ABOUT THE EVENT


THE WORLD'S LEADING CONFERENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN & ENGINEERING

 

Zak World of Façades, an international conference series on façade design & engineering, has attracted over 25,000+ delegates across its 75 completed editions as of date. 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 & South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Ireland, Denmark & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and North America (USA & Canada).

 

This is the 80th global edition and the 1st edition in Dublin which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display 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.

Postponement of Zak World of Façades Ireland 2020

Dear Industry Colleagues,

 

Owing to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic globally, the Zak World of Façades Ireland conference, originally scheduled to be held on 7th May, has now been postponed to a later date which will be announced shortly.

 

Best Regards,
Zak World of Façades Organizing Team

Speakers


  • Ronan Phelan

    Ronan Phelan

    Director, Scott Tallon Walker Architects

    Ronan Phelan

    Director, Scott Tallon Walker Architects

    Topic: Sustainable Redevelopment of an Iconic Mid-Century Modern Building: Case Studies

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  • Colman Billings

    Colman Billings

    Managing Director, Billings Design Associates

    Colman Billings

    Managing Director, Billings Design Associates

    Topic: Going Tall: Lessons Learned in the Design of Façades for Tall and Super-Tall Buildings

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  • John Hanley

    John Hanley

    Director, RKD

    John Hanley

    Director, RKD

    Topic: Urban Façades at Dublin Landings

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  • Neil Murphy

    Neil Murphy

    Partner, MFS Group

    Neil Murphy

    Partner, MFS Group

    Topic: EXO – A Project Case Study

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  • Karen McEvoy

    Karen McEvoy

    Director, Bucholz McEvoy Architects

    Karen McEvoy

    Director, Bucholz McEvoy Architects

    Topic: Environmentally Responsive Façades

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  • Andrew Lundberg

    Andrew Lundberg

    Director, Passivate Energy Consultants

    Andrew Lundberg

    Director, Passivate Energy Consultants

    Moderator: Panel Discussion: Sustainable Buildings: Façades as the Key Element for Efficiency

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  • Patrick Field

    Patrick Field

    Director, OCSC

    Patrick Field

    Director, OCSC

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Sustainable Buildings: Façades as the Key Element for Efficiency

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  • Cian Dowling

    Cian Dowling

    Director, Axis Engineering

    Cian Dowling

    Director, Axis Engineering

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Sustainable Buildings: Façades as the Key Element for Efficiency

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  • Tom Gray

    Tom Gray

    Founding Partner, T/E/S/S

    Tom Gray

    Founding Partner, T/E/S/S

    Topic: Over Façades

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  • Pat Kirwan

    Pat Kirwan

    Associate, Henry J Lyons

    Pat Kirwan

    Associate, Henry J Lyons

    Topic: A Time for Change - Lean Design and Production

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  • Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin

    Co-Founder, Urban Agency

    Andrew Griffin

    Co-Founder, Urban Agency

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Sustainable Buildings: Façades as the Key Element for Efficiency

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  • Michael Slattery

    Michael Slattery

    Principal, MSA Fire Engineers

    Michael Slattery

    Principal, MSA Fire Engineers

    Topic: Fire Safety: Considerations in Façade Design

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  • Paul Greene

    Paul Greene

    Director, Greene Façades

    Paul Greene

    Director, Greene Façades

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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  • Pierce Fahy

    Pierce Fahy

    Associate, O’Mahony Pike Architects

    Pierce Fahy

    Associate, O’Mahony Pike Architects

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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  • David Lee

    David Lee

    Construction Director, Collen

    David Lee

    Construction Director, Collen

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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  • Bobby Conroy

    Bobby Conroy

    Architect Director, BDP

    Bobby Conroy

    Architect Director, BDP

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Sustainable Buildings: Façades as the Key Element for Efficiency

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  • Des O'Broin

    Des O'Broin

    Director, Linesight

    Des O'Broin

    Director, Linesight

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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  • Stefan Trifonov

    Stefan Trifonov

    Senior Façade Engineering Expert, Schüco International

    Stefan Trifonov

    Senior Façade Engineering Expert, Schüco International

    Topic: Unconventional Perspectives on Sustainability

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  • Robert Jagger

    Robert Jagger

    Sales Manager - DACH Region, Halio International

    Robert Jagger

    Sales Manager - DACH Region, Halio International

    Topic: The Smart Envelope – Does Dynamic Glazing Make it Possible?

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  • James Brackenreed-Johnston

    James Brackenreed-Johnston

    Specification Manager, Proctor Group

    James Brackenreed-Johnston

    Specification Manager, Proctor Group

    Topic: PechaKucha 20x20 | Façade Design: Airtightness Simplified

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  • Barry Sherry

    Barry Sherry

    Business Development Manager, Kingspan Façades

    Barry Sherry

    Business Development Manager, Kingspan Façades

    Topic: The Pathway to Net-Zero Carbon Buildings (NZCB)

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  • Stephen Tanno

    Stephen Tanno

    Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International

    Stephen Tanno

    Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International

    Moderator: Panel Discussion: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

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  • Naveen Sandhu

    Naveen Sandhu

    Specification Manager - UK & Ireland, AkzoNobel

    Naveen Sandhu

    Specification Manager - UK & Ireland, AkzoNobel

    Topic: Evolution of Powder Coatings

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  • Steve Swales

    Steve Swales

    Director, Siderise Group

    Steve Swales

    Director, Siderise Group

    Topic: A Global Perspective on Routes to Compliance, Product and System Testing

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Schedule


Session 1

(08:50 - 10:50)

