My interest in civil engineering and management developed right from my childhood. As a child my favorite hobbies were playing video games such as SimCity and Bridge Constructor, building imaginary structures from clay and watching television programs like ‘Nat-geo Mega-structures’. Men made engineering marvels have always enchanted me. My father owns a construction company. I’ve seen him working with great fervor and assiduousness so that he can create green sustainable buildings for the society. My father is my role model and it is his influence and inspiring charisma which has motivated me to pursue a career in civil engineering.
I believe education is the lifelong learning process. B.Tech in Civil Engineering was just the initiation of this process and more education, Masters as well as Ph.D., are waiting ahead. To continue the education process, the next ideal step would be to pursue MS in Project Management from Northeastern University.
I have done my schooling from V. D. Desai Wadiwala, which has instilled in me a zest to persistently move forward for my goals. Consequently, I topped every class I attended in school and high school. I scored in top 10% of the Gujarat state level exam of 10th and 12th as well as also in Joint Entrance Exam, which helped me to get the admission in one of the most renowned university of state and finest university of India, Dharmsinh Desai University.
First and foremost, my student life at Dharmsinh Desai University apprised me that I have innate skills to deliver the knowledge that I possess, to others. I used to teach to my classmates and juniors most of the core subjects of Civil Engineering. I first had a formal exposure to management in engineering, in the courses of ‘Construction Management, Town Planning, Construction Technology’ which presented me how financial and managerial accounting concepts, and project management processes are integral and vital organs of civil engineering field.
I have also actively contributed to technical assistance during the two projects of Surveying, namely Profile Levelling and Contour Mapping at hilly areas of Pavagarh, Gujarat, India. In these projects, I have shown excellent skills in deciding Benchmark stations, the stretch of land required to be surveyed, and taking measurements through the instruments. Moreover, from our academic project of Standard Penetration Test, I have gained experience of how to collect undisturbed soil samples and carry out proper lab testing of their physical properties. Addition to that, for thriving the communication skills as well as English proficiency, I was indulged into two presentation projects, Paving Equipment and Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor.
Apart from my classroom studies, I have completed the certificate course of AutoCAD 2D & 3D and PROCORE, one of the best software for construction project management. While studying the subject of Advanced Structure Analysis I gained some elementary knowledge about the STAAD Pro.
As part of my extracurricular activities in college, I have participated in “Bridge It” event in technical fest Aakar-16, held at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Not only this, I have participated in events of Town Planning and Model Making at technical fests at Dharmsinh Desai University. Also, I have volunteered in Blood Donation Camps at my college. Considering about sports, then during the college time, I was the captain of captain of the civil cricket team. Other than that, during the higher secondary school, I took part in state-level tennis tournament and competed till the semi-finals.
Having practical exposure of construction management courses, as a trainee working experience in a private firm, Empire Builders, which helped to gain an insight into the practical problems in the construction industries. My first encounter with entire civil engineering came when I did my internship at Swapna Enterprise. During the course of my work, I got many such opportunities to work on a large-scale residential project, Green City Gold. Realization soon dawned on me to learn more about this fascinating field.
I joined Galaxy Infra in September 2017. I am assigned to a five hundred crore rupees worth a commercial project, KSB Olmpiya. As a Civil Site Engineer, my duties include the followings:
· preparing work schedule and daily diary report
· planning layout of the site for effective execution of work
· monitoring quality and safety on site
· reviewing & resolving punch list items
· doing Inspection and verification of the compliance of work with drawings and documents
I make sure that I will complete one year of work before my further studies and that experience would really help in construction management subjects of MSPM.