Progress So Far...

Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC), organized by MoHUA in 2019 has been instrumental in identifying global proven innovative housing construction technologies for mass rapid housing in India. ‘Construction Technology India- 2019’: 1st Biennial Expo-cum-Conference was inaugurated on 2nd March 2019 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi by Hon’ble Prime Minister. While inaugurating the Expo, he declared year 2019-20 as ‘Construction Technology year’ to promote the new and alternate technologies on a wide scale.

As part of Construction Technology Year, so far following activities have been taken up:

  1. Identification of Innovative Technologies
    • Shortlisting of 54 proven and alternate technologies grouped into six broad categories i.e.
      • Prefabricated Sandwich Panel System.
      • Monolithic Concrete Construction.
      • Pre-Cast Concrete Construction System- Precast components assembled at site.
      • Pre-Cast Concrete Construction System-3D Precast Volumetric.
      • Light Gauge Steel Structural System & Pre-engineered Steel Structural System.
      • Stay In-place Formwork System.

  2. Light House Projects
    • Selection and Award of Contract to Construction technology providers for construction of LHPs with six different technologies.
    • Enlistment of 50 Local Support Partners for facilitating logistic support to the selected proven technology providers for construction of LHPs.

  3. Accelerator Sustainable Housing Accelerator (ASHA-India)
    • Shortlisting of 11 Domestic Potential Future technologies for Incubation Support.
    • Shortlisting of 31 market ready domestic technologies for Acceleration support.
    • Five Incubation Centres (four IITs of Bombay, Madras, Kharagpur, Roorkee and CSIR-NEIST Jorhat in collaboration with CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee) have been set up for providing Incubation Support.
    • Organization of Accelerator Workshop for Shortlisted Potential Future technologies under ASHA-India in collaboration with knowledge partners- WRI-India and BMTPC.

  4. Disaster Mitigation & Management
    • E-course on Vulnerability Atlas of India by BMTPC in collaboration with School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi which was launched by Hon’ble Minister (IC), H&UA. So far, more than 300 registrations have been done for the course online.
    • Thematic Workshops (6) on Vulnerability Atlas of India along with good construction practices in different parts of India.

  5. Certificate Course
    • NAVARITIH – A Certificate Course on use of Innovative Construction Technologies has been designed by BMTPC, SPA Delhi in collaboration with faculties from IITs.

  6. Publication and Certification
    • A Compendium on 54 alternate and innovative housing construction technologies which were identified through GHTC-India has been prepared.
    • 36 new construction systems have been certified so far by BMTPC under Performance Appraisal Certification Schemes (PACS).
    • CPWD has issued Schedule of Rates (SoRs) on 29 new construction technologies and a dedicated Delhi Schedule of Rates (DSR) has been published on new construction technologies.

  7. Mainstreaming New and Innovative Technologies
    • More than 15 lakh houses under PMAY(U) are being constructed using new technologies.
    • To showcase different new construction systems, Demonstration Housing Projects (DHPs) are being undertaken in different parts of the country using different technologies.
    • DHPs at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh; Hyderabad, Telangana; Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh; Bhubaneshwar, Odisha; Bihar Sharif, Bihar has been successfully completed. Four new DHPs have been initiated at Agartala (Tripura); Panchkula (Haryana), Panaji (Goa) & Ahmedabad (Gujarat).
    • Interactive sessions organised at DHP sites for Professionals, State Govt. officials, students of Engineering and Architecture Institutions and artisans.

About GHTC-India

Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC-India) intends to get the best globally available innovative construction technologies through a challenge process. It aims to demonstrate and deliver ready to live-in houses in minimum time and minimum cost with high-quality of construction in a sustainable manner... Click here to read more

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