Jeff Tsai is a Facacde Consultant and leads the Arup Shanghai team of building envelope specialists. He has over 23 years of experience in the construction industry and has been involved in projects all around the world, from design, testing, fabrication to site supervision and management of complex facade systems. For the last 15 years Jeff has worked in Asia, leading on a variety of projects of varying complexity, scale, environment, technical requirements and costs, which make him extremely experienced in the construction practices of this fast growing region.
In this presentation Jeff gives an introduction on the current situation of intelligent facades in China. He describes Arup’s approach to innovative and efficient building envelopes, showing exemplary case studies, such as the bioreactive facade that produces energy by harvesting micro-algae and other innovative systems.