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– Dr. Vivek Kale, Head “Geospatial, Kalyani Global
Pushing nature out of the built environment has always been a practice. But the mindset is changing the building fraternity has begun to look at nature as an inspiration for building design. Here is a project set to change this juxtaposed submission of other environment to built environment, by achieving equilibrium with the surrounding nature”Khed City.
A joint venture between Kalyani Group, Bharat Forge and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), Khed City is envisioned as a world-class community for scientific innovation and exceptional quality of life. The City, being developed in two phases, is conceived to be a place that nurtures a creative culture and promotes environmental stewardship to stimulate economic vitality.
Initiated within the framework of the then guidelines of SEZ development under a public private partnership, Khed City (envisioned to occupy about 5400 hectares (Ha) in all) is being developed in phases. The first phase of development underway accounts for 100 Ha as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) that will cater exclusive to export-oriented industries; about 110 Ha for Domestic Tariff Area and nearly 1500 Ha of Integrated Industrial Area including the residential services, commercial and residential services areas as well as more than 25 Ha allotted for rehabilitation and resettlement of the project affected community.
The move toward a complete Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow on civil infrastructure projects requires a high degree of commitment. The change is significant, but the rewards far outweigh the initial investment and are compounded as your firm becomes more proficient.
Streamlining the complete design workflow.
The primary road block and concern faced by the lead team was interfacing with the external agencies and government organizations. Their latency and resistance to technology had to be overcome by scaling down the outputs from the platform to their level of working. For this, the lead team had to learn the language of the town-planners and contractors. Now the challenge was to get everybody on the same plain and start grading a rough, undulating terrain. Publishing the data on the web and sharing with the key set of people was resolved by Infrastructure Map Server. The strong, dynamic Web GIS platform held large data like satellite images, DEMs, contour maps and complex land data. It helped manage viewing options on the fly and file sharing with the various teams. This server based solution was key to help internal and external teams track the progress of project and land management across the stake holders.
Integration of Map 3D software has helped to improve quality, productivity, and asset management. Khed City will be the first ever integrated township with precision planning, thanks to the Kalyani Group, which believes strongly that technology is a cost that yields manifold return. It is expected to attract investments of about 25,000 crore and generate 120,000 new employment opportunities. In short a huge asset to the country and to the state.
About Kalyani Group
The Kalyani Group, established in mid-1960s, is an Indian multi-national with high tectonology, engineering and manufacturing capabilities across several sectors such as Automotive, Oil-&-Gas, Locomotive, Marine, Aerospace, Construction and Mining, With footprints across India, Germany, Sweden and China, the Group has an annual turnover in excess of Rs. 12,000 crores (~> US$ 2.0 Billion); and a market capitalization of its listed entities exceeding Rs. 15,000 crores. The Kalyani Group with a strong emphasis of market leadership through technology; has Joint ventures with FAW Corporation (China) Arvin Meritor (USA), Carpenter Tech (USA), Hayes Lemmerz (USA), Gerdau SA (Brazil). Guided by visionary leadership of Mr. B.N. Kalyani (the Group Chairman) the 13,000 strong engineering workforce globally, the Group is a market leader in all its respective business segments. Virtually every automobile manufactured in the world has at least one component having a made by a Kalyani Group (often its flagship, Bharat Forge Ltd) company marking.