55th Edition – Zak World of Façades Australia

This was the 55th global edition and the 3rd edition in Australia, the conference discussed the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
National Specification Engineer - Façade, Hilti Australia
Senior Design Manager, Probuild
David has extensive experience in all aspects of Client Development Management, Project Management and Design & Construction Management. This experience has been developed over his 27 years working within the construction industry. David has worked on a broad range of...
Technical Director, Kingspan Insulated Panels
Nicholas Brown is the Technical Director for Kingspan Insulated Panels in the region of Australasia and South East Asia. He joined Kingspan UK in 2007 as the first in-house Structural Engineer within the division, responsible for the structural design and...
Director-Façade Engineering, Arcadis
Hugh is Director of Facades at WSP and has an engineering background with 35 years of experience in the construction industry working on a wide range of façade projects in Australia, China, Middle East and United States. Prior to working...
Director,, Director, Building Envelope Group
Richard Fairhead has spent his career (25+ years) specializing in Building Envelope on both new and existing buildings, across multiple countries, including Canada, UAE, China, Singapore, Bangladesh, Australia and New Zealand. Richard’s ability to understand design, analyse and test existing...
Director, PDS Group
As a Director at PDS Group, Michael Sutherland brings over 25 years of knowledge from within the project and construction industry. Michael has a senior level background spanning Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Japan. This experience has allowed Michael to...
Managing Director, GRC Quantity Surveyors
Andrew is the Managing Director at GRC Quantity Surveyors. He has extensive property construction industry knowledge and specialist expertise in risk management, cost control, dispute resolution, contract advisory and value management services. He is the youngest person appointed to the...
Senior Associate Building Physics, Inhabit
Samantha is passionate about delivering high-performance buildings and achieving greater clarity in the industry as to what a high-performance building represents. She is currently a Board Director at the Building Designers Association of Australia and has been actively involved with...
Associate, Hassell
Stephen is an Associate and key design leader at HASSELL. A registered architect with 15 years of experience in commercial, mixed use and residential development, he has a particular interest in the design of tall buildings, with an emphasis on...
Director, Omnii
Jonathan is a Director in Omnii’s Brisbane office and has over 15 years’ experience in the fire engineering sector. Jonathan specialises in the development of performance-based fire engineering solutions for buildings, structures and infrastructure projects. In addition to consultancy experience,...
Deputy General Manager NSW, JML-Craft
Michael has been in the fac?ade and curtain wall industry for the past 20 years. His experience over these years has provided him with the benefit of a holistic understanding of all aspects to project delivery, including design, procurement, fabrication...
Queensland Regional Manager, Inhabit
Brandon is a structural and façade engineer, and currently serves as Inhabit’s Queensland Regional Manager. With over 15 years combined experience in the structures and façade industry, on projects spanning across Australia, the United Kingdom and Central America, he has...
Director, Cox Architecture
As part of Cox Architecture’s Queensland office for 18 years, and with over 25 years in the industry, Richard has been part of many of the firm’s major projects nationally and internationally. He has undertaken a diverse portfolio of projects...
Chairman/Director of Design, DBI Design
Barry Lee is a Registered Architect with a first-class Honours Degree in Architecture from the University of South Australia and a shareholder in DBI Design. Barry has been responsible for the design of a number of major internationally recognised high-rise...
Sustainable Buildings and Precincts Lead - QLD, Mott MacDonald
Anne is a Technical Director leading Sustainable Buildings and Precincts at Mott MacDonald in Queensland. Anne has a background in building physics and extensive experience in future strategy and insights advisory. Anne is a Green Star Accredited Professional, a Green...
Principal - Lead Applied Research and Sustainability Engineer, AECOM
Adriaan, as both an engineer and economist by training, is a specialist in building physics, sustainable design, and economic appraisal of green building co-benefits with a focus on advocacy for pragmatic sustainable design. He has a Master degree in Business...
Marketing Manager - Interpon Powder Coatings, Akzonobel
Tim is the Regional Marketing Segment Manager – Architecture at AkzoNobel. He has been the Marketing Manager for several high profile companies supplying manufactured products to both the residential and commercial construction sectors. He is currently based in Melbourne and...
Key Account Executive, Tremco
Steve Mort is a Key Account Executive for Tremco Inc. Tremco is a global solutions-based building envelope manufacturer, headquartered in Cleveland Ohio and is part of Tremco CPG, which carries other industry leading brands Dryvit, WillSeal, Nudura, PureAir and now...
National Product Manager - Swisspearl, HVG Façades
Andrew Pike, National Product Manager for Swisspearl®, has worked for HVG (Halifax Vogel Group) since 2004. Prior to his role as National Product Manager- Swisspearl®, Andrew worked as the NSW Architectural Specification Manager for the Alucobond Architectural Division.  He took...
National Product Manager - MondoClad, HVG Façades
Neil Weatherstone is the National Product Manager for MondoClad. Neil has over 15 years’ experience in the Commercial and Domestic Façade markets. This experience includes curtain walls, fenestration and ventilated façades.
Chief Building Physics Nerd, Fabric First
As the Chief Building Physics Nerds at Fabric First, Darren has developed a wide range of technical and business development expertise covering assessment, delivery and management of Building Physics consultancies. Taking an industry leadership position, Darren has authored 50 +...
Conference Agenda
  • International trends in façade design – Learning from international examples of façades what are appropriate new trends to be applying in the Australasian context
  • Façade optimization techniques – What new modelling techniques are being used to optimize façade design including glare modelling
  • Green building envelope – How are green envelopes developing and what modelling and measurement is being done to demonstrate the value of these façades
  • Exploring contextually rich façades
  • Façades on mega scale: National Maritime Museum of China
  • Façades in sub-tropical climate
  • Identify shortcomings in the fabrication of dry & wet glazed window assemblies
  • Understand how these shortcomings can lead to systemic failure of the building envelope
  • Provide multiple rectification solutions to poorly fabricated windows
  • Embracing free form façades
  • Design considerations and the 3D process
  • Production and installation challenges
  • Allegory in architecture - Meaning and beauty in the built environment
  • Complex geometry and Building Information Management
  • The devil is in the details - Detailing complex façades
  • Sustainable façades for the region: Attaining energy performance requirements through building envelopes
  • Understanding the role of building envelopes to meet local Green Building regulations
  • NZBC updates for building energy efficiency measures: Optimal efficiency rate for residential vis-à-vis commercial buildings
  • Rating standards and stakeholder coordination for façades: Will energy efficient be economically efficient?
  • Thermal performance in curtain wall & fenestration (OTTV)
  • Passive house in Australia? The way forward

Michael Sutherland

  • Exploring the possibilities
  • Unlocking the potential
  • Realising the vision
  • Current state of play (state by state compliance requirements)
  • How do we fix this?
  • What the future may hold
  • Identifying key aspects of the building regulations surrounding the building envelope
  • Discussing the need for change in the industry to meet the building regulations
  • Outlining how compliance is achieved with single component wall cladding solutions
  • Designing façades cast-in and anchors according to AS5216:2018
  • Designing a fire and smoke seal for your edge of slab curtain wall joint
  • Performance standards and specification of powder coatings
  • Benefits of powder coatings
  • Recent innovations & track record in powder coatings
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