13th Feb 2019, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane

About the Event


THE WORLD’S LEADING CONFERENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Zak World of Façades is an International conference series on the subject of façade design & engineering. The conference now takes place in Asia (Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Hong Kong), Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait), Africa (Kenya, Morocco and South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom and France), Australasia (Australia and New Zealand) and the United States of America.

Now in it’s 56th edition globally and the 3rd edition in Australia, the conference will discuss the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will showcase the latest technological solutions.

Visit www.facadesbrisbane.com for details of the previous events.

Speakers and Panelists

Conference Agenda

56th Edition - Zak World of Façades Australia, 13th Feb 2019, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane

Session - 1(09.30 - 10.35)

08.00 - 08.50

Delegate Registration

Event Convenor

08.50 - 09.00

Welcome Address

 

09.00 - 09.30

Sustainability and the future trends in façades

  • 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
Anne Kovachevich, Australasian Foresight + Innovation Leader, Arup

09.30 - 10.00

Façades: Structure, Craft, Art & Nature

  • Exploring contextually rich façades
  • Façades on mega scale: National Maritime Museum of China
  • Façades in sub-tropical climate
Richard Coulson, Director, Cox Architecture

10.40 - 11.05

NETWORKING & TEA/COFFEE BREAK

Session - 2(11.00 - 13.00)

11.05 - 11.25

Façades in tropical climates

  • Materials
  • Procurement and quality
  • Designing outside the box
Brandon Kieseker, Queensland Regional Manager, Inhabit Samantha Anderson, Associate- Building Physics, Inhabit

11.25 - 11.45

Free form façades – Design and delivery considerations

  • Embracing free form façades
  • Design considerations and the 3D process
  • Production and installation challenges
Michael O’Reilly, Deputy General Manager NSW, JML-Craft

11.45 - 12.15

The Jewel of the Coast

  • 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
Barry Lee, Chairman/Director of Design, DBI Design

12.15 - 13.00

PANEL DISCUSSION: Energy codes, ratings & guidelines for 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

Moderator

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Panelists

Michael Sutherland, Director, PDS Group Hugh Keithly, Director of Façades, WSP Adriaan Window, Principal - Lead Applied Research and Sustainability Engineer, AECOM Richard Fairhead, Façade Consultant, Sellick Consultants

13.00 - 13.40

Networking Lunch Break

Session - 3(13.50 - 15.40)

13.40 - 14.00

From concept to detail

  • Exploring the possibilities
  • Unlocking the potential
  • Realising the vision
Stephen Pratt, Associate, Hassell

14.00 - 14.20

Sydney Opera House Façades – Repeating the feat

  • Exploring the façade system and the ‘kit of parts’ originally used for its construction
  • Looking into how architectural bronze profiles are produced
  • Modern fabrication methods used to recreate façade elements
Troy Donovan, Principal, Prism Façades

14.20 - 14.40

Combustible cladding – Navigating complex compliance pathways

  • Current state of play (state by state compliance requirements)
  • How do we fix this?
  • What the future may hold
Jonathan Shelley, Director, Omnii

14.40 - 15.00

A safe and compliant design of your façade’s fixings and joints

  • Designing façades cast-in and anchors according to AS5216:2018
  • Designing a fire and smoke seal for your edge of slab curtain wall joint
Zac Bouchabake, National Specification Engineer - Façade, Hilti Australia

15.00 - 15.20

No. 1 defect in Australian construction and better ways to fix the defects

  • 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
Steve Mort, National Technical Manager, Tremco Australia

15.20 - 15.40

Benefits of powder coatings in façade design

  • Performance standards and specification of powder coatings
  • Benefits of powder coatings
  • Recent innovations & track record in powder coatings
Tim VanDeVen, Marketing Manager - Interpon Powder Coatings, Akzonobel

15.40 - 15.55

Q&A

15.55 - 16.00

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

16.00 - 17.00

Networking Reception (By Invite Only)

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Associate Partners

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