Why Mass Timber Envelopes?

The popularity for mass timber or, perhaps more accurately, solid laminate timber systems, has grown substantially in current times and can be attributed to a combination of factors including the climate emergency, net zero carbon targets, sustainability benefits, moves to create a circular economy in the construction industry, etc. but also more prosaic matters such as speed of construction, lighter weight structures, fewer site deliveries than with concrete, less on-site waste moving towards compete modularisation of panels.

The year-on-year growth in mass timber's market has presented an expanding opportunity for other sectors such as façade system manufacturers while bringing new challenges requiring some rethinking of existing products and their applications. With the emergence of solid laminate timber systems allowing shaping and curving to create extraordinary building forms that are beyond the typical orthogonal form, timber is now widely being explored in the building envelope. Engineered timber products are now be seen to have largely replicated conventional concrete and steel construction and, in some cases, the external curtain wall too.

With the timing being right to explore the challenges and opportunities for the use of mass timber in the building envelope, Zak Exhibitions & Conferences are delighted to announce the Second Edition of the conference series titled “Zak Engineered Timber Envelopes”, to bring together the ACE industry representatives in a bid to put together the forces behind a comprehensive motive of creating more sustainable infrastructure and clearing misconceptions on the use of timber in the external envelope.

About the Event

Zak Engineered Timber Envelopes is planned as a one-day conference where latest innovations and challenges in the mass timber industry pertaining to the building envelope will be discussed and debated and will also host an exclusive exhibit area featuring leading solution providers.

This event is an offshoot from the stable of the Zak World of Façades conference series which is the world’s largest conference series on façade design & engineering with a presence in 30+ countries.


Who Should Attend

The event is ideal for Architects, Developers/Investors, Consultants & Engineers (Structural, Fire, Timber, Façade, Sustainability), Contractors (General, Timber, Façade, Roof), Building Insurers, Cost Consultants, Building Regulators, QS, PMC’s & related building specifiers.


Insightful Dialogues & Networking

Hear from experts in the domain of mass timber design, engineering, procurement and execution on their views on constructing timber envelopes, mass timber buildings and more with the latest techniques and tools available. Also, network with other industry peers and leading manufacturers & solution providers to the mass timber industry.


Timber in the Building Envelope

CLT SLABS

GLULAM BEAMS AND COLUMNS

TIMBER CURTAIN WALL

TIMBER FRAMED DOORS & WINDOWS

FREE FORM TIMBER

TIMBER SHADING

TIMBER CLADDING

TIMBER CEILINGS

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.

Adam Salt

Adam Salt

Business Development Manager,
A. Proctor Group

Adam Salt

Business Development Manager, A. Proctor Group

Topic: Engineered Timber Projects Insights

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Alan Dowdall

Alan Dowdall

Director,
Ramboll

Alan Dowdall

Director, Ramboll

Topic: Role of Engineered Timber in the New Regulatory Landscape

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Albert Giralt

Albert Giralt

Partner,
Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Albert Giralt

Partner, Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Topic: Tokio Marine New Headquarters: When Structural Wood and Mass Timber Cladding Merge in a Single Architectural Vision

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Alex de Rijke

Alex de Rijke

Co-Founding Director,
dRMM

Alex de Rijke

Co-Founding Director, dRMM

Topic: WorkStack, London

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Benjamin Buckley

Benjamin Buckley

Senior Engineer,
Eckersley O’Callaghan

Benjamin Buckley

Senior Engineer, Eckersley O’Callaghan

Topic: The Black & White Building: Engineering Central London’s Tallest Mass Timber Office Building

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Carol Costello

Carol Costello

Practice Leader,
Cullinan Studio

Carol Costello

Practice Leader, Cullinan Studio

Topic: Engineered Timber Projects Insights

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Claudia Farabegoli

Claudia Farabegoli

Design Director,
Thornton Tomasetti

Claudia Farabegoli

Design Director, Thornton Tomasetti

Topic: Tokio Marine New Headquarters: When Structural Wood and Mass Timber Cladding Merge in a Single Architectural Vision

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Dave Lomax

Dave Lomax

Associate Director,
Waugh Thistleton Architects

Dave Lomax

Associate Director, Waugh Thistleton Architects

Topic: The Black & White Building: Engineering Central London’s Tallest Mass Timber Office Building

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Dominic Lion

Dominic Lion

Director & Head of Sustainable Real Estate,
Gallagher

Dominic Lion

Director & Head of Sustainable Real Estate, Gallagher

Topic: Mass Timber, Combustible Façades and Insurance: What’s Changed?

