57th Edition – Zak World of Façades Sri Lanka

This was the 57th global edition and the 4th edition in Sri Lanka. The conference discussed the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Deputy General Manager, Kinlong
Country Head Srilanka, Shapoorji Pallonji
Director, Aluplex India
Armed with a Structural Engineering double-degree from Oxford, Rohan went on to Thailand for a short stint with a facade consultancy firm, and, thereafter worked with a fenestration system company in Europe, before going to another facade consultancy firm in...
Design Director, The Design Group Five International
Pulasthi is a highly skilled designer with fifteen years of experience in the architecture industry. Prior to re-joining Dg5 in 2017 Pulasthi worked in numerous practices in Sydney including PTW and Architectus honing his skills. Pulasthi’s expertise is in the...
Chairman, Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants
Mr. Priyan Mendis is a Professor in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering in the Prestigious University of Melbourne and the Leader of the Advanced Protective Technology of Engineering Structures Group. He is also the Chairman of Structural Design Firm Civil...
Director, Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants
Bhatiya Waduge is a Director of Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd. Colombo with vast experience on design of high rises including Access Tower 2, Twin Peak, Avic Building etc. His specialities include high rises/structural design/analysis, seismic analysis/blast resistant...
General Manager, Siderise Group
Sreenivas Narayanan (“Sreeni”) is Façade Specification & Compliance Officer at Siderise Insulation Limited, in charge of the Middle East and India regions.   He has over a decade’s experience in sales, business development, and new market development, the majority of...
Senior Technical Program Manager- APAC, Kuraray
Malvinder Singh Rooprai, Architectural Market Development Manager & Technical Consultant for PVB division of Kuraray, is based out of New Delhi – INDIA. His key responsibilities are to grow the market for value added products under the umbrella of Trosifol®...
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....
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...
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...
Managing Director, Fenestra Malaysia
Masoud Moinfar is the Managing Director of Fenestra Malaysia Sdn Bhd. He is a mechanical building services engineer and has more than 33 years of professional experience in design and construction management of a wide range of projects. He has...
Director - Sales & Marketing (South Asia), China Southern Glass
Tanuj is the Director for Sales & Marketing for South Asia region for CSG. He has been associated with the façade industry for 9 years. Extensive knowledge & experience over the years has made Tanuj holistic in his approach for...
Managing Director, Design Consortium
Leading one of the largest and oldest corporate architectural firm of Sri Lanka, Mr. Migara is also the lead member of Sri Lanka Institute of architects.
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...
Partner, MICD Associates
Murad Ismail initially followed a degree course in Biology as he wanted to become a Marine Biologist, however due to unforeseen situations irrupting in his home country, he went on to study Architecture by default, as it was the only...
President, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
D.H. Wijewardena is a Managing Partner of DH Wijewardena Associates. He is a President of Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA), Committee member of Urban Development Authority, UDA, SriLanka and Architecture and Engineering on Construction, Export Development Board (EDB), Sri...
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, 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...
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...
Conference Agenda
  • Wind codes are meant to be conservative
  • Costly blind spots - The developers always pay!
  • Return on investment - You will be shocked
  • Safe electronics and high level building protection
  • Focus on quality and safety
  • Bridging the gap between the designer & the end user
  • Use of appropriate technology in façade design
  • Clarity on the materials and budget for the project with additional emphasis on VE options for the project
  • Possible loopholes in the system which affect the façade execution and quality
  • Possible solutions to ensure timely completion of the project
  • Quality control measures during façade execution and the stakeholders involved in the process

Suhel Kachwala

  • What is architecture & its responsibilities
  • Pros & cons of new material
  • The current situation in design
  • Understanding local weather and designing to suit local environmental and client desire
  • Glass selection process, understanding performances
  • Impact and key aspects of energy impact on façade glazing
  • Case study and comparison of a recently completed commercial façade of Colombo
  • Understanding the types of compartmentation - Perimeter barriers and cavity barriers
  • Functional and testing requirements of perimeter barrier firestop systems and cavity barriers
  • Routes to compliance though large scale system tests
  • Shielding an energy efficient & sustainable building envelope with low emissivity coatings
  • Hard coat low emissivity glass vs Soft coat low emissivity glass
  • Triple silver low e coating: Controlling the GiR & value added HVAC benefits
  • Case study: KL118 Tower, Malaysia
  • Types of Interlayers
  • Selecting the right interlayer
  • Evolving standards on laminated glass
  • Beyond obvious & common: Achieving great heights in india for cable projects
  • New trend: Aluminium U channel system & why kinlong?
  • New arrival: Products
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