Harshita

Harshita

Profile

The personification of Harshita’s being synchronises through architecture, construction, designing and writing. Harshita is an independent Architect and an enthusiastic Researcher aiming to uplift the conventional course of action for the betterment of society and construction industry. 

After obtaining Bachelor’s in Architecture from India (2013-2018), Harshita pursed M.Sc. (Eng.) in International Construction Management and Engineering from the University of Leeds (2018-2019). The current research is the continuation of the results identified in M.Sc. dissertation on ‘Role of Project Managers and Architects in ensuring sustainable construction industry’ for which she obtained a full-time scholarship from the School of Civil Engineering, UoL.

In addition to that, Harshita has had the experience of working on various residential, institutional and high-rise building projects as an Architect in India. She has also worked as an employee in various Indian firms and gained an insight into managing and planning multiple tasks of the project. She is a member of the Council of Architecture (COA) and the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Research interests

Harshita’s research entitled “Use of Artificial Intelligence in Structural Health Monitoring for Improving the Resilience and Sustainability of Concrete Structures” emphasised on implementing the concepts of Artificial Intelligence and Structural Health Monitoring in concrete structures to ensure their in-service performance. Further, the research focuses on the life cycle cost analysis of the structures to forecast cost-effective concrete performance while in-service and develop strategies for maintenance and repairs and redefine predictive whole life maintenance management of concrete structure for decision making.

Qualifications

  • M.Sc. (Eng) International Construction Management and Engineering, University of Leeds (Distinction)
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India (Distinction)

Research groups and institutes

  • Materials and Structures
  • Cities, Infrastructure and Energy