WinDoor Expo Conference - Guangzhou


The AIA International Region is working with sponsor Informa to develop a conference program for the WinDoor Expo in Guangzhou on March 4-6, 2019. The WinDoor Expo is one of the largest trade shows in the region. The theme for the conference is ‘Facade Design and the Impact of Technology’.

The AIA IR has reached out to the Architectural Society of China (ASC) and the Architectural Society of Shanghai, China (ASSC) and they are sending speakers to the conference.

The program is still in development, but currently includes:

 Innovation in Façade Solutions – Design, Sustainability and Constructability
Carl Knudson; Design Director, Principal (Washington DC office); Perkins & Will           

Facade engineering - Where we are now
Byeonghee Yun BEng MScFE CEng MCIBSE FSFE, Associate Director; BuroHappold Engineering Façade Engineering

Differences between European and Chinese Facade Construction Safety Design
Suny (Deyan) Sun, China Engineering Director; Schueco     

Holistic Design - Equal Parts Visual and Performance
Keith Boswell, Technical Director; SOM (San Francisco office)

Structural Use of Glass – Practice and Code Developments
Dominic Yu

 Guangzhou CTF Tower
Bernard Chang, Partner; KPF (Hong Kong office)

Abdulla Jawhari,  BTech (Arch.Engg), FSFE, Associate Director – Buildings (Façade); Arcadis (Hong Kong office)

 Trust, but Verify: Building Enclosure Commissioning in Sustainable Design
Daniel J. Lemieux, AIA, NCARB ,  Principal; WJE  Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc and BETEC - Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council                 

[Title TBC]
Ken Y. Luo; Chief Engineer of Façade Design & Consulting

 The development and future growth of the Hong Kong façade industry
Johnny Choi, President; Hong Kong Façade Association

Panel Discussion on Emerging Technologies
Moderator:  TBC, Speakers:  TBC

The conference will offer AIA Continuing Education credits .          

More info here.

Lester Korzilius; FAIA, RIBA