48th Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This was the 48th edition globally and 5th edition in New Delhi. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Director, Sikka Associates
Founding Partner, rat(LAB)
Sushant Jai-AmitaVerma is a Design Entrepreneur, Architect, Computational Designer & Educator, currently leading rat[LAB] Studio (Research in Architecture and Technology)(www.rat-lab.org) that investigates intersections of design, art & technology through architecture, interior design, and art installations. He holds a Masters Degree...
Senior Innovation Manager, Schüco International
Oliver is an Senior Innovation Manager at Schüco, one of the leading international suppliers of high-quality window, door and façade systems and has over 25 years of experience in buildings and façades.   After an apprenticeship as a carpenter and...
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, 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...
Managing Director, Green Façade
Rai Singh has expertise in Façade Technology, and has set up a new company Green Façade Solutions Pvt Ltd from scratch in 2010 and provides a leading position in Façade Industry within a short period of time. The company is...
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,...
Managing Director, Design Plus
Sohrab is the Managing Director of Design plus which is an integrated design consultancy firm having decades of experience in campus, building & interior design. DPA has varied global experience.
Director, Rajendra Kumar Associates
Rahul Kumar has taken forward the rich legacy of Mr. Rajinder Kumar & together they have contributed more to the development of the Indian Tourism Industry than any other firm, by designing the largest number of hotels in the country. RKA...
Principal Architect, Rahul Tyagi Associates
He did his architecture from MSU baroda and further went on to do Masters in design from IIT delhi. He started his own practice 16 years back and has designed various prestigious projects Pan india, latest being Dr Ambedkar international...
Head - Contracts & Procurement, Max Estates
Mr. Manish Bhardwaj is the Contracts & Procurement Head of Max Estates Limited, the real estate subsidiary of MVIL. Manish holds a BE in Civil Engineering from Jamia Millia Islamia, with Advanced Diploma in Business Management, from ICFAI University. Prior...
Principal, Populous
Partho is a principal, project designer and master planner working in Populous’ studio in New York. He brings more than 25 years of experience on a variety of large-scale projects both internationally and in the United States. Partho’s primary responsibilities...
SVP - Architecture, ATS Infrastructures
Varun is a diversified professional experience of over 14years in architecture, site planning, development practices in real estate including project coordination, designing, project liasoning, working drawings, demand assessment, project conceptualizing, and project documentation. He has undertaken projects on various stages...
Director, Sahvia Façade
Ahmed Sumair is the Director for SAHVIA Façade Pvt Ltd and has been involved in many high end and complex projects. He has 13 Years of work experience in the field of Façade Design and has been a part of...
Director, ABRD Architects
Anupam Bansal (b. 1969) is an architect, urbanist and academician who co-founded ABRD Architects along with his fellow classmate Rajesh Dongre. Since its inception in 1996 ABRD Architects have won several architectural competitions like the Alliance Francaise de Delhi, Minto...
General Manager - Design, TCG Development
Mukti Prakash is an Architect by profession having more than 18 years of experience in real estate sector. He is currently working with TCG Real Estate at New Delhi with a varied experience in Commercial/IT, Biotechnology & Residential projects.
Senior Vice President - Projects, Lotus Greens
Pallav has nearly 15 years of experience spanning through Construction Industry with onsite experience & Operations Management at Country level. He has a solid track record of successful rollout, management and turnaround through astute planning and execution of various activities...
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...
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, 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.
Regional Manager, Inhabit Group
Gautam Bhasin (Regional Manager – Inhabit) is an architect by training and a building enclosure specialist by trade. His work experience spans the building industry across three countries having successfully delivered engineering solutions across Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia,...
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 - Business Development, Glass Wall Systems
Kapil is the head of Business Development in Glass Wall Systems. He looks after the Indian operation & new International Business assignments for Façade Engineering. Glass Wall Systems Pvt Ltd is India’s leading facade fabricator. They provide turnkey architectural facade...
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...
Chairman, GSC Glass
A mechanical engineer by profession, Mr. Singh has wide expertise and in depth knowledge of processing glass for various applications, to the latest international standards. He is the engineering brain behind the new innovations, CAD CAM applications and automation at...
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
  • Geographical location influencing façade design
  • Art here and hazard there
  • Case studies - New Delhi, Cyprus, Mexico
  • Harnessing natural light while keeping glare at bay
  • Optimum solar control for healthier, happier & efficient built environment
  • 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
  • Evolution of glass façade
  • Converting rendering into reality
  • Solutions from SunGuard
  • Significance of passive architecture
  • Energy efficiency benefits of sun shading using High Pressure Laminates
  • Social aspects of improving performance of built spaces
  • Evolution of facades in their current form
  • Growing need to incorporate passive design principals in building concepts
  • Understanding constraints and defining design strategies
  • Thermal comfort & solar protection
  • Visual comfort & glare control
  • Dynamic facades with day/night effect
  • Clarity on the materials and budget for the project with additional emphasis on VE options for the project
  • Possible loopholes in the system which affect the façade execution and quality
  • Possible solutions to ensure timely completion of the project
  • Quality control measures during façade execution and the stakeholders involved in the process

K R Suresh

  • Advanced design technologies for building skins
  • Controlling data and geometry using algorithms
  • Façade optimization using computational tools
  • The evolution of façade design
  • Systematically unique façades
  • New functions of the surface
  • Design principles
  • Trends and technologies
  • Case studies - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London; Estadio BBVA Bancomer Stadium, Mexico
  • Influence of interlayer properties
  • Indian standard regulations
  • Analysis of glass fins
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