22nd Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This was the 22nd edition globally and 16th edition in India. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
General Manager - Projects, Max Estates
Head - Procurement & Fitout, Synergy Property Development Services
Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International KG
Stephen Tanno graduated from The University of Southampton in 1987 and worked as a Consulting Engineer for the next 16 years, including 5 years with Ove Arup in Sydney and 8 years as Group Director with Buro Happold, where he...
Managing Director & CEO, FunderMax India Pvt. Ltd
An engineer & doctorate with over 2 decades of extensive Senior Management experience in spearheading business operations across various MNCs, he has been pivotal in establishing new business ventures and has commanded operations with key focus on top/ bottom line...
Partner, Studio Symbiosis
Amit Gupta is the founding partner of Studio Symbiosis Architects. He did his post graduation from Architectural Association, London. The project he did was awarded the best design project by Arch+, with the project subsequently displayed at SIGARDIA (Chile) and...
Marketing Manager - India, Gujarat Guardian
Sourabh Kankar heads Marketing Operation at Gujarat Guardian Limited, a leading manufacturer of float, coated and mirror glass products. A Computer Science graduate with a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Finance, Sourabh spent over 14 years in various Technical,...
Director - Sales & Marketing (South Asia), China Southern Glass
Tanuj is the Director for Sales & Marketing for South Asia region for CSG. He has been associated with the façade industry for 9 years. Extensive knowledge & experience over the years has made Tanuj holistic in his approach for...
Project Manager, Priedemann
Smart, deft and witty, Praveen is at the helm of façade consulting business in India as project manager at Preidemann with some of the most complex and iconic façade projects in the country.
Director, Dema Consulting
He is the Director at Dema Consulting which provides services for aluminum works of buildings and was established in 1996.
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...
Director, Winwall Technologies
His areas of specialization are in powder coating of aluminium and steel on and now for the last four years he is learning about performance testing of facades, windows and doors. Jothi has always been generous in sharing his expertise...
Principal, Studio DRA
Kapil is the Principal Architect in Studio DRA which is considered as the oremost design firm in India in the Aviation sector , Studio DRA is an internationally recognized architectural practice with offices in UK and Delhi- India. The team...
Vice President, Bharati Realty
Mayank is an experienced Project Head with a demonstrated history of working in the commercial real estate industry. He is a strong operations professional skilled in Negotiation, Budgeting, Value Engineering, Real Estate Development, and Business Development.
VP - Projects, Brookfield India Office Parks
Naveen specializes in Strategic Planning from concept to handing over & timely execution of projects with desirable quality/safety/cost parameters. He has expertise in ERP, KPMG processes, LEED Certification & SEZ Projects.
Chief Architect, DMRC
Ar. Papiya Sarkar is a graduate from Jadavpur University, West Bengal, with a Masters in Urban Design from the same university. She specializes in creation of Barrier Free Environment for disabled and elderly persons, urban design, interior design and design...
Vice President – Projects, Ozone Overseas
Rajan manages Infrastructure and Metal Architecture Projects. He has delivered projects like: Stainless Steel/Metal Projects for Roads, Railway, Airports and high end Residences in private and Government sector. The products include – stainless steel bus shelters, railings, canopies, facades, modular...
President, Wave Infratech
Sachin is a strategic thinker and result oriented professional with versatile experience and excellent track record of setting up new business in multiple domains and industries across India. He possesses entrepreneurial, project management, team leadership, operation management skills for leading...
Partner, ABRD Architects
Rajesh Dongre along with Architect Anupam Bansal founded ABRD Architects with the objective of providing architectural and urban design services. The practice focuses on developing site, technology and program appropriate solutions for each project. Projects developed in the studio are...
Head - Business Development, Glass Wall Systems
Kapil is the head of Business Development in Glass Wall Systems. He looks after the Indian operation & new International Business assignments for Façade Engineering. Glass Wall Systems Pvt Ltd is India’s leading facade fabricator. They provide turnkey architectural facade...
Head - Marketing, FunderMax India
Niraj has been associated with FunderMax India for the past 4+ years and held various senior executive roles in high volume driven sales division of FunderMax India. Currently he is heading the marketing for India and other nearby SA countries...
Partner, Studio Symbiosis
Britta Knobel Gupta is the founding partner of Studio Symbiosis Architects. After graduating from Architectural Association, London, she did her Masters Degree in Architecture & Urbanism she worked with ZahaHadid Architects for a period of 4 years. She was a...
Managing Director, McCoy Group
Amit is a professional who is emotionally bonded to his job and works with a lot of passion. Time, place and conditions cease to matter when he is involved with work. Amit is blessed with excellent interpersonal relationships which ensures...
Sales Director, Schueco India
Ashish is a sales and marketing professional with over 30 years of experience in building material industry and quality management. He has worked with several multinationals bringing in his skills to the best use for the growth and development of...
Design Principal, WOW Architects
LEED ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL B.A. IN ECONOMICS, STANFORD UNIVERSITY M.ARCH, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN, HARVARD UNIVERSITY As a Design Principal at WOW, Dongmin is responsible for implementing new design directions through research and investigations. He leads project teams on a number...
Chairman, GSC Glass
A mechanical engineer by profession, Mr. Singh has wide expertise and in depth knowledge of processing glass for various applications, to the latest international standards. He is the engineering brain behind the new innovations, CAD CAM applications and automation at...
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
  • Solar spectrum vis-a -vis performance and design
  • Sunguard applications
  • Tools and calculators for glass selection
  • Benefits, aesthetics & functionality
  • Different applications of HPL as cladding, louver, etc
  • Steps for sustainable usage
  • Performance as a key design driver for façade and built form
  • Integrating various elements of building as one design language
  • Efficiency and robustness of design to create elegant buildings
  • New design trends
  • Sustainable facade execution process
  • Importance and significance of fine detailing
  • Examples showing how robust detailing prevents energy loss through air infiltration and heat transfer
  • Achieving the unconventional by conventional means
  • Integrating vertical landscapes into the facades
  • Integrating symbolic visual elements into the facades
  • Façade performance objetives for high end residential and cluster housing
  • Engineered system windows and balustrades
  • Differenciating the façade lines for different usage in same building
  • Safety regulations and adherence to the same
  • Ventilated façades & rainscreen cladding

K R Suresh

  • Glass selection to mitigate heat while retaining the advantage of natural light
  • Factors to be considered for assessing reflection and shading to enhance human comfort and wellness
  • Technically Strong & Aesthetically Amazing
  • Hardware for catalysis; systems for sustainability; replacement for ease
  • Railing systems & accessories and other new launches
  • The need for on-site testing
  • Why should it be done by a third party agency
  • Structural safety in modular railings
  • Choosing the right grade of stainless steel
  • Correct technique and installation examples with project case studies
  • Integrating LED into curtain wall system
  • Case study of façade lighting employed in Kohinoor Square, Mumbai & Mondeal Square, Ahmedabad
  • Role of building envelope in conceptualising a new project
  • Timelines and how it affects the final ROI
  • Form and performance - what weighs more in terms of ROI
  • New facade technologies and their commercial edge over conventional, if any

Praveen Chaubey

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