About The Event

Zak World of Façades is an international conference series on façade design & engineering. The event has attracted over 27,000 delegates across its 80+ completed editions as on date. It is designed as a one day conference and is currently being organised in over 30 countries in the Middle East (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait & Saudi Arabia), South Asia (India & Sri Lanka), South East Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam & Indonesia), East Asia (Hong Kong, South Korea, China & Japan), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco & South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Ireland, Denmark & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and North America (USA & Canada).

This edition is the 91st global edition and the 1st edition in Toronto 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

91

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 Hilton has rolled out a global safety and hygiene program which will be in action at the event. Click here to view the factsheet. Any additional governmental mandate that is in place during the event time will be strictly followed. Please check this section for latest information.

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

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

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

Speakers

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

Anik Teasdale-St-Hilaire

Anik Teasdale-St-Hilaire

Principal | Façade Specialist,
Morrison Hershfield

Anik Teasdale-St-Hilaire

Principal | Façade Specialist, Morrison Hershfield

Topic: Improving the Design & Delivery Process: How Early Collaboration & New Façade Systems Produce Multiple Benefits

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Brian White

Brian White

Technical Section Manager | Insulating Glass - Americas,
HB Fuller

Brian White

Technical Section Manager | Insulating Glass - Americas, HB Fuller

Topic: Kodispace 4SG Reactive Thermoplastic Spacer: The Key to Energy Efficient Structural Glazing Façades

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Carol Phillips

Carol Phillips

Partner,
Moriyama & Teshima Architects

Carol Phillips

Partner, Moriyama & Teshima Architects

Topic: The Changing the Face of Sustainable Architecture

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Dean White

Dean White

Regional Façade Sales Manager,
Cosentino North America

Dean White

Regional Façade Sales Manager, Cosentino North America

Topic: Façade Design with Dekton Ultracompact Surface

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Eduardo Rosa

Eduardo Rosa

International Business Manager,
AGC Interpane

Eduardo Rosa

International Business Manager, AGC Interpane

Topic: The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center

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Enda McDonagh

Enda McDonagh

Principal,
Montgomery Sisam Architects

Enda McDonagh

Principal, Montgomery Sisam Architects

Topic: Improving the Design & Delivery Process: How Early Collaboration & New Façade Systems Produce Multiple Benefits

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Evan Levelle

Evan Levelle

Associate Principal,
Front

Evan Levelle

Associate Principal, Front

Topic: Design for Manufacture & Assembly (DfMA) for Cold Bent Façades

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Gordon Gill

Gordon Gill

Founding Partner,
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Gordon Gill

Founding Partner, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Topic: Say Something

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Hamid Vossoughi

Hamid Vossoughi

Senior Principal | Building Sciences,
WSP

Hamid Vossoughi

Senior Principal | Building Sciences, WSP

Topic: Building Façades Past, Present and Future

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Harrison Chan

Harrison Chan

Principal,
WZMH Architects

Harrison Chan

Principal, WZMH Architects

Topic: Investigation of Applicable Building Envelope Innovations

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Jelena Madzarevic

Jelena Madzarevic

Building and Material Sciences Specialist,
EllisDon Corporation

Jelena Madzarevic

Building and Material Sciences Specialist, EllisDon Corporation

Topic: Improving the Design & Delivery Process: How Early Collaboration & New Façade Systems Produce Multiple Benefits

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John Douglas

John Douglas

Pre-Construction Director,
Alutec

John Douglas

Pre-Construction Director, Alutec

Topic: Design for Manufacture & Assembly (DfMA) for Cold Bent Façades

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John Kooymans

John Kooymans

Principal,
RJC Engineers

John Kooymans

Principal, RJC Engineers

Topic: Maximize Your Façade: Get the Most From Your Façade Consultant

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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 Peterson

John Peterson

Senior Associate | Director of Sustainable Design + Building Innovation, MJMA Architecture & Design

John Peterson

Senior Associate | Director of Sustainable Design + Building Innovation, MJMA Architecture & Design

Event Convenor & Host

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Joshua Lax

Joshua Lax

Chief Development Officer,
Mizrahi Developments

Joshua Lax

Chief Development Officer, Mizrahi Developments

Topic: Improving the Design & Delivery Process: How Early Collaboration & New Façade Systems Produce Multiple Benefits

