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KEF Infra – Infrastructure Development Company

Infrastructure development plays an integral role in the growth of any economy. We are currently experiencing a revolution in the infrastructure industry and economies need to channelize their efforts in order to become future ready and adapt to the changing trends. Traditional methods of building are no longer sustainable as they are impacted by a lot of project delays due to climate changes, labour availability, and accessibility of material or due to regulatory approvals. These methods are also subject to a number of external factors that impact the build quality and the delivery time. These delays in infrastructure can also impact other sectors such as education and healthcare and reflect on the overall economy at large. In order to bridge this gap, and provide better access to quality infrastructure, KEF Infra has set out to employ more evolved and innovative methods of building technologies.

We understand that technology is the answer when demands and expectations from the infrastructure industry is high. Urban growth and development requires time and cost reducing solutions that only technology and higher skilled workforce can provide. By developing a long term solution, with science, design and technology as the foundation, we are positive that the gap shall be bridged.

Technology, innovation and automation are the main driving forces for progress and at KEF Infra, we offer the most efficient and cost effective building solutions without sacrificing architectural design or site utilization. WE are the pioneers in Offsite Manufacturing and have a state of the art offsite manufacturing facility that ensures that quality is maintained at every stage.

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Offsite Manufacturing – the building process is taken away from the physical site to a controlled factory environment. There is a great improvement in terms of cost savings, time to deliver and the quality of the final structure.

Precast – this is the process of creating a construction product (a pillar, column or a beam) by casting concrete in a reusable mould. This is then cured in a controlled environment and then transported to the physical site and lifted to place.

Modular Construction – this is based on the idea of ‘assemble rather than build’. It brings about a paradigm shift in terms of infrastructure development – especially in the units such as hospitals, hotels and homes.

Above all, these techniques allow for more control over the final product and provide greater efficiency and speed of delivery. It also ensures that the final product is of the highest quality.

These methods are more appealing to the modern age infrastructure because, they are extremely cost effective, agile and sustainable with absolutely no compromise on quality.

The focus is to revolutionize technology and address the real world problems and provide innovative solutions that are sustainable – even in the long run. We believe in being the trends setters, path breakers and change makers to redefine construction!

Modular Construction- The Most Frequently Asked Questions

Conventional construction needs to be challenged and all the downsides of this type of construction need to be addressed. Today’s constructions demand a better way to manage quality, reduce construction time, and avoid the obstacles and hindrances of onsite construction. Modular construction is becoming increasingly popular as it very effectively addresses all the concerns of traditional construction methods.

However, when implementing such type of constructions, our minds are crowded with a number of questions regarding quality, reliability and sustainability. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about modular construction:

How is modular construction different from conventional construction?
A conventional building is constructed onsite – from scratch. A modular building is constructed in a factory – under a highly controlled environment. Pre-fabricated structures are delivered onsite where they are ultimately assembled to complete the construction. These prefabricated structures are called modules. Since the site prep and production can happen simultaneously, the overall construction is faster too.

What are the benefits of modular construction?
As opposed to conventional construction, the modular method is faster and cheaper too. Typically it is observed that the modular method is 50% faster than the traditional means of construction. There is basically no delay while waiting for the foundation to be poured and the framing to go up – and then begin the construction. The buildings are up and running in half the time – with a superior quality.

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Are modular construction materials of a lower quality?
This is a common misconception! In fact, modular constructions are of a superior quality even though the materials used are cheaper and lighter in weight. The materials used are just as sturdy as in any other construction and hence durable and reliable too. The structures are actually designed with a higher level of precision and consistency is maintained too – because the production happens in a highly controlled environment.

Is modular construction more expensive?
Again this is one more misconception. A modular construction project is 10% to 20% less expensive than a conventional construction project. Well, the good part is that it can fit various budgets too.

How long does it take to complete a modular construction?
Once the modules have been delivered to the site, it’s just about the time that is required to assemble them. This makes modular construction more and easier and hence quick too. Depending on the complexity of the design and the size of the project – this type of construction can be completed within months.

Is there a size limit for modular construction?
Well, the simple answer is – no. The only regulations that you could require to check are the government regulations in that area. You can otherwise design your building as large as you want. The rules are same as those that are applied to traditional construction.

This type of construction is becoming increasingly popular and more and more infrastructure projects prefer prefabricated parts that are assembled onsite. They prefer the quality, reliability and the flexibility along with the adaptability that this type of construction offers.

Modular Construction – the future of construction!

