Dry construction enables builders to construct buildings with more durability and safety features without harming the environment.
FREMONT, CA: The world is seeing a technological revolution, but with global warming. Sustainability is becoming a trend in every industry to control global warming. The construction industry is no different. Research shows that buildings absorb a vast amount of energy. Therefore, it has become essential to construct buildings with innovative dry construction technology to save the environment.
Dry construction systems allow the construction sites only to assemble the large structures, which are designed and manufactured at a different location under a controlled environment. Dry construction technology has numerous benefits for building construction and environmental safety.
Safety: Construction materials like steel, insulated panels with a polyurethane core, alloy, and high-grade plastics are lightweight, adaptable, and durable. The alloy used in the panels is highly effective in absorbing seismic energy. All of these help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint.
Sustainability: Steel used in building construction is suitable for repurposing and is easily retrievable. Insulating panels can be dismantled and reassembled as per requirement. These features reduce waste and also minimize repeated manufacturing.
Natural Resources: As the name suggests, dry construction is done without water and no wastage. Insulating panels are fabricated at different locations and assembled at the construction site without concrete. Thus, no natural resources are used or wasted.
Dismantling: Dry construction is best known for its manufacturing units at different places and fixing the structures at the construction site. It keeps the site clean and free of wastage.
Durability: Unlike concrete which requires maintenance, steel and polyurethane are highly ductile because they do not react with chemicals, light, and water. The insulating panel and steel are galvanized to prevent rust due to environmental impact.
Promoting dry construction over wet construction is recommended because it uses materials like steel, high-grade plastic, gypsum board, and plywood instead of concrete. It reduces immense time and water consumption, easy installation, less wastage at the construction site, and improves thermal and sound insulation, moisture resistance, and fire safety.
There is immense competition in the market of dry construction as most governments across the globe are supporting dry construction methods. But there are a few dependencies and challenges as well. There is a huge manufacturing cost associated with the dry construction methods, which many companies cannot afford. Trained professionals are required to develop and install the components. Despite these obstructions, the dry construction market is gradually gaining momentum and is expected to rise in the upcoming years.