The second edition of Zak Awards 2018 for Excellence in Façade & Fenestration was a gala awards ceremony which was held on the 7th of December at Sofitel BKC in Mumbai, and saw a participation of over 700 delegates.
“We feel extremely overwhelmed with the amazing response garnered from the industry during the second edition of the Zak Awards 2018. This has reinforced our belief in the importance of recognising all the people from the construction industry. This year, most of our winners were not our participants during the exhibition but the genuineness and credibility of the company made them receive these awards”, said Syed Zakir Ahmed, Chairman & Managing Director, Zak Group.
The award is organised by Zak Trade Fairs and Exhibitions Pvt
Ltd., which is one of the leading conference and exhibition organisers. Zak is a specialist in events related to glass, façade, fenestration & aluminium extrusion industries. Zak World of Façades is the world’s largest conference series on façade design & engineering with a presence in 16 countries. Since its inception in 1994, Zak has organised over 600 exhibitions and conferences involving 22 different industries globally. The core strength of Zak is acting as a bridge between the visitor and the exhibitor.
Zak Awards has always aimed to give global recognition to façade & fenestration designs which drives individuals and companies to fabricate the unthinkable. The aim of this award is to recognise developers, architects and contractors across India who have made exemplary contribution to the industry through best in class design, engineering and construction. Zak Awards has proven to be the benchmark for the designers, façade specialists and the industry enthusiasts to look up to, for international recognition and fame for their work.
Zak Awards 2018, in its second year received 400+ entries. Round 1 of qualifiers, basis the registration submitted online, were shortlisted by Ernst & Young who are the Process Advisors for this initiative. Round 2 was screened by Jury members and the winners were decided from amongst them, by means of case presentation to the grand jury with Q&A.
The winners are in accordance to the evaluation averaged out for each finalist, on the basis of their implied diligence in the project submitted.
The Jury comprised of distinguished names from the industry, the likes of whom are:
1. Vishal Shah – Director, Gleeds Hooloomann
2. Mukesh Jaitley – Director, Wadhwa Group
3. Namrata Mehra – Associate Vice President, Godrej Realty
4. Reza Kabul – Architect/Founder, Reza Kabul Architects
5. Mahesh Arumugam – Regional Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology
6. Gautam Bhasin – Regional Manager, Inhabit Group
7. Mathieu Meur – Director, DP Façades, Singapore
8. Ashish Pimpalkhare – Associate Director, Gleeds Hooloomann
9. Kiran Kapadia – Founder Director, Kapadia & Associates