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Edward Marchand

Edward Marchand

Associate Director – Europe,
Bennetts Associates

Edward Marchand

Associate Director – Europe, Bennetts Associates

Topic: Role of Engineered Timber in the New Regulatory Landscape

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Greg Cooper

Greg Cooper

Managing Director,
Hybrid Structures

Greg Cooper

Managing Director, Hybrid Structures

Topic: Role of Engineered Timber in the New Regulatory Landscape

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Gustaf Granstrom-Steer

Gustaf Granstrom-Steer

Associate,
Heyne Tillett Steel

Gustaf Granstrom-Steer

Associate, Heyne Tillett Steel

Topic: How Do You Realise a Commercial Timber Building: Getting It Built?

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Jim Heverin

Jim Heverin

Director,
Zaha Hadid Architects

Jim Heverin

Director, Zaha Hadid Architects

Topic: Design Possibilities with Timber

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Justin Peckham

Justin Peckham

Head of Sales,
Accsys

Justin Peckham

Head of Sales, Accsys

Topic: Validating a 50 Year Warranty and Longer Service Life on Wooden Façades

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Kate Fairhead

Kate Fairhead

Vice President,
Marsh Limited

Kate Fairhead

Vice President, Marsh Limited

Topic: Role of Engineered Timber in the New Regulatory Landscape

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Kelly Harrison

Kelly Harrison

Director,
Whitby Wood

Kelly Harrison

Director, Whitby Wood

Topic: The Black & White Building: Engineering Central London’s Tallest Mass Timber Office Building

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Nick Horton

Nick Horton

Director,
Pacegrade

Nick Horton

Director, Pacegrade

Topic: The Black & White Building: Engineering Central London’s Tallest Mass Timber Office Building

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Oliver Booth

Oliver Booth

Partner,
Gardiner & Theobald

Oliver Booth

Partner, Gardiner & Theobald

Topic: Mass Timber: A Roadmap to a More Sustainable Future

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Philipp Nuscheler

Philipp Nuscheler

Head of Project Sales,
RAICO Bautechnik

Philipp Nuscheler

Head of Project Sales, RAICO Bautechnik

Topic: Timber Goes Unitized

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Samuel Williams

Samuel Williams

Development Manager,
Related Argent

Samuel Williams

Development Manager, Related Argent

Topic: Role of Engineered Timber in the New Regulatory Landscape

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Sophie Werren

Sophie Werren

Lead Architect,
The Office Group

Sophie Werren

Lead Architect, The Office Group

Topic: The Black & White Building: Engineering Central London’s Tallest Mass Timber Office Building

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Stefan Rick

Stefan Rick

Project Manager,
SJB Kempter Fitze

Stefan Rick

Project Manager, SJB Kempter Fitze

Topic: Timber in Form

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Stéphany Le Rhun

Stéphany Le Rhun

Global Sustainability Lead,
Eckersley O’Callaghan

Stéphany Le Rhun

Global Sustainability Lead, Eckersley O’Callaghan

Topic: Resurgence of Bio-based Materials in Façades

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Timothy Snelson

Timothy Snelson

Structural Director,
Arup

Timothy Snelson

Structural Director, Arup

Event Convenor & Host

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Schedule

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

Session 1
(08.50 - 10.40)

08.00 - 08.50
Delegate Registration & Networking
Event Convenor & Host

Timothy Snelson
Structural Director, Arup
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08.50 - 09.00
Welcome Address
09.00 - 09.30
Mass Timber, Combustible Façades and Insurance: What’s Changed?

Insurance market overview

Mass timber 12 months on; where are we?

Insurance: How do I navigate a challenging market?


Dominic Lion
Director & Head of Sustainable Real Estate, Gallagher
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09.30 - 09.50
Mass Timber: A Roadmap to a More Sustainable Future

The challenges and opportunities when building with mass timber, as well as outcomes from our mass timber series

A first look at the latest mass timber initiatives being launched this year

Key considerations you need to know when building with mass timber


Oliver Booth
Partner, Gardiner & Theobald
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09.50 - 10.20
Design Possibilities with Timber

Exploring the benefits of timber for cladding & structural purposes

Using timber to reduce the embodied carbon of projects

Considerations on the responsibilities of using timber such as responsible sourcing, etc


Jim Heverin
Director, Zaha Hadid Architects
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10.20 - 10.40
Validating a 50 Year Warranty and Longer Service Life on Wooden Façades

Overview, development, performance and sustainable roots

Performance, testing and validation

Project precedents, large commercial and mass timber buildings


Justin Peckham
Head of Sales, Accsys
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10.40 - 11.05
Networking Tea / Coffee Break


Session 2
(11.05 - 13.00)

11.05 - 11.25
Timber Goes Unitized

Future challenges in construction industry

Why unitized?

