B.Eng, MSc, CEng, RPEM, MCIBSE
Vikram is a Chartered Building Services Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the building services industry. He has previously worked for a contracting organisation and is also specialised in construction business management and law. He founded Prodesign in 1997 and is currently the Group’s Managing Director.
Vikram is an ambassador for sustainable design and development. He pioneered sustainability and certified green-building design in Mauritius when he set up a sustainability department in Prodesign back in 2008.
He involves the whole office in the design of low-energy buildings – and is more than happy when clients appreciate the benefits of green-building certification schemes for both new and existing buildings. He also has considerable experience in advising clients on real-estate development strategies, pre-development studies and marketing.
BEng, MSc, RPEM
Vinobah is a Building Services Engineer specialising in Mechanical and HVAC systems. His experience includes in-depth studies leading to the design of various air-conditioning options including fan-coil units, VRV and displacement ventilation systems, and refurbishment strategies and options. As Project Director, he has designed and commissioned many projects including high-rise office buildings, data centres, laboratories and commercial centres, with emphasis on energy efficiency. While being an HVAC specialist, he has in-depth knowledge of all aspects of electrical and mechanical systems.
Niraj is a Building Services Director with extensive knowledge of building service systems in general whilst being specialised in electrical services. He currently leads the design of high and low-voltage systems as well as managing the design process for large projects. He has recently led major projects in a range of sectors from hotels, offices and hospitals to residential schemes, involved from the briefing stage up to project handing-over, including contract administration and the preparation of final accounts.
He is currently engaged in projects undergoing the LEED-certification process and ensures that all the projects being undertaken by Prodesign provide clients with the most suitable solutions for their specific requirements. Not the least of Niraj’s strengths is his ability, when working on large projects, to fully understand and co-ordinate the works of multidisciplinary teams from all around the world.
Arvind is an experienced public health engineer; with capabilities to design and project manage cold and hot water systems, drainage, fire protection systems and security installations for large and complex projects. He has led the design of various offices, commercial, industrial, educational and hospital renovations schemes. He is now on charge of our new business unit which looks after the auditing, inspection, compliance and managements of building services installations for clients.
BEng, MSc, MBA, RPEM
Naresh is a versatile Building Services Engineer with particularly strong experience in mechanical and HVAC systems. As Project Director, he co-ordinates the work of the in-house design team and ensures that works are delivered on time and budget. He further manages projects during the construction phase, not least to ensure that Prodesign delivers what it has promised. He also assists Vikram in assisting repeat clients in their strategic planning and marketing strategies for new property developments.
BEng, RPEM, AMASHRAE
After graduating from the University of Mauritius, Stuyven joined Prodesign in 2005 and has since played a key role in the HVAC department. With a truly holistic approach to engineering projects, Stuyven’s experience is invaluable in delivering sustainable buildings to meet low-cooling needs. He is responsible for the design of ventilation and, air conditioning systems, thermal and energy modelling, and dynamic simulations.
Another graduate of the University of Mauritius, Sahed also joined Prodesign in 2005. He is trained as a public health design engineer and heads our firm’s team specialising in hot and cold water distribution systems, drainage and rainwater harvesting. He is currently working on several green building projects that emphasise recycling and a reduced use of water.
Ajmal has developed a strong passion for lighting design and believes that both natural and artificial lighting are crucial in influencing, shaping and enhancing the built environment. With seven years’ experience, Ajmal is able to bring new insight to low-energy and effective lighting designs and controls.
Vikash has more than seven years’ experience in fire safety and security systems. He has had further training since joining Prodesign in 2006, to ensure that all the buildings we design provide occupants with a safe and secure environment. He is the lead designer for all fire-protection systems and electronic security and access controls in buildings.
BEng, MSc, CEng, RPEM, MCIBSE
Hemant is a Chartered Building Services Engineer with extensive experience in the energy performance of buildings, thermal comfort and the environmental assessment of buildings, using BREEAM, the world’s foremost environmental-assessment method and rating system for buildings. He worked at Jacobs UK for seven years before returning to Prodesign in 2013. His work includes the optimisation of building performance taking into consideration various applications including building fabric, double facades, inclined glazing, solar shading, natural ventilation, night cooling, the exposure of thermal mass and daylight utilisation.
He is also an IBSE-accredited Low-Carbon Consultant and Low-Carbon Energy Assessor. Hemant has a strong commitment to and experience in sustainable energy-efficient and low-carbon technologies. His experience also covers the assessment of existing buildings and advising Facilities Management and Sustainability teams on energy-efficiency measures and indoor air quality, and is also involved in undertaking energy audits and energy-related consultancy works.
Vimal is the company’s production engineer, responsible for researching and developing CAD working methods. Since joining Prodesign in 2005, he has enhanced our CAD standards, brought in 3D CAD and recently the use of Revit MEP throughout the company. He is also involved in the development of CFD use in HVAC systems for our design team.
Sebastien is in charge of on-site coordination, quality control and contract administration, with a primary role of ensuring clients get what they want and when they want it. He is also well grounded in mechanical installations.
Farahnaz joined Prodesign as Training Coordinator in 2008 after her graduation in Management with Information Systems. She was promoted to Administrative Manager and is responsible to enhance Prodesign’s effort to attract, motivate, develop and retain our employees. She also organizes training sessions with foreign experts, maintains the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation and oversees the continual improvement of the QMS. She leads the whole administration and accounting team and ensures that all Engineering and Technical staffs are provided all the necessary support to meet clients’ needs and objectives.