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Precast construction is a suitable solution to solve many maintenance issues

Precast construction is a suitable solution to solve many maintenance issues

Since all the elements are casted in steel moulds, they come with a better finish than traditional blocks, Shridhar C.N Head, Design & marketing, Preca Solutions India Private Limited.

CN Sridhar says metro rail construction companies are consistently adopting new methods to deliver quality projects in scheduled time lines.

How has the GoI’s impetus on infrastructure building helped the building and construction sector? 

For boosting business in the country infrastructures will play a vital role. As the government plans to increase expenditure on infra, it is a golden opportunity to attract FDI. Increase in projects like roads, bridges, drains, Water bodies, logistics etc are mandatory requirement to attract investors. If infra is developed, it will automatically boost the buildings and construction sector. 

Having said that, how is precast helping in nation building? 

Precast technology provides high quality and also allows to meet shorter deadlines. As the precast products can be cast offsite it is possible to execute the long lasting structures even in remote areas. Precast construction will happen in controlled quality measures. It is also an ideal choice for the environment conscious as it reduces the amount of waste created during construction. 

What kind of precast solutions are required for metro rail projects? 

At present almost all metro cities are scaling up with more developments. Metro construction companies are consistently adopting new methods to deliver quality projects in scheduled time lines. A lot of Metro construction already makes use of precast, for example, metro flyovers are constructed using segmental precast, metro stations are constructed using prestressed precast. All of these can happen in a short span with high quality. Even business hubs connected to a metro can be constructed using precast technology. 

What can be said about the maintenance and structural audits of these structures? 

Maintenance of buildings after construction is a big challenge in government buildings. Because of stringent fund allocation restrictions and procedures, most government buildings are without proper maintenance. Precast construction is one of the suitable solutions to solve this maintenance issue. Since all the elements are casted in steel moulds, they come with a better finish than traditional blocks. No plastering is required on precast elements. So it will reduce the maintenance cost by a lot. 

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