29th Aug 2019, Gala Center, Ho Chi Minh City

About the Event


Zak World of Façades is an International conference series on façade design & engineering having attracted over 21,000+ delegates across its 66 completed editions. The conference is currently being organised in 25 countries in the Middle East (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait & Saudi Arabia), South Asia (India & Sri Lanka), South East Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam & Indonesia), East Asia (South Korea & Greater China), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco & South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and the United States of America.

This is the 67th edition globally and the 1st edition in the Vietnam. It will showcase the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and will also showcase latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists

Conference Agenda

67th Edition - Zak World of Façades Vietnam, 29th Aug 2019, Gala Center, Ho Chi Minh City

Session - 1(09.30 - 10.35)

08.00 - 08.50

Delegate Registration

Event Convenor

08.50 - 09.00

Welcome Address


09.00 - 09.25

Challenges of Façade Engineering in Vietnam

  • Understanding the local climate and material market
  • Beyond façade design and engineering
  • Viettel HQ case study
Steve Van Aelst, Director - Architecture, Van Aelst I Nguyen & Partners Tony Nguyen, Director - Façade Engineering, Van Aelst I Nguyen & Partners

09.25 - 09.50

Façades Beyond Curtain Walls

  • Reviewing new materials for façades
  • Conditions required to adopt new materials and precautions to be taken
  • Practical information and advice directly applicable to real life projects
Mathieu Meur, Director, DP Façade

09.50 - 10.10

Powder Coating Technologies Supporting Façade Design

  • How new technologies can support façade design
  • Powder coating and sustainability
  • Digital support tools for designers and specifiers
Jean-Paul Moonen, Global Segment Manager - Architecture, Akzonobel

10.10 - 10.30

High Performance, Lightweight, Long Span Building Envelopes with ETFE

  • 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 and steel structure for the Jewel Changi Airport
Matthew Penrose, Vice President, Vector Foiltec

10.30 - 10.50


Session - 2(11.00 - 13.00)

10.50 - 11.10

5 Tips to Value Engineering Façade Packages

  • 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
Agnes Koltay, Director, Koltay Façades April Soh, Façade Consultant / Director - Singapore, Koltay Façades

11.10 - 11.30

Evolutionary Design Symbiosis

  • Developers often demand smarter, faster & cheaper construction. This often leads to oppressive design and sterile districts or cities
  • Bringing an "edge" or a "vibe" to a community is a challenge for city planners & developers. How to make new developments unique, with a rich tapestry but also affordable, modern and efficient
  • How can modern architecture and construction methods be tools for enhancing the quality of living for the community
Stephen Tanno, Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International

11.30 - 12.00

Contemporary and Contextual Enclosure Design

  • Defining work that is informed by the immediacy of its time and place
  • Enclosure design that has an eye to the future; How we are constantly asking ourselves “Where do we want to be tomorrow?”
  • How design ability and vision can be extended by digital technology and enriched through collaborations with the industry
Sameer Kumar, Director - Enclosure Design, Shop Architects

12.00 - 12.45

PANEL DISCUSSION : Sustainability and Innovation Through Façades

  • The need for sustainable façades in tropical regions
  • 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


Vu Linh Quang, Director, Ardor Group


Marine Ros, Architectural Design Director, Archetype Dan Levin, Director - South East Asia, B+H Architects Do Huu Nhat Quang, Business Development Director, GreenViet Tim Middleton, Technical Manager/Green Building Expert, Vilandco Nguyen Cong Chinh, CEO / General Director, Sado Group Dinh Van Hiep, Deputy General Director, Turner International Quang Tran Duy, Project Manager, Alpha King

12.45 - 13.40

Networking Lunch Break

Session - 3(13.50 - 15.40)

13.40 - 14.00

Design & Delivery of Cost Effective Façades

  • Design and decisions the key
  • Procurement, factories and site influences
  • Time is money
  • A case study in Vietnam
John Stanlake, Technical Director, Inhabit Group

14.00 - 14.20

Architectural Glass – Procurement Challenges & Managing Expectations

  • Insight of how glass industry works
  • Understanding the specifications and reading fine prints
  • Getting trapped with supplier’s specifications and how buyer’s specification gets lost
  • How to check ie,. specification vs actual supplied
  • Is the comparison of products Apple to Apple?
Rajan Govind, Director, BES Consultants

14.20 - 14.40

Innovation in Coil and Extrusion Coating Systems

  • Coil and extrusion end uses
  • Sustainable coating options for architects
  • Innovation in color and aesthetics
Michael Bourdeau, President - Global Coil & Extrusion, Sherwin Williams

14.40 - 15.00

Vision Meets Reality with ACP

  • Challenges in new façade designs
  • ACP forming solutions
  • Case studies
Efthimios Zizos, Projects Manager, Elval Colour

15.00 - 15.20

Imagine Possibilities with Dow

  • A journey through high performance in modern façade design
  • DOWSIL™ innovation beyond structural sealant
  • Service for management of project timing and quality
  Peeraphol Ping, Application Engineering DOWSIL - High Performance Building, Dow

15.20 - 15.40

Santoprene™ TPV - Proven Sealing Performance in Building Applications

  • Typical applications & market trend
  • Sealing material, Value & Standard
  • Market reference
Justin Zhang, Senior Account Manager - Specialty Elastomers & Butyl Business, ExxonMobil Chemical Asia Pacific

15.40 - 16.00

Networking Tea/Coffee Break

Session - 4(16.00 - 17.45)

16.00 - 16.20

Design & Delivery of Cost Effective Façades

  • Design and decisions the key
  • Procurement, factories and site influences
  • Time is money
  • A case study in Vietnam
John Stanlake, Technical Director, Inhabit Group

16.20 - 16.40

High Performance Façade Design

  • Design and technical considerations
  • Case studies on featured projects in Vietnam
Roger Karl Schärer, Project Director, BM Windows

16.40 - 17.00

The Selection of Glass for Curtain Wall

  • Trends in curtain wall glass
  • Types of glass and selecting the right glass
  • Project case studies
Jianjun Yang, Chief Technical Officer, Xinyi Glass

17.00 - 17.45

PANEL DISCUSSION : Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

  • Façade deliveries, understanding and mitigating risk
  • The need for FPM
  • Implementation - Players involved and their roles
  • Possible pitfalls and their avoidance
  • Effect on the bottom line


Stephen Tanno, Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International


David Ching, CEO, Ong&Ong Group Vietnam John Douglas Campbell, General Director, Mace Group Tran Van Tien, General Director, BM Windows Nicky Heys, Regional Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology Samson Ngov, Director - Design Management, Alpha King Ha Hoai Thanh, Chief Representative, Schüco International

17.45 - 17.50

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