The journey from stick curtain wall to a genuine timber unitized curtain wall


Philipp Nuscheler
Head of Project Sales, RAICO Bautechnik
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11:25 - 11:55
Tokio Marine New Headquarters: When Structural Wood and Mass Timber Cladding Merge in a Single Architectural Vision

A forest of wood mega-columns

The role of mass timber cladding

The challenges of different country standards


Albert Giralt
Partner, Renzo Piano Building Workshop
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Claudia Farabegoli
Design Director, Thornton Tomasetti
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11.55 - 13.00
The Black & White Building: Engineering Central London’s Tallest Mass Timber Office Building

This diverse panel will present their different perspectives and experiences across the project covering the Client, Contractor, Timber Engineer and Architect roles including

Design of the building in terms of the relative movement of the mass timber structure and the glulam curtain walling tolerance

Design and specification of the tulipwood solar control louvres including novel use of the species in the UK and bespoke fire testing


Moderator
Kelly Harrison
Director, Whitby Wood
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Moderator
Dave Lomax
Associate Director, Waugh Thistleton Architects
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Panelist
Sophie Werren
Lead Architect, The Office Group
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Panelist
Benjamin Buckley
Senior Engineer, Eckersley O’Callaghan
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Panelist
Nick Horton
Director, Pacegrade
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13.00 - 13.50
Networking Lunch Break


SESSION 3
(13.50 - 15.30)

13.50 - 14.10
WorkStack, London

Engineered timber in a light industrial building

New urban workspace typology

Constructing health


Alex de Rijke
Co-Founding Director, dRMM
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14.10 - 14.30
Timber in Form

Digital processes from design to assembly

Traditional connections transformed by means of technology and precision

Mockups: A reliable tool to show the possible to the problemfinders


Stefan Rick
Project Manager, SJB Kempter Fitze
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14.30 - 14.50
Technical Membranes for Engineered Timber

Heat, air & moisture management

System protection

Junctions & detailing


Adam Salt
Business Development Manager, A. Proctor Group
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14.50 - 15.10
Resurgence of Bio-based Materials in Façades

Overview of French Standards and certifications related to timber and differences between the market for and attitude to timber façade construction in France/EU compared to the UK

The rise of prefabricated timber walls and the incentives to build with bio-based and geo-sourced materials

The UNESCO case study: Timber walls as a support for re-used cladding


Stéphany Le Rhun
Global Sustainability Lead, Eckersley O’Callaghan
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15.10 - 15.30
How Do You Realise a Commercial Timber Building: Getting It Built?

The current industry challenges and how they can be overcome

Structural solutions in practice with award winning project case studies

Timber research and future innovations


Gustaf Granstrom-Steer
Associate, Heyne Tillett Steel
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15.30 - 16.00
Networking Tea/Coffee Break


Session 4
(16.00 - 17.10)

16.00 - 16.20
Engineered Timber Projects Insights

Overview on designing innovative timber systems by collaborating creatively with engineers on projects which required a unique solution to advance our research with case studies

NAIC (National Automotive Innovation Centre): Designed with Arup for the University of Warwick incorporating timber mega panels for the façades and expansive CLT/Glulam roof to create an iconic character for this research centre at the heart of the campus

Challenges and opportunities for the use of timber to meet Net Zero and circular economy principles: Marlborough Sports Garden project innovation of reclaimed timber and steel structural elements


Carol Costello
Practice Leader, Cullinan Studio
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16.20 - 17.05
Panel Discussion: Role of Engineered Timber in the New Regulatory Landscape

This panel will discuss how the industry landscape is changing and the challenges this can present to the timber sector

The role and opportunities for timber will also be explored and the benefits it can have for a low carbon future and how these can be implemented


Moderator
Alan Dowdall
Director, Ramboll
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Panelist
Edward Marchand
Associate Director – Europe, Bennetts Associates
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Panelist
Kate Fairhead
Vice President, Marsh Limited
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Panelist
Samuel Williams
Development Manager, Related Argent
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Panelist
Greg Cooper
Managing Director, Hybrid Structures
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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.




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TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR COMPLIMENTARY SEATS: Complimentary seats are reserved exclusively for Architects, Consultants, Contractors, Developers, Government Officials & Related Building Specifiers. The organisers reserve the right to allocate these complimentary seats at their discretion.

Image Gallery

Images from the previous edition of Zak Engineered Timber Envelopes


Video Gallery

Livestream from the previous edition of Zak Engineered Timber Envelopes

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the event.

A limited number of complimentary seats on first come first serve basis are reserved for Timber/Structural/Fire/Façade/Sustainability Consultants, Architects, Developers, Government Officials, General/Main Contractors, Timber/Façade/Roof Contractors, PMC/QS/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 discretion of the organisers. If you are a product/material supplier and intend to attend the conference, there would be a delegate fee of GBP 500 + UK VAT 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 of 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.

No. The event will be 100% in-person only.

Venue


Registrations start at 8:00 am

Address

Gallery Hall and Atrium, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, London N1 0QH, United Kingdom

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