How can the vertical growth of a city be economically viable?
A skyscraper or other superstructure that completely encloses a human settlement is described as a vertical city. These can be built in high-rise towers, helping to protect the environment, as opposed to burning down woods and marshes to make way for homes, retail establishments, and factories. Sky-high construction enhances living and working space, reducing the impact of overpopulation. The expansion of vertical cities holds the key to sustainability.
Not only sustainability but also the expansion of vertical cities is indispensable in future Indian cities. The progress of cities in terms of economic growth is inevitable.
Here are a few reasons why vertical expansion is efficient:
Increased land value: As cities become more densely populated, the land becomes more valuable. Developers can make the most of a limited quantity of land by building vertically, which can boost the land's valuation.
Reduced infrastructure costs: Building vertically can reduce the costs of providing infrastructure, such as roads, water, and sewage, as these services can be shared among more individuals in a smaller area.
Increased tax revenue: Higher-density developments can generate more tax revenue for the city, as they typically have more residents, businesses, and commercial activities.
Reduced commuting costs: The need for long commutes will dip, in terms of saving residents time and money.
Would you believe that Mumbai currently has more than 200 skyscrapers and 5,600 high-rise buildings? With the advancement of construction technology, planning high-rise buildings has never been easier. One could also say that it is economically viable.
But, who can be the anchor for this much-needed pivot?
Architects, Designers, and Consultants.
How does Knest Aluminium Formwork come into the picture here?
According to the International Journal of Innovative Research in Technology (IJIRT), architects, designers, and consultants are constantly looking for new technologies to accelerate the speed & quality of construction. Many established architectural firms & housing development companies are using aluminium formwork. It has many names, aluminium shuttering, Mivan shuttering, aluform, etc. However, what’s common is the tremendous utility that the technology provides. Let’s explore.
Until now it was all but natural for architects & designers to think twice before planning high-rise structures, but not anymore. Speed & Strength were two major points of consideration in this scepticism.
Speed: Knest Monolithic is our flagship offering of high-performing & durable formwork solutions. As the name goes, there is the simultaneous casting of walls & slabs irrespective of the type & size of the project. Now, add to this the modular nature of the aluminium panels of all monolithic systems, which significantly reduces the slab cycles. 5-7 days, that’s all it takes. Faster slab cycles consequently lead to faster construction.
Strength: All aluminium formwork offerings from Knest are made of 6061 T6 Grade Aluminium. The inherent chemical & mechanical properties make it the ideal choice of architectural construction, also allowing for up to 300+ repetitions, if used properly. It’s sturdy, durable & reusable for longer periods. Additionally, courtesy of the monolithic construction, there are fewer joints & fewer leaks.
Finally, it is intuitive that taller structures do not command the same structural strength due to their height. However, with Knest Monolithic, the entire structure is more flexible and has the potential to provide good resistance to shakes & quakes.
Vertical expansion of cities is one of the foundational elements of infrastructure development. Knest Aluminium Formwork offers the optimal technological mix for the empowerment of its stakeholders.
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Source of Data Points: Construction Week, Google