Comparative Study of Prefabrication Constructions with Cast-in-Situ Constructions
Keywords:Precast technology, mold cost, panelization, frame, prestress, transportation
The conventional method of concreting i.e. cast- in-situ is mostly used for various types of constructions.
There are many drawbacks of this method like less quality, lesser speed of construction, high labour requirement etc.
These drawbacks ultimately affect the structure. To overcome these drawbacks a new method of concreting can be
adopted called as precast concrete method. Precast concrete method is accepted worldwide for its advantages over
conventional concrete method. The main aim of this paper is to present a prefabricated construction based on time and
cost utilization over than in-situ construction. A literature survey and field visits are carried out to predict the time and
cost behaviour. Precast construction technology is quite popular and comfortable method of construction in developed
countries attributes the several advantages. However, in India, conventional construction method is still widely accepted
despite incurring higher cost and slow production rate.