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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 21,000 delegates across its 61 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 (South Korea & Greater 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 62nd global edition and 2nd edition in Hyderabad. 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.

Speakers


  • Simón NAF

    Simón NAF

    Country Head - Indian Subcontinent, Aedas

    Simón NAF

    Country Head - Indian Subcontinent, Aedas

    Topic: Design Driven Innovation: Case Studies

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  • Sridhar Gopisetti

    Sridhar Gopisetti

    Managing Director, A Team One

    Sridhar Gopisetti

    Managing Director, A Team One

    Topic: Emerging Trends in Façade Design and Technology for High-Rise Buildings

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  • Michael Chin

    Michael Chin

    Principal | Façade Engineering Leader, Arup

    Michael Chin

    Principal | Façade Engineering Leader, Arup

    Topic: Cities Alive: Designing Green & Sustainable Façades for the Tropics

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  • Dhurgai Kumaran

    Dhurgai Kumaran

    Director - Architecture, FHD Group

    Dhurgai Kumaran

    Director - Architecture, FHD Group

    Topic: Negotiating Boundaries

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  • Micha Pawelka

    Micha Pawelka

    Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

    Micha Pawelka

    Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

    Topic: The Misconception About Value Engineering

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  • Manjunath Shetty

    Manjunath Shetty

    Managing Director, Envelope Technik

    Manjunath Shetty

    Managing Director, Envelope Technik

    Topic: BIM (Building Information Modeling)

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  • KR Suresh

    KR Suresh

    Regional Director, Axis Façades

    KR Suresh

    Regional Director, Axis Façades

    Moderator: Correct Application and Design Considerations for Fire Compartmentation in Façades

    Moderator: Panel Discussion: Trends and Innovations in Building Façade Designs

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  • George Verghese

    George Verghese

    Associate Director, RSP

    George Verghese

    Associate Director, RSP

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Trends and Innovations in Building Façade Designs

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  • Sameer Chaturvedi

    Sameer Chaturvedi

    Head - Architectural Design, GMR Hyderabad

    Sameer Chaturvedi

    Head - Architectural Design, GMR Hyderabad

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Trends and Innovations in Building Façade Designs

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  • N Venkatesh

    N Venkatesh

    Design Head – Architectural, Aurobindo Realty

    N Venkatesh

    Design Head – Architectural, Aurobindo Realty

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Kalyan Khetana

    Kalyan Khetana

    Design Director, Phoenix PMC

    Kalyan Khetana

    Design Director, Phoenix PMC

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Ahmed Sumair

    Ahmed Sumair

    Director, Sahvia Façade

    Ahmed Sumair

    Director, Sahvia Façade

    Topic: NBC Guidelines for Façade

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  • Swati Puchalapalli

    Swati Puchalapalli

    Founding Partner & Director, Terra Viridis

    Swati Puchalapalli

    Founding Partner & Director, Terra Viridis

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Trends and Innovations in Building Façade Designs

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  • Asadullah Khan

    Asadullah Khan

    Design Director, Genesis Planners

    Asadullah Khan

    Design Director, Genesis Planners

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Trends and Innovations in Building Façade Designs

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  • PSLN Rao

    PSLN Rao

    Director, Active Green Windows

    PSLN Rao

    Director, Active Green Windows

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Anandkumar Patil

    Anandkumar Patil

    GM - Projects, Synergy Property Development Services

    Anandkumar Patil

    GM - Projects, Synergy Property Development Services

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Madhusudhan Karatgi

    Madhusudhan Karatgi

    Senior Associate Director, CBRE South Asia

    Madhusudhan Karatgi

    Senior Associate Director, CBRE South Asia

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Trends and Innovations in Building Façade Designs

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  • Arul Prakash

    Arul Prakash

    Project Head, K Raheja

    Arul Prakash

    Project Head, K Raheja

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Rajeev Kumar Sharma

    Rajeev Kumar Sharma

    Managing Director, Design Haaus

    Rajeev Kumar Sharma

    Managing Director, Design Haaus

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Loriane Parisot

    Loriane Parisot

    Global Technical Service & Development Manager - High Performance Building, Dow Chemical

