Water is precious in Bhopal, a city of 1.8 million in central India. Water is not
available 24/7, and many people must walk long distances for their daily water
needs. The Jawahar Lal Nehru Urban Renewal organization retained Ashok
Manhar & Associates to develop overhead tanks for water supply. The total
cost of the project was $13.5 million.
Normally team members would design overhead tanks manually or by using
Excel spreadsheets. But the client required 59 tanks to be designed in 60 days
so Ashok Manhar turned to S TAAD.Pro. STAAD.Pro produced realistic designs
that were manually verified as up to 99.96 percent accurate.
Bentley solutions allowed the importing and exporting of different file types from many
design applications, which helped reduce the time and cost
needed to complete this project successfully.
Karthik Venkatesan, Arup Singapore
2010 Be Inspired Award Nominee
Innovation in Structural Engineering