Rapid Wall Building Construction and Conventional Building Construction-A Case Study

Rao, Prakash B and Francis, Nithin Antony (2012) Rapid Wall Building Construction and Conventional Building Construction-A Case Study. In: Burapha University International Conference 2012, 9-11 July 2012, Pattaya,Thailand..

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Abstract

In today�s World one of the most precious things are Time and Resources. The main factor in the construction is the utilization of time and resources efficiently. To save both, today�s world is open to innovative ideas for the same. The present paper deals with the comparative study of a two storey building made with Rapid wall (Gypsum panels) and Conventional Building. The building used for comparison is a two storey structure constructed with gypsum panels as an initiative by Fertilizers and Chemicals of Travancore, Kochi called as Rapid House. The structure is located in Kochi, Kerala and these Gypsum panels were made using Australian Technology. The conventional building used for comparison has walls made of bricks and slab cast in concrete. The method of construction, the quantity of raw materials used, the time taken for the construction and the economy of construction is discussed in this paper

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: resources, innovative ideas, rapid wall, gypsum panels, conventional
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2013 05:44
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2013 05:44
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78863

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