About The Event

Zak World of Façades is an international conference series on façade design & engineering. The event has attracted over 27,000 delegates across its 80+ completed editions as on date. It is designed as a one day conference and is currently being organised in over 30 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 (Hong Kong, South Korea, China & Japan), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco & South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Ireland, Denmark & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and North America (USA & Canada).

This edition is the 89th global edition 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 from leading solution providers.

Visit www.zakwof.com for details of the previously executed events.

Who Should Attend

The event is ideal for Architects, Developers, General/Main Contractors, Façade Consultants, Façade Contractors, Sustainability/ESD Consultants, Fire Consultants, Glass Processors, Structural Consultants, Cost Consultants, Quantity Surveyors, PMC’s and related building specifiers.


Insightful Dialogues & Networking

Hear from experts in the domain of façade design, engineering, procuring and execution on their views on constructing high-performance, safe, sustainable and long lasting façades with the latest techniques and tools available. Also, network with other industry peers and leading manufacturers & solution providers to the façade industry.


Key Numbers

89

Edition

30

Speakers and Panelist

4

Sessions

1

Day

Safety Guidelines

Currently, there are no mandatory covid restrictions in place during the time of the event as announced by the local authorities. However, we will be incorporating the below hygiene measures to ensure a safe environment

  • Implementation of disinfection protocols in all areas by the venue housekeeping team
  • Availability of sanitisers at multiple locations
  • Counters, seats and tables in common areas are disinfected after every use
Our host venue Mercure Piccadilly has rolled out a safety and hygiene program which will be in action at the event. Click here to view the factsheet. Any additional governmental mandate that is in place during the event time will be strictly followed. Please check this section for latest information.

Wearing of masks is optional and there is no proof of vaccination required to attend the event. However, we encourage if people wear a mask wherever possible.

Should the requirements change prior to the event, we will endeavour to notify you promptly. We solicit your cooperation on the same.

Stay safe. We look forward to welcoming you back to our events.

Speakers

Our speakers and panelists are domain experts and will ensure that the content presented at the event is meaningful with key takeaways to ponder upon.

Alex Esfahani

Alex Esfahani

Associate,
Chapman Taylor

Alex Esfahani

Associate, Chapman Taylor

Topic: The Essential Shift to Net Zero Carbon Within Architecture

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Allan Hurdle

Allan Hurdle

Technical Consultant,
Serge Ferrari I Stamisol UK

Allan Hurdle

Technical Consultant, Serge Ferrari I Stamisol UK

Topic: Why Euroclass A2 Façade Membranes Play an Essential Role for Fire Safety at High-rise and High-risk Buildings

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Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Composites Manager - Glass Division EMIEA,
HB Fuller / Kömmerling Chemie

Chris Davis

Composites Manager - Glass Division EMIEA, HB Fuller / Kömmerling Chemie

Topic: Changing our Expectations of Insulated Glass Using High Performance Warm Edge Technology

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Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson

Global Product Manager,
Tenmat

Chris Thompson

Global Product Manager, Tenmat

Topic: Fire Protection of Façades Using Intumescent Technology

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Damian Rogan

Damian Rogan

Director of Façade Engineering,
Eckersley O'Callaghan

Damian Rogan

Director of Façade Engineering, Eckersley O'Callaghan

Topic: The World’s Tallest Hybrid Timber Tower

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Gurprit Bassi

Gurprit Bassi

Associate Director,
Wintech Façade Engineering

Gurprit Bassi

Associate Director, Wintech Façade Engineering

Topic: Façades as Carbon Sinks for NetZero Buildings: Are the existing standards and calculation methods sufficient?

