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2013 SFE Winner: Al Bahr Tower. Aedas Architects.

Façade engineering has come of age

The discipline of façade engineering has come of age and there is a wider recognition of the technical engineering and scientific underpinning that is required to be able to push the industry to new heights and levels of achievement.

SFE Awards 2015

Society of Façade Engineering’s 2015 competition will be celebrated for all of those involved in façade engineering, culminating in the awards where the winners will be presented at the prestigious Glass Supper conference and dinner at the celebrated ‘Sky Garden’ in the City of London in December 2015.

Project of The Year 2013 Winner…

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The Award



‘Project of the Year’ 2015

Following the success of the inaugural event in 2013 the Society of Façade Engineering has called for entries for FAÇADE2015, the second international competition designed to recognise, promote and reward excellence in this increasingly important element of building design and construction.

Three awards will be presented:
Façade of the Year 2015-New Build;
Façade of the Year 2015–Refurbishment;

and an additional category
Outstanding Façade Innovation 2015.

International applications are welcome from individuals, companies and project teams. Any Facade Contract practically complete between 31st December 2012 and 31st December 2014 and not previously entered in an SFE competition will be considered for the awards. The prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges that includes some of the foremost experts from the field of façade engineering and design to entries that demonstrate:

A clear demonstration of excellence in technical design and/or research that has made a significant contribution to the discipline of façade engineering.

In the development of technologies, product designs, systems or buildings.

The contribution may be demonstrated in the form of technical advances, innovations or advanced engineering systems that result in practical design solutions for the completion of a project. Entries can relate to projects that are agreed, under construction or completed.


The Deadline for Entry

All entries must be received by 2nd November 2015 and those shortlisted will be notified by 21st November 2015.



The Glass Supper has established itself as an essential date for Façades specialists from around the world, with London’s SkyGarden, alternatively known as the ‘Walkie Talkie, providing a perfect backdrop to this year’s event. As Façades play an ever greater part in the aesthetics and performance of the world’s greatest structures, then the design and engineering parameters of Façades have become increasingly extended.

The Glass Supper facilitates the meeting of some of the world’s greatest architectural minds through a programme of presentations made by World leaders in architecture, followed by networking designed to encourage the free flow of information in a more relaxed atmosphere. The Glass Supper is, therefore, the ideal setting within which to announce and present the winners of FAÇADE2015.



Chris Macey
Chris Macey

Chris MaceyMBA, FSFE

Competition Chairman, Society of Façade Engineering

FSFE (Fellow)

Chris Macey is CEO of Wintech Group, one of the found members and past chairman of the Society of Façade Engineering. Chris has been active in façade engineering consultancy and test engineering for 35 years.

Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor

Mark TaylorBA DipArch DipAP MSc RIBA

Architect, Allies & Morrison

MSFE (Member)

Mark is the director responsible for technical quality, providing knowledge transfer, research and support on building envelope, sustainability, materials and process. Mark regularly contributes to industry through teaching, lecturing, and working on various industry committees and councils.

David Metcalfe
David Metcalfe

David MetcalfeBSc, MScFE

Best Practice, CWCT

MSFE (Member)

David became Director of CWCT in January 2014.  He lectures on the MSc in Façade Engineering and on CWCT’s  courses on acoustics, thermal performance and condensation theory and analysis.  He has worked with industry on various aspects of thermal performance and condensation analysis and has authored CWCT Technical Notes and Updates.

Patrick Ryan

Patrick RyanPhD, MIStructE

Structural Engineer, Patrick Ryan Associates

FSFE (Fellow)

Dr Ryan is a façade engineering consultant and has presented papers at numerous conferences in the UK and abroad and is a co-author of two specialist books. He is a past chairman of the Surrey Branch of the Institution of Structural Engineers, he is Fellow of the Society of Facade Engineering and now serves on the board of the Society.

Saverio Pasetto
Saverio Passetto

Saverio PasettoMSc

Principal Contractor, Skanska

MSFE (Member)

Saverio Pasetto is Façade Technical Director of leading Main Contractor Skanska UK, where he provides façade technical leadership while overseeing all aspects of façade package management on all projects. Saverio has over 20 years of varied experience in the facade industry and serves the CWCT Technical Committee as well as the Board of the Society of Facade Engineering

Steve Lo
Steve Lo

Steve LoMSc, PhD, HFSFE

Academia, University of Bath

FSFE (Fellow)

Dr Steve Lo is currently the SFE Education and Membership secretary and is also one of the founder members of the European Façade Network. He is also the Director of studies for the MSc Façade Engineering at the University of Bath and his main areas of research include adaptive building envelopes, façade integrated PV and the design challenges of façade related building physics. He is the author of 29 conference papers, 12 journal publications and has made significant contributions to the chapter of a book on Advances in Solar Energy.

Graham Hackley

Graham HackleyMSc MCIOB

Specialist Contractor, Century Facades

FSFE (Fellow)

Graham is Co-owner /Director of Century Facades. Originally from a Principal Contractor background achieving a first degree in construction management and chartered status of the CIOB, in 2002 he specialised in façade contracting. In 2010 he graduated with Distinction on the MSc Façade Engineering from Bath University.  Graham is a Fellow of the Society of Facade Engineering and serves on the board. He is this year’s competition organiser.

Entry Form


Entry Information

Applicant Criteria

  1. The members of the judging panel nor their companies are permitted to enter the competition
  2. Any Facade Contract practically complete between 31st Dec  2012 and 31st Dec 2014 and not previously entered in any SFE competition will be considered for the awards
  3. Applications will be received from individuals / teams who have contributed to a specific project on the basis of the competition criteria
  4. All applications must be made on a fully completed entry form.  Incomplete entries will be void.
  5. In the event of a decision deadlock, the competition Chairman will have the final vote

How to enter

Register your interest and download the application form from the ‘Entry’ page on this website


The format for the submission is as follows:

  • Fully completed application form
  • Up to a maximum of 4 images in support of your application
  • Applications not to exceed 5mb total
  • Submit your application by email:  entries@sfecompetition.org




The competition is free to enter however shortlisted finalists will be expected to be present at “The Glass Supper” event when the winning entry is announced.

Key Dates

2nd November 2015

Closing date for entries

21st November 2015

Shortlist announced

3rd December 2015

Award presentation by Chris Macey and Jane Duncan, incoming President of RIBA at “The Glass Supper 2015”


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