Advanced Construction Informatics and Management Lab


Advanced Construction Informatics and Management Lab - The Idea

At our Lab, we are passionate about understanding the challenges related to construction and infrastructure management. We are driven by the passion to make construction practices, technologies and processes better, efficient and safe. The research themes at the lab are dedicated to some particular domains to this effect. Please contact us if you feel motivated to work with cutting edge technologies in various domains of construction management.



Updates
Prof. Venkata Santosh Kumar Delhi is promoted as an Associate professor
Prof. Venkata Santosh Kumar Delhi is selected for the position of "Anantrao Jagtap Chair in Construction Management"
Kishor completed his pre-synopsis on "Construction Safety Performance Measurement Framework for Building Projects"
Abhishek completed his pre-synopsis on "Automated Optimized Site Layout Planning for Construction Projects"
Vijayetha and Murali presented two papers at Indian Lean Construction Conference (ILCC 2021)
Kishor presented a paper at Integrated Delivery of the Built Environment (IDoBE 2021) International Conference
Prof. Venkata Santosh Kumar Delhi recieved the Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award for the year 2021
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Associate Professor &
Anantrao Jagtap Chair in Construction Management
Construction Technology and Management
Department of Civil Engineering
IIT Bombay
Phone: (+91-22) 2576 5325

Work E-mail:
venkatad[at]iitb.ac.in
venkatad[at]civil.iitb.ac.in

Profile links:
LinkedIn: Venkata Santosh K. Delhi
ORCID: 0000-0002-9588-4130
Google Scholar: Link
ResearchGate: Link

Short Bio
Venkata Santosh Kumar Delhi is an Associate Professor at Civil Engineering Department at IIT Bombay. He has obtained his PhD in Construction Management from Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras. He is also an alumni of IIT Madras having graduated with a Bachelor’s of Technology in Civil Engineering as topper of the batch. He was also a Fulbright Nehru Doctoral and Professional Research Fellow at Global Projects Center, Stanford University, USA in 2012.

Currently, he is part of the Construction Technology and Management Specialization in Civil Engineering Department, IIT Bombay. His research interests include Information Management on Large Engineering Projects. Particularly, he works on Building Information Modelling (BIM), AI/ML applications in Construction Management, Construction Contract Management, AR/VR/MR applications to Construction Safety and Planning. He is also actively involved in a number of projects that aim at providing policy and strategy guidance to various governmental agencies and private companies.

Education:
  • B. Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT Madras (2002-06)
  • Fullbright Visiting Student Researcher at Global Projects Center in Stanford University (2012)
  • PhD in Building Technology and Construction Management Division of Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras (2009-14)

Industry Experience:
  • Associate, Headstong India (2006-07)
  • Senior Associate, Morgan Stanley (2008-09)

Academic Experience:
  • Senior Project Officer, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (2014-15)
  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (2015-2022)
  • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (2022-)

Courses Taught:
  • Autum Semester
    • CE 482 - Construction management (2015-)
    • CE 717 - Construction Planning and Control (2016-2020)
  • Spring Semester
    • CE 707 Advanced Construction Management (2016)
    • CE 338 Estimation and Materials Testing Laboratory (2016-2017)
    • CE 725 Construction Economics and Finance (2017-)
    • CE 719 Construction Contracts (2017-)
    • CE 722 Construction Management Studio (2017-)
  • Other Courses
    • CE 792 - Communication Skills (2015-2017)

Awards Recieved:

  • 2021 - Department Excellence in Teaching Award, Civil Engineering Department, IIT Bombay
  • 2019 - Best Paper Award, Indian Lean Construction Conference (ILCC) 2019
  • 2019 - Runner up Best Paper, PMI India Research and Academic Conference 2019
  • 2012 - Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and Professional Research Fellow at Global Projects Center, Stanford University, USA
  • 2012 - Best original research article award, Engineering Projects Organizations Society, USA
  • 2006 - L&T Endowment Prize for academic achievement in Civil Engineering, IIT Madras
  • 2002-2006 - Pratibha Scholarship, Government of Andhra Pradesh

Invited Talks:

Research Interests: Broad themes of research
(Please visit research section of the lab for more details)
  • Technology solutions and Digitalization in Construction Management
  • Construction Contract Management
  • Infrastructure Project Governance
  • Organization in Construction Projects and Infrastructure Sustainability
  • Pedagogy and use of technology in Civil Engineering Education

