PROMISING TIME BOUND DELIVERY AND QUALITY CONSTRUCTION
BY DEEPSHIKHA SINGH
Had it been two decades ago, one could easily recognize a city by the looks, architecture and its colors; the blue plastered walls of Jodhpur or the entire Jaipur city painted in hues of pink, or the yellow houses and buildings that showcase the yellow limestone city of Jaisalmer, or the sky-rise structures of Mumbai. However, with changing times, the evolving culture of architecture in modem India, both as a lifestyle and as a profession, has been eye-opening. The past two decades have seen an unprecedented urban explosion all over the country. It has come as a surprise, the extent to which architectures and designs could affect us as well as the society and culture we live in, nor was it expected the way how deeply a symbol of our believes and attitudes these structures might turn out to be. Changing lifestyles have transformed the meaning of architecture for many, and R Vasudevan, an industry veteran didn’t take too long to realize this. Hence, marching ahead with a vision to address the evolving architectural demands of the consumers, in 1986, Vasudevan laid the foundation stone of Vascon Engineers – an Engineering, Procurement and Construction firm which was built with a mission to consistently exceed customer expectations using engineering skills, development experience and a perseverant positive attitude in every project, regardless of size, type and location.
“As an organization with a legacy of over three decades and an experience that encompasses hundreds of projects in the commercial, industrial and residential space, we at Vascon Engineers Limited are backed by a solid and time-tested track record. Set up by my father, Mr. R Vasudevan, who over 33 years ago had paved his way into this industry to make the best use of his knowledge and make his name as an entrepreneur. He was quick to reckon that the quality of delivery of the real estate projects during the inception years was not really upto the mark and people were left with no options other than taking what was available. Clearly, client servicing was non-existing and my father was determined to change this scenario. Hence, keeping up with his vision he established Vascon Engineers, a firm which is totally committed to corporate governance with the objective of generating long-term economic value for all its stakeholders,” says Siddharth Vasudevan Moorthy, Managing Director, Vascon Engineers.
From Humble Beginnings to Creating Milestones
Right from its inception in 1986, Vascon’s primary business has been EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction), Vascon Engineers provides a complete range of EPC services, right from ‘Concept to Completion’ while always adhering to the highest standards of quality and safety. The firm’s extensive experience and proficiency enables them to understand and assess project risks, complex technologies, location based difficulties and eventually allows them to create effective solutions to meet the requirement of the customers seeking various complexes across multiple sectors including residential, industrial, IT parks, malls and multiplexes, hospitality and community welfare centres, schools and hospitals.
Design and Build benefits promised by Vascon Engineers:
- Integrated Approach To Delivery
- Differentiated Real Estate Business Model
- Synergy between Real Estate and EPC Business
- Emphasis on innovative Technology and Optimized construction
- Design, construct and deliver the project in cost effective and timely manner
- Diversity of experience gives flexibility to adapt to the needs of customers
- Qualified, proven project team and experienced management team
- A fixed cost offered to the client on a turnkey basis
- All design coordination issues handled by the contractor
“Today, people have become even more sensitive towards the lifestyle that they are living now. They are aware; they want to know about the usable areas of a property, functional aspects, whether the property is eco-friendly with trees around or if it has better commodities and energy saving equipments so that they can keep the electricity cost low but at the same time not compromise on technology. We at Vascon have always remained committed to our customers. Our team comprises of skilled engineers who are backed up by highly qualified specialists from various fields of management. Right from planning and procurement to testing and execution, every Vascon professional follows well-documented systems and procedures,” mentions Siddharth.
From sprawling factories and state-of-the-art hospitals to glittering hotels and malls, and elegant office and residential complexes to towering IT parks and colleges, Vascon’s capabilities are well-reflected across the cityscape. With its more than 30 years’ of experience in conceiving, developing, constructing and managing varied projects, what portrays the true notion of Vascon Engineers is that the Finn constantly strives to —’Understand the customer’s needs and expectations; Fulfill the needs and exceed the expectations’, and this is how Vascon has been able to strike the right balance between engineering and thoughtful development project after project, across the country.
