37th Edition – Zak World of Façades Australia

This was the 37th edition globally and the 1st edition in Australia. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Director, Grün Consulting
Clare is a curious human, who’s pursuit of knowing why and how started with irreversibly dismantling her mum’s typewriter, followed by more focussed pursuits of mechanical engineering and business. Her career eventually led towards Passivhaus and the Living Building Challenge,...
Managing Director, Atelier Ten
Paul is managing director of Atelier Ten’s Australia office and a global leader of its Environmental Design practice.He is recognized for environmental planning and design contributions to large-scale campus, community and urban projects. His work in Australia includes major museum...
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...
Façade Practice Lead - Australia, Mott MacDonald
Kieran is a façade engineer with over 35 years’ of experience in engineering consultancy. His career has taken him from the UK to France, Hong Kong and Australia, where he has completed projects in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and...
Design Director, fjmt Studios
Richard Francis-Jones is a highly awarded and leading contemporary Australian architect. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, and in 2012 was invested as an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.Richard received his architectural education...
Managing Director, BG&E Façades
Oliver has been with BG&E façades since 2007 and has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, working with world renowned architects, developers and leading construction companies. As a Director of BG&E Façades, he continues to be hands-on and...
Façade Director, Built
David has been working in the construction industry for over 15 years across Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific. With a background as an Architect, Consultant and Builder, David has designed and delivered numerous projects across a wide range of scale...
Director, Fender Katsalidis
Mark Curzon is a passionate architectural and urban designer with over 20 years’ experience, in complex mixed-use, seniors living, hotels, residential and commercial projects. He possesses great skill and expertise in design, as exemplified in the multi-award winning seniors development...
Export Sales Director, Renson
Frank Goudman is a Belgian engineer in civil building graduated in 1988. In the first years of his career he was R&D manager for Reynaers Aluminium and since 1994 as an Export Director for Reynaers Aluminium, has been developing new...
Consultant, Trosifol® World of Interlayers
Phillip Davies has been involved with the laminated glass industry since 1978 and has extensive experience in all facets of architectural laminated glass from manufacturing through to installation. He holds an honours degree (1965) in Chemical Engineering from the University...
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...
Director of Strategic Development, Schüco USA
Mic Patterson is a designer, researcher, educator, futurist, author, photographer, and entrepreneur. He has concentrated his professional and academic career on advanced façade technology and sustainable building practices. He pioneered the introduction of structural glass façade technology in the US...
Director, Ignis Solutions
Benjamin is a highly qualified and experienced professional in the area of performance-based building code compliance with over 15 years as a consultant in fire-safety engineering. He combines knowledge of industry review and regulation matters with experience in fire-safety engineering...
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.
Technical Sales Representative, Sika
Steven studied Mechanical Engineering at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He worked as an engineer in cape town before travelling. Ended up in london working as sales manager, a sales training & development manager before returning to cape town where he...
Associate, Inhabit Group
Oliver is an Associate, based in the Sydney office. He leads the technical and internal quality delivery for the Sydney practice, in addition to assisting Inhabit Brisbane on high profile projects. Originally from the UK, Oliver completed his Master’s Degree...
Associate, Inhabit Group
Matthew is an Associate, based in the Sydney office. With double degrees in civil engineering and commerce, Matt has a technically led outlook that sees him working across a variety of building topology’s and client sectors. He uses his expertise...
Principal - Architectural Engineering Team Leader, Arup
Kerryn is a Principal at Arup, and leads the Architectural Engineering team offering services in façade engineering, sustainability, building physics, wind engineering, building façade upgrade and diagnostics.  The team of 45 people are a diverse group of passionate, highly skilled...
Principal, Architectus
Robert Ousey trained as an architect in the UK, with his early career spent in a small progressive architecture firm in London, working across a range of projects before moving to Australia to pursue new opportunities. Robert’s experience ranges from...
Director, PTW Architects
Troy has over 25 years of experience with sensitive and complex cultural, university, commercial and master planning projects. This well recognised capability enables Troy to contribute at all stages to a diverse range of building types – from client and...
Managing Principal, Grimshaw
