About The Event

Zak World of Façades is an international conference series on façade design & engineering. The event has attracted over 29,000 delegates across its 100+ 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 112th global edition and the 2nd edition in Auckland 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

112

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 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.

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. Initial list of speakers, more to be added as we progress.

Andy Russell

Andy Russell

General Manager,
Proctor Group Australia

Andy Russell

General Manager, Proctor Group Australia

Topic: Thinking Outside the Box – Air Tightness Simplified

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Angus Macleod

Angus Macleod

Technical Director,
Vector Foiltec

Angus Macleod

Technical Director, Vector Foiltec

Topic: Lightweight Roof Design – Doing More with Less

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Ben Masters

Ben Masters

Principal - Sustainable Buildings,
Beca

Ben Masters

Principal - Sustainable Buildings, Beca

Topic: Designing Façades for a More Sustainable Future

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Blair Parkinson

Blair Parkinson

Associate Principal,
Woods Bagot

Blair Parkinson

Associate Principal, Woods Bagot

Topic: Tower Façade Design: Responding to Site Context and Locale

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Dan Bosher

Dan Bosher

General Manager,
Icon Construction

Dan Bosher

General Manager, Icon Construction

Topic: Smart, Informed Façade Procurement

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David Hayes

David Hayes

CEO,
Thermosash Group

David Hayes

CEO, Thermosash Group

Topic: Why Are We Still Specifying and Constructing Leaky Buildings

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Gary Hall

Gary Hall

Specification Manager,
Technoform

Gary Hall

Specification Manager, Technoform

Topic: Thermal Isolator Clip

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Gemma Craig

Gemma Craig

Regional Manager,
Inhabit

Gemma Craig

Regional Manager, Inhabit

Topic: Designing Façades for a More Sustainable Future

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Jonathan Hewlett

Jonathan Hewlett

Principal,
Warren and Mahoney

Jonathan Hewlett

Principal, Warren and Mahoney

Topic: Topic to be Announced

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Jean Lorenzzi

Jean Lorenzzi

Digital Building Glass Studio Director,
Saint Gobain

Jean Lorenzzi

Digital Building Glass Studio Director, Saint Gobain

Topic: Decarbonization & Digitalization

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John Hawkins

John Hawkins

Technical Director Built Environment,
Mott MacDonald

John Hawkins

Technical Director Built Environment, Mott MacDonald

Topic: Smart, Informed Façade Procurement

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Karl Jones

Karl Jones

Technical Director - Built Environment,
Mott MacDonald

Karl Jones

Technical Director - Built Environment, Mott MacDonald

Topic: Topic to be Announced

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Kent Nixon

Kent Nixon

General Manager,
Thermosash

Kent Nixon

General Manager, Thermosash

Topic: Designing Façades for a More Sustainable Future

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Lachlan Stanton

Lachlan Stanton

Architectural Design Manager,
Guardian Glass

Lachlan Stanton

Architectural Design Manager, Guardian Glass

Topic: Future Trends

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Malgorzata Haley

Malgorzata Haley

Associate Principal,
Grimshaw

Malgorzata Haley

Associate Principal, Grimshaw

Topic: Façades: Beyond Performance

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Dr Marc Zobec

Dr Marc Zobec

Building & Façade Engineer,
Marc T Zobec Design & Engineering

Dr Marc Zobec

Building & Façade Engineer, Marc T Zobec Design & Engineering

Topic: You Don't Know What You Don't Know

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Marcus Tan

Marcus Tan

Manager - Sales and Marketing,
AGC Asia Pacific

Marcus Tan

Manager - Sales and Marketing, AGC Asia Pacific

Topic: Sustainable Glass Solutions Towards Green and Carbon Neutral Buildings

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Oliver Ng

Oliver Ng

Managing Director,
BG&E Façades

Oliver Ng

Managing Director, BG&E Façades

Event Host & Convener

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Richard Fairhead

Richard Fairhead

Director,
Building Envelope Group

