India, Aug. 11 -- One interesting result of the new RERA norms is changing construction techniques.

With fixed deadlines to be met under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act enforced in the state last year, and penalties for delays, developers are increasingly turning to new technology to shrink the time taken per unit or floor. In an additional benefit, this technology creates sturdier homes, and streamlines the design-to-construction process. One drawback - it is more expensive, particularly if used in smaller projects.

Among the techniques being adopted are 3D modelling, aluminium formworks, tunnel formworks and jump forms. "The use of such technology is slowly growing across the industry," says Deben Moza, executive dire...