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Sutapa Das

About


Sutapa Das is a building technologist well versed with the whole life cycle of a building through formal education and hands-on work experience in architecture, construction management and maintainability. She has worked for 16 years with 7 top technical universities and industry of India, Germany and Singapore. Her research area includes BIM, Sustainable & resilient building, Critical infrastructure protection and disaster management. Her passion for her profession has brought 11 national and international awards

Before joining the current position, Sutapa has been fulltime faculty in Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (Dept. of Architecture + School of Infrastructure) for about a decade. Prior to that, she was post-doctoral fellow at National University of Singapore. Apart from publishing on regular basis, she is a regular reviewer of several indexed internationally referred journals and conferences. Till date she has completed guiding 2 Ph.D. (Both < 4.5years), 14 PG and 15 UG theses. 

Academic Qualifications


  • Ph.D.: National University of Singapore – School of Design & Environment
  • M. Tech (Civil).: Indian Institute of Technology Madras – in Building Technology & Construction Management
  • B. Arch.: Jadavpur University, India

Research Statement


Building information modelling (BIM), Critical infrastructure protection in disaster prone areas, Energy efficient and intelligent buildings, Healthy workplace or building-occupant interface, Project management

Latest Publications


  • 1 A. Mohanta & S. Das, Causal Analysis of Slow BIM Adoption in Eastern India with a Special Focus on Green Building Sector, Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A, 2021
  • 2 A Mohanta, S Das, RN Mohanty, Building envelope trade-off method integrated with BIM-based framework for energy-efficient building envelope, Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 2021
  • 3 Narendr, A., Das, S. & Aithal, B.H., Damage-cost assessment of vernacular buildings against coastal flooding, 23rd European Geophysical Union (EGU) General Assembly (Virtual conference), 2021
  • 4 Sarmah,T.; Das, S.; Narendr, A. & Aithal, B.H., Assessing human vulnerability to urban flood hazard using the analytic hierarchy process and geographic information system, 50, 101659, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 2020
  • 5 Narendr, A.; Das, S.; Shivamurthy,V. & Aithal, B.H., Adaptive capacity assessment for a flood vulnerable region through land use modelling and socio economic and physical indicators, 3(2), 107-119, Journal of Environmental Informatics Letters, 2020
  • 6 Sarmah, T. & Das, S., The state-of-the-art review of vulnerability indices: with a special focus on urban flood, 2nd World Bosai Forum (WBF)/ Int. Disaster & Risk Conf. (IDRC), Sendai, Japan, 2019
  • 7 Sarmah, T. & Das, S., Determining urban flood vulnerability using an indicator based approach., 55th International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) World Planning Congress, Jakarta-Bogor, Indonesia, 2019
  • 8 Das, S. & Sarmah, T., Determining building vulnerability against urban flood using rapid visual screening, 49th Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association (UAA), Los Angeles, USA., 2019
  • 9 Das, S., Infrastructural requirement of OPD areas in Indian govt. medical college hospitals: Medical professionals’ perspective, Int. Conf. on Public Health and Well-being 2019, Negombo, Sri Lanka, 2019
  • 10 Narendr, A., Das, S. & Aithal, B.H., Adaptive capacity assessment of a region against flood vulnerability using GIS and remote sensing, 4thWCDM: 4th World Congress on Disaster management, Bombay, India, 2019
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    Research Areas


    • Climate responsive architecture
    • Project management
    • Healthy workplace or building-occupant interface
    • Energy efficient and intelligent buildings
    • Critical infrastructure protection against disaster
    • Building information modelling (BIM)

