Friday, 4 December 2015

Ganjam Jewlery Boutique, Bangalore

Ganjam, an ultra-luxury jewellery brand headquartered at Bangalore with a strong tradition of craftsmanship, approached Masters to undertake the PMC for their flagship store at Vittal Mallya Road.

The 15,000 sft project which includes a spacious jewellery boutique and the back offices, was conceived by the renowned French firm, Rena Dumas Architecture Interieure (RDAI), which designs boutiques for brands such as Hermés. In keeping with Ganjam’s heritage and philosophy, the design was inspired by traditional Indian vignettes – the five elements of earth, fire, air, water and ether, the ancient kingdom of Hampi, the peacock, the banyan tree and the Gandeberunda, a two-headed mythological bird, which symbolizes the brand – the essence of which was captured and translated to create a highly elegant setting for Ganjam’s bespoke jewels. Inaugurated on 14th October, the store like Ganjam’s Jewels redefines luxury, both through the restrained elegance of its design and the extremely high quality of finish which was achieved by local and international specialist contractors under the discerning eye of the Clients and guidance of Masters’ PMC team and has become one of the key attractions in the city of Bangalore.


Construction of Jack-up Floor Slab at Blue Frog by Bivash Bag

The Blue Frog at Lower Parel, Mumbai was conceived to promote international/ world music in a live performance space. The live performances are played out in the intimate environs of a hip, lounge bar and restaurant and can be recorded live in the state of the art studio located adjacent to it.

Bearing in mind that a recording studio must have stringent measures for noise and vibration control, one of the requirements stipulated by the acoustic engineers based in the UK was to physically and acoustically segregate not only the walls and ceiling of the studio from the building in which it is encased but also the floor as well. This was achieved by casting a new floor on the existing floor slab and then raising this off the original floor by a series of jacks (very similar to how one jacks up a car to replace a flat tyre).

The process, which was carried out under the direct supervision and involvement of Masters is documented in the photographs below:

FSN - 3500
JACK ( FSN – 3500 )

STEP - 1 






SLAB BY 45mm.


Advantages of hiring a Fit-Out consultant

Choosing the right Fit-out consultant will help you acheive your optimum outcome on time.

The decision to relocate and expand your business does not come easily and there are many processes to go through from needs assessment to property search, leasing arrangements, concept design, fit-out, information technology management, internal change management, relocation planning, client communications and many more.

Generally once the decision is made to relocate and expand the timeframe is tight which puts pressure on the need to get all of these processes right. And the cost of not getting it right can be significant, with impacts on staff, clients, business continuity and corporate intelligence.

Here comes the need to have on-board, people who have a strong understanding of fitouts and relocation process to partner you on this important journey. The more knowledge and understanding you have with you through the journey the greater the chance you have of a smooth and successful process from start to finish.

The key elements you need to consider in this process are time and value for money.

Some of the benefits of using a fit-out specialist are highlighted here:

• The approach and attitude of the Fit-out consultant speaks for itself. Each with their own area of expertise, fit-out personnel take great care and pride in getting the finer details just right for the end user.

• The construction process itself is also treated with great care and respect as fitout consultants understand that tenants often make refinements and adjustments along the way. For this reason communication and collaboration is a high priority in the management of a fit-out project.

• Throughout the construction process and in any team discussions fit-out personnel maintain integrity of the design and always focus on the design intent when considering any possible changes to the scope of works or specifications, in consultation with the designer.

• Provides greater attention to detail and finishes to optimise the end result.

• Hands-on proactive personnel look to identify potential challenges and suggest alternative building methods before they become an issue for the client’s budget or program.

• Fit-out consultants are focused on fast turn-around of information, documentation and problem-solving to ensure the client has ample time to make informed

About Masters Management Consultants

Masters offer complete solutions for you large projects like relocations, fit-out works and major refurbishment projects.

Some of the Interior Fit-out projects where we honed our reputation for quality, craftsmanship and a genuine commitment to the client are:

  1. Indochine, New Delhi
  2. Blue Frog, Mumbai
  3. Hard Rock Café, Pune
  4. Shopper’s Stop
  5. Harvard Business School Executive Education Centre
  6. Sample Apartments for The Imperial, Mumbai
  7. Tote on the Turf, Mumbai

View the complete list of Interior Fit-out projects executed by Masters Management

How to Make a Construction Site Safe

This article is directed to construction site workers who desire a safe work environment.

