The 2nd Annual High-Rise India Summit & Awards, organized by Tradepass, provided the perfect platform for over 250 experts from the high-rise construction sector to come together on the 12 – 13 March 2019 at The Leela Mumbai to discuss the latest technologies, concerns, designs and analyze solutions for the upcoming projects in the Indian high-rise construction industry.
Chief Guest & keynote speaker, Shri. Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Vasudevan Suresh, Chairman, Indian Green Building Council, Girish Dravid, Director, Sterling Engineering Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd., Rohtash Singla, General Manager (Air Traffic Management), Airports Authority of India and Praveen Venu, Director, Tradepass inaugurated the 2nd Annual High-Rise India Summit & Awards by lighting the lamp.
Over the two days, the topics of discussion ranged from addressing challenges in supertall design and construction, importance of vertical transportation in high-rise buildings, fire safety in high-rise buildings to sustainability of high-rise buildings in India, the evolving role of an architect in designing a skyscraper, digital architecture and many more.
“Amidst rapid urbanization that India is currently seeing, there is enormous pressure on the cities and their overburdened infrastructure. The challenge of land scarcity in urban areas is real, and it is important to address the issue of housing and infrastructure inefficiencies with urgency. Constructibility can be a powerful & sustainable enabler and the event was useful in getting all stakeholders across the construction industry together in discussing possible way forward for the same”, said Mr. Harsh Pareek, Regional Sales Director, India and SAARC, Trimble Solutions.
The terrific line-up of speakers for this exclusive summit included names like Shri. Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Vasudevan Suresh, Chairman, Indian Green Building Council, Girish Dravid, Director, Sterling Engineering Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd., Rajesh Bywar , Director: New Equipment Business, KONE, P. S. Rahangdale, Director, Maharashtra Fire Services, Vinod Ailsinghani, Regional Head – Ambuja Cements (Alccofine Range of Products), Rohtash Singla, General Manager (Air Traffic Management), Airports Authority of India, Praveen Madipati, Head of Specifications and National Key Accounts – Waterproofing and Construction Chemicals, Asian Paints, Harsh Pareek, Regional Sales Director, India and SAARC, Trimble Solutions, Hans Brouwer, Director, HB Design, Subrata Dutta, Vice President – Marketing, Everest Industries, Barun Sanki, Business Development Manager – ETICS, Berger Paints, Anupam De, Principal Architect, Anupam De and Associates, Vivek Bhole, CMD, Vivek Bhole Architects, Matthew Engele, Principal & Regional Leader- Design, Woods Bagot, Aniruddh Bapat, Head – MEP, Central Procurement & Contracts, L&T Realty, Sanika Chavan, Chief Architect, Lokhandwala Infrastructure, Gautham RK, Director – Sustainability, Cushman and Wakefield India, Umesh Joshi, Partner, JW Consultants, Vickram B. Pillai, Sr. Vice President (Projects), Lokhandwala Infrastructure and many more.
Kone, Trimble Solutions India(Tekla), Alccofine, Asian Paints, Everest Industries, Berger Paints, Dow Chemicals, Dr. Fixit(Pidilite), Dehn India, Wilo Mather and Platt Pumps Pvt. Ltd., Technocraft, Kirloskar Brothers Limited and CPP Wind Engineering were among the top companies who showcased their latest technologies and innovations in front of a high-quality line of delegates from more than 100 top companies from the high-rise construction sector in India.
The networking coffee and lunch breaks provided the perfect opportunity for the attendees to meet and network with their peers and hear from the solution providers.
The two-day event ended with the HRIS Awards 2019 which recognized and acknowledged outstanding contributions by trailblazing individuals and projects in high-rise construction whose inspiring and memorable designs and structures play a major role in the ‘Evolution of the Indian Skyline.
List of #HRISAwards2019 winners:
• SUSTAINABILITY IN HIGH-RISE AWARD: RADIUS DEVELOPERS, ONE BKC
• INNOVATION IN HIGH-RISE AWARD: OBEROI REALTY, OBEROI COMMERZ II
• INNOVATION IN BIM AWARD: TRIMBLE SOLUTIONS INDIA
• RISING STAR OF THE YEAR: CHINTAN SHETH, ASHWIN SHETH GROUP
• ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR: SACHIN ZANWAR, URBANSCAPE STUDIO PVT LTD
• BEST DESIGN IN HIGH-RISE: VIVEK BHOLE ARCHITECTS PVT. LTD., ONE AVIGHNA PARK
• HIGH-RISE PROJECT OF THE YEAR: LOKHANDWALA KATARIA CONSTRUCTION PVT. LTD., MINERVA LOKHANDWALA PROJECT
For more information on #HRIS2019, visit www.highriseindiasummit.com