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 90+ 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 102nd global edition and the 5th edition in USA 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

102

Edition

60

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.

Alan Kinder

Alan Kinder

Regional Architectural Manager: East Coast,
Guardian Glass

Alan Kinder

Regional Architectural Manager: East Coast, Guardian Glass

Topic: Project Based Glass Selection

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Alberto Alarcon

Alberto Alarcon

Marketing Manager,
Kuraray America

Alberto Alarcon

Marketing Manager, Kuraray America

Topic: Bird Friendly Glazing Using Laminated Glass

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Alexandra Pollock

Alexandra Pollock

Chief Technology Officer, Principal,
FXCollaborative

Alexandra Pollock

Chief Technology Officer, Principal, FXCollaborative

Topic: How Emerging Technologies Are Transforming Façade Design and Delivery

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Areta Pawlynsky

Areta Pawlynsky

Senior Principal,
Heintges

Areta Pawlynsky

Senior Principal, Heintges

Topic: Recladding: Identity, Performance and Execution

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Arturo Lugo

Arturo Lugo

Architectural Specification Sales Representative,
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings

Arturo Lugo

Architectural Specification Sales Representative, AkzoNobel Powder Coatings

Topic: Switching to Powder

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Benjamin Gilmartin

Benjamin Gilmartin

Partner,
Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Benjamin Gilmartin

Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Topic: Geometry in Motion: United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum

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Brendan Mercier

Brendan Mercier

Façade Manager,
Cosentino North America

Brendan Mercier

Façade Manager, Cosentino North America

Topic: Sustainable Building Design and Manufacturing

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Brian Delaney

Brian Delaney

Associate,
Heintges

Brian Delaney

Associate, Heintges

Topic: Recladding: Identity, Performance and Execution

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Bruce Sohn

Bruce Sohn

CEO,
Halio

Bruce Sohn

CEO, Halio

Topic: Controlling the Skin of Your Building - The Front Line in the Resilience Battle

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Caitlin Mueller

Caitlin Mueller

Associate Professor, MIT Departments of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Caitlin Mueller

Associate Professor, MIT Departments of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Topic: How Emerging Technologies Are Transforming Façade Design and Delivery

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Charlie Whitney

Charlie Whitney

Vice President & General Manager,
Turner Construction

Charlie Whitney

Vice President & General Manager, Turner Construction

Topic: Design Stage Performance Analysis of Enclosures: What Will Be Relevant Tomorrow?

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Charlotte Escudier

Charlotte Escudier

Senior Project Manager,
Werner Sobek

Charlotte Escudier

Senior Project Manager, Werner Sobek

Session Chair

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Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper

Design Partner,
SOM

Chris Cooper

Design Partner, SOM

Topic: An Emerging Aesthetic of Materials and Fabrication

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Chris O'Hara

Chris O'Hara

Founding Principal,
Studio NYL

Chris O'Hara

Founding Principal, Studio NYL

Topic: Long Span Slender Glass Walls with High Performance and Budget in Mind

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Christoph Timm

Christoph Timm

Principal,
SOM

Christoph Timm

Principal, SOM

Topic: Greener Glass: Cutting Carbon

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Cori Kwitkin

Cori Kwitkin

Associate Principal,
Hatfield Group

Cori Kwitkin

Associate Principal, Hatfield Group

Topic: Session Chair

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Dan Popadynec

Dan Popadynec

Principal Director | New Construction Façades,
Socotec

Dan Popadynec

Principal Director | New Construction Façades, Socotec

Topic: NYC 2022 Building Code: What's Changing in Fire Protection?

