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OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2010 VOLUME - 12, ISSUE 4

Shapoorji Pallonji Exhibiting 145 Years of Construction Excellence


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The Imperial, Mumbai

We@Shapoorji Pallonji Corporate Magazine

The Seat of Government, Accra, Ghana


Park Tower, Dubai Head Office Annual Day Celebrations

International Strategy Conclave at Dubai

An Overview of Damac Park Towers

European Holiday Travel Log

145 years, 20 sectors and over 22,000 employees


The Shapoorji Pallonji Group continues to grow stronger
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Editorial Main Feature

Damac Park Towers, Dubai


Hello, Regional Safety Conferences and an informative article on
managing noise pollution. swimming pool, health club and gymnasium, a spacious
As you are reading this, we have entered another New steam and sauna room, jacuzzi, tennis court and barbecue
Year. We hope you are sticking to your New Year Another new initiative we have covered is the first Vendors area.
resolutions. The editorial team wishes you and your family a Meet at Bengaluru. We hope to cover more such meets in Business facilities include a concierge desk offering 24 hour
very happy and prosperous new year. Be happy. Keep fit. the future. You will also find a report on the 3rd Group service, an elevated coffee lounge providing dazzling views
Do good. Be generous. Donate your PL to a needy Practice Sharing Forum which discussed practices in of the Financial Centre, a business centre with all facilities
colleague (read about the Vacation Donation Program in this operations, functional expertise and technology. including a round-the-clock manned help desk. A banquet
issue). hall and meeting room have also been provided for private
Its official. The best project of 2009-10 was DLF 10, parties and business meetings.
The previous year did not conclude on a happy note for Gurgaon. Kudos to the Project Team and Delhi Region. The Work on the project commenced in February 2007. The
India. The nation is beset by scams and scandals on every team received the award in the biggest event of the social major challenge was the unique shape of the building which
front. Our own sector is facing mounting problems the calendar - our Annual Day. Read about the function which was varying in shape and area - horizontally and vertically.
paramount of which is the shortage of skilled labour. The was special because of the presence of our Chairman, Co-ordination with the specialist subcontractors in MEP, Post
entire construction industry is furiously debating the solution. Mr. Pallonji Mistry. We will cover the Annual Day functions in Tensioning and Glazing works was challenging as the layout
The answer is skill development. We have taken the first our regions in the next issue. Our regions have been busy changed on every floor. Despite this, SPML completed the
step by training unskilled workers as Carpenters in our sites with social, health and sporting initiatives. There is a lot 41 upper floors in 10 months time with a minimum cycle
at Delhi, Pune and Hyderabad. Other regions will follow. happening in our “Happenings” section. time of 4 days in some floors. The structure was completed
View of the towers from Sheikh Zayed Road
in November 2009. The formwork system for the core was
However, problems have not deterred our Regions from We haven’t forgotten to inform you on what is happening Damac Park Towers is a two-tower commercial / residential PERI’s auto climbing system while RMD table form was used
taking on challenges like constructing South India’s tallest on our projects. Read about an IT park (SP Infocity), project on the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Road in the heart of in slab decking. The short cycle time was achieved by
residential tower - Mantri Pinnacle - in Bengaluru and Premium Residential Development (DAMAC Park Towers, Dubai’s financial district, a stone’s throw away from the working on all parallel fronts. Block work and plastering is
` 450 crore office towers project for Phoenix at Hyderabad. Dubai) and a Thermal Power Plant (Chhabra, Rajasthan). world’s tallest building - Burj Khalifa, the world’s largest mall- almost complete while MEP works, tiling, lifts and glazing are
In the International arena, we have entered Kenya and Saudi We have also covered two major road interchanges Dubai Mall and the world’s largest fountain situated between in progress.
Arabia. The details are given below. The recently concluded constructed in Delhi by our Group Company, AFCONS. the two. The developer - DAMAC Properties, is a leading The unique façade system in this project is unitized panel
residential, leisure and commercial developer in Dubai who glazing - the first of its kind in the region. It comprises 6323
International Strategy Conclave, featured in this issue, will On the lighter side, if you are planning a holiday abroad, has expanded rapidly into North Africa, Jordan, Lebanon, triangular panels - each averaging 2.5 SM in size. It was a big
give a further thrust to our International operations. read what Mukesh Rao had to say about his recent trip to Qatar and Saudi Arabia. To date they have delivered more challenge managing the huge number of panels, each panel
Safety is first in our company and it was with immense pride Europe. You are advised not to go in for a Netbook or iPad than 3029 units in projects at IMPZ (The Crescent), of an unique size, fabricating and erecting them especially
that we accepted the Golden Safety Award - the nation’s without reading Saurabh’s expert comments. ‘Your Space’ is TECOM (Executive Heights), JLT (Lake View and Lake due to the obstructions created by the temporary vertical
top accolade - from National Safety Council of India (NSCI) meant to be just that - your space. Please send in your Terrace) and The Marina (The Waves and Marina Terrace). access to the building in the form of tower cranes and
for our General Motors Project, Pune. Our congratulations articles. Share your experience with the SP Family. Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast LLC (SPML) are the main builder hoists.
contractors and the value of the contract is AED 500 Million The 15 elevators in the building have a speed of 4 m/s and
to the Project Team and Safety Department. Read about it in Happy reading and send us your bouquets (and brickbats). The other stakeholders are: capacity of 1050 kgs. The installation was done in two
this issue. Our Corporate Safety head, Mr. Alok Shrivastava, Concept Designer : Gensler phases by closing the core at 22nd floor. Two window
has also written about his new initiative - National and - The Editorial Team Engineering Designer : Engineering Consulting Group cleaning cradles have been installed at the top of each tower.
MEP Consultant : Ian Banham Associates (IBA) The telescopic jib of 32 m - one of the longest in the Middle
Aluminium Glazing : Arabian Aluminium East- permits access to every external corner. Restraint
Lifts : Thyssen Krupp sockets have been provided to hold the 250 kg capacity
cradle in any position.
MEP Contractor : OMEGA
SPML can be proud that they achieved 10 million safe man
New Projects The complex with a total built up area of 17.3 lakh sq.ft.,
comprises 3 basements, 7 podiums and 41 floor twin
hours in this project.
towers. The basements are for parking 1059 cars. The Major Items:
• Turnkey Construction of Serviced Apartments and Mall for • Construction of Shell & Core for Proposed Township for podiums house 108 retail outlets and 120 offices while the 1. Concrete : 83,253 CM
Riverside Ten Ltd. in Nairobi, Kenya. Vadinar Properties Ltd. at Vadinar, Jamnagar, Gujarat. twin towers contain 530 one, two and three bedroom 2. Steel : 7,735 MT
apartments. The height of the buildings is 182 m (600 feet). 3. Masonry : 1,20,618 SM
• Civil and Structural work for Water Treatment Plant for • Civil, Architectural and Structural Steel work for Carbon Recreational facilities include a temperature controlled 4. Flooring : 80,629 SM - Anjani Pathak, SPINT, Dubai
Thermax Ltd. at Raigarh. Plant at Aditya Aluminium Smelter Project for Hindalco
Industries Ltd. at Lapanga, Sambalpur, Orissa.
• Development and Construction of Residential Units for
Peninsula Land Ltd. at Ashok Ayatan, Nashik. • Construction of Office Space at Notified IT / ITES SEZ SP Infocity, Chennai
A breathtaking challenge taken with pride by SP Real Estate
Project - HITEC-CITY – 2 for Phoenix Infocity Pvt. Ltd. at in Chennai, SP Infocity stands out among the many IT parks
• Construction of proposed Formulation Facility for
Gachibowli, Hyderabad. in Chennai. An iconic design by the renowned architect,
Flamingo Pharmaceuticals Ltd. at Nanded.
• Civil and Structural works for project IRIS for Tata Motors Hafeez Contractor, the fourteen storey structure is the
• Construction of King Abdullah Financial District for Saudi
Ltd. at Belur Industrial Area, Dharwad. tallest structure in its vicinity.
Binladin Group at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• Main Contract Works for Mantri Pinnacle - Premium High The structure is also a “Gold Rated Green Building.”
• Construction of Office Building at R&D plot for Reliance Rise Residential Development for Mantri Dwellings Pvt. The major quantities were:
Infrastructure Ltd. at Santacruz, Mumbai. Ltd. at Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru. 1. Concrete : 95,300 CM
• General Civil work for Tractors India Ltd. at TIL, 2. Reinforcement : 12,400 MT
• Civil and Structural Works for Tata Aerostructure Ltd's. 3. Formwork : 3,17,000 SM
Kharagpur. Facility at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. 4. Blockwork : 46,000 SM

01 • Construction of Administration and R&D Protoshop


Building for Diamler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. at
Oragadam, Sriperumbudur.
• Design and Construction of residential development of
Godrej Frontier for Godrej Properties Ltd. at Gurgaon. Artist's Impression
5. Plastering
6. Granite
: 73,000 SM
: 9800 SM 02
Editorial Main Feature

Damac Park Towers, Dubai


Hello, Regional Safety Conferences and an informative article on
managing noise pollution. swimming pool, health club and gymnasium, a spacious
As you are reading this, we have entered another New steam and sauna room, jacuzzi, tennis court and barbecue
Year. We hope you are sticking to your New Year Another new initiative we have covered is the first Vendors area.
resolutions. The editorial team wishes you and your family a Meet at Bengaluru. We hope to cover more such meets in Business facilities include a concierge desk offering 24 hour
very happy and prosperous new year. Be happy. Keep fit. the future. You will also find a report on the 3rd Group service, an elevated coffee lounge providing dazzling views
Do good. Be generous. Donate your PL to a needy Practice Sharing Forum which discussed practices in of the Financial Centre, a business centre with all facilities
colleague (read about the Vacation Donation Program in this operations, functional expertise and technology. including a round-the-clock manned help desk. A banquet
issue). hall and meeting room have also been provided for private
Its official. The best project of 2009-10 was DLF 10, parties and business meetings.
The previous year did not conclude on a happy note for Gurgaon. Kudos to the Project Team and Delhi Region. The Work on the project commenced in February 2007. The
India. The nation is beset by scams and scandals on every team received the award in the biggest event of the social major challenge was the unique shape of the building which
front. Our own sector is facing mounting problems the calendar - our Annual Day. Read about the function which was varying in shape and area - horizontally and vertically.
paramount of which is the shortage of skilled labour. The was special because of the presence of our Chairman, Co-ordination with the specialist subcontractors in MEP, Post
entire construction industry is furiously debating the solution. Mr. Pallonji Mistry. We will cover the Annual Day functions in Tensioning and Glazing works was challenging as the layout
The answer is skill development. We have taken the first our regions in the next issue. Our regions have been busy changed on every floor. Despite this, SPML completed the
step by training unskilled workers as Carpenters in our sites with social, health and sporting initiatives. There is a lot 41 upper floors in 10 months time with a minimum cycle
at Delhi, Pune and Hyderabad. Other regions will follow. happening in our “Happenings” section. time of 4 days in some floors. The structure was completed
View of the towers from Sheikh Zayed Road
in November 2009. The formwork system for the core was
However, problems have not deterred our Regions from We haven’t forgotten to inform you on what is happening Damac Park Towers is a two-tower commercial / residential PERI’s auto climbing system while RMD table form was used
taking on challenges like constructing South India’s tallest on our projects. Read about an IT park (SP Infocity), project on the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Road in the heart of in slab decking. The short cycle time was achieved by
residential tower - Mantri Pinnacle - in Bengaluru and Premium Residential Development (DAMAC Park Towers, Dubai’s financial district, a stone’s throw away from the working on all parallel fronts. Block work and plastering is
` 450 crore office towers project for Phoenix at Hyderabad. Dubai) and a Thermal Power Plant (Chhabra, Rajasthan). world’s tallest building - Burj Khalifa, the world’s largest mall- almost complete while MEP works, tiling, lifts and glazing are
In the International arena, we have entered Kenya and Saudi We have also covered two major road interchanges Dubai Mall and the world’s largest fountain situated between in progress.
Arabia. The details are given below. The recently concluded constructed in Delhi by our Group Company, AFCONS. the two. The developer - DAMAC Properties, is a leading The unique façade system in this project is unitized panel
residential, leisure and commercial developer in Dubai who glazing - the first of its kind in the region. It comprises 6323
International Strategy Conclave, featured in this issue, will On the lighter side, if you are planning a holiday abroad, has expanded rapidly into North Africa, Jordan, Lebanon, triangular panels - each averaging 2.5 SM in size. It was a big
give a further thrust to our International operations. read what Mukesh Rao had to say about his recent trip to Qatar and Saudi Arabia. To date they have delivered more challenge managing the huge number of panels, each panel
Safety is first in our company and it was with immense pride Europe. You are advised not to go in for a Netbook or iPad than 3029 units in projects at IMPZ (The Crescent), of an unique size, fabricating and erecting them especially
that we accepted the Golden Safety Award - the nation’s without reading Saurabh’s expert comments. ‘Your Space’ is TECOM (Executive Heights), JLT (Lake View and Lake due to the obstructions created by the temporary vertical
top accolade - from National Safety Council of India (NSCI) meant to be just that - your space. Please send in your Terrace) and The Marina (The Waves and Marina Terrace). access to the building in the form of tower cranes and
for our General Motors Project, Pune. Our congratulations articles. Share your experience with the SP Family. Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast LLC (SPML) are the main builder hoists.
contractors and the value of the contract is AED 500 Million The 15 elevators in the building have a speed of 4 m/s and
to the Project Team and Safety Department. Read about it in Happy reading and send us your bouquets (and brickbats). The other stakeholders are: capacity of 1050 kgs. The installation was done in two
this issue. Our Corporate Safety head, Mr. Alok Shrivastava, Concept Designer : Gensler phases by closing the core at 22nd floor. Two window
has also written about his new initiative - National and - The Editorial Team Engineering Designer : Engineering Consulting Group cleaning cradles have been installed at the top of each tower.
MEP Consultant : Ian Banham Associates (IBA) The telescopic jib of 32 m - one of the longest in the Middle
Aluminium Glazing : Arabian Aluminium East- permits access to every external corner. Restraint
Lifts : Thyssen Krupp sockets have been provided to hold the 250 kg capacity
cradle in any position.
MEP Contractor : OMEGA
SPML can be proud that they achieved 10 million safe man
New Projects The complex with a total built up area of 17.3 lakh sq.ft.,
comprises 3 basements, 7 podiums and 41 floor twin
hours in this project.
towers. The basements are for parking 1059 cars. The Major Items:
• Turnkey Construction of Serviced Apartments and Mall for • Construction of Shell & Core for Proposed Township for podiums house 108 retail outlets and 120 offices while the 1. Concrete : 83,253 CM
Riverside Ten Ltd. in Nairobi, Kenya. Vadinar Properties Ltd. at Vadinar, Jamnagar, Gujarat. twin towers contain 530 one, two and three bedroom 2. Steel : 7,735 MT
apartments. The height of the buildings is 182 m (600 feet). 3. Masonry : 1,20,618 SM
• Civil and Structural work for Water Treatment Plant for • Civil, Architectural and Structural Steel work for Carbon Recreational facilities include a temperature controlled 4. Flooring : 80,629 SM - Anjani Pathak, SPINT, Dubai
Thermax Ltd. at Raigarh. Plant at Aditya Aluminium Smelter Project for Hindalco
Industries Ltd. at Lapanga, Sambalpur, Orissa.
• Development and Construction of Residential Units for
Peninsula Land Ltd. at Ashok Ayatan, Nashik. • Construction of Office Space at Notified IT / ITES SEZ SP Infocity, Chennai
A breathtaking challenge taken with pride by SP Real Estate
Project - HITEC-CITY – 2 for Phoenix Infocity Pvt. Ltd. at in Chennai, SP Infocity stands out among the many IT parks
• Construction of proposed Formulation Facility for
Gachibowli, Hyderabad. in Chennai. An iconic design by the renowned architect,
Flamingo Pharmaceuticals Ltd. at Nanded.
• Civil and Structural works for project IRIS for Tata Motors Hafeez Contractor, the fourteen storey structure is the
• Construction of King Abdullah Financial District for Saudi
Ltd. at Belur Industrial Area, Dharwad. tallest structure in its vicinity.
Binladin Group at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• Main Contract Works for Mantri Pinnacle - Premium High The structure is also a “Gold Rated Green Building.”
• Construction of Office Building at R&D plot for Reliance Rise Residential Development for Mantri Dwellings Pvt. The major quantities were:
Infrastructure Ltd. at Santacruz, Mumbai. Ltd. at Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru. 1. Concrete : 95,300 CM
• General Civil work for Tractors India Ltd. at TIL, 2. Reinforcement : 12,400 MT
• Civil and Structural Works for Tata Aerostructure Ltd's. 3. Formwork : 3,17,000 SM
Kharagpur. Facility at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. 4. Blockwork : 46,000 SM

