20th September, Pune :

After the 1st highly successful edition in Bangalore, Zak – World of Windows conference moved to Pune and rendered another success story where close to 250 delegates from architect, developer, window contractor fraternity attended and witnessed the enlightening presentations and thrilling panel discussion. Windows are in integral part of timeless architecture, crucial in enhancing the functionality of the buildings. A typical fenestration component suffices the basic requirements of light and ventilation, but along the way faces the challenges of heat/sound and air/water ingress.

The 2nd edition of ZAK world of Windows aimed at Design complementing functionality; Security requirements for mechanical burglar resistance; Possibilities and limitations of window ventilation; Modernization v/s cost effectiveness; Safety, security, sound, solar & savings; Installation – the missing link. The intriguing session of presentations and discussion started at 7 in the evening and lasted till well after 11 PM. About 250 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 introduction of uPVC windows by Farid Khan, CEO, Profine India. Next was an eye opening presentation by Ar. Rahul Ajit Kadam, Director – Pune Region, Edifice Design Consultants on Design Considerations for designing Windows in a building. Presenting next was Herat Mehta, CEO, Geeta Alsysco who took the audience through a step by step repertoire from sourcing to installation. Amit Malhotra, Managing Director, Mccoy Soudal presented on perfectly insulated & installed windows to be followed by Arijit Bhattacharya, National Head, LGF Sysmac who deliberated on finer nuances of deciding correct equipment for a window plant.

The end of evening witnessed an exciting group discussion on the functional and practical challenges faced by the industry. The panelists, Abhishek Kumar, VP – Design & Development, ABIL Group; Rahul Sathe, Director, CCBA; Harmeet Singh, Director, Global Façade Solutions; Taher Chiniwala, Chairman, Chiniwalas and Tariq Kachwala, Director, FG Glass along with the speaker 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 highlighted the seriousness with which the window component in a building is being considered and the various key issues and solutions thereof 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, high precesion aluminium profiles and window systems from Geeta Alsysco and S. V. Aluext, range of fittings and hardware from Kin Long, 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 continues to be 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.

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