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Tariq Aziz said the shell structure has a perimeter of about 30 feet, height of nine feet and constructed by using four-inch thick brick wall and it can withstand a load of 2,000 Kg

MANGALURU: An MTech engineering student from the city has constructed an ogival shell structure without using steel or concrete. The housing structure can be constructed at religious places, tourist spots and resorts, can also be used for rehabilitation and relief projects. Tariq Aziz, a second-year structural engineering student from Srinivas School of Engineering, Mukka, said the bud-shaped structure, which can withstand all types of climatic conditions, is ecofriendly and economical. Aziz has developed this as a part of his MTech project.

Aziz said the shell structure has a perimeter of about 30 feet, height of nine feet and constructed by using four-inch thick brick wall. “The structure did not deform even after applying a load of 2,000 kg,” Aziz said. He said by adopting this method, around 30-40% basic construction material can be saved. The bud-shaped structure can be rotated 360 degrees and has same radius at different positions. This construction is an alternative to Reinforced Cement Concrete and it acts as a thermal insulator. Mohiuddin Bava, MLA, Mangaluru North, inaugurated the structure constructed at Nirmithi Kendra, Dakshina Kannada. Bava said the structure is eco-friendly as it uses less quantity of cement. He assured students of Srinivas School of Engineering of all help. –  Courtesy


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