Building systems for hilly terrain
Shakti S. Singh
Reliance Building Systems Pvt. Ltd is a complete panel system
(Endura) specially designed for fast construction of residential, commercial and
industrial structures in all climates and terrains. Amit Vashishta, Executive
Director, said that his company's product was "an attractive, cost-effective and
energy-efficient alternative" to conventional constructions. These lightweight
panels are a seven-layered system using specially formulated composite resins in
combination with galvanised steel and expanded polystyrene.
According to Vashishta, Reliance Building Systems complies with all standard
building regulations with regard to structural loading, fire and weather
resistance, health and safety norms, chemical resistance, insulation, thermal
and sound, and maintenance.
The company has executed various defence and civil township projects in hilly
terrain. Some of the major ongoing projects are: Supply and erection of
prefabricated insulated offices and residence shelters for IAF station at
Awantipur; and, for NHPC, a double-storey residential accommodation at Sainj
block-II for Parbati hydroelectric project, a prefabricated office complex at
Karian site, and supply and erection of prefab system for Teesta Stage V at
Singtan, East Sikkim. The company also plans to export its building systems to
the Far East.
Reliance Building Systems claims to reduce labour. Their precision cut surfaces
require less finishing materials. Higher speed of construction means faster
returns on investments and lower impact of cost escalations. All of which add up
to substantial savings.
[13 November 2006]