01 • Construction of Administration and R&D Protoshop


Building for Diamler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. at
Oragadam, Sriperumbudur.
• Design and Construction of residential development of
Godrej Frontier for Godrej Properties Ltd. at Gurgaon. Artist's Impression
5. Plastering
6. Granite
: 73,000 SM
: 9800 SM 02
7. False Ceiling : 3,000 SM provided by 14 Mitsubishi elevators with a speed of 2.5
Safety
8. POP Work : 2,700 SM m/sec. For air conditioning the building, chillers weighing up
9. Internal Painting : 17,200 SM to 5 tonnes were lifted 65m above the ground. NANO
10. External Texture films with U/V reflectors reduced the effect of Chennai heat
Managing Noise Pollution: A definite need
Painting : 20,200 SM inside the building. Refuge areas were provided in every Noise can be defined as unwanted or undesired sound. • Work scheduling: Give breaks in noisy activities to
11. Structural Steel : 321 MT module to give a common space to occupants. Accentuated Usually 80 decibel is the level at which sound becomes avoid continuous exposure.
Construction commenced in September 2006 with mass by curved beams on the elevation, the refuge areas provide physically painful and can be termed as noise. Humans, • Identify high noise areas & display signs to wear PPE’s
excavation. The schedule was in 3 phases with basements of all an aesthetic detailing for the whole building. animals, plants and even inert objects like buildings and like ear muffs / plugs.
the phases taken up at one stretch. All major works of the first The architects took Mr. Frank Lloyd Wright’s dictum “The bridges have been victims of the increasing noise pollution Statute on Noise:
phase in Block A were finished by early August 2009. space within becomes the reality of the building” when it caused in the world. Be it human or machine-created, noise At Workplace: As per Schedule VI of Rule 34 of “The
Mr. A. Balaji (AGM, Projects) was the Project-in-charge and was came to designing the internal spaces. The granite finished disrupts the activity and balance of life. Its effects on our Building and Other Construction Workers’ (Regulation of
guided by Mr. Anand Rao (AVP, SPRE), Mr. D. Santhosh (DGM, common areas lend elegance to the interiors and are eye health are elucidated below:- Employment and Conditions of Service) Central Rules,
SPCL) and Mr. Tarapore (GM, SPCL HO) The staff strength at catching. - Continuous exposure to noise in the range of 90 to 140 1998” pertaining to the “Building and Other Construction
dB is harmful which, in the construction activities, is Workers’ Act, 1996”.
the peak - August to November 2008 - touched 230. A major part of the building has been handed over to the caused by drilling, grinding, fabrication and erection, Permissible Total Time of Exposure and Corresponding
The project presented several challenges. The multi level clients and the project has vastly augmented SPCL’s compressors, generators, winches, heavy vehicles, Sound Pressure Level
car park was provided under the building by excavating 0.35 capability of building international class IT parks. concrete pumps, batching plants, cranes and material
million CM of rock filled earth. Vertical transportation was handling. It may result in: Sound pressure Total Time of Exposure (Continuous
- Adeep Jecob, Chennai level in dB(A) or a number of short term
• Auditory Effects: Rupture of drum, auditory fatigue,
hearing loss. exposure) per day in hours
• Non-Auditory Effects: Annoyance, irritability, 90 8
CTPP, Chhabra, Rajasthan interference in speech, difficulty in communication, 100 2
low night vision, difficult colour perception, vague
110 0.5
Construction of both these facilities is under the scope of muscular pains, lack of sleep, indigestion, heartburn,
high blood pressure, ulcers and heart disease. 115 0.25
SPCL. - Effects of noise are gradual and often painless, person For Outside Environment: As per “The Noise Pollution
SPCL has complete civil construction under its scope. The often fail to recognize these. (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2000”.
structures included are power house building, coal handling - Hearing loss may also occur immediately on exposure to Ambient Air Standards in Respect of Noise
plant, boiler foundation, ESP foundation & control room, sudden intense form of noise energy. Category of Limits in dB Limits in dB
clarified water channels, fore bay, pump house, de- - Hearing loss is attributable to destruction of cells in inner Area / Zone (A) Leq* Day (A) Leq* Night Time
mineralization plant, switchyard, transformer yard and turbo ear. These cells are neither repaired nor replaced by Time (600 -2200 (2200- 600 Hrs.)
generator foundation, columns, deck slab etc. Here, it is b o d y a n d t h e r e f o r e t h e H E A R I N G LO S S I S Hrs.)
PERMANENT.
imperative to mention a couple of challenges the team faced Action by sites to reduce the noise pollution: Industrial 75 70
during the course of construction in wagon tippler area and - Controlling air borne / structure borne sound by; Commercial 65 55
turbo generator area. • Regular servicing and maintenance, enclosing entire Residential 55 45
The earth in general around this area consists of various machine / parts, reducing the vibrations in *Silence Zone 50 40
strata of soft and hard rock beneath the initial thin layer of components, replacing metal parts with sound Note:
Black Cotton soil. So, for the construction of any foundation, absorbing materials. Silence Zone is defined as an area comprising not less than
controlled blasting was required. Setting off charges at 2m • Fitting muffler of the exhaust, changing type of 100 meters around hospitals, educational institutions and
pneumatic equipment to reduce high frequency courts. The silence zones are zones which are declared as
intervals, the team had to blast the way down to 20 meters components, proper fastening of parts, isolating the
Bird's eye view of the construction site depth to achieve the desired level in wagon tippler area. such by the competent authority.
workplace containing noisy equipment. 1. Mixed categories of areas may be declared as one of the
Around 2,50,000 cum of blasting has been done already. In • Avoiding banging / knocking of materials, reducing
view of the fact that blasting work gets frequently interrupted four above mentioned categories by the competent
Chhabra Thermal Power Plant (CTPP) is being constructed height of fall in bins or yard, reducing sharp blows by authority.
to meet the growing energy demand of Rajasthan. The by continuous seepage, two operations-blasting and round using rubber / plastic covering, reducing speed of
conveyor belts / motors and other moving parts, if 2. *dB(A) Leq denotes the time weighted average of the
client-Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited the clock dewatering are being done simultaneously. level of sound in decibels on scale A which is relatable to
(RRVUNL), has engaged Indure Private Limited (IPL) as their Another challenging area was the construction of Turbo possible.
• Covering walls / ceilings with sound absorbing porous human hearing.
EPC contractor and Tata Consulting Engineers (TCE) as their Generator raft, columns and deck slab. All three structures 3. A "decibel" is a unit in which noise is measured.
materials, using sound absorbing screens, building
consultant on this project. i.e. raft, columns and deck slab have temperature controlled 4. "A", in dB (A) Leq, denotes the frequency weighting in the
sound proof control areas / rest rooms.
CTPP is a coal fired, sub critical plant situated on the border concreting. SPCL is casting 28 nos. 14 meters high columns • Providing sound barriers / curtains around high noise measurement of noise and corresponds to frequency
of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, 150 kms from Kota in in one pour. The temperature of the concrete is maintained areas like cutting, grinding and drilling etc. response characteristics of the human ear.
Rajasthan and 250 kms from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. It is strictly at 23°C by mixing 250 kgs ice in water for every cum - Avoiding continuous exposure to noise by: 5. Leq: It is an energy mean of the noise level, over a
situated in a remote area of the state and temperature here of concrete. This cold water is continuously sprinkled over • Job rotation: Change the tasks performed by specified period.
ranges between 50 and 5 degree Celsius. The plant has aggregates and then mixed with cement, sand and pre employees. - Alok Shrivastava, SP HO
been constructed near the bank of Parvati River, which is the cooled aggregate to get the required temperature. It is not
feeding source of water for the plant. Two units of 250 MW the normal activity which takes place every day on a
are already in operation and the construction of next two construction site, with three-tier stringent inspection by the
units of 250 MW each is in progress. It is a zero discharge clients.
plant. The water from Parvati River is used for generating Salient features of the project
power, after which it gets treated in the effluent treatment Project Cost : ` 80 Crore
plant system and is ultimately reused for irrigation. Another
Concrete : 1,40,000 Cum
unique feature of the plant is that it is environment friendly
and 99.9% of ash is absorbed by electrostatic precipitator, Reinforcement Steel : 14,000 MT

03 keeping the surrounding area clean and healthy. Blasting : 2,50,000 Cum
- Alok Rajan, Ahmedabad Outdoor noise control - Barriers. Indoor noise control - Curtains.
04
7. False Ceiling : 3,000 SM provided by 14 Mitsubishi elevators with a speed of 2.5
Safety
8. POP Work : 2,700 SM m/sec. For air conditioning the building, chillers weighing up
9. Internal Painting : 17,200 SM to 5 tonnes were lifted 65m above the ground. NANO
10. External Texture films with U/V reflectors reduced the effect of Chennai heat
Managing Noise Pollution: A definite need
Painting : 20,200 SM inside the building. Refuge areas were provided in every Noise can be defined as unwanted or undesired sound. • Work scheduling: Give breaks in noisy activities to
11. Structural Steel : 321 MT module to give a common space to occupants. Accentuated Usually 80 decibel is the level at which sound becomes avoid continuous exposure.
Construction commenced in September 2006 with mass by curved beams on the elevation, the refuge areas provide physically painful and can be termed as noise. Humans, • Identify high noise areas & display signs to wear PPE’s
excavation. The schedule was in 3 phases with basements of all an aesthetic detailing for the whole building. animals, plants and even inert objects like buildings and like ear muffs / plugs.
the phases taken up at one stretch. All major works of the first The architects took Mr. Frank Lloyd Wright’s dictum “The bridges have been victims of the increasing noise pollution Statute on Noise:
phase in Block A were finished by early August 2009. space within becomes the reality of the building” when it caused in the world. Be it human or machine-created, noise At Workplace: As per Schedule VI of Rule 34 of “The
Mr. A. Balaji (AGM, Projects) was the Project-in-charge and was came to designing the internal spaces. The granite finished disrupts the activity and balance of life. Its effects on our Building and Other Construction Workers’ (Regulation of
guided by Mr. Anand Rao (AVP, SPRE), Mr. D. Santhosh (DGM, common areas lend elegance to the interiors and are eye health are elucidated below:- Employment and Conditions of Service) Central Rules,
SPCL) and Mr. Tarapore (GM, SPCL HO) The staff strength at catching. - Continuous exposure to noise in the range of 90 to 140 1998” pertaining to the “Building and Other Construction
dB is harmful which, in the construction activities, is Workers’ Act, 1996”.
the peak - August to November 2008 - touched 230. A major part of the building has been handed over to the caused by drilling, grinding, fabrication and erection, Permissible Total Time of Exposure and Corresponding
The project presented several challenges. The multi level clients and the project has vastly augmented SPCL’s compressors, generators, winches, heavy vehicles, Sound Pressure Level
car park was provided under the building by excavating 0.35 capability of building international class IT parks. concrete pumps, batching plants, cranes and material
million CM of rock filled earth. Vertical transportation was handling. It may result in: Sound pressure Total Time of Exposure (Continuous
- Adeep Jecob, Chennai level in dB(A) or a number of short term
• Auditory Effects: Rupture of drum, auditory fatigue,
hearing loss. exposure) per day in hours
• Non-Auditory Effects: Annoyance, irritability, 90 8
CTPP, Chhabra, Rajasthan interference in speech, difficulty in communication, 100 2
low night vision, difficult colour perception, vague
110 0.5
Construction of both these facilities is under the scope of muscular pains, lack of sleep, indigestion, heartburn,
high blood pressure, ulcers and heart disease. 115 0.25
SPCL. - Effects of noise are gradual and often painless, person For Outside Environment: As per “The Noise Pollution
SPCL has complete civil construction under its scope. The often fail to recognize these. (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2000”.
structures included are power house building, coal handling - Hearing loss may also occur immediately on exposure to Ambient Air Standards in Respect of Noise
plant, boiler foundation, ESP foundation & control room, sudden intense form of noise energy. Category of Limits in dB Limits in dB
clarified water channels, fore bay, pump house, de- - Hearing loss is attributable to destruction of cells in inner Area / Zone (A) Leq* Day (A) Leq* Night Time
mineralization plant, switchyard, transformer yard and turbo ear. These cells are neither repaired nor replaced by Time (600 -2200 (2200- 600 Hrs.)
generator foundation, columns, deck slab etc. Here, it is b o d y a n d t h e r e f o r e t h e H E A R I N G LO S S I S Hrs.)
PERMANENT.
imperative to mention a couple of challenges the team faced Action by sites to reduce the noise pollution: Industrial 75 70
during the course of construction in wagon tippler area and - Controlling air borne / structure borne sound by; Commercial 65 55
turbo generator area. • Regular servicing and maintenance, enclosing entire Residential 55 45
The earth in general around this area consists of various machine / parts, reducing the vibrations in *Silence Zone 50 40
strata of soft and hard rock beneath the initial thin layer of components, replacing metal parts with sound Note:
Black Cotton soil. So, for the construction of any foundation, absorbing materials. Silence Zone is defined as an area comprising not less than
controlled blasting was required. Setting off charges at 2m • Fitting muffler of the exhaust, changing type of 100 meters around hospitals, educational institutions and
pneumatic equipment to reduce high frequency courts. The silence zones are zones which are declared as
intervals, the team had to blast the way down to 20 meters components, proper fastening of parts, isolating the
Bird's eye view of the construction site depth to achieve the desired level in wagon tippler area. such by the competent authority.
workplace containing noisy equipment. 1. Mixed categories of areas may be declared as one of the
Around 2,50,000 cum of blasting has been done already. In • Avoiding banging / knocking of materials, reducing
view of the fact that blasting work gets frequently interrupted four above mentioned categories by the competent
Chhabra Thermal Power Plant (CTPP) is being constructed height of fall in bins or yard, reducing sharp blows by authority.
to meet the growing energy demand of Rajasthan. The by continuous seepage, two operations-blasting and round using rubber / plastic covering, reducing speed of
conveyor belts / motors and other moving parts, if 2. *dB(A) Leq denotes the time weighted average of the
client-Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited the clock dewatering are being done simultaneously. level of sound in decibels on scale A which is relatable to
(RRVUNL), has engaged Indure Private Limited (IPL) as their Another challenging area was the construction of Turbo possible.
• Covering walls / ceilings with sound absorbing porous human hearing.
EPC contractor and Tata Consulting Engineers (TCE) as their Generator raft, columns and deck slab. All three structures 3. A "decibel" is a unit in which noise is measured.
materials, using sound absorbing screens, building
consultant on this project. i.e. raft, columns and deck slab have temperature controlled 4. "A", in dB (A) Leq, denotes the frequency weighting in the
sound proof control areas / rest rooms.
CTPP is a coal fired, sub critical plant situated on the border concreting. SPCL is casting 28 nos. 14 meters high columns • Providing sound barriers / curtains around high noise measurement of noise and corresponds to frequency
of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, 150 kms from Kota in in one pour. The temperature of the concrete is maintained areas like cutting, grinding and drilling etc. response characteristics of the human ear.
Rajasthan and 250 kms from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. It is strictly at 23°C by mixing 250 kgs ice in water for every cum - Avoiding continuous exposure to noise by: 5. Leq: It is an energy mean of the noise level, over a
situated in a remote area of the state and temperature here of concrete. This cold water is continuously sprinkled over • Job rotation: Change the tasks performed by specified period.
ranges between 50 and 5 degree Celsius. The plant has aggregates and then mixed with cement, sand and pre employees. - Alok Shrivastava, SP HO
been constructed near the bank of Parvati River, which is the cooled aggregate to get the required temperature. It is not
feeding source of water for the plant. Two units of 250 MW the normal activity which takes place every day on a
are already in operation and the construction of next two construction site, with three-tier stringent inspection by the
units of 250 MW each is in progress. It is a zero discharge clients.
plant. The water from Parvati River is used for generating Salient features of the project
power, after which it gets treated in the effluent treatment Project Cost : ` 80 Crore
plant system and is ultimately reused for irrigation. Another
Concrete : 1,40,000 Cum
unique feature of the plant is that it is environment friendly
and 99.9% of ash is absorbed by electrostatic precipitator, Reinforcement Steel : 14,000 MT

