In the rankings of most expensive streets, Alta mount road is ranked 10th. Lodha group acquired the area from the US consulate. It is around 375 crore surpassing the bids made by Mahindra Life spaces and TATA Housing. Lodha Altamount aims to be world’s finest luxurious residential projects at the most coveted location in Mumbai. This project was designed to stand distinctly in the skyline of Mumbai. It has been designed keeping in mind the comfort of the end user with most of the high end amenities and services. At the start of the design and work the intent of the architect was clear. They try to create a distinct iconic landmark in the Mumbai skyline.
All the structural elements in this structure were designed in such a manner that it remain essentially elastic during wind and low level seismic lateral loading, including the core wall coupling beam, the core wall flexure and shear, diaphragms and collectors, basement walls and foundations. To overcome the city’s land cost and the time constraints steel was the best option. The floor plan designed in a way such that the central core takes the horizontal forces and smaller columns on periphery take the point loads. By transferring the columns such that they are mostly at the periphery of the building, flexibility in planning has been achieved.
Speed of construction, floor area and floor height was optimized with the help of steel. The floor area was optimized using smaller column sizes. Loads on the foundation was also minimized. Steel is lightweight construction system which minimizes loads on foundation and therefore saves on sub-structure costs, which can be important for building extensions. During the design stage of the project the significant challenge faced by the designers was designing of embedded connections of the outrigger steel trusses with the RCC core walls. To evaluate the realistic design loads in the members of outrigger trusses and the column supporting outrigger trusses sequential analysis had used.
Due to advance construction technique of composite structure the building was completed in record time. The composite metal deck slabs and RCC slabs are acting as in plane rigid diaphragms for each of the floors, connecting the columns and the RCC core. The foundation is RCC raft foundation of varying thickness, under the entire building footprint, designed to transfer the loads to the foundation strata and resist upward water pressure due to perched water during rainy season. Including 8 podium levels Lodha Altamount is a residential tower of 40 floors. The development consist of 52 residence fully serviced by hospitality experts. This is an all glass façade tower with three sides open for panoramic views of Arabian Sea and the Mumbai city. Tekla Structural Steel Designing Courses in Kerala