Structural Engineer and 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. Amongst others, Mr. Raikar was responsible for restoring the iconic Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai to its former glory after terrorists set fire to it. 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 the 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.