Misha Mohan 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. She completed her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Manipal University in Jaipur, India, conferred in June 2017.
She has significant experience working as a civil engineering intern in one of the most important high-rise building Project at L&T Realty, a real estate wing of Larsen & Toubro Ltd in Mumbai. Being an intern, she was exposed to various departments like Planning, Execution, Procurement & Billing etc., where she got the opportunity to utilize her skills in MS Project, Primavera and AutoCAD. She has worked on calculating the quantity of materials required on site and estimated time man hours and equipment required for completion of each activity for timely completion of project. She has experience on making a schedule and tracking of flats and completion of a tower, which familiarized me with the process of snagging and de-snagging. The most important learning that I gained is no matter what, priority should be to maintain high quality of materials and process used.
Currently, she is part of a research team at Columbia University where she is involved in analyzing the present status of affordable housing under the New York Housing Authority (NYCHA). The overall purpose of the project is to address infrastructure and safety related issues that persist in NYCHA developments and propose innovative, energy-efficient, cost-effective, low-maintenance and long-lasting housing solutions to improve the living conditions at NCYHA developments. She is performing research on the feasibility of elevators by comparing the cost of rehabilitation of existing elevators vs. installing new elevators.