|Title: Construction of connecting bay from main building (west side) to the pilot plant building at CSIR-NML, Jamshedpur.
Short Summary: The connectivity between buildings is necessary for effective and efficient utilization of the existing infrastructure. In main campus premises of CSIR-NML, there are mainly four buildings- main building, creep building, technical block and pilot plant building. At present all the buildings are inter-connected with canopy-type connecting bay except main building and pilot plant building, which led to less usage of pilot plant building. This work was also discussed earlier in resurgence committee meeting.
The major work is project engineering activities which briefly includes dismantling of existing narrow uncovered steel bridge and construction of support system for the reinforced concrete slabs at first floor and second floor level. The clear height of the first floor slab of connecting bay will be such that the movement of trucks and buses are not affected and clear span of the connecting bay will be at par with the other connecting bays in the main campus. The work also includes construction of walls with large windows and doors for abundant natural light and ventilation. The vitrified tile flooring and finishing work will also be the part of this work.
With the new infrastructure development of connecting bay between these two buildings will help in easy access of different R&D facilities in the pilot plant building. This also enables convenient movement of persons and equipments in all weather conditions (especially during hot summer and rainy seasons). The showcasing of R&D instruments and equipments in the pilot plant building by the scientists and technical staffs to the outsiders including funding agencies of different R&D projects will be pleasing and graceful in comparison to the existing steel bridge.