21st Jun 2019, Park Hyatt, Hyderabad

About the Event


Zak World of Façades is an International conference series on façade design & engineering having attracted over 21,144 delegates across its 61 completed editions. The conference is currently being organised in 25 countries in the Middle East (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait & Saudi Arabia), South Asia (India & Sri Lanka), South East Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam & Indonesia), East Asia (South Korea & Greater China), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco & South Africa),  Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and the United States of America.

This is the 62nd global edition and 2nd edition in Hyderabad. It will witness the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and will also showcase latest technological solutions.

For registration visit www.facades.ind.in

Speakers and Panelists

Conference Agenda

62nd Edition - Zak World of Façades India, 21st Jun 2019, Park Hyatt, Hyderabad

Session - 1(09.30 - 10.35)

08.30 - 09.30

Delegate Registration

Event Convenor

09.30 - 09.35

Welcome Address


09.35 - 10.00

Cities Alive: Designing Green & Sustainable Façades for the Tropics

  • Why do we need sustainable cities?
  • Challenges incorporating "green" façades and how they can influence the environment
  • Examples of sustainable façades design in tropics and other parts of the world
Michael Chin, Principal - Façade Engineering Leader, Arup

10.00 - 10.20

Cladding High-Rise Buildings, a High Pressure Laminate (HPL) Perspective

  • Benefits of cladding a high-rise
  • How to design cladding for high-rise
  • Case studies
Prameena Karunairaj, Business Development Manager, FunderMax India

10.20 - 10.40

NBC Guidelines for Façade

  • Curtain wall
  • Glass
  • Structural & safety
Ahmed Sumair, Director, Sahvia Façade

10.40 - 11.00

Possibilities with Silicone for High Performance Buildings

  • A journey through high performance in modern façade designs
  • Service for management of project timing and quality
  • Latest innovations in the high performance segment
Loriane Parisot, Global Technical Service & Development Manager - High Performance Building, Dow Chemical

11.00 - 11.20


Session - 2(11.00 - 13.00)

11.20 - 11.40

BIM (Building Information Modeling)

  • What is architectural BIM?
  • Benefits of architectural BIM
  • Challenges of architectural BIM
  • “A change anywhere is a change everywhere” is it true?
Manjunath Shetty, Managing Director, Envelope Technik

11.40 - 12.00

Schueco Troptec Aluminium Systems for Emerging Markets

  • Why international façade systems for emerging markets?
  • Meeting customer expectations with international systems
  • Designing facades with performance objectives in mind
Ashish Kapoor, Sales Director, Schueco India

12.00 - 12.30

Design Driven Innovation: Case Studies

  • Pragati Maidan Convention Center in Delhi
  • SAS iTower mixed use development in Hyderabad
Simón NAF, Country Head - Indian Subcontinent, Aedas

12.30 - 13.15

PANEL DISCUSSION : Trends and Innovations in Building Façade Designs

  • Designing the façades with performance objectives in mind
  • Engineered system façades and hot to use them to benefit performance
  • Design innovations for mixed use building façades
  • Optimal shading techniques for façades


KR Suresh, Regional Director, Axis Façades


George Verghese, Associate Director, RSP Swati Puchalapalli, Founding Partner & Director, Terra Viridis Sameer Chaturvedi, Head - Architectural Design, GMR Hyderabad Aditya Thota, Head - Sales, FunderMax India Madhusudhan Karatgi, Senior Associate Director, CBRE South Asia Asadullah Khan, Design Director, Genesis Planners

13.15 - 14.00

Networking Lunch Break

Session - 3(13.50 - 15.40)

14.00 - 14.20

Emerging Trends in Façade Design and Technology for High-Rise Buildings

  • Designing facades for energy efficiency
  • Role of façade in indoor comfort
Sridhar Gopisetti, Managing Director, A Team One

14.20 - 14.40

The Misconception About Value Engineering

  • Can this headache be avoided?
  • What is the value of an engineering?
  • Process integration vs. belated value diminution
Micha Pawelka, Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

14.40 - 15.25

Correct Application and Design Considerations for Fire Compartmentation in Façades

  • The NBC 2016 and the requirements
  • Fundamentals of fire in relation to façades and spread of fire
  • The current practice in India
  • The global perspective and what's being followed in other countries
  • What consultants do currently in India
  • Certification and the importance
KR Suresh, Regional Director, Axis Façades Sreenivas Narayanan, General Manager - UAE, India & Oceania, Siderise Group

15.25 - 15.45

Build with Light

  • GGL go to solution provider
  • Case study: One of the most exclusive, demanding, risky, creative and efficient project executed by Guardian SunGuard
  • Innovations in glass
Sourabh Kankar, Marketing Manager - India, Gujarat Guardian

15.45 - 16.05

What’s Inside Laminated Glass?

  • Types of interlayers
  • Selecting the right interlayer
  • Evolving standards on laminated glass
Malvinder Singh Rooprai, Technical Consultant - Asia Pacific Region, Kuraray

16.05 - 16.20

Networking Tea/Coffee Break

Session - 4(16.00 - 17.45)

16.20 - 16.40

Negotiating Boundaries

  • With climate
  • With function
  • With structure
Dhurgai Kumaran, Director - Architecture, FHD Group

16.40 - 17.00

Changing Approach of Emerging India towards Enveloping of Buildings

  • Identifying the most suitable products for construction
  • Technology driven energy efficient policy change
  • Improved clarity, inclusive design, reduced built & operative costs, thermal comfort, etc in building envelope
Rahul Miskeen, VP - Design & Engineering, Glass Wall Systems

17.00 - 17.45

PANEL DISCUSSION : Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

  • Integrating the right assessment models for getting the most value out of façades
  • Value engineering versus value extortion: Is it cost reduction for diminished value?
  • Continuing the process improvisations for best practices
  • Value engineering for bespoke façades procurements to suit local requirements


Suhel Kachwala, Managing Director, FG Glass


Rajeev Kumar Sharma, Managing Director, Design Haaus Arul Prakash, Project Head, K Raheja Kalyan Khetana, Phoenix Turner PMO N Venkatesh, Design Head – Architectural, Aurobindo Realty Anandkumar Patil, GM - Projects, Synergy Property Development Services PSLN Rao, Director, Active Green Windows

17.45 - 17.50

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