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Minister Tongpang Ozukum addressing the IBC Open Session and Seminar on “New Technologies in the Built Environment” at Vivor Hotel, Kohima on July 2. (Morung Photo)

To use the precast sandwich panel system

Our correspondent
Kohima | July 2nd

Nagaland PWD (Housing and Mechanical) Minister Tongpang Ozukum said today that the state of Nagaland lags behind in many aspects of development compared to other states and that modern construction methods are very news for the state.

“Only this time/this year, we will try to experiment with the use of emerging technologies in construction works,” Ozukum said during the open-seminar session on “New Technologies in the Built Environment” under l umbrella of India Buildings Congress (IBC). The event was organized by IBC Nagaland Center in association with Public Works Department of Nagaland (NPWD) at Hotel Vivor, Kohima.
According to Ozukum, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, the Government of India has sanctioned a Demonstration Housing Project (DHP) at the Department of Housing.
We will use the prefabricated sandwich panel system (for walls and floors) and the steel structure system (for columns and cams); he said adding “I have a strong feeling this could be a game changer when it comes to builds not just for the housing department but for other departments as well.”
During this construction course, a training program will be organized for state professionals such as engineers, architects, urban planners, engineering and architecture students will also be invited; including construction workers such as masons and carpenters, the minister said.
Stating that Nagaland has some similarities with other metropolitan cities and towns namely land encroachment, congestion, unhealthy environment, unauthorized constructions, choked pipes and sewers and many others, he said the department was in discussions to develop the brownfields using emerging technologies. .

Need for new technologies
IBC Chairman Er VS Verma told the seminar that due to large-scale population growth, India is also facing threats such as water scarcity, increasing energy needs , the increase in the amount of greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution, the decline in productivity due to less comfort for the occupants of conventionally constructed buildings, etc.
This scene will become more serious in the near future and the situation is threatening, he said.
While facing an endless demand for housing and corresponding infrastructure projects, our country is under great pressure, he said, adding that “now the focus must be on the systematic use of new technologies in urbanization and integrated development”.
He felt that the construction of buildings could solve these problems to some extent.
To achieve speed and scale and meet the colossal challenge, it is necessary to break down barriers in the use of technology, policy planning and financing, Er Verma said.


Minimize waste
In new advances to achieve rapid construction, the basic principle of concentration is to eliminate waste that exceeds the absolute minimum required in the form of machinery, materials and labor, Er Verma said.
The main causes of waste are due to non-integrated planning and development, poor design, poor constructability, poor layout, poor procurement, lack of workflow, poor planning, to inefficient processes, inefficient machinery, waste of materials, time and cost. -Course.
He said most of these harmful causes are taken care of in the new advancements through the adoption of new management technologies, planning processes, formwork, methodology, materials and tools, etc.
He said the use of conventional building technologies and materials causes pollution and upsets the environmental balance.
“Therefore, to meet the challenges of today’s requirements, there have been many advancements in civil engineering construction technologies,” he said.


Advanced technologies
He also highlighted some of the advanced technologies, which included; Monolithic construction, jump form formwork, aluminum formwork, tunnel formwork, precast buildings, precast buildings, precast concrete panel; Extended steel mesh panels; polystyrene beads; Confined masonry construction, anchoring technology, stamped finished concrete flooring, post-tensioned slab construction; High performance concrete, Cool roof construction, GFRC panel construction system using steel truss, industrialized 3-S system (strength, safety and speed); Rapid wall building system; Reinforced floor; Robotics; Replanting technology.


Health and security
Er Verma said that to ensure the health and safety of building occupants, good indoor air quality as well as humidity control is necessary, which will improve the level of occupant satisfaction in addition. reduce the risk of respiratory problems and allergic effects.
In order to have a healthy population, we need clean air, natural resources and a non-toxic environment, which could be possible through the use of new technologies and building materials, he said. -he declares.

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