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THE WORLD'S LEADING CONFERENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Zak World of Façades is an International conference series on façade design & engineering having attracted over 21,000+ delegates across its 73 completed editions. The conference is currently being organised in 25 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 (South Korea & Greater China), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco & South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and the United States of America.

 

This is the 74th edition globally and the 2nd edition in New York. It will showcase the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and will also showcase latest technological solutions.

 

Visit www.zakworldoffacades.com for details of the previous events.

Who Should Attend this Conference

Architects, Façade consultants, Developers, Government officials, PMC's, Main contractors, Sustainability consultants, Fire consultants, Façade contractors, Cost consultants, Glass processors & Structural consultants.

Speakers


  • Dan Kaplan

    Dan Kaplan

    Senior Partner, FXCollaborative

    Dan Kaplan

    Senior Partner, FXCollaborative

    Topic: Glass City versus Mass City

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  • James Timberlake

    James Timberlake

    Partner, KieranTimberlake

    James Timberlake

    Partner, KieranTimberlake

    Topic: FULLNESS: The Holistic Integration of Experience, Performance and Aesthetics

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  • Zach Heaps

    Zach Heaps

    Senior Project Leader, Studio Gang

    Zach Heaps

    Senior Project Leader, Studio Gang

    Topic: Project Showcase : MIRA - The Making of a New San Francisco Icon

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  • Michael Stein

    Michael Stein

    Managing Director, Schlaich Bergermann Partner

    Michael Stein

    Managing Director, Schlaich Bergermann Partner

    Topic: A Reflection of the Future

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  • Kai-Uwe Bergmann

    Kai-Uwe Bergmann

    Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group

    Kai-Uwe Bergmann

    Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group

    Topic: FORMGIVING – Giving Form to the Future

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  • Matt Williams

    Matt Williams

    Associate Principal - Façade Engineering, Arup

    Matt Williams

    Associate Principal - Façade Engineering, Arup

    Topic: Sun, Sounds & Shades

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  • Karen Brandt

    Karen Brandt

    Senior Principal, Heintges

    Karen Brandt

    Senior Principal, Heintges

    Topic: Project Showcase : MIRA - The Making of a New San Francisco Icon

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  • Andrea Lamberti

    Andrea Lamberti

    Partner, Rafael Viñoly Architects

    Andrea Lamberti

    Partner, Rafael Viñoly Architects

    Topic: Stealth Façade Innovations

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  • Andrea Love

    Andrea Love

    Principal and Director of Building Science, Payette

    Andrea Love

    Principal and Director of Building Science, Payette

    Topic: Fusion of Design & Performance for High Performance Façades

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  • Walter Hartnett

    Walter Hartnett

    Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti

    Walter Hartnett

    Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: How Does Rapid Evolution in the Glass Industry Affect Design and Innovation

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  • Christoph Timm

    Christoph Timm

    Associate Director, SOM

    Christoph Timm

    Associate Director, SOM

    Moderator: Panel Discussion: The Green New Deal in New York

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  • Erik Verboon

    Erik Verboon

    Principal & Managing Director, Walter P Moore

    Erik Verboon

    Principal & Managing Director, Walter P Moore

    Moderator: Panel Discussion: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued Improvisation of the Industrial Best Practices

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  • Charles Berman

    Charles Berman

    Associate Principal, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

    Charles Berman

    Associate Principal, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

    Topic: Building ‘The Shed’ at the Hudson Yards

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  • Adrian Betanzos

    Adrian Betanzos

    Innovation Team - Tech Company, Cupertino CA & Guest Lecturer, UC Berkeley Department of Architecture

    Adrian Betanzos

    Innovation Team - Tech Company, Cupertino CA & Guest Lecturer, UC Berkeley Department of Architecture

    Topic: Innovating Design and Materials from an Owner’s Perspective

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  • Ruth Ro

    Ruth Ro

    Associate Principal, Dattner Architects

    Ruth Ro

    Associate Principal, Dattner Architects

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: How Does Rapid Evolution in the Glass Industry Affect Design and Innovation

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  • Stan Su

    Stan Su

    Director of Enclosure Design, Morphosis

    Stan Su

    Director of Enclosure Design, Morphosis

    Moderator: Panel Discussion: From Digital Engineering to Digital Fabrication: How is the Future of Building Skin Changing?

