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L&T Creates A Flight Control System Integration Facility For DRDO In 45 Days.

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  • Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh, in the august presence of Basavaraj Bommai, Chief Minister of Karnataka, Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary Department of Defence R&D & Chairman, DRDO, and other dignitaries, officially opened the facility on March 17, 2022.
  • A significant development to modernize and enhance the strategic capabilities of the Indian Defence, the facility is the result of L&T’s unique integrated offsite and onsite construction approach.

Using Integrated Hybrid Modular Construction Technology, Larsen & Toubro’s Buildings Business built a 7-story, state-of-the-art Flight Control System (FCS) Integration Facility for the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in just 45 days (IHMCT).

Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh, in the august presence of Basavaraj Bommai, Chief Minister of Karnataka, Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary Department of Defence R&D & Chairman, DRDO, and other dignitaries, officially opened the facility on March 17, 2022.

“This facility demonstrates that India can build anything in a short period of time,” said DRDO Chairman Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, who added that while the DRDO developed the concept and technical design and L&T completed the detailed engineering and execution, teams from IIT-Madras and IIT-Roorkee conducted design checks and provided technical support.

A significant development to modernize and enhance the strategic capabilities of the Indian Defence, the facility is the result of L&T’s unique integrated offsite and onsite construction approach.

“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,” remarked Whole Time Director & Senior Executive Vice President (Buildings), L&T, Mr. M V Satish.

“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”, he added.

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.

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