“Maha Metro’s Digital Project
Management Platform goes live”
MD Congratulated all the teammembers of
System Integrator(Highbar,Aurionpro & Excelize)
To decipher the nuts and bolts of architecture, Rachna Sansad organized a special lecture series on sustainability –
Thinking Green: way forward, where experts shared their philosophy and practice. The lecture series was meant for students of the Masters Program in Environmental Architecture. Mrs. Sonali Dhopte presented case studies to share her experience of the benefits achieved by our clients by implementing BIM on different types of project.
Being able to work on a computer with Internet access makes it possible to provide services from any part of the world, affirms Excelize Group. The Indian company presented its architectural outsourcing services during the Outsource2LAC Summit.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) solutions can help reduce the capital cost and carbon footprint by over 20 per cent in the construction sector, says a study.
Conducted by KPMG and RICS School of Built Environment at Amity University and commissioned by 3D designing software maker Autodesk, the study said project delays, cost overruns and liquidity constraints continue to trouble the real estate and construction sectors.
While a number of developed countries across the world have already adopted BIM to reduce project delays and cost overruns, Indian firms are fast adopting BIM, it added.
BIM solutions allow users to construct ‘smart’ and ‘computable’ three-dimensional (3D) model of the project to enhance its design, construction and operation.
“Firms involved in built environment sector in India are facing significant schedule and cost overrun on account of poor coordination, wastage of material, significant rework, and lack of information sharing etc,” Neeraj Bansal, Partner and Head of Real Estate and Construction Practice, KPMG India said.
BIM, that offers digital representation of the project during its lifecycle, right from planning to execution of the project, is gradually picking up among Indian firms.
“This can significantly improve operational efficiencies leading to reduction in project time and cost overruns that the sector currently faces,” Bansal said.
The report said as the awareness for BIM is increasing within the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sectors, around 22 per cent of the firms have already started using BIM.
It said BIM is used most extensively in real estate sector, mostly in design development and construction stage.
Most users who are using BIM fall in the residential segment, building housing projects, followed by those doing mixed land use projects under the commercial category, it said.
The lowest usage was found to be in the non-housing sectors such as industrial and infrastructural developments.
While BIM holds tremendous potential for the construction sector, there are few issues that remain for the use of BIM in the country, said Anil Sawhney, Associate Dean and Director, RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University.
Compatibility between software platforms, availability of skilled resources, and lack of standard processes are among the major challenges deterring usage of BIM technology, he added.
Director Sonali Dhopte participated as a speaker at Lean For Construction – An emerging management philosophy, Pune, jointly conducted by ILCE & VEZDEN Institute on 6th December 2013 where she presented on the benefits of BIM & its implementation by giving examples of Case studies on live projects. About Lean Construction
Excelize Chairman and Managing Director Pratap Dhopte was recently in Buenos Aires Argentina to attend the Outsource2LAC 2013 Conference. Outsource2LAC is the most popular and influential outsourcing offshoring summit of the region, where companies, associations and national agencies from the industry from around the world are called to attend and take advantage of meeting at the same place in one of the most dynamic regional markets: Latin America and the Caribbean.Pratap Dhopte was invited as a Panelist on the Focus Session on Architectural, Engineering and R&D Services Outsourcing. During the session, Pratap emphasized the opportunities for outsourced architectural services especially in Building Information Modeling (BIM) space. He mentioned the success Excelize has had in partnering and collaborating with clients in India, UK, Mid-East and US for outsourced BIM services. He suggested that Latin American and Caribbean firms have a great opportunity to become outsourcing hubs for architectural services due to their proximity to the US and the availability of good local talent pool.
Chairman and Managing Director Pratap Dhopte is invited to participate as a speaker and panelists on Architectural and engineering construction outsourcing at the Latin American and the Caribbean Outsourcing and Offshoring Summit – Outsource2LAC 2013, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 20 and 21, 2013. This international forum is organized by the Integration and Trade Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, and Fundacion Exportar, the Trade Promotion Agency of Argentina.
Pratap Dhopte,Chairman and Managing Director, Excelize Architectural Services Pvt. Ltd. was on a tour to US and UK. He was
also invited as one of the Nominees for 2013 Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards under the
category Innovations in Building at the Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2013 conference at London, UK. He also met and interacted with Atul Khanzode,Director of Construction Technologies at DPR Construction, Inc.
Sonali Dhopte, Founder & Director of Excelize participated in the Architecture & Design Summit Nasik Chapter on the 22nd of August 2013 in Mumbai. As a Closing Key speaker she put light on the topic Designs for Success where she emphasized and demonstrated case studies on benefits of Building Information Modeling(BIM).
In a presentation on BIM adoption made by Mrs.Sonali Dhopte of Excelize Group, Jagdeep Oberoi and Amit Mehrotra of Tata Housing Development Company, it was pointed out that 91% of large and small projects in India are delayed while 94% exceed their budgets and 92% of the first time customers don not wish to use the same contractor or builder. He suggested that BIM technology is the need of the hour and would make a significant impact on project implementation and
management. He called for increased support for BIM deployment with recognized training and certification programmes.
The BIM Journal speaks to Excelize’s Director, Sonali Dhopte, about the future of BIM in one of the world’s most important emerging markets: India.
Excelize Directors Mr. Pratap Dhopte and Mrs. Sonali Dhopte visited the AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition (Washington, D.C.) on 17th May in the US.The Theme of the convention was Design Connects meaning Design has the power to inform and connect our lives in many ways. From the first step in understanding a project’s scope to the last step in making the project a viable reality, the practice of architecture is about making connections that help build a better future.
