Month: May 2018

Impact of Mandatory Open Spaces on Residential Projects

What are the mandatory open spaces?

It has been quite evident from the various studies that parks or the open spaces have a pretty much positive impact on the residential projects and even enhances the property values. The open spaces are not just believed to generate environmental, health, social and economic benefits to the general public but are also beneficial for the homeowners and businesses as they result in increased property values. The benefits of open space also include that they are very important in making important decisions like zoning, restrictions on lands and several similar activities. Some of the benefits of open spaces include:

  1. Environmental Benefits

Environmental Benefits

  • It plays a crucial role to create more green space within a city’s boundaries which improves the environment in the urban areas.
  • It is the proper landscaping which reduces the nitrate leaching from the soil into the water supply and reduces surface water runoff. This keeps phosphorus and other pollutants out of our waterways, preventing septic system overload
  • The concept of trees in the parking lot can reduce the heat build-up, decrease runoff and enhance the cooling down effect at night.
  • The dense cover of plants and bushes holds the soil in place, keeping the topsoil enact and reducing the chances of flooding, mudslides and dust storms.
  • One of the most important environmental benefits is the improvement in the quality of air. The trees and shrubs remove smoke, dust and other pollutants from the air, thereby making the air suitable for living.
  • Trees shading homes can reduce the atmospheric temperatures. According to the studies, it has been conclusive that the urban forests reduce the urban air temperatures significantly by the presence of obstructions like buildings and then returning humidity to the air through evaporative cooling.
  1. Social Benefits
  • It is the placement of the plantings which offer privacy in the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • From various studies on environment and behavior tells us that green spaces enable humans to cope up with the stress in one’s life more efficiently.
  • The greenery doesn’t just relieve the stress but is even beneficial for the children in their concentration on studies.
  1. Health benefits
  • Good landscaping increases community appeal.
  • Gardening and the practice of working in the field highly contribute to a healthy life both at physical and mental level. Gardening provides an emotional expression and also helps to connect with others.
  • The doctors have proved that people tend to recover faster when in a hospital they are exposed to a landscape view rather than just the view of concrete walls.
  • In addition to this, the open spaces, the recreation areas and the parks in metropolitan regions not only provide opportunities for physical activity, but also economic benefits to the residents.

Any such residential project with such an impact in Bangalore?

PRESTIGE PARK SQUARE APARTMENTS
PRESTIGE PARK SQUARE APARTMENTS

 

Talking about the open spaces having an impact on the residential projects, one name that comes to mind is the upcoming project ‘Prestige Park Square’ by the Prestige Group. It is a luxury enclave of magnificent apartments. It offers 2 BHK and 3 BHK luxurious apartments at Gottigere in Bangalore. It has meticulously been designed with best of amenities which makes the project a must buy for any buyer. For more details contact – 8553159202

Prestige Park Square location

Construction Technology Trends

Construction technology is a field related to construction engineering that deals more with the practical aspects of projects. Construction technologists or construction technicians learn some of the design aspects similar to civil engineers and some of the project site management aspects similar to construction managers. Prestige Park Square is one among the properties on Bannerghatta road which follows a typical new construction technologies to over come many problems while building a residential skyscraper.

Prestige Park Square location
Prestige Park Square location
  • Types of Construction Technologies: Construction industry has a wide range of constructions suitable for every type of society. Commercial construction, industrial construction, domestic construction, heavy or civil constructions are a few examples that are now displaying master pieces of construction technologies.

Simple technological methods are usually preferred for domestic construction. These are mostly short term and low-cost projects.

In commercial construction, are mostly launched by government agencies. The basic concern is infrastructure that is responsible for strength and life of project. Thus, it is important to take care of the latest equipment, construction technologies, and materials.

  • Technology in building designs: Technology is helping in the advancement of various construction processes. One of them is emphasis on designing buildings before practically constructing these buildings. One of such computerized systems greatly enhances the communication among engineers and designers, that are working on the project is, Building Information Modeling (BIM).
  • Innovations in Construction Technology: There are also many innovations in the field of construction technology as we can see; there is huge difference between new and old construction methods. Use of latest equipment has made its way through the civil engineering. Most of the building parts such as pillars, roofs, and concrete blocks are available in prepared forms that increase the speed of construction process greatly.
  • The Green Revolution: The green revolution has also some effects on this industry. The latest concept has also emerged the global movement of saving the natural environment .It means natural environment should not be spoiled while constructing buildings, and materials used for building must be eco-friendly. It is actually an eco –friendly movement created to save our planet and require for both domestic as well as commercial constructions.
  • Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED): LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) is the latest approach in construction technology. It was designed to check whether an industry is using an eco-friendly model for the construction.
  • Hercules Single Strand Tensioning System: Now-a-days for the construction of bridges new technologies are introduced to reduce time and labor. Also it ensures the strength and stability for the project but also increases the overall cost of production. In early system, cables were drawn manually and then concrete was poured to enhance the sturdiness by using massive labor.
  • Styrofoam Panels: It helps in providing good resistance to heat convection and used in homes for the heat control. Styrofoam panels are actually EPS foam that is sealed between steel sheets for strength and this foam works as thermal resistor.
  • Unbounded PT Slabs: Unbounded PT slabs are being used in construction industry since long and have proven them beneficial. These are affordable for constructing modern buildings and are also considered reliable for their quality and strength. The unbounded PT slabs are light weight and flexible due to small thickness of its unbounded tendon.

Thus, construction technology focuses on construction and structural principles, safety standards, and the steps involved in the design, procurement and construction of a project.