Client: Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts (TKAP)
Structural Designer: Manju Design Build
Nature of Work: Design, Excavation, Structural Steel Erection, GI Sheet.
A first for us, TKAP has offered us a Design-Build (Turnkey) Contract, where the entire planning designing and execution of the works will be carried out by us. We have partnered with Manju Design Build for their design expertise. Deviating from the general Design-Bid-Build Model, which deals with multiple parties, thus leading to inefficiencies from each party trying to optimize their profits & overheads, this model allows us to be cost effective and agile enough to respond to our clients requirements. The Design-Bid model has also allowed us to coordinate with the structural designer at the early stages of the project to discuss our ideas stemming from on-field experience and incorporating the same which is often not possible in the Design-Bid-Build model as contractors are often called during the end of the design phase.
The project requires us to erect about 170m of Walkway Shelter inside TKAP's premises which will provide shade for the employees while moving between buildings. Due to stringent working conditions inside TKAP's premises we have carried out majority of the welding off-site. The individual elements are then transported to TKAP and fixed through a simple nut & bolt mechanism thus, compressing the schedule and improving the efficiency of the project.
Though this project might be on a small scale, we are thrilled to be executing it as it combines the efficient Design-Build Model with the innovative and effective Modular Construction Model. We are grateful to TKAP for providing with an opportunity for executing the project via the Design-Build model and we hope many of our clients follow this model in the future, as it can reduce unforeseen costs and improve projects efficiency.