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Vision - To build a living environment this is sustainable, affordable, aesthetic, eco-friendly, energy-efficient, cost competitive, technology driven and conducive to healthy life meeting the needs of Indian population.
Mission - To bring all professionals connected with built environment like administrators, financiers, planners, managers, developers, architects, structural engineers, civil engineers, public health engineers, electrical engineers, energy engineers, mechanical engineers, eco-scientists, horticulturists, builders, manufactures of building materials, researchers, teachers, etc. together on one platform to form collective opinion to enable develop speedily a sustainable built environment in the country.
Objectives - To promote and encourage the science and practice of conceptualizing, planning, designing, constructing, caretaking and maintaining built environment, by adopting the latest standards, State of the Art practices, use of innovative and new materials. To review and make suggestions to the Government for improving the built environment, working condition and general welfare of construction workers and to provide a channel for expression of collective opinion of members on the matters relating to built environment, achieving the following aims :
- To promote interface between various disciplines related to built environment on one hand, the Construction Industry and the Government on the other.
- To promote improved system of administration, planning, design, construction, operation, use and maintenance of built environment.
- To promote conservation and up gradation of eco-environment.
- To promote the use of appropriate technology and building materials to enhance quality, productivity and affordability.
- To disseminate the knowledge of built environment to others.
- To promote safety, health, wages, working conditions and welfare of construction and supervisors.
Background - Indian Buildings Congress (IBC) was founded on 1st September 1992, when a Founders' meet was organized in New Delhi with the initiative of the then Director General (Works,) CPWD, Shri O.P. Goel. About 250 professionals attended this meet. IBC was registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act 1860, in New Delhi, on 29th march 1993. The IBC has than 90 Institutional and 3000 individual members at present. The wide spectrum of membership gives it a unique place in the entire gamut of Building engineering discipline and construction industry.
Headquarters - Indian Buildings Congress has its headquarters in New Delhi and its office is located in Sector-VI, R.K. puram, New Delhi.
Centers - Indian Buildings Congress encourages opening of state Center in different towns or cities to promote professional knowledge & acumen by interaction amongst the members of the chapter. State Center have been opened in Raipur, Agartala, Bengluru, Mumbai, Jaipur, Ranchi, Patna, Aizawal, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Shillong, Itanagar, Kohima, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Gangtok, Port Blair, Imphal and Hyderabad.
Chief Patron & Patron - Hon'ble Union Minister for Urban Development is the Chief Parton and Secretary, Union Ministry of Urban Development is the Patron of IBC.
Management - The affairs of IBC are managed by a Governing Council having representatives of several Central Ministries, Government Departments, Research Organizations, Professional Bodies, National Housing Bank, LIC,GIC, Educational Institutions, State Governments, Zila Parishads, Rural/Urban Development Departments, Municipal Bodies, Builders Associations and elected members of IBC. This makes the IBC Governing Council a broad based body and unique in its character, capable and representing the views of both Government and private bodies in the country. The day-to-day affairs managed by an executive Committee which is elected by the Governing Council.
- Technical Committees: IBC set up a number of Technical Committees to deal with different aspects of Built Environments and Construction Industry and to recommendations on related subjects. IBC also undertakes compilation of Handbooks and Manuals on different subjects of National importance.
- Conventions & Seminars: The First Annual Convention was organized at New Delhi on 4th & 5th October 1994 with a Seminar on the theme "Buildings in National Development". Since then seventeen more Annual Conventions along with Seminars on various subjects were held at New Delhi besides seventeen mid-term Seminars in other parts of the country. All the Seminars had topical Themes.
- IBC Journal: IBC publishes Two volumes of "Journal of IBC" in a year which are supplied to members free of charge.
- IBC News: IBC brings out a quarterly News Magazine called" IBC News". Members of IBC can send their views and articles of common interest on subjects connected with any aspect of building engineering discipline including the built environment for publishing in this magazine. IBC News is also mailed to members free of charge.
- IBC Samachar: IBC also publishes a Monthly News Letter called "IBC Samachar" which is sent to all the members free of charge.
- IBC Awards: IBC has instituted the following Awards:
This Award Carries a Citation & Certificate.
- Awards for best Papers presented during IBC Seminars: 3 Medals and 2 Commendation Certificates are awarded to the authors of Papers selected out of entries received for each Seminar organized by IBC. Awards are also given exclusively for the best Papers presented by young professionals including ladies.
- Awards for excellence in Built Environment: One Award for each of the following categories:
- Housing Complexes
- Individual Residential units
- Institutional Buildings
- Commercial Buildings
- Office Buildings
- Recreational Schemes
- Infrastructure Projects
- Industrial Structures
- Rehabilitation/Retrofitting of Buildings and Buildings in Disaster Prone Areas, and
- Innovation in Designs, Material and Technologies for Buildings & Services
Each Award carries a Trophy and a Citation. In addition, Commendation Certificates are also given to entries which merit recognition. Awards are presented on the occasion of the Annual Conventions.
- Smt. Satya Goel Memorial Award is conferred on an outstanding Woman Building Professional.
- Workmen Training Programme: IBC has started "On Job Workmen Trainings" Programmes & Certification in different trades as per the scheme of DGE&T in the Ministry of Labour, Govt. of Indian. Workmen Training Centres have been established at Dev Nagar & Mandoli at Delhi, NOIDA (U.P), Palwal, Nuh & Gurgaon (Haryana) in Delhi NCR, Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and Chandigarh. Establishing the " On job Training Centres" at Jaipur, Nagpur, Agartala, Aizawl & other IBC Local chapters is in process.
- IBC Institute for Training of Building Professionals: IBC has opened an Institute for Training of Professionals & Contractors (now re-named as Institute for Training of Building Professionals) at its Headquarter in New Delhi. First training programme was inaugurated on 28th April 2011.