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Vikram Bapat Tata Consulting Engineers
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Engineering The Future

Vikram Bapat, VP & Head, Infrastructure Business, Tata Consulting Engineers Limited, shares that engineering design is the core mandate for the company

March 2019     |     254 words     |     1-minute read

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Design philosophy for 2019

To envisage designs that are amenable to change and are futuristic.

Personal benchmark in design

A city with the least landfill — Gujarat International Financial Tech City. It was a futuristic design concept, envisaged in 2012-13, well before the concept of smart cities took shape in India. In every way, this is my personal benchmark for all the development design (urban city design) of new India.

One design trend taking prominence in 2019

Environmentally efficient and smart futuristic design where the physical infrastructure and digital systems work hand in hand.

Favourite design from TCE

The Bhopal smart city project is one of the significant impact projects.

Is design today more about form or function?

Function and form coexist. Whether form or function needs to be emphasised depends on the design environment. Due to the dependence on environment, the optimal balance between form and function can change when the environmental conditions change.

Design at TCE

Engineering Design is the core mandate for Tata Consulting Engineers (TCE).

TCE’s key design strength in terms of infrastructure and planning process reflects a commitment to the pragmatic exploration of real issues for creating solutions at all stages from project inception to execution. State-of-the-art infrastructure, with latest design tools and software to conceive the design, act as a frictionless wheel in this design journey.

Personal design mantra

My personal design mantra is to envisage something that is sustainable and will stand the test of time. The thrill lies in creating something new each time with a zing.

—Arushi Agrawal & Namrata Narasimhan