133rd Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This will be the 133rd edition globally and the 10th edition in Mumbai 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
Vice President, DB Realty
With 28 years of dynamic, innovative, and result-driven experience, Jagdish is a seasoned professional renowned for orchestrating strategic visions and executing them across diverse industry domains, including residential buildings, high-rise structures, commercial complexes, malls, composite buildings, roadworks, warehouses, and bungalow...
Project Head, L&T Realty
With a career spanning over 22 years, Ankur Jadhav, who has completed PG in Advance Construction Management NICMAR, Pune. Has established himself as a seasoned professional in the field of Project Management. His expertise encompasses several types of projects, including...
Head – Design (South), K Raheja
Graduated from the Sushant School of Art and Architecture in New Delhi, Akriti Kapur is The Head of Design at K Raheja Corp – Commercial Real Estate and Mindscape REIT. One of India’s leading Developers and one of the 3...
Associate Director, Mace
Jawahar Shaik is Civil Engineer with Masters in Project Management, has practical expertise in safely and successfully delivering major construction programmes and projects spans more than two half decades, across India and Middle East. Since last 10 years has been...
Co - Founder, Pentaspace Design Studio
An innovator and motivator to the team, Ar. Gaurav Sanghavi leads conceptualisation and project planning at Pentaspace. His expertise lies in visualisation for the future, which allows him to take the lead in the spatial planning of every project, and...
Marketing Leader, AkzoNobel
A Self-driven, passionate and an ambitious marketer with over 10 years of professional experience having exceptional track record in Creating, Communicating & Delivering VALUE through brands in the healthcare & coatings industry. An IIM -Kozhikode Alumni, she holds double master’s...
Founding Director, Kiran Kapadia and Associates
Kiran Kapadia is an architect and urban designer. He received his Bachelor’s degree from CEPT University, Ahmedabad and Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University, USA. He founded Kapadia Associates in 1991, which has grown steadily over the...
Founder and Principal, V3 Façade Design Studio
Vicky is the Founder and Principal Façade Consultant for, Bharat’s fastest growing façade design consulting firms, V3 Façade Design Studio. He has done his graduation in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Business Administration and Operations Management. In a very short...
Advanced Systems Product Manager, Danpal
Hassan shoulders the global responsibility for the advanced systems, overseeing their promotion and adoption across the world. His commitment to expanding the reach of Danpal’s innovative solutions is evident in his efforts to provide comprehensive training programs, both in-person and...
Director of Global Sales, SE Controls
Beginning as a Quantity Surveyor, Martin has held senior positions in architectural glazing and aluminium system companies before joining SE Controls in 1996. Becoming Commercial Director in 2003, and latterly Director of Global Sales in 2017, Martin continues to play...
Vice President - Design, Alufit International
I’ve immersed myself in the intricate world of the façade industry for nearly three decades with a remarkable 18-year tenure in the bustling hub of architectural innovation, Dubai. Since 2016 I proudly hold the esteemed position of Vice President –...
Research & Development Leader, AkzoNobel
With over 25 years of unwavering expertise in the realm of technical, Kuppu Babu specializes in product development, Customer support and Value creation within the Coil & Architectural Coating Paint industry. Armed with robust educational foundation, holds a graduate degree...
Director, Morphogenesis
Graduated from the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, Alok DeCruz is Director-Projects at Morphogenesis, one of India’s leading award-winning Architecture and Urban Design practices. The firm has been ranked yet again, for the twelfth time running, among...
Director, Chaiam Consultants
Jagdish is well poised to provide innovative solutions to climate change adaptation, along with Green Building and LEED certification advisory services. A seasoned civil engineer, Jagdish has had a wide-ranging career in leadership roles with a global imprint which has...
Director Architecture | CRE, DSP Design Associates
Having spent about 2 decades with DSP Design; Amit was one among the core team members as DSP set its foundation in Pune as a full-fledged design studio. His contribution to the success of DSP in Pune led him to...
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...
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...
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...
Design Director, Benoy
Gregory brings a creative, multi-disciplinary approach to his projects, with over 20 years designing and delivering world-class destinations. He works across both architecture and interior design with Benoy’s Hong Kong, Singapore and Shenzhen studios. Gregory’s approach marries commercial problem solving...
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...
Senior Technical Program Manager - APAC, Kuraray
Malvinder Singh Rooprai, Architectural Market Development Manager & Technical Consultant for PVB division of Kuraray, is based out of New Delhi – INDIA. His key responsibilities are to grow the market for value added products under the umbrella of Trosifol®...
Director – Leader Façade UK, Arup
Russell is the leader of Arup’s façade business in the UK. Russell has a background in façade and structural engineering and specialises in the design, assessment and construction of all types of façade systems for a broad range of buildings....
Managing Director, Aluplex
Navin Keswani is the Pioneer of the Indian Façade Industry & has been awarded the President’s Udyog Rattan Award as early as 1985, from the President of India, for his excellence in the design of aluminium windows. Keswani is the...
Director, BES Consultants
Rajan has more than 30 years of international experience within the facade industry, out of which he has served more than 11 years at Arup. With Structural engineering background Rajan has gained working experiences in various regions such as Asia,...
Founder & Director, Sahvia Group
Founder and Director of SAHVIA GROUP, Ahmed has more than18 years of professional experience as façade designer. He believes that a great building must begin with unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the...
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,...
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...
Senor Associate, Architect Hafeez Contractor
Karl joined AHC as a trainee in the year 1999 and has received his MSC.AAO from Columbia University, New York, USA. He has immensely contributed to several iconic projects across various sectors be it master planning, residential, commercial, institutional or...
Conference Agenda
  • Microclimate, thermal comfort, and culture: Key factors in façade generation
  • Designing high performance skins: sustainability and optimization
  • Façade as a multiplanar element
  • Defining the character of high rise buildings
  • Aesthetics, safety & functionality of elements used in a façade
  • Creating energy efficient façades & maintain ambient internal temperatures
  • How failures can reduce the life of façades leading to wastage and increased carbon and ecological impact
  • Design lives and how they can be achieved and extended
  • Clients are entitled to receive what they paid for, how to see this happen
  • Using digital tools and processes to ride the data wave in pursuit of consistency and quality
  • Natural light
  • Beneficial design process
  • Innovative glazing materials
  • Design options from architectural perspectives
  • Design that works and doesn't work
  • Cost comparison
  • Design considerations
  • Execution techniques
  • Case studies & references
  • Transforming underperforming assets into long lasting, successful, mixed-use destinations
  • Incorporating balconies and operable windows for ventilation and that comply with the building codes
  • Is an operable sliding window in a 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
  • Controling security and privacy in such buildings

Gautam Bhasin

  • Fundamentals of fire safety in buildings
  • Risk associated with fire and provisions in design
  • Smoke extract via façade applications
  • Legislation changes post the Grenfell tragedy
  • Solutions within the Indian market
  • Conventional security glazings & their limitations
  • Use of advanced interlayers like Spallshield® & SentryGlas® for security glazings
  • Sustainable interlayer solutions
  • Inspirations for façade lighting
  • Design & technical solutions
  • Provisions & challenges
  • How these technologies can assist across the entire value chain starting at the architectural intent stage, through to detailed design, fabrication, and job-site management
  • Looking at significant practical challenges remain that have denied our industry the full gains
  • Investor Perspective: Building visualization zooming in and out into various levels of detail
  • Material Management: Using the model to track material availability and delivery
  • Job-site Status: Using the model to know if the building is made as per the design

Shyam Raghunandan

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