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Nandu Gagarin

Public Relations Representative

Nandu Gagarin is a passionate construction professional currently pursuing his Master's in Civil Engineering at Columbia University focusing on Construction Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership. He is part of the Global Leaders in Construction Management (GLCM) research group led by Professor Ibrahim Odeh and is researching on decarbonization of the construction processes.

During his academic career, he has completed a wide range of internships working in varying departments such as direct works, project controls and BIM execution for major contracting firms in Dubai and India. His continued interest in BIM led him to pursue an internship with a BIM software development company based in Cyprus where he worked closely with the company's founders. He is an Autodesk Certified Professional in Revit Architecture and Revit Structure.

Nandu specializes in easing multidisciplinary coordination and his research interests include data analytics in construction, construction claims management, bridging the gap between technological advancements in BIM and its actual implementation, and strategy development for construction companies. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Calicut.