Inaugurating the National Seminar on Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies, government has launched a mobile app on ‘Bamboo Housing and Construction’.
Speaking on a seminar on housing materials and construction, Minister of State(I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri has informed that the Government has proposed large public agencies like Housing Boards, Railways, Defence and public sector undertakings to adopt new technologies for their housing projectsto provide a further boost to the housing sector.
The minister further said that considering the present housing shortage in urban areas, more than 1.2 crore houses in urban areas with necessary infrastructure are required to be constructed. To achieve this, appropriate actions are required at all fronts. This necessarily includes, among other measures, identification and selection of appropriate building materials and technologies to bring not only economy but also quality, durability, speed with due care for safety and environment concern of the country.
On this occasion a publication titled “Building Materials and Housing Technologies for Sustainable Development” and a Mobile App on “Bamboo Housing & Construction” was released by the Housing Minister. The Publication contains 38 papers covering various subjects with the theme of the National Seminar. To coincide with the National Seminar, an Exhibition on Emerging Building Materials and Construction Technologies showcasing various building products and construction technologies was also organized. 24 firms/companies displayed their products, technologies and systems.