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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 57th global edition and 4th edition in Sri Lanka. 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


  • Masoud Moinfar

    Masoud Moinfar

    Director, Fenestra Malaysia

    Masoud Moinfar

    Director, Fenestra Malaysia

    Topic: Know Your Cladding Pressures

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  • Migara Alwis

    Migara Alwis

    Managing Director, Design Consortium Limited

    Migara Alwis

    Managing Director, Design Consortium Limited

    Topic: Consequential Façade

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  • Murad Ismail

    Murad Ismail

    Partner, MICD Associates

    Murad Ismail

    Partner, MICD Associates

    Topic: Design for the Sake of Design

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  • TR Mallikarjuna

    TR Mallikarjuna

    Country Head/General Manager, Shapoorji Pallonji Lanka

    TR Mallikarjuna

    Country Head/General Manager, Shapoorji Pallonji Lanka

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Project Management & its Affectivity in Façade Execution

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  • Athula Amarasekera

    Athula Amarasekera

    Director, Design Team 3

    Athula Amarasekera

    Director, Design Team 3

    Topic: Façade Design - Optimising Façade Design

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  • Priyan Mendis

    Priyan Mendis

    Chairman, Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants

    Priyan Mendis

    Chairman, Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants

    Topic: Façade Design - Optimising Façade Design

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  • Bhathiya Waduge

    Bhathiya Waduge

    Director, Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants

    Bhathiya Waduge

    Director, Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants

    Topic: Façade Design - Optimising Façade Design

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  • Shiromal Fernando

    Shiromal Fernando

    Managing Director, Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants

    Shiromal Fernando

    Managing Director, Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Project Management & its Affectivity in Façade Execution

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  • DH Wijewardena

    DH Wijewardena

    President, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects

    DH Wijewardena

    President, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Project Management & its Affectivity in Façade Execution

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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: Practical Approach for Complex Geometry Façades

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  • Pulasthi Wijekoon

    Pulasthi Wijekoon

    Design Director, The Design Group Five International

    Pulasthi Wijekoon

    Design Director, The Design Group Five International

    Topic: Façade: A Face or a "Space"?

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  • DB Navaratne

    DB Navaratne

    Director, Design Consortium Limited

    DB Navaratne

    Director, Design Consortium Limited

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Project Management & its Affectivity in Façade Execution

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  • Rajan Govind

    Rajan Govind

    Director, BES Consultants

    Rajan Govind

    Director, BES Consultants

    Topic: Energy Efficient Façades - Achieved Through Design Not by Expensive Materials

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  • Mahinda Jinasena

    Mahinda Jinasena

    Managing Director, Asoka Glass

    Mahinda Jinasena

    Managing Director, Asoka Glass

    Panelist: PANEL DISCUSSION: Project Management & its Affectivity in Façade Execution

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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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  • Ashish Kapoor

    Ashish Kapoor

    Sales Director, Schueco India

    Ashish Kapoor

    Sales Director, Schueco India

    Topic: Schueco Technology Centre

    Topic: PANEL DISCUSSION: Project Management & its Affectivity in Façade Execution

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  • Tanuj Sharma

    Tanuj Sharma

    Director - Sales & Marketing (South Asia), China Southern Glass

    Tanuj Sharma

    Director - Sales & Marketing (South Asia), China Southern Glass

    Topic: High Performance Coated Glass for Façades

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  • Rohan Keswani

    Rohan Keswani

    Director, Aluplex India

    Rohan Keswani

    Director, Aluplex India

    Topic: Complex Geometrical Façades

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  • Suhel Kachwala

    Suhel Kachwala

    Managing Director, FG Glass

    Suhel Kachwala

    Managing Director, FG Glass

    Topic: PANEL DISCUSSION: Project Management & its Affectivity in Façade Execution

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  • William Chen

    William Chen

    Deputy General Manager, Kinlong

    William Chen

    Deputy General Manager, Kinlong

    Topic: Bringing Innovation to Façade & Post Railing System

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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: Importance and Effective Ways of Fire Compartmentation of Façades

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Speaker Presentation


Schedule


Session 1

(08:50 - 11:00)

08:00 - 08:50

Delegate Registration & Networking

08:50 - 09:00

Welcome Address

09:00 - 09:25

Façade: A Face or a "Space"?