Having executed more than 200 projects with construction area over 50 million sq.ft., the firm has bagged clients like Cipla, MPhasis, Cybage, Mindcrest, HUL, GMR,
Vascon Engineers constantly strives to — ‘Understand the customer’s needs and expectations; Fulfill the needs and exceed the expectations’
Dr. Reddy, Symbiosis and more. The sheer excellence of Vascon’s work can be observed through its projects like Marigold-Development Project, Asias’s largest Multilevel Car Park and Associated works for Delhi International Airport Pvt. Ltd (Terminal 3) at IGI Airport (New Delhi), Weikfield IT City Infopark, Suzlon One Earth (Pune) which is a 100 percent green building, BPTP I Park, Sankara Eye Hospital and Godrej e-city which are some of the completed projects of the firm. Committed towards applying the art or value-based aesthetics into the science of construction through efficient engineering, till date, Vascon has served over 18,000 families across 1.6 Million sq. ft. of bespoke construction and 49 unique and elegant projects that have created a strong presence for Vascon across major cities such as Pune, Mumbai, Goa, Nashik and Coimbatore.
Highlights on Real Estate Strengths’ of Vascon Engineers:
- Successfully Completed and Delivered 49 Projects
- Over 18000 Happy Families are a part of Vascon Family
- Presence in 5 cities across the country
- More that 10 million Sq. Ft constructed
- Delivered several landmark commercial as well as residential projects
- Won several national & international recognitions and awards
Advancing Ahead with Client-Centric Approach
Today, after three decades, Vascon has successfully set a niche for itself, a name to reckon within EPC sector, with an impressive portfolio of achievements – not just for its own projects but for third parties too. Since its inception, the firm has been recognized as the Best EPC Company at Asia Real Estate Excellence Award 2018; Housing Project of the Year (Regional) at Golden Brick Award 2018, Dubai; Most Trusted Developer Residential of the Year (Maharashtra) by Realty Leaders Summit & Awards 2018; Real Estate Achiever Award of the Year to R. Vasudevan by Realty Leaders Summit & Awards 2018 and many more. “At Vascon – ‘We don’t just construct, We engineer success; We don’t just build the future; We perfect it’,” shares Siddharth.
Highlighting on the Architectural Engineering space, Siddharth utters, “Architectural engineering services are very critical. Across the world, it is noticed that it is the architects who mostly takes the charge of the project and execute on behalf of the client, whereas here in India the clients play a more hands-on role in the decision making in a project. While in order to be a lawyer, you have to clear the bar exam, to be a doctor you have to clear MBBS but to be a architect, a developer, you don’t need an exam or education because everyone here can be seen making decisions based on what makes business sense rather than what makes practical sense and that’s where the true value of architectural engineering service lies.”
Highlights on EPC Strengths of Vascon Engineers
- The firm holds 30+ Years Of Experience
- completed of Over 200 Contracts Covering 50 Million Sq.Ft.
- Turnkey Capabilities Including In-house MEP Branch
- National and International Award-Winning Projects
- In-House Design For RCC, Pre-Stressed And Post-Tensioned Structures
- Mechanised Inventory of Machinery And Equipment
- SAP-ERP Covering Project Systems, Material Management, Finance Systems, Controlling Systems, Sales/Distribution And HR Modules
- Large Pool of Skilled Manpower
- Pan-India Presence
- Awarded by Builders’ Association of India as ‘The Most Mechanized’
Having worked with a customer centric approach since its inception, Siddharth believes that thinking about what the client will want in their project rather than what they would want to provide in this project, this approach has always helped them make a spot within the heart of its clients. Sharing Vascon’s path ahead, Siddharth concludes that, “We are a company where for the last two years we have just progressed on consolidation and with the not-so-perfect time for the construction space over the past few years, we have made the best use of this time to strengthen our foundation and ensure that we have all our systems and all our procedures in place so that we want to move ahead, we are completely geared to do the best. So, past that, today we are in a position where we are set to launch three new projects in the next 6 months. Now, we are capable of constructing houses which range from rupees 14 lakhs to rupees 30 crores that includes the entire spectrum from affordable housing to mid-level housing to upper mid-level housing to ultra-luxury housing. In terms of geographical expansion, have pan-India presence with the NCR region and Lucknow in the North; in the West, we are already working with Mumbai, Pune, Nasik and in the south, we are spread across Chennai and Coimbatore as well as few cities of Andhra Pradesh. In the coming times, we look forward to spreading our wings across the other major cities of the country.”