The halls of scientists, civil servants, lawmakers, politicians, and great government institutions demand great aesthetics and awe-inspiring designs. More so, they require out-of-the-box solutions as builders are working on behalf of the nation’s citizens. Evident as it can remain, judicious usage of resources and cautionary spending of the taxpayers’ hard-earned money are a responsibility that every builder shoulders. Shifting to gypsum plasters help builders achieve all of the above, and much more.
Gypsum plasters reduce the cost of government buildings
Plastering makes up to about 10% of the total construction cost of buildings. Our research and experience shows that builders can save up to 20% of building costs by shifting to gypsum plasters from the traditional cement plasters. As government buildings are usually running into millions of sq.ft., one can imagine the kind of cost savings that builders and the government can avail from shifting to gypsum plasters. Such a cost reduction can help builders win a bid as the government offers building opportunities to potential builders offering a lower rate of construction cost.
Gypsum plasters ease maintenance in large buildings
Gypsum plasters do not require complicated maintenance procedures and mechanisms. Stains and spots on gypsum plastered walls can be cleaned by wiping the surface with a wet cloth, unlike cement plasters where cleaning the spots is a cumbersome, strenuous task. It has to be noted that painting a government building frequently is close to impossible. Moreover, Gypsum plasters are natural disinfectants and are effective in keeping the micro-organisms like fungi, virus, etc. at bay. This is something that people are now bothered about, particularly after the emergence of the pandemic.
Gypsum plasters ensure timely completion of construction
Government buildings are essentially large and involve consumption of huge resources. It requires extraordinary coordination to ensure that everything is in place and the construction can be completed within the stipulated time. A delay in a single process would disrupt the chain of processes resulting in huge costs in terms of monetary and non-monetary resources. Gypsum plasters reduce the time involved in construction and support builders in timely completion of the whole project. Kanish plasters have provided builders with a whopping 75% savings in construction time when compared with others who use cement plasters.
Cement plasters require water curing for about 21 days or 3 weeks so as to enable it to settle down slowly. Further work or painting plans can be executed only after the 21 day period. Imagine if builders have to wait for 21 days for further processes in each wall inside huge government buildings. The waiting time would significantly increase which sends a ripple increasing the consumption of resources and indeed, the cost of construction.
Gypsum plasters reduce the time considerably, as they do not require water curing. Gypsum plastered walls take 4 days to settle down. 4 days versus 21 days, a huge time saving – isn’t it?
Gypsum plastered walls are not prone to cracks and damages
Government buildings involve very frequent movement of people and machinery. The probability of the walls getting torn up, worn up, and damaged is very high in government buildings. It is highly impossible to take up repainting or repairing tasks frequently as the size of the building is large and also they are required to function almost throughout the year. Given the above, gypsum plasters are a great option as they enhance the robustness of the walls while reducing cracks and damages. It is important to note that cement plasters produce a rough finish and are vulnerable to cracks and damages as they are less robust than gypsum plasters.
Gypsum plastering improves the aesthetics of government buildings
The quality and aesthetics of government buildings are very important as they represent the quality of infrastructure undertaking and maintenance of the country at a global scale. This is more important when builders are involved in construction of buildings that hold national significance. When using cement plasters, it requires a greater deal of effort to produce a leveled surface as they are prone to cracks and shrinkages in the surface on a longer run. On the other hand, gypsum plasters produce a crackless surface that has a leveled finish. This gives the wall a decorative appeal while playing a key role in enhancing the aesthetics of the whole building.
Gypsum plasters provide perfect acoustics and sound resistance
A lot of communications and confidential interactions happen over meetings under the roof of government buildings. What matters most is the effectiveness of such communication. Gypsum plasters have acoustic properties that increase the clarity of communication as well the needed confidentiality as they provide sound resistance. In manufacturing units like ISRO propulsion complex, where huge machinery and capital equipment are at play, the sound insulation reduces disturbance and sound pollution to the outside world.
Gypsum plasters are resistant to fire and corrosion
Using cement plasters increases the vulnerability of the walls to be affected by corrosion and rust. This in turn impacts the internal electrical wiring and metals reducing the lifespan of inner fittings and other construction materials like steel. On the other hand, gypsum plastering the wall offers high corrosion resistance. This saves the interior fittings from corrosion and rust, reducing the need for frequent maintenance, repairing, and painting.
If you are a builder involved in the construction of government buildings, you would want to explore all the advantages of gypsum plastering over cement plastering. Kanish Plasters has a long history of contributing to government projects. In the process of offering cost-effective gypsum plastering work, we have forged strong relationships and partnerships with renowned builders including Tata Constructions. Our ongoing gypsum plastering work at the ISRO Propulsion Complex in Mahendragiri stands as a testimony to our commitment and contribution to nation building – the resources saved in the form of labour, electricity, time, etc. can be used for other building projects and activities of significance. This indeed adds up to the nation’s output and GDP.
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