01 Aug 2019
Structure: G+7 storey hospital building
Owner: Fortis Healthcare
Area: 12,004 sq m
Project requirement: Interarch was chosen for its sustainable and energy-efficient construction system to execute a G+7 hospital building in an existing hospital facility in Bengaluru. “The project was a challenge as we needed to execute the building between an existing hospital block and a parking building,” says Gautam Suri, Founder, Interarch Building Products.
Timeline: “We got limited working hours for site activities and had to follow stringent quality and safety conditions and not hamper hospital activities,” shares Suri. “Owing to the non-availability of storage space at site, we developed a distant yard and fetched materials to site. To accommodate site constraints, we strictly adopted the ‘just-in-time’ material delivery system. We could not install a large crane and completed the erection from two available sides of the building. It took 24 months to complete the project.”
Challenges: “Achieving international precision standards in implementing a Brownfield structure between two existing buildings was challenging,” says Suri. “The other complexity was [incorporating] multilevel mezzanines considering all the complex functional loads. Value engineering helped optimise overall design and improved the economics, which offered more column-free space and clear floor height.”
Products used: Interarch structural steel system, decking sheet profile for the mezzanine.