Over the past decades, the following building technologies have been developed
in projects supported by the KSCST.
few of these technologies have been field tested and the rest are being
tested in the field. However research in areas like roofing for rural areas
has been inadequate. To tackle these issues a new phase of the project on
development and field testing of new building technologies was started with
Prof. K. S. Jagadish of Indian Institute of Science as the Convener. Initially
an improved version of the soil block press with compaction higher by 50%
over the earlier model was developed. Production of high grade pozzolana
using rice husk and clay was started in Ungra to produce 5 to 6 bags per
day. The quality of the product was found to be satisfactory.
A soil block press - ASTRAM.
husk ash and red mud based cements.
soil plasters for mud walls.
roofs using burnt clay tiles.