Dear Fellow Architects,

In continuation of the last edition of the monthly discussion forum “Chai Coffee Architecture” held on Jan. 19th 2013, for which the referred document as above was sent to you all along with the information notice by mail, we would like to inform you of the deliberations held.

The Architects present in the deliberations were of the unanimous opinion that for addressing the issue of Sustainability of Built Environment it is worthwhile adding such a Chapter in the National Building Code.

But! at the same time it was also opined that the provisions incorporated and the detailed elaboration are likely to have serious repercussions on the practice of architecture by all of us.

Accordingly, it was decided that the subject needs to be evaluated in more detail after a study of the same by a wider circulation . Hence I am writing to you all once again to evaluate the above draft documents   and send your comments in the form as you may so desire latest by Feb. 15th 2013 by mail to  with the subject mentioned above as the mail subject.

All such comments received shall be compiled for detailed deliberations at the next edition of  “Chai Coffee Architecture”  rescheduled for this purpose for Saturday 5:30 pm, 23rd February, 2013 at the New Committee Room, Planning Block, SPA, New Delhi

Your immediate response is solicited in this endeavor to safeguard the interests of the Profession in times to come.

The draft can be downloaded from the links below.

Preliminary Draft Amendment No. 1 to NBC 2005 Part 11 Approach to Sustainability

Format for sending comments-nbc46-p113




Ashish Gupta
Jt. Hon Secretary
The Indian Institute of Architects, Northern Chapter