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  • Gustav Fagerström

    Gustav Fagerström

    Digital Practice Leader, Walter P Moore

    Gustav Fagerström

    Digital Practice Leader, Walter P Moore

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: From Digital Engineering to Digital Fabrication: How is the Future of Building Skin Changing?

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  • Peter Arbour

    Peter Arbour

    Principal, Vidaris

    Peter Arbour

    Principal, Vidaris

    Topic: Playing a Long Game in Fast Times: Thinking Practically about Change

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  • Erleen Hatfield

    Erleen Hatfield

    Managing Partner, Hatfield Group

    Erleen Hatfield

    Managing Partner, Hatfield Group

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: The Green New Deal in New York

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  • Kenneth Zammit

    Kenneth Zammit

    Group Director - Façade Engineering, BuroHappold

    Kenneth Zammit

    Group Director - Façade Engineering, BuroHappold

    Topic: Collaborative Computation

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  • Michael Soubotin

    Michael Soubotin

    Design Specialist - Building Enclosure, Turner Construction

    Michael Soubotin

    Design Specialist - Building Enclosure, Turner Construction

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: How Does Rapid Evolution in the Glass Industry Affect Design and Innovation

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  • Paul Martin

    Paul Martin

    Director of Engineering Sales, Zahner

    Paul Martin

    Director of Engineering Sales, Zahner

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: From Digital Engineering to Digital Fabrication: How is the Future of Building Skin Changing?

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  • Sameer Kumar

    Sameer Kumar

    Director - Enclosure Design, Shop Architects

    Sameer Kumar

    Director - Enclosure Design, Shop Architects

    Moderator: Panel Discussion: How Does Rapid Evolution in the Glass Industry Affect Design and Innovation

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  • Attila Arian

    Attila Arian

    President, Schueco USA

    Attila Arian

    President, Schueco USA

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  • Patricia Hauserman

    Patricia Hauserman

    Senior Vice President - Building Repositioning, AECOM Tishman

    Patricia Hauserman

    Senior Vice President - Building Repositioning, AECOM Tishman

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: The Green New Deal in New York

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  • TJ DeGanyar

    TJ DeGanyar

    Director - Virtual Construction Lab, Schüco

    TJ DeGanyar

    Director - Virtual Construction Lab, Schüco

    Topic: Façade Acoustics

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  • Roy Weghorst

    Roy Weghorst

    Head of Regulatory Affairs - Fire, Kingspan

    Roy Weghorst

    Head of Regulatory Affairs - Fire, Kingspan

    Topic: Fire Safety and Building Performance

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  • Hale Everets

    Hale Everets

    Director - Design and Construction, Two Trees Management

    Hale Everets

    Director - Design and Construction, Two Trees Management

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: From Digital Engineering to Digital Fabrication: How is the Future of Building Skin Changing?

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  • George Sultage

    George Sultage

    Area Sales Manager, Press Glass USA

    George Sultage

    Area Sales Manager, Press Glass USA

    Topic: 3D GLASS - Breakthrough Innovation in Glass Forming

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  • Christopher Jend

    Christopher Jend

    Senior Associate, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

    Christopher Jend

    Senior Associate, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

    Topic: Session Chair

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  • John Ivanoff

    John Ivanoff

    Associate Principal, BuroHappold

    John Ivanoff

    Associate Principal, BuroHappold

    Topic: Collaborative Computation

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  • Christian Bailey

    Christian Bailey

    Founding Principal, ODA

    Christian Bailey

    Founding Principal, ODA

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: The Green New Deal in New York

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  • Michael Bischoff

    Michael Bischoff

    Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

    Michael Bischoff

    Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: The Green New Deal in New York

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  • Hana Kassem

    Hana Kassem

    Principal, KPF

    Hana Kassem

    Principal, KPF

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: The Green New Deal in New York