Peer Review:
  • Journal of Construction Engineering and Managment
  • Journal of Infrastructure Systems
  • Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution
  • Automation in Construciton
  • Engineering Construction and Architecture Management
  • Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A

Conferences Organised:
  • 2020 - The 6th PMI Research and Academic Virtual Conference 2021, link here


Post Doctoral Researchers
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Dr. Tharun Dolla

Institute Post Doctoral Reserach Fellow
Research Areas: Infrastructure Management and PPPs

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Dr. Kishor S. Bhagwat

Institute Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Research Area: Construction Safety Management, VR in Construction Safety Education

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Dr. Abhishek Raj Singh

Research Associate
Research Area: Site Layout Planning in Construction

Ph.D. Students
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Murali

Research Area: Contract Disputes and Alternate Dispute Resolution.

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Jeetu Soneji

Research Area: Innovation and Disaster Resilience in Construction

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Vijayeta

Research Area: Interface Management in Infrastructure Project Management

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Ankan

Research Area: BIM and Compliance


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Sudheer

Research Area: Fatigue in Construction

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Saini

Research Area: Innovations and Lean in Construction Management

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Vinay

Reserach Area: Contract Disputes and Dispute Avoidance

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Samarjeet

Research Area: LIDAR, UAV Photogrammetry applications in Heritage BIM


M.Tech. Students
Alumni
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Pranav

Precise Traffic Forecasting for infrastructure projects

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Vivek Nawle

Legal Skills in Government Engineers

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Raygina Lepcha

Supply Chain Management in Construction

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Birat Gautam

Construction Safety Management


Core Research Areas

Infrastructure Project Governance
Organization in Construction Projects and Infrastructure Sustainability
Pedagogy
Pedagogy and use of technology in Civil Engineering Education
Publications
Journal Articles

