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  New Initiatives : Emerging Technologies
 
Opportunity to Share Your Sustainable Building Materials/Technologies on Knowledge Portal NEW... Mobile Application on Earthquake Hazard Map of India Engagement of Legal Consultant
 

1

MAKAN HO TO AISA-

Duration 15 Minutes

Film on improving shelter building in earthquake prone areas of Garhwal. This is instructional documentary film in Hindi for imparting training in repair and reconstruction of damaged houses using local materials and earthquake proof structures.

2

ABHIVARDHAN-

Duration 30 Minutes

Film on nature of damage and what needs to be done for making houses disaster resistant in Uttarkashi region. The film focuses directly on the needs of households and artisans to reconstruct their houses using traditional techniques with a catalytic input of modern materials and design techniques.

3

A BETTER WAY TO BUILD

Duration 25 Minutes.

Film on Technology Delivery System for cost-effective housing. The film focuses on the development and diffusion aspects of low-cost housing technologies. It highlights the activities of Building Centres as technology transfer agents for improving housing delivery system at gross-root level. Building Centres are being set up in different parts of the country under a Central Scheme of the Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment. Nearly 250 Centres have already been set up in different states and these are making useful contribution in promoting cost-effective innovative building materials and construction technological for house construction.

4

FLYASH UTILISATION

Duration 20 minutes.

Nearly 40/45 million tonnes of flyash is being generated annually as a waste by 70 Thermal Power Stations in the country. Apart from covering large chunks of useable land this is creating environmental problems by contributing to air-borne and sub-soil water pollution. The film shows various methods of utilising flyash in manufacture of building materials which can convert waste to wealth as country is having severe shortages of building materials for housing. Film covers various on-going activities of flyash utilisation through small, medium and large scale production of flyash based building materials in different states.

5

HOUSING AND INFRASTRUCTURE - Duration 18 Minutes.

The films shows the various aspects of housing and cost-effective innovative building materials and technologies developed in India.

6

BUILD A SAFER TOMORROW –

 Duration 12 minutes

The film covers the natural disaster preparedness and mitigation strategies covered in the Vulnerability Atlas of India prepared by the Council.

7

SHANKER BALRAM SEPTIC TANK –

Duration 21 minutes.

This film in Hindi describes the method of construction of maintenance free Shanker Balram Septic Tank for low cost sanitation. It also explains the advantages over the conventional septic tanks available in India. This was based on a rapid survey carried out by Word Smithy on behalf of BMTPC.

8

ROOF FOR THE ROOFLESS

Duration 18 minutes.

A film on Gramawas 95 held during India International Trade Fair 1995. The film shows shortage of housing in the country, various housing schemes launched by the Government of India and the cost- effective innovative building material and technologies for rural poor.

9

A SUCCESS STORY OF PLASTICS WASTE MANAGEMENT - Duration 25 minutes.

Plastics are being used in every walk of life and at end results in wastes. This films shows various aspects of plastics waste management and the way to recycle it.

10

TARA CRETE - A ROOF FOR MILLIONS -Duration 18 minutes

The film covers introduction to technology for manufacture of Micro Concrete Roofing Tiles (MCR), the benefits of Tara Crete Roof, how to build with and how much it would cost.

11

IN SEARCH OF HOME –

Duration 28 Minutes.

A film on the theme `Home and the Family' on the occasion of World Habitat Day, 1994. The Film depicts poor civic amenities in substandard shelters, the means for improvement by using alternate cost- effective and eco-friendly building materials and technologies to convert a shelter into a home.

12

A STITCH IN TIME –

Duration 15 minutes.

This film is a capsule on the techniques of strengthening partially damaged houses in the earthquake affected Marathwada district of Maharashtra, India. The programme is an illustrated lecture by Dr. A.S.Arya (Professor Emeritus and UGC Emeritus Fellow, University of Roorkee.

13

BUILDING THE FUTURE BLOCK BY BLOCK - Duration 28 minutes.

Film on the activities of various Building Centers located in southern regions of India and how they are helping in promoting cost-effective technologies.

14

AASHRAY –

Duration 28 Minutes.

Film depicting Application of low cost building materials & technologies and how to get financial support and guidance for procuring a house by common man.

15

PHOSPHOGYPSUM BASED BUILDING MATERIALS - Duration 14 minutes.

Phosphogypsum is generated as a by-product of the phosphoric acid based fertiliser industry. The interaction of ground phosphate rock with sulphuric acid produces 10-40% free moisture along with phosphogypsum. Nearly 4.5 million tonnes is generated per year. Over 10 million tonnes has accumulated at plant sites. The fluoride contents of phosphogypsum causes land and water pollution. This film shows the various methods of utilisation of phosphogypsum in production of building materials for ceiling, partition walling etc.

16

SEISMIC RETROFITTING –

Duration 20 minutes.

This film, in following four parts, i s a series of training films on the techniques of strengthening of houses in the earthquake affected regions of Marathwada in Maharashtra. This film was produced under guidance and direction of Dr.A.S.Arya, Professor Emeritus (Earthquake Engg.), University of Roorkee.

Part 1 - Installation of headers.
Part 2 - Reduction of weight on the roof.
Part 3 - Installation of knee braces.
Part 4 - Installation of seismic bands.

17

LESSONS FROM LATUR –

Duration 20 Minutes.

Film depicts a rapid survey of causes, nature and extent of damage after September, 1993 earthquake in Latur region. This video film is available in Hindi, English and Marathi languages, on the damages due to the earthquake in Latur and Osmanabad districts of Maharashtra and Gulbarga district of Karnataka on September 1993. The direct relationship between housing structure and materials used in affected areas and the enormity of the impact o f the disaster have been reflected through illustration and interviews with affected people. Rescue, immediate relief and temporary rehabilitation have also been shown in the film. The film also discusses measures for constructing earthquake resistant buildings. Alternate layout plans for reconstruction of villages, retrofitting of existing structures which are disaster prone, different technological options and social tensions arising out of the process of resettlement/relocation etc. are covered.

18

HOMEWARD BOUND –

Duration 16 Minutes.

The film produced on World Habitat Day, October, 1993 on the theme WOMEN & SHELTER DEVELOPMENTS given by UNCHS (United Nations Commission on Human Settlements). Film covers significant contributions and achievements made in India by encouraging participation of women in shelter process in different parts of the country.

19

BUILDING CENTERS - DELIVERING TECHNOLOGIES TO THE MASSES –

Duration 15 Minutes.

Film on the activities of Rajasthan Building Centers and how they are helping in promoting cost- effective technologies. A brief work of Rajasthan Building Centre and then manner in which they are helping to develop and promote the innovative building materials and also cost effective technologies which have been adopted by the centre in their construction.

20

REKINDLING HOPE - 

Duration 13 Minutes.

The film shows the activities of BMTPC in the rehabilitation after Gujarat earthquake

 

21

Micro Enterprises through building components production –

Duration 15 Minutes.

The film covers the activities of demonstration cum production units set up by the Council at various locations for generating employment and micro enterprises.

22

BMTPC - protecting home and lives  Duration 15 Minutes.

A film on multifarious activities of BMTPC.

 

 

 

Rs. 1000 Each Film + Packaging and Postage Charges Rs. 100 (subject to availability)

Video-films can be ordered by sending Demand Draft in favour of BMTPC, New Delhi and also procured from the following office address:

Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council
Core 5A, First Floor, India Habitat Centre
Lodi Road, New Delhi - 110 003
Phones: 91-11-2463 6747,91-11- 24636759, 91-11-24638096, 97
Fax :     91-11-24642849 email: alok@bmtpc.org

 

 
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