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  • Paul Totten

    Paul Totten

    Vice President - Building Enclosures, WSP

    Paul Totten

    Vice President - Building Enclosures, WSP

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued Improvisation of the Industrial Best Practices

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  • Richard Peake

    Richard Peake

    Director of Exterior Enclosures, Suffolk

    Richard Peake

    Director of Exterior Enclosures, Suffolk

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued Improvisation of the Industrial Best Practices

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  • Veronica Muffatti

    Veronica Muffatti

    Business Development - Architectural Applications, Siderval

    Veronica Muffatti

    Business Development - Architectural Applications, Siderval

    Topic: Architecture with Steel - Façade Profiles for Ambitious Architectural Projects

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  • Emily Carr

    Emily Carr

    Project Design Manager, Permasteelisa North America

    Emily Carr

    Project Design Manager, Permasteelisa North America

    Topic: Project Showcase : MIRA - The Making of a New San Francisco Icon

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  • Demosthenis Simatos

    Demosthenis Simatos

    Associate Vice President, Cannon Design

    Demosthenis Simatos

    Associate Vice President, Cannon Design

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued Improvisation of the Industrial Best Practices

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  • Mo Wright

    Mo Wright

    Marketing Director, Gate Precast

    Mo Wright

    Marketing Director, Gate Precast

    Topic: Module-Based Forming & 3D Printing for Use in Architectural Precast Concrete

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  • Benson Gillespie

    Benson Gillespie

    Partner, Surface Design Group

    Benson Gillespie

    Partner, Surface Design Group

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued Improvisation of the Industrial Best Practices

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  • Yasemin Kologlu

    Yasemin Kologlu

    Director, SOM

    Yasemin Kologlu

    Director, SOM

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: How Does Rapid Evolution in the Glass Industry Affect Design and Innovation

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  • Deborah Moelis

    Deborah Moelis

    Principal, Handel Architects

    Deborah Moelis

    Principal, Handel Architects

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: The Green New Deal in New York

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  • Stephen Katz

    Stephen Katz

    Technical Director, Gensler

    Stephen Katz

    Technical Director, Gensler

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: From Digital Engineering to Digital Fabrication: How is the Future of Building Skin Changing?

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  • Andrew Wilson

    Andrew Wilson

    Commercial Manager, Kingspan Insulation North America

    Andrew Wilson

    Commercial Manager, Kingspan Insulation North America

    Topic: Fire Safety and Building Performance

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  • Annissa Flickinger

    Annissa Flickinger

    International Architectural Manager, Vitro Architectural Glass

    Annissa Flickinger

    International Architectural Manager, Vitro Architectural Glass

    Topic: Biophilia…It’s the Cure!

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  • Carrie Moore

    Carrie Moore

    Director, SOM

    Carrie Moore

    Director, SOM

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued Improvisation of the Industrial Best Practices

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  • Mark MacDonald

    Mark MacDonald

    Sales and Marketing Manager, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings

    Mark MacDonald

    Sales and Marketing Manager, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings

    Topic: Achieving Green Building Standards with Sustainable Metal Coating Systems

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  • Scott Rutledge

    Scott Rutledge

    Anchor Business Unit Manager, Hilti North America

    Scott Rutledge

    Anchor Business Unit Manager, Hilti North America

    Topic: PechaKucha 20x20: Meeting Today’s Challenges at the Edge of the Slab

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  • Alexander Jafari

    Alexander Jafari

    Vice President, Vector Foiltec

    Alexander Jafari

    Vice President, Vector Foiltec

    Topic: Where Visionary Design meets Superior Functionality

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  • Kazimierz Marciniak

    Kazimierz Marciniak

    Marketing Director, Press Glass

    Kazimierz Marciniak

    Marketing Director, Press Glass

    Topic: 3D GLASS - Breakthrough Innovation in Glass Forming

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  • Spencer Culhane

    Spencer Culhane

    Senior Building Envelope Specialist, Schüco USA

    Spencer Culhane

    Senior Building Envelope Specialist, Schüco USA

    Topic: Session Chair

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  • Valerie Block

    Valerie Block

    Architectural Marketing Consultant, Kuraray America

    Valerie Block

    Architectural Marketing Consultant, Kuraray America

    Topic: Safer Glass Railings with Laminated Glass

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  • Pierre Münch

    Pierre Münch

    CEO, Calvi Holding Hot Extrusion Division

    Pierre Münch

    CEO, Calvi Holding Hot Extrusion Division

    Topic: Architecture with Steel - Façade Profiles for Ambitious Architectural Projects

