Hydraform Sustainable Building Practice
Hydraform Building system is a sustainable building practice and is in true sense a green building technology, both in form of structure and the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from planning to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.
Hydraform interlocking building system can be used to design and build walls in a house that can be load bearing using minimal conventional building materials like steel, cement & burnt bricks that have high embodied energy. Designing includes load bearing walls using interlocking blocks made from sustainable materials delivering good strength and other physical properties as conventional building elements.
Site soil, waste or materials available on site or in vicinity can be used to make blocks on or near to construction site thereby reducing need of multiple handling. Examples are excavated site soil, post industrial waste like fly ash or marble slurry powder or post agricultural waste like rice husk or bagasse ash. Interlocking building using tongue and groove features in blocks can be much simpler, speedier, cost and time efficient
Operation, Maintenance & Renovation
Blocks have high finishes requiring minimal mortar & plaster. Depending on application, blocks in walls can be left un-plastered or directly applied with silicon based weather coats requiring minimal maintenance. Renovations are easier to do with flexibility to work with blocks.
In case of contingent situations of demolition, maximum retrievability of blocks is possible due to interlocking nature. These blocks can be re-used in other construction application. Even the broken blocks can be pulverized into artificial sand that can be used again to make blocks.