The $471 million Apollo Tyres building in Chennai, India, was designed to be
economically constructed in just six months. The planned concrete-and-steel
construction was modified when heavy rains flooded the foundation pits
during Phase II expansion. To make up for a one-month delay, the building was
completed with steel frame and decking and concrete screed on top.
STAAD.Pro’s advanced analysis module compressed the analysis time, and
interlinking S TAAD.Pro and S TAAD.foundation saved hundreds of man-hours
in identifying critical loads. S TAAD.foundation also helped with the foundation
system, which combined isolated, combined, and mat foundations. RAM
Concept was used for portions of the slab.
Avineon India Private Ltd.
Alumina Refinery—Evaporation Unit
The alumina refinery in India’s Visakhapatnam district houses heavy equipment
on each floor, and this project involved designing one of the plant’s evaporation
units. Avineon India deployed multidisciplinary teams to work on process,
piping, mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation engineering as well as civil
and structural engineering.
The overall size of the structure was 54.15 meters long, 18.3 meters wide, and
36.0 meters high. STAAD.Pro was used to prepare a structural model not only
featuring all main beams connecting to columns and beams supporting heavy
equipment, but also plinth beams and pedestals. The software calculated load
combinations and load factors to comply with Indian standards. Using S TAAD.
Pro saved 56 hours of project design time.