First sustainable construction centre in Goa

By on November 21, 2018
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First sustainable construction centre in Goa

Reinforcing its commitment to sustainable construction and a greener future for India, cement and ready-mix concrete manufacturer ACC Limited and its long-term Goan partner Alcon – Anil Counto Enterprises recently inaugurated its state-of-the-art Green Building Centre (GBC) and Research & Development Centre, in Kundaim .

The Green Building Centre aims to create social, environmental and financial impact in developing cities in India. It was inaugurated by Union minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu minister for PWD Ramkrishna Dhavalikar with managing director and CEO of ACC Limited Neeraj Akhoury, and chairman and managing director of Alcon Anil Counto. Senior government officials, architects and engineers were also present.

Situated at Kundaim Industrial Estate, the aesthetically designed unit is built across four acres with advanced process and technology equipped to produce 5,000 blocks and 6,000 other concrete products per day. It will support Goa and its neighbouring rural and semi-urban areas. Local manpower has been trained to produce various types of blocks and concrete products to be used in walling, paving and other solutions.

Akhoury said, “We are glad to launch our newest Green Building Centre in Goa. ACC’s Green Building Centres promote sustainable construction, low-cost housing development and utilisation of resources while conserving the ecosystem. The communities benefit from our unique business model and the training and employment of thousands of small-scale construction workers.”

Counto said, “We are happy to partner with ACC once again for this Green Building Centre. As partners, we have had a long and sustained relationship in cement and ready-mix concrete.”

He added, “At the R&D facility, we are working on the properties of different industrial wastes, industrial by-products and different minerals at micro and nano levels, and exploring their application for different products, perhaps as a filler material or to increase their strength as well as performance.”

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