Shirke Building SiteCustomized equipment from Elematic to produce 3S Prefab elements as per Shirke’s own design on mass scale has been successfully put to use in executing mass housing projects.

B. G. Shirke Construction Technology is one of India’s oldest construction companies and well known for its pioneering efforts in introducing prefab building technology in India way back in 1972. The company has been in operations for over 70 years with its history rooted in civil engineering and high-quality housing projects. Early on, founder Padmashri B.G. Shirke decided to focus on quality and the modern ways of industrializing civil engineering construction – a practice that continues to be relevant till date.

“It has been the dream of our founder- chairman, Padmashri B.G. Shirke, to industrialize the civil engineering construction in our country by manufacturing standardized precast components for building construction,” says V.G Jana, senior chief executive at BGSCTPL. “We were the first company to develop prefab construction called 3S Prefab Technology (3S stands for Speed, Strength, Safety, and Sustainability) in India, and till date, no other construction company has been able to match our prefab residential construction amounting to over 50 million sq.ft. built-up area, comprising over 200,000 tenements, especially in the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Low Income Group (LIG) categories,” he adds.

Shirke Building SiteShirke’s ‘3S’ Prefab technology provides a gamut of crucial features such as stability of the structure incorporating earthquake resistance, safety, adaptability to various climatic conditions, thermal insulation, acoustic insulation and conformity to the codes and provisions.

Shirke’s winning formula with 3S pre-cast technology

Shirke WallLlineThe wall and floor slab lines are in two sheds adjoining each other with both having transportation and distribution systems, molds, all production and handling equipment and curing system.
India has a massive shortage of an estimated 20 million houses that need to be built. Jana admits that the task ahead is monumental. “Even with collective efforts of a few companies like us, it would take many years to mitigate this housing shortfall,” he rues. Mass housing projects need a time-tested and proven technology like prefab to be able to deliver houses efficiently, economically, and on time.

Elematic, a world-leading manufacturer of precast concrete plants and production lines, has delivered equipment especially developed as to produce 3S Prefab elements (as per BGSCTPL’s in-house design) for executing mass housing projects. BGSCTPL has set up three production lines at Delhi for making precast products, namely, circulation lines for room size floor slab, special walls, and ‘3-S’ columns. “B.G. Shirke wanted customized precast molds and equipment for casting precast components, so we delivered the special technical requirements to them,” says Tarmo Sahala, Area Sales Director at Elematic.

“Most building sites have limited lifting capacity, yet all the precast elements have to fulfill certain characteristics. So, all the molds and equipment were designed accordingly. The wall and floor slab lines are in two sheds adjoining each other with both having transportation and distribution systems, molds, production and handling equipment and curing system,” explains Sahala.

Shirke 3SColumnLineThe ‘3S’ column is a unique product of Shirke, having hollow cores and relatively new technology for Elematic. The molds for B.G Shirke were developed based on a previous machine model for a similar hollow core product.

He informs that the ‘3S’ column is a unique product, having hollow cores and a relatively new technology for Elematic. The molds were developed based on a previous machine model for a similar hollow core product. “These columns are not too heavy to handle and install. The hollows are filled with concrete and necessary design reinforcement as per B.G. Shirke’s design,” he adds.

BGSCTPL is currently executing prestigious mega housing projects comprising over 50,000 tenements for Delhi Development Authority (DDA), as well as dozens of other projects across the country. For the company, quality and speed are two important factors for constructing housing projects on a large scale. It has set up tight schedules and timelines, with little room for delays, and makes no compromise on quality. Affirms Sahala, “The time-frame for their projects is very tight, and impossible to execute using the traditional way of construction.”

Says Jana, “Our ‘3S’ Prefab technology provides crucial factors such as stability of the structure, earthquake resistance, safety, adaptability to climatic conditions, thermal and acoustic insulation, and conformity to the codes and provisions that form the backbone of 3-S technology.”

Shirke VGUndure MaintenanceThe relationship between Shirke and Elematic is set to grow in the years to come. According to Elematic’s Tarmo Sahala, Shirke trusts the way Elematic handles after sales and services and the company’s high quality workmanship.

To this list, can be added the ability to increase production capacity, higher quality finishing, material savings, less onsite material wastage, no air pollution as there is no dust, and water saving, all of which make a huge difference to construction costs in a country like India, where resources are becoming scarce.

Since Elematic and B.G. Shirke had co-operated in an earlier project, their association has deepened further. A few years back, Elematic had delivered a floor slab production line to the satisfaction of B.G. Shirke, which is also happy with their after-sales and services and the high-quality workmanship.

