HYDERABAD: The Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H) has partnered with LafargeHolcim—a global leader in building solutions—to take up a study on smart sensing technology for continuous onsite strength evaluation of a concrete structure.
Experts said that a growing population and an increase in urbanisation needs building infrastructure and housing to be ramped up at an unprecedented pace. Smart building solutions can play a vital role in building fast and qualitatively, they say.
As part of the collaboration, a research project funded by LafargeHolcim will be taken up on ‘standardisation of smart sensing technology for continuous assessment of internal state and compressive strength of concrete’. The study will explore smart sensing technology for continuous on-site strength evaluation of a concrete structure that can eventually reduce the time cycle for construction of buildings and infrastructure, and also ensure highly accurate real-time strength development.
“Our academic collaboration with IIT-H brings us closer to our goal of creating a smarter and sustainable future and we are enthused to synergize with some of the best minds in the country,” said Neeraj Akhoury, chief executive officer, LafargeHolcim India and managing director and chief executive officer, Ambuja Cements Limited. Ambuja Cements Ltd and ACC Ltd are the two principle operating companies of LafargeHolcim in India.