53rd Edition – Zak World of Façades Philippines

This was the 53rd edition globally and the 1st edition in Philippines. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Regional Façade Director APAC, Bouygues Batiment International
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...
President, AIDEA
Our keynote speaker is Jojo Tolentino, president and CEO of Aidea, Inc., a 240-strong multidisciplinary design and tech firm with over 800 completed projects in five continents. According to the WA100, a prestigious annual survey by the UK-based BD Online,...
Country Manager, Serge Ferrari Korea
Mina graduated from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea. She majored in Marketing, Diploma 2em cycle of Sup de Pub, Paris, France. She worked as an AE for Dentsu, Young & Rubicam Korea and also as the marketing...
Global Segment Manager - Architectural, Akzonobel
Jean-Paul is the Global Segment Manager Architecture at AkzoNobel. He started his career in the paints and coatings industry in 1997 and has held several marketing and sales positions in different businesses within AkzoNobel. Since 2008 he has been working...
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer + Sr. VP - Asia Pacific + MEA, Serge Ferrari
Nitin Govila is a senior-level International Director with diversified experience in managing business operations in B2B, B2C environments across different business categories at a Regional level. He has also handled international consulting assignments and global projects. Nitin is based out...
Principal Façade Consultant, Meinhardt Façade Technology
Pegs is the head of Meinhardt Façade Technology in Philippines, he directs the company’s local façade consultancy in servicing clients, project managers, architects, engineers and project team members. He manages various aspects of façade consulting services involving pre-planning, structural engineering,...
Principal Consultant, BLG Façade Design Consultancy
Benedicto pursued his degree in Bachelor of Science in Architecture at University of Santo Tomas in1998. He is the technical Head in urban planning and socialized housing development for Cross Foundation Inc. He is also a member delegate to the...
Sr. Mechanical Engineer, ALT Cladding
Alex is a graduate of BS Mechanical Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas. He finished his studies in 2009 and attained his professional License in the same year. His tenure in ALT polished his skills in the analysis of...
Director, Arcadis
Carla is a Director of the Environmental Sustainability (ES) group of Arcadis Phils., Inc. She has been with the company since July 2007. Carla is one of the first building professionals in the country who earned a LEED accreditation. Having...
Founder, Plaza + Partners
Rebecca Plaza is the founder of Plaza + Partners, an interdisciplinary team of architects, interior designers and urban planners, working together to develop sustainable design solutions that are sensitive to the end users needs and aspirations, supported by rigorous research...
Pre-Construction Services Director - Asia, Schüco International
Calvin has been in the façade and fenestration industry for over two decades and has a vast experience from initial planning, design and execution stages ranging from residential to commercial sector. He has gained valuable international experience working with numerous...
Vice President - Construction Administration, ALT Cladding
Edwin has almost 20 years experience in the façade industry. Over the years, he is trained to master the skills required in construction administration especially quality control on and off site, review and approval of materials and shop drawings and...
PCS & Commercial Director, Schüco Middle East
With over 22 years of professional experience in the façade industry. As an Engineer in architectural design, Stefan started in 2000 with Schüco in Germany as a Project Developer in the Façade Engineering department before moving in 2007 to another...
Principal Architect, Rchitects
Ar. Bong Recio received his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Sto. Tomas and is a member of the United Architects of the Philippines, a Fellow of the Philippine Institute of Architects, an Associate member of...
Principal Architect, WTA Architecture and Design Studio
William graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Master’s in Urban Design in 2012 and acquired his Bachelor’s in Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas in 2002. He founded WTA Architecture and Design Studio in 2007. In...
Chief Technical Officer, Xinyi Glass
Mr. Jianjun Yang has been working for Xinyi Glass for over 17years, plus another 25 years experiences in academic research activities in China Glass Research Institute before joining Xinyi Glass which is now the leading glass manufacturers in China with...
Associate Director, SOM
Nicolas Medrano is an accomplished Architect with over 15 years of experience in a wide range of building typologies. Throughout his career as a designer, he has lead the design of projects throughout the ASEAN Pacific region ranging from complex...
Principal Architect, Casas+Architects
Arch. Carmelo Casas’ international career started when he joined Eric Cumine Associates in August 1978 as assistant architect where he got involved in Harbour City projects. In 1980 he moved to Palmer and Turner (HK) as Design Architect where he...
Partner, JSLA Architects
Ar. Ana S. Mangalino Ling is into practice for the past 38 years and a partner of Jose Siao Ling and Associates for 35 years and now has transitioned into JSLA Architects an ISO certified Architectural Design Firm. WE, in...
Vice President, Visionary Architecture
Ar. Richard Garcia, an alumnus of University of Santo Tomas- College of Architecture, An active member and current adviser of UAP – Quezpn City Chapter. He is currently the Vice President of Visionary Architecture Inc., with clients such as: Ayala...
Managing Partner, R. Villarosa Architects
R.VILLAROSA • ARCHITECTS is an architectural firm engaged extensively in Design, Consultation, Construction Support Services, and Construction Management. It was established in 1972 and from a modest one-man professional practice, and has grown into a partnership with personnel currently numbering...
Director - Building Envelope & Materials, Arup
Nina has been working as façade consultant for more than 20 years and leads the change on the role and involvement of façade consultant in Hong Kong and the region, while striving to achieve the best and appropriate services for...
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...
Senior Group Leader, Sherwin-Williams Coatings
With 20 years of experience working with high-performance metal coatings at Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings (formerly Valspar), Jay Register serves as Senior Group Project Leader for the Applied Science and Development Group in its Garland, Texas Coil and Extrusion Coatings Laboratory....
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
  • With building façades often exceeding the total land surface area of our urban centers, it's time we think of the health, comfort, and welfare of the people and environments both inside and outside our buildings' skins
  • An introduction to projects, details, technology & advantages for ETFE façades & roofs
  • Fire, thermal, light and wind load performance with ETFE
  • Case study on the ETFE solution for Mactan Cebu International Airport
  • Understanding coil and extrusion coatings and end uses
  • Sustainable coating options for architects
  • Innovation in color and aesthetics
  • Goals of the Philippine green building code for the façade discipline
  • Challenges faced by the façade industry pertaining to this new code
  • Opportunities for advancing façade sustainability in the local building sector
  • Connection strategies to structure and between modules in façade construction
  • High deflection and load absorption design
  • Cycling loads and dynamic load resistance
  • Debris impact and objects striking external skins
  • Our history with façade designs
  • Case studies on the the US Airforce Academy, Moynihan Station and Arthaland Century Pacific Tower
  • 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

Alex Genato

  • Case study on the LPU-Davao project where cultural heritage is incorporated in the façade design with integrated façade engineering
  • Case study on the Grand Hyatt Metrobank Centre which incorporates a fully unitized curtain wall and showcasing the structural advantage of the outrigger/damper on the curtain wall along with the design consideration for the crown and spire
  • The challenge of transparency, insulation and glare control
  • Smart activation of the inner blind
  • Innovation realized - A project reference
  • New trends in architectural façade designs
  • Durability and sustainability
  • Developments with special coatings
  • Performance standards and specification of powder coatings
  • Benefits of powder coatings
  • Recent innovations & track record in powder coatings
Photo Gallery
Event Details
  • Start Date
    November 28, 2018 8:00 am
  • End Date
    November 28, 2018 5:30 pm
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    Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard Entertainment City Manila, Parañaque, 1701 Metro Manila, Philippines