15th Edition – Zak World of Façades India

Iconic façades require all the stake holders to strike the right balance between a host of parameters from conceiving the correct design to specifying the optimum materials and finally putting them together in place to materialise the epochal building envelope. With ever increasing population density and destinations getting farther and farther, a trend of mixed – use developments is catching up fast in the Delhi NCR Metropolis. Integrating the lines between residential and commercial and obliterating the differences is the latest challenge.

The 3rd season of Zak World of Façades, now returning to New Delhi, brings together a horde of new and efficient façade materials and technologies to entice the minds of the designers and users alike whereby the industry stalwarts shall try to bridge the gap between proposed and practical.

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

A not to be missed event for exclusive business opportunities, including a dedicated display area exhibiting new perspectives on building skins and material technologies for the contemporary façades of India.

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
Principal, Modarch
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...
VP - Infrastructure, HCL Technologies
Bharat heads Infrastructure Projects with a team of 100 professional comprising of Architects, Civil Engineers & Project Managers. He headed a team for delivery of approx 10 Mnsqft & another 10 Mnsqft under planning & development over last 5 Yrs&...
Director - Design & Projects, RSP
A post graduate in architecture, DV Nathan, as he is popularly called, has over 22 years of experience with renowned Indian and international practices on a wide range of institutional, commercial, retail and residential projects. At RSP he is involved...
Managing Director, UHA London
Jonas Upton-Hansen studied at the Architectural Association in London. After graduating in the year 2000, he joined Foster + Partners where he collaborated on projects including the McLaren Formula 1 UK headquarters and Monaco Yacht Club amongst others. In 2005, he joined the...
VP & Head – Contracts & Procurement, Antara Senior Living (MAX Enterprise)
An astute leader with 28 years of experience in the areas of Project Coordination, Procurement, Contracts Management, Selection of Architects/Consultants & Appointments, Land Acquisition, Liaison and All Approvals required for Project Clearances.
Director, Paras Buildtech
An engineer by profession, Kunal Rishi spearheads the boutique development firm Paras Buildtech, with a dynamic zeal of an ace leader.
DVP - Procurement, IREO
A thorough professional with exceptionally vast experience in procurement; Pinaki Ranjan is known for being most sincere and methodical professional who knows how to get the best out of his vendors as per his management terms.
Managing Director, Alpro Industries
Nikhil Jain obtained his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, and M.B.A from MDI, Gurgaon. He has vast experience in handling numerous large projects and assignments for a varied portfolio of clients with multiple and varied complexities.
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...
Chief Operating Officer, M3M India
With over 20 years of experience in design, engineering and management a strong background of holding influential positions at the most prominent real estate developers, Raj Singhal is the Chief Operations Officer at M3M India
Managing Director, SWBI Architects
A winner of various awards and accolades in field of architecture, Sanjay has over 26 years’ experience in planning and execution of various types of projects that span across all market segments – Office buildings, IT Campuses, Hospitality, Housings &...
SVP - Architecture & Design, Experion
An architect by profession and a photographer at heart, Surat Kumar heads the design and development at the Experion Group and is a part of the core committee for acquisition, consultant management & Unique Project development.
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 - 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...
VP - Materials, DLF
V.N Chpra has been with DLF for nearly 12 years and is responsible for contract,procurement, sourcing from China and heading import functions along with strategic planning. He has settled the import cell in the organization and made them the first...
Director, Dema Consulting
He is the Director at Dema Consulting which provides services for aluminum works of buildings and was established in 1996.
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, 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...
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, 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...
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
  • Solar spectrum vis-à-vis performance and design
  • Sunguard applications
  • Tools and calculators for glass selection
  • Past and present
  • Benefits of ventilation with examples
  • Indispensable for high pressure laminates
  • A case study on consequence of not availing a competent service team
  • A rationale look on benefit of expert guidance.. But look for the competence of the specialist
  • Challenges vs opportunities (cultural, regional, economical, statutory, performance, etc)
  • Cost monitoring, tendering strategies and ensuring quality control
  • Approaches to designing façades as building 'USP' (Unique Selling Point)
  • Project details and challenges
  • Customised solutions by Schüco
  • Optimum U-value and shading co-ecient for optimum occupant comfort
  • Glass and beyond glass - various permutations and how to avoid over-designing
  • Façade acoustics - miles and methods
  • Double skin façades and shading techniques
  • Daylight control and light shelving strategies

Tariq Kachwala

  • Value addition that façade lighting brings to a project
  • Case study of the façade lighting at Mondeal Square, Ahmedabad
  • Challenges in implementation of a LED integrated in a curtain wall
  • Spontaneous breakage - science vs. notion
  • Identification procedures
  • Distribution and ownership of breakage liability pre and post-installation
  • Mitigate risk by smarter specifications
  • 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
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