30th Edition – Zak World of Façades Sri Lanka

This was the 30th edition globally and 3rd edition in Sri Lanka. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Director, P&T Architects
The P&T Group is an award-winning, global design firm, providing clients with innovative, commercially successful and sustainable design solutions since its inception in 1868. Consistently ranked in the top ten largest architectural firm in the world with over 2000 architects,...
Group Director, Blue Mountain
Thilan Anuradha is the Group Director and Chief Strategy Officer of the Blue Mountain Group. Primarily joining as the head of projects at the very inception of Blue Mountain Properties (Pvt) Ltd, he was instrumental in driving the company to...
VP-Design & Planning, Glass Wall Systems
Rahul Miskeen is the Vice President – Design & Technical, at Glasswall Systems Private Limited. He holds over 18 years of experience in the Façade industry, working with various leading international façade execution companies. He has been involved in research...
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...
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...
Managing Director, Priedemann
Micha Pawelka is a Managing Director of the Priedemann group and is based in Dubai. Handling the role of business development for the Middle East projects, he is in charge of all sales and marketing activities, implementation of the business...
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...
Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Cost Management Services Pvt Ltd
Jayadeva is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and fellow member of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Sri Lanka. He is a senior quantity surveyor and director of Cost Management Services (Pvt) Ltd. He has about 20 years of experience in quantity...
Managing Director, Asoka Glass
Mahinda Jinasena is a prominent Sri Lankan glass exporter, Chairman and Managing Director of Asoka Glass & Mirror Company. He is the exclusive fabrication partner of the world renowned Schueco Systems in the territory of Sri Lanka. He is a...
Managing Director, DesignOne
Archt. Dhananjana Ameresekere, Managing Director of Design One Ltd, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Double-Major in Architecture and Economics from Yale University, and with a Master of Architecture Degree, with Prizes and Awards, from the University of Pennsylvania, both...
Chief Architect, Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC
With a PhD in Secure architecture in urban habitats, Dharmatilleke’s career graph of more than 20 years is dotted with various awards and accolades for his outstanding work in Sri Lanka and Singapore. He specializes in and has an in-depth...
Principal Architect, PWA
Leading a design team of young, dynamic Architects & Interior designers, Philip has worked on a wide range of projects from commercial buildings, interiors, hotels and private residences as well as active participation in social welfare projects such as tsunami...
Head - Speciality Business, FunderMax India
Balaji has been associated with FunderMax India from past 4+ years and has always had an eye to the details. He has been primarily responsible for façades and structural design of complex building structures involving FunderMax panels for number of...
Projects Manager, Elval Colour
Efthimios Zizos is a Civil Engineer and he is for the last 7 years, Projects Manager of Elval Colour. He has more than 17 years’ experience in the field of building constructions and specifically in envelope façades/roofing. His current role...
Managing Director, FG Glass
An MBA from Boston, USA, Suhel has been in charge of FG Glass since its inception. Suhel has brought both his educational and business knowledge into FG Glass to build it into an efficient organisation. His strong personality and effective...
Head - Marketing, FunderMax India
Niraj has been associated with FunderMax India for the past 4+ years and held various senior executive roles in high volume driven sales division of FunderMax India. Currently he is heading the marketing for India and other nearby SA countries...
Manager, Application Engineering & Tech Services, Dow
S. Ravishankar is the Manager – Application Engineering & Technical Service, His primary responsibility is to provide technical service and training to construction customers on various applications. He provides trainings, seminars and technical support for projects throughout India. Ravishankar has...
Managing Director, McCoy Group
Amit is a professional who is emotionally bonded to his job and works with a lot of passion. Time, place and conditions cease to matter when he is involved with work. Amit is blessed with excellent interpersonal relationships which ensures...
Sales Director, Schueco India
Ashish is a sales and marketing professional with over 30 years of experience in building material industry and quality management. He has worked with several multinationals bringing in his skills to the best use for the growth and development of...
Regional Specifications Manager - MEIA, Jotun Powder Coatings
Monesh Aidasani is currently the Regional Specifications Manager for the powder coating division in Jotun. Having graduated from Mumbai University as a Chemical Engineer in 1998, Monesh has 15 years of experience in the facade and aluminium finishing industry. He...
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...
Conference Agenda
  • A rationale look on benefit of reliable guidance from concept to as-built
  • A case study of availing vs. not availing a competent service team
  • An intellectual approach
  • Eliminate spatial boundaries
  • Embrace passive design strategies
  • Explore an architectonic language
  • Silicone enabled sustainable architecture
  • Silicone: an innovative material to enhance the buildings of the future
  • Services that help enable silicone technologies
  • Upcoming façade industry currently rely on standard system supply scenario
  • Recent developments and completed projects in Colombo dramatically improving the availability and opening opportunities
  • Changing market trends & experiences on implementation of a customized design solution specific to the buildings of Sri Lanka addressing local challenges
  • Functional optimization of building skins
  • Architectural integration of components
  • Holistic approach
  • Iconic façade design
  • Innovation in façade design
  • Project case studies
  • Evolution of powder coatings
  • Super durable / hyper durable – Next generation of powder coatings
  • Standard compliance
  • Safety importance of fire severance
  • Secured importance of smoke seal
  • Suppression importance of fire stop
  • Importance of ventilation for buildings and modern day challenges
  • Key attributes of a real ventilated façade
  • Rear ventilated façade using high pressure laminates
  • Comprehensive presentation on building maintenance units
  • Building Maintenance Units (BMUs) for iconic buildings
  • Case study on the Altair project
  • Architectural 3D designs on façades
  • Key techniques of realization
  • Case studies
  • Glass as a standard façade material
  • Exploring the natural alternatives
  • GRC & stone - the new age façade materials
  • Mitigate risk by smarter specifications
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