Archive for the ‘CBRI’ Category
01 November 2015
CHANDIGARH: The Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) has found Le Corbusier designed Punjab and Haryana secretariat largely intact, terming 90% elements of the building have “okay strength” but called for repair in some sections…
15 July 2012
NEW DELHI: Questions over safety of the 85-year-old Parliament building in the event of a quake have prompted the Lok Sabha Secretariat to ask a premier research institute to undertake a study of the structure.
Roorkie-based Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) has been asked to undertake the study on finding whether the Parliament building will be able to withstand a major quake.
The CBRI has been vested with the responsibility of generating, cultivating and promoting building science and technology in the service of the country……..
22 May 2012
HYDERABAD: Indian scientists have developed nano-sand particles that they claim will help construct stronger buildings in a shorter time. According to the experts, nano-sand particles increase the strength of cement concrete to a large extent and reduce the time for curing. A team of researchers from the Central Building Research Institute, led by Dr L.P. Singh, successfully utilised nano-technology to modify the structure of sand to obtain nano-sand, or silica particles, for use in cement concrete….
17 February 2012
BHUBANESWAR: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Thursday assured the State Government of timely restoration of Jagamohan and Singhadwar of Jagannath Temple in Puri.
ASI Director-General Goutam Sengupta who met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here told the latter that steps were taken to conduct a 3D Laser scanning of the world heritage structure — Sun Temple at Konark — to study the internal condition of the sand-filled Jagamohan portion.
Sengupta assured Naveen to use endoscopy camera to take pictures of the interior condition of Jagamohan which remains closed from all sides, a senior official of the Culture Department said.
It has been decided to use 3D laser scanning by Central Building Research Institute for a thorough study of the inside condition of Konark temple for better conservation, he told the meeting……
30 August 2011
JAIPUR: The Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) is now tightening the reins on mine owners to safeguard the environment and promote scientific disposal of mining waste.
The RSPCB will now allow the establishment of marble sawing units only on the precondition that mine owners will have to effectively reuse marble slurry within a year of getting license. This step has been taken as marble dust and slurry are hazardous for the environmental.
“The excessive use of natural resources and the associated impact on the environment can be lessened by recycling them and designing them in an eco-friendly manner. RSPCB has put together global research database on the use of marble waste for productive purposes. Research substantiates that marble is a rich source of calcium carbonate and can be reused in various ways. They are construction of road pavements, embankments, back fill material for retaining walls, roofing tiles, wall panels, pavement tiles, etc. A report of the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), on the use of marble dust in brick-making, says that bricks made from marble slurry are stronger and more durable than clay bricks. RSPCB showed PWD the research papers on reuse of marble slurry in road-making, said a source….
08 June 2011
NEW DELHI: A team from Roorkee-based Central Building Research Institute today inspected the Janak Bridge, closed for traffic due to sagging of the structure, but a date for starting the restoration work is yet to be decided. The team of experts from CBRI carried out extensive inspection of Janak Setu with regard to its overall structural stability and the recent sagging. “The team was accompanied by Engineer-in-Chief and other senior engineers from MCD. The matter was subsequently discussed at length with the Commissioner also. The final conclusion regarding the restoration will take a few days.MCD will take further action on receipt of the conclusive report of the CBRI,” an official of the civic body said….
24 May 2011
CHANDIGARH: Experts of Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee, have stepped into help preserve the buildings in Capitol Complex, besides working out a plan to make these earthquake resistant.
Finance secretary V K Singh said a team from the institute had conducted a survey of the structures last week and a report on effective steps for their preservation will be taken shortly.
”Apart from a long-term strategy to deal with oxidation and rusting of the building material, the recommendations would also focus on whether elements of retro fitting can be added to the structures to make them withstand earthquake tremors,” he said…..