ARCHITECTONICS is a flagship program launched by ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter amongst its various other programs to address the need for a common platform for effective communications between architects and MEP professionals on July 19th in Mumbai.

Key dignitaries present at the inaugural were Mihir Sanghavi, President, ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter; Pradeep Bakshi, Managing Director & CEO, Voltas; Amod Dixit, President, ASHRAE Mumbai Chapter; R N Joshi, President Elect, ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter; Hiten Sethi, Principal Architect, Hiten Sethi Architects; Dr Clayton Miller, Assistant Professor Department of Building, National University of Singapore; Sandeep Shikre, Principal Architect, SSA Architects; Vivek Bhole, Principal Architect, Neo Modern Architects among other industry players.

It is a program for the architects, by the architects to create and understand the synergy with MEP professionals, which would create an unique interaction with the industry as a whole. It is a novel attempt to get all the stakeholders on common platform like end clients, builders, architects, MEP consultants, MEP contractors, system manufacturers and service providers.

ARCHITECTONICS brought together over 250 delegates from the industry and decision makers from the industry like architects and interior designers, structural, MEP, landscaping, transportation, environmental etc, to improve the performance and lifecycle of buildings.

The highlight of the program would also be discussions on contemporary topics like NETZERO Building Case Study, Campus Planning and Design, Connecting Human with Nature, Biophibia Approach, MEP in Architecture, and Case Study of JIO World Centre

Voltas, has taken the lead and has come forward to be a partner at ARCHITECTONICS.

ISHRAE is an association of 28000 members of HVACR engineers across India with the presence in 41 cities. It also has 10,000 student members. The main goal of ISHRAE is disseminating the knowledge of HVACR through training and courses. Other such events are ISHRAE Certified Professional courses in HVACR industry.

Mihir Sanghavi, President, ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter, informs “ARCHITECTONICS is an initiative of ISHRAE Mumbai chapter to create an effective way of communication between architects and MEP experts to meet the industry expectations. We thank M/s Voltas Ltd for supporting this movement. We have fantastic bouquet of subject matter experts who will share their experience and knowledge through paper presentations, case studies and interactive sessions.”

Vikram Murthy, National President, ISHRAE HQ, says, “ARCHITECTONICS is a path breaking program by ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter to integrate the elements of form and function of buildings and occupied habitats by combining multiple design elements to create spaces that please the occupants and enhance the environment. The architect and engineer fraternity are the stakeholders who will deliberate the advantages and the paths of this integrated approach. ISHRAE is a leader in catalysing and driving sustainable development through such multilateral forums.”

Pradeep Bakshi, Managing Director & CEO, Voltas says, “At Voltas, we have always ensured that our MEP solutions seamlessly fit the architect’s vision and the project’s infrastructure. As a customer centric organisation, we are committed to offer innovative, state-of-the-art cooling and engineering expertise. We are delighted to be associated with the ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter in their first ever architect focused event ARCHITECTONICS. We look forward to engaging further with the fraternity to deliver best in class-built infrastructure solutions.”

Amod Dikshit, Incoming President, ASHRAE Mumbai Chapter, “ARCHITECTONICS came as an idea to blend Architecture and MEP services cohesively. There has always been a gap between these disciplines and complaints from architects, MEP engineers and clients about these gaps. As ASHRAE, we thought of bridging this gap on a common platform and what better than getting both the fraternities on a common platform like ARCHITECTONICS, which brings architecture and technology together.”

Hiten Sethi, CEO, Hiten Sethi and Associates, states, “With the recent success of ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter’s National event Symposia, the importance of sustainability in architecture and construction industry again became the centre of discussion. Emphasis was on the environmental and social impacts of buildings by utilising design methods, materials, energy and development spaces that can be positive contributors to the neighbourhood. As architects, it becomes our prime responsibility to act on different levels with allied engineering professionals like structural, MEP, landscape, transportation, environmental, etc., to improve performances and life-cycle of the buildings. With this strong interface and collaboration, we can again emphasize on Right to Live – Healthy and Happy.”