10th Edition – Zak World of Façades Sri Lanka

The face of infrastructure in Sri Lanka is changing with numerous tall buildings dotting the skyline of Colombo and other cities. This 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.

Façade plays a vital role in bringing the architect’s vision to life. It makes a major contribution to the sustainability of a building, influencing both energy efficiency and the quality of the internal climate. It is also an integral part of the building’s aesthetic, complementing the structural form and defining its visual impact on the urban environment.

With a view to bridge the gap between technologies available universally and their application and drawn by the pull of exponential growth in façade industry in Sri Lanka, Zak Group takes their flagship conference on façade design and engineering to Colombo.

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 in from across the construction and façade 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.

Speakers and Panelists
Director - Architecture, The Design Group Five International
Director, Ajax Engineers
CMD, Tudawe Engineering Services
AmalTudawe is a Director and Engineer at Tudawe Brothers Ltd. and has worked as a Project Director for 22 years. He is the Head of the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (M&E) division – one of the key Strategic Business Units...
Director, Design Team 3
Athula Amarasekera is a Singapore and Thailand Based Sri Lankan Architect, whose is passionate about Highrise projects & building projects from 5 star Airline Lounges, Chik Hostels, No- Frills Hotels to 5 star Branded Residences to ultra high rise structures....
Managing Director, Alufab
Bernie has been with Alufab for nearly 20 years and is involved in Design Fabrication and Installation of Architectural Aluminium Glazing systems, Facades, Point Supported Glazing Systems & Interiors.
Director, Design Consortium
D.B Navratne is an Senior Architect by Profession & a Director of Design Consortium Pvt (Ltd). He served as a Director Conservation – Rideeviharaya, Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa, Panduwasnuwara projects of Central Cultural Fund. He is fellow Member of Sri Lanka Institute...
General Manager, Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau
K.L.S. Sahabandu has over 30 years of experience in civil/ structural engineering analysis/designs/detailing of buildings, highway and railway bridges, structures associated with hydro-power, harbor, water supply, and airport projects. He has experienced working in many national important large projects in...
Director – Projects, Indocean Developers
K. M. Sathian is a Civil Engineer with over 28 years of experience in the fields of Engineering, Procurement and Construction of high-rise buildings, large residential and commercial townships, airports, hospitals and sports stadiums. He has accumulated more than 16...
CMD, Maga Engineering
Founder and visionary of Maga Engineering, Kularatne is a graduate of the University Ceylon. Joining the Sri Lanka Army after graduation, he was elevated to the rank of Captain in 1968. Subsequently, he served as the Administration Officer at the...
Managing Director, Sanken Lanka
Mr. Gunatilleke is the Managing Director of Sanken Construction since 2002. He had been with the Company from its inception. Prior to the appointment as the Managing Director, he was serving Sanken as the Director and Mitsui Construction as the...
Vice President – Engineering, Aitken Spence Hotels
RohithaRajaratne is the Head of Engineering at Aitken Spence Hotels. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer by profession and counts over two decades of professional experience after graduating from the University of Moratuwa. He served in the Sri Lanka Navy...
Managing Director, Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants
“Shiromal Fernando, Leading Structural Engineer, Sri Lanka, best known for his engineering work on many high rise buildings in the country including the 350m tall Lotus Tower, Colombo. He holds the degrees B.Sc. Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering & MPhil...
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...
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...
Managing Director, Winwall Technology India
Simon has been with Winwall since 1992 setting up curtain wal and window performance testing facilities. He has tested and inspected more than 800 projects from Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, India& China. Along with this he is a...
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.
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