Chandigarh, June 17 : Haryana Government’s premier building, Nirman Sadan in Sector-33, Chandigarh has got Award for Excellence in Built Environment for the year 2009. It has been adjudged as the best building in India, in all respects by Indian Buildings Congress.
The Award was received by Mr S.S.Dhillon, IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt. of Haryana and Mr Mahesh Kumar, Engineer-in-Chief, Haryana Public Works (Buildings & Roads) Department, at the 16th Annual Convention of Indian Buildings Congress held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, today.
Principal Secretary, Mr S.S.Dhillon said that Indian Buildings Congress had invited applications for participating in the national level competition. As many as total 21 entries were received and Nirman Sadan of Chandigarh was selected for the trophy.
Mr Mahesh Kumar told that this building has been constructed on green building concept. It is also energy efficient and earthquake resistant. Rain water harvesting and solar water heating systems have also been provided.
Engineer-in-Chief said that Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s decision that all offices should be brought under one roof, was vigorously followed. The building was completed in shortest possible time.
He said that it is a state of the art, efficient, modern building at a site measuring 3.19 acres of land with a covered area of 10,436 square metres. Preparing the design of the building was a challenging and gigantic task due to multiple constraints and parameters mandatory as per the by laws of Chandigarh Administration.