Chetan Raikar, Past President of India Chapter at the awards ceremony

Mr. Chetan Raikar, Past President of the India Chapter as well as the Chairman & Managing Director of Structwel Designers and Consultants Pvt. Ltd. has received the celebrated Platinum Award for ‘Engineering conservation of the earthquake-affected stone masonry palace and temple at Morvi, Gujarat’.

Chetan is the fortunate son of the late R. N. Raikar, who was instrumental in the formation of the India Chapter of American Concrete Institute (ICACI).


Structwel, under the leadership of Chetan, qualified for and won the intensely-contested national level competition conducted by the Quality Council of India (QCI). The accolade was bestowed on Structwel at the QCI – D.L.SHAH Awards 2017 ceremony held in New Delhi earlier this year.

Conducted yearly, the QCI – D.L.SHAH Awards present organizations with an opportunity to showcase their best-practices on quality excellence as well as to share their success stories.

Before & After

The structure, known as Wagh Mandir, is a 100-year old load-bearing stone masonry. It was devastated in the earthquake of 2001 and remained unattended till the late 2009. The funds needed for the engineering conservation of the structure were granted by the Royal Family of Morvi.

Quality Council of India (QCI) was set up jointly by the Government of India and the Indian Industry. It aims to establish and operate a national accreditation structure, and promote quality through National Quality campaigns.

The India Chapter is proud of its Directorial team, with each Director representing the best of his/her industry within the country.