The Technology has been researched and developed at the reputed Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand - an international institute of higher learning and is deployed and implemented by PRASHAK. CEO of PRASHAK is a co-inventor. PRASHAK is also involved in continual development as well as management of the entire Intellectual property portfolio of developed technologies.
The invention comprises compacted intermeshing blocks made from local soil / ash judiciously mixed with stabilizers and additives. The production of compacted intermeshing blocks is an entirely green process and unlike the conventional brick making process, it does not require kilns / furnace to fire the blocks. These blocks are uniquely configured with intermittent horizontal and vertical enforcement to enable appropriate structural strength obviating use of beams, columns and concrete lintels. This innovative technology solution enables creation of state of the art, disaster resilient and green building structures of ground plus two levels.
Local soil (mixable / replaceable with fly ash) is used for onsite manufacture of the blocks with onsite quality checks. Cement and other additives are used minimally based on the soil / fly ash nature and content
The blocks can be tailored for required and/or applicable end use. The production processes are fully adaptable for skilling of local people unskilled in the art of making construction structures. It also results in substantially lower embodied energy obviating need of kilns for heating, reducing use of mortar, enabling use of locally available material to build a robust, safe, environmentally friendly as well as resilient and cost effective construction structure.
These clean, green, environmental friendly, disaster resilient, sustainable structures can be customized as per the end use requirement.
The simple and intuitive construction technique enables use of local manpower (including women)having no prior experience in the construction sector
The above features makes the technology cater to the unmet need of the market – an onsite, sustainable, environmental friendly, cost-effective, disaster resilient, green solution for construction structures including housing, empowering masses to build their own house in a very simplistic and most cost affordable way (enables an overall 20-35% cost advantage over conventional system).
Habitech-NivaraTantra Sanitation solution integrates an innovative and comprehensive on-site sanitation solution to treat wastewater from the toilets using an integrated system comprising novel Anaerobic Inclined Baffle Reactors and Constructed Wetlands. The technology enables mitigation of disease risk and ensures Health and well being of residents.
"Habitech-NivaraTantra" - the integrated Innovative Building Technology solution that blends nature with architectural and structural science, resulting in creation of simple yet novel structures which embodies multiple value outcomes including breaking the shackles of dependency on construction skills and financial ability as well as empowering lay people to bring to reality, the creation of respectful, robust, habitable social housing community.
Habitech-NivaraTantra - the integrated Innovative Building & Sanitation Technology solution results in accomplishment of multiple value outcomes including breaking the shackles of dependency on construction skills and financial ability and empowering lay people to bring to reality, the creation of respectful, robust and habitable social housing community.