CSR: HZL and International Zinc Association support Sustainable Construction
CSR: HZL and International Zinc Association support Sustainable Construction – To discuss the pressing problems with the housing industry and reflect alternate sustainable technologies like Light Gauge Steel Framing (LGSF), Hindustan Zinc Limited in association with International Zinc Association (IZA), a number one industry association dedicated exclusively to the interests of zinc, organized a webinar recently on way forward for Construction with a special specialize in Zinc Coated Light Gauge Steel Framing (LGSF).
With traditional methods of construction struggling to stay up with the international standards for better, more efficient, affordable buildings and issues concerning sustainability, many leading players within the housing industry are turning to alternative methods to unravel these problems – one among the technology that’s leading the way is – Cold Form Steel construction (CFS), also referred to as Light Gauge Steel (or LGS).
The webinar was chaired by Dr. Shailesh K. Agrawal, executive – artifact & Tech. Promotion Council, Ministry of Housing and concrete Affairs, Government of India alongside Mr. Arun Mishra – CEO, Hindustan Zinc Limited, Mr. Harssha Shetty – CMO, Hindustan Zinc Limited, Mr. Kenneth D’Souza, Technical Expert, IZA Canada, and Dr. Rahul Sharma – Director, IZA India. Other distinguished speakers present at the webinar were Mr. Ashok Bharadwaj, Director and CEO, Stallion LGSF Machine, Mr. Shahid Badshah, Business Head Mitsumi Housing, and Mr. Balaji Purushotham, BDM, FRAMECAD Limited. The session saw participation from over 500 leading corporates and industry associations including CPWD, NHAI, NHSRCL, Tata Steel and JSW steel.
As the application of LGFS and its application for commercial and residential construction in India, design, and fabrication of Galvanized steel for commercial and residential buildings.
Addressing the participants within the webinar, Dr. Shailesh K. Agrawal, executive – artifact & Tech. Promotion Council, Ministry of Housing and concrete Affairs, Government of India said, “India is one among the most important growing economy and construction sector is emerging because the third largest sector globally; it’s going to reach the US $750 billion in value by 2022. the govt of India and the Ministry of Housing and concrete Affairs is committed to bolstering the economy and are working with leading associations and corporates to usher in the proper technology within the housing sector. The ministry aims to create 11.2 million houses by 2022 and to realize this number, we’d like technology that gives speed, quality, safety, and reduces waste.”
As the new technology which will mean the development process by 200% helping the ministry and related bodies construct more houses with minimum cost and environment footprint the necessity of the hour is to mainstream these technologies within the housing industry, might wish to thank Hindustan Zinc Limited and International Zinc Association for taking a lead in spreading awareness about sustainable technology which will not only be cost-effective but corrosion-free, developed nations like Europe and New Zealand requires minimal usage of heavy equipment, less water and sand as compared to standard structures, is corrosion resistant and recyclable – making it an entire green construction technology solution.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Arun Mishra – CEO, Hindustan Zinc Limited said, “As India is on its thanks to large-scale infrastructure expansions, use of galvanized steel in construction is about to rise. Use of Zinc coated Light Gauge Steel Framing system is understood to supply greater durability, exceptional corrosion resistance that leads to safer structures with less maintenance. and therefore the excellent news is that’s 100% recyclable and hence environment friendly. As we ready ourselves for the rapid urbanization and infrastructure boom, it’s imperative to use proper of construction technology alongside galvanization of the structures which will not only ensure a long-life but also the security and security of the general public using these structures daily.”
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