Precision Precast Solutions Private Ltd: Casting a spell
Concrete precast industry is in its infancy. With time and space constraint the construction industry will be looking for a quick fix solution. Concrete precast will be the panacea for the construction industry in the future. Precision Precast Solutions Private Ltd (PPS), an upcoming consultancy firm, promoted by a team of professionals, has been in the forefront of concrete precast consultancy. Offering a wide range of solutions for the concrete precast industry, PPS is marching ahead. Read on to know more about the various services offered by PPS.Precision Precast SolutionsPrivate Ltd (PPS), a Pune-based company, which commenced operations in June 2004, has a team of more than 50 well trained engineers, architects and detailers, today. PPS is promoted by professionals and offers structural design & detailing services using multiple technologies like RCC, precast concrete, structural steel, PT, etc. From 2008, to serve the clients better, PPS added services like project management & MEP consultancy to its repertoire. The company has positioned itself as an one-stop solution for all precast concrete design needs. For its excellence in its field, the company was awarded ISO 9001:2008."We aim to be pioneers in offering cutting-edge technology solutions which will help the industry achieve giant leaps in precast concrete. We see the construction Industry shaping towards a hybrid approach where no single technology is used in isolation. Structures would be a blend of precast concrete, RCC and/or steel. Offering services in all technologies is the USP of PPS", says Mangesh Hardas, Director, PPS.Precast concrete bouquetThe specialised services offered by PPS in precast consultancy include:1. Structural engineering design??Gravity & lateral load design??Design of precast pre- stressed elements like double tees, hollow core slabs, solid slabs, girders (IT, L, box, rectangular, etc), spandrels, wall panels-solid and insulated, columns??Dead man designs for wall panels??Block out analysis for wall panels??Design of connections2. Detailing of piece drawings??Double tees??Girders (IT, L, rectangular, box, etc)??Hollow core slabs??Solid slabs??Spandrels (load bearing & non-load bearing)??Wall panels (solid & insulated)??Columns??Column covers??Cornices??Bridge girders (I-girders, box girders, etc.)??Stair risers3. Detailing of erection drawings??Cover sheet??Anchor bold drawings??Framing plans??Elevations??Exterior elevations??Interior sectional elevations??Ramp wall elevations ??Shear wall elevations??Elevator wall elevations??Section details??Connection details??Stair & elevator plans, elevations & details4. Checking of piece drawings and erection drawings5. 3-D modelling6. Bill of material??Field loose material ??Embed plate quantity & drawings7. Reinforcement schedules??Reinforcement schedule for straight bars??Reinforcement schedule for standard bent bars??Reinforcement schedule for non-standard bent barsThe type of structures handled by PPS include:??Parking garages??Retail stores & warehouses??School building??Office buildings??Auto dealership jobs??Multi storey hotels??Pedestrian bridge ??Correction centre??Mixed use development projects??Multi storey apartment buildings, and BridgesThe company cater to clients across the globe. The company’s clients include – precasters from east coast to west coast of the USA and Canada, precast concrete engineering consultants from the US and developers in India.With an in-house dedicated R & D team, the company offers R & D consultancy projects about technology evaluation and assessment with respect to particular client/job. The company has presented papers at various conferences and seminars.The company works with all the big pre-casters in the US. "We are also working with well known consultants in precast concrete in the US like Dr Ned Cleland of Blue Ridge Design Inc. We are also collaborating with Dr Joe Colaco of CBM Engineers, USA on several precast design jobs in India", said Hardas.Major projectsPPS has offered their services to some of the prestigious projects such as MBA College Building, Pune; hotels in Chennai, apartments at Samalkot and 70 villas at Panchagani (Windsor Park). The company has also offered its services to many overseas clients.A booming futureWith time and space constraint, the construction industry will have to depend on precast structures to speed up construction activities. As Hardas rightly pointed out "use of cement prefab structures in India is in its infancy, but this technology promises to become very popular in the coming years". The company with years of experience in consultancy to the precast concrete industry is well placed to leverage on the opportunity, that the industry will offer in the coming years."Cement Prefab products have a very good future in India, considering the huge volume of construction needed, but off set by constraints like labour shortages and delivery pressures. Major infrastructure projects like parking structures, warehouses, residential and commercial projects can be the growth drivers" said Mangesh Hardas, director, PPS.
ACC launches ‘Bagcrete’, a pre-blended concrete solution
The company’s ongoing innovation process is consistent with ACC Bagcrete
ACC, the cement and building material company of Adani Cement and part of the Adani Group, has been a pioneer in building innovative concrete solutions. The company’s ongoing innovation process is consistent with ACC Bagcrete, a proportional balance of premium components produced to generate high-quality concrete mix.
