Green Load bearing Houses Must Be
While Planning the Building it is
more Appropriate To Work Out
Which is the Most Suitable
Construction Method and Plan as
per the Technology.
PRECAST , RIB SLAB.
R.C.B. (Reinforced Concrete Block
Affordable Due To
Detailing of each Joint
More common walls
Least number of notches
Least wall area / Floor area ratio
Complete detailing for each member
Minimum number of staircase
Least common passages
Least foot print & loading
10% More Carpet Area. So Most Affordable
LESS OFFSET, MORE COMMON WALLS
TOTAL COST WITH FINISHING
For R.C.C. …….. Rs. 1000/- per Sqft.
ForAluminum Form ..Rs. 1200/- per Sqft.
For R.C.B . ………Rs. 700/- per Sqft.
1) R.C.C. type of construction was taught by
British & we are following Beam & Column
type of construction for the last hundred
years or so in India.
2) R. C. C. building needs repairs within 15
years of construction.
Not that anything is wrong with R. C. C. but
there is more scope to use inferior material &
workmanship in R.C.C.& hence need for
3) Our Forts, Old buildings, V. T. Station,
Municipal Bldg., Palaces, Towers are
generally constructed by Stone Masonry load
bearing method & have stood since hundreds
of years without any major repair work.
4) The same load bearing technology has been
further developed in U.S.A. which is Speedy,
Sturdy, Simple, Durable, Eco-Friendly which
also saves 30% in construction cost & is
called R.C.B./ Reinforced Masonry/ C.M.U.
By Reinforced Concrete Block Masonry R.C.B.
Method of Construction
Green Affordable Structures
(Economy, Speed & Simplicity)
Earthquake, Wind & Fire resistance
Presentation on Green Load Bearing Housing
In India 300 buildings have
been designed by R.C.B.
method in the past 30 years by
In the world millions of
buildings have been built by
this established & proven
American technology in the
past 90 years.
BMC Bhojwani Const.
MHADA Unity Const.
Govt. of Gujarat Lodha
Kamat Hotel (i) Ltd. Excon
Royal Hotel Arch. Bhatnagar
Ganaka Hotel Arch. Kudalkar
Poddar Developer Arch. Premnath.
Panoramic Universal African Countries
HOUSING & SLUM PROJECTS
6 Bldg. Quarters for Policemen of SRPF,
Goregaon, Mumbai For P.W.D.
16 Bldg at Vinoba Bhave Nagar transit camp,
kurla, Mumbai For MHADA.
5 Bldg. For Pancharatna Soc. Complex at Neral,
Transit Bldg. For Unity Construction at
Sitaladevi Temple Rd. Mahim Mumbai.
150- Earthquake Proof House for Gujarat Govt.
at Morvi (World Bank Project.)
Transit Bldg. For Bhojwani Builders at Khar,
Housing Complex for Lodha at Shirdi
COMMERCIAL & SCHOOL
School & Dispensary for B.M.C at Film City
road, Goregaon (E) Mumbai.
Meditation Hall for Vipassana at Igatpuri ,
Old man colony at Badlapur
Fire Station at Illinois, U.S.A.
The Eldorado Theatre at Tucson U.S.A.
Shopping Centre at Tucson U.S.A.
Shopping Centre (100000 Sq.Ft.)at Africa.
R.C.B. Pyramid Prayer Hall at Africa.
Triplex Bungalow at Malvani Church, Malad (W)
Six Bungalow at Kalyanpur Colony, Lonavala.
Bungalow for Arch. Bhatnagar at Chickni Murud
Bungalow for Mr. Rohidas Koli at Malvani, Malad
Bungalow for Assi.Teachers forVipassana,
Bungalow for Bhatnagar, Bordi.
Bunglow forVipasanna atTitwala
Bunglow for architect Premnath atVasai
500 – (4 BHK) Bunglow at Africa.
Hotel Granada Inn at Tucson Arizona, U.S.A.
Hotel Granada Inn at EI Paso, Texas U.S.A.
Hotel - The Chaparral at Siera Vista, Arizona
Hotel Maharaaja Inn at Lonavala Maharashtra,
Ganaka Motel - NH3 - Near Manas Resort,
Kamat Hotel at Nashik
Lotus Suit at Chandigarh
4 Star Resort at Durgapur
RCC RCB Savings
Reinforcement 3.5 Kg / SF X
Rs 55 / Kg
1.2 Kg / SF X
Rs 55 / Kg Rs 126.50
Rs 192.50 Rs 66
Cement 0.6 Bag/SF X
Rs 310 / Bag
0.25 Bag/SF X
Rs 310 / Bag
Rs 108.50Rs 186 Rs 77.50
Sand , Mettle, Brick,
Rs 300 Rs 235 Rs 65
Finishing & Fees Rs 321 Rs 321 ----------
(Save up to Rs. 300 / SF of slab area)
Total Rs 1000 Rs 700 Rs 300
Note : By Optimized Plan get 10% more Carpet Area.
Advantages of R.C.B. Method.
Economy : As steel, cement, formwork, concrete & Labor
required is almost half & due to simplicity of construction &
speed, minimum saving is Rs. 300/- per sq. ft. Also by
optimum planning for R.C.B. get up to 10% more carpet
Speed: No heavy equipment needed on site, less formwork,
less steel so construction is simple, speedier & hence
Fire Resistant : Due to concrete block & 3.5" cover to steel,
rusting is minimized & such buildings are fire resistant too.
Durable: Concrete blocks are attractive, durable and have
excellent thermal, acoustic properties. No repair like R.C.C. is
needed in every fifteen years.
Earthquake: Load bearing concrete blocks can be designed to be
wind, earthquake resistant too. Up to 22 Storied.
Warranty: R.C.B. Method assured warrantee against heavy rain,
flood, fire, storm, earth quake & all other natural calamities for
at least 50 years.
Architecture: Ancient type of architectural elevation is also
possible by R.C.B type of construction. Also R.C.B. is
Environmental friendly too.
R.C.B. is also Useful
1) Retaining Wall
2) Bridge Abutment
3) Bridge Pier
4) Highway Culverts
need to take a lot of efforts in Planning, Design,
Detailing & technology.
2) Client must learn to pay for the Planning,
Design and Technology in advance.
3) Affordable structure is always green.
4)Affordable does not mean cheap construction.
5) By Optimum Planning we get 10% more
CarpetArea.(Bonus to the Builders)
CONCLUSIONConsidering Durability, Speed, Simplicity, 30%
Saving & 10% more Carpet Area. This Eco
Friendly R.C.B. Construction is Particularly
Schools & Hospital,
Hotel & Bungalow,
Retaining Wall, Culverts etc.
Thanks……All of You,
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