VPS Nihar Nanyam

Associate Director Programmes, School of Construction, RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University, Noida

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Mr Nihar Nanyam is associated with RICS School of Built Environment as an Associate director programmes and Assistant Professor since June 2014. Prior to this, he was working with L&T as an Assistant Manager since 2010, handling the responsibility of planning in charge, managing time and cost deliverables for high-rise residential projects in Mumbai and has been consistently rated as a star performer. He has worked on four consultancy projects and 20 plus peer-reviewed publications (domestic and international). He is a recipient of the RICS Excellence award twice. He has been actively involved in delivering training programmes to L&T, NBCC, Tata Communications, JWIL, DLF etc. He was invited as a speaker at events conducted by ILCC, PhD chamber, BMTPC etc. He is a reviewer for two international journals. 

  • Pursuing a PhD in Construction Management from IIT Delhi

  • M.Tech in Construction Technology and Management, 2010, IIT Delhi, sponsored by L&T as a part of the Build India Scholarship.

  • B.E. in Civil Engineering, from Andhra University (GITAM College of Engineering), Gold Medalist

  • MAPS (Mentoring & Augmenting Planning Skills) program, sponsored by IIT Madras and L & T Construction.

Experience in the following areas
  • Construction Cost Management
  • CostX and Candy Softwares
  • Construction Economics
  • Commercial management
  • Construction measurement and analysis
Research Interests:

1. Nanyam, V. N. and Jha, K. N. (2022) ‘Conceptual Model for the Operational Performance of the Container Terminals in India’, ASCE Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, 148(4), p. 13. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000715, 
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29WW.1943-5460.0000715 

2. Patel D., Nanyam V.P.S.N. (2022) Benefits of BIM in Reducing Errors in Indian Construction Projects. In: Laishram B., Tawalare A. (eds) Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 172. Springer, Singapore. 
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-4396-5_3

Reddy B.C., Nanyam V.P.S.N., Haldankar M. (2022) The Role of a Quantity Surveyor Throughout the Lifecycle of a Construction Project. In: Laishram B., Tawalare A. (eds) Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 172. Springer, Singapore. 
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-4396-5_5

3. Akshayah N.K.R., Nanyam V.P.S.N. (2022) COVID-19: Claims and Dispute Management in Construction. In: Laishram B., Tawalare A. (eds.) Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 172. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-4396-5_9 

4. Iyer, K. C., & Nanyam, V. P. S. N. (2021). Concentration analysis of container terminals in India. Maritime Transport Research, 2(August), 100037. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.martra.2021.100037

5. Iyer, K. C., & Nanyam, V. P. S. N. (2021). Technical efficiency analysis of container terminals in India. Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics, 37(1), 61–72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajsl.2020.07.002 

6. Iyer, K.C., Nanyam, V.P.S.N (2021)A Grounded Theory Approach in the Identification of Enabling and Inhibiting Factors Affecting the Performance of Container Terminals. Transp. in Dev. Econ. 7, 24. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40890-021-00133-4

7. Makkena, T. K., & Nanyam, V. P. S. N. (2021). Extended Reality in Quantity Surveying. Journal of Construction Research, 02(01), 16–29. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.30564/jcr.v3i1.3206 

8. Brijesh Patel, VPS Nihar Nanyam (2018), Multi-Dimensional Analysis of Curing Techniques in Indian Construction Projects, International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 2018; 7(5): 169-177, doi:10.5923/j.ijcem.20180705.01, p-ISSN: 2326-1080 e-ISSN: 2326-1102

9. VPS Nihar Nanyam, Riddha BasuAnil SawhneyHarsh Vikram, Gourav Lodha (2017), Implementation of Precast Technology in India—Opportunities and Challenges, Procedia Engineering (Elsevier), Volume 196, 2017, pp. 144-151 & part of Proceedings of Creative Construction Conference 2017, 19-22 June 2017, Primosten, Croatia, ISSN 1877-7058, 
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.07.184.
(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877705817330436)

10. VPS Nihar Nanyam, Anil Sawhney, Prateek Gupta (2017), Evaluating Offsite Technologies for Affordable Housing, Procedia Engineering (Elsevier), Volume 196, 2017, pp. 135-143 & part of Proceedings of Creative Construction Conference 2017, 19-22 June 2017, Primosten, Croatia, ISSN 1877-7058, 
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.07.183.
(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877705817330424) 