    Publications


    1 A. Mohanta & S. Das, Causal Analysis of Slow BIM Adoption in Eastern India with a Special Focus on Green Building Sector, Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A, 2021 2 A Mohanta, S Das, RN Mohanty, Building envelope trade-off method integrated with BIM-based framework for energy-efficient building envelope, Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 2021
  • 3 Sarmah,T.; Das, S.; Narendr, A. & Aithal, B.H., Assessing human vulnerability to urban flood hazard using the analytic hierarchy process and geographic information system, 50, 101659, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 2020
  • 4 Narendr, A.; Das, S.; Shivamurthy,V. & Aithal, B.H., Adaptive capacity assessment for a flood vulnerable region through land use modelling and socio economic and physical indicators, 3(2), 107-119, Journal of Environmental Informatics Letters, 2020
  • 5 Sarmah, T. & Das, S., Urban flood mitigation planning for Guwahati: A case of Bharalu basin, 206, 1155-1165, Journal of Environmental Management, 2018
  • 6 Das, S. & Mukhopashyay, P., Multi-hazard disaster resilient housing with bamboo-based system, 212, 937-945, Procedia Engineering, 2018
  • 7 Sarmah. T. & Das, S., Earthquake vulnerability assessment for RCC buildings of Guwahati city using Rapid Visual Screening, 212, 214-221, Procedia Engineering, 2018
  • 8 Das, S. & Bokshi, S., Sustainable waste water treatment in developing countries: a case study of IIT Kharagpur campus, 98(1-2), 127–134, Journal of the Institution of Engineers India: Series A., 2017
  • 9 Das, S., Gupta, M. & Bose, S., Assessing the need of adaptive changes for emerging NORCs in urban India, 4(1), 115-132, Creative Space, 2016
  • 10 Das, S., Lighting and health of building occupants: A case of Indian IT offices, 109 (9), 1573-1580, Current Science, 2015
  • 11 Das, S., Reviewing adoptability potential of green building policies of India, 2(1), 1-10, International  Journal  of Architecture and Infrastructure Planning, 2015
  • 12 Sarkar, S, Das, S. and Bose, S. , Low-rise residences in Kolkata, 80(1), 23-25, Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects, 2015
  • 13 Sanyal, A.P., Bhattacharya, S.P. and Das, S., Cost and schedule overrun in infrastructure projects: The Indian scenario, 9 (1), 32-38, Abacus, 2014
  • 14 Das, S., Scope for facility upgradation in out-patient department of public sector medical college hospitals, 29(1), 35-50, Nicmar Journal of Construction Management, 2014
  • 15 Choudhury, R.S. & Das, S., Identification of KPIs of security management for thermal power plants, 9(2), 150-171, Journal of Applied Security Research, 2014
  • 16 Chakraborty, B. & Das, S., MGNREGA and sustainability issue of rural built-up structures in India, 19(2), 33–50, Journal of  Construction in Developing Countries, 2014
  • 17 Das, S., Book Review: Construction science and materials, Surinder Virdi, Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex, UK, 2012, 28(4), 502-503, Material & Manufacturing Processes, 2013
  • 18 Das, S., Construction site fire: Review of risk factors and recommendations for mitigation, 2(1), 13-19, The Asian Review of Civil Engineering, 2013
  • 19 Das, S., Assessing human factor for intelligent buildings Using post occupancy evaluation, 2(4), 51-56, Bonfring International Journal of Industrial. Engineering. & Management Science, 2012
  • 20 Das S. & Chew M.Y.L., Generic method of grading building defects using FMECA to improve maintainability decisions, 25(6), 522-533, Journal of Performance of Constructed  Facilities, 2011
  • 21 Das, S., Evaluation of thermal performance of a typical office building using TBP approach, 6(2), 54-61, Abacus, 2011
