CENTRE FOR URBANIZATION BUILDINGS AND ENVIRONMENT

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Proof Checking of Estimates for Flood Protection Measures for Vellar River

Project Description :
Technical Advisory services were extended to WRD Chidambaram for checking of estimates for permanent flood protective measures in the meandering portion of the Vellar river closer to the railway track at Killai.

Project Profile
Location : Vellar River
Client : Water Resource Department, PWD
Vertical : B&C
Role : Technical Consultancy
Associates & Partners : ----
Description : Technical Advisory services were extended to WRD Chidambaram for checking of estimates for permanent flood protective measures in the meandering portion of the Vellar river closer to the railway track at Killai.
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Proof Checking / Peer Review of the Structural Design -(TN Commerce Hub) TNIFMC

Project Description :
TNIFMC is involved in development of Tamil Nadu Commerce Hub at Chennai. CUBE was engaged to carry out Proof Checking and Peer Review of the Structural Design for the project.

Project Profile
Location : Vellar River
Client : Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Fund Management Company
Vertical : B&C
Role : Technical Consultancy
Partners & Associates : IIT Madras
Description : TNIFMC is involved in development of Tamil Nadu Commerce Hub at Chennai. CUBE was engaged to carry out Proof Checking and Peer Review of the Structural Design for the project.
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Proof Checking of Structural Design - Multi-Storied Tenements Namakkal and Theni

Project Description :
The project involved Proof Checking of Structural Designs and models & corresponding drawings for Construction of Multi-Storied tenements for flood affected vulnerable families at Pallipalayam in Namakkal and Thappukundu in Theni.

Project Profile
Location : Namakkal and Theni, Tamil Nadu
Client : Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board
Vertical : B&C
Role : Technical Consultancy
Associates & Partners : -----
Description : The project involved Proof Checking of Structural Designs and models & corresponding drawings for Construction of Multi-Storied tenements for flood affected vulnerable families at Pallipalayam in Namakkal and Thappukundu in Theni.
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Design vetting for Multi-Storied Tenements at Aanallo Scheme in Mettur Taluk of Salem District

Project Description :
The project involved Design Vetting of G+3 Type A and Type B blocks at Aanallo Scheme in Mettur Taluk of Salem District TNSCB Projects.

Project Profile
Location : Tamil Nadu
Client : Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board
Vertical : B&C
Role : Technical Consultancy
Associates & Partners : -----
Description : The project involved Design Vetting of G+3 Type A and Type B blocks at Aanallo Scheme in Mettur Taluk of Salem District TNSCB Projects.
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Conducting Compressive Strength of Precast Elements at NIT Karaikal

Project Description :
The Project required conducting the Non Destructive Tests including the Ultrasonic Pulse Wave Velocity Test and the Rebound Hammer Test as well as Core Testing, drawing the inferences and suggesting suitable remedial measures for strengthening as required.

Project Profile
Location : Karaikal
Client : Central Public Works Department
Vertical : B&C
Role : Technical Consultancy
Associates & Partners : -----
Description : The Project required conducting the Non Destructive Tests including the Ultrasonic Pulse Wave Velocity Test and the Rebound Hammer Test as well as Core Testing, drawing the inferences and suggesting suitable remedial measures for strengthening as required.
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Chennai Urban Horticulture Initiative

Project Description :
CUBE and Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht - Reckefeller Foundation Resilience Center (AARFRC) had entered into an Agreement to implement the Chennai Urban Horticulture Program as one of the first initiative towards implementing the Chennai resilience Strategy developed as part of the 100 Resilient Cities. As part of this project model urban farms are being implemented on roof tops of Corporation Schools in the first phase. Perumbakkam Study on examining feasibility of Urban Farming for vulnerable communities, Framework for Green Livelihoods Program for SDPC, Strategies and Frameworks for Monitoring and Evaluation, Branding and Implementation of CUHI were developed. Content for the dedicated website for the CUHI was also prepared. Along with this the Assessing the Status of Urban Farming in Chennai through Surveys, LinkedIn Patchaimadi challenge, Online program for Anganwadies on Urban Farming practices were also carried out as part of the outreach and knowledge dissemination for CUHI.

Project Profile
Location : Tamil Nadu
Client : Central Public Works Department
Vertical : UPT
Role : Strategic and Technical Advisory
Associates & Partners : -----
Description : CUBE and Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht - Reckefeller Foundation Resilience Center (AARFRC) had entered into an Agreement to implement the Chennai Urban Horticulture Program as one of the first initiative towards implementing the Chennai resilience Strategy developed as part of the 100 Resilient Cities. As part of this project model urban farms are being implemented on roof tops of Corporation Schools in the first phase. Perumbakkam Study on examining feasibility of Urban Farming for vulnerable communities, Framework for Green Livelihoods Program for SDPC, Strategies and Frameworks for Monitoring and Evaluation, Branding and Implementation of CUHI were developed. Content for the dedicated website for the CUHI was also prepared. Along with this the Assessing the Status of Urban Farming in Chennai through Surveys, LinkedIn Patchaimadi challenge, Online program for Anganwadies on Urban Farming practices were also carried out as part of the outreach and knowledge dissemination for CUHI.
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Proof-checking of Structural Design of Stilt+14 Multi Storeyed EWS Housing Projects at Manali New Town Phase-II in Chennai

Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board intends to construct 2999+ dwelling units for the EWS category as a part of the in Edyanchavadi village in Manali New Town Phase-II in Chennai. The project is being conceived as an integrated project providing sustainable, equitable and environment friendly living, improved living standards – providing adequate social and commercial infrastructure.

