studies made time and again have proved
that Prestressed Concrete structures are
more economical than steel structures. To
serve its clients better, HPL developed
a series of designs for precast prefab factory
structures which were used by its clients
to save construction cost.
The life cycle costing of a precast concrete
structure is also economical as compared
to a steel structure which needs continuous
maintenance to protect it from the elements.
The Urea Bagging Plant and Bag Storage Building
for National Fertilizers Ltd. at Bhatinda,
Punjab shown in the picture is a case in
point. 10,000 sqm of area was covered with
various precast RCC components which proved
cheaper than a comparable steel structure.
21,000 sqm of area was covered in the factory
for Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL)
also a Govt. of India Enterprise at Jhansi
spans of 24 meters were tackled by prestressed
components. Not only did these prove more
aesthetic, the cost was also lesser by 22%
as compared to erecting a steel structure.
Another benefit of these structures is that
they require very little or no maintenance
costs as compared to steel structures which
requires regular costs of paint to keep
them rust free.
The Scooter India Ltd. factory at Lucknow
was also built with prestressed concrete
components. Similar economy during construction
and in recurring maintenance costs has been
confirmed by other clients. The quality
of workmanship in concrete is definitely
better than that of a steel structure as
can be seen in the pictures.
was awarded the work of construction of
Training Institute Complex at Sonepur Bazari
Project (World Bank aided project) Dist.
Burdwan, West Bengal at a total cost of
INR 57.46 Million in Feb. 93.
The work comprised detailed engineering
of the structure and services and the construction
of the complex on a turn-key basis.
HPL is a self-contained company possessing
adequate capabilities of design, manufacture
and assembly at site. It undertakes turnkey
projects of large magnitudes and employs
innovative techniques during construction
phases, thus making its project work more