A Case in Point

Dry construction technique in Panchshil Tower

Atul Chordia, Chairman, Panchshil Realty
Panchshil Towers, a project by Panchshil Realty, is among the tallest in Pune at 350 ft and 35 floors. It has employed the path breaking Dry Construction Technique for the first time in India; it reduces use of water and the project’s impact on the environment. Atul Chordia, Chairman, Panchshil Realty, shares insights

In a large-scale application such as the Panchshil Towers project, the development area is covered by a network of roads. In conventional practices, concrete roads are preferred, but since these roads require cement and plenty of water, Panchshil opted for the more contemporary method of making roads with ‘paving blocks’. These blocks are fixed on dry crush sand, which do not require use of water. Also, during monsoons, paving blocks allow rain-water to percolate into the ground, which ultimately increases the ground-water table.

Panchshil Tower

Dry Construction also includes use of lightweight materials, structures and systems created on the principle of lightweight construction. Within the apartment, DCT, involves the construction of interior walls, ceilings and floors using plastered or microfiber board that is joint at the time of installing. Apart from dry wall and ceiling, the façade is also done with Aluminum Composite Panels (ACP) instead of brickwork and plaster, which is easy to maintain and ensures a fresh and contemporary façade for the long-term. This technique has also been followed in other Panchshil projects like Yoopune (by Philippe Starck), Tech Park One, among others.

Panchshil Tower

Dry construction technique is now a globally proven building construction technique without the use of the traditional brick and mortar process, thereby accelerating the construction process and allowing speedier completion (almost upto 70%) and handover. The technique is also viewed as the latest method in green building technology, and is applicable to all commercial as well as residential developments, as dry wall systems are lightweight (upto 8-10 times lighter than traditional brick and cement work), and provide a superlative smooth surface. The technique further creates more usable carpet area within apartments as Dry Walls are 80 mm gypsum board over high-quality steel framing, compared to the standard 200 mm brick walls. They are also easier to renovate, repair, and maintain in the long run.

Panchshil Tower
Panchshil Realty is one of the pioneers in dry construction techniques in India. We take pride in delivering a global product with life-long value and appreciation. Dry wall construction technique comes with other project management benefits as well. For example, it facilitates easy handling of material and speedy construction. It promotes neat and clean site working conditions, convenience in upgrading or renovating existing spaces that are already occupied and operational. It is extremely compatible with RCC as well as steel structures and external facades, while the cavity space between walls can be utilized to install electrical and plumbing services without recessing the walls. The technique also provides superior sound-proofing, insulation and smoother finish.

Other advantages include ease of repairs, renovation and maintenance. For instance, when fitting out elements such as lighting units, speakers, detectors and sensors, the finish is flush and near-perfection. Another advantage is that unlike the traditional brick and mortar method, the process, generates minimum construction waste. It also helps to preserve room temperature and provides energy efficiency. Most of Panchshil projects have been awarded Platinum and Gold LEED certification.

This project is on its way to becoming India’s most technologically advanced residential project. We have succeeded in saving nearly a million liters of water so far. The overwhelming response from customers is probably the best case-in-point for proving how process and use of technology can provide best-in-industry quality at right market prices.
Click Here
To Know More / Contact The Manufacturer
Please provide your details we will contact you as soon as possible
Please let us know your name.
Please let us know your Designation.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your email address.
Please let us know your City.
Please let us know your Contact Number.
Please brief your query.
Our other value-added services:

To receive updates through e-mail on Products, New Technologies & Equipment, please select the Product Category(s) you are interested in and click 'Submit'. This will help you save time plus you will get the best price quotations from many manufacturers, which you can then evaluate and negotiate.

Equipment & Machinery
Invalid Input
Building Products
Invalid Input

Offsite Construction

From quality assurance to faster completion, Offsite Construction Technology can be a gamechanger in the post-Covid world, avers Nejeeb Khan, Country Head, Katerra, India. India has set an ambitious target of providing housing facilities to all by 2022 Read More ...

