Pre-Cast - A Step Towards Sustainable Development

Avneesh Sood

Eros Group


India is going through speedy urbanization and this has twisted an enormous demand for affordable housing section, which cannot be met through usual construction and therefore transformation of the construction industry must take place. There is also a lack of skilled manpower and increase in their cost, which lead to most of the developers facing problems in concluding their projects on time.

In India, most buildings are still built with handcrafted and heavily dependent on manual labour and on-site construction involving in-situ concrete, timber formworks and wet trades with high manpower requirement, which leads to a large amount of material wastage, labour inefficiency, and delay in project delivery.

Today there are many new techniques and technologies available in the market which can reduce carbon footprint during the process of construction as well as the lifecycle of a building. Push is towards sustainable development involving reduction and recycling of wastes, optimal use of natural resources and significantly minimizes pollution emissions.  

Realty majors in India are adopting precast technology in building their latest projects. The main advantages of precast technology are the speed of construction, quality, and a value-for-money product.  This technology is expected to enhance the productivity of the construction process and thereby resulting in faster delivery of the projects with optimum utilization of resources on the site and reducing waste generation.

The technology is very versatile and equally suitable for all types of construction, be they high rise, low-rise, villas, commercial projects, parking lots, etc. The best part is that it not only speeds up construction work but helps to create in bigger carpet area and enhances the quality of final output 

Why Should You Use Precast Technology?

People in India have for all time been pro-technology, and quick adopters to any technology bring in in any sector. Construction is no exception. The major advantages of precast technology are superiority, speed, and value for money. It can help in time savings of up to 64 per cent compared to similar projects using standard production methods. If a brick-and-mortar method takes one year to complete, the precast means can take about four months.

Timely Completion

The advantages in adopting this technology are structural stability, speedy and quality construction, if a brick-and-mortar method takes one year to complete, the precast method can take about four months. Flexibility, wastage control, and less manpower requirement. Adding to it the strength of this technology is low maintenance, quick turnover of money and universal applications.

Latest Technique

There is a defined space for windows and doors. All fittings like electrical, plumbing, TV, telephone roof slabs, wall panels, beams, columns, and floors are fabricated, etc are laid before concreting. Everything is controlled through a computer-based monitoring system. This technology consists of custom-designed precast concrete components like roof slabs, beams, columns, wall panels, etc, which offer flexibility in shape and size with a variety of surface finishes and colours. This offers an abundance of choice for the architect and engineers to create buildings unique in character and of exceptionally high quality.   

Structurally Secure And Efficient

Precast technology is specially intended and constructed to have a considerably high span-to-depth ratio that allows it to bear loads better, dropping the need for extra columns and supports within the interior structure of the building. It allows building teams to preinstall utility access, fixtures and other elements. This will help building crews to make sure there is access to utilities and other basics right away, so there’s less need for revisions or alteration of the concrete.


The Precast technology strengthens the overall solidness of a building and brings down the construction cost by 10 to 15 per cent. It brings a world of innovative possibilities in relevance and design with profuse choices for architects and engineers to produce future-ready buildings only one of its kind in character and of exceptionally high quality. Precast concrete is specifically intended and made to have a significantly high span-to-depth ratio that allows it to bear loads better, thus dropping the need for extra columns and supports within the interior structure of a building. It can be used to link the demand-supply gap in the affordable housing segment. 


Precast concrete is also fire-proof when properly constructed and combined with the right insulation and panelling on walls and ceilings. Using precast concrete for all the walls in a stairwell means that people inside will be protected. Any harm or loss of life will be limited in the event of an eventuality. It able to withstand flood damage, wind-blown debris, rain penetration and the methods we use to protect buildings and roads from these dangers.

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