Standardization and Pre-Assembly

Guidelines on use of glass in buildings: Human Safety

The principal aim of CCPS – Glass and Glazing project is to prepare a Good Practice Guide that will provide a universally accepted method for selection and installation of glass in buildings that is safe and sound in relation to human safety.

Keeping in view the above aim, Guidelines on use of glass in buildings – Human Safety was developed by CCPS through PPP mode by adopting the consensus approach in association with the central PWD, Indian Building Congress, Consulting Engineers Association of India and other stake holder across the country and abroad.

These guidelines are made mandatory by Govt. Andhra Pradesh by issuing a GO no. M 205 and by CPWD by issuing an OM dated 4th Auguest 2009

Download pdf of the Guidelines.

Guidelines for Selection of Hardware for Use in Buildings and Interiors

CCPS is developing "Guidelines for Selection of Hardware for Use in Buildings and Interiors- Doors, Windows, Furniture and Glass". With the support and inputs form the members, the draft of various chapters of the guidelines was prepared and circulated for comments on 17th July 2012, 5th Dec. 2012 and 8th July 2013. Document of more than 100 pages is being edited before putting up to Steering Committee.

We all know that to realize the full potential of the construction industry, we need to bring greater standardization into practice. Having recognized that the doors and windows and their related components as important products which can be standardized early, CCPS and IIA (Northern Chapter) has launched the Doors and Windows Standardization Initiative.

A survey of 1500 professionals was conducted to identify the most commonly used sizes of D&W in India. Based on this survey certain sizes were short listed as standard sizes to be used in commercial and non-commercial construction. These standards are however optional and not mandatory.

The survey findings were taken up with Municipal of Urban Development and CPWD published a manual on “Door & Window Details for Residential Buildings Volume-I” including sizes suggested by CCPS. CPWD also has issued an Office Memorandum dated 14.03.2006 to follow these sizes in the departments.

Now we have received intimation from CPWD to work on Review of standardized door/window sizes and its implementation. Download letter from CPWD

CCPS is working actively with members and CPWD for this standardization initiative.

Training Programs

Selection of Appropriate glass in Buildings: CCPS has organised training programmes in metro cities across the nation and trained approx. 1200 professionals.

Passive Fire Protection : In association with 3 M India Ltd. CCPS has organised training programme on above subject and trained more the 160 professionals.

Waterproofing for construction: CCPS in association with Dr. Fixit Institute organised training programmes on waterproofing for construction. These training workshops were attended by workers, contractors etc.

CCPS is committed in developing a brand to enhance the value of the trained worker, compiling available training resources and coordinating worker training programs on a nationwide scale and working actively with its members and other for this. Download whitepaper

CCPS has been approached by CPWD for different Skill upgradation programme for electricians, plumbers, carpenters, masons, painters etc. Download copy of the letter

Manuals and Publications

Construction Products In India – CCPS publication presents the complete spectrum of construction products in the industry and also gives an in-depth analysis of each sector – thus providing a much needed documentation for both designers and manufacturers in the construction chain.

The publication comprises of views of diverse professionals on construction industry, lists of all quality products that are available in the market and views of senior people from industry to outline the existing problems. Download index of the publication

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The use of hand held power tools is gaining increasing acceptability in the construction industry. And there is an extensive use of power tools in construction related projects throughout the country. Also, there is a gap of information at operational level on the kind of tools that are available in the market for performing various operations. The manual is an attempt to fill this gap.

This manual gives only a bird’s eye view of the types of tools available in market for doing various operations and is not an operator’s manual. Information relevant to this limited purpose has been culled out of the product manuals of various manufacturers of hand held power tools and has been compiled in a way to enable a potential user to know the options available to him in terms of the tools and to identify the type of tools that is best suited to fulfill his requirement.

The manual would be of highly use to the users of power tools to improve productivity and quality of various construction related activities. The manual gives ample information of the types of tools commonly available in market for doing various operations on various surfaces.

This is a first of its kind Manual in India. Three major power tool companies sponsoring this manual are:

  • MICO Bosch
  • Hilti Power Tools
  • Atlas Copco

View a sample click here

To order a copy click here

Market Research

It is well known that real estate and associated development are among the primary drivers of economic growth. The real estate sector is not only important in itself but also because it creates demand for goods and services, affecting all other sectors in the economy and the lives of the people.

An absence of available data for real estate in India has often resulted in short-sighted and poorly informed policy-making and ineffective urban and regional planning. Unavailability of data has perpetuated disorganization in the real estate market and hampered its growth. To bring in a greater degree of organization it is essential to begin the compilation, publication and analysis of construction data in our planning and policy making process.

Building Permit data is an effective tool that reflects real estate trends and is important for decision makers who need to understand the economy and predict changes. Reliable and easily available data is a necessary element for planning and analysis. The world over, permit data as indicative of investment and development in real estate, and is used as a gauge of the economy.

CCPS took the initiative to start compiling data of this kind by working with the MCD to collect the data of permits issued for construction of new buildings or renovation of old ones. This data is then compiled and analyzed to help in fore casting trends and demand of construction products in near future

Sh. Deepak Gahlowt, Hon. Convener, was invited as a special invitee in the meetings of Technical Advisory Group formed by Reserve Bank of India and has given the presentation on the work done so far. Now TAG has submitted its report on ‘Development of Housing Start - Up Index in India’ to Governor, RBI. Report can be downloaded from