Zak World of Façades Sri Lanka,

10th Sep 2014, Cinnamon Grand, Colombo

About the Event

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

Conference Agenda

10th Edition - Zak World of Façades Sri Lanka, 10th Sep 2014, Cinnamon Grand, Colombo

Session - 1(09.30 - 10.35)

08.30 - 09.00-

Delegate Registration

09.00 - 09.10-

Welcome Address

Syed Zakir Ahmed, Chairman, Zak Trade Fairs & Exhibitions

09.10 - 09.40-

Modern façades - Experiences, challenges, design considerations & future direction in Sri Lanka

Athula Amarasekera, Director, Design Team 3

09.40 - 10.00-

Façade testing - the importance & types of testing

Simon Chin, Managing Director, Winwall

10.00 - 10.20-

Tea / Coffee Break

Session - 2(11.00 - 13.00)

10.20 - 10.40-

Theory of unitised façades

Mahesh Arumugam, Director, Meinhardt Façade

10.40 - 11.00-

Façades with a difference: Design & Function

Dr Prashanth Reddy, MD & CEO, FunderMax

11.00 - 11.20-

Façade performance criteria for tall buildings

Rajan Govind, Director, BES Consultants

11.20 - 12.20-

Façade design & engineering for tall buildings:Performance objectives of façades for tall buildings; dynamic response of the façade to various seismic motions; wind resistance/wind load calculation of a façade for a typical tall building in Colombo; water permeability; structural form and architectural design consideration for sustainable façade design for tall buildings; façade access solutions for tall structures


KR Suresh, Regional Director, Axis Façades


DB Navaratne, Director, Design Consortium Capt. MG Kularatne, CMD, Maga Engineering KM Sathiyan, Director - Projects, Indocean Developers Joe Sheriff, Director, Ajax Engineers Mahesh Arumugam, Director, Glass Wall Systems Ashok Khemlani, Managing Director, Clean India Group

12.00 - 13.20-

Lunch Break

Session - 3(13.50 - 15.40)

13.20 - 13.40-

Point fixed glazing

Edward Lui, Regional Manager - Southeast Asia, Guangdong Kinlong Hardware

13.40 - 14.00-

The importance of PU foams for perfect insulated windows

Amit Malhotra, Managing Director, McCoy Soudal

14.00 - 14.20-

Integrated building maintenance units (BMU)

Tarun Khemlani, Dy Managing Director, Clean India Group

14.20 - 14.40-

European hardwares for windows & façades

Graziano D'mellio, Commercial Director, Lavaal Internationale

14.40 - 15.20-

PANEL DISCUSSION: Façade for hospitality & residences:Identifying the different cladding materials for hotel and residences; fixed or openable windows for hotels; large openings for windows - choice of window - sliding or lift & slide or bi-folding; safe railing solutions


Amit Malhotra, Managing Director, McCoy Soudal


Bernie Dole,Managing Director, Alufab Dr Senaka Dharmatilleke, Chief Architect, Overseas Realty Ceylon Amal Tudawe, CMD, Tudawe Engineering Services KR Suresh, Regional Director, Axis Façades Anurag Agarwal, Head Business Solutions, FunderMax

15.20 - 15.40-

Tea / Coffee Break

Session - 4(16.00 - 17.45)

15.40 - 16.00-

Designing a untised curtain wall system integrated with windows

Rahul Miskeen, VP - Design, Glass Wall Systems

16.00 - 16.20-

How to choose the correct aluminium composite panel for your project

Arjen Flierman,Architectural Solutions Director - Asia Pacific, Alucobond

16.20 - 16.40-

Façades - what could go wrong...

KR Suresh,Regional Director, Axis Façades

16.40 - 17.25-

Fire safety in façade:Breaking the preconcived notions about glass façades; cladding - right choice of material; role of spandrel panels and firestops/smoke seals/window ventilation/insula tion in developing fire safe facades; fire rated material or fire retardant material; fire rating of façade material


Selvam R, CEO & Director, Geotrix Building Envelope


Rohitha Peiris, Director - Architecture, The Design Group Five International Maj. Ranjith Gunatilleke, Managing Director, Sanken Lanka Rajan Govind, Director | Façade Specialist, BES Consultants Dilshan Ferdinando, Group Director, Access Projects Shiromal Fernando, MD, Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants

17.25 - 17.30-

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