36th Edition – Zak World of Façades Singapore

This was the 36th edition globally and the 2nd edition in Singapore. 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 KG
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, 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...
Director, Woods Bagot
Stephen has over 20 years of experience in design and management of commercial Architecture services in Australasia, China, India, Middle East and Europe. For over 10 years this has been at Senior and Executive level combining hands on delivery of...
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...
Managing Director APAC & 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...
Manager - Global Architecture Segment,, Trosifol® World of Interlayers
He studied core and elementary physics and made his final thesis about thin film coatings. He started his career in 2000, working for R&D at Applied Films in Hanau. At the end of 2001, he joint Pilkington where he had...
Director, DP Façade
Mathieu Meur provides strategic and technical leadership as the director of DP Façade. Through his training as a multi-disciplinary engineer, and subsequent years of experience heading the largest façade consultancy practise in the world, he has developed extensive knowledge of...
Head of Corporate Building Excellence, Schüco International
Winfried Heusler has worked with GARTNER, a façade construction company in Germany, from 1981 to 1998. Afterwards, he has been associated with Schüco International as Technical Director for Aluminium and CTO (Chief Technical Officer). As Sr. VP-Engineering, he oversaw international...
Group CEO, Priedemann Façade Experts
Lars Anders is the CEO of Priedemann Façade Experts and Façade-Lab Research & Development Center, which accomplishes tasks relating to the façade or building envelope. In this role, He manages and leads along with his managing partners, a team providing...
Principal | Façade Engineering Leader, Arup
Michael is an Associate Principal and Façade Leader at Arup, Singapore. He has 15 years of experience, 11 of which are with Arup. He leads one of the biggest façade engineering teams in this region, which is known for its...
Director, Koltay Façades
Agnes Koltay has a Masters degree in Architecture (Hungary, USA) and in Façade Engineering (UK) and worked with award winning architects and multidisciplinary engineering companies before founding Koltay Façades, a boutique façade engineering consultancy firm, in 2011. She is the...
Director - Green Building Research Department, Building and Construction Authority
Gao leads the green building team in the Built Environment Research and Innovation Institute (BERII) at BCA. The team works on planning, developing and implementing innovative solutions for green buildings through driving R&D, testbedding and demonstration. This include the S$...
Executive Director, ID Architects
Graduated in 1994 from University of Tasmania, Australia, Jin joined IDA in 1995 and became a partner in 1999. Following the formation of ID Architects Pte Ltd, Jin was subsequently appointed Executive Director in 2007. Throughout his career, he has...
Team Leader Technique Façade, Agrob Buchtal
Gerhard Plank graduated with a postgraduate education as a Master craftsman of Mechanical Engineering and commenced on his professional career in the company-Agrob Buchtal in 1976. He has primarily focused on the fastening technology of ceramic panels. With years of...
Principal Architect, Surbana Jurong
Owen Wee has been involved in a wide range of projects that include Master Planning, public housing, private housing and institutional projects in his over 20 years of working. He joined Surbana Jurong International Consultants after returning from China in...
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....
Regional Manager - BU Fire Protection, Hilti
Mr. Sam Keung started his career a structural engineer with a main contractor before joining Hilti Hong Kong as a Field Engineer in 2007. He took over Head of Engineering of Hilti Hong Kong in 2011 and he spent 4...
Senior Vice President, CPG Consultants
Yew Kee is a registered architect in Singapore and a licensed architect in USA. He is a corporate member of Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and a national member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Yew Kee is a...
General Manager, Kajima Technical Reserach Institute
Dr. Yuichi TAKEMASA is currently General Manager of Kajima Technical Research Institute Singapore. He graduated from The University of Tokyo in 1989 and earned Master of Engineering in 1991. He has been working for Kajima Technical Research Institute (KaTRI) since...
Director, Atelier Ten
Naree serves as the director of Atelier Ten Bangkok and Singapore offices and leads Southeast Asia business development. Naree’s expertise includes environmental design, daylighting and façade optimization, extensive knowledge in sustainable masterplanning and infrastructure. Prior to joining Atelier Ten, Naree’s...
Director of Façade Engineering, Eckersley O’Callaghan
Damian established Eckersley O’Callaghan’s facade engineering group in 2012 and today leads a team of 30 engineers in London while supporting offices in the US, Hong Kong and Sydney. EOC has built a reputation for design and innovation across structures...
Technical Director, Schueco Singapore
Peter Stockbruegger is the Technical Director of Schueco Southeast Asia based in Singapore since February 2017, he heads the company’s Engineering, Product Management & Training and Technical Customer Service units. He has been with Schueco for over 10 years, in...
Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects
Michele studied architecture at the University of Naples and has a Master of Architecture degree from the Architectural Association (AA) in London. He is a registered architect in both the United Kingdom and Italy. Michele joined Zaha Hadid Architects in...
Founding Principal, Pomeroy Studio
Jason Pomeroy is an award-winning architect, academic, author and TV presenter, regarded as one of the world’s thought leaders in sustainable design. He gained bachelor and master degrees from the Canterbury School of Architecture and the University of Cambridge; and...
Technical Director - Façades, AESG
April Soh brings with her over 20 years of experience in the Façade Consultancy with experience in project management, consultancy, engineering, and site supervision. Prior to joining AESG in 2020, April has consulted on numerous prestigious projects across the Middle...
General Manager, Elval Colour
Yannis Angelis is a Mechanical Engineer and is for the last seven years the General Manager of Elval Colour. Yannis is a board member of European Coil Coating Association (ECCA), Co-chairman of European Aluminium Association (EAA) Building Group and member...
Conference Agenda
  • Thermal comfort & solar protection
  • Visual comfort & glare control
  • Dynamic façades with day/night effect
  • Most common reasons for budget overruns
  • Practical tips from experienced façade consultants
  • Examples of cost efficient but high performing solutions
  • Watchlist for your next project
  • Relationship between design, maintenance and cost and explain the benefits of considering maintainability aspects earliest in the design life of the building
  • Current methods of designing and procuring the maintenance strategy and its disadvantage
  • Presenting the proposed digital BMS strategy
  • Future of going digital
  • The latest landmark projects in structural glass
  • The challenge that extensive use of glass poses for façade engineering
  • Emerging innovations and their potential applications
  • Functional optimization of building skins
  • Architectural integration of components
  • Holistic approach
  • Focussing on unique designs where façade and structure are fully integrated and the innovations that they brought to the construction industry
  • Delivery of higher performance buildings that requires a close collaboration between different professionals and a continuous research which spans across several projects and worldwide locations
  • How complexity can be simplified and engineered to be able to maintain the design intent while working closely with the industry to find solutions for deliver and what are the anticipated innovations which can deliver a breakthrough in the field of digital and robotic construction
  • Digital influence on façade construction: How is the horizon changing?
  • State-of-the-art trends in contemporary façade designs & aesthetics for Asian projects
  • Culminating complexity of design with safety and sustainability features of the façade
  • Latest materials on the block being used for contemporary façade designs coupled with enhanced safety features