  1. Ganesh Devkar, Venkata Santosh Kumar Delhi, Vinod Ramanarayanan, Suchismita Goswami & Thillai Rajan A (2022) Improving access and quality of civic infrastructure and amenities: how effective are the different interventions? A synthesis of the findings from meta analysis studies, Journal of Development Effectiveness, DOI: 10.1080/19439342.2022.2143857
  2. Jagannathan, M., Nawle, V., Malla, V., & Delhi, V. S. K. (2022). Role of Case Laws in Claim Management and Contracts. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 14(4), 04522025.
  3. Karmakar, A., Singh, A. R., & Delhi, V. S. K. (2022). Automated route planning for construction site utilizing Building Information Modeling. Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon), 27(40), 827-844.
  4. Malla, V. and Delhi, V. S. K. (2022), "Determining interconnectedness of barriers to interface management on large construction projects". Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, Vol. ahead-of-pring, No. ahead-of-print (accepted)
  5. Jagannathan, M., Roy, D. & Delhi, V. S. K. (2022), "Application of NLP-based topic modeling to analyse unstructured text data in annual reports of construction contracting companies", Computer Society of India Transactions in ICT, Vol. ahead of print, No. ahead-of-print https://doi.org/10.1007/s40012-022-00355-w
  6. Karmarkar, O.D., Krishnan, S.G., Delhi, V. S. K. and Velaga, N.R.R. (2022), "Risk assessment of underground and elevated metro projects from clients' and contractors' perspective", Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-07-2021-0098
  7. Malla, V., Jagannathan, M. and Delhi, V. S. K. (2022). BIM-Specific Prequalification Criteria in Construction Projects: Exploring the Nature and Timeline of Their Inclusion. ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction. 14(2), pp. 49-56.
  8. Malla, V., Jagannathan, M., & Delhi, V. S. K. (2022). Identification of BIM Dimension-Specific Contract Clauses in EPC Turnkey Projects. ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 14(1), 04521040.
  9. Bhagwat, K., Delhi, V. S. K., and Nanthagopalan, P. (2022). Construction Safety Performance Measurement Using Leading Indicator-based Jobsite Safety Inspection Method-A Case Study of Building Construction Project. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (available online), https://doi.org/10.1080/10803548.2021.2012350.
  10. Delhi, V. S. K., Devkar, G., Narayanan, S., Devaraj, R., Ayyangar, A. and Thillai, R.A. (2022), WASH for all: A systematic review on physiological and sociological characterization framework segmentation in WASH policies, programmes and projects. Development Policy Review 40(3), https://doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12585
  11. Padhy, J., Jagannathan, M. and Kumar Delhi, V.S., 2021. Application of natural language processing to automatically identify exculpatory clauses in construction contracts. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 13(4). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)LA.1943-4170.0000505
  12. Bhagwat, K., Kumar, P., & Delhi, V. S. K. (2021). Usability of Visualization Platform--Based Safety Training and Assessment Modules for Engineering Students and Construction Professionals. Journal of Civil Engineering Education, 147(2), 4020016.
  13. Bhagwat, K., & Delhi, V. S. K. (2021). Review of construction safety performance measurement methods and practices: a science mapping approach. International Journal of Construction Management, 1–15.https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2021.1924456
  14. Jagannathan, M., Quapp, U., & Delhi, V. S. K. (2021). Litigation Risk Transfer Mechanisms in Construction Dispute Resolution Process: Cross-Case Analysis. ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 13(3), 4521018.
  15. Jagannathan, M., & Delhi, V. S. K. (2021). Identifying focus areas to decode the decision to litigate contractual disputes in construction. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-01-2021-0014
  16. Bhagwat, K., & Delhi, V. S. K. (2021). Investigation of multi-level safety culture in the indian construction industry: a multi-level employees’ perception based approach. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 1–20.Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.https://doi.org/10.1080/10803548.2021.1956184
  17. Karmakar, A., & Delhi, V. S. K. (2021).. Construction 4.0: what we know and where we are headed. Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon), 26(28), 526–545.
  18. Agrawal, A. K., Jagannathan, M., & Delhi, V. S. K. (2021). Control Focus in Standard Forms: An Assessment through Text Mining and NLP. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 13(1), 4520040.
  19. Jagnnathan, M., & Delhi, V. S. K. (2020). Perceptions of Stakeholders on the ‘Redraftability’ of Construction Contracts. IIM Kozhikode Society \& Management Review.
  20. Delhi, V. S. K., & Mahalingam, A. (2020). Relating Institutions and Governance Strategies to Project Outcomes: Study on Public--Private Partnerships in Infrastructure Projects in India. Journal of Management in Engineering, 36(6), 4020076.
  21. Delhi, V. S. K., Sankarlal, R., & Thomas, A. (2020). Detection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) compliance on construction site using Computer Vision based Deep Learning techniques. Frontiers in Built Environment, 136.
  22. Rai, H., Jagannathan, M., & Delhi, V. S. K. (2020). Claim tenability assessment in Indian real estate projects using ANN and decision tree models. Built Environment Project and Asset Management.
  23. Jagannathan, M., & Delhi, V. S. K. (2020). Litigation in construction contracts: Literature review. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 12(1), 3119001.
  24. Akshaya Ayyangar Sriharini Narayanan, R. D. V. S. K. G. D. \& T. R. A. (2019). Target segmentation in WASH policies, programmes and projects: a systematic review. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 11(1), 43–67.
  25. Jagannathan, M., & Delhi, V. S. K. (2019). Litigation proneness of dispute resolution clauses in construction contracts. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 11(3), 4519011.
  26. Singh, A. R., & Delhi, V. S. K. (2018). User behaviour in AR-BIM-based site layout planning. International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 11(3), 221–244.
  27. Delhi, V. S. K., & Mahalingam, A. (2017). Factors influencing the post-award governance of PPP projects: A proposed framework. Engineering Project Organization Journal, 7, 114–134.
  28. Delhi, V. S. K., Mahalingam, A., & Palukuri, S. (2012). Governance issues in BOT based PPP infrastructure projects in India. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 2(2), 234–249.
  29. Mahalingam, A., & Delhi, V. S. K. (2012). A contested organizational field perspective of the diffusion of public–private partnership regimes: evidence from India. Engineering Project Organization Journal, 2(3), 171–186. https://doi.org/10.1080/21573727.2012.706749

