Dr. Nemkumar Banthia
Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada
Topic: Structural Health Monitoring
Dr. Vidyadhar Limaye
President, SHM Canada Consulting Limited, Canada
Topic: Structural Health Monitoring – A Risk Management Tool for Infrastructure
Dr. Shailesh R. Gandhi
Director, SVNIT, Surat
Topic: Deep Foundations and Instrumentation
Dr. A. Boominathan
Professor, Geotechnical Engineering, IIT, Chennai
Topic: Site characterisation for Nuclear Power Plants with advance testings
Dr. Kumar Pitchumani
Regional Director- AECOM India Pvt. Ltd.
Topic: Monitoring of Tunnels and Surrounding Structures during tunnelling operations in urban areas
Dr. Chandan Ghosh
Prof. Indian Institute of Technology, Jammu
Topic: Early warnings and Monitoring for Disaster Management in Infrastructures.
Mr. Karun Raj Singh Sareen
Director, Major Project Advisory, KPMG India
Topic: Life cycle costs of PPP/BOT projects and efficacy of installing monitoring systems to optimize their maintenance costs by timely Interventions
Mr. Ashish Gharpure
MD, GENSTRU Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Pune
Topic: Drone Survey for Slope Monitoring with Site Observations and Geotech & Geophysical Techniques.
Mr. Shashank Vaidya
Director, Gem Engserv Pvt. Ltd.
Topic: A Perspective about NDT of Concrete and its limitations
Mr. Aniruddha Shidhore
Director, PN Shidhore Civil Engineers (I) Pvt. Ltd. & Co , Mumbai
Topic: Drone Technology for Surveys and monitoring
Aniruddha Shidhore holds a Master’s Degree from North Carolina State University in Civil Engineering and a MBA from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Connecticut. He has worked extensively in the U.S. as well as in India and he has expertise is in the field of Geoinformatics and Transportation Engineering gained from 15+ years of professional experience.
Mr. Pranav Parikh
Founder, MNC 5D BIM Studio
Topic: 5D BIM practices in Indian context
Mr. Pranava Parikh has a degree in Computer Aided Engineering from USA and gave him the right platform to practice his passion. He has worked on large scale projects like stadiums, townships etc and he was responsible for the establishment of the first carasoul plant of India including the first construction robot of India.
In 2016, he took the leap into entrepreneurship journey, and has been providing consultancy service in BIM, Precast and Implementation of New Construction Technologies.
Dr. Sarah De Carufel
Manager, Engineering Solutions, Giatec Scientific Inc.
Topic: Non destructive Assessment of Reinforce Concrete Structure
As the Manager of Engineering Solutions for Giatec Scientific, Sarah De Carufel utilizes
her civil-engineering background to assist in the development of innovative products. Her
paper based on her thesis, Effect of High-Performance Steel Materials on the Blast Behaviour of Ultra-High Performance Concrete Columns, won the award for Best Paper at the 2016 First International Interactive Symposium on UHPC.