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Hendrik Köster

Hendrik Köster

Head of Business Area - Internet of Façades,
Schüco International

Hendrik Köster

Head of Business Area - Internet of Façades, Schüco International

Topic: Unleashing the Power of Digital Building Envelopes

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Ian Simpson

Ian Simpson

Founding Partner,
SimpsonHaugh Architects

Ian Simpson

Founding Partner, SimpsonHaugh Architects

Topic: Texture, Grain & Colour

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James Brackenreed-Johnston

James Brackenreed-Johnston

Head of Façades,
Proctor Group

James Brackenreed-Johnston

Head of Façades, Proctor Group

Topic: Façade Design: Airtightness Simplified

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John Goudie

John Goudie

Senior Design Manager,
Bowmer & Kirkland

John Goudie

Senior Design Manager, Bowmer & Kirkland

Topic: Façades as Carbon Sinks for NetZero Buildings: Are the existing standards and calculation methods sufficient?

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John Williams

John Williams

Technical Director - Façade Engineering,
WSP

John Williams

Technical Director - Façade Engineering, WSP

Topic: Mind The Gap

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Lisa Fernandes

Lisa Fernandes

Associate Director,
AECOM

Lisa Fernandes

Associate Director, AECOM

Topic: Façades as Carbon Sinks for NetZero Buildings: Are the existing standards and calculation methods sufficient?

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Merl Forrer

Merl Forrer

Associate | Fire Engineer,
Design Fire Consultants

Merl Forrer

Associate | Fire Engineer, Design Fire Consultants

Topic: Fire Engineering: The Pendulum Effect

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Michael Cambden

Michael Cambden

Architect Director,
BDP

Michael Cambden

Architect Director, BDP

Topic: Reimagining the Architecture of Manchester’s Knowledge Corridor

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Miguel Silva

Miguel Silva

Technical Director,
Effisus

Miguel Silva

Technical Director, Effisus

Topic: Futureproofing Your Projects - A1 Fire Rated Membranes

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Naoki Woodward

Naoki Woodward

Director - Head of Façades,
Ramboll

Naoki Woodward

Director - Head of Façades, Ramboll

Topic: 'The Modern Mill’ Translating Manchester’s Iconic Industrial Heritage to Modern Methods of Construction in a Net Zero Environment

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Nick Colledge

Nick Colledge

Associate | Façade Engineering,
Arup

Nick Colledge

Associate | Façade Engineering, Arup

Topic: When Less Is More

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Phil Doyle

Phil Doyle

Director,
5plus Architects

Phil Doyle

Director, 5plus Architects

Topic: Façades as Carbon Sinks for NetZero Buildings: Are the existing standards and calculation methods sufficient?

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Rhodri Evans

Rhodri Evans

Façade Consultant,
Billings Design Associates

Rhodri Evans

Façade Consultant, Billings Design Associates

Topic: Façades as Carbon Sinks for NetZero Buildings: Are the existing standards and calculation methods sufficient?

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Rob Swift

Rob Swift

Project Sales Manager,
Outokumpu

Rob Swift

Project Sales Manager, Outokumpu

Topic: Stainless Steel as a Façade Material – Sustainable, Aesthetic, Durable

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Ross Bowman

Ross Bowman

Associate,
Hawkins\Brown

Ross Bowman

Associate, Hawkins\Brown

Topic: Façades in the Context of Modern Methods of Construction

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Sandra Scolastra

Sandra Scolastra

Associate | Façade Engineering,
Arup

Sandra Scolastra

Associate | Façade Engineering, Arup

Topic: When Less Is More

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Stephanie Godard

Stephanie Godard

Business Development Manager,
Eastman

Stephanie Godard

Business Development Manager, Eastman

Topic: Introduction to A Bird Protection Safety Interlayer with Saflex Flysafe 3D

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Stephen Tanno

Stephen Tanno

Director Pre-Construction Services,
Schüco International KG

Stephen Tanno

Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International KG

Topic: Façades as Carbon Sinks for NetZero Buildings: Are the existing standards and calculation methods sufficient?

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Schedule

The event agenda is split into multiple sessions separated by networking break-out sessions.

Session 1
(08:50 - 10:20)

08.00 - 08.50
Delegate Registration & Networking
08.50 - 09.00
Welcome Address
09.00 - 09.25
Mind The Gap

The what, why and how…

But which one?