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Dan Reynolds

Dan Reynolds

Senior Associate | AI Product Lead,
Walter P Moore

Dan Reynolds

Senior Associate | AI Product Lead, Walter P Moore

Topic: How Emerging Technologies Are Transforming Façade Design and Delivery

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Daniel Sutton

Daniel Sutton

VacuMax Product Manager,
Vitro Architectural Glass

Daniel Sutton

VacuMax Product Manager, Vitro Architectural Glass

Topic: Understanding Vacuum Insulating Glass

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Danielle Tyson

Danielle Tyson

Architectural Design Manager,
Guardian Glass

Danielle Tyson

Architectural Design Manager, Guardian Glass

Topic: Project Based Glass Selection

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Eran Chen

Eran Chen

Founder & Executive Director,
ODA

Eran Chen

Founder & Executive Director, ODA

Topic: Natural Stone & UHPC – Lowest Carbon Cladding System

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Erik Verboon

Erik Verboon

Principal | Managing Director,
Walter P Moore

Erik Verboon

Principal | Managing Director, Walter P Moore

Event Convenor

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Evan Berger

Evan Berger

Engineering Manager - Façades | Americas,
LendLease

Evan Berger

Engineering Manager - Façades | Americas, LendLease

Topic: Greener Glass: Cutting Carbon

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Flora Bau

Flora Bau

Senior Project Manager,
BIG

Flora Bau

Senior Project Manager, BIG

Topic: Design Stage Performance Analysis of Enclosures: What Will Be Relevant Tomorrow?

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François Guillemot

François Guillemot

Low Carbon Glass Program Manager,
Saint-Gobain

François Guillemot

Low Carbon Glass Program Manager, Saint-Gobain

Topic: Greener Glass: Cutting Carbon

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Guy Tremblay

Guy Tremblay

Co-Founder and Managing Partner,
SWBV PRECAST

Guy Tremblay

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, SWBV PRECAST

Topic: Natural Stone & UHPC – Lowest Carbon Cladding System

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Hauke Jungjohann

Hauke Jungjohann

Founder and Principal,
Jungjohann

Hauke Jungjohann

Founder and Principal, Jungjohann

Topic: Natural Stone & UHPC – Lowest Carbon Cladding System

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J. Benjamin Alper

J. Benjamin Alper

Principal,
Severud Associates

J. Benjamin Alper

Principal, Severud Associates

Topic: TSX Broadway Tower's Reinvention as New York's Center Stage

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James Carpenter

James Carpenter

Principal & Founder,
James Carpenter Design Associates

James Carpenter

Principal & Founder, James Carpenter Design Associates

Topic: Nordstrom NYC Flagship: Light in the Public Realm

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James Hickerson

James Hickerson

Principal,
Woods Bagot

James Hickerson

Principal, Woods Bagot

Topic: How Emerging Technologies Are Transforming Façade Design and Delivery

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John Alexander

John Alexander

Group Sales Director,
Accsys

John Alexander

Group Sales Director, Accsys

Topic: Higher Performance, More Sustainable Long Life Timber Façades

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John Krouse

John Krouse

President & CEO,
Boston Valley Terra Cotta

John Krouse

President & CEO, Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Topic: Terra Cotta: The Age-Old Material for 21st-Century Architecture

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John Oliver

John Oliver

Director - Architecture,
Snøhetta

John Oliver

Director - Architecture, Snøhetta

Topic: Custom Art Façade and Public Architecture

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Joseph Welker

Joseph Welker

Studio Director,
James Carpenter Design Associates

Joseph Welker

Studio Director, James Carpenter Design Associates

Topic: Nordstrom NYC Flagship: Light in the Public Realm

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Marcin March

Marcin March

Vice President,
Thornton Tomasetti

Marcin March

Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti

Topic: 550 Madison: Reimagineering Structural Expressions

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Matt Capone

Matt Capone

Principal,
FacadesX

Matt Capone

Principal, FacadesX

Topic: A quick take on materials and solutions for complex projects

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Melissa Wong

Melissa Wong

Associate Principal,
Thornton Tomasetti

Melissa Wong

Associate Principal, Thornton Tomasetti

Topic: 550 Madison: Reimagineering Structural Expressions

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Michael Buesing

Michael Buesing

Principal,
FXCollaborative

Michael Buesing

Principal, FXCollaborative

Topic: Columbia Business School: Façade Materials and Glass Technology That Define Building Design and Programmatic Parameters