03 keeping the surrounding area clean and healthy. Blasting : 2,50,000 Cum
- Alok Rajan, Ahmedabad Outdoor noise control - Barriers. Indoor noise control - Curtains.
04
Happenings Long Service Awards
35 YEARS
Mr. Hanumanta Jamlaiya Dasari: Mumbai - RO
SPCL Head Office celebrates Annual Day Mr. Faroakh Jehangirji Hilloo : SP Centre - HO
Mr. Kishor Vasudeo Sharma : Ahemdabad/Surat - RO
Mr. Viraf Jamshed Dastoor: SP Centre - HO

25 YEARS
Mr. Dominic Barthol Kadam: Pune - RO
Mr. Deepak Dhondu Keshe: Nasik - RO
Mr. Sarad Datatre Lad: SP Centre - HO
Mr. Munir Dadesaheb Ismailmagdum: Pune - RO
Mr. Mohan Dass Saini: SP Centre - HO
Mr. Sherbahadur Kumarsingh Lama: SP Centre - HO
Mr. Pradeep Raghunath Poipkar: SP Centre - HO
Mr. Eknath Abaji Gangurde: Nasik - RO
Mr. Shankar Shivaji Rathod: Mumbai - RO
Mr. Ramdas Bapurao Ghumre: Mumbai - RO

Mr. Pallonji Mistry lighting the inaugural lamp. SP Agri business), spoke on the projects and future plans of 10 YEARS
November 12, 2010. SPCL Head Office’s Annual Day was their business. Mr. Srinivasa Vijay Kumar: Bengaluru - RO
celebrated at the JK Banquets. It was a remarkable evening On the occasion, Mr. Cyrus Mistry gave the 10 year long Mr. Qutubuddin Khan: Mumbai - RO
as the chairman, Mr. Pallonji Mistry walked in amidst a warm service awards and Mr. Shapoor Mistry the awards for 25 Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan: Chennai - RO
cheerful welcome, followed by the Managing Directors - years service. Mr. Saini, CEO of SPCL, was a distinguished Mr. Md Sahidul Islam: Kolkata - RO
Mr. Shapoor Mistry and Mr. Cyrus Mistry. The inaugural recipient of the 25 years service award (see above) Mr. Madanlal Rampyare Jaiswar: SP Centre - HO
lamp was lit by them. Mr. Varghese Mathew, Chief People Mr. Pallonji Mistry felicitated employees who completed 35 Ms. Vijaya Lakshmi B.c.: Chennai - RO
Officer, gave a welcome address to start the evening years of service. Mr. Hiloo, (DGM, Accounts) was one of Mr. Subhashchandra N Shetty: Pune - RO
proceedings. the proud recipients (see below). Mr. Narendra Prabhakar Pathade: Nagpur - RO
Mr. Atul Bhatnagar: Delhi - RO
Mr. Pallonji Mistry addressed the gathering, recounting Mr. Ravindra Bipinkumar Shah: SP Centre - HO
the growth of the company over the years and the role of Mr. Aravamudhan Balaji: Chennai - RO
the management and employees in taking the company to Ms. Kavita Ajay Gujar: Pune - RO
new heights. He looked forward to continued efforts from Mr. U Mukesh Rao: SP Centre - HO
the employees in meeting the ambitious targets set for Mr. Sanjay Chandrapal Lanjile: Pune - RO
the company’s 150th anniversary in 2015. Ms. Preejy Lonappan: Real Estate - Mumbai
Mr. Martin Luke: Bengaluru - RO
Mr. Avay Kumar Verma: Hyderabad - RO
Mr. Prabhat K. Rakheja: Delhi - RO
Mr. Sukomol Sen: Kolkata - RO
Mr. Chandan Sarkar: Kolkata - RO
Mr. Natwar Samal: Hyderabad - RO
Mr. Rakesh Kumar Singh: Kolkata - RO
The ‘Best Project’ Award was given to DLF-10 Project, Ms. Regina Arjya Kumar Patro: Pune - RO
Delhi Region. Mr. P.K. Rakheja (Director, Operations), Mr. Sandeep Bolke: Manjri Horse Breeders Farm Pvt. Ltd.
Mr.Shammi Khurana (Additional GM, Projects, Delhi) and Mr. Rupesh Khedekar: Magpie Finance Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Anil Kumar Tomar (Project Manager) collected the
award. DLF 10 bags the ‘Best Project Award’ for FY 09-10
The event came alive with music performed by ‘90 Degree’
The staff of SPCL took to the dance floor and enjoyed
achievements by the project team was clocking 5 million
Mr. Pallonji Mistry addressing the gathering themselves. Besides song and dance, people relished a
safe man hours.
variety of cuisines. Amidst all fun and entertainment,
The heads of various business units - Mr. Kekoo Colah (SP employees got the opportunity to bond well with one This is an initiative to recognize the best projects selected
Real Estate), Mr. Mukundan (SP Infra), Mr. Kannan (EPC another. from the Regions based on their performance against the
division) and Dr. A.K. Gupta (on behalf of Mr. N. Dharmaraj, - Shikha Banerjee, SPRE HO following parameters: sales, profit, wastage, cost of quality,
client satisfaction, safety, receivables, productivity, delivery
time and leadership training/ organisation building initiatives.
Projects completed in FY 09-10 were eligible for the
reckoning. The Evaluation Committee compared the
performance of the nominated projects on aforementioned
parameters and was particularly stringent on the safety and
quality issues.
Mr. Cyrus Mistry presented the ‘Best Project’ trophy to
Mr. Shammi Khurana - Project Co-ordinator and Mr. Anil
The DLF, Delhi team receiving the award Kumar Tomar – Project Manager at the HO Annual Day
‘DLF 10’ project, executed by Delhi RO, bagged the ‘Best function held on 12th November, 2010. Mr. P. K. Rakheja,

05 Having a good time!


Project Award’ for the FY 09-10. The scope of work
involved construction of a commercial building with a total
built-up area of 3.7 million sq. ft. One of the most notable
Head - Delhi Region was also present during the award
ceremony.
- Sohan Mohanty, SP HO
06
Happenings Long Service Awards
35 YEARS
Mr. Hanumanta Jamlaiya Dasari: Mumbai - RO
SPCL Head Office celebrates Annual Day Mr. Faroakh Jehangirji Hilloo : SP Centre - HO
Mr. Kishor Vasudeo Sharma : Ahemdabad/Surat - RO
Mr. Viraf Jamshed Dastoor: SP Centre - HO

25 YEARS
Mr. Dominic Barthol Kadam: Pune - RO
Mr. Deepak Dhondu Keshe: Nasik - RO
Mr. Sarad Datatre Lad: SP Centre - HO
Mr. Munir Dadesaheb Ismailmagdum: Pune - RO
Mr. Mohan Dass Saini: SP Centre - HO
Mr. Sherbahadur Kumarsingh Lama: SP Centre - HO
Mr. Pradeep Raghunath Poipkar: SP Centre - HO
Mr. Eknath Abaji Gangurde: Nasik - RO
Mr. Shankar Shivaji Rathod: Mumbai - RO
Mr. Ramdas Bapurao Ghumre: Mumbai - RO

Mr. Pallonji Mistry lighting the inaugural lamp. SP Agri business), spoke on the projects and future plans of 10 YEARS
November 12, 2010. SPCL Head Office’s Annual Day was their business. Mr. Srinivasa Vijay Kumar: Bengaluru - RO
celebrated at the JK Banquets. It was a remarkable evening On the occasion, Mr. Cyrus Mistry gave the 10 year long Mr. Qutubuddin Khan: Mumbai - RO
as the chairman, Mr. Pallonji Mistry walked in amidst a warm service awards and Mr. Shapoor Mistry the awards for 25 Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan: Chennai - RO
cheerful welcome, followed by the Managing Directors - years service. Mr. Saini, CEO of SPCL, was a distinguished Mr. Md Sahidul Islam: Kolkata - RO
Mr. Shapoor Mistry and Mr. Cyrus Mistry. The inaugural recipient of the 25 years service award (see above) Mr. Madanlal Rampyare Jaiswar: SP Centre - HO
lamp was lit by them. Mr. Varghese Mathew, Chief People Mr. Pallonji Mistry felicitated employees who completed 35 Ms. Vijaya Lakshmi B.c.: Chennai - RO
Officer, gave a welcome address to start the evening years of service. Mr. Hiloo, (DGM, Accounts) was one of Mr. Subhashchandra N Shetty: Pune - RO
proceedings. the proud recipients (see below). Mr. Narendra Prabhakar Pathade: Nagpur - RO
Mr. Atul Bhatnagar: Delhi - RO
Mr. Pallonji Mistry addressed the gathering, recounting Mr. Ravindra Bipinkumar Shah: SP Centre - HO
the growth of the company over the years and the role of Mr. Aravamudhan Balaji: Chennai - RO
the management and employees in taking the company to Ms. Kavita Ajay Gujar: Pune - RO
new heights. He looked forward to continued efforts from Mr. U Mukesh Rao: SP Centre - HO
the employees in meeting the ambitious targets set for Mr. Sanjay Chandrapal Lanjile: Pune - RO
the company’s 150th anniversary in 2015. Ms. Preejy Lonappan: Real Estate - Mumbai
Mr. Martin Luke: Bengaluru - RO
Mr. Avay Kumar Verma: Hyderabad - RO
Mr. Prabhat K. Rakheja: Delhi - RO
Mr. Sukomol Sen: Kolkata - RO
Mr. Chandan Sarkar: Kolkata - RO
Mr. Natwar Samal: Hyderabad - RO
Mr. Rakesh Kumar Singh: Kolkata - RO
The ‘Best Project’ Award was given to DLF-10 Project, Ms. Regina Arjya Kumar Patro: Pune - RO
Delhi Region. Mr. P.K. Rakheja (Director, Operations), Mr. Sandeep Bolke: Manjri Horse Breeders Farm Pvt. Ltd.
Mr.Shammi Khurana (Additional GM, Projects, Delhi) and Mr. Rupesh Khedekar: Magpie Finance Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Anil Kumar Tomar (Project Manager) collected the
award. DLF 10 bags the ‘Best Project Award’ for FY 09-10
The event came alive with music performed by ‘90 Degree’
The staff of SPCL took to the dance floor and enjoyed
achievements by the project team was clocking 5 million
Mr. Pallonji Mistry addressing the gathering themselves. Besides song and dance, people relished a
safe man hours.
variety of cuisines. Amidst all fun and entertainment,
The heads of various business units - Mr. Kekoo Colah (SP employees got the opportunity to bond well with one This is an initiative to recognize the best projects selected
Real Estate), Mr. Mukundan (SP Infra), Mr. Kannan (EPC another. from the Regions based on their performance against the
division) and Dr. A.K. Gupta (on behalf of Mr. N. Dharmaraj, - Shikha Banerjee, SPRE HO following parameters: sales, profit, wastage, cost of quality,
client satisfaction, safety, receivables, productivity, delivery
time and leadership training/ organisation building initiatives.
Projects completed in FY 09-10 were eligible for the
reckoning. The Evaluation Committee compared the
performance of the nominated projects on aforementioned
parameters and was particularly stringent on the safety and
quality issues.
Mr. Cyrus Mistry presented the ‘Best Project’ trophy to
Mr. Shammi Khurana - Project Co-ordinator and Mr. Anil
The DLF, Delhi team receiving the award Kumar Tomar – Project Manager at the HO Annual Day
‘DLF 10’ project, executed by Delhi RO, bagged the ‘Best function held on 12th November, 2010. Mr. P. K. Rakheja,

05 Having a good time!


Project Award’ for the FY 09-10. The scope of work
involved construction of a commercial building with a total
built-up area of 3.7 million sq. ft. One of the most notable
Head - Delhi Region was also present during the award
ceremony.
- Sohan Mohanty, SP HO
06
International Strategy Conclave - 2010
operations management in these projects using technology.
Mr. Nozer Tarapore and Mr. Sagar Gandhi shared the Virtual
Design & Construction tool that would help SPCL in
planning, visualization, execution and is being tried out on a
pilot basis.
The success of this forum is around the implementation of
the ideas that have worked in one business in other
businesses. No doubt they will have to be modified to the
needs and the context of the business, but they can certainly
be implemented.
- Vasant Sanzgiri, SP Group Centre
Mr. Cyrus Mistry with the SPCL team.

