One of the most promising solutions or technologies for the future is uPVC.
Manish Bansal, Director, Window Magic India
Recent performance of construction industry in India
Right now the construction industry is witnessing the perfect boom. And it has the potential to expand further, with the humongous investments in residential, infrastructure and energy projects that are continuously driving the growth, believes Manish Bansal, Director, Window Magic India.
Also, there are various government flagship programs, like 100 Smart Cities Mission, Housing for All, Atal Mission for Urban Rejuvenation and Transformation (AMRUT), Make in India and Power for All, that are acting as catalyst for the increasing number of construction in our country.
One amazing fact is that, under the Smart City Mission, the government has planned to develop infrastructure of 100 selected cities with an investment of Rs 480 billion (US$7.2 billion), whereas under the AMRUT scheme it has planned to spend Rs 500 billion (US$7.4 billion) to develop 500 cities by 2022. Moreover, the government is also focused on construction power plants and transmission grids to provide electricity to every part of the country by the year 2022.
According to Bansal, “It would not be wrong to state that in the next 2-3 years the construction industry in India will establish its prowess and create a benchmark in the global platform. The industry, however, needs to look within, in order to develop its competitiveness across segments. This is possible through enhancing the capabilities in thorough R&D and bringing innovation through indigenous capability, resources and expertise. Thus, the future looks promising, but it also has a lot of opportunity.”
Role of technology making sustainable structures
The time is not very far when high-rise buildings and townships will be similar to small towns, incorporate with residential spaces, retail spaces, workshops, recreational areas, including farms and green landscapes, and everything under one umbrella, believes Bansal.
Sustainability is one of the most revered words in the construction sector. Many real estate organisations emphasise upon developing sustainable structures, while preserving the environment. One of the newest trendsetters is the Green Building, opines Bansal. Developers are focusing on maximising the use of renewable resources and minimising carbon footprint. They are using sustainable construction materials that are biodegradable and can be recycled. Most of the newly developed constructions are developed with biodegradable materials. The new constructions are planned with maximum cross-ventilation. There are zero-energy buildings that are engineered to rely on renewable sources of energy, such as solar and wind power. This not only saves energy, but also prevents greenhouse gas emissions.
Moreover, the materials used in sustainable structures effectively deal with the natural elements. For example, material like uPVC helps is sustaining energy, owing to it’s highly insulation feature. Developers also implement smart glass, known as electrochromic glass, which tints during the sun’s peak hours and returns to transparent at night. Such innovations are being introduced in the construction industry and are strongly promoting a sustainable living.
uPVC: A promising solution for the future
“One of the most promising solution or technology for the future, is uPVC,” says Bansal. He adds, “The market for doors and windows is elevating rapidly. Consumers and developers are witnessing a tremendous boom with the inception of uPVC material. Everyone is looking for sustainable development and uPVC windows and doors are the best way to proceed forward with this objective.”
There are wide array of advantages with uPVC windows and doors. These windows and doors are energy efficient and offer perfect insulation against the outside heat. This further results in lower energy consumption and reduced electricity bills. They are also environment friendly as that does not require cutting down of trees, unlike wooden doors and windows. uPVC as a material can be fully recycled either at the time when one goes for a renovation or at the end of the lifecycle period. Thus, uPVC windows and doors never die. Apart from this, the waste material generated while manufacturing can also be reprocessed.
Not just this, uPVC windows and doors are very durable and are resistant to ultraviolet rays, sound, torrential rain, harsh wind, etc.