Anil Poddar

If there is one thing that is guaranteed, it is that things will always be changing. The passage of time inevitably brings about change. The technology used in construction has also advanced in leaps and bounds over the past several decades. One of these game-changing innovations was the introduction of prefabricated buildings. Even though prefabricated buildings have been existing for several decades at this point, their increasing popularity has only been seen in the most recent years. It is believed that 70 percent of the commercial buildings that are constructed today in the United States are pre-engineered. There is no shadow of a doubt that this brand-new method of building is at the forefront of the new wave.

Pre engineered buildings are ones that are manufactured away from the spot where they will be installed and then transported there to be assembled. The components are put together with the assistance of joists, nuts, bolts, and many other jointing mechanisms that are construction specific. This method of building takes a noticeably shorter amount of time than others, and it is famous for being cost-effective. Precision is increased during construction since the work is done in a regulated setting using specialised equipment. Waste produced by construction is also cut down greatly.

PEB is a relatively new idea in India, yet it is experiencing significant expansion in both the government and industrial sectors. In recent years, the commercial, institutional, and infrastructure sectors have been the only others to experience healthy growth in their respective industries. The aesthetic value and level of sophistication of today’s contemporary constructions far surpass that of their forebears just a handful of decades ago. Steel, which is not only strong but also relatively lightweight, is used for the principal framework. However, the long-term durability of the material has not been damaged in any way.

The layout is malleable and can be modified to fulfil specific requests from individual customers. The process of determining all of the building’s specifications before it is constructed is referred to as pre-engineering, and it is denoted by the word “pre-engineered.” Before the production process begins, all of the structural parts, such as wall panels and roof panels, have their dimensions, load-bearing capacities, panel thicknesses, foundation requirements, door and window sizes, and other specifications worked out. This makes it possible for prefabricated houses to have individualised design possibilities. Due to the fact that it was prefabricated, the installation was very simple. Upon arriving at the spot, all that is required of you is to put together the full construction.

Despite the fact that most of them are employed in industrial and non-residential construction, their prevalence in India is growing rapidly. According to various studies, the present production capacity for pre-engineered steel buildings is believed to be somewhere in the neighbourhood of 6.0 lac tonnes per year. The growth is continuing its upward trend, currently at a rate that is 25–30 percent higher than before.

When compared to more conventional building methods, PEBs provide a number of distinct advantages. They are the ideal combination of weight, cost, and durability all in one package. One of the most notable benefits of PEB building is how much less time it takes. When compared to conventional building methods, the use of PEBs can speed up construction by anywhere from 30 to 60 percent, depending on the proportions of the building. This is one of the primary reasons why countries all around the world are moving toward using prefabricated buildings.