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Q&A Session with Anuj Dayama, who lives in Jaipur, India. Anuj works in the natural stone industry in India and is exploring advanced, “greener” building products and technology in hopes that he can introduce safer, cost-effective, and energy-efficient solutions to the Indian building community.


The Panelman Asks: What would you like to see happen in the construction industry in India?

Anuj Answers: I would like to see India continue to embrace lighter, more energy-efficient structures that are sustainable and green. Building with SIPs would allow us to complete construction projects faster, with less waste, and at reduced energy and labor rates. The SIPs technology can also be used to manufacture wood-free, moisture-resistant and fire-rated doors very cost effectively. This will prevent a lot of trees from being chopped down for compressed wood-base doors which are used presently.  These green building techniques would provide our citizens with safe (earthquake-resistant!), sustainable, comfortable structures. Our affordable housing sector could really benefit from SIPs building technology.

 I also see potential in modular construction and high-rise steel building (check out SIPs are so versatile and can be used for home extensions, prefabricated construction, and high-rise steel buildings where there is a strict requirement of fire safety. For example, magnesium oxide (MgO) panels are naturally fire-resistant.  I would like to see a SIPs manufacturing plant or an onsite assembly system right here in India, and would like to connect with anyone out there who’s interested in making that a reality. 


MgO SIPs would save on time, labor costs, and energy.

Pictured here is a new construction site in India. Building with SIPs would save on time, energy, and labor costs.


 Anuj is interested in connecting with U.S. construction companies who want to be a part of the fast-growing alternative building movement in India. Contact me (Fred, aka the Panelman) and I will get you in touch with Anuj!