14th Edition – Zak World of Façades India

For the past few decades, Bengaluru has been the fastest growing cosmopolitan city in India. Being an IT hub, the city is the abode to numerous extraordinary buildings with finest façades complying with best of norms in terms of aesthetics, performance and functionality. Continuing to grow at a burgeoning rate, Bengaluru generates an incessant demand to build eco-friendly and sustainable buildings with high performance and energy efficient façades.

Coming full circle to where we started from, Zak World of Façades returns to Bangalore in its 3rd season with an all new emphasis on the façades for high-rise cluster housing owing to a spurt in the residential demands of the cosmopolitan. The endeavour is to unite the ever expanding brigade of stalwarts in the field of façades and building envelopes, to discuss the novice and improvise the old and thereby enabling an adept and empowered façade industry.

Zak World of Façades conference is determined to propagate awareness on the newest cutting edge technology and perspectives in the field of façade design. The conference expedites a platform for networking, necessary in the professional world.

Enroll your participation in this incomparable symposium of information, ideas and innovation.

Organized by Zak, this will be a part of the build-up to the mega exhibitions on Glass, Windows & Façade and Aluminium Extrusions to be held in Mumbai from the 10-13 December 2015.

Zak invites you to World of Façades – an interactive seminar focused on showcasing the best technology and practices for the Indian façade industry.

Speakers and Panelists
VP - Engineering, Tata Housing
Managing Director & CEO, FunderMax India Pvt. Ltd
An engineer & doctorate with over 2 decades of extensive Senior Management experience in spearheading business operations across various MNCs, he has been pivotal in establishing new business ventures and has commanded operations with key focus on top/ bottom line...
CEO, ABC Glass
Spearheading the ABC group, Malik knows glass like the back of his hand.
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...
Principal, Kembhavi Architects
Currently co- handling the operations of the Bangalore based Kembhavi Architects, his portfolio works comprise of Townships, Apartments, hospitality, healthcare, industrial amongst others. He is highly focused in the realm of Solar passive Architecture and green buildings and has given...
COO, Brigade Group
Mr. M. Manjunath Prasad has been at Brigade Enterprises Limited since 2005. Mr. Prasad is responsible for the overall project execution including, engineering coordination, construction management and cost control. He has over 20 years of experience in engineering and project...
Principal, KGD Architects
With a masters degree in Architecture from the university of colorado, Nejeeb has a rich experience of over 20 years in designing some of the most iconic projects throughout India across all the sectors ranging from residential to commercial, from...
Consultant, Trosifol® World of Interlayers
Phillip Davies has been involved with the laminated glass industry since 1978 and has extensive experience in all facets of architectural laminated glass from manufacturing through to installation. He holds an honours degree (1965) in Chemical Engineering from the University...
Director & CEO, Sobha Developers (Glazing Division)
Mr. P.V. Varghese serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Sobha Glazing & Metal Work Division at Sobha Limited and has over 2 decades of experience in the field of Glazing, Cladding & Construction Management. He has been associated with...
Head - Corporate Strategy, Mfar Holdings
A Civil Engineer by profession, Shyam Damodaran has worked in the Indian Construction Industry for about 29 years in the Industrial, Real Estate, Retail and Hospitality sectors, in design, project management and development roles.
Divisional Manager - Project Director, Central Projects Division, ITC
26 years in Industrial Projects and Real Estate Projects. Projects Handled in Steel, Aluminium, Power Substations, Data Centre, Office Building,Residential building sectors. Worked as consultant, contractor, design engineer, commissioning engineer and now in ownership position. Recent projects include green field...
Principal Architect, Thomas Associates
Ar. T M THOMAS has more than 40 years of experience in the field of traditional and specialized architectural services. Having a Bachelor’s degree from the Madras University, he is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects and the...
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...
Director - Sales & Marketing (South Asia), China Southern Glass
Tanuj is the Director for Sales & Marketing for South Asia region for CSG. He has been associated with the façade industry for 9 years. Extensive knowledge & experience over the years has made Tanuj holistic in his approach for...
Managing Director, AF Workshop
Over 20 years of international experience working in London, Europe, Singapore and focus India, Andy Fisher has designed a number of projects including Changi Airport, High rises such as MRCB Towers in Singapore, Embassy Lake terraces in Bangalore etc with...
Director - Architecture, Space Matrix
Mr. AnupNaik serves as a Director of Space Matrix Design Consultants Pte. Ltd. Mr. Naik is extremely passionate about sustainable architecture and is inspired by the seamless incorporation of sustainable elements in ancient buildings. He believes the challenge for modern...
Managing Director, FACET Façade Engineering
Nitin has trained as an architect and has worked across disciplines including design, management, R&D and forensics and is currently working on several projects in India and overseas including super tall buildings such as the 117 floor World One Tower...
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.
Senior Façade Consultant, ARUP, Singapore
With over 12 years’ extensive experience in architectural facade industry, Ayca is the senior facade consultant at Arup, Singapore. Her expertise lies in designing various facade systems and is involved in several major projects in Singapore, India, China, Romania, Germany,...
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...
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, 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
  • Material properties : Titanium Zinc
  • Titanium Zinc cladding systems
  • Solar spectrum vis-à-vis performance and design
  • Sunguard applications
  • Tools and calculators for glass selection
  • Case studies on South Beach, Tanjong Pagar, Marina One & Capital Green Tower inSingapore Zinc
  • Performance, design process & detailing on these towers and how they can be employed onto high rise projects in Bengaluru Ayca Ozcanlar, Senior Façade Consultant, Arup
  • Past and present
  • Benefits of ventilation with examples
  • Indispensable for high pressure laminates
  • Residential Highrise – global standardisation and its eect on highrise living
  • The bare minimum – design responsibilities for highrise living
  • Residential – Urban recreation in highrise and the opportunity to gain free space
  • Case study of the façade at One BKC, Mumbai
  • Latest product innovations unravelled at BAU Munich 2015
  • Façade performance objectives of a high-rise condominium
  • Orientation considerations and ventilation requirements at cluster housings
  • Glazed villas & condominiums - how to safeguard privacy?
  • Engineered system windows & railings - the way forward
  • Residential cladding - types & systems

Rajeev Antony

  • What are diagrid structures ?
  • Case study of diagrid structures employed in The Capital, Mumbai & JW Marriott, Kolkata
  • Physical properties, including high temperature performance, of ionoplast interlayers
  • Use of ionoplast interlayers in façades, skylights, canopies, and glass railings - examples
  • Post-breakage safety of ionoplast laminates in minimally-supported systems
  • Stress patterns & features of point fixed glazed structures
  • Precautions in the design & construction of point fixed glazing
  • Case study of the selection of point fixed hardware the entrance façade of the Shanghai Tower
  • Optimum U-value and shading co-efficient for optimum occupant comfort
  • Glass and beyond glass - various permutations and how to avoid overdesigning
  • Façade acoustics - miles and methods
  • Double skin façades and shading techniques
  • Fire safety - only for commercial buildings?

Nitin Bhatia

  • Introduction - Importance of quality manufacturers & experience
  • Hardware solutions to match current requirement of Indian façade & fenestration industry
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