25th Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This was the 25th edition globally and 17th 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
Director, Aesthetiks
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...
Director, Agrawal & Agrawal Architects
Winner of some of the most prestigious awards in the architectural arena, JP has nurtured the young talent & developed his team of associates into competent professionals, who attentively work on multiple large scale projects. During the practice of 27...
General Manager, Siderise Group
Sreenivas Narayanan (“Sreeni”) is Façade Specification & Compliance Officer at Siderise Insulation Limited, in charge of the Middle East and India regions.   He has over a decade’s experience in sales, business development, and new market development, the majority of...
Managing Director, Schueco India
Line functions: General Management, CEO, Head of business unit, Start up’s, New Business Development, Field Operations Staff functions: Strategic plans, Board of directors, Business plans, Financial Analysis, Corporate Planning, Product Management, Industrial Marketing 23 Years Experience with 13 years of...
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, Nirson Amirsu
With a legacy of sincere contracting business behind him, Sonesh is at the helm of Nitson & Amitsu, one of the leading façade and window manufacturing firm in this part of the country with some of the most iconic projects...
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...
CEO & Director, Profine India
Farid Khan is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the public sector and building materials industry. He is skilled in New Business operation and Start up of Manufacturing Unit of MNC’s, Negotiation, Business Planning,...
VP - Estimation, Glass Wall Systems
Hitesha Thakur has completed her Architecture from Mumbai University. A technical Façade design and project management professional with an immense techno commercial skills, she has an experience of over 15 years in this field. She has been a technical support,...
Principal, The Design Cell
With an experience of more than 25 years in the field of Architecture and Interior Designing, Vinoo Chadha, is a well known name in the field of retail design in Kolkata. Vinoo is passionate for creating signature architectural projects having...
Partner, Architectonic Services
Aditya Goswami & Aruna Dasgupta started Architectonic Services. It is a practice enagaged in multifarious projects in various parts of India. They are based out of Kolkata the famed cultural epitome with a broad range of experience in various architectural...
Partner, Practice Design
With over 9 years of experience, Manash Sinha Roy has led varied projects ranging from Commercial, Residential, Retail, to Hospital and service apartments. Manash was instrumental in setting up the Kolkata Design Studio for Edifice. Being a passionate owner of...
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...
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...
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...
Director, FG Glass
Tariq Kachwala is the Director of FG Glass Industries and has 12 years of experience in the glass processing industry. He spearheads marketing, strategy and new business development and is also a consultant to architects and façade specialists on the...
Conference Agenda
  • Solar spectrum vis-à-vis performance and design
  • Application based glass selection for envelope & indoors
  • Tools and calculators for glass selection
  • Benefits, aesthetics & functionality
  • Different applications of HPL as cladding, louver, etc
  • Steps for sustainable usage
  • Well resolved design has huge impact on project success
  • Quality and experiences of designers are critical
  • Design adoptable to particular problem
  • Use of advance design techniques to implement complex designs - Case Study of JW Marriott Hotel, Kolkata
  • A brief introduction to one of the world’s leading test centres for building envelope
  • Glass as a standard facade material
  • Exploring the natural alternatives
  • GRC & stone - the new age facade materials
  • Mitigate risk by smarter specifications
  • 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
  • What are diagrid structures ?
  • Case study of diagrid structures employed in The Capital, Mumbai & JW Marriott, Kolkata
  • Overview of fire rated glass
  • Integration of fire rated glass in a system
  • Correct specification and installation of fire rated glass
  • What’s to be expected of a window system
  • Quality or price - the preferred choice and the obvious choice
  • Advantages of using uPVC as window profile system
  • Guidance on compliant specification
  • Insight to current testing methodology
  • Clarification on different methods of installation and associated risks
  • Window installation - the normal way
  • Gaping holes in installation
  • Application of PU foam to achieve the desired heat and sound insulation
  • 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

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