Building Bridges: Shaping the Future

Building Bridges: Shaping the Future

Author : Sachidanand Joshi and Vaibhav Dange

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Classification Non Fiction
Pub Date January 2022
Imprint Amaryllis
Page Extent 184
Binding Hardback
Language English
ISBN 9789355430380
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About the Book

Building Bridges is the inspiring true story of Rudrapratab and his team of engineers, whose dedication and talent lead to the ideation and development of India’s first bridge management system.
Witnessing early on in life the tragic and wasteful loss of lives that bridge collapses cause sparks in Rudrapratab a burning passion for bridge safety. He devotes his life to creating a comprehensive, state-of-the-art digitised system that can inspect and repair bridges, as well as offer timely interventions to prolong the lives of the structures across the length and breadth of the country. Along with associate Ajit, Rudrapratab builds an able team of engineers whose meticulous research forms the basis of the beta inventory module of the Indian Bridge Management System.
Rudra’s journey, however, is fraught with bureaucratic hurdles. When a reticent administration repeatedly turns down his proposals for a bridge management system, he nearly gives up on his dream before Minister Gadkari’s office steps up to the plate.
This eye-opening book looks back on the bumpy yet rewarding journey of a bunch of tenacious engineers who aspire to create a modern India with the most advanced bridge surveillance and management system and envision a future where no life would ever be lost again because of faulty bridges.

About the Author(s)

Sachidanand Joshi is a familiar name in the international bridge management fraternity. He is a staunch advocate of First Repair Worst Defect, and prevention of distress in management of engineering structures. His four decades of professional experience and passion for research led to the evolution of the Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS). To date, he continues his research to integrate multi-dimensional technologies with the IBMS/UBMS platforms. Many of his technical papers, articles and documents have been presented at international and national conferences and seminars.

With an MBA degree under his belt, Vaibhav Dange devoted his knowledge in management to implementing processes in ensuring speedy redressal of issues in all spheres of activity. From 2014 to 2019, he was the Private Secretary to the Hon'ble Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, and was very closely associated with all development works related to the national highways. During this tenure, he got involved in the IBMS project, and his deep knowledge and insight resulted in many innovations within the IBMS. He is associated with various infrastructure projects undertaken by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). He actively publishes his experiences.

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