Dr. Sivakumar Palaniappan

BSB 215A, Building Sciences Block,

Department of Civil Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Chennai 600036

Phone: (91) 44 2257 4258

E-mail: sp [at] iitm [dot] ac [dot] in

 

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Education

 

Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

 

M.S., Building Tech. and Construction Management, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

 

B.E., Civil Engineering, Madurai Kamaraj University

 

 

Research Interests

 

Planning and control of construction projects

 

Sustainable construction

 

Simulation based analysis of construction operations

 

Information technology application in construction

 

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

1. PL. Sivakumar, Koshy Varghese, and N. Ramesh Babu (2003). Automated path planning of cooperative crane lifts using heuristic search. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 17(3), 197-207.

 

2. Sawhney, A., Walsh, K.D., Bashford, H.H., and Palaniappan, S. (2009). Impact of inspected buffers on production parameters of construction processes. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 135(4), 319-329.

 

3. Palaniappan, S., Bashford, H. H., Li, K., Fafitis, A., and Stecker, L. (2009). Carbon emissions based on transportation for post-tensioned slab foundation construction: A production home building study in the Greater Phoenix Arizona area. International Journal of Construction Education and Research, Taylor and Francis, 5(4), 236-260.

 

4. L. Pinky Devi and Sivakumar PALANIAPPAN (2014) A case study on life cycle energy use of residential building in Southern India, Energy and Buildings, Elsevier, 80, 247-259.

 

5. Anna George Nellickal and Sivakumar PALANIAPPAN (2015) Built Environment Sustainability: Review of Key Concepts, NICMAR Journal of Construction Management, 30(1), 5-18.

 

6. Sourabh Mehta, Arjun Chandur, Sivakumar PALANIAPPAN (2017) Life Cycle Energy Assessment of a Multi-storey Residential Building, Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A, Springer, June 2017, 98(1-2), 155-162.

 

7. L. Pinky Devi, Sivakumar PALANIAPPAN (2017) A study on energy use for excavation and transport of soil during building construction, Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, Volume 164, Pages 543-556.

 

8. L. Pinky Devi & Sivakumar Palaniappan (2018): Life cycle energy analysis of a low-cost house in India, International Journal of Construction Education and Research, Taylor and Francis, ​Published online: 30 May 2018, DOI: 10.1080/15578771.2018.1476935

 

9. Narayanan, S., Kure, A.M. & Palaniappan, S. (2018) Study on Time and Cost Overruns in Mega Infrastructure Projects in India, Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40030-018-0328-1

 

 

CONFERENCE ARTICLES

 

1. Sivakumar, PL., Varghese, K., and Ramesh Babu, N. (1999). Path planning of construction manipulators using genetic algorithms. Proc., 16th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, 555-560.

 

2. Sivakumar, PL., Varghese, K., and Ramesh Babu, N. (2000). Path planning of cooperative construction manipulators using genetic algorithms. Proc., 17th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, 439-444.

 

3. Sivakumar, PL., Varghese, K., and Ramesh Babu, N. (2000). Automated path planning of two 3-DOF planar cooperative manipulators using genetic algorithms. Proc., 19th All India Manufacturing Technology and Design Research Conference, 445-450.

 

4. Sawhney, A., Bashford, H.H., Palaniappan, S., Walsh, K.D., and Thompson. J. (2005). A discrete event simulation model to analyze the residential construction inspection process. Proc., Int. Conf. on Computing in Civil Eng., ASCE, Reston, Va.

 

5. Palaniappan, S., and Sawhney, A. (2006). Standard template library based discrete event simulation engine. Symposium on Research in Engineering and Applied Sciences, Fulton Graduate Student Association, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.

 

6. Palaniappan, S., Sawhney, A., and Sarjoughian, H.S. (2006). Application of DEVS framework in construction simulation. Proc., Winter Simulation Conference, Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, N.J., 2077-2086.

 

7. Mahalingam, A., Varghese, K., Sawhney, A., Palaniappan, S., and Walsh, K.D. (2007). An integrated project planning system for tsunami mass housing in India. Proc., Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Reston, Va.

 

8. Palaniappan, S., Sawhney, A., Janssen, M.A., and Walsh. K.D. (2007). Modeling construction safety as an agent based emergent phenomenon. Proc., 24th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, 375-382.

 

9. Palaniappan, S., Sawhney, A., Bashford, H.H., and Walsh, K.D. (2007). Special purpose simulation template for workflow analysis in construction. Proc., Winter Simulation Conf., Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, N.J., 2090-2098.

 

10. Palaniappan, S., Bashford, H. H., Fafitis, A., Li, K., and Stecker, L. (2009). Carbon emissions based on ready-mix concrete transportation: A production home building case study in the Greater Phoenix Arizona area. Proc., Associated Schools of Construction 45th Annual International Conference, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

 

11. Palaniappan, S., Bashford, H., Li, K., Crittenden, J., Fafitis, A., Stecker, L. and Hay, S. (2012) Carbon emissions of on-site equipment use in post-tensioned slab foundation construction, Proceedings of ASCE Construction Research Congress, May 21-23, 1662-1671.

