Are we really ready for mandatory IBS?
V Sanjugtha | 06 Sep 2019 00:30

With integrated building systems (IBS) made mandatory in the construction of affordable homes, market players fret the lack of sufficient quantity and scale may hinder its main role of delivering cheaper homes to the people.

When scale is absent and the ecosystem to support IBS is insufficient, imposing a mandatory call for its usage is likely to result in a higher construction cost in comparison to the conventional method. This ultimately negates the core function of affordable homes.

While market players support the government’s call for increased IBS usage in property construction, many opine it still may not fulfil the criteria of cheaper construction until a sufficient scale can be achieved.

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