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IIT-Hyderabad ties up with LafargeHolcim to conduct study on tech for evaluating concrete strength

The study will explore smart sensing technology for continuous on-site strength evaluation of a concrete structure that can eventually reduce the time cycle for the construction of buildings

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In a tie-up with French-Swiss multinational company, LafargeHolcim, that manufactures building materials, the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H) has announced to conduct a study on smart sensing technology for continuous onsite strength evaluation of a concrete structure.

According to LafargeHolcim, the study will provide Smart building solutions that can play a vital role in building fast and qualitatively. As part of the collaboration, a research project funded by LafargeHolcim will be taken up on ‘standardisation of smart sensing technology for continuous assessment of internal state and compressive strength of concrete’.

The study will explore smart sensing technology for continuous on-site strength evaluation of a concrete structure that can eventually reduce the time cycle for construction of buildings and infrastructure, and also ensure highly accurate real-time strength development.

“Our academic collaboration with IIT-H brings us closer to our goal of creating a smarter and sustainable future and we are enthused to synergize with some of the best minds in the country,” Neeraj Akhoury, chief executive officer, LafargeHolcim India and managing director and chief executive officer, Ambuja Cements Limited said.

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