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  • Michael Elstner

    Michael Elstner

    Director of Technical Advisory Service & Strategic Communication, Interpane

    Michael Elstner

    Director of Technical Advisory Service & Strategic Communication, Interpane

    Topic: High Rise Projects – Insights from a Glass Manufacturers Point of View

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  • Stanley Yee

    Stanley Yee

    Façade Design & Construction Specialist, Dow

    Stanley Yee

    Façade Design & Construction Specialist, Dow

    Topic: Façades and Sustainability - Enabling Design, Performance and Durability Through Innovative Material Science and Application

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  • Kim Sung-Jin

    Kim Sung-Jin

    CEO, Withworks

    Kim Sung-Jin

    CEO, Withworks

    Topic: Digital Manufacturing and Assembly in Architecture for Parametric Design & Complex Geometry Buildings

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  • Mayank Sharma

    Mayank Sharma

    Technical Specification Manager, Siderise Insulation

    Mayank Sharma

    Technical Specification Manager, Siderise Insulation

    Topic: Perimeter Barrier Firestop Systems for Curtain Walls

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  • Valentín Tijeras García

    Valentín Tijeras García

    VP - Global Product & R&D, Cosentino Group

    Valentín Tijeras García

    VP - Global Product & R&D, Cosentino Group

    Topic: Dekton: The New Material for Façades

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Schedule


Session 1

(08:30 - 10:45)

07:30 - 08:30

Delegate Registration & Networking

08:30 - 08:35

Welcome Address

08:35 - 09:05

Glass City versus Mass City

Standing on the East River shoreline with Manhattan behind, Mayor Bill de Blasio sent a clear warning that the iconic skyline was due for a change: “We are going to introduce legislation to ban the glass and steel skyscrapers that have contributed so much to global warming. They have no place in our city or on our Earth anymore”

  • Does he have a point? Is the default choice of all-glass curtain walls—especially for larger developments—a good thing for building occupants, for the surrounding neighborhood, for the larger city, and for the planet?
  • What are the hurdles—market expectations, cost, constructability—in creating more energy efficient façades?
  • How can well-conceived façades improve occupant health and well-being, connect and contribute to surrounding contexts, and reduce energy in the process? What are the interesting design opportunities spurred by exploring more radically efficient building envelopes?

Dan Kaplan

Senior Partner, FXCollaborative

09:05 - 09:30

Innovating Design and Materials from an Owner’s Perspective

  • How to transform materials into delightful outcomes
  • The role of forming partnerships to develop innovation
  • Quality as a key element of the design

Adrian Betanzos

Innovation Team - Tech Company, Cupertino CA & Guest Lecturer, UC Berkeley Department of Architecture

09:30 - 09:50

Biophilia…It’s the Cure!

  • Biophilic design with glass
  • Color rendering index and glass performance
  • Building Focus: PNC Tower in Pittsburgh, 181 Fremont in San Francisco and Biblioteca at TEC Monterrey

Annissa Flickinger

International Architectural Manager, Vitro Architectural Glass

09:50 - 10:10

FULLNESS: The Holistic Integration of Experience, Performance and Aesthetics

  • The alchemy of art, science, analysis and intuition
  • Achieving transparency, daylight, comfort and efficiency
  • Fostering research-driven design

James Timberlake

Partner, KieranTimberlake

10:10 - 10:17

PechaKucha 20x20: Meeting Today’s Challenges at the Edge of the Slab

  • New cast-in anchor solution for thinner slabs and larger panels
  • How tighter timelines and higher edge of the slab movement requirements can be solved with new firestop innovation