  • 22 Das S., Chew M.Y.L. & Poh K.L., Multi-criteria decision analysis in building maintainability using analytical hierarchy process, 28(10), 1466-1433, Construction Management and Economics, 2010
  • 23 Das S., Poh K.L. & Chew M.Y.L., Standardizing FM knowledge acquisition when information is inadequate, 27(7/8), 315-330, Facilities, 2009
  • 24 Das, S., Development of preservative treatments for Goan Laterite block masonry, 4(2), 61-70, Abacus, 2009
  • 25 Das, S., Contemporary maritime forts of Asia and America: A comparison, Aug 2009, 42-46, Architecture- Time Space & People, 2009
  • 26 Chew M.Y.L. & Das S., Building. grading systems: Review of state of the art, 50(1), 2-12, Architectural Science Review, 2008
  • 27 Chew M.Y.L., DeSilva N., Tan P.P. & Das S., Grading of risk parameters for facade maintainability, 7(3), 77-87, Int. J. of Architectural Science, 2008
  • 28 Das S., Techniques and technologies for enhancing total building performance at the project development stage, 88 (3), 25-30, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India): Series A, 2007
  • 29 Das, S., Laterite monuments of India, 77, 15-18, Construction History Society UK Newsletter, 2007
  • 1 Narendr, A., Das, S. & Aithal, B.H., Damage-cost assessment of vernacular buildings against coastal flooding, 23rd European Geophysical Union (EGU) General Assembly (Virtual conference), 2021
  • 2 Sarmah, T. & Das, S., The state-of-the-art review of vulnerability indices: with a special focus on urban flood, 2nd World Bosai Forum (WBF)/ Int. Disaster & Risk Conf. (IDRC), Sendai, Japan, 2019
  • 3 Sarmah, T. & Das, S., Determining urban flood vulnerability using an indicator based approach., 55th International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) World Planning Congress, Jakarta-Bogor, Indonesia, 2019
  • 4 Das, S. & Sarmah, T., Determining building vulnerability against urban flood using rapid visual screening, 49th Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association (UAA), Los Angeles, USA., 2019
  • 5 Das, S., Infrastructural requirement of OPD areas in Indian govt. medical college hospitals: Medical professionals’ perspective, Int. Conf. on Public Health and Well-being 2019, Negombo, Sri Lanka, 2019
  • 6 Narendr, A., Das, S. & Aithal, B.H., Adaptive capacity assessment of a region against flood vulnerability using GIS and remote sensing, 4thWCDM: 4th World Congress on Disaster management, Bombay, India, 2019
  • 7 Sarmah, T. & Das, S., Linking hazards of landslide and urban flood in North-East Himalayan region, 4thWCDM: 4th World congress on Disaster management, Bombay, India., 2019
  • 8 Das, S., Do we practice what we preach? - Energy education vs. energy behavior in Indian higher educational institutes, 2nd Int. Conf. on Green Urbanism, Rome Italy, 2018
  • 9 Saxena, P. & Das, S., Analysis of energy saving potential of a residential building complex using Energy Conservation Building Code 2017, 6th Arch. & Civil Engg (ACE) Conference, Singapore, 2018
  • 10 Das, S. & Baro, R., Evaluation of causes of construction waste in residential building projects: A case study of Kolkata, CITC-9: 9th Int Conf. on Constr. in the 21st Century, Dubai, 2017
  • 11 Gupta, M., Das, S. & Bose, S., Analysis of mobility and shared infrastructure of urban NORCs - A case of Kolkata government housing, SBE2016: Sustainable Built Environment – II: Dialogues on Smart Built Environments, Roorkee, India, 2017
  • 12 Sarmah, T & Das, S., Urban flood disaster assessment for Guwahati city, WIEZ 2017: Int. Symp. on Water Urbanism in Eco-sensitive Zones, Kolkata, India., 2017
  • 13 Mohanta, S. & Das, S., BIM as facilities management tool: A review, ICSBE2016: International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2016
