One of the most exciting things that happened in Gagan Goswami’s small village of 400 named Gandhi Sagar, M.P., India, was the construction of Gandhi Sagar Downstream Protection Work for Dam. From there sprang his lifelong passion for the construction of Diaphragm Walls.

Today, after almost 3 decades in the field as well as international exposure, he is the awardwinning Founder of the Ahmedabad based Heritage Infraspace (India) Pvt. Ltd. – a pioneer in the construction of Diaphragm Walls.

“Earlier, innumerous accidents used to occur due to unsafe open excavation of soil. My aim was to spread awareness among the builders about the positives of Diaphragm Wall construction so that accidents could be nil, which they now are!” 

Born to a father who was a school teacher and a
homemaker mother, Gagan studied at the government
school in his village and completed his Civil Engineering
from the Jaora Government Polytechnic College. His first
job was with the Gandhi Sagar Downstream Protection
Work for Dam, followed by Cementation India Ltd.,
Delhi Metro, Gammon India Ltd., and Reliance.

After 17 years of experience in Diaphragm Wall and Piling works, Gagan fulfilled his dream and turned Entrepreneur with his company – Heritage Infraspace (India) Pvt. Ltd. in 2011. HIIPL is an ISO 9001: 2015 certified company which specializes in constructing Diaphragm Walls without damaging the existing surrounding structures. They provide dependable geotechnical engineering 

solutions for underground construction, large-scale residential and commercial construction, dam projects, metro and subway systems.

Active in 11 states and providing geotechnical solutions in 25+ cities, HIIPL has completed more than 300 projects till date. Some of their landmark services include:

  • Metro projects in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Agra, and Kanpur.
  • Five basements – Venus Stratum
  • Daman Sea Front – 1.50 km in 50 days with rock socketing of 1.2 metre
  • DLF Downtown, Gurugram and DLF Midtown
  • Central Vista Parliament Building under L&T
  • Jammu Riverfront
  • New Delhi underpass at Atul Kataria Chowk
  •  NBCC Project, Netaji Nagar, Delhi
“HIIPL provides services by securing best quality and cost competitiveness. We have specialized equipment from International Manufacturers and modern machineries which cater to International Standards with a fleet that is incomparable to any other in India for Diaphragm Wall and Piling. As per the booming market requirements for ready mix concrete, Heritage has started its own Schwing Stetter 60 Cu m and 120 Cu m RMC PLANT in Ahmedabad.”

The Construction sector in India is the second largest employer with 51 million people. Gagan is passionate about developing technology and utilising new tools that touch so many lives; from the construction workers who benefit, to the people who inhabit the structures those workers create.

And it is these people who make his life challenge free! “I have no challenges in my personal life as I have a very understanding wife and a lovely daughter. As for work, we have a strong technical and management team which handles work with safety, quality and punctuality. We build people and people build the company.”

He feels the same about customers – They hold the power in today’s social media and technology driven world. What they say can make or break companies. “I know what makes my business stand out shouldn’t be so simple, or old school, but it is. I live by the motto – Do What You Say You Will Do! I am constantly amazed that my clients thank me for such a simple thing as returning a phone call. All I have is my word, I respect it and in turn, others respect me.”

Gagan believes that ‘If the foundation is sound, the building shall be durable’. His innovative designs, timely execution, and highest standards of workmanship has seen him win many laurels.

  • Times Men of the Year 2020 – West India
  • Article – The Economic times – The game changer of real estate
  • My FM Business Solution 2021 Ahmedabad – Excellence in construction of Diaphragm Wall and Deep Basements
  • The Pride of Gujarat – For Outstanding Individual Achievements & Distinguished Service to the Nation
  • BNI Anthropos – Outstanding Contribution as Social Media Coordinator 2018-19
  • Appreciation from Casagrande Italy
  • Built India Award – Diaphragm Wall Construction 

Gagan is defined by his honesty, ethics, values, and networking skills. But the one quality he feels towers him above the rest is – Innovation.

“We try to foresee situations and take necessary measures to tackle them before they even happen. We always try to think of something creative that we can apply in our business and that nobody else has ever thought about or dared to do. Innovation is all about trying new things that others may find risky or optional. If I ever feel that something new is going to work for the company, I take the leap.”

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