Ar. Nilanjan Bhowal, Design Consortium India

We have reached a point where architects and engineers are planning for the entire life cycle of a building: from conception to demolition, providing alternatives at every step of the way to reduce harm to the environment during the entire process.

Many engineered products like bendable, self-healing concrete, engineered timber, etc. will be making appearances in major constructions in the future due to the ease of production, better performance, reduction in wastage, as well as reduced carbon production, that each of these provide.

Recycled materials are also becoming more popular in the construction sector as well as exciting procedures like 3D printed structures. Pollutant absorbing paints are also being incorporated in large scale projects. All these products seek to reduce carbon footprint while providing longevity to construction.