Case study in Aspect clay facade in India

Aspect Clay Façade for Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd. (BESCOM)

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd. is a part of Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited and is responsible for Power distribution in Eight districts of Karnataka- Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Chikkaballapura, Kolar, Devanagere, Tumkur, Chitradurga and Ramanagara. Bescom covers an area of 41,092 sq. kms with a population of over 207 lakhs.

The company has four operating Zones- Bangalore Metropolitan Area Zone (North), Bangalore Metropolitan Area Zone (South), Bangalore Rural Area Zone and Chitradurga Zone, 9 Circles, 32 Divisions, 147 Sub-Divisions and 534 Section Offices.  In the year 1999, Karnataka embarked on a major Reform of the power sector. As a first step, Karnataka Electricity Board (KEB) was dissolved and in its place, the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL) was incorporated.

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) took over the responsibility from KPTCL for the distribution of electricity in 8 districts and commenced its operations from 1st June 2002.

The BESCOM Head Quarters in K.R Circle Bengaluru has employee strength of over 14000 people. The company required a façade that was environment-friendly and sustainable, and that also offered extensive longevity. Aspect Clay Tiles fit the bill perfectly considering its sustainable and long-lasting nature. The head-office used 1,400 sq. mtr. of Aspect clay façade, which was designed by RC Architecture.

Wienerberger’s Aspect Clay Façade is natural, sustainable and offers major technical and architectural advantages as façade cladding. Clay as a building material lasts for generations. A correctly executed cladding, with clay tiles, is an excellent heat insulator. Thanks to its mass, ceramic has a high heat buffering capacity. The effect is as good as a building sheathed in continuous second skin, which minimizes heat loss in winter and prevents over-heating during summer. The variable joints and tile formats along with the tile properties prevent lateral shifting of the tiles and the penetration of rain water. The compression of the vertical joints prevents rattling of the tiles in windy conditions. Firing at exceptionally high temperatures ensures the tiles resistance to fire as well as aggressive substances like acid rain.