25th Jul 2019, Marriott Hotel City Centre, Shanghai

About the Event


Zak World of Façades is an International conference series on façade design & engineering having attracted over 20,766 delegates across its 61 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 65th edition globally and the 3rd edition in Greater China. It will witness the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and will also showcase latest technological solutions.

For registration visit www.facades.cn

Speakers and Panelists

Conference Agenda

65th Edition - Zak World of Façades Greater China, 25th Jul 2019, Marriott Hotel City Centre, Shanghai

Session - 1(09.30 - 10.35)

08.00 - 08.50

Delegate Registration

Event Convenor

08.50 - 09.00

Welcome Address


09.00 - 09.25

Practices in Building Envelopes

  • Structural glass
  • Freeform envelope
  • Inside out untised façade
Yu Hui, Director, RFR Asia

09.25 - 09.50


Gregg Jones, Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli

09.50 - 10.10

Tensile Façade - A New Style of Architecture

  • Freedom of shape
  • Thermal comfort & energy saving
  • Visual comfort & glare control
Huang Yong, Export Sales Director, Renson

10.10 - 10.30

Coating Technologies Supporting Façade Design

  • Importance of a proper coating specification
  • Trends and new technologies
  • Supporting tools for specifiers
Annie Gao, Regional Marketing Manager - Asia Pacific, AkzoNobel

10.30 - 10.50


Session - 2(11.00 - 13.00)

10.50 - 11.10


David Sommer, Associate Director, Schlaich Bergermann Partner

11.10 - 11.30


Angel Yang, Technical Director, Orville

11.30 - 12.00

Inside - Out

  • Getting under the skin of our cultural buildings, moving from surface to content
  • There is always an out-side to every in-side, and an interior to every exterior, as such each of our buildings is a unique expression of the interaction between content and context
  • Behind the skin deep façade we can discover some of the stories that have given form to our buildings
Robert Greenwood, Partner and Managing Director, Snøhetta

12.00 - 12.45

PANEL DISCUSSION : Digital Innovations in Façade Construction for Modern Architecture

  • Influence of technological advancements on façade construction: How is the horizon changing?
  • State-of-the-art trends in contemporary façade designs & aesthetics for projects in China
  • Culminating complexity of design with safety and sustainability features of the façade
  • Realising complex façade designs through BIM: Benefits and challenges


Meng Gen Bao Li Gao, Technical Director, Yuanda


Evan Gu, Technical Director, Gensler Michael ShenJun, Technical Director, Gartner Ping Jie Du, General Manager, Shanghai Hejia Curtain Wall Design Consulting

12.45 - 13.40

Networking Lunch Break

Session - 3(13.50 - 15.40)

13.40 - 14.00


Ken Wai, Global Design Principal, Aedas

14.00 - 14.20

Façade Design and Construction on Large Scale Steel Structures - Introduction to Xi An Silk Road Conference Centre Façade Systems

  • Large span steel framed curtain wall system
  • Free standing glass fin system
  • Pre-assembled metal cladding
Xuekun Qian, Director - Shanghai, Inhabit Group

14.20 - 14.40

SentryGlas® - 20 Years of Transforming Glass Façades

  • Initially developed for the hurricane market, how SentryGlas® has become recognized as a high performance structural interlayer
  • Showcasing the exceptional structural properties of SentryGlas® that have enabled architects and designers to push the boundaries of glass
  • How 20 years of proven performance has provided confidence about long term durability
Jennifer Schneider, Structural and Security Glazing Market Manager, Kuraray America

14.40 - 15.00

DOWSIL Silicone Technologies Enabling Architectural Design Trends - High Transparency & More Energy Saving

  • Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive (TSSA) bonding to replace bolted glass
  • Silicone crystal clear spacer for IGU
  • 3364 warm edge IG sealant
Jerry Ma, Senior Application Engineering Technical Manager - Asia Pacific, Dow Chemical

15.00 - 15.20

Presentation by Sherwin Williams

15.20 - 15.40

Optimizing Structural Thermal Barrier System in Façades

  • Importance of energy efficiency
  • Efficient thermal barrier system
Liang Zhou, Director of Business Development, Azon Jerry Schwabauer, VP - Sales and Marketing, Azon

15.40 - 16.00

Networking Tea/Coffee Break

Session - 4(16.00 - 17.45)

16.00 - 16.20

Current and Future Technical Situation of Shanghai Architectural Façades

  • New material, new technology, new regulation
  • New structure type and system
  • Inteligent and comfortable solutions
Michael Chen, Design Director of Architectural Creation Center, ECADI

16.20 - 16.40

Presentation by Fischer

16.40 - 17.00

The Selection of Glass for Curtain Wall

  • The trend of curtain wall glass
  • The selection of glass for curtain wall
  • Project case studies
Jianjun Yang,, CTO, 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


Hongxu Ma, Design and Operations Director, CCGTECH


Ping Qian, Vice President - Design, CCDI Yongjun Huang, Chief Engineer, Jangho Yu Xiao, Chief Engineer, Meite

17.45 - 17.50

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

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Associate Partners

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