Realty Plus Interior & Exterior (INEX) Awards, 2018

Realty Plus Interior & Exterior (INEX) Awards, 2018
Feb 2018 , by , in Past Event

Organized by Realty Plus, the “Interior & Exterior Awards (INEX), 2018” felicitated the excellence in building products & construction material sector on January 31 in Mumbai.

The Realty Plus Interior & Exterior Awards (INEX), 2018 concluded on a grand note amidst the gathering of more than 250 delegates. The attendees included the renowned architects, developers, property consultants and the Founders & CEOs of Indian & international reputed building products companies.

Mr. Amit Wadhwani

Mr. Amit Wadhwani

Mr. Vasudevan Suresh

Mr. Vasudevan Suresh

Mr. Jimmy Mistry

Mr. Jimmy Mistry

The evening started with the keynote addresses by Vasudevan Suresh, Chairman, IGBC Policy & Advocacy Committee & Vice-Chairman, National Building Code of India. Jimmy Mistry, Chairman & Managing Director, Della Group and Amit Wadhwani, Managing Director, Sai Estate Consultants. The thoughts shared by the eminent speakers found resonance with the audience and were much appreciated. Much enjoyed by the audience was the impromptu questioning by Jimmy Mistry of his fellow professionals on the whether the Indian designers were given the due recognition in the country.


The theme of the plenary session of the evening was Design & Marketability – An Irresolute Relationship”. The discussion moderated by Mona Jalota, Director – International & NRI – Residential Services – Colliers International comprised eminent panellists – Architect Premnath, Principal Architect- Prem Nath and Associates Ar. Reza Kabul, Founder, ARK Reza Kabul Architects, Ashish Shah – COO, Radius Developers; Ar. Shekhar Patki, Principal Architect, PG Patki Architects; Ar. Kamal Malik, Founder, Malik Architecture; Amar Tendulkar, President – Planning & Design, Omkar Realtors & Developers, Amit Wadhwani, MD Sai Estate Consultants and  Ar. Zubin Zainuddin, Co-Founder & Partner ZZ Architects.


The panellists put forward their views on role of an architect in a project development. The speakers agreed that the combination of synergy of a developer and the designer were a must to achieve a marketable project. Also discussed was the need of foreign design professionals in India due to the lack of global exposure among Indian design firms, though their name associated with a project was not a deciding factor for the buyer.  All agreed that the Indian architects were apt for project planning & design as they understood the Indian way of living. The homebuyer too only wants a quality and value for money product. They also deliberated on the new design trends and changing buyer’s preferences & buying patterns.


The Moment of Recognition

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Scroll of Honour”, felicitation. The recipients were Ar. Reza Kabul, ARK Reza Kabul Architects, Ar. Shekhar Patki, PG Patki Architects, Ar. Kamal Malik, Malik Architecture, Ar. Zubin Zainuddin & Krupa Zubin, ZZ Architects, Jimmy Mistry, Della Group and Vasudevan Suresh, IGBC. The eminent personalities were also presented with the Realty Plus Coffee Table Book – “The Moguls of Real Estate’ – a collector’s edition on Top 100 Developers of India.  It was indeed a rare moment to see some of the most well-known design professionals of India sharing the same stage.



The Awards winners of the coveted Realty Plus Interior & Exterior Awards, 2018 were:

Product Brand of the Year:

  • Saint – Gobain India Pvt. Ltd.- Gyproc Business for Roofing & Ceilings
  • Hunter Douglas India Pvt Ltd. for Window Coverings
  • Alpro Industries for Door|Windows|Facades
  • Astral Pipes for Pipes & Fittings
  • R.I. Pumps Pvt. Ltd. for Plumbing Solutions
  • Kajaria Ceramics Ltd. for Flooring Ideas|Tiles
  • Classic Marble Company Pvt Ltd for Flooring Ideas|Stones
  • R K Marble Pvt. Ltd. for Flooring Ideas|Stones
  • UltraTech Cement Limited for Cement & Concrete
  • Jindal Panther TMT Rebars for Steel & TMT Bars
  • Shyam Steel Industries Ltd. for Steel & TMT Bars
  • Master Builders Solutions by BASF for Construction Chemicals & Paints
  • Armacell India Private Ltd for HVAC
  • CONA Industries for Lighting & Electrical Solutions
  • Fenesta Building Systems for Fenestration
  • Lingel Windows & Doors for Fenestration

Sustainable Product of the Year:

  • Ashtech India Pvt. Ltd. for Cement & Concrete
  • Godrej Construction for Cement & Concrete
  • Go Green Buildtech Pvt Ltd. for Cement & Concrete

CSR Campaign of the Year:

JK Cement Ltd. & Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd

Innovative Digital Platform

  • Godrej U&US Home Design Studio for Furniture Design
  • Berger Paints India Ltd. For Berger Homeshield Waterproof Putty for Construction Chemicals & Paints
  • Astral Polytechnik Ltd. for Pipes & Plumbing
  • Saint – Gobain India Pvt. Ltd – Gyproc Business for Roofing & Ceilings
  • Acetech Technologies (P) Ltd. for Home Automation
  • Godrej Construction for Cement & Concrete

Consumer Connect Technology: Koochie Play Systems Pvt Ltd for Outdoor Playground Equipment

Emerging Brand of the Year:

  • GreatWhite Global Pvt. Ltd. for Lighting & Electrical Solutions
  • Glocera for Bath Design
  • Segam Tiles Pvt. Ltd. for Flooring Ideas|Tiles
  • Sanghi Industries Ltd. for Cement & Concrete
  • RMC Readymix (India) for Cement & Concrete

Television Campaign of the Year:

  • Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd. for Construction Chemicals & Paints
  • Saint – Gobain India Pvt. Ltd – Gyproc Business for Roofing & Ceilings
  • Kajaria Ceramics Limited for Flooring Ideas|Tiles
  • CERA Sanitaryware Ltd. for Bath Design
  • UltraTech Cement Limited for Cement & Concrete

Outdoor Campaign of the Year: Skipper Limited for Pipes & Plumbing

Print Campaign of the Year: Glocera for Bath Design

Marketer of the Year: Bhupendra Vyas, Chief Operating Officer – Kajaria Ceramics Ltd.

Social Media Campaign: JK Cement Ltd. for Cement & Concrete & FLAVOUR GRANITO LLP for Flooring Ideas|Tiles

Website of the Year: Bmat           

The Indian & Global building product & material segment was represented by big-wigs of the sector like Raman Ramachandran – Head South Asia, Chairman & Managing Director, BASF India Ltd , Venkatesh V, Executive Director- Hunter Douglas India Pvt Ltd, Mario Schmidt –  Managing Director, Lingel Windows & Doors, Sunil Panchal, Brand manager Kajaria Ceramics, Amit Shah – Managing Director, Classic Marble Company, Atul Desai, Executive Director & CEO, RMC Readymix (India) among others.




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