DR.L.S.Jayagopal M.Tech., P.hD., FIV.,

Managing Director

Dr.L.S.Jayagopal (63 years) graduated in BE (Civil Engg.) in 1965 from PSG Colleges of Technology, then under University of Madras. He took his M.Tech. degree in Structural Engineering from IIT, Madras in 1967. He was awarded the Presidents Gold Medal for his outstanding performance in the M.Tech. Programme. Later he obtained his Ph.D degree in 1978 from the University of Madras.

Starting as a Lecture at PSG College of Technology in 1967, he had risen to the position of Professor & Dean of Civil Engineering, over an academic career of 33 years, before his retirement in 2001 June.

He has a very rich research experience having successfully guided more than 90 PG projects and three PhDs. He has to his credit about 59 technical papers published in reputed journals or presented in conference. He was so far published three books and three monographs. One of his books “Basics in Structural Design”, written in Tamil, was published by the Tamil University, Thanjavur.

Dr.L.S.Jayagopal has proved his class in the area of R & D and Consultancy as well. He has designed and overseen the construction of a number of RC, Brick masonry and Steel Structures all over the country, having introduced many novel features in the structures, one of the landmark being the structural design for the Worlds largest column free exhibition hall of 10,000 sq.mtrs at the CODISSA INTEC grounds as appeared in Limca Book of Record.

Dr.L.S.Jayagopal has been specializing in forms and structures needed for cost and weight reduction like lattice purlins, double plane trusses, pyramids & vaulted structures. He specializes in Reinforced Brick Masonry Structures, a viable alternative for ordinary masonry structures whose major application in water retaining structures.

He has also undertaken Distress Monitoring and Rehabilitation of a large number of structures including three structures affected by the several bomb blasts in Coimbatore in 1998. He is a member of various Technical Committee appointed by the Government of Tamilnadu such as distress monitoring of the roof of Madurai Meenakshiamman Temple,Tamilnadu Housing Board & Rehabilitation of contour canal of PWD Tamilnadu, etc…

He is an active member of ISTE and he was the Past Chairman of the Institution of Engineers (India), Coimbatore Local center.

He has been awarded with outstanding Engineers Award (Institution of Engineers, Coimbatore), Eminent Engineer 2008 as “Bharatharathna Sir M.Visvesvaraya Award” (IRICO group of companies) & Innovative Civil Engineer Award (Coimbatore Civil Engineers Association).

He is also Visiting Professor of a host of engineering colleges.