45th Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This was the 45th edition globally and 6th 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
National Sales Head - India Sri Lanka & Bangladesh, Akzonobel India
Project Director, Atelier D’Arts & Architecture
VP-Design & Planning, Glass Wall Systems
Rahul Miskeen is the Vice President – Design & Technical, at Glasswall Systems Private Limited. He holds over 18 years of experience in the Façade industry, working with various leading international façade execution companies. He has been involved in research...
Senior Technical Program Manager- APAC, Kuraray
Malvinder Singh Rooprai, Architectural Market Development Manager & Technical Consultant for PVB division of Kuraray, is based out of New Delhi – INDIA. His key responsibilities are to grow the market for value added products under the umbrella of Trosifol®...
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...
Director-Design, Venkataramanan associates
Ravindra Kumar (Ravee), heads Design as a Director at Venkataramanan associates. His strength has been in providing innovative design solutions to emerging project trends in Asia. He has a keen understanding of the complex needs of urbanity and its reconstruct...
Principal, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Christoph Timm is the senior leader of the SOM Enclosure Group in New York and brings 20 years of experience to the team. Raised and educated in Germany his professional career has almost been exclusively based in New York City...
Engineering Director, Schueco India
Mr. Antony John has been in the façade and fenestration industry for over two decades and has a vast experience in project management, design, fabrication and installation ranging from residential to commercial sector. He has played a pivotal role in...
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, Global Façade Solutions
Mr Singh has around 3 decades of experience in manufacturing/design/planning/execution of aluminium window and curtain walling of all types unitized, semi unitized, stick etc., suspended glazing systems, complemented by global experience in the field.
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...
Design Head, Space Matrix
Like a true Italian, Giuseppe lives and breathes design to the hilt. He is constantly striving to raise the bar and pushing the boundaries, ensuring the product is aligned with the design aspiration. Giuseppe has worked with Zaha Hadid Architects...
Chief Operating Officer, Synergy Property Development
Mr. AV Antao is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Synergy Property Development Services, an international Project Management and Engineering Services company focused on construction services and development projects. A market leader in providing Project Management, Design Services, Technical Advisory...
Regional Director, Maffeis Engineering
Richard MacDonald is the Regional Director at Maffeis Engineering (Singapore), a specialist Italian structural engineering company with offices in Italy, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, London, Germany, South Africa, North America and Russia. Prior to joining Maffeis Engineering, Richard MacDonald worked...
Senior Vice President - Projects, Vaishnavi Group
Sagar Muthappa is a Civil Engineer from BMS College. He ran a Civil Engineering contracting company for about 18 years and set up one of the earliest precast concrete manufacturing facilities for Toilet Pods, Hollow core internal walls, roof slabs...
Sr. Vice President - Design & Product Development, Karle Infra
Senoj Alexander V. is Head of Design & Product Development at Karle Infra in Bangalore. After a decade in the consulting arena, he moved to the development side of real estate in 2015. He is responsible for end-to-end product innovation...
Principal Architect, Cadence Design
Smaran Mallesh is the co-founder of Cadence Architects and is also involved in teaching design at architecture schools in Bangalore. The office from its initial conception was imagined to operate like a studio, the term “Studio” is generally associated with...
Principal Architect, The Purple Ink Studio
Akshay Heranjal is the Co-Founder and Principal Architect of ‘The Purple Ink Studio’, Bangalore. He has been privileged to have worked with 3 different Guru’s, Ar. Karan Grover, Ar. Sameep Padora and Ar. Sanjay Puri before starting his own practice...
General Manager - Planning & Design, Bangalore International Airport Ltd.
Ramyo Dey is the General Manager (Planning & Design) with the Projects Team at Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL). With over 20 years of rich experience in building design, enclosure design and high-end interiors, he is currently leading the Architecture...
Director, Gleeds Hoolooman
An experience construction project management and cost management professional with more than 18 years of industry experience both in India and overseas. He holds a leadership position in Gleeds India and was instrumental in the growth of Gleeds in India...
Design Head, Baghmane
Gautam Shetty has 8 years of experience in Architectural Design, Project Management & Execution. He has exposure to campus design and delivery. He is presently associated with Bagmane Developers as the Head of Design. He is an adept planner, strategist...
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...
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...
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.
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 - Projects, Piramal Realty
Anil Mutalik has over 21 years of experience i=in the industry. He brings with him rich experience with International Project Management firms, Design Build Contractors, Large Developers, Private Equity firm & General Contracting Firm. Anil has been involved Design and...
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...
Conference Agenda
  • Façades as sculptural fronts to buildings showcasing interiority
  • Façades masquerading an alternate identity to the buildings
  • Façade identities spawning varied emotions in the building occupants
  • Rigid and flexible materials
  • Tensile membrane
  • Cable systems
  • Significance of passive architecture
  • Energy efficiency benefits of sun shading using High Pressure Laminates
  • Social aspects of improving performance of built spaces
  • Thermal comfort & solar protection
  • Visual comfort & glare control
  • Dynamic facades with day/night effect
  • Technical implementation of parametrically developed constructions
  • Challenges of geometry
  • Case Studies India - Bangalore T2; Carmichael Road; DLF Tower, Chennai
  • Case Studies USA - NYC Manhattan West N/E Tower; Moynihan Station; CCLD: Airforce Academy
  • Dedicated Resource Allocation for Building Envelope works
  • Scheduling and Sequencing of Building Envelope works
  • Constant monitoring of On Site Quality Control through Inspections, (ex: Activity Checklists and Material Test reports)
  • Building Enclosure Commissioning and Handover Documentation.
  • Challenges faced during design / planning & construction of building envelope for a steel building compared to a RCC building
  • Safety - Importance of fire severance
  • Secured - Importance of smoke seal
  • Suppression - Importance of fire stop
  • Evolution of glass façade
  • Converting rendering into reality
  • Solutions from SunGuard
  • Influence of interlayer properties
  • Indian standard regulations
  • Analysis of glass fins
  • Evolution of façade, from conventional system to unitized glazing system
  • Reasons to have the latest elements in residential facades
  • Integrated solution provided in the unitised glazing system
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