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Michael Ondrus

Michael Ondrus

Market Development Manager,
Eastman

Michael Ondrus

Market Development Manager, Eastman

Topic: A New Innovative Solution for Bird-Friendly Glazing

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Michael Picco

Michael Picco

President,
Picco Group

Michael Picco

President, Picco Group

Topic: Exploring Structural Solutions for Masonry, Stone, & Thin Veneer Façades

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Piero Delucia

Piero Delucia

Regional Director,
Reynaers Aluminium

Piero Delucia

Regional Director, Reynaers Aluminium

Topic: Virtual Reality, a Game Changer in the Decision-Making Process of Architectural Design

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Shirley Blumberg

Shirley Blumberg

Founding Partner,
KPMB

Shirley Blumberg

Founding Partner, KPMB

Topic: At the Edges: Fort Severn, Ponderosa Commons, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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Steven Paynter

Steven Paynter

Principal | Regional Practice Area Leader,
Gensler

Steven Paynter

Principal | Regional Practice Area Leader, Gensler

Topic: Improving the Design & Delivery Process: How Early Collaboration & New Façade Systems Produce Multiple Benefits

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Sudhir Bommu

Sudhir Bommu

Associate | Building Envelope Consultant,
Arup

Sudhir Bommu

Associate | Building Envelope Consultant, Arup

Topic: Structure & Façade Movements and Tolerances

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Tomer Diamant

Tomer Diamant

Principal,
Teeple Architects

Tomer Diamant

Principal, Teeple Architects

Topic: Campus Gateway Façades

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Zenon Radewych

Zenon Radewych

Principal,
WZMH Architects

Zenon Radewych

Principal, WZMH Architects

Topic: Investigation of Applicable Building Envelope Innovations

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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)

08.00 - 08.50
Delegate Registration & Networking
08.50 - 08.55
Welcome Address
08.55 - 09.20
Building Façades Past, Present and Future

The changing building fabric

Design and construction trends

Competing demands and expectations


Hamid Vossoughi
Senior Principal | Building Sciences, WSP
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09.20 - 09.50
Say Something

Façades that communicate intent

How architects and designers leave indelible prints on our planet

Therefore, architects and designers have a responsibility to communicate a greater deeper and more purposeful intent about sustainability, environmental stewardship, technology, comfort and beauty


Gordon Gill
Founding Partner, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
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09.50 - 10.05
The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center

Translucency achieved through mixing two different industries

Stone industry vs Glass industry; Organic vs Inorganic

Sandwich glass stone: Meeting technical requirements working with stone and glass


Eduardo Rosa
International Business Manager, AGC Interpane
View Profile
10.05 - 10.25
Exploring Structural Solutions for Masonry, Stone, & Thin Veneer Façades

Building success with a collaborative approach to façade design

Designing solutions to meet demanding criteria and complex architecture

Innovative engineered façade solutions


Michael Picco
President, Picco Group
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10.25 - 10.50
Networking Tea / Coffee Break


Session 2
(10.50 - 12.50)

10.50 - 11.15
Investigation of Applicable Building Envelope Innovations

Research and development of new technologies

Opportunities for smart and sustainable façades

Adaptability in recladding projects


Zenon Radewych
Principal, WZMH Architects
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Harrison Chan
Principal, WZMH Architects
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11.15 - 11.30
Terra Cotta: The Age-Old Material for 21st-Century Architecture

How architectural terra cotta can be fabricated to meet the demands of geometrically and aesthetically complex buildings due to its malleable nature

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

Insight into architectural terra cotta’s natural properties, low embodied energy and long-lasting durability making it a eco-friendly solution for high-performance façades


John Krouse
President & CEO, Boston Valley Terra Cotta
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11.30 - 11.55
Maximize Your Façade: Get the Most From Your Façade Consultant

Protecting the façade design, owner and architect by early engagement of a façade consultant

Optimize your façade by leveraging your façade consultant’s full expertise and resources

The benefits of holistic design for façades


John Kooymans
Principal, RJC Engineers
View Profile
11.55 - 12.20
Virtual Reality, a Game Changer in the Decision-Making Process of Architectural Design

Visualize

Analyse

Evaluate

Experience


Piero Delucia
Regional Director, Reynaers Aluminium
View Profile
12.20 - 12.50
At the Edges: Fort Severn, Ponderosa Commons, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Rigorously applying principles of sustainability — social, environmental and economic, in the design of these building envelopes

Integrating building physics with the art of design and the practical challenges of construction

The pivitol role The National Research Council of Canada has played in setting high standards of construction


Shirley Blumberg
Founding Partner, KPMB
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12.50 - 13.40
Networking Lunch Break


SESSION 3
(13.40 - 15.10)

13.40 - 14.00
The Changing the Face of Sustainable Architecture

How innovative façade design and prefab envelope development not only contributes to the technical performance of the building but also reduces the impact of construction in our communities, creating a healthier environment in the daily lives of the building occupants

How architects use energy modelling data in our creative process and for research

How fresh air and natural daylight, through façade design are key players in the experience of these buildings


Carol Phillips
Partner, Moriyama & Teshima Architects
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14.00 - 14.20
Structure & Façade Movements and Tolerances

Why do we need joints in façade systems?