  • Significance of building interface 
  • Perceive façade as a zone
  • Need for user engagement 

Pulasthi Wijekoon

Design Director, The Design Group Five International

09:25 - 09:50

Practical Approach for Complex Geometry Façades

  • Rationalizing geometry
  • Computer aid vs manual complex geometry
  • Simplifying fabrication and installation

Mahesh Arumugam

Regional Director - South Asia, Meinhardt Façade Technology

09:50 - 10:10

Complex Geometrical Façades

  • Structural tensegrity façades
  • Curved glass façades 

Rohan Keswani

Director, Aluplex India

10:10 - 10:35

Façade Design - Optimising Façade Design

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis (CFD)
  • Fire safety and economical building design
  • Recent examples and application in Sri Lanka and Australia

Athula Amarasekera

Director, Design Team 3


Priyan Mendis

Chairman, Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants


Bhathiya Waduge

Director, Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants

10:35 - 11:00

Networking Tea / Coffee Break

Session 2

(11:00 - 13:50)

11:00 - 11:25

Know Your Cladding Pressures

  • Wind codes are meant to be conservative
  • Costly blind spots - The developers always pay!
  • Return on investment - You will be shocked

Masoud Moinfar

Director, Fenestra Malaysia

11:25 - 11:45

Schueco Technology Centre

  • Safe electronics and high level building protection
  • Focus on quality and safety

Ashish Kapoor

Sales Director, Schueco India

11:45 - 12:15

Consequential Façade

  • Bridging the gap between the designer & the end user
  • Use of appropriate technology in façade design 

Migara Alwis

Managing Director, Design Consortium Limited

12:15 - 13:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: Project Management & its Affectivity in Façade Execution

  • 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

Panelist

TR Mallikarjuna

Country Head/General Manager, Shapoorji Pallonji Lanka


Panelist

Shiromal Fernando

Managing Director, Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants


Panelist

Mahinda Jinasena

Managing Director, Asoka Glass


Panelist

DH Wijewardena

President, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects


Suhel Kachwala

Managing Director, FG Glass


Panelist

DB Navaratne

Director, Design Consortium Limited


Ashish Kapoor

Sales Director, Schueco India

13:00 - 13:50

Networking Lunch Break

Session 3

(13:50 - 16:00)

13:50 - 14:10

Design for the Sake of Design

  • What is architecture & its responsibilities
  • Pros & cons of new material
  • The current situation in design

Murad Ismail

Partner, MICD Associates

14:10 - 14:30

Energy Efficient Façades - Achieved Through Design Not by Expensive Materials

  • Understanding local weather and designing to suit local environmental and client desire
  • Glass selection process, understanding performances 
  • Impact and key aspects of energy impact on façade glazing
  • Case study and comparison of a recently completed commercial façade of Colombo

Rajan Govind

Director, BES Consultants

14:30 - 14:50

Importance and Effective Ways of Fire Compartmentation of Façades

  • Understanding the types of compartmentation - Perimeter barriers and cavity barriers
  • Functional and testing requirements of perimeter barrier firestop systems and cavity barriers
  • Routes to compliance through large scale system tests

Sreenivas Narayanan

General Manager ‑ UAE, India & Oceania, Siderise Group

14:50 - 15:10

High Performance Coated Glass for Façades

  • Shielding an energy efficient & sustainable building envelope with low emissivity coatings
  • Hard coat low emissivity glass vs Soft coat low emissivity glass
  • Triple silver low e coating: Controlling the GiR & value added HVAC benefits
  • Case study: KL118 Tower, Malaysia

Tanuj Sharma

Director - Sales & Marketing (South Asia), China Southern Glass

15:10 - 15:30

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

15:30 - 15:50

Bringing Innovation to Façade & Post Railing System

  • Beyond obvious & common: Achieving great heights in india for cable projects
  • New trend: Aluminium U channel system & why kinlong?
  • New arrival: Products

William Chen

Deputy General Manager, Kinlong

15:50 - 16:00

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

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Venue


Shangri-La Hotel,, Kindly reach the venue on 13th March, 2019 at 8:00 am

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Shangri-La Hotel,, Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka, 00200

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