Dr. K. N. Satyanarayana

Dr.K.N.Satyanarayana
Professor
Phone: +91-44-22574268
Email: satyakan@iitm.ac.in

IITM Scholar profile page

Education
  • B.Tech in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1984
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management), Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA, 1986
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Project Management and Construction Engineering), Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA, 1991
Professional Experience
  • Professor January 2004 to present, IIT Madras
  • Visiting Professor, Iowa State University, USA, July-December, 2009
  • Associate Professor September 2000 to January 2004, IIT Madras
  • Assistant Professor June ’94 to September 2000, IIT Madras
  • Lecturer January 1993 to June 1994, IIT Madras
  • Visiting Faculty October 1991 to January 1993, IIT Madras
  • Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant. August 1984 to May 1991, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA
Research Interests
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Construction Methods and Equipment
  • Construction Contracts
  • Public Private Partnerships
Recent Publications
  • Singh, L. B., and  Satyanarayana Kalidindi (2009). “Desirability rating analysis for debt financing of public–private partnership road projects,” Construction Management and Economics, (September 2009) Vol. 27, pp. 823-837.
  • Singh, L. B., and Satyanarayana Kalidindi, (2009), “Criteria Influencing Debt Financing of Indian PPP Road Projects – a Case Study”, Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, Vol.14, No. 1, pp. 34 – 60.
  • Singh, L. B., and Satyanarayana Kalidindi, (2006) “Traffic Revenue Risk Management through Annuity Model of PPP Road Projects in India,” International Journal of Project Management, 24 (2006), 605-613.
  • Thomas, A. V., Satyanarayana Kalidindi, Ganesh L. S. (2006) “Modelling and Assessment Of Critical Risks In BOT Road Projects”, Construction Management and Economics, (April 2006) Vol. 24, pp. 407-424.
  • Thomas, A. V., Satyanarayana Kalidindi, Ananthanarayanan K. (2005) “Adequacy of Developmental Efforts in Indian BOT Road Projects,” Indian Highways, Vol. 33, No. 7, July 2005, pp. 41-55.
  • Charlesraj, V.P.C., and Satyanarayana Kalidindi, (2004) “Knowledge Management in Construction Organsations – A Lesson Learned Systems Approach,” NICMAR Journal of Construction Management, Co. XIX, No. III, pp. 43-59
  • Thomas, A. V., Satyanarayana Kalidindi, and Ananthanarayanan K. (2003) “Identification of Risk Factors and Risk Management Strategies for BOT Road Projects in India”, Indian Highways, Vol. 31, No. 12, pp.53-75.
  • V. Thomas, Satyanarayana N. Kalidindi, K. Ananthanarayanan, “Risk Perception Analysis of BOT Road Project Participants in India,” Construction Management and Economics, Vol 21, No. 4, June-2003, pp 393-407
  • Iyer, K.C., Satyanarayana, K.N. and Ganesh, L.S., “Identification of Dispute Prone Contract Clauses – A Basis for Operational Flexibility in Contract Administration”, Global Journal of Flexibility Systems Management, 3(4), 2002, pp 39-51
  • K. Chandrashekhar Iyer, Kalidindi N. Satyanarayana, “Final and binding power clauses in Indian construction contracts,” International Journal of Project Management, Vol 20, No. 1, Jan-2002, pp 13-22
  • Iyer, K. C., Satyanarayana N. Kalidindi, Ganesh, L. S., “Effects of Construction Contract Clauses on Occurrence of Disputes in India” Asia Pacific Building and Construction Management Journal, Vol. 6, 2001, pp. 13-24.
  • Thomas, A. V., Satyanarayana, K. N., Ananthanarayanan, K., “Management of Privatised Infrastructure Development in India: Key Issues”, Civil Engineering Division, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 82, June 2001, pp. 52-56.
  • Satyanarayana, K. N., “Education and Training in Computer Applications and IT for Construction,” Indian Concrete Journal, Vol. 74, No. 12, December 2000, pp.727-730.
  • Ramamurthy, K., Satyanarayana, K. N., and Kalyanaraman, V., “Civil Engineering Education, Research and Development: Need for Wider Industry-Institute Interaction,”, Journal of Indian Buildings Congress, Vol. 7, No.1, 2000, pp. 38-41.
  • Satyanarayana, K. N., Iyer, K. C., “Evaluation of Delays in Indian Construction Contracts,” Architectural Engineering Division, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Vol. 77, September 1996, pp. 14-22.
  • Chandrashekar Iyer, K., Satyanarayana N. Kalidindi, Mathews, M. S., “Deviation Clauses in Government Construction Contracts,” Architectural Engineering Division, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Vol.76, March 1996, pp. 23-28.
Research and Consultancy

