The $80 million HCC Real Estate Ltd. project is a multitenant, multiuse
development in Mumbai, India, comprised of 0.2 million square feet of mall
space on two levels, 1.1 million square feet of office space on three levels, and
0.5 million square feet of covered parking on four levels. The complex also has
a rooftop helipad.
Objectives included energy efficiency, green design, centralized services, and
fast-track installation. M/s CRN saved time using S TAAD.Pro for all structural
analysis and design, which was conducted for gravity loadings and lateral
loadings with eight primary loadings and 41 loading combinations.
M/s CRN Architects and Engineers
Anna Centenary Library
The Anna Centenary Library in Chennai, India, is an international research
facility with a public library holding 1.5 million books, multipurpose auditorium
seating 1, 200, open-air amphitheater seating 800, a food court, and other
amenities. The energy-efficient design allows for maximum daylight and
minimizes internal heat gain with resource-efficient elements.
The complex demanded a range of spans and variety of structural systems to
achieve the desired built form. STAAD.Pro was used to model, analyze, design,
and detail the complete structure. S TAAD.Pro saved up to 50 percent of time
spent in analysis and design, and reduced structural materials by 15 percent.