New Industry Trends and Its Effects on Design

The array of industries those vary from aviation, agriculture, cement consumer durables, FMCG and many more; the recent The budget shows intention to follow fiscal consolidation path by reducing fiscal deficit estimate to 3.3% for FY20 and 3% for the next two years thereafter.

Manufacturing is one of the primary drivers of the Indian economy, and it currently provides employment to 30 million people and makes up 17% of India's GDP. An economy that delivers sustained growth needs to have manufacturing as its backbone.The fact of the matter is that this percentage contribution has not gone up since the opening up of markets in 1991. But recent efforts such as "Make in India" and the jump in the 'Ease of Doing Business' rankings have helped testimony to these efforts, India quietly became the 4th largest auto industry in the world.Also to get a farther sight of the industrial scenario one need to remember government mission to increase GDP contribution of manufacturing to 25% by 2025.

Observing all of above there would be certain trends of larger requirement of warehousing across the geography due to "App based service industries catering to FMCG sector".

Following would be the key factors those would be deciding the effect on Design in Industry.

1) Every demand, be it country specific or people specific; change in technology country’s growth, lifestyle of people, their annual income are the factors which decide on their choice of expenditure and hence decide the path of industries growth.

2) An architect who keeps a keen observation and study of these things will be the one who shall be more capable of providing effective design solutions to the industry.

3) The sensitivity towards upcoming technological trends, use of needed but simplified technology keeping in mind the favorable conditions to cater to the same post completion of project shall avoid disasters in terms of "hi-tech but unused" There have been numerous projects those were designed to house most expensive technologies but landed up not using even half of those due to non-availability of skilled people, locations with major issues with power supplies and numerous such reasons.

4) Golden mean of Technology, need, cost and climatical-condition. If the approach is kept to achieve this golden mean then the projects would be more output driven along with aesthetically pleasing.

5) Avoiding purposeful use of expensive materials to go for IGBC norms and instead designing with more sensitivity, keeping in mind the climatical condition and in synchronized state with the available geographical conditions would automatically lead to a good effective and a ecofriendly design theme for the said factory premises or the said industry.

- Anagha Sadavarte