14th Sep 2018, Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

About the Event


Zak World of Façades is an International conference series on the subject of façade design & engineering. The conference now takes place in Asia (Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Hong Kong), Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait), Africa (Kenya, Morocco and South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom and France), Australasia (Australia and New Zealand) and the United States of America.

Now in it’s 48th edition globally and 5th edition in New Delhi, 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.

Speakers and Panelists

Conference Agenda

48th Edition - Zak World of Façades India, 14th Sep 2018, Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

Session - 1(09.30 - 10.35)

15.00 - 15.30

Delegate Registration

Event Convenor

15.30 - 15.40

Welcome Address


15.40 - 16.00

Joining the Dots - Global Perspectives in Façade Design

  • Geographical location influencing façade design
  • Art here and hazard there
  • Case studies - New Delhi, Cyprus, Mexico
Sanhita Chaturvedi, Director, UHA India

16.15 - 16.30

Tailoring brighter spaces with optimal design & dynamic solar control

  • Harnessing natural light while keeping glare at bay
  • Optimum solar control for healthier, happier & efficient built environment
Sharanjit Singh, Chairmain, GSC Group

16.15 - 16.30

New trends of Façade for Residential Projects

  • Evolution of façade, from conventional system to unitized glazing system
  • Reasons to have the latest elements in residential facades
  • Integrated solution provided in the Unitised Glazing System
Kapil Chikodi, Head - Business Development, Glass Wall Systems

16.30 - 16.45

The future of glass façade

  • Evolution of glass façade
  • Converting rendering into reality
  • Solutions from SunGuard
Sourabh Kankar, Marketing Manager - India, Gujarat Guardian

16.45 - 17.05


Session - 2(11.00 - 13.00)

17.05 - 17.20

Sun shading – Passive architectural solution using High Pressure Laminates

  • Significance of passive architecture
  • Energy efficiency benefits of sun shading using High Pressure Laminates
  • Social aspects of improving performance of built spaces
Prameena Karunairaj, Business Development Manager - Sun Shading Façade, FunderMax India

17.20 - 17.35

Emerging trends & technologies for building façade

  • Services for the industry from Dow
  • Innovations from Dow
S Ravishankar, Manager Applicator Engineering & Tech Services, Dow

17.35 - 17.55

Facades shaped by the elements

  • Evolution of facades in their current form
  • Growing need to incorporate passive design principals in building concepts
  • Understanding constraints and defining design strategies
Gautam Bhasin, Regional Manager, Inhabit Group

17.55 - 18.10

Tensile membrane façade - Lightweight + durable

  • Thermal comfort & solar protection
  • Visual comfort & glare control
  • Dynamic facades with day/night effect
Nitin Govila, Managing Director - Asia Pacific, ME & Africa, Serge Ferrari

12.25 - 13.10

PANEL DISCUSSION: Project Management & its affectivity in facade execution

  • Clarity on the materials and budget for the project with additional emphasis on VE options for the project
  • Possible loopholes in the system which affect the façade execution and quality
  • Possible solutions to ensure timely completion of the project
  • Quality control measures during façade execution and the stakeholders involved in the process


KR Suresh, Regional Director, Axis Façades


Rahul Tyagi, Principal Architect, Rahul Tyagi Associates Sohrab Dalal, Principal Architect, Design Plus Pallav Saxena, Senior Vice President - Projects, Lotus Greens Nitin Kumar, Deputy Managing Director, Fairwood Group Balaji Chandran, Head - Speciality Business, FunderMax India Eshan Hemrajani, Director, Glass Wall Systems Manish Bhardwaj, Head - Contracts & Procurement, Max Estates

18.50 - 19.10

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session - 3(13.50 - 15.40)

19.10 - 19.25

Parametric Façade Design

  • Advanced design technologies for building skins
  • Controlling data and geometry using algorithms
  • Façade optimization using computational tools
Sushant Verma, Founding Partner, rat[LAB] - Research in Architecture & Technology

19.25 - 19.50

Façades and Digitalization

  • The evolution of façade design
  • Systematically unique façades
  • New functions of the surface
Oliver Hans, Senior Manager for Insight & Foresight, Schueco International

19.50 - 20.20

Stadium Façades

  • Design principles
  • Trends and technologies
  • Case studies - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London; Estadio BBVA Bancomer Stadium, Mexico
Partho Dutta, Principal, Populous

20.20 - 20.35

Evolving laminated safety glass

  • Influence of interlayer properties
  • Indian standard regulations
  • Analysis of glass fins
Malvinder Singh Rooprai, Technical Consultant - Asia Pacific Region, Kuraray

20.35 - 21.10

PANEL DISCUSSION: Is Indian industry equipped to carry out impeccable façade jobs

  • Planning
  • Supply chain & logistics
  • Technical skill set
  • Quality control and shortfalls


Tariq Kachwala, Director, FG Glass KR Suresh, Regional Director, Axis Façades


Raman Sikka, Director, Sikka Associates Mukti Prakash, General Manager - Design, TCG Development Rahul Kumar, Director, Rajendra Kumar Associates Kapil Chikodi, Head - Business Development, Glass Wall Systems Varun Juneja, SVP - Architecture, ATS Infrastructures Ahmed Ali Sumair, Director, Sahvia Anupam Bansal, Director, ABRD Rai Singh, Director, Green Facade Solutions 

21.10 - 21.20

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