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Faculty Directory » Nirajan Mani

Industrial Technology

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2019
M/W (11:00 A. M. – 12:00 P. M.)
W (2:00 - 3:00 P.M.) and by Appointment

Office Information:

Room Number: Conlon 204
Phone: 978-665-4843
Email: nmani@fitchburgstate.edu

Courses Taught:

Construction Systems I (ITEC 1320)
Architectural Graphics (ITEC 1450)
Construction Systems II (ITEC 2310)
Estimating & Bidding (ITEC 3300)
Construction Systems III (ITEC 3340)
Seminar in Construction (ITEC 4310)
Site Planning (ITEC 4350)
ITEC 4600 Performance Contracting for Energy
  & Environmental Systems

Education:

Ph.D. Construction Engineering and Management, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
M.S. Construction Management, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
B.E. Civil Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Research Interests:

Modular Construction
Smart City
e-Construction
Labor Productivity
Construction Productivity and Safety
Modeling, Simulation and Visualization
Engineering Education

Current Projects:

Construction Safety and Health:  Ongoing research in collaboration with Dr. Nipesh Pradhananga (Assistant Professor., Florida International University)

Development of Virtual Environment of Construction Operations:  Ongoing research in collaboration with faculty and students of Game Design Program (Communications Media Department)
-(Workstation:  ITEC Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Laboratory, CNIC 201F)

Labor Productivity: Ongoing research in collaboration with Dr. Eddy M. Rojas (Dean, University of Dayton), Dr. Terence Foster (Professor and Associate Director, University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Dr. Krishna Kisi (Assistant Professor, Missouri Western State University)

e-Construction, Big Data: Ongoing research in collaboration with Dr. Asregedew Woldesenbet (Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Representative Publications:

Journals:

Kisi, K. P., Mani, N., Rojas, E. M., & Foster, E. T. (2018). Estimating of optimal productivity in labor-intensive construction operations: An advanced study. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, in press.

Mani, N., Kisi, K.P., Rojas, E. M., & Foster, E. T. (2017).  Estimating construction labor productivity frontier:  Pilot study.  Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 143 (10), 04017077.

Kisi, K. P., Mani, N., Rojas, E. M., & Foster, E. T. (2016).  Optimal productivity in labor-intensive construction operations:  A pilot study.  Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 04016107.

Shrestha, P.P., & Mani, N. (2014). Relationship of mathematics and physics grade point average with construction science grade point average. Engineering Sciences International Research Journal, ISSN 2320-4338.

Shrestha, P.P., Pradhananga, N., & Mani, N. (2013). Correlating quantity and bid cost of unit price items of public road projects. Journal of Civil Engineering, KSCE.

Shrestha, P.P., & Mani, N. (2013). Impact of design cost on construction cost and schedule performance of public road projects. Journal of Management in Engineering, ADCE, doi: (ASCE) ME. 1943-5479.0000220.

Peer Reviewed Conferences:

Mani, N., & Kisi, K. P. (2019). Estimating productivity for labor-intensive task: A case study. Proceedings of 7th CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference (jointly with Construction Research Congress), Laval (Greater Montreal), Canada, June 12 -15.

Kisi, K. P., Mani, N., Lee, N., Shrestha, J., Shrestha, K., & Kayastha, R. (2019). Opportunities and challenges for modular construction in developing nations: A case study in the Nepalese construction industry. Proceedings of 7th CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference (jointly with Construction Research Congress), Laval (Greater Montreal), Canada, June 12 -15.

Mani, N., Kisi, K. P., Rojas, E. M., & Foster, E. T. (2018). Multi-level hierarchical analysis for productivity frontier estimation. Proceedings of 2018 ASCE Construction Research Congress, New Orleans, LA, April 2-5.

Kisi, K. P., Mani, N., Rojas, E. M., & Foster, E. T. (2018). Optimal labor productivity: A case study in a sheet metal bending. Proceedings of 2018 ASCE Construction Research Congress, New Orleans, LA, April 2-5.

Pradhananga, N., Mani, N., & Subedi, S. (2017).  Sustainable safety in labor-intensive operations:  An innovative perspective.  Proceedings of CSCE Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, May 31 - June 3.

Mani, N., Kisi, K. P., Rojas, E. M., & Foster, E. T. (2017).  Labor productivity frontier:  A case study of two crews.  Accepted to proceedings of 53rd ASC Annual International Conference, Associated Schools of Construction, Seattle, Washington, April 5-8.

Pradhananga, N., Mani, N., & Subedi, S. (2017).  Determining safety frontier for repetitive labor-intensive operations:  A theoretical approach.  Accepted to proceedings of 53rd ASC Annual International Conference, Associated Schools of Construction, Seattle, Washington, April 5-8.

Mani, N., Kisi, K.P., Rojas, E. M., & Foster, E. T. (2016). A case study on estimating labor productivity frontier.  Proceedings of 52nd ASC Annual International Conference, Associated Schools of Construction, Provo, Utah, April 13-16.

Kisi, K. P., Mani, N., Rojas, E. M., & Foster, E. T. (2016).  A case study on estimating optimal labor productivity.  Proceeding of 2016 ASCE Construction Research Congress, ASCE, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 31-June2.

Mani, N., Kisi, K.P., & Rojas, E. M. (2014). Estimating labor productivity frontier: a pilot study. Proceedings of 2014 ASCE Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, GA, May 19-22.

Kisi, K. P., Mani, N., & Rojas, E. M. (2014). Estimating optional labor productivity: a two-prong strategy. Proceedings of 2014 ASCE Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, GA, May 19-22.

Shrestha, P.P., & Mani, N. (2014). Relationship of mathematics and physics grade point average with construction science grade point average. Proceedings of International Conference on Mathematics and Engineering Sciences, Chandigarh, India, March 20-22.

Shrestha, P.P., & Mani, N. (2012). Impact of design cost on design bid build public projects performance. Proceedings of 2012 ASCE Construction Research Congress, West Lafayette, IN, May 21-23.

Shrestha, P.P., Pradhananga, N., & Mani, N. (2012). Impact of quantity of bid cost of unit price items in design-bid-build public road projects. Proceedings of the 91st Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (CD), Washington D.C., January 22-26.

Shrestha, P.P., & Mani, N. (2011). Impact of mathematics and physics grade point average on the overall GPA for construction management undergraduate students. Proceedings of International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation, ISBN-13: 978-1-936338-36-8, IMETI, Orlando, Florida, July 19-21.

Professional Affiliations:

American Society of Civil Engineers
Associated General Contractors
Golden Key International Honor Society
Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA)/ National Education Association
National Association of Home Builders
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
U.S. Green Building Council