The School hosted a group of 12 students from University of Melbourne as part of a travelling studio “Studies in Building Cultures and Market” from 6th to 10th Jan 2014. The program comprised of special lectures, site visits, and other activities.
The group consisted of students from construction management, property management and urban management courses, accompanied by Dr. Hemanto Doloi, Senior Lecturer at University of Melbourne.
The objective of the program was to give the international students a real time practical experience in their respective fields and an opportunity to witness how the concept of construction is utilized in the practical environment, thereby enhancing knowledge of studies in building cultures in different markets
Prof. KT Ravindran, Dean Emeritus and Dr. Anil Sawhney, Director, School of Construction anchored the program an introduction to the School and their vision of India’s future in the construction market.
Whilst Nimish Gupta, Adjuct Professor talked about the construction industry in India, Anil Kashyap shared some thought provoking real estate and infrastructure investment and financing plans in the Indian context. The following days witnessed a series of lectures from Vinod Nakra, Dr. Deepak Bajaj, Dr. Vanita Ahuja, Keith McKinnell – our distinguished panel of faculty.
The four day program comprised of presentations on the following subjects
Financing Real Estate Products in India
Built Environment of the National Capital Region
Construction Industry in India
Real Estate and Infrastructure Investment and Financing in Indian
Project Management Education in India
Status of Building Information Modeling in India
Construction of DIAL Project
Practical exposure by
Site visit at Unitech Golf and Country Club spread across 350 acre
Company visit UNITECH, Gurgaon
And some sightseeing to places such as
Bahá'í House of Worship
Great India Place Mall
"A lot of theory is learnt in class regarding how construction is done and what efforts it takes to build a structure. These programs are by far the first hands on experience. Australia does not have such unprecedented scale of construction unlike India’s high rise urban development projects."
Dr. Hemanto Doloi
Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne
"With so many urban infrastructures and high rise building plans in India, I wish to explore the career opportunities here as I am very passionate about Indian buildings and architecture."
An aspiring student of building and construction management from the University of Melbourne
"This program provided me with a broad understanding of the Indian industry norms with an overview of the practices, standards and products used in both the Indian and the Australian markets."
Andy, a student of the university of Melbourne