During January 2019, the GLCM research team explored the Indian construction industry by visiting 10 leading construction, infrastructure, real estate companies and related government institutions in Mumbai, the prosperous commercial center of India.
Hosted by well-known international and local companies in Mumbai, the group of 10 Master's students and Professor Ibrahim Odeh enjoyed unforgettable company visits and field trips. They started their first meeting with Shapoorji Pallonji Company, who brought the team to visit the Imperial Towers that they were building.
Office visit of Shapoorji Pallonji Company
Site visit of The Imperial Tower
The next day, the team conversed with the number one real estate developer in India, the LODHA Group. The Group presented the team with The World Towers project and explained in detail how they managed construction during this incredible project.
Meeting in LODHA Group
The team had the honor and exciting opportunity to meet with both the Mayor of Mumbai and the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. They enjoyed the wonderful sunset in the Mayor’s house and had a great dinner there. After talking to them, the team knew more about the proud history of the city and what specific difficulties they were facing. The team also asked about their future plans for Mumbai.
Dinner at Mayor's house
Meeting with the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
In the following days, the team was exposed to some major infrastructure projects in Mumbai. They visited India’s largest construction organization, L&T and Relcon Infraprojects. After that, they went to Turner International and AECOM. Both of the companies provided the team with impressive presentations and site visits, showing the team how they were helping to build a better Mumbai.
Company visit to L&T
Turner International’s Field Trip
Company visit to Relcon Infraprojects
Company Visit to AECOM
Beside the construction industry, the team also experienced unique local culture thoroughly and visited the Columbia Global Center in Mumbai. Some of them visited the Gateway of India, Dharavi slum, Taj Mahal, and Dhobi Ghat (the largest outdoor manual laundry in the world).