A Look at Home Construction in Pakistan

House Designed by Amer Adnan Associates

One of the most rapidly growing industries in Pakistan in terms of business as well as public awareness is architecture. Although the field entails a versatile range of services, when it comes to home construction – architecture is about the creativity of design and efficient utilization of space. It is imperative for any successful home construction company in Pakistan to have a strong business relationship with civil/mechanical engineers. Primarily, in any construction in Lahore or anywhere in Pakistan, it is the civil engineer who focuses on innovation to bring to reality an architect’s creative design. In order to achieve successful results house construction companies in Pakistan aim to maintain good communication, skill and quality control check with their civil contractor.

Considering to be one of the most challenging jobs for an individual and also for an architect, home construction in Pakistan requires expert strategy and execution skills. Modern house designs are simple on the outlook but are very complex to design as they require creative skills that can manage spaces efficiently with a subtle and elegant overall look.

Today parameters such as quality, creativity, productivity, efficient and timely execution of work and safety measures have become key differentiators for the construction industry in Pakistan. Companies that have an edge on the listed benchmarks have a stronger and loyal clientele as opposed to those who have questionable credibility.

Another key element that is part of the home construction job is proper project management. Often companies provide very good home designs and have a good team of engineers lined up to execute the plan. However, they lack efficient project management tools and mechanism in order to monitor the execution of work at every stage and plan ahead of time what needs to be done next.

Companies offering a complete range of residential construction services include building the project from scratch and also indulge in remodeling existing structures to fit the client’s need. The range of services offered by such companies include, full remodeling, concept-to-completion home construction, household repairs, design and plan, design and construction of kitchen, bathroom and rooms separately, outdoor layout and design, basement renovations and designs etc. Home construction companies in Pakistan are often equipped with competitive architects, a team of management staff who look after the completion of each task in the project and supervise the overall project and a team of engineers who are experts in technical/mechanical/electrical tasks on the project.

After discussing the objectives, requirements and the client’s budget architects or home construction companies in Pakistan provide various predesign services such as environmental studies or determining feasibility. Unless it is predefined by the client, home construction companies also assist in the selection of a construction site and accordingly produce a cost analysis and land-use report. For instance, space requirements may be determined by the age/number of potential users of the house. Once the feasibility is approved by the client then the construction company prepares drawings along with a report presenting ideas for the client to review.

Then the construction company/architect develops the final construction plans that demonstrate the building’s details and appearance. The plan also includes drawings of the structural system (ventilation, heating, etc.) plumbing, landscape and site plans and electrical layouts. Construction companies also provide guidance regarding construction material and interior furnishing.

The construction plans are to be continually revised on the basis of client’s needs and budget constraints is a necessary part of the job.

Architects and home construction companies sometimes specialize in one phase of work whereas, most home construction companies in Pakistan cover a greater range of services that focus on planning, predesign services and construction management till the final execution of the project.

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The Smart Technology: Home Automation Achieves New Levels of Innovation

Home automation is the next big thing in home construction and design. The concept has already established a footprint globally. Recently, architectural companies in Pakistan have also started tapping into the world of smart homes. Some control activities such as turning off a light or disabling an alarm are rather simple and inexpensive. Other complex operations such as advanced surveillance and security controls require more investment of both technique and money. So, is it as good as it sounds? Let’s go through a few things you can control right from your smartphone, and you can then decide for yourself whether it’s worth the investment.

Lighting Management

Lighting Management Through Mobile

Yes, you no longer have to get up from that couch to turn up the lights. A simple tap on your smartphone or a voice command is all you need to do and voila, you can now remotely control the lights of your entire house all from that smartphone in your hand. Shell some more rupees and you can even alter the intensity and color of the lights. All you need is a home automation device to be wired with the lighting system you would like to remotely control, and the device can be easily synced to your smartphone. If we have a look at the latest home construction in Pakistan we’ll notice that the architects always leave a room for automation systems to be installed in electrical sockets and distribution boxes.

Surveillance Systems

Surveillance Systems Through Smart Phone

Security being a major concern in Pakistan, surveillance systems have the highest demand when it comes to home automation. Basic surveillance systems are already being widely used, especially in the corporate sector in Pakistan and advanced possibilities are being explored. Smart cameras are directly connected with your home’s internet connection, making real-time surveillance possible from your smartphone. The premier home construction in Lahore and in other urban cities of Pakistan includes pre-installed surveillance systems.

Temperature Control

Temperature Control Through Mobile

Installing a temperature control system in your home is a technology rather common, but managing it with your smartphone is undoubtedly an innovation worth attention. With a smart temperature control system installed in your home and a complimenting control app installed in your smartphone, you can remotely manage the temperature of every single room in your home. Whether it is turning on the air conditioner before arriving home on a hot day, or turning off the heating system while your kids are asleep at home, it is all possible.

Curtain Mechanism

Curtain Mechanism Through Smart Phone

Curtains are no exception when it comes to smartly controlling your home. Yes, curtain automation isn’t restricted to installing motors and controlling them with the given remote device. You can now automate your home curtain mechanism to an extent that they are completely operated through your smartphone. By managing curtains, shutters, blinds and awnings right from the palm of your hands, your life would become far more convenient than you had ever imagined.

The modern-day technologists are constantly working on making life easier for us; let’s see what else enters the list of smartphone automation in days to come.