Exhibition Theme

Exhibition Theme - Latest Trends in Building Services and Products -The Future of Buildings in India

With the growing demand for housing with modern amenities there is a tremendous growth on the options available for building services. In fact the higher densities of residential areas in urban areas which has been an outcome of the ever increasing demand for housing. High rise buildings and the trends of new building requirements like fire fighting, parking facilities, intelligent lighting, waste management etc. are creating a new dimension to the industry.

In the process of catering to these demands there has been a growth of a gamut of services and service providers as specialized agencies. These services are no longer considered as luxuries but have become mandatory and specific need of any modern building.

Considering this very wide range of products and services in the construction industry, PCERF decided to choose this as a theme and give a greater exposure to the range of products and services in this ever increasing demand.

Building services engineering comprises mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and plumbing or public health (MEP) engineering, all of which are further sub-divided into the following:

♦ Communication lines, telephones and IT networks (ICT)
♦ Energy supply - gas, electricity and renewable sources
♦ Escalators and lifts
♦ Fire detection and protection
♦ Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
♦ Lightning protection
♦ Low voltage (LV) systems, distribution boards and switchgear
♦ Natural lighting and artificial lighting, and building facades
♦ Security and alarm systems
♦ Ventilation and refrigeration
♦ Water, drainage and plumbing

Building services engineers work closely with other construction professionals such as architects, structural engineers and quantity surveyors. They influence the architecture of a building and play a significant role on the sustainability and energy demand of a building. Within building services engineering, new roles are emerging, for example in the areas of renewable energy, sustainability, low carbon technologies and energy management. With buildings accounting for around 50% of all carbon emissions, building services engineers also play a significant role in combating climate change.