A modern built environment comprises of buildings that are complex systems which are designed & constructed by experts from disciplines covering aspects like Planning, Design, Construction and Maintenance & Operation. While each element plays an important role, Services contribute largest expenditure towards Capital & Operation cost. Their design & upkeep are crucial for successful operation and its resiliency is a key for the building to operate under adverse conditions.
The services component covers Air conditioning, Public Health Engineering, Electrical Installation, Mechanical Ventilation, Vertical Transport system, Information & Communication Technology, Solid waste Management, Gas Supply and Fire Protection. Each of the sub-system is covered under following sections in the National Building Code of India 2016.
Building Design, Safety, Security and Redundancy have emerged as thrust areas for ensuring Resilience in Construction Projects these few years. In a modern building, these are dealt by multi-disciplinary specialists for Planning, Design, Installation, Erection, Commissioning and Operations. This also calls for close co-ordination among each of the MEPFC specialist professional group along with Architect, Structural and Civil Engineer. Part 0 of NBC 2016 provides the enabling working environment for each of the specialists to work together and provide seamless solutions and least amount of rework and clashes for the three dimensional space in the overall built environment.
While most of the subject area experts work in silos their integration & interaction is however, the need of the hour to achieve the objective of resilient operation of a building.
To serve as a single largest common & cohesive platform for the mutual benefit of the built environment sector providing critical services in the field of Safety & Security, Fire Protection, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Energy Conservation, Building Transportation, Building Automation Systems, Asset and Facilities Management.
To help the sectors to develop resiliency, build capabilities by developing human resources and skills and move towards achieving and sustaining excellence and to become a partner in growth of the Indian economy.
To work for a common good for clients, customers, owners and occupiers, for improving the overall quality of life of occupants in buildings.
“Indian critical utility services sectors, to set benchmarks in the areas of productivity, safety and quality by improving their ways of working, skills and standards and become centers of excellence by 2030, so as to have a distinguished place on the global map.”