Andrew Cortese is a managing partner of Grimshaw. He established their Sydney studio in 2010, with an agenda for innovation in practice and projects and leads conceptual design and strategy across the practice. Andrew’s work explores the transformative potential of...
Principal, Aurecon
Li Yang is the Technical Director for Built Environment Melbourne and the Façade leader in Melbourne. He has an MSc in Façade Engineering from the University of Bath (UK) and a Bachelor of Architecture from the National University of Singapore....
VP - Global Product & R&D, Cosentino Group
Valentin is the worldwide R&D and Product and Innovation Director for Cosentino and is motivated by challenges both technical and strategic. He has strong technical skills honed by market insights after years of travelling around the world understanding market dynamics...
Director, Plus Architecture
Jessica Liew, known for her hardworking determination and the pursuit of extremely high standards, is Plus Architecture’s first female Director. Educated in both Asia and Australia, Jessica is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, and has been instrumental in driving...
Principal, Hassell
Tony Grist is a Design Leader and Principal in the Sydney Studio of Hassell. He has previously been Head of Design and was responsible for establishing the London Studio. Tony has worked in the UK and Japan, and currently leads...
International Sales Manager – Flat Glass, Vitro Architectural Glass
A 18-year sales veteran in the North American glass industry, Deron Patterson has handled Vitro/PPG architectural accounts in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Mexico. Patterson assumed responsibilities as International Sales Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean on Oct. 1,...
Partner, 3XN
Fred Holt joined 3XN in 2010 following his work on a variety of projects while working in NYC and London, and become partner in 2015. Having experience in a wide range of phases, Fred’s primary focus is on the front...
Regional Manager - BU Fire Protection, Hilti
Mr. Sam Keung started his career a structural engineer with a main contractor before joining Hilti Hong Kong as a Field Engineer in 2007. He took over Head of Engineering of Hilti Hong Kong in 2011 and he spent 4...
Partner, Cundall
David Clark is a Partner with Cundall and has over 25 years’ experience providing sustainable design engineering on building projects in the UK and Australia. He guided Cundall to becoming the first consultancy to be endorsed globally as a One...
Associate Principal, fjcstudio
John is a façade specialist with over 30 years’ experience working throughout Australia, Southeast Asia, China, Europe and the Middle East on projects ranging in size from Shanghai Tower to single residential. John is currently an Associate Principal at fjcstudio....
Conference Agenda
  • Materials - current and future trends
  • Façade systems - We’ve used the same type of systems for a long time… What might drive change, and what could this change be?
  • Façade design and documentation in the digital world
  • Project execution
  • The Permasteelisa Approach - PMF
  • Project benefits (BIM, Facilities Management)
  • Need for ventilation in high-rise buildings
  • Need for external shading in high-rise buildings
  • Solutions for the same
  • History of glass in the last 25 years
  • Challenges in procurement and quality of glass
  • Latest technologies in glass
  • Constructive solutions, fixing solutions, colour customisation & portfolio of services
  • Certifications, validation tests, warranties
  • Advanced logistics & worldwide presence
  • Accentuating the necessary
  • Adding value through design
  • High performance, Passive sustainability
  • Sustainable façades for the region: Attaining energy performance requirements through building envelopes
  • Understanding the role of building envelopes to meet local Green Building regulations
  • NCC updates for building energy efficiency measures: Optimal efficiency rate for residential vis-à-vis commercial building
  • Rating standards and stakeholder coordination for façades: Will energy-efficient be economically efficient?
  • Thermal performance in curtain wall & fenestration (OTTV)
  • Dynamic shading techniques: Evaluating innovative materials

Clare Parry

  • Working with Asian Investors vs Local Developers
  • Understanding key motivators for decision making for various stakeholders: Developers, Architects, Façade Consultants and Builders
  • Working with façade system and material suppliers in Australia and overseas
  • Market trend in the future
  • What is AS 5113 and BS8414?
  • System construction
  • Pathway to compliance (eg Alpolic FR ACM)
  • Importance of fire protection for the vertical joint of curtain walling
  • Fire resistance test standard for the vertical joint
  • Design considerations: acoustic performance, movement capacity, smoke tightness and fire stopping
  • Hidden fixation of ventilated rainscreen cladding with the SikaTack Panel System
  • High strength glass bonding in curtain walls
  • Weather sealing & fire retardant sealing
  • Key design aspects
  • Mitigating construction issues
  • Production oversight
  • Coating processes of “solar control” and “passive” low-e glasses
  • Impact of coatings on glass performance and the energy efficiency of buildings
  • Common performance measures
  • “Spectrally selective” glazings
  • Interlayers offer additional properties to glass (safety, acoustic, aesthetics, UV- control, structural properties,…)
  • Guidelines on how to chose the right interlayers
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