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The next normal in construction: How disruption is reshaping the world's largest ecosystem

Construction is already in the perfect storm. Industrialization, globalization, and digitalization have been key drivers of change in all industries. While this change happened in sequential waves—for example, in auto industrialization in the 1970s and 1980s, globalization in the 1990s and 2000s, and digitalization in the 2010s and ongoing—all of these drivers are hitting construction simultaneously. It is a daunting task and will require bold and agile moves to maneuver, but the size of the prize is enormous.

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Excelize Recognized by SiliconIndia Magazine as most promising BIM Service Provoder 2019

A great honour to be covered by Silicon India. We view this as a recognition of our differentiated expertise in providing BIM services to companies around the world!

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Excelize Recognized by SiliconIndia


Excelize at the Smart and Digital Rajasthan Summit & Expo 2018

Excelize Director Mrs. Sonali Dhopte invited as an eminent panelist for the Smart and Digital Rajasthan Summit & Expo 2018 organized jointly by IACC & The Guild scheduled on March 14th and 15th, 2018 at Jaipur. 


CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Sonali Dhopte was invited to deliver an expert session to students  at CEPT faculty of technology who are undergoing studio course on "Integrated construction practices"where they are learning and exploring BIM on real-time projects.


Maha Metro's Digital Project


“Maha Metro’s Digital Project Management Platform goes live” MD Congratulated all the team members of System Integrator(Highbar, Aurionpro & Excelize)


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Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme at DIEMS

Mrs. Sonali Dhopte was invited as a speaker at this event highlighting on “Benefits of BIM to the AEC Industry”

Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme at DIEMS



Speaker at this event highlighting on “5D BIM IMPLEMENTATION for METRO PROJECT”

BIG 5 Construct India 2017, Mumbai,

Speaker at this event highlighting on “4D & 5D BIM for Infra Projects”

Bentley Year in Infrastructure 2017 Conference

“BIM Advancements and Digital Transformation”

 Bentley Year in Infrastructure 2017

Smart Buildings Summit, Mumbai

Mrs. Sonali Dhopte was invited as a panellist to discuss on “Building Automation, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Building Maintenance System (BMS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) on smart cities projects.

Smart Buildings Summit, Mumbai

TARSH - ZONASA 2K15, MIT, Aurangabad

Presentation – “Software’s in Architecture”


Oct 2014:

Director Sonali Dhopte’s Lecture at Rachana Sansad’s Institute of Environmental Architecture

To decipher the nuts and bolts of architecture, Rachna Sansad organized a special lecture series on sustainability–Thinking Green: the 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.

Director Sonali Dhopte

Sept 2014:

‘Today you can work from any part in the world’ – Interview at Connect Americas, Outsource2LAC

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.

Jun 2014:

‘BIM sols can help construction sector in cost optimization’

Building Information Modelling (BIM) solutions can help reduce the capital cost and carbon footprint by over 20 percent 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 a 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 a 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 percent 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.

May 2014:

The Big 5 Construct India is returning on 11 – 13 September 2014: The BIG 5

Feb 2014:

Excelize Nominated At Bentley System’s Be Inspired Awards: Read More or Download Article

March 2014:

Benefits & Limitations of using BIM – Chairman and Managing Director Pratap Dhopte’s Article in Civil Engineering & Construction Review – India’s Leading Infrastructure Monthly: Read More or Download Article

Director Sonali Dhopte Speaks On “Lean For Construction – An emerging management philosophy”

Dec 2013:

Director Sonali Dhopte participated as a speaker at Lean For Construction – An emerging management philosophy, Pune, jointly conducted by ILCE & VELDEN 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

Nov 2013:

Excelize Chairman and Managing Director Pratap Dhopte were 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.

Pratap Dhopte is invited to participate as a speaker at the Latin American…

Nov 2013:

Chairman and Managing Director Pratap Dhopte are 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 Exporter, the Trade Promotion Agency of Argentina.

Excelize Chairman and Managing Director Pratap Dhopte’s US and UK Visit

Oct 2013:

Pratap Dhopte, Chairman, and Managing Director, Excelize Architectural Services Pvt. Ltd. were 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 Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2013 conference in London, UK. He also met and interacted with Atul Khanzode, Director of Construction Technologies at DPR Construction, Inc.

The Economic Times Architecture & Design Summit

Aug 2013:

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).

The BIG 5 Construct India 2013: International Building & Construction Show

Sept 2013:

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 do 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. 

BIM on the Cusp of Growth in India

Jan 2013:

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.


AIA Visit:

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 to 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.

BIM Journal: An exclusive interview with Mr.Vikram Mittal MD Litolier Group by Excelize for benefits of BIM.Read More

CMD Excelize Presented a Technical Presentation on Benefits of BIM, at Marriott Doha, Qatar, 30th June 2011

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 wherein the participants could interact on presentation and clear their concepts on BIM. Everyone enjoyed the deliberations and appreciated the speaker.

CMD Pratap Dhopte Interviewed by Krishna Gopalan of Outlook Business March 19, 2011, for the cover story

According to Pratap Dhopte, Chairman & MD, Excelize, a 3D modeling firm, it hasn’t been difficult to recruit talent. A Rs 1.5 Crore 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.

Hospital Infrastructure India, 7th to 9th Dec 2010

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.

Hotels & Retail Spaces India (11th,12th November 2010)

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.

Director Sonali Dhopte Interviewed by Mitali Saha of Times Journal of Construction for its March 2010 Issue for the article “Offshored Opportunities”.

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 liberalized 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 percent to generate revenues of around $225 billion by 2020.

Inauguration of Autodesk training center at Excelize: 20th July 2009

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 others were present to grace the occasion. Mrs. Sonali Dhopte in her introduction about the center briefed that for high raised building Architects to 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.

Designing Tomorrow – Guest Column Article By Director Sonali Dhopte in Construction World

Design Management Services is the way to the future, writes Sonali Dhopte in Construction World (CW) – Largest Circulated Construction Business Magazine in India & Gulf. 
AIA Annual Conference 2008

Excelize participated in the AIA 2008 Annual Conference held at Boston.

FICCI – International Real Estate Summit 24th to 26th Sept 2008

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 government of Maharashtra Special IT Category Award Aug 22, 2008: Lokmat Times

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) Mr. A.M.Khan were also present on the occasion.

AIA Annual Conference 2007

“4th & 5th May 2007: Excelize selected to be part of AIA task force on best practices for offshore architectural outsourcing June 2007”.

The Way the Indian Economy is Growing is Exciting Nov 12, 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 selected to be part of AIA task force on best practices for offshore architectural outsourcing June 2007

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 “.

Hindustan Times – IT industry in Aurangabad still infant, Jan 12th

“But, I can tell you it is a matter of a couple of years for the IT business to take over here,” says Pratap Dhopte, co-founder and chief operating officer of Excelize, that churns out designs and drafting for architectural firms in the 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.

AIACC Conference,2006

Excelize CMD Mr. Pratap Dhopte presented at the conference on the need for Architectural Outsourcing in the US

First Review Cadalyst – Excelize Detail Manager August 12, 2006

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.”

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