Elevator industry upbeat on affordable housing


New construction technologies are aiming towards maximising the use of renewable resources and minimising carbon footprint.

Bharat Vishnani, Managing Director, Thyssenkrupp Elevator (India)

The government’s plan of 100 smart cities holds a lot of promise and expectations for everyone who is connected with this directly or indirectly and shall surely deliver the right impetus to developments in the housing and infrastructure sector.

“Urbanisation is a continuous phenomenon which is mandating the need for products and services with the latest technology. With urbanisation happening, we expect a growth in not only the housing and real estate sector, but in the overall infrastructure and services in the cities to cater to the moving population,” says Bharat Vishnani, Managing Director, thyssenkrupp Elevator (India) Pvt Ltd.

He informs, “The industry (elevator) is upbeat on the concept of affordable housing as this has the potential to be a game changer. Quite a few projects have been launched and we can see the development happening at the ground level. We can safely infer that the positive signals of the above concepts are here to stay, while it may still take some time to see the final result of each of them.”

Role of technology in making sustainable structures

With sustainable structures becoming a critical part of today’s world, more and more new construction technologies are being developed to keep up with this escalating shift to sustainability. According to Vishnani, “New construction technologies are aiming towards maximising the use of renewable resources and minimising carbon footprint, whether in constructing a new sustainable building or greening existing infrastructure.”

Sustainable construction technologies are constantly being developed for wide-scale and more affordable distribution, a testimony to the fact is increasing demand for green buildings that uphold the optimistic outlook for the future of sustainable, green buildings.

thyssenkrupp’s technology for the future

thyssenkrupp has introduced the elevator industry’s holy grail and the end of the 160-year reign of the rope-dependent elevator. MULTI as it’s popularly known as harnesses the power of linear motor technology to move multiple cars in a single shaft both vertically and horizontally!

He opines, “MULTI is set to revolutionise tall building construction. With MULTI’s rope-free system, architects and developers are no longer restricted in their designs by concerns about elevator shaft height and vertical alignment. MULTI opens the door to design possibilities in all directions.”

MULTI consolidates multiple carriages into fewer shafts. It reduces the elevators’ footprint by up to 50 per cent while increasing passenger throughput by at least as much. MULTI may also help reduce the building’s overall size, external surface area and total energy consumption.

Vishnani informs “We have integrated advances in lightweight design, including new lightweight carbon composites, to reduce MULTI’s cabin and door weight by up to 50 per cent. Eliminating the ropes and counterweights of conventional elevators also decreases the mass of the elevator system.”

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