More than 2500 delegates from 32 countries participated in CTI-2019 which was held on 2nd – 3rd March, 2019 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
78 potential technology providers from across the country, with 55 post-prototype and 23 pre-prototype made their presentations to the expert jury that included presentations on Robotic Mobile Construction from Mumbai to 3D Printing in Construction from Bangalore, from Hempcrete construction system from Auroville to use of treated Bamboo for Low Cost Housing from Assam to presentations on Cast-in-situ – monolithic Domes/ Shells for various types of Habitat in Jammu & Kashmir. Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerator (ASHA – India) will support potential ideas/ products/ technologies identified by the expert jury and help it become Market-Ready.
The Construction Technology India (CTI) will be a biennial event. NAREDCO and CREDAI will be taking the lead with the support of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in hosting this event. This event will become a regular feature in the international event calendar for construction sector where the leading entities in this space across the world would be making their presence here.
The conference had four plenary sessions, six technical sessions including a World Cafe and three master classes. The topics discussed at the session included reforms to bring an Urban renaissance with an integrated approach to address Urban Challenges, Ensuring Liveability and desirability of Affordable Housing, Skills and Human resources in construction sector, enabling Eco-system for new construction technologies, innovations in construction equipment manufacturing sector, new technologies in construction beyond housing sector among others. Master classes for potential technology providers covered topics around Marketing Disruption, Certifications and Sustainability Matrix for construction.