The 1st edition of ZAK world of Windows aimed at proper understanding of fenestration and addressed the issues like design and application challenges, measuring the performance of windows and doors and their affectivity in bringing life to the interior spaces. The intriguing session of presentations and discussion started at 7 in the evening and lasted till well after 11 PM. About 310 representatives from architects, developers, specifiers, contractors and other delegates from the façade & fenestration fraternity were present throughout the evening of information and networking which ended well after midnight.
The session commenced with an eye opening presentation by Ar. Ravindra Kumar, Director – Design, Venkataramanan Associates on Sustainable Windows. Presenting next was Farid Khan, CEO, Profine India who explained the challenges in uPVC windows and its role in efficient fenestration. Amit Malhotra, Managing Director, Mccoy Soudal presented on perfectly insulated & installed windows to be followed by Tiago Antunes, Director – Technical, Alualpha on the importance of hardware in achieving functionality in windows.
The end of evening witnessed a thrilling discussion on the functional and practical challenges faced by the industry. The panelists, Manjunath Prasad, COO, Brigade Group; Tapan Mozumdar, Divisional Manager – ITC; PV Varghese, CEO, Sobha Glazing; Deepak Malik, CEO, ABC Glass and Philip Coulin, India Head, Roto Frank Asia Pacific along with the distinguished speakers – Ravindra Kumar & Farid Khan, discussed and debated on various issues and solutions thereof. The moderators Amit Malhotra and Deepak Chugh, Director, LGF Sysmac efficiently steered and directed the course of panel discussion and helped in arriving at a much sought after conclusion.
The panel discussion was an eye opener for the fenestration Industry as various key issues were brought on to the table and discussed with an open mind. The points about standardization and striving for what is required and not for what is fancy and fashionable were emphasized by the most powerful voices in the panel and audience.
The exhibition display showcased 5 exclusive engineering components for fenestration, which included uPVC Profile systems from Koemmerling, range of fittings and hardware from Roto Frank and Alualpha represented by LGF Sysmac. Dry glazing tapes from Tesa and a range of sealants and PU Foams from McCoy Soudal were also displayed.
This edition of ZAK World of Windows shall remain remarkable as one of the firsts to bring to forefront the never before discussions and debates bringing the quality and technology in window innovations. The discussion will now move to other parts of India, where some more of such issues on the window technology and innovations shall be discussed and debated and representatives from the architecture, developer and other key stakeholders shall be invited. For speaking & sponsorship opportunities, contact the organizers.