SE Asian markets, where he brings more than...
Director, Veritas Architects
Azril Amir Jaafar is an architect with special interest in environmentally sustainable design solutions. He is a Director of VERITAS Design Group, corporate member of Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM), Green Building Index Facilitator, member of Green RE Technical Panel...
Head - Planning, Design & Sustainability, SP Setia
Azlina, more fondly known as AJ, is the Head of Planning & Design at S P Setia Berhad, a leading property developer with a strong brand presence in Malaysia as well as overseas, a brand synonymous with quality, reliability and...
Façade Specialist, BFG Consulting
Caleb Teh is the Facade Specialist and certified GBI facilitator from BFG (Built For Generations) Malaysia. He has extensive knowledge and experience in façade design, procurement and construction methodologies from projects collaborated with prestigious and internationally establish developers and architects....
Partner, Façade Network
A building enthusiast with Master Degree in Quantity Surveying and Building Economics from Heriot-Watt University. She had immersed in the building industry as soon as she left high school under the educational training program sponsored by Sunway Construction Sdn Bhd...
Managing Director, ZLG Design
Huat LIM left for England in the early eighties and then settled in London for the next 10 years. He graduated at the Architectural Association under Prof. Peter COOK and the late Ron HERRON both of Archigram fame and the...
Head of Design, NRY Architects
Siti Nor Suzana is the Head of Design of NRY Architects, which was established in 1992. Notably known as among the largest architectural practices in Malaysia, the firm has been involved in a wide range of project typologies and collaborated...
Senior Engineer | Façade Engineering Leader, Arup
Shawn specializes in designing efficient, innovative and integrated façade solutions to achieve the best outcome for clients. Professionally, as a Registered Project Management Professional with PMI, Pennsylvania and Registered Profession Technologist with Board of Technologist Malaysia, Shawn has wide experience...
Director, KIRK AUD
Andrew Browning is the Director of KIRK AUD Sdn. Bhd. which was established in 2013. With studios in Kuala Lumpur and Brisbane, the practice works across a diverse range and scale of projects throughout Southeast Asia. Andrew has been involved...
Director - Project Management, Turner & Townsend
U-Kidd is a construction professional who started in architectural consultancy and now leads project delivery for clients covering a wide range of sectors including large scale township masterplans, complex mixed-use developments, luxury hotels, hi-tech industrial, data centres and commercial projects...
Partner, Konzepte
Nicholas is a Partner at Konzepte and also the founder of Lateral, a research-in-practice design studio based between Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur. He leads a geographically diverse team of experts with an extensive body of technical knowledge and intrinsic inter-cultural...
Director - Sustainability, Turner & Townsend
Hans Weemaes, is a Dutch national, based in Malaysia, with a 15+ year international career in a Sustainability, Consulting, and Business Education. Unrivalled sustainability accreditations in the region. Strong track record of project delivery on projects of Malaysian national pride...
Senior Manager Tensile Architecture - APMEA, Serge Ferrari Group
Mohammed Bahsh holds master’s degree in “International Marketing” from UK, is currently the Senior Manager – Tensile Architecture of Serge Ferrari Group for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa regions. He has Over 15 years of international experience in industrial...
Project Director, Schüco South East Asia
Responsible for overlooking and managing the large scale Schueco projects in Southeast Asia, by directing the project and sales team with the necessary and relevant info and action in terms of scheduling and cost controlling, as well as with regards...
Technical & Compliance Director - MEIAP, Siderise Insulation
Sreenivas Narayanan (“Sreeni”) is Façade Specification & Compliance Officer at Siderise Insulation Limited, in charge of the Middle East and India regions.   He has over a decade’s experience in sales, business development, and new market development, the majority of...
Director, DP Façade
Mathieu Meur provides strategic and technical leadership as the director of DP Façade. Through his training as a multi-disciplinary engineer, and subsequent years of experience heading the largest façade consultancy practise in the world, he has developed extensive knowledge of...
Principal | Façade Engineering Leader, Arup
Michael Chin is a Principal with Arup Singapore Pte Ltd, he is also the Façade Leader. In this role, he is responsible for the leadership and direction of Arup Façade activities in Singapore and the wider region. Professionally, as a...
Manager - Sales and Marketing, AGC Asia Pacific
Marcus Tan is the Sales and Marketing Manager of the Smart Glass Division at AGC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. He handles the sales and marketing business of SunEwat, Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), in South East Asia and Pacific region. Marcus...
Principal, KPF
Mustafa Chehabeddine is a Design Principle at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) with over 20 years’ experience as an architect. He has worked on projects around the world, from commercial, residential, hospitality and mixed-use developments to large-scale masterplans with complex...
Global Segment Director - Architectural, Axalta
Franck Derouen is Business Director – General Industrial Middle East, Africa, Russia, Turkey. In addition to this role Mr Derouen is Axalta’s Global Architectural Segment Director. Mr Derouen has 30 years of experience in the industrial coating industry. Prior to...
General Manager, Building Façade Group
Andrew Seah is the General Manager of BFG (Building Façade Group) Malaysia, he heads the façade consultancy and business operation in Malaysia since 2016. Andrew graduated with degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Adelaide and has 18 years...
Director, Hijjas Kasturi Associates
This generation architect, Serina Hijjas is one of the creative directors at HIJJAS architects & planners and is known for changing the building landscape of architecture through buildings that are responsive, energy conscious + bold. Her formative years exposed her...
Executive Vice President, Vector Foiltec
Matthew Penrose is the Executive Vice President of Vector Foiltec. He has worked for Vector Foiltec Asia-Pacific for the past 10-years working on iconic ETFE using projects such as Resorts World Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore National Stadium Moving Roof,...
Associate - Tech Services & Development Scientist, Dow Asia Pacific
Jayrold has over 10 years experiences in the built environment, providing technical, application and consulting expertise to stakeholders in the curtain wall  and construction industry. He has helped many clients to  achieve energy efficient, durable,  well-designed facade for  high-performance building...
Regional Façade Segment Manager, Hilti Asia Pacific
Jason Lee, graduated from NUS Bachelor in Business, has been in the construction business for 12 years and specifically in facades business for more than 7 years. He is now the Regional Facades Segment Manager for South East Asia for...
Associate Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology
Timothy has been in the façade industry for over 20 years. He has been involved in diverse roles and positions in façade contractors, from designing to managing façade projects; including assisting architects in designing façade systems to achieve the required...
Conference Agenda
  • What is embodied carbon and how it is being counted and calculated
  • Balancing carbon spent building versus savings in service
  • Examples on how our developed tools and methodologies are helping to revolutionise the way we design
  • Enclosure
  • Inside-out
  • Messaging
  • An introduction to projects, details, technology & advantages for ETFE façades & building envelopes
  • Fire, Thermal, Light and Wind Load Performance with ETFE
  • Review of the latest global projects and SEA projects
  • Case study on the ETFE Solution and Steel Structure for Pavilions Bukit Jalil Mall, KL
  • Architectural signature
  • Thermal & visual comfort, solar protection & energy savings
  • Dynamic façades with day/night effect
  • Conformity & suitability to any fire norms & regulations
  • Façade and landscape integration
  • Façade and BIPV integration
  • Recyclable materials for the façade
  • Façade requirements and selection of supplier and fabricator
  • Why choose a glass façade?
  • Future developments
  • Setting the scene: Design Concept and the 2-phase development
  • Expression with materiality: Façade design and optimisation
  • Embracing the challenges: Construction progress
  • How can design impact the parameters for the performance of a modern façade?
  • Analyzing the benefits of considering passive design strategies
  • Strategizing sustainable design through local material procurement
  • Looking at net-zero carbon and how can this global trend be implemented in Malaysia?

