Chairman and Managing Director, STUP Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
IntroductionSTUP Consultants Pvt. Ltd. (STUP) has been Engineering Sustainable Structures from the time it was founded on 9th May 1963.
I worked under M. Pierre Xercavins at Paris for 2½ years during the period 1958 to 1963. He was one of the 2 most eminent disciples of M. Eugene Freyssinet and his Associate M. Yves Guyon.
France had been at war from 1939 to 1962, their standard of living was, therefore, very low and M. Freyssinet's inventions were aimed at creating very sustainable structures.
When STUP was founded in India the cost of materials to labour in Structural Concrete was 75%:25% respectively and is today in the range of 65% to 70%:35% to 30% respectively. A structure to be economic has to consume the minimum cement and steel which are the most expensive components of Materials used for Structural Concrete.
I am presenting to you the most outstanding 17 structures which were engineered in the last decade by our 1400 person consultancy team.