62nd Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This was the 62nd global edition and 2nd 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
Senior Associate Director, CBRE South Asia
Madhusudhan Karatgi is a Senior Associate Director in the Project Management Team with CBRE South Asia Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, India. He has an overall experience of more than 30 years of professional experience which includes heading Real Estate development companies....
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...
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...
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....
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,...
Principal | Façade Engineering Leader, Arup
Michael is an Associate Principal and Façade Leader at Arup, Singapore. He has 15 years of experience, 11 of which are with Arup. He leads one of the biggest façade engineering teams in this region, which is known for its...
Managing Director, Priedemann
Micha Pawelka is a Managing Director of the Priedemann group and is based in Dubai. Handling the role of business development for the Middle East projects, he is in charge of all sales and marketing activities, implementation of the business...
GM - Projects, Synergy Property Development Services
Anandkumar Patil is the General Manager at Synergy Pmc. He completed his post- graduation in Advanced Construction Management with BE Civil with over 09 years’ experience in construction. He has managed all aspects of developments. He has expertise in Project...
Director, Active Green Windows
PSL Narasimha is a post graduate in Commerce from Osmania University and has a PG Diploma in Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM). He started his career with Primus Kabsons Ltd as Management Trainee and was subsequently promoted as the...
Managing Director, Design Haaus
Rajeev Kumar Sharma is an Architect and the Founder Director of Designhaaus. He graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and after a short but extensive professional experience founded the design firm “Gravity” which laid the foundation for Designhaaus. He...
Design Director, Genesis Planners
Asad Ullah Khan presently is a Design Director at Genesis Planners. He is an architect and has studied from JNTU. He was at NID Ahmedabad in 86-87 studying furniture design. Mr. Khan has worked in Dubai for 3 years and...
Project Head, K Raheja
Arul Prakash is the Vice President at K Raheja Corp. He has worked with many well- known groups such as: Punj Lloyd Limited, DLF Home Developers Limited – Gurgaon, Larsen & Toubro – Delhi, Al – Karar East, Kingdom of...
Director, Terra Viridis Sustainable Design Consultants
Swati Puchalapalli is a Sustainable Design Consultant with 20 years of experience in Sustainable habitat design, computational analysis, and environmental policy research. She is a founder director at TerraViridis, a Sustainable Design Consultancy, and the director of Sustainability at VeraTatva,...
Managing Director, A Team One
Sridhar Gopisetti is a Principal Architect and Founder of Team One india. He believes in the importance of positioning his clients for success. He always emphasizes that timeless design must inherently be economical and socially and environmentally responsible. Mr. Gopisetti...
Director - Architecture, FHD Group
Dhurgai Kumaran is the Director- Architectural at FHD group. He is a bachelor of architecture from SAP, Anna University, Chennai and has a masters in advanced architectural design from SAC, Städelschule, Germany under. Having 15 years of experience in India...
Associate Director, RSP
George Verghese graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and completed his post-graduation in Urban Design from School of Architecture, CEPT Ahmedabad. Prior to joining RSP in 2003, he was associated with Perunding Alam Bina Sdn. Bhd, Kuala Lumpur...
Head Design Management, Phoenix Turner PMO
Kalyan Kethana is a Head – Design Management at Phoenix Turner. He is a strategic leader with expertise of handling critical and challenging projects from design to implementation and ensuring that they get implemented as per the specifications in the...
Design Head – Architectural, Aurobindo Realty
Nunna Venkatesh is a Design Head at Aurobindo. He completed his post graduate diploma in Urban Planning and Development and Bachelor of Architecture from Indian Institute of Architects, Mumbai. He also has a diploma in Architectural Engineering and AutoCAD. He...
Head - Architectural Design, GMR Hyderabad
Sameer Chaturvedi is a Head of Design and Airport Land Development at GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited. He has worked as the Design Consultant, Design Management, Construction Management and Cost Management for large Multinational and Indian Corporations. He has also...
Managing Director, Envelope Technik
Manjunath Shetty is the Managing Director of Envelope Technik. He is a Principal Façade Consultant and has been practicing building façade engineering for about 15+ years. He has so far worked on over 500+ major curtain wall projects which include...
Global Technical Service & Development Manager - High Performance Building, Dow Chemical
Loriane is the Global Technical Service & Development Manager for Dow High Performance Building Division. She is based at Belgium. In her current role, she drives the team across regions on application development, façade engineering design, customer support and works...
Country Head - Indian Subcontinent, Aedas
Simon N.A.F studied Architecture in Spain and started working in international architectural practices from the beginning of his carrier. He holds a dual master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning. Since his graduation in 1999, he has worked on more...
Associate Vice President - Sales, FunderMax India
T.S.Aditya is working as an Associate Vice President – Sales with FunderMax. He is associated with the brand for more than 8 years, and has been responsible for the company’s sales function which includes, adding key accounts, developing and managing...
Director, Sahvia Façade
By following the path of the great Architect Louis Kahn, AHMED SUMAIR tries to bring the soul out of his every building. As Louis Kahn also said, “The first thing that an Architect must do is to sense that every...
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...
Managing Director, FG Glass
An MBA from Boston, USA, Suhel has been in charge of FG Glass since its inception. Suhel has brought both his educational and business knowledge into FG Glass to build it into an efficient organisation. His strong personality and effective...
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...
Conference Agenda
  • Why do we need sustainable cities?
  • Challenges incorporating "green" façades and how they can influence the environment
  • Examples of sustainable façades design in tropics and other parts of the world
  • A journey through high performance in modern façade designs
  • Service for management of project timing and quality
  • Latest innovations in the high performance segment
  • What is architectural BIM?
  • Benefits of architectural BIM
  • Challenges of architectural BIM
  • “A change anywhere is a change everywhere” is it true?
  • Why international façade systems for emerging markets?
  • Meeting customer expectations with international systems
  • Designing facades with performance objectives in mind
  • Pragati Maidan Convention Center in Delhi
  • SAS iTower mixed use development in Hyderabad
  • Can this headache be avoided?
  • What is the value of an engineering?
  • Process integration vs. belated value diminution
  • The NBC 2016 and the requirements
  • Fundamentals of fire in relation to façades and spread of fire
  • The current practice in India
  • The global perspective and what's being followed in other countries
  • What consultants do currently in India
  • Certification and the importance
  • GGL go to solution provider
  • Case study: One of the most exclusive, demanding, risky, creative and efficient project executed by Guardian SunGuard
  • Innovations in glass
  • Types of interlayers
  • Selecting the right interlayer
  • Evolving standards on laminated glass
  • Identifying the most suitable products for construction
  • Technology driven energy efficient policy change
  • Improved clarity, inclusive design, reduced built & operative costs, thermal comfort, etc in building envelope
  • Integrating the right assessment models for getting the most value out of façades
  • Value engineering versus value extortion: Is it cost reduction for diminished value?
  • Continuing the process improvisations for best practices
  • Value engineering for bespoke façades procurements to suit local requirements

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