ACE Tower Cranes Riding The Prefabrication Wave In India
Prefabrication Construction is playing a vital role in building the infrastructure of India. Globally, this innovative concept has been significantly adopted by the construction industry, the finest examples being the world famous prefabricated structures Burj Khalifa and Sydney Opera House. ACE (Action Construction Equipment Ltd.), India’s No. 1 Crane Brand is riding the prefabricated construction wave by manufacturing intelligent and cost-effective Tower cranes, which are an integral requirement for safe, speedy and smart execution of housing and urban infrastructure projects.
One of the most ambitious and talked-about real-estate projects, the Central Park Flower Valley Project, is an example of prefabricated construction. Central Park is one of the fastest growing ultra-luxury realty brands with an established presence in the NCR region of India. Till date, it has delivered 5.5 million sq. ft luxury residential properties in many prominent locations in Gurugram (Haryana); by integrating specially manufactured ACE Tower cranes in its business model, they have recorded dramatic rise in the speed of construction and scale of developments, in addition to reducing the overall project cost significantly. Through its unique range of Precast Intelligent Homes, they are ready to establish a new benchmark in luxury living by employing a fine blend of technologies tailored to maximise customer’s convenience and optimised space utilization, making these homes the smartest way of living.
ACE’s Tower Crane
“In Prefabricated construction method, the building components are prefabricated offsite on an assembly line using advanced tools and equipment. Thereafter, they are transported to the building site where they are erected using specialised Tower Cranes,” informed Mr. Mayank Pundir, Country Head – Tower Cranes, ACE. “Following the suit, many major real-estate players are also upgrading themselves towards using Precast Construction methods as it helps in expedited completion of massive residential projects with minimum labour and zero material waste,” he added.
Flower Valley Project And ACE Association
To assemble its prefabricated concrete structures, Central Park joined hands with ACE. Mr. Mahesh Pathak (P&M-DGM), Flower Valley Project informed, “Tower cranes do 90 per cent of the construction work; so it’s important to have Tower cranes from a brand you can trust in terms of quality and after sales service. Hence, ACE became an inevitable choice for us.”
ACE’s specialized 16 T TC 7054 - 16 T, 62.5 m Free Standing Height and Lifting capacity of 3T @ 70 m radius was developed in the ACE’s manufacturing facility at Faridabad. It was designed specially to provide the necessary lifting speed and strength. The most notable feature of the crane is the high capacity, which stands out in a country where lower capacity units constitute the majority of cranes’ population. Further, the higher capacity cranes with higher safety standards are mandatorily required to handle heavy structures and provide high degree of precision in prefabricated buildings; to accommodate them longer jibs are needed although Central Park plans to use it with 50 m Boom, a configuration which delivers 6.7 T tip load. Before delivery, ACE tested this special crane at 110 per cent capacity to ensure it performs flawlessly at 100 per cent capacity.
Mr. Pathak further said, “The rugged and reliable ACE Tower cranes was a boon for us. Through their consistent support and excellent customer service, they ensured that our iconic project gets kicked off successfully.” With a dedicated 24x7 technical support from ACE, the project was completed in just nine months, ahead of deadline, he added.
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