1. Perform a thorough walk through of the site. Identify and assess any workplace hazards and write down anything that may be considered unsafe. Notify your managers of possible dangers that he/she should know about.

2.Train all personnel in work-site safety and operating procedure either on-site or at a training facility.
• Search the Internet to see if online instruction is available. Training should include proper lifting techniques to help reduce common back injuries sustained on the job

3. Identify and mark any hazardous materials. Determine any risk involved to personnel.
• Label and store any materials deemed hazardous in proper containers and secure them in a safe location. Post precautions for handling nearby. Make sure there is an MSDS (material safety data sheet) for all potentially hazardous chemicals/materials.

4. Inspect equipment to be sure it is working properly. Be on the lookout for unusual noises and jerky movements. Report any problems immediately and do not operate the machinery until repairs have been made.

5. Use harnesses and other safety equipment when performing roof work or working on scaffolds. Standard personal fall arrest systems (PFAS) incorporate three primary components, commonly referred to as the ABC's of fall protection. These include: the anchorage connector, body support and connecting device.

6. Provide personal protective equipment to all employees, including hard hats, safety goggles and boots, work gloves, ear plugs (or another form of protection) and face masks.

7. Be sure OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards are met. Follow all recommendations and mandates from occupational health and safety inspectors. If you work for a private company, ask managers whether they've hired or contracted a health and safety inspector.

8. Prepare for emergencies. Operators and site workers should know what to do in case of electrical, mechanical, power failures, or injuries.

9. Protect the public by barricading the construction site during work hours.After working hours, lock all points of entry. After working hours, lock all points of entry.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Drones: Poised to help build the cities of tomorrow

With time we have gotten used to machines assuming certain roles in society, but even at the dawn of the the age of robotics, some types of skilled labor still seem beyond their reach.
Construction projects are complicated, time-consuming & resource-intensive projects.There’s a lot of buzz about using drones in construction, and the use cases are expanding. Forward thinking construction firms are finding drones help improve very distinct areas of project performance. Drones are the best way for construction companies to collect aerial images, maps, 2D and 3D models, and other valuable data.

Drones are already forming an integral part of business operations for innovative construction firms the world over.

The value of drones in construction is more or less tied to their ability to venture where humans and heavy machinery cannot. This dictates that the vehicles remain small, agile and with minimal payload, zipping around with on board high-res cameras and relaying progress shots and aerial surveys to construction teams on the ground.

6 Ways You Could Use a Drone in Construction Projects

1. Surveying: You can use drones to quickly survey your job site and build maps.Instead of using human resources, heavy machinery & expensive surveying tools,that produce complex data, you can get the job done in half the time & money,with greater accuracy.

2. Showing Clients the Progress: When clients stay away from the job site and cannot afford to come to the site again & again & your current pictures are just not doing justice, drones can be an inventive way to keep them happy. Just be sure to cover only those areas that are in good progress.

3. Monitoring Job Sites: When you have to frequently shuttle between multiple job sites, or have taken up simultaneous renovation & face lift for multiple properties;putting up a drone to monitor the progress, work, safety standards and much more can save you a lot of energy, time & money.

4. Inspecting Structures: Instead of employing heavy software, lots of people and relying on complex readings, you can employ a drone to get a first hand view of how solid your structures are, how aesthetically pleasing they are coming up, and where they are moving out of the plan, all in a jiffy.

5. Better Safety Records: With your eyes & ears in the sky, all the time, you will be in a much better position to locate that unstable pillar, precariously balanced laborer and not deep enough excavations. If, you keep up the drone – survey,gradually you will build an excellent safety system and your reputation.

6. Keeping the Project On-track, On-Budget: By identifying the parts of the project that are going off-track, having the ability to prevent any causalities, rigorously monitoring your job sites; you will be much better prepared to remove any additions to project time and cost.


It is only a matter of time that drones become mainstream technology for you construction projects. In the future, the construction industry will realize aggregate benefits such as a much better safety record and fewer projects that are completely late and off budget.

You can use drones to quickly survey your job site and build maps. Instead of using human resources, heavy machinery & expensive surveying tools, that produce complex data, you can get the job done in half the time & money, with greater accuracy.

