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Welcome to Buildings India expo

Sustainable Infrastructure is an integral part of the smart cities mission. Driving a nation’s social and economic development, cities are the centre of resource consumption. Today, as people moving towards urban areas, cities are facing the pressure to accommodate the growing population.

According to the United Nations (UN), the global urban population surpassed the global rural population in 2007, and it predicts that 70% of the world’s population will be urban by 2050, with many cities having more than 10 million inhabitants.

As the cities expand, it is imperative to invest in smart buildings and housing to enable smart cities of the future. Smart buildings are intelligent structures that significantly save time, energy and operating cost, with the help of smart technology and materials. It is estimated that smart buildings will save up to 30 percent of water consumption, 40 percent of energy consumption, and reduce the overall building maintenance costs by 10 to 30 percent.

Key aspects of Buildings India expo

Housing for All:

  • The government launched the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) scheme (earlier known as Housing for All ) in June 2015, which aimed to build 20 million affordable houses by March 2022. PMAY comprises two components: Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) (PMAY-U) for the urban poor, and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) (PMAY-G and also PMAY-R) for the rural poor. Under PMAY-G, around 4.1 million houses have been constructed against the target of 6 million till March 2018.

Smart / Green buildings and Government initiatives:

  • Smart / Green buildings can reduce energy consumption by 20-30 percent, water usage by 30-50 per cent and significantly reduce waste generation by extensive recycling.

    Smart / Green buildings use sustainable building materials, energy efficient doors & windows, etc. and have improved lighting, better air quality, waste management systems and greenery, etc. to positively impact health and wellbeing.
    The Government of India developed ‘The Energy Conservation Building Code’ (ECBC) in 2017. The ECBC sets minimum energy performance standards for buildings and includes the building envelope, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, hot water systems, interior and exterior lighting, electrical power and motors including thermal comfort in non-centrally air conditioned/heated buildings.

    Ventilation and sanitation controls indoor air quality (IAQ) in large and commercial buildings. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems include air filtration and cleaning elements.

    Green construction cost has reduced over the years because of the growing experience and cheaper costs of alternate technologies in the market. The costs of going green is usually 3- 5% of the total construction costs.

Real estate and high-rise buildings:

  • With the rising population, cities are growing vertically to sustain an ever-growing need for living spaces. This calls for construction of taller buildings to provide accommodation for residential and commercial offices. In recent times, there has been a significant growth in tall buildings in India.

    Government’s initiatives like Real Estate Regularity Act (RERA), amendment to the Benami Transaction Act, change in arbitration norms for construction companies, etc., will boost investments in the real estate sector.

    Driven by rapid urbanisation, regulatory reforms, rising household incomes and the emergence of affordable and nuclear housing, India’s real estate sector is projected to reach US$ 180 billion by 2020 from $126 billion in 2015.

Facilities Management(FM):

  • The Indian facilities management/FM market is estimated to grow 17 percent to cross $19 billion over the next five years (The Economic Times).

Building Information Modeling (BIM):

  • BIM includes architecture, engineering, civil, digital plant, digital construction, MEP (Mechanical , Electrical and Plumbing), digital structure etc.

    Buildings are designed, constructed, and operated to improve decision making and performance across the building and infrastructure lifecycle.

Construction Equipment:

  • The construction equipment industry in India is expected to be USD5 billion by FY20 from USD3 billion in FY16.

    Construction equipment forms around 7 per cent to 8 per cent of GDP and is expected to give employment to more than 3.0 million people in the country by 2020.

    Construction equipment includes earth moving equipment, material handling concrete mixing, road building, diggers, loaders, bulldozers, etc.

Building Materials:

  • Building materials includes cement, paints & coats, interiors, bath & sanitation, concrete reinforcement, bricks and mortars, additives, corrosion technology, ceramics, timber, steel, polymers, glass fibres, recycled materials and by-products, sealants, adhesives, etc.

Connected Homes and Smart Appliances:

  • Economic growth and increase in household incomes has led to adoption in smart consumer electronics and home appliances equipped with smart features Refrigerators, kitchen appliances, robotic vacuum cleaners, air conditioners, smart security systems, audio systems, IoT enabled products, etc. fall into this category.

Security & Surveillance:

  • Surveillance camera systems are key for any commercial or residential building. The advent of integrated surveillance technologies such as: cameras, sensors, analytics, biometrics, smart systems, etc are useful to provide the citizens a safe environment.

Fire & Safety:

  • Fire is a hazard in commercial and residential buildings and proper planning, procedures and training can minimize the chances of fires.
    Fire and safety systems in buildings includes, fire extinguishers, fire hose reels, fire hydrant systems, automatic sprinkler systems, fire detection alarms, etc.


Smart Lighting:

  • LED products made up 12.6% of installations in common lighting applications in 2016, up from 3% in 2014. Overall, acceptance has been faster for outdoor applications (street and roadways, parking garages and lots, and building exteriors) than for indoor categories.

    The Indian LED lighting market which was worth US$ 1.5 billion in 2017, grew at a CAGR of around 52 per cent during 2010-2017, driven by government initiatives for energy conservation, rising consumer awareness and innovative products offered by the industry.
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