Eminent architects and experts attending the day long ‘Steel Construction Summit’ here today stressed on the need of cities adopting sustainable building practices and use of innovative materials and technologies which have long life in various infrastructure projects going in the country .
“ Worldwide sustainable building practices are increasingly being given a high priority by architects and developers . This helps in shifting the goal from not only saving energy but also controlling greenhouse gas emissions, resource and water efficiency as well as health and comfort. .Similarly use of innovative materials including steel and stainless steel help in increasing building’s life cycle cost and make them sustainable for years” said Rajeev Verma, Executive Director, Bridges research Design Standards Organisation while peaking on the occasion.
“The environmental impact of construction materials is a growing concern it is having profound effect on the way we live . It is high time we cultivate a more sustainable way of living to ensure viability of our natural resources for future generations. World is also moving towards developing sustainable infrastructure with use of corrosion free materials including stainless steel for Optimizing corrosion control actions and minimizing lifecycle costs” Said Mr Yatinder Pal Singh Suri, Chairman Process ,Plant and Manufacturing Association of India (PPMAI) and Managing Director and Country head , Outokumpu India while inaugurating the conference .
“ World wide sustainable iconic structures like Bhurji Khalifa in Dubai and Chrysler Building in USA have used sustainable innovative materials including stainless steel , the same perspective should come to India also and it should also have an iconic building with 1000 years of life using innovative materials so that the future generations are able to relate to the history and culture of the country. Nowadays worldwide, the monuments, iconic structures are being built for a very long life, from a minimum of 300 to a maximum of 1000 years.” Said Mr suri.
“As a sustainable, durable, low-maintenance material, stainless steel is enjoying increasing awareness as well as popularity amongst architects and designers as an interior styling feature for its aesthetic qualities and polished finishes. “Architects have to consider that buildings are planned for areas where Mother Nature is harsh. “The choice of stainless steel in these cases would seem to be a logical conclusion. Stainless steel is 100% recyclable and there is no limit to how much recycled scrap can be used to produce new stainless steel.” Said Mr Suri.
Others who spoke at the conference included Mr V.K.Sood, Chief Gneral Manager, Railways Development Corporation Limited, Brij Nandan Yadava, Executive Director, DLF Limited, Ankur Bedi, Director projects, Cold Steel Corporation. And Avneet Singh, of MX Business Media.