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A Study On The Perceptions Of Clients, Contractors And Consultants Towards Precast Constructions

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Most of the respondents felt that precast construction requires very high initial investment in the form of plant and machineries (92%). Also, 67% respondents think that there is a risk in return of the investment. 84% respondents said that there is a very small margin of error in planning and designing of precast products, once these two are done carefully then only we can enjoy all the advantages of precast construction. 71% of the respondents think that precast construction is inflexible with respect to changes and upkeep of the work. Most of the respondents disagreed that there is inadequacy of knowledge about precast construction in India (58%). On a contrary to the fact that precast ...view middle of the document...

6 Yes
Table 4.7.2: Suitability for Affordable Housing Units
58% of the respondent agreed that precast construction is best suited for the construction of Mass Repetitive Buildings and 34% respondent think that High Rise Buildings can be constructed efficiently using precast construction technology. Also, Most of the respondent felt that precast construction can be utilized for the construction of affordable housing units and can bring value to the lower section of the society.
4.8 ACCEPTANCE TOWARDS PRECAST CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY
1
Poor 2
Fair 3
Good 4
Excellent Index Average Category
What in your perception are the accepted levels of precast technology in Bangalore construction industry? 2 19 17 0 2.39 Fair
Table 4.8.1: Acceptance towards Precast Construction Technology
Figure 4.8.1: Acceptance towards Precast Construction Technology

Scale
Criteria 1
No 2
May Be 3
Yes Index
Average Category
Present Precast technology in Bangalore is enough for future development, there is no need of any research in this domain.
24
11
3
1.44
No
Presently there are sufficient precast manufacturers in Bangalore 25 10 3 1.42 No
Table 4.8.2: Present Precast Construction Technology Scenario
Most respondents were of the opinion that the general acceptance towards precast construction usage in Bangalore is currently fair but, there is a need of research in this domain. Also, pointed out that the numbers of precast manufacturers in Bangalore are insufficient.

4.9 GOVERNMENT PROMOTION AND INVOLVEMENT
Scale
Criteria 1
No 2
May Be 3
Yes Index
Average Category
Awareness created by Government to use precast construction technology is satisfactory
28
2
8
1.47
No

Table 4.9.1: Government Promotion
Figure 4.9.1: Government Promotion

Scale
Criteria 1
No 2
May Be 3
Yes Index
Average Category
Is it necessary to enhance the knowledge of personnel in Government and other approving authorities for increasing acceptance level of designs and technology?

7

2

28

2.5

Yes
Table 4.9.2: Government Involvement
Figure 4.9.2: Government Involvement

Scale
Criteria 1
No 2
May Be 3
Yes Index
Average Category
Government along with precast designers needs to conduct regular technology campaigns and seminars for promotion of precast construction technology

2

6

30

2.7

Yes
Table 4.9.3: Promotion of Precast Construction Technology
74% of the respondents clarified that the promotion of precast construction technology by Government is ineffective. Most of the respondents think that there is a necessity to enhance the knowledge of personnel in Government and other approving authorities for increasing acceptance level of designs and technology. Almost all of the respondents urged the Government to conduct regular seminar and campaigns to promote usage of precast construction.

5.0 PRECAST CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY PROSPECT IN FUTURE PROJECTS
Which construction methodology would you recommend to your company for next project
Option Number
Conventional Method 12...

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