It will provide a competitive edge to the companies who’ve successfully adopted it. They can use their equipment and resources more efficiently, communicate better through accurate maps and data, and have highly quantitative means of measuring their progress against their schedule.

Overall, drones can help with scheduling, communication, and improving accuracy on all types of project functions. The drones fly low level, serpentine flights over projects,recording thousands of images in the process. Later, you can use software to stitch together the images creating single, large, multiple images of a site.

Sources: /

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Post-Tensioning Process at Imperial Towers – Podium Level

Masters Management Consultants provided Project Management & Cost Consultancy services for “The Imperial”, a flagship residential complex - 253 metre high, 60 storey towers with the finest of amenities, at the heart of the city of Mumbai. Completed and handed over in 2009, these are the tallest towers in India as on date. The towers are built with state-of-the-art technology and finishes and using international standards of construction. The towers include a podium of 9-storey height which houses car parking, a luxury spa, clubhouse and recreational facilities and a triple-height entrance lobby.

The following photo-essay compiled by Mr. Bivash Bag & Mr. Kamlesh D. Vaidya of Masters’ construction management team, gives a brief insight to the process of casting a post tensioning slab, which was followed for all podium levels of The Imperial.

Materials Required For PT Slab

GI DuctsHT StrandsChairs of various sizes to maintain Tendon ProfileGrouting PipeJack Stressing Machine

Illustration 1: GI DUCTS
Illustration 2: HT STRANDS
 Illustration 4: GROUTING PIPE
Illustration 6: Completion of Bottom Shuttering
Illustration 7:  Completion of Bottom Reinforcement
 Illustration 8: GI Duct Laying
 Illustration 9 Threading of HT Strands into Ducts
 Salient Features
•    Ultimate Load Of One Strand = 186KN
•    Applied Load (Design load)  = 75% of Ultimate Load
•    Stressing Pressure = 39.11MPa
•    Stressing of strands can be done after achieving 75% strength of concrete.

Executed By
•    Project Management – Masters Management Consultants (India) Pvt. Ltd.
•    PT Contractor - Utracon
•    General Contractor – Shapoorj Pallonji & Company Limited

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Parsvnath Leases Office Space in Connaught Place

In year 2010, Masters Management Consultants associated with SPV of Parsvanath Developers and Red Fort Capital Funds for providing Project Management Services.

We were involved as a PMC for construction of approx. 5,45,000 sqft commercial development at Gole Market, New Delhi.

We feel extreme pride to share news snippets for the same.
Parsvnath Developers has leased about 1.7 lakh sq ft in its office building near Connaught Place to big companies like SBI, Aditya Birla Group and Axis Bank, and expects an annual rental income of around Rs 100 crore from this project.

Parsvnath, which recently sold 140 acres at Sohna in Gurgaon to Supertech for Rs 665 crore, has completed construction of an official building covering 2.8 lakh sq ft of leasable area on Bhai Veer Singh Marg, Gole Market.

The company had bagged this project from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, on a BOT (buildoperate- transfer) basis in 2010.

It has invested about Rs 300 crore to develop this project, including Rs 99.5 crore upfront payment made to DMRC.

"This is a world class new generation office building in CBD (central business district) area of Delhi. After many years, a new development has come up in the NDMC area. We are very excited about this project as it will give a good rental income to the company," Parsvnath Developers chairman Pradeep Jain told PTI.

"We have so far leased 1.7 lakh sq ft office space in this building and the remaining about 1 lakh sq ft is in the pipeline. Tenants mix are AAA rated companies which includes SBI, AXIS Bank, Aditya Birla Group and Regus among others. Fit-outs are currently being done in the office building," Mr Jain said.

Leasing transactions have been done at a monthly rent of about Rs 300 per sq ft and the company is expected to earn an annual rental income of about Rs 100 crore. SBI has leased about 45,000 sq ft area in this building.

Mr Jain said this building is as per the norms of market regulator SEBI on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) that has been notified last week.

In 2010, Parsvnath had sold 24.5 per cent stake in this commercial project to private equity firm Red Fort Capital for Rs 120 crore. The construction work of the project 'Red Fort Parsvnath Tower' has been done by L&T.