Vendors Meet 2010, Bengaluru


Mr. Cyrus Mistry & Mr. Saini with the participants at the conclave.
As part of SPCL’s corporate strategy, several key initiatives
were undertaken to achieve the company’s vision and
Dubai was the venue for the International Strategy Conclave organizing this event. The meet focused on identifying the mission. One of the initiatives under “Vendor Development
- 2010 for SPCL’s International Operations and was hosted company’s prospective clientele, countries and business and Management” was undertaken by the Bengaluru Region
by SP International FTZ (SPINT) on the 7 th and 8 th segments, services and products to be offered. The which organized the first “Vendor Meet”. The meet, under
December’10. company’s strategies for strengthening the resources to the guidance of Mr. N. D. Sadri, was held on 9th October,
2010 at Hotel Mathan, Bengaluru.
This conclave was chaired by Mr. Cyrus P. Mistry & meet clients’ expectations were also discussed in the
Mr. M.D. Saini and was anchored by Mr. Prabal Kansal, conclave. The meet was targeted at 15 specific product categories and
brought together more than 75 participants from 50
Strategy Department, SPCL. The broad agenda of the Mr. Cyrus P. Mistry welcomed all the participants and shared companies. Mr. Prashant Mahajan (Additional GM, BD,
conclave was to brainstorm on “The Way Forward” i.e. the vision for SPCL & SP International for the next 5 years. Bengaluru) welcomed the gathering and briefed them on
brainstorming the future strategic action plans with senior During the two-day conclave, country heads from UAE, Sri the importance of organizing such events in the construction
management of the company for all countries where SPINT Lanka, Libya, Sudan, Nigeria, Qatar, Ghana, Algeria, Sub industry. He also took the opportunity to apprise everyone
already has a presence and also the countries of interest in Saharan Countries, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia (KSA) apprised about the current status of projects in the Bengaluru Region. Inauguration by Mr. T Mallikarjuna. Towards left are Mr. Mitra,
the future. everyone present of their business plans. Brand building and The meet was formally inaugurated by Mr. T. Mallikarjuna Mr. Tribhuvan, Mr. Sadri & Mr. Shivkumar.
The participants for the conclave included all country heads, international human resource practices were also discussed (VP, Bengaluru region) who lit the inaugural lamp along with Outlining the purpose of the meet, he urged the vendors to
respective department heads and senior officials at SP at length in the conclave. The conclave concluded with a Mr. Debasis Mitra (Director, Operations), Mr. N.D. Sadri collaborate with SPCL in discussing and resolving technical
International. The meeting commenced with Mr. M.D. Saini vote of thanks to all participants. (Addl GM, Materials & QM), Mr.Sarang Tribhuvan (GM, and commercial issues, improvisation of delivery mechanism
Commercial) and Mr. Shiva Kumar (DGM, Purchase, and facilitate smooth exchange if ideas to pave the way for
welcoming all the participants and sharing the purpose of - Prabal Kansal, SP HO Bengaluru). innovation and accelerate the growth momentum. The
Mr. Mallikarjuna highlighted the status of SPCL in the vendors were felicitated and awarded certificates of
construction industry and drew attention to its rapid growth. appreciation based on their performance. This was followed
Group Practice Sharing Forum III Mr. Mitra delivered the key note address delineating the by a cultural event on the theme of collaboration.
policies of SPCL and its growth in recent years.
The 3rd practice sharing forum of the Shapoorji Pallonji AFCONS at Tender Stage’ by Mr. Giridhar Rajagopalan The meet concluded with a vote of thanks by
Group was held on 11th November, 2010, at Sunville (Technical Director), ‘Contract Management and Mr. Sadri announced the theme for the meet “Lets Mr. Shivakumar followed by cocktails and dinner.
Banquets, Worli, Mumbai. Administration’ by Mr. S. Sankar (Executive Vice-President, collaborate and together multiply the success in future”.
Contract), and ‘Excellence through Execution’ by - Nozer Sadri, SP HO
The theme for the third quarter was “Operations, Functional
Expertise and Technology”. Presentations were made by Mr. V. Manivannan (Vice-President, CPE). Mr. Giridhar
t e a m s f r o m Fo r b e s Te c h n o s y s ( F T L ) , A F C O N S shared the innovative approach adopted in the Chennai
Infrastructure, Forbes-Engineering Division, SPCL and Central station project especially in rock excavation which NICMAR E-PGPM Batch 6
Sterling and Wilson. was done without using Nxburst chemicals and without
disrupting the smooth running of traffic in the crowded Every year SPCL sponsors a few deserving employees to 1 Ms. Doris Mukesh Mehta HO
Mr. Sandeep Bhatia unfolded the FTL success story in metro. Mr. Shankar brought out the ethos of managing the exclusive Executive Post Graduate Program in 2 Mr. Nitin Ramesh Mohorikar Bengaluru – RO
deploying 500 kiosks for SBI, India’s largest bank. The kiosks contracts and also building deeper relationships and Management at NICMAR, Pune. This 16 month contact- 4 Mr. Ashish Kumar Gupta Delhi - RO
were a result of an increasing need to have an alternate understanding customers’ needs and situations. He used the based program, exclusively conceptualized and developed 5 Mr. Uttam Kumar Pal Delhi - RO
delivery channel to ATMs and branch banking. The Seven Habits Framework (Stephen Covey) to brilliantly for SPCL, aims at developing professional project engineers 6 Mr. Puranam Virupakshaiah Hyderabad - RO
implementation and operational challenges included highlight contract management. Mr. Manivannan shared 5 / managers with the skills to handle Construction Project 7 Mr. Siddhartha Nath Kolkata - RO
conceptualizing, identifying kiosk models, selection of case studies highlighting execution excellence. Management problems. Participants are carefully chosen 8 Mr. Saugata Mazumder Kolkata - RO
vendors for each stage in the process, carrying out user based on their past performance and leadership potential 9 Mr. Vinod Ramrao Surve Nasik - RO
acceptance tests; all of this not withstanding their T h e Fo r b e s E n g i n e e r i n g t u r n a r o u n d s t o r y u s i n g exhibited in their current roles.
differentiations such as service and cost leadership was 10 Mr. Tushar M. Hire Nagpur - RO
inexperience in projects of this scale in the past and limited Participants spend ten weeks on the Pune campus, three 11 Mr. Pravin Lanjewar Pune - RO
manufacturing capacity (for kiosks). He also elaborated the interesting as was the energy vertical narration on the
strategic shift to small power turbine requirements, the key weeks every term and one week at the end of the course 12 Mr. Rajesh Sharma Real Estate-Delhi
post bid activities to ramp up their capabilities by deploying for the final exam and viva voce. SPCL bears the entire
success factors being acquiring Technology for Assembly/ 13 Mr. Sumit Goswami EPC - Kolkata
SAP, deploying account managers, getting the software and course fee, lodging and boarding expense incurred for the
the engineers ready to deliver. Creation of multi functional Manufacturing of Turbines, providing full-fledged 14 Mr. Goutam Nandi EPC - Kolkata
Refurbishing/ Service Activities on demand, building Team program. 15 Mr. Sudip Mitra EPC - Kolkata
task force was the key element in the successful delivery of
this project. for Sales and execution of O&M/ EPC Contracts and setting NICMAR has recently announced the results of the 6th 16 Mr. Vishal P Borude Mumbai - RO
up Power Projects in 15-30 MW range using BOOT model. Batch of E-PGPM course. We congratulate the following 17 Mr. Balbir Bisht Delhi - RO

07 08
The second session had three presentations from the successful participants of the 6th Batch
Sterling and Wilson shared their success stories in Nokia 18 Mr. Murali Krishna Hyderabad - RO
AFCONS team viz, ‘Culture of Collaborative Effort in
Siemens and ISTA hotels amongst others and highlighted the
- Sohan Mohanty, SP HO
International Strategy Conclave - 2010
operations management in these projects using technology.
Mr. Nozer Tarapore and Mr. Sagar Gandhi shared the Virtual
Design & Construction tool that would help SPCL in
planning, visualization, execution and is being tried out on a
pilot basis.
The success of this forum is around the implementation of
the ideas that have worked in one business in other
businesses. No doubt they will have to be modified to the
needs and the context of the business, but they can certainly
be implemented.
- Vasant Sanzgiri, SP Group Centre
Mr. Cyrus Mistry with the SPCL team.

Vendors Meet 2010, Bengaluru


Mr. Cyrus Mistry & Mr. Saini with the participants at the conclave.
As part of SPCL’s corporate strategy, several key initiatives
were undertaken to achieve the company’s vision and
Dubai was the venue for the International Strategy Conclave organizing this event. The meet focused on identifying the mission. One of the initiatives under “Vendor Development
- 2010 for SPCL’s International Operations and was hosted company’s prospective clientele, countries and business and Management” was undertaken by the Bengaluru Region
by SP International FTZ (SPINT) on the 7 th and 8 th segments, services and products to be offered. The which organized the first “Vendor Meet”. The meet, under
December’10. company’s strategies for strengthening the resources to the guidance of Mr. N. D. Sadri, was held on 9th October,
2010 at Hotel Mathan, Bengaluru.
This conclave was chaired by Mr. Cyrus P. Mistry & meet clients’ expectations were also discussed in the
Mr. M.D. Saini and was anchored by Mr. Prabal Kansal, conclave. The meet was targeted at 15 specific product categories and
brought together more than 75 participants from 50
Strategy Department, SPCL. The broad agenda of the Mr. Cyrus P. Mistry welcomed all the participants and shared companies. Mr. Prashant Mahajan (Additional GM, BD,
conclave was to brainstorm on “The Way Forward” i.e. the vision for SPCL & SP International for the next 5 years. Bengaluru) welcomed the gathering and briefed them on
brainstorming the future strategic action plans with senior During the two-day conclave, country heads from UAE, Sri the importance of organizing such events in the construction
management of the company for all countries where SPINT Lanka, Libya, Sudan, Nigeria, Qatar, Ghana, Algeria, Sub industry. He also took the opportunity to apprise everyone
already has a presence and also the countries of interest in Saharan Countries, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia (KSA) apprised about the current status of projects in the Bengaluru Region. Inauguration by Mr. T Mallikarjuna. Towards left are Mr. Mitra,
the future. everyone present of their business plans. Brand building and The meet was formally inaugurated by Mr. T. Mallikarjuna Mr. Tribhuvan, Mr. Sadri & Mr. Shivkumar.
The participants for the conclave included all country heads, international human resource practices were also discussed (VP, Bengaluru region) who lit the inaugural lamp along with Outlining the purpose of the meet, he urged the vendors to
respective department heads and senior officials at SP at length in the conclave. The conclave concluded with a Mr. Debasis Mitra (Director, Operations), Mr. N.D. Sadri collaborate with SPCL in discussing and resolving technical
International. The meeting commenced with Mr. M.D. Saini vote of thanks to all participants. (Addl GM, Materials & QM), Mr.Sarang Tribhuvan (GM, and commercial issues, improvisation of delivery mechanism
Commercial) and Mr. Shiva Kumar (DGM, Purchase, and facilitate smooth exchange if ideas to pave the way for
welcoming all the participants and sharing the purpose of - Prabal Kansal, SP HO Bengaluru). innovation and accelerate the growth momentum. The
Mr. Mallikarjuna highlighted the status of SPCL in the vendors were felicitated and awarded certificates of
construction industry and drew attention to its rapid growth. appreciation based on their performance. This was followed
Group Practice Sharing Forum III Mr. Mitra delivered the key note address delineating the by a cultural event on the theme of collaboration.
policies of SPCL and its growth in recent years.
The 3rd practice sharing forum of the Shapoorji Pallonji AFCONS at Tender Stage’ by Mr. Giridhar Rajagopalan The meet concluded with a vote of thanks by
Group was held on 11th November, 2010, at Sunville (Technical Director), ‘Contract Management and Mr. Sadri announced the theme for the meet “Lets Mr. Shivakumar followed by cocktails and dinner.
Banquets, Worli, Mumbai. Administration’ by Mr. S. Sankar (Executive Vice-President, collaborate and together multiply the success in future”.
Contract), and ‘Excellence through Execution’ by - Nozer Sadri, SP HO
The theme for the third quarter was “Operations, Functional
Expertise and Technology”. Presentations were made by Mr. V. Manivannan (Vice-President, CPE). Mr. Giridhar
t e a m s f r o m Fo r b e s Te c h n o s y s ( F T L ) , A F C O N S shared the innovative approach adopted in the Chennai
Infrastructure, Forbes-Engineering Division, SPCL and Central station project especially in rock excavation which NICMAR E-PGPM Batch 6
Sterling and Wilson. was done without using Nxburst chemicals and without
disrupting the smooth running of traffic in the crowded Every year SPCL sponsors a few deserving employees to 1 Ms. Doris Mukesh Mehta HO
Mr. Sandeep Bhatia unfolded the FTL success story in metro. Mr. Shankar brought out the ethos of managing the exclusive Executive Post Graduate Program in 2 Mr. Nitin Ramesh Mohorikar Bengaluru – RO
deploying 500 kiosks for SBI, India’s largest bank. The kiosks contracts and also building deeper relationships and Management at NICMAR, Pune. This 16 month contact- 4 Mr. Ashish Kumar Gupta Delhi - RO
were a result of an increasing need to have an alternate understanding customers’ needs and situations. He used the based program, exclusively conceptualized and developed 5 Mr. Uttam Kumar Pal Delhi - RO
delivery channel to ATMs and branch banking. The Seven Habits Framework (Stephen Covey) to brilliantly for SPCL, aims at developing professional project engineers 6 Mr. Puranam Virupakshaiah Hyderabad - RO
implementation and operational challenges included highlight contract management. Mr. Manivannan shared 5 / managers with the skills to handle Construction Project 7 Mr. Siddhartha Nath Kolkata - RO
conceptualizing, identifying kiosk models, selection of case studies highlighting execution excellence. Management problems. Participants are carefully chosen 8 Mr. Saugata Mazumder Kolkata - RO
vendors for each stage in the process, carrying out user based on their past performance and leadership potential 9 Mr. Vinod Ramrao Surve Nasik - RO
acceptance tests; all of this not withstanding their T h e Fo r b e s E n g i n e e r i n g t u r n a r o u n d s t o r y u s i n g exhibited in their current roles.
differentiations such as service and cost leadership was 10 Mr. Tushar M. Hire Nagpur - RO
inexperience in projects of this scale in the past and limited Participants spend ten weeks on the Pune campus, three 11 Mr. Pravin Lanjewar Pune - RO
manufacturing capacity (for kiosks). He also elaborated the interesting as was the energy vertical narration on the
strategic shift to small power turbine requirements, the key weeks every term and one week at the end of the course 12 Mr. Rajesh Sharma Real Estate-Delhi
post bid activities to ramp up their capabilities by deploying for the final exam and viva voce. SPCL bears the entire
success factors being acquiring Technology for Assembly/ 13 Mr. Sumit Goswami EPC - Kolkata
SAP, deploying account managers, getting the software and course fee, lodging and boarding expense incurred for the
the engineers ready to deliver. Creation of multi functional Manufacturing of Turbines, providing full-fledged 14 Mr. Goutam Nandi EPC - Kolkata
Refurbishing/ Service Activities on demand, building Team program. 15 Mr. Sudip Mitra EPC - Kolkata
task force was the key element in the successful delivery of
this project. for Sales and execution of O&M/ EPC Contracts and setting NICMAR has recently announced the results of the 6th 16 Mr. Vishal P Borude Mumbai - RO
up Power Projects in 15-30 MW range using BOOT model. Batch of E-PGPM course. We congratulate the following 17 Mr. Balbir Bisht Delhi - RO

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The second session had three presentations from the successful participants of the 6th Batch
Sterling and Wilson shared their success stories in Nokia 18 Mr. Murali Krishna Hyderabad - RO
AFCONS team viz, ‘Culture of Collaborative Effort in
Siemens and ISTA hotels amongst others and highlighted the
- Sohan Mohanty, SP HO
Vacation Donation Programme SPCL Site Bags the NSCI Safety Awards

As you may be aware, SPCL HR Department introduced six who had a fall and required full time care. Having recently
policies in October aimed at motivating and rewarding joined the company, she had no leave to her credit and was
meritorious performances of employees and their children on leave without pay during this emergency. Then, a
and increasing the bonding among the employees.
benefactor (who wishes not to be named) donated 6 days
One such policy was the Vacation Donation Programme. Privilege Leave. This unexpected act of generosity touched
Sometimes, circumstances compel an employee to take Shraddha. She said: “I felt good. His act helped a lot and I
more leave than is available to him/her. The policy was thrilled. I had read about the policy but never thought
encourages ‘caring’ employees to come to the aid of his/her that I could benefit from it. I am so glad that our company is
colleague by donating PL from his/her account to the
colleague without any expectation on his/her part. different from others. We are the only one to have this
policy.”
CEO-SPCL, Mr. MD Saini receiving the NSCI Golden Award from Union NSCI Award ceremony photographs, 30th October, 2010, Manager-SPCL, Mr.
One such employee, Ms Shraddha Trasi of Corporate HR
Labour Minister Mr. Mallikarjun Kharge on 30th October, 2010 accompanied by Rahul Mazumdar, DGM-SPCL, Mr. KU Ramu, and Regional Head HSE. Pune-
who was a beneficiary under this scheme. Shraddha was Let us all take a pledge that in the New Year we will reach
Head HSE-SPCL, Mr. Alok Shrivastava. Also seen in the picture are DG- NSCI, SPCL, Mr. Tushar Banekar- with the honorable minister.
away from office for 4 weeks to take care of her mother out and help our colleagues in need. Mr. VB Sant, Secretary-Ministry of labor, Mr. Anup Pandey and Vice Chairman-
NSCI, Mr. Galav.
- Mukesh Rao, SP HO The National Safety Council of India (NSCI) aimed at innovative and fresh concepts that were enforced in totality,
recognising and encouraging establishments for achieving there was hardly any probability of an unsafe practice during
“Excellence in Occupational Health and Safety Management the execution phase and this is what happened precisely.
ELP Training, Hyderabad System in Construction Projects” by initiating the “Safety First” is a mindset which each and every employee at
“Sarvshreshtha Surakhsha Puraskar Scheme” in 2005. SPCL’s SPCL believes in and given utmost importance by our MD,
General Motors project at Talegaon, Pune won this Mr. Cyrus Mistry. It was indeed a superlative achievement
prestigious NSCI Golden Safety Award (‘Sarvshreshtha that was contributed by:
Surakhsha Puraskar’) for the year 2009. • Sheer dedication and hard work put in by the site and
The robust “Health, Safety and Environment Management regional team
System” (HSEMS) of SPCL was in place right from day one
of the project. The concept of not giving a single day’s • Absolute support and commitment of the client
leeway and HSEMS rules and procedures proved very • Decisions and actions by top management to boost the
crucial in establishing the mind set of site team. Even the HSE movement
client, General Motors, reinforced the HSEMS of SPCL by Though continuously strengthening existing HSEMS systems
further infusing it with their relevant practices and played a complementary role, it is the inherent culture
procedures that are acknowledged worldwide. which contributed towards adding one more feather in our
The session in progress
With the, amalgamation of these two proven safety cultures crown.
‘Empowered Leadership Development’ program was held for and all necessary collaboration, coupled with various
- Alok Shrivastava, SP HO
the managerial cadres at Hyderabad region from the
9th to 11th December, 2010. Twenty nine staff members from program. I think every body should try to follow as much as
Planning, QS, Execution, MEP, Tender & QA/QC depts. Safety Conference
possible from this program. It will certainly improve our
attended the program. This was a residential program leadership quality with values & self esteem. I am sure that To bolster the safety culture across the Company, it was
organized in a serene environment at a resort. Feedback from through this light of knowledge every body will prosper in mooted by the corporate HSE department (CHSED) to
a few participants is given below: life with a specific goal.” hold one-day 'Safety Conferences', involving key senior
1. Mr. Govind Sharma, Manager (Construction), EMAAR management representatives and safety personnel from
4. Mr. P.G.C. Santosh, Manager (Planning), EMAAR MGF Site
MGF Site says, “I feel that this program may be conducted HO, ROs as well as from the project sites.
said,“The key learnings from the program are
at other regions also as this program has given a different a. Listen to anyone without a burden to agree. As a result, the first safety conference was held at SP Centre
thought process and lateral thinking. This will help the having participation from the corporate team and regional
b. No break through happens inside comfort zone.
individual to identify their red and green behaviors which teams represented by the Regional Head (RH) and Regional
they are not aware of. This program has given a different c. Win and keep winning, but not by making others lose. Safety Coordinator (RSC). All RHs had made presentations
view to think about your own strengths which you can 5. Mr G.Chakravarthy, Senior Manager (Planning) from AKES for their respective regions in the prescribed format.
utilize for achieving your goals in life effectively.” Site said “The ELP work shop has made a transformation in Subsequently, a conference was organised for each region Participants taking the safety oath
2. Mr. Y. Babji, Dy. Manager (QS & Planning), ITC my life. It really touched my emotions and fuelled my attended by the RH, Project Coordinators, Project
Bhadrachalam says, “This type of program may not give an passion for doing something extraordinary not only for Managers, RSC and Safety Officers. CHSED was Total safety conferences : 9 (one at HO, 8 at RO's)
instant result but constant application will show good result organizational growth but also for entire human kind. I am represented in each of the regional safety conferences and a Number of sites participated : 96
both for the participant and the organization. It has the thankful to the entire faculty who showed us our destiny. training session of two hours on 'Awareness, Principles and Participants : 245
potential to make a change in behavioral skills, goal setting, Now this group is called HYDERBAD GOLDEN EAGLES Guidelines of Safety' was imparted to the participants.
and this team will develop more powerful teams in future. To organise the Safety Conference on a regular basis was
and conflict resolution.” Project Managers made presentations on the safety aspects
I thank management for giving this wonderful opportunity unanimously agreed by all the participants. Therefore, it is
of their sites in the prescribed format. Details of the
proposed to have annual HO conference and RO

