86th Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This will be the 86th edition globally and the 8th 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
General Manager – Projects, Bagmane Group
Chrakravarthi has been working at Bagmane Group for the past 12 years. He is a civil engineer with 22+ years of experience in the construction industry, who has predominantly worked on tech parks, commercial, hotels and residential projects. He has...
Vice President – Projects, Adarsh Developers
T S Rajagopalan is a Graduate in Civil Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Rourkela and Fellow & Chartered Engineer of The Institution of Engineers (India); Life member of the Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India) and The Indian Concrete Institute;...
Director, Glass Wall Systems
At a young age, Rounaq Choudhari is not only a successful entrepreneur but also looks out for society as a whole. After obtaining his Master’s degree from the University of Bath (UK) and gaining hands-on experience from the bottom up,...
Partner, Dutta Kannan & Partners
Suman Paul holds a BArch degree from RVCE Bangalore University. Suman has spent a long spell of his career in corporate architectural practice in Atkins, Jurong and CPG Corp. Where he had worked with many international designers very closely both...
Partner Head - TST, Conserve Consultants
Ar.K.Saraswathi is the Senior Principal Architect and Partner at Conserve Consultants with more than 11 years of experience in the field of Sustainable Design, Sustainability, and Green Certification for High-Performance Buildings. She is a practicing Architect who graduated from Hindustan...
Director - India, DP Architects
R Thiyagarajan has 29 years of experience with leading practices in Singapore and India on a wide range of projects. From 1995 to 1999, he was associated with Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) and Architects Team 3 Pvt Singapore. Between 1999...
Senior Manager Tensile Architecture - APMEA, Serge Ferrari Group
Mohammed Bahsh holds master’s degree in “International Marketing” from UK, is currently the Senior Manager – Tensile Architecture of Serge Ferrari Group for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa regions. He has Over 15 years of international experience in industrial...
Principal Architect, Vivek Shankar Architects
Vivek V Shankar started the practice Vivek Shankar Architects in 2002 upon completing Masters from the Architectural Association(AA) School of Architecture and thereafter worked at the studio of Zaha Hadid . Vivek played a vital role in mentoring the post...
Director - Architecture, DSP Design Associates
Yogesh Tantia serves as Director Architecture at DSP Design Associates. His diverse portfolio includes work across the sub-continent. He has worked on a variety of project types, from commercial, high density residential, academic, to public and civic institutions. Yogesh’s architectural...
Director - Projects, Morphogensis
Shaju Nanukuttan graduated from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum and further pursued his post-graduation in Architecture and Urbanism from Architectural Association, UK. Shaju possesses over 16 years of experience in designing and executing multiple projects across residential, commercial, hospitality, infrastructure, IT...
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....
Project Head, Edifice Consultants
Gauri joined Edifice Consultants in 2012, after obtaining her Master’s degree. Her current role is that of a Project Head. Gauri’s design philosophy prioritizes user experience & comfort, and spatial quality. Her designs are characterized by sensitivity to context and...
General Manager, TechnalⓇ In India
V.Gurumoorthy is the General Manager of Sapa Extrusion India Private Limited. Managing a team of over 30 executives, Guru as he is popularly called is responsible for overseeing the overall operations, of key Hydro Building Systems brands Wicona, Technal and...
Managing Director - MEI & SEA, Hydro Building Systems
Sam Robinson is the Managing Director of Hydro Building Systems Middle East, India and South East Asia. Managing a team of over 130 executives, Sam is responsible for overseeing the overall operations, effective promotion widespread distribution of key Hydro Building...
National Head - Projects, Viva Composite Panels
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...
Communication & Business Development Manager - MEI & SEA, Hydro Building Systems
Arvind Kumar’s current role involves working with the finest minds in the field of architectural aluminium in the Greater Middle East Markets, India and South East Asia Pacific. One of his key tasks involves extending partnerships with building designers, architects,...
