Background

SMV Engineers was founded by Muni Vimawala and Nihar Doctor in 2007 with a vision of creating a brand in structural engineering that can be relied upon. The firm was named after Late Mr. Shailesh M. Vimawala, once a renowned structural engineer in the city of Surat. He was also the role model for both founders and inspired them to pursue structural engineering.

Mr.Shailesh Vimawala was born in 1936 in a small village named Varad near Surat. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from L.D. Engineering in Ahmedabad in 1957 and went to USA for further studies. He attended University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, MI from 1957 to 1959 and earned MSE in Structural Engineering. He worked for a few years in the USA and returned to India in 1962. He subsequently established his consulting firm S M Vimawala & Associates in Surat and designed many structures. The firm later closed due to his untimely accidental death in 1987.     

To keep his legacy alive, both founders decided to name the firm in his initials as a gesture of acknowledging his inspiration on their lives.  

Mr. Muni Vimawala lives in USA and works with PSM Engineers. Though not connected to SMV Engineers in any way, he guides the firm in all technical matters.

Mr. Nihar Doctor lives in Surat and manages the SMV Engineers.