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gharpedia.com is the encyclopedia of home. In other words, it is homepedia; a website that provides information covering all the aspects of home, from its conceptual stage to its completion. It is everything you wanted to know about a house.

This is perhaps the first such site in India and one of the few in the world covering all range of topics related to house and the common man.

Ghar (gh in ghar is pronounced similar to ‘gh’ in Ghana.  In many of the Indian regional languages, this term relates to ‘Home.’ Pedia means “relating to learning”, Gharpedia is, therefore, your guide all home related solutions.

Gharpedia is promoted by Sthapati Designers & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., a leading multidisciplinary consultancy organization in India that offers design solutions and professional services in Architectural, Civil, Structural, Transportation, Infrastructural and Environmental Engineering.

Gharpedia.com is designed, developed and maintained by a team of experienced professionals like Architects, Civil, Structural, Electrical, Mechanical and Environmental Engineers. The team also includes renowned Interior designers, Landscape Architects, Construction Managers, Lawyers, Business Managers. These experts are a part of Sthapati Designers & Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

Gharpedia’s motto is to help the common man conceive, create, and conserve their dream home with a larger ultimate goal of Health, Safety and happiness for all. Gharpedia.com helps to design, build, own, rent, buy, sell, repair, and maintain your dream house by providing all the tips & tricks in an easy language. The website provides a solution to all problems and clears confusions that arise in a common man’s mind during designing, construction, renovating, repairing, designing interiors and landscapes. It’ also guides people when buying, selling, renting or maintaining his / her dream house and helps them make a suitable choice. The solutions are provided by a team of experts having the proficient academic background and who are experienced in their domain.

The site also provides a directory of all types of construction professionals including Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Material Manufacturers & Suppliers Interior Designers & more. It also has an album of the “Best Home Designs”, showcasing a plethora of designs and views of different elements of the home by the leading professional of the industry. It also has a novel type of online exhibition of construction materials with special focus on recently launched materials. It provides an online platform to compare different brands of construction materials and their properties. The platform has a variety of “calculators” providing cost estimates for buildings and its different components with bare minimum inputs as a beginner’s guide.

Instead of confusing people with readymade and inappropriate designs, it provides an analysis of plans/designs, helping people to rightly assess and modify their design. In its section ‘Ask your Question’, the experienced professionals give solution to queries, free of cost.

Gharpedia in collaboration with Auro University has established a fellowship in “Comparative study of Vastushashtra & Modern Architecture”. This research provides a solution to all those who get trapped between Architects & Vaastu consultants with unfounded fears and suspicions. The series of articles are expected soon.

SDCPL is into various sectors of construction which includes – Urban planning & Infrastructure, Housing, Tourism & Hospitality, Educational, Earth Engineering, Commercial, Healthcare, Terminal building for Airports, Industrial/Logistics and Warehouses, Roads, Bridges, Highways and Temporary Structures. The Urban Planning & Infrastructure projects include water supply, sewerage, stormwater, rainwater harvesting, WTP/STP, Hydraulic structures, street-scaping and beautification. Some of the outstanding projects can be seen on Project Gallery.

This website has been founded by Mr Mahadev Desai, Mr Ravin Desai and Mr Shekhar Parikh, who are Directors of SDCPL.

Mr Mahadev Desai is a renowned Engineering professional having a degree in Civil Engineering from M.S. University, Baroda and Degree of Law from South Gujarat University, Surat. Mr Desai heads Sthapati Designers & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., he brings with him immense knowledge of the field, expertise that has evolved over time and leadership skills that guide the team at the organization.

Founded by Chairman Mahadev Desai in 1979 as a single man company based in a small town Navsari near Surat in Gujarat SDCPL has now its presence across the nation. The firm has so far completed more than 1000 projects.

Mr Ravin Desai has a Degree in Civil Engineering (B.Tech.) from VNIT, Nagpur. He has MS from the University of South Carolina, USA. He mirrors the value of the organization, he leads honestly-professionalism-entrepreneurship. With 12 years of experience in US and India, he now leads the team of professional at SDCPL, which is a creative hub of 100 team members comprising of architects, civil structural-environmental engineers, urban planners, interior designers, highway and transportation engineers, CAD experts and graphic designers handling around Our over 50 major clients and around 100 nos. of ongoing projects now.

Mr Shekhar Parikh is Civil Engineer with 35 years of experience. He leads the Affordable Housing Mission projects at SDCPL, under which almost 50,000 houses are being built. He has rich field experience and has out of box approach for solving problems may be of actual construction, repairs, maintenance or even of buy and sell.

SDCPL has recently launched “Software Based Service” under the brand of 1mnt. This is “The first in Industry” software that generates exact quantities and bills for contractors using basic CAD based drawings. It is going to be a game-changer for building construction professionals. The software apart from Bill of Quantities and Measurement sheet generates tons of data as “Management Information System” acting as an innovative tool, eliminating the tedious time-consuming, inaccurate, and costly process of bill preparation by civil building contractors. It provides detailed profit and escalation/sensitivity analysis on “Day Zero” with details of resources and management report/data for right project management and controlling cost and profit.

The software also provides Bar bending schedule both for billing as well as for factory production. It gives detailed material, labour, form-work and Plant & machinery requirements. It also compares and analyses the “Least-cost” structural design out of multiple design options.

In order to absolutely assure our readers of our fair practices, we clarify that we do not sell any products nor do we have any business or financial relationships that could create such conflicts of interest. At Gharpedia, we have neither business strings attached nor financial connections with any Manufacturer, Traders, Contractors, Service providers who may have been mentioned on our website. However, we may on our own, offer services for specific problems on mutually-agreed terms. At present, independently-placed advertisements, listings, directories, material exhibition & bookstore sales help support the website.

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