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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 62 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 63rd edition globally and the 3rd edition in the African region. 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


  • Henning Rasmuss

    Henning Rasmuss

    Director, Paragon Group

    Henning Rasmuss

    Director, Paragon Group

    Topic: Reflection of Possibility: Façades Fascinations in Africa

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  • Sujesh Patel

    Sujesh Patel

    Sr. Architect, Triad Architects

    Sujesh Patel

    Sr. Architect, Triad Architects

    Topic: The Building Façade

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  • Henry Musangi

    Henry Musangi

    Director of Design, Planning Systems

    Henry Musangi

    Director of Design, Planning Systems

    Topic: Façade as Culture and Identity: Conceiving a Performative and Relevant Façade for the Proposed New GoDown Arts Centre in Nairobi

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  • Simon Johnson

    Simon Johnson

    Director, Dalgliesh Marshall Johnson

    Simon Johnson

    Director, Dalgliesh Marshall Johnson

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • KR Suresh

    KR Suresh

    Regional Director, Axis Façades

    KR Suresh

    Regional Director, Axis Façades

    Topic: Inspired Façade with Adaptive Technology

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  • Reza Kabul

    Reza Kabul

    President, Ark Studio Inc, Mumbai-Pune-San Francisco

    Reza Kabul

    President, Ark Studio Inc, Mumbai-Pune-San Francisco

    Topic: Importance of Façades in Architecture

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  • Gregory Chekata

    Gregory Chekata

    Associate Director, Mace YMR

    Gregory Chekata

    Associate Director, Mace YMR

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Mutua Mutuku

    Mutua Mutuku

    Managing Director, Symbion

    Mutua Mutuku

    Managing Director, Symbion

    Topic: Façades Follow Regulation - How Regulations Influence Façades

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  • John Mulatya

    John Mulatya

    Sr. Project Manager, Turner & Townsend

    John Mulatya

    Sr. Project Manager, Turner & Townsend

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • George Arabbu Ndege

    George Arabbu Ndege

    Vice Chairperson, Architects Chamber (AAK)

    George Arabbu Ndege

    Vice Chairperson, Architects Chamber (AAK)

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Emma Miloyo

    Emma Miloyo

    Partner, Design Source

    Emma Miloyo

    Partner, Design Source

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Dr. Chengde Huang

    Dr. Chengde Huang

    Technical Director, China Southern Glass

    Dr. Chengde Huang

    Technical Director, China Southern Glass

    Topic: Energy Efficiency of Low-E Glass Products for Buildings

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  • Andreas Brockschmidt

    Andreas Brockschmidt

    Sales Director - Africa, Schüco International

    Andreas Brockschmidt

    Sales Director - Africa, Schüco International

    Topic: Pre-Construction Services and its Benefits in Supporting the African Architectural Community

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  • Suresh Aiyer

    Suresh Aiyer

    Head - International Sales, FG Glass

    Suresh Aiyer

    Head - International Sales, FG Glass

    Topic: How Glass Adds Value to Fire Safety and Architectural Design

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  • Navin Keswani

    Navin Keswani

    Chairman & Managing Director, Aluplex

    Navin Keswani

    Chairman & Managing Director, Aluplex

    Topic: World of Façades

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  • Alastair Common

    Alastair Common

    Technical Director, Schüco Middle East

    Alastair Common

    Technical Director, Schüco Middle East

    Topic: Global Experience and Local Presence

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  • Suhel Kachwala

    Suhel Kachwala

    Managing Director, FG Glass

    Suhel Kachwala

    Managing Director, FG Glass

    Moderator: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Devendra Ladha

    Devendra Ladha

    Director, Prime Aluminium

    Devendra Ladha

    Director, Prime Aluminium

    Topic: Façade Elements

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  • Angelos Zografos

    Angelos Zografos

    Technical Sales Engineer, Elval Colour

    Angelos Zografos

    Technical Sales Engineer, Elval Colour

    Topic: Quality Lies in the Details: The ACP Case

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  • Keshavji Ladha

    Keshavji Ladha

    Managing Director, Prime Aluminium

    Keshavji Ladha

    Managing Director, Prime Aluminium

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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Schedule


Session 1

(09:20 - 11:15)

08:30 - 09:20

Delegate Registration & Networking

09:20 - 09:25

Welcome Address

09:25 - 09:30

Pre-Construction Services and its Benefits in Supporting the African Architectural Community


