Zak World of Façades Australia Digital 2020

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We’re taking the Zak World of Façades Australia edition digital to connect the Aussie building industry together on façades!

The current times of remote working have presented the architectural community with an unprecedented opportunity of breathing in a new life into the façade and building infrastructure in general by making it more digital. The pandemic having usurped the sense of normalcy in virtually every sphere of life, the construction companies have been equally affected and will require to adapt and adopt new rules of business in the post pandemic world. 
 
Adapting to the new normal, we are pleased to announce the digital edition of the Zak World of Façades Australia event which will be much like the International façade conference series we have developed over the last 8 years and 3 years in Australia. This digital edition of the event will comprise of panel discussions, keynote addresses, technical presentations, workshops, video speed dating (networking), as well as networking breaks for both our attendees and sponsors. It is a platform industry leaders to come together virtually to chart and pave the new path of the façade designing and engineering. We endeavour to have real time conversations which can guide and create new survival-to-revival models for the façade design and construction community, while ensuring that the infrastructure continues to create better living environs. 
 
We invite you to participate at this year’s digital edition and hear from the subject matter experts how they foresee the façade design changing and how they intend to resolve the novel challenges being thrown at them in the current times. 
 

Schedule

· Networking
Networking
· Stage
Day 1, Session 1 | Welcome Address
Welcome Address & Introduction of the Speakers
Ahad Ahmed
· Stage
The Expressive Building Façade of an Innovation Precinct
Case study on the Melbourne Connect project façade | Façades role as a larger building ecosystem | Façades are more complex than just an ESD response
Hazel  Porter
· Stage
Bespoke Façade Design and the Dynamic of Façade Industry in the Region
Value generation through design | Innovation journey | Beyond compliance
Zamaneh  Khoshdel
· Stage
Breathing Façades
Naturally ventilated high-rise/megatall commercial buildings | Impact of façade design on the contemporary workplace | Section J: Impact on NSW façade design
Mark  Curzon
· Stage
Joint Q&A
Joint Q&A with all speakers of the session
· Stage
Day 1, Session 2 | Welcome Address
Welcome Address & Introduction of the Speakers
Ahad Ahmed
· Stage
Wesley Place: Adaptation and Re-Life within the City
Balancing heritage and workplace principles | Engineering and testing of façade fins | Managing visual distortion and quality of curved glass
Simon  Haussegger Lin Lin
· Stage
Queen Victoria Market: Redefining the Future of Living in the City
Residential Build-To-Rent (BTR) development with the tower form and façade design optimised to deliver the first 8 Star NatHERS rated apartment building
Cian  Davis
· Stage
Talking Skin
Designing for a humane, active and healthy city environment | Answering the big questions with small details | Transforming our existing fabric
Sander Versluis
· Stage
Joint Q&A
Joint Q&A with all speakers of the session
· Networking
Networking
· Stage
Day 2, Session 1 | Welcome Address
Welcome Address & Introduction of the Speakers
Ahad Ahmed
· Stage
Gillies Hall and La Trobe 624 - Chasing Passive House, Prefabrication and Poetics
Chasing passive house certification and mass timber | Prefabrication and unitisation of the façade of La Trobe 624 | Poetics of façade and repetition
Simon  Topliss
· Stage
From Dreams in the Cloud to Reality on Super High-Rise Facades in Australia
Australia 108, tallest residential tower in the southern hemisphere | Melbourne Square, Southbank’s largest park | Digital drive of façade engineering
Li  Yang
· Stage
Heritage Conservation - Engineering the Past for the Future
What is conservation engineering? | Historic building stock – Tackling the climate emergency | Embracing technology - Unlocking heritage sites
Scott  Brookes
· Stage
Joint Q&A
Joint Q&A with all speakers of the session
· Networking
Networking
· Stage
Day 2, Session 2 | Welcome Address
Welcome Address & Introduction of the Speakers
Ahad Ahmed
· Stage
Quantifying the Ephemeral: Physically Accurate Rendering of Façades
Using data to predict visual aesthetic | The role of virtual façade prototyping | Integrating aesthetics and performance
David Barker
· Stage
Façade Cladding Fire Safety under the Building Code of Australia (BCA)
External Fire Spread under the BCA | ACP Cladding Assessment Methodology | Australian Cladding Guidelines – Existing & New Buildings
Amer Magrabi
· Stage
[PANEL DISCUSSION] Digital Influence on Façade Design: Changing the Future of Design for a New World
Parametric design & complex geometry | Technological advancement in construction techniques | BIM & 3D design | Augmenting delivering of infrastructure
Aaron  Poupard Nathan de Leeuw Elissa  Stirling Igor Kebel Mariola Kesy
· Stage
Joint Q&A
Joint Q&A with all speakers of the session
· Networking
Speed Networking
· Networking
Networking
· Stage
Day 3, Session 1 | Welcome Address
Welcome Address & Introduction of the Speakers
Ahad Ahmed
· Stage
60 Martin Place, Sydney: Designing a New City Skyline
The computational design | Economy, repetition and originality in façade design | Making a statement though façade and context
Tony  Grist
· Stage
[PROJECT CASE STUDY] Designing & Engineering the Responsive Operable Blind System at UTS Central, Sydney
A comprehensive case study on the design, engineering and fabrication of the complex operable blinds and sunshades at UTS Central building
John Perry Gema  Edo Tim  Phillips Paul  Wintour
· Networking
Networking
· Sessions
[Workshop A] - Designing with Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) for Australian Projects
Applications of GRC - Importance of QA/QC for the satisfactory supply of GRC | Recent developments in R&D for GRC | Importance of fire testing for GRC
Arash Hemmati Charles Rickard
· Sessions
[Workshop B] - Parametric Tools to Support Net-Zero Carbon Building Design
Leveraging data in estimating embodied & operational carbon | Role of parametric tools in integrating cross-disciplinary design knowledge | Demo of custom tools
Nick  Williams Pablo  Sepulveda
· Networking
Networking
· Stage
[Workshop C] Navigating Cladding Disputes: The Australian Landscape
Current landscape in Australia regarding re-cladding disputes | Response of the insurance industry to this crisis | Mitigating cladding related exposures
Natasha Stojanovich
· Networking
Speed Networking

