This is a firm with core values that drive them forward toward its purpose of helping clients build durable, safe, and secure constructions while also ensuring that they are cost-effective and resilient to all the environmental changes.
Their mission is to provide value-driven geotechnical, geophysical, and engineering services to clients backed by best practices and individuals with deep expertise in the niche.
Featuring for The Enterprise World’s this issue of The Best Pile Testing Services To Watch In 2023 is Sarathy Geotech and Engineering Services Pvt Ltd– One stop for all Geotechnical and engineering services
About the Company:
Established in the year 2007, Sarathy Geotech and Engineering Services Pvt Ltd provide Geotechnical, Geophysical, and Engineering Services for various industries. They provide Services on Integrated Approach for Offshore, Near Shore, and Onland Projects.
Sarathy Geotech and Engineering Services is a leading geotechnical and foundation engineering consulting company specializing in several geotechnical services that provide comprehensive information via their Integrated Survey Services for Offshore & Onland Projects. Over the past 15 years, their services have helped clients design, build and operate on construction sites that are safe, secure, and economical. Headquartered in Bangalore, India, the company has expanded its services to Indonesia, Abu Dhabi, and Saudi Arabia.
Hiccups at the start of the Journey:
SGES’ journey wasn’t without difficulties.
The company’s initial obstacles included the business acumen and investments that were necessary to move on with major investments.
The Beginning Point of Growth:
During the second year of inception, Long-term contracts for overseas projects began to emerge. This further helped in the addition of new projects and acquisition of major clients.
Reason for Long-standing Success:
The success of SGES has always been based on consistently exceeding customers’ expectations by providing value-added services that resulted in longevity and with a dedicated team.
The Products and Services:
Sarathy geotech and engineering services provide Geotechnical, Geophysical, and Engineering Services for industries like Oil and Gas (Offshore, Near Shore, and On land), Offshore wind energy, Refineries, Real Estate and Infrastructure, Railway Infrastructure including Metro Rails, Renewable, Energy (Solar, Wind, and Geothermal), Mining, Dams (Coastal Reservoirs, Earth, Gravity, Tailing Dams, and Marine Infrastructure.
Their services include:
An efficient pile design always comes from a deep understanding of the engineering properties in the site, pile, and any other complex changes that occur during the installation. This is precisely where sarathy geotech and engineering services steps in as a supreme pile monitoring and deep foundation quality testing service provider. To date, they have helped many companies test the integrity and reliability of the deep foundation.
-Offshore Integrated Survey Services:
Our planet consists of over 70 percent of water bodies. This desired analysis is done by conducting required underwater studies known as Hydrographic Surveys that deal with integrated geological and geophysical surveys from Shore to Deep Ocean, including seabed sampling.
SGES is a profound consultant providing an integrated offshore survey solution for many well-known Upstream/Downstream companies via various underwater geotechnical and geophysical studies.
-Onland Integrated Survey Services:
Many significant constructions are built on strong foundations on suitable soil and underlying material beneath the site. This is precisely where SGES steps in as a pioneer in offering geotechnical and geophysical surveys, ground improvement solutions, foundation design, and engineering reports.
Their services, combined with sophisticated geotechnical equipment, can help the building owners assess whether or not a site is suitable for the proposed construction at the given time.
Whether you are planning to build a commercial project in a highly urbanized area or an area with challenging environmental conditions, we at SGES can provide end-to-end Geotechnical surveys. With our solutions, we can now determine whether or not a site is suitable for the proposed construction at the given time in its current state.
-Soil and Rock Testing Laboratory:
For over 15 years, they have tested countless soils and rocks at our laboratories used in various small, medium, and large constructions. Thanks to their Soil testing experts who have joined this mission of helping their clients build sturdy construction sites with strong foundations built on suitable soil.
SGES has the following state-of-the-art facility for testing soil, rock samples, and geosynthetic materials adhering to relevant Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)/ASTM and BS standards.
SGES has huge soil and rock testing capabilities to test the soil’s chemical, mechanical, and engineering properties.