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Michael Signorile

Michael Signorile

Exterior Envelope Supervisor,
Pavarini McGovern

Michael Signorile

Exterior Envelope Supervisor, Pavarini McGovern

Topic: TSX Broadway Tower's Reinvention as New York's Center Stage

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Miguel Silva

Miguel Silva

Head of Specification,
Effisus

Miguel Silva

Head of Specification, Effisus

Topic: Future Proofing Your Projects

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Morris Adjmi

Morris Adjmi

Principal,
Morris Adjmi Architects

Morris Adjmi

Principal, Morris Adjmi Architects

Topic: History, Context, Process - Our Approach to Façade Design

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Natasha Luthra

Natasha Luthra

Director - Emerging Technologies,
Jacobs

Natasha Luthra

Director - Emerging Technologies, Jacobs

Topic: How Emerging Technologies Are Transforming Façade Design and Delivery

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Philipp Hofmann

Philipp Hofmann

Managing Partner,
Hofmann Façades Group

Philipp Hofmann

Managing Partner, Hofmann Façades Group

Topic: Natural Stone & UHPC – Lowest Carbon Cladding System

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Robert Israel

Robert Israel

Executive Vice President,
L&L Holding Co.

Robert Israel

Executive Vice President, L&L Holding Co.

Topic: TSX Broadway Tower's Reinvention as New York's Center Stage

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Roberto Garcia

Roberto Garcia

Associate Principal,
Perkins Eastman

Roberto Garcia

Associate Principal, Perkins Eastman

Topic: TSX Broadway Tower's Reinvention as New York's Center Stage

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Roman Schieber

Roman Schieber

Associate Director | Head of Façades,
knippershelbig

Roman Schieber

Associate Director | Head of Façades, knippershelbig

Topic: Design Stage Performance Analysis of Enclosures: What Will Be Relevant Tomorrow?

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Ross Cameron

Ross Cameron

Vice President,
Elkus Manfredi Architects

Ross Cameron

Vice President, Elkus Manfredi Architects

Topic: Natural Stone & UHPC – Lowest Carbon Cladding System

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Sameer Kumar

Sameer Kumar

Founding Principal,
Techne

Sameer Kumar

Founding Principal, Techne

Topic: Design Stage Performance Analysis of Enclosures: What Will Be Relevant Tomorrow?

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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: Meeting Today’s Challenges at the Edge of the Slab

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Sebastian Claussnitzer

Sebastian Claussnitzer

Associate,
Bjarke Ingels Group

Sebastian Claussnitzer

Associate, Bjarke Ingels Group

Topic: Google HQ: Designing the Fifth Façade

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Shreshth Nagpal

Shreshth Nagpal

Managing Principal | Design Analytics,
Elementa Engineering

Shreshth Nagpal

Managing Principal | Design Analytics, Elementa Engineering

Topic: Design Stage Performance Analysis of Enclosures: What Will Be Relevant Tomorrow?

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Tali Mejicovsky

Tali Mejicovsky

Associate Principal | Façade Engineering and Building Physics, Arup

Tali Mejicovsky

Associate Principal | Façade Engineering and Building Physics, Arup

Topic: Greener Glass: Cutting Carbon

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Tansu Kumru

Tansu Kumru

Vice Chairman,
TurkishGlass

Tansu Kumru

Vice Chairman, TurkishGlass

Topic: TurkishGlass: Solution Partner for Today and Tomorrow

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Tommaso Bitossi

Tommaso Bitossi

Associate Director,
Transsolar

Tommaso Bitossi

Associate Director, Transsolar

Topic: Façades: Efficiency of the Past, Simplicity of the Present, Resiliency of the Future

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Will Babbington

Will Babbington

Principal | Façade Design Director,
Studio NYL

Will Babbington

Principal | Façade Design Director, Studio NYL

Topic: Long Span Slender Glass Walls with High Performance and Budget in Mind

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William Mandara

William Mandara

CEO | Co-Owner,
Mancini Duffy

William Mandara

CEO | Co-Owner, Mancini Duffy

Topic: TSX Broadway Tower's Reinvention as New York's Center Stage

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Schedule

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

Session 1
(08:50 - 10:25)