Movements and tolerances in primary building structures and façade system

How different façade systems accommodate structural movements

What is the future: New systems, new strategies, new ways of communicating (workflows and tools)


Sudhir Bommu
Associate | Building Envelope Consultant, Arup
View Profile
14.20 - 14.35
Façade Design with Dekton Ultracompact Surface

Ultracompact surface as a superior façade material

Attachment methods for ventilated rainscreens and curtainwall integration

Design considerations related to meeting performance, budget criteria and design intent for a project


Dean White
Regional Façade Sales Manager, Cosentino North America
View Profile
14.35 - 14.55
Campus Gateway Façades

Campus gateway buildings are public-facing symbols of institutional growth and require a highly tailored and deliberate approach to façade design

How collaborative design methodologies, including CM pre-construction services can be used to navigate supply chain and competitive procurement challenges

Case studies on the Langara College Science Building (Vancouver) and Morgan State University’s Calvin and Tina Tyler Hall (Baltimore)


Tomer Diamant
Principal, Teeple Architects
View Profile
14.55 - 15.10
A New Innovative Solution for Bird-Friendly Glazing

Trends that are driving change

Understanding bird glazing performance requirements

Introducing a new solution for bird glazing, Saflex® FlySafe™ 3D


Michael Ondrus
Market Development Manager, Eastman
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15.10 - 15.35
Networking Tea/Coffee Break


Session 4
(15.35 - 17.05)

15.35 - 16.05
Design for Manufacture & Assembly (DfMA) for Cold Bent Façades

Designing for variability: How to ensure even the most complex facades are fabricated, assembled, and installed correctly with minimal documentation at each stage

Managing scale, complexity, geometry, computational demands, legibility and data accessibility at all levels of the design and manufacturing process

Materials and the supply chain and how to optimize and reduce material use in a fully bespoke design and manufacturing environments


Evan Levelle
Associate Principal, Front
View Profile

John Douglas
Pre-Construction Director, Alutec
View Profile
16.05 - 16.20
Kodispace 4SG Reactive Thermoplastic Spacer: The Key to Energy Efficient Structural Glazing Façades

Mechanical and optical benefits of a reactive thermoplastic spacer system in modern structural glazing

Architectural design flexibility using reactive thermoplastic spacer

Energy efficiency through superior gas retention


Brian White
Technical Section Manager | Insulating Glass - Americas, HB Fuller
View Profile
16.20 - 17.05
Panel Discussion: Improving the Design & Delivery Process: How Early Collaboration & New Façade Systems Produce Multiple Benefits

Streamlining the documentation and design process

Leveraging scale of economy by using repetitive components, still allowing for bespoke design

JHAs and insurance companies need to adopt innovative ideas, mitigating risk

Effect on the bottom line; cutting delivery and construction time

Ecological benefits from less waste, consolidated transit of materials


Moderator
Steven Paynter
Principal | Regional Practice Area Leader, Gensler
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Panelist
Enda McDonagh
Principal, Montgomery Sisam Architects
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Panelist
Jelena Madzarevic
Building and Material Sciences Specialist, EllisDon Corporation
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Panelist
Anik Teasdale-St-Hilaire
Principal | Façade Specialist, Morrison Hershfield
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Panelist
Joshua Lax
Chief Development Officer, Mizrahi Developments
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17.05 - 17.10
Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference



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




Partners

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Presenting Partner

Associate Partners
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Image Gallery

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


Video Gallery

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

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

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the event.

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

Currently, there are no mandatory covid restrictions in place during the time of the event as announced by the local authorities. However the Hilton team has rolled out a global safety and hygiene program which will be in action at the event.

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.
Qualified attendees will earn 8 OAA hours which can be claimed at the end of the event.

Venue


Kindly reach the venue on 19th May, 2022 at 8:00 am

Address

Hilton,Toronto Ballroom, 145 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2L2, Canada

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