100th Edition – Zak World of Façades India

This will be the 100th edition globally and the 9th edition in Mumbai which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

Speakers & Panelists
Business Development Manager – Emerging Markets & Strategic Projects, Technal in India
Yasmin Gill is Business Development Manager for Emerging Markets and Strategic Projects at Technal India, especially looking in East India, Bangladesh and Nepal at present. Over 15 years of experience in Sales and Business Development in Fenestration Industry and has...
Executive Vice President, Tata Projects
Architect and Design Culturist
Mrinalini Ghadiok is an architect by training, visualizer by heart and writer by passion. Having worked in architecture, lighting design, historical research and writing for more than a decade and a half, she shifted focus to the narrative of design...
Head - Developer Spaces, Edifice Consultants
Nilesh is a Senior Associate at Edifice and Heads the Developer Portfolio in the company. Nilesh oversees Ideation and Realisation on several projects for his esteemed clients. With 25 years of experience, he brings in strategic leadership and experience to...
Director - Architecture, Talati and Partners
Architect Carl Bhesania is the Director of Architecture at Talati & Partners, an award-winning Architecture and Interior Design studio with a legacy of 58 years. Carl has designed projects ranging from private homes to high-rise towers to mixed-use developments. He...
Principal - Design, Godrej Fund Management
Leading multi disciplinary Design Strategy and Design Management, for all assets pan India. Also conducting product feasibility studies across multiple transactions Sonia is a professional with ~25 years of experience in Architecture, Product Strategy, Design Management and Project Management. She...
Principal Architect, Studio Emergence
Khushbu Davda is a practicing architect and founder principal and partner at parametric firm Studio Emergence. With a flair for design and natural forms, biomimicry is one of her strong suits. Her study of cartographies and maps is critical in...
Head Business Development & Marketing, Fundermax India
A marketer by profession, wordsmith by passion, creative by behaviorism and a lifelong learner, Nivedita is a specialist with in-depth knowledge of conceptualizing, developing and implementing sales & marketing strategies & plans which established strong brand equity for the companies....
Director - Design and Operations, Bentel Associates
Architect Vrinda Shetty is the Director of Operations at Bentel Associates International, India. Bentel Associates, founded in 1960, is an award-winning multinational architectural firm with vested interests across varied scales, which include architecture, interior designing and master planning. Vrinda has...
Senior Vice President, CannonDesign
As Office Practice Leader for CannonDesign’s India office in Mumbai, Yogesh provides leadership across firm operations and client engagement throughout India. Yogesh is known for his ability to partner with clients and lead complex teams through multifaceted projects worldwide. He...
Director - Engineering, Hilti India
Ashish Mittal is the Engineering Director at Hilti India. He is leading a team of 100+ people across India who are providing engineering services to designers, architects and consultants. He has total work experience of 14 years out of which...
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...
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,...
Founder, DSP Design Associates
Yatin Patel chairs DSP Design Associates as Founder and Principal, having established the practice 3 decades ago as a first-generation architect leading the organization to its long- standing global conceit. He has spearheaded the organization to achieve multi-geography service capabilities...
Principal, Mandviwala Qutub and Associates
Mr. Qutub Mandviwala, an architect from Mumbai, India is the founder of MQA[ Mandviwala Qutub and Associates] an architecture and urban design studio. For last two and half decades the firm has engaged in various work experiments with new spatial...
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...
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 – Leader Façade UK, Arup
Russell is the leader of Arup’s façade business in the UK. Russell has a background in façade and structural engineering and specialises in the design, assessment and construction of all types of façade systems for a broad range of buildings....
Senior Associate Architect, Architect Hafeez Contractor
Rajeev Trehan graduated from Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai in 1990 and joined Architect Hafeez Contractor. He has been in practice since then. In his experience of over 24 years, he has been in charge of several large...
Director, DP Façade
Mathieu Meur provides strategic and technical leadership as the director of DP Façade. Through his training as a multi-disciplinary engineer, and subsequent years of experience heading the largest façade consultancy practise in the world, he has developed extensive knowledge of...
Director - Façade + Construction Tech Specialist, 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,...
Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Michael Bischoff is a leading voice in the promotion of sustainable vertical urbanism as a creative response to population growth, densification, and climate change. With broad leadership experience onlarge-scale projects in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, he directs...
Head - Design, Birla Estate
Dr. Ananya Gandotra, is currently heading the Design Team at Birla Estates Pvt. Ltd. She provides strategic design direction and helps deliver real estate projects successfully. Prior to Birla Estates, she has held positions such as: Head of Technical Services...
Principal Architect, SSA Architects
Anuja sees architecture and design as vital tools that can directly improve the quality of everyday life. She believes that when design is intelligent, sensitive, and responsive; buildings can support the people that use them in multiple, interactive ways. Her...
Regional Director - India, Inhabit Group
Gautam leads Inhabit’s business and presence in the Indian sub-continent as the regional director. With a background in architecture and multi-disciplinary engineering practise through his career, he has worked with leading developers and architects on projects across Hong Kong, Macau,...
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...
Country Manager, DanPal India
Niraj Borikar is the Country Manager of Dan Pal (India) Private Limited managing the operations in India with responsibility of establishing and growing the business of versatile and innovative portfolio of Light Architecture Solutions. Niraj is a Mechanical Engineering graduate...
Regional Director - South Asia, 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...
Founder, Hiten Sethi Architects
Hiten is the Founder, Owner & Director at HitenSethi Architects since 1993 with an expansive bandwidth of professional experience. He has a strong hold on Strategic Planning, High Volume & High Value negotiation & fast track delivery of large-scale projects...
Conference Agenda
  • Strategies with dynamic takeaways from façade across the world
  • Understanding natural daylighting as a precious commodity
  • Designing with light in mind
  • Light and solar control
  • How façades have a huge impact on our world through their appearance, role in the performance of a building and impact on the environment
  • The façade industry's potential to make a huge impact through good designs, decisions and influence
  • Taking opportunities to make sure the industry can play its part and be a positive force in our societies and good global citizens
  • Examples and suggest how the industry might improve itself
  • Face: Design Identity
  • Function: Thermal & visual comfort, solar protection & energy savings
  • Fashion: Dynamic façades with day/night effect
  • Safety: Conformity to International fire norms & regulations
  • Design process disruptors
  • Innovative materials
  • Disruptive construction technologies
  • Understanding natural daylighting as a precious commodity
  • Designing with light in mind
  • Light and solar control
  • High-tech in Hyderabad: How a vision for an undulating linear building with an energy-efficient glass and aluminum skin launched a decade of development in the now-thriving Gachibowli district, setting a new standard of sustainability and iconic identity for international tech companies in India
  • Scaling Up: Set on a former mill site in central Mumbai, Lodha Place animates the skyline with three residential towers while energizing the city with a lively shopping boulevard. The project marries local construction practices with material and other advances, including a hybrid megastructure geometry and high-performance façades
  • Campus as Community: Innovative tech campuses designed for live/work/play point the way toward a flourishing, sustainable urbanism in Bengaluru and beyond
  • How were façades designed before the era of digitalization
  • How is 3D visualisation influencing client aspirations
  • Can advanced softwares assist in aiding and simplifying façade design
  • Current status quo of designing façades in India using modelling softwares and tools and their role in aiding sustainable goals
  • Insight on the future of digital tools in helping designing, executing and maintaining buildings

