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Mohali firm aims for the sky, to raise 10 storeys in 48 hours

21 October 2012

CHANDIGARH: A time-lapse YouTube video of a 15-storey hotel building being constructed in 48 hours was watched by more than 5.7 million people worldwide earlier this year. Mohali can now see this in real time.

In a few days from now, the city will become India’s first to witness the construction of a 10-storey “insta-building” or “pre-fab skyscraper” in 48 hours.

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A Rs 1,000-crore group based in Mohali, Synergy has tied up with UK-based Thrislington Products Company Ltd for the venture and the model has been approved by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC), Chennai.

The building has been cleared for the Zone V siesmic area, the highest.

CSIR-SERC Director Dr Nagesh R Iyer led the team that worked on the project for four months to ensure that the steel frame structure was strong enough. “It was the first ever test in India of this magnitude carried out successfully on a shake table for a steel frame structure,” Iyer said…..

Read more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/mohali-firm-aims-for-the-sky-to-raise-10-storeys-in-48-hours/1019929/

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Written by csirindia

October 21, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Posted in SERC

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