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3rd Edition of Guidelines on Use of glass in buildings
CCPS has come up with the 3rd edition of “Guidelines on Use of glass in buildings: Human Safety” with suggestion for fire safety and modified sketches and few other modifications. We are glad to share that now these guidelines are mandatory with 13 States, Central & State Govt. departments, PSUs and other. Copy of orders may be downloaded from Status of implementation of Glass Guidelines.
10th Annual General Meeting of CCPS
During 10th Annual General Meeting of CCPS held on 22nd Dec. 2012 in New Delhi, Members were informed about the various important activities taken up during the year. CCPS Governing body for the current year was elected. Minutes of the meeting.
Third Meeting on Development of Guidelines for Selection of Hardware for Use in Buildings and Interiors - Doors, Windows, Furniture and Glass
Third Meeting was organized by CCPS on 6th June 2012 at Indian Buildings Congress, New Delhi. . The meeting was attended by representatives from different organizations and hardware manufacturer companies. Convener for different working group were selected and Scope, format of the project were decided. Minutes of the meeting.
Second Meeting on Development of Guidelines for Selection of Hardware for Use in Buildings and Interiors - Doors, Windows, Furniture and Glass
CCPS organized second meeting on 20th Jan. 2012 at New Delhi to discuss modalities to develop guidelines adopting Consensus Method, which would be helpful for selection of Hardware products. The meeting was attended by 23 participants representing MCD, NBCC, CPWD, DDA, IBC, Dorma India, Hafele India, Hettich India, Ozone Overseas, LGF Sysmac, Zak Trade Fairs, GTS Exports, Marion Wuerth, Wellwood, Akzo Nobel, Ebco and Encraft. Title, Objective and scope of the project were decided and Steering Committee & Working Groups were also constituted. Click here for Minutes of the meeting.
9th Annual General Meeting of CCPS
During 9th Annual General Meeting of CCPS held on 21st Dec. 2011 in New Delhi, Members were informed about the various important activities taken up during the year.
Meeting on Development of Guidelines on Selection of Building Hardware and Hardware Fittings
Hardware fittings are important part of building and interior design projects and now-a-days wide range of hardware products are available and in use. Authorities have yet to take action to update the codes, specifications or develop guidelines for the latest hardware being used. CCPS organized a meeting on 9th Nov. 2011 at New Delhi to discuss modalities to develop guidelines adopting Consensus Method, which would be helpful for selection of Hardware products. This meeting was attended by representatives from MES, CPWD, IBC, Wave infratech, Dorma India, Hafele India, Shakti Met-dor, Hettich India, Ozone Overseas, Roto Frank, Aluplast India, LGF Sysmac, GTS Exports, Marion Wuerth, Sapa Building Systems. Four Sub committees were constituted for (i) Door Hardware (ii) Furniture Hardware (iii) Window Hardware & (iv) Glass Hardware. It was decided to hold next meeting of Steering Committee in mid January 2012.
Training Programme on Uses of Glass & Glazing System in Buildings
CCPS in association with Indian Buildings Congress organized a Training Programme on Uses of Glass & Glazing System in Buildings at IBC, New Delhi on 11th & 12th Aug. 2011. The programme was attended by 47 participants and dignitaries from Central PWD, Military Engineering Services, Delhi Development Authority, PWD Delhi Govt., Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation, IRCON International Ltd., Engineering Projects (I) Ltd., UP Twiga, Asahi India, Saint Gobain, Ozone Overseas, Dow Corning, McCoy Soudal, Façade India Testing Inc., Gold Plus Group, IBC and CCPS. The topics covered in the training programme included Types of Glass & Manufacturing Process, Use of Glass for Energy Efficiency & Thermal Comforts in Buildings, Aspects of Human Safety in uses of Glass & responsibility of Authorities, Glazing System and Testing, Architectural Hardware Solutions, Role of Silicone Sealants in structural glazing and construction, Glass and Glass as green material and Case Studies.
Capacity Building Workshop at Chandigarh on 29th June, 2011
Workshop was organized on Use of Glass in Buildings – Human Safety at Haryana PWD (B&R), Engineer-in-Chief office, Chandigarh which was chaired by Sh. Mahesh Kumar, Engineer-in-Chief, Haryana PWD (B&R) and was attended by 60 participants including senior officers from HUDA, Director General, Town & Country Planning Deptt., Chief Architect’s office, Haryana Housing Board, Haryana PWD and CPWD. Presentation was given by Sh. Deepak Gahlowt, Hony. Convener, CCPS. Unanimously, it was resolved by the participants to include the recommendations of the CCPS Guidelines in the Building Byelaws of Haryana State to ensure safe use of glass.
Press Conference at Chandigarh on 29th June, 2011
Press Conference was addressed by Mr. Deepak Gahlowt, Hony. Convener, CCPS and Mr. Mahesh Kumar, Engineer-in-Chief, Haryana PWD. The news for Implementation of appropriate safety norms while using glass in buildings required in Haryana was widely covered by electronic & print media. Read more.
Capacity Building Workshop at Jaipur on 25th May, 2011
Workshop was organized by CCPS on Safe Use of Glass in Buildings at Jaipur Development Authority, Jaipur for spreading awareness and highlighting importance of implementation of Office Order NO. F. 10(7) UDD/3/2009 dated 18.01.2011 issued by Govt. of Rajasthan for following up of CCPS “Guidelines on Use of Glass in Buildings: Human Safety” to ensure safe use of glass in buildings in the State. The workshop was chaired by Secretary, Jaipur Development Authority and was attended by more than 39 participants from Town Planning Deptt., Jaipur Development Authority, Jaipur Municipal Corporation, UITs, Rajasthan Housing Board, Builders Association, Township Developers Association of Rajasthan (TODAR), Professionals, Architects & Engineers.
Press Conference at Jaipur on 25th May, 2011
Press Conference was addressed by Sh. Deepak Gahlowt, Hony. Convener CCPS and Dr. L. N. Soni, Secretary, Jaipur Development Authority. Twenty one prominent electronic and print media personals were present. News was widely covered insisting for implementation of Byelaws/Guidelines in Rajasthan State. Read more.
Glass & Glazing Standardisation
Confederation of Construction Products and Services (CCPS) has developed “Guidelines on Use of Glass in Buildings - Human Safety” to ensure safe use of glass in critical locations where chances of injury due to glass breakage is high in buildings. These guidelines have been developed for the first time by adopting the consensus approach involving all stake holders, including architects, engineers, key municipalities and other government departments, etc. CPWD has adopted the guidelines for implementation and were released on 155th CPWD Day on 12th July 2009 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi in the presence of Smt. Shiela Dixit, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of Delhi, Sh. Saugata Roy, Hon’ble Minister of State for Urban Development, and more than thousand dignitaries and participants attending the function. (Photograph of release of the guidelines)
Central PWD, Govt. of India has issued an Office Memorandum No. 129/SE (TAS)/2007/212 dated 04.08.2009 directing to follow/implementation of “Guidelines on Use of Glass in Buildings- Human Safety” in the department throughout the country and PWD, Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi to ensure safe use of glass while planning, designing and executing the buildings.
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