hen it comes to construction project management, the focus is mainly on effective management which includes a thorough evaluation of the construction process. Civil engineers are the ones with the expertise and experience who take the leap forward in effectively planning, managing and implementing projects. So, a civil engineer is the mainstay in specifying project requirements to clients or promoters and also in planning resources to design a cost effective and time bound project. While acknowledging civil engineers in the current engineering consulting industry, the name of K.B. Rathnakara Reddy easily stands out.
As a prominent face of the industry, he has successfully implemented several large projects, both for the government and for private players. Armed with his 17 years of experience Rathnakara incepted Infra Support Engineering Consultants in 2007 with the single motive of providing excellent services in building infrastructure.Infra Support is a Bangalore based company offering engineering consultancy services in the field of roads & highways, traffic & transportation, urban infrastructure, building and structures. Its main objective has been to provide quality services to build world class infrastructure. Talking about the initial days Rathnakar, Managing Director,
Infra Support says, “The key challenge was always to convince the client that we have the required capability to provide superlative consultancy services. It is true when they say civil engineering is all about experience and exposure. We had hired an experienced team of engineers with rich experience in diversified fields of infrastructure development. With them on board we were able to convince and get projects and once we were on board everything went well.”The company’s enterprising consulting services and robust project implementation strategies have aided them to create a unique presence in the industry. Infra Support brings an innovative touch to all its projects, granting every possible scope for clients to explore new technologies and solutions. The company creates an environment where implementation and execution methods are continuously tested, from the start of consultation activities to the very end of the project.
Infra Support is an ISO Certified and Crisil rated company with a NABL Accredited Material Testing Laboratory. The company partners with leading private companies, state government, central governments and even local municipal administration to deliver projects in roads and highways, traffic and transportation engineering, building and structures, urban infrastructure, BOT/DBFO/PPP PROJECTS, pavement management, railways and mass transit. Notably, Infra Support has been actively involved in Karnataka’s infrastructural development as the company implements crucial projects for Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited, State Highway Development Project, Karnataka Housing Board and BDA (Bangalore Development Authority).
Within a span of eight years, the company has successfully completed about 150 projects throughout the country. Last year, the company’s turnover touched a record hundred million. Infra Support also achieved international recognition for leadership and quality management at Geneva in March 2015. The number of engineering consultants working for the company has now shot to two hundred. Overall, there’s a gamut of developments the company is planning to pursue in the future, Rathnakara says, “Our people want better, sustainable infrastructure, and smarter cities and we want to be the ones who deliver this.”