In this rapidly changing globally competitive environment, companies have no option but to be innovative inorder to survive. Innovation can be in the form of a new product/technique or improvement of an existing product /technology.
Construction Industry in India is no exception.Construction industry abounds with innovative products and techniques and the construction activities contribute to more than 8% of India’s GDP. Because of various government and private initiatives, there is an increased demand for real estate and infrastructure projects and companies in the construction sector are developing a number of products, services and processes that can be used used for new construction.
The following OPPORTUNITIES are available for innovation in the CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY:
Construction development in residential, retail, commercial and hospitality sectors.
Technologies and solutions for smart sustainable cities and integrated townships.
Technologies for the promotion of low cost and affordable housing.
Green building solutions.
Sustainable and environmentally friendly building materials.
Training and skill development of construction sector workers.
Urban water supply, urban sewerage and sewage treatment.
A list of recent patents filed in the construction Industry:
Title: MODULAR CONSTRUCTION AND INSULATION ELEMENT FOR A BUILDING
Assignée: MIQUEL, Hervé (6 rue François Charvet, Chambéry, 73000, FR)
Publication Date: 16 Nov 2017
Abstract: The invention relates to a panel-based construction system for buildings. The construction element for a building comprises two stiffening plates (1-2) between which a load-bearing central core (3) is positioned, with an insulating foam (6-4) and linking beams (5-7) being provided on each side thereof. These components are assembled one against the other by means of bonding.
2) WO/2017/191232 A1
Title: CLIMBING SHOE FOR FIXING A CLIMBING SCAFFOLD TO A CONCRETE SECTION OF A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Assignee: ULMA C Y E, S. COOP. (Paseo Otaduy 3, OÑATI, 20560, ES)
Publication Date: 9 Nov 2017
Abstract: Climbing shoe for fixing a climbing scaffold to a concrete section (2), comprising a first part (11) including clamps (14) configured for securing a track of the climbing scaffold and allowing the guided movement of the track while the climbing scaffold climbs in a substantially vertical direction, and a second part (30) fixed to the concrete section (2), the first part (11) being coupled to the second part (30). The first part (11) and the second part (30) are coupled to one another by means of a transverse guide (33) arranged in one of said parts (11, 30) and at least one hook (15) surrounding the transverse guide (33) arranged in the other one of said parts (11, 30), the hook (15) and the transverse guide (33) being able to slide with respect to one another for laterally disassembling the first part (11) with respect to the second part (30).
3). US 20170321444 A1
Title: METHODS AND APPARATUS OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION RESISTING EARTHQUAKE AND FLOOD DAMAGE
Assignee: Arx Pax Labs, Inc. (Los Gatos, CA, US)
Publication Date: 9 Nov 2017
Abstract: A three part foundation system for supporting a building is described. Three part foundation systems can include a containment vessel, which constrains a buffer medium to an area above the containment vessel, and a construction platform. A building can be built on the construction platform. In a particular embodiment, during operation, the construction platform and structures built on the construction platform can float on the buffer medium. In an earthquake, a construction platform floating on a buffer medium may experience greatly reduced shear forces. In a flood, a construction platform floating on a buffer medium can be configured to rise as water levels rise to limit flood damage.
4). WO/2017/198930 A1
Title: BINDER BASED ON CALCIUM ALUMINOSILICATE DERIVATIVES FOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS.
Assignée: SAINT-GOBAIN WEBER (Rue de Brie, Servon, 77170, FR)
Publication Date: 23 Nov 2017
Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydraulic binder comprising at least 80% by weight of a ground granulated blast-furnace slag and at least one accelerator of the hardening reaction, said accelerator comprising at least one source of calcium sulfate and at least one nucleating agent in the form of particles, the BET specific surface area of which is greater than 1 m2/g and the size of which is such that 50% of the particles have a mean diameter of less than 5 µm, said particles being chosen from calcium carbonates, magnesium carbonates, calcium magnesium carbonates, calcium silicate hydrates, aluminum silicate hydrates, alone or as a mixture. This binder may be used in a mortar and concrete composition which, once mixed with water, makes it possible to obtain construction materials.
5.) US 20170333939 A1
Title: CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL MIXING SYSTEM
Assignee: Tomorrow’s Tools, LLC (St. Louis, MO, US)
Publication Date: 23 Nov 2017
Abstract: Systems and methods for preparing construction material mixtures. A container can include a flexible body having an interior for receiving and holding construction material mixture components to be mixed. The construction material mixture components can be mixed in the interior by rotating a mixing tool. The flexible body is collapsible for forcing the construction material mixture out of a mouth of the container. The flexible body can be everted to facilitate cleaning the interior of the flexible body. The system can also include a stand, a mixing tool, a funnel, and/or a measuring cup.
