147th Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This will be the 147th edition globally and the 1st edition in Pune which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

Speakers & Panelists
Head Architect, Gagan Developers
Pallavi has 17 years of experience across 3 different cities. She has worked with a lot of renowned architect firms Her Major role is designing residential projects from inception to handing over the project. She has got her architecture degree...
Senior Vice President, Malpani Group
Rupali is equipped with extensive background of over 28 years, in providing astute leadership, vision and market knowledge, in directing cross functional teams and developing innovative strategies. Detail oriented architect and takes pride in providing value for the cost incurred...
Chairman - Founder, Team ANA
With 38 years of Experience in Architecture, Ar. Avinash Nawathe has established and ANA and steered his team towards indisputable success. With Ethics, trust and reliability at his core, he has created a legacy that has left a mark in...
Business Head - Pune, Runwal
Results-driven professional with over 26 years of experience in Architectural design and coordination of Hotels, Convention Centres, Institutions, Commercial and Residential. Capable of taking on responsibility with extensive experience in designing, planning, managing and executing projects in a 24×7 environment....
Managing Partner, Madhav Limaye Consulting
Consulting is both an art and a science, blending the finesse of advising with the precision of implementation. Satyajit Limaye, director at Madhav Limaye Consulting LLP, a prominent project management consultant based in Pune, embodies this ethos. The firm, established...
Managing Director, Planedge Consultants
“Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce Nilesh Ishwar Laddad, a luminary in civil engineering and business operations. With a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and being a Gold Medalist in Civil Engineering from Pune University,...
Principal, Sankalp Designers
Shitesh Agrawal, the founder of Sankalp Designers, is a renowned architect based inPune, celebrated for his dedication to clients’ visions and groundbreaking projects acrossPune, Mumbai, and beyond. His notable achievements include the Maha Metro in Puneand the iconic ICG Towers...
Managing Director, Enclosure Facade Solutions
Milind, with 30 years of international experience in the façade industry, has spent over 22 years collaborating with both National and International Façade Contractors. His background in facade design engineering equips him with comprehensive expertise in this specialized field. Milind’s work spans across diverse regions,...
Head - Design, Gera Developers
Anshu is a seasoned Architect and a construction management professional with 22+ years of experience in large-scale commercial development and community homes across 10 cities in the country. She hold’s a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Mumbai University and Postgraduate...
Principal, Swapnil Patil + Partners Architects
Swapnil is a three time national award winning Architect & Urban Designer from the University of California, Berkeley, USA. He has over twenty two years professional experience of working for public and private sector on a range of project types...
Principal Architect, TAO Architecture
Manish Banker, a graduate in Architecture from the Institute of Environmental Design in Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Gujarat, distinguished himself through his research thesis on ‘Organic Architecture. With a foundation built during his two-year apprenticeship at Osho Commune International, collaborating with...
Director, Enia Design
Shival Manchanda is a qualified architect and has more than 25 years of overall experience as an architect and project manager working on numerous projects ranging from transport infrastructure, transit oriented real estate (commercial offices, hotel), standalone greenfield real estate...
Principal, RSM Design Solution
Rakesh Morudkar is Mechanical Engineer and has 25 year Rich and Varied Experience in the Façade Consultancy and Engineering Services. His ability to think more Practically and Proactively from the Concept Design Stage itself is what makes him stand apart....
Founding Partner, TriDA Desgin
With a keen eye for details and an experience of over 15 years in the field of architecture, Ar. Sushant Warape strongly believes that a good design is one that is environmentally, socially, and economically proportionate. Known for the simplicity...
Founder & Principal Architect, Moco Design Studio
Visionary Architect, Pritika Manjrekar, has a unique offering. She not only translates her client’s aspirations into visions but also enables them to convert these visions into reality. Pritika says “I believe that the role of the architect has expanded from...
Associate Director, VRU Façade Engineering
Vishal, a Civil Engineer by profession brings along with him a 25 plus years of multifaceted experience of the industry. With structural engineering being his ethos he has successfully designed   a variety of projects of all statures in RCC, structural...
Sales Manager, Panasonic KMEW
Jun Miyazono has been with KMEW Co.,Ltd. for 14 years, the only company in Japan that provides total coordination of exterior materials, and is currently the Sales Manager for India, He is currently responsible for all exterior materials (exterior wall...
Associate Director - Projects, Morphogenesis
Graduated from the School of Architecture at Bharti Vidyapeeth University in Pune, Abhishek Arora is an Associate Director at Morphogenesis, one of India’s leading award-winning Architecture and Urban Design practices. The firm has been ranked yet again, for the 13th...
Area Sales Manager, KinLong
Dakshil is a distinctly experienced professional in the field of construction hardware, with over 4+ years of experience. As an Area Sales Manager of KIN LONG in Western India, Dakshil has worked with well-known Developers, Consultants, Architects, and Façade Fabricators...
Consulting Architect, DSP
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...
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...
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....
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 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...
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...
Global Partnerships Director, Siderise
Sreenivas Narayan is Technical and Compliance Director for India, the Middle East, and South Asia Pacific at Siderise Group and is responsible for developing and delivering the technical strategy for the business in the region. His experience in the passive...
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,...
Conference Agenda
  • Microclimate, thermal comfort, and culture: Key factors in façade generation
  • Designing high performance skins: sustainability and optimization
  • Façade as a multiplanar element
  • Why double skin façade and benefits
  • Case study
  • Unique applications
  • 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
  • Material and spandrel behaviour in a fire scenario
  • Changing regulatory landscape and paths to compliance
  • Eliminating gaps between design and as-built performance by following manufacturer installation instructions
  • Solving the puzzle of cavities in cladding for futureproofing buildings
  • Experiments with new age material
  • Paying homage to old craftmanship
  • Bringing human scale details to façade
  • Design to decarbonize
  • Building the supply chain to support sustainability
  • Pune Airport concept
  • Kasturchand Park Metro Station - Heritage context
  • Various railway station modernisation concepts
  • How can design impact the parameters for the performance of a modern façade?
  • Analyzing the benefits of considering passive design strategies
  • Strategizing sustainable design through local material procurement
  • Looking at net-zero carbon and how can this global trend be implemented in India?

Milind Sorkhade

  • How has history masked the essence of façade?
  • How has inclusivity and sustainability expanded the approach to façade design?
  • What does the future look like ? Going beyond the mask.
  • How quality is not necessarily related to physical product, it emanates from the façade concept drawing and concludes with the façade handover
  • Caveats that need be considered comprehensively for a sustainable façade
  • Doing the right work first time irrespective of being observed and or being checked later
  • Technology and innovation to incorporate natural ventilation in continuous glazed facades using passive ventilation techniques
  • Use of Sliding Systems within unitised curtainwall systems
  • Maintenance and lifecycle of external façades for residential buildings
  • Coil coating standards and innovations in paints technology
  • Customization of shades and texture
  • Exciting products aiding sustainability
  • How photocatalytic coating decomposes the stain and washes away
  • How ceramic coating enables the façade to have long lasting beauty
  • Introducing a new cladding product integrating these features with case studies
  • Hybrid structures of façades
  • Advancements in aesthetic façades
  • Market trends in façade industry
  • 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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