Why Prefer Pre-fabricated Construction over Traditional Ones?

In the construction industry, on time delivery of properties is extremely vital for both buyers as well as builders. Getting an early possession of a flat or apartment for a buyer means fewer headaches of rent payments. If the buyer himself is an investor, he/she can begin earning rental income at the earliest. Also, after completing the current project, the builder can look for new projects and invest the capital there to earn new profits. Today, there is a requirement of 35 million (approx. figure) affordable housing units in India and the shortage of man power coupled with the challenges associated with project execution, the conventional construction is making way for prefab structures and materials.

With the use of prefab technology, one can build homes quite swiftly thus saving a lot of cost, particularly as the costs of conventional construction continue to rise. Time means money to those developers facing liquidity crunch adding to the cost of borrowing which is quite steep. According to industry experts, prefabricated or steel structure construction is quicker and proves to be a good revenue earning opportunity for builders. In prefab technology, components manufactured in a factory can be used. Things such as steel frames for constructions, cement made panels, gypsum wood and other supplies for walls, floors and ceilings, ventilators and widows, and factory made doors are prefab materials commonly used by some of the manufacturers in peb industries in India.

As far as big construction projects are concerned, several components of the structure are created off site in workshops and then accumulated on the site. This process involves the usage of prefab supplies such as wall panels, terrace blocks and walls, plaster boards and steel frames along with improvements such as the dry wall practice. In prefab technology, one can design the complete building using the architecture software. Afterwards, components including the ceiling and wall panels, floor tiles and steel frames can be custom-built. The structure gets assembled on site after the components are transported to the site of construction. The houses that make use of steel frames for structure have the liberty to possess several stories without beams, concrete and pillars. On the other hand, the outer walls along with the main structure can be erected making use of the traditional technique and prefab materials being used for interiors and inside dividing.

Pre-engineered steel buildings, under the prefab technology lessen the time of, and enhance the superiority of building to a great extent. Yes, the prefab materials are slightly costly than the conventional ones, yet greater efficiency and less labour costs and wastage brings down the total cost to a great extent for large construction. One can also get away with the requirement for supplementary activities such as plumbing, plastering and electrical wiring, as these are completed at the moulding stage itself. Moreover, using prefab techniques, the life duration of the construction enhances with better cost efficiencies.


About Mr. Sunil Srivastava

Sunil Srivastava is a Business Partner at New Life Steel Structures, a leading organization having expertise into the manufacturing of pre-engineered steel buildings. The company has been into the industry since 2 decades constructing multiple steel structures with varied budget in different geographies and operating with a strong sense of work ethics, pride and integrity

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