Lodha Platino is a 33-level tower set in a larger residential complex developed by our client, Lodha Group. The site is east of Sanjay Gandhi National Park In Mumbai, not far from the Ulhas River. Basements are not required for the building, and as the ground has a high bearing capacity, a foundation system consisting of individual and combined footings will be used. Parking is accommodated at ground level.
Among the changes made in the new earthquake code is an increase of 20% in the Importance Factor in relation to the ability of tall concrete buildings to resist seismic effects. This means that new structural systems need to be designed for higher earthquake forces. The original structural solution for Lodha Platino had relied on the strength of its core. We re-engineered the concrete frame, increasing the amount of reinforcement in critical elements, and re-working the reinforcement in boundary elements on higher floors to ensure overall use doesn’t go up drastically. There is no increase in the sections sizes, so cost increases are minimised, and a complete re-design has been avoided.
Ghodbunder Road, Bhayandarpada, Thane West, Mumbai, India