Monday, June 29, 2015

Emerging Technologies for Smart Cities and High Rise Buildings

June 26, 2015, Mumbai: The road show held in Mumbai is a prelude to ACREX India 2016, South Asia’s largest exhibition on Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Refrigeration & Building Services which will take place in Mumbai from February 25-27, 2016. All the issues and trends on Emerging Technologies for Smart Cities and High Rise Buildings, which will be discussed in the industry meet will be taken forward on a national level at ACREX India 2016.
With bigger scale new projects coming up in today’s environment requirements of services like HVAC, Fire Fighting and Plumbing are much more demanding and require a higher level of engineering and coordination between all services. With huge energy requirement of bigger projects there is tremendous pressure to plan and deliver projects that are energy efficient and sustainable. ASHRAE, ISHRAE, FSAI and IPA have come together to make the stake holders in the project and society in general aware on new requirements of big projects.
Mr. Pankaj Dharkar, President of M/s. Pankaj Dharkar & Associates and National President of Fire and Security Association of India says, “In today’s era, the middle class is the driver for an upcoming real estate market. The competitive nature of the industry has led to a large number of projects mushrooming in tier 1 and tier 2 cities at the same time invading the boundaries of the villages. This makes the requirements of services like Air-conditioning & Ventilation, Fire & Safety and Plumbing much more demanding, requiring a higher level of engineering and co-ordination between all services. One must ensure proper construction to safeguard the building from damage or loss and eliminate any threats. In view of this, we are organizing the road show to spread awareness.”
Mr. K. Ramachandran, National President, ISHRAE says “Over the last decade, to compensate for a lack of space of the rapidly growing population and to meet the rising demand of India’s real estate market, developers are constructing buildings faster and taller making cities denser to live. This scramble for growth has resulted in cutting corners on safety, legality and transparency resulting in fire due to poor design and faulty installations. This seminar aims to create awareness about the aspects of building services by which we can educate the responsibility that needs to be shared between designer, builder and occupant on engineering a safe building, practicing regular maintenance and familiarizing occupants to follow set guidelines.”
The event will see a congregation of 500 plus professionals from different fields related to building services industry attending the seminar. These gathering will be of Technical experts, Professor, Students, Building owners, Contractors and various Consultants. Seminars will be addressed by Technical Experts from different disciplines from different part of the country. The objective of the program is to disseminate knowledge and latest trends & technologies on providing amenities like Air-conditioning, Fire Safety and plumbing for high rise buildings and for Smart Cities, being developed in accordance to vision of our honorable Prime Minister.
About ISHRAE (Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers)
ISHRAE, the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers, is an international associate of ASHRAE and established in 1981, in Delhi to promote Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry in India. Today, ISHRAE has more than 10,500 members, spread all over India and also in Middle East, through its 39 Chapters and Sub Chapters. ISHRAE also have 111 student chapters and student’s membership of more than 3500. ISHRAE organizes Lectures, Seminars, Expositions like ACREX India, Training Workshops, publishes technical Handbooks, Journals, Directories etc. ISHRAE Ahmedabad Chapter was started in 1990 and is also actively involved in organizing several events like seminars, lectures, exhibitions, conference to promote HVAC&R industry in Gujarat. For further details, please visit

The Fire and Security Association of India - (FSAI) is the trade body and a chamber of commerce of the Fire Protection, Safety and Security Engineering services industry in India. This Association is a Non-Profit Organization representing Electronic and Physical Security and Fire Product Manufacturers, Specifiers, Installers, Integrators and Service Providers. Constituted in the year 2002, Fire and Security Association of India is the largest organization with more than 1500 members, forming an integral part of the Association from different parts of the country.

FSAI is a nonprofit making organization which aims to establish Life Safety and Security as an important human obligation in the economic development of the country. Headquartered in Chennai, and having 11 chapters across the country in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Gujarat, Pune and Kolkata, Vizag & Coimbatore Chapter. 
The Association is active at various levels – from Individual Practitioners to Organizations, Government Bodies and Media Houses. FSAI take pride in being partners with the Central and State Government bodies in formulation and implementation of safety and security policies.
FSAI organizes various Networking Meets across the country to enable all Industry Professionals to meet under the same roof and strategize market reach and approach in a unified manner. FSAI offer opportunities to connect with Experts and Heads of Government Agencies by inviting them as special guests for these Networking Meets. FSAI has a history of partnering with organizations that share a vision of a safe and secure India and hence with the assistance of sponsors we give them a unique experience of being part of public/ private awareness Campaigns.

About IPA (Indian Plumbing Association)

IPA is the apex body of plumbing professionals in the country. Set up with an objective to promote advancement in plumbing and building service industry. Indian Plumbing Association Gujarat Chapter [IPAGC] is organizing various activities like seminars, programs, events on different subjects for development in plumbing world all over Gujarat. IPAGC is also active in sale and distribution of Uniform Plumbing Code of India, training of professionals in Green Plumbing, programs to strengthen membership drive etc.

IPA publishes Plumbing Directory of India [PDI] with database of the players in the field of plumbing products and services and Indian Plumbing Today [IPT] magazine to keep update of new technology and products from the industry. Plumbing exhibition [Plumbex] is India's only International Exhibition of Plumbing & Allied Products being held every year in Mumbai with symposiums and workshops on Plumbing and related Industry to facilitate exchange of knowledge and information by professionals and industry experts.

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