Perfect match of precast and affordable housing in India

There is huge housing demand all over India. Already over 30% of India’s population, that is over 377 million people, lives in urban areas. The urban housing shortage has been estimated to be 25 Million residential units at the start of the 12th five year plan in the year 2012.

Four storey walk-up apartments made of precast

Residential buildings have the highest market potential, specifically in the LIG (Low Income Group) and EWS (Economically weaker section) housing sector. According to data available with Brick Eagle, a financial services firm for affordable housing in India, the demand for affordable housing in India is around 18.8 million square meters. The size of these units is in the range of 30-50sqmt.

Affordable housing schemes of the Delhi Development Authority, DDA. 18,000 houses in 3 years delivered. Another project of 27,000 houses in next 3 years.

Now, affordable housing schemes of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) have approved precast technology for all their future projects and plan to construct 100,000 units every year.

Speedy, sustainable and versatile precast as a solution

Huge demand like this requires new type of building construction solutions. Precast is an optimal choice for those valuing short construction times and reduced lifecycle costs of buildings. That is why high quality, maintenance free precast walls and floors have been approved as the main building material for several major residential, commercial and public building projects in India.

For High Income Group (HIG), Amrapali Group is constructing G+22 and G+33 story buildings in Greater Noida and will develop two major group housing projects in the next four years totaling 35mn sqft. Precast suits well for villas, too. Janapriya Syndicate has constructed both 2B+10 story buildings and many villas in Sainikpuri, Hyderabad.

Precast column-beam frame with hollow-core slab for commercial mall. Large spans of 10-12 m for column free spaces and better architectural flexibility.
Completed commercial mall made of precast.

VME precast of Chennai have completed many commercial projects, e.g. malls, offices, shops, in and around Chennai along with supplying precast elements for external projects.

500 bed multi speciality hospital using precast columns, beams, hollow core slabs and façade panels.

In South India, the KEF Company, is constructing a 500 bed hospital and many schools as part of the philanthropic interests of the company’s founder and chairman using precast concrete technology.

Profitability by professional precast building concept planning

The biggest bottleneck in the implementation of precast technology in India is a lack of experienced professionals (architects, structural designers etc.) who have worked in precast concrete building construction.

However, with the increase in the use of modern construction techniques, there are many consultants now in India providing these specialized services. Elematic also provides end-to-end structural design services with a dedicated design team based in Pune, Maharastra.

Chander Dutta, Managing Director, Elematic India

2 Comments Add yours

  1. MEHEDI HASAN says:

    Precast work is the best hard work.Most good element use precast company.

    1. olu Oluduro says:

      Mehedi, first of all thank you so very much for posting these and for providing all the excellent information, data, processes and links. The prefab business is one that myself and my associates are about to begin in Africa and we are seriously looking towards using Elematic technology to achieve these goals.

      I have experience as a Project Engineer working in the United States and I inherently know that prefab construction is the way of the future. Can you please contact me through email at your earliest convenience so that we might discuss how I can establish relations with Elematic (I am about to contact their head office at Finland). Thanks again for all your work in this research.

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