Scott Rutledge

Anchor Business Unit Manager, Hilti North America

10:17 - 10:45

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 2

(10:45 - 13:40)

10:45 - 11:10

A Reflection of the Future

  • Investigating evolving geometries for a range of ambitious structural solutions 
  • Drawing inspiration from nature to seek optimum efficiencies 
  • Creating dynamic mechanisms for flexible skins 

Michael Stein

Managing Director, Schlaich Bergermann Partner

11:10 - 11:35

Façade Acoustics

  • Current state of practice
  • Tools for simulation and prediction technology
  • Future trends and products

TJ DeGanyar

Director - Virtual Construction Lab, Schüco

11:35 - 12:05

FORMGIVING – Giving Form to the Future

  • How our physical environment is being formed by various forces. Life is always evolving; the world is always changing
  • No matter where the change comes from - climate change, demographic change, social change, migration, technological development, economic development or stagnation - whenever the world is changing, it creates new requirements, new conflicts and new opportunities
  • Whenever we see that transformation happen, we have an opportunity to accommodate that change, and literally... give form to the future

Kai-Uwe Bergmann

Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group

12:05 - 12:50

Panel Discussion: The Green New Deal in New York

  • Is retrofitting all buildings within 10 years possible and is it a favourable measure?
  • Innovative façade replacement options for older buildings
  • Making greener buildings for better well-being and healthier environment for the future
  • Banning new inefficient glass-walled buildings - Is it a judicious move?

Panelist

Deborah Moelis

Principal, Handel Architects


Panelist

Hana Kassem

Principal, KPF


Panelist

Michael Bischoff

Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners


Panelist

Christian Bailey

Founding Principal, ODA


Panelist

Patricia Hauserman

Senior Vice President - Building Repositioning, AECOM Tishman


Panelist

Erleen Hatfield

Managing Partner, Hatfield Group


Moderator

Christoph Timm

Associate Director, SOM

12:50 - 13:40

Networking Lunch Break

Session 3 | Track A

(13:40 - 15:50)

Session Chair


Christopher Jend

Senior Associate, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

13:40 - 14:00

Fusion of Design & Performance for High Performance Façades

  • Energy drivers of building envelopes
  • Occupant comfort from façades
  • Performance as a design driver

Andrea Love

Principal and Director of Building Science, Payette

14:00 - 14:20

Sun, Sounds & Shades

  • Tuning glass façades with early stage parametric tools to balance solar gain with daylighting and cooling strategies
  • Addressing structural robustness, to mitigate wind-induced vibration of architectural building features and their associated condensation risk
  • Modern tools and methods to combine our holistic, total architecture approach to complementary, and conflicting, design parameters using data-driven apps

Matt Williams

Associate Principal - Façade Engineering, Arup

14:20 - 14:40

3D GLASS - Breakthrough Innovation in Glass Forming

  • New opportunities in glass processing for commercial market
  • 3D GLASS - Freedom to Form!
  • Curvilinear architecture inspirations 

George Sultage

Area Sales Manager, Press Glass USA


Kazimierz Marciniak

Marketing Director, Press Glass

14:40 - 15:00

Façades and Sustainability - Enabling Design, Performance and Durability Through Innovative Material Science and Application

  • Building enclosures that contribute to a project’s sustainability journey
  • Solutions that address long term durability and performance needs
  • Current innovative opportunities

Stanley Yee

Façade Design & Construction Specialist, Dow

15:00 - 15:20

Safer Glass Railings with Laminated Glass

  • Building codes now require laminated glass
  • Stiff interlayers improve post-breakage glass retention and environmental exposure
  • Structural glass railings offer design versatility

Valerie Block

Architectural Marketing Consultant, Kuraray America

15:20 - 15:50

Panel Discussion: How Does Rapid Evolution in the Glass Industry Affect Design and Innovation

  • What are the challenges in ensuring that this rapid pace of evolution fosters innovation?
  • What methods do designers employ to keep up with the rapid evolution?
  • How important is it for designers to be more engaged with glass procurement?
  • In the constantly changing landscape, how relevant are performance specifications?

