IIT Bhilai Construction Project wins GRIHA Council Awards
The Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai permanent campus project has made steady progress over the last few months. With respect to the latest onsite development, the structure works of most buildings are now completed. Work is on for installing the essential furniture, network, and audio-visual equipment.
At a function organized in New Delhi last month, the construction project, which is being handled by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), won two of GRIHA Council’s ‘Exemplary Performance Awards’. Not only did the project top in the category of ‘Site Management (during construction)’, but it was also ranked one in the category of ‘Construction Workers Health & Safety (during construction)’. With the tireless attention to detail, the construction work has now crossed 9 million safe man-hours.
Shri Bhupender Yadav, Hon'ble Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Labour & Employment presented the awards to Shri Rohit Maheshwari, Executive Engineer - IIT Bhilai Project, CPWD during the event. “Recognition of IIT Bhilai project through these awards indicates our endeavour to achieve quality in construction while being mindful for the sustainability and environment”, said Prof Rajat Moona, Director, IIT Bhilai.
With these two awards, IIT Bhilai construction project has received five awards for GRIHA Council, with three awards received last year at the 12th GRIHA Council Summit. GRIHA is a rating tool that helps people assess a building’s performance against nationally acceptable benchmarks. It has been adopted as the national rating system for green buildings by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt of India, since 2007.