Building and Infrastructure are critical to accomplishing the objective of smart cities and sustainable urban development. Today, infrastructure companies are under pressure to comply with technical requirements regarding structural integrity, safety and proper execution of works.
To meet future needs, it has become absolutely essential to shift attention from constructing mere 'Buildings' to establishing 'Robust Functional Buildings' that can contribute to positive developments for human societies.
QACA, with comprehensive experience in the building sector, provides both the private and public sectors with the most advanced and environmentally friendly engineering solutions for constructing high-performing buildings. Our team helps ensure the structural integrity and safety of new upcoming buildings as well as the rehabilitation/retrofitting of existing buildings. We ensure that all construction parts are covered, from foundations, flooring, walls, and roofing to installations.
Our multidisciplinary consulting services cover the entire building construction process, from design, planning, architecture, structure, and MEP to testing construction materials in our dedicated in-house laboratory.
QACA provides a myriad of services in building and related infrastructure, such as:
Our comprehensive consultancy services are on a project basis and often with highly specialized tasks. We employ a variety of consultants such as Project managers, architects, service engineers, and cost consultants. Third-party client-side technical inspectors, such as Commissioning Authorities, are also available.
QACA oversees the planning, organization, and control of resources associated with engineering and construction projects, ensuring profitability, quality, and on-time completion.
Our multidisciplinary team of experts enables us to handle Project Management (PM) of highly complex and demanding projects. All our projects are in accordance with the best practices defined by major accredited organizations.
Some of the project management services are:
QACA possesses the necessary knowledge, skills, expertise, manpower, and determination to complete an outstanding school construction project. We have completed numerous school projects and provide a variety of services, such as design and construction, general contracting, and school construction management.
Our school building project services include:
We are the leading hospital consulting services in India. We use our extensive knowledge, skills, and experience to design and build sophisticated and highly innovative healthcare facilities for our clients.
Our hospital project services include:
QACA provides expert advice as well as excellent commercial building construction services. We provide our clients with the best possible suggestions, allowing them to obtain unique, multi-purpose, modern facilities and centres.
Our commercial complex project services include:
QACA structural tower services assist building professionals in meeting international construction standards. Our team helps assess resistance to conditions such as wind and seismic forces, evaluate load factors, analyze stress-strain elements, supervise all safety parameters, and obtain cost-effective designs.
Our structural services in Towers are:
QACA offers a comprehensive Quality assurance program that includes inspection, documentation, reporting, and testing analysis. Our in-house staff provides a quality system and procedure services such as document control, quality inspection, quality plans and procedures, deliverables review, and quality assurance on the field.
Our 3rd party quality assurance services are:
The rapid pace of urbanisation in India is bringing denser mega-cities which in turn need higher & bigger buildings to cater to the requirements of residential & office buildings, in addition to, educational institutes, hospitals, and modern commercial hubs.
With this transformation, the enhanced emphasis on the safety of the built environment is very obvious. Not only during construction but post construction structural audits at regular intervals are needed in this era to ensure the safety of a huge population residing & working in cities.
Seismic activity and resultant earthquakes are a real challenge for our society to keep our people safe from such natural calamities.
A society like ours, always sitting at the Verge of a major earthquake, must take it seriously to avoid loss of life and property on a huge scale.
In such a scenario, structural audits of buildings are crucial to assess their safety, integrity, and overall structural health and capacity to withstand huge loads arising out of earthquakes.
Such structural audits help identify potential defects, deterioration, or weaknesses in the building's structure, ensuring preventive measures can be taken to avoid accidents or failures.
Regular audits contribute to public safety by addressing issues before they become serious, promoting the longevity of structures, and preventing unexpected collapses or accidents.
Needless to say, it is the job of expert professional structural engineers rather than a normal civil engineer.
In a structural audit for earthquake safety, below is the brief of activities to be typically conducted:
Assess the overall condition of the building, looking for signs of cracks, deformations, or structural damage.
Examine construction drawings and historical records to understand the building's design and construction details.
Conduct tests on building materials to determine their strength and integrity, especially if the construction occurred a long time ago.
Evaluate the building's response to seismic forces using computer models and seismic analysis techniques.
Perform dynamic testing to understand the natural frequency and dynamic characteristics of the building.
Assessment of Retrofitting Needs:
Identify areas where retrofitting or strengthening is required to enhance the building's seismic resistance.
Review as per Local Codes and Standards:
Ensure that the building complies with the latest seismic design codes and standards.
Recommendations and Mitigation Measures:
Provide recommendations for structural improvements or retrofitting measures to enhance the building's seismic performance.
These activities collectively help in deciding whether a building is safe against earthquake forces or whether rehabilitation/retrofitting is needed to meet safety standards.