  • 14 Mohanta, A. & Das, S., ICT based facilities management tools for buildings, ICT4SD – 2015: Int. Conf. on Infor. & Comm. Tech. for Sust. Dev., Ahmedabad, India, 2015
  • 15 Das, S., Effect of light on wellbeing of people from IT industry, Design for Sustainable Wellbeing: Indo-Dutch Int. Conf. on Design, Bangalore, India, 2014
  • 16 Das, S., Role of phase change materials (PCM) in energy efficiency through thermal storage., IEI 29th Natl. Convention of Arch. Engineers: Innovative World of Construction Materials, Kolkata, India, 2014
  • 17 Chaudhuri A. & Das, S., An agile city for fragile people, Int. Symp. on Megacities, Kolkata, India., 2014
  • 18 Das, S. & Choudhury, R., Safety and security concerns of thermal power plants in India: A case study of Korba, EFPM 2013: 4th Int. Conf. on Engg., Project, & Production Mgmt., Bangkok, Thailand., 2013
  • 19 Das, S., Hidden cost in PPP project: A case study of East West metro of Kolkata, PPG 2012: Int. Conf Public Policy & Gov, Bangalore, India, 2012
  • 20 Das, S., Health and safety aspects of sanitary-plumbing system of buildings, IETSD 2012: Int. Conf. on Innovation in Engg & Tech. for Sust. Dev., Sathyamangalam, India, 2012
  • 21 Das, S., Proposed POE framework for intelligent building, AARCV 2012: Int. Conf. on Advances in Architecture and Civil Engineering, Bangalore, India, 2012
  • 22 Das, S., What does India need to build green?, Cities Under Change – Int. Symp., Kolkata, India., 2012
  • 23 Das, S., Role of image-building in creating a healthy city – A case study of Singapore, Healthy Cities 2011 Int. Conf., Pune, India, 2011
  • 24 Das, S., Development of affordable flood resistant housing using simple construction technology, INCON: Int. Conf on Competency Bldg. Strategies in Business & Tech. for Sust. Dev. Chennai, India, 2011
  • 25 Das S. & Shobana S., Development of affordable cluster houses of amphibian nature, ICCREM 2011-9th Int. Conf on Const. & Real Estate Mgmt., Guangzhou, China, 2011
  • 26 Chew M.Y.L. & Das S., Defect diagnosis of fire protection system for better maintenance, ICCREM 2011-9th Int. Conf on Const. & Real Estate Mgmt., Guangzhou, China, 2011
  • 27 Das S. & Chaudhuri A., Computer application in early phase of design of intelligent buildings, BITECH 2011: Int. Bldg. & Infrastructure Tech. Conf., Penang, Malaysia, 2011
  • 28 Das, S., Analysis of construction related defects for mechanical-electrical building systems, Techsta 2010 8th Int. Conf., Prague, Czech Republic, 2010
  • 29 Chew M.Y.L. & Das S., COMASS – Comprehensive Maintainability Scoring System for buildings, PATORREB Conf. on Building Pathology & Rehabilitation. Porto, Portugal, 2009
  • 30 Das, S., Decay diagnosis of Goan Laterite stone monuments, 11DBMC: 11th Int. Conf. on Durability of Bldg. Materials & Comp, Istanbul, Turkey, 2008
  • 31 Chew M.Y.L., Das S. & Sulaiman N.H.B., Quantifying maintainability parameters for vertical transport system, 11DBMC: 11th Int. Conf. on Durability of Bldg. Materials & Comp, Istanbul, Turkey, 2008
  • 32 Chew M.Y.L., Das S., DeSilva, N. & Foon F.Y., Grading maintainability parameters for sanitary-plumbing system for high-rise residential buildings, CIB BEAR 2008: Int. Conf. in Bldg. Education & Research, Sri Lanka, 2008
  • 33 Das, S., Chew M.Y.L. & Lam, T.S., Controlling factors of resource allocation in commercial building maintenance, 2nd Research Symposium in Built Environment, Singapore, 2008
  • 34 Das, S., Chew, M.Y.L.; Chong, Y.H.A., Yeong, H.K., & Yang, Y.T., Maintainability aspects of M&E systems of commercial building of Singapore, 2nd Research Symposium in Built Environment, Singapore, 2008
