Mahindra Lifespaces becomes the first real estate company in India to adopt ‘Stay-in-Place Formwork’ in a large-scale residential project

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Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited (MLDL), the real estate and infrastructure development arm of the Mahindra Group, today announced the adoption of multiple new technologies for speedier construction, and improved cost and quality management.  These pioneering technologies herald a new approach to construction and are expected to fast-track the adoption of new materials and techniques in Indian real estate.  Mahindra Lifespaces hosted a live demonstration of these technologies at its project ‘Mahindra Happinest’ in Palghar (Mumbai Metropolitan Region) earlier today.

Name of new technologyBenefits
 ‘Flat Pack-Snap Lock’ Stay-in -Place Formwork – one of the six technologies approved by Global Housing Technology Challenge – India (GHTC-India), MoHUA, Government of India, as part of ‘Housing for All” 1.     Rapid construction2.     Improved wall finishes3.     Precision engineering4.     Design flexibility5.     Reduced consumption of natural resources like water and sand6.     Reduced embodied carbon7.     Scope to use alternative building materials such as plastic waste, glass fibers and electronic waste, etc.8.     Protects fertile layer of earth 
 Holographic Computing 1.     Cloud-based, real-time, multi-stakeholder collaboration across the design-to-development value chain2.     Faster construction 

Arvind Subramanian, MD & CEO, Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited, said, “The adoption of new technologies in our construction process is integral to our goal of bridging the innovation gap in the real estate development cycle, while continuously enhancing quality standards and processes. Embedding new digital tools and methods into the construction value chain will enable us to deliver projects faster, with greater value for our customers; and will also help strengthen transparency and collaboration across stakeholder groups.”

The on-site presentation at Mahindra Happinest, Palghar also included a live demo of ‘Rebar Automation’ (robotics in construction), which has the potential to significantly reduce construction timelines.  The event was attended by dignitaries representing the Indian real estate industry and other allied sectors.

Karthik Kodali, Founder & MD, Kalzen Realty, said, “We are delighted to collaborate with Mahindra Lifespaces® to introduce ‘Stay-in-Place Formwork’ technology in the Indian real estate sector. Our solution unifies the complete construction life cycle on a real-time digital platform that enables synergy between stakeholders, trades and processes. The adoption of Kalzen’s solution by one of India’s most trusted real estate brands will impact the construction industry positively.”

About Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd.

Established in 1994, Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. is the real estate and infrastructure development business of the Mahindra Group, and a pioneer of sustainable urbanisation in India.  The Company is committed to transforming India’s urban landscape through its residential developments under the ‘Mahindra Lifespaces®’ and ‘Mahindra Happinest®’ brands; and through its integrated cities and industrial clusters under the ‘Mahindra World City’ and ‘Origins by Mahindra World City’ brands.

The Company’s development footprint spans 27.4 million sq. ft. (2.5 million sq. m.) of completed, ongoing and forthcoming residential projects across seven Indian cities; and over 5000 acres of ongoing and forthcoming projects under development/management at its integrated developments/industrial clusters across four locations.

A pioneer of the green homes movement, Mahindra Lifespaces® is one of the first real estate companies in India to have committed to the global Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The Company’s developments are characterised by thoughtful design and a welcoming environment that enhance overall quality of life for both individuals and industries.

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