Professor & Head,
Department of Civil Engineering, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 6429, Yelahanka, Bangalore 560064.
Under the subject of alternative building material, work is In this area utilization of fly ash, GGBS, Iron ore tailings, copper ore tailings, stone dust, and coir fibers are made to use for producing low cost building materials without sacrificing the fundamental properties of material.
A new area in the direction of geo polymer concrete is under consideration for investigations. In this area the fundamental properties of materials are studied and an attempt is made to produce the construction materials for different required compressive strengths. This will reduce emission of carbon-di-oxide which is because of cement industries which is environment friendly.
Also a attempt is made to utilize solid waste in the production of construction materials and also to safe guard the environment from solid waste disposal to some extent. Here the solid waste is used to produce table tops, small beams, bricks, with some binder material. It is cost effective and durable as like of that wood.