Sat Sharma reviews functioning of Building Centre


JAMMU, MAY 29: Minister for Housing and Urban Development Department, Sat Sharma visited the Building Centre to take stock of the functioning of the unit.

During the visit, the Minister has apprised that building centre promotes cost-effective building technologies and manufacturing of low-cost building materials substitute to conventional building materials. Its main objectives are to collect, develop and disseminate information on various low-cost technologies besides to provide assistance for promoting entrepreneurship by organizing various training programmes and standardization of modular construction practices.

The Minister inspected products manufactured by building centre such as cement concrete Blocks, Hollow Blocks, Tiles/Pavers, drains, kerbstones, R.C.C drains covers, slabs and driveway pavers.

Sat Sharma was further apprised by Director Ashok Kumar Mahajan that these products are cost-effective, environment-friendly, meet quality standards and are substantially being used in the construction of lanes, drains, pavements, boundary walls and houses both in public as well as private sectors.

He was further briefed that these materials with outstanding performance awards from Housing & Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO)/Building Material & Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC), Government of India are widely appreciated including latest RAT-TRAP BOND made of cement concrete Bricks, he observed that with this new technology about 20% of bricks could be saved and there is an insulation in walls which can reduce the internal temperature by 4 to 5% degrees.

He was also informed that with the use of these products/technologies, there would be an overall savings of 20 to 40% in price.

Vice Chairman, JDA, R.K. Shavan, O.S.D Narinder Khajuria, Director Building Centre, Ashok Kumar Mahajan, Project Manager, Ranku Bhat and other officials of the Building Centre were present on this occasion.