Zak World of Façades India,

4th Sep 2015, Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

About the Event

Iconic façades require all the stake holders to strike the right balance between a host of parameters from conceiving the correct design to specifying the optimum materials and finally putting them together in place to materialise the epochal building envelope. With ever increasing population density and destinations getting farther and farther, a trend of mixed – use developments is catching up fast in the Delhi NCR Metropolis. Integrating the lines between residential and commercial and obliterating the differences is the latest challenge.

The 3rd season of Zak World of Façades, now returning to New Delhi, brings together a horde of new and efficient façade materials and technologies to entice the minds of the designers and users alike whereby the industry stalwarts shall try to bridge the gap between proposed and practical.

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

A not to be missed event for exclusive business opportunities, including a dedicated display area exhibiting new perspectives on building skins and material technologies for the contemporary façades of India.

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

15th Edition - Zak World of Façades India, 4th Sep 2015, Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

Session - 1(09.30 - 10.35)


Welcome Address

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


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


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


Guidance service… Is it an add-on investment?

  • A case study on consequence of not availing a competent service team
  • A rationale look on benefit of expert guidance.. But look for the competence of the specialist
Micha Pawelka, MD, Priedemann Building Envelope Consultants


Tea/Coffee Break

Session - 2(11.00 - 13.00)

11.00 -

Safety in façades and optimum perimeter isolation

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

11.20 -

Designing façades for the north Indian markets

  • Challenges vs opportunities (cultural, regional, economical, statutory, performance, etc)
  • Cost monitoring, tendering strategies and ensuring quality control
  • Approaches to designing façades as building 'USP' (Unique Selling Point)
Jonas Upton-Hansen, Managing Director, UHA London


Case study of the Schüco façade at One BKC, Mumbai

  • Project details and challenges
  • Customised solutions by Schüco
Antony John, Engineering Director, Schüco India


PANEL DISCUSSION: Façades for sustainable & ecient buildings

  • Optimum U-value and shading co-ecient for optimum occupant comfort
  • Glass and beyond glass - various permutations and how to avoid over-designing
  • Façade acoustics - miles and methods
  • Double skin façades and shading techniques
  • Daylight control and light shelving strategies


Tariq Kachwala, Director, FG Glass


Sanjay Wadhwa, Managing Director, SWBI Architects Sanjay Wadhwa, Managing Director, SWBI Architects Sachin Sharma, President, Wave Infratech* Amit Kumar Gangal, Principal, Modarch KR Suresh, Regional Director, Axis Façades Bharat Soni, VP - Infrastructure, HCL Technologies Kamlesh Choudhari, Director, Glass Wall Systems


Lunch Break

Session - 3(13.50 - 15.40)

13.50 -

LED integrated façades

  • Value addition that façade lighting brings to a project
  • Case study of the façade lighting at Mondeal Square, Ahmedabad
  • Challenges in implementation of a LED integrated in a curtain wall
Harish Gupta, VP - Architecture, Glass Wall Systems


Spontaneous breakage in tempered glass - Cause and eect

  • Spontaneous breakage - science vs. notion
  • Identification procedures
  • Distribution and ownership of breakage liability pre and post-installation
  • Mitigate risk by smarter specifications
Sharanjit Singh, Chairman, GSC Glass


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: 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
  • Effect on the bottom line


Nitin Bhatia, Managing Director, FACET


Rahul Kumar, Principal, Rajinder Kumar Associates RK Singhal, Chief Operating Ocer, M3M India VN Chopra, VP - Materials, DLF Kunal Rishi, Director, Paras Buildtech Pinaki Ranjan Bosu, DVP - Procurement, IREO Nikhil Jain, Managing Director, Alpro Industries


Networking Tea/Coffee Break

Session - 4(16.00 - 17.45)


Sealants & PU foams for fire safety in building façades

  • Perimeter seals
  • Core fills
  • Fire barriers
Niten Patial, Vice President, McCoy Soudal

16.20 -

Open Panel Discussion - Q&A with the audience


PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade trends for high end residential and mixed-use developments

  • Façade performance objectives for speciality residences
  • Engineered system windows and balustrades
  • Differentiating the façade lines for different usage in same building
  • Rainscreen cladding and ventilated façades
  • Criteria behind choosing the window typologies
Tanuj Sharma, Manager - Railing & Façade, Kinlong India


Rajeev Antony, Managing Director, Schüco India


D Vishwanathan, Director - Design & Projects, RSP Surat Kumar Mantoo, SVP - Architecture & Design, Experion Nitin Gupta, Director, Arcop GP Singh, VP & Head - C & P, Antara Senior Living (Max Enterprise) Rai Singh, Managing Director, Green Façade Ashwani Khanna, Deputy Regional Manager - Sales, Fundermax


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