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Accelerating construction with the power of precast concrete  

Accelerating construction with the power of precast concrete  

India’s construction sector is rapidly evolving, driven by rapid urbanisation and infrastructure development. Traditional construction methods often struggle to keep pace due to labour shortages, long timelines, safety, and quality control.

Precast concrete technology is a higher-quality alternative, leading to faster, more efficient, and more sustainable construction. Precast concrete involves manufacturing elements like walls, beams, columns, etc., in a controlled environment. These prefabricated components are then transported to the construction site for assembly. This offers several significant benefits, such as:

• Reduced construction time: Precast components arrive ready for installation, speeding up on-site construction and leading to faster project completion and returns on investment.

• Enhanced quality control: Precast elements are manufactured in a factory, ensuring consistent quality and minimising defects often associated with site-mixed concrete.

• Improved labour efficiency: Precast construction requires less skilled labour on-site, reducing the need for formwork and curing.

• Cost savings: While precast elements might have a higher upfront cost, the project benefits from lower lifecycle costs due to faster completion times, reduced labour requirements, and minimised waste.

• Greater durability: Precast concrete is known for its strength and resilience, making it ideal for structures that withstand harsh weather conditions and heavy loads.

• Design Flexibility: Precast components can be customised in various shapes, sizes, and finishes to meet specific design requirements.

• Reduced environmental impact: Precast construction minimises waste generated at the site. Recycled materials can also be used in its production.

• Improved safety & quality: Factory-controlled production ensures higher safety and quality standards than on-site concrete work.

• Minimal site disruption: Precast construction reduces noise and dust generation at the site, minimising disruption to surrounding areas.

Turner, a leading name in project management in India, brings extensive expertise to precast projects across the country. For a 1.3 million sq. ft. mixed-use development in New Delhi, precast structural elements will be used for all the basements due to their durability, finish, minimal space requirements, and labour concerns. Extensive coordination was conducted in the design stage between all disciplines to ensure that specific cutouts/sleeves/openings, etc., in the structural elements are catered to before manufacturing the elements.

Similarly, for an aviation project in Bangalore, precast has been used extensively for retaining walls along the elevated highway, brick-clad precast panels for external walls, roof structure, and slabs due to its flexibility, speed of construction, aesthetic finish, and long-term performance. With its numerous advantages and uses across different project types, precast concrete is poised to play a vital role in shaping India’s built environment for the future.

For more details visit: https://www.turnerconstruction.com/

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