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New Technologies & Products in Fenestration – Zak World Of Windows
Addressing the performance and functional aspect of architecture and after successfully completing 15 editions in various cities of India, Zak World of Windows was held in Visakhapatnam, at the Novotel on 2nd August 2019. The event was a great success which saw a turnout of more than 200 people in attendance.
The ‘Jewel of East Coast’, Vishakapatnam, is now being developed as a ‘Smart City’ by the Government of India under the 100 Smart Cities project. The aim of the Mission Smart City is to efficiently utilize the available assets, resources and infrastructure to enhance the quality of urban life.
With Viashakapatnam’s heritage of art, architects have long sought to communicate their craft through their buildings. Being one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, modern pace and development have completely changed the face of this city and has made it an epitome of a new emerging India – restless and energized.
As a result of the upcoming boom, with development being the fastest-growing, there’s a lot to learn and experience in Andhra’s most dazzling city, Vizag. In this quest, the event featured some of the most important and dynamic architects from Vishakapatnam who, in their prime, are working their way one-building-at-a-time, to make our ‘space for living’ more exciting.
Srinivas Devasani Regional Sales Manager, Profine India | Sayed Anwar Country Manager, Schlegel Giesse | Vikranth Hanumantu Managing Director at Richmond Interiors
The forum aimed at the proper understanding of fenestration and addressed the issues like design and application challenges, measuring the performance of windows and their effectiveness in bringing life to the interior spaces. The experts from the respective fields engaged in a panel discussion debating some of the pressing technical issues vis-avis sustainability through Windows, its functionality, usability, etc. New technologies and products were also on display helping redefine the way windows are looked at.
The World Of Windows event began with Srinivas Devasani, Regional Sales Manager, Profine India speaking about Koemmerling uPVC Window & Door. Engineered Components for Windows & Doors was presented by Sayed Anwar Country Manager, Schlegel Giesse. He was then followed by Vikranth Hanumantu, Managing Director at Richmond Interiors who spoke on the topic – Window Styles of Change – Vernacular to Contemporary, wherein he described how windows have changed and shaped through times and have come to become what they are today. Ayaz Danish, National Manager – Residential Business, Schueco India spoke about German Aluminium Systems from Schueco for the Indian Market.
Ayaz Danish National Manager – Residential Business, Schueco India | Ravishankar Subramanian Technical Manager, Dow | Ali Massod Area Sales Manager (Telangana & AP), Kinlong
Ravishankar Subramanian, Technical Manager, Dow described the Innovative Sealant Solutions available from Dow, which was followed by the speech on the Importance of Hardware Standardization and Safety which was presented by Ali Massood, Area Sales Manager (Telangana & AP), Kinlong.
Sunil Kumar Malegowda Head – Sales (South India & Sri Lanka), Schueco | E Vijay Bhaskar Chief Architect, Shilpakruti | Jayanthi Nair Founder, Ark Architects
The World Of Windows ended with a panel discussion on Evolving window scenario in Vizag for which Sunil Kumar Mallegowda, Head – Sales (South India & Sri Lanka), Schueco moderated the discussion which consisted of the following panelists – Srinivas Devasani, Regional Sales Manager, Koemmerling; E Vijay Bhaskar, Chief Architect, Shilpakruti; Jayanthi Nair, Founder, Ark Architects; Navin Sunkara, Managing Partner, Fame Builders; PSLN Rao, Director, Active Green Windows and Sreeram Inagalla, Managing Partner, Fenstar Industries.
They discussed about components defining a perfect window, challenges faced in suggesting and installing good quality windows as per design, the parameters defining the retail market and projects – whether they are different or overlapping, consideration for selecting a window type for an apartment across various segments of complex, also for high-end villas, hospitality and retail projects. The conference was complemented with exhibits of the various partners.
Presenting partners, Koemmerling showcased their collection of uPVC windows and doors and Schueco exhibited their range of system solutions for doors and windows. Dow had their sealants projected. Kinlong showcased their varied variety of hardware solutions. McCoy exhibited their range of PU foams and Osaka, their moulded rubber products. Schlegel Giesse had their high quality engineered sealants and hardware on display. The conference was followed by a networking dinner.
Navin Sunkara Managing Partner, Fame Builders | PSLN Rao Director, Active Green Windows | Sreeram Inagalla Managing Partner, Fenstar Industries
Organised by Zak Trade Fairs & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd, this is a part of the build-up to the mega exhibitions on glass, fenestration & aluminium extrusions, which will be held in Delhi from the 12 – 15 December 2019.