Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
Singapore, May 28, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Web Structures Pte Ltd, one of the world's leading exponents of environmentally-aware engineering, has taken on a tough new challenge in Goa, Western India.

The Singapore and London-based firm, which has a strong track record in engineering projects, is assisting the Jatia Group to developing a high end luxury resort to be operated by the iconic Toronto headquartered Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

Web Structures is ensuring that the development would have minimal environmental impact without causing any negative impact on neighbouring communities.

Global architecture practice WAT&G is the master planner and architect designing the resort, which includes an 18 hole Professional Golf Association (PGA) accredited golf course being designed by British golf legend Colin Montgomerie. London-based design firm 1508 London is also designing a number of stunning private villas for long stay guests as part of the master plan for the development.

As part of the development, Web Structures is designing a stunning 500 metre road and pedestrian bridge crossing the Tiracol River which will be one of the most picturesque in Goa which will form a new transport link between the neighbouring states of Goa and Maharashtra.

The engineering challenge is to build the long-span bridge without touching the water and allowing boats and yachts to pass underneath. Further engineering challenges include a 40 metre difference in height between the banks of the river and the type of ground the bridge's foundations will have to be laid on.

However, Web Structures' track record in creating tourist resorts in ecologically sensitive environments, such as the Seychelles, has provided the confidence that this resort can be beneficial to tourism and the local economy and have a minimal impact on the local eco-system.

Web Structures is supportive of the environmental initiative that the Group has taken in this regard to make this development LEED gold accredited. In this regard, the team is also working on optimising rain harvesting for the development, due to limited rainfall which takes place mainly in the monsoon season and reuse surface and golf course run-off besides re-using treated waste water in various parts of the development.

Dr Hossein Rezai, Web Structures group director, said: "One of the main challenges of this project is working in such a way that the existing community is not disturbed by its new neighbour. It is about striking the right balance. We do not want to disturb the village and its people who work the local land and fish the waters.

"The idea is that the resort can enhance the livelihoods of the people living there. That is the challenge that has been set for us; it is about enhancing and not destroying. We are working at the moment to create designs that meet all the environmental requirements."

Four Seasons Tiracol in Goa is the third Four Seasons resort Web Structures has worked on with such a demanding environmental brief and challenging topography and the sixth Four Seasons resort worked on in total around the world. In 2009, Web Structures won international acclaim for its engineering solutions on the environmentally-friendly resort the company has created on the Seychelles.

Web Structures' team of experts used its expertise on the island of Mahe, working to protect and preserve the sensitive local environment in a complex three year project. Web Structures will also bring its expertise, gained on major projects across India, to ensure designs are equipped to meet the challenges of local wind and seismic conditions.

As well as looking at rain harvesting, the team in conjunction with Web Earth (a sister company) will look at other forms of water storage for the development, as well as water sensitive drainage systems, balanced earthwork and other infrastructure challenges inherent in such an environmentally rich brief set by the client.

Founded in 1996, Web Structures has worked on more than 400 projects in over 24 countries and has a growing portfolio of work across India. It has also been involved in the development of more than 52 residential and mixed-use skyscrapers around the world.

Other major architectural practices it has worked with include UN Studio, Kohn Pederson Fox, Foster and Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Maki and Associates. Its team is currently working on a new studio complex for UK-based Pinewood in Malaysia.

Web Structures has an enviable reputation for its work on some of the biggest and most challenging construction projects in all parts of the world. It has engineered more than 52 residential and mixed-use skyscrapers around the world in the past 16 years, including the iconic 50-storey Troika development in Kuala Lumpur the 40-storey Queen's Condominium in Singapore and 61-storey Northpoint in Thailand.

It is also heavily involved in creating some of the tallest towers in cities across India including developments in Kolkata, Delhi and Pune. For more information about Web Structures and its projects across the globe log onto

About Web Structures

Web Structures Pte. Ltd. is a pioneer in "fusion engineering"; fusing design sensitivity with cost consciousness to develop the most cost effective structures in which the traditional separation between architectural design aesthetics and structures is erased in a seamless harmony of design intent. In the completed work, architecture and structure resonate to create a single entity; an essential symbiotic interaction, a fusion that presents itself in works of beauty.

Employing divers talent from the UK, Europe and Asia, Web Structures provides worldwide design consultancy at the highest end of the international spectrum. With offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Shanghai, London and Indonesia, the civil, structural and geotechnical practice also offers specialist design services in related engineering fields. For more information about the company, please visit  

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