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DRDO Does a Miracle

Bengaluru: DRDO achieves another landmark – builds a seven storey technical facility in record 45 days using In-House developed Hybrid Technology

The facility will house R&D facilities for development of Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) and other manned and unmanned aircrafts at ADE Bengaluru

DRDO has completed the construction of a multi-storeyed (G+6) infrastructure for Flight Control System at ADE Bengaluru with in-house developed Hybrid technology consisting of conventional, pre-engineered and precast methodology in record 45 days. Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh will inaugurate this state of the art facility tomorrow (March 17) in the complex of Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) Bengaluru.

To support the R&D activities of developing Avionics for Fighter Aircrafts and Flight Control System (FCS) for Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) and other air borne systems being undertaken by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) Bengaluru, it was decided to provide necessary state of the art infrastructure through composite construction technology in the shortest time frame of just 45 days. The foundation stone for this project was laid on 22 Nov 2021 and actual construction began on 1 Feb 2022. The whole building construction will be completed in scheduled time frame of 45 days on 17 March 2022, thus setting a unique record of completing a permanent building of seven stories with Hybrid construction technology that too in ready to move condition for the first time ever in the history of construction industry in the country.

FCS Integration Facility is a seven storied building with the plinth area of 1.3 lakh square feet.

In Hybrid Construction Technology, the column and beam elements of the structural frame are built with steel plates, the columns is of hollow steel tubular section. These Columns are concrete filled steel hollow cross sections.

The slabs are partially precast and all these structural members are assembled at site. Concreting is done simultaneously to make the structure monolithically cast thus eliminating any dry joints as in case of precast construction. In this case of concrete-filled hollow sections, the steel provides a permanent framework to the concrete core which reduces the time and effort drastically as compared to conventional construction. The state-of-the-art building is also provided with VRF air-conditioning system along with electrical system and fire protection as per the standard National building code. All structural design norms as per relevant IS Codes and relevant codes have been adhered to. Design check and technical support was provided by IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee teams.

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