Scope:
  • Proof-Checking of Structural Design
Project Profile
Location : Manali New Town Phase-II, Chennai
Client : Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board
Vertical : Building & Construction
Services Rendered : Technology Advisory Structural Assessment
Partners & Associates : Sakthi Consultancy Private Limited
Date of Commencement : June 2018
Date of Completion : June 2018
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Enhanced Traffic Mobility using Signal Improvements over 3.5 km long stretch of OMR, Chennai

Scope:
  • Traffic Studies & Simulations
  • Suggestions for Signal Improvement
Project Profile
Location : OMR, Chennai
Client : L & T Technology Services
Vertical : Urban Planning & Technology
Services Rendered : Technical Advisory
Partners & Associates : IIT Madras
Date of Commencement : July 2017
Date of Completion : July 2018
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The Housing & Urban Development Department of GoTN has constituted Tamil Nadu Shelter Fund for promoting Public Housing and Affordable Housing for EWS and LIG categories. The fund is maintained by Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Fund Management Corporation Limited (TNIFMC). TNIFMC has appointed CUBE as its Technical Advisor for TNSF projects, including reviewing affordable housing projects, assisting in monitoring progress-deviations, reviewing documents, projecting environmental and social impacts, structural designs, bid advisory, project implementation & monitoring, supporting TNIFMC in correction strategies, etc.

Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority - APCRDA is the nodal agency for the purpose of Planning, Co-ordination, Execution, Supervision, Financing, Funding and for Promoting and Securing the Planned Development of the Capital Region and Capital City Area for the State of Andhra Pradesh. APCRDA has appointed CUBE as a Third Party Quality Assurance Service Provider for Building Works.

Scope:
  • Reviewing affordable housing projects
  • Assisting in monitoring progress-deviations
  • Reviewing project documents
  • Projecting environmental and social impacts
  • Structural designs
  • Bid advisory services
  • Project implementation & monitoring services
  • Supporting TNIFMC in technical matters
Project Profile
Location : Chennai
Client : Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Fund Management Corporation Limited
Vertical : Buildings and Construction
Services Rendered : Technical Advisory, Multidisciplinary Services
Partners & Associates : NA
Date of Commencement : October 2017
Date of Completion : October 2018
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A Platform for Integrated Urban Governance in Metropolitan Chennai: Developing Resilience Scenarios and Strategies through Simulation and Gaming

2015 floods in Chennai raised concerns amongst policy makers, businesses, and civil society to rethink the City’s strategy for addressing water-related vulnerabilities while supporting developmental needs. Combining comprehensive scientific research on land-use planning, water, and waste management practices, and participatory workshops, gathering insights from relevant stakeholders across public, private, and civic sector, this project has built future scenarios to assess Chennai’s flood/drought and other water-related vulnerabilities.

Scope:
  • Five policy-oriented thematic reports have been prepared:
    • a. Chennai: Urban Visions – a report on the city’s socio-economic drivers of development.
    • b. Chennai: State of Water – a report on the current state of water and associated risks
    • c. Chennai: Emerging tensions – a report on governance challenges at the intersection of urban development and water resilience.
    • d. Building an Integrated Governance Platform – drawing on grounded experience, a report on challenges and good practices around data collection, workshop facilitation, and project design to facilitate replication of similar scenario-based integrated governance platforms.
    • e. Shaping Public, Private, and Community Actions for Transformative Change – a comprehensive, grounded, tactical strategic blueprint to guide, public, private, and civil society actions to transform the system.
  • An agent-based model to help assess implications of specific land, water, waste related decision on Chennai Metropolitan Area’s water vulnerability scenario has been developed.
Innovation & Technology:
  • A social policy-oriented research advisory with scientific approach
  • Scenario Planning
  • Gaming Exercises and development of the simulation tool
Project Profile
Location : Chennai
Client : Tamil Nadu State Land Use Research Board, Tata Trusts, Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Limited
Vertical : Urban Planning & Transportation
Services Rendered : Multidisciplinary Services, Resilience Planning, Scenario Modelling
Partners & Associates : IIT Madras, Okapi-Research and Advisory, Field of View
Date of Commencement : September 2017
Date of Completion : March 2018
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Assessment On Residual Life of Pavement & Submission of Pavement Design Reports and Other Mitigation Measures.

