67th Edition – Zak World of Façades Vietnam

This was the 67th global edition and the 1st edition in the Vietnam. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
CEO, Ong&Ong Group Vietnam
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...
Director - Enclosure Design, SHoP Architects
Sameer Kumar is the Director of Enclosure Design at SHoP. He is a registered architect and a LEED accredited professional, as well as a member of the AIA. He has been involved as a mentor and expert in every project...
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...
President - Global Coil & Extrusion, Sherwin Williams
Michael Bourdeau is President, Global Coil & Extrusion for the Sherwin Williams Corporation. Mike joined Sherwin Williams in 1986. Prior to his current role, he held various positions in Sherwin Williams including Director for Global Heavy Machinery, Business Director for...
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...
Director, BES Consultants
Rajan has 25 years of international experience within the façade industry, out of which he has served more than 11 years at Arup. With a structural engineering background, he has good overall façade specialist experience. He has gained working experiences...
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...
Chief Representative, Schüco International
Ha Hoai Thanh is a registered architect with a Master’s in Design from the University of Technology, Sydney. He is responsible for establishing Schüco Vietnam in 2007 and instrumental in developing the organization to a sizable operation, including the foundation...
Deputy General Director, Turner International
Dinh Van Hiep joined Turner since November 2007, working as Superintendent for JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi. After 4 year taking charge of Business Development in Vietnam market, he was promoted to Deputy General Director of Turner Vietnam in 2018. Coupled...
Regional Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology
Nicky has 24 years of construction experience during which time he has gained a comprehensive set of management and design skills enabling him to find practical solutions to the most challenging of situations. He has worked on a variety of...
CEO / General Director, Sado Group
He was facilitated to study Technology Engineering in Germany. He owned a large business in Germany, but decided to return to Viet Nam in order to build a career and contribute to his homeland. With the experience and knowledge that...
Director - Façade Engineering, Van Aelst I Nguyen & Partners
Educated in United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and M.Sc. in Facade Engineering, Tony came back to Vietnam in 2014 and co-founded, together with his Business partner Steve Van Aelst, Van Aelst I Nguyen & Partners...
Director - Architecture, Van Aelst I Nguyen & Partners
Educated in Belgium with a Master Degree in Architecture and Management, Steve moved to Asia in 2010 and co-founded, together with his Business partner Tony Nguyen, Van Aelst I Nguyen & Partners in 2015 with offices in Vietnam. He manages...
Director - South East Asia, B+H Architects
With nearly 20 years of experience, Dan has been with B+H since 2007 and has worked in our Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai and Toronto offices. He fuses his extensive knowledge of building envelope design and detailing with a passionate...
Application Engineering DOWSIL - High Performance Building, Dow
Ping has over 10 years of experience of architecture and façade construction industry. He had worked with many prestigious façade contractors, façade consultants. He understands intensively in the entire process of architectural – façade design from concept design to project...
Project Director, BM Windows
“I am Roger Karl Schärer a Senior Façade Engineer with over 40 years of International Experience in Custom Design Unitized Façade Engineering Fabrication and Installation. My 4 years professional education received in Switzerland was specifically for Façade Engineering. I have...
General Director, BM Windows
“Mr.Tran Van Tien has worked in construction industry for nearly 20 years through various positions like Design engineer, Site manager, Project director… for many high-class projects, especially The Landmark 81, the tallest building in Vietnam at the present, where he...
General Director, Mace Group
John has worked in the Construction Industry for over 22 years in which he has been involved in numerous Projects of varying size, type and complexity, from inception to handover and aftercare. John has been with Mace for over 16...
Project Manager, Alpha King
Quang is currently working for a prestigious real estate developer whose vision is redefine the skyline in developing some remarkable projects within the downtown of Ho Chi Minh. Before that Quang has spent a lengthy of his time working for...
Technical Manager/Green Building Expert, Vilandco
Tim is an Australian Green Buidling Specialist. He has been living and working in Hanoi for the last 8 years as the technical manager of Vilandco Green Consulting and co-founder of the Architectural practice Worklounge 03- Vietnam. Tim graduated with...
Business Development Director, GreenViet
Mr. Nhat-Quang is a Construction Engineer who graduated from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology. Later he adds business administration into his background by getting a double MBA degree granted by CFVG and Audencia School of Management under a...
Director - Design Management, Alpha King
Samson has +17 years of experience in Design and Built in luxury hospitality hotel, resort and theme park. He completed his architectural studies from France and started working in Paris on international projects. He decided to leave to another country...
Director, Ardor Group
MArch. Arch. Vu Linh Quang has joined the Design and Green building consultancy in Vietnam since 2008, with knowledge of Master of Sustainable Architecture (Australia) and post graduate study with Architectural Technology and Construction Management (Denmark). He participates in various...
Architectural Design Director, Archetype
With over 15 years’ experience of architecture and urban design in Vietnam, China, Italy, France and Mongolia, Marine has developed expertise in the full architectural process from concept design to construction and site supervision. Coming from 4 generations of architects,...
Principal & Managing Director, NQH Architects
Quan Hien Ngo is the Founder and Principal cum Managing Director of NQH Architects, a leader in architecture and urban planning in Vietnam. He has brought a new concept to the industry with his focus on sustainability and international standards....
Senior Account Manager - Specialty Elastomers & Butyl Business, ExxonMobil Chemical Asia Pacific
Justin is the Senior Account Manager of ExxonMobil Chemical Singapore. He is working for Specialty Elastomers & Butyl Business unit of ExxonMobil and in charge of ASEAN & Oceania market. Justin has been working with ExxonMobil Chemicals for about 20...
Chief Technical Officer, Xinyi Glass
Jianjun Yang has been working for Xinyi Glass for over 10 years, plus he has 25 years of experiences in academic research activities in China Glass Research Institute. Xinyi Glass is the leading glass manufacturers in China with seven manufacturing...
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,...
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...
Technical Director, Inhabit Group
John is a Technical Director of Inhabit Singapore. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the Construction Industry. This has been primarily in the Structural and Façade disciplines working with Consultants, Main and Management Contractors and with Specialist Façade...
Conference Agenda
  • 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
  • How new technologies can support façade design
  • Powder coating and sustainability
  • Digital support tools for designers and specifiers
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Design and decisions the key
  • Procurement, factories and site influences
  • Time is money
  • A case study in Vietnam
  • 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?
  • Coil and extrusion end uses
  • Sustainable coating options for architects
  • Innovation in color and aesthetics
  • Challenges in new façade designs
  • ACP forming solutions
  • Case studies
  • A journey through high performance in modern façade design
  • DOWSIL™ innovation beyond structural sealant
  • Service for management of project timing and quality
  • Design and decisions the key
  • Procurement, factories and site influences
  • Time is money
  • A case study in Vietnam
  • Design and technical considerations
  • Case studies on featured projects in Vietnam
  • Trends in curtain wall glass
  • Types of glass and selecting the right glass
  • Project case studies
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