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METAMORPHOSIS IN BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

G R E E N & S U STA I N A B L E C O N ST R U C T I O N U S I N G N A N O M AT E R I A L S
BY: J.P.RAO DIRECTOR-CORPORATE MARKETING STRATEGY SHAPOORJI PALLONJI & CO .LTD. 28th June 2013

CONTENTS:
Understanding a Green Building Issues / Challenges

Solutions
Nano Technology

.Warehouse for Resources & ..Sink for Waste Disposal . A normal Building uses Environment as a: .HOW A BUILDING WORKS.

Renewable Resources in their Design. . Construction & Operation.Promote maximum resource and energy efficiency.UNDERSTANDING A GREEN BUILDING High performance Green Buildings: .Use of Natural.Healthy Indoor Environments. . .

.Resource use from Local/Regional materials. . Irrespective of the rating of the green building.Type of the building. Cost overrun is noticed. Risks are associated with: .Construction waste management.‘GREEN’ RISKS WHAT ARE THE “GREEN” RISKS ?  Change in Construction Practices  Unfavorable Working Conditions  Rating Requirements Green projects have an enhanced cost perception right from bid stage. RISK IMPACT  Time Delay  Cost Delay .

legal and technical risks that are inherent to green buildings. . Experts have suggested the following steps for ‘Improved green building Risk management’: 1) Recognize the unique risks for green buildings. 2) Develop a set of guidelines that merge – ‘the unique regional challenges’ with ‘Green building guidelines’.‘GREEN’ RISKS Today. we have begun to recognize the various contractual.

THE TEAM PLAYERS • Developers • Owners • Quantity Surveyors • Architects • M&E Consultants • C&S Consultants DEVELOPMENT DESIGN OPERATE & MAINTAIN CONSTRUCT • Owners/Tenants • Facility Managers • Energy Services Companies • Main Builders • Specialist Contractors • Suppliers .

SOLUTIONS – SNAPSHOT CHALLENGES • Design stage PREVENTIVE MEASURES • Effective Control procedures • Bidding stage • Selection based on Operational capability (not cost alone) Green Project Management • • Construction stage Project Closeout stage • • Review & Documentation .

SOLUTIONS – INTEGRATED DESIGN SUSTAINABLE DESIGN thru BIM (BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING) Helps in: • Analysis during design development • Automated documentation • Integrated output from different building systems • Verification • Enabling pre-fabrication & Modularization • Lean Construction Practice BIM GREEN LEAN .

TECHNOLOGIES It makes sense to explore Emerging Technology areas rather than looking at incremental changes within Traditional Technology Frameworks. TRADITIONAL GREEN NET ZERO ENERGY .SOLUTIONS .

PATH TO AFFORDABLE ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS .

INNOVATION FRAMEWORK Building Functionality Improvement for Enhanced Productivity Building Operational Performance Driven by Economic Value Propositions Building Materials Lifecycle Building Construction Process .

finishing.TECHNOLOGIES Conventional ‘in-situ’ Phenomena  Green approach  Considerably slow processes are adopted which have high energy and resource consumption They also lead to excess wastage on site and improper dumping of such wastes later on The end product eventually suffers due to inconsistencies in material uniformity. Precast infill wall panels. Composite ferrocement system. with the use of low-energy technologies. etc. save on-site construction time. traditional mud walling techniques   These reduce volume of concrete / steel used &. weight.SOLUTIONS . Reduces volume.      Pre-cast technologies for roofing or flooring. Replace part of high EE materials with other materials or regionally available materials. and construction time .

Categories of Nano Technology Materials Insulation Coatings Adhesives Solar energy Lighting Air and water filtration Structural materials Non-structural materials Accelerators for Growth: Increasing green building requirements Adherence to LEED Rating Systems Demonstrated environmental benefits .” Green nanotechnology has two goals: producing nano materials and products without harming the environment or human health. and to encourage replacement of existing products with new nano-products that are more environmentally friendly throughout their lifecycle. and producing nano-products that provide solutions to environmental problems.NANO TECHNOLOGIES Green nanotechnology has been described as the development of clean technologies. "to minimize potential environmental and human health risks associated with the manufacture and use of nanotechnology products.

SOLUTIONS – NANO TECHNOLOGIES EXISTING TECHNOLOGIES • • • • • • • Electricity Storage Fuel Cells Photovoltaic Lighting Remediation Environmental Sensors Water Purification FUTURISTIC NANO-TECHNOLOGIES • • • • • • • Carbon Fibers Carbon Nanotubes Nano-reinforces polyester Nano-Glass Self healing concrete Nano wood Hydrogen Economy .

Kazak Composites – A highly automated process producing mass-market structural plastic building panels with high-performance insulating properties. so that the house underneath absorbs less heat than dark-colored roofs. .TECHNOLOGIES Chelix – Transparent paints that are highly reflective and if applied to roofs could reduce the amount of heat absorption.SOLUTIONS . thereby reducing the need for cooling. Trinity Thermal Systems – A thermal energy storage system that can easily and economically be retrofitted on unitary air conditioning units used in small-to mid-sized commercial buildings. Cool Roofs – Roofing materials are simply painted white.

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No Bye-Laws: At present. . for example. Because of the large number of people employed in the construction industry. only guidelines are available for workplace safety for workers in contact with nanomaterials. nanoparticles are more readily absorbed into the body than larger particles.CONCERNS Slow Adaption: Due to mismatch between a short term cost-conscious industry and the high cost of most nano-products. workplace regulation of nanotech-based materials and processes could also become a concern. Health Concerns: By virtue of their size.NANO TECHNOLOGIES .

“Being Green is no longer a cost of doing business.. New Market opportunity. and Wealth creation”. It takes time and effort to establish new working relationships. build knowledge..SUSTAINABILITY OR CERTIFICATION. . Requires a shift in the mindsets of the professionals. and form consensus.? Important to position environmental considerations as guiding notions. it is a catalyst for: Constant innovation. Requires a change in the culture of Design & Development so that alternative strategies can be considered.

i. man made.! ..” Earth Water Wind Light Space is overloaded…..!! But. is cursed with black hole as the green house effect. Water. and above all. is contaminated…. Wind.. is prevented.... Light (Fire) & Space.. are the innocent five basic elements gifted by the almighty to the human being. is polluted…. Ecological challenges are man made. the victims. “Earth.LAST BUT NOT LEAST….e.! Economical challenges are also.