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Jindal Stainless supplies stainless steel for India’s first stainless steel diagrid frame building in Chennai

The headquarter of United India Insurance, India’s first stainless steel diagrid frame building with no columns, was virtually inaugurated by Union Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman 

New Delhi, March 07, 2024: Jindal Stainless Limited (JSL), India’s largest stainless steel manufacturer, has supplied stainless steel to India’s first diagrid structure, which serves as the new head office building of the United India Insurance Company Ltd (UIIC) in Chennai. The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, virtually launched the building from New Delhi recently. The iconic building is made with stainless steel frames which are connected to the central core through lateral beams. Redefying conventional construction, there are no columns in this structure, and these stainless steel frames serve as the main load-bearing structural in the building.

A diagrid structural system is a framework made by the intersection of different materials like metals, concrete, or wooden beams. This landmark building standing on Mount Road, Chennai, boasts a distinctive double curvature profile with earthquake-resistant and energy-efficient features. Jindal Stainless supplied approximately 1000 tonnes of 316L grade high-quality stainless steel for the construction of this new UIIC building. The 62-meter-tall edifice adheres to the Indian Green Building Council standards with due design approval from the esteemed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and IIT Bombay. 

Commenting on this development, Managing Director, Jindal Stainless, Mr Abhyuday Jindal, said, “I am proud of my team that we are a part of this iconic building; it’s an architectural marvel in glass and stainless steel, and most certainly a feast for the eyes. Its aesthetic exteriors are buffeted by the load-bearing and disaster-proof attributes of stainless steel, which makes this structure resistant to corrosion and early ageing. As we progress towards the era of Amrit Kaal, this is the kind of advancement in infrastructure that we are bound to see. I congratulate the United India Insurance Company and the team of architects involved in choosing the right metal to make this bold start in India. And I assure India’s construction industry that we are here to innovate and tailor-make products for their cutting-edge projects.”

The launch was also attended by Secretary, Department of Revenue (DoR), Ministry of Finance (MoF), Shri Sanjay Malhotra; Secretary, Department of Financial Services (DFS), MoF, Dr Vivek Joshi; Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT); DoR, Shri Nitin Gupta; Chairman, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), Shri Sanjay Kumar Agarwal; Additional Secretary, DFS; Shri MP Tangirala; Chairman, State Bank of India (SBI), Shri Dinesh Khara; and senior officials of Ministry of Finance.