“The relationship between the two companies is set to grow in the years to come. Since they have special demands, it allows us to make innovations and new applications, which ultimately, will benefit the entire industry,” says Sahala.
Click Here
To Know More or to Contact the Manufacturer
Please let us know your name.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your Designation.
Please let us know your Contact Number.
Please let us know your email address.
Please brief your query.
Our other Value-Added Services:

To receive updates through e-mail on Products, New Technologies & Equipment, please select the Product Category(s) you are interested in and click 'Submit'. This will help you save time plus you will get the best price quotations from many manufacturers, which you can then evaluate and negotiate.

Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
In 2020, Euro Steel was established as the primary supplier of the reinforcing needs to the Euro Precast QLD business by introducing a new mesh welding plant with a bending machine supplied by progress

Read more ...

Elematic sets up an Automated Precast Factory for Aurobindo Realty & Infrastructure, following which, the company starts construction of two major realty projects, using precast elements produced

Read more ...

With software, automation, and independent machinery, a hollow core plant can be augmented to become intelligent and offer many benefits to the users. Boosting a hollow core plant is a good investment

Read more ...

Gujarat-based Neptune Industries is buoyed by the rapidly rising demand for bricks and blocks made by using waste products like fly ash, Steel Slag, Construction & Demolition waste recycling material

Read more ...

Contiga A/S, located in Tinglev, in the south of Denmark, takes its production of hollow core slabs to a new level, with machinery and equipment from Echo Precast Engineering. For the first time, the newly developed

Read more ...

Metro projects are capital intensive public oriented projects and their timely completion is of paramount importance both from economic and convenience to public aspects. Due to cost economics, elevated lines are the first

Read more ...

Precast India Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd. (PIIPL) - an initiative of Bhate Raje Construction Company - has emerged as the leading choice for precast production in the construction industry. The company undertakes high

Read more ...

HPBS recently took an important step towards automation of the circulation plant by integrating a flexible mesh welding machine from the BlueMesh® model series. This cost-efficient machine from Progress Maschinen & Automation

Read more ...

Hormipresa is a leading company in the field of industrial prefabrication of precast concrete elements for the industrial and residential construction sectors. The company based in Tarragona was founded in 1972 and

Read more ...

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has completely revolutionized the mass transportation scenario in India. It has introduced a world-class Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS) which is comfortable, air conditioned

Read more ...

B.E. Billimoria is building the project the Smart Way using Precast Concrete Technology and Machines from Elematic, and precast construction services of principal contractor IQB. BE Billimoria & Company is one of India

Read more ...

Precast construction meets the expectation of cost in building structures and has proven to be the most suitable technology for India. It is also the most effective when there is a large volume of construction that

Read more ...

India has been using age-old methods of construction, depending largely on traditional construction, and using natural materials like wood, slates and other stones, bamboo, etc. Some mechanization came in the last 2-3 decades

Read more ...

The state-of-the-art carrousel plant for production of double walls and lattice girder floors is supplied by precast plant and machinery manufacturer EBAWE and its sister company Progress Maschinen & Automation of

Read more ...

Neptune is offering a concrete block manufacturing plant based on European technology, which gives the desired strength to the product along with various shapes and dimensions. Neptune has also developed in-house Vibration

Read more ...

The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) awarded Inventaa with the construction of a large-scale residential project comprising of 33 Blocks of 5-storey apartment units in the city of Bhubaneswar in Odisha. All 33 blocks

Read more ...

Orion Beton is a Dutch precast concrete plant based in Enschede. By replacing and updating all software-based processes, Orion Beton has taken a major step in the automation of its production process

Read more ...

An engineer in Satara, Maharashtra, has come up with a new research on building Ferrocement precast houses in a day using readymade walls and slabs, and nut bolts. These eco-friendly, economical, and earthquake resistant

Read more ...

Prefabrication has brought a substantial change in the development of construction industry worldwide over the last few decades. It ensures the strength, economy and environmental performance of the structures and hence is preferred

Read more ...

From quality assurance to faster completion, Offsite Construction Technology can be a gamechanger in the post-Covid world, says Nejeeb Khan, Country Head, Katerra, India. India has set an ambitious target of providing housing

Read more ...

×
Sign-up for Free Subscription
'India Construction Week'
Weekly e-Newsletter on Construction Industry
Get the latest news, product launches, projects announced / awarded, government policies, investments, and expert views.