07.30 - 08.30
Delegate Registration & Networking
08.30 - 08.35
Welcome Address
08.35 - 09.05
Recladding: Identity, Performance and Execution

Creating a new identity through façade replacement

How architects are diversifying their material palette, allowing stone, metal panel and complex glazing interlayers to deliver performance and beauty

Complexities of executing façade recladding goals while keeping the existing embedded carbon-intensive building structure


Areta Pawlynsky
Senior Principal, Heintges
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Brian Delaney
Associate, Heintges
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09.05 - 09.35
Geometry in Motion: United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum

Optimizing construction of a bespoke façade consisting of over 9,000 unique aluminum panels

Expressing the athleticism of Olympians and Paralympians through a façade that flexes and twists over the building’s dynamic pinwheel form

The choice of anodized aluminum, animated by the extraordinary light quality in Colorado Springs, giving the building another sense of motion and dynamism


Benjamin Gilmartin
Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
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09.35 - 09.50
Terra Cotta: The Age-Old Material for 21st-Century Architecture

Due to its malleable form and variable appearance, architectural terra cotta can be fabricated to restore the value of our historic buildings

This flexibility also makes architectural ceramics the preferred choice for technologically challenging designs, applicable to a multitude of façade attachment systems and construction methods

As a completely natural material, architectural terra cotta’s low embodied energy and long-lasting durability offer an eco-friendly solution for high-performance façades


John Krouse
President & CEO, Boston Valley Terra Cotta
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09.50 - 10.10
NYC 2022 Building Code: What's Changing in Fire Protection?

Identifying building code requirements governing the use of combustible materials in exterior walls

Defining the concept of fireblocking and how it can be achieved

Exploring examples of fireblocking in cavity walls with foam plastic insulation

Reviewing the limitations of composite cladding materials featuring combustible components, such as insulated metal panels


Dan Popadynec
Principal Director | New Construction Façades, Socotec
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10.10 - 10.17
Pecha Kucha

A quick take on materials and solutions for complex projects


Matt Capone
Principal, FacadesX
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10.17 - 10.40
Networking Tea / Coffee Break


Session 2
(10.40 - 12.40)

10.40 - 11.05
An Emerging Aesthetic of Materials and Fabrication

Exploring façade opacities that drive performance and identity

A new focus on carbon: Learning from the past for a well balanced future

Material restraint and dual use as a means to holistically reduce embodied carbon


Chris Cooper
Design Partner, SOM
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11.05 - 11.25
Topic to be Announced

11.25 - 11.55
Nordstrom NYC Flagship: Light in the Public Realm

Exploring how civic and commercial goals are merged through the façade

"Waveform" glazing serves design and performance objectives, allowing for oversized glass units without need for vertical mullions

Understanding how light is the catalyst in public engagement, whether in adaptive reuse or new construction


James Carpenter
Principal & Founder, James Carpenter Design Associates
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Joseph Welker
Studio Director, James Carpenter Design Associates
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11.55 - 12.40
TSX Broadway Tower's Reinvention as New York's Center Stage

Designing & executing the largest and most technologically advanced media façade in Times Square

Logistics of preserving the landmarked Palace Theatre façade as it was elevated 30 feet

Retrofit/recladding of part of original underlying hotel structure


Moderator
Michael Signorile
Exterior Envelope Supervisor, Pavarini McGovern
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Panelist
William Mandara
CEO | Co-Owner, Mancini Duffy
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Panelist
Roberto Garcia
Associate Principal, Perkins Eastman
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Panelist
J. Benjamin Alper
Principal, Severud Associates
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Panelist
Robert Israel
Executive Vice President, L&L Holding Co.
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12.40 - 13.30
Networking Lunch Break


SESSION 3 - Track A
(13.30 - 15.30)

13.30 - 13.50
History, Context, Process - Our Approach to Façade Design

Contrast and coexistence

Inspiration and innovation

A modern interpretation


Morris Adjmi
Principal, Morris Adjmi Architects
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13.50 - 14.10
550 Madison: Reimagineering Structural Expressions

