90th Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This will be the 90th edition globally and the 6th edition in New Delhi which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display the latest technological solutions.

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Speakers and Panelists
Founder and CEO, Studio DRA Architects
Architect Kapil Handa is the Principal of Studio DRA architects that he founded about 12 years ago in London with his International partners and gradually expanded the practice in India after a successful stint in Singapore and Europe. Studio DRA...
Head - Project Management, CapitaLand
Mr. Dwivedi, a postgraduate in structural engineering, has over 27 years’ experience in managing development of townships, logistic parks, residential and business parks. In his current role, he is responsible for managing development projects spread in many Indian cities and...
Head of Terminal Design, Noida International Airport
Gaurav comes with 23+ years’ experience in architectural design and planning of large-scale projects in Cyprus, UAE and India. He has wide international experience in design of Airports, Large scale commercial and residential developments, Facade and roofs, sustainability design, design...
Director - Design, Hines
Ms. Thakral joined Hines in 2019 and heads design management for Office and IT park portfolio under development in Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Gurgaon. She is also the ESG lead for the Eurasia region. Prior to joining Hines she was...
Director, Morphogensis
Neelu Dhar, Director – Projects at Morphogenesis, pursued his architectural education from the Centre of Design Education, in Maharashtra. He joined the firm in 2003 and since then, his comprehensive experience in design has translated into robust conceptual works that...
Managing Partner, AEON Design & Development
A graduate from Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Sheetal is an accredited Green building professional, Chair IGBC Delhi Chapter and member of IGBC executive committee, and has worked extensively in designing and promoting Green buildings. She is also President...
Founding Partner, Design Forum International
Anand Sharma is a B.Arch (Hons) graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and aco-founder at Design Forum International. He believes in practicing socially inclusive architectureand has coined the term“PeopleFirst”, which became one of the guiding principles of the...
Director, Bhutani Group
Dr. Amish Bhutani is a novel mixture of a careful developer and an enthusiastic doctor. He is a postgraduate in Internal Medicine from Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun andserved in respectable hospitals like Medanta and Guru TeghBahadur Hospital, Pushpanjali...
Technical Advisor - Head of Façade, DLF
An Experienced Façade Professional, Srinivas Hoizal, Graduate from NIT, has worked across multiple disciplines in construction Industry for over 37 Years, was involved in Iconic Building Facades in India & Singapore. With an Eye for Detailing as his core skill,...
Principal Architect, Abaxial Architects
Suparna is a principal architect of Abaxial, and graduated with a Masters degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998. She is an architect and conservationist who has worked on a number of architecture, conservation and interior...
President - Projects, Design & Planning, Ace Group India
Professional Architect, planner with strengths in project development, design, implementation and deep sector exposure of Real Estate projects life cycle. After working more than 6 years on all sorts of design, conceptualization projects and various verticals joined Ace Group in...
Founding Partner, Confluence Consultancy Services
Vishal Sharma co-founded Confluence Consultancy Services, New Delhi in 1999 and has spearheaded the vision and strategic growth of the company in the last 23 years. With over 24 years of an impressive work portfolio, Vishal is a thought leader...
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,...
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...
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...
Principal Architect, Cityspace'82
In the last couple of years, Sumit Dhawan has established his name extensively in the design industry. Known for transforming homes into heaven, his aesthetic sensibility has found its way to renown celebrity homes of cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Gautam...
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,...
SVP - Asia Pacific + MEA, Serge Ferrari
Nitin Govila is a senior-level International Director with diversified experience in managing business operations in B2B, B2C environments across different business categories at a Regional level. He has also handled international consulting assignments and global projects. Nitin is based out...
Director - Leader Façade UK, Arup
Russell is the leader of Arup Facades in the UK and has many years of experience in the field, including working in India since 2004.He has a background in façade and structural engineering and specialises in the design, assessment and...
Director - Design & Projects, RSP
D Vishwanathan has 29 years of experience with leading international design practices on a wide range of prestigious projects across sectors like Hospitality, Commercial, Residential, Retails, Office Campuses, IT Parks, Institutional and Industrial. He has worked with KEO International Consultants,...
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...
Head of Sales EMEA, Vector Foiltec
Phil Schneider is Head of Sales EMEA and responsible for the implementation of global sales processes within the Vector Foiltec Group. With a view on technology and engineering, but also on processes, overall solutions and the clients view, he was...
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...
Regional Director, 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,...
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...
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
  • ITC Campus, Kolkata
  • Corporate Office, Ahmedabad
  • Fire classification
  • Common materials used in façades
  • Standards of fire and its interpretation
  • The road to 2050 / 2070 targets
  • Embodied vs operational carbon
  • Means and methods to achieve carbon neutrality
  • Architectural signature
  • Thermal & visual comfort, solar protection & energy savings
  • Dynamic façades with day/night effect
  • Conformity & suitability to any fire norms & regulations
  • An introduction to projects, details, technology & advantages for ETFE façades & building envelopes
  • Fire, Thermal, Light and Wind Load Performance with ETFE
  • Review of the latest global projects
  • Case study on the ETFE solution and steel structure for Manyata Embassy Business Park, Bengaluru
  • 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
  • How embodied carbon is being now being counted and calculated
  • Balancing carbon spent building versus savings in service
  • Examples illustrating how methods and tools are helping revolutionise design
  • How can design impact the parameters for the performance of a modern façade?
  • Analysing the benefits of considering passive design strategies
  • Strategising sustainable design through local material procurement
  • Looking at net-zero carbon and how can this global trend be implemented in India?

KR Suresh

  • Changing nature of building façade design
  • Façade materials and technologies
  • Creating sustainable building façades
  • HDFC Mumbai: A shift from conventional approach
  • Max Tower Noida: Evolution to execution
  • NMMT: A parametric approach
  • Understanding natural daylighting as a precious commodity
  • Designing with light in mind
  • Light and solar control
  • Emergence of New Shades and Textures
  • Importance of using FR ACP Panels
  • Innovations In ACP
  • Why metal?
  • The use of metal in residences
  • The future of metal façades - Parametric architecture
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