Foundation is a critical component of any construction activity - be it large or small. Larsen & Toubro Limited, the Indian engineering giant entered the foundation business as early as three decades ago with a small team of engineers, who gave engineering solutions to the various business units of L&T.
In the late 1980s, L&T introduced hydraulic rotary piling rigs. Technology experts from the market, with varied experience in both the domestic and international arenas were recruited and formed the FGEC (Foundation & Geotechnical Engineering Cell), a competency cell which was further strengthened with doctoral experts and academicians with research orientation. These stalwarts undertook various jobs and built a solid knowledge-base and expertise in this field. Realizing that mechanization and automation were the only way forward to create infrastructure on a rapid basis, the role of FGEC was to implement technologies, improve methods, productivity and quality at the worksite.
In 2012, L&T acquired a huge fleet of sophisticated foundation equipment and L&T GeoStructure - a unique legal business entity, was formed to focus, capture and build business across the ground engineering segment. The organization has four main vertical businesses - namely:
- Embedded retaining structures
- Marine and riverfront development
- Ground improvement, Soil investigation and Anchors
The services of a host of horizontal support functions like Finance, HR, Business Development, Resources including P&M, Quality, Safety and ISD were enlisted for the smooth functioning of the organization.
Headquartered in Chennai L&T GeoStructure has project sites all across India and regional cluster offices in the North, South, East and West each with an Operations Head, in charge of the operations of the entire region.
L&T GeoStructure executes all range of works in a timely manner with quality and safety possessing the capability of providing breakthrough 'Design & Build' solutions, with vast and speedy international networking for latest trends and technologies.
The gamut of activities include execution of bored and driven piles, marine piles, secant piles, sheet piles, contiguous pile walls, diaphragm walls, cut-off walls, ground improvement, foundation testing and geotechnical investigation. A strong in-house design team offers end-to-end solutions.
The L&T GeoStructure strength is currently 300 staff and 220 technicians. An array of expats with niche area expertise is on board the team. Our HR team firmly believes that it is vital to identify the right person for the right job. True to this dictum, talented and empowered leaders are placed in key positions to effectively lead teams. Training and development of people is highly regarded in the company. Competency gaps are identified and structured training/development programmes to enhance skills are held on a regular basis. With this people asset on board, the organization is poised to rise to greater heights in the days ahead.
L&T GeoStructure PURPOSE and VALUES:
A vision is what you aspire to achieve, to become, and to create.your vision does not predict the future - it is a tool to help you create the future. In fact, a Vision Statement allows the employees, shareholders, and other stakeholders to see where the company wants to go, and what it wants to achieve. For any organization to function effectively and move forward, there must be a compelling vision. L&T GeoStructure's vision is to become the 'number one' Indian multi-national company in ground engineering business.
Our Core Purpose: To provide total solution in ground engineering.
Our Core Values:
- Add value to customer
- Ethical practices
- Respect for individual