There is a rise in modular civil engineering projects in New York, USA. It refers to a process where a building is constructed of the site under plant conditions that are controlled. Here, the same materials are used with uniform standards and codes like facilities that are conventionally built. The major advantage of these civil engineering facilities is that these buildings are constructed half the time as conventional buildings. They are produced in modules that are later carried to the site and placed together to reflect the identical design specifications and intent of a sophisticated in-built site without any sort of compromise.
Reddy Kancharla – Why resort to modular civil engineering projects in the future?
Reddy Kancharla completed his Bachelor of Science in the field of Civil Engineering at Osmania University from Hyderabad in India. After completing his graduation, he enrolled in the Masters of Science Program in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University and completed it in 1987. He later obtained his certification in Quality Documentation (ISO 9000) and Quality System Auditor (ISO 9000) at the Bureau Veritas in Dubai, UAE, in 1994.
He started his career as a construction engineer in India with Vivek Builders, where he undertook the task of the structural design of commercial and residential buildings. He subsequently went on to become a research assistant with his alma mater, Texas Tech University, where he taught undergraduate students the fundamentals of construction materials and other relevant topics associated with the construction of buildings.
After teaching for two years, he worked as an engineer and laboratory director of Haller Engineering Associates and Testing Laboratories in New Jersey. As a senior engineer, he undertook the responsibility of overseeing structural designs, failures, discrepancies, foundation investigations, and other design projects. He was also associated with corrective action plans of diverse roadway and building construction projects located in the New York Metropolitan area.
When it comes to the advantages of modular civil engineering projects, he says they are ideal for the future primarily because-
- They save time- The major chunk of the construction can be done at the factory site while the rest of the construction work like making the foundation can be done at the site. This ensures that the project is completed faster and completed on schedule. This means you are able to save about 30 to 40 percent of the project time with modular construction in the future.
- There are no delays due to the weather- When the construction materials are fabricated in a controlled environment, there are no delays in the project due to the weather. The workers are safer and comfortable when they work in an environment protected from the climatic and weather elements.
- Storage of materials is better- Construction sites are free from clutter and other delays. The materials are safely stored in the factory and safe from theft.
Reddy Kancharla says with modular civil engineering projects; you get the benefits of lower labor expenses. This construction mode will also work in the post-pandemic era primarily because it will incorporate better safety measures in New York and facilitate social distancing, making it safer for the workers.