56th Edition – Zak World of Façades New Zealand

This was the 56th global edition and the 1st edition in New Zealand. 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
Regional Marketing Manager for High Performance Building, Dow Chemical
Gwen has more than 20 years experiences in the Glass & Facade Industry and currently serves as Regional Marketing Manager Dow Performance Silicone. She leads the marketing activities for High Performance Building in Asean & Oceania which look at developing...
Director, eCubed
For 40 years David has been a building services engineering and sustainable design specialist. He has held principal and board positions with major engineering and architectural consultancies including Arup and Connell Mott MacDonald (Aurecon) in Australasia, Europe and the Middle...
Principal, Stephenson & Turner
Paul is a well-rounded architect with strong design skills and a true client focus, Paul has successfully delivered large and complex projects within a variety of industries. This design experience includes working on airports and commercial developments as well as...
Project Manager Overseas Countries, AGC Glass Europe
Jean-Luc Palisson has an experience of 20 years in glass industry. He joined the Belgian company Glaverbel in 1998, which became AGC Glass Europe in 2007. He is managing the overseas activities of the International Building Projects Team and is...
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...
National Stone Sales Manager, CDK Stone
Jeff is the New Zealand Sales Manager for stone products for CDK Stone. He has a background in aviation and engineering, and has been involved with management roles in the construction sector in Christchurch for 10 years. Jeff has managed...
CEO, Thermosash Group
David Hayes is the CEO and a Façade Engineer for the Thermosash Group (comprising Thermosash Commercial, Woods Glass, Stile Aluminium and Insite Façades). A design build specific design façade contractor with more than 35 years of façade design, buildability, prefabrication,...
Principal, Warren and Mahoney
Richard, first joining the practice in 1999, rejoined the practice in 2010 having gained further professional experience in the UK. He is the Performance Lead for Warren and Mahoney’s Auckland studio and a Greenstar Practitioner. He also co-hosts the 76...
Principal Specialist Building Surveyor - Building Control, Auckland Council
Rob Woodger is a Principal Specialist Building Surveyor for Auckland Council.   His particular focus is the external envelope of buildings, including facades and their all-round performance and what effect and impact facades may have on the internal environment of buildings....
Principal, Athfield Architect
Originally from the UK, Colin has been practicing in New Zealand since 2005 and has played a leading role in the delivery of a number of award winning projects. Colin’s particular expertise is a focus on complex façade systems in...
Director, Architectus
As one of the founding Principals of Architectus, Patrick has been responsible for the design leadership of all major projects by Architectus in New Zealand. He was awarded the NZIA Gold Medal in 2014, the highest honour awarded to an...
Sales Manager, Insol
Since joining Insol Ltd in 2012, Simon Hoyle has been heavily involved in the companies transition from an architectural louvre supplier to the nation’s leading bespoke façade provider. Coming from a manufacturing background, he has had a wide range of...
Executive General Manager, Hawkins
Gary has experience in a wide range of senior construction and design-related roles throughout the world. He has significant experience in the leadership of large site based construction teams, internal departments, regional business units, multidisciplinary design teams and multiple stakeholder...
Director, Precon
Geoff is a Director of Precon Limited, a Project Management company focused on total project delivery based in Auckland New Zealand. He has a wealth of experience in vertical construction having led the preconstruction stages of some of New Zealand’s...
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...
Business Development Manager, Thermosash Group
Kent is a registered New Zealand Architect who has spent a majority of his 26-year career in construction focused roles – Project Architect, Project Management and Design Management – within main contractor and subcontractor businesses. Kent prefers working on the...
Principal, Jasmax
Nick Moyes joined Jasmax in 2004 and has been a Principal and Jasmax Director in the Auckland office since 2012. Nick has broad international experience in North America, Europe and Asia with a variety of typologies and scales. A multiple...
Director, Peddle Thorp Architects
Brad has a broad range of experience across the commercial, multi-residential and public sectors. He offers considerable expertise in technical design and detailing of complex buildings and has led large multidisciplinary teams on variety of award-winning projects including educational, correctional,...
Regional Manager – New Zealand, Inhabit
Anna is a Chartered Structural Engineer and recently she has become a registered Façade Engineer with Auckland Council authorship to sign off high rise buildings, becoming the 6th person in NZ entitled to do so. Anna spent all her professional life in the UK and NZ. ...
Building Performance Lead NZ, Aecom
Ruth is a building performance lead with 20 plus years of global experience in the environmental impact of façades. Her career began in the UK in building services engineering and she specialises in the indoor environment; building for occupants; and...
Director, Newcrest
Lincoln is a Director of Newcrest and has been responsible for all aspects of design and delivery across a range of residential, commercial and industrial projects.  Newcrest has specialised in the development of investment grade office properties including Auckland’s KPMG...
Principal, Holmes Fire LP
Martin Feeney is a Principal and Senior Fire Engineer with international consulting fire engineering firm Holmes Fire. He holds a Master’s degree in Fire Engineering from the University of Canterbury. During his 35 years of consulting engineering he has practiced...
Founder & CEO, Insol
As the founder and CEO of Insol Ltd, Greg Simmons has been involved in the façade industry for 15 years. Construction, engineering, and manufacturing run through his veins, with family history dating back four generations all specialising within these disciplines....
Associate - Built Environment, Aurecon
Susanne Hundert is an Associate at Aurecon NZ based in Auckland and has over 20 years’ experience in façade engineering, façade testing, construction and project management. She brings a multi-faceted array of façade engineering skills and has a Master’s Degree...
Technical Excellence Director, Mott MacDonald
Karl is trained in both engineering and architecture and has extensive experience working in structural and façade engineering consulting.  His multidisciplinary background provides holistic facade design development opportunities achieved through effective collaboration and cross-fertilisation across industries, disciplines and organisations. As...
Principal Engineer, Janus Façades
Peter Lalas is Principal Engineer, Façade Systems, of Janus Facades Pty Ltd in the facade and remedial engineering disciplines.  With more than 38 years of facade engineering experience, Peter has specialised in the design, manufacture and installation of new and...
Strategic Business Development, Technoform
Helen has 25 years’ experience in glass technology and manufacturing, especially in functional coatings, insulating glass and thermal zone technology for fenestration.  She has worked in a wide range of disciplines including manufacturing, engineering, product development, technical services, sales and...
Operations Manager, Pacific Build Supply
Darren has over 15 years’ experience with various cladding systems and products, and testing their performance. Having worked for leading importers of various internationally renowned products, he has an in depth knowledge of manufacturing products and seeing their incorporation into...
Associate Principal, fjmt Studio
John Perry is considered one of Australia’s finest façade engineers and consultants and has over 30 years façade consulting experience covering a range of façade systems including Curtain Walling, Glass Structures, Precaste Concrete, GRC, Stone, Ceramic and Metal claddings and...
Conference Agenda
  • Keeping calm in the kitchen
  • How many chefs do you need to cook a façade?
  • Improving your palate
  • Warning - Don’t go crazy at the buffet
  • The relationship to culture
  • The connection to context
  • The moderation of climate
  • Need for ventilation in high-rise buildings
  • Need for external shading in high-rise buildings
  • Solutions for the same
  • The need for design guidance and standards relevant to bespoke and dynamic façades
  • Testing and verification for safety and security
  • Façade R&D projects – Finding opportunity in the inconvenient laws of physics
  • Sustainable façade solutions with glass
  • Testing and verification for safety and security
  • New glass technologies for façades of tomorrow
  • Use of previously tested systems test reports
  • Laboratory testing
  • Onsite testing
  • Compliance with Mott MacDonald international best practice façade specification
  • Factory prefabricated modular unitized curtain wall solution
  • Material handling/installation on-site to meet construction cycle programmes for closing in of structures
  • The Jasmax perspective on the state of the New Zealand Façade industry
  • Our commitment to authentically engage with Tanga Te Whenua to inspire and enrich our building designs and what that means for façade design
  • APL’s new Hautapu campus & glass factory
  • 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 New Zealand? The way forward