Richard Fairhead

Director, Building Envelope Group

Topic: QA: Not Just Another Dirty Word

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Richard Voss

Richard Voss

Director,
Ignite Architects

Richard Voss

Director, Ignite Architects

Topic: Designing Façades for a More Sustainable Future

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Shane Hart

Shane Hart

Business Development Manager,
Insol

Shane Hart

Business Development Manager, Insol

Topic: Wind Effects on Feature Façades

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Susanne Hundert

Susanne Hundert

Technical Director,
Aurecon

Susanne Hundert

Technical Director, Aurecon

Topic: Understanding Airtightness

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Tim Melville

Tim Melville

Studio Executive Chair,
Woods Bagot

Tim Melville

Studio Executive Chair, Woods Bagot

Topic: Smart, Informed Façade Procurement

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Schedule

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

Session 1
(08:50 - 10:35)

08.00 - 08.50
Delegate Registration & Networking
Event Host & Convener

Oliver Ng
Managing Director, BG&E Façades
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08.50 - 08.55
Welcome Address
08.55 - 09.25
Lifting the Lid on Enclosure's Box

A collection of tall1 (and medium2) tales that explores the horrors, and possibility of hope, offered by our façade community

A high exposure3 zone rated critical reflection, that asks the hard questions like; are façades the emperor’s new clothes? Do façades lie like Pinocchio? What’s with all the Frankenstein façades?

1Tall is greater than 25

2Medium is less than 25 and great than 10

3Self rated, official council (censor) rating pending


Karl Jones
Technical Director - Built Environment, Mott MacDonald
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09.25 - 09.55
Façades: Beyond Performance

How architects respond to and design for the functional, climatic, cultural and social needs of public and commercial buildings

Pushing the boundaries of façade design and performance with case studies focused on their sustainability features

Future of regenerative design for the built environment and how the recognition of challenges the planet is facing continues to shape and inform the design of façades


Malgorzata Haley
Associate Principal, Grimshaw
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09.55 - 10.15
Sustainable Glass Solutions Towards Green and Carbon Neutral Buildings

Glass carbon emissions impact to a building

Advancing energy strategies for façades

Sustainable case studies and references


Marcus Tan
Manager - Sales and Marketing, AGC Asia Pacific
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10.15 - 10.35
Lightweight Roof Design – Doing More with Less

Garden Lane at Botany Town Centre, Auckland

Scotts Crossing, Canberra

Surbana Jurong Campus, Singapore

Aspen Vision City, Penang


Angus Macleod
Technical Director, Vector Foiltec
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10.35 - 11.05
Networking Tea / Coffee Break


Session 2
(11.05 - 12.55)

11.05 - 11.20
Decarbonization & Digitalization

Low carbon glass offer for sustainable construction

Digital solutions for customers to enhance productivity


Jean Lorenzzi
Digital Building Glass Studio Director, Saint Gobain
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11.20 - 11.40
Why Are We Still Specifying and Constructing Leaky Buildings

Fit for purpose façade specification

Unitised vs Window Wall

Unitised vs Rainscreen


David Hayes
CEO, Thermosash Group
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11.40 - 12.10
Tower Façade Design: Responding to Site Context and Locale

Case studies on 80 Collins St (Melbourne), 447 Collins St (Melbourne) and 65 Federal St (Auckland)

The role of façades in interweaving programmatic and contextual overlays into a tower design

How were these façades achieved? A journey through the design, delivery and construction process


Blair Parkinson
Associate Principal, Woods Bagot
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12.10 - 12.55
Panel Discussion: Designing Façades for a More Sustainable Future

Impact of H1 building code (energy efficiency) on designing façades

Striking a balance while designing façades to have a pleasing scale and appearance, proportion and rhythm, solid-to-void relationship and materiality, within sustainability parameters

Looking at the net-zero carbon trend globally and how this is being applied in NZ

Can the existing code and standard aide low-carbon design?