Major sponsored Research Projects

  • Power Tools Applications in Indian Construction Industry, AICTE funded project on Industry Institute Partnership Programme. Amount – Rs. 75,000/-, 9 months duration commencing from April 2000.
  • Infrastructure for Decision Support Systems for Cyclone Disaster Mitigation, Project sponsored by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India under the Thrust Area in Technical Education scheme. Amount – Rs. 1.2 Million, 2 years duration commencing from April 1999. Other investigators: Dr. A. Meher Prasad (Chief Coordinator), Dr. Koshy Varghese, Dr. L. S. Ganesh, Dr. C. Rajendran.
  • Off-line Planning and Simulation for Multiple Mobile Crane Lifts, project sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi. Amount – Rs. 0.957 million, 2 years duration commencing from December 1997. Other investigators: Dr. Koshy Varghese (Chief Coordinator), Dr. N. Ramesh Babu.
  • GIS Laboratory for Engineering Applications, project sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education (under Thrust Area in Technical Education (TAPTEC) scheme). Amount – Rs.1.1 million, 3 years duration.March 1995 – March 1998. Other investigators: Dr. Koshy Varghese (Chief Coordinator), Mr. S. K. Ramesh.
  • Multimedia Approach to Construction Productivity Studies, project sponsored by Centre for Industrial Consultancy & Sponsored Research, IIT, Madras. Amount – Rs. 50,000 – 1 year duration, October 1993.
  • Decision Support System for Earthmoving Operations, project sponsored by Centre for Industrial Consultancy & Sponsored Research, IIT, Madras, Amount – 1 project associate’s salary (approx. Rs.40,000), 1 year duration, October 1993. Other investigators: Dr. G. Srinivasan, Dr. C. Rajendran.
  • Natural Hazards Mitigation Mission Project, project sponsored by Planning Commission. Amount: Rs. 500,000, 2 years duration. Other investigators: Multi-disciplinary team

    Mojar Consultancy Projects

    • Andhra Pradesh Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Cyclone Recovery Project – Government of Andhra Pradesh, WL/Delft Hydarulics – Rs. 1.105 million – 1999-2001.
      Co-Investigators: Dr. A. Meher Prasad, Dr. Devadas Menon, Dr. L. S. Ganesh, Dr. C. Rajendran, Dr. Koshy Varghese.
    • Development of Software for Decision Support Systems Required in the Preparation of ICMAM plans for Goa and Gulf of Kutch – Department of Ocean Development – ICMAM Project Directorate – Rs. 1.68 million – 1999-2001.
      Co-Investigators: Dr. Koshy Varghese (Chief Coordinator), Dr. L. S. Ganesh, Mr. S. K. Ramesh
      • Advice on Setting Up of Construction Web Site, MFL Net Services (P) Ltd., 2000.
      • Development of Cost Models for Evaluation on Gypboard Panels, Business Consulting Group, Madras, 1997. Co-Investigator: Dr. R. Ambalavanan.
      • Soil Fly Ash Mixture for Ash Dyke Construction, Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, Dr. S.R. Gandhi, 1996.
      • Advice on Construction Management of a Locker Facility Building, Dedicated Lockers Pvt. Ltd., Madras, 1995-96. Co-Investigators: Dr. R. Ambalavanan.
      • Common Effluent Treatment Plants Consultancy, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, 1994-1997. Co-Investigators: Interdisciplinary.
      • Project Management Services for Graphite Beneficiation Plant, Tamil Nadu Minerals Ltd., 1993-1997. Co-Investigators: Interdisciplinary Design and Project Management Services for Subway Construction, Corporation of Madras, 1993. Co-Investigators: , Prof. P.K. Aravindan, Prof. V.S. Raju, Dr. Koshy Varghese.
      • Computerization of Bridge Construction Project Activities, V. Manickam, Engineering Contractor, 1992.
Student Guidance
Present MS Thesis
  • “Study on current status and decision process of Mechanization in Indian Building Construction projects”, Kalairasan.C
 Present Phd Thesis
  • “Identification and Assessment of competencies for implementing urban public private partnership projects”, Ganesh A. Devkar
  • “Analysis of the Approval Process and its impact on the outcome of Infrastructure Projects “, Aneetha.V
Completed MS Thesis
  • “Identification and Evaluation of Factors Affecting Time and Cost Overruns in Indian      Defence Building Construction Projects”, G. Mony, 2009.
  • “Bridge Management System for Cable-Stayed Bridges”, Vinod Kumar Singh, 2006
  • “Lesson Learned Information System for Construction Organisations” V. Paul Christopher Charlesraj, December 2000
  • “An Extended Object Model for Engineering Design Workflows” T. R. Nagaraj Gopinath, February 2000.
Completed PhD Thesis
  • “ Debt Financing of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) Road Projects”, Laishram Boeing Singh, 2009
  • “Identification, Assessment and Allocation of Critical Risks in Indian BOT Road Projects” A. V. Thomas, January 2003. Co-guide: Dr. K. Ananthanarayanan
  • “Identification and Evaluation of Dispute-Prone Clauses in Indian Construction Contracts” K. Chandrashekar Iyer, July 1997. Co-guide: Dr. M. S. Mathews
Courses

M.Tech:

  • Construction Methods and Equipment
  • Construction Economics & Finance
  • Construction Contracts and Specifications
  • Construction Quality and Safety Management
Continuing Education
Awards
  • 2010 Outstanding Paper Award for the paper entitled  “Criteria influencing debt financing of Indian PPP road projects: a case study”  in the journal  “ Financial Management of Propert and construction “. Vol 14 No.1, 2009. Awarded by Emarald Literati Network
  • The Suchit Kumar Ghosh Memorial Medal for the paper entitled “Management of Privatised Infrastructure Development in India : Key Issues.” Awarded by the Institution of Engineers (India). Date of Award: 20-12-2002
  • IBC Medal in recognition of highly commended paper titled “Civil Engineering Education, Research and Development: Need for Wider Industy-Institute Interaction” Date of award: 10-5-2001
  • The Institution of Engineers (India) Certificate of Merit for 1995-96 for the paper “Deviation Clauses in Indian Government Construction Contracts” published in the Journal of the Institution. Date of award: 21-12-1996
  • College of Engineering nominee for Clemson University Outstanding Teaching Assistant award, 1991
  • Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering Honor Society, USA)