12th November 2020

Virtual festival of facades

Simone Starnini joins the panel discussion 'Specifications and it’s important…. What can go wrong?'

Zak World of Façades is pleased to announce the Virtual Festival of Façades

A one of a kind digital event whereby we are inviting all our global attendees to register on a single virtual platform where we will be running keynote presentations, technical presentations, panel discussions, candid tête-à-tête, whitepaper launches and more in this 4 month fiesta. The event is all about façades!

Join Simone Starnini at 8.30am on 12th November as he joins the panel discussion looking at Specifications and it’s important, What can go wrong?

  • Ensuring the involvement of all stakeholders at all possible levels of the project
  • Risks of knowing product performances in advance, but not knowing its suitability for the project/design
  • Performance issues allied with the bespoke products: To what extent the mock-ups be relied upon?
  • Mitigating risk elements through thorough specification process, especially in high value projects

12th November 2020

Digital / Online


Our Speakers

  • Simone Starnini

    Head of Façade Engineering

    Simone Starnini joined Sir Robert McAlpine in 2019 as Head of the Façade Engineering Team. His career includes seven years with curtain walling specialist contractor Focchi, during which time he occupied senior positions and delivered a number of large and prestigious schemes in London and Singapore. These include the London Stock Exchange Building in Paternoster Square, a large city block on 30 Gresham Street, and the RBS building in Devonshire Square.
    In 2005, Simone joined Laing O'Rourke to establish and run its Façade Engineering Department operating in the UK and internationally. He was responsible for delivering the envelope for world class projects including One Hyde Park, The Leadenhall Building, the Francis Crick Institute and Guy’s and St. Thomas' Hospital.

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