Mr. Roopesh Pugalendi is a graduate student at Columbia University pursuing a Masters degree in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Construction Engineering and Management. His undergraduate degree, a Bachelors of Civil Engineering, was conferred by the Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu (India). Mr. Pugalendi has worked as an intern at GEK Terna-CGCE JV in Muharraq, Bahrain, and at Gulf Fencing Specialist Surfacing in Asker, Bahrain. His research as a CBIPS 2021-2022 Fellow is focused on Construction Technology. He is participating, as well, in the CBIPS/AECOM Practicum.