11. Riddha Basu, VPS Nihar Nanyam, Anil Sawhney (2017), A multidimensional subcontractor evaluation framework for non-conventional housing systems, Procedia Engineering (Elsevier), Volume 196, 2017, pp. 253-261 & part of Proceedings of Creative Construction Conference 2017, 19-22 June 2017, Primosten, Croatia, ISSN 1877-7058, 
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.07.197 
(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877705817330564) 

12. Taqdees Anjum, Poorvesh Dongre, Fozail Misbah, VPS Nihar Nanyam (2017), Purview of 3DP in the Indian Built Environment Sector, Procedia Engineering (Elsevier), Volume 196, 2017, pp. 228-235 & part of Proceedings of Creative Construction Conference 2017, 19-22 June 2017, Primosten, Croatia, ISSN 1877-7058, 
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.07.194  
(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877705817330539) 

13. VPS Nihar Nanyam, Anil Sawhney, Chandrasekhar Pateel, (2016), Framework for estimation of profitability for high rise residential projects, AUBEA 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, Cairns, 6-8th July, 2016, pp.122-134.

14. J.K Prasad, VPS Nihar Nanyam , Shailesh Kr. Agrawal , Anil Sawhney, Aiswarya Sreekumar (2016), Knowledge Portal Framework for Emerging Technologies in Affordable Housing, International Seminar on Emerging Building materials and construction Technologies 2016, New Delhi, 21-23 March, pp 364-371.

15. Thiruvalluri, Aswini. Anvesh, Arikapudi. Krishna Kishore, Ramadugu. & VPS Nihar, Nanyam. (2016) ‘Readiness Model for Adoption of Public Private Partnership in Indian Infrastructure Projects’, Construction, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Project (CRIP) Management, Oct 21-22, 2016, Pune & published in (2017) Managing Construction and Related Sectors, Challenges, Opportunities, Status and Trends (COST) in India. Vol. II. Edited Book Published by NICMAR, Pune, India. pp. 117-142, ISBN 978-93-5268-179-2

16. Gaurav, Abhishek. & VPS Nihar, Nanyam. (2016) ’Review of Delay Analysis Techniques in Construction Projects’, PMI Research and Academic Conference 2016, Delhi, 2-4 March 2017

17. VPS Nihar Nanyam, Sawhney, A., Iyer K.C, (2015). Workflow Based Schedule Optimization of Multistory Housing Projects in India, PMI Research and Academic Conference 2015, Mumbai, 13-15 Feb’ 2015. pp. 91-95.

  1. VPS Nihar Nanyam, Riddha Basu, Anil Sawhney, J K Prasad (2015). Multi-attributes evaluation methodology for emerging housing technologies, Creative Construction Conference 2015, Poland, 21-24 June 2015, pp 121-127

  2. VPS Nihar Nanyam, Riddha Basu, Anil Sawhney, J K Prasad (2015). Selection Framework for Evaluating Housing Technologies, Procedia Engineering, Volume 123, 2015, pp. 333-341, ISSN 1877-7058, 
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.10.044.
    (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877705815031380) 
     

Consultancy projects

· Worked on a project as Principal Investigator titled “Project Management for Knowledge portal“ with BMTPC with a value of Rs 3.55 Lakhs in 2017

· Worked on a project as Co – Investigator titled “Testing and validation of Multi Attribute evaluation framework for Emerging technologies for Housing“ with BMTPC with a value of Rs 6.55 Lakhs in 2016

· Worked on a project as Principal Investigator titled “Knowledge Portal for Sustainable Habitat in India “ with BMTPC with a value of Rs 6.55 Lakhs in 2016

· Worked on a project as Co – Investigator titled “Multi-attributes Evaluation Methodology for Emerging Housing Technologies “with BMTPC with a value of Rs 10 Lakhs in 2015. This was published by the government as a guideline in 2017

  • Coordinating and delivering coursework for ACCOPS (Advanced Certificate course on Planning skills) program conducted by L&T Building & Factories Division.
  • Delivering coursework for APQS (Adaptation program in Quantity Surveying) course conducted by L&T Construction.
  • Participated and successfully completed the Civil Engineering Summer Camp ‘2006 organized by Department of civil engineering.   IIT KANPUR from June 7, 2006 to July 4, 2006.
Affordable housing: there is no dearth of available technologies

Dr. Anil Sawhney and VPS Nihar Nanyam explore a framework for emerging technologies in residential construction.


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