TAK Mathews has over 3 decades experience in the construction and vertical transportation industry. His exposure extends to all aspects of the vertical transportation industry covering projects and construction, service and modernization and planning and sales of elevators and escalators. He is widely traveled and has exposure to international vertical transportation practices and processes. He is familiar with most equipment and latest technology. As a qualified Civil Engineer with hands – on experience in all aspects of the vertical transportation industry, Mathews is perfectly positioned to understand the compulsions of the Developer, Architect and the Project Engineers and balance it with the constraints and language of the vertical transportation manufacturers. His study of transportation engineering also helps him better understand the principle of traffic analysis. He has also undergone training in traffic analysis and simulation for elevators. Mathews has conducted workshops and seminars on the subject of vertical transportation- technological advancements in the field as well as on the subject of traffic analysis. He has also made presentations across Europe and the USA. Mathews is a representative on the P-4 panel of the ET25 committee constituted by the Bureau of Indian Standards for rewriting the Elevator & Escalators Codes. He is the Convener of the Panel for writing codes for Lifts and Escalators, CED 46:P16 of the National Building Codes. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers (FIE). He is a member of the
- International Association of Elevator Consultants (IAEC)
- National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities International USA (NAESAI)
- International Association of Elevator Engineers (IAEE)
- Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
- Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)
- Consulting Engineers’ Association of India (CEAI)
- Fire Safety Association of India
(Affiliated to FIDIC - Federation Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils)
Mathews has done his engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), MBA from the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (India). He is also an alumnus of IMD, Lausanne (Switzerland).
Mathews is the founder Editor of Elevator World India and the co-founder of the Elevator & Escalator Safety Trust (EEST), a nonprofit entity set up with the objective of training users on safe practices while using elevators, escalators and moving walks.
Mathews is one of the first vertical transportation consultants worldwide to be approved as a Qualified Elevator Consultant and the only Qualified Elevator Consultant in Asia. He is also a Certified Elevator Inspection Supervisor and a board member of the IAEC and IAEE.