09 10
3. Mr. Tonmoy Mukherjee, Dy.Manager (Construction), to be a learner at ELP.” conferences are as follows-
HHIPL Site, Vizag says, “It was a wonderful program. Firstly conferences twice in a year.
the venue selected was the correct place for such a - Aziz Tayyaba, Hyderabad
- Alok Shrivastava, SP HO
Vacation Donation Programme SPCL Site Bags the NSCI Safety Awards

As you may be aware, SPCL HR Department introduced six who had a fall and required full time care. Having recently
policies in October aimed at motivating and rewarding joined the company, she had no leave to her credit and was
meritorious performances of employees and their children on leave without pay during this emergency. Then, a
and increasing the bonding among the employees.
benefactor (who wishes not to be named) donated 6 days
One such policy was the Vacation Donation Programme. Privilege Leave. This unexpected act of generosity touched
Sometimes, circumstances compel an employee to take Shraddha. She said: “I felt good. His act helped a lot and I
more leave than is available to him/her. The policy was thrilled. I had read about the policy but never thought
encourages ‘caring’ employees to come to the aid of his/her that I could benefit from it. I am so glad that our company is
colleague by donating PL from his/her account to the
colleague without any expectation on his/her part. different from others. We are the only one to have this
policy.”
CEO-SPCL, Mr. MD Saini receiving the NSCI Golden Award from Union NSCI Award ceremony photographs, 30th October, 2010, Manager-SPCL, Mr.
One such employee, Ms Shraddha Trasi of Corporate HR
Labour Minister Mr. Mallikarjun Kharge on 30th October, 2010 accompanied by Rahul Mazumdar, DGM-SPCL, Mr. KU Ramu, and Regional Head HSE. Pune-
who was a beneficiary under this scheme. Shraddha was Let us all take a pledge that in the New Year we will reach
Head HSE-SPCL, Mr. Alok Shrivastava. Also seen in the picture are DG- NSCI, SPCL, Mr. Tushar Banekar- with the honorable minister.
away from office for 4 weeks to take care of her mother out and help our colleagues in need. Mr. VB Sant, Secretary-Ministry of labor, Mr. Anup Pandey and Vice Chairman-
NSCI, Mr. Galav.
- Mukesh Rao, SP HO The National Safety Council of India (NSCI) aimed at innovative and fresh concepts that were enforced in totality,
recognising and encouraging establishments for achieving there was hardly any probability of an unsafe practice during
“Excellence in Occupational Health and Safety Management the execution phase and this is what happened precisely.
ELP Training, Hyderabad System in Construction Projects” by initiating the “Safety First” is a mindset which each and every employee at
“Sarvshreshtha Surakhsha Puraskar Scheme” in 2005. SPCL’s SPCL believes in and given utmost importance by our MD,
General Motors project at Talegaon, Pune won this Mr. Cyrus Mistry. It was indeed a superlative achievement
prestigious NSCI Golden Safety Award (‘Sarvshreshtha that was contributed by:
Surakhsha Puraskar’) for the year 2009. • Sheer dedication and hard work put in by the site and
The robust “Health, Safety and Environment Management regional team
System” (HSEMS) of SPCL was in place right from day one
of the project. The concept of not giving a single day’s • Absolute support and commitment of the client
leeway and HSEMS rules and procedures proved very • Decisions and actions by top management to boost the
crucial in establishing the mind set of site team. Even the HSE movement
client, General Motors, reinforced the HSEMS of SPCL by Though continuously strengthening existing HSEMS systems
further infusing it with their relevant practices and played a complementary role, it is the inherent culture
procedures that are acknowledged worldwide. which contributed towards adding one more feather in our
The session in progress
With the, amalgamation of these two proven safety cultures crown.
‘Empowered Leadership Development’ program was held for and all necessary collaboration, coupled with various
- Alok Shrivastava, SP HO
the managerial cadres at Hyderabad region from the
9th to 11th December, 2010. Twenty nine staff members from program. I think every body should try to follow as much as
Planning, QS, Execution, MEP, Tender & QA/QC depts. Safety Conference
possible from this program. It will certainly improve our
attended the program. This was a residential program leadership quality with values & self esteem. I am sure that To bolster the safety culture across the Company, it was
organized in a serene environment at a resort. Feedback from through this light of knowledge every body will prosper in mooted by the corporate HSE department (CHSED) to
a few participants is given below: life with a specific goal.” hold one-day 'Safety Conferences', involving key senior
1. Mr. Govind Sharma, Manager (Construction), EMAAR management representatives and safety personnel from
4. Mr. P.G.C. Santosh, Manager (Planning), EMAAR MGF Site
MGF Site says, “I feel that this program may be conducted HO, ROs as well as from the project sites.
said,“The key learnings from the program are
at other regions also as this program has given a different a. Listen to anyone without a burden to agree. As a result, the first safety conference was held at SP Centre
thought process and lateral thinking. This will help the having participation from the corporate team and regional
b. No break through happens inside comfort zone.
individual to identify their red and green behaviors which teams represented by the Regional Head (RH) and Regional
they are not aware of. This program has given a different c. Win and keep winning, but not by making others lose. Safety Coordinator (RSC). All RHs had made presentations
view to think about your own strengths which you can 5. Mr G.Chakravarthy, Senior Manager (Planning) from AKES for their respective regions in the prescribed format.
utilize for achieving your goals in life effectively.” Site said “The ELP work shop has made a transformation in Subsequently, a conference was organised for each region Participants taking the safety oath
2. Mr. Y. Babji, Dy. Manager (QS & Planning), ITC my life. It really touched my emotions and fuelled my attended by the RH, Project Coordinators, Project
Bhadrachalam says, “This type of program may not give an passion for doing something extraordinary not only for Managers, RSC and Safety Officers. CHSED was Total safety conferences : 9 (one at HO, 8 at RO's)
instant result but constant application will show good result organizational growth but also for entire human kind. I am represented in each of the regional safety conferences and a Number of sites participated : 96
both for the participant and the organization. It has the thankful to the entire faculty who showed us our destiny. training session of two hours on 'Awareness, Principles and Participants : 245
potential to make a change in behavioral skills, goal setting, Now this group is called HYDERBAD GOLDEN EAGLES Guidelines of Safety' was imparted to the participants.
and this team will develop more powerful teams in future. To organise the Safety Conference on a regular basis was
and conflict resolution.” Project Managers made presentations on the safety aspects
I thank management for giving this wonderful opportunity unanimously agreed by all the participants. Therefore, it is
of their sites in the prescribed format. Details of the
proposed to have annual HO conference and RO

09 10
3. Mr. Tonmoy Mukherjee, Dy.Manager (Construction), to be a learner at ELP.” conferences are as follows-
HHIPL Site, Vizag says, “It was a wonderful program. Firstly conferences twice in a year.
the venue selected was the correct place for such a - Aziz Tayyaba, Hyderabad
- Alok Shrivastava, SP HO
Happening in Delhi Region TML thanked SPCL for support in achieving the milestone of Happening in Kolkata Region
34,926 numbers of Vehicles Production in FY 2009 – 2010
and presented the trophy to SPCL.
Mr. Alok Saxena, Plant Head, TML, Lucknow and
Mr. Rajeev Kumar Gupta, AGM (Commercial) also
appreciated the TMLL team of SPCL and presented the
Gold Award in Project Services for 2009 – 2010 and the
Excellent Safety Performance Award – Plant Head Service
Provider Safety Trophy for 2009 – 2010.

SPCL in WODD Rally at India Gate


th
6 World Organ Donation Day
Mr. Kalpanath Banerjee and Mr. Pranob Roy with the budding footballers.
Staff of SPCL Delhi Region along with their families Team lead by Mr. Kalpanath Banerjee on the job
participated in the Mass Awareness campaign on the Kolkata Regions Football match for the underprivileged Pond Cleaning at Nayalanka Pond
occasion of the 6th World Organ Donation Day held at India children
Gate, New Delhi on 27th November, 2010. The event in Forbes, a group concern of SP, is involved in numerous
Kolkata Region conducted a friendly football match on
which SPCL raised the slogan “Organ Donation - A Gift for TMLL site team with the award. activities like water harvesting and cleaning of ponds. Our
14th August, 2010 for underprivileged children. The football
Life”, was organised under the aegis of the Ministry of Mr. P. K. Rakheja, Sr. V. P. (North), Mr. Kalyan Kumar Kanji, G. M. MD. Mr. Cyrus Mistry, had expressed his desire that SPCL
match was conducted in two parts. The first half was for
Health and Family Welfare and World Health Organisation and Mr. Sandeep Kool, Project Manager, TMLL were present at should also be engaged in creating a better environment.
(WHO). Mrs. Sheila Dikshit, CM of Delhi and Mr. Ghulam underprivileged children from schools in the age group of
the award ceremony held at Lucknow and accepted the trophy, 10 - 15 years. Six teams from various schools of Kolkata Motivated by his vision, the Recreation Club of SPCL,
Nabi Azad, Union Minister for Health were present on the awards and recognition on behalf of TMLL site team. Kolkata got involved in the cleaning of the 300 year old
occasion which also witnessed performances from Daler participated in the match.
- Gautam Sarkar, Delhi The event started at 9.00 am at the Salt Lake GD Block Nayalanka Pond in Barasat.
Mehndi and Raju Srivastava. SPCL, Delhi Region regularly
participates in other awareness campaigns too like World Free eye testing camp football ground where members of the recreation club On the 15th of August, 2010, staff of the Recreation Club
AIDS Day and Food Safety Day. An eye camp was organized in association with Mahavir along with staff of SPCL and the school teams gathered. The along with local residents got into action and conducted a
International, a Delhi based Trust. matches were conducted in knockout format and each half
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon ‘Shramdan’ to clean the pond. The enthusiasm with which
The camp was organized at two of the company sites in was of 15 minutes with a break of 10 minutes.
Eight staff members from Delhi also ran in the Airtel Delhi Though a friendly event, the matches were played with the local residents engaged in this activity further motivated
Greater Noida (GVM and CSCT). the club members. Everyone has committed to continue
Half Marathon on 21st November, 2010. Running under the great competitive spirit. Bidhannagar Municipality School
slogan - Safety First in Construction Industry - they all Preliminary vision testing was performed by the ophthalmic with the cleaning and beautification of the pond.
team using vision charts and E type charts. Patients who had won the competition. Mr. Bhaskar Ganguly, renowned
improved on their previous timings. Delhi had also sent a footballer of West Bengal, was the chief guest. He
representative to run in the Stanchart Mumbai Marathon problems with their vision were given glasses free of cost. - Usha Venkatesan, Kolkata
Clinical conditions such as external eye infection and congratulated the teams on their participation. Mr. Pranob
and its Cricket and Football teams regularly participate in Roy, former member of Indian Cricket Test Team,
tournaments held at Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh. presence of cataract were also examined. Test findings were
evaluated and after examination, doctors made the final distributed the prizes. On behalf of club, Mrs Kalpanath
TMLL Site bags Award Banerjee presented a memento to Mr. Bhaskar Ganguly and
Health Camp, Guwahati
diagnoses and prescribed necessary treatment.
TATA Motor Lucknow (TML) arranged the ‘Service Around 821 labourers benefited from the camp and 200 Mr. Pranob Roy.
Providers Annual Meet 2010’ on 20th September, 2010. pairs of spectacles were distributed. In the second half a friendly match was played between KB-
- Preeti Sehgal, Delhi XI and TSR-XI. It looked amazing when AGMs, DGMs and
VP along with engineers and officers ran after a football. At
the end KB-XI won 4-0.
The iSpace Corporate Cricket Tourney 2010 This year the teams donned a full cricket uniform with each
team’s color, logo, names and numbers of individual players.
The prize money was also increased to ` 40,000 for the
winner and ` 25,000 for the runner up team. There were
also individual prizes for best bowler and best batsman of
the tourney.
The event was sponsored by Croma, Sanjay Maintenance
Services, Ansec Security Services, Rajeshwari Landscaping,
Om Enterprises, Wastu Painting Services, Unique Electricals,
Adventure Plus, Sodexo, Citrus Check Inns, Vedant Facility Health camp for workers
Services, Sabcons & Balaji Caterers.
A health checkup camp for workers was organized at Radisson
Each team was allowed to field 7 players. All had to bowl an Hotel, Guwahati site, on 11th September, 2010.
over in the innings and there were fun rules for scoring runs
& declaring a batsman out. The finalist were ‘Oceans IX’ and Dr. Madhukar Choudhury (MD) of Mahendra Mohan
‘ADP A’ with the latter successfully defending their total of 46 Choudhury Hospital, a premier govt. hospital at Guwahati,
Mr. Shailesh Korgaokar with the winners. runs. Mr. and Mrs. Kalpanath Banerjee presenting memento conducted the checkup. He advised the workers to take
The second edition of the iSpace Corporate Cricket Tourney The ‘Best Batsman’ prize went to Aniket of ‘ADP A’ and Nithi to Mr. Bhaskar Ganguly. necessary health measures and also spoke at length to them
concluded at SP Infocity Pune on 17th November, 2010. of ‘Oceans IX’ was the ‘Best Bowler’. Nachiket of ‘SPCL The SP team members had also made provision for about general wellbeing.
Encouraged by the success of the inaugural tourney in 2009, Fighters’ was recognized as the ‘Best Player’ of the tourney.
breakfast and lunch which the children thoroughly enjoyed. - Abhilash Choudhury, Kolkata
iSpace Club invited entries from various companies on Mr. Lalchand Rajput was the guest of honor for the event.
It was overwhelming to see the joy on the faces of these
and gave away the prizes.

