118th Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This will be the 118th edition globally and the 2nd edition in Ahmedabad which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Director, HM Architects
Managing Director, Hitech Projects
Partner, Patwa Associates
GM Project, Adani Realty
Dynamic professional with almost 27 years of experience in Project & Construction Management. Hands-on vast experience in managing complete execution of engineering projects including specialist items in construction industry like utilization of different types of façade systems as per the...
Founder, Studio prAcademics
Tejas Kathiriya is an architect based in Ahemdabad. He received his bachelors of architecture in 2007. He worked with HCPDPM before went on to persue his masters degree in architecture and urban design from domus academy milan , Italy. After...
Director, The Window Factory
Director, KMP Design and Strategic Consulting
Kunal Patel has completed his architecture from CEPT University in 1995 and a Postgraduation in Management from Nirma University in 2001. Since 1995, Kunal was associated with HCP Design Planning and Management as a Director for 27 years. During his...
Principal Architect, tHE gRID Architects
Snehal Suthar has been a visiting faculty for institutes – NID, NIFT and architecture. He has been invited to be a part of panel talks, jury and presentations nationally and internationally.His work has been published on ARCHDAILY, Design BOOM, Dezeen,...
Principal, Jagrut & Partners
Jagrut Patel, believes in designing spaces that engage experiences. A strategic thinker with passion for innovation, always ready with a solution, be it any resource crunch, or an on-site glitch, or ‘e-Architecting’ design processes. He heads Jagrut & Partners, a...
Director, IPH Glasses
Marketing Head, Stonelam
Bharat is a tenured Marketing professional with experience in various domains ranging from Automotive, Real Estate, Elevators & Building Materials in companies such as Mahindra, Volvo Eicher, Lodha, Schindler and currently Heads Marketing at Stonelam Surfaces.
Director, AAPL-Architects
Founder director of associated architects india pvt ltd formerly known as ‘the associates’ since 1992. He has been working globally in 5 countries till date and inclined towards modern architecture Has actively worked on around 700 plus projects globally. Keen...
Director, Façade Engineering Services
Partner of – Façade Engineering Services (FES Consultant) provides professional consulting services to Architects, Builders & Developers offering state of the art expertise on the design and implementation of the building envelope. Working closely with architects, developers, corporate clients assisting...
Vice President - Planning & Projects, Venus Infrastructure
I am a Senior Management Professional with rich experience in identifying, appraising, conceptualising, planning and executing multiple concurrent and complex residential, commercial and hospitality projects across India. This includes feasibility studies, land acquisition, legal & liaison coordination, business plan underwriting,...
Dean - Faculty of Design, CEPT
Saleem Bhatri brings 18 years of integrated experience across the domains of Industrial Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Art, and Education, with leadership roles in multiple organizations. He is currently a Partner at Case Design, an international architectural and design practice...
National Manager - Façade, Schueco India
Pratik Doshi, is the National Manager for Façade Business at Schueco India. With 18 years of experience in Construction industry, and 9.5 of which he has spent at Schueco India, Pratik has handled various sales territories and worked closely with...
Innovations Manager, Schueco India
Dr.Omkar Powar is a senior innovations manager at Schueco Innovaton Hub for Asia, Oceania & the Americas which is located in India. He has received his Master of Engineering (Structures) from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS) Pilani and...
Head of Engineering, Schueco India
Kushagra Awasthi comes with over 13 years of experience in various aspects of façade and fenestration in both Aluminium and UPVC products. By education, he is a post-graduate in Architecture, integrated with Façade Design, from TH OWL, Germany, and a...
Director, HiFab
Ashit Sevantilal Vora, aged 56 years, is the Managing Director and CEO of our Company. He has over 30 years of experience in the façade Industry and has been the whole and soul person in the development of our business....
Head of Technical Department, Kinlong
Mr. Akshay is leading Kinlong’s business and technical operations in the Indian Subcontinent. In India and Sri Lanka , he has been working with leading developers, consultants, architects, and facade fabricators and also had studied mechanical engineering in the past...
Head Business Development & Marketing, Fundermax India
A marketer by profession, wordsmith by passion, creative by behaviorism and a lifelong learner, Nivedita is a specialist with in-depth knowledge of conceptualizing, developing and implementing sales & marketing strategies & plans which established strong brand equity for the companies....
Chief Customer Officer, FunderMax
Ashwanii Khanna is a seasoned professional with over 11 years of experience in the facade industry and an overall career spanning 18 years in the construction materials sector. Having worked with esteemed organizations such as Fundermax, Armstrong, and Saint Gobain....
CMD & Senior Principal, INI Design Studio
Ar. Jayesh Hariyani has served the building and design industry for over 30 years, specializing in architecture & planning combining city planning, urban design, architecture, interior architecture and mix used real estate development that are based on sustainability. Mr. Hariyani...
National Head - Projects, Viva Metal Composite Panel
Mr.Faizer Ali Dastagir is the National Head–Projects for Viva Composite Panels. He is a Mechanical engineer by qualification. He Has 25 years’ experience in Marketing, Business Development, Operations and also handling execution for various Façade projects with leading Façade Companies...
Principal, Mandviwala Qutub and Associates
Mr. Qutub Mandviwala, an architect from Mumbai, India is the founder of MQA[ Mandviwala Qutub and Associates] an architecture and urban design studio. For last two and half decades the firm has engaged in various work experiments with new spatial...
Principal, Facade Design Factory
Mr.Praveen K. Chaubey is one of the well-known names in the field of façade engineering in India and internationally. He have an experience of more than 15 years in Façade Industry. He has executed many complicated facades in india and...
Regional Director - India, Inhabit Group
Gautam leads Inhabit’s business and presence in the Indian sub-continent as the regional director. With a background in architecture and multi-disciplinary engineering practise through his career, he has worked with leading developers and architects on projects across Hong Kong, Macau,...
General Manager - South Asia, Serge Ferrari Group
Arun MADAPPALLATH, a Mathematics graduate and a post-graduate diploma in Computer Applications, is the General Manager of Serge Ferrari India Pvt Ltd for South Asia. He has been associated in the field of tensile membrane architecture for over 18 years...
Conference Agenda
  • Passive façade design strategies that lead to achieving “Net Zero Goals"
  • Showcasing integrated design process that inform early design choices without carrying out project specific calculations

  • Types of fire, classification and international standards
  • Key criteria for material selection
  • Unique façade applications and concepts
  • HDFC Mumbai: A shift from conventional approach
  • Max Tower Noida: Evolution to execution
  • NMMT: A parametric approach
  • Thermal & Visual Comfort
  • Unique Design Identity
  • Energy savings and Fire safety
  • DfM - Designed for Manufacturing
  • DfD – Designed for Disassembly
  • A true Cradle to Cradle approach in design
  • 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

Ashit Vora

  • Selection of façade structure and challenges
  • Digitalization in façade
  • Aesthetic features façades
  • Fire and safety norms by local fire authority
  • Fire retardant materials selection in high rise buildings
  • Fire smoke seal floor to floor and compartment to compartment
  • Emergence of new shades and textures
  • Importance of using FR ACP Panels
  • Innovations In ACP
  • Challenges with existing materials
  • Material Usage
  • Applications
  • Restricted distortion in
  • Types of undulance in glasses, it’s causes and it’s solutions
  • Modern façades with digital printed glass
  • How do we incorporate balconies and operable windows for ventilation and that comply with the building codes?
  • Is operable sliding window in glazed curtain wall a viable option? What are the other options?
  • Pros and cons of using high performance glass in a residential high rise without central air conditioning system?
  • How do you control security and privacy in such buildings?

Gautam Bhasin

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