What are the key advancements & challenges of the new building products?
1) The industry has been making inroads into various forms of constructions like , Precast, Monolithic, Pre-engineered Building, AAC Blocks, EPS panels etc. which are addressing the shortage of water, natural minerals, speed of execution, surface levelling, pollutions, safety etc.
2) Some of the operational and post execution challenges of these materials range from cracks between the panels and joints in AAC Block work , fungus and algae formation due to water stagnation, disintegration of plaster, debonding of putty, rusting of steel elements etc.
4) The materials used as a solution should be elastomeric, indentation resistant, hydrophobic, anti-fungal and algae resistance. Such materials can expand and contract to climatic changes thereby not cracking. Once dry, the surface is completely laminated against water thereby resisting fungus and algae formation.
3) AAC blocks face cracks at junction of RCC and Blockwork, Mulian and block work, etc. Likewise, in dry wall construction, the joints tend to crack. Cement boards, calcium silicate boards, gypsum boards have undulated surface, bulging at joints. Precast and monolithic constructions too have some challenges like pin holes, vertical and horizontal cracks, tile pasting issues, leakage from window cut outs.
Is there a need of new ISI code for new building materials?
An ISI code is established after much testing and R&D and are widely accepted in the industry .With new construction materials coming in, the ISI standards need to be upgraded for ease of business for all.
How can we control pollution and save natural resources?
There are a lot of wastages which can be eliminated by following the First Time Right (FTR) management system, involving proper planning and using the right product. For e.g. Putty application, Sanding and Primer, makes the surface non- water absorbent, but sanding the surface causes pollution and affects the health of the worker due to inhaling of fine particles. We offer all these in one application with our innovative product and save cost, time, health and most importantly natural resources.
How do you ensure quality and consistency in products?
We have our own set of standards for raw material quality checks, in-process checks & post-process checks to ensure that we get a consistent quality. All raw materials are coded, measuring instruments are calibrated regularly and the team checks “In Process Quality” at multiple points to adhere to the norms.
WE ALWAYS MAKE A WHY ANALYSIS. WE FEEL THAT IF THERE IS A CHALLENGE THEN IT MUST HAVE A SOLUTION.