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IIT Hyderabad, LafargeHolcim tie-up for smart construction solutions

Submitted by scc india staff on May 14, 2021

The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT-H) has partnered with cement manufacturing major LafargeHolcim to jointly develop innovative and smart construction solutions.

The cooperation will be implemented with a research plan financed by LafargeHolcim Innovation Centre (LHIC), concentrating on standardization of Smart sensing technology for Continuous Assessment of Internal State and Compressive Strength of Concrete.

The research will investigate smart sensing technology for regular on-site power examination of the solid construction of buildings and secure accurate real-time strength development.

Prof KVL Subramaniam, IIT Hyderabad, expressed confidence that the research will lead to enormous exposure to the institution by working beside business leaders to accomplish their target of creating a technology supporting sustainable development.

ACC and Ambuja Cements are the two major operating firms of LafargeHolcim in India.

CEO of LafargeHolcim India, Neeraj Akhoury told the media that LafargeHolcim Group’s smart building is an essential pillar. Akhoury said, cooperating with IIT Hyderabad is helping them to get closer to their goal of creating a sustainable tomorrow.

LafargeHolcim has further merged with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) to evolve green and sustainable construction resolutions centring on- Binder Optimisation for Alternate Reinforcements.