Innovative Present, Future & Beyond Event


Leading rainscreen cladding manufacturer Sotech invites architects across the country to join their team and a panel of faCade industry experts at a jam packed half day event in the Building Centre in London on 4th November 2021.

Focused on safety in the façade industry, Sotech has gathered a panel of experts to deliver keynote talks on the safe specification of rainscreen cladding, and will be unveiling two new products along with a first look at never been seen before virtual reality technology.

Free to attend for Architects looking to specify stunning rainscreen cladding solutions on large buildings in the UK, the event promises to be insightful, expert-led and exciting, as new products and technology are unveiled for the first time.

Claire Ryan, Marketing Manager said: “Our aim with this event is to not only bring architects and industry experts together in person following the lockdowns of 2020, but to unveil some exciting new developments in the industry. We have two brand new products to showcase and we’re very excited to demonstrate our brand-new virtual reality technology. Everyone who comes along will have the opportunity to try it.”

Graham Todd, Technical Director: “Unveiling the System Visualisation Tool (SVT) will be a key moment on the day and in the sector. Using virtual reality technology architects will be able to explore Optima Rainscreen Systems, speed up decision making and save on time and resources for real time 3D and VR experience.  It’s never been done before and the system is incredible. We’re excited to see people’s reactions!”

During the day, attendees will also have the opportunity to attend a live presentation of Sotech’s brand new Riba approved CPD: “How to safely specify rainscreen cladding”.

Simran Thiara, Regional Specification Manager at Sotech said: “This CPD has been hugely popular so far. Covering the latest Safety Regulations and the key findings of the Hackitt Report, attendees can expect to learn a lot more about testing and certification requirements in the UK, along with design considerations for the safe specification of rainscreen cladding in the UK.”

Nick Jenkins, the Technical Manager at International Fire Consultants, will also be presenting on “How to get things right – second time around”. Nick, an experienced cladding industry professional with 22 years of experience, will take attendees through the journey of a remediation project.

Nick said: “The talk will cover the intricacies involved in delivering a successful remediation including, planning, problem-solving and practical know-how while facing challenges such as weatherproofing, structural integrity and insulation needs.  I’m also keen to talk about what the future likely holds for facades.”

Beyond the live talks, Sotech will be showcasing it’s brand-new extrusion product, Optima XTR Contour, tailored to meet an architect’s unique vision. And Optima Edge – a new secret fix rainscreen system which is the only one of its kind available in the UK, passing the latest 2020 fire testing standards (tested to BS8414-2;2020 and gained BR135 classification).

The event will also be supported and attended by key industry suppliers who will be exhibiting their product ranges, providing information on the latest innovations and answering your questions. To see who will be exhibiting visit our partner page.

Punctuated with tea, coffee and networking, Sotech wants to help architects and industry experts break out of their bubbles, form exciting new connections and learn something new about the safe specification rainscreen cladding.

Tickets to this exciting, half day event for Architects, are free to book but will fill up quickly. To experience the brand virtual reality technology, join the latest talks in rainscreen cladding safety and excellence, and meet peers, suppliers and contacts during our live networking sessions.

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