NEW DELHI, India (August 26, 2014) – Miyamoto International expanded into India this month, adding a new office in New Delhi, India. The expansion adds an established firm to the company’s international capacity and is part of Miyamoto’s mission of making the world a better place. India has a long history of seismic risk and life loss, as well as untold economic losses. About 60 percent of the country is vulnerable to earthquake risk. With a great deal of investment flowing into the infrastructure and the housing sectors, an urgent need exists for state-of-the-art earthquake and structural engineering. “Miyamoto is committed to making the world seismically resilient, save lives and impact economies to eradicate suffering as a result of damaging quakes worldwide,” said Miyamoto CEO Dr. Kit Miyamoto. “With this mission in mind, Miyamoto International has opened a company in India.”
Miyamoto International India will be led by Sandeep Donald Shah, an innovative structural engineer whose most recent position was managing director of Taylor Design and Engineering Consultants, one of the India’s leading names in structural engineering design. As Miyamoto India, the firm will continue its focus on earthquake structural engineering in India, as well as projects in the United Arab Emirates.
Mr. Shah has more than 25 years of international experience in structural engineering and is well-known for the design of high-rise buildings. He and his design team have engineered some of India’s the most prestigious and structurally challenging projects. These include the new ATC Complex at Delhi Airport, one of the world’s tallest and most iconic ATC towers; the renovation of Terminal 1-C at Delhi Airport; the design of technical parameters for the Fluid Viscous Dampers installed at Terminal T2 at CSI Airport, Mumbai; the design of the supplementary damping system for the country’s tallest building, the Palais Royale at Mumbai; the seismic upgrade of Apollo Hospital Delhi and many other group housing and commercial buildings.
“Joining forces with Miyamoto made sense,” Shah said. “It will be a great asset for our country and clients to have access to the global capacity of an international company while continuing to do business with experts locally.” For information on Miyamoto International India, please contact Sandeep Donald Shah.