KR Suresh

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) – Hospital, Nagpur
  • Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC) – Govt. Facility/Institutional Building
  • Science Centre – Museum
  • Structural Interlayers
  • Splinter resistant glazing (Blast & bullet resistance)
  • SentryGlas® vs SGP
  • Cracking complex designs to a workable solutions
  • Building forms, no limits to imagination
  • Everything is possible, just approach it right
  • Built in India, don't look outside
  • Key highlights of perimeter joint standards and test methods
  • Need for engineered & tested solution in curtain wall system
  • Best practices to follow w.r.t. design, installation, inspection & maintenance
  • Prerequisites of a high-rise building
  • Energy efficiency
  • Fire behavior
  • Why system design & engineering is important before execution
  • Understanding the project requirement – Design
  • Ease & better solution for execution of the project – Design & Engineering
  • Importance of solar façades in a city like Mumbai
  • Solar façades technologies used in residential and commercial building
  • Project case studies
  • 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
  • Is the role of the design team dove-tailed to be more collaborative and less confrontational?
  • Is the design process structured for innovation and brainstorming leading to an optimum procurement strategy?
  • Does performance driven value generally gets gets placed higher than pure cost?
  • Is program often well designed to cater to timely procurement and completion of the project
  • Can sustainability or carbon be a voluntary consideration in design and procurement?

Gautam Bhasin

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