Larsen & Toubro has set a world record by constructing the 7-storey, state-of-the-art integration facility for the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in 45 days. The facility was inaugurated on March 17th, 2022, by the Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh.
The L&T-led project is a significant development to modernize and enhance the strategic capabilities of the Indian defence. It is the result of an integrated integrated offsite and onsite construction approach by the engineering and design team, led by DRDO’s Dr N R Reddy.
L&T’s new office building in Mumbai will be completed on time and within budget, taking just 45 days from design to delivery. “We adopted IHMCT, used for the first time in the Indian construction industry, to substantially reduce the cycle time,” said MV Satish, whole time director & senior executive VP (buildings), L&T.
L&T has developed a new construction system that will help increase productivity, optimize resource utilization, reduce losses due to wastage and speed up pace of construction. Constructed on a total built-up area of 130,000 sq-ft, the site team had to coordinate with 21 off-site locations to integrate design, structure and architecture.