Zak World of Façades India

10th Apr 2015, ITC Maratha, Mumbai

About the Event

Mumbai has long been a stalwart in infrastructural innovations. Development in this sector has seen a steady rise with a strong synergy of technology and accessible design. This growth has sparked off a ceaseless endeavour to merge advancement with responsible environment management.

Setting sight on discovering and disseminating ideas beneficial to the growth of infrastructure, Zak returns to Mumbai with its all encompassing conference. The flagship conference created a benchmark in the city in its earlier editions in 2013 & 2014 and now aims to raise the bar of quality discussions. Hot topic of discussion will be the new Mumbai Fire Brigade regulations on glass façades.

Zak World of Facades 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.

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

13th Edition - Zak World of Façades India, 10th Apr 2015, ITC Maratha, Mumbai

Session - 1(09.30 - 10.35)


Welcome Address

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


Efficient design of façades on high rise towers

  • Case studies on Ocean Heights in Dubai (twisted) (310m), Entisar Tower in Dubai (520m), Central Market in Abu Dhabi (381m) & Three Pacific Place in Hong Kong (200m).
  • Design processes and detailing used on these towers and how they can be employed onto high rise projects in Mumbai
Robert Stephens, Executive Director, Inhabit Group


Use of glass in buildings

  • Glass and high performance coatings
  • Engineering and analytical tools for glass
Sourabh Kankar, RM - Architectural, Gujarat Guardian


The future of façade consultancy/engineering

  • Trends today
  • Resulting demands tomorrow
  • The façade specialist in 2020
Lars Anders, Managing Director, Priedemann


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 Guardian


Tall & Grand

  • Case studies on the façades of the 1 World Trade Centre, New York & the Mumbai International Airport T2
Christoph Timm, Asso. Director, Skidmore, Owings & MerrillGuardian


Latest developments in façade technology - A new holistic approach

  • Functional optimization of building skins – Energy & comfort; Safety & security
  • Architectural integration of components
  • Holistic approach – Form & function; Conception & design; Production & installation; Maintenance & demolition
Dr. Winfried Heusler, Head of Corporate Building Excellence, Schüco International Guardian


PANEL DISCUSSION: Emerging trends in building envelope design

  • Exploring unconventional forms and materials
  • Window engineering for high rises
  • Daylight contol and light shelving strategies
  • Prefabrication and impact on envelope design


Tariq Kachwala, Director, FG Glass


Rajeev Trehan, Senior Associate, Architect Hafeez Contractors Sambaprasad Pinge, VP - Architecture, K Raheja Group Amit Mehrotra, AVP - Design, Tata Housing Rajan Govind, Director, Building Envelope Specialists Kamlesh Choudhari, Director, Glass Wall Systems Niraj Borikar, Head - Sales, FunderMax


Lunch Break

Session - 3(13.50 - 15.40)


Hardware solutions for challenging façade requirements

  • Introduction – Importance of quality manufacturers & experience
  • Hardware solutions to match current regulations of Mumbai Fire Brigade
  • Vertical sliders in façade application
Alan Hartley, Business Development Manager, Cotswold Architectural Products


Rainscreen metal cladding systems using Titanium Zinc

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


PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding Facade 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


Niteen Parulekar, MD, Niteen Parulekar Architects* AK Garg, Sr. Vice President - Procurement, Reliance Industries Antony John, Engineering Director, Schüco India John Guest, President - Construction, Piramal Realty Jawahar HH, Director, Glass Wall Systems Muttaqi Ahmed, Head - Contracts, L&T Realty Ashok Khemlani, Managing Director, Clean India Group


Networking Tea/Coffee Break

Session - 4(16.00 - 17.45)


Complex forms and advanced geometry

  • Working in forms and geometry
  • Paneling and optimization
  • Integrated engineering designs
  • Achieving buildable solutions
Rajan Govind, Director, Building Envelope Specialists


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
Malvinder Singh, Consulting Specialist - GLS (Asia Pacific), Kuraray India


Façade access systems for complex structures

  • Overview of façade access systems
  • BMU’s for high rises & unconventional geometries
  • Case study of projects
Tarun Khemlani, Jt Managing Director, Clean India Group


Simple analysis about design & construction of point fixed glazing

  • Stress patterns & features of point fixed glazed structures
  • Precautions in the design & construction of point fixed glazing
Allen Chen, Managing Director, Kinlong India


PANEL DISCUSSION: Fire safety in façades:

  • Architectural considerations while designing fire safe façades
  • Fire rated glass - correct applications and usage
  • Perimeter protection - preventing the spread of smoke from floor to floor Cladding - the problematic zone
  • Discussing the new Mumbai Fire Brigade regulation on glass façades


KR Suresh, Regional Director, Axis Façades


Atul Bhandari, Director - Design & Projects, RSP India Praveen Chaubey, Project Manager, Priedemann Mukesh Jaitley, Head - Projects, The Wadhwa Group Sunil H Nesarikar, Chief Fire Officer, Mumbai Fire Brigade SS Warick, Chief Fire Officer & Fire Advisor, MIDC Shrikrishna Ginde, VP - Operations, Belgium Aluminium & Glass


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