80th Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This will be the 80th global edition and the 8th edition in Mumbai which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Head of Design - Chief Architect, The Wadhwa Group
Senior Vice President Contracts and Procurement, Shapoorji Pallonji
Principal Architect, Architect Rushikesh H
Mr. Rushikesh Hadnoorkar was born in 1971 and completed his graduation in Architecture in the year1994. After working under the guidance of eminent architects, he came to realize the complexities of the profession and challenges of creating innovative designs. During...
Managing Director - India, Gensler
Anupama is a Managing Director with Gensler India. She is a strategic leader with a passion for design and innovative sustainable technologies. With 25 years of experience to her credit, she has effectively managed and spearheaded projects across India and...
National Technical Manager, fischer India
Post Graduate from IIT-Roorkee with specialization in Earthquake Engineering, and core competency in the field of ERD of Temporary structures. Delivered lectures at SAARC affiliated countries to build up the competency of the people. Successfully delivered the technical training on...
Manager - Façade, fischer India
Design Director, IMK Architects
Founding Principal, Serie Architects
Kapil Gupta is the co-founder of Serie Architects and Principal of Serie Mumbai. He graduated with honours from Sir JJ School of Architecture in 1996, Mumbai followed by postgraduate studies at the Architectural Association, London. He was a Director at...
Partner, Malik Architecture
Arjun completed his Bachelors in Architecture at the Rachana Sansad Academy of Architecture, Mumbai and went on to receive a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in New York. Before commencing his Masters in New York,...
Director - India, M Moser Associates
Nirmal Mangal is the India Director–Architecture for M Moser Associates. He is a licensed architect in California, USA and India. He holds Master of Architecture from University of Texas, USA and Bachelor of Architecture from Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh.Prior...
Technical Consultant APAC, Kuraray
Malvinder Singh Roopra is a structural engineer by qualification. He started working in the industry as a structural façade engineer in 2004. He has rich experience in analyzing structural analysis of laminated glass considering viscoelastic properties of the polymer interlayers....
Chief of Design and Sustainability, Mahindra Lifespace
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, 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...
Associate Vice President - Sales, 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...
Director, Sahvia Façade
By following the path of the great Architect Louis Kahn, AHMED SUMAIR tries to bring the soul out of his every building. As Louis Kahn also said, “The first thing that an Architect must do is to sense that every...
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 - South Asia, Serge Ferrari
Arun Madappallath is the Country Manager of Serge Ferrari India Pvt Ltd. He has been associated in the field of tensile membrane architecture for over 17 years. He has been in the building industry since 1999 within the Middle East...
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...
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...
Conference Agenda
  • Fire classification & flash over potential
  • Material classification based on fire behavior for façades
  • Kinematic façades & passive architectural elements
  • Cost centric design decisions
  • Smart tools for cost optimised designs
  • 'Value Engineering' Vs 'Value Optimisation'
  • Architectural signature
  • Thermal & visual comfort, solar protection & energy savings
  • Dynamic façades with day/night effect
  • Conformity & suitability to any fire norms & regulation
  • Are façade consultants bringing value or just for "namesake"
  • How are they contributing or learning from the project?
  • Measuring their contributions
  • Are they worth of designs and inputs?
  • The amalgamation of design aesthetics and impact on energy consumption in conventional buildings compared to modern façades
  • Benefits and barriers to the implementation of passive design strategies
  • Design with respect to high performance glazing, ventilation, shading and local materials
  • Initiatives for sustainable community design
  • Review the fundamental interdependencies between nature and architecture
  • Can the rigor of placemaking extend to the development of the interface between architecture and the environment?
  • Exploring strategies and materials that respond to habitats and building types
  • Importance of the architectural lighting: Urban and façade lighting design
  • Integration of the lighting equipment in façades
  • Challenge for the future, new technologies and business
  • Innovations addressing need of the industry
  • Case study on durability
  • Differentiated service offerings that adds value to customers
  • Burglar, bullet & blast resistant glazing
  • Comparison with conventional security glazings
  • Standards & testing methods
  • Blending biophilic spaces with naturally produced CSEB from site
  • Energy efficiency: A priority story in design
  • Design principles for creating healing space
  • Integrating the right assessment models for getting the most value out of façades
  • Value engineering versus value extortion: Is it cost reduction for diminished value?
  • Continuing the process improvisations for best practices
  • Value engineering for bespoke façades procurements to suit local requirements
Event Details
  • 80th Edition – Zak World of Façades India, October 21, 2021, ITC Maratha
  • Start Date
    October 21, 2021 8:00 am
  • End Date
    October 21, 2021 3:25 pm
  • Status
    Upcoming
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