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The new form technology promises to deliver better quality buildings on time and at affordable rates

WHEN it comes to ensuring the credibility of a builder nothing matters more than delivering project on time. The realisation has brought in sense of urgency at least among a section of builders in Delhi- NCR who are now adopting new technologies to deliver housing projects on time.

This is not only significant from the point of view of investments, but also for achieving the national objective of creating a large stock of housing projects in the shortest possible time.

Among the various technologies currently available in the market, formwork plays an important role in achieving the objectives of quality, speed and cost efficiency.

Formwork is the term given to temporary and permanent molds into which concrete or similar materials are poured.

Once the concrete strengthens, the mold is dismantled.

According to Anil Mithas, CMD, Unnati Fortune Group, technology helps to save up 64 per cent of the total man hours and bringsdown the construction cost by as much as 15 per cent, which in turn translates into cost- effective homes for the buyers.

Different systems have their own advantages but one needs to choose a formwork which best supports individual project requirement," said Sanjeev Kumar, General Manager, Design and Planning, Value and Budget Housing Corporation VBHC). " Among the various form systems that are available concreting technique durable, requires maintenance," saves chipping The deliver and Formwork plays an important role achieving the objectives of quality, speed and cost efficiency

in the market, aluminium system is the most popular.

Under this plumbing and electrical works are carried out before concreting is done. The technique is advanced, fast, simple, durable, and adaptable, and requires minimum maintenance," said Kumar. " It also saves time and cost and avoids chipping the walls," he said.

The technology is used by VBHC in their budget housing project in Bhiwadi to deliver homes within 18- 24 months.

Developer Supertech Limited is of the first in Delhi- NCR to introduce this technology for speedy construction of its high projects Supernova ORB North Eye. " It is important rely on technology to avoid project delay and bring down the cost of construction at the same time," said R. K. Arora, Chairman and Managing Director, Supertech Limited.

Wave Infratech is another realty giant that has adopted this contemporary technology in their construction of Wave One at Sector 18, Noida.

" Our objective behind the use of this technology is to provide commercial spaces that meet high quality standards at record speed," said Rajiv Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Wave Infratech.

Since formwork requires less number of skilled labour force and conventional construction materials, it is ideally suited for the speedy completion of affordable homes. The adoption of this construction technology is also crucial in delivering budget houses within reasonable timelines and bringing the country closer towards meeting the huge shortfall in budgethomes.

Formwork plays an important role in achieving the objectives of quality, speed and cost efficiency

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Date:Sep 20, 2013
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