He has the energy and temperament to match his name. Maneck Engineer builds both in the workplace and in the community
A name to reckon with in the Parsi community, Maneck Hormusjee Engineer, vice president of Godrej and Boyce Construction Division is an engineer and architect by profession and has designed and executed works including industrial sheds, residential quarters, schools, club house, hospital etc. at Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli (E) on a grand scale.
It would be no exaggeration to say that he has helped turn the area into a landmark township with refreshingly pollution free and tranquil surroundings, with his imagination and planning skills, As head of the Construction Division, he plans, designs and executes projects in civil engineering that has resulted in over 3 million sq. ft. of industrial buildings, almost 3 million sq. ft. of residential buildings and over 1 million sq. ft. of commercial and ancillary structure, not just in Mumbai but elsewhere in the country as well.
Maneck Engineer has been the architect and structural engineer for Godrej Baug project, off Napean Sea road, comprising over 480 flats and including a fire temple. The project was undertaken by Pirojsha Godrej Foundation on behalf of Bombay Parsi Punchayet and carried out departmentally at cost. He was also responsible for design and construction of Gilder Baug, a 60 tenement colony in Andheri (E).
As an environmentalist, his concern about environment has ld to him being on the committee of the Soonabai Pirojsha Godrej Ecological Marine Park which has provided a ‘green world’ to the region that is conforting as well as admirable. He is also the trustee of Soonabai Pirojsha Godrej Foundation, Banaji Atash Behram at Charni Road, Mewawalla Agiary, Byculla and B.C. Batliwalla Agiary at Tardeo.
In this world so hard-pressed for time, this engineer architect manages to make himself available for everyone, not least the members of his own small community. His belief? That Parsis can thrive and prosper anywhere on this planet in spite of their tiny numbers!