To acquaint and update engineers, architects, and professionals particularly from the Government sector about the requirements for ensuring appropriate and safe use of glass in buildings as per the Section and Clauses included for the first time, in the recently revised National Building Code 2016 (Part 4 Fire and Life Safety Clause 3.4.10 Glazing pg 25-26 and Part 6 Structural Design Section 8 Glass And Glazing pg 1-79), Confederation of Construction Products and Services (CCPS) in collaboration with Indian Building Congress (IBC) organized two days Training Programme on “NBC 2016 and Glass & Glazing System in Buildings”. The event was held on 17 and 18 July 2017 at IBC, HQ, R. K. Puram, New Delhi. This was the eleventh training program CCPS organized with IBC on various topics and the fourth one on Glass & Glazing System.
The program was inaugurated by Sanjay Pant (HoD, CED, BIS) on 17th July, and certificates were distributed by Brig. Girish Joshi (DDGW (Design), MES) at Valedictory Session on 18th July 2017.
The well-attended program saw participants from, Military Engineering Services, Central PWD, Bureau of Indian Standards, PWD Delhi Govt., PWD Gwalior MP, North Municipal Corporation of Delhi, PWD Rajasthan, MMRDA Mumbai, Schueco India, Dhruv Consultancy, Samrat Ashok Technology Institute (Vidisha, M. P.), Lingaya University (Faridabad) and Amity University. The dignitaries present at the event included Brgd. Girish Joshi (DDG MES), D. S. Sachdev (former DG CPWD), R N Dandekar (former ADG CPWD), G P Sharma (former Chief Engineer – PWD Rajasthan), P S Chadha (former ADG CPWD), Arun Kumar (BIS) and faculty members.
The program was appreciated by the participants and the majority of them viewed that human safety conditions related to glass and glazing should be included in Building Byelaws and items should be part of the Schedule of Rates/Specifications.