During their tour they met a couple of existing and new clients. Excelize is now looking forward for some very innovative and competitive projects to begin in the US in a couple of months.
Assistant Professor (BSB 225, Building Technology and Construction Management Division. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India)
I am quite impressed with the use of BIM for clash detection, 4D and potential generation of BOQ items. Everyone I met is convinced that BIM has really helped turn this project around, and should be used in the future, particularly for clash detection. I also like how 4D is being used for progress reporting.In addition, I have suggested that the 4D also be used for project forecasting – e.g. a picture of what the project will look like in a week should be discussed in the weekly meetings and can be printed out by each organization to act as a target that they should look at achieving. In addition, 4D can be used for construction optimization (e.g. re-sequencing, etc), which is not being done currently.
Mr. Pratap Dhopte CMD Excelize presented a Technical presentation on Benefits of BIM at Marriott Doha Qatar on 30th June 2011 at 5:00 pm.The participants involved senior executives from AEC firms in the Middle East, like C.A.T International Qatar, Bechtel, JTC Inc. and others.The workshop included a technical presentation on BIM and its use. Implementation of BIM for international Airports and its benefits through;Accurate Quantity estimations,Coordinated Clash free site drawings,Planning for material take offs,Schedules and escalations planning.
The workshop involved a question hour where in the participants could interact on presentation and clear their concepts on BIM. Every one enjoyed the deliberations and appreciated the speaker.
According to Pratap Dhopte, Chairman & MD, Excelize, a 3D modelling firm, it hasn’t been difficult to recruit talent. A Rs 1.5 Corore enterprise, Excelize has clients like HyperCity and L&T. Dhopte returned to India after spending a dozen years in Silicon Valley working for Oracle and HCL. “The son of-the-soil logic took over,” he explains.
Mr. Pratap Dhopte (CMD, Excelize)and Mrs. Sonali Dhopte (Founder & Director, Excelize) attended this event to understand how beneficial Excelize BIM services would prove on Hospital Projects.
Excelize participated in this event and had put up a stall on day one. i.e. 11th November with a presentation being done on the Services offered by Excelize. The event was attended by CMD � Mr. Pratap Dhopte, Mr. Rahul Mitra & Ar. Sandeep Auti.
India’s outsourcing expertise has seen great demand in the slowdown, but can Indian firms adapt to the demands of a better economic climate? Mitali Saha explores Offshoring involves the relocation of business processes of companies from one country to another, typically to reduce costs and gain a comparative advantage. Spurred by a liberalised economy, high technology acceptability as well as a huge English-speaking population, the outsourcing sector in India, in particular, has seen the nation’s emergence as a global industry participant in the last decade or so. The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) CEO Summit has pegged sectoral growth at 80 per cent to generate revenues of around $225 billion by 2020.
On this occasion CMD of Excelize Mr. Pratap Dhopte, Director Mrs. Sonali Dhopte, Mr. Parag Pande, Govt. Engineering College Principal Dr.W. Z. Gandhare, Hitech Engineering College Principal Dr. Ulhas Shivurkar, Mr. Halge, Mr. Sharma and other were present to grace the occasion. Mrs. Sonali Dhopte in her introduction about the center briefed that for high raised building Architects provide drawings but details for services like Plumbing, Electrical details are not provided. Hence, there arise problems during and after the construction of a building. All these minor details will be taught to the students for this course. The one month course at Excelize Autodesk training center will help the students of Engineering, Architecture and also to ITI’s said the Hon. Minister Mr. Tope
Excelize participated in the AIA 2008 Annual Conference held at Boston.
Excelize was a platinum sponsor at this event. Director Mrs. Sonali Dhopte presented at the Summit and was also one among the panelists for Group discussion.
The local software company, Excelize Software Pvt Ltd from Chikalthana, MIDC area bagged the Maharashtra Information Technology Award-2008 in ‘IT- enterprise’ category in a function held in Mumbai on Wednesday 20 August 2008.The Award was presented by the Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, while the Industries Minister Ashok Chavan and Principal secretary (Industries) A M Khan were also present on the occasion.
“4th & 5th May 2007: Excelize selected to be part of AIA task force on best practices for offshore architectural outsourcing June 2007”.
The reverse brain drain that has taken firm roots in the present day scenario has given rise to many a young entrepreneur in India. Pratap Dhopte, COO and co-founder of Excelize, is one such entrepreneur, who wanted to come back to his country.
Excelize Inc. a global architectural services firm was selected as a task force member by the AIA International Committee on the task of drafting “Best Practices to guide firms using offshore architectural services “. Adam Rasheed, EVP Business Development, Excelize Inc, would be participating with other distinguished members from the field of architecture on the following issue groups – “Meeting the legal requirements of responsible control ” and “Training “.
“But, I can tell you it is a matter of couple of years for the IT business to takeover here,” says Pratap Dhopte, co-founder and chief operating officer of Excelize, that churns out designs and drafting for architectural firms in US. In less than three years, Excelize has hit a turn over of Rs 2.5 crore and has increased its man force from four to thirty two, something he doubts would have come his way in his hometown Pune.
Excelize CMD Mr. Pratap Dhopte presented at the conference on the need for Architectural Outsourcing in the US
I am impressed with the efficiency and features of Excelize Detail Manager. The interface is very easy to use and provides extensive search capabilities. To locate lintel details, simply type lintel as the search criteria and those corresponding details are listed. You can then view, print and insert selected details directly into your AutoCAD drawing.”