John Williams
Technical Director - Façade Engineering, WSP
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09.25 - 09.50
Reimagining the Architecture of Manchester’s Knowledge Corridor

Expressing the vision

Responding to function

Articulating a place for 21st century research and education


Michael Cambden
Architect Director, BDP
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09.50 - 10.10
Unleashing the Power of Digital Building Envelopes

Internet of Façades ID tags & functionality

Benefits of digitalising façades

Next steps: Real-time data on façades


Hendrik Köster
Head of Business Area - Internet of Façades, Schüco International
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10.10 - 10.25
Stainless Steel as a Façade Material – Sustainable, Aesthetic, Durable

Sustainable features of stainless steel

Deco Linen as façade finish and its influence on aesthetical appearance

Highly corrosion resistance duplex grades for demanding environments


Rob Swift
Project Sales Manager, Outokumpu
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10.25 - 10.45
Networking Tea / Coffee Break


Session 2
(10.45 - 12.40)

10.45 - 11.10
The World’s Tallest Hybrid Timber Tower

Adopting a holistic low carbon strategy

Use of natural ventilation in a high-rise

Resilient design

Future workplace


Damian Rogan
Director of Façade Engineering, Eckersley O'Callaghan
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11.10 - 11.25
Façade Design: Airtightness Simplified

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


James Brackenreed-Johnston
Head of Façades, Proctor Group
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11.25 - 11.45
Façades in the Context of Modern Methods of Construction

Combining unitised façades with precast superstructure

Continuity of design intent

Challenges of embodied carbon analysis


Ross Bowman
Associate, Hawkins\Brown
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11.45 - 12.10
'The Modern Mill’ Translating Manchester’s Iconic Industrial Heritage to Modern Methods of Construction in a Net Zero Environment

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


Naoki Woodward
Director - Head of Façades, Ramboll
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12.10 - 12.40
Texture, Grain & Colour

Unitised curtain wall façades

Through-coloured precast concrete façades

Brick faced UHPC façades

Brick & glazed tile faced precast façades


Ian Simpson
Founding Partner, SimpsonHaugh Architects
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12.40 - 13.40
Networking Lunch Break


SESSION 3
(13.40 - 15.25)

13.40 - 14.00
Fire Engineering: The Pendulum Effect

The ages of fire engineering: Infant, adolescent, adult, mature

Has the pendulum swung so far?

Reasonable skill and care

Key messages


Merl Forrer
Associate | Fire Engineer, Design Fire Consultants
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14.00 - 14.15
Why Euroclass A2 Façade Membranes Play an Essential Role for Fire Safety at High-rise and High-risk Buildings

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


Allan Hurdle
Technical Consultant, Serge Ferrari I Stamisol UK
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14.15 - 14.30
Futureproofing Your Projects - A1 Fire Rated Membranes

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


Miguel Silva
Technical Director, Effisus
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14.30 - 14.50
When Less Is More

Is triple glazing more sustainable?

Opportunities for re-using façade materials

Designing out waste


Sandra Scolastra
Associate | Façade Engineering, Arup
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Nick Colledge
Associate | Façade Engineering, Arup
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14.50 - 15.05
Changing our Expectations of Insulated Glass Using High Performance Warm Edge Technology

Replacing insulating glass - What cost?

Improve the life expectancy of insulated glass

Improved energy efficiency for free


Chris Davis
Composites Manager - Glass Division EMIEA, HB Fuller / Kömmerling Chemie
View Profile
15.05 - 15.20
A Bird Protection Safety Interlayer with Saflex Flysafe 3D

Why do birds collide with glass?

Building regulations, inclusion into sustainable standard

Existing and new bird protection solutions


Stephanie Godard
Business Development Manager, Eastman
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15.20 - 15.45
Networking Tea/Coffee Break


Session 4
(15.45 - 17.05)

15.45 - 16.05
The Essential Shift to Net Zero Carbon Within Architecture

Net Zero Carbon

Design philosophy

Proof of concept


Alex Esfahani
Associate, Chapman Taylor
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16.05 - 16.20
Fire Protection of Façades Using Intumescent Technology

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


Chris Thompson
Global Product Manager, Tenmat
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16.20 - 17.05
Panel Discussion: Façades as Carbon Sinks for NetZero Buildings: Are the existing standards and calculation methods sufficient?

