11th Edition – Zak World of Façades India

The developing technology of high-performance facades has emerged as the key to building systems integration, central to the realization of a sustainable built environment. The face of infrastructure in Kolkata is changing gradually but resiliently with some of the most striking buildings being built. Besides, the development of new planned townships of Salt Lake city and Rajarhat has drawn the focus on environmentally friendly buildings and structures that blend in with the landscape is increasing with an all-inclusive emphasis on cutting edge façades that are structurally, aesthetically, thermally, technologically, acoustically efficient and secure.

After a phenomenal success of the previous edition of Zak World of Façades conference in Kolkata where the industry came together to examine the discrepancies in the awarding of façade contracts, the conference returns to the city with a renewed vigour carried forward from the super-successful events in the other parts of the country.

Acclaimed as south Asia’s largest façade conference on façade design and engineering, Zak World of Façades not only provides you with the educational experiences that enable you to push your professional practice into emerging frontiers, but also facilitates the networking opportunities that provide you with connections you need to excel in today’s dynamic professional environment.

Be a part of this ground breaking convergence of experts from across the construction industry to share and discuss the latest methods and technologies that are revolutionizing the building envelopes. Take advantage of exclusive business opportunities, including a dedicated display area exhibiting new perspectives on building skins and material technologies for the efficient façades.

Organised 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 Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from the 5-7 December 2014.

Speakers and Panelists
Director, Forum Projects
Managing Director, GSC Group
CEO & Director, Geotrix Building Envelope
With over 20 years of experience as an Civil Engineering background, Selvam started his career in Singapore addressing construction management and managed complex façade of buildings to a tune of S$ 300 million with world renowned façade company until 2010....
Project Manager, Priedemann
Smart, deft and witty, Praveen is at the helm of façade consulting business in India as project manager at Preidemann with some of the most complex and iconic façade projects in the country.
Director, Practice Design
Sandip is the Founder Director of Practice. He is closely involved in the design process with his primary responsibility being the strategic direction the firm. He has extensive experience in Urban Design, Master Planning and Architecture of IT/ITES SEZ Campus...
Director, Merlin Group
A young and dynamic personality, adept in his work, Siddharta is the director projects at the prestigious Merlin Group of Kolkata.
SVP Projects, AMRI Hospitals
An avid constructional professional with 25 years of experience behind him in designing & execution of Infrastructure, Power Plants, Real Estate, Residential, Institutional and Healthcare projects, Sanjay is the Senior vice president at AMRI Hospitals
Director, Nirson Amirsu
With a legacy of sincere contracting business behind him, Sonesh is at the helm of Nitson & Amitsu, one of the leading façade and window manufacturing firm in this part of the country with some of the most iconic projects...
Regional Director, East Edifice
As a Regional Director, MrSudipChoudhury is responsible for the East India operations of Edifice. He has over 19 Years of experience in Planning, Design and Delivery of various types of projects across North and East India. Before coming back to...
Director, Abin Design Studio
With a vision to create a universal dialect of responsible architecture, Abin heads the young and energetic team at Abin Design Studio, nominated to be amongst the top 50 young international design firms of the world, as cited by an...
Director, BES Consultants
Rajan has 25 years of international experience within the façade industry, out of which he has served more than 11 years at Arup. With a structural engineering background, he has good overall façade specialist experience. He has gained working experiences...
Agrawal & Agrawal, Architects Planner and Interior Designer
J P Agrawal prides himself in being a conscientious architect. He believes that architecture is all about a complex solution addressed with common sense & scientific approach to achieve the end result, which is aesthetically pleasant & functional; and that...
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...
Regional Director - South Asia, Meinhardt Façade Technology
Mahesh provides the strategic leadership as the Regional Director for Meinhardt Group and Façade Consultancy business in South Asia. He has been in the Engineering Consultancy Services and Construct industry for over 27 years. His experience ranges from Aluminium Glazing...
Director, Glass Wall Systems
Serving the façade industry for more than 27 years, Jawahar makes sure all his ventures are met with immaculate precision and absolute commercial success.
Conference Agenda

Breaking the preconceived notions about glass façades; cladding - right choice of material; role of spandrel panels and firestops/smoke seals/window ventilation/insulation in developing fire safe facades; fire rated material or fire retardant material; fire rating of façade material.

Selvam Ramanathan

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