T echnology has been effective in solving the most complex problems in the world. Its inclusion in the construction sector, though limited, has helped address not just timeline compliance, but also aspects such as material pilferage and energy saving, thereby improving overall process efficiency.
KEF Infra, an offsite manufacturing, precast infrastructure and modular construction company, used Building Information Modelling (BIM) to work on the Indira Canteen project which helped them construct 198 canteens in a short span of 45 days. For Terminal 2 (T2), at the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) – it is leveraging the full extent of digital design from design to on-site construction, asset and facilities management by adopting BIM.
These examples illustrate how a 3D platform like BIM ensures that the entire team is able to access information at the same time – from design, fabrication, and construction to operations and maintenance – to make informed decisions from a common point of understanding. They also exemplify how technology can be effective to further strengthen India’s construction sector and enable the growth of green buildings in the country. Currently, BIM is mandated in the UK and France and is being rapidly adopted in the US, Germany, Switzerland and the Scandinavian countries.
An emerging hotbed for green buildings, the ‘green movement’ in India is already picking up across sectors. The construction sector is a key driver of the Indian economy and highly responsible for propelling the country’s overall development, but it still lags behind in adopting technology in its processes.
Although a few developers in India are using technology at the planning stage, overall tech adoption is limited. In the current times of multi-stakeholder management like on-site work tracking and offsite construction technologies, one has to take advantage of technology to connect workflows, save costs and make better buildings with fewer resources.
echnology has been effective in solving the most complex problems in the world. Its inclusion in the construction sector, though limited, has helped address not just timeline compliance, but also aspects such as material pilferage and energy saving, thereby improving overall process efficiency.