Hans Weemaes

  • Process architecture
  • Casting sequence
  • Energy and sustainability
  • Clean energy trends towards carbon neutral cities
  • Benefits of BIPV on the façade
  • Innovative solution with case studies and project references
  • Overview of applicable standards
  • Façade fire testing requirements in Malaysia and the region
  • Case studies and take-away points
  • Functional requirements of perimeter barrier firestop systems and cavity barriers
  • Fire resistance testing for curtain walling and perimeter barriers and a transatlantic comparison of testing approach, criteria and experiences
  • The criticality of workmanship quality and the need for installation inspection & reporting
  • Introduction to powder coatings
  • Technologies and product range
  • References & case studies
  • Carbon journey of silicone sealant for building façades
  • Key elements of PAS2060 standards to ensue verified carbon neutrality
  • Benefits of project specific carbon neutrality service
  • Achieve façade safety through design process
  • Building with safety in mind
  • Innovative façade inspection techniques
  • Hilti Introduction
  • Cast in channel technology
  • Firestop solutions
  • Integrating the right assessment models for getting the most value out of façades
  • Value engineering versus value extortion: Is it cost reduction for diminished value?
  • Continuing the process improvisations for best practices
  • Value engineering for bespoke façades procurements to suit local requirements

Shawn Woon

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