Press TV, Tehran
Iran’s defense ministry has held a ceremony to launch a national plan to industrialize housing development.
The ceremony which was attended by Iran’s Parliament speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf is a strategic project aimed at changing the country’s house construction platform; under this plan Iran has mastered the technology to design and install modular construction buildings which has so far been in the hands of two or three countries.
Under the national industrialized house construction plan, the construction of a 12-storey building with an area of almost 11000 square meters with an approximate capacity of nearly 70 apartments takes only six months, shorter from the earlier period of three years.
This plan has become operational based on the world’s designing regulations and meets all criteria in terms of energy consumption, thermal and acoustic insulation, resistance against earthquake and fire and its end price is cheaper than the traditional form of construction.
Designing the production line, manufacturing the machinery and launching the assembly plant have all been carried out by young Iranian engineers and specialists; and the first 12-story housing block will be ready by the end of the summer.
Under this national plan the durability of buildings will increase from 25 years to 100 years and the end price will be much more cost-effective compared to the traditional form of construction.