    Loriane Parisot

    Global Technical Service & Development Manager - High Performance Building, Dow Chemical

    Topic: Possibilities with Silicone for High Performance Buildings

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  • Rahul Miskeen

    Rahul Miskeen

    VP - Design & Engineering, Glass Wall Systems

    Rahul Miskeen

    VP - Design & Engineering, Glass Wall Systems

    Topic: Changing Approach of Emerging India towards Enveloping of Buildings

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  • Malvinder Singh Rooprai

    Malvinder Singh Rooprai

    Technical Consultant - Asia Pacific Region, Kuraray

    Malvinder Singh Rooprai

    Technical Consultant - Asia Pacific Region, Kuraray

    Topic: What’s Inside Laminated Glass?

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  • Prameena Karunairaj

    Prameena Karunairaj

    Business Development Manager, FunderMax India

    Prameena Karunairaj

    Business Development Manager, FunderMax India

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

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  • Ashish Kapoor

    Ashish Kapoor

    Sales Director, Schueco India

    Ashish Kapoor

    Sales Director, Schueco India

    Topic: Schueco Troptec Aluminium Systems for Emerging Markets

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  • Suhel Kachwala

    Suhel Kachwala

    Managing Director, FG Glass

    Suhel Kachwala

    Managing Director, FG Glass

    Moderator: Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

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  • Aditya Thota

    Aditya Thota

    Head - Sales, FunderMax India

    Aditya Thota

    Head - Sales, FunderMax India

    Panelist: Panel Discussion: Trends and Innovations in Building Façade Designs

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  • Sreenivas Narayanan

    Sreenivas Narayanan

    General Manager ‑ UAE, India & Oceania, Siderise Group

    Sreenivas Narayanan

    General Manager ‑ UAE, India & Oceania, Siderise Group

    Topic: Correct Application and Design Considerations for Fire Compartmentation in Façades

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  • Sourabh Kankar

    Sourabh Kankar

    Marketing Manager - India, Gujarat Guardian

    Sourabh Kankar

    Marketing Manager - India, Gujarat Guardian

    Topic: Build with Light

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Schedule


Session 1

(09:30 - 11:20)

08:30 - 09:30

Delegate Registration

09:30 - 09:35

Welcome Address

09:35 - 10:00

Cities Alive: Designing Green & Sustainable Façades for the Tropics

  • Why do we need sustainable cities?
  • Challenges incorporating "green" façades and how they can influence the environment
  • Examples of sustainable façades design in tropics and other parts of the world

Michael Chin

Principal | Façade Engineering Leader, Arup

10:00 - 10:20

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, FunderMax India

10:20 - 10:40

NBC Guidelines for Façade

  • Curtain wall
  • Glass
  • Structural & safety

Ahmed Sumair

Director, Sahvia Façade

10:40 - 11:00

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

Loriane Parisot

Global Technical Service & Development Manager - High Performance Building, Dow Chemical

11:00 - 11:20

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 2

(11:20 - 14:00)

11:20 - 11:40

BIM (Building Information Modeling)

  • What is architectural BIM?
  • Benefits of architectural BIM
  • Challenges of architectural BIM
  • “A change anywhere is a change everywhere” is it true?

