126th Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This will be the 126th edition globally and the 4th edition in Hyderabad 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
Design Principal, 360 Life Design Studio International
Sujith Kumar is a highly experienced international architect with a reputation for designing environments that foster a sense of community and connection. His technical expertise and artistic vision have earned him numerous awards and recognition in the industry, including being...
Executive Director, Landbase Consulting
Vinod Binu currently holds the position of Executive Director at Landbase Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. At Landbase, his primary role is to strategize & implement the Project management process compliance at various ongoing projects and bring in innovative best practices to improve the...
Associate Vice President - Commercial Architect, My Home Constructions
Sandeep Kumar is an architect having 25 years of experience internationally; out of which 16 years is is a consultant with international firms like RJA (USA) and DPA Singapore and 9 years with reputed developers like Brigade, Sattva and My...
Principal Architect, 96 Design Group
Ashok Bhairi is an Architect and Urban Designer with over Twenty years of experience in Masterplanning, Architecture and Urban Design projects across India. He is the principal architect of 96 DESIGN GROUP [96DG] based in Hyderabad since 2013.He has completed...
Principal, CnT Architects
Mehul Patel is an architect with more than two decades of industry experience, working on projects of various typologies in India. He graduated from CEPT and spent three formative years at Bijoy Jain & Associates where he got hands-on experience...
Design Manager, Kinlong India
Pradeep SM is a highly experienced professional in the field of façade and fenestration engineering. With his seven years of experience and a master’s degree in Machine Design, he possesses extensive knowledge of structural engineering components of façade systems. As...
Director, Arcop
Director - India, Eckersley O’Callaghan
Sushant Goel is a post-graduate structural engineer from University of Stuttgart and was based in Germany for seven years. Over there he worked on projects located in the USA, Europe and Middle East that relate to grid shells, membranes, cable...
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...
Manager Architect, FHD India
Sriram is an Architect with 11 years’ experience in India, USA and Dubai. He is an Associate member of American Institute of Architects. He completed his B.Arch. with University Gold medal from National Institute of Technology Trichy, and M.Arch. with...
Principal Consultant, PRA Façade & Envelope Consultancy
Kartheek is a Principal Consultant and Managing Partner of PRA Façade Consultants and has 16 years of experience in facade engineering in several markets like Asia, Europe & Gulf regions. His experience encompasses all stages of a building enclosure’s life...
Senior Façade Consultant, Arup
Ritesh started his career with Arup Singapore after completing his Bachelor`s in Architecture from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and has now re-joined Arup Mumbai Office as Senior Consultant. Ritesh is currently leading the façade team for Arup India....
National Head - Projects, Viva 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...
Founder and CEO , Aluvision Façade Solutions
Working in the Curtain wall industry for more than 22 years my expertise covers many areas,from creating preliminary design proposal to assessing the on-site erection of complete wall systems. Worked on engineering and designing of prestigious projects all over world...
Managing Director, Schueco India
Shyam is the Managing Director of Schueco’s business in India and neighboring countries including Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Maldives. He has worked in the construction section for over 15 years, and drives a focus on industry partnerships, innovation, and...
Director, Aluplex
Armed with a Structural Engineering double-degree from Oxford University, Rohan has experience working with Façade and Fenestration companies in Thailand, Spain and South Korea. Leading the operations at Aluplex since 2011, Rohan has been using his strong technical foundations to...
Principal Consultant, Aspect Façade and Engineering Consultants
In the Façade industry for over 20 years and have held Technical & Managerial roles since 1996 in India and the Middle East. His role involves providing clients with façade solutions for their projects and facilitate commercial & technical negotiations...
Managing Director, Technoform
Alex Dantziguian is the Managing Director of Technoform Middle East DMCC, based in Dubai since 2006. TECHNOFORM, is the global leader based in Germany with worldwide know-how on thermal insulation of doors, windows, & facades for over 50 years. With...
Director, Design Haaus
Rajeev Kumar Sharma (b.1977) is an architect, who is the founder director of Designhaaus, He graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in the year 2002 and after a short but extensive professional experience founded the design firm “Gravity” which...
Design Head - Deputy General Manager, Aurobindo Realty & Infrastructure Private Limited
Nunna Venkatesh is a highly motivated and skilled architect with over 20 years of experience in the field of architecture and construction. He holds a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from the Indian Institute of Architects, which has provided him with...
Senior Vice President, Meenakshi Developers
Vasu Prakash has a B Tech Degree in Civil and has completed MBA in marketing. During his time at L&T, he was involved in significant projects across different sectors, demonstrating your versatility and expertise. These projects, including the steel plant,...
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...
R&D Head, Dow
Ravishankar supports the TS&D team to drive projects in innovation and transformational growth projects. In addition, he has domain expertise in providing design support and demonstrated technical leadership in building facade projects for India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka. Ravi joined...
Conference Agenda
  • Natural daylight: Understanding this precious commodity
  • Designing with light in mind
  • Light and solar control
  • Understanding fire and the need for perimeter barriers.
  • Holistic approach for design and use of perimeter barrier
  • Façade testing and ground reality
  • Types of fire, classification and international standards
  • Key criteria for material selection
  • Unique façade applications and concepts
  • Elements of holistic approach
  • Case study on 63 Madison Avenue in New York, Atlassian Central in Sydney and Two Taikoo Place in Hong Kong
  • Case study on MSR North Tower
  • Case study on CMR Engineering Block
  • Case study on Yoo Hyderabad
  • 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?

Shyam Raghunandan

  • Case Study AIIMS and Covid Hospitals
  • Case Study on City Police Commissionerate Headquarters
  • Sustainability
  • Carbon neutral silicones for sustainable façade materials
  • Materials to meet new design needs
  • Automation tools for increasing productivity in day-to-day tasks
  • How parametric design can help to resolve the geometry for optimised panel modulations?
  • Advanced data management tools
  • Emergence of new shades and textures
  • Importance of using FR ACP Panels
  • Innovations In ACP
  • Thermal insulation in windows, doors, and façades – How it works!
  • Warm edge spacers for insulated glass units – What is it?
  • How to save money, energy, and the environment with your building fenestration
  • Overview of the concept and principles behind tension rod and cable façades
  • Integration of tension rods and cables with other façade elements
  • Engineering and construction challenges associated with the same
  • What is regenerating architecture?
  • Limits of sustainable design
  • System thinking approach and the future
  • Unspoken challenges in design and construction phase
  • Meeting local building codes, standards and regulations while pushing the boundaries of facade design and technology
  • How can we break the sterotype in the façade industry?
  • Working togteher to make façades eco friendly
  • What kind of changes and developments we can expected by 2050?

Kartheek Naidu Pasupuleti

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