Andreas Brockschmidt

Sales Director - Africa, Schüco International

09:30 - 10:00

Reflection of Possibility: Façades Fascinations in Africa

  • City Façades: Bent coastlines and escaped animals
  • Political Needles: ‘Africa’s Tallest Tower’ over and over and over
  • Pragmatic Façades: What is actually possible

Henning Rasmuss

Director, Paragon Group

10:00 - 10:25

Inspired Façade with Adaptive Technology

  • Inspiration need not be a brand or a latest technology, it can be a age old technology
  • Client’s perspective of a iconic building with respect to the environment
  • Systems and materials which could be considered while designing the façade
  • Involvement of local skilled personnel and benefits of training and awareness

KR Suresh

Regional Director, Axis Façades

10:25 - 10:45

World of Façades

  • Evolution
  • Innovation
  • Challenges 
  • Sustainability

Navin Keswani

Chairman & Managing Director, Aluplex

10:45 - 11:15

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 2

(11:15 - 13:40)

11:15 - 11:35

Façades Follow Regulation - How Regulations Influence Façades

  • Building regulations in Kenya
  • Façades apace with regulations
  • Façades outpacing regulations

Mutua Mutuku

Managing Director, Symbion

11:35 - 11:55

Global Experience and Local Presence

  • Case study on the Al Fattan Crystal Towers, Dubai
  • How the design evolved from stick to unitised curtain wall system
  • Simplifying complex façade geometry
  • Digitalization: Your daily fix!

Alastair Common

Technical Director, Schüco Middle East

11:55 - 12:15

Façade Elements

  • Pre-engineering before installation: Challenges, benefits & case study
  • Windows, doors & curtain walls: Local systems v/s imported systems
  • Price comparisons: Local systems v/s imported systems

Devendra Ladha

Director, Prime Aluminium

12:15 - 12:45

Importance of Façades in Architecture

  • Use of glass in high-rise tower
  • Sustainable/dynamic façades
  • Case study of 96 Legends Square, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Reza Kabul

President, Ark Studio Inc, Mumbai-Pune-San Francisco

12:45 - 13:40

Networking Lunch Break

Session 3

(13:40 - 16:10)

13:40 - 14:00

Façade as Culture and Identity: Conceiving a Performative and Relevant Façade for the Proposed New GoDown Arts Centre in Nairobi

  • Building identity of an evolving industrial neighbourhood
  • Balancing motif and sustainability
  • Symbolism in façade mural

Henry Musangi

Director of Design, Planning Systems

14:00 - 14:20

Quality Lies in the Details: The ACP Case

  • Characteristics of Aluminium
  • Core composition and fire classification
  • Coating systems

Angelos Zografos

Technical Sales Engineer, Elval Colour

14:20 - 14:40

How Glass Adds Value to Fire Safety and Architectural Design

  • Glass use for creating fire safe façade compartment and escape routes
  • The new revolution of digitally printed glass for architecture

Suresh Aiyer

Head - International Sales, FG Glass

14:40 - 15:00

The Building Façade

  • Aesthetics
  • Importance of Environment
  • Structural considerations

Sujesh Patel

Sr. Architect, Triad Architects

15:00 - 15:20

Energy Efficiency of Low-E Glass Products for Buildings

  • Limitation of g-value or SC
  • Total solar IR transmittance
  • Application considerations

Dr. Chengde Huang

Technical Director, China Southern Glass

15:20 - 16:00

Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

  • Integrating the right assessment models for getting the most value out of façades
  • Value engineering versus value extortion: Is it cost reduction for diminished value?
  • Continuing the process improvisations for best practices
  • Value engineering for bespoke façade procurement to suit local requirements

Moderator

Suhel Kachwala

Managing Director, FG Glass


Panelist

Keshavji Ladha

Managing Director, Prime Aluminium


Panelist

Gregory Chekata

Associate Director, Mace YMR


Panelist

Simon Johnson

Director, Dalgliesh Marshall Johnson


Panelist

John Mulatya

Sr. Project Manager, Turner & Townsend


Panelist

George Arabbu Ndege

Vice Chairperson, Architects Chamber (AAK)


Panelist

Emma Miloyo

Partner, Design Source

16:00 - 16:10

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

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TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR COMPLIMENTARY SEATS: Complimentary seats are reserved exclusively for Architects, Consultants, Contractors, Developers, Fabricators, Government Officials & PMC's. 
The organizers reserve the right to allocate these complimentary seats at their discretion.
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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Venue


Trademark Hotel, Kindly reach the venue on 27th June, 2019 at 8:30 am

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Trademark Hotel, Nairobi County, Kenya

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