Manjunath Shetty

Managing Director, Envelope Technik

11:40 - 12:00

Schueco Troptec Aluminium Systems for Emerging Markets

  • Why international façade systems for emerging markets?
  • Meeting customer expectations with international systems
  • Designing facades with performance objectives in mind

Ashish Kapoor

Sales Director, Schueco India

12:00 - 12:30

Design Driven Innovation: Case Studies

  • Pragati Maidan Convention Center in Delhi
  • SAS iTower mixed use development in Hyderabad 

Simón NAF

Country Head - Indian Subcontinent, Aedas

12:30 - 13:15

Panel Discussion: Trends and Innovations in Building Façade Designs

  • Designing the façades with performance objectives in mind
  • Engineered system façades and hot to use them to benefit performance
  • Design innovations for mixed use building façades
  • Optimal shading techniques for façades

Panelist

Sameer Chaturvedi

Head - Architectural Design, GMR Hyderabad


Panelist

George Verghese

Associate Director, RSP


Panelist

Aditya Thota

Head - Sales, FunderMax India


Panelist

Asadullah Khan

Design Director, Genesis Planners


Panelist

Swati Puchalapalli

Founding Partner & Director, Terra Viridis


Panelist

Madhusudhan Karatgi

Senior Associate Director, CBRE South Asia


Moderator

KR Suresh

Regional Director, Axis Façades

13:15 - 14:00

Networking Lunch Break

Session 3

(14:00 - 16:20)

14:00 - 14:20

Emerging Trends in Façade Design and Technology for High-Rise Buildings

  • Designing façades for energy efficiency
  • Role of façade in indoor comfort

Sridhar Gopisetti

Managing Director, A Team One

14:20 - 14:40

The Misconception About Value Engineering

  • Can this headache be avoided?
  • What is the value of an engineering?
  • Process integration vs. belated value diminution

Micha Pawelka

Managing Director, Priedemann Façade Experts

14:40 - 15:25

Correct Application and Design Considerations for Fire Compartmentation in Façades

  • The NBC 2016 and the requirements
  • Fundamentals of fire in relation to façades and spread of fire
  • The current practice in India
  • The global perspective and what's being followed in other countries
  • What consultants do currently in India
  • Certification and the importance

Sreenivas Narayanan

General Manager ‑ UAE, India & Oceania, Siderise Group


Moderator

KR Suresh

Regional Director, Axis Façades

15:25 - 15:45

Build with Light

  • GGL go to solution provider
  • Case study: One of the most exclusive, demanding, risky, creative and efficient project executed by Guardian SunGuard
  • Innovations in glass

Sourabh Kankar

Marketing Manager - India, Gujarat Guardian

15:45 - 16:05

What’s Inside Laminated Glass?

  • Types of interlayers
  • Selecting the right interlayer
  • Evolving standards on laminated glass

Malvinder Singh Rooprai

Technical Consultant - Asia Pacific Region, Kuraray

16:05 - 16:20

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 4

(16:20 - 17:50)

16:20 - 16:40

Negotiating Boundaries

  • With climate

  • With function

  • With structure


Dhurgai Kumaran

Director - Architecture, FHD Group

16:40 - 17:00

Changing Approach of Emerging India towards Enveloping of Buildings

  • Identifying the most suitable products for construction
  • Technology driven energy efficient policy change
  • Improved clarity, inclusive design, reduced built & operative costs, thermal comfort, etc in building envelope

Rahul Miskeen

VP - Design & Engineering, Glass Wall Systems

17:00 - 17:45

Panel Discussion: Façade Value Engineering: Managing the Process and Limiting the Risk

  • Integrating the right assessment models for getting the most value out of façades
  • Value engineering versus value extortion: Is it cost reduction for diminished value?
  • Continuing the process improvisations for best practices
  • Value engineering for bespoke façade procurement to suit local requirements

Panelist

Kalyan Khetana

Design Director, Phoenix PMC


Panelist

Anandkumar Patil

GM - Projects, Synergy Property Development Services


Panelist

Rajeev Kumar Sharma

Managing Director, Design Haaus


Panelist

Arul Prakash

Project Head, K Raheja


Panelist

N Venkatesh

Design Head – Architectural, Aurobindo Realty


Moderator

Suhel Kachwala

Managing Director, FG Glass


Panelist

PSLN Rao

Director, Active Green Windows

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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Venue


Park Hyatt Hyderabad, Kindly reach the venue on 21st June, 2019 at 8:30 am

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Park Hyatt Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India, 500034

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