Spearheading the organization today, Asaithambi Manickam (Managing Director) has raised in his career to leadership role in global construction industry from the grassroot levels. This paved a strong foundation and provided an exposure to various leadership & operational challenges, best practices, innovative methods and technologies to deliver the best to customers. Also, this has been Asaithambi’s forte to identify the root causes and make swift decisions that hugely impact project schedule & cost. Asaithambi, in an exclusive conversation with CEO Insights, delineates the unique aspects that set L&W Construction apart from the herd.
Kindly brief us about L&W Construction and give us some insight on the way you run the company.
We are one of the leading construction companies known for safety, quality integrity, teamwork innovation and growth. In the commercial projects vertical, we have delivered over 36 million sq.ft. and are currently involved in over 26 million sq.ft. for marquee clients. Innovative technologies, Sustain ability & Value for money being the key focus in our construction
Keen on providing complete solutions as one-stop-shop for our customers, we leverage modern work methods & latest equipment with global standards in our construction processes, safety & quality standards
Keen on providing complete solutions as one-stop-shop for our customers, we leverage modern work methods, latest equipment, and follow global safety & quality standards in our construction processes. We are immensely deploying Digital technologies (Engineering & Construction 4.0) to improve our operations, internal collaboration and for providing key insights instantly for better governance of our projects. We are diversifying our services to cover multiple areas such as infrastructure, steel structures fabrication and M&E services among others.
Enlighten us on the unique factor that helps you to deliver exemplary residential & commercial development projects.
Our uniqueness lies in the innovative design and system methodology we use differently. Construct ability! Anyone can build, but how we build matters. As we are currently doing more projects in commercial, hospitality and industrial sectors, we use flat-slab system with table formwork. We use different kinds of formwork such as jump form, table form, and aluminium form work among others, which are better& faster than conventional methods. In our projects, we use precast technology along with structural steel composite construction for faster delivery besides utilizing post tensioning for light weight structures. Our prowess in BIM and Digital Technologies (E&C 4.0) helps our team to visualize the design early in the development cycle. On top of these our association with overseas architects helps us to deliver ultramodern architecture.
Our meticulous focus & delivery models for interiors & landscape makes our commercial projects
We emerged above the challenge of scarcity of competent workforce by investing in modern residential technology & training academy. Our standardized work methods high productivity modern equipment and e-Learning methodologies have helped to develop new competent workforce to deal with the challenge of employee attrition as well. Also, there was a huge gap in culture with employees & partners compared to what we experienced overseas. Our meticulous focus & investments in culture development has helped to develop L&W specific professional culture in our workforce & partners.
What is the future roadmap set for your company?
We continue to bring international standards, latest technologies, safe work methods and best practices in all our projects. We aim to be a leading one-stop-solution provider in the construction, infrastructure ecosystem and recognized as a leaderfor our integrity, professionalism and meticulous focus on safety & quality.
Asaithambi Manickam, Managing Director
Having worked in many countries such as India, Singapore, Malaysia, Qatar, UAE, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and Philippines, Asaithambi has acquired wide knowledge in various global cultures & business models in the construction business.
Location: Bangalore (Headquarter), Chennai & Pune
Awards & Recognitions:
•National Safety Council Safety Award
•British Safety Council International Safety Award
•CIDC Vishwakarma Award and BCA CONQUAS award from Singapore
•K.S.S.I. State Level Safety Award, Best Safety Practices Certificates, Achievement Award for Construction Health, Safety Environment
•ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certifications for its effective implementation of Quality, Environment and Occupational Health & Safety standard requirements