33rd Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This was the 33rd edition globally and 1st edition in Hyderabad. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Director, NA Architects
Director, Vibrant Façades
Director, Aspect Façades
In the Façade industry for over 20 years and have held Technical & Managerial roles since 1996 in India and the Middle East. His role involves providing clients with façade solutions for their projects and facilitate commercial & technical negotiations...
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...
Director, DP Façade
Mathieu Meur provides strategic and technical leadership as the director of DP Façade. Through his training as a multi-disciplinary engineer, and subsequent years of experience heading the largest façade consultancy practise in the world, he has developed extensive knowledge of...
Chairman, Clean India Group
23 years back, when he saw first glass building in Mumbai, Ashok Khemlani tied up with Cradle Runways International and imported the very first system. This was for DHL at Andheri. Subsequently, he started manufacturing the facade access systems in...
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, 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...
Regional Director - South Asia, Meinhardt Façade Technology
Mahesh provides the strategic leadership as the Regional Director for Meinhardt Group and Façade Consultancy business in South Asia. He has been in the Engineering Consultancy Services and Construct industry for over 27 years. His experience ranges from Aluminium Glazing...
Senior Vice President, Meenakshi Developers
B-tech civil-1988 with MBA-Marketing. 18 YRS with LNT having completed various projects-Steel plant, power plant, bridges, IT-Commercial space and residential township and Golf coarse. 8 yrs with K Raheja corp services as Vice president-Key projects at Mind space,Hotel,Mall and green...
Chairman & Managing Director, Terminus Infrastructures
Founded enGenius Consulting Group in 1995. The company offers a broad range of IT-related services ranging from IT strategic planning, e-Governance, software development, business process reengineering, ERP implementation, Cyber Security and Network Management. Since enGenius’ launch in 1995, Mr. Reddy...
Senior Manager Architect, JLL
Currently managing design for upcoming IT/e- commerce campus building in Hyderabad, working under JLL, a renowned project Management firm as Senior Manger Architect. An Architect by profession has overall 12+years of working experience. Handled many projects IT/commercial/Hospital in terms of...
Design Director, FHD Group
With over 14 years of international and local experience in the construction industry, Mathan has designed over 100 Million sq.ft of projects ranging from 400 hectare Award-Winning Sustainable Urban Developments to Convention Center to 50-storey Twin Towers in the Middle...
Global Strategic Marketing Director, The Dow Chemical Company
Jean has developed and lead the implementation of global market strategy to deliver financial results to the business. He coordinates marketing 4P implementation in the different regions through a team of regional marketers. Jean has develop a sustainable innovation growth...
Assistant General Manager, Vedanta
A metallurgist from University of Roorkee, with an experience of 17 Years in the field of Aluminium castings namely Billet, Slabs and ingot. Expertise in melting technology, Billet casting & homogenizing. Presently associated with Vedanta Limited. Excellent skills on debottlenecking...
Director, Aluplex
Karan Keswani is Operations Director of Aluplex, a graduate in Manufacturing Engineering from Cambridge University, UK (Bachelors and Masters) and a MBA from INSEAD. He has worked at the Alcoa – Aluminium Extrusion plant in England and then went on...
General Manager, Wipro Limited
Renati Venkateswara Rao has completed his BE civil from Osmania University during 1986. He has done masters in Urban planning from I I T Roorkee. He served Indian Armed Forces for 21 years in the branch of corps of engineers....
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.
Country Manager - South Asia, Serge Ferrari
Arun Madappallath is the Country Manager of Serge Ferrari India Pvt Ltd. He has been associated in the field of tensile membrane architecture for over 17 years. He has been in the building industry since 1999 within the Middle East...
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...
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
  • Architectural intent
  • Design Skill / Engineering
  • Facility Management
  • Project Execution
  • Case Study
  • Importance of ventilation for buildings and modern day challenges
  • Key attributes of a rear ventilated façade
  • Rear ventilated façade using high pressure laminates
  • Safety - Importance of fire severance
  • Secured - Importance of smoke seal
  • Suppression - Importance of fire stop
  • Thermal comfort & solar protection
  • Visual comfort & glare control
  • Dynamic façades with day/night effect
  • Functional optimization of building skins
  • Architectural integration of components
  • Holistic approach
  • Review new materials for façades
  • Conditions required to adopt new materials and precautions to be taken
  • Practical information and advice directly applicable to real life projects
  • Striking the right balance between aesthetics, functionality and delivery of curtain walls
  • Design innovations in complex modern façades for performance efficiency
  • Engineered system façades and how to use them to benefit performance
  • Design innovations for mixed use building façades

Tariq Kachwala

  • Energy efficient glass solutions
  • Case studies
  • Tools and calculators for glass selection
  • Design and execution to suit the special architectural and functional requirements
  • Silicone-enabled sustainable architecture
  • Silicone: an innovative material to enhance the buildings of the future
  • Services that help enable silicone technologies
  • Overview of fire rated glass
  • Integration of fire rated glass in a system
  • Correct specification and installation of fire rated glass
  • Perimeter Fire Stop and Cavity Barriers
  • Route to compliance and Testing Regimes
  • Product Selection and Installation Guidance
  • Façade 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

K R Suresh

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