Updated: Aug 4
Pre-cast technology was used to construct the construction, in which parts of the superstructure were formed in a nearby facility using reusable molds.
The 12-story, 96-unit tenement structure in Navi Mumbai was constructed by the state-run City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) in a record-breaking 96 days, or one day per apartment. This is the shortest time ever.
Pre-cast technology was used to construct the construction, in which parts of the superstructure were formed in a nearby facility using reusable molds. The project was constructed as part of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana's Mass Housing Scheme, which is responsible for the construction of several tenements around Navi Mumbai for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Lower Income Groups (LIG).
Unlike the "cast in place" method, which uses concrete that is batched on site and then used to cast the building's walls and slabs in steel formwork, the individual components—walls, beams, columns, slabs, staircases, etc.—were then transported to the construction site close to Bamandongri Railway Station and lifted into place.
For the job at hand, a total of 1,985 precast superstructure components were put together over a built-up area of 64,000 square feet. Pre-cast concrete components are uniform and simple to replicate, have a lesser environmental impact, improve productivity, cut down on raw material waste, and lead to cleaner, safer building sites.
The project was started on April 4 and completed on July 9; this includes fabricating the superstructure as well as all the wiring, mechanical, and electrical fittings. It completes projects on schedule by RERA standards. Under our "Mission 96" campaign, we made a concentrated effort to complete the construction, which we plan to repeat with more mass housing projects in the future, according to CIDCO spokesperson Priya Ratambe.
According to Sanjay Mukherjee, general director of CIDCO, "Mission 96 has demonstrated that precast technology is capable of creating superior quality buildings in factory-controlled environments, lowering floor cycle time, and also can mitigate decreased personnel availability."