RICS and BMTPC to hold seminar on emerging technologies for affordable housing


RICS School of Built Environment, RICS SBE, Amity University, in association with Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council, BMTPC, under the aegis of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, is organizing a one-day seminar on “Emerging Technologies for Affordable Housing: Opportunities and Challenges”, on 17th December 2018 at Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

The seminar will focus on the new technologies which can tackle the construction needs of large scale and affordable housing since conventional systems are unable to handle the scope of such projects. The objective is to disseminate information related to emerging technologies in the area of affordable housing to all the stakeholders involved.


  • To focus on the requirements for constructing large volume housing in the light of Pradhan Mantri AwasYojna
  • Emerging technologies to play a vital role in successful implementation of schemes like PMAY


Announcing the seminar, Dr. Mona N Shah, Dean RICS School of Built Environment, Noida Campus, said, “The Pradhan Mantri AwasYojna-Housing for All (Urban) (PMAY-HFA (Urban)) Mission has highlighted a massive housing deficit, and the problem of affordability which cannot be tackled through conventional technology utilized in the construction industry. Emerging technologies have an edge over conventional systems in the aspects of time, cost, quality of the finished product, and sustainability. Emerging technologies will play a vital role in effective implementation of PMAY. Hence, there is a need to understand the crucial barriers and opportunities associated with the adoption. Through this seminar we would also possibly bring out the challenges associated with the adoption of emerging technologies along with the available opportunities for adoption.

The seminar will be highly informational to stakeholder segments like the Real Estate developers, Government agencies, Construction contractors, Consulting firms, Technology Providers, ED, BMTPC, Technology Providers, and Top Academic Institutes. ED, BMTPC, Technology Providers and Academic Institutes will address the issue and the audience.

In last couple of years, RICS has worked alongside BMTPC on many projects under the theme of emerging housing technologies and knowledge dissemination. These projects were primarily focused on two aspects, evaluation of emerging housing technologies and development of a knowledge-base of these technologies.

RICS is one of the world’s leading (non-profit) professional bodies for qualifications and standards in land, property, construction and other issues associated with built-environment. RICS works with government bodies and key sector investors with a view to balance the public interest with the commercial pressure of development.

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