13th Edition – Zak World of Façades India

Mumbai has long been a stalwart in infrastructural innovations. Development in this sector has seen a steady rise with a strong synergy of technology and accessible design. This growth has sparked off a ceaseless endeavour to merge advancement with responsible environment management.

Setting sight on discovering and disseminating ideas beneficial to the growth of infrastructure, Zak returns to Mumbai with its all encompassing conference. The flagship conference created a benchmark in the city in its earlier editions in 2013 & 2014 and now aims to raise the bar of quality discussions. Hot topic of discussion will be the new Mumbai Fire Brigade regulations on glass façades.

Zak World of Facades conference is determined to propagate awareness on the newest cutting edge technology and perspectives in the field of façade design. The conference expedites a platform for networking, necessary in the professional world.

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
Managing Director, Kinlong India
President - Construction, Piramal Realty
Managing Director & CEO, FunderMax India Pvt. Ltd
An engineer & doctorate with over 2 decades of extensive Senior Management experience in spearheading business operations across various MNCs, he has been pivotal in establishing new business ventures and has commanded operations with key focus on top/ bottom line...
Senior Associate, Architect Hafeez Contractor
Rajeev Trehan graduated from Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai in 1990 and joined Architect Hafeez Contractor. He has been in practice since then. In his experience of over 24 years, he has been in charge of several large...
BDM, Cotswold Architectural Products
Alan, who is 46 and lives in Poole, Dorset, previously worked for Cotswold, joining the company as a teenager and working in internal and external sales roles as well as in a business development position. He spent over 12 years...
AVP - Design, Tata Housing
Amit is a Development Manager with over 18yrs of real estate experience across construction, design, statutory approvals and overall project management of over 3.5 million sqft projects of cumulative worth above INR8000Cr.
Director - Design & Projects, RSP India
Atul Bhandari is a 1995 graduate of Govt. College of Architecture, Lucknow and Registered with Council of Architecture, India. He has over 19 years of experience in a wide range of projects. He has held senior positions at Aakar design...
Chairman, Clean India Group
23 years back, when he saw first glass building in Mumbai, Ashok Khemlani tied up with Cradle Runways International and imported the very first system. This was for DHL at Andheri. Subsequently, he started manufacturing the facade access systems in...
Principal, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Christoph Timm is the senior leader of the SOM Enclosure Group in New York and brings 20 years of experience to the team. Raised and educated in Germany his professional career has almost been exclusively based in New York City...
Head of Corporate Building Excellence, Schüco International
Winfried Heusler has worked with GARTNER, a façade construction company in Germany, from 1981 to 1998. Afterwards, he has been associated with Schüco International as Technical Director for Aluminium and CTO (Chief Technical Officer). As Sr. VP-Engineering, he oversaw international...
Director - Projects, The Wadhwa Group
Mukesh is an experienced Director of Projects with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. He is skilled in Negotiation, Budgeting, Value Engineering, Business Planning, and Cost Management. She is a strong operations professional.
Managing Director, Niteen Parulekar Architects
Architect Niteen Parulekar is the Founder and Design Director of NPAPL – Niteen Parulekar Architects Private Limited. A graduate in Bachelor of Architecture from the renowned JJ School of Architecture, he has been leading a successful design practice for more...
VP- Architecture, K Raheja Group
He is the Head of the department, and coordinates with International and Local Architects for various Commercial and residential project. He has executed more than 10 million sqft IT spaces at Mind space, Navi Mumbai.
Managing Director, Clean India Group
Tarun is the Managing Director at the Clean India Group which is one of India’s largest Façade Access Solution & Maintenance company. Their operations are extended over 17 countries which include Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, UAE, Singapore, Oman &...
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,...
Executive Director, Inhabit Group
Robert Stephens is the Executive Director for Inhabit and is responsible for group operations in the Middle East and Europe. He has over 20 years of façade construction experience in Europe, the Middle East and Far East. For the last...
Group CEO, Priedemann Façade Experts
Lars Anders is the CEO of Priedemann Façade Experts and Façade-Lab Research & Development Center, which accomplishes tasks relating to the façade or building envelope. In this role, He manages and leads along with his managing partners, a team providing...
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.
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, 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...
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, 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, 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.
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
  • Case studies on Ocean Heights in Dubai (twisted) (310m), Entisar Tower in Dubai (520m), Central Market in Abu Dhabi (381m) & Three Pacific Place in Hong Kong (200m).
  • Design processes and detailing used on these towers and how they can be employed onto high rise projects in Mumbai
  • Glass and high performance coatings
  • Engineering and analytical tools for glass
  • Trends today
  • Resulting demands tomorrow
  • The façade specialist in 2020
  • Past and present
  • Benefits of ventilation with examples
  • Indispensable for high pressure laminates
  • Case studies on the façades of the 1 World Trade Centre, New York & the Mumbai International Airport T2
  • Functional optimization of building skins – Energy & comfort; Safety & security
  • Architectural integration of components
  • Holistic approach – Form & function; Conception & design; Production & installation; Maintenance & demolition
  • Introduction – Importance of quality manufacturers & experience
  • Hardware solutions to match current regulations of Mumbai Fire Brigade
  • Vertical sliders in façade application
  • Material properties : Titanium Zinc
  • Titanium Zinc cladding systems
  • Working in forms and geometry
  • Paneling and optimization
  • Integrated engineering designs
  • Achieving buildable solutions
  • Physical properties, including high temperature performance, of ionoplast interlayers
  • Use of ionoplast interlayers in façades, skylights, canopies, and glass railings - examples
  • Post-breakage safety of ionoplast laminates in minimally-supported systems
  • Overview of façade access systems
  • BMU’s for high rises & unconventional geometries
  • Case study of projects
  • Stress patterns & features of point fixed glazed structures
  • Precautions in the design & construction of point fixed glazing
  • Architectural considerations while designing fire safe façades
  • Fire rated glass - correct applications and usage
  • Perimeter protection - preventing the spread of smoke from floor to floor Cladding - the problematic zone
  • Discussing the new Mumbai Fire Brigade regulation on glass façades

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