111th Edition – Zak World of Façades Australia

This will be the 111th edition globally and the 3rd edition in Melbourne 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
Associate | Melbourne Façade Lead, Arup
Rob leads the Arup façade team in Victoria. Educated and practicing for many years in iIndustrial design, Rob brings a holistic approach to façade engineering built on 20 years within the industry with a specialist façade contractor before becoming a...
National Carbon Planning Director, Slattery
Tom Dean is the Carbon Planning Specialist at Slattery. Since he started in 2007, he has delivered some of the country’s most innovative projects. He has more than 15 years of experience advising government and private organizations in carbon and...
Market Development Manager – Façades, Lysaght
Michael’s focus is on innovation, strategy, market, channel and product development for the Australian commercial facades segment, concentrating on the development of the AZURE® Façade System. Prior to BlueScope, Michael has extensive experience within technical design, fabrication, supply, installation and...
Market Development Manager, Kuraray
Aiden Jung, Market Development Manager for Korea, Australia and New Zealand in kuraray AIS(Advanced Interlayer Solution) Division, is responsible for the advanced laminated glass interlayers market development for the architectural glass design focusing on structural, acoustic, decorative and other specialized...
National Sales Manager, George Fethers & Co.
Anthony Breach connects Australia’s façade engineers, architects and building owners with world-leading, sustainable solar and glass solutions. As National Sales Manager at George Fethers & Co, Anthony brings the latest photovoltaic façade technology to the Australian market, enabling projects that...
Digital Building Glass Studio Director, Saint Gobain
Jean Lorenzzi is today the Head of the Digital Studio team for Saint Gobain Glass, structure in charge of the development / Industrialization of digital technical tools and services based on R&D techno bricks to support the specification and customers....
Global Head of Sustainability, Hassell
In her global role, Samantha is embedding Hassell’s Sustainability Framework across the practice and ensuring they are innovating in sustainable design. Samantha has extensive sustainability experience, including in the senior leadership roles she’s held internationally. Her work has spanned 20...
R&D product manager, Technoform Bautec Iberica
Experience in building market since 1998 specialized in high-end and custom building projects. Expertise in façade and envelope system designs, industrialization, structural building calculations, mechanical and thermal simulations, energy efficiency, 3D modelling, industrialized manufacturing, building codes, project management PMP and...
Senior Design Manager, Multiplex
Simeon brings over 15 years of experience in the design and construction industry with expertise in the areas of design management, procurement and programming as well as site supervision and stakeholder coordination. He is highly adept at working closely with...
Codes and Approvals Manager, Hilti Australia
Mechanical engineer and fire protection specialist with more than 17 years of experience in the construction industry in areas related to passive firestopping codes , testing Standards, Manufacturing, installations and inspections , Member of FPAA , SFS-EA ,international firestop council...
Technical Director, RED Fire Engineers
With a BSc in Fire Engineering from Lund University and a certified Incident Commander with the Swedish Rescue Services, Pelle comes with a wealth of experience from fire engineering consultancy as well as the rescue services. Pelle’s working history includes...
Façade Engineer, Aurecon
Cindy is a Facade engineer with bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering and Architectural Design from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Throughout her time at Aurecon as a Facades engineer, she has developed skills in structural and façade design calculations, preparation...
Senior Associate, BG&E Façade Consultants
Kamil is a Senior Associate at BG&E Façade Consultant with extensive experience in the Facades Industry and has provided ongoing expertise to a broad range of clients and stakeholders. With his Architectural background, Kamil has been entrusted to work with...
Associate Principal, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Based in Melbourne, Australia Jarrad is an Associate Principal and design leader in SOM’s Melbourne studio. Throughout his 10 years with SOM, first in New York and now in Melbourne, he has been instrumental in the design of numerous large...
Associate Director, Bates Smart
Bobby Wei is an Associate Director at Bates Smart and a leading specialist in façade design. He is a key member of the practice’s façade team working on the external fabric of buildings and has experience across commercial, hospitality, institutional...
Regional Manager – Victoria, Inhabit
Elissa leads the Inhabit team in Melbourne across the specialist services of new build façade design including engineering, documentation and procurement, diagnostics and remedial solutions as well as ESD and acoustics. She is well known for her facade design skills...
Façade Practice Lead - Australia, Mott MacDonald
Kieran is a façade engineer with over 35 years’ of experience in engineering consultancy. His career has taken him from the UK to France, Hong Kong and Australia, where he has completed projects in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and...
Associate - Buildings, Aurecon
Douglas has reached 20 years of global façade engineering consultant and contractor experience. His specialist experience in façade engineering is strengthened by previous roles including main contractor, infrastructure project management and technical, cost and contractual consultation. Douglas has undertaken various...
Global Partnerships Director, Siderise
Sreenivas Narayan is Technical and Compliance Director for India, the Middle East, and South Asia Pacific at Siderise Group and is responsible for developing and delivering the technical strategy for the business in the region. His experience in the passive...
