India is a country with huge and extensive infrastructure which has played a vital role in shaping its economy. A well-laid road or a well-planned fly over certainly saves your time and makes you feel proud to be a part of such a country. Little did we know about who are the people who have made our lives so easy, till the time their projects start speaking about their work. There are numerous companies in the country, big and small, which offer end-to-end infrastructure solutions and Shrikhande Consultants Pvt. Ltd. is one such company.
With over six decades of experience, initially as N. N. Shrikhande & Co. and later as Shrikhande Consultants Pvt. Ltd., the company is one of the well-known consulting agencies in the country, working in the field of civil engineering and offering varied services which include structural designs, project management, Feasibility Studies, technical audit (for quality & cost), third-party monitoring and some other services in collaboration with the concerned professionals in their respective areas. The work portfolio consists of handling infrastructural works comprising highways, bridges, flyovers, marine structures, residential and institutional buildings/complexes, industrial complexes, etc. SCPL (Shrikhande Consultants Pvt. Ltd.) provides a host of services to meet the requirement of all types of client, domestic, commercial, national-level and International too. They offer services beyond structural designs such as project management engineering, technical audit, proof consultancy, feasibility report etc.
As structural designers, SCPL provides optimized and innovative designs and solutions for different structures of various complexities by utilizing expertise developed over long years by appropriate use of the latest computer technology.
As for project management / engineering is concerned, apart from implementing the requisite functions under its role with substantial care and concern, SCPL lays particular emphasis on constructability issues, supply chain management, coordination issues with multitude of different agencies (owners, architects, consultants and contracting agencies in different disciplines etc.), safety awareness and finally while operating the contract, to act as quasi-arbitrator within the framework of Contract to avoid future disputes.
The company laid great emphasis on continuous training and development of its employees which helps in honing their skills and keeping them updated. Such training also inculcates a spirit of teamwork and mutual respect amongst the team. The company leaves no stone unturned to devote special efforts to strengthen the core values of integrity and deep involvement in the project functioning in terms of quality, schedules, cost etc.
The company has to its credit numerous awards and recognition of International repute, and some of its projects are awarded as the best in their category. To name a few, the institution of Engineers (India), Belapur local Centre adjudged Vishnudas Bhave Natya Griha, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, the project managed by SCPL, as the second-best infrastructure building. Similarly Institution of Engineers (India), Belapur local Centre had placed SCPL as second, in the competition Organized on the subject ‘Best Housing Scheme’ in Thane and Raigad Districts.
It has also been the recipient of different awards and certificates for its services such as a certificate for ‘Excellence in Productivity, Quality, Innovation and Management’ by the Institute of Economic Studies (IES), New Delhi. ‘Appreciation Certificate’ from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay for the dedication shown by its team in the successful completion of refurbishing of Convocation Hall at Powai campus, Mumbai. ‘Certificate of Merit’ by the Maharashtra Chapter of American Concrete Institute for a design for structure at Indore for Dept. of Atomic Energy.
Mr. N.N.Shrikhane, Chairman Emeritus of the company is a humble and simple man who has taken this company to the level where it is today. He (Chairman Emeritus) established a consulting partnership rm in Mumbai in 1959 which worked exclusively on structural designs and related works supervision. He later established a Private Limited Company, Shrikhande Consultants Private Limited (SCPL) in 1978 which offered services like project management/engineering, technical audit, proof consultancy, etc. N.N. Shrikhande was personally felicitated by the Institute of Structural Engineers, Mumbai. He also received “UdyogRatan” Award by the Institute of Economic Studies, New Delhi, and ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ by Indian Concrete Institute, Maharashtra Centre.
Ravindra N. Shrikhande, an M.S. (Structural Engineering) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy N.Y. (USA) is the Chairman of the company. He is responsible for policy making, technical operations including planning, design, repairs & retrofitting and R & D functions. He develops Quality Policy, Quality Objectives of the company and builds Organizations Technical capabilities.
Rajeev N. Shrikhande is the Managing Director of company. He is responsible for the overall functions of the organization,growth of business, formulation of strategies to ensure continual growth. He manages the external interface of the company. It is under his leadership that the company has formed associations with many world renowned multinational consultancy companies to execute many big infrastructural projects.
The company is optimistic about its future and believes that the opportunities in India are endless, and has seen an upward trend. The company is futuristic in its approach and is continuously upgrading its services in various areas. SCPL aims to have a fresh insight into the matter so that it can achieve a quantum jump in the quality of its working and prove to be second to none.