• Cooling India
  • Mar 15, 2017

“Optimisation is must to have sustainable buildings”

GAPS Engineering and Consultancy deals in HVAC products and services. The company offers all type of ventilation products e.g. demand control ventilation, smoke and heat extractions.
Gaurav Vasudev, Managing Director, GAPS Engineering states that the market needs  to understand that price should not be the only criterion that is controlling the projects in an interaction with Cooling India…


What are the services and products offered by the company pertaining HVAC industry?

GAPS Engineering and Consultancy deals in HVAC products and services. We provide all type of ventilation products e.g. demand control ventilation, smoke and heat extractions and infrastructure projects. With our in house capabilities and experience today we can offer design & built products apart from services for all kind of acoustic problems. For optimising air-conditioning loads, we have external shading devices & many more state-of-the-art and modern products from RENSON Belgium.

With emphasis on fire & life safety, how do you envisage the growth of fire & life safe buildings concept in India?

Trends of building designs in India are changing very rapidly. Today, we are witnessing a shift in hospital designs as an example. We are building many 50m+ high hospitals which have special needs when it comes to fire & life safety. We are having as big as 3000 beds government hospitals coming in different parts of India. Gaps Engineering is working very closely with governmental bodies, fire consultants in this regard and being part of this shift in building designs. It has been observed that Indian Government is taking a lot of initiatives today to make the buildings fire and life safe. This focus of government and governmental bodies will force Indian builders to look at fire and life safety as one of the main aspect of building design.

What are sustainable design considerations adopted during the construction of fire & life safe buildings?

Optimisation is must to have sustainable buildings. We target to work towards the optimisation of the product capacities, locations and use in the buildings to have best results during the normal & emergency conditions. The solution should take care of both normal applications as well as emergency requirement.

What kind of potential do you look forward for your company with the government’s initiative of rolling out of ‘100 smart cities’?

With the government initiative of smart cities, its combined outlay is about USD 22.5 billion to construct 100 smart cities and further rejuvenation of 500 cities. Any development leads to infrastructure and sustainable balance of nature and development will be giving an excellent growth opportunity for the industry. We are looking forward to play our role in these projects.


India is very price sensitive market. Also applied science and its actual implementation is being controlled by price for many projects. When science is being converted into products, the price plays a vital role. The market needs to understand that price should not be the only criterion that is controlling the projects.


What are sectors that bring business to your company?

GAPS Engineering works on new projects and existing retrofit areas. Hospitals, infrastructure, automobiles, railways and metro rail are key focused sectors. We offer ventiation, fire & life safety products, services & pumping solutions to these projects.

What are challenges faced by the company during providing your solutions?

India is very price sensitive market. Also applied science and its actual implementation is being controlled by price for many projects. When science is being converted into products, the price plays a vital role. The market needs to understand that price should not be the only criterion that is controlling the projects.

How do you overcome the same?

With team work, propagation of our engineering solutions in the right way, convincing our clients for the implications of same keeping future trends and upcoming evolution in mind has definitely helped us to overcome the challenge. We have credible and trustworthy association with our customers in terms of our colleagues. The customers we deal with have trust on us looking at our competence of handling their challenges.

There has been a significant contribution of new technologies, ISHRAE and its efforts in bringing in change in the mindset of industry. The customer rather than going ahead only with prices are giving value to many important aspects of their project needs before making final decisions.

What is your outlook for HVAC industry for 2017-18?

The government’s initiatives like Make in India, competitive federalism, Smart cities project, regulatory framework, 110 million houses by 2022, digital India and ease of doing business has helped to generate the opportunities. Definitely these will help in for progress of the sector.

The government’s focus on the development of sustainable infrastructure along with increasing awareness towards energy efficient solutions is creating opportunities for HVAC&R industry.


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