Book Chapters
  1. Malla V., Delhi V.S.K. (2022) Inhibitors to Interface Management Implementation: Perceptions of Construction Stakeholders. In: Marano G.C., Ray Chaudhuri S., Unni Kartha G., Kavitha P.E., Prasad R., Achison R.J. (eds) Proceedings of SECON’21. SECON 2021. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 171. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80312-4_58
  2. Acharya, S., Bhatt, A. N., Chakrabarti, A., Delhi, V. S. K., Diehl, J. C., Mota, N., Jurelionis, A., & Subra, R. (2021). Design Thinking as a strategy to inculcate Problem-based Learning (PBL) in undergraduate education across South Asian Universities. In Design for Tomorrow—Volume 2 (pp. 547–559). Springer, Singapore.
  3. Acharya, S., Bhatt, A. N., Chakrabarti, A., Delhi, V. S. K., Diehl, J. C., van Andel, E., Jurelionis, A., Stasiuliene, L., Costa, L. D. J., & Subra, R. (2021). Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in Undergraduate Education: Design Thinking to Redesign Courses. In Design for Tomorrow—Volume 2 (pp. 349–360). Springer, Singapore.
Technical Reports
  1. Annamalai, T.R., Devkar, G. A., Delhi, V.S.K., Ramanarayanan, V., and Goswami, S., (2017), ͞How effective are interventions which seek to improve access and quality of civic infrastructure and amenities? What are the key characteristics of successful interventions in urban areas?͟ - A Rapid Evidence Summary, London: EPPI Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London. link here
  2. Annamalai, TR, Narayanan, S, Devkar, G, Delhi, VSK, Devaraj, R, Ayyangar, A and Mahalingam, A, 2017. Incorporating the life cycle approach into WASH policies and programmes: A systematic review. 3ie Systematic Review 35. London: International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), U.K. Link here
Peer Reviewed Conference Articles
  1. Bhagwat, K., and Delhi V. S. K., (2021), "An Investigation Of Safety Climate, Behavior, And Performance Studies In Construction", IDoBEIC 2021, UK.
  2. Malla, V., Karmakar, A., Jagannathan, M., & Delhi, V.S.K., (2021). BIM Drivers for Industry 4.0 in Construction – Towards a Leaner Outcome. Proceedings of ILCC 2021, p 103-111.
  3. Malla, V., Jagannathan, M., & Kumar Delhi, V.S.K., (2021).Synergies between Circular Economy and Lean practices in Built Environment.Proceedings of ILCC 2021, p 640-649.
  4. A. R. Singh, A. Karmakar, and V. S. K. Delhi , (2020) "Decision Support System for Site Layout Planning," 37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), 2020,
  5. A. R. Singh and V. S. K. Delhi, (2020) "AR Enabled Informative Design to Plan Site Layouts," 54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 2020,
  6. P. Lodaya, A. R. Singh, and V. S. K. Delhi , (2020) "Multiple Tower Crane Selection methodology utilizing Genetic Algorithm," 37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), 2020
  7. Singh, A. R., & Kumar Delhi, V. S. K, (2020) "Automated BIM Based SLP for Construction Sites.," ASCE Construction Research Congress 2020: Computer Applications , 2020, Reston, VA, USA,
  8. Bhagwat, K. and Delhi, V.S.K, (2020) "A Scientometric Review of Global Construction Safety Management Research," National Conference on Advances in Construction Management, 2020, Pune
  9. Bhagwat K. and Delhi V.S.K,. (2019), "Perception of construction Stakeholders towards applicability of BIM to ensure project safety during planning and execution phase", Proceedings of 19th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality(CONVR 2019)
  10. Jayarama H., Kalaiyarasan, T., Solomon, P.S.J., Dharankar, S., and Delhi, Venkata Santosh Kumar, (2019) "Implementation of Lean Construction at Mumbai Metro Line 3 UGC-07," Indian Lean Construction Conference, 2019, Pune
  11. Jayarama H., Kalaiyarasan, T., Solomon, P.S.J., Dharankar, S., and Delhi, Venkata Santosh Kumar, (2019) "Last Planner System in Construction," Indian Lean Construction Conference, 2019, Pune
  12. Jayarama H., Kalaiyarasan, T., Solomon, P.S.J., Dharankar, S., and Delhi, Venkata Santosh Kumar, (2019) "Value Stream Mapping in Construction ," Indian Lean Construction Conference, 2019, Pune
