40th Edition – Zak World of Façades South Africa

This was the 40th edition globally and 2nd edition in the African region. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
CAD Specialist, Pure Consulting
Mark specializes in the Façades and Structures for commercial projects. He works directly with Façade Contractors and Architects using multiple CAD applications, from concept stage to 3D fabrication models and shop drawings for Automated manufacturing. Together with his Technical Training...
Director, PJ Carew Consulting
Paul Carew is the founder of PJC, Passive and Low Energy Design in Cape Town which has pioneered this as a standalone discipline in the South African construction industry over the last 12 years. He applies his B.Eng in Mechanical...
Technical Sales Engineer, Elval Colour
Angelos Zografos is a Civil Engineer holding the position of Technical sales Engineer in Elval Colour. He has more than 7 years of experience in civil and structural engineering. He has participated in the structural analysis and design of projects...
Managing Director - MEIA, Technoform
Alex Dantziguian is the Managing Director of Technoform Middle East, based in Dubai. TECHNOFORM, is the global leader based in Germany with worldwide know-how on thermal insulation of doors, windows, & façades for over 40 years. With 11 production plants...
Director, Future Architectural Glass
Firoz Kachwala is the Founding member and General Manager of Future Architectural Glass. With Masters degree specializing in Operations and Bachelor in Engineering, Firoz was instrumental in setting up the advanced safety glass manufacturing plant in RAK (UAE) pushing the...
Director, DSA Architects
Ian is a UPE graduate and obtained his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1991. He joined DSA Architects International in 2002, where he was involved in their Dubai operations where, he headed the Burj Dubai Old Town Hotel projects. Ian...
Regional Manager - Africa, Guangdong Kinlong Hardware Products
Sales Manager from Kinlong for whole Africa region. Works for the African construction sector for almost 9 years, very familiar with African market and has introduced some new design concepts (such as tension cable / tension rod point fixed system)...
Professor Building Product Innovation, Department of Architectural Engineering + Technology, Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment, TU Delft Netherlands
Tillmann Klein studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen, completing with a degree in 1994. From then on he worked in several architecture offices, later focussing on the construction of metal and glass facades and glass roofs. Simultaneously he attended the...
Head of Sustainability, Bentel Associates
Marco Macagnano is an Associate Director and Head of Sustainability at Bentel Associates International, and Director of the Green Building Council of South Africa. Bentel Associates International is a leading architectural, master planning and interior design consultancy with offices in...
Architectural Director, LYT Architecture
Warren has been a Practicing Architect for 19 years. With both and an Architectural and Commerce degrees from the University of Natal, he has completed projects in various sectors. His primary passion and focus has been on larger scale more...
Associate Director - Façade Engineering, Arup
Rui is a professional engineer with over 15 years of working on Arup projects in Southern Africa and abroad. These have included high rise towers, commercial buildings, hospitals and sports arenas. His work has been carried out as a structural...
Director, Ness Consulting
Linda has been a practicing Consulting Structural Engineer for 30 years. With an Honours engineering degree from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal, Linda has worked locally in South Africa, and internationally structural and façade projects. A Professional and Chartered...
Business Development Director Glazing (Asia and Africa), Tremco Illbruck
Stuart is a Qualified Construction Engineer and worked for 3 national contractors across the UK 1977-83 before moving into a technical sales role with a major roofing company in the UK. From there he joined Tremco’s roofing division in 1986...
Regional Manager - Africa, Serge Ferrari
Frédéric Roure is the Regional Manager of Serge Ferrari in Africa. Graduated from the University of Cape Town GSB in 2011, he has been working for the last 7 years on some Iconic Tensile Membrane Façades projects in Africa including...
Director, RLB Pentad
Martin Meinesz is a director of national quantity surveying practice RLB Pentad running their Cape Town office. Martin graduated with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Cape Town and has nearly 20 years’ experience in the industry as a...
Director, Partner, Solid Green
Chilufya Lombe has extensive experience in both performance and accreditation modelling for sustainability projects and performed energy modelling for the first Green Star rated office and retail buildings in South Africa. With a background in traditional mechanical design, Chilufya has...
Director, Paragon Group
Henning Rasmuss co-founded Paragon Architects in 1997 with Anthony Orelowitz. He is a founding director of all companies in the Paragon Group. He has been responsible for all the Group’s International Projects, and for Business Development in Africa. Henning’s key...
Managing Director, Priedemann Africa
Alexander Tornow is an Managing Director for Priedemann Africa Ltd. in Nairobi, responsible for the groups operations in Africa. He has around 30 years of metal construction and façade construction experience in Europe, Middle East and Africa. For the last...
Segment Manager - Facade, Hilti Middle East
Currently META Regional Segment Manager for Facades in Hilti, Tatiana’s area of responsibility is to develop and implement strategy across the facade markets, support the development of global & regional contractors and consultants, advise on new market opportunities and new...
Global Marketing Director, Façades, Hilti
Paul is a strategic sales and marketing leader with an engineering degree and Masters in Marketing, with the ability to demonstrate a success in working independently and with a team of people from different backgrounds and cultures,leading cross-cultural teams. He...
Conference Agenda
  • Showcase of façade projects in up to 10 different countries – lessons learnt
  • African Capital Cities: the Why of the Look
  • Optimization and Software Integration: Casebook study: Hilton Garden Inn, Mbabane
  • Building envelope performance
  • Parametric conceptual design
  • Design & detailing automation
  • Functions and benefits
  • Market opportunities
  • Tensile membrane façade systems
  • Case studies on the South African projects SASOL, Discovery, KPMG Cape Town (oops Halyard House), 2 PYBUS Sandton and Katherine Towers
  • Design challenges of a twisting façade
  • Understanding and mitigating the impact of solar reflections from concave façades
  • Architectural and structural collaboration
  • Understanding the role of building envelopes to meet local Green Building regulations
  • High performance glass: Specifying glass correctly for optimized usage in African region
  • Dynamic solar shading techniques: Managing heat gains and controlling cooling loads
  • Thermal performance in curtain wall & fenestration
  • Augmenting health and well-being of the inhabitants through innovations in façade design and materials

Paul Carew

  • Clearing misconception that internal shading cannot provide similar performance to external shading
  • Understanding the building physics of internal shading
  • Achieving greater performance combined with more aesthetics by having shading internal to the glazing line removing a lot of the structural pressure on the devices and allowing for lighter and moveable devices being financially and technically viable
  • C + E = FE
  • How to realise your facade project stays within clients budget
  • How to assure your façade will be executed in time and quality
  • Building design requirements
  • Fixation solutions
  • Don’t take anything for granted: Value engineering real examples
  • Characteristics of Aluminium
  • Core composition and fire classification
  • Coating systems
  • Stress patterns & features of cable structures
  • Precautions in the design & construction of tension cable system
  • Case study on completed projects
  • Problems with glare and high sunlight in African countries
  • Introducing ecoTHERM (IGU) with Solera®- 'the Real Daylighting Solution'
  • Bespoke façades with MESHDECO Sefar®- Architecture Vision
  • Delve into informal discussions on best practices in Façade Project Management prevalent in South Africa. The moderator-led open house discussion will provide the opportunity to include the views and thoughts of each of the attendees following the deliberations of the day. All questions to the panelists will be posted digitally via your smartphone with a simple interface.
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