Dr Raveendranath PK, Managing Director,
Engineering Innovation Design and Consulting LLC (EIDC) Oman
Engineering Innovation Design and Consulting LLC (EIDC), Oman, was set up to lend innovative engineering services at the best possible value. To meet challenging client requirements, EIDC works on delivering extensive design and construction management as essential parts of the overall project management strategy. Dr Raveendranath P K, Managing Director, Engineering Innovation Design and Consulting LLC (EIDC) Oman, elaborates on the company's operation, projects and future plans.
Please elaborate on the consultancy services provided by your company in various domains.
We provide a broad spectrum of consultancy services related to construction, ranging from Project Feasibility Studies to Project Management. We have a large resource base comprising highly qualified and well experienced professionals in the fields of Architecture, Structures, Building Services, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Construction and Project Management.
To broaden the scope of our services further, we have entered into strategic alliances with selected specialist consulting engineering organisations from abroad. That places us in a unique position to provide consulting engineering services in diverse fields that involve the highest of professional challenges.
What are the various landmark projects for which you have lent your services?
Some of our most important consultancy projects in Oman are:
What factors guide your clients?
Size and type of the proposed project and its feasibility, client's previous projects, the type of consultants who worked with the client earlier and the organisational structure of the client's firm.
Please elucidate on the strategic alliances your firm has with other specialist overseas engineering consultants.
We have strategic alliances with a number of specialist consultants from across the globe, which include consultants from the US, India, UK, Spain, Italy, France, South Korea and Singapore.
Kindly elaborate on the various advanced software technologies used by your company.
The above software packages help us to holistically review integrated models and data with stakeholders to gain better control over project outcomes. Integration, analysis, and communication tools help teams coordinate disciplines, resolve conflicts, and plan projects before construction begins.
Please give us an understanding of the projects scenario in Oman currently. How has the global economic slowdown impacted them?
The current projects scenario in Oman is very promising. Major investments by the government on infrastructure projects has energised the construction sector in a big way. Increased global interest on the tourism, industrial , educational and healthcare sectors in Oman is leading to development of major projects in these sectors which is helping the construction industry in a big way. The private sector in Oman is also rising to the occasion to meet the resulting increased demand for residential and office spaces.
Which construction segment is on the ascendant currently?
Infrastructure (Highways, Water and Wastewater, Solid Waste Management, Power, Ports and Railways), Industrial, Hospitality, Healthcare and Education.
What is the most favoured option for project execution and funding?
Design and Build (EPC) funded by the government or by banking institutions.
Besides, Oman which are the other GCC countries that hold promise as a construction destination?
The other GCC countries that holds promise as a construction destination are Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
What is the approach of the Government of Oman towards the construction sector?
Major investment by the government on infrastructure projects based on the the wise directives in this respect from His Majesty has stimulated the construction sector in a big way.
Where do you view the construction sector headed in future? What are your plans for the same?Going by the magnitude of projects that have been declared already, the construction sector in Oman is bound to grow significantly. The proposed railway project in particular, is expected to give a major boost to the entire construction sector in Oman. In addition to strengthening our operations related to providing comprehensive consulting services on buildings and structures, we are planning to expand into consultancy on major infrastructure works ( like Power, Highways, Railways, Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Management) in a big way, by entering into further strategic alliances with key international players in these areas.