11 campus to participate this year as well. The response was


phenomenal with 40 teams registering as opposed to 24 last
year, inspite of the entry fees being higher.
- Shailesh Korgaokar, SP Infocity, Pune.
children. The memory of the sporting event will always stay
with the members of the Recreation Club.
- Usha Venkatesan, Kolkata
12
Happening in Delhi Region TML thanked SPCL for support in achieving the milestone of Happening in Kolkata Region
34,926 numbers of Vehicles Production in FY 2009 – 2010
and presented the trophy to SPCL.
Mr. Alok Saxena, Plant Head, TML, Lucknow and
Mr. Rajeev Kumar Gupta, AGM (Commercial) also
appreciated the TMLL team of SPCL and presented the
Gold Award in Project Services for 2009 – 2010 and the
Excellent Safety Performance Award – Plant Head Service
Provider Safety Trophy for 2009 – 2010.

SPCL in WODD Rally at India Gate


th
6 World Organ Donation Day
Mr. Kalpanath Banerjee and Mr. Pranob Roy with the budding footballers.
Staff of SPCL Delhi Region along with their families Team lead by Mr. Kalpanath Banerjee on the job
participated in the Mass Awareness campaign on the Kolkata Regions Football match for the underprivileged Pond Cleaning at Nayalanka Pond
occasion of the 6th World Organ Donation Day held at India children
Gate, New Delhi on 27th November, 2010. The event in Forbes, a group concern of SP, is involved in numerous
Kolkata Region conducted a friendly football match on
which SPCL raised the slogan “Organ Donation - A Gift for TMLL site team with the award. activities like water harvesting and cleaning of ponds. Our
14th August, 2010 for underprivileged children. The football
Life”, was organised under the aegis of the Ministry of Mr. P. K. Rakheja, Sr. V. P. (North), Mr. Kalyan Kumar Kanji, G. M. MD. Mr. Cyrus Mistry, had expressed his desire that SPCL
match was conducted in two parts. The first half was for
Health and Family Welfare and World Health Organisation and Mr. Sandeep Kool, Project Manager, TMLL were present at should also be engaged in creating a better environment.
(WHO). Mrs. Sheila Dikshit, CM of Delhi and Mr. Ghulam underprivileged children from schools in the age group of
the award ceremony held at Lucknow and accepted the trophy, 10 - 15 years. Six teams from various schools of Kolkata Motivated by his vision, the Recreation Club of SPCL,
Nabi Azad, Union Minister for Health were present on the awards and recognition on behalf of TMLL site team. Kolkata got involved in the cleaning of the 300 year old
occasion which also witnessed performances from Daler participated in the match.
- Gautam Sarkar, Delhi The event started at 9.00 am at the Salt Lake GD Block Nayalanka Pond in Barasat.
Mehndi and Raju Srivastava. SPCL, Delhi Region regularly
participates in other awareness campaigns too like World Free eye testing camp football ground where members of the recreation club On the 15th of August, 2010, staff of the Recreation Club
AIDS Day and Food Safety Day. An eye camp was organized in association with Mahavir along with staff of SPCL and the school teams gathered. The along with local residents got into action and conducted a
International, a Delhi based Trust. matches were conducted in knockout format and each half
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon ‘Shramdan’ to clean the pond. The enthusiasm with which
The camp was organized at two of the company sites in was of 15 minutes with a break of 10 minutes.
Eight staff members from Delhi also ran in the Airtel Delhi Though a friendly event, the matches were played with the local residents engaged in this activity further motivated
Greater Noida (GVM and CSCT). the club members. Everyone has committed to continue
Half Marathon on 21st November, 2010. Running under the great competitive spirit. Bidhannagar Municipality School
slogan - Safety First in Construction Industry - they all Preliminary vision testing was performed by the ophthalmic with the cleaning and beautification of the pond.
team using vision charts and E type charts. Patients who had won the competition. Mr. Bhaskar Ganguly, renowned
improved on their previous timings. Delhi had also sent a footballer of West Bengal, was the chief guest. He
representative to run in the Stanchart Mumbai Marathon problems with their vision were given glasses free of cost. - Usha Venkatesan, Kolkata
Clinical conditions such as external eye infection and congratulated the teams on their participation. Mr. Pranob
and its Cricket and Football teams regularly participate in Roy, former member of Indian Cricket Test Team,
tournaments held at Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh. presence of cataract were also examined. Test findings were
evaluated and after examination, doctors made the final distributed the prizes. On behalf of club, Mrs Kalpanath
TMLL Site bags Award Banerjee presented a memento to Mr. Bhaskar Ganguly and
Health Camp, Guwahati
diagnoses and prescribed necessary treatment.
TATA Motor Lucknow (TML) arranged the ‘Service Around 821 labourers benefited from the camp and 200 Mr. Pranob Roy.
Providers Annual Meet 2010’ on 20th September, 2010. pairs of spectacles were distributed. In the second half a friendly match was played between KB-
- Preeti Sehgal, Delhi XI and TSR-XI. It looked amazing when AGMs, DGMs and
VP along with engineers and officers ran after a football. At
the end KB-XI won 4-0.
The iSpace Corporate Cricket Tourney 2010 This year the teams donned a full cricket uniform with each
team’s color, logo, names and numbers of individual players.
The prize money was also increased to ` 40,000 for the
winner and ` 25,000 for the runner up team. There were
also individual prizes for best bowler and best batsman of
the tourney.
The event was sponsored by Croma, Sanjay Maintenance
Services, Ansec Security Services, Rajeshwari Landscaping,
Om Enterprises, Wastu Painting Services, Unique Electricals,
Adventure Plus, Sodexo, Citrus Check Inns, Vedant Facility Health camp for workers
Services, Sabcons & Balaji Caterers.
A health checkup camp for workers was organized at Radisson
Each team was allowed to field 7 players. All had to bowl an Hotel, Guwahati site, on 11th September, 2010.
over in the innings and there were fun rules for scoring runs
& declaring a batsman out. The finalist were ‘Oceans IX’ and Dr. Madhukar Choudhury (MD) of Mahendra Mohan
‘ADP A’ with the latter successfully defending their total of 46 Choudhury Hospital, a premier govt. hospital at Guwahati,
Mr. Shailesh Korgaokar with the winners. runs. Mr. and Mrs. Kalpanath Banerjee presenting memento conducted the checkup. He advised the workers to take
The second edition of the iSpace Corporate Cricket Tourney The ‘Best Batsman’ prize went to Aniket of ‘ADP A’ and Nithi to Mr. Bhaskar Ganguly. necessary health measures and also spoke at length to them
concluded at SP Infocity Pune on 17th November, 2010. of ‘Oceans IX’ was the ‘Best Bowler’. Nachiket of ‘SPCL The SP team members had also made provision for about general wellbeing.
Encouraged by the success of the inaugural tourney in 2009, Fighters’ was recognized as the ‘Best Player’ of the tourney.
breakfast and lunch which the children thoroughly enjoyed. - Abhilash Choudhury, Kolkata
iSpace Club invited entries from various companies on Mr. Lalchand Rajput was the guest of honor for the event.
It was overwhelming to see the joy on the faces of these
and gave away the prizes.

11 campus to participate this year as well. The response was


phenomenal with 40 teams registering as opposed to 24 last
year, inspite of the entry fees being higher.
- Shailesh Korgaokar, SP Infocity, Pune.
children. The memory of the sporting event will always stay
with the members of the Recreation Club.
- Usha Venkatesan, Kolkata
12
Focus on group companies
ACP Cladding: the new trend in architecture
Projects by AFCONS Introduction Disadvantages of ACP
Ghazipur Project Cladding in the context of building construction refers to the • Fire Hazard
the prestigious Common Wealth Game projects to be application of one material over another to provide a skin or • Poor Impact Resistance
completed by AFCONS. layer intended to control the infiltration of weather elements Preparation for Installation
or for aesthetic purposes. Prior to installing the ACP system, verify that the building is
The project worth ` 183 Cr at completion was inaugurated
on schedule on 29th June, 2010 by the Chief Minister of properly protected with a weather resistant barrier (WRB).
Delhi. Ventilation spaces should allow for uninhibited vertical
airflow. The design of the ACP rain screen system allows it
The scope of work included 770 m long main flyover with 8
to be fastened directly to the wall framing or furring strips.
lanes for vehicular traffic, 6630 m underpass with 4 lanes
Achieving a ventilation compartment is accomplished by
plus 3 m carriageway on each side for non-motorized
spacing the system from the wall. Without this essential
vehicles, rotary of 80 m, surface level 8 numbers of slip road
each of 3500 m length and 11m width on either side of spacing, the system will not breathe correctly and will likely
flyover and underpass. trap water, condensation, or other moisture.
High Level Steps
The construction of the PSC slab was done by using Balance • The bracket layout is marked
Cantilever Bridge Builder Technique. This technique has
• Brackets are fixed & aligned.
been implemented for the first time in a Delhi flyover. Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) or Aluminium
The Maximum length of Single Span of Carriage way is 75 m a) Position bracket
View of underpass and flyover Composite Material (ACM) is a widely used term describing
& width 15.2 m which is also a first in Delhi. The record b) Fix Fasteners
Construction of main flyover, underpass, slip roads, bridge flat panels that consist of a non-aluminium core bonded
time cycle of 6 days was achieved with balance cantilever c) Provide packing using Shims
widening over drain, footbridge, bus bays, cycle tracks, between two aluminium sheets. Aluminium sheets can be
bridge builder technique in the complete construction of • The ACP Cladding panels shall be lifted up to respective
drainage, electrical, landscaping, and allied works at coated with PVDF or Polyester paint. ACPs are frequently
segments of 3 mtrs. each. floors by using an internal material hoist and then
Ghazipur crossing of NH – 24 and Road No. 56, is one of used for external cladding of buildings (building facades), for
distributed outside the building vide openings i.e.
insulation and for signage. ACP is very rigid and strong
windows.
Mukarba Chowk Project despite its light weight. Aluminium can be painted in any kind
of colour and ACPs are produced in a wide range of metallic • Panel Installation
• Four Slip Roads for left turns and Four Clover Leaves for and non-metallic colours as well as patterns that imitate a) Fix grids
right turns with three lane carriageway (9.0 meter each) other materials, such as wood or marble. Applications of b) Position panels using plumb line to ensure alignment
on integrated and continuous Voided Slab avoiding ACPs are not limited to external building cladding, but can of panels
bearing usage and minimizing expansion joints / RCC
also be used in any form of cladding such as partitions, false c) Lock panels into the grid using locking arrangements
Box / Re-Wall / Embankments.
ceilings etc. The core is commonly low density Polyethylene Note: An electrical gondola / cradle shall be used for all the
• 2950 meter long and 4 meter wide dedicated Cycle or an insulating material. external façade.
Track / Footpath.
History Design Loads
• Bus bays on Flyover and Ground Level below Flyover. Cladding in construction has existed through the early times The ACP cladding is subjected to various loads, generated
• Staircase and Ramps (For physically challenged and when, in Norway, it was used on large barns to protect the by the environment and occupancy, including windloads, self
senior citizens), Subway for crossing for both cyclists and bare walls from the natural elements. However, more weight and impact loads. Inappropriate design can lead to
pedestrians and future provisions for Lifts and Escalators. formal research into cladding and its use as a weather cladding collapsing or being torn from the structure.
• Landscaping, Street Lighting etc. elements excluder was a more recent process initiated in Excessive deformation may compromise the effectiveness of
View of main flyover from Rohini end
• Aesthetically pleasant Electric Poles on Slip Roads and the 1940’s. The Alcoa Building in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania weather seals. Wind flowing round a building causes
Construction of the Grade Separator at Mukarba Chowk at Cloverleaves providing better lux level on carriageway. was one of the first very large buildings to utilise modern pressure and suction on the surfaces. The cladding should
GT Karnal Road on Outer Ring Road junction, New Delhi, rainscreen cladding. be designed to have adequate strength, both in the panels
was the first Common Wealth Game project to be • Extensive use of imported GOMACO Slip Form Paver
for construction of RCC Crash Barriers. In 1969, through a joint invention between Alusingen and and their connections to the structure.
completed by AFCONS. It won the best project award
from the Ministry of PWD. The completely Signal Free • Managing huge volume of traffic. BASF, the first ACP was introduced to the world. In spite of
Junction comprised the Construction of Main Flyover the invention of the product in 1969, it was not until the mid
Achievements: 80s that mainstream architecture discovered the use of the
including Loops, Slip Roads, Bridges, Subway, Cycle Tracks,
Drainage, Electrical, Landscaping and allied works. • Appreciation from Client for completing 1450 cum of material. Since then the process of ACP cladding has
continuous concreting of voided slab in the loop of progressed in leaps and bounds and now along with
The value of the project at completion was ` 173 crores and
4th quadrant in a record time of 24 hours. aluminium curtain-walls and glass, ACP materials dominate
it was inaugurated on 1st March, 2009.
• Appreciation from Client for completing 200 nos of the facade industry.
Mukarba Chowk Intersection on GT Karnal Road-Outer 1200 mm diameter piles in a month.
Ring Road in North Delhi is the gateway to five states of There are many modern cities that have been built with
India viz. Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh • Unique shape of piers, pier caps & voided slabs in these materials. The impressive Burj al Arab, symbol of the
and Jammu & Kashmir and also to Delhi. It is one of the various loops, slip roads & main flyover. city of Dubai is a prime example and a benchmark project
busiest junctions of Delhi. Access to the capital city of India • Appreciation from Client for fabricating 2460 MT of Steel for ACP cladding.
through this constructed Grade Separator at the said Tub Girder at Ropar Workshop. Computer Associates, Hyderbad
Advantages of ACP
intersection provides a pleasing view, soothing effect and a Performance testing of cladding
• Mobile Arrangement for Anti-Carbonation paint • Light weight and impressive strength-to-weight ratio
profound respite to the eyes and mind of the people.
application underneath the deck. • Material adaptability and flexibility In buildings where the cladding system is complex,
The project consisted of: performance testing for weather tightness may be required
• Successful use of slip form pavers for construction of • Durability
• Completely Signal Free Junction RCC Crash Barrier-First time in Delhi. • Harmony with the environment as part of the contract conditions to demonstrate

