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The Kerala State Nirmithi Kendra (KESNIK), set up in

1989, is a pioneering organization in the practice and Objectives


propagation of Cost Effective and Environment
Friendly construction techniques. Cost Effective • Transfer of technology from lab to land
Environment Friendly (CEEF) technology propounded
by KESNIK became a practical alternative to the high • Dissemination of these technologies to the masses
priced existing processes and served as a relief to • Training (locals/beneficiaries) in alternate building
thousands in dilemma. Nirmithi utilizes locally technology options
available materials thereby economizing costs
without compromising on the durability and strength • Implementing/demonstrating these technologies by
of the structure. undertaking construction and consultancy projects.
The relevance & effectiveness of the Nirmithi model
was internationally recognized at the 14th session of
the United Nations Commission on Human Settlements
(UNCHS) held at Nairobi, Kenya in 1993.
In 1996, during the Second United Conference on
Human Settlements, Nirmithi was selected as ‘Global
Best Practice’ by the United Nations for its initiative in
the field of sustainable human settlements
development.
CEEF Technologies
HOLLOW CONCRETE BLOCK
BRICK ARCHES
CONCRETE DOOR AND WINDOW FRAMES
RUBBLE FILLER BLOCK
FILLER SLAB
FUNICULAR SHELL
FERROCEMENT SLAB