Bhumit Sanghavi is a Fellow of the Center for Buildings, Infrastructure and Public Space and enrolled in the Master’s Degree program for Construction Engineering & Management at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science of Columbia University. He pursued Masters of Business Administration in Technology Management (Civil Engineering) from the NMIMS University in Mumbai, India, conferred in 2019. The course was a combined course with his technical major in civil engineering and his management major in operations and project management. He published a research paper in the NICMAR journal of Construction Management titled, “Critical Success Factors and Risk Factors for Implementation of PPP model in Affordable Housing Segment in India”.
He has worked as an intern in three different construction projects. He was part of the execution team which involved the Construction of Large Thermal Vacuum Chamber Building for Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Ahmedabad, and the Construction of 150TPD Powder Plant for AmulFed Dairy, Gandhinagar, where he assisted in various tasks like scope management, daily site planning and supervision of execution works which improved his ability to visualize large scale projects. He was a part of the Project Management team which involved the construction of Vendor Complex building for ISRO, Ahmedabad, where he got a hands on experience in the Project Management aspects.
His research interests have centered on various project delivery methods like PPP, IPD and many more, as well as the link between the construction and manufacturing industry to improve efficiency in construction. At CBIPS, he will be participating in the research efforts which focuses the identification of various PPP models used in various projects like affordable housing, roads, railway, etc.; their advantages, disadvantages, success factors, risk factors and the risk allocation involved in each of these models.