Kent Nixon

  • Collaboration: How architecture and art meet to create a new expression
  • NZ Identity: The artworks and their role in storytelling and city making
  • Scale and texture: How to manage mass and create human scale experiences
  • Testing of curtain walls for seismic capability, mainly inter-storey drift, has been carried out for many curtain walls over the last 20 years
  • Curtain wall engineers generally do not have the information to analyse a building structure to determine realistic seismic movement dimensions. They have to rely on the structural engineer who usually only quotes code values
  • EQ-Assess which is the defacto standard in New Zealand for building's seismic assessment does not adequately address seismic capability of façades in general and curtainwalls in particular
  • Performance standards and specification of powder coatings
  • Benefits of powder coatings
  • Recent innovations & track record in powder coatings
  • Changing face of world cities enabled by silicone
  • Advances in non-glass panel bonding
  • New solutions and technologies
  • Façades have a long life yet their design is still driven largely by appearance which is determined at an early stage of design with undesirable life-cycle costs and environmental impacts may therefore be locked-in if the environmental performance is not optimised
  • How do we move from this ‘skin-deep’ approach to a deeper level of façade design and how can we use technology in the development of higher façade environmental performance?
  • What passive and active strategies can we explore for improving façade environmental performance and what could the future look like?
  • Impact of thermal breaks & warm edge spacer on U-value, thermal comfort and condensation resistance
  • Window thermal performance is only as good as the durability of the system
  • Why U-value matters in both winter and summer
  • The paradigm shift from traditional approaches to future expectations
  • Why fires on the outside of buildings are a big concern
  • The challenges with façade fire testing: dealing with the detail
  • The symbiosis between QA and risk management and holistic design
  • Water-tightness and wind-loading with AS/NZS 4284
  • Fire-performance with AS 5113/BS 8414 and AS 1530.4
  • Introducing Neolith
  • Customized sizes, colours and application for façades and their systems
  • Neolith® + Pureti® for façades
  • Case study in NZ: Armagh St & Merivall Mall
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