Deepak Gahlowt is an architect with 24 years of diverse experience in architecture, adaptive reuse, building traditions, sustainability, project management, facility management, energy efficiency, standards writing and building bye-laws, advocacy, training, research and writing.
Deepak is currently Director, Xebec Design and Facilities Pvt Ltd and other Xebec companies; he is the Convener of Confederation of Construction Products and Services (CCPS); and continues to also work as an independent consultant. Other than starting Xebec as a design practice and leading it to transform into an integrated design-build-manage company; he was instrumental in formation of CCPS; and has published and edited a respected professional journal; and written for mainstream magazines and newspapers.
He has led and worked on developing and writing standards on safe use of glass in buildings for India; standardization of doors and window sizes; and has contributed to the Energy Conservation Building Code for India (ECBC). He has lectured on alternate strategies for true sustainability; conducted training programs for practicing architects and construction managers across India; has advised companies on building materials and construction processes; worked in the field tradition and arts; and has consulted with governments, NGOs, and International Agencies.
He is a member of a range of national committees with Bureau of Indian Standards, Confederation of Indian Industries, Confederation of Construction Products and Services and continues to stay involved with a range of diverse activities. Invited to a Private Sector Consultation Meeting in London organised by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) on behalf of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) to review and help finalize a draft discussion paper on FAO voluntary guidelines on responsible governance of tenure of land and other natural resources land tenure.
Invited to the International Solar Energy Society – Asia Pacific – 08 conference in Sydney as a delegate and participant in Developing Country and Buildings conference streams with funding by AusAid. Complete. Bureau of Indian Standards, Member, Sectional Committee, CED 13 and CED 5. Ongoing
Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India, Adviser, Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC-2007). Helped in developing the technical sections of the code. Complete.