Hardeep Puri, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, on February 22, 2018 launched a Mobile App on “Bamboo Housing & Construction”.
Launch of publication 'Building Materials and Housing Technologies for Sustainable Development'
Hardeep Puri also launched a publication titled “Building Materials and Housing Technologies for Sustainable Development”.
The Publication contains 38 papers covering various subjects with the theme of the National Seminar.
National Seminar on 'Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies'
All these launches were done on the occasion of the inaugural of the National Seminar on 'Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies'- the theme of the seminar. It was organized by Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC).
The Seminar was organised to take stock of the new initiatives in the field of building materials & construction practices and provide opportunity to all the stakeholders to come together and share their experience & knowledge for the benefit of the nation at large.
Exhibition on Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies
To coincide with the National Seminar, an Exhibition on Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies was also organised.
The exhibition showcased various building products and construction technologies that can improve housing sector of the country. 24 companies displayed their products, technologies and systems.
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Housing Sector of India
With the development of building science and changing requirements for bringing environment friendliness, speed, quality, mechanization etc. in construction of buildings; there has been continuous improvement in the area of building materials and construction practices.
There have been innovations in production and use of basic materials like bricks cement, aggregates, concrete and steel, gainful utilization of industrial and construction waste.
Moreover, there have been efforts on the part of Union Government to revive the housing sector of the country, such as the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, AMRUT and Smart Cities programme, which aim for massive construction activities in coming years.
Who: Union Government