Arvind kumar Meel
Assistant Professor,
Department of Architecture

Masters in Building Engineering and Management, SPA, New Delhi, 2010.
Bachelor of Architecture, MNIT, Jaipur, 2007.

Institute Responsibilities:
Assistant professor

Courses Taught:
Building Services – ii & iii
Building Materials and Construction – v & vi
Building Economics
Project Management
Advanced Building Technology
Elective – Building Automation and Management System
Design Thesis and Seminars

Materials and Principles of Constructions
Project Formulation Appraisal and Management

Urban Project and systems Management

Project Planning and Appraisal

Areas of Research/Study:
Climate responsive design of villages and other rural settlements in the remote areas of Himachal Pradesh (India): Spiti Valley. (Paper Presented at Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus during ISVS-6) - This paper aims to study the traditional construction systems and settlement patterns of the rural houses in the remote Spiti Valley (a cold desert mountain valley) in the north-eastern areas of Himachal Pradesh state of India and how these systems have helped the residents of the area in striving their lives in such remote, climatically and topographically harsh and secluded areas. This paper also attempts to critically analyze the transformations that have taken place over the years.

Masters Thesis (Unpublished): A study of Risk and Contingencies in Project Costing. (May 2010) - The study intends to identify the factors that cause cost overrun during construction and their effects on building construction projects. It also attempts to derive methods to incorporate future uncertainty into project estimates.

Research Seminar (post graduate studies SPA, New Delhi)
Modern Formwork Systems for Multi-storied Buildings.
Application of Operations Research in Construction Industry.