38th Edition – Zak World of Façades Thailand

This was the 38th edition globally and the 1st edition in Thailand. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Bangkok Region Manager, Kinlong
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...
Territory Manager - SEA, Serge Ferrari
Saran CHEAWSAMOOT is Territory Manager of Serge Ferrari® in South East Asia. He started his career in the building industry at the gypsum wall and ceiling systems in 1999 with several marketing and sales positions in Saint-Gobain Gyproc in Thailand...
Studio Director, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Jean-François began his career in Rome where he spent a year working with Massimiliano Fuksas, and a year with our Italian associate Alessandro Carbone. He moved to Paris in 2004 and joined AJN where thanks to his dual training as...
Project Sales Manager, Thai German Specialty Glass
Sothida Ngamwiwatsawang is a MBA graduate from University of Central Oklahoma, USA and a Master of Science in architecture from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. She has been working with Thai German Specialty Glass Co., ltd since May 1993 as the position...
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...
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...
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...
Senior Environmental Designer, Atelier Ten
Apiparn brings to the Bangkok office her expertise on daylighting and lighting, and facade optimization as well as extensive knowledge in sustainable design. Her wide range of project work at Atelier Ten includes several large mixed use projects in Bangkok,...
President, Smart Green Buildng Network
Jatuwat Varodompun, Ph.D LEED AP and TREES A-NC,EB is an expert in green building design and construction, particularly LEED and TREES systems. After becoming first LEED Accredited Professional of Thailand, he continues working in the field of green building consultancy...
Director, Façade Associates
Andrew is an owner and Managing Director at Façade Associates a façade consultancy established in Bangkok in 2010. He has long experience in the Asia façade industry dating back to 1995 with periods as a façade designer for façade contractors...
Executive Manager - Façade, Meinhardt Thailand
Roger has more than a decade experience in Facades, specializing in the design of Stick Wall System, and Unitised Curtain Wall System, and other cladding and façade systems. He had worked with various prestigious Facade Contractors well known worldwide. With...
Senior Manager - Sales and Marketing, Halio International APAC
David Yim is Sales and Marketing Senior Manager of Halio International Asia Pacific with regional coverage of Southeast Asia and Oceania. Halio International is a joint venture between AGC Inc, the world’s largest flat glass manufacturer with over 100years of...
Executive Vice President, Design 103 International
Winyou is a committee and secretary of Thai GreenBuilding Institute. He has written many architecture,construction material and green building articles,published in architecture and construction magazines.He regularly participates as a guest lecturer at manyUniversities in Thailand and has given lecture in...
VP - Operation & Well-being, MQDC
Sirinath Jamieson is a Vice-President of MQDC, responsible for senior living operation development, and advising on the health and well-being in MQDC real estate project developments. With her considerable experience from working in the UK and Thailand on a wide...
Head of Business Unit – Window, Sliding & Fitting Systems, Schüco International
Hendrik is with Schüco for 10 years in various Product management functions and has been instrumental in developing some of Schüco’s most innovative window and facade systems. He has received numerous awards for his work on product development, among them...
Assistant Vice President - Design Management, Magnolia Quality Developments Corporation
Isara was working as an architect for residential design, public building design for 7 years (2003-2009) and after finishing his Master Degree, he decided to join MQDC (Magnolia Quality Development Company Limited ) for design management of Magnolia Finest Co,...
Principal, Kohn Pederson Fox
Bernard Chang is a Principal at KPF and has been practicing architecture for more than 18 years throughout the world. His experience encompasses a wide range of building types, including office, retail, hotel and residential, institutional, and infrastructure and planning....
Group Creative Director, DWP
As Group Creative Director of dwp, Scott leads the company’s design internationally for dwp. Educated in Australia with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Scott moved to Asia in1994, and, together with his business partners, transformed dwp from a local Thai-based...
CEO, G-Smatt Global
Ho Joon Lee, CEO of G-SMATT Co., Ltd., has a very peculiar background. He has a PhD degree in biochemistry from Cambridge University and then went on to join JPMorgan as an equity analyst covering IT media sector for 9...
Structural and Security Glazing Market Manager, Kuraray
Jennifer Schneider has worked in the laminated glass industry for over 14 years and is currently the Structural and Security Glazing Market Manager for Kuraray.  She has been involved in the development, commercialization, and marketing of new interlayers for laminated...
Global Strategic Marketing Director, The Dow Chemical Company
Jean has developed and lead the implementation of global market strategy to deliver financial results to the business. He coordinates marketing 4P implementation in the different regions through a team of regional marketers. Jean has develop a sustainable innovation growth...
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...
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...
Conference Agenda
  • The hanging ZEN façade
  • Mesh generation a free-form canopy and gallery
  • Oversize heavy glazed pivot doors
  • Mega-balustrades of Mahanakhon
  • Design and testing of a sacrifical layer for an external glass floor
  • 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
  • Less is more: Structure vs Material vs. Filigree design
  • Ventilation and filtering the air
  • Faster processing and easy installation
  • Case study of the Soontareeya project in Bangkok
  • Case study on projects in South East Asia
  • 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)
  • Challenges of dynamic shading techniques and interactive façade designs
  • Technologies to help create media façades with enhanced dynamism

Stephen Tanno

  • Design and value of façades
  • Brand acknowledgment and impact
  • Case study on the Magnolia Ratchdamri Boulevard and ICONSIAM
  • Need for ventilation in high-rise buildings
  • Need for external shading in high-rise buildings
  • Solutions for the same
  • Performance standards and specification of powder coatings
  • Benefits of powder coatings
  • Recent innovations & track record in powder coatings
  • Developed in 1998 for the hurricane impact glazing market
  • Unique structural properties provides superior strength, enabling glass to be used in innovative and unique façade designs
  • SentryGlas® strength allows for thinner glass, less attachments and dry glazing for cost effective solutions
  • Emerging trends and technologies for building panel façade
  • Review of 2 project cases and its challenges
  • Invisible silicone panel bonding innovations and advantages
  • Different perspectives on "sustainable façades"?
  • Why seniors?
  • Sustainable façades & senior living
  • Architectural 3D designs on façades
  • Key techniques of realization
  • Case studies
  • Types of hand railings
  • Design & engineering
  • Applications and maintenance
  • Dwell into informal discussions on best practices in Façade Project Management prevalent in Thailand and surrounding region helping its trajectory move northwards. 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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