Everest Steel Building Solutions, the pre-engineered building division of Everest Industries Ltd, took just 180 days to build a 4.5 lakh sq ft world class exhibition centre from scratch to make India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida ready to host Auto Expo 2016 on time. The Rs 35 crore project included construction of six large halls, which required 50 m clear spans given its function as a trade fair venue.
Speaking about this fate, Manish Sanghi, Managing Director, Everest Industries said, “The challenge of time was met with intelligent use of innovative technology and manpower so much so that 50 per cent savings in time were achieved. This apart, the Everest team also addressed the concerns of escalating cooling costs for the vast spaces with fully insulated buildings. The utilisation of PUF panels on the roof and walls reduced the heat load by 20 per cent and helped IEML control air-conditioning expenses, thereby making the buildings environment-friendly.”
Everest started work on getting the six large halls ready in the month of March 2015 and completed the same in August 2015, which would not have been possible using the conventional brick and mortar methods of construction. The buildings are made using high tensile steel and all components of the buildings were factory made, ensuring stringent quality control and minimal on site work.
“The pre-engineered steel building concept is recognised to be the most versatile, fast and economical method of constructing buildings. The economy and the speed of delivery and erection of these buildings are unmatched in the construction industry. From a simple box industrial building, which was imported into India way back in 1997, to the present day mega projects that define innovation with precision and speed, the PEB industry in India has indeed come a long way. We believe this achievement by us of delivering a 4.5 lakh sq ft structure in just 180 days would help in further increasing acceptability of Everest Pre Enginnered Buildings as a replacement to conventional forms of construction to build infrastructure in India going forward,” added Sanghi.
Everest Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings are widely used in industrial and commercial infrastructure i.e. large factories, warehouses, logistic parks, shipyards, airports, car showrooms, large format retail outlets, schools, and exhibition centres. The company has already completed more than 1,500 PEB projects covering more than 5 crore sq ft of construction across 275 cities in 29 states in India. Everest Pre-Engineered Buildings have been used by leading Indian and MNC brands in logistic, automobile, power, FMCG, education and retail sectors for setting up their manufacturing as well as warehousing facilities.
Sanghi said, “The PEB industry is estimated to be close to Rs 5,000 crore in India. With the great potential that ‘Make in India’ brings to the industry, we estimate strong double digit growths for the industry to continue. Being one of the largest PEB makers with three manufacturing facilities and a robust design and erection team and the credibility of on time delivery of projects, we are well prepared to tap this opportunity.”