Speakers

John Perry
John Perry

Associate Principal, fjmt Studio

Aaron  Poupard
Aaron Poupard

Associate, ARM ARCHITECTURE

Nathan de Leeuw
Nathan de Leeuw

Principal, DesignInc

Gema  Edo
Gema Edo

Architect, fjmt Studio

Paul  Wintour
Paul Wintour

Founder, Parametric Monkey

Tim  Phillips
Tim Phillips

Managing Director, Tilt Industrial Design

Lin Lin
Lin Lin

Associate Principal - Facades, BG&E Facades

Amer Magrabi
Amer Magrabi

Principal, Lote Consulting – Fire | Risk | Security

Igor Kebel
Igor Kebel

Director, XO Projects

Mariola Kesy
Mariola Kesy

Project Leader, Cottee Parker Architects

Pablo  Sepulveda
Pablo Sepulveda

Integrated Design Lead, Aurecon

Natasha Stojanovich
Natasha Stojanovich

Partner, Lander & Rogers Lawyers

Nick  Williams
Nick Williams

Principal | Computational Design & Automation, Aurecon

Arash Hemmati
Arash Hemmati

Associate, Rickard Engineering

Charles Rickard
Charles Rickard

Principal, Rickard Engineering

Tony  Grist
Tony Grist

Principal, Hassell

Elissa  Stirling
Elissa Stirling

Regional Manager - Victoria, Inhabit Group

Scott  Brookes
Scott Brookes

Associate - Heritage Engineering, Meinhardt Façade Technology

Li  Yang
Li Yang

Technical Director - Built Environment, Aurecon

Simon  Topliss
Simon Topliss

Associate Director, Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Cian  Davis
Cian Davis

Director, Bates Smart

Simon  Haussegger
Simon Haussegger

Director, Cox Architects

Mark  Curzon
Mark Curzon

Director, Fender Katsalidis

Zamaneh  Khoshdel
Zamaneh Khoshdel

Associate, Inhabit Group

Hazel  Porter
Hazel Porter

Principal, Woods Bagot

David Barker
David Barker

Principal, Integral Group

Sander Versluis
Sander Versluis

Associate, UNStudio

Ahad Ahmed
Ahad Ahmed

Director, Zak Exhibitions & Conferences

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