72nd Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This was the 72nd global edition and 7th edition in Bengaluru. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions also.

Speakers and Panelists
Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Rudresh is a graduate Civil engineer, and an expert in real estate construction industry, with 26 years of experience in Project management services, from identifying of the plot, till handing over, end to end with overall responsibility. Have managed large...
Associate Director, RSP Design Consultants
Sadashiv G Chakravarthy has over 12 years of experience in Master Planning and Architectural developments. Prior to joining RSP Design Consultants, He was associated as an Architect from 2008 to 2010 with S B Design, Sydney Australia, a multi-disciplinary firm...
Executive Director, KGD Architects
Ajay serves as director to healthcare and commercial projects at Kgd-architecture. An alumni ofIIinois Institute of Technology USA, he holds an experience of over 20years handling large scale work in India and abroad. His expertise lies in strategy & feasibility...
Managing Director, Schueco India
Director - Pre Construction Services, Schüco Asia
Principal, Thomas Associates
Associate Director - Program Cost Consultancy, Aecom
Skilled Cost Consultant with over 16 years of experience in the construction industry. A highly qualified Engineer and Member of Royal Institute of Charted Surveyors dedicated to helping clients accomplish financial goals by advising them of financial strategies and plans...
Director - Developments, Synergy Property Development Services
In 1993, he started his career in Bachelors Of Architecture from Madhav Institute of Technology & Science (MITS), Gwalior. Following his passion, he completed his post graduation in Master’s in Building Engineering and Management from School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi. In 2001, he started working at TCG...
Director, DP Façade
Mathieu Meur provides strategic and technical leadership as the director of DP Façade. Through his training as a multi-disciplinary engineer, and subsequent years of experience heading the largest façade consultancy practise in the world, he has developed extensive knowledge of...
Marketing Manager - India, Gujarat Guardian
Sourabh Kankar heads Marketing Operation at Gujarat Guardian Limited, a leading manufacturer of float, coated and mirror glass products. A Computer Science graduate with a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Finance, Sourabh spent over 14 years in various Technical,...
Director, BES Consultants
Rajan has 25 years of international experience within the façade industry, out of which he has served more than 11 years at Arup. With a structural engineering background, he has good overall façade specialist experience. He has gained working experiences...
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,...
Founder & Managing Director, Studio Form Techniques
He started his primary school education Australia(Tasmania, Hobart) which exposed him in developing practical skills which includes wood work, metal work and cooking etc. In 1998, he went to MIT Manipal, Mangalore University and completed his graduation in Bachelor of...
VP - Product Marketing, View
Deepak Shivaprasad has over two decades of technology and marketing experience. He has dedicated his career towards product innovation and commercialization in the field of semiconductor, clean energy and CRE technology. He was instrumental in commissioning the first solar farm in...
Partner & Design Director, Venkataraman Associates
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...
Technical Head, Aludecor
Devesh Kumar is a Civil Engineer with over a decade of experience in Façade Application and Precast Concrete. He is an ardent professional with ample knowledge in the field of metal composite panels. Devesh is a forward-thinking professional familiar with all...
Executive Vice President, Vector Foiltec
Matthew Penrose is the Executive Vice President of Vector Foiltec. He has worked for Vector Foiltec Asia-Pacific for the past 10-years working on iconic ETFE using projects such as Resorts World Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore National Stadium Moving Roof,...
Business Development Manager, FunderMax India
Prameena Karunairaj is a seasoned green professional with over 8 years’ experience in the field of Energy Efficient Façade systems. She is also a LEED GA, IGBC AP and GRIHA trainer. She has provided consultancy to hundreds of projects in...
Head of Innovation and Knowledge Management, UNStudio
Filippo Lodi is the Head of Innovation and Knowledge Management at UNStudio. He earned a M.Sc Architecture and a M.Sc Civil Engineering degrees from the University of Bologna in 2006, a MA degree in Advanced Architectural Design from the Städelschule...
Principal Architect, Ace Group Architects
Dinesh Verma (India, 1959) has had a prolific career in the architectural field, now spanning nearly four decades. Having graduated from IIT, Mumbai in 1982, he went on to establish ACE Group Architects in Bangalore in 1984. Which, under his...
Head - Speciality Business, FunderMax India
Balaji has been associated with FunderMax India from past 4+ years and has always had an eye to the details. He has been primarily responsible for façades and structural design of complex building structures involving FunderMax panels for number of...
Head - Business Development, Glass Wall Systems
Kapil is the head of Business Development in Glass Wall Systems. He looks after the Indian operation & new International Business assignments for Façade Engineering. Glass Wall Systems Pvt Ltd is India’s leading facade fabricator. They provide turnkey architectural facade...
Manager, Application Engineering & Tech Services, Dow
S. Ravishankar is the Manager – Application Engineering & Technical Service, His primary responsibility is to provide technical service and training to construction customers on various applications. He provides trainings, seminars and technical support for projects throughout India. Ravishankar has...
Sales Director, Schueco India
Ashish is a sales and marketing professional with over 30 years of experience in building material industry and quality management. He has worked with several multinationals bringing in his skills to the best use for the growth and development of...
Founder Director, DSP Design Associates
Bimal Desai assumes leadership for DSP Design Associates as Founding member and Principal Architect actively leading the firm to explore newer frontiers and evolving new strategies for business expansion both nationally as well as internationally commanding expertise across Master Planning,...
Regional Director, Axis 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...
Director, FG Glass
Tariq Kachwala is the Director of FG Glass Industries and has 12 years of experience in the glass processing industry. He spearheads marketing, strategy and new business development and is also a consultant to architects and façade specialists on the...
Conference Agenda
  • The façade as camouflage
  • The façade as a mask
  • The future of façades
  • Understand the importance of design before it builds
  • Make designs in the office cheaper than in the field
  • Ignored facade design interfaces, impact on completion
  • Impact of “penny wise”
  • An introduction to projects, details, technology & advantages for ETFE façades & roofs
  • Fire, thermal, light and wind load performance with ETFE
  • Study of Vector Foiltec ETFE Solution for ETFE and steel structure at Embassy Manyatta Business Park, Bangalore
  • New paradigms in the façade design techniques
  • Speed engineering of façades
  • New and emerging façade materials
  • Why pre-construction services are essential
  • Meeting customer expectations with international systems
  • Case studies of pre-construction services for global projects
  • Designing the façades with performance objectives in mind
  • Engineered system façades and how to use them to benefit performance
  • Design innovations for mixed use building façades
  • Optimal shading techniques for façades

K R Suresh

  • Importance of façade
  • Façade and environment
  • Future of the industry
  • Use of smart glass in building façades
  • Best design criteria and advantages
  • Case studies
  • With light comes with heat - How do we control it?
  • Backing façade design proposals with in-depth analysis
  • The idea in action - Wipro IT SEZ
  • A journey through high performance in modern façade designs
  • Service for management of project timing and quality
  • Latest innovations in the high performance segment
  • GGL go to solution provider
  • Case study: One of the most exclusive, demanding, risky, creative and efficient project executed
  • Innovations in glass
  • Propagation of fire on façade
  • Codes around the world
  • Testing facilities
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