Professor Narasimhan Raghavan

Adjunct Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras


Areas of Interest:

Lean Construction Management, Project Management, Precast Concrete Construction, Construction Methods, Sustainability in Construction, Bridges and Structures, Underground construction, Ethics in Construction.

Specialization:

Bridges and Structures, Power Projects, Lean Construction Management, Project Management, Precast Concrete Construction, Construction Methods, Sustainability in Construction, Underground construction

Consultancy Areas:

Bridges and Structures, Lean Construction Management, Project Management, Construction Methods, Precast Concrete Construction, Underground construction, Contracts management, Metro construction, Power Projects, prestressing.

 

Sector Associated With:

Academia

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

Associated with design and construction of practically entire gamut of civil engineering projects with many innovations: first long span precast segmental railway bridge (Aroor- Kumbalam Bridge), Tallest structure (323 m tall TV Tower at Rameswaram), first long span fully continuous bridge with outstanding durability measures (Second Thane Creek Road Bridge), First long span bridge superstructure launched by tidal launching, longest span folded plate cantilever roof (62 m cantilever Extension Hangar,Mumbai), first underground unlined LPG storage cavern (at Vizag 200 m below ground), construction of largest Hydro project (2000 MW Lower Subansiri), largest nuclear power plants (2x500 MW Tarapur Project and 2 x 1000 MW Kudankulam), Thermal & structural design of many hyperbolic paraboloid NDCTs. Conference Chair of first Indian Lean Construction Conference, Spearheading Lean Construction Management in India; Member of BIS/ IRC codal committees Power Ministry/ CII task forces, C hapters in first Precast Construction Handbook
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Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Professor, Civil Engineering Department, IIT Madras
  • Independent Director in L&T and Tata Companies
  • Retd. Head- Hydel & Nuclear Projects Sector, Underground Projects, Larsen & Toubro Limited - ECC Construction Division
  • Earlier Chief Executive/ Director - L&T-Ramboll Consulting Engineers Limited
  • Earlier Principal Consultant- STUP Consultants Limited.

Keywords:

Lean Construction, Project Management, Bridges, Structures, Construction methods, contract management, Precast construction, Underground construction, sustainable construction.

 

Contact Information

Office

N.Raghavan 2A, Krishna Mandir, 27 Thiruvengatam Street, Mandaveli, Chennai 600 028.
Tel: +91 44 2493 9974 / +91 98409 75176

Adjunct Professor, Civil Engineering Department, IIT Madras, Adyar, Chennai 600 036

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Education

  • Bachelor of Technology (Civil Engineering), IIT Madras
  • Master of Technology (Structural Engineering ), IIT Bombay

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Recipient of S.B.Joshi Memorial Award for Excellence in Bridges & Structures 2008
  • Recipient of Overseas Prize 2007 of Institution of Civil Engineers (UK) for best article in Energy Journal of ICE(UK)
  • Dr Ramaiah Endowment Lecture for ICI, 2014.
  • Elected Fellow of: Indian National Academy of Engineering, Institution of Civil
    Engineering (UK), Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Former Associate President, Indian National Hydropower Association
  • Conference Chair, Indian Lean Construction Conference 2015, Mumbai

Link to Website


INAE Section Affiliated I: Civil Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 2010


Year of Birth: 1949