Heritage structures are saved in India, because of statutory bodies
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Heritage structures are saved in India, because of statutory bodies

Any structure is constructed mostly out of natural resources. Cement is made from limestone, steel is made from iron ore, and so on. There are hardly any materials of construction that are purely inorganic in nature.

We have two distinct types of structures available for use currently – the heritage structures, and the more recent ones constructed in steel and concrete.Most consultants prefer to reconstruct the older structures than to repair them. This is probably due to the following reasons: 1) The improved land use (to utilise the FSI ) and the commercial benefits derived out of the same. 2) Technical inability of the consultant to do value analysis of repairs versus reconstruction. 3) Present day needs of the user and society.

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Any structure is constructed mostly out of natural resources. Cement is made from limestone, steel is made from iron ore, and so on. There are hardly any materials of construction that are purely inorganic in nature. We have two distinct types of structures available for use currently – the heritage structures, and the more recent ones constructed in steel and concrete.Most consultants prefer to reconstruct the older structures than to repair them. This is probably due to the following reasons: 1) The improved land use (to utilise the FSI ) and the commercial benefits derived out of the same. 2) Technical inability of the consultant to do value analysis of repairs versus reconstruction. 3) Present day needs of the user and society.Click here to read more…

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