27th Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This was the 27th edition globally and 18th 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
Chief Fire Officer, Mumbai Fire Brigade
Export Sales Director, Renson
Frank Goudman is a Belgian engineer in civil building graduated in 1988. In the first years of his career he was R&D manager for Reynaers Aluminium and since 1994 as an Export Director for Reynaers Aluminium, has been developing new...
Technical Consultant APAC, Kuraray
Malvinder Singh Roopra is a structural engineer by qualification. He started working in the industry as a structural façade engineer in 2004. He has rich experience in analyzing structural analysis of laminated glass considering viscoelastic properties of the polymer interlayers....
Managing Director APAC & MEA, Serge Ferrari
Nitin Govila is a senior-level International Director with diversified experience in managing business operations in B2B, B2C environments across different business categories at a Regional level. He has also handled international consulting assignments and global projects. Nitin is based out...
Managing Director, Umicore India
Girish has 22 years of experience in Sales, Operations & Management of businesses related to Process Industry solutions, Building Materials & Allied Systems through Direct Product, Direct Solution and Channel Management business models. He is the Managing Director at Umicore...
Director - Projects, The Wadhwa Group
Mukesh is an experienced Director of Projects with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. He is skilled in Negotiation, Budgeting, Value Engineering, Business Planning, and Cost Management. She is a strong operations professional.
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...
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...
Managing Director, Priedemann
Micha Pawelka is a Managing Director of the Priedemann group and is based in Dubai. Handling the role of business development for the Middle East projects, he is in charge of all sales and marketing activities, implementation of the business...
Principal Architect, Urban Studio
Urban Studio is a multi disciplinary firm with a boutique vibe and we enjoy a 360 degree approach right from masterplanning to the smallest product details. They want to build something that can stay relevant in the perspective of time....
Director, HB Design
Hans was born in Hong Kong in 1961 where he lived until he was 11 years old. He was sent to boarding school in Switzerland where he completed his Matura (equivalent to A-levels) in Davos and then entered the first...
Project Engineer, Eckersley O’Callaghan
Sanmukh joined Eckersley O’Callaghan in 2012 and has always had an eye to details. He has been primarily responsible for facades and structural design of  complex glass structures including  a number of Apple flagship retails stores worldwide and has increasingly...
Joint General Manager, L&T Realty
Akhil is the Architecture Head for development of South Mumbai Project clusters. Prior to this he was with RSP Design as an Associate Director where he was involved in Management of Studio & leading Design, Planning, co-ordination and execution of...
Principal Architect, Seza Architects
Seema Puri-Mullan: Having completed her Government Diploma in Architecture (G.D.Arch) from Rachna Sansad’s “ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE”, Mumbai in 1991, she worked for a number of years before setting up her own practice in 1998. Philosophy: A design should rise and mould itself...
Principal, The Firm Associates
He is the cofounder of THE FIRM along with Architect Vishal Shah. Sundeep has been responsible as lead architect and design team leader for a wide range of projects in the commercial, residential, educational, urban, media and leisure sectors involving...
CEO, USG Boral India
Koushik Sarkar, CEO of USG Boral South Asia has more than 25 years experience in the Building Material industry in India as well as abroad. During this time he has held leadership positions in organizations like Saint Gobain Construction Products,...
Senior Associate, Architect Hafeez Contractor
Nikita Mehta graduated from Mumbai University and joined Architect Hafeez Contractor in 2011. She has been involved with various residential, commercial and institutional projects. Nikita is the youngest partner in the firm in its history of 40 years. She is...
Head - Speciality Business, FunderMax India
Balaji has been associated with FunderMax India from past 4+ years and has always had an eye to the details. He has been primarily responsible for façades and structural design of complex building structures involving FunderMax panels for number of...
Consultant, GFRC Technology
Ulhas Ghare has 32 years of experience in the field of composites like GFRC / GRP / GFRG Facade Materials. He has independently set up GFRC factories in India and Middle East.
 He has designed, manufactured and installed GFRC /...
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,...
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...
Manager, Application Engineering & Tech Services, Dow
S. Ravishankar is the Manager – Application Engineering & Technical Service, His primary responsibility is to provide technical service and training to construction customers on various applications. He provides trainings, seminars and technical support for projects throughout India. Ravishankar has...
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, Glass Wall Systems
Serving the façade industry for more than 27 years, Jawahar makes sure all his ventures are met with immaculate precision and absolute commercial success.
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
  • Importance of ventilation for buildings and modern day challenges
  • Key attributes of a real ventilated façade
  • Rear ventilated façade using high pressure laminates
  • Need for ventilation in high-rise buildings
  • Need for external shading in high-rise buildings
  • Solutions for the same
  • Dynamic or statement façades: Where dynamic form is used to create a bold yet rhythmic change, almost giving an illusion of movement?
  • Environmentally responsive façades: Where the façade responds to the climate and location of site allowing the building to breathe when required and blurring the boundary between interior and exterior
  • Living façades: Not just green in terms of environmental ratings and carbon footprint... But also, literally green and living where the entire façade is planted upon!
  • Development of glass for structural applications
  • Evolution in glass sizesproject
  • Meeting challenges of thermal performance
  • Energy efficient glass solutions
  • Case studies
  • Tools and calculators
  • Resolved design and its positive impact on project success
  • Impact of unresolved design and designer’s passing on problems to site
  • Adverse impact of an unsuitable design
  • Use of Advance Geometry technique to work on patterns and optimisations with case study of an on-going project
  • Interlayer solutions for various applications
  • Performance limits pushed by new materials & building regulations
  • How long it will take to learn the lesson
  • Do not mix responsibilities
  • Consultancy Service – not a Social Service
  • Who is competent?
  • Achieving great heights in India for cable projects, looking beyond the obvious & common
  • Coating: Galfan? Implementation of Galfan coating & analysis with GI cables
  • Comparing the Indian and Chinese testing Laboratories. A glimpse to understand the common SS316 with the uncommon CF8M
  • Importance of D/W hardware: Top hung window solutions in point fix glazing
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