PROFILE OF MD

 

A Structural engineer by profession, Mr. R. K. Jaigopal has more than 30 years of experience and has pioneered in the field of consultancy services such as, Structural investigation, rehabilitation, testing of building & road materials, Non-destructive testing of pre-stressed/ reinforced concrete structures, Pile Load Testing, mix design of concretes, Third Party inspection, quality auditing of constructions and so on..

Professionally he is qualified as ME (Structures). He has been a member of the following prestigious Committees in the Indian Road Congress for the formulation of standard code/ method,

  • Technical Committee (B–3) – Foundation, Substructure Protective Works & Masonry, Indian Roads Congress – Delhi;
  • Technical Committee (B–8) - Bridge Maintenance & Rehabilitation, Indian Roads Congress – Delhi;
  • Urban Roads, Streets & Transport Committee (H-8), Indian Roads Congress – Delhi

He is also a member of professional societies/ Institutes such as,

  • Member of American Concrete Institute
  • Life Member of Indian Concrete Institute
  • Life Member of Indian Roads Congress
  • Member of Indian Institute of Engineers
  • Fellow Member of Association of Consulting Civil Engineers

After graduating as a civil & structural engineer, he went on to work for a stint of 10 years with PWD, where he got involved in several projects related to the investigation of new and defective structures, providing material durability assessment, assessment using Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) methods, rehabilitation of bridges, redesigning structures, formulation of repair scheme and quality control. His relevant technical expertise and multi-disciplinary management skills have been developed on numerous number of mega - projects.

He has also been involved in several R & D initiatives at the forefront of concrete technology which involves Experimenting and formulating own micro concrete for structural rehabilitation and implementation even now in other rehabilitation spheres.

 

He has been awarded the prestigious Indian Roads Congress medal in 2007 at the IRC 68th Annual Session by Mr. K.H. Muniyappa, Honorable Minister of MORTH, Government. of India

 

He is the founder and has been spearheading the consultancy, design & development, and other operational activities as the CEO of Concrete Structural Forensic Consultants [www.concreteforensic.com]which is primarily an ISO 9001-2008 certified consultancy, bridge & other high rise structures rehabilitation, residual life assessment (RLA) and testing firm.

 

He is also the Managing Director of Struct Geotech Research Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. [www.structgeotech.com] which is a NABL Accredited; ISO 17025-2005 & ISO 9001-2008 certified laboratory which is primarily involved in service rendering activities such as, consultancy services, construction material testing, geotechnical & field testing/ investigation, Non-destructive testing (NDT) of pre-stressed/ reinforced concrete structures and Pile load test using conventional to the latest technology.

 

Currently he has been involved in consultancy projects more worth than Rs. 300 crores. Some of the significant projects headed by him are,

  • Structural investigation of Ganga Railway Bridge of about one km.
  • Investigation of earth quake damaged structures at Kutchh
  • Structural rehabilitation of Manipal Heart Foundation
  • Structural strengthening of Columns of hanger in  Aero show  for  Military  Engineering  Services,  Bangalore,
  • Non-destructive testing of structural members at LPG – import plant for Indian Oil Corporation Limited,
  • Conducted load   testing on Railway Bridges with live conductor below, Load Testing on National Highway Bridges, Load Testing on Arch Bridges, Load Testing on Buildings etc.,
  • Pile Load Testing for Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) & Chennai Metro Rail Corporation (CMRCL).
  • Developmental projects which are JNNURM aided, and directed by BBMP & BDA.

Services

We at Struct Geotech have highly qualified and experienced personnel’s specialized in Non-Destructive testing techniques to encounter situations where NDT is needed, such as. about_img