Zak World of Façades India,

2nd Sep 2016, Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

About the Event

Zak World of Façades is the region’s largest conference series on façade design & engineering. Now in it’s 22nd edition globally and 16th edition in India, the conference has become a specialized forum in region to discuss the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and showcases the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists

Conference Agenda

22nd Edition - Zak World of Façades India, 2nd Sep 2016, Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

Session - 1(09.30 - 10.35)


Delegate Registration

Event Convenor & Host Amit Malhotra, Leader, McCoy Group

09.30 - 09.35-

Welcome Address

Syed Zakir Ahmed, CMD, Zak Group

09.35 - 09.55-

From Rendering to Reality - Principles of Glass Selection for Façades

  • Solar spectrum vis-a -vis performance and design
  • Sunguard applications
  • Tools and calculators for glass selection
Sourabh Kankar, Regional Manager - Architectural, Modiguard.

09.55 - 10.15-

High Pressure Laminates (HPL) as a façade Material

  • Benefits, aesthetics & functionality
  • Different applications of HPL as cladding, louver, etc
  • Steps for sustainable usage
Dr. Prashanth Reddy, Managing Director & CEO, FunderMax.

10.15 - 10.35-

Performative Aesthetics

  • Performance as a key design driver for façade and built form
  • Integrating various elements of building as one design language
  • Efficiency and robustness of design to create elegant buildings
Britta Knobel Gupta, Partner, Studio Symbiosis Amit Gupta, Partner, Studio Symbiosis

10.35 - 11.00-

Networking & Tea/Coffee Break

Session - 2(11.00 - 13.00)

11.00 - 11.20-

Façades for Future

  • New design trends
  • Sustainable facade execution process
Praveen Chaubey, Project Manager, Priedemann

11.20 - 11.40-

Façade Detailing for low Energy Consumption

  • Importance and significance of fine detailing
  • Examples showing how robust detailing prevents energy loss through air infiltration and heat transfer
Stephen Tanno, Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International

11.40 - 12.10-

Pliable, Flexible and Soft: Humanising Building Technology - Approach to Façade Design

  • Achieving the unconventional by conventional means
  • Integrating vertical landscapes into the facades
  • Integrating symbolic visual elements into the facades
Dongmin Shim, Design Principal, WOW Architects

12.10 - 13.00-

PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade Trends and Regulations for Public Spaces and Mixed use Development

  • Façade performance objetives for high end residential and cluster housing
  • Engineered system windows and balustrades
  • Differenciating the façade lines for different usage in same building
  • Safety regulations and adherence to the same
  • Ventilated façades & rainscreen cladding


KR Suresh, Regional Director, Axis Façades


Rajesh Dongre, Partner, ABRD Architects Sachin Sharma,President, Wave Infratech Papiya Sarkar, Chief Architect, DMRC Naveen Khanna, VP - Projects, Brookfield India Office Parks Ashish Kapoor, Sales Director, Schueco India Kamlesh Choudhari, Director, Glass Wall Systems

13.00 - 14.00-

Lunch Break

Session - 3(13.50 - 15.40)

14.00 - 14.20-

Evaluating Natural Light & Transparency needs for Optimal Design

  • Glass selection to mitigate heat while retaining the advantage of natural light
  • Factors to be considered for assessing reflection and shading to enhance human comfort and wellness
Sharanjit Singh, Chairman, GSC Glass

14.20 - 14.40-

Choice of Façade Hardware from the House of a Construction Hardware Expert

  • Technically Strong & Aesthetically Amazing
  • Hardware for catalysis; systems for sustainability; replacement for ease
  • Railing systems & accessories and other new launches
Tanuj Sharma, Manager - Railing & Façade, Kinlong India

14.40 - 15.00-

On-Site Testing of Façades

  • The need for on-site testing
  • Why should it be done by a third party agency
Jothi Ramalingam, Director, Winwall Technologies

15.00 - 15.20-

Myths about Stainless Steel Railings & Fittings

  • Structural safety in modular railings
  • Choosing the right grade of stainless steel
  • Correct technique and installation examples with project case studies
Rajan Aggarwal, Vice President Projects, Ozone Overseas

15.20 - 15.40-

LED Integrated Façades

  • Integrating LED into curtain wall system
  • Case study of façade lighting employed in Kohinoor Square, Mumbai & Mondeal Square, Ahmedabad
Kapil Chikodi, Head - Business Development, Glass Wall Systems

15.40 - 16.30-

Façade Engineering for Higher ROI

  • Role of building envelope in conceptualising a new project
  • Timelines and how it affects the final ROI
  • Form and performance - what weighs more in terms of ROI
  • New facade technologies and their commercial edge over conventional, if any


Praveen Chaubey, Project Manager, Priedemann


Kapil Handa, Principal, Studio DRA Yaser H Ansari, Head - Procurement & Fitout, Synergy Property Development Services Deepak Gupta, Director, Dema Consulting Anil Misra, General Manager - Projects, Max Estates Mayank Bhatnagar, Vice President, Bharati Realty Niraj Borikar, Head Sales, FunderMax India

16.30 - 16.35-

Vote of Thanks


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