13 • Flyover joining on Outer Ring Road with viaduct on RCC


piers over pile foundation and composite steel structure
of tub shape.
- Team AFCONS • Variety of colours compliance with specified performance criteria. The testing
regime depends on the type of cladding system. 14
Focus on group companies
ACP Cladding: the new trend in architecture
Projects by AFCONS Introduction Disadvantages of ACP
Ghazipur Project Cladding in the context of building construction refers to the • Fire Hazard
the prestigious Common Wealth Game projects to be application of one material over another to provide a skin or • Poor Impact Resistance
completed by AFCONS. layer intended to control the infiltration of weather elements Preparation for Installation
or for aesthetic purposes. Prior to installing the ACP system, verify that the building is
The project worth ` 183 Cr at completion was inaugurated
on schedule on 29th June, 2010 by the Chief Minister of properly protected with a weather resistant barrier (WRB).
Delhi. Ventilation spaces should allow for uninhibited vertical
airflow. The design of the ACP rain screen system allows it
The scope of work included 770 m long main flyover with 8
to be fastened directly to the wall framing or furring strips.
lanes for vehicular traffic, 6630 m underpass with 4 lanes
Achieving a ventilation compartment is accomplished by
plus 3 m carriageway on each side for non-motorized
spacing the system from the wall. Without this essential
vehicles, rotary of 80 m, surface level 8 numbers of slip road
each of 3500 m length and 11m width on either side of spacing, the system will not breathe correctly and will likely
flyover and underpass. trap water, condensation, or other moisture.
High Level Steps
The construction of the PSC slab was done by using Balance • The bracket layout is marked
Cantilever Bridge Builder Technique. This technique has
• Brackets are fixed & aligned.
been implemented for the first time in a Delhi flyover. Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) or Aluminium
The Maximum length of Single Span of Carriage way is 75 m a) Position bracket
View of underpass and flyover Composite Material (ACM) is a widely used term describing
& width 15.2 m which is also a first in Delhi. The record b) Fix Fasteners
Construction of main flyover, underpass, slip roads, bridge flat panels that consist of a non-aluminium core bonded
time cycle of 6 days was achieved with balance cantilever c) Provide packing using Shims
widening over drain, footbridge, bus bays, cycle tracks, between two aluminium sheets. Aluminium sheets can be
bridge builder technique in the complete construction of • The ACP Cladding panels shall be lifted up to respective
drainage, electrical, landscaping, and allied works at coated with PVDF or Polyester paint. ACPs are frequently
segments of 3 mtrs. each. floors by using an internal material hoist and then
Ghazipur crossing of NH – 24 and Road No. 56, is one of used for external cladding of buildings (building facades), for
distributed outside the building vide openings i.e.
insulation and for signage. ACP is very rigid and strong
windows.
Mukarba Chowk Project despite its light weight. Aluminium can be painted in any kind
of colour and ACPs are produced in a wide range of metallic • Panel Installation
• Four Slip Roads for left turns and Four Clover Leaves for and non-metallic colours as well as patterns that imitate a) Fix grids
right turns with three lane carriageway (9.0 meter each) other materials, such as wood or marble. Applications of b) Position panels using plumb line to ensure alignment
on integrated and continuous Voided Slab avoiding ACPs are not limited to external building cladding, but can of panels
bearing usage and minimizing expansion joints / RCC
also be used in any form of cladding such as partitions, false c) Lock panels into the grid using locking arrangements
Box / Re-Wall / Embankments.
ceilings etc. The core is commonly low density Polyethylene Note: An electrical gondola / cradle shall be used for all the
• 2950 meter long and 4 meter wide dedicated Cycle or an insulating material. external façade.
Track / Footpath.
History Design Loads
• Bus bays on Flyover and Ground Level below Flyover. Cladding in construction has existed through the early times The ACP cladding is subjected to various loads, generated
• Staircase and Ramps (For physically challenged and when, in Norway, it was used on large barns to protect the by the environment and occupancy, including windloads, self
senior citizens), Subway for crossing for both cyclists and bare walls from the natural elements. However, more weight and impact loads. Inappropriate design can lead to
pedestrians and future provisions for Lifts and Escalators. formal research into cladding and its use as a weather cladding collapsing or being torn from the structure.
• Landscaping, Street Lighting etc. elements excluder was a more recent process initiated in Excessive deformation may compromise the effectiveness of
View of main flyover from Rohini end
• Aesthetically pleasant Electric Poles on Slip Roads and the 1940’s. The Alcoa Building in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania weather seals. Wind flowing round a building causes
Construction of the Grade Separator at Mukarba Chowk at Cloverleaves providing better lux level on carriageway. was one of the first very large buildings to utilise modern pressure and suction on the surfaces. The cladding should
GT Karnal Road on Outer Ring Road junction, New Delhi, rainscreen cladding. be designed to have adequate strength, both in the panels
was the first Common Wealth Game project to be • Extensive use of imported GOMACO Slip Form Paver
for construction of RCC Crash Barriers. In 1969, through a joint invention between Alusingen and and their connections to the structure.
completed by AFCONS. It won the best project award
from the Ministry of PWD. The completely Signal Free • Managing huge volume of traffic. BASF, the first ACP was introduced to the world. In spite of
Junction comprised the Construction of Main Flyover the invention of the product in 1969, it was not until the mid
Achievements: 80s that mainstream architecture discovered the use of the
including Loops, Slip Roads, Bridges, Subway, Cycle Tracks,
Drainage, Electrical, Landscaping and allied works. • Appreciation from Client for completing 1450 cum of material. Since then the process of ACP cladding has
continuous concreting of voided slab in the loop of progressed in leaps and bounds and now along with
The value of the project at completion was ` 173 crores and
4th quadrant in a record time of 24 hours. aluminium curtain-walls and glass, ACP materials dominate
it was inaugurated on 1st March, 2009.
• Appreciation from Client for completing 200 nos of the facade industry.
Mukarba Chowk Intersection on GT Karnal Road-Outer 1200 mm diameter piles in a month.
Ring Road in North Delhi is the gateway to five states of There are many modern cities that have been built with
India viz. Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh • Unique shape of piers, pier caps & voided slabs in these materials. The impressive Burj al Arab, symbol of the
and Jammu & Kashmir and also to Delhi. It is one of the various loops, slip roads & main flyover. city of Dubai is a prime example and a benchmark project
busiest junctions of Delhi. Access to the capital city of India • Appreciation from Client for fabricating 2460 MT of Steel for ACP cladding.
through this constructed Grade Separator at the said Tub Girder at Ropar Workshop. Computer Associates, Hyderbad
Advantages of ACP
intersection provides a pleasing view, soothing effect and a Performance testing of cladding
• Mobile Arrangement for Anti-Carbonation paint • Light weight and impressive strength-to-weight ratio
profound respite to the eyes and mind of the people.
application underneath the deck. • Material adaptability and flexibility In buildings where the cladding system is complex,
The project consisted of: performance testing for weather tightness may be required
• Successful use of slip form pavers for construction of • Durability
• Completely Signal Free Junction RCC Crash Barrier-First time in Delhi. • Harmony with the environment as part of the contract conditions to demonstrate

13 • Flyover joining on Outer Ring Road with viaduct on RCC


piers over pile foundation and composite steel structure
of tub shape.
- Team AFCONS • Variety of colours compliance with specified performance criteria. The testing
regime depends on the type of cladding system. 14
Your Space
Trends: European Holiday (A travel log by Mukesh Rao, SP HO)
Self Cleaning Facades
In mid September, my wife and I toured Europe. The 15
Aluminium composite panel consists of two sheets of day package tour organised by a reputed travel company
aluminium bonding a layer of LDPE (low density covered 9 locations - Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Switzerland,
polyethylene) core in a continuous high pressure and Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, France and United
thermal compositing process. In self cleaning facades the Kingdom. On completion of the tour, we extended our stay
surface aluminium is roller-coated with quality NANO PVDF in the United Kingdom by two weeks.
lacquer with the back coated in anti-rust PET coating. It would be a gross understatement to say that we enjoyed
Surface plastic film for protecting surface of panels can be the trip. We loved every minute of it and the memories will
peeled off. stay with us throughout our life. I strongly urge you to make
- Team SPFAB the trip if you get an opportunity.
Mac Solutions, Hyderabad The tour started in Rome. In our three days in Italy, we also
In sealed systems (such as many forms of curtain walling) a covered Florence, Pisa and Venice. These places are noted
for their history and culture. The Colisseum in Rome may
representative sample of the wall, a minimum of one bay of
not impress us Indians who are used to magnificent ruins,
the building, including all the details of the intended design is but the paintings in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican as well as
constructed. The tests generally include: interiors of the St. Peters Basilica will blow your mind away.
Static pressure and water flow - A vacuum is applied to the Mt Titlis, Switzerland
More magnificent renaissance art follows in Florence till the
rear of the sample and water flow is directed using a series richness of it all leaves you hoping for a change of scene.
Venice and its canals were unique though the water was Our next stop was Germany. We had a cruise down the
of spray bar nozzles. The inside of the wall is then inspected Rhine admiring the pretty houses and the odd castle on the
for water leakage. dirty.
banks. We spent some time at the Black Forest - black
Dynamic testing - The static test creates a positive pressure We were happy to see the rich greens of mountain because of the thick density of trees. German villages are
across the cladding, the dynamic test endeavours to create meadows, the quaint hillside houses and the bubbling picturesque. We saw the awesome cathedral at Cologne. A
more realistic conditions by developing a turbulent pattern streams as we climbed into Austria. We stayed in Innsbruck massive traffic pile up on the Autobahn reduced our stay at
of wind driven rain across the external face of the cladding. which is a ‘hill station’. Wonderful old style buildings. Heidelberg Castle. German towns are clinical in their looks
Graceful people. It seemed a different world. Pity, we and architecture. Very modern and efficient.
In some test arrangements an aircraft engine is used to
stopped for just a day there. Austria is definitely worth
provide a dynamic wind pattern. returning to and would compete with Switzerland for the We drove into the flat and tiny countries of Belgium and The
Tishman, Hyderabad most enchanting scenery. Netherlands. We were now in Western Europe. The
weather is colder, the scenery is less wild. There are more
people and English is widely understood. At Brussels, we
SP Initiatives in Junagadh The power plant has already executed an agreement for saw the grand buildings lined along the aptly named ‘Grand
sale of 800 MW to Gujarat and active steps in Place’ and enjoyed eating waffles. We cruised along the
implementation of these projects are in progress. The plant canals in Amsterdam. As a Civil Engineer, I tend to enjoy
will have latest super critical technology boilers for power
generation together with use of low ash and low sulphur
coal and an extensive green belt with environment
conservation measures.
The land for these projects are being procured directly from
the land owners and inline with the philosophy of the SP
Group promoters, noteworthy efforts are being made to
ensure that these projects benefit the local communities.
The following initiatives, undertaken at the project location,
have received overwhelming response from the The River Inn in Inbnsbruck
villages/local communities:
The three days in Switzerland were the best. All lake and
1. A Mobile Dispensary with full time qualified doctor and mountain country. We took a train to the top of Europe-
assisting staff is operational since November, 2010. Jungfraujoch - which, at 11,500 feet, has perennial snow
The mobile dispensary Medicines are distributed free of cost to those treated by and ice. It felt great to play in and slide down the snow -
The Shapoorji Pallonji Group is investing over ` 100 billion, this primary care dispensary. A grand function was something that we would never experience here. The
one of its largest investments, in the development of an organized at Central Kodinar to inaugurate this van. As of scenery is breathtaking. We also got to see waterfalls inside a
integrated port and power facility in Junagadh District of date, on average, over 90 persons are being treated mountain. The covered wooden bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland
Gujarat. everyday as the dispensary travels to the four villages
covered by the projects. these cruises more because of the architecture of the
SP Group has won a concession through competitive buildings along the banks.
bidding for setting up a deep draft, all weather, multi-user 2. SP Group have entered in a MOU with BAIF, a leading
and multi-cargo port at Chhara with an investment of NGO based on Gandhian Principles, for a period of Our last stop in continental Europe was Paris in France - the
approximately ` 12 billion in the first phase. On completion, 5 years to take up activities for cattle breeding, cattle most visited nation on Earth. The Eiffel Tower did not
it would be one of the few ports in India that can berth health camp, and training of locals in income generating disappoint nor did the most famous road in Paris - Champs
cape-size vessels, large container vessels apart from current schemes. Subsequently, a BAIF team is already operating d’Elysees. We warmed up to Paris as it reminded us of
generation LNG carriers and liquid cargo. in the villages. Mumbai - full of life and variety. We took a cruise on the
Seine and wished we had more time at the Louvre, one of
The Group is also implementing a coal based thermal SP Group, being a socially responsible corporate, will the world’s greatest museums. Frankly, I felt Leonardo Da

15 power project with an initial capacity of 1,320 MW with


capacity to expand to 2,640 MW. The first phase is being
implemented at an investment of over ` 70 billion.
continuously endeavor to promote the welfare of local
communities through such activities.
- Bevin Mathews, SP Infra
Austria
Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” was over hyped.
16
Your Space
Trends: European Holiday (A travel log by Mukesh Rao, SP HO)
Self Cleaning Facades
In mid September, my wife and I toured Europe. The 15
Aluminium composite panel consists of two sheets of day package tour organised by a reputed travel company
aluminium bonding a layer of LDPE (low density covered 9 locations - Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Switzerland,
polyethylene) core in a continuous high pressure and Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, France and United
thermal compositing process. In self cleaning facades the Kingdom. On completion of the tour, we extended our stay
surface aluminium is roller-coated with quality NANO PVDF in the United Kingdom by two weeks.
lacquer with the back coated in anti-rust PET coating. It would be a gross understatement to say that we enjoyed
Surface plastic film for protecting surface of panels can be the trip. We loved every minute of it and the memories will
peeled off. stay with us throughout our life. I strongly urge you to make
- Team SPFAB the trip if you get an opportunity.
Mac Solutions, Hyderabad The tour started in Rome. In our three days in Italy, we also
In sealed systems (such as many forms of curtain walling) a covered Florence, Pisa and Venice. These places are noted
for their history and culture. The Colisseum in Rome may
representative sample of the wall, a minimum of one bay of
not impress us Indians who are used to magnificent ruins,
the building, including all the details of the intended design is but the paintings in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican as well as
constructed. The tests generally include: interiors of the St. Peters Basilica will blow your mind away.
Static pressure and water flow - A vacuum is applied to the Mt Titlis, Switzerland
More magnificent renaissance art follows in Florence till the
rear of the sample and water flow is directed using a series richness of it all leaves you hoping for a change of scene.
Venice and its canals were unique though the water was Our next stop was Germany. We had a cruise down the
of spray bar nozzles. The inside of the wall is then inspected Rhine admiring the pretty houses and the odd castle on the
for water leakage. dirty.
banks. We spent some time at the Black Forest - black
Dynamic testing - The static test creates a positive pressure We were happy to see the rich greens of mountain because of the thick density of trees. German villages are
across the cladding, the dynamic test endeavours to create meadows, the quaint hillside houses and the bubbling picturesque. We saw the awesome cathedral at Cologne. A
more realistic conditions by developing a turbulent pattern streams as we climbed into Austria. We stayed in Innsbruck massive traffic pile up on the Autobahn reduced our stay at
of wind driven rain across the external face of the cladding. which is a ‘hill station’. Wonderful old style buildings. Heidelberg Castle. German towns are clinical in their looks
Graceful people. It seemed a different world. Pity, we and architecture. Very modern and efficient.
In some test arrangements an aircraft engine is used to
stopped for just a day there. Austria is definitely worth
provide a dynamic wind pattern. returning to and would compete with Switzerland for the We drove into the flat and tiny countries of Belgium and The
Tishman, Hyderabad most enchanting scenery. Netherlands. We were now in Western Europe. The
weather is colder, the scenery is less wild. There are more
people and English is widely understood. At Brussels, we
SP Initiatives in Junagadh The power plant has already executed an agreement for saw the grand buildings lined along the aptly named ‘Grand
sale of 800 MW to Gujarat and active steps in Place’ and enjoyed eating waffles. We cruised along the
implementation of these projects are in progress. The plant canals in Amsterdam. As a Civil Engineer, I tend to enjoy
will have latest super critical technology boilers for power
generation together with use of low ash and low sulphur
coal and an extensive green belt with environment
conservation measures.
The land for these projects are being procured directly from
the land owners and inline with the philosophy of the SP
Group promoters, noteworthy efforts are being made to
ensure that these projects benefit the local communities.
The following initiatives, undertaken at the project location,
have received overwhelming response from the The River Inn in Inbnsbruck
villages/local communities:
The three days in Switzerland were the best. All lake and
1. A Mobile Dispensary with full time qualified doctor and mountain country. We took a train to the top of Europe-
assisting staff is operational since November, 2010. Jungfraujoch - which, at 11,500 feet, has perennial snow
The mobile dispensary Medicines are distributed free of cost to those treated by and ice. It felt great to play in and slide down the snow -
The Shapoorji Pallonji Group is investing over ` 100 billion, this primary care dispensary. A grand function was something that we would never experience here. The
one of its largest investments, in the development of an organized at Central Kodinar to inaugurate this van. As of scenery is breathtaking. We also got to see waterfalls inside a
integrated port and power facility in Junagadh District of date, on average, over 90 persons are being treated mountain. The covered wooden bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland
Gujarat. everyday as the dispensary travels to the four villages
covered by the projects. these cruises more because of the architecture of the
SP Group has won a concession through competitive buildings along the banks.
bidding for setting up a deep draft, all weather, multi-user 2. SP Group have entered in a MOU with BAIF, a leading
and multi-cargo port at Chhara with an investment of NGO based on Gandhian Principles, for a period of Our last stop in continental Europe was Paris in France - the
approximately ` 12 billion in the first phase. On completion, 5 years to take up activities for cattle breeding, cattle most visited nation on Earth. The Eiffel Tower did not
it would be one of the few ports in India that can berth health camp, and training of locals in income generating disappoint nor did the most famous road in Paris - Champs
cape-size vessels, large container vessels apart from current schemes. Subsequently, a BAIF team is already operating d’Elysees. We warmed up to Paris as it reminded us of
generation LNG carriers and liquid cargo. in the villages. Mumbai - full of life and variety. We took a cruise on the
Seine and wished we had more time at the Louvre, one of
The Group is also implementing a coal based thermal SP Group, being a socially responsible corporate, will the world’s greatest museums. Frankly, I felt Leonardo Da