Reimagined façade with expressed framing

Expressive structural design of reimagined canopy

Integration with existing conditions and challenges


Melissa Wong
Associate Principal, Thornton Tomasetti
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Marcin March
Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti
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14.10 - 14.25
Controlling the Skin of Your Building - The Front Line in the Resilience Battle

Dynamically controlling daylight & heat at the skin of the building

Fast, sophisticated controls are critical for occupants to function in rapid, drastically changing conditions

No aesthetic or cost compromises due to Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which includes an Investment Tax Credit (ITC) as part of the Dynamic Glass Act


Bruce Sohn
CEO, Halio
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14.25 - 14.40
Sustainable Building Design and Manufacturing

Façade design with ultracompact surfacing

Integrating into curtain wall and unitized systems

Sustainable manufacturing practices


Brendan Mercier
Façade Manager, Cosentino North America
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14.40 - 14.55
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
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14.55 - 15.30
How Emerging Technologies Are Transforming Façade Design and Delivery

How new regulations spur creativity, bringing more innovative solutions to markets

Learn how machine learning & robotics improve productivity, streamline workflows by creating economies of scale

Use data analysis to show benefits of triple glazing, daylighting, PV, glare mitigation so they're not VE’ed out of design

Creating industry-wide data sets, using collaborative digital tools, reducing embodied carbon


Moderator
Caitlin Mueller
Associate Professor, MIT Departments of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Panelist
Dan Reynolds
Senior Associate | AI Product Lead, Walter P Moore
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Panelist
Alexandra Pollock
Chief Technology Officer, Principal, FXCollaborative
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Panelist
Natasha Luthra
Director - Emerging Technologies, Jacobs
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Panelist
James Hickerson
Principal, Woods Bagot
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SESSION 3 - Track B
(13.30 - 15.30)

Session Chair

Charlotte Escudier
Senior Project Manager, Werner Sobek
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13.30 - 13.50
Google HQ: Designing the Fifth Façade

An approach to creating human-centered workplaces

Designing façades to maximize daylight and harvest energy

Minimizing the use of red list materials for a healthier indoor environment


Sebastian Claussnitzer
Associate, Bjarke Ingels Group
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13.50 - 14.10
Façades: Efficiency of the Past, Simplicity of the Present, Resiliency of the Future

High performance double-façades: How much complexity do we need to be efficient?

Low-embodied carbon single-façades: Efficiency by simplicity

The future of façades: Is high performance about energy savings or about resiliency?


Tommaso Bitossi
Associate Director, Transsolar
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14.10 - 14.25
Switching to Powder

Coatings industry performance standards

Powder vs. Liquid coatings characteristics

Sustainability factors

Case studies and examples


Arturo Lugo
Architectural Specification Sales Representative, AkzoNobel Powder Coatings
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14.25 - 14.40
Future Proofing Your Projects

Breather & AVCL membrane & system

Overview on solutions fully tested and approved, since 2011

The importance of weatherproofing design with case studies


Miguel Silva
Head of Specification, Effisus
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14.40 - 14.55
TurkishGlass: Solution Partner for Today and Tomorrow

Adding value to the projects with advanced glass solutions

Contributing to the future of our planet with sustainable products and technologies

Customized glass production for the most demanding projects


Tansu Kumru
Vice Chairman, TurkishGlass
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14.55 - 15.30
Design-stage Analysis: Risk Management in the Context of Climate Change

The changing regulatory and supply chain landscape

The need to develop new skills

What counts as risk (or de-risking) in the near future


Moderator
Sameer Kumar
Founding Principal, Techne
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Panelist
Roman Schieber
Associate Director | Head of Façades, knippershelbig
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Panelist
Flora Bau
Senior Project Manager, BIG
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Panelist
Shreshth Nagpal
Managing Principal | Design Analytics, Elementa Engineering
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Panelist
Charlie Whitney
Vice President & General Manager, Turner Construction
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SESSION 3 - Track C
(13.30 - 15.30)

