David Barker to Speak at Zak World of Façades UK

Zak World of Façades UK is part of an international conference series on the subject of façade design & engineering. Now in it’s 50th edition globally and the 2nd edition in UK, the conference will discuss the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will showcase the latest technological solutions.

This conference is relevant for architects, façade consultants, developers, government officials, PMC’s, main contractors, sustainability consultants, fire consultants, façade contractors, cost consultants, glass processors, and structural consultants.

Associate Principal, David Barker joins  Zak World of Façades UK on Tuesday 2 October 2018 in the panel discussion:

Panel Discussion: Solar Shading and Daylighting for Smart Buildings

  • How are solar shading technologies evolving to adapt to a changing climate and increased focus on building performance?
  • Balancing sunlight and daylight penetration for improved health and wellbeing
  • Designing for users: Do they need control?
  • Dynamic glazing: Is smart glass the new game changer?


  • James Ford | Hoare Lea
  • Louisa Bowles | Hawkins Brown
  • Chris Cummings | ChapmanBDSP
  • Simone Pagani |  GIA
  • Gary Clark | WilkinsonEyre
  • David Barker | Elementa Consulting

About David

Zak World of Façades

David Barker is an Associate Principal at Elementa Consulting and leads the Building Physics team in their London office. He oversees a number of consulting services, including facade optimisation, low-carbon design, energy modelling for major projects, and daylighting. David’s team of architects and engineers provide solutions for sustainable outcomes, improved health and wellbeing, as well as design strategies for submission to planning authorities.

Driven by a passion for creating incredible spaces for people, David uses a combination of technical expertise and analysis skills to provide a holistic perspective to built environment design. His approach recognises the commercial imperative, addressing the needs and risks of key stakeholders including developer, landlord and occupant.

David has been involved in a diverse range of projects around the world with wide-ranging scales and typologies. Notable projects include the Kuwait International Tennis Centre, the American University of Beirut Medical Centre Expansion, and the Administration and Media Building at Melbourne Olympic Park. Earlier this year, David published a white paper in collaboration with Merck Window Technologies, exploring the performance of their new liquid crystal glazing product.

Click here for the full programme.

Date(s): October 2, 2018

Time: 15:20-15:50

Speaker: David Barker, Associate Principal | London