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Gallopper Talks 2017 – A Report

On Friday March 3rd, 2017 Architects, Engineers, Designers, Businessmen, Professors, turned up in large numbers to witness the first Gallopper Talks in Navi Mumbai at the auditorium of LTIADS (Lokmanya Tilak Institute of Architecture and Design Studies). It was brought to Navi Mumbai by Gallopper in association with LTIADS. Gallopper Talks is a series of inspiring talks centred around urban issues, construction and sustainability. The main intention of Gallopper Talks is to push the Building and Construction industry forward, by embracing change and innovation, and…

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Gallopper Talks 2016 Mumbai – A report

Gallopper’s 2016 began with a bang! Who says New Year’s resolutions last only last one week? Gallopper has been living the dream with multiple talk series, workshops and seminars lined up throughout 2016 and across India! In its second year of Gallopper Talks, the inspiring talk series for construction and development industry professionals, Gallopper in association with Godrej Interio, boasted of a more determined team who worked tirelessly for months together, noteworthy speakers honing their passion and determined to inspire audiences along with prominent sponsors whose…

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Was rebuilding the Taj a bigger challenge, or was it something else?

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Celebrated Structural Consultant and Restoration Architect, Mr. Chetan Raikar, Chairman and MD, Structwell Designers & Consultants – the man behind rebuilding the Taj, post the terror attacks, speaks about his biggest challenges. Here is a snapshot on what is it that he feels plagues the Construction Industry.


Mr. Raikar ‘s prime interest  is in structural repairs and conservation of Heritage Structures and has successfully restored and renovated over twenty five old prestigious heritage and archaeological buildings in India.

Achievements: He is solely responsible for developing first material testing laboratory in private sector of STRUCTWEL to receive accreditation based on ISO/IEC 17025: 1999 by NABL. 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.

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