Ms Alpa Sheth

Managing Director, VMS Consultants Pvt Ltd, Mumbai

Areas of Interest:

Earthquake Engineering, Structural design, Disaster Management, Tall Buildings Design, Heritage Conservation, Teaching (Structural Engineering to Architects), Policy Making .


Tall Buildings; Earthquake Engineering, Structural Conservation of Heritage Buildings, Policy Making for Disaster Management

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

Ms Alpa Sheth is Managing Director of VMS Consultants Pvt. Ltd and Partner, Vakil Mehta Sheth Consulting Engineers, Mumbai since over 20 years.

Ms Sheth Chairs the Academic Council at Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture (KRVIA), Mumbai. She has been Member, Research Council of CBRI, Roorkee (Central Building Research Institute), and Member Research Council of SERC, Chennai. She is currently serving on Board of Governors of the Maharashtra government's Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) -Heritage Conservation Society. She has been Seismic Advisor, Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority and has been in various advisory roles to the Gujarat Government since 2001 Bhuj earthquake up until 2015.

Ms Sheth is Member of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Committee for Earthquake Codes (CED 39), BIS Committee for Special Structures (CED 38) and Cyclone Resistant Structures Sectional Committee. (CED 57). She is Principal Co-ordinator and Chair of BIS Sub-Committee for Tall Buildings Code for India for (BIS) Special Structures Sectional Committee CED 38.

Alpa Sheth has been on numerous World Bank Post-Disaster Reconnaissance Teams including for the Great West Japan Earthquake, Great Sumatra Earthquake amongst others.

She is Founding Trustee of Structural Engineering Forum of India (which has over 21,000 subscribers in 2016, the single largest Structural Engineering Organisation in India) and Founding Trustee of Children's Liver Foundation, India. .

Professional Experience:

  • Managing Director
  • VMS Consultants Pvt Ltd, Mumbai.


Tall Buildings, BIS Codes, Disaster Management, Architecture, Heritage Conservation, Public Policy.


Contact Information


VMS Consultants Pvt Ltd, 83,
Sakhar Bhavan, 230 Nariman Point, Mumbai-400021
Phone: 022-61725200

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  • B. E, Civil Engineering, 1984, University of Mumbai (VJTI)
  • M.E, Civil Engineering, 1987, University of California, Berkeley, USA


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • ACCE SIMPLEX Award 2004 for Innovative Design of Structure
  • Vishwakarma Award- CIDC Industry Doyen Award 2014.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated I: Civil Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2009

Year of Birth: 1963