46th Edition – Zak World of Façades Malaysia

This was the 46th edition globally, 5th edition in South East Asia and the 1st edition in Malaysia. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International
Stephen Tanno graduated from The University of Southampton in 1987 and worked as a Consulting Engineer for the next 16 years, including 5 years with Ove Arup in Sydney and 8 years as Group Director with Buro Happold, where he...
Managing Director, Ien Consultant
Gregers Reimann is the managing director of IEN Consultants, the pioneering green building consultancy in Malaysia, with offices in Singapore as well as China. He specialises in building designs that have good daylighting, are highly energy efficient and have excellent...
Senior Innovation Manager, Schüco International
Oliver is an Senior Innovation Manager at Schüco, one of the leading international suppliers of high-quality window, door and façade systems and has over 25 years of experience in buildings and façades.   After an apprenticeship as a carpenter and...
Vice President, Building + Places, AECOM
Feisal has over 21 years’ experience in construction and development, spanning Architecture, Project and Development Management, Design Management, Interiors & Fit-out, Masterplanning, Urban Design, Urban Regeneration, as well as Manufacturing and Building Systems. In AECOM, Feisal currently oversees the end...
Managing Director, Priedemann Australia
Derek has 35 years of experience in the façade industry, attaining an in depth knowledge of unitised façades, conventional ‘stick’ façades, aluminium doors and window systems, stone and aluminium cladding, blast enhance, along with louvre and ventilation systems encapsulating building...
Senior Technical Program Manager - APAC, Kuraray
Malvinder Singh Rooprai, Architectural Market Development Manager & Technical Consultant for PVB division of Kuraray, is based out of New Delhi – INDIA. His key responsibilities are to grow the market for value added products under the umbrella of Trosifol®...
Managing Director, Fenestra Malaysia
Masoud Moinfar is the Managing Director of Fenestra Malaysia Sdn Bhd. He is a mechanical building services engineer and has more than 33 years of professional experience in design and construction management of a wide range of projects. He has...
Principal | Technical Specialists and 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...
Sales and Marketing Manager, Sherwin-Williams
After 13 years of service in the United States Navy as a member of the SEAL Teams and 12 years of R&D experience in the Aerospace industry, Mark MacDonald joined Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings (formerly Valspar) where he manages the product...
Chief Operating Officer, Ecoworld
Mr. Kevin Lew, an US registered Architect, has acquired over 30 years of experience in Master Planning, Architectural Design, Project & Construction Management in prominent projects across the United States, Middle East and the ASEAN region. Kevin is the Chief...
Associate, Grimshaw
Eduardo McIntosh was born in Ecuador, South America; where he received his first Professional Architect degree. During his years in Ecuador, Eduardo designed multiple commercial, sports and hospitality projects. Amongst these projects, several Stadia designs as well as the “Meson...
Global Specification Manager, AkzoNobel
Russell holds a bachelor’s degree in Colour Chemistry from the University of Leeds, UK and an MBA from Warwick Business School. He has vast experience of developing technology and novel finishes for the façade industry from his 30-year with AkzoNobel...
Director, ArchiCentre
Dr Tan Loke Mun is a prominent award winning Architect and Interior Designer from Malaysia. Dr Tan obtained his architectural training from Deakin University and later his doctorate from the University of Melbourne He is a member of the Board...
Managing Director, Sarly Adre Sarkum Architecture
Ar Sarly Adre Sarkum is an architecture futurist, sustainability proponent and design activist. Currently he helms the hybrid architectural design firm [SA]2 or Sarly Adre Sarkum Architecture Sdn Bhd which combines cutting edge architectural design solutions with extensive researched based...
Founder & Director, C'arch Architecture + Design
Chris Wong received his architectural education at the University of Houston in USA and the University of Cambridge in England. His professional experience includes working for Skidmore Owens and Merill in Houston in 1984-5 and Eric Parry Architects in London...
General Manager, MMC Gamuda
25 years Construction & Fit Out experience working on a diverse range of projects in the UK, Africa, Europe & Asia covering a variety of sectors including commercial, retail, and education. A highly motivated and committed team member with exceptional...
Director, BFG Consulting
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, Spark Architects
