Building strong foundations for a glorious future
Heritage Infraspace Pvt Ltd (HIPL) is an Ahmedabad-based award-winning, ISO 9001: 2015 accredited construction company in India with over a decade’s experience in diaphragm wall construction. We are pioneers of ground engineering solutions for commercial and residential construction projects In India, such as diaphragm wall in basement construction, as well as, deep foundation projects. HIPL also provides critical geotechnical solutions for leading metro construction companies in India, dam projects and subway systems.
HIPL was founded in March 2011, by Gagan Goswami, a civil engineer with a rich and extensive experience of over 16 years, working across construction projects in India and the Middle East, for companies such as ITD Cementation Ltd and Reliance Industries. He decided to start his own engineering construction company in India, without any financial backing, built entirely from the ground up.
What motivated Gagan to start HIPL was his observation that open excavation projects were replete with accidents, causing financial loss, but more importantly a loss of precious human life. Through his research and experience abroad he realised that both the quality of work and safety of workers was taken a lot more seriously abroad. So he decided to introduce some of this innovation in underground construction to India. Introducing diaphragm wall construction, a European method of constructing a slurry wall, while building basements for commercial and residential projects. Apart from safety, this also improved the timeline of constructing major projects. As the company grew, HIPL added other services such as piling, anchoring, waterproofing, RMC and more.
In all this, engineering excellence and continuous innovation remain the core values of the company. HIPL operates across 11 Indian states and more than 25 cities. We have completed over 300 projects, built 42 kilometres of diaphragm walls, and installed over 50,000 anchors, with a devoted team of over 450 of our Heritage family members.
Meet Gagan Goswami, our founder
Mr. Gagan Goswami comes from a family of teachers in the small village of Gandhisagar in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur region. He began his career as a training engineer, working on numerous projects around India. For four years, he worked as an independent consultant on building projects in Oman, Muscat, and Dubai, gaining international experience.
Upon his return to India, he formed HIPL with just 8 team members, and pioneered the use of diaphragm walls for deep basement construction as an important element of underground construction. Under his leadership, HIPL’s focus on worker’s safety, as well as, the use of new technology and machinery in all our projects has made us the leaders in this segment, which we have helped establish in India.
Diaphragm Wall Construction – Our field of expertise, our pride
Diaphragm walls are generally reinforced concrete walls built in the ground utilising an under-slurry technique invented in Italy in the 1950s during the excavations of the red line of the Milan Metro by Impresa Costruzioni Opere Specializzate. This method entails digging a narrow trench and filling it with an engineered slurry fluid. Walls with thicknesses ranging from 300 to 1200 mm can be formed as deep as 45 metres beneath this method. For this, inclined rock or dirt anchors are used.
- Diaphragm walls are widely utilised in congested regions when building structures with deep basements because they can be positioned near to existing structures. We construct two categories of diaphragm walls:
In-Situ Cement Bentonite Vertical Wall, which provides a water-tight barrier to prevent seepage/water loss.
- In-Situ RCC Vertical Wall, for underground structures like metro rail projects and deep basements to form retention systems, permanent foundation walls and deep groundwater barriers.
Major projects across the country with HIPL’s stamp
Ratnakar Nine Squares in Vastrapur, Ahmedabad was our first commercial project in 2015, the first in the city to have a diaphragm wall constructed and now it provides a 3-basement parking space.
HIPL takes great pride in having worked with some of the biggest names in the industry like Larsen & Tubro, Kochi Metro, Shivalik Group, the Daman Sea Front Development, NTPC, Gulfar, etc, having provided them with innovative and smart geotechnical ground engineering solutions,
HIPL’s top projects include the Metro projects in Ahmedabad, Kanpur, Delhi NCR, Jaipur and Kochi. Others include the Central Secretariat in New Delhi with L&T, Kashi Vishwanath temple project, Gurgaon’s prominent Adarshini Hines and Max Hospitals too. The company has also consulted for a 1000 mm and 40 m deep diaphragm wall project for Al Dakheel at Najran, Saudi Arabia.
While our journey started out by renting the equipment required to work on the projects, today HIPL owns the largest fleet of Casagrande rigs in the country and some crawler cranes, hydraulic rigs, excavators, earth movers, and anchor rigs, all of which were imported from Europe.
In 2019, we got awarded the Best Diaphragm Wall Construction Company by the honourable chief minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani. This was a national level recognition given to us by India News, a prominent national new media channel.
A successful project is built on the pillars of Safety, Quality, Time, and Engineering. And for every project HIPL takes on, they ensure that the workers involved are provided complete safety, the materials are of the highest quality, the most advanced engineering solutions are used and deadlines are always met.
The company’s mission is to strengthen their position as market leaders of diaphragm wall and piling, executed by the dream team of experienced engineers, hardworking employees and an enviable fleet of advanced machinery.
Future plans and vision of HIPL
On March 7th 2022, as HIPL completed 11 successful years in the industry, it opened doors to its second biggest office in Delhi NCR. HIPL has set an ambitious goal to grow and become a construction company worth Rs.5000 crores by 2030.
HIPL aspires to be an exceptionally diverse and a premium world-class construction company serving every sector with value-added engineering, timely execution and demonstrating the highest standards of workmanship, while providing safety for all and making no compromise in quality.