Banyan Resources is a team of professionals who have dedicated their carriers in conceptualizing, building and managing Green & sustainable Annuity Properties with an India focus.

Mr. Vivek Kale – Senior Projects Consultant

Career Synopsis, Objectives and Aspirations:

Thirty Six Years; hands on; invaluable experience in various disciplines of Civil engineering; ranging from Structural Designs, Construction, Project management, Design management, Contracts and Procurement relating to Luxury hotels, Shopping malls, High rise residential/ commercial premises and Infrastructure works covering railways and highways, Power stations, Water and Sewage treatment. The objective is to lead from front, deploy and inspire a team of dedicated engineers to tackle head on; any challenging assignment, anywhere in world.
The continued urge to serve the industry with zeal and dedication is always uppermost in mind.

Professional Skills and Competencies:

1. Good knowledge of Structural designs in immediate understanding of likely structural behavior, Comment on its adequacy and interface with architectural, interior, allied services and to suggest a value engineered solution during design management/Project management stage.
2. Versatile and extremely adept in scheming of new construction tools and techniques for speedier and cost effective; quality engineered product.
3. Good working knowledge of building services such as HVAC, electrical power, fire detection and alarms, access control, Plumbing and Sanitation, Storm water , BMS, data networking and Communication, Water and Sewage treatment plants.
4. Excellent insight in ID finishes and techniques for a most appealing and pleasing product delivery.
5. Past master in project management and well versed in activity sequencing vis-à-vis time allocation, forward planning and mitigating exigencies, working out critical path; control. Assured product delivery within assigned cost and time.
6. Well versed in structuring and administering of contracts/documentation, dispute resolution and claim settlement.
7. Very sensitive and alert on Health, Environment and safety aspects.
8. Exceptional leadership and team building abilities and excellent communication skills.

Professional achievements/Work Experience:

Since April 2013 till date:

As senior consultant and advisor to various clients in India, assisting them with Design and Project management, Contracts and dispute resolution, advice on evolving new construction techniques for a cost effective, quality construction product; delivered with speed.

Year 2010 till 2013

As Senior Vice President Contracts and Procurement with K. Raheja Corp, leading real estate developers in India

Responsible for structuring, documenting, negotiating and award, construction contracts and utilities covering elevators, air conditioning chillers, Generators etc. approximately valued at IRS
7.5 billion Every year. The responsibilities also covered resolving contract disputes/glitches and claim assessment

Year 2005 till 2010

As Vice President – Projects, with Inorbit malls India Pvt Ltd, Group company of K. Raheja

Successfully executed from concept to commissioning Shopping malls and mixed use developments totally aggregating high value retail space/hotel premises of about four million sq.ft in western and southern regions of India. The responsibilities covered interaction with US and UK based concept architects, design development, construction planning and execution, contract matters, Contract valuations and budgets, Id works and MEP trades, till successful project commissioning and its hand over to the operation teams.

Year 2001 till 2005

As Head of Project Management team of M/s Mohamed Salahuddin Consulting
Engineering Bureau (MSCEB) at Manama Bahrain

Entire project management responsibilities of concept to commissioning,166 room luxury hotel opposite Bahrain International airport covering Design and Project management, contract matters, contractors monthly and final valuations, Procurement scheduling and follow up, quality procedures, HSE etc. till handing over the project to the operations team of Move-n-pick chain of hotels.

Year 1998 till 2001

As General Manager Construction for K. Raheja Corp’s five star Hotel at Mumbai India

Managed the entire construction activities from piling to polishing including MEP and intricate ID works, landscaping, Swimming Pool etc. of this Greenfield project involving 179 service apartments, Mumbai’s largest Convention Center & 288 rooms deluxe hotel, totally aggregating 50,000sq.m in area, on the scenic location of Powai lake called “Renaissance” and being managed by Marriott.

Year 1995 till 1998

As General Manager Projects with TCI Realty Pvt. Ltd. Group Company of Transport corporation of India Ltd

Managed all residential and commercial real estate ventures of the company in Western and Southern regions of India, from concept till commissioning. I have also been directly answerable to the Board of directors of the company on P&L accountability.

Year 1993 till 1995

Worked as Project Manager with M/s Mohamed Salahuddin Consulting Engineering
Bureau, Manama, Bahrain

Project management and Contract administration of various residential and commercial projects worth Bahrain Dinar 10 million

Year 1986 till 1993

Worked as free lance Civil Engineer in extending services and actively partnering as under:

M/s Toyo Engineering India Ltd – Worked as estimation and tendering engineer for their
Cement, Fertilizer, Oil and Gas projects in various provinces of India

Tata Electric Companies – Bhira Hydro electric project Phase II, near Mumbai, Maharashtra

M/s Konkan Railways – Route alignment works, setting out transition Curves, alignments for bridges and tunnels, water way calculations in deciding High Flood Level of Major Bridges, Control and supervise earthwork activities in cutting and embankments etc. in the most difficult terrain in coastal regions of Maharashtra state.

M/s Consulting Engineering Services India Pvt Ltd – Widening to four lanes of Mumbai
Ahmadabad national highway.

Goa University @ Panaji Goa – Worked as Resident Project Manager of Project Management Consultants for University of Goa’s new campus development at Bambolim, Panaji. Responsibilities included project management/Construction administration of faculty buildings, township residences, Vice Chancellor’s bungalow and Construction management of Campus infrastructure such as roads, power, Water supply, Sewerage network, and Horticulture/ landscape activities.

Year 1984 till 1986

As Senior Construction Engineer for “Assarain Enterprises” Ruwi, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Construction of high end Residential and Commercial Complex at Central Business District, Ruwi, Muscat, for Ministry of Justice Awqaf and Islamic affairs.

Year 1982 till 1984

As Senior Construction Engineer with M/s Larsen and Toubro, Engineers and Contractors at Mumbai.

Controlling execution of Civil Structural and finishing works for Oberoi Towers, Phase II, a five star luxury hotel at Nariman Point, Mumbai.

Year 1980 till 1982

As Resident Engineer of M/s Camilles and Lotus, Environmental engineers and Contractors at Mumbai.

Construction of Water treatment plants at Raipur, Korba, Bhatapara and Sehore near Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh including erection, testing and commissioning of electro-mechanical equipment for a total contract value of IRS Six million.

Year 1977 till 1980

Worked as Structural Design Engineer with M/s Shrikhande Consultants Pvt ltd. Mumbai.

Structural design and analysis of Residential, Commercial and Industrial buildings, elevated and underground water reservoirs etc.

Professional Qualifications and Academics

First Class Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering from Manipal institute of technology, University of Mysore, India, in the year 1977.

Member of the various institutes of Chartered engineers in India.

Personality Traits:

Born 18th February 1954 (Aquarian) at Bhopal, India.
Blessed with God blessed personality and health. Good sense of humor, connect instantly with subordinates and colleagues. Respected in professional community for exceptional intelligence, integrity and professional ethics.
Very disciplined life style.