Ravin Desai is a civil engineering professional & a voracious reader.
He was awarded his B. Tech degree in Civil Engineering from VNIT(Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology), Nagpur. He then pursued his Masters in Science (MS) in Civil Engineering from Clemson University, South Carolina, USA.
After finishing his post graduate degree, he worked with Kiewit Corporation, USA as a Civil Engineer. The firm is one of the largest construction companies in the world. During his tenure here, he got hands-on work experience in the construction industry and an in-depth understanding of the true corporate culture. Kiewit Corporation is among Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies.
While pursuing the degree, he also worked as Site Engineer at BE&K Buildings group, now a part of KBR, another well-known construction company of the world. He also briefly interned at Britt Peters Inc. during his graduation.
After his brief stint at Kiewit, he chose to come back to India to join consultancy firm founded & nurtured by his father & uncle. He believes that work site itself is one of the greatest universities. He joined Sthapati Designers and Consultants Pvt. Ltd. , a multidisciplinary consultancy company based in Navsari, Gujarat.
SDCPL provides design solutions in the fields of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering etc. It has finished more than 1000 projects since its inception. SDCPL enjoys a sound reputation for providing cost effective, aesthetically appealing & functionally sound, long lasting & sustainable design solutions. It is also known for its commitment to stand by ethical & moral standards in the domain.
Currently he is the Director of SDCPL and leads all the consultancy assignments / projects at SDCPL with a team of around 100 construction professionals from various Architectural &Engineering disciplines.
The works space the rare and uncommon gamut of possibilities of constructed space including Bungalows, Residential Developments, Hospitals, Hotels, Corporate & Government Offices, Educational Institutions, Townships, Airport Terminal Buildings, Affordable Housing, Bus Terminals, Urban Planning, City Level Infrastructure Projects for Water Supply, Sewerage, Storm Water Drainage, Industrial Campuses, Light to heavy industrial Structures, Roads, Bridges, Special Structure like Chimneys, Heavy Machine Foundations including Structural Rehabilitation of old buildings.
He is also the co-founder of www.gharpedia.com – an encyclopaedia of home, i.e. homepedia; a website that provides information covering all the aspects of home right from its concept to its completion. It is everything that you wanted to know about houses.
This is perhaps the first such site in India and one of the few in world covering all range of topics related to house and common man.
Gharpedia helps the common man in conceiving, creating and conserving 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/Maintain your dream house by providing all the tips & tricks with solution to common man’s problems in easy language.
He is also the co-founder of “Software Based Service” under the brand of “1mnt”.
This is “The first in Industry” software that generates exact quantities and bills for contractors from 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 tonnes of data as “Management Information System” acting as an innovative tool, eliminating, cumbersome and costly process of bill preparation by civil building contractors. It provides detailed profit and escalation analysis on “Day Zero” with management report / data for right project management, controlling cost and profit.
It is under his leadership that the SDCPL’s design team has successfully completed some of the State-of-the-Art projects. Such projects include Central Office Complex at Vyara for Govt. Of Gujarat (the first Green Building of Govt of Gujarat), Housing Projects for Gujarat Housing Board, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, VUDA, SMC, etc. The noteworthy projects led by him include LIC’s corporate office building at GIFT City Gandhinagar, Bus Terminals with Malls & Multiplexes at Bhuj, Patan & Nadiad, Temple Base extension at Pavagadh, Expansion of Airport Terminal Building at Surat, & infrastructure projects for Amaravati (1zone) for L& T & Adityapur, Aurangabad MIDC for Shahpoojee-Pallonjij & IIT Kharagpur & Bhuvneshwar &IIM, Ahmedabad.
He is co-founder of Traderguide – a technical analysis-based software for Indian stock markets. It is designed for both equity & futures & options. IT is cloud based Charting Platform & Technical Analysis software for traders & investors.
He is an avid reader. His interests in reading are political science, history, management sciences & about innovation as whole & in construction sector.