Dr. Vanita Ahuja MRICS Professor and Program Director, School of Construction RICS SBE, Noida School of Construction Contact Details: email@example.com Dr. Vanita Ahuja MRICS Professor and Program Director, School of Construction RICS SBE, Noida School of Construction Contact Details: firstname.lastname@example.org Overview Dr. Vanita Ahuja has +20 years of industry and academic experience in the area of Construction Project Management. Previously she was a faculty member at Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida and has been associated with prestigious institutions as Visiting Faculty. Some of these institutions are: School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi; NICMAR, Delhi; L&T Institute of Project Management, Vadodara; Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. She has been providing training of executives in the area of Construction Management. These trainings are conducted across the country for executives of government departments and private sector. In industry she has worked on projects of varying nature like residential and school projects, commercial projects etc. and has also provided consultancy for Delhi Metro project. Her consultancy areas are planning, scheduling and monitoring of projects and establishing PMO (Project Management Office) for construction organisations. She has widely published research papers, has contributed chapters in edited books and published a book ‘India Project Management Case Studies’. One of her papers published in Emerald Journal ‘Automation in Construction’ was featured amongst the top ten most downloaded articles from the Journal in the first six months of 2010 and was selected for inclusion in Emerald Reading ListAssist. Her research focus is towards adoption of IT tools and ICT for Construction Project Management, Supply Chain Management and Urban Infrastructure Management. She is passionate about increasing role of women in the construction industry. She is on the International editorial board of Emerald journal ‘Smart and Sustainable Built Environment’. In policy making area she is part of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) working groups drafting codes for ‘Construction Project Management’. She is also actively involved with Project Management Institute (PMI-USA) – North India Chapter. Education PhD – IT Enhanced Communication Protocols for Building Project Management for SMEs in Indian Construction Industry, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. M.Tech – Building Science and Construction Management, IIT Delhi B.Arch – IIT Roorkee Experience RICS School of Built Environment - Associate Professor and Program Director, School of Construction Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida - Assistant Professor, School of Architecture - 2011 – 2012 SAS Infotech Pvt. Ltd. (Developer Group) - Head Planning Department – 2010 Consultant - 1997 - 2009 Teaching Construction Project Management and Project Management at prestigious Institutions Conducting training of Construction Executives in the area of Construction Project Management with specialized trainings for adoption of Primavera and MS Project for Planning and Scheduling of projects Consultancy for Planning and Scheduling of Construction Projects Industrial Structures and Management - Planning and Scheduling Manager (1994 - 1997) Jasbir Sawhney and Associates - Architect (1991 – 1992) Research Research Interests: IT and ICT tools for Construction Project Management Supply Chain Management for Construction Project Management Risk Management in Construction Projects Women in Construction Industry Urban Infrastructure Management Publications: Publications: Books Ahuja, V. and Sinha, S. (2013), “Indian Project Management Case Studies”, Excel Books, New Delhi, ISBN 978-93-5062-322-0. Chapters in Edited Books Ahuja, V. (2011), “Mobile Information Communication Technologies and Construction Project Management – Indian Scenario Case Study”, in Mobile Information Communication Technologies Adoption in Developing Countries: Effects and Implications Eds. Ahmed G. Abdel-Wahab and Ahmed Ahmed A. El-Masry, pp. 36-51, IGI Global, Pennsylvania. Ahuja, V., Yang, J. and Shankar, R. (2010), “Measuring Strategic ICT Adoption for Building Project Management”, in e-Book Project Management Ed. Robert J. Collins, Nova Science Publishers Inc., Hauppauge, NY. ISBN 978-1-61761-623-5. Papers in International Journals Mehrotra, N., Ahuja, V. and Sridharan, N. (2014), “Disaster Resilience and Self Organisation: Urban Development and Management Perspective”, Int. Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp.72-94. Ahuja, V., Yang, J. and Shankar, R. (2010), “Benchmarking Framework to Measure Extent of ICT Adoption for Building Project Management”, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 136, No. 5, pp.538-545. Ahuja, V., Yang, J. and Shankar, R. (2010), “IT Enhanced Communication Protocols for Building Project Management”, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 17. No. 2, pp 159-179. Ahuja, V., Yang, J. and Shankar, R. (2010), “Perceptions Affecting ICT Adoption for Building Project Management”, The International Journal of Construction Management, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 1-18. Ahuja, V., Yang, J., Skitmore, M. and Shankar, R. (2010), “An Empirical Test of Causal Relationships of Factors Affecting ICT Adoption for Building Project Management: An Indian SME Case Study”, Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 164-180. Ahuja, V., Yang, J. and Shankar, R. (2009), “Study of ICT Adoption for Building Project Management in the Indian Construction Industry”, Automation in Construction, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp 415-423 . featured amongst the top ten most downloaded articles from the Journal in the first six months of 2010 and was selected for inclusion in Emerald Reading ListAssist Ahuja, V., Yang, J. and Shankar, R. (2009), “Benefits of Collaborative ICT Adoption for Building Project Management”, Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, Vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 323-340. PAPERS PRESENTED IN INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS/CONFERENCES: Ahuja, V. 2014: Urbanization and Urban Infrastructure Management – Indian Scenario, Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on the Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate (CRIOCM), Chongqing, China, 7th – 9th Nov. Ahuja, V. and Kumari, S. 2013: Construction Project Management – Education and Practice in India, Proceedings of the regional conference of ‘The International Network of Women Engineers & Scientists (INWES), Nairobi, Kenya, 19th – 21st Nov. Ahuja, V. and Khanna, H. 2013: An International Railway Project – A Project Management Case Study, Presented in RICS Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA) 2013, New Delhi, India, 11th – 12th Sep. Ahuja, V. and Kumari, S. 2012: Issues and challenges for women in construction industry: Global as well as Indian perspective, Proceedings of the regional conference of ‘The International Network of Women Engineers & Scientists (INWES), New Delhi, India, 12th – 13th Oct., pp 11. Yang, J., Ahuja, V. and Shankar, R., 2007. Managing Building Projects through Enhanced Communication – An ICT Based Strategy for Small and Medium Enterprises, Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2007, Cape Town, South Africa, May, 2007. Ahuja, V., Yang, J. and Shankar, R., 2006. Strategic Use of ICT for Construction Organisations - Requirements and Implementation Issues, Proceedings of INCITE / ITCSED 2006 Conference, Organized by Construction Industry Development Council India and Glasgow Caledonian University, November 2006, New Delhi, India, 1, pp.235-250. Ahuja. V., Yang, J. and Shankar, R., 2006. Web Based Communication for Construction Project Management, Proceedings of the World Conference on Accelerating Excellence in the Built Environment, Birmingham, UK, October, 2006. Yang, J. and Ahuja, V., 2006. Communication Protocol for Building Project Management - ICT Enhanced Approaches for the Indian Building Practice, Proceedings of the CIB W089 Conference: International Conference on Building Education and Research (BEAR 2006), Hong Kong, China, April, 2006, pp. 66. Ahuja. V. and Yang, J., 2005. Towards ‘IT’ Enabled Supply Chain Communication in Construction Project Management, In Ribeiro, F.L., Love, P.E.D., Davidson, C.H., Egbu, C.O. and Dimitrijevic, B. Ed. Proceedings of CIB Conference on Information and Knowledge Management in Global Economy, Lisbon, Portugal, 1, pp.289-302. OthersHonorary appointments Regional Associate Editor-‘Smart and Sustainable Built Environment’ Journal published by Emerald (2012 to Present). Editorial Board Member- ‘American Journal of Geographic Information System’ published by Scientific and Academic Publishing (USA) (2012 to 2013). International Advisory Committee Member-‘International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management 2010 (ICCREM 2010)’ held in Australia (2010). Positions and affiliations with professional organisations Elected as ‘Secretary’ of the Project Management Institute North India Chapter (Ongoing). Appointed as Convener of the Bureau of Indian Standards—Working Group for Communication Management (CED 29/P1/WG 1) (2014—present). Appointed Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors UK (2013—present). Appointed to the Bureau of Indian Standards CED 29 Construction Management (Including Safety In Construction) Sectional Committee (2013—present). Appointed as Convener of the Bureau of Indian Standards—Working Group for Risk Management (CED 29/P1/WG 7) (2012—present). Elected as ‘VP Government Relations’ of the Project Management Institute North India Chapter (2012—2014). Appointed to the Bureau of Indian Standards—Working Group for Time Management (CED 29/P1/WG 1) (2009—present). Member of following organisations: Project Management Institute (PMI – USA); Consultancy Development Centre, Delhi; Indian Institute of Architects; Indian Buildings Congress.