Rahul Bhalani 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 received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, India, conferred in 2019. He received a grant for the research project ‘Alternative Reinforcing Material for Reinforced Cement Concrete with enhanced mechanical property’ from the Office of Research and Sponsored Program, PDPU in 2018.
He has gained significant experience in project controls, cost management, and quality control through his role as a project management intern at Masters Management Consultants for the project ‘Surat Diamond Bourse- World’s Largest Office Building’ in 2019. Before honing his skills in project management, he interned at leading real estate developer company consecutively in 2017 and 2018 where he gained experience in planning, construction and commissioning phases in a diverse portfolio of a commercial project.
At CBIPS his research will focus on historical preservation of various parts on the island of Manhattan, where his team will collaborate with CUNY Dominican Studies and Office of Congressman Adriano Espaillat to achieve this in support of 2030 Plan for Upper Manhattan neighborhoods of Washington Heights, Inwood, and Marble Hill.