PRE ENGINEERED BUILDINGS CONSTRUCTING FUTURE

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By Mr. Sushil Gupta, Chairman, Richa Industries Limited

PRE ENGINEERED BUILDINGS CONSTRUCTING FUTURE

Offering innovative, hi-tech, and quicker methods of construction by ensuring efficient, speedy and cost effective solutions to the customers

Introduction

Pre Engineered Buildings concept prevalent in India in early 1990 initially as a speedy building solution for warehouses. Since then the industry has evolved in a major way and progressed substantially from warehouse or light steel structures to meet demands in Heavy Steel Structures - like steel; power sector; infrastructure - airports, ports, railways, etc. The advantages exhibited by PEB industry have attracted major players in the market. Hence, with widening base and overall growth in Indian industry, the growth of PEB is set to continue.

Innovations

The advent of Pre-Engineered Building (PEB) systems ushered in a new era in the Indian construction industry. The pre-engineered building sector has started getting its due credit as a favorable alternative construction methodology in India today. Earlier PEB was limited to warehousing industry, simple box like structures, but now spreading to complex aesthetically pleasing structures in infrastructure, commercial, logistics, automotive, power, pharmaceutical, FMCG, and retail sectors providing huge growth opportunity for PEB in India. Also, the concept of showrooms, auditoriums and shopping malls which is more prevalent in overseas, now gaining momentum in India.


Nowadays, Composite structures where shear studs, steel beams and joists integrated with concrete slabs are being used in constructing Pre Engineered Buildings. Also, Pre galvanized girts and purlins are being used in the construction. Using these composite structure, PEB is finding its way into residential, commercial and institutional sectors.

Pre Engineered Buildings popularity is not only restricted to private sectors in fact government is also approaching PEB manufacturers for major infrastructure projects. Government is focusing on developing smart cities in India where by be it infrastructure or buildings, PEB will play a major role. The development in railways, airports and roads is creating the need for the PEB to complete these projects in economical and shorter duration.

The another major development in PEB can be witnessed with the growing need of high rise or multistorey steel buildings. In recent years, the multi-storey segment has shown immense growth. The exponential rise in cost of land, low availability of manpower in metros and the need of faster construction have given way to high rise buildings in the country.


Innovations in Technology

The technology is shifted from 2D to 3D. Nowadays, Tekla 3D detailing software is used for designing Pre Engineered Buildings and gradually 2D detailing will be replaced with 3D BIM ( Building Information Modeling) software. Richa employs latest technology and is committed to Design, Manufacture and Installation of Pre-Engineered Buildings, which are 100% customized and designed in accordance with sound principles of Engineering using Computer-Aided Designing. We, at Richa, offer Hi-tech solutions to our customers by applying MBS (Metal Building Software), Staad Pro (3D Structural Analysis and Design software), Tekla (Model-based software) with highest precision to meet the structural requirements of the Pre-Engineered Steel Building Systems.

Why PEB is a preferred choice?

Steel buildings are high in strength, lighter in weight and are more efficient and flexible in comparison to traditional construction. These buildings are inherently 'green' or environment friendly buildings and contain high quantity of recyclable content which is again an added advantage. These buildings are environment friendly as these are not constructed and fabricated on site and are completely manufactured in the factory under systematic and automated controls. PEB structures are made with a high proportion of recycled content i.e. 70-80%. Also, use of galvanized steel make these buildings rust resistant.

Richa provide Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) and Polycarbonate roofing sheets which provide excellent natural light transmission. Our products wind driven Turbo vent & Ridge Vent are used for highly efficient environment friendly ventilation system. Similarly, Reflective and Glass Wool insulating sheets are used to control the temperature of the building which not only have good insulation, heat reflection and anti-radiation functions, but also has good moisture-barrier, heat preservation and energy-saving functions.

Keeping in lieu of the economic need of green revolution, Richa has developed a new vertical for AAC (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) blocks, a certified green building material. Use of AAC blocks with steel structures is the most economical and environment friendly solution to all type of buildings including residential, commercial, industrial buildings etc. Richa AAC blocks are totally inorganic and incombustible. The AAC blocks are fire resistant up to 160C (more than twice the typical temperature in a building fire of 650C) allows it to maintain its structural integrity even after fire. Non-existence of toxic substances, less consumption of fuel or electricity and nominal wastage during production help saving of electricity in large in AAC building and all these features of AAC blocks reduce the environment pollution. In fact, wherever AAC is used, energy is saved.

Richa Landmark Projects

Richa Industries has been completed more than 300 buildings till date and working on more than 100 projects both from Private as well as Government sectors. Some of our ongoing projects involve manufacturing of Depots for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), building warehouses at different locations and sites for Bihar State Warehousing Corporation (BSWC), HVDC building of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited for BHEL and recently received order from Bihar State Building Construction Corporation Ltd (BSBCCL) to construct Warehouses at different locations in the state of Bihar.

Richa has also recently accomplished some of the landmark projects in high rise buildings in the country. We manufactured and installed one of the tallest multi-storey steel building in Gujarat for Madhu Silica which is approximate 36 meters of height with ground plus six floors structure. Richa has perfected a Polymer Warehouse at Panipat, a turnkey project for Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL).
Additionally, we have received approval from the Research, Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO) of the Ministry of Railways for Fabrication and Supply of Steel Bridge Girders of the Indian Railways. The RDSO approval has given room to Richa Industries to enter into new segment. With the help of this approval, Richa is now eligible to participate in tenders of Indian Railways which is an initial step to venture into new segment. Being a premier organization in the PEB sectors, Richa has also recently received the internationally recognized OHSAS 18001:2007 Certification by Indian Register Quality System (IRQS).

Conclusion

The PEB industry has tremendous growth prospects. The acceptance of PEB in multiple sectors is increasing faster than expectations. Today, it is the most affordable building solution in comparison to any other building solutions. PEB consumes the minimum amount of materials. Compared to conventional steel buildings PEB consumes 40% less steel because of use of High strength steel, optimal design & reduced scrap. Needless to say, the future of PEB is promising and the industry will get more acceptance in near future.

ABOUT RICHA INDUSTRIES

Established in 1993, Richa Industries Limited is a leading Construction and Engineering company operational in Pre-engineered Building (PEB), Structural Steel, Turnkey solutions & Textile sectors. An ISO 9001:2008 certified Company, Richa Industries is a listed company in Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Richa Industries Becomes The First PEB Organization To Be Certified For OHSAS 18001:2007 by IRQS. After achieving an exponential growth in Textile sector, since its inception, Richa Industries stretched its arms and forayed into Pre Engineered Building sector in 2008. Today, it is one of the biggest company operating in the northern part of the country. The company has set up its Corporate cum registered office in Faridabad, Haryana and has its fully operational state-of-the-art PEB manufacturing plant in Kashipur in Uttarakhand and Textile manufacturing plant in Kawnra (Faridabad) in Haryana.

For more information, kindly contact:
Ms. Richa Gaur
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Faridabad, Haryana, India - 121003
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