NMIA - NAVI MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
by Soma Vijayakumar, Chief General Manager, Transportation and Airport, CIDCO

CIDCO forayed into the construction and development of airport projects in 2007 with the Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA). The project being multidisciplinary in nature has numerous elements in development. Soma Vijayakumar, CGM (Transport & Airport) T&C Planning Department, CIDCO has been actively involved in the planning and designing stages of the project and is heading the department today. Apart from NMIA project, he is also involved in planning, designing and development of NAINA (Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area) being developed near to the airport. A project of national importance, the Navi Mumbai International Airport, was planned to decongest air traffic and growing transport requirements in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The project on completion is touted to be one of the world’s largest greenfield airports.


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3D MONOLITHIC, Construction Technology Solutions
by S. J. Vijay, Chairman hoMMission India & Salmon Leap India

S.J. Vijay, Director at hoMMission India P Ltd. He is well known for his unique blend of business, Technological, Financial, Scientific and Educational acumen which enables him to have a holistic perspective that spots solutions and synergies. He had a huge experience of 33 years as a directorial level professional with in-deep expertise in: Urban Infrastructure, Integrated Township, Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Solar Energy, Digital Utility, Banking and Finance, Education and Training. His leadership has led Banks, Financial Institutions, Corporate and Educational Institutions to emerge as best in class entities in their respective domains. His cross-culture exposure has enabled large number of alliances, arrangements, tie-ups between Indian and entities of many continents.


Other achievements :

  • He has done research in molecular biology under Mphil. PhD Registration
  • He holds a Masters in Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • He also holds specialized qualifications in the field of Banking and Finance
  • He Teaches International Finance and guides research efforts

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SWAYING SKYSCRAPERS : WAYS TO BATTLE AGAINST THE WIND
by SURESH KUMAR, Regional Manager, RWDI Consulting Engineers(India) Pvt.Ltd

Suresh Kumar is a recognized leader in the field of wind engineering who serves as regional manager of RWDI’s operations in India. Suresh consistently leads complex projects to successful conclusions, from supertall towers and long-span bridges to airports and stadia. Suresh had the privilege to work as a wind engineering consultant on many iconic structures around the world including the current tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Clients in India and across South Asia benefit from Suresh’s technical expertise, his skilled team of over 30 engineers and staff, and the testing capabilities of the group’s boundary layer wind tunnel at Trivandrum, India. In addition to his impressive project record, Suresh is also a notable thought leader in his field, with an extensive history of publishing, lectures, and research. Suresh is a member of several professional bodies including ASCE Environmental Wind Engineering Committee and BIS Tall Building Committee. Prior to joining RWDI, Suresh spent 10 years in academics as a researcher in the area of Wind Engineering. Suresh obtained Bachelor’s degree from the College of Engineering Trivandrum, Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India, PhD degree from the Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and Suresh did his post-doctorate at the Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands.


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