Moderator
Kent Nixon
General Manager, Thermosash
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Panelist
Gemma Craig
Regional Manager, Inhabit
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Panelist
Ben Masters
Principal - Sustainable Buildings, Beca
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Panelist
Richard Voss
Director, Ignite Architects
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12.55 - 13.55
Networking Lunch Break


SESSION 3
(13.55 - 15.50)

13.55 - 14.20
Topic to be Announced

Jonathan Hewlett
Principal, Warren and Mahoney
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14.20 - 14.40
Understanding Airtightness

Common misunderstandings

Touching theory and reality

Testing


Susanne Hundert
Technical Director, Aurecon
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14.40 - 15.00
Thinking Outside the Box – Air Tightness Simplified

Benefits of a single external air and weather tightness control layer

The possibilities of continuous external non-combustible insulation

Discontinuous sub-framing and attachment methods for rainscreen


Andy Russell
General Manager, Proctor Group Australia
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15.00 - 15.20
QA: Not Just Another Dirty Word

Why it is so hard to accept

The benefits to you and the project

The impact of poor QA should it go wrong


Richard Fairhead
Director, Building Envelope Group
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15.20 - 15.35
Wind Effects on Feature Façades

The importance of wind testing on feature façades

Façade testing case studies

Façade engineering experiences and approaches


Shane Hart
Business Development Manager, Insol
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15.35 - 15.50
Thermal Isolator Clip

Structure and design

Thermal performance

Durability


Gary Hall
Specification Manager, Technoform
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15.50 - 16.15
Networking Tea/Coffee Break


Session 4
(16.15 - 17.40)

16.15 - 16.35
You Don't Know What You Don't Know

Insight on risk awareness by clients, building owners, architects and building contractors who opt to use the "self-procured" approach to façade delivery

How this approach results in a non-streamlined and fragmented silos approach rather than holistic delivery and responsibility by a façade subcontractor primarily due to "cost savings", but at what great risk and to whom?

Who is left holding the bag when things go pear shaped?


Dr Marc Zobec
Building & Façade Engineer, Marc T Zobec Design & Engineering
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16.35 - 16.50
Future Trends

High performance low-E glass

Transition from “Greenstar Design & As-Built” to “Greenstar Buildings”

H1 energy efficiency


Lachlan Stanton
Architectural Design Manager, Guardian Glass
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16.50 - 17.35
Panel Discussion: Smart, Informed Façade Procurement

Is the role of the design team dove-tailed to be more collaborative and less confrontational?

Is the design process structured for innovation and brainstorming leading to an optimum procurement strategy?

Does performance driven value generally gets placed higher than pure cost?

Is program often well designed to cater to timely procurement and completion of the project?

Can sustainability or carbon be a voluntary consideration in design and procurement?


Moderator
John Hawkins
Technical Director Built Environment, Mott MacDonald
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Panelist
Dan Bosher
General Manager, Icon Construction
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Panelist
Tim Melville
Studio Executive Chair, Woods Bagot
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17.35 - 17.40
Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference
17.40 - 18.40
Post Event Networking Reception (by Glasscorp)



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

Meet our industry leading suppliers who play a key role in this event. Visit their booths to know more about their products & solutions and how they can help play a role in defining your projects.
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Event Registration

Register for in-person attendance below. All our registrations are subject to validation from our team. More details in the FAQ section.


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

  • Toronto 2022
  • London 2021
  • Dubai 2021
  • New York 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 NZD 800 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 venue housekeeping 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.

Qualified attendees will earn 8 CPD points/hours from NZIQS.

For NZRAB points: Qualified architects can apply for points on an individual application basis to the regulatory body NZRAB. We can provide an attendance certificate upon the completion of the event.

Venue


Registrations start at 8:00 am

Address

Pullman Auckland, Corner Waterloo Quadrant &, Princes Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

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