Chandigarh starts work on a 10-storey building in 48 hours
In a first for India, around 200 engineers, supervisors and labourers have begun assembling a 10-storey building in Punjab's Mohali district. They claim it will take them just 48 hours to complete the work.
The building is being constructed using pre-fabricated steel structure technology. Three cranes have been pressed into service to assemble the pre-fabricated roof and walls, which have been prepared in the factory.
The concrete foundation for the building had already been prepared, while the pre-fabrication took three months in the factory.
Work at the construction site began at 4:30 pm and in just a half an hour, the roof of the ground floor had been assembled. Work will continue through the night as well.
The company claims that the new construction technology would enable owners of such buildings to generate revenue within days, instead of waiting for months and years before the building is complete.
The building is said to be eco-friendly, as it will consume less power, and is also certified as earthquake shock-proof by the Center for Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR).