Reinforced Concrete Design
Reinforced Concrete Cement is the mainstay of any construction activity and we provide number of options with economical and safety consideration. We undertake minute and explanatory detailing in each of our project work for appropriate quantity estimation. This has been best deployed by us for
– Design of various structural members like raft, pile foundation, footings, columns, slab, beams, cornice, chajja, lintel beams, arches, curved beams and other critical structural features.
– Designing structures below & above water considering relevant IS codes (structural member embedded in water design as cracked section)
The Marvel Sentinel in Pune is an exemplary project in RCC Design by us. The 20-storied office building, resting on only 10 columns and a shear core, is an engineering marvel with a floor plate of 10,000 sq ft. After rigorous vetting from structural consultants in Singapore and Dubai, the structural system adopted by Strudcom proved to be most economical and safest. Its striking feature is the 4M cantilever swimming pool, protruding out at the 17th floor level. This infinity pool adds to the beauty of this landmark project.
Structural Steel Design
Structural Steel Design is a forte of Strudcom Consultants. Challenging architectural designs have been executed cost-effectively and meeting stringent safety requirements by us. And the end results are aesthetical marvels.
The Iconic Office Building for MMRDA at BKC, Mumbai is one such project. As the project name goes, this office building is designed as two 27M propped cantilever wings in different orthogonal directions. It is a composite structure, with the main shear core in concrete, while the slab comprises of structural steel girders and deck slab. Building foundations on the weak strata available was challenging, to make the base strong we used combination of raft, end-bearing piles and shore piles. This award-winning building has changed the skyline of BKC.
One of our other projects of structural steel designs are the skywalks. Designed with eye-catchy profiles, at various locations in and around Mumbai, Sky Bridges with spans varying from 8-12 M and heights from 10-15 M have been erected. The entire assembly consists of structural steel members supporting on composite column sections.
Composite Structure Design
The scope of using a combination of structural materials in a project is any structural engineer’s delight. And we excel in delivering such projects.
The Infosys IT Park in Pune is one of its kind egg-shaped building. A dream of the world renowned architect, Hafeez Contractor, has been turned into reality by Strudcom in collaboration with Sterling Engineering Consultancy Pvt Ltd, Mumbai. It was a real challenge from the structural point of view. The stability is guaranteed by combination structural steel, reinforced concrete and tensile steel cables. This building has become a landmark structure, not only in Pune but in the whole of India.
Wooden Structural Design
Every once in while, we are tested for our abilities and are spurred to deliver the best. Like the Bungalow at Alibaug in Maharashtra and the Andaman Walkway did it for us.
The unique architectural design of the Alibaug Bungalow, and the forms of various blocks were very structurally demanding. After deciding on wood as the parent material, we used the concept of flitched beams as the primary load carrying members all over. Achieving the right structural balance with such intricate building forms was the real test.
The Andaman wooden canopy walkway is a very unique bridge structure that is supported on the existing trees within the forest; with maximum span of 35M. Wood was the obvious choice, so as to be in harmony with the natural habitat. The existing trees with sufficient strength and stability were identified and used as the primary vertical load carrying members.
Pre-Stress Design: Precast & Post Tensioned
Stressing the tendons and then placing the concrete in position while maintaining the stress in the concrete and prestressing tendons through an external forces system, Precast Structures are now being deployed for specialised projects. And Strudcom has been at the forefront in this application. Among other projects, the Panchshil Club House at Pune is one designed using precast.
The Post Tensioned technique has also found a wide acceptance, today. We have designed bridges, roads, culverts, etc with post tensioned system. We have also designed beams from 6M to 30M spans with minimum depth to meet the specific architectural requirements and have successfully executed buildings with beams to carry loads of floating columns and large spans for industrial loadings.
Seismic Retrofittings & Strengthening
Retrofitting, the restitution of strength of a building or a structure that it had prior to damage, is a service provided by Strudcom.Options as convenient to the conditions are done either using fibre wrapping, microconcreting, carbon laminates or by providing MS Girder/Struts, after the practical study on visiting the site.
We have responsibly executed flextural strengthening of slabs by using carbon laminates for K Raheja, strengthening of columns by using carbon fibres for College of Engineering, Pune and for Madhusilica Pvt Ltd, Bhavnagar in Gujarat and strengthening of beams for the proposed Corporate Office for Elantas Beck India Ltd at Pimpri.
Proof Checking & Structural Audit
Strudcom Consultants undertakes third party Proof Checking in evaluation of design and execution for better assurance of the proposed design. For any problems identified, we provide solutions and actions points. Our services include structural design with value engineering, drawings scrutiny for compliance with the provisions of tender documents and technical specifications, with the provisions of design standard codes, conformity between design calculations and drawings, and detailing, clarity of details, and drawing contents with respect to ease of execution on site.
We also offer Structural Audit services for old buildings and structures by conducting technical survey of the property to assess its general health. We verify the design with respect to relevant IS Codes, prepare report presentations and recommend remedial measures, if required.
Some major Proof Checking and Structural Audits done by Strudcom are residential project of Kalptaru Developers at Pune, infrastructure projects of Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation, Mindspace IT Tower of K Raheja in Hyderabad, various structures like bridges, buildings for Lonavala Municipal Corporation, projects of Tata Housing – Lonavala, Bajaj Campus – Nagpur, factories at Pune and residential, institutional, commercial buildings.
With larger and innovative structures being planned and constructed, Shuttering and Scaffolding for them has become a specialised activity. Strudcom Consultants are the frontrunners in this field adopting new techniques for precise execution of the design, safeguarding manpower and material.
Shuttering for prestress girders, piers caps and piers for flyovers of Nagarjuna Construction for MSRDC and flyover of Usha Escot at Vashi, Navi Mumbai, and the shuttering design of Wakad flyover for Petron Engineering, Pune are a few of our projects.