89th Edition – Zak World of Façades United Kingdom

This will be the 89th edition globally and the 6th edition in UK which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Director | Façade Engineer, Wintech
Gurprit Bassi is a Director and Sustainability Lead at Wintech Group and provides strategic direction as part of his role. At Wintech he has been involved with many high-profile projects on major residential and commercial projects, both in the UK...
Associate Director, AECOM
Lisa has 15 years of experience working in the facade industry both in consultancy and contractor environments. She has a solid understanding of fundamental design principles, her repertoire lends itself to all sectors of the discipline, completing projects both in...
Senior Design Manager, Bowmer & Kirkland
John Goudie is senior technical figure working for Bowmer + Kirkland who have been busy helping to shape the skyline of Manchester over the last two decades. Johns has over 20 years’ experience with both design and on site project...
Associate, Hawkins\Brown
Ross Bowman is an Architect and Associate at Hawkins\Brown. For the last few years, he has been focussed on the delivery of two of the practice’s larger projects including Crossrail Tottenham Court Road station for London’s Elizabeth Line and a...
Façade Consultant, Billings Design Associates
Principle of Billings Design Associates Dublin. Rhodri has collaborated with them since 2016 and is a registered architect and Member of the Society of Façade Engineering. Rhodri has worked on the detailed design, testing and installation of prestigious projects such...
Director, 5plus Architects
Phil is a Founding Director of 5plus Architects. He has worked on a range of landmark, award-winning projects across a variety of sectors, including an extensive portfolio of award-winning workplace projects. Phil’s key expertise is in providing strategic architectural advice...
Account Manager - Advanced Material Interlayers, Eastman Chemical
Stéphanie Godard is working at Eastman as the Business Development Manager for the Advanced Interlayers group in Europe. She is in responsible of overseeing the relations with the architects and the façade engineers, providing an experience of over 20 years...
Project Sales Manager, Outokumpu
Rob Swift studied engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, obtaining bachelor’s degree before going on to achieve master’s degree in Advanced Engineering and Management. He then drove engineering and operational innovations at Outokumpu UK before advancing in a commercially strategic role....
Associate | Façade Engineering, Arup
Nick Colledge is the co-leader of Arup’s Façade Engineering team in Manchester. He has been with Arup for over ten years. Nick has a keen interest in building envelope design for sustainability, building performance and fire performance. He started his...
Architect Director, BDP
Michael Cambden is an Architect Director at BDP, one of the UK’s largest multidisciplinary design practices. For the past fifteen years he has focused on the successful design of university buildings and masterplans, has delivered projects in both the UK...
Head of Business Area - Internet of Façades, Schüco International
Hendrik Köster has a wealth of experience in product management that he has amassed over the last decade, both professionally and academically. He holds a Masters in Engineering Management from the University of Münster and his BA in Engineering had...
Associate, Chapman Taylor
Alexander joined Chapman Taylor’s Manchester studio in 2016 as part of the Feasibility team, predominantly focusing on the Residential and Mixed-Use sectors. He has experience working on a wide range of projects at all work stages, with recent projects including...
Global Product Manager, Tenmat
Chris Thompson has been involved in the passive fire protection industry for over 20 years. He has extensive experience in the R&D, fire testing, certification and development of passive fire protection and firestopping materials for the construction market. This includes...
UK Head of Specification, Effisus
Miguel Silva has a relevant past experience of more than 20 years in the construction industry covering a wide range of façade systems in the weatherproofing thematic as well as special refurbishment, recladding and remedial works. With over 100 major...
Associate, Design Fire Consultants
Merl Forrer joined Design Fire Consultants in May 2019 after serving as an operational Station Manager with Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (GMFRS) with 19 years’ service. Between 2012 and 2017, he moved into fire safety responsible for Manchester...
Composites Manager. Glass Division EMIEA, HB Fuller/Kömmerling
Chris Davis has responsibility for product management of the H.B.Fuller / Kömmerling Liquid Optically Clear Adhesive range of products for glass lamination. He has been in his current role since 2012 working in the building product sector within the façade...
Technical Consultant, Serge Ferrari Stamisol
Allan has worked in the building services industry for over 30 years; holding several senior positions of Managing Director and Vice President for ventilation manufacturing companies. For the past 9 years has worked via his consultancy business, focusing on smoke...
