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10-Story Prefabricated Turbo Tower in Chandigarh to be Constructed in 48 hours

Posted By Taz Loomans On November 30, 2012 @ 3:19 pm In Architecture,News,Prefab Housing | 1 Comment

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In the town of Mohali, a suburb just outside of Chandigarh in northwest India, a 10-story tower is being constructed in just 48-hours! The visionary behind this project, Harpal Singh of the infrastructure company Synergy Thrislington [2], says it’s all possible because “the components have been manufactured already, doors that can be pre-fitted, water supply components, wiring, sanitation, air conditioning, ducts and everything else.”

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The components are made from about 200 tons of steel, and they were all prefabricated [4] in a nearby factory before being moved to the site on special transport trucks. About 200 engineers, supervisors, and laborers started work at 4:30pm yesterday, and 3 cranes were brought on site to install the roofs and walls. After just 6 hours, 3 floors had been constructed. And in 24 hours, nearly 7 stories have been completed.

Think this construction will be shoddy because it’s happening so fast? Singh has gotten his project certified as earthquake and shock-proof by the Center for Industrial and Scientific Research [5]. This turbo building will also be eco-friendly, as Singh claims that it will consume less energy than a conventional building.

Singh was inspired to come up with this streamlined construction process after being frustrated at how slowly his own house was built, which took a full 2 years. The biggest potential of this kind of quick building technology, he says, lies in the infrastructure [6] sector, and can also be very beneficial in building hospitals and schools too. We think this model could also be very useful in disaster-relief situations as well.

Via World Architecture News [7]


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[2] Synergy Thrislington: http://inhabitat.comsynergythrislington.com

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[4] prefabricated: http://inhabitat.com/wolfgang-tschapellers-st-joseph-house-is-a-prefab-flood-resistant-home-in-austria/

[5] Center for Industrial and Scientific Research: http://www.csir.res.in/

[6] infrastructure: http://inhabitat.com/how-americas-infrastructure-can-be-strengthened-against-future-natural-disasters/

[7] World Architecture News: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=21362&region=2

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