Bangalore: The CEO’s SUMMIT 2023 on “Make for India in Built Environment” was held at the Mysore Hall, ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru on 20th January 2023. The premium event was visited by leading architects, builders & MEP Consultants, senior leadership from Plumbing product manufacturers, etc. The event was organized by Indian Plumbing Association (IPA) on the completion of its 30 years of service to the nation.
The event offered a collaborative environment for the industry stakeholders to plan for future growth strategies alongside nurturing purposeful networking & engagements. It underlined the importance of focusing on building performance rather than just CAPEX, as this can lead to a visible shift towards increased sustainability in our built environment.
The event has a panel discussion and an open house discussion. The panel discussion on Modular Construction was moderated by Arch. V. ‘Naresh’ Narasimhan, Venkataramanan Associates where the experts from architects and consultants participated as panelists- GH Basavaraj (Chetana Group), a builder, Arch. V. Vishwanath, (YV Architects)an architect, AN Prakash( AN Prakash Construction Project Management Consultants)a consultant, Arch. Dinesh Verma (ACE Group Architects) an architect, and Prasanna Venkatesh G, (Sobha Ltd.) a builder.
In the panel discussion, all the experts echoed that in any given project, the spotlight should be on sustainability with a clearly defined roadmap to optimize long-term maintenance costs.
Moderator, V. Naresh Narasimhan, quoted “Prefab, Modular Construction is the trick to create built houses for the vast lot of the Indian Population that we want to cater to”
“The prefab material can shorten the construction cycle, lower the overall cost of production, and can be instrumental in reducing the carbon footprint. Consequently, major developers are now embracing the idea of prefab materials and construction techniques” He further added.
After this, an open house discussion on Sustainability in Buildings took place which was moderated by Gurmit Singh Arora, National President, IPA and National Chairman, of CII IGBC. Builders, architects and the MEP Consultant fraternity participated in this Open House.
The open house emphasized Net Zero Water to optimize annual water consumption. It further suggested the pressing need for builders and the architect fraternity to start the movement towards renewable energy in buildings.
Gurmit Singh Arora quoted “As designers, consultants, architects, and builders we need to make conscious efforts to move towards sustainability in all built environments”.
As imparting value-driven knowledge has always been the cornerstone of IPA events, the Summit 2023 saw the launch of Plumb Talk, an IPA video series based on Chapters of AGGPP (A Guide to Good Plumbing Practices). The series was launched with the first video being broadcast on YouTube. 1st Plumb Talk video is on Plumbing Terminologies and Every month one video based on a Chapter will be released on YouTube, having a Plumbing expert articulating a topic and explaining it in a comprehensible manner. This will help any common man, be it from an engineering or an architecture background to understand the basics of plumbing.