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THE WORLD'S LEADING CONFERENCE ON FAÇADE DESIGN & ENGINEERING

 

Zak World of Façades is an International conference series on façade design & engineering having attracted over 18,000 delegates across its 54 completed editions. The conference is currently being organised in 25 countries in the Middle East (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait & Saudi Arabia), South Asia (India & Sri Lanka), South East Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam & Indonesia), East Asia (Hong Kong, South Korea & China), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco & South Africa),  Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and the United States of America.

 

This is the 60th global edition and 7th edition in Mumbai. It will witness the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and will also showcase latest technological solutions.

 

Visit www.zakworldoffacades.com for details of the previous editions.

Who Should Attend this Conference

Architects, Façade consultants, Developers, Government officials, PMC's, Main contractors, Sustainability consultants, Fire consultants, Façade contractors, Cost consultants, Glass processors & Structural consultants.

Speaker


  • Ashish Lahoti

    Ashish Lahoti

    Associate, Nikken Sekkei

    Ashish Lahoti

    Associate, Nikken Sekkei

    Topic: Façade as an Interface of Public Realm

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  • Mahesh Arumugam

    Mahesh Arumugam

    Regional Director - South Asia, Meinhardt Façade Technology

    Mahesh Arumugam

    Regional Director - South Asia, Meinhardt Façade Technology

    Topic: Empirical Approach for Parametric vs Manual Complex Geometry

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  • Rajan Govind

    Rajan Govind

    Director, BES Consultants

    Rajan Govind

    Director, BES Consultants

    Topic: State of Building Construction Tolerances - Spoiler of Façade Works

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  • Jonas Upton-Hansen

    Jonas Upton-Hansen

    Managing Director, UHA London

    Jonas Upton-Hansen

    Managing Director, UHA London

    Topic: Pragmatic Formalism

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  • KR Suresh

    KR Suresh

    Regional Director, Axis Façades

    KR Suresh

    Regional Director, Axis Façades

    Moderator: Panel Discussion: Challenges in Designing High-Rise Buildings with Glazed Curtain Wall

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  • Prameena Karunairaj

    Prameena Karunairaj

    Business Development Manager - Sun Shading Façade, FunderMax India

    Prameena Karunairaj

    Business Development Manager - Sun Shading Façade, FunderMax India

    Topic: Cladding High-Rise Buildings, a High Pressure Laminate (HPL) Perspective

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  • Sudipta Ray

    Sudipta Ray

    Sr. Vice President - Projects, K Raheja Corp

    Sudipta Ray

    Sr. Vice President - Projects, K Raheja Corp

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Early Façade Contractor Involvement (EFCI)

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  • Ananya Gandotra

    Ananya Gandotra

    Head - Design, Birla Estate

    Ananya Gandotra

    Head - Design, Birla Estate

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Challenges in Designing High-Rise Buildings with Glazed Curtain Wall

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  • Siddharth Shirur

    Siddharth Shirur

    Co Founder & Partner, Vistaar Architects & Planners

    Siddharth Shirur

    Co Founder & Partner, Vistaar Architects & Planners

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Early Façade Contractor Involvement (EFCI)

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  • Ravi Sarangan

    Ravi Sarangan

    Director, Edifice Consultants

    Ravi Sarangan

    Director, Edifice Consultants

    Topic: Form Follows Function Follows Form

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  • Kirtisagar Bollar

    Kirtisagar Bollar

    Associate Architect, Architect Hafeez Contractor

    Kirtisagar Bollar

    Associate Architect, Architect Hafeez Contractor

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Early Façade Contractor Involvement (EFCI)

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  • Rahul Kulkarni

    Rahul Kulkarni

    Director, HOK India

    Rahul Kulkarni

    Director, HOK India

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Challenges in Designing High-Rise Buildings with Glazed Curtain Wall

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  • Bhami Ilyas

    Bhami Ilyas

    Regional Business Manager, CPP Wind Engineering & Air Quality Consultants

    Bhami Ilyas

    Regional Business Manager, CPP Wind Engineering & Air Quality Consultants

    Topic: Wind Engineering for Façade Pressures in High-Rise Towers

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  • Anuja Sawant

    Anuja Sawant

    Principal, SSA Architects

    Anuja Sawant

    Principal, SSA Architects

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Challenges in Designing High-Rise Buildings with Glazed Curtain Wall

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  • Saurabh Chatterjee

    Saurabh Chatterjee

    Director, Skyline Architects

    Saurabh Chatterjee

    Director, Skyline Architects

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Challenges in Designing High-Rise Buildings with Glazed Curtain Wall

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  • Sushant Shah Deo

    Sushant Shah Deo

    VP & Head - Special Initiatives, Larsen & Toubro

    Sushant Shah Deo

    VP & Head - Special Initiatives, Larsen & Toubro

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Early Façade Contractor Involvement (EFCI)

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  • Sandip De

    Sandip De

    General Manager - Design & Build, Shapoorji Pallonji

    Sandip De

    General Manager - Design & Build, Shapoorji Pallonji

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Early Façade Contractor Involvement (EFCI)

