PV Rao to head body on pre-engineered building technology
The Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC), the apex body set-up by the Centre, jointly with the Indian Construction industry has appointed P.V. Rao, Managing Director of Pennar Engineered Building Systems Limited as Chairman of the High Powered Group (HPG) to develop a policy paper on promotion of Pre-Engineered Buildings (PEB) technology, which is fast emerging in the construction industry.
Besides developing the policy paper, Rao will elicit wider consensus and create simple and comprehensible standard designs, technical handbooks and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to facilitate effective implementation by the work and design professionals in the pre-engineered buildings segment.
Led by Rao, the high powered working group will take steps to popularize the absorption, adoption and acceptance of pre-fabricated/pre-engineered products and work processes.
Rao in a statement said, “The apex body like CIDC has recognized PEB technology as most promising, cost-effective and affordable solution in the industry. Late entry of PEB technology in Indian Industry has resulted in its low penetration. Given the benefits of the PEB technology and the Modi Government’s priority on infrastructure sector, the Centre will give policy-push and classify PEB as a separate industry.”