  13. Shah, J., Devkar, G., Patil P., Joshi, H., Jayarajan S., and Delhi, V. S. K., (2019) "Matrix of Measure: Assessing Last Planner System Effectiveness," Indian Lean Construction Conference, 2019, Pune, Best Paper Award
  14. Mingzhu Wang, P Wong, Han Luo, Sudip Kumar, V Delhi, J Cheng, (2019) "Predicting Safety Hazards Among Construction Workers and Equipment Using Computer Vision and Deep Learning Techniques," ISARC. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, 2019, Calgary, Canada
  15. AR Singh, Y Patil, VSK Delhi, (2019) "Optimizing Site Layout Planning utilizing Building Information Modelling," ISARC. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, 2019, Calgary, Canada,
  16. Singh, A. R. and Delhi, V. S. K., (2018) "Site Layout Planning Waste’ Typology and Its Handling Through AR-BIM Concept: A Lean Approach," 26th Annual Conference of International Group for Lean Construction, 2018, Chennai
  17. Raghavan, N., Varghese, K., Mahalingam, A., and Delhi, V. S. K.,(2018) "Simulation Exercise for Collaborative Planning System / Last Planner System (COLPLASSE)," 26th Annual Conference of International Group for Lean Construction
  18. Singh, A. R., Suthar, V., and Delhi, V. S. K (2017) "Augmented Reality (AR) Based Approach to Achieve an Optimal Site Layout in Construction Projects," ISARC, 2017, Taiwan
  19. Bhagavat, K. S., and Delhi, V. S. K., (2017) "Safe Construction Sites: A Comparative Of Worker And Management Perspectives From India," ARCOM, 2017, London, UK
  20. Delhi, V. S. K., Raghavan, N., Mahalingam, A., and Varghese, K., (2017) "Initial Euphoria To Sustained Change – Mainstreaming Lean Culture," IGLC, 2017, Spain
  21. Delhi, V. S. K.,and Singh, V., (2017) "Our BIM or Their BIM - What does BIM adoption in construction organizations mean?," EPOC, 2017, Lake Tahoe, California, USA,
  22. Srivatsva, D., Saini, V. K., Delhi, V. S. K., and Raghavan, N., (2017) "Influence of perceptions of team players on innovations in projects – A case of Lean implementation in India," EPOC, 2017, Lake Tahoe, California, USA,
  23. Delhi, V. S. K., and Devkar, G. A., (2017) "Enablers And Inhibitors Of Lean Construction In Indian Construction Projects," ILCC, 2017, IIT Madras, Chennai, India,
  24. Raghavan N, Delhi, Venkata S K., Mahalingam A., Varghese K (2016), "Introducing Lean construction philosophy in E-P-C phases of a large industrial project," International Group for Lean Construction, 2016, Boston, USA
  25. Delhi, Venkata Santosh Kumar and Mahalingam, Ashwin (2015), "Relating institutions and governance strategies to project outcomes: a study on Public-Private Partnerships in infrastructure projects in India," Engineering Projects Organizations Conference, 2015, Edinborough, UK.
  26. Delhi, Venkata S. K., and Mahalingam A. (2014), “Publicness in PPP Projects: A Tale of Two Water Supply PPP projects in India”, Engineering Project Organizations Conference 2014.
  27. Delhi, Venkata S. K., and Mahalingam A. (2013), “Post award project governance in public-private partnerships in infrastructure projects”, Engineering Project Organizations Conference 2013.
  28. Delhi, Venkata S. K., and Mahalingam A. (2012), “Institutional Issues Related to Project Governance of Infrastructure PPP Projects in India”, Conference Proceeding Paper, Construction Research Congress 2012: Construction Challenges in a Flat World. Section: Organizational and Labor Issues, pp. 1481-1490, DOI: 10.1061/9780784412329.149
  29. Delhi, Venkata S. K, and Mahalingam A. (2011), “Organizational Field configurations for state level Public Private Partnership Programs in India”, Working Paper Proceedings, Engineering Project Organizations Conference 2011
  30. Delhi, Venkata S. K., Palukuri, S., and Mahalingam A. (2010), “Governance Issues in Public Private Partnerships in Infrastructure Projects in India”, Working Paper Proceedings, Engineering Project Organizations Conference 2010.

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