Researcher: Vijayalaxmi Sahadevan

Information about Researcher Vijayalaxmi Sahadevan


First nameVijayalaxmi
Last nameSahadevan
Academic title
OrganisationIndian Institute of Technology Madras
Thematic area/fieldST – Physical Sciences and Engineering / ST8 Production and processes engineering
Key wordsValue in AEC Design, Lean Construction, Design Management, Generative Design


Short summary of activities and expertiseI have a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering (Goa Engineering College, India) and a masters degree in Construction Technology and Management (National Institute of Technology, Surathkal-India). Following are my research interests: Design Management, Generative Design, Value in Design, Lean Construction. My Ph.D. work consists of two main parts: Part-1 is the formulation of a Means-Ends Chain based framework for explicating the relationship between design attributes of a built facility and human values. The second part of the work involves the development of a Generative Design based model, that uses the relationship between design attributes and human values and performs a values-based layout exploration. One journal publication is under review (accepted) in the Journal of Architectural Engineering (ASCE). In addition I have 3 international conference publications and 2 national conference publications. Currently, I am in thesis writing stage and working on another journal publication on the topic of Generative Design. My other research interests include Construction Planning and Lean Construction related topics.
Relevant publications and/or research/innovation products“A Framework to Identify Stakeholder Values for Building Layout Design.” Journal of Architectural Engineering, Sahadevan, V. and Varghese, K. (Accepted)
Other relevant achievementsWon best paper award at the 'The 6th World Construction Symposium 2017' held at Colombo- Sri Lanka. I have presented parts of my Ph.D. work at IGLC conference 2018 and 2019 and also participated in the Ph. D. summer school organized by IGLC. I have participated in the organizing of the IGLC conference that was held in Chennai, India. I was a Teaching Assistant in several Lean courses organized by IIT Madras and participated in an academic conclave that focused on the development of Lean Construction course in India. I was also a Teaching Assistant in the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) online course on Project Planning and Control in India. I was a visiting doctoral scholar at Alto University, Finland where I worked under the supervision of Dr. Vishal Singh in the area of Generative Design. I have 9 months industry experience in Project Coordination and 1 year 8 months teaching experience of teaching Construction Management courses.
Preferred Host Institution type Public, Private, Academic, Non-academic, Research centre, Enterprise, Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
Additional informationEmail Id: svijaya16@gmail.com


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