Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation wanted to develop their medical campus in Ellisbridge area and build a multi-speciality hospital catering to current and future needs. Ramboll was appointed as the structural consultant for the project and we are working with Archimedes Consultants in designing this facility, which will have 1611-beds across general, speciality and super speciality wards.
This multi-storey hospital building will also have accommodation for resident doctors and nursing staff along with auditorium and classrooms for educational and training purposes. The building will have two basements for parking and 16 floors above. There is a helipad at the roof to support the operation of air ambulances as well.
Ramboll developed the structural scheme for the basement portion completely with RCC elements (walls, slabs, columns) and proposed the superstructure in structural steel with RCC core walls. This approach was chosen to meet the tight timelines of the project as well as the need to have clear spans up to 11.5m with full flexibility for floor layouts in the future.
The building was modelled completely in ETABS and analysed for all loads cases and combinations. The superstructure was designed with steel columns encased in concrete for fire protection supporting the steel floor framing with composite decks. This reduced the depths of the steel beams allowing for better planning of services and interior facilities in the floor. We developed the tender package and assisted the clients in evaluation and selection of the appropriate contractors for the execution of the concrete basement and the steel superstructure.