VK BUILDING SERVICES: The Fastest Growing MEP Contracting Firm in India

L Vivekananda,Managing Director

L Vivekananda

Managing Director

Established in early 2005 as VK HVAC Systems and later being renamed as VK Building Services Pvt. Ltd. in 2009, the journey of this Bangalore based firm is nothing less than a reflection of how humble beginnings lead to greater things. A recognized MEP solution provider, VK Building Services has established itself as a leading player in the MEP space, offering unique range of contracting and maintenance services to the industry along with engineering design support on occasion.

Faithful to its Intent
As per a report, the value of Indian real estate projects that touched US $100 billion in 2010 is expected to touch $265 billion in 2020. Frost & Sullivan analysis also states that if we factor in total construction projects valued at $265 billion, then at least 25 percent of the construction value can be attributed to MEP design and works. Clearly, the growth of the construction sector in India is putting forward wider opportunities for the MEP services market. Cashing on this opportunity, VK Building Services expanded organically from being HVAC Engineers into a Turnkey MEP Contracting organization.

VK Building Services expanded organically from being HVAC Engineers into a Turnkey MEP Contracting organization

“In India, construction is largely unregulated, this allows for loss of efficiency across processes, from sourcing of skilled labor to execution of the simplest fabrication on site. Standardized processes and delivery aren’t the norms on most construction sites. At VKBS, we are tackling this by establishing our own pre-fabrication unit,” says L. Vivekananda, Managing Director, VK Building Services. Keeping up with this objective, a piece of land for a pre-fabricated systems assembly unit at Gudipalli, Andhra Pradesh has been acquired and construction is
underway. By April 2020, the unit will commence offering end to end pre-fabricated solutions for our projects. A Team of Go-Getters Led by a team of skilled professionals with strong technical expertise, VK Building Services provides solutions from concept to commissioning in critical MEP Projects across key sectors, supported by a competent sales force, skilled project personnel, and committed service team enabling VKBS to operate across 17 states out of offices in all major cities.

“What started as a humble effort to be able to make a difference in the quality of deliveries to our clients, is now a 450+ team of specialists who are also exploring turnkey interior solutions, real estate, and EPC contracting. That’s why our motto has always been ‘Tried & Trusted’, and we stand by it till this day,” speaks L. Vivekananda.

As a mid-segment company offering MEP and Interiors contracting services, VKBS enjoys the unique distinction of being a process-driven company with a personal approach. Its 4-level monitoring system ensures that everyone from the engineers on site, to the leadership, are clued in on all facets of our projects. The firm constantly nurtures talent and up-skills its staff to achieve the ‘90:90:90’ ratio, i.e. 90 percent work completed in 90 days flat with a reduction of 90% on-site labor dependencies. The company also strives to engineer change in the communities where it works, especially by advancing education and sports and engaging with them to find constructive ways to ensure food security for the children.

A Cut Above the Rest
VK Building Services’ integrated approach to project delivery coupled with maximizing of pre-fabricated systems sets it apart progressively in an industry that is largely unregulated. VKBS achieved this with early adoption of BIM (Building Information Modeling) for engineering drawings which aids in effectively delivering their commitments and serving the market along this continuum. “This isn’t the only thing we do differently. At VKBS, we sum up our approach to innovation and troubleshooting the deficiency in quality from older methods, as ‘ENGINEERING CHANGE’. We apply this philosophy at every level of the project delivery process to ensure execution within the least time while upholding quality and safety standards at all times,” shares L. Vivekananda.

Leading the Change
VK Building Services sure had had a busy year including completing work on Sattva Knowledge City, My Home Bhooja, Goldman Sachs My Homegroup, K Raheja Corp., Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Nvidia, Columbia Asia Hospitals, AstraZeneca, Taj Group of Hotels, JMC Projects, ABB India, Sify Technologies & NetApp India and other projects, thus closing FY 18-19 with a revenue of INR 363 Cr and a sizeable order book exceeding INR 600+Cr.

Having full-fledged offices in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Mumbai with experience of
working across 17 states across the country for various applications, the firm now aims to consolidate its offering of Interior services with its strong MEP background to provide its customers with a one-stop solution Signing off, Vivekananda says, “We are a young, vibrant and goal-oriented team. Our project delivery focuses on Design Intent, Implementing High-Quality Standards to complete the project on-time and support it through the life cycle of every component. We’re also early adopters
by nature when it comes to technology. It’s what gives us the confidence to tell our clients to “Dream the Dream, we’ll help you realize it."