08:00 - 08:50

Delegate Registration & Networking

08:50 - 08:55

Welcome Address

08:55 - 09:20

Going Tall: Lessons Learned in the Design of Façades for Tall and Super-Tall Buildings

  • In-cloud icing, wind tunnel testing, axial shortening, detailing techniques, testing and maintenance strategies
  • Future trends in façade design for high-rise buildings

Colman Billings

Managing Director, Billings Design Associates

09:20 - 09:45

Sustainable Redevelopment of an Iconic Mid-Century Modern Building: Case Studies

  • Futureproofing our 20th century architectural heritage: Sustainable redevelopment of a listed modern building
  • Modernism revisited: Development of a new thin-skin twin-wall system

Ronan Phelan

Director, Scott Tallon Walker Architects

09:45 - 10:05

The Pathway to Net-Zero Carbon Buildings (NZCB)

  • The here and now
  • Envelope 1st strategy

Barry Sherry

Business Development Manager, Kingspan Façades

10:05 - 10:25

The Smart Envelope – Does Dynamic Glazing Make it Possible?

  • Cumulative effects of innovation to date
  • Industrial revolution 4.0 and cloud based control
  • Strategy for maximizing opportunity, minimizing risk

Robert Jagger

Sales Manager - DACH Region, Halio International

10:25 - 10:50

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 2

(10:50 - 13:50)

10:50 - 11:15

EXO – A Project Case Study

  • Pre-fabricated façade concept
  • External superstructure considerations
  • Testing & installation

Neil Murphy

Partner, MFS Group

11:15 - 11:35

Unconventional Perspectives on Sustainability

  • Sustainability from a system supplier’s point of view
  • Benefits of local off- site façade manufacturing
  • Case study: Spencer Place, Dublin

Stefan Trifonov

Senior Façade Engineering Expert, Schüco International

11:35 - 12:05

Environmentally Responsive Façades

  • Orientation specific
  • Breathing envelope
  • Use of timber

Karen McEvoy

Director, Bucholz McEvoy Architects

12:05 - 12:50

Panel Discussion: Sustainable Buildings: Façades as the Key Element for Efficiency

  • Understanding the role of building envelopes to meet local Green Building regulations
  • High performance materials for façade: What works best for heat retaining in the region?
  • Culminating complexity of design and aesthetics with sustainability of the façade
  • Taking cue from UN17 goals for sustainable façade design and construction
  • Augmenting health and well-being of the inhabitants through façade innovations 

Panelist

Bobby Conroy

Architect Director, BDP


Panelist

Andrew Griffin

Co-Founder, Urban Agency


Panelist

Cian Dowling

Director, Axis Engineering


Panelist

Patrick Field

Director, OCSC


Moderator

Andrew Lundberg

Director, Passivate Energy Consultants

12:50 - 13:50

Networking Lunch Break

Session 3

(13:50 - 16:00)

13:50 - 14:10

Urban Façades at Dublin Landings

  • Concept 
  • Detail design
  • Implementation

John Hanley

Director, RKD

14:10 - 14:30

Over Façades

  • Designing buildings where the conception of the façade is based on the technical concept of placing an over façade to the exterior of an conventional façade
  • Project case studies

Tom Gray

Founding Partner, T/E/S/S

14:30 - 14:50

Evolution of Powder Coatings

  • The rise of superdurable finishes: Stone, GRC, Anodising, Corten and Copper effects
  • Best practice for specifying special effect finishes
  • Case studies in Ireland and beyond

Naveen Sandhu

Specification Manager - UK & Ireland, AkzoNobel

14:50 - 15:10

Fire Safety: Considerations in Façade Design

  • Façade fire preferences relative to evacuation strategy
  • Vertical fire spread risks – key parameters
  • Current design practice and guidance

Michael Slattery

Principal, MSA Fire Engineers

15:10 - 15:30

A Global Perspective on Routes to Compliance, Product and System Testing

  • A review of the fundamental requirements from first principals
  • Highlight the critical interface between the floor slab and the façade system
  • Development of best practice to control external and internal vertical fire spread

Steve Swales

Director, Siderise Group

15:30 - 16:00

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 4

(16:00 - 18:30)

16:00 - 16:20

A Time for Change - Lean Design and Production

  • Adopting lean thinking methodologies to façade design and development
  • Improvement of productivity
  • Digital transformation

Pat Kirwan

Associate, Henry J Lyons

16:20 - 16:27

PechaKucha 20x20 | 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

Specification Manager, Proctor Group

16:27 - 17:13

Panel Discussion: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

  • Façade deliveries, understanding and mitigating risk
  • The need for FPM
  • Implementation - Players involved and their roles
  • Possible pitfalls and their avoidance
  • Effect on the bottom line

Moderator

Stephen Tanno

Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International


Panelist

David Lee

Construction Director, Collen


Panelist

Des O'Broin

Director, Linesight


Panelist

Pierce Fahy

Associate, O’Mahony Pike Architects


Panelist

Paul Greene

Director, Greene Façades

17:13 - 17:20

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

17:20 - 18:30

Post Event Networking Reception

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The Event is Postponed Until Further Notice

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Venue


Fitzwilliam Hall, Lobby Level, Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Kindly reach the venue on 7th May, 2020 at 8:00 am

address

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Leeson Street Upper, County Dublin, Ireland, D04 A318

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Postponement of Zak World of Façades Ireland 2020

Dear Industry Colleagues,

Owing to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic globally, the Zak World of Façades Ireland conference originally scheduled to be held on 7th May has now been postponed to a later date which will be announced shortly

Best Regards,
Zak World of Façades Organizing Team