Bengaluru: The Buildings Business of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has set a record by constructing a seven-storey, state-of-the-art Flight Control System (FCS) Integration Facility for India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in just 45 days using Integrated Hybrid Modular Construction Technology (IHMCT).
The facility was inaugurated on March 17, 2022, by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in the presence of Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Defence Research & Development Secretary and DRDO chairman G. Satheesh Reddy, and other dignitaries.
“This facility shows that India can build anything in a short time,” said Reddy, adding that while the concept and technical design for the building was developed by DRDO with detailed engineering and execution by L&T, teams from IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee conducted design checks and provided technical support.
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A significant development to modernise and enhance the strategic capabilities of India’s defence services, the facility is the result of L&T’s unique integrated offsite and onsite construction approach.
“We adopted IHMCT, used for the first time in the Indian construction industry, to substantially reduce the cycle time with a dedicated team of engineers, architects and structural designers who have worked on it to make it a success,” said L&T Director and Senior Executive Vice-President (Buildings), M.V. Satish. “We commenced the project on February 1, 2022, and completed the superstructure including modular interiors, façade and MEP exactly on schedule on March 17, taking just 45 days from design to delivery.”
Working on a total built-up area of 130,000 sq. feet, the site team had to coordinate with 21 off-site locations to integrate design, structure, architecture, and MEP services. Going forward, this hybrid construction system developed by L&T will help increase productivity, optimise resource utilisation, reduce losses owing to wastage, and speed up pace of construction, the company claims.
India Blooms News Service