Export Sales Director, Renson
Frank Goudman is a Belgian engineer in civil building graduated in 1988. In the first years of his career he was R&D manager for Reynaers Aluminium and since 1994 as an Export Director for Reynaers Aluminium, has been developing new...
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer + Sr. VP - Asia Pacific + MEA, Serge Ferrari
Nitin Govila is a senior-level International Director with diversified experience in managing business operations in B2B, B2C environments across different business categories at a Regional level. He has also handled international consulting assignments and global projects. Nitin is based out...
Manager - Sales and Marketing, AGC Asia Pacific
Marcus Tan is the Sales and Marketing Manager of the Smart Glass Division at AGC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. He handles the sales and marketing business of SunEwat, Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), in South East Asia and Pacific region. Marcus...
Partner, Fender Katsalidis
A natural leader, focused on pushing design boundaries, Nicky’s ability to understand site context, and respond with interesting and sympathetic architectural solutions that balance client pragmatism with architectural vision, has been manifest from her earliest days with the practice. Schooled...
Principal, Aurecon
Li Yang is the Technical Director for Built Environment Melbourne and the Façade leader in Melbourne. He has an MSc in Façade Engineering from the University of Bath (UK) and a Bachelor of Architecture from the National University of Singapore....
Conference Agenda
  • The ongoing sustainability of our cities and reimaging how we see and use existing buildings
  • Case study: Midtown Centre
  • Explore the roles of façades in upcoming projects: 90 Collins and 450 Queen Street
  • Total life-cycle carbon
  • The importance of air-tightness
  • Replacement and end-of-life strategies
  • Principles of natural ventilation
  • Hybrid ventilation strategies
  • Oceania reference projects
  • Glass carbon emissions impact to a building
  • Advancing energy strategies for façades
  • Sustainable case studies and references
  • Challenges of complex façades: Form + geometry
  • Using glare + light + material
  • Rationalisation of the façades in mega projects
  • Advantages of VMU + PMU testing
  • Architectural signature
  • Thermal & visual comfort, solar protection & energy savings
  • Dynamic façades with day/night effect
  • Conformity & suitability to any fire norms & regulations
  • Low carbon glass offer for sustainable construction
  • Digital solutions for customers to enhance productivity
  • Structural Interlayers: It’s all about the view
  • Achieving more panoramic views
  • Security, privacy, natural UV and bird-friendly options
  • Terracotta and the spaces in between: 600 Lonsdale Street
  • Solar responsiveness and multi-objective optimization: Central Place Sydney
  • Structural optimization and material reduction: 189 Toorak Road
  • Insight on a high-performance, carbon neutral commercial building, showcasing leadership in sustainability with Australia’s first solar skin façade
  • How parametrically optimised with a sculptural approach to humanise a tall building is more contextually in tune with its unique setting
  • A people-friendly workplace evolution with versatile communal spaces enhanced by natural landscaping, delivering significant health and wellbeing benefits for building users, local community and visitors
  • Façade integrated PV produces carbon-free electricity on site, powering a new breed of sustainable buildings toward 6 star NABERS and 6 Star Green Star ratings
  • Working with Australia’s leading façade engineers, and leveraging extensive product design in Europe & the United States, to resolve the challenges of integrating PV into existing façade typologies, including curtain wall
  • Solar façade evolution domestically and internationally, and an introduction to the two products leading the charge in the race towards Australia’s first fully integrated solar façade – Vitro SolarVolt and Avancis SKALA
  • PS Technology: New manufacturing capabilities
  • Coating Prime: New solution that improves the polyamide paintability
  • Adhesion Prime: New solution that improves the adhesion performance
  • Past: brief overview of historical fires and legislation and societal drives that took us to today
  • Present: the state of Australian cladding audits, rectification works, and remedial measures; policy or fact-driven? What do we know and what don't we know? What's the role of cavity barriers?
  • Future: on some of the challenges of tomorrow, e.g. BIPVs and green façades
  • Compartmentation in common façade types and how their function affects the performance requirements for slab edge perimeter and cavity barriers
  • Evolving regulatory landscape, latest guidance, and increased focus on third party verification
  • How passive fire product manufacturers can help to support a safer built environment
  • Experience in the Middle East - sharing insight on innovative building ideas
  • How do we bring these innovations to Australasia?
  • Large format, custom made, ventilated rainscreen panels
  • Recent commercial façade projects in steel
  • Façade design and manufacturing considerations for faster installation
  • Moving beyond operational carbon and looking at embodied carbon
  • How embodied carbon is now being counted and calculated
  • Balancing carbon spent in building versus savings in service
  • Designing buildings with low carbon strategies and materials to reduce embodied carbon
  • How can the existing code and standard aide low carbon design?
  • Current status quo of the Australian market on embodied carbon approach and the way forward

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