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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND - Volume 6, Issue 8,, December 2017 (Special Issue)

Pages: 269-279
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EmergingConstruction technology, in Anthropocene epoch, India:

The EPSC Panel

Author: Dr. Siba Prasad Mishra

Category: Engineering, Science and Mathematics


Geotextiles, Geo-membranes and Geo-grids, the products of Geo-synthetic materials are extensively used in 1980's have added Geo-EPS as a cost effective energy efficient new construction materials from 1990. The slogan of the nation, India is "Housing for all" on its 75th year of Independence, tentatively 20 million house by 2022. The herculean task cannot be met by conventional method of constructing cast in situ houses with modern amenities under Indian climate and environment is a day dream. Innovative methods must be adopted in the construction practices such as prefabricated structures or precast slabs are essential. Structural concrete insulated panels like expanded polystyrene core (EPSC) arrangement, cladded with zinc coated welded fibers sprayed with shotcrete concreting are one of the best choices of early, easy, light weight, energy efficient and cost effective building construction even up to G+3 to G+22 and even more.High rise buildings can provide long lasting and green buildings for the burgeoning population of India at low cost if constructed using EPSC panels. A comparative study of the ongoing building materials have been investigated and the results were the EPSC walling with concrete columns and beams are the most effective in green and smart building age.

Keywords: EPS, AAC, Building materials, green buildings, energy efficient, economic.