42nd Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This was the 42nd edition globally and 6th edition in Mumbai. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
General Manager - Performace Silicones, Dow Chemical Company
Principal, TECHNE
Sameer Kumar is a Principal of Techne. With over 20 years of experience as an architect and a façade specialist, Sameer has distinguished himself as an emergent leader at the nexus of architectural design, engineering, fabrication, and material and process...
Architectural Project Manager, TheSize Surfaces
Experience in designing and delivering complex façades defined me as façade specialist. I have designed and planned some of the most innovative residential and commercial buildings across the world. Years of experience in building envelop design; currently spearheading efforts as...
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...
Manager - Global Architecture Segment,, Trosifol® World of Interlayers
He studied core and elementary physics and made his final thesis about thin film coatings. He started his career in 2000, working for R&D at Applied Films in Hanau. At the end of 2001, he joint Pilkington where he had...
Director - Design & Projects, RSP India
Atul Bhandari is a 1995 graduate of Govt. College of Architecture, Lucknow and Registered with Council of Architecture, India. He has over 19 years of experience in a wide range of projects. He has held senior positions at Aakar design...
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,...
Senior Associate, Architect Hafeez Contractor
With more than 2 decades of experience, Nilabh has a keen interest in building technology and use of innovative materials as well energy conservation in architecture with special focus on fenestration and lighting. He has widely travelled around the world...
Principal, Vivek Bhole Architects
Vivek’s success mantra has been only sheer hard work, dedication, ingenious vision and out of box thinking. With over 15 years of design experience, Vivek provides the firm with senior leadership and design talent. A strong and skilful entrepreneur, he...
CEO, Sandeep Shikre & Associates
Sandeep Shikre is the President + CEO of SSA Architects. He is an USGBC LEED Accredited Professional and is the founding member of Indian Green Building Council. At SSA, he heads a team of 225+ dedicated, committed professionals. With a...
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...
Chief Operating Officer, Priedemann Façade Experts
Micha Pawelka, who has an academic qualification in Wholesale Management and Foreign Trade, gained over 20 years of experience in the Glass and Facade Industry in Europe. He was a Sales Director in the Schollglas Group in Germany before relocating...
General Manager - Design, Birla Estates
Sharan joined Birla Estates in 2016 in the Design Team, working with a dynamic leadership, looking at developing real estate projects, Pan-India. The Group plans to transform the perception of Indian Real Estate Sector, by delivering exceptional experience and creating...
Associate, BES Consultants
Venugopal has 16 years of overall facade industry experience including working experience at Arup (Singapore Façade Group). He has structural engineering background with facade design and implementation experience. His unique skills including resolving complex engineering designs such as bespoke facades,...
Director - Operations, Runwal Group
A dynamic professional with an illustrious career of close to more than 2 decades in the real estate industry, Mr. Prashant Mewada has been spearheading the EPC division at Runwal Group. Highly skilled in Engineering and construction, he has managed...
Associate Vice President, Godrej Properties
Namrata works at the intersection of design, brand and business. She leads large cross-functional teams of design (company wide) and marketing & customer centricity professionals (for the flagship developments) on projects from conception to last mile delivery. Namrata uses a...
Director, UHA India
Sanhita graduated with distinction from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, prior to receiving her M.Arch in Architecture and Urbanism in the DRL Programme (Design Research Lab) at the prestigious Architectural Association, in London. She has worked as...
Senior General Manager - Façade Head, Oberoi Realty
Uday has a vast experience in turnkey construction of hotels, high rise towers, shopping malls, airports, infra-projects etc., overseas as well in India. He has hands on ability in construction and façade works with in depth knowledge of design, project...
Principal, ZZ Architects
With an inclination towards Architecture and undying passion for Design since a young age, Ar. Zubin Zainuddin began his career with several prominent and leading design firms and then started the firm ZZ Architects along with Ar. Krupa Zubin in...
Vice President - Design, Urbania Realty
Samidha graduated as an Architect from Mumbai University and takes pride bringing the vision into reality as its the most creative process. She has worked as design architect and has been a part of PMC. She has worked with various...
Founder, Construction Catalysers
Dhananjay Dake, by faculty is a mechanical engineer who has set a stepping stone for new age architectural engineering. He is experienced in designing and making structures and is currently working on creating service integral structures aimed at synergy of...
Business Development Manager, FunderMax India
Prameena Karunairaj is a seasoned green professional with over 8 years’ experience in the field of Energy Efficient Façade systems. She is also a LEED GA, IGBC AP and GRIHA trainer. She has provided consultancy to hundreds of projects in...
Director of Strategic Development, Schüco USA
Mic Patterson is a designer, researcher, educator, futurist, author, photographer, and entrepreneur. He has concentrated his professional and academic career on advanced façade technology and sustainable building practices. He pioneered the introduction of structural glass façade technology in the US...
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.
General Manager - South Asia, Serge Ferrari Group
Arun MADAPPALLATH, a Mathematics graduate and a post-graduate diploma in Computer Applications, is the General Manager of Serge Ferrari India Pvt Ltd for South Asia. He has been associated in the field of tensile membrane architecture for over 18 years...
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...
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,...
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...
Conference Agenda
  • Significance of passive architecture
  • Energy efficiency benefits of sun shading using High Pressure Laminates
  • Social aspects of improving performance of built spaces
  • Concept of Dynamic External Shading
  • Benefits compared with Internal shading
  • Solutions for the External Dynamic Shading by RENSON
  • Diversity of forms
  • Unified structures
  • Space responsive cladding materials
  • Thermal comfort & solar protection
  • Visual comfort & glare control
  • Dynamic facades with day/night effect
  • Critical importance of the building skin in realizing buildings that combine beauty and performance, efficiently and economically
  • Challenge and opportunity presented by building façade in achieving a sustainable and resilient urban habitat
  • Data-driven facades for a data-driven world
  • Pushing the limits of prefabrication
  • Learning by working across building cultures
  • Poor designs and its impact on façades in service
  • Badly implemented details and its impact
  • Perils of façades implemented without any designs
  • What is sintered stone?
  • Types of ventilated façades
  • Types of fixing systems
  • Where they come from and what they want
  • Design for a budget vs. budgeting a design
  • What is the interface to the fabricator
  • Who is competent
  • Uses and applications of interlayers
  • Performance enhancement by right interlayer application
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Event Details
  • Start Date
    April 27, 2018 8:50 am
  • End Date
    April 27, 2018 5:30 pm
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    Sahar Airport Road, Ashok Nagar, Andheri East, Ashok Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400099