Madurai - Aruppukottai - Thoothukudi Section of NH – 38 (Old No. - NH-45B) road stretch is highly important as it connects the major port – ‘Thoothukudi’ located in the southern part of India with rest of India, while Madurai - Kanyakumari Section of NH-44 (Old No. - NH-7) road stretch connects Kanyakumari – major tourism centre located in the southern part of India with rest of India. NHAI has nominated CUBE to assess the residual life of the payment and submission of payment design reports and other mitigation measures for these stretches.

Scope:
  • Assessment on Residual Life of Pavement and submission of payment design reports
  • Network Surveys
  • Survey using Falling Weight Deflectometer
Project Profile
Location : National Highways 38 & 44, Tamil Nadu
Client : National Highway Authority of India
Vertical : Urban Planning & Transportation
Services Rendered : Pavement Assessment
Partners & Associates : IIT Madras, IRSM- Indian Road Survey & Management Pvt. Ltd.
Date of Commencement : September 2018
Date of Completion : December 2018
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Preparation of Schedule of Rates for Modern Construction Technologies

Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB) is interested in developing its projects with Modern Rapid Construction Technologies. However, owing to non-availability of relevant specifications and Schedule of Rate in TN Public Works Department (PWD) Schedule of Rates (SoR) specifically for Monolithic Construction Technology using Aluminium Formwork and Precast Concrete Technology, this is challenging. In this regard, TNSCB has taken the initiative by appointing CUBE to prepare a draft Schedule of Rates, which will allow them to implement in their projects and standardize the same.

Scope:
  • Performing Rate Analysis
  • Preparation of Schedule of Rates for Monolithic Concrete Construction Technology using Aluminum Formwork and Precast Concrete Construction Technology
Project Profile
Location : Chennai
Client : Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board
Vertical : Buildings & Construction
Services Rendered : Technical Advisory
Partners & Associates : NA
Date of Commencement : December 2018
Date of Completion : May 2019
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Documentation & Preparation of Assessment Reports of Heritage Buildings

Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority is interested in Documentation of Heritage buildings in the Chennai Metropolitan Area based on three aspects – Historical, Architectural & Cultural and Identification of Condition of the building and Worthiness to Conserve. CUBE was invited by the CMDA to prepare 10 model reports for the documentation.

Scope:
  • The project involved documentation in four parts – Building Records, Historical Details, Architectural Significance and Cultural Relevance of the Buildings
  • Identifying Geo location
  • Photographic Documentation
  • Construction Timeline
  • Trends in terms of ownership, usage and chronological events that are of historical & cultural value
Project Profile
Location : Chennai
Client : Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority
Vertical : Urban Planning & Transportation
Services Rendered : Heritage Documentation Preliminary Condition Assessment
Partners & Associates : NA
Date of Commencement : October 2018
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Training Program on Module 1: Computer Applications in Land Use Planning

Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority is interested in organising training programs for its planners in the following areas:

  • Computer Applications in Land Use Planning
  • Land Assembly & Delivery for undertaking development projects in Metropolitan Area
  • Redevelopment & Urban Renewal of old settlements in Metropolitan Area
  • Transit Oriented Development and value capture in CMA
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Urban Environmental Protection and its incorporation in Master Plans
Scope:
  • Prepare Training Module & Syllabus in consultation with CMDA officials
  • Identify Apt Resources and Conduct the Training Program
  • Preparation of Training Compendium
  • Trainee Feedback Report
Innovation & Technology:
  • Automated Sequential Batch Reaction technology is proposed for the treatment of sewage.
Project Profile
Location : Chennai
Client : Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority
Vertical : Urban Planning & Transportation
Services Rendered : Training & Capacity Building
Partners & Associates : STEM
Date of Commencement : August - September 2018
Date of Completion : August - September 2018
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Preliminary Concept Report for Conservation of Naida Caves, Diu

Naida caves at Diu are complex limestone formations evolving from natural geological processes as well as limestone quarrying. The result, however, is an amazing network of caves with interesting and breathtaking spaces and stunning interplay of light and shadow. The caves, over a period of time, due to combined effect of weather, and unguided and uncontrolled growth of vegetation, water seepage and accumulation and untreated structural faults, have deteriorated and degenerated. In order to develop them as a world class heritage and eco sensitive tourism destination, efforts to conserve the caves, impose certain development restrictions on the immediate adjoining areas and development of a comprehensive development plan for the site is a must, Administration of Diu invited CUBE to prepare a preliminary assessment report for the Project.

Scope:
  • Preparation of Preliminary Concept Project Report
Project Profile
Location : Diu, UT of Daman & Diu
Client : Administration of Daman & Diu
Vertical : Urban Planning & Transportation
Services Rendered : Conservation Plan
Partners & Associates : NCSHS, IIT Madras
Date of Commencement : July 2018
Date of Completion : September 2018