6). US 20170322088 A1
Title: DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE TEMPERATURE OF A ROAD BUILDING MATERIAL APPLIED BY A CONSTRUCTION MACHINE, AND CONSTRUCTION MACHINE COMPRISING SUCH A DEVICE
Assignee: MOBA Mobile Automation AG (Limburg, DE)
Publication Date: 9 Nov 2017
Abstract: A device for determining the temperature of a road building material applied by a construction machine in a placement width includes an infrared temperature measuring head, a motor and a controller. The infrared temperature measuring head is arranged to be twistable by the motor in a manner transverse to the direction of travel of the construction machine so as to scan the surface of the road building material to capture temperature measuring values of the surface of road building material during a rotational movement at a plurality of measuring points spaced apart from one another. The controller is configured to set a scanning speed as a function of a position of the measuring point.
7). US 20170275847 A1
Title: Tool Holder for a Work Vehicle or Construction Machine
Assignée: GROUPE MECALAC (Annecy-Le-Vieux, FR)
Publication Date: 28 Sept 2017
Abstract: A tool holder includes a locking cylinder provided with two first gripping pins extending laterally from each side of the fixed part thereof, and two second gripping pins extending laterally from each side of the moving part thereof. The tool includes at least two reception assemblies each having a first receiving portion and a second receiving portion the openings of which are each facing and provided to receive one of the first gripping pins and one of the second gripping pins for retaining the tool on the tool holder. The tool is locked on the tool holder by means of the locking cylinder by moving each gripping pin into abutment at the bottom of the associated receiving portion thereof.
8). WO/2017/126999 A2
Title: METHOD AND TOOLS FOR REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF CONCRETE USED TO CONSTRUCT A STRUCTURAL FRAMEWORK
Assignee: AL-HARBI, Ahmed (Alahsaa, P.O. Box 2208 Alahsaa, 36422, SA)
Publication Date: 27 Sept 2017
Abstract: The invention provides a solution to the problem of the overuse of concrete, using a method for constructing walls by means of panels. The invention solves the problem of the use of large amounts of concrete while maintaining what is routine in the industry with respect to construction using specific measurements of the wall, by providing a method, along with tools, which consists in using panels inside the wall by forming empty rectangular cuboid formworks that displace the concrete by an amount equal to the volume thereof.
9). US 9828769 B2
Title: Foldable brick with rope attachments and detachable wall building system
Assignee: HOBİ ENDÜSTRİYEL ÜRÜN TASARIM UYGULAMA ÜRETİM İTHALAT İHRACAT LİMİTED ŞİRKETİ (Istanbul, TR)
Publication Date: 28 Nov 2017
Abstract: The invention is about a modular foldable brick that enables architectural elements such as stacked walls, arches, corners, doors, windows and wall niches to be constructed at indoor and outdoor conditions that divides, restricts and secures a certain space; Due to the possibility of folding the storing and carrying of this brick is possible at a minimum weight. The brick is connectable within itself and also attachable to others for constructing architectural elements as wall building systems. The foldable brick provides a foldable brick body that forms the outer walls and an inner wall being formed with three techniques; connecting/fixing (A-B groups)/encircling (C group). All three techniques are related to the forming of the detachable wall building system’s entity unit foldable and sustainable brick. All these three techniques are used simultaneously.
10.) WO/2017/200285 A2
Title: ELECTRIC DRIVER TIP STRUCTURE FOR FINISHING BUILDING OUTER WALL
Assignee: IN, Woong Yeol (#1-207 115, Hyoseo-roGyeyang-gu, Incheon, 21103, KR)
Publication date: 23 Nov 2017
Abstract: The present invention relates to an electric driver tip structure for finishing a building outer wall and, more specifically, to an electric driver tip structure for finishing a building outer wall, the tip structure pressing and rotating a screw nail by the engaging rotation of two threaded parts coupled in a screw form, in a state in which a panel and a stud are supported in a state of making contact with each other, so as to couple and fix the panel and the stud by passing the screw nail through the panel and the stud from the rear thereof, thereby quickly and stably performing a coupling operation of the panel and the stud (vertical support), and thus building outer wall finishing construction using a metal panel can be easily performed and time and costs can be significantly reduced.
11). WO/2017/185146 A1
Title: METHOD FOR THE RAPID CONSTRUCTION OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS
Assignee: INSOMAT LLC (Po office 54951, Atlanta, GA, 30308, US)
Publication Date: 2 Nov 2017
Abstract:A method for the construction of energy-efficient buildings which provide thermal comfort to the occupants thereof. The outside walls are insulating walls, and the inside walls are thermally inert. The walls are constructed from one or more vertical layers printed simultaneously or consecutively. Each vertical layer consists of a different material and has a different thickness depending upon the strength, insulating properties or thermal inertia required of the layer in question. Nozzles mounted on movable carriages hold different materials. No computer is required to give coordinates. The nozzles move from one end to the other end of a carriage pertaining to a wall, which is located in a specific position. The movement of the nozzles on a frame is restricted by switches and a programmed controller, which stop the movement of a nozzle when it reaches the end of the wall, sending a signal to raise the device a step up and to commence movement in the opposite direction. The program of the programmed controller stays the same because the coordinates are set by the carriages with switches.