Moderator

Sameer Kumar

Director - Enclosure Design, Shop Architects


Panelist

Michael Soubotin

Design Specialist - Building Enclosure, Turner Construction


Panelist

Ruth Ro

Associate Principal, Dattner Architects


Panelist

Walter Hartnett

Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti


Panelist

Yasemin Kologlu

Director, SOM

Session 3 | Track B

(13:40 - 15:50)

13:40 - 14:00

Stealth Façade Innovations

  • Healthcare facilities are not always thought of as innovators in the world of architecture let alone façades as the focus is often on the systems innovation geared in the direct implementation of care. How Stanford’s new hospital features innovative façades that are designed to meet the building’s watershed earthquake resilience criteria
  • Stanford Hospital and Rockefeller University incorporate highly varied façades with each system reflecting diversity of programming, functioning and performance as well as responding to campus context and landscapes. How are the aesthetic and performance criteria for each system balanced with cost and constructability requirements?
  • Intelligent Building Information Modelling streamlines the process of designing, documenting, fabricating and installing complex façade systems. How is this achieved on dense, live campuses without interrupting operations?

Andrea Lamberti

Partner, Rafael Viñoly Architects

14:00 - 14:20

Playing a Long Game in Fast Times: Thinking Practically about Change

  • How the projected ascent of building performance standards and the permeation of our industry by digital tools at all levels makes it both easier and more difficult to develop buildings that are durable, economical and inspiring
  • Looking at the interface of possibilities and constraints becoming more complex than ever and how novel solutions are emerging as we repeatedly bypass the status quo
  • A look at a few of today's projects which will explore potential practices for the future both near and far

Peter Arbour

Principal, Vidaris

14:20 - 14:40

Dekton: The New Material for Façades

  • What is Dekton?
  • Why Dekton is ideal for façades?
  • How do I make a Dekton façade in North America?

Valentín Tijeras García

VP - Global Product & R&D, Cosentino Group

14:40 - 15:00

Fire Safety and Building Performance

  • Large scale fire testing (BS8414 and NFPA 285)
  • Thermal and fire performance of today’s insulation technologies
  • The effects of changes in systems to its fire performance, a summary of research done on fire safety of systems with ACM claddings

Andrew Wilson

Commercial Manager, Kingspan Insulation North America


Roy Weghorst

Head of Regulatory Affairs - Fire, Kingspan

15:00 - 15:20

Perimeter Barrier Firestop Systems for Curtain Walls

  • Functional requirements of perimeter barrier firestop systems
  • Fire resistance testing for curtain walling and perimeter barriers and a transatlantic comparison of testing approach, criteria and experiences
  • The criticality of workmanship quality, and the need for installation inspection & reporting

Mayank Sharma

Technical Specification Manager, Siderise Insulation

15:20 - 15:50

Project Showcase : MIRA - The Making of a New San Francisco Icon

  • Studio Gang, the project architect will share their vision on the concept and drivers behind the façade design
  • Heintges, the façade consultant will highlight the technical challenges and performance requirements
  • Permasteelisa, the façade contractor will explain the detailing, fabrication and installation of the units

Zach Heaps

Senior Project Leader, Studio Gang


Karen Brandt

Senior Principal, Heintges


Emily Carr

Project Design Manager, Permasteelisa North America

Session 3 | Track C

(13:40 - 16:15)

Session Chair


Spencer Culhane

Senior Building Envelope Specialist, Schüco USA

13:40 - 14:00

Building ‘The Shed’ at the Hudson Yards

  • Parametric structure
  • ETFE façade
  • Kinetic systems

Charles Berman

Associate Principal, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

14:00 - 14:20

Where Visionary Design meets Superior Functionality

  • Use of Texlon® ETFE systems in modern architecture
  • Benefits of ETFE
  • Challenges faced at “The Shed" in New York City and the new Las Vegas NFL Stadium “Allegiant Stadium” - Two different venues, which bring together passion and people

