Sheetal Bhuleshkar, Associate Director, Artizen Interiors, discusses the factors that have positioned the company amongst the Top 5 Interior Contracting Firms in India for its expert interior fitouts for offices and commercial establishments.

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Please elaborate on the concept of engineered carpentry, offsite production, and the range of building products manufactured at your factory, including the logistical challenges and timely deliveries at project sites
In recent years, modern techniques have transformed the construction industry. Many entail work being completed in workshops instead of at construction sites, thus the phrase "offsite construction." As forerunners in offsite manufacturing, we have moved to manufacturing in a factory setting where it can be regulated, resulting in what we proudly term "Engineered Carpentry."

A skilled team of furniture and production designers utilizes cutting-edge technology to break the work down into precise components and drawings for automated production of the end-product. Joineries, loose furniture, upholstery, paneling, and mill work are some of the activities undertaken at the Artizen Factory, which is housed in a 35,000 sft. building, and is a reflection of our policy of sustainability.

At Artizen, we continuously search for methods to provide sustainable alternatives throughout the supply chain, which can be challenging at times. As a result, we ensure adaptive production and adhere to smart fulfillment while ensuring the maximum safety of all goods during the production process and using the newest technology to our advantage. Moreover, we maintain an effective planning system utilizing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), which allows us to complete projects within the given timeline.

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What software is the company using and its advantages in your field of work?
Unexpected events frequently develop in the CRE business, throwing existing plans out of the window and prompting staff to create a new timeline and margins for the venture. However, Artizen maintains a sophisticated planning system using ERP or the enterprise resource planning system, helping us create and deliver projects on time.

ERP software for the CRE sector is a unique enterprise resource planning system developed to cater to the needs of construction firms. CRE firms use the software to remove tedious, time-consuming, manual tasking and labor-intensive operations. It maintains the raw material and staff expenses under control, saves IT costs, eliminates downtime, and fulfills project deadlines.

What is Artizen Interiors’ Biomimicry concept of water-saving and its other sustainability measures like roof water harvesting.
We recycle effluent utilizing "Biomimicry" water purification technologies, which is the design and manufacturing of materials, structures, and ecosystems based on biological entities and functions. In a time of limited water supplies and the rising water crisis, novel techniques for rainwater collection using roof water harvesting are among the most viable water procurement options through Biomimicry for architectural futurism.

Artizen embraces Biomimicry through sustainable solutions like shape and form, which are affordable and simple to install, eliminating the need for sophisticated engineering and building requirements. We have manifested our thoughts in action by conserving two billion liters of water yearly on an average by utilizing efficient water-conserving solutions.

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What is the range of services provided by Artizen Interiors?
The modern workplace requires a blend of aesthetic, functional and technological resilience, and ingenuity. We achieve this harmony through our processes and production. We work hard to achieve the most suitable, effective, and economical solution for each client while maintaining a high aesthetic standard with a full range of general contracting and fit-out services. We provide solid engineering and technical expertise in mechanical, plumbing, and electrical elements for the projects we undertake. We serve as the customers' extended initiative, providing them with a future-ready workplace, be it a new office, refurbishment, or an entire transformation.

How is Artizen Interiors integrating wellness and sustainable practices?
Artizen encompasses a holistic approach to the construction process, including resources, HVAC systems, waste handling, environmental harmony, etc., since architectural elements must represent sustainability and resource efficiency. We believe in the concept of designing buildings and employing techniques that are ecologically friendly and resource-efficient throughout the life cycle of a building/ project. Sustainable methods have a favorable impact on employees' performance and well-being which is acknowledged as a primary motivator of productivity in a firm. Thus, combining wellness with sustainable practices has a significant impact on employee health, instilling a more productive workplace culture.

Shade devices, rainwater harvesting through roof water, onsite recycling of wastewater, aquifers recharging, patios optimizing natural light and ventilation, engineered wood, diverse species of plants, use of high recycled rubberwood and bamboo, double-glazed glass, and a highly reflective roof finish are among the unique features of this holistic amalgamation. In the long run, all of this contributes to long-term value creation.

What trends are emerging in interior outfits in offices/commercial spaces in view of the current focus on hygiene?
When executing, we consider all the components, their aesthetic value and functionality - from the general framework to a wall encompassing detail. However, one aspect that is now becoming more apparent is the strong focus on hygiene and sanitation in office/commercial spaces. Workplaces are being redesigned to provide greater space between workstations. Touchless technologies are being installed to provide adequate safety and cleanability. Emerging developments in the CRE environment include HVAC system modifications with increased fresh ventilation system and blue-light, germ-fighting technology; surfaces with antimicrobial qualities; and tailored hand-sanitizing places, to name a few.
Sheetal Bhuleshkar, Associate Director, Artizen Interiors
The modern workplace demands a certain balance of style and function, technology resilience, and innovation. Our primary goal is to provide clients with a futuristic workplace with a thorough attention to details and cutting-edge solutions. We are proud holders of the “Great place to work” certification - a global gold standard in identifying and recognizing great workplace cultures.