The company has added a new product dimension to the building industry with ACC Bagcrete, a hassle-free, smart, and user-friendly concrete solution for all types of construction demands. A stronger, more durable final product is produced as a result of the pre-blended components being meticulously measured to ensure uniform quality.
The product was created to offer the best compressive strength (10 MPa to 80 MPa), exceptional workability retention, and unmatched ease of placement, a trifecta of attributes that set it apart from competing products. In contrast to traditional concrete, which necessitates the mixing of various components on-site, it is a pre-blended mixture of cement, sand, and aggregates. For building projects that call for a quick and effective application method, ACC Bagcrete is ideal.
There are two functional variants of the versatile building material ACC Bagcrete: dry-mix and wet-mix. The dry-mix is pre-blended concrete that may be used right away with just the addition of water. wet-mix is pre-mixed, immediately usable concrete that doesn’t require any additional mixing before use. This can be especially helpful in places with scarce water supplies or where conventional concrete mixing techniques are impractical. Both kinds of ACC Bagcrete are of exceptional quality and effectiveness. This unique concrete solution is ideal for remote job sites and maintenance projects since it can be easily transported in the form of bags, enhancing productivity.
Ajay Kapur, CEO, Cement Business, said “We are dedicated to pursuing product innovations and offering the finest products and services to our customers. We have always strived to create products of the highest calibre in order to meet the varied needs of our customers and assist them in constructing robust structures. ACC Bagcrete is a unique product that not only meets but also exceeds the demands of our customers.”
The prestigious university IIT Bombay has recently reaped significant benefits of using ACC Bagcrete for a special need in its R&D Lab of Civil Engineering Department. The M80 Grade ACC Bagcreate has also been used in various NHPC projects in spillway repair. ACC Bagcrete is a unique solution that guarantees minimal waste, accelerates construction, and improves longevity with constant quality. In conclusion, dry-mix concrete is a versatile and convenient option for construction projects of all types.
Ambuja Cements’ loyalty programme wins top award
Has been awarded as the ‘Most Innovative Loyalty Programme of the Year’
Ambuja Cements, the cement and building materials company of Adani Cement and part of Adani Group, has been awarded the ‘Most Innovative Loyalty Programme of the Year’ at the Customer Fest Leadership Awards 2023 for its Contractor Loyalty Programme – ‘Ambuja Abhimaan’. This award acknowledges the Company’s exceptional efforts in creating and maintaining an outstanding loyalty programme that has helped build strong relationships with its contractor partners.
The evaluation of nominations was conducted by an eminent jury panel of experts, and Ambuja’s innovative and transformational initiatives such as skill upgradation programmes, family engagement and social welfare, talent hunt contests, and business aid to contractors were highlighted. These initiatives differentiated Ambuja from competitors and helped win the award under the Customer Loyalty – Organisational category. The event featured more than 50+ renowned brands across various industries.
Ajay Kapur, CEO, Cement Business, said, “Ambuja has always been synonymous with strength, and we are honoured to be recognised for our strong commitment and efforts that go beyond cement. This award is a testament to our commitment to delivering exceptional experiences to our partners and customers. We thank the jury panel and all the participants for acknowledging our efforts towards customer centricity and innovation.”
Ambuja Abhimaan, a differentiated long-term loyalty programme has achieved many milestones, including recognition as one of the best mobile loyalty programmes, engaging and benefiting 1.2 lakh+ key contractors.
Ambuja places order for capacity expansion of 14 MT cement
This will enable the production of blended green cement of 14 MT
Ambuja Cements, the cement and building material company of the diversified Adani Group, placed orders to expand clinker capacity by 8 million tonne at Bhatapara and Maratha units on the highest ESG standards with 42 MW of WHRS, provision to utilise 50% AFR and provision to operate on green power.
The capacity expansion projects will enable the production of blended green cement of 14 million tonne, post all requisite approvals. These projects will generate substantial value for the existing business and enable more employment and growth opportunities in the States, beneficial for all stakeholders.
These projects are expected to be commissioned in 24 months and the capex will be funded from internal accruals.
Ajay Kapur, CEO, Cement Business, said, “These brownfield expansion projects are part of our strategy to double our production capacity over the next five years from the current capacity of 67.5 MTPA. Our ongoing investments in capacity expansion and sustainability will enable us to achieve our long-term objectives, as we remain committed to delivering sustainable growth and value to our stakeholders.”
The Company remains committed to achieving significant size, scale, and market leadership with a strong emphasis on margin expansion and world-class ESG standards.