Alexander Jafari

Vice President, Vector Foiltec

14:20 - 14:40

Architecture with Steel - Façade Profiles for Ambitious Architectural Projects

  • Transparency and freedom of design
  • Aesthetics, precision and variety of form
  • Energy efficiency, economy and sustainability

Pierre Münch

CEO, Calvi Holding Hot Extrusion Division


Veronica Muffatti

Business Development - Architectural Applications, Siderval

14:40 - 15:00

Achieving Green Building Standards with Sustainable Metal Coating Systems

  • Understand end-uses and application methods for coil and extrusion coatings
  • Exploring options for achieving LEED and LBC credits using sustainable coatings
  • Reviewing key consideration for selecting and specifying sustainable coatings for buildings

Mark MacDonald

Sales and Marketing Manager, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings

15:00 - 15:20

Digital Manufacturing and Assembly in Architecture for Parametric Design & Complex Geometry Buildings

  • Digital manufacturing with high-end technology
  • Construction method that uses digital manufacturing
  • Effort for clean and safe future construction environment

Kim Sung-Jin

CEO, Withworks

15:20 - 15:50

Panel Discussion: From Digital Engineering to Digital Fabrication: How is the Future of Building Skin Changing?

  • Innovation in architecture is often attributed to the application of new materials and technologies. How digitally-driven processes enable us to visualize, analyze and realize designs?
  • How we approach design, engineering, and construction with the promise to improve and evolve
  • What are the benefits and challenges in leveraging technology for the delivery of high-performance, sustainable, and complex façades?

Panelist

Stephen Katz

Technical Director, Gensler


Panelist

Hale Everets

Director - Design and Construction, Two Trees Management


Panelist

Paul Martin

Director of Engineering Sales, Zahner


Panelist

Gustav Fagerström

Digital Practice Leader, Walter P Moore


Moderator

Stan Su

Director of Enclosure Design, Morphosis

15:50 - 16:15

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 4

(16:15 - 19:00)

16:15 - 16:40

Collaborative Computation

  • Human evolution and managing the modern flood of data
  • Computing complex geometry: Jewel Changi Airport and other projects
  • Looking ahead: Closing the loop from expert systems to site QA

Kenneth Zammit

Group Director - Façade Engineering, BuroHappold


John Ivanoff

Associate Principal, BuroHappold

16:40 - 17:00

High Rise Projects – Insights from a Glass Manufacturers Point of View

  • Challenges of modern curtain walls for the application of glass
  • Structural and thermal stress analysis
  • Design review
  • Collaboration with the project team, architect, curtain wall company and consultants

Michael Elstner

Director of Technical Advisory Service & Strategic Communication, Interpane

17:00 - 17:15

Module-Based Forming & 3D Printing for Use in Architectural Precast Concrete

  • Understanding the origins of module based forming concepts for use in architectural precast concrete (APC)
  • Discovering the progression of the Oak Ridge National Lab research project surrounding the development of additive manufacturing for use in forming APC
  • How the project architect partnered with the manufacturer to realize the "Sugar Cube" design aesthetic of One South First, Site A of the Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment, designed by CookFox

Mo Wright

Marketing Director, Gate Precast

17:15 - 18:00

Panel Discussion: Façade Landscape Evolution: Continued Improvisation of the Industrial Best Practices

  • International Procurement: Procuring bespoke façades suiting local requirements
  • Is the supply-only-contracts new go-to method?
  • Challenging the status quo: How are new players changing the façade delivery norms
  • Design assist appointments
  • Delivering improved construction partnering "Trust, Quality & Value"

Panelist

Carrie Moore

Director, SOM


Panelist

Benson Gillespie

Partner, Surface Design Group


Panelist

Demosthenis Simatos

Associate Vice President, Cannon Design


Panelist

Richard Peake

Director of Exterior Enclosures, Suffolk


Panelist

Paul Totten

Vice President - Building Enclosures, WSP


Moderator

Erik Verboon

Principal & Managing Director, Walter P Moore

18:00 - 18:05

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

18:05 - 19:00

Post Event Networking Reception

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