10 floors in 48 hours: Mohali skyscraper starts taking shape
More than 80 per cent of the work is done in the factory. Concrete is used only in foundations and 3-inch deck floorings in this nut-and-bolt structure, thereby minimising the usage of concrete. No scarce resources like bricks, sand or gravel is used. Since it is an ultra fast technology of construction with less than 20 per cent of work at site, there is minimal emission of flying dust and less pollution of water at site. The external façade of the building is double-skinned PUF panel that ensures thermal insulation.
“This construction mechanism has been approved by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC), Chennai. The model has also been cleared for the zone V seismic area which is the highest,” Harpal added.