Pre–engineered Building Systems
PEBs, as pre-engineered buildings are known in the industry jargon, have been around for a long time, but in India they have taken off only over the last couple of decades. And the growth has been phenomenal: Just about every kind of Industrial & Commercial Buildings is experimenting with PEBs -- airports, railway stations, factories, power plants, retail centres, tall multi-storeyed towers, etc. PEBs are faster to erect, cost effective over lifecycle and offer architectural excellence and aesthetics. It is no surprise that the infrastructure, industrial and construction sector have responded positively to PEBs. Other sectors too are fast catching on the PEBs concept, (If the educated guesses are any indication). The growth of PEBs and their related solutions in India are driven and complemented by the growth of construction sector and inter-material substitution.
However, currently the application of PEBs in domestic market is largely confined to buildings constructed in industrial, warehousing and infrastructure (infrastructure comprises aviation, railways, oil and gas installation etc.) sectors. To a limited extent, application is also found in commercial segment. In the long run application of PEBs is likely to dominate commercial, residential & heavy engineering application (e.g. power plants) multi-storeyed buildings, green buildings, recreational centres and sports stadiums.