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Gems of Structural Engg - Shri Hadkar Family - (Post-17)

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 9:20 am    Post subject: Gems of Structural Engg - Shri Hadkar Family - (Post-17) Reply with quote

Shri N. B. Hadkar

(1911 - 2003)

Born in 1911, Mr. Hadker graduated as a Civil Engineer from N. E. D Engineering College University of Bombay - in Karachi in the year 1935. Soon after graduating as a civil engineer he was associated with the Quetta reconstruction project in Baluchistan after the earthquake.

He came to Mumbai in 1937 and worked at the Alcock Ashdown Company. Soon thereafter, he joined McKenzies Ltd. Engineers and Contractors and rose to the position of Chief Engineer - a position he held for thirteen years.
In 1950 he set up his independent practice in Mumbai. However, he was invited to work as Chief Engineer for the Sindhu Resettlement Corporation (Kutch) where he was associated with the development of the Township of Gandhidham between the years 1950 and 1952.  

During the first stage of the Hydro-electric project at Koyna, Mr. N. B. Hadker was responsible as Chief Engineer of Shah, Salzgitter and Jolly, the Contractors appointed to construct the Koyna Dam.  He successfully completed the installation of the Plant and Machinery for the Cable-Crane Operation. This project was completed in a record period of two years.

In 1959, he returned to Mumbai and renewed his independent practice as a Consulting Engineer The practice gradually expanded to include residential buildings, commercial buildings, sports complexes and multistoried buildings.
In 1978, Mr. N. B. Hadker along with his son Mr. Kamal Hadker registered a private limited company named Sterling Engineering Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd. The scope of their practice widened to include projects abroad. Today, the company has grown into a large organization with four branch offices and staff strength of a hundred people.

Mr. Hadker practiced actively up to the age of 90 and took a keen interest in all the important aspects of the organization. He was a Senior Member of the Consulting Engineers Association of India - a Registered Body affiliated to the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, (FIDIC), representing Consulting Engineers from fifty countries throughout the world.  

He passed away on 11 November 2003 after a brief illness.

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Reference - website of sterling engg ltd.



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