-Desktop Engineering Analysis:
As a pioneer in offering geotechnical engineering services, SGES always tries to stay intact with the ongoing digital and offline trends in the geotechnical space that enables them to tap the market.
With over 100 years of collective experience, SGES is equipped with supreme software tools that are both off the shelf and developed in-house for their solutions.
Building owners sometimes lack information on loopholes in the building’s construction. Many buildings settle because of the cracks developed on the surface and weakened foundations.
SGES steps right here as the forensic geotechnique consultants to mitigate the building construction failures, slope failures, etc.
Their main objective is to empower them to gain in-depth insight into their construction site and help them with our sophisticated forensic geotechnics.
Research-oriented scholars founded Sarathy Geotech and Engineering Services Pvt Ltd. with an inherent robust Research & Development centre within the organisation.
Though the organisation always had an R&D bent in all its activities, a separate R&D centre was set up in 2013. Currently, the R&D centre has a dedicated team of scientists, research scholars, and support staff equipped with advanced equipment and software to carry out contract research programs and practical process research and development.
This has led to local and international collaborations to further the research programs and innovatively solve industry problems.
The principal mandate for the R&D centre is to look deeper into the problems of geotechnical engineering practice to develop new testing methodologies and refine/develop analysis and design procedures with innovative approaches.
SGES R&D Centre has a separate space to insulate it from the daily hustle and bustle of the operations. It is housed within the same campus to ensure a healthy transfer of knowledge, information, and exchange of ideas.
The areas of research include- Offshore Foundations, Renewable Energy, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Computational Mechanics and soil structure interaction, Environmental Geotechnique, and Prediction of Soil Behavior.
Technology the key to Seamless Customer Experience:
Sarathy Geotech and Engineering Services have implemented the newest technologies available. The technologies include the Shaft area profile evaluator SHAPE, the Patented Yjack technique for Bidirectional testing, and the Shaft quantitative Identification device (SQUID). High-end drilling rigs with different purposes have also been added to their inventory.
Taking a Leap in Products and Services:
Sarathy Geotech is always one step ahead of the competition. They are constantly bringing in new technologies to help and improve efficiency, data analytics, and data engineering to drive strategies.They are the technical partners of Pile Dynamics Inc. USA to conduct training and testing in India.
Dr. CR Parthasarathy-
Under the leadership of Dr. CR Parthasarathy, Sarathy Geotech and Engineering Services Pvt Ltd has reached immense heights.
When asked about his thoughts on the responsibilities of an entrepreneur, he says that every entrepreneur should have a strong vision and motivated mindset for them to achieve consistency in every aspect. Entrepreneurs should always focus on the process rather than the results.
Little about the Professional Experience of Dr. CR Parthasarathy:
Founder, Chairman, and Managing Director of the company, Parthasarathy is an industry veteran in the field of geotechnical engineering.
He holds B.E. and M.E. degrees in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering from Bangalore University. He earned Ph.D. (Geotechnical) from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 2002.
Dr. Parthasarathy started his career as a Geotechnical Engineer in 1993. He was involved in numerous site investigations and engineering studies at various levels for multi-storeyed complexes, industrial buildings, embankments, bridges, water-retaining structures, subways, pavements, offshore platforms, pipelines, mobile drilling units, etc.
He has nearly 3 decades of Industrial experience in Geotechnical Engineering for both Onland and Offshore constructions and trained more than 200 personnel over the last 3
Looking after employees and what makes the team unique:
SGES have collective geotechnical experience of more than 200 years. Their talent pool holds Postgraduates and PhDs from IIT, NITs, reputed foreign and local universities.
With rich experience on national and international projects and clients, they benchmark the standards, as they bring in newer technologies. SGES is always upgrading the skill of its employees by offering them consistent training programs and exposing them to contemporary methods of various facets of geotechnical engineering.
Skill development ensures trained resources and SGES has been doing its best to disseminate knowledge for better Geotechnics
Advice to budding entrepreneurs:
“Have a strong vision, set goals, track goals, and evaluate strategies, systems, and independent teams to execute.” – Dr. CR Parthasarathy