Structural Engineer, Restoration Architect
Celebrated Structural engineer, Chetan Raikar, Chairman & Managing Director of Structwel Designers & Consultants, with prime interest in structural repairs and conservation of Heritage Structures, has successfully restored and renovated over twenty five old prestigious heritage and archaeological buildings in India. Among others, Mr. Raikar was responsible for restoring the iconic Wagh Mandir at Morvi, Gujarat following a massive earthquake in 2001. He was responsible for not only bringing it back to its former glory,but also ensure the monument is able to sustain future damage. Chetan Raikar is solely responsible for developing the first material testing laboratory in the private sector. With his able guidance, the laboratory conducts more than 240 tests covering the whole gamut of building materials. His team on wheels can reach any remote site in India and perform all field tests. He has several Industrial Projects to his credit for Total Engineering and Project Management across India and has extensive experience in general repairs and restoration of industrial, commercial and housing complexes and is continuing with it. He is also associated with various educational institutions in terms of teaching. Having authored more than 50 papers in National and International conferences he was appointed as Governor’s Nominee on the Buildings & Works Committee of the University of Mumbai and has two national patents in innovation in machine development.