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...
Global Partnerships Director, Siderise
Sreenivas Narayan is Technical and Compliance Director for India, the Middle East, and South Asia Pacific at Siderise Group and is responsible for developing and delivering the technical strategy for the business in the region. His experience in the passive...
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®...
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 | Technical Specialists and Façade Engineering Leader, Arup
Michael Chin is a Principal with Arup Singapore Pte Ltd, he is also the Façade Leader. In this role, he is responsible for the leadership and direction of Arup Façade activities in Singapore and the wider region. Professionally, as a...
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...
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...
Director, Design Haaus
Rajeev Kumar Sharma (b.1977) is an architect, who is the founder director of Designhaaus, He graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in the year 2002 and after a short but extensive professional experience founded the design firm “Gravity” which...
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, Team One
Mr. Sridhar Gopisetti is a highly accomplished architect who strongly believes in positioning his clients for success. He places great importance on timeless design that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also economically, socially, and environmentally responsible. In recognition of...
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 - Deputy General Manager, Aurobindo Realty & Infrastructure Private Limited
Nunna Venkatesh is a highly motivated and skilled architect with over 20 years of experience in the field of architecture and construction. He holds a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from the Indian Institute of Architects, which has provided him with...
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, Envelopetechnik Façade Consultancy
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...
Director, Sahvia Façade
Founder and Director of SAHVIA GROUP, Ahmed has more than18 years of professional experience as façade designer. He believes that a great building must begin with unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the...
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 - 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
  • 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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