94th Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This will be the 94th edition globally and the 3rd edition in Hyderabad which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

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Speakers and Panelists
Architect, SAS Infra
Supporting Architectural practices from nearly 11 years, with experience on High Rise Residential, Medium scale Interiors, and large scale Landscape Architecture, with prime focus on developing Digital Architecture and Simulation software skills.
Executive Vice President - Project, Aparna Constructions and Estates
Associate GM, Divyasree Developers
Vishy Polisetti has over 18 years of rich experience in designing Hi-Rise buildings, Commercial and IT/ ITES buildings. He has good expertise in designing efficient floor plates & energy-efficient facades. He is currently heading the Design at DivyaSree. Over the...
Project Director, Evermark Façades
Nanda has over 17 years of rich experience in various capacities in façade construction projects. He is currently heading Evermark Project Solutions, A Consulting firm as Façade Project Director. Prior to Evermark, he was with Goldman Sachs through C&W as...
Director, Pranava Group
Design - Director, Genesis Planner
SRIVATHSA. K.B. is known for his multi-disciplinary practices, he received his B-Arch from JNTU, Hyd (1983), & M.Arch from SPA, New Delhi (1985) with Merit Scholarship. In his professional experience, with leading roles & as partners he has represented many...
National Key Account Manager – Retail & Major Projects, TECHNAL In India
Esha is with TECHNAL for 3 and half years now and manages key accounts and retail business along with some major projects. She also handles domestic marketing activitie. With a total industry experience of more than 10 years and decent...
Technical Head, TECHNAL In India
Krishna Shetty is the Technical Head of TECHNAL® in India. A Mechanical Engineering graduate, he has more than 30 years of experience in the mechanical industry. Krishna Shetty has been with TECHNAL® for over 6 years, managing a team of...
Director, SEP Architects
Rupam is the Director and one of the Founder member of SEP Architects. Prior to starting Architectural Practice,he was Head of Corporate Real Estate for UBS India. By professional qualification, he is an Architect with a Post Graduate from NICMAR...
Manager Architect, FHD India
Sriram is Architect with 10 years’ experience in India, USA and Dubai.He is an Associate member of American Institute of Architects. His expertise ranges across various building typologies such as Urban design, hospitality, housing, office, culture and institution. He completed...
Founder + CEO, Urban Zen Architects
Instilling fascination, elevating the human spirit, and initiating conversation are the cornerstones of Urban Zen’s design story. A passionate proponent of independent thinking and creative change, Rohit Suraj, Urban Zen’s Founder and CEO, is a TedX Speaker and has been...
Principal Architect, NA Architects
Niroop kumar Reddy – Principal of Na architects. Niroop is known for evolving innovative design solutions that are contextual and sustainable in creating spaces that exhilarate to experience while being functional. Goes where few have dared to go before him...
Managing Partner, PRA Façade
Kartheek is a Principal Consultant and Managing Partner of PRA Façade Consultants and has 16 years of experience in facade engineering in several markets like Asia, Europe & Gulf regions. His experience encompasses all stages of a building enclosure’s life...
VP - Marketing, Fundermax India
Born and brought up in ‘city beautiful’ (Chandigarh) well known for its architecture and design by famous French architect ‘Le Corbusier’. Ashwani Khanna is a graduate in Computer Application andMasters in Business administration. Having over 16 years of experience handling...
National Head - Projects, Viva Composite Panels
Mr.Faizer Ali Dastagir is the National Head–Projects for Viva Composite Panels. He is a Mechanical engineer by qualification. He Has 25 years’ experience in Marketing, Business Development, Operations and also handling execution for various Façade projects with leading Façade Companies...
Manager - Façade, fischer India
Edward Thomas Oommen, is a Mechanical Engineer from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology andhas completed EPGBM from IIM Calcutta. He has been associated with the construction industry forlast 15 years, He started his career with Capital Equipment’s, JCB Followed...
Communication & Business Development Manager - MEI & SEA, Hydro Building Systems
Arvind Kumar’s current role involves working with the finest minds in the field of architectural aluminium in the Greater Middle East Markets, India and South East Asia Pacific. One of his key tasks involves extending partnerships with building designers, architects,...
