R&D Director, Etem Group
Title of the presentation: Advanced Building Envelopes
Dipl. Eng. Veneta Novakova is an expert in the field of façade engineering with more than 20 years professional experience.
Director of the International Department for research and development of architectural systems for curtain walls, windows, claddings of ETEM Group.
She is deeply interested in the façade engineering process and the aesthetics aspects of the building envelope as a means of providing comfort and renewable energy.
Veneta works actively in the field of development, translation and harmonization of the European legislation which concerns façade engineering.
Understanding the importance of the façade engineering, Veneta is deeply involved in the process of popularizing it as a discipline among the young professionals. She is a lector in the University of architecture, civil engineering and geodesy, where the Master degree of façade engineering was launched as one of a kind in Bulgaria and the neighbouring regions. Veneta also works actively for organizing façade engineering competitions for young professionals which inspire them for new developments and innovations in this field – Think adaptive at the Periphery(2011),Re-skin Evolution (2012), Contemporary façade claddings (2015), Parametric design workshop (2016).
Member of KIIP, BGBC, CIBSE, Society of façade engineering London, Bulgarian Institute for Standardization, European Aluminium Association.