“With a vision to bring together the brightest minds of the façade industry in order to bridge the gap between knowledge and serve, the first season of Zak World of Façades was conceptualised and featured prominent names from the industry talking on various challenges and innovations in façade design and engineering.”
First to address the audience was Mr Sacha Fritz (Project Manger, Priedemann Consultants) who gave elaboration on “Quality, Sustainable & Energy Efficient Envelopes”.
The next segment was taken charge by Mr Gary Ledger (Training Manager, Kawneer UK) who elucidated the insurgent need for performance façades and the use of the same in India.
The fourth speaker was Mr Satish Kumar (Director, Elumatec India) who presented on “Innovations & Techniques in Façade Production; From Desktop to Workshop; How to Link Softwares to Machines”.
The highlight of the evening was the client – specifier – consultant – applicator group discussion which involved Mr Selvam (CEO & Director, Geotrix Building Envelope) as the moderator and the applicator. Mr Kiran Uchil (Director, RSP India) represented the architect fraternity. Mr Mahesh Arumugam (Director, Meinhardt India) was the façade consultant on the panel. Representing the client side, we had Mr Keith Dias, Sr Director, Net Apps India. Mr Ravi Shankar, Technical Head, Dow Corning India represented the sealant community on the panel. The audience joined in with several interesting questions to the panelists.
The 270 strong delegates had an elaborate networking opportunity with the presenting sponsor Halfen and the associate sponsors Kawneer, Elumatec, Dow Corning who are great contributors to the World of Façades concept in their own right.