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  • Capt. Edwin Saldanha

    Capt. Edwin Saldanha

    Managing Director, Doors & Doors System

    Capt. Edwin Saldanha

    Managing Director, Doors & Doors System

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Early Façade Contractor Involvement (EFCI)

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  • Stephen Tanno

    Stephen Tanno

    Director - Pre Construction, Schüco International

    Stephen Tanno

    Director - Pre Construction, Schüco International

    Moderator: The Worlds of Reality & Fantasy – How Finished Buildings Measure-up Against Expectation

    Moderator: Panel Discussion: Early Façade Contractor Involvement (EFCI)

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  • Jean-Paul Hautekeer

    Jean-Paul Hautekeer

    Global Strategic Market Director - High Performance Building, Dow Consumer Solutions

    Jean-Paul Hautekeer

    Global Strategic Market Director - High Performance Building, Dow Consumer Solutions

    Topic: Possibilities with Silicone for High Performance Buildings

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  • Devesh Kumar

    Devesh Kumar

    Technical Head, Aludecor

    Devesh Kumar

    Technical Head, Aludecor

    Topic: #BeatTheFire

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  • Dr. Bernd Koll

    Dr. Bernd Koll

    Technical Marketing Manager, Kuraray Europe

    Dr. Bernd Koll

    Technical Marketing Manager, Kuraray Europe

    Topic: What’s Inside Laminated Glass

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  • Rajeev Antony

    Rajeev Antony

    Managing Director, Schüco India

    Rajeev Antony

    Managing Director, Schüco India

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  • Jawahar HH

    Jawahar HH

    Director, Glass Wall Systems

    Jawahar HH

    Director, Glass Wall Systems

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Challenges in Designing High-Rise Buildings with Glazed Curtain Wall

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  • Kamlesh Choudhari

    Kamlesh Choudhari

    Director, Glass Wall Systems

    Kamlesh Choudhari

    Director, Glass Wall Systems

    Topic: New Materials in Façades

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  • Sourabh Kankar

    Sourabh Kankar

    Regional Manager, Gujarat Guardian

    Sourabh Kankar

    Regional Manager, Gujarat Guardian

    Topic: Build with Light

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  • Matthew Penrose

    Matthew Penrose

    Vice President, Vector Foiltec

    Matthew Penrose

    Vice President, Vector Foiltec

    Topic: High Performance, Lightweight, Long Span Building Envelopes with ETFE

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  • Aditya Thota Srinivas

    Aditya Thota Srinivas

    Head - Sales, FunderMax India

    Aditya Thota Srinivas

    Head - Sales, FunderMax India

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Early Façade Contractor Involvement (EFCI)

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  • Jean-Paul Moonen

    Jean-Paul Moonen

    Global Segment Manager - Architecture, Akzonobel

    Jean-Paul Moonen

    Global Segment Manager - Architecture, Akzonobel

    Topic: Powder Coating Technologies Supporting Façade Design

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Schedule


Session 1

(09:15 - 11:10)

08:10 - 09:15

Delegate Registration

09:15 - 09:20

Welcome Address

09:20 - 09:45

Façade as an Interface of Public Realm

  • Innovation & client identity
  • Socio-Economic context
  • Environmental impact

Ashish Lahoti

Associate, Nikken Sekkei

09:45 - 10:10

Empirical Approach for Parametric vs Manual Complex Geometry

  • Rationalizing geometry
  • Computer aid vs manual complex geometry
  • Simplifying fabrication and installation
  • Case study on the TCS Tower in Siruseri, Chennai featuring a complicated 17m cantilever with 5 different geometry and tested for 9Kpa wind load

Mahesh Arumugam

Regional Director - South Asia, Meinhardt Façade Technology

10:10 - 10:30

Powder Coating Technologies Supporting Façade Design

  • How new technologies can support façade design
  • Powder coating and sustainability
  • Digital support tools for designers and specifiers

Jean-Paul Moonen

Global Segment Manager - Architecture, Akzonobel

10:30 - 10:50

High Performance, Lightweight, Long Span Building Envelopes with ETFE

  • An introduction to projects, details, technology & advantages for ETFE façades & roofs
  • Fire, thermal, light and wind load performance with ETFE
  • Case study on the ETFE and steel structure at Project Jewel, Changi Airport in Singapore

Matthew Penrose

Vice President, Vector Foiltec

10:50 - 11:10

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 2

(11:10 - 13:50)

11:10 - 11:30

State of Building Construction Tolerances - Spoiler of Façade Works

  • Reality of current state and impact on façades
  • Is anyone checking construction tolerances?
  • Message to stakeholders on how to manage and improve

Rajan Govind

Director, BES Consultants

11:30 - 11:50

The Worlds of Reality & Fantasy – How Finished Buildings Measure-up Against Expectation

  • Short fall of the final product vis-à-vis the initial design and how to avoid it
  • Avoiding over design to meet time lines
  • Case studies with controlled designs and construction process to achieve exemplary results

Moderator

Stephen Tanno

Director - Pre Construction, Schüco International

11:50 - 12:15

Pragmatic Formalism

  • Form-making: Our process for shaping buildings and developing their 'identity'
  • Designing 'inside out vs outside in' 
  • Dialogue vs single vision

Jonas Upton-Hansen

Managing Director, UHA London

12:15 - 13:00

Panel Discussion: Challenges in Designing High-Rise Buildings with Glazed Curtain Wall

  • How do we incorporate balconies and operable windows for ventilation and that comply with the building codes?
  • Is operable sliding window in glazed curtain wall a viable option? What are the other options?
  • Pros and cons of using high performance glass in a residential high rise without central air conditioning system?
  • How do you control security and privacy in such buildings?

