65th Edition – Zak World of Façades China

This was the 65th global edition and the 3rd edition in China. It  showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Senior Associate Principal, KPF
International Department Operation Director,, Zhongnan Curtain Wall
Associate Chief Engineer, Jangho
Vice President, Ulcont®UHPC
Vice President of the Architectural Society of China (ASC), & President of the Architectural Society of Shanghai China (ASSC)
Regional Marketing Manager - Asia Pacific, AkzoNobel
Annie is Regional Marketing Manager, Asia Pacific, AkzoNobel, based in Shanghai; She joined Akzonobel in 2003, worked in different BUs with different positions related to Sales, Marketing and Management role etc.; Before joined AkzoNobel, Annie spent several years with a...
Façade Design Manager,, SOHO China
Mr Zhuang Haiyun is the façade design manager of SOHO China Shanghai firm. He is Class A national registered architect and also a façade design engineer. He has been working on façade design and management for many years. He worked...
Director, TJAD Engineering Technical Research Institute
Zheng Zhang is the Director at TJAD Engineering Technical Research Institute. He has engaged in design, research, development and consulting work on a complex high-rise buildings and large-span complex steel structure of exhibition, sports, culture and transportation. He has worked...
Technical Director, Greenland Group
Dr. Zhu Chuanhai is the Technical Director of Technology Management and Products R&D Department, Greenland Group. He is incharge of super highrise and office projects management center, structural center and is the technical leader of the construction industrialization joint leading...
Design and Operations Director, CCGTECH
Mahongxu is a Senior Engineer, Primary Registered Structural Engineer, CTO & COO and partner of Creative Architectural Technology (Beijing)Co, LTD. He has engaged in the design work of doors, windows and curtain wall since 13 years. He completed 600000 square...
Global Technical Director, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings
Channing Beaudry leads the Global Research and Development Group for Sherwin-Williams’ Coil and Extrusion coatings division. With a dual degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and over 20 years of experience in the paint and...
Global Business Unit Head Façade Systems ACT, Fischer
Jochen Burbach, is working in the Façade Branch at Fischer Group of Companies for almost 20 years. After finishing his engineering at the University of Dual studies in Stuttgart in 2000 he passed several different positions within the façade division,...
CEO, Withworks
KIM Sung-jin, CEO of WITHWORKS Architects & Engineers, studied architectural engineering at Konkuk University. He researches and develops the construction method based on the 3D engineering and digital fabrication process to make free-form buildings possible. He successfully completed projects such...
Vice President, URS China
As the design manager of Qingpu New City, Bing Shen was involved in the compilation of general rules and details of Qingpu New City and was responsible for the design and construction of Qingpu Library, Qingpu Youth activity Center, Qingpu...
Associate Design Director, Schlaich Bergermann Partner
David Sommer is the Associate Director at SBP. He passed his Civil Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, with a distinction. He began his career as an Engineer with Schlaich Bergermann Partner, Germany. He was then promoted as the...
General Manager, Shanghai Hejia Curtain Wall Design Consulting
Pingjie DU, a senior engineer, the general manager of Shanghai DHD Curtain Wall Design & Consulting Co., Ltd. With more than 30 years of experience in curtain wall design. He has designed many major projects such as Shanghai Oriental Pearl...
Technical Director, Yuanda
Mr.Meng is a Expert has been engaged in curtain wall industry for 27 years. Since 1993, he has served as President of shenyang yuanda research institute and President of CNYD yuanda technology co., LTD. Now the Director of yuanda science...
Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Gregg Jones was an invited member of the Advisory Council to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the American Society of Civil Engineers Committee on Tall Buildings . He is a lecturer and guest design juror at...
Director - Shanghai, Inhabit Group
Xuekun is a Executive Director and Founding Partner of Inhabit and sits on the Board of Directors for Inhabit globally. He is based in Shanghai. Xuekun has more than 12 years’ experience in façade and civil engineering, working both in Chinese...
Vice President - Design, CCDI
Ping Qian has worked in the Shanghai Architectural Design Research Institute and CCDI International as the Vice President of Design. He has engaged in various types of architectural design for more than 30 years and has presided over the design...
Global Design Principal, Aedas
Ken Wai is passionate about architecture. He received professional training in the United Kingdom and has over 35 years of experience in major international practices. As a Global Design Principal of Aedas, he directs the designs of a wide spectrum...
Technical Director, Gartner
Michael ShenJun of Josef Gartner Curtain Wall (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, is the Technical Director and Professor Level Senior Engineer. He mainly engages in Curtain wall engineering and specializes in the design and construction of High-rise building curtain walls, industrial curtain...
Director, RFR Asia
Yu Hui is a structural engineer with an extensive background in façade, structure, geometry. IstruE 2014 Murray Buxton Award winner, currently Managing Director at RFR shanghai. Yu Hui join world renown engineering firm RFR in Paris in 2004, before that he is the structural engineering...
Partner and Managing Director, Snøhetta
Educated in the UK, Robert joined Snøhetta in 1993 to play a central role in the design and construction of the Alexandra Library in Egypt. In 2006 he became a Partner and Design Director at Snøhetta and from 2011 he...
