Conference Day One: Tuesday 12th October 2010

08.30 Coffee And Registration

09.00 Chairman’s Welcome

Mikkel Kragh
Chairman of the Society of Façade Engineering and Associate

09.10 Working Successfully With Stakeholders In Delivering High Performance Façades: Red Kite And Kestrel House Case Study

  • RIBA and the importance of the building envelope
  • The challenges facing specifiers with the façade
  • The Red Kite Kestrel House case study
    • Aims / requirements of the façade delivering a natural ventilation commercially acceptable office space
    • Challenges faced balancing performance, client aspirations, budget and sustainability
    • Solutions / strategies to overcome the above employing simple well proven elements working in harmony to deliver a successful solution
  • The necessity of successful relationships with clients and occupiers in potentially disruptive programmes

Peter Caplehorn
National Council Member
& Technical Director

09.50 Supply Chain Collaboration And Innovative Technology: The Integrated Building Envelope Concept

  • Exploring The Innovative Use Of Known Technology
  • Novel Applications Of Composite Materials And Emerging Technologies
  • Facilitating High Quality, High Performance Architectural Solutions In A Cost Effective Way
  • The Effective Integration Of Design And Procurement Processes
  • Enhancing The Performance Of Curtain Walling Systems Through Design Optimisation And Development Of Glazed Technology
  • Responding To Current Building Energy Regulations And Preparing For More Stringent Requirements In The Future

Mikkel Kragh
Chairman Of The Society Of Façade Engineering And Associate

10.30 Coffee And Networking Break

11.00 International Case Study - Masdar Institute Of Science And Technology (MIST), Abu Dhabi

  • Using ETFE foil cladding on the MIST laboratories
  • The decisions and technical reasons for its adoption
  • The technical challenges in delivering the final solution

Clive Atkinson
Technical Director

11.40 Minimising Energy Use And Carbon Emissions Through Double Skin Façades And Mixed Mode Ventilation – The Pinnacle, London Case Study

  • The use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to accurately simulate façade performance from the start
  • Designing the façade to ensure thermal regulation of internal space
    • Using double skin façades with mixed mode ventilation
    • How to efficiently control this through the building management system
  • Reducing internal heat gains and challenges of extracting unwanted thermal energy
    • How to ensure enough air flows through the façade’s cavity into the office space
    • Removing unwanted draughts in the office space
    • Meeting the design / engineering balance between maximum floor space and maximal façade performance

Dan Jestico
Head of R & D

12.20 Lunch

13.30 The Bioreactive Façade: Integration Of Photobioreactors Into The Building Skin

  • Microalgae and photobioreactors in a built environment – technology to replace fossil energy sources
  • Flat panel bioreactors and their integration into the building skin
    • Energy generation through production of biomass / heat
    • Reduction of CO2
    • Dynamic shading / “active” thermal insulation
    • Active acoustic Insulation
    • Daylight gain
  • Further developments in the technology
    • Bioreactive façade as a double skin
    • Bioreactors as external shading devices
    • Bioreactors as ventilated rainscreen system

Dr Jan Wurm

14.10 Innovation And The Effective Sourcing Of Materials: 40 Holborn Viaduct Case Study

  • Meeting the architect’s vision
    • Overcoming challenges in sourcing correct stone materials
    • Achieving high levels of performance and the visual effects desired
  • Sourcing suitable materials within time and budget
  • Moving away from a pre-cast façade system
  • Effectively using stone curved in 3 Dimensions
  • Understanding the materials industry and the key to effective co-operation

Graham Fairley
Director of Façade Engineering

14.50 Coffee And Networking Break

15.30 The Optimisation Of Structure & Form: Docks De Paris Project Case Study

  • Optimising form and support conditions to rationalise the production of glass
    • Differentiation of glass type depending on orientation, internal and external loads and activities
    • Large façade modules: improving thermal efficiency by reducing frame losses
    • Limiting solar gains through optimising material thickness, coatings and frits
    • Cost reductions in glass production and procurement
  • Reconciling additional loads from new built façade with existing structure
    • Challenges of working within the limited options available
    • Ensuring strong connections
  • Reconciling the architectural concept within cost parameters and across multiple stakeholders

Mitsu Edwards
Director of Façade Engineering

16.10 How To Achieve Cost Effective Façades And Better ROI

  • Detailing the inhibitors of a developer in having a high performance façade
  • Listing the cost components of the façade in view of a developer
  • Achieving cost optimisation under products and services utilised for a façade
  • Enhancing the utility and saleability of a project with a good façade

Stephen Mudie

16.50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks And End Of Day One