Tushar Pagare is a Fellow of the Center for Buildings, Infrastructure and Public Spaces. He is enrolled in the Master’s Degree program for Construction Engineering and Management at Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science of Columbia University. He completed his Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from University of Pune in 2019. His experience mostly stems from his Internships with Ashoka Buildcon and the Government of Maharashtra. Having worked in both private sector and public sector as well.
In January 2018, he worked on the Road Widening Project for Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust. He was responsible in assisting field tests for construction materials and monitoring of the progress reports. An opportunity to witness a project with this great a scope beseeched him and provided him the chance of studying about workforce planning and employee engagement.
The Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra took him in as an intern for their Construction Projects on Court buildings, Hospital and Sports Plaza. He observed the tendering process and studied estimate preparation along with contract clauses and drafting of tender documents. He oversaw the shifting of utilities also procuring permissions from local administrative bodies.
In his final year of the undergraduate program, he worked on Study of Disputes in Construction Industry: Few Aspects of Arbitration, wherein he led his group to investigate problems in construction sector and to propose solutions or suggestion for the same. In his penultimate year, he worked on Canal Automation which focused on providing the right amount of water with the use of information technology and automated practices to avoid human intervention and increase efficiency.
His research interests gravitate towards Disputes in Construction and various Dispute Resolution Mechanisms, along with Arbitration. At CBIPS, he is to participate in the Washington Heights Research Group. Wherein, the participants with extensive efforts will be working to see old cultural places in the new light of modern times, with the overarching theme being preservation of these neighbourhoods with rich cultural and social values.