The flagship company of the Godrej Group, Godrej & Boyce, told the media that its business, Godrej Construction, has partnered with Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions, a start-up founded by IIT-Madras alumni, to introduce and commercially deploy innovative 3D Construction Printing (3DCP) Technology in in the country.
Godrej Construction and Tvasta strive to pioneer this technology for the development of various sustainable infrastructure projects, national defence-related applications, disaster relief structures, housing solutions, and various other public amenities in India and globally, inspired by Atmanirbhar Bharat.
A deep-tech start-up based out of Chennai and Bengaluru, Tvasta, has designed an indigenous 3DCP technology platform that leverages automation and robotics for a faster and more sustainable construction process compared to conventional ways of construction. The new platform also presents the option of adopting modular off-site construction methods. These factors can help decrease the overall carbon footprint for construction projects and even enhance safety by lowering the possibility of injuries to onsite workers.
Godrej Construction, senior Vice President and Business Head, Anup Mathew, told the media that the company has jointly created an innovative concrete mix design that uses a substantial proportion of recycled concrete aggregates (RCA) as a part of the raw material employed in the 3DCP Technology to promote a circular economy.
This newly designed 3DCP concrete mix presents great promise for developing and utilising construction materials with a lower embodied carbon, which can support our design and develop innovative solutions for a more sustainable constructed environment.
Godrej Construction is the Rs 1,000 crore business of Godrej & Boyce and is looking to increase its offerings in the construction sector.
The company’s endeavour will now be to jointly engage with essential industry stakeholders for exploring suitable opportunities for the deployment of this 3DCP Technology, which even globally is still in a relatively developing and evolving stage of development, he said.