Zak World of Façades India,

19th Jun 2015, The Ritz-Carlton, Bengaluru

About the Event

For the past few decades, Bengaluru has been the fastest growing cosmopolitan city in India. Being an IT hub, the city is the abode to numerous extraordinary buildings with finest façades complying with best of norms in terms of aesthetics, performance and functionality. Continuing to grow at a burgeoning rate, Bengaluru generates an incessant demand to build eco-friendly and sustainable buildings with high performance and energy efficient façades.

Coming full circle to where we started from, Zak World of Façades returns to Bangalore in its 3rd season with an all new emphasis on the façades for high-rise cluster housing owing to a spurt in the residential demands of the cosmopolitan. The endeavour is to unite the ever expanding brigade of stalwarts in the field of façades and building envelopes, to discuss the novice and improvise the old and thereby enabling an adept and empowered façade industry.

Zak World of Façades conference is determined to propagate awareness on the newest cutting edge technology and perspectives in the field of façade design. The conference expedites a platform for networking, necessary in the professional world.

Enroll your participation in this incomparable symposium of information, ideas and innovation.

Organized by Zak, this will be a part of the build-up to the mega exhibitions on Glass, Windows & Façade and Aluminium Extrusions to be held in Mumbai from the 10-13 December 2015.

Zak invites you to World of Façades – an interactive seminar focused on showcasing the best technology and practices for the Indian façade industry.

Speakers and Panelists

Conference Agenda

14th Edition - Zak World of Façades India, 19th Jun 2015, The Ritz-Carlton, Bengaluru

Session - 1(09.30 - 10.35)


Welcome Address

Syed Zakir Ahmed, CMD, Zak Trade Fairs & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.


Rainscreen metal cladding systems using Titanium Zinc

  • Material properties : Titanium Zinc
  • Titanium Zinc cladding systems
Girish Dharachar, Managing Director, Umicore India


Principles of glass selection for façades

  • Solar spectrum vis-à-vis performance and design
  • Sunguard applications
  • Tools and calculators for glass selection
Sourabh Kankar, RM - Architectural, Gujarat Guardian


Sustainable façades in tall buildings

  • Case studies on South Beach, Tanjong Pagar, Marina One & Capital Green Tower inSingapore Zinc
  • Performance, design process & detailing on these towers and how they can be employed onto high rise projects in Bengaluru Ayca Ozcanlar, Senior Façade Consultant, Arup
Girish Dharachar, Managing Director, Umicore India


Networking Tea/Coffee Break

Session - 2(11.00 - 13.00)


Vitality of rear ventilated façades

  • Past and present
  • Benefits of ventilation with examples
  • Indispensable for high pressure laminates
Dr Prashanth Reddy, MD & CEO, FunderMax India


Residential Highrise – Squeezing living into the city

  • Residential Highrise – global standardisation and its eect on highrise living
  • The bare minimum – design responsibilities for highrise living
  • Residential – Urban recreation in highrise and the opportunity to gain free space
Andy Fisher, Managing Director, AF Workshop


System façade solutions & new innovations

  • Case study of the façade at One BKC, Mumbai
  • Latest product innovations unravelled at BAU Munich 2015
Antony John, Engineering Director, Schüco India


PANEL DISCUSSION: Trends in residential façade designs

  • Façade performance objectives of a high-rise condominium
  • Orientation considerations and ventilation requirements at cluster housings
  • Glazed villas & condominiums - how to safeguard privacy?
  • Engineered system windows & railings - the way forward
  • Residential cladding - types & systems
Dr Prashanth Reddy, MD & CEO, FunderMax India


Rajeev Antony, Managing Director, Schüco India


Nejeeb Khan, Principal, KGD Architects Harmeet Singh, Director, Global Façade Solutions Kamlesh Choudhari, Director, Glass Wall Systems Niraj Borikar, Head - Sales, FunderMax


Lunch Break

Session - 3(13.50 - 15.40)


Special diagrid structures

  • What are diagrid structures ?
  • Case study of diagrid structures employed in The Capital, Mumbai & JW Marriott, Kolkata
Harish Gupta, VP - Architecture, Glass Wall Systems


Designing façades with structural laminated glass interlayers

  • Physical properties, including high temperature performance, of ionoplast interlayers
  • Use of ionoplast interlayers in façades, skylights, canopies, and glass railings - examples
  • Post-breakage safety of ionoplast laminates in minimally-supported systems
Phillip Davies, Consultant, Davies Laminated Glass Consulting


Point fixed hardware - The selection process

  • Stress patterns & features of point fixed glazed structures
  • Precautions in the design & construction of point fixed glazing
  • Case study of the selection of point fixed hardware the entrance façade of the Shanghai Tower
Tanuj Sharma, Manager - Railing & Façade, Kinlong India


PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade safety & performance

  • Optimum U-value and shading co-efficient for optimum occupant comfort
  • Glass and beyond glass - various permutations and how to avoid overdesigning
  • Façade acoustics - miles and methods
  • Double skin façades and shading techniques
  • Fire safety - only for commercial buildings?


Nitin Bhatia, Managing Director, FACET


Tariq Kachwala, Director, FG Glass Industries Anup Naik, Director - Architecture, Space Matrix Tapan Mozumdar, Project Director - CPO, ITC KR Suresh, Regional Director, Axis Façades Pankaj Keswani, Managing Director, Alufit Indrajit Kembhavi, Principal, Kembhavi Architects Deepak Malik, CEO, ABC Glass


Networking Tea/Coffee Break

Session - 4(16.00 - 17.45)


Safety in façades and optimum perimeter isolation

  • Fire safety
  • Life safety
KR Suresh, Regional Director, Axis Façades


European hardware for windows & façades

  • Introduction - Importance of quality manufacturers & experience
  • Hardware solutions to match current requirement of Indian façade & fenestration industry
Graziano D'Emilio, Commercial Director, Lavaal Internationale


PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

  • Façade deliveries - understanding and mitigating risk
  • The need for FPM
  • Implementation - players involved and their roles
  • Possible pitfalls and their avoidance
  • Aect on the bottom line


Nitin Bhatia, Managing Director, FACET


Tom Thomas, Principal Architect, Thomas Associates Manjunath Prasad, COO, Brigade Enterprises Shyam Damodaran, Head - Corporate Strategy, Mfar Holdings Harakumar GK, VP Engineering, Tata Housing PV Varghese, CEO & Director, Sobha Glazing & Metal Works> Indrajit Kembhavi, Principal, Kembhavi Architects


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