Principal Consultant, Aspect Façade and Engineering Consultants
In the Façade industry for over 20 years and have held Technical & Managerial roles since 1996 in India and the Middle East. His role involves providing clients with façade solutions for their projects and facilitate commercial & technical negotiations...
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, BES Consultants
Rajan has more than 30 years of international experience within the facade industry, out of which he has served more than 11 years at Arup. With Structural engineering background Rajan has gained working experiences in various regions such as Asia,...
Managing Director, Envelopetechnik Façade Consultancy
Manjunath Shetty is the Managing Director of Envelope Technik. He is a Principal Façade Consultant and has been practicing building façade engineering for about 15+ years. He has so far worked on over 500+ major curtain wall projects which include...
Director, Sahvia Façade
Ahmed Sumair believes that a great building must begin with unmeasurable, must go through mmeasurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable. He is the founder and director of SAHVIA FAÇADE. He has 15...
General Manager - South Asia, Serge Ferrari Group
Arun MADAPPALLATH, a Mathematics graduate and a post-graduate diploma in Computer Applications, is the General Manager of Serge Ferrari India Pvt Ltd for South Asia. He has been associated in the field of tensile membrane architecture for over 18 years and has been in...
Head - Business Development, Glass Wall Systems
Kapil is the head of Business Development in Glass Wall Systems. He looks after the Indian operation & new International Business assignments for Façade Engineering. Glass Wall Systems Pvt Ltd is India’s leading facade fabricator. They provide turnkey architectural facade...
Regional Director, Avante 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, FG Glass
Tariq Kachwala is the Director of FG Glass Industries and has 12 years of experience in the glass processing industry. He spearheads marketing, strategy and new business development and is also a consultant to architects and façade specialists on the...
Conference Agenda
  • Double skin façade principles with case study
  • Rear ventilated façades
  • Unique applications
  • Climate analysis
  • Design to balance daylight, glare, and heat gain
  • Understanding the embodied and operational carbon footprint of a project
  • Architectural signature with fabrics
  • Thermal & visual comfort, solar protection & energy savings
  • Dynamic façades with day/night effect
  • Conformity & suitability to any fire norms & regulations
  • Building performances with simulations and applications
  • Design verifications with scientific approach
  • Multi discipline aspects
  • Great insights of design and it’s impact
  • Design and development of energy efficient façades for Ascendas, Pune
  • Addressing complex façade geometries and high rises by extensive design support and early engagement
  • Exclusive preview of TECHNAL® high performance & minimal sliders
  • The difference between 'Good' and 'Great' design treads a fine line but a 'crucial' one
  • The greatest designs have had a profound impact on civilisation and continues in many ways to impact our lives
  • It is this unique understanding that led to the development of the 'AIR' approach
  • A 3 step process that has a transformative effect on design
  • How can design impact the parameters for the performance of a modern façade?
  • Analysing the benefits of considering passive design strategies
  • Strategising sustainable design through local material procurement
  • Looking at net-zero carbon and how can this global trend be implemented in India?

Vinod Kundargi

  • What is the future of existing buildings in India?
  • Factors governing the way buildings are designed in India
  • New theory evolving in the building design for the future
  • The role of façade as an envelope that encloses space has evolved to that of an interface that restricts as well as promotes movement of selected entities
  • Idea of interface can be explored both with natural materials as well as advanced fabricated materials
  • Case studies on the Natural Cultural Centre, Hulkoti & Polycab Experience Center, Gujarat
  • Emergence of New Shades and Textures
  • Importance of using FR ACP Panels
  • Innovations In ACP
  • ACT: Innovative and high-quality systems for safe and aesthetically sophisticated fixing of rainscreen façades
  • Cast-In Channels: Engineered for the most challenging façade connection designs
  • Firestop: Passive fire protection compartmentation solutions for unitized glazing and rainscreen façades
  • Anchors: Anchoring solutions for all façade solutions
  • 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

Tariq Kachwala

KR Suresh

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