122nd Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This will be the 122nd edition globally and the 2nd edition in Chennai 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
Façade Consultant, Nemcon
CEO, Ramcons
Amrith is a Civil Engineer from the College of Engineering, Guindy, with a Master’s in Construction Management from Texas A&M University. He joined Ramcons in 2005 starting as a Site Engineer and later took over the reins of the company....
Managing Director, , Avante Façades
Gregory Romine has spent his 46 year career engaged in the façade industry ranging from product design, manufacturing, façade contracting and consulting. Greg founded Avante Façade Consulting (previously Axis Façade Consulting) in 1997 and the firm has grown to support...
Managing Director, Appaswamy Real Estates
Managing Director - India, SE Controls
A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from a prestigious college in Chennai, Nikhil has been serving customers with SE Controls India and the SAARC Region since its inception in the Indian Market in 2012. Nikhil now leads a four member team...
City Head, Capitaland
Mr. Velan is a highly accomplished professional with expertise in both civil engineering and sustainable design of Green IT Buildings. His extensive knowledge and experience have allowed him to successfully implement various projects, including the state-of-the-art motorcycle plant in Jaipur...
Director, TDS
Experienced with 19 years of expertise in the field of Façade engineering. Proven track record of success in leading high-performance teams, driving strategic initiatives, and delivering results. Skilled in generating innovative ideas for design and project management. Passionate about facade...
Director, Dius Design Consultants
Associate & StudioHead, CnT Architects
Chaitanya leads a team of architects working on projects across varying building typologies, scales, and geographical locations in CnT. He also shares practice management and business development responsibilities in the firm. He holds a B.Arch. from SPA New Delhi and...
Senior Associate Director & CityHead - Project & Development Services, Cushman&Wakefield
A seasoned professional with over 17 years of experience in project management, program management, change management, and contract management. With a Master’s degree in Construction Management, he has a deep understanding of the industry and has managed numerous projects from...
Deputy General Manager, Kinlong Hardware
Tony J Perayil’s role as a senior employee at Kinlong Hardware India Pvt Ltd and his expertise in mega project handling, particularly in airport projects, make him a valuable asset to the company. His contributions to the establishment and growth...
Partner, architectureRED
Biju Kuriakose co-founded architectureRED, an architecture and urban design firm based out of Chennai, India. Having studied architecture in Mumbai, Biju received his Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urban design from Pratt Institute, New York. aRED’s current projects include designing...
Senior DGM, L&T Constructions
S. Roopesh Kumar is working as a Sr. DGM Façade in L&T Construction, he is a Civil Engineer by profession having more than 25 years of experience in construction industries involved in Residential, commercial, Industrial, Airport projects. Prior to L&T...
Lead Façade, L&T Constructions
ShriKrishna Ginde has an overall experience of 27 years in accomplishing prestigious facade projects, worth more than ₹2000+ Crores invalue and Lakhs of SqMts in Volume. Have had hands on training at an overseas Façade Testing Lab – AL Futtaim...
Regional Head, Edifice Consultants
Ar.Gokulamurali is a highly accomplished Architect with over 15 years of experience in the architecture industry. He started his career with Edifice in 2006 and has since then made a remarkable mark in the field with his unique, creative, and...
Principal Architect, Amer & Ani Architects
Amernath graduated from SRM College of Architecture in 2006. His formative years were spent working for some of the prominent architectural voices in Bangalore and a renowned builder in Chennai. Amernath has gained extensive experience in Multistoried residential apartments and...
Founding Partner, Trilogue Studio
Mr. C.S.Raghuram is the Founding Partner of TRILOGUE STUDIO, an architectural design practice that focuses on sustainability and technology in the built environment. He is also part of his family firm, C R Narayana Rao Consultants (CRN), a multi-disciplinary Architectural...
VP - Sales & Application Engineering, FunderMax
T.S.Aditya is working as an Vice President – Sales with FunderMax. He is associated with the brand for more than 8 years, and has been responsible for the company’s sales function which includes, adding key accounts, developing and managing sales...
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...
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....
Project Director, Evermark Façades
Nanda has over 17 years of rich experience in various capacities in façade construction projects. He is currently heading Evermark Project Solutions, A Consulting firm as Façade Project Director. Prior to Evermark, he was with Goldman Sachs through C&W as...
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...
Director - Design, Venkataramanan associates
Ravindra Kumar (Ravee), heads Design as a Director at Venkataramanan associates. His strength has been in providing innovative design solutions to emerging project trends in Asia. He has a keen understanding of the complex needs of urbanity and its reconstruct...
Principal, Shripal and Venkat Architects
A passionate designer, with an eye for detail, Shripal has been practicing architecture and interior design for more than two and a half decades. SVA has designed integrated townships, gated communities, institutional buildings, senior living communities, mixed use commercial projects,...
Global Director - High Performance Products, Kuraray
Ron Hull, P.E, CDT® is the Global Director of High-Performance Products for Kuraray. Ron is based in the USA and holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration. He currently serves on the Board of Directors...
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...
Country Manager, DanPal India
Niraj Borikar is the Country Manager of Dan Pal (India) Private Limited managing the operations in India with responsibility of establishing and growing the business of versatile and innovative portfolio of Light Architecture Solutions. Niraj is a Mechanical Engineering graduate...
Regional Director - South Asia, Avante Façades
With a view to lead by example through devoted work ethics and constant innovation, Suresh is one of the most sought after façade consultants of India with a unique approach of integrating and detailing to insure that all elements of...
Conference Agenda
  • Pushing beyond the normal palette of materials to create inspired facades that will create a long legacy on the skyline of cities
  • Facade material for Smaller scale cultural, academic and residential buildings.
  • Embracing innovation and adaptive technologies in materials will increase aesthetics, performance and sustainable design.
  • Emerging trends and technology
  • Understand the importance of design before it builds
  • Façade performance for mixed use developments
  • Building envelope design: For today or for the future
  • Innovations and aesthetic in the building design for the future
  • Façade building design in india
  • Challenges in designing high-rise buildings with glazed curtain wall in Chennai
  • Design strategies for façade system in a high-rise building
  • Glazing residential buildings for better occupant comfort
  • How do we raise the bar of building more high-rise towers
  • Future of the high-rise buildings in Chennai as compared to other metropolitan cities in India

Shripal Munshi

  • Façade design across recent projects
  • Case study on Aurobindo Galaxy Towers, Hyderabad
  • Case study on Myscape Weave Office, Hyderabad
  • Factors of energy efficient façade
  • Enhancing thermal performance
  • Optimizing materials by analysing
  • Fundamentals of fire safety in buildings
  • Risk associated with fire and provisions in design
  • Types of fire, classification and international standards
  • Key criteria for material selection
  • Unique façade applications and concepts
  • Emergence of new shades and textures
  • Importance of using FR ACP Panels
  • Innovations In ACP
  • Principles of form in architectural design
  • Functionality in architectural design
  • Contextual design in architecture
  • Changing façade trends: Dynamic and LED transparent façade
  • Project case studies in India
  • Integrating the right assessment models for getting the most value out of façades
  • Value engineering versus value extortion: Is it cost reduction for diminished value?
  • Continuing the process improvisations for best practices
  • Value engineering for bespoke façades procurements to suit local requirements

Shrikrishna Ginde

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