12th Mar 2020, Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Bangkok [POSTPONED]

About the Event


Zak World of Façades, an international conference series on façade design & engineering, has attracted over 25,000+ delegates across its 75 completed editions. This one day conference is currently being organised in over 30 countries around the globe such as 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 & Japan), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal & South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Ireland, Denmark & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and North America (USA & Canada).

This is the 76th global edition and the 2nd edition in Thailand which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

For registration visit www.facadesthailand.com

Speakers and Panelists

Conference Agenda

76th Edition - Zak World of Façades Thailand, 12th Mar 2020, Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Bangkok [POSTPONED]

Session - 1(09.30 - 10.35)

08.00 - 08.50

Delegate Registration

Event Convenor

Stephen Tanno, Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International

08.50 - 08.55

Welcome Address


08.55 - 09.25

Shaping the Future of Cities – The Impact of Façade Design

  • A building’s impact on the city
  • Net-Zero building design
  • The responsive façade
Cory Ticktin, Director, Gensler Bangkok

09.25 - 09.45

Façade Case Studies

  • Cable Net Corners
  • Spandrel/Vision Glass Matching
  • Façade Trends
Andrew Snalune, Director, Façade Associates

09.45 - 10.05

High Performance, Lightweight, Long Span Building Envelopes with ETFE

  • 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
Matthew Penrose, Vice President, Vector Foiltec

10.05 - 10.35

Complexity and Heritage in a Large Scale Project

  • Case study on the Dragon Project in Bangkok
  • Local / international
  • Iconical / contextual
  • Façade materialization
Michel van de Kar, Associate, OMA

10.35 - 11.00


Session - 2(11.00 - 13.00)

11.00 - 11.20

Powder Coating Technologies Supporting Façade Design

  • How new technologies can support façade design
  • Powder coating and sustainability
  • Digital support tools for designers and specifiers
Jean-Paul Moonen, Global Segment Manager - Architecture, Akzonobel

11.20 - 11.40

Responsive Façade Design in the Tropics: Case Studies

  • President Place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Marvel Edge in Pune, India
  • Whizdom 101 in Bangkok, Thailand
Hans Brouwer, Director, HB Design

11.40 - 12.00

Complex Full-Glass Structures and Steel-Glass Structures in Asia-Pacific

  • IconSiam, Bangkok: Luxury Façades - Achieving highest standards through international collaboration
  • IconSiam, Bangkok: Wisdom Hall - Mastering installation challenges
  • MahaNakhon, Bangkok: Rooftop Features - Maximizing elegance by smart engineering
Andreas Geyer, Managing Director, Seele

12.00 - 12.20

The Future of Functional, Sustainable & Affordable Windows, Doors & Façades

  • How to evolve design in a collaborative manner accommodating the requirements of all stake-holders and taking on board all performance parameters
  • Case studies where all the conflicting requirements are resolved resulting in outstanding projects
  • A multi-disciplinary design approach from concept stage with innovative architecture & engineering
Stephen Tanno, Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International

12.00 - 12.20

Case Study on Bloomberg London

  • The world's leading sustainable office
  • Development of the façade
  • The workplace
Toby Blunt, Senior Partner - Deputy Head of Studio, Foster + Partners

12.50 - 13.40

Networking Lunch Break

Session - 3(13.50 - 15.40)

13.40 - 14.00

Beyond Green Building – The Sustainable Office Tower SOT

  • More than green: Balancing environmental, sociocultural and economical quality in a high-rise building with a clear architecture
  • Comparing similar estimated investment costs as other high-rise buildings in Southeast Asian metropolis, but with 5 to 10 % higher expected revenues
  • Platinum Quality: Ready for certification according to the most advanced sustainable building certification systems DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council)
Robert Himmler, Founder and Managing Director, EGS-plan Bangkok Thomas Fritzsche, Founder + Head of Design, Thomas Fritzsche Architects

14.00 - 14.20

Designing Visually Impactful Façades with Coil and Extrusion Coatings

  • Understanding coil and extrusion coating end-uses
  • Exploring coating innovation in color and aesthetics
  • Reviewiwing sustainable coating options for green building projects
Michael Bourdeau, President - Global Coil & Extrusion, Sherwin Williams

14.20 - 14.40

Tensile Fabric Façade - Architectural Functions and Benefits

  • Architectural signature
  • Thermal & visual comfort, solar protection & energy savings
  • Dynamic façades with day/night effect
  • Conformity & suitability to any fire norms & regulations
Nitin Govila, Director - APAC & MEA, Serge Ferrari

14.40 - 15.00

Leading Innovative, Smart Future Façades with Electrochromic Glazing

  • Better thermal, occupant comfort for your well being
  • Innovative building applications contribute to new opportunities and energy efficiency
  • Automated control technologies towards a sustainable façade future
David Yim, Senior Manager - Sales & Marketing, Halio International

15.00 - 15.20

The Selection of Glass for Curtain Wall

  • Trends in curtain wall glass
  • Types of glass and selecting the right glass
  • Project case studies
Jianjun Yang, Chief Technical Officer, Xinyi Glass

15.20 - 15.50

Networking Tea/Coffee Break

Session - 4(16.00 - 17.45)

15.50 - 16.10

Breathable Façade Innovation for Well-Being

  • Why we need the ventilation
  • How to make a good building environment from façade design
  • What is the next generation of ventilation through façades
Chanin Kulsurakit, Sustainable Designer (Energy & Environmental Analyst), Magnolia Quality Development Corporation

16.10 - 16.30

Innovation - The Journey from Aspiration to Achievement

  • Evaluating the potential gains and managing the risks
  • Lessons from history
  • Looking to the future
John Perry, Associate Principal, FJMT Studio

16.30 - 17.15

PANEL DISCUSSION : Façade Design and Construction: A Professional Approach from Initiation to Completion

  • Designing and specification – Bringing value to the process
  • Façade deliveries, understanding and mitigating risk
  • Process Initiation to Implementation – Players involved and their roles
  • Possible pitfalls and their avoidance
  • Effect on the bottom line


Stephen Tanno, Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International


Russell Kim, Director-Project Development, Frasers Property Holdings Thailand Nui Ratiwat Suwannatrai, CEO & Co-Founder, Openbox Suwit SaeJung, Senior Associate Director, Arcadis Nuttapol Sangesorasit, Managing Director, Project Alliance

17.15 - 17.25

Vote of Thanks

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Associate Partners

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