If things proceed as per plans, 6,000 houses to be built at Rampally in Keesara mandal in Telangana will use no bricks and pillars. DEC Infra in coordination with the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC)is employing tunnel form construction method for 2 BHK Housing scheme at Rampally on Hyderabad city’s outskirts. 10-storeyed structures will have no bricks and pillars though pillars will be needed for the cellar construction. The foundation stone for the Rampally Housing Scheme was laid in August last year which will provide double bedroom houses to the poor.
Tunnel Form Construction Technique which produces high quality monolithic structures was invented over 50 years ago. It eliminates the use of any subsequent wet trades (Plastering etc). It is basically an operation to cast walls and slabs in one operation in a daily cycle. This technique is highly systematic, earthquake proven and provides an ideal solution to the critical problem of sound transmission. It gives a sound reduction of 50 decibels. Construction by using this technology will be much faster and a 10-floor apartment building can be built in just over a month’s time. However, specialist contractors with tunnel-form experience is high recommended in order to tailor the design to suit best construction method.
DEC Infra, an infrastructure company started as a partnership firm in 1968, has done several housing projects in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. DEC Infra is recognized as Special Class Contractors in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Odisha states.