Principal Consultant, Aspect Façade and Engineering Consultants
In the Façade industry for over 20 years and have held Technical & Managerial roles since 1996 in India and the Middle East. His role involves providing clients with façade solutions for their projects and facilitate commercial & technical negotiations...
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-Design, Venkataramanan associates
Ravindra Kumar (Ravee), heads Design as a Director at Venkataramanan associates. His strength has been in providing innovative design solutions to emerging project trends in Asia. He has a keen understanding of the complex needs of urbanity and its reconstruct...
Principal, Kembhavi Architects
Currently co- handling the operations of the Bangalore based Kembhavi Architects, his portfolio works comprise of Townships, Apartments, hospitality, healthcare, industrial amongst others. He is highly focused in the realm of Solar passive Architecture and green buildings and has given...
Principal, Facade Design Factory
Mr.Praveen K. Chaubey is one of the well-known names in the field of façade engineering in India and internationally. He have an experience of more than 15 years in Façade Industry. He has executed many complicated facades in india and...
Director, Glass Wall Systems
Born with an aim to conquer his ambition in life and goal. He started working as a entrepreneur to take path in achieving his vision. With over two decade plus experience in Façade industry.He has played a pivotal role in...
Managing Director, Envelopetechnik Façade Consultancy
Manjunath Shetty is the Managing Director of Envelope Technik. He is a Principal Façade Consultant and has been practicing building façade engineering for about 15+ years. He has so far worked on over 500+ major curtain wall projects which include...
VP - Sales & Application Engineering, Fundermax India
T.S.Aditya is working as an Associate 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...
Country Manager, DanPal India
Niraj Borikar is the Country Manager of Dan Pal (India) Private Limited managing the operations in India with responsibility of establishing and growing the business of versatile and innovative portfolio of Light Architecture Solutions. Niraj is a Mechanical Engineering graduate...
R&D Head, Dow
Ravishankar supports the TS&D team to drive projects in innovation and transformational growth projects. In addition, he has domain expertise in providing design support and demonstrated technical leadership in building facade projects for India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka. Ravi joined...
Regional Director, 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...
Conference Agenda
  • The British School, New Delhi
  • Corporate Office, Ahmedabad
  • Campus for Infosys, Nagpur
  • Fire classification
  • Common materials used in façades
  • Standards of fire and its interpretation
  • Parametric design in façades
  • Design optimisation incase of complex geometry
  • Increasing productivity using automation tools
  • Architectural signature
  • Thermal & visual comfort, solar protection & energy savings
  • Dynamic façades with day/night effect
  • Conformity & suitability to any fire norms & regulations
  • Design and development of energy efficient façades for Ascendas, Pune
  • Addressing complex façade geometries and high rises by extensive design support and early engagement
  • Exclusive preview of TECHNAL® high performance & minimal sliders
  • Looking at façade as a skin that should respond to the climate and act as a filter to control the undesirable environment and yet should remain relevant to the socio, economic and cultural context
  • How design should succinctly narrate the nuances of the form, the function, the period that it was built in
  • Performance specification through amalgamation of traditional and unconventional design approach
  • Understanding Indian and international design practices
  • Common mistakes in designing passive fire protection system with regards to curtain wall and cladding
  • Scale of faulty design in India and its impact
  • Dos and don'ts for successful design and installation of passive fire protection system
  • Understanding FR composite panels
  • Tests and certification required for FR composite panels
  • Innovations in FR composite panels
  • Advancing building science with sustainable solutions
  • First ever carbon neutral silicones
  • Service that matters
  • Passive adaptive façade
  • Parametric nodes for idea to realisation
  • An innovative adaptive multiplayer façade
  • Understanding natural daylighting as a precious commodity
  • Designing with light in mind
  • Light and solar control
  • Clarity on the materials and budget for the project with additional emphasis on VE options for the project
  • Possible loopholes in the system which affect the façade execution and quality
  • Possible solutions to ensure timely completion of the project
  • Quality control measures during façade execution and the stakeholders involved in the process

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