Apart from this building, Parsvnath is also constructing a commercial building at KG Marg near CP in Delhi with a leasable area of 1.3 lakh sq ft, of which 40,000 sq ft will be retail and the rest will be office space. It had acquired 1.18 acre of commercial plot at KG Marg in 2008 for Rs 212 crore.

Source: ndtv

Friday, 23 October 2015

Inside The World's First Billion-Dollar Home - Antilia

While visiting New York in 2005, Nita Ambani was in the spa at the Mandarin Oriental New York, overlooking Central Park. The contemporary Asian interiors struck her just so, and prompted her to inquire about the designer.

Nita Ambani was no ordinary tourist. She is married to Mukesh Ambani, head of Mumbai, India-based petrochemical giant Reliance Industries.Antilla1

Quick bites on Antilia

Like many families with the means to do so, the Ambanis wanted to build a custom home.

The Ambani home, called Antilia, differs in that no two floors are alike in either plans or materials used. At the request of Nita Ambani, say the designers, if a metal, wood or crystal is part of the ninth-floor design, it shouldn’t be used on the eleventh floor, for example. The idea is to blend styles and architectural elements so spaces give the feel of consistency, but without repetition.

Antilia’s shape is based on Vaastu, an Indian tradition much like Feng Shui that is said to move energy beneficially through the building by strategically placing materials, rooms and objects.
Lobby: Nine elevators dot the lobby floor: Two are designated for parking areas, three for guest quarters, two for the Ambani family residences and two for service. The lobby opens to numerous lounges, reception areas and powder rooms. Dual stairways lead from the lobby floor down to the ballroom, which is designed in an open layout with a two-story roof.

Ballroom: The most striking features of the Antilia ballroom are the crystal chandeliers that will take up approximately 80% of the ceiling. The silver stairways lead to a central landing, behind which two retractable doors can open to display works of art. There is also a stage for entertainment or speeches, with a projection screen behind it. A kitchen, about the same size as the ballroom itself, can service hundreds of guests.

Bathroom: One of Antilia’s key design themes is the mix of lavish features seen in worldwide homes and elements that are distinctly Indian. The Gingko-leaf sink designs are a good example. Native to India, the leaves in the sinks are shaped in such a way that their stems guide water into the bowl created by the basket of the leaf.

Traditional Lounge: Ambani’s home features countless lounges, offering Reliance Industries guests a quiet escape. Chandeliers and mirrors are a common feature of these rooms, as are finely woven Indian area rugs.

Modern Lounge: Each space and floor uses materials not seen anywhere else. The idea is that spaces will blend into one another, giving the impression of consistency and flow, while at the same time displaying different influences and traditions. This furniture, floors, lines and dark woods of this lounge have a more minimalistic approach than the home’s other lounges.

Health Level: The indoor/outdoor health level features a lap pool and Jacuzzi that take in views of the city skyline, as well as lounge chairs shaded by trees. Yoga and dance studios, changing rooms for men and women, gyms and a solarium with a juice bar fill out the interior space.

Garage: The first six floors of the residence has been dedicated to parking for the Ambani family, guests and employees. Hanging vertical gardens dot the exterior. While they make for good decoration, their key function has to do with energy efficiency: The hydroponic plants, grown in liquid nutrient solutions instead of soil, lower the energy footprint of the home by absorbing heat and sunlight and providing shade that helps keep it cool.

Roof: The top floor features a covered, outdoor entertaining space with panoramic views of the Mumbai skyline as well as the Arabian Sea. On those days when it’s too hot, or cold, an interior space with floor-to-ceiling windows provides the same luxury.

Source – Forbes -

Masters Management Consultants was associated with Antilia for providing the PMC of the specialised SPA and Fitness areas.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

The Imperial Club by Taj

The 'twin towers' in Tardeo has become the first residential complex in the city to have a super luxury clubhouse entirely managed by a 5-star hotel chain, the Taj Group. The 30,000 square foot clubhouse open for use exclusively to the residents  of Imperial Towers or the Twin Towers.

With the club's opening, Imperial has become the only private residential address in India that can claim to extend five star hospitality to its residents. ImperialTo begin with, members can enjoy services such as the swimming pool, gymnasium, kid's play area, table tennis, billiards, squash, cards room, music room, library, lounge and board games and a golf simulator.

