Latest Technologies Used in Construction – How Do They Make a Difference?
- Real Estate
- October 26, 2023
Property construction is something which has been a part of human lives since the very beginning. Right from constructing the simplest of shelters for ourselves to building devices for simple activities, it has been a key aspect of human civilization. As times changed, innovative processes and new technologies paved the way for modern construction as we know it. Today, we find ourselves in a world which has achieved the pinnacle of technological advancements in various fields. Construction is also one of the areas wherein we have immensely progressed on this front. As an automated future led by scientific advancements awaits us, modern construction technology has also taken a front foot when it comes to simplifying complex processes, executing seemingly unreal ideas, making way for further development, and more. So, keeping this in mind, here are a few such technologies that have taken a leading role in the realty and construction sector in India. Take a look!
2. Wooden Framework Systems
As the name suggests, wooden framework systems involve the usage of timber to create multiple moulds in various shapes and sizes. Concrete or other similar materials are then poured into these, thereby creating the desired structures as per the requirements. These moulds can be easily constructed and deconstructed as per need. They are also easy to handle, as they are lightweight and flexible.
It is a popular construction method in India, Japan, China and other Eastern countries. Most independent houses and villas are built using this method.
3. MIVAN Construction Technology
MIVAN Technology, also known as MIVAN shuttering, works the same as wooden framework systems, but instead of wood, aluminium is used as the chief material for the mould. Due to this, it is also known as aluminium formwork. MIVAN Technology can be used for large scale constructions and building on bigger construction sites, since it provides higher durability, especially when it comes to being resistant to earthquakes and other seismic activity. It also reduces construction time and provides a smoother finish at a reduced cost.
Apart from India, this construction method remains popular across the Gulf, Europe, and many Asian countries.
4. Precast Technology
In Precast Technology, all the units used in the construction process, like windows, slabs, tiles, doors, etc. are created beforehand using the help of computer systems. This reduces the overall construction costs by almost 15%, cuts down on waste and is also eco-friendly as a practice.
5. RCC Frame Construction
RCC stands for Reinforced Cement Concrete, which is a method that has been used to build many high-rise buildings seen on Indian urban skylines. Right from walls and slabs, to columns and foundations, many different construction components can be created using RCC. In RCC framed structures, the load of the construction does not fall on the slabs, but on the columns and beams, which in turn is transferred directly to the soil. Thus, this makes it the perfect method to construct skyscrapers, which in turn contribute to beautiful looking skylines.
6. Building Information Modelling
With this method, builders can create 3-D, computer-generated models of the building. Through this, thoughts and ideas that would initially just be present in a developer’s and/or an architect’s minds can be projected directly onto a computer screen in the form of models. These models provide builders with estimated construction costs and indicate any time-based factors. Through this, builders are able to plan construction activities accordingly well in advance.
7. Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality has enabled the realty sector to take a look at the ‘finished’ building before the construction has even begun. This enables architects to carefully observe the structure beforehand, while also highlighting any issues that the building may face in the future. It also helps in reducing wastage of material and unnecessary costs.
With these technologies paving the way for faster and higher quality construction, and many more that continue being developed, the realty sector has witnessed a revolution like never before. The ever-changing trends in construction along with constant growth in our country have created the need for many such technologies, in order to catch up with the rising real estate requirements of the country’s citizens.
Now, equipped with this knowledge, it is safe to say that you have a better gist of what goes on behind the scenes in the construction process.
Stay tuned to this space, as we continue to explore such newer technologies, methods and more, and bring them all for you, right in one place!