Moderator

KR Suresh

Regional Director, Axis Façades


Panelist

Rahul Kulkarni

Director, HOK India


Panelist

Jawahar HH

Director, Glass Wall Systems


Panelist

Anuja Sawant

Principal, SSA Architects


Panelist

Ananya Gandotra

Head - Design, Birla Estate


Panelist

Saurabh Chatterjee

Director, Skyline Architects

13:00 - 13:50

Networking Lunch Break

Session 3

(13:50 - 16:20)

13:50 - 14:20

Form Follows Function Follows Form

  • Case study on the the design of Akshay Urja Bhawan, New Delhi (HQ of The Ministry of Renewable Energy) - An attempt to go beyond net zero & create an energy positive building 
  • Case study on the design of the HQ for Montecarlo, Ahmedabad - Featuring an interesting & complicated façade with various innovations

Ravi Sarangan

Director, Edifice Consultants

14:20 - 14:40

Cladding High-Rise Buildings, a High Pressure Laminate (HPL) Perspective

  • Benefits of cladding a high-rise 
  • How to design cladding for high-rise 
  • Case studies

Prameena Karunairaj

Business Development Manager - Sun Shading Façade, FunderMax India

14:40 - 15:00

#BeatTheFire

  • Propagation of fire on façade
  • Codes around the world
  • Testing facilities

Devesh Kumar

Technical Head, Aludecor

15:00 - 15:20

Possibilities with Silicone for High Performance Buildings

  • A journey through high performance in modern façade designs
  • Service for management of project timing and quality
  • Latest innovations in the high performance segment

Jean-Paul Hautekeer

Global Strategic Market Director - High Performance Building, Dow Consumer Solutions

15:20 - 15:40

What’s Inside Laminated Glass

  • Safety & beyond: Enhancing functionality with right interlayer selection
  • Acoustic & strucural interlayers
  • Case study on the usage of acoustic interlayer

Dr. Bernd Koll

Technical Marketing Manager, Kuraray Europe

15:40 - 16:00

New Materials in Façades

  • New cladding materials in the market
  • Designing and executing building Crowns & Atriums
  • Examples with case studies on the Wipro Campus, Gulita, Indiabulls Blu and more

Kamlesh Choudhari

Director, Glass Wall Systems

16:00 - 16:20

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 4

(16:20 - 17:50)

16:20 - 16:40

Wind Engineering for Façade Pressures in High-Rise Towers

  • Wind effects on façades and the structure
  • Challenges with unconventional buildings
  • Wind tunnel testing processes and best practices

Bhami Ilyas

Regional Business Manager, CPP Wind Engineering & Air Quality Consultants

16:40 - 17:00

Build with Light

  • GGL go to solution provider
  • Evolution of glass façades for better occupant comfort
  • Innovations in glass

Sourabh Kankar

Regional Manager, Gujarat Guardian

17:00 - 17:45

Panel Discussion: Early Façade Contractor Involvement (EFCI)

  • EFCI, its awareness and benefits in the construction industry in India
  • Pros and cons of traditional methods vis-a-vis EFCI
  • Risk assessment, money saving, maximum collaboration and timely delievery of projects with EFCI
  • Can India move towards the design & build model of working?

Moderator

Stephen Tanno

Director - Pre Construction, Schüco International


Panelist

Sudipta Ray

Sr. Vice President - Projects, K Raheja Corp


Panelist

Sandip De

General Manager - Design & Build, Shapoorji Pallonji


Panelist

Sushant Shah Deo

VP & Head - Special Initiatives, Larsen & Toubro


Panelist

Aditya Thota Srinivas

Head - Sales, FunderMax India


Panelist

Kirtisagar Bollar

Associate Architect, Architect Hafeez Contractor


Panelist

Capt. Edwin Saldanha

Managing Director, Doors & Doors System


Panelist

Siddharth Shirur

Co Founder & Partner, Vistaar Architects & Planners

17:45 - 17:50

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

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TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR COMPLIMENTARY SEATS: Complimentary seats are reserved exclusively for Architects, Consultants, Contractors, Developers, Fabricators, Government Officials & PMC's. 
The organizers reserve the right to allocate these complimentary seats at their discretion.
The programme is correct at time of publishing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or excuse themselves from the programme. 
This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. You can find the most up-to-date programme on this website.

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ITC Maratha, Kindly reach the venue on 26th April, 2019 at 8:00 am

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