K SQUARE, the Integrated Park Project, Bhiwandi

K-SQUARE,

India has witnessed significant strides in e-commerce business in last few years. The logistics chains and warehousing facilities across the country are a backbone to support this e-retail and e-commerce revolution. World-class retailers derive their efficiencies from their warehousing and logistics capabilities that are very critical to their business. Hence, the demand for strategically located land parcels and warehousing oriented construction services is very high. The strategic business objectives of these large multinational organizations are serving as catalyst in transformation from conventional structures to engineered steel building solutions.

Prakhhyat Infraprojects Pvt. Ltd. was formed by six visionaries in 2007 to provide state-of-the-art infrastructure with world-class facilities. Prakhhyat endeavors to create, develop and deliver large scale property, facilities and infrastructure that encourage private investment, create employment, diversify and stabilize local economy and aid in creating a sustainable environment. Today, Prakhhyat is already a forerunner in industrial infrastructure with most converted project K Square, The Integrated Park Project already and several other projects in offing.

K Square, The Integrated Park Project
Prakhhyat’s pioneering and flagship ‘K Square, The Integrated Park Project’ was conceived to offer state-of-the-art, next generation logistics and industrial townships in an organized manner. K Square, Integrated Park Project is one of the largest integrated parks spread over 170 acres with a built-up area of more than 74 lakh sq. ft. Its layout includes space for every entity in value chain of industry’s manufacturing and logistics needs.

The total area of K Square, The Integrated Park Project is divided into K Logix, K Industry, K Commerce and K Residency. K Logix has a 40 lakh sq. ft. PEB built-to-suit warehousing complex is designed, manufactured and supplied by Tata BlueScope Building Solutions. The many-tiered sub projects and options offer flexibility to suit every scale of operation for any industry. K Square, The Integrated Park Project is a self-contained facility that minimizes logistic costs throughout supply chain and production cycle time by co-locating a number of suppliers in one low-cost location.

Strategic Partnership
Prakhhyat Infraprojects and Tata BlueScope Building Solutions came together to build integrated logistics infrastructure in Bhiwandi on Mumbai-Nasik Highway. To develop this magnanimous infrastructure, Prakhhyat’s first choice for strategic partner was Tata BlueScope Building Solutions due to its strong credentials of delivering engineered steel building solutions. Prakhhyat’s management team was well aware of the advantages of involving steel building supplier in early stages of the project; such as ensuring effective design, smooth project co-ordination, faster project completion and meeting operational requirements of occupants. Tata BlueScope Building Solutions designed, manufactured and supplied engineered steel building solutions for K-Logix Project.

Detailed Specifications
The primary frame members were designed as per AISC-1989; the design loads were as per MBMA-96; the seismic loads were as per IS 1893: 2002; and the cold formed members were designed as per AISI -1996. Single side welding was considered for all primary members, by welding as per American Welding Society (AWS) and Structural Welding Code – Steel.

Challenges
Sequential delivery of materials to follow building erection priorities
On site roll forming of KLIP-LOK® 700 roofing system, with single sheet length of up to 85.0m

Project Planning
A dedicated Project Manager was a single point of contact throughout the project to ensure proper coordination with external and internal stakeholders. Project progress reviews on daily and weekly basis were arranged to ensure proper coordination with all stakeholders
Specific materials laydown area was required for particular modules, to enable easy identification
Tata BlueScope Building Solutions offered expert advice to customer for resources consideration and deployment at site by builder with an aim to achieve a desired outcome
To support the customer, daily monitoring and controlling of execution sequence was provided.

Milestones and Performance
Prakhhyat Infraprojects had released repeat orders for 6 buildings with total area of 1,05,752 sq. mt., out of which four buildings of 73,417 sq. mt. are completed. The Warehouse 4 – having an area of 24,461 sq. mt.; and Warehouse 6 having an area 7874 sq. mt.; are currently under construction.

The fully engineered solutions, superior quality and on-time delivery of materials are hallmarks of this project. The present occupants of K Logix are DHL, Amazon and Iron Mountain.