Stephen graduated from the Royal College of Art London in 1984, where he was a Gulbenkian scholar. He began his undergraduate professional career at YRM in London, working on the North Terminal of Gatwick Airport. Upon graduating, he worked at...
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...
Senior Associate, Veritas Architects
Alif Arif Iskandar is Senior Associate at VERITAS, an award-winning Malaysian architectural firm. VERITAS aspires to create architecture that responds to the local place and culture. In VERITAS, Alif has worked as the lead Associate Architect for Super High Rises...
Vice President, VERITAS Architects
Lillian Tay is the Vice President of VERITAS Design Group, an award-Lillian Tay is Vice President of VERITAS Design Group and Director at VERITAS Architects, a leading Malaysian architectural firm established in 1987.  Trained at Princeton University, USA, Lillian worked...
Partner, Fender Katsalidis
A natural leader, focused on pushing design boundaries, Nicky’s ability to understand site context, and respond with interesting and sympathetic architectural solutions that balance client pragmatism with architectural vision, has been manifest from her earliest days with the practice. Schooled...
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 15 years experience in the built environment, providing technical, application and consulting expertise to stakeholders in the curtain wall  and construction industry. He is a civil engineer by qualification and has helped many clients to achieve energy...
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...
Projects Manager, Elval Colour
Efthimios Zizos is a Civil Engineer and he is for the last 7 years, Projects Manager of Elval Colour. He has more than 17 years’ experience in the field of building constructions and specifically in envelope façades/roofing. His current role...
Conference Agenda
  • Impact of green building envelopes on our urban ecosystem
  • Designing sustainable façades to combat the effects of climate change to foster urban biodiversity
  • Rethinking urban communities encouraging investment in sustainable city lifestyles for social cohesion
  • Clever examples of sustainable façades in the tropics and other parts of the world
  • Enhancing the breathability of the building through natural ventilation
  • Screening in the tropics
  • Project Showcase: Using Malaysian timber as a building envelope of a high rise building
  • An introduction to projects, details, technology & advantages for ETFE façades & roofs
  • Fire, thermal, llght and wind load performance with ETFE
  • Case study on the 4,000m2 ETFE and steel structure at the British School Bandar Utama, KL
  • Understanding coil and extrusion coatings and end uses
  • Sustainable coating options for architects
  • Innovation in color and aesthetics
  • The Idea: Where did the idea come from and how did it evolve
  • The Research: Research & identifying the gap, assessing current process technology and seeking out a suitable robotics company
  • The Findings: The old and the new, the virtual world and the proposed ARAL
  • The evolution of façade design
  • Systematically unique façades
  • New functions of the surface
  • A discussion about façades and their contribution to the character of our urban environment
  • A look through the design, scale, craft and execution of projects over 25 years
  • Case Studies of key selected projects, starting with Melbourne Terrace through to contemporary projects like Australia 108 and PNB118
  • The need for sustainable façades
  • Understanding the role of building envelopes to meet local Green Building regulations
  • Rating standards and stakeholder coordination for façades
  • Thermal performance in curtain wall & fenestration (OTTV)
  • Dynamic shading techniques

Serina Hijjas

  • Fighting climate change with low energy consuming façades and building
  • Striking the right balance between Commercial & environmental appropriateness
  • Case study and project showcase highlighting challenges faced while designing sustainable glass façades
  • Fire which comes from the outside
  • Malaysian building code requirements
  • Designer/Contractor liabilities
  • New trends in architectural façade designs
  • Durability and sustainability
  • Developments with special coatings
  • Silicone innovations for panel bonding
  • Architectural function & benefits
  • Review of 2 project cases and its challenges
  • Multi comfort in buildings
  • Solutions of dynamic glazing
  • Services and solutions for glass
  • Viscoealstic behaviour of interlayers
  • Analysis approach in SUG -2018 and comparison with other country standards
  • Analysis for laminated glass fins
  • Design to simplify the complexity
  • Understand and control of the procurement, fabrication and site
  • Façade process management
  • Performance standards and specification of powder coatings
  • Benefits of powder coatings
  • Recent innovations & track record in powder coatings
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