Building a home ground up – takes quite some time, even if it is an average home, it takes almost a year to complete – from conceptual design to when a home owner finally moves in.
Modular Construction goes far beyond the typical concept of construction and has created quite a revolution in the way buildings are developed. A building or home is constructed by assembling parts that are ‘manufactured’ in a highly controlled factory environment. Architectural designs are created and then repeated using the exact same materials and manufacturing standards.

With repeatable designs and construction methods, a home can be built within half the time taken for normal construction – that’s how revolutionizing this method is!

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Here is why Modular Construction is going to be the future of construction!

Predictable outcome
In this type of construction, modules are created offsite and are then transported to the location of construction to be assembled into a complete structure. Since each module is built with precision and exactly the same dimensions, the outcome is predictable and you know beforehand what the final product looks like. The process is foolproof and highly repeatable and delivers the same quality every single time – removing all the guesswork of what the final product will look like!

Lower construction costs
It’s a known fact that the total cost of a new home is typically 60% of its selling price. The underlying principle is that when construction costs are high, the selling price will naturally be higher. Conversely when construction costs go down, the selling price also goes down. Modular Constructions have significantly reduced the construction costs and offers as much as 50% of savings to the end customer or buyer as opposed to homes built with traditional construction methods.

Heightened efficiency
Since Modular Construction takes place in a factory controlled environment, there is strict adherence to processes and procedure and hence the overall efficiency is high. Plus, there is no ‘environmental factors’ that create a hindrance in the processes. Workers can work 365 days of a year and round the clock and the entire process is seamless without external factors creating any glitches. Well, the repetition of the same process over and over again brings accuracy in the way people work and the overall efficiency of the entire process is heightened!

Increased onsite safety
When it comes down to safety, onsite construction requires you to take utmost precaution and ensure that your labor force is equipped with the right kind of safety gear and safety training. Further, just in case there are any accidents onsite, further construction is stalled until all the underlying issues are resolved. Since Modular Construction happens in a factory all these kinds of safety issues are significantly reduced. Bad weather, equipment malfunction and human errors could pose a greater danger onsite rather than in a highly controlled environment as in a factory.

As for the future of construction, modular buildings definitely will take over the traditional onsite construction methods!

One of the Modular Building Companies in India, name KEFInfra  provides Modular Building Construction Services in cost effective way.

Is modular the future of construction?

One of the most interesting developments in construction is – modular construction. The reason for its increasing popularity is its ability to shorten construction time and improve the quality and sustainability of the construction. It standardizes the construction and enables customization of the various elements too. Individual modules are constructed with great precision and are then combined to create larger structures.

Well, an Offsite Construction, whether modular or prefabricated, requires a highly detailed plan at an early stage of the project. It is however more sustainable and more efficient.

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Here’s why modular construction is seen as the future of construction:

Less material waste – Since all the elements are created in a factory, it makes things easier when it comes to recycling wastes. The materials can be reused and are not discarded as opposed to ‘on-site wastes’ in conventional construction.

Less site disturbance – The usual buzz created by the workers, transport vehicles and equipment onsite is reduced as majority of the actual ‘work’ happens at a factory far away from the construction site.

Flexibility of use – the modules can be reused and recycled as per requirement. They can also be relocated, remodeled and refurbished with minimal energy.

Reduction in construction schedule – The modules are produced at the same time the site is ‘prepared’ for construction. Meaning the lead time is reduced. In turn, the completion time for the entire project is reduced by 30 to 50%.

Delays due to bad weather are reduced – with conventional construction; there are a number of delays due to bad weather. This weather delays are reduced by at least 60% to almost 90% in some cases. This is mainly because the modules are produced in a closed factory environment.

Safer environment – The factory environment is highly controlled and is definitely safer for workers as opposed to an open construction site which is susceptible to a number of work related ‘accidents’.

Built to code with quality materials – Modular buildings follow the same code as the onsite construction buildings. The materials go through a thorough quality check before they are selected for use in the modules. Only the best quality material is used to construct these modules in a factory.

Challenges of traditional construction

Traditional construction is mainly linear and requires every step to be complete before the next one can begin. Weather damage can inconsistency in the availability of labor could be some of the limiting factors of this kind of construction. Further, the construction happens out in the open, and is highly dependent on weather conditions.

The construction and infrastructure market is highly competitive and in order to provide facilities at that are fully functional – quickly, it’s vital that constructions use modular methods rather than conventional. This enables them to deliver results faster and more efficiently. Well, the quality of construction is at par with the quality of construction seen in on site – traditional means!

KEF Infra, an Modular Off Site Construction Company specializing in Modular Building Construction in India and provide the cost effective services in a timely manner.