Advancement in construction technology

Construction isn’t just building something, built can also be defined as art of making building and monuments. We have been constructing various scriptures, monuments, buildings, since the dawn of mankind. However from those periods to the modern era there’s the construction technology has been completely revolutionized. Here’s the list of most advanced construction technology around the globe one could only think of.

 

  1. Material 10 X the strength of steel
    We all know steel as a most important material for the construction. And this is the only material we can due to its physical properties, especially strength. How about any material much lighter but having more strength than steel, AMAZING! Yes, one more amazing fact about that material graphene is actually from the parent component graphite one of the world’s softest metal. Just changing the molecular configuration from 2-D to 3-D can make the softest the world’s strongest. Graphene is currently developed at MI, Boston and researches are currently going on towards a whole new world of its applications.
  2. Fatigue Sensor
    Most of us here would have seen the movie “3 IDIOTS”, where Rancho asked engineers haven’t made any machine that could measure the stress. Well we thing that engineers at SMART CAP must have taken this way too seriously. Yes, now they have developed a hat that can measure the fatigue levels of the workers, known as head band, which could be attached to the hard hat of the workers. This cap is developed for mining construction workers and is currently being tested by the BAM NUTTAL who is one of the biggest mining contactors in the UK.
  3. Self-driving construction vehicles

Google is developing a self-driving tech for consumer usage known as WAYMO. Inspired from this engineers at COLARADO DOT, developed a same concept vehicle but just a much bigger one which wouldn’t be used to carry passengers but building materials. There are currently two vehicles developed namely AIPV (Autonomous Impact protection vehicle) and ATMA (Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator). These trucks use the GOS systems to check and control their distance, acceleration and speed. The path may either be as in form of a fixed program or programmable as per the requirement of the model.

  1. 3-D print structures

Most of us here know about the 3-D printing technology, creating objects and small tools from it. How cool it would be if we could just 3-D print a whole building. This is also not futuristic tech anymore. This is a joint project for MIT and Russian Apis co-robotic arm. The robotic arm used is a sophisticated one which uses a special concrete hat can build a structure in a single day. The robotic arm is designed to be self-sufficient, as it can be powered using variable power sources such as solar o battery powered. Is especially designed for disaster or distress situations where it can be deployed to build shelters just in a day even at the remotest locations.

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How a middle income person can buy a HOUSE – “Kyunki Apna Ghar toh Apna hota hai”

Have you ever thought that if money was never an object you could have bought your dream house? That might be a cozy villa having a private garden as well as swimming pool or a private condo having sea view like it is shown in James Bond movies. Thinking? You might go out of your budget.

 

Everyone has an idea of their dream homes but as money as an object comes into the picture your aspirations are toned down. Most of the home-buyers when decide to convert their dream home into reality by stretching their finances they might end up denting their finances. But not anymore, affordable housing scheme helped many people to fulfill their dreams to buy their own house. The slowdown in real estate sector also lightens the burden of the buyer. A few years back rates of the property were hitting the roof but today home-buyer can a find a place to dwell for spending their life with their family.

 

The vision of Modi government that every citizen of India has their own house by the end of the year 2022. To back this vision the government is pursuing and encouraging the builders to come up with projects that fall under affordable housing schemes. Under this scheme, the target is to make house between 10lakh to 30lakh so that lower and middle class group can afford it. Even the home loans are available at a very economical rate. This will lead to increase the quality of living standard of people.

 

Projects under the affordable housing schemes are launched in states Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan etc. and the state government is providing all the possible assistance to the builders. As per Times of India, their government has made two classifications for Middle Income Group (MIG).

 

  1. MIG-I having an income of 6-12 lakh will get loan up to 9 lakh with interest subsidy of 4% for a tenure of 20 years. Therefore at the end of tenure, the borrower will end up paying an interest subsidy of 2.35 lakh for 9 lakh.
  2. MIG-II having an income of 12-18 lakh will get loan up to 12 lakh with interest subsidy of 3% for a tenure of 20 years. Therefore at the end of tenure, the borrower will end up paying an interest subsidy of 2.30 lakh for 12 lakh.

 

The Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) and National Housing Bank (NHB) have been acknowledged as central nodal agencies to channelize this subsidy to the lending institutions, including banks and financial institutions. Therefore, small banks, non-banking finance companies and micro-finance institutions will be recognized as primary lending institutions under the scheme.

Additional loans are also available at a non-subsidies rate. Under the scheme, widows, single working women, persons belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently abled and trans-genders will be given preference.

Paarth Infrabuild, Real Estate Developers, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India