Head of Façades, A. Proctor Group
James Brackenreed-Johnston joined the A. Proctor Group in 2019 as Specification Manager for the London Area. James has many years of experience in the high rise sector, focusing on façade design, regulation compliance and innovation. By advocating a systems based...
Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International
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...
Associate, Arup
Sandra has been with Arup for 14 years in the Façades Team and is now based in Manchester. She combines structural engineering skills and detailed knowledge of façades to provide multidisciplinary coordination and solutions meeting both the architectural intent and...
Technical Director - Façade Engineering, WSP
John Williams is a Technical Director within the WSP Façade Engineering team, based in Manchester. John has 27 years’ experience within façade industry, ranging from hands-on installation to project and design management across Specialist Contractor, Principal Contractor / Developer and...
Founding Partner, SimpsonHaugh Architects
United by the shared belief that high quality design has the power to transform cities, Ian Simpson co-founded SimpsonHaugh with Rachel Haugh in 1987. Ian has played an integral role in building the practice’s reputation as leading urban and civic...
Director - Head of Façade Engineering, BB7
Naoki heads up the façade engineering capability and is part of the senior leadership team at BB7. He comes from a multi-disciplinary background, having led and developed the façade and façade access discipline at a leading multinational consultancy.   He...
Director - Façade Engineering, Eckersley O'Callaghan
Damian established Eckersley O’Callaghan’s facade engineering group in 2012 and today leads a team of 30 engineers in London while supporting offices in the US, Hong Kong and Sydney. EOC has built a reputation for design and innovation across structures...
Conference Agenda
  • Expressing the vision
  • Responding to function
  • Articulating a place for 21st century research and education
  • Internet of Façades ID tags & functionality
  • Benefits of digitalising façades
  • Next steps: Real-time data on façades
  • Sustainable features of stainless steel
  • Deco Linen as façade finish and its influence on aesthetical appearance
  • Highly corrosion resistance duplex grades for demanding environments
  • Adopting a holistic low carbon strategy
  • Use of natural ventilation in a high-rise
  • Resilient design
  • Future workplace
  • Approach to façade design that offers a safer and simplified system
  • Energy efficiency improvements from airtightness modelling can improve the built up wall design
  • Unique market leading technology that is being welcomed into the façade industry and by warranty providers
  • Combining unitised façades with precast superstructure
  • Continuity of design intent
  • Challenges of embodied carbon analysis
  • History and context of façade design compared with current aspirations and key challenges in achieving NZC (net zero carbon)
  • How the use of both UHPC (ultra high performance concrete) and traditional pre-cast façades can help clients achieve their NZC aspirations
  • Fenestration design and weather performance considerations - meeting 21st century expectations
  • Unitised curtain wall façades
  • Through-coloured precast concrete façades
  • Brick faced UHPC façades
  • Brick & glazed tile faced precast façades
  • The ages of fire engineering: Infant, adolescent, adult, mature
  • Has the pendulum swung so far?
  • Reasonable skill and care
  • Key messages
  • Learnings from the Grenfell tragedy
  • Why we need updated standards for membranes
  • Technical data: What do you have to look for and which independent test certificates are essential
  • Why we need to look at the whole wall system
  • Breather & AVCL membranes & systems
  • Overview on solutions fully tested and approved, since 2011 covering 100% of UK façade applications
  • The importance of weatherproofing design - Case studies
  • Is triple glazing more sustainable?
  • Opportunities for re-using façade materials
  • Designing out waste
  • Replacing insulating glass - What cost?
  • Improve the life expectancy of insulated glass
  • Improved energy efficiency for free
  • Why do birds collide with glass?
  • Building regulations, inclusion into sustainable standard
  • Existing and new bird protection solutions
  • How to maintain ventilation and still limit fire spread
  • Intumescent technology: How does it work?
  • Improved fire protection with cost savings for brick façade constructions
  • How much consideration is given to the role of façades in construction sector’s roadmap to CO2nstruct Zero?
  • Material passports and circular economy: Ensure a sustainable pathway to construction
  • Material of the future: Making solicitous choice with reduced embodied carbon levels
  • What tools are available in design and from industry to enable stakeholders to achieve the NetZero targets?
  • What tools are available in design and from industry to enable stakeholders to achieve the NetZero targets?

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