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?

When specifying materials for façades is end of life a consideration?


Moderator
Stephen Tanno
Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International KG
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Panelist
Phil Doyle
Director, 5plus Architects
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Panelist
Lisa Fernandes
Associate Director, AECOM
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Panelist
Rhodri Evans
Façade Consultant, Billings Design Associates
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Panelist
John Goudie
Senior Design Manager, Bowmer & Kirkland
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Panelist
Gurprit Bassi
Associate Director, Wintech Façade Engineering
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17.05 - 17.10
Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference



The programme is correct at time of publishing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or excuse themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. You can find the most up-to-date programme on this website.




Partners

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Event Registration


Registrations for this event have been closed.
For queries please contact heenal@zakgroup.com


TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR COMPLIMENTARY SEATS: Complimentary seats are reserved exclusively for Architects, Consultants, Contractors, Developers, Fabricators, Government Officials & PMC's. The organizers reserve the right to allocate these complimentary seats at their discretion.

Image Gallery

Images from a select previous global editions of Zak World of Façades


Video Gallery

Snippets from a select previous global editions of Zak World of Façades

  • New York 2021
  • Dubai 2021
  • London 2021
  • Sydney 2019
  • Manchester 2019
  • Singapore 2019

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the event.

A limited number of complimentary seats on first come first serve basis are reserved for Architects, Façade Consultants, Developers, Government Officials, Project Management Consultants, Main Contractors, Sustainability Consultants, Fire Consultants, Façade Contractors, Cost Consultants, etc. The online registration process needs to be followed to attain your entry pass for the event. Please note that the complimentary seats allocation are under the jurisdiction of the organizers. If you are a product/material supplier and intend to attend the conference, there would be a delegate fee of GBP 500 + VAT applicable per delegate.

The online registration acts as an “Interest” for attending the conference. An internal system evaluates the registrations received and issues the confirmation/entry pass accordingly. The online registration alone DOES NOT stand confirmed without a confirmation/entry pass email from the organizers.

If successfully approved, the confirmation number/pass is sent within 3-4 working days of registration or earlier. It is advisable to check your spam/junk folders as there maybe chances of the email landing in those folders. If you have not received your confirmation within the stipulated timeframe, please write to the organisers/reply on the acknowledgment email to check on the status.

It is highly recommended that you use your company/official email id for registration to avoid any confirmation delay

No. All registrations are pre-approved online and no on-spot registrations are encouraged.

The invitation copy from the sponsors DOES NOT qualify as the entry pass. The invite mentions the registration process at the last page. All the recipients of these invitation copies are advised to follow the online registration process to attain their passes to be able to attend the event.

No. If you are not able to attend the conference after receiving your confirmation number/pass you will not be able to transfer the registration to your colleague.

The registrations start at 0800 hrs. The team at the registration desk will be fully equipped with the details of those confirmed to attend. If your registration is confirmed, you will only be asked to quote your registration number and drop your visiting cards at the registration desk to collect your badge and kit.

Post the conference, the organisers will be uploading all the presentations who's permission has been received to distribute online at this event website.

The full-day conference will include access to the conference hall, exhibit area, lunch and networking session, delegate kits and presentation copies.

If your firm is on our guest list, then a maximum of 1-4 delegates passes per firm are allocated depending on the firm size. However, the seat allocation is on first come first serve basis.

As the seats are allocated on a first come first serve basis, the registration will close once the hall seating capacity is reached.

Apart from the high standard hygiene protocols and checks from the Mercure Piccadilly team, we will be implementing the standard operating procedures and guidelines mandated by the local authorities to ensure a safe event. Please refer to the detailed safety precautions at the top of this page.

No. The event will be 100% in-person only.

Venue


Kindly reach the venue on 4th May, 2022 at 8:00 am

Address

Mercure Piccadilly, The International Suite, Portland St, Manchester M1 4PH, United Kingdom

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