Jason Pomeroy

  • Review of selected fire events of recent years
  • Fire performance and testing of cladding materials
  • Review of regional regulations on fire performance of façades
  • Detailing of curtain walls fire-stops
  • Production capability & façade quality
  • Attributes of façade & fire safety
  • The façade supply chain
  • Overview of codes referring to US and EU testing standard for the curtain wall perimeter joint system
  • Details we need to pay attention to when we design and construct these perimeter joint systems and how do we make sure this will work for the design life
  • Most common misunderstandings when applying these tested systems in Asia
  • Self washing functional façade with endless design possibilities
  • Sustainable & environmentally compatible
  • Flexible and rapid installation leading to increased productivity
  • Newly adopted laminated safety glass elements incorporating structural PVB and Ionoplast interlayers yielding in outstanding glazing design features for complex façade constructions with larger spans
  • Besides decorative and UV control function, acoustic comfort is possible by choosing specific acoustic damping PVB interlayers close to noise zones in global high urban density areas
  • Open edge applications is the new trend but there is a high risk of delamination. The right interlayer choice can reduce the risk
  • Innovations in high-performance green coatings
  • Science behind sustainable coatings
  • Green coatings in action
  • Understanding the influence of façade for interior and exterior environment
  • Identify environmental key factors in relationship to façade which will affect health and well-being
  • Focus on critical aspects of façade features and environmental factors that would enhance human’s health and well-being
  • Color trends & track records
  • Innovative technologies
  • Digital frontier in color design
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