COVER STORY

S-Forms India Pvt Ltd, Pune

Korean Enterprise S-Forms India Pvt Ltd wanted to create an Industrial Complex of Aluminum formwork components for Indian Construction Industry on plot no C-23/4 MIDC Chakan Phase 2, Pune.

Intent
Prashant Deshmukh & Associates (PDA) were the turnkey consultants for the project. The Industrial complex intended to manufacture Aluminum form work for walls, beams, and slabs. Clients desired the factory building to be preferably in Aluminum and Steel. The plant required internally quality light, ventilation, and comfortable working condition within Shop floor. The site planned was proposed to provide for nine meters peripheral road with a provision of future expansion of a plant area of 7000 sq. meters and sufficient area for open yard.

Steel Intensive
The current plant built is 8220 sq. meters with 1st Floor for facilities in attached annexe. Steel was used because it is adoptable, sustainable, resilient capable of long spans thus offering column free spaces. Also, it can be recycled and accelerates the time for construction. For an Architect flexibility of Steel is incomparable to any other material.

Structural Specifications
The production building up to plant is 50mtrs 142 meters, with a tie level of 9 meters and ridge at 12.5 meters. The Shop floor is divided into two equal spans with central row of columns designed with brackets to take crane loads and movement on either side whereas each bay is 25mtrs142mtrs.

The PEB structural design is worked in Staadpro software. Steel used is IS 800 with a grade of 250M/MM2. The office building is minimalistic with combination of ACP and sings on the same tune of overall design while becoming integral part of the main structure.

Steel was used because it is adoptable, sustainable, resilient capable of long spans thus offering column free spaces. Also, it can be recycled and accelerates the time for construction. For an Architect flexibility of Steel is incomparable to any other material.” Choice of range of colours is a boom for architects to make the build form with modern looks and impact.

Prashant Deshmukh
Principal Architect
Prashant Deshmukh & Associates

Architectural Aesthetics
Roof Panel/ cladding sheet:
0.50mm thick pre-coated galvalume roof sheeting with glass wool insulation of 24kg/ cu. m density and 50mm thick with white backing having embedded mesh

Wall Panel: 0.5 mm thick pre-coated galvalume wall panel sheets as per approved color (Grey) and is projected, 500 mm outside the external face of columns on 3 sides of shop floor.

Wall Lighting: 2 mm thick vertical polycarbonate day lighting panels strips (1000 mm wide) along 3 – sides from Lintel level 3000MM to 7600MM from bottom.

Accessories: Flashing, gutters, and PVC downspouts of sheeting material from inside.

Canopy: Reverse slope canopy 9 nos. at 5.0 m clear height from FFL. Along fascia and soffit panel below, gutter and downspouts.

Roof Lighting: 2 mm thick polycarbonate day lighting panels 1 m * 18 m for roof with safety net below.

Flooring: Trimix flooring with Baekert steel fibers to take care of shear while surface concrete is provided with densification for fine finish.

EOT Cranes: No of crane – 6 nos
Hook Height – 6.70 M
Load Capacity – 03.MT

The overall outcome is creation in proportionate volumetric built form in terms of width and height and the main color (Grey) used with different shades enhances the beauty of the Industrial Structure. Most of the visitors expressed that the moment the expansion takes place the rising of 2nd Building complimenting the 1st one will create more impressive impact of the Industrial perspective.