CREDAI-Pune visits China for technology tie-ups
A 120-member delegate from CREDAI-Pune visited China recently as part of study tour. The purpose of the tour was to learn newer technologies in construction world and to facilitate technological tie-ups.
“A week long study tour was organized with an objective to study the architectural marvels and to tie up with the various architectural firms and initiate technology exchange. We were also eager to know about their affordable and mass housing projects looking at China’s population,” said, Satish Magar, President, CREDAI Pune.
The delegation had a meeting with the Affordable Housing Authorities in China. “They explained their policies for affordable housing. The points about a city having a blue print for mass housing and their targets for achieving them till 2015 are worth learning. They explained how they have separate land areas to provide houses to people who are below a certain income group where upon the Government is investing in a large way. Moreover, the Chinese government has made a lot of investment in rental housing on the outskirts of the city where Mass housing projects could be executed. They have also waived off taxes on land development and material,” Magar added.
“The reason we chose China this year is because it is hailed as the fastest growing economy in the world with best development of infrastructure and lot of phenomenal developments of affordable housing,” said Rinku Shewani, Chairman- Study Tour, CREDAI Pune. With this study tour, the association got to understand and gain new construction technologies in terms of the affordable housing sector.
The developers visited Shanghai Town Planning Exhibition Center, a super tall skyscraper Sanghai’s World Financial Centre; Palm Springs International Apartment and Yanlord Riverside Garden which is recognized as a State Model for Property Development.
The team also visited Guinness World record holding green building Changa- sha which completed construction in record 6 days, zero work injury and only one per cent construction wastage; Central China TV which is considered the most difficult structure in the world, especially because it is in a seismic zone; Olympic village where the Birds nest is an architectural marvel as well as the water cub; the vertical swimming pool and China‘s first building Beijing Parkview Green to use a micro climate to minimize energy consumption throughout the building‘s lifetime.
The tour culminated with visit to the 220,000 square meter pedestrian-oriented Linked Hybrid complex where all the amenities like, swimming pool, cafeteria, gym, etc. are provided on the 18th floor in the sky bridges making it an "open city within a city"
“We were quite impressed with the dedication of the people towards work and how they look at it as their responsibility to step in with their Government’s vision and planning for the next 30 years,” said Anuj Bhandari, Spokesperson CREDAI-Pune on overall experience of China tour.