7th Mar 2018, Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Bangkok

About the Event


Zak World of Façades is an International conference series on the subject of façade design & engineering. The conference now takes place in South Asia (India & Sri Lanka), South East Asia (Singapore & Indonesia), Greater China (Hong Kong), Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait), Africa (Kenya), United KingdomAustralia and now Thailand.

Now in its 38th edition globally and the 1st edition in Thailand, the conference has become a specialised forum to discuss the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and showcases the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists

Conference Agenda

38th Edition - Zak World of Façades Thailand, 7th Mar 2018, Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Bangkok

Session - 1(09.30 - 10.35)

08.00 - 08.50

Delegate Registration

Event Convenor

Stephen Tanno, Director - Pre Construction, Schüco International

08.50 - 08.55

Welcome Address


08.55 - 09.20

D103i Façade design experience

  • Development of architecture façade design
  • Limitation and constrain
  • The future of façade design
Winyou Wanichsiriroj, Executive Vice President, Design 103 International

09.20 - 09.40

Tensile fabric façade - Architectural functions and benefits

  • Thermal comfort & solar protection
  • Visual comfort & glare control
  • Dynamic façades with day/night effect
Nitin Govila, Director - APAC & MEA, Serge Ferrari Saran Cheawsamoot, Territory Manager - SEA, Serge Ferrari

09.40 - 10.00

Connected, active façades paving a new approach to well-being and energy efficiency performance for buildings of the future

  • The development of connected, active façade glass solutions
  • How can connected, active façades contribute to well-being and energy efficiency performance of buildings?
  • New trends and impacts of connected, active façades
David Yim, Marketing Manager - Flat Glass Division, AGC Halio

10.00 - 10.30

Design and Innovation: KPF projects in four cities

Bernard Chang, Principal, Kohn Pederson Fox

10.30 - 10.50


Session - 2(11.00 - 13.00)

10.50 - 11.10

Façade problem-solving case studies

  • 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
Andrew Snalune, Director, Façades Associates

11.10 - 11.30

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

11.30 - 11.50

Developing innovations between the demands of architects, fabricators and building owners

  • Less is more: Structure vs Material vs. Filigree design
  • Ventilation and filtering the air
  • Faster processing and easy installation
Hendrik Pahlsmeyer, Head of Business Unit – Window, Sliding & Fitting Systems, Schüco International

11.50 - 12.20

How to design the absence...

  • Case study of the Soontareeya project in Bangkok
  • Case study on projects in South East Asia
Jean-Francois Winninger, Studio Director, Ateliers Jean Nouvel

12.20 - 13.00

PANEL DISCUSSION: Sustainability and innovation through façades

  • 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, Director - Pre Construction, Schüco International


Apiparn Borisuit, Senior Environmental Designer, Atelier Ten Dr. Jatuwat Varodompun, President, Smart Green Buildng Network Sothida Ngamwiwatsawang, Project Sales Manager, Thai German Specialty Glass Scott Whittaker, Group Creative Director, DWP Dr. Ho Joon Lee, CEO, G-Smatt Global Andrew Snalune, Director, Façade Associates

13.00 - 13.40

Networking Lunch Break

Session - 3(13.50 - 15.40)

13.40 - 14.00

Additional value of façade design for Thailand Property Development

  • Design and value of façades
  • Brand acknowledgment and impact
  • Case study on the Magnolia Ratchdamri Boulevard and ICONSIAM
Isara Narkaeo, Assistant Vice President - Design Management, Magnolia Quality Developments Corporation

14.00 - 14.20

Natural ventilation & solar shading for high-rise buildings

  • Need for ventilation in high-rise buildings
  • Need for external shading in high-rise buildings
  • Solutions for the same
Frank Goudman, Sales Manager - Export, Renson

14.20 - 14.40

Benefits of powder coatings in façade design

  • Performance standards and specification of powder coatings
  • Benefits of powder coatings
  • Recent innovations & track record in powder coatings
Jean-Paul Moonen, Global Segment Manager - Architectural, Akzonobel

14.40 - 15.00

Façade sealant – Choosing the right one

  • Sealant types
  • Sealant selection
  • Sealant failures
Roger Cua, Executive Manager - Façade, Meinhardt Façade Technology

15.00 - 15.20

SentryGlas® interlayers - 20 years of transforming glass façade design

  • 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
Jennifer Schneider, Structural and Security Glazing Market Manager, Kuraray

15.20 - 15.40

How are innovations in silicone bonding shaping building panel designs and possibilities

  • Emerging trends and technologies for building panel façade
  • Review of 2 project cases and its challenges
  • Invisible silicone panel bonding innovations and advantages
Jean-Paul Hautekeer, Global Strategic Marketing Director, The Dow Chemical Company

15.40 - 16.00

Networking Tea/Coffee Break

Session - 4(16.00 - 17.45)

16.00 - 16.20

Sustainable façades in senior living

  • Different perspectives on "sustainable façades"?
  • Why seniors?
  • Sustainable façades & senior living
Dr Sirinath Jamieson, VP - Operation & Well-being, MQDC

16.20 - 16.40

Imagination on façades

  • Architectural 3D designs on façades
  • Key techniques of realization
  • Case studies
Efthimios Zizos, Projects Manager, Elval Colour

16.40 - 17.00

Stainless steel glass hand railing

  • Types of hand railings
  • Design & engineering
  • Applications and maintenance
Jumpol Huang, Bangkok Region Manager, Kinlong

17.00 - 17.30

Digital Fishbowl

  • 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.

17.30 - 17.35

Vote of Thanks

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Presenting Partner

Associate Partners

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