The club will cater to residents who are corporate biggies like Adil Zainulbhai, formerly McKinsey India's chairman, Shikha Sharma, MD & CEO, Axis Bank and Deepak Parekh, chairman, HDFC Ltd.
About the The Imperial Club

Welcome is a word that goes beyond a mere gesture or acknowledgement. It’s the feeling of entering a space that feels so familiar and yet so magnificent no matter how often you walk in. It’s a place that anticipates your every whim and fancy and responds to you intuitively. Walk into a welcome at the Grand Reception Lobby.

Club Experiences – Sport your Attitude
Leisure (Indooor Games, Fitness Center, Pool, Library, Card Room), Kidszone and Food & Wine.

Spa & Salon – Mind, Body and Spirit
The Imperial Club is home to The Spa - a unique Indian spa brand developed by the iconic Taj Group. By instilling an acute understanding of the body, mind and spirit into its offerings,The Spa expertly blends ancient Indian healing traditions with all the comforts of a modern luxury spa experience.

In true Indian tradition, The Spa believes in the time-honoured adage ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’. The exquisite traditional and royal Indian ethos of The Spa is accentuated through holistic spa experiences, enlivening and meaningful rituals and ceremonies and unique natural products that are integrated with the experiences.

To quote the très chic Coco Chanel, “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” Our talented and highly trained salon staff will help you find a style that is distinctively you.

So when you step out, you always step out in style.

Grand Events – Exclusive events
Meetings - State-of-the-art facilities for highest productivity. Greatest comforts for assured convenience. Winning space for inspired creativity. Efficient services for every business need.
Every first impression counts. Make yours count as you conduct your next meeting here.
Our business centre has everything you need to successfully carry out official dialogues to achieve your business goals.

The Studio - The studio is an aesthetically designed, contemporary & ultra-stylish space which can be used for multiple purposes. From latest blockbusters to favorite classics, you can enjoy all the movies in this exquisite studio. Moreover, with its calming & peaceful environment, this indulgent space offers a perfect setting for you to conduct your yoga sessions.

Banquets - If you are planning to hold a meeting, training session or convention in Mumbai, The Imperial Club invites you to discover its contemporary, avant garde venues.
Our banquet halls offer a blend of opulence and flexibility, and are kitted out with ultramodern technology to help your events run with ease and efficiency.
At The Imperial Club, we provide you with all the essential ingredients to ensure your meeting or conference event is a memorable success.

The Imperial Suites – Lap of Luxury
Luxury Suite – Lets your guests experience luxury at the Club.
Allow them to sink into the finest, hand-crafted furniture. Let them sleep, ensconced in sheets of silk. Show them how to revel in the lap of luxury. At The Imperial Club, luxury hospitality is an everyday experience.

Room – At Imperial Club, Deluxe & Superior rooms are a magnificent blend of contemporary luxury & exceptional comfort. These rooms are extremely spacious and are perfect for those looking for an extra special accommodation. Equipped with all the modern technology & sumptuous bespoke interiors, these rooms offer all the modern creature comforts to ensure an ultra-luxurious stay.

Masters Management Consultants was  associated with the “Twin Towers” to provide Project Management and Cost Consultancy services to the flagship project.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Project Management Role in Super High rise Building Projects

Project Management Role in Super High rise Building Projects

According to experts, as cities gear up to cope with the increasing population, the tall building may well become the new normal, not by choice, but by default.
Construction of high rise buildings had long been sought by human beings and has been actually realized. The realization and development of high rise buildings has been possible due to the advancement of the engineering area such as the advent of steel, elevators and high strength concrete along with the increased buying-power and human passion. The construction of high rise buildings first began in Chicago in the early 20th century and has been led by countries like the US and Canada.


New Udyog Mandir, 
Kamanwala Chambers No.2, 
Unit No. 7, Ground Floor, 
Mugal Road, Mahim (West)
Mumbai - 400 016

Contact -
Phone Number - +91 22 64567600

Friday, 31 July 2015

Insights on Project management process for Hotel development

Tourism and hospitality, a key sector of the Indian economy, plays a key role in the growth of Brand India. It is important to realize up front that there is much more to the process than only construction and operation of the Hotel.

New Udyog Mandir, 
Kamanwala Chambers No.2, 
Unit No. 7, Ground Floor, 
Mugal Road, Mahim (West)
Mumbai - 400 016

Contact -
Phone Number - +91 22 64567600