31st Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This was the 31st edition globally and 5th edition in Bengaluru. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
CEO, KEF Infra
Owner, Gayathri & Namith Architects
CEO, G Corp Developers
Head - Quality Management, Schueco International
Principal, Thomas Associates
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...
Managing Director, Clean India Group
Tarun is the Managing Director at the Clean India Group which is one of India’s largest Façade Access Solution & Maintenance company. Their operations are extended over 17 countries which include Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, UAE, Singapore, Oman &...
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,...
Principal | Façade Engineering Leader, Arup
Michael is an Associate Principal and Façade Leader at Arup, Singapore. He has 15 years of experience, 11 of which are with Arup. He leads one of the biggest façade engineering teams in this region, which is known for its...
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...
Global Technical Service & Development Manager - High Performance Building, Dow Chemical
Loriane is the Global Technical Service & Development Manager for Dow High Performance Building Division. She is based at Belgium. In her current role, she drives the team across regions on application development, façade engineering design, customer support and works...
Partner, Kembhavi Architecture Foundation
Nita Kembhavi completed Architecture from BVB College of Engineering & Technology Hubli and her Master’s in Industrial Architecture from the prestigious Sir JJ College of Architecture , Mumbai. She is a partner at Kembhavi Architecture Foundation founded in 1972 by...
Head - Sales & BD, KEF Infra
Sasi is a Business Leader with experience & expertise in General Management, Operations, Sales, Business Development & E-commerce. His Business Functions include: CEO, Head of Business Unit, Startup, New Business Development, P&L responsibility. His Financial Functions include: Budgeting-Monthly Budgeting, monthly...
Zonal Manager, Kinlong Hardware India
Syed Azhar is a multi-faceted professional, skilled in blending creative intellect/insight and sharp planning skills for managing business operations & meetings. His top/bottom-line objectives are seeking senior level assignments in Sales & Marketing Operations (B2B & B2C)/Business Development with an...
Director, Glass Wall Systems
Eshan completed his civil engineering and an MSC in business Management from the UK. He designed and set up the principal factory at Rasayani for Glass Wall Systems and is currently Heading the Production.
Principal Architect, Ace Group Architects
Dinesh Verma (India, 1959) has had a prolific career in the architectural field, now spanning nearly four decades. Having graduated from IIT, Mumbai in 1982, he went on to establish ACE Group Architects in Bangalore in 1984. Which, under his...
Director, Rapid Coat
Anuj has graduated in MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, USA and is associated with the company since 2010.
Technical Director, Gensler
Ashutosh Jha has credible design & build experience of close to sixteen years in India and last three years in the Middle East, with strong focus on the functional design and technical realization of a broad range of project types,...
International Product Manager - Façades & Solar Protection, Serge Ferrari
Cyril VANMEERHAEGHE is the Product Manager for Solar Protection and Facade. He worked in Solar Protection for 20 years as mechanical engineer and Technical Director for awning, pergola and facade system manufacturers. When he is not working he spends time...
Regional Director, Inhabit Group
Gautam leads Inhabit’s business and presence in the Indian sub-continent as the regional director. With a background in architecture and multi-disciplinary engineering practise through his career, he has worked with leading developers and architects on projects across Hong Kong, Macau,...
Director, Synergy Property Development
An architect with Masters degree in Urban Design, Jayant Vaitha has over 30 years of experience in Design and Architecture of several large-scale projects in India and abroad. As one of the founder Director of Synergy, he heads the design...
Global Business Director - Glass Laminating Solutions, Kuraray
Jonathan Cohen is Director of Global Marketing & Development, Trosifol® at Kuraray since July 2015. He manages a global team in charge of designing and implementing the Automotive and Architecture Glazing strategy, branding and communications, strategic planning and developing new...
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...
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...
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...
Managing Director, Alufit
Style and charisma personified, suave and enterprising to the core, pankaj Keswani is the founder Managing Director of the 300 Cr. Indian Façade conglomerate – Alufit. Alufit is today a renowned name in the aluminium curtain wall industry and over...
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
  • 50+ years of Proven Silicone Performance
  • Leading innovation through clear technology
  • Support & services that help enable silicone technologies
  • New design paradigms and evolving tools
  • Scripted solutions to unique challenges
  • Improved efficiencies in construction
  • Thermal comfort & solar protection
  • Visual comfort & glare control
  • Dynamic façades with day/night effect
  • Global challenges in quality management
  • Meet the customers’ expectations by managing product and process quality
  • Why do we need sustainable cities?
  • Challenges incorporating "green" façades and how they can influence the environment
  • Examples of sustainable façades design in tropics and other parts of the world
  • Energy efficient glass solutions
  • Case studies
  • Tools and calculators for glass selection
  • How long it will take to learn the lesson
  • Do not mix responsibilities
  • Consultancy Service – not a Social Service
  • Who is competent?
  • Selection of the Interlayer
  • Structural Interlayers (Ionomer Vs Stiff PVB)
  • Monolayer Technology for acoustics
  • Types of Zinc façade systems
  • Types of finishes and colour choices in Zinc
  • Case study of Zinc façade projects in India
  • Different unitised panel shapes (Curved, Articulated, etc)
  • Value added elements (Perforation, Lighting, etc)
  • Steel fabricated elements (Diagrid)
  • 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
  • Advantages of offsite manufacturing
  • Integration of façades with precast technology
  • Case study of executed projects which implemented offsite technology
  • The powder coating process chain - the powder, pre-treatment, coating process, post coating material handling and finally installation
  • Difference between standard & super durable powder coatings
  • What is Qualicoat approval and its benefits
  • Facade performance objectives for high end residential and mixed-use developments
  • Façade safety - gaps between mandatory and obligatory
  • Challenges faced at the execution stage
  • Importance of façade maintenance for a sustained quality

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