L&W Construction: Leading the Charge with Modern & Sustainable Projects

L&W Construction: Leading the Charge with Modern & Sustainable Projects

Asaithambi Manickam, Managing Director

Asaithambi Manickam

Managing Director

As the Indian construction industry is estimated to grow at a rate of 6.4 percent a year between 2018 and 2023, the construction projects in the country are also witnessing an evolution in terms of technological integration,improved construction techniques, latest safety equipment and efficient use of resources. Leading the charge in this revolution is L&W Construction a 100 percent subsidiary of Lee Kim Tah Woh Hup Pvt. Ltd., which are two of Singapore’s oldest construction companies that have successfully completed landmark projects in many countries over the past nine decades. Through its global quality standards & work methods, L&W Construction has been consistently delivering high quality &reliability in its construction.

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
projects, we deliver compelling value to commercial, industrial and residential customers by leveraging ourrich experience in construction. We have over 150 acres under property development.

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
stand out. We are renowned for our extreme focus on safety and quality. Not only we incorporate rich greenery & world class landscaping to ascertain a healthy & active living space, but also include ecofriendly initiatives like harnessing solar power rain water harvesting and water recycling in our projects. Striving to promote close connectivity to social infrastructure our projects provide rapid connectivity to airportand other transport modes.

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.

Key Management:
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

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