 

12. Pinky L. , Reddy, S.M. and Palaniappan, S. (2012) Application of life cycle assessment for a residential building construction, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Life Cycle Assessment and Construction, July 10-12, 213-222.

 

13. L. Pinky Devi, S. Aysha and S. Palaniappan (2014) Comparision of life cycle energy use of high-rise residential buildings, 13th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET2014), 1-11, Aug 25-28.

 

14. Anna George Nellickal, A. Vijaya Rajendra, and Sivakumar PALANIAPPAN (2015) A conceptual lean-based framework for improving the environmental performance of ready-mixed concrete production processes, Proceedings of the 4th World Construction Symposium, 1-11, June 12-14, 2015, Colombo.

 

15. Anna George Nellickal, A. Vijaya Rajendra, and Sivakumar PALANIAPPAN (2015) A simulation-based model for evaluating the performance of ready-mixed concrete (RMC) production processes, 49th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 658-667, December 2-4, 2015, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

 

16. L. Pinky Devi and Sivakumar Palaniappan (2016) A Framework for Assessment of Energy Use of High-rise Building Construction Processes, 2016 ASCE Construction Research Congress, 1010-1019, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, May 31-June 2, 2016.

 

17. R. Gettu1, S. Prakasan, A. Patel, V. Rathi, K. Nagrath, S. Palaniappan, S. Maity (2016) Process Mapping and Preliminary Assessment of Life Cycle Impact in Indian Cement Plants, Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Regional Conference (Expanding Boundaries: Systems Thinking for the Built Environment), 430-435, June 15-17, Zurich.

 

18. L. Pinky Devi and Sivakumar PALANIAPPAN (2017) Study of Human Embodied Energy for Masonry Work During Building Construction, World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017, 907-913.

 

19. Anna George Nellickal and Sivakumar PALANIAPPAN (2017) Study of Eco-Efficiency of Ready-Mixed Concrete Production Processes, International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems (ICACMS 2017) & RILEM PRO 118, Volume 4, 729-738, September 3-8, 2017, Chennai, India.

 

20. S. Palaniappan & V. Bindu Inti (2018) Development of a simplified methodology for creating embodied energy database of construction materials and processes in India, IALCCE 2018: The Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, Life-Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision, Editors: Robby Caspeele, Luc Taerwe & Dan M. Frangopol, 833-839, ISBN 978-1-138-62633-1.

 

21. R.R. Omprakash and Sivakumar Palaniappan (2018) Techno-Economic Feasibility Study of using Solar Energy for Operating Sewage Treatment Plants, 7th World Construction Symposium, Organized by the Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) & Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (Recognized with the Built Environment and Project Asset Management (BEPAM) Highly Commended Paper Award).

 

 

 

Edited Book

 

Sivakumar Palaniappan and Ashwin Mahalingam (editors), Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances Building Sciences, 2013, ISBN: 978-93-80689-11-1, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai-600036, India.

 

 

Courses

 

CE 5020 Construction Planning and Control

 

CE 5130 Construction Quality and Safety Management

 

CE 5014 Sustainable Construction

 

CE 3241 Approaches for Sustainable Infrastructure and Environmental Systems

 

CE 5100 Construction Software Lab

 

CE 2330 Building Materials and Construction

 

 

 

RESEARCH GUIDANCE

 

L. Pinky Devi, Ph.D., Graduated in 2017

 

Anna George Nellickal, M.S. by Research, Graduated in 2017

 

Sanoop Prakasan, M.S. by Research, Co-guided with Prof. Ravindra Gettu, Thesis under review.

 

 

SERVICE

 

Treasurer, Indian Lean Construction Conference 2017, Chennai, India

Treasurer, International Group for Lean Construction - IGLC 2018 Conference, Chennai, India

 

Member of the Scientific Committee, SBE 16 Regional Conference, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Member of the Scientific Committee, WCS 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Member of the Scientific Committee, ICACMS 2017, Chennai, India

Member of the Scientific Committee, WCS 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Member of the Scientific Committee, SBE 19 Regional Conference, TU Graz, Austria

Member of the Scientific Committee, WCS 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

 

AWARDS

 

Best Academic Performance Award, Bachelor of Engineering, 1993-1997.

 

University Rank Holder, Madurai Kamraj University, 1993-1997.

 

Best Presentation Award, 2006 Research in Engineering and Applied Sciences Symposium, Fulton Graduate Students Association, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

 

2007-2008 Graduate and Professional Student Association Research Grant Award, ASU Office of the Vice-President for Research and Economic Affairs, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

 

Student Grant Award, Associated Schools of Construction, 2009.

 

Conference Travel Grants, Division of Graduate Studies and Graduate and Professional Student Association, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.