The Statue of Unity at Kevadia is a project of national importance for India. It is amongst world iconic statue structure, constructed in memory of iron man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
World’s tallest statue structure (182 meter) as such its design is a technically challenging task keeping in view of criticality in terms of basic wind speed of 50m/s and seismic loadings corresponding to seismic zone 4. Due to large extent of area exposed to wind loads, 2 Nos -200T tuned mass dampers has been installed at view gallery level take control of lateral displacements.
Sizable bronze panels for cladding needed to be supported adequately on wind girders which in turn were used to transfer external wind loads to main cores through a network of primary and secondary structural steel frame work.
The project includes an exhibition area (8000 sqm) at four different levels with viewing gallery at chest height.
Egis was engaged by Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL) for providing proof consultancy services for scrutinizing, vetting and making recommendations for approval of detailed engineering designs and drawings for the architectural, civil, structural, bronze cladding and exhibits of the Statue of Unity.