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Low Cost Housing by Using GFRG Panels


Sk. Subhan Alisha, Sajja. Neeraja, Sk. Akber, G. Sai Manoj
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Research has found gypsum to be a durable material, and it is already heavily in use as partition walls. Experts predict that a building made of GFRG panels can have a life span of 60 years. A GFRG building does not require beams and columns. And the material has been approved as green building material by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The panel cavities can be partially or fully filled with reinforced concrete to provide additional strength. Buildings with load-bearing systems made of reinforced GFRG panels can go as high as 8-10 Storey’s in low seismic zones. The panel cavities can also be used for electrical wiring and piping work. To demonstrate the technology; IIT has built a two-storied GFRG residential building on its campus.

Sk. Subhan Alisha, Sajja. Neeraja, Sk. Akber, G. Sai Manoj

GFRG Panel, Affordable Housing, Economical Housing techniques, Rapid wall construction

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 3 | May-June - 2016
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2016-06-30 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
939-946 IJSRSET1623251   Technoscience Academy

Cite This Article

Sk. Subhan Alisha, Sajja. Neeraja, Sk. Akber, G. Sai Manoj, "Low Cost Housing by Using GFRG Panels", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.939-946, May-June-2016.
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