Modern construction methods make buildings durable and beautiful
Pre-Engineering Building (PEB) & Post Tension (PT) structures are being used for durability along with light transmitting concrete for aesthetic says Mugilan Muthaiah, Founder & CEO, Mano Project Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
What kind of maintenance is required for the existing buildings which have come into existence as a part of the modern construction methods?
Waterproofing and corrosion mitigation to avoid futuristic accidents/hazard, electricity meter management along with power backup, fire safety, maintenance of solar if any, along with elevator and escalator maintenance on a contractual basis are some of the key areas in buildings where timely maintenance is required.
Unlike a regular building when it comes to high-rises, what kind of maintenance measures are most desired to keep it in good health?
For high rise building maintenance measures such as appointing a professional agency for facility management, providing BMU system for façade repair & cleaning purpose, fire equipment’s maintenance, establishing natural STP instead of conventional systems, installation & maintenance of automated UG tank, provision of garbage chute instead of collecting them door to door manually, periodic firefighting trainings are some of the measures to keep it in good health.
When it comes to infrastructure audits, what should be the frequency of this exercise when it comes to infrastructure facilities used by the public, what are some of the key parameters to be looked at?
Some of the key aspects of an infrastructure audit should focus on availability of proper pathway, landscape management with proper maintenance of podium, pergola, pool and other amenities. CCTV maintenance for security purpose, proper illumination of street lights, annual maintenance of parking systems etc. should also be checked.
What are some of the modern construction methods developers and builders need to adopt in order to create robust buildings?
Modern construction methods such as fiber optic cables for multi network communication like TV, internet, video door phone, telephone in a single cable instead of using separate network individually is in vogue these days. Mivan shuttering to be used to speed up and give better output during casting. Introducing Pre-Engineering Building (PEB) & Post Tension (PT) structures for durability along with light transmitting Concrete for aesthetic, installation of evacuation/escape chute is being installed for use in times of emergency.
What are some of the key materials which will forge the buildings of the future?
The key materials which will forge the buildings of the future are UPVC windows to resist the wind load, strong bonding chemicals for building materials to avoid water usage for construction. Likewise geopolymers, self-healing concrete, corrosion resistance steel, carbon wrapping will be used to enhance the building’s lifespan.