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Specifications attributes to influence home buyer’s purchase decisions

Specifications attributes to influence home buyer’s purchase decisions

Specifications are the detail explanation of materials, fittings, accessories & equipment used in the  building projects framed during the design stage can be seen as building information modeling (BIM) are part of the contract document which  play a key role in project execution & completion. The process of implementation of specific project activity should be strictly as per standard engineering practice to achieve desired results. The specification are considered as part of the contract along with the drawings and other set of documents.  It can be treated as dynamic element of the project during planning stage used to control the costing through value engineering. The purpose of construction specifications is to delineate the requirements regarding the materials, products, installation procedures, workmanship and quality aspects involved with execution of the work and successful fulfillment of the contract. The ideal combination and quality of specifications play a significant role to attract buyers and enhance the property demand.

Some of the typical specification heads are being used in Building construction Industry are as below :

Structure :

  • RCC framed structure
  • RCC Frame & Wall Structure
  • Concrete block masonry walls
  • Solid block work.
  • Light weight / AAC Blocks
  • Brick masonry
  • Concrete Lintels
  • Terracotta block masonry             

Flooring :

  • Imported Marble
  • Indian Marble / Stone
  • Engineered marble
  • Granite
  • Vitrified Tile
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Laminated wooden flooring
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Concrete Flooring
  • Mosaic Flooring             

Exterior walls :

  • Weather Proof Exterior Emulsion
  • Textured paint
  • Stone Cladding
  • Vitrified Tile Cladding
  • Brick / Earthen Tiles
  • Metal Cladding    

Internal walls :

  • Plastered surface treated with POP punning
  • Plastic Emulsion Paint
  • Oil Bond Distemper
  • Acrylic emulsion           

The property developers, architects, designers, consultants and project managers must meet to demonstrate sustainable development in practice attributes to support the project-specific environmental goals. Green specifications strategies are trending for energy saving and describe the best practice effects on resource saving and environmental protection spurred the emerging sustainable development in the country. The green building specifications generally are energy efficient augment to have lesser operational costs,  better indoor environment like air quality, ventilation and natural lighting with reuse or recycling scope.