It’s very rare you would find an article like this here at TechRaman, after all the main focus is on personal gadgets and technology but here I am with a completely different talk and for a reason. I have always been fascinated by architecture, buildings and avidly used to watch TV programs on construction and so when Sobha developers(www.sobha.com) called me for an on-site visit of their on-going project, Sobha Dream Acres, at Bangalore I did not think twice to accept the invite. While I have always talked about personal technology here is something about precast technology in construction and other details that make up our personal space called home.
Frankly, I never have been to a precast unit where they fabricate every wall and even stair for a building, which would be later put together like lego blocks.
A quick note on Sobha Dream Acres (www.sobhadreamseries.com) which is the first project under the Sobha Dream Series, an affordable housing project from Sobha Ltd, an Indian real estate giant headquartered at Bangalore, spread across 81 acres of land and contains 6500 units of 1 and 2 BHK apartments put together. The 1BHK unit starts at 36L and the 2BHK unit comes in the Rs. 60 Lacs – 72 Lacs price range.
Check the demo flat in the video below.
They created history by making almost 200 units of phase 1 of the project almost ready to be handed out to the customers, a good 20 months ahead of time, something that is unusual in the real estate industry which is plagued by delayed deliveries issues. Their campaign #AheadOfTime recently created a lot flutter in the industry.
Coming back to the construction technology, they have setup a massive precast factory within the project campus with machinery imported from Germany. The implementation of the technology makes sure there is quality in every inch of walls and proper quality checks are at place.
My eyes were wide open with curiosity at the magnitude and scale of fabrication that reduces the construction time while maintaining the quality. It was quiet a humble experience to see the machines in motion systematically and clinically going about making the individual units that goes into the construction. I love playing Lego with my kid and seeing live the blocks being made gave me immense pleasure.
The advantage of Precast technology is immense. It not just reduces the production time but also the cost of construction. By having the precast facility within their project place, Sobha Ltd are also able to cut down the cost and time of logistics. A win-win for both the company and the customers
If you are interested more about the project, you can download the Sobha Dream Acres app on Play store. The app gives an overview of the precast technology and design elements used in the project as well as updates pertaining to the project. The app also takes you through the distinctive features of your home at Sobha Dream Acres.
Visiting the Sobha Dream Acres project was an experience, choosing the right personal space called home is a big concern for every aspiring home buyers and when you see the quality of the construction and the implementation of the latest technology for better quality, it assures the home buyers , so yes the dream does come true here.