Architecture in the Age of Augmented Reality

How Virtual Reality (AR) and Augmented Reality (AR) will shape the future of built environments. To those outside of the industry, the idea of taking a virtual tour of a new building before it’s even been constructed, every detail brought to life by wearing VR goggles Read More ...

Prioritising Sustainability & Digital Transformation

It is important to start now and design buildings that are equipped with safe, smart and sustainable building technologies for the future, says Raj Manek, Executive Director & Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Read More ...

Inter-tech: Making India Safe

Earthing is a science and needs to be designed for a location, depending on the soil resistivity value of the location; it is advised to design the Earthing solutions at the very beginning of the project by placing the earth electrodes in the basement, says Charanjeet Singh Read More ...

Smart Poles Bring Smart Solutions

iRAM Technologies’ Smart Pole is a specially designed high strength pole of 9-25 meters height with a camouflage cage to conceal the telecom, IT and IoT components, and an underground chamber for various control devices, gateways, UPS, etc. The camouflage cage or nacelle Read More ...

K- Lite’s Intelligent Poles

The concept of smart cities came into being as a consequential development to internet of things (IoT), digital connectivity, global warming, and the compelling necessities for energy saving. More than 50% of the world’s population lives in cities. A city environment Read More ...

Prefabricated Modular Construction: A rising trend

Prefabricated and modular construction is the production of components in factories that are then transported to the final location and assembled onsite. It is also instrumental in reducing electricity consumption in the factory in Read More ...

Creating Iconic Designs

Voyants Solutions Private Limited was selected to design the new Gwalior Railway Station. The firm used BIM models and workflows to optimize building design and incorporate existing structures. It designed a structure and development plan that specifically Read More ...

Monitoring Air Quality

AQI India is the country's first private Air Monitoring initiative launched by Purelogic Lab. This comprehensive platform detects and reports invisible air particulate as small as PM2.5, PM 10, temperature, humidity level along Read More ...

Green Building Accelerates Worldwide

India is expected to see strong growth in the green building sector with nearly 55% of all projects likely pursuing green by 2021, according to the Dodge Data & Analytics World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report, to which Read More ...

Era of Smart & Green Building Technologies, by Alhad Patil, Technical Director, Diamond Metal Screens

Architects and designers today aim to design and construct their structures so that they are more energy-efficient and sustainable. The importance of LEED rating has picked up tremendously in the emerging markets, and it is this environment which fosters the Read More ...

Systems & Controls

Transportation: Sierra’s way of life prioritises reduction of dependence on fossil fuels. Electric vehicles, two-wheelers, and car-pooling are encouraged. 72% of the parking space reserved for 2-wheelers, 19% for bicycles, and only 7% for cars. Read More ...

Camfil's City M Indoor Air Purifier - efficient HEPA H13 and activated carbon filters

Camfil, a global leader in industrial air purification, has come up with its advanced indoor air purifier, City M. Designed and engineered in Sweden, Camfil CityM Air Purifier is equipped with the most sophisticated particulate and molecular filters Read More ...

Roof That Performs

Made by Strata Geosystems, this green roof in a residential property in Bangalore, is designed using StrataWeb®, a cost-effective, technically sound and long-lasting solution. With the increased desire for high-performance buildings, sustainable building products Read More ...

Value of Water

Rainwater Harvesting is not just an option but a necessity, writes Anil Pharande, Chairman, Pharande Spaces, an ISO 9001-2000 construction firm. Rainwater harvesting is the real and present option to counter the growing menace of rapid water depletion Read More ...

The Right Choice

It is crucial to understand the application, design and purpose of a building before choosing a proper HVAC system, writes Sanjeev Seth, Country Leader, Climate Solutions, Trane & Thermoking, India Territory & SAARC Markets, API SBU, Ingersoll Rand Read More ...
MGS Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture
NBM&CW

New Building Material & Construction World

New Building Material & Construction World
L&ST

Lifting & Specialized Transport

Lifting & Specialized Transport
II&TW

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week