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Aludecor re­cently held a dis­cus­sion ses­sion be­tween key in­dus­try thought lead­ers and stake­hold­ers to ex­change ideas and share knowl­edge about the best con­struc­tion prac­tices in pre­vent­ing fir­ere­lated ac­ci­dents. Ti­tled # BeatTheFir­e, the event was held in Mum­bai and was at­tended by a host of per­son­al­i­ties in­clud­ing Dr. Prab­hat S. Ra­hang­dale, Di­rec­tor, Di­rec­torate of Ma­ha­rash­tra Fire Ser­vices and Chief Fire Of­fi­cer, Ar. Kshi­tij Li­maye, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, Sankalpan Ar­chi­tec­ture, Ashok Ku­mar Bhaiya, Chair­man and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Aludecor and Ar. Rahul Me­hta, Se­nior As­so­ciate, P G Patki Ar­chi­tects, who was the mod­er­a­tor of the panel dis­cus­sion. At the panel dis­cus­sion, stake­hold­ers con­gre­gated to dis­sem­i­nate in­for­ma­tion, gather knowl­edge, ex­change ideas, de­bate in­no­va­tive per­spec­tives, so­lu­tions and prod­ucts for fire safety and se­cu­rity. This mea­sure sought to em­power de­ci­sion mak­ers with first- hand in­for­ma­tion, as well as to spread the word about newer pos­si­bil­i­ties in build­ing fire- safe res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial com­plexes. Aludecor also show­cased their lat­est range of Fire­wall

A2, a fire- re­tar­dant ACP, be­com­ing the only In­dian man­u­fac­turer to in­dige­nously man­u­fac­ture the same.

Dr. Prab­hat S. Ra­hang­dale said, “The Fire De­part­ment, over the last few years, is work­ing to­wards im­prov­ing the in­fra­struc­ture, ca­pac­ity build­ing, su­pe­rior com­mu­ni­ca­tion, mit­i­ga­tion and im­por­tantly ac­tive cit­i­zen in­ter­fer­ence.

Fire Safety norms for build­ings are our high­est pri­or­ity. Be­cause of neg­li­gence or lack of knowl­edge peo­ple tend to lose their valu­able lives. Build­ings and mar­ket places needs to be fire proof and it is a good plat­form like this to com­mu­ni­cate with the stake­hold­ers and make the cit­i­zens aware and ed­u­cate them about right build­ing ma­te­ri­als with fire proof prop­er­ties. Such ini­tia­tives are al­ways wel­come by the State Fire de­part­ment.”

Ashok Ku­mar Bhaiya, Chair­man and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Aludecor, said, “In In­dia, aware­ness about fire safety and se­cu­rity needs to grow ex­po­nen­tially to safe­guard the high stakes in terms of hu­man lives, as­sets, in­vest­ments and re­sources. We at Aludecor have been striv­ing to con­trib­ute in the best way pos­si­ble for us to­wards fire safety in build­ings, be it through de­vel­op­ing the best fire- safe prod­uct or by sen­si­tis­ing the in­dus­try on the im­por­tance of em­brac­ing norms that would make our coun­try fire safe.”

L to R: Dr. Prab­hat S. Ra­hang­dale, Ashok Ku­mar Bhaiya, Ar. Ra­jat Gore­gaoker, Ar. Kshi­tij Li­maye, Ar. Rahul Me­hta

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