2nd Edition – Zak World of Façades India

Ahmedabad witnessed one of the finest group of construction professionals gathering at a common plane ground – the second of the many road shows for the Zak World of Façades conference series. The event featured prominent names from the industry talking on various innovations in façade design & engineering. It was by far the largest gathering of professionals from the façade fraternity in Gujarat.

First to address the audience was Mr Pankaj Goel (General Manager & Country Head – Marketing, Jindal Aluminium) who gave an indepth elaboration on “Aluminium Profiles for Curtain Walls”.
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The next segment was taken charge by Mr Bhisham Vaswani (Country Head, Halfen India) who elucidated & educated the audience on the “Safer Facade Connections – Revolutionary Changes”.
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Next to present was Ms Suhag Khemlani (Deputy MD, Clean India Group) who presented & shared some of Clean India Group’s immense experience on “Safety at Heights”.
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The fourth speaker was Mr Tamilvaanam Raamalingam (Executive Director, CAD Plan India & ME) who presented on “BIM & Engineering Design for Façades”.

The highlight of the evening was the client – architect – consultant – civil contractor – educational institution group discussion which involved Mr Selvam (CEO & Director, Geotrix Building Envelope Pvt. Ltd.) as the moderator. Mr Christopher Laack (Principal & Design Director, Burt Hill Design Pvt. Ltd.) represented the architect fraternity. Mr Subrata Dutta, Project Manager for Gift City Project, L&T – Construction, Buildings & Factories represented the civil contracting & client fraternity, Mr Rajan Govind (Director, BES Consultants Pvt Ltd) was the façade consultant on the panel. Mr Naren Kumar, Technical Lead and National Head of Glass Academy and Saint Gobain Glass. The audience joined in with several interesting questions & suggestion to the panelists.

The 325 strong delegates had an elaborate networking opportunity with the presenting sponsor Halfen and the associate sponsors Elumatec, Cad Plan, Clean India Group, Pentagon Tapes who are great contributors to the World of Façades concept in their own right. The Zak World Of Facades was supported by two engaging institutes of excellence namely Green Cadd and Glass Academy. We are ever so thankful to our Regional Supporter – GICEA – Gujarat Institute Of Civil Engineers and Architects and we wish to spread this inspiration across the corners of India & beyond, courtesy our Media Partners – Construction Week.

Speakers and Panelists
Project Manager for Gift City Project, L&T - Construction, Buildings & Factories
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....
Principal & Design Director, Burt Hill Design Pvt. Ltd
Chris is adept in all areas encompassing the architectural profession: design, technical, project management, marketing, practice management and operations.
Director, BES Consultants
Rajan has more than 30 years of international experience within the facade industry, out of which he has served more than 11 years at Arup. With Structural engineering background Rajan has gained working experiences in various regions such as Asia,...
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