Chandigarh, September 26, 2014: The three day exhibition on architecture, building materials and technologies “ArchiBuild 2014”, being jointly organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), Chandigarh-Punjab Chapter was thrown open for the general public, today at Himachal Bhawan, Chandigarh.
K.K.Sharma, Advisor, UT Chandigarh inaugurated the exhibition and interacted with the exhibitors while taking a round of the exhibition. Sharma took a very keen interest in the exhibits displayed therein. He was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
This national event on architecture is being organised for the fourth time in succession. Delving into the details of the exhibition, Dalip Sharma, Director, PHD Chamber said, “ArchiBuild is a unique and focused event which covers all the aspects of the construction and building industry.”
Spread over 1000 sq. m., there are more than than 50 leading construction and building industries participating herein.
A Students’ Jamboree was organized today as part of the 3 day event. Students and faculty from as many as 16 architecture collages of the region participated. After hearing to the senior counterparts, the students made presentations regarding their vision and perception of the new building technologies.
Sharing his delight to note that students have been involved for such interactions, Advisor K.K.Sharma said, “Though government agencies are very slow to pick up new building materials but it is for the students and budding architects to take the lead and bring in the required confidence for acceptance of such mew material.
Earlier, Director, PHD Chamber informed that besides Indian companies, many companies based in Germany, France and Italy are also exhibiting their products. Leading groups like Havells India, Winda Rehau and Somfy from France, Tata Tiscon, Godrej Securities, Assa Abloy, Jindal Steel & Power, Lubrisol, world leader in Plumbing, High Luk Windoor, a German venture, Dimex (American UPVC company, Cera India, Monier India, Onduline, Window Passions (Lentbiz), JK Cement, Deceuninck, an Italian UPVC Company are the participants to name a few.
The exhibitors are showcasing construction equipments and machinery, sanitary wares and fittings, tiles, marbles, stones, ceramics, acoustics, cement and concrete, iron and steel, roofing, paints and coats, chemical adhesives, electrical and electronics, doors and windows, home automation, he said.
Manmohan Khanna, Chairman, IIA informed that “The Conference aims at providing maximum of opportunities of interaction among industry experts and players, to share the ideas and experience about the latest technology”. ArchiBuild 2014 will bring together an expert group of exhibitors, skilled industrialists and focused visitors, and let the Indian potential to be highlighted in the global market, he added.
Khanna shared that the conference on “Architecture, Building Materials and Technologies” will be held at Himachal Bhawan in Chandigarh on September 27 which will include lectures, slide-shows on various issues concerning the profession of Architecture.
A footfall of more than 10,000 is expected over the three days. Apart from visitors from the profession including Architects, Interior Designers, Civil Engineers and Contractors, Builders and Developers, Project Managers, Govt. Authorities, Building Authorities, Building Consultants, Distributors /Agencies of Building Materials, and Construction industry, the masses are also expected to visit in large numbers, said Dalip Sharma.
The main objective of the conference, said Khanna, is to bring architects, planners, engineers, academicians and consultants on a common platform to discuss and deliberate about the emerging concerns arising out of the changing world, besides understanding and analyzing the threats and challenges before modern cities.
Among others present during the inauguration ceremony were Ar. S.D.Singh, Vice Chairman, IIA Chandigarh (Punjab Chapter), Vikram Malik, Sandeep Rai, C P Kaushal, Pallav Mukherjee, Amit Saini, Shikhar Sharma, Umadhar Kamti and Gagan Chandoke.
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