15 power project with an initial capacity of 1,320 MW with


capacity to expand to 2,640 MW. The first phase is being
implemented at an investment of over ` 70 billion.
continuously endeavor to promote the welfare of local
communities through such activities.
- Bevin Mathews, SP Infra
Austria
Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” was over hyped.
16
We then crossed under the tunnel in the “Eurostar” to 1) Vegetarian Indian breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout
London. We can’t feel the high speeds - 200 kmph, I guess. though we did sample local delicacies like apple strudel, Mobile Computing - New platforms, Newer possibilities.
London is home for us Indians. The language is familiar, the potato rosti, etc.
Mobile computing has been around for a decent period now gadgets. Tablet PCs generally
culture and customs are not strange and Indians and their 2) Accommodation in good hotels. and we all know about the signature gadget in this field – the have two formats, a convertible
restaurants are everywhere. After nearly 2 weeks, I got to
read English papers and scan the cricket scores. 3) No standing in queues anywhere. All entries were laptop computer or the notebook. Laptops transformed model with an integrated
arranged. computing trends as they allowed the computer to be carried keyboard and display that rotates
Here, my wife was thrilled to be photographed with Sachin out of office or home and this opened up immense 180 degrees and can be folded
at Tussauds. We saw London from the giant wheel - London 4) No language problems as we had a tour manager. possibilities. Today, laptops have taken over the corporate and down over the keyboard, or a
Eye - and had a tour on the ground. Anyone who has 5) No time wasted in locating sights or restaurants. home computing world in a big way. However, mobile slate style flat panel design.
played ‘Monopoly’ in his childhood will be thrilled at computing has advanced further and newer platforms and Central to a tablet’s design is a
discovering Trafalgar Square, Euston Road, Piccadilly, Bond 6) Discipline as we had to be off at 8 a.m. On solo trips,
we may have been lazy. devices with more focused use have emerged. We take a look touch screen interface that allows
Street etc. The at a couple of these devices in this article. the user to navigate easily and
Tower of London
The Netbook quickly. Although there are
was a bit dull and
many in our group versions of tablets that have a
The Netbook is like a keyboard, the main input source
were griping about mini version of the
the ‘Kohinoor ’ is still the touch screen, using handwriting recognition. Touch
laptop – it is smaller screens are also very handy in case you want to draw. With
being stolen from
and lighter and is called multi-touch input points, these touch screens are very capable
our country. We
also saw the so because it is like a surfaces. The screen sizes of tablet PCs are usually in the range
ornately carved small notebook or of 6 inches to 10 inches. Since tablet computers are meant to
Swaminarayan laptop and is primarily be used on the move, they are always exposed to tougher
temple in the used to connect to the environments. However, now most tablet PC manufacturers
suburbs. net and for basic have taken steps to further strengthen their devices and are
computing needs. even producing rugged versions.
From hereon, we H o w e v e r, n o w
stayed back in UK. Netbook have grown The main feature or USP of the tablet PC is portability.
We were put up in Weighing approximately between 800 gm to 1.3 kg, the tablet
significantly in terms of
Eiffel Tower - Paris Reading, 64 kms PC can be used as a high powered PDA or trimmed-down
from London. The trains cover the distance in 25 mts. but Street View - Rome their processing capabilities and features.
notebook, depending on your point of view. The tablet PC
the return fare is as much as a 2 tier AC train ticket from The device is increasingly becoming popular as it offers better hopes to fill a niche market for executives on the go. It is not
Mumbai to Bengaluru. In our 14 days here, we explored Europe is beautiful and orderly. The roads are excellent. mobility and ease due to lower weight compared to full
They go to great lengths to preserve their environment. It’s very high in terms of processing power but is able to carry out
scenic towns like Oxford, Bath and Salisbury; historic fledged laptops. Things have been changing rapidly and now all activities which one would require while being on the
Stonehenge; and the Thames at Henley. We saw more of not difficult to move on your own as signages, guide maps
dual core processor Netbook is entering the market; hard disk move. Wireless internet browsing, emails, video
London - its museums (British Museum, Greenwich), and public transport are excellent. I felt more at home in
London than in Kolkata. The intricate underground ‘tube’ is capacities have gone over 200 GB and multimedia capabilities conferencing, e-book reading, GPS, games, music, videos,
gardens (Kew), Westminster Abbey and even a musical at a have increased tremendously.
West End Theatre. But the highlight undoubtedly was a 2 easy to use. Language is not much of a problem except in document viewing and editing are all possible on a tablet. In
day trip to Scotland. We stayed in Edinburgh - the whole Paris. Seven of the nine countries share one currency - Netbook does not have CD/DVD drive but it does feature addition a number of other applications can be downloaded or
city is a UNESCO heritage site - and took a tour to the wild Euro. After immigration in Rome, our only other border multiple USB ports, WiFi, Blutooth, Camera and many other installed. Most new tablets use the latest rage – Google’s open
highlands and Loch Ness. Remote and grim like our Ladakh, control (Passport Check) was at Paris as we boarded the features found on laptops. External CD/DVD drives can be source operating system for mobile devices – Android.
but ethereally beautiful. Eurostar. Infact, you can’t make out the border when you connected via USB. A Netbook can by and large do almost However, iPad, the tablet from Apple, uses their proprietary
cross from The Netherlands to Belgium. But Europe is also everything that a laptop can; with some limitations for OS. The tablet can also run on a specialized version of
We can’t recall a single bitter experience in our trip. We extremely expensive and you are likely to be shocked by the Windows XP operating system. Most tablets have small inbuilt
applications requiring high processing capabilities. Netbook
never regretted taking a package tour despite the fact that prices. storage space compared to a Netbook but allow memory
we had no control over the itinerary. But the advantages are has very good battery life. A 6 - cell battery can give anywhere
But it’s all worth it. Go for it. It’s bound to be an experience between 4-7 hours of life to the Netbook. The battery life for cards to be used for additional space. With high processing
many:
of a lifetime. dual core processor Netbook may be lesser due to higher power, long battery life, wireless connectivity and very light
power requirement of these processors. Netbook, due to the and small form factor, the tablet is here to stay and is rapidly
very form and purpose of providing portability and gaining popularity across the world.
connectivity on the move, has smaller screens and lower iPad is the tablet that created a buzz around the world. It is still a
resolutions than a laptop. Netbook screen is generally of fast selling product. Samsung has recently launched a very
around 10-12 inches as against a laptop screen of 14-15 capable tablet called Samsung Galaxy Tab which has an
inches. amazing processor speed of 1Ghz. Tablets are available from
So if your computing requirements are not very demanding in other brands such as Sony, HP, Dell, Archos etc. However,
terms of processing power and you need to be on the move, a these may not be officially available in India. The grey market
Netbook is a very good option. price of an iPad is approx. ` 35,000. Samsung Galaxy Tab is
officially available at ` 38,000. Another tablet launched in India
As Netbook are growing in terms of processing power, so are
is the Olivepad which is available at an official price of approx.
the prices. Today, a top of the line Netbook from a leading
` 25,000. A number of unbranded tablet PCs are also available
brand could set you back by almost ` 30,000. However, there
in the market. Most of them are of Chinese make and are
are a number of decent netbooks in the range of ` 15,000 to
available in the price range of ` 7,000 to ` 14,000. These,
` 20,000. So you need to take a call on price-performance
however, do not have any warranty and are not as powerful as
ratio based on your usage and requirements. Netbooks are
Samsung or Apple in terms of processing. However, they do
available from various reputed brands such as Lenovo, HP,
Prehistoric Stonehenge, England suffice many requirements of mobile computing and are
HCL, Dell, Asus, MSI and others.
becoming quite popular, especially amongst students.
Guild Halls, Brussels Tablet PC
- Saurav Chaturvedi, SPRE HO

17 Tablet PCs, mostly referred to as Tablet are different from


Netbook and laptops. These are basically flat pad design 18
We then crossed under the tunnel in the “Eurostar” to 1) Vegetarian Indian breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout
London. We can’t feel the high speeds - 200 kmph, I guess. though we did sample local delicacies like apple strudel, Mobile Computing - New platforms, Newer possibilities.
London is home for us Indians. The language is familiar, the potato rosti, etc.
Mobile computing has been around for a decent period now gadgets. Tablet PCs generally
culture and customs are not strange and Indians and their 2) Accommodation in good hotels. and we all know about the signature gadget in this field – the have two formats, a convertible
restaurants are everywhere. After nearly 2 weeks, I got to
read English papers and scan the cricket scores. 3) No standing in queues anywhere. All entries were laptop computer or the notebook. Laptops transformed model with an integrated
arranged. computing trends as they allowed the computer to be carried keyboard and display that rotates
Here, my wife was thrilled to be photographed with Sachin out of office or home and this opened up immense 180 degrees and can be folded
at Tussauds. We saw London from the giant wheel - London 4) No language problems as we had a tour manager. possibilities. Today, laptops have taken over the corporate and down over the keyboard, or a
Eye - and had a tour on the ground. Anyone who has 5) No time wasted in locating sights or restaurants. home computing world in a big way. However, mobile slate style flat panel design.
played ‘Monopoly’ in his childhood will be thrilled at computing has advanced further and newer platforms and Central to a tablet’s design is a
discovering Trafalgar Square, Euston Road, Piccadilly, Bond 6) Discipline as we had to be off at 8 a.m. On solo trips,
we may have been lazy. devices with more focused use have emerged. We take a look touch screen interface that allows
Street etc. The at a couple of these devices in this article. the user to navigate easily and
Tower of London
The Netbook quickly. Although there are
was a bit dull and
many in our group versions of tablets that have a
The Netbook is like a keyboard, the main input source
were griping about mini version of the
the ‘Kohinoor ’ is still the touch screen, using handwriting recognition. Touch
laptop – it is smaller screens are also very handy in case you want to draw. With
being stolen from
and lighter and is called multi-touch input points, these touch screens are very capable
our country. We
also saw the so because it is like a surfaces. The screen sizes of tablet PCs are usually in the range
ornately carved small notebook or of 6 inches to 10 inches. Since tablet computers are meant to
Swaminarayan laptop and is primarily be used on the move, they are always exposed to tougher
temple in the used to connect to the environments. However, now most tablet PC manufacturers
suburbs. net and for basic have taken steps to further strengthen their devices and are
computing needs. even producing rugged versions.
From hereon, we H o w e v e r, n o w
stayed back in UK. Netbook have grown The main feature or USP of the tablet PC is portability.
We were put up in Weighing approximately between 800 gm to 1.3 kg, the tablet
significantly in terms of
Eiffel Tower - Paris Reading, 64 kms PC can be used as a high powered PDA or trimmed-down
from London. The trains cover the distance in 25 mts. but Street View - Rome their processing capabilities and features.
notebook, depending on your point of view. The tablet PC
the return fare is as much as a 2 tier AC train ticket from The device is increasingly becoming popular as it offers better hopes to fill a niche market for executives on the go. It is not
Mumbai to Bengaluru. In our 14 days here, we explored Europe is beautiful and orderly. The roads are excellent. mobility and ease due to lower weight compared to full
They go to great lengths to preserve their environment. It’s very high in terms of processing power but is able to carry out
scenic towns like Oxford, Bath and Salisbury; historic fledged laptops. Things have been changing rapidly and now all activities which one would require while being on the
Stonehenge; and the Thames at Henley. We saw more of not difficult to move on your own as signages, guide maps
dual core processor Netbook is entering the market; hard disk move. Wireless internet browsing, emails, video
London - its museums (British Museum, Greenwich), and public transport are excellent. I felt more at home in
London than in Kolkata. The intricate underground ‘tube’ is capacities have gone over 200 GB and multimedia capabilities conferencing, e-book reading, GPS, games, music, videos,
gardens (Kew), Westminster Abbey and even a musical at a have increased tremendously.
West End Theatre. But the highlight undoubtedly was a 2 easy to use. Language is not much of a problem except in document viewing and editing are all possible on a tablet. In
day trip to Scotland. We stayed in Edinburgh - the whole Paris. Seven of the nine countries share one currency - Netbook does not have CD/DVD drive but it does feature addition a number of other applications can be downloaded or
city is a UNESCO heritage site - and took a tour to the wild Euro. After immigration in Rome, our only other border multiple USB ports, WiFi, Blutooth, Camera and many other installed. Most new tablets use the latest rage – Google’s open
highlands and Loch Ness. Remote and grim like our Ladakh, control (Passport Check) was at Paris as we boarded the features found on laptops. External CD/DVD drives can be source operating system for mobile devices – Android.
but ethereally beautiful. Eurostar. Infact, you can’t make out the border when you connected via USB. A Netbook can by and large do almost However, iPad, the tablet from Apple, uses their proprietary
cross from The Netherlands to Belgium. But Europe is also everything that a laptop can; with some limitations for OS. The tablet can also run on a specialized version of
We can’t recall a single bitter experience in our trip. We extremely expensive and you are likely to be shocked by the Windows XP operating system. Most tablets have small inbuilt
applications requiring high processing capabilities. Netbook
never regretted taking a package tour despite the fact that prices. storage space compared to a Netbook but allow memory
we had no control over the itinerary. But the advantages are has very good battery life. A 6 - cell battery can give anywhere
But it’s all worth it. Go for it. It’s bound to be an experience between 4-7 hours of life to the Netbook. The battery life for cards to be used for additional space. With high processing
many:
of a lifetime. dual core processor Netbook may be lesser due to higher power, long battery life, wireless connectivity and very light
power requirement of these processors. Netbook, due to the and small form factor, the tablet is here to stay and is rapidly
very form and purpose of providing portability and gaining popularity across the world.
connectivity on the move, has smaller screens and lower iPad is the tablet that created a buzz around the world. It is still a
resolutions than a laptop. Netbook screen is generally of fast selling product. Samsung has recently launched a very
around 10-12 inches as against a laptop screen of 14-15 capable tablet called Samsung Galaxy Tab which has an
inches. amazing processor speed of 1Ghz. Tablets are available from
So if your computing requirements are not very demanding in other brands such as Sony, HP, Dell, Archos etc. However,
terms of processing power and you need to be on the move, a these may not be officially available in India. The grey market
Netbook is a very good option. price of an iPad is approx. ` 35,000. Samsung Galaxy Tab is
officially available at ` 38,000. Another tablet launched in India
As Netbook are growing in terms of processing power, so are
is the Olivepad which is available at an official price of approx.
the prices. Today, a top of the line Netbook from a leading
` 25,000. A number of unbranded tablet PCs are also available
brand could set you back by almost ` 30,000. However, there
in the market. Most of them are of Chinese make and are
are a number of decent netbooks in the range of ` 15,000 to
available in the price range of ` 7,000 to ` 14,000. These,
` 20,000. So you need to take a call on price-performance
however, do not have any warranty and are not as powerful as
ratio based on your usage and requirements. Netbooks are
Samsung or Apple in terms of processing. However, they do
available from various reputed brands such as Lenovo, HP,
Prehistoric Stonehenge, England suffice many requirements of mobile computing and are
HCL, Dell, Asus, MSI and others.
becoming quite popular, especially amongst students.
Guild Halls, Brussels Tablet PC
- Saurav Chaturvedi, SPRE HO

17 Tablet PCs, mostly referred to as Tablet are different from


Netbook and laptops. These are basically flat pad design 18
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