Larsen & Toubro’s Buildings Business set a new record by building the 7-story, state-of-the-art Flight Control System (FCS) Integration Facility for the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in under 45 days using Integrated Hybrid Modular Construction Technology (IHMCT). Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Defence, Government of India, inaugurated the facility on March 17th, 2022, in the august presence of Shri Basavaraj Bommai, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary Department of Defence R&D & Chairman, DRDO, and other dignitaries.
“This facility shows that India can build anything in a short time,” Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, Chairman of the DRDO, also praised, saying that while the DRDO produced the concept and technical design and L&T did the detailed engineering and execution, teams from IIT-Madras and IIT-Roorkee conducted design checks and offered technical support.
The facility is the culmination of L&T’s unique integrated offsite and onsite construction approach, and it is a significant development to modernize and expand the strategic capabilities of the Indian Defense.
“We adopted IHMCT, used for the first time in the Indian construction industry, to substantially reduce the cycle time with a dedicated team of engineers, architects, and structural designers who have worked on it to make it a success. We commenced the project on February 1st, 2022, and completed the superstructure including modular interiors, façade, and MEP exactly on schedule on March 17th, 2022, taking just 45 days from design to delivery”,said Whole Time Director & Senior Executive Vice President (Buildings), L&T, Mr. M V Satish.
The site team had to cooperate with 21 off-site locations to integrate design, structure, architecture, and MEP services on a total built-up area of 130,000 square feet. In the future, L&T’s hybrid construction system will aid in increasing productivity, optimizing resource use, reducing waste, and speeding up the construction process.