Technical Director, Gensler
Technical director of Gensler Shanghai office, Tall building design leader Gu specialized in architecture for over 27 years, he is experienced leading a team through the full construction process, from conceptual design to CA phase , from large-scale urban design to various types of architecture projects. Apart...
Director of Architectural Creation Center, ECADI
Michael Chen,works in Huajian Group East China Architectural Design and Research Institute,Director of the Architectural Creation Center,mainly engaged in the design consultancy of building curtain walls. He is currently the director of the Architectural Committee of the Shanghai Architectural Society....
Director - Greater China, Serge Ferrari
Mr. Yong HUANG, graduated from University ParisI(La SORBONNE), master degree on enterprise management. Mr. HUANG is the managing director of Serge Ferrari greater China, responsible for the business development on Solar Shading, Tensile façade, Tensile architecture, Acoustics solution,breathable membrane,etc.,. Mr....
Technical Director, Orville
Social position: observer for the National Technical Committee on Standardization of Curtain Wall doors and windows (SAC/TC448); Deputy Director of the expert Committee on Middle window Certification; Deputy Secretary-General of the Energy-saving door and window Branch of the Real Estate...
VP - Sales and Marketing, Azon
Jerry Schwabauer is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Azon. With more than 25 years of expertise in the sales and marketing field, he is responsible for the strategic management of global business growth and customer support for the...
Director of Business Development, Azon
Liang (Joe) Zhou is Azon’s Director of Business Development in North America with expertise in the building façade and commercial architectural market segments. He is a veteran in business management in China with more than 20 years of experience as...
Chief Technical Officer, Xinyi Glass
Jianjun Yang has been working for Xinyi Glass for over 10 years, plus he has 25 years of experiences in academic research activities in China Glass Research Institute. Xinyi Glass is the leading glass manufacturers in China with seven manufacturing...
Senior Application Engineering Technical Manager-Asia Pacific, Dow
Jerry Ma joined Dow in 1996. He has spent nearly 22 years in technical service engineering role in the construction industry to support customers/projects in Taiwan, ASEAN countries, Hong Kong and Mainland China. Currently he is supporting Dow High Performance...
Structural and Security Glazing Market Manager, Kuraray
Jennifer Schneider has worked in the laminated glass industry for over 14 years and is currently the Structural and Security Glazing Market Manager for Kuraray.  She has been involved in the development, commercialization, and marketing of new interlayers for laminated...
Conference Agenda
  • Structural glass
  • Freeform envelope
  • Inside out untised façade
  • Advanced façades accomplishing milestone city projects
  • Case studies on XJH Center in Shanghai and International Finance Centre in Hong Kong - Quick introduction
  • Freedom of shape
  • Thermal comfort & energy saving
  • Visual comfort & glare control
  • Importance of a proper coating specification
  • Trends and new technologies
  • Supporting tools for specifiers
  • Technical achievements and application to projects in China
  • Hudson Yards, New York: Challenging building envelope contributing to international high-profile projects
  • Ongoing technical developments / materiality
  • Digital manufacturing with high-end technology
  • Construction method that uses digital manufacturing
  • Effort for clean and safe future construction environment
  • State-of-the-art trends in doors & windows
  • Innovation and development trend
  • Window wall system application
  • Getting under the skin of our cultural buildings, moving from surface to content
  • There is always an out-side to every in-side, and an interior to every exterior, as such each of our buildings is a unique expression of the interaction between content and context
  • Behind the skin deep façade we can discover some of the stories that have given form to our buildings
  • Influence of technological advancements on façade construction: How is the horizon changing?
  • State-of-the-art trends in contemporary façade designs & aesthetics for projects in China
  • Culminating complexity of design with safety and sustainability features of the façade
  • Realising complex façade designs through BIM: Benefits and challenges

Meng Gen Bao Li Gao

  • Every building has a story to tell, but not all buildings tells a story
  • Creating architecture is like spinning a story. When the work is completed, it becomes part of the community, the story of a place
  • The journey to realize the desired result forms the narrative of the tale
  • Initially developed for the hurricane market, how SentryGlas® has become recognized as a high performance structural interlayer
  • Showcasing the exceptional structural properties of SentryGlas® that have enabled architects and designers to push the boundaries of glass
  • How 20 years of proven performance has provided confidence about long term durability
  • Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive (TSSA) bonding to replace bolted glass
  • Silicone crystal clear spacer for IGU
  • 3364 warm edge IG sealant
  • Understanding high-performance coating options and application methods
  • Exploring limitless aesthetic options for 70% PVDF coating systems
  • How 70% PVDF coatings have enhanced monumental projects across the globe
  • How smart structural design can make things possible
  • How new cladding material opens new possibilities in façade design
  • How big size ceramics for cladding can help realizing architectural visions
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