142nd Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This will be the 142nd edition globally and the 9th edition in Bengaluru 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
Studio Director, Gensler
Passionate Designer with 20 years of diverse experience in consultancy, real estate industry and Startups. Her expertise lies in Design management, Built-to-suite, Implementing best practices, Strategic planning and Business development. She has worked on a broad spectrum of projects across...
Regional Head, Edifice Consultants
Jayesh is the Regional Head for the Bengaluru Studio at Edifice Consultants Pvt. Ltd. He is a passionate designer and has had a diverse experience in future-forward Corporate Workspaces, master planning and campus design projects. Since 2017, Jayesh has also...
Associate Architect, Architecture Dialogue
With over 8 years of experience as an Associate Architect at Architecture Dialogue, Vishnu Mohan excels in steering large-scale projects from conception to completion. His leadership spans across diverse responsibilities, including architectural innovation, cutting-edge technology integration, and fostering global collaborations....
Assistant Vice President - Design, Brigade Group
Mandar is Asst. Vice President-Design at Brigade Group, one of India’s leading real estate developers and currently heading the Hospitality Project’s designs. Mandar comes with around 24 years of experience in design consultancy and project management background and has worked...
Zonal Manager, Kinlong India
Avinash D is highly experienced professional in the field of Façade & Engineering, With more than 5 years of experience. As the Overseas of KIN LONG’s Sales operations in Southern India, Avinash had also collaborated with well-known Developers, Consultants, Architect...
Managing Partner, MAP Architects
Meghna strongly believes that built forms have the power to transform, connect and inspire people all over the world. But what intrigues her more are the structures which are built in our lands by our own people sourcing local materials...
Director - Design and Projects, Aedium
Sandeep Rajendran is a seasoned architect with a 19-year journey, showcasing expertise in the Building Information Modeling (BIM) domain, specifically the Revit platform, for 16 years. Commencing his career by delivering pivotal documentation and visualization support to global architectural firms,...
Partner, ACE Group
AKSHARA VERMA (1988, India) is an alumnus of RV School of Architecture in Bangalore, India and Berlage Centre for Advanced Architecture & Urban Design, TU Delft, The Netherlands. She has strived to gather diverse and versatile work experience over the...
Director - India and UAE, Eminent International Testing Centre
Over 19 years of experience in façade testing in Middle East, India and other Asian Countries. Reji has handled several iconic projects such as Dubai international Airport [UAE], Hamad International Airport-Doha [Qatar], Riyad Metro Stations [KSA], Nirlon Knowledge Park- Mumbai...
Specifications Manager, Jotun Powder Coatings
A professional with over 15 years of experience in the Façade industry and having worked in diverse set of projects ranging from Infrastructure to Residential projects. Deepak brings to you a wide range of solutions that Jotun Powder Coatings can...
Principal, Country Head - Indian Subcontinent, Aedas
Rafael is a Principal at Aedas with over 25 years of experience stretching more than 60 projects in 10 different countries – including Colombia, the USA, China, Singapore, and India. He holds a degree in Architecture from the Pontificia Universidad...
Assistant Vice President, Brookfield Properties
Nitin holds the position of Assistant Vice President at Brookfield Properties, where he plays a pivotal role in implementing sustainable design practices in project delivery. He also spearheads the ESG initiatives for Brookfield Properties India, focusing on design and development...
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...
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...
Director - Architecture, DSP Design Associates
Yogesh Tantia oversees design teams across DSP studios and guides the design of projects around various typologies. He approaches difficult design challenges by concentrating on the essence of an idea and allowing it to drill down into the details of...
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....
Vice President, Maia Estate
With over three decades of experience, Rudresh KV has established himself as an expert in real estate development and construction management. As a civil engineer driven by entrepreneurial passion, he has overseen all phases of large-scale projects from feasibility to...
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...
Managing Director, FunderMax
An astute, self-motivated, results driven leader and Managing Director, Dr.Prashanth Reddy spearheads Fundermax, the leading Austrian architectural brand’s Indian business for the last 16 years from a career spanning 31 years. A mechanical engineer, postgraduate in business administration and a...
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...
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®...
Chief Technical Officer - India & Managing Director, Colliers
Seasoned Project Management professional with 22+ years of demonstrated history delivering diverse Real Estate industry in India and overseas. Skilled in all aspects of development management, Jatin has a proven delivery track record and first-hand knowledge of the entire real...
Principal, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Christoph Timm leads SOM’s Enclosure Group, a practice embedded among the design and engineering studios in the firm’s New York office that focuses on the design of building enclosures and facades. With more than two decades of experience in the...
Director, Turner & Townsend
Rajat Bhattacharjee is working as Director with Turner & Townsend and managing project management vertical for South Indian market. He comes with 19+ years of rich experience in Greenfield and Fit-out projects. His has handled large projects in Campus, Commercial,...
Partner, Venkataramanan Group
Aparna Narasimhan an architect with over 30 years of experience is Partner and Design Director at Venkataramanan Associates a leading architectural practice. In her position, Aparna guides the firm’s design process and critical review sessions. A keen artist and proponent...
Conference Agenda
  • Holistic design strategies; Putting people first and creating positive climate and economic outcomes
  • 10 steps to get to net zero energy
  • The adaptive reuse revolution
  • Defining the character of high rise buildings
  • Aesthetics, safety & functionality of elements used in a façade
  • Creating energy efficient façades & maintain ambient internal temperatures
  • 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
  • How façade testing helps in leakage & structural integrity, preserving building integrity, enhancing longetivity and preventing costly repairs
  • Types of essential façade performance tests
  • An airport as a destination and a gateway that reflects the identity of its city
  • Bamboo and biophilia creating a terminal in a garden
  • A forest belt that introduces massive outdoor space within an airport
  • Design to decarbonize
  • Building the supply chain to support sustainability
  • Case Study 1: Pragati Maidan
  • Case Study 2: Residential Development Design
  • Case Study 3: Rail Façade Design
  • Crafting façades tailored for peak performance by prioritizing design with specific functional objectives
  • Maximizing performance potential through strategic utilization of engineered system façades, optimizing their functionalities to enhance overall building performance
  • Implementing innovative shading strategies on façades for superior climate control and energy efficiency
  • Revolutionary design approaches tailored for versatile mixed-use building façades

Aparna Narasimhan

  • Breaking the mould: The transformative tale of educational architecture façade
  • Embracing a universal shift towards innovation and unconventionality in façades
  • Performance: Architectural powder coatings that combines timeless protection, ultimate durability, weathering properties and ease of application
  • Aesthetics: Wide range of finishes ,colours, metallics, textures to suit your design intent
  • Sustainability: Architectural powder coatings, the green choice, principles of sustainability at the core
  • The design criteria of the façade and essential parameters for architectural aesthetics and functionality
  • Alternative materials for cladding façade
  • The care and the unkeep of façades
  • Choosing the right interlayer for the right application
  • Good Practices of Lamination
  • Sustainable interlayers
  • Fundamental concepts and principles that form the basis of rod and tension cable façades
  • Fixed Cable Façades, Integrated Engineering Design and Technological Advancements
  • Innovation and future trends in point fixed façades​
  • A detailed case study on the project Monte Carlo in Ahmedabad
  • 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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