Sustainability through Modularity: Design Assessment of Prefabricated Hospitals in India
Author(s):
Mansi Bedi Mangla, Shruti Gupta
Keywords:
Innovative construction techniques, Modular Construction, Prefabrication, Sustainable Healthcare Facilities, Upgrading hospitals
Abstract
This study briefly assesses the effect of implementation of modular & prefabricated building construction technique in existing crippled infrastructure of urban and rural medical facilities. With India being a fastest growing developing country, there is a need for continuous up-gradation of existing healthcare facilities and setting up of new mobile or permanent structures. Prefabricated intelligent healthcare facilities enable care-givers and medical practitioners an improved operational efficiency. With 1024 sub-divisional hospitals, 755 district hospitals and 1458 mobile medical units in India, modular expansion of medical infrastructure will provide state-of-art healthcare facilities to remote areas and existing hospitals in need of upgraded remodeling and refurbishing. Several modular examples were studied under technical guidelines. Various modular constructions related professionals specifically into healthcare were contacted and interviewed. Design assessment for the process of modularization & prefabrication was made by the analysis of the live, virtual and literature studies.
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Unique Paper ID: 144274

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 3, Issue 10

Page(s): 18 - 27
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