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, FunderMax
An astute, self-motivated, results driven leader and Managing Director, Dr.Prashanth Reddy spearheads Fundermax, the leading Austrian architectural brand’s Indian business for the last 16 years from a career spanning 31 years. A mechanical engineer, postgraduate in business administration and a...
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...
Global Partnerships Director, Siderise
Sreenivas Narayan is Technical and Compliance Director for India, the Middle East, and South Asia Pacific at Siderise Group and is responsible for developing and delivering the technical strategy for the business in the region. His experience in the passive...
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 Marketing & Sales - Eastern Europe, CSG Holdings
Over 12 years of experience in the façade industry, Mr. Tanuj Sharma is a known personality in the South Asia market, a master in business administration, foreign trade & consulting facade engineer, He is currently handling the role of directing...
Principal, Facade Design Factory
Mr.Praveen K. Chaubey is one of the well-known names in the field of façade engineering in India and internationally. He have an experience of more than 15 years in Façade Industry. He has executed many complicated facades in india and...
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 more than 30 years of international experience within the facade industry, out of which he has served more than 11 years at Arup. With Structural engineering background Rajan has gained working experiences in various regions such as Asia,...
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...
Country Manager, DanPal India
Niraj Borikar is the Country Manager of Dan Pal (India) Private Limited managing the operations in India with responsibility of establishing and growing the business of versatile and innovative portfolio of Light Architecture Solutions. Niraj is a Mechanical Engineering graduate...
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 - South Asia, Avante 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
  • Window Engineering for high rises
  • Daylight control & light shelving strategies
  • Facade design and material selection for higher wind loads at higher levels
  • Safety considerations while maintaining aesthetic appeal

Tariq Kachwala

  • 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
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