2nd International MDP on “Construction Management” held at Mumbai conducted by Jaipuria Jaipur

An International MDP for senior government engineers and architects of Bhutan was conducted on “Construction Management” at Mumbai 2-5 February 2015. It was done in collaboration with Institute of Management Studies, Bhutan.

The MDP covered various aspects on Professional Construction Management and also shared the contemporary trends in the field. The MDP was spread across four days.

The Key Resource Persons for the MDP were:-

  • Shri. K.N Rai – Former Chief Executive (Civil Works & Estates) & Advisor (Sp) Defence Research & Development Organization, Ministry of Defence, M.Tech-Indian Institute Of Technology Kharagpur.
  • Shri. Prakash Bajaj – B.Tech.from I.I.T. Mumbai in 1974. M.S. From University of Michigan, So far provided training to about 400 practicing consultants and students for usage of civil engineering software. In year 2014 joined as technical advisor to MIDAS which is South Korea based company involved in software development of various structures including buildings,bridges & tunnels.

The session coverage on Financial management were as follows:

  • Overview of Construction management in India
  • Bidding, Contracting and documentation in India
  • Construction Logistics and Resource Management
  • Site Organization and Management
  • Construction Safety and Risk management
  • Quality Management and Payment Liens and Securitization
  • Computer Aided Tools in construction Management

Going beyond the curriculum with GUEST Sessions:

Based upon program expectations the need to have sessions on contemporary sessions was realized. To fulfill the same four guest sessions were designed with the help of experts of their own field.

  • Session on “Planning and Structural design of buildings” by Mr. Suresh Shangvi – Shanghvi and Associates He also shared best practices through case study and organized a visit to their designing office.
  • Session on “REVIT- The contemporary software tool” by Ms. Pervin Solomn.She is the In-charge –Computer Training Centre at the Institution of Engineers (India).She also assigned a hands-on- project to work them upon and was quite an interactive and informative session.
  • Session on “Geo-Magnetism” by Mr. Ajay Dhar, Technical Officer – Indian Institute of geomagnetism- Under department of science and Technology, Govt. of India. He shared study of earths geomagnetism and its relation to seismic activities and causes of earthquakes.
  • Session on “Retrofitting” by Ms. Tanuja from Sardar Patel University. She shared expertise on Repair, Retrofitting and renovation of structures.
  • Session on Workplace Safety and Risk Management – Mr.Jayant Kriplani ,
  • Session on “Computer Aided Construction Management” by Mr.Sajit V.R. Nair

Effective management Skills – Session on effective managerial skills was conducted by Dr. Nidhi Vashishth where she covered important aspects of effective management.’ She also overall coordinated the program design and delivery of the program.

Participants Profile: There were 10 participants in all and they hailed from various National Conservation projects sponsored by the government .They were on positions like Project Accountants, Store In-charges and Officers in various government projects.

  • Mr. Yeshi Samdrup, Project Architect, Trashigang Dzong Conservation Project
  • Mr. Karma Tenzin, Project Architect, Paro Ta-dzong Conservation Project
  • Mr. Jamyang Singye, Project Architect, Phajoding Conservation Project
  • Ms. Jigme Choden, Engineer, Focal for Structural assessment and designing for Wangdue Dzong Reconstruction Project
  • Ms. Rinchen Dema, Project Engineer, Wangdue Dzong Reconstruction Project
  • Mr. Kencho Tsheten, Project Engineer, Pemagatshel Dzong Construction Project
  • Mr. Damchoe Lhendup, Project Engineer,Trashigang Dzong Conservation Project
  • Mr. Sonam Tobgye, Project Engineer, Phajoding Conservation Project
  • Mr. Nidup Tshering, Project Engineer (Electrical), Wangdue Dzong
    Reconstruction Project
  • Mr. Phub Tshering,

Methodology:

The three day MDP was held in a very interactive and participative manner. It was designed keeping in mind the expectations shared by them. Lot of group work and case analysis made the sessions very informative and aimed towards specific learning. Later on Day 5 the participants had field visit where they saw historical monuments in
and around Mumbai. The participants enjoyed being in Mumbai and acquiring knowledge of latest innovations in architecture and technology prevalent in India.

Culture Exchange: It was also an opportunity for us to know about the culture and traditions of Bhutan and while Bhutan is one of the smallest countries in the world, its cultural diversity and richness are profound. As such, strong emphasis is laid on the promotion and preservation of its unique culture. By protecting and nurturing Bhutan’s living culture it is believed that it will help guard the sovereignty of the nation.

Participant’s Feedback: Overall the program was rated excellent and the participants shared that they learnt more than their expectations. The contemporary knowledge acquired from the program will be very helpful in uplifting the work practices in Bhutan. Some of the feedback captured is as follows:

Valedictory and Certification: The program was concluded by having an open round of knowledge sharing, and key take away from the program. A pledge was also taken to ensure that they will be the change agents back in their country and contribute towards construction management back in Bhutan.

The session was conducted by Mr.Balwant Joshi an Ex-Mahindra and Mahindra officer and an active consultant and visiting faculty to b-schools.

Participants Profile: There were 16 participants in all and they hailed from various National Conservation projects sponsored by the government .They were on positions like Project Accountants, Store In-charges and Officers in various government projects.