Session Chair

Cori Kwitkin
Associate Principal, Hatfield Group
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13.30 - 13.50
Custom Art Façade and Public Architecture

Collaborating with artist Jose Parla on the custom façade artwork at Far Rockaway Writer’s Library

A dive into the technical process of translating artwork into production art files for fabrication

Parallels in our library work: between Far Rockaway Writer’s Library and Alexandria Library in Egypt


John Oliver
Director - Architecture, Snøhetta
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13.50 - 14.10
Long Span Slender Glass Walls with High Performance and Budget in Mind

Optimizing the use of tension to reduce material and improve transparency of glass walls spanning 30-65 feet

Detailing strategies with case studies to limit cost while providing clean steel supported façades with minimal AESS needs

Strategies for prefabrication and limiting field work on custom long span glass walls


Chris O'Hara
Founding Principal, Studio NYL
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Will Babbington
Principal | Façade Design Director, Studio NYL
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14.10 - 14.25
Project Based Glass Selection

Understanding glass supply chain

Project variables and advanced glass analysis

Dissecting local laws and impact on glass selections


Danielle Tyson
Architectural Design Manager, Guardian Glass
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Alan Kinder
Regional Architectural Manager: East Coast, Guardian Glass
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14.25 - 14.40
Bird Friendly Glazing Using Laminated Glass

Glass: A potential hazard to birds

NYC Local Law 15 of 2020

BirdSecure: A laminated glazing solution


Alberto Alarcon
Marketing Manager, Kuraray America
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14.40 - 14.55
Understanding Vacuum Insulating Glass

What are the components of a VIG and how are they different from a traditional IGU

The performance of vacuum insulating glass compared to traditional glass configurations

Energy modeling and the implementation of building performance standards across the country


Daniel Sutton
VacuMax Product Manager, Vitro Architectural Glass
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14.55 - 15.30
Greener Glass: Cutting Carbon

VIG

Dynamic/PV

Triple Glazed


Moderator
Christoph Timm
Principal, SOM
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Panelist
Evan Berger
Engineering Manager - Façades | Americas, LendLease
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Panelist
Tali Mejicovsky
Associate Principal | Façade Engineering and Building Physics, Arup
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Panelist
François Guillemot
Low Carbon Glass Program Manager, Saint-Gobain
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15.30 - 16.00
Networking Tea/Coffee Break


Session 4
(16.00 - 17.25)

16.00 - 16.20
Columbia Business School: Façade Materials and Glass Technology That Define Building Design and Programmatic Parameters

Façade design development and research to support building form and program

Glass that is transparent from the exterior and allows explicit viewing vs. glass that shields/screen from the exterior while also allowing views out (frit on #1 surface)

Importance of samples and mockups to confirm design and research

Vigilance in manufacturing and construction


Michael Buesing
Principal, FXCollaborative
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16.20 - 16.35
Higher Performance, More Sustainable Long Life Timber Façades

Overview, development, performance and sustainable roots

Color grey providing a predictable solution for uncoated wood façades

Project precedents, large commercial and mass timber buildings


John Alexander
Group Sales Director, Accsys
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16.35 - 17.20
Natural Stone & UHPC – Lowest Carbon Cladding System

Natural Stone: Low carbon fascia material

Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC): Low carbon façade system

UHPC Stone: Low carbon curtain wall


Moderator
Philipp Hofmann
Managing Partner, Hofmann Façades Group
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Panelist
Ross Cameron
Vice President, Elkus Manfredi Architects
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Panelist
Hauke Jungjohann
Founder and Principal, Jungjohann
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Panelist
Eran Chen
Founder & Executive Director, ODA
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Panelist
Guy Tremblay
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, SWBV PRECAST
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17.20 - 17.25
Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference
17.25 - 19.00
Post Event Networking Reception (Hosted by Walter P Moore)



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.




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FAQ

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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 USD 750 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 venues 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.

Yes, 8 AIA HSW CEUs will be credited to the attendees. The delegate must attend in-person for the entire program and sign up at the conclusion with their current AIA membership number to receive the credits.

Venue


Registrations start at 7:30 am

Address

Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, United States

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