Fast Forward India: Offsite Infrastructure

Fast Forward India: Offsite Infrastructure the KEF Infra Way

India prides itself as a “newly industrialised country” and the current economic resonance is a rever-beration of various sectors like Infrastructure, Agriculture and Services pooling in efforts to amelio-rate our country. Being one of the key players in the development of any economy, infrastructure plays a critical role to fast forward India. We live in a time where we can get anything at our door-step. So, why should infrastructure be left behind? Infrastructure touches the lives of people every day, and with the exponential growth we are seeing in our country, infrastructure solutions need to keep up. There are innumerable restraints that can decelerate infrastructure projects such as weather, materials and workforce. There is a virtue in bridging these gaps without compromising on quality and that is where offsite infrastructure comes in. If you take a modular approach to building your home, in blocks at a centralised factory and then assemble in on-site, you can save up to 50% of the time and up to 30% of construction cost com-pared to traditional construction! Innovation at its Best KEF Infra, a Bangalore-based offsite manufacturing company passionate about new technologies for a safer and greener environment, is launching India’s first state-of-the-art prefabrication factory at Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu on 19 December 2016. The ‘KEF Infra One Park’ will comprise of five units for end-to-end fabrication that includes precast and concrete work, prefabricated PODS, mod-ular units, modular MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing work), joinery (woodwork), fit out, glazing and stone processing units. Literally, houses will be built in factories using state of the art equipment instead of on-site. Once the various units of a house have been built, they would be transported to the required location for assembly to make a very efficient home for you. The Differentiators A concept popular in other countries offsite construction is gaining momentum in India. The first question that comes to our minds is, what difference will prefabrication make? Cost: The pre-fabricated homes/structures do not require materials and workforce to be transported to the site. This combined with the fact that the project gets completed much earlier than traditional building methods leads to a total cost reduction of up to 30%. Quality: There is better quality control since manufacturing occurs in a controlled environ-ment. This results in a higher quality output in terms of workmanship and durability. Timeline: Time of project completion is reduced by up to 50% owing to efficiencies intro-duced by the economies of scale, specialised tools and ‘factory-floor efficiencies’ that cannot hap-pen with on-site construction. Lastly, KEF Infra empowers us in being global contributors to the environment with a significant drop in our carbon footprint owing to the smart end-to-end-processes. While the process of prefab-rication is more environmentally viable, the structures that are manufactured according to custom-er’s needs, using HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) technology, decrease energy consumption during the usage of the product. Putting it all together KEF Infra’s precast concrete structures can be assembled at the site with ease. These structures can be pre-stressed to reduce wastage during the assembly process, which can further reduce construction cost. Conclusion Using technology and innovation as disruptors, KEF Infra aims at bringing about deep rooted, inno-vative and sustainable changes to our society and environment. KEF Infra’s winning mantra is the ability to combine disruptive technology to create living spaces in harmony with nature, blending out of the box thinking with cost effective building solutions without missing a beat on quality. The result is greener construction methodologies, better quality at reduced cost and time, and the right way to #fastforwardindia.