Emerging Technologies being used for Affordable Housing

The Building Material and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC) has identified, evaluated and certified a number of new construction systems for mass housing which facilitate faster delivery of quality, sustainable and safe houses. The field application of these materials and technology is updating the criterion of achieving an affordable housing. The factors that make an affordable housing include cost-effectiveness with quality materials, area limit, project timeline and most importantly the beneficiaries. 

In order to test that the newer materials and technology suffice the above needs for building an affordable housing, BMTPC has undertaken the field level application of these under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) – Housing for All Mission. The model demonstration housing projects using the emerging technologies are being executed in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The objective is to spread awareness about the new technologies and disseminate their technical know-how in the above mentioned states under PMAY Mission.  The execution of these projects will facilitate in extending the use of the new emerging systems across the nation. 

Demonstration Housing Project using Glass Fibre Reinforced Gypsum Panel System at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh

The Glass Fibre Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG) System Panel make of industrial waste gypsum system, with no need of plastering. It consumes less embodied energy and has minimum carbon footprint. The panels manufactured are versatile in nature, meaning they can be used as floors, roofs and staircase. The light-weight quality of the material ensures safety during disaster events, also enabling as speedy construction.


Demonstration Housing Project using Coffer Structural Stay in Place Formwork System at Biharsharif, Bihar


Demonstration Housing Project using Coffer Structural Stay in Place Formwork System (16 houses) and Light Gauge Steel Frame System (16 houses) at Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana

The above technology is an in place formwork system known as ‘Coffer’ to build load bearing monolithic concrete wall structures based on shear wall concept. The system is efficient for building good quality monolithic earthquake resistant structure. The other advantages being speedy construction, no need of skilled labour and no use of heavy machinery to execute the project. 


Demonstration Housing Project using Stay in Place EPS based double walled panel System at Aurangabad Jagir, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh








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