  • 35 Das S. & Chew M.Y.L., Maintainability scoring system for reinforced concrete flat roof, CIRAIC 2007: 1st Const. Industry Research Achievement Int. Conf. KualaLumpur, Malaysia, 2007
  • 36 Toor, S., Ogunlana S. & Das S., Perception of Thai professionals on key performance indicators (KPIs) for mega construction projects, CITC-IV: 4th Int. Conf. on Const. in the 21st Century, Gold Coast, Australia, 2007
  • 37 Chew M.Y.L. & Das S., Maintainability aspects of central chilled water HVAC system, CITC-IV: 4th Int. Conf. on Const. in the 21st Century, Gold Coast, Australia, 2007
  • 38 Das, S., Guidelines for good industrial practices for concrete flat roof, 1st Research Symposium in Built Environment, Singapore, 2007
  • 39 Das, S., Industry practices & techniques in 21st century construction - A case study of Singapore, CENeM: Int. Conf. in Civil Engg in New Millennium, Shibpur, India, 2007
  • 40 Toor, S., Ofori, G. & Das, S., Developing construction professionals of 21st century: A renewed vision for leadership, CENeM: Int. Conf. in Civil Engg in New Millennium, Shibpur, India, 2007
  • 41 Das, S., Rebuilding Dresden’s Frauenkirche, Shastra - Annual Tech Fest of IIT Madras, 2003
  • 1 Das, S., Use of BIM and prefabrication to improve environmental sustainability of affordable housing in India, In Annual Tech. Vol 2019 of Arch. Engg. Div. on ‘Sustainable Architectural Engineering: Materials and Technology’, Kolkata: Institute of Engineers India121-128, , 2019
  • 2 Mohanta, A., Mohanty, R.N., & Das, S. (2019), Technical issues of using BIM: East Indian architects’ perspective. In Research into Design for a Connected World, Ed. A Chakraborti, Singapore: Springer(565-574), , 2019
  • 3 Mohanta, A. & Das, S. (2018), Trends and challenges of facilities management of green buildings of eastern India. In Annual Technical Volume 2018 of Architectural Engineering Division on ‘Technologies for Futuristic Architecture and Urbanism’, Kolkata: Institute of Engineers India67-77, , 2018
  • 4 Raj, H. & Das, S. (2017), Importance of valuation of environmental sustainability of affordable housing in India. In Construction Mgmt., Mechanization & Environmental  Sustainability , Ed. K.Avishek, M. Mohan & G. Pathak, New Delhi: White Falcon Publishing(213-219), , 2017
  • 5 Das, S. (2015), Effect of light on the wellbeing of people in the IT industry in Design for Sustainable Well-being and Empowerment, Ed. M. Mani & P. Kandachar, IISc Press and TU Delft(463-474), , 2015
  • 6 Das. S. (2014), Hidden cost in PPP project: A case study of East West metro of Kolkata in Urbanisation in Asia: Urban governance, infrastructure and the environment, Ed. Kala. S. Seetharam & Guanghua Wan,, Germany: Springer(149-164), , 2014
  • Patents


    # Patents Year

    Member


    Editorial board member
    • Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research published by Scientific Research, ISSN: 2328-4897
    • Engineering and Technology Quarterly Reviews, published by Asian Institute of research, Indonesia. ISSN 2622-9374.
    • Enlisted as reviewer database of World Journal of Engineering, published by Emerald , ISSN: 1708-5284.
    • Enlisted reviwers of Current Science published by Indian Institite of Science, ISSN: 0011-3891
    • Scientific Board of Civil & Environmental Engineers, International Institute of Engineers.
    Member
    • Institute of Engineers (India)
    • Institute of Facilities Management (IFM), Singapore.
    • HK-BEAM Society, Hong Kong.
    • Building and Estate Management Alumni (BEMA), Singapore
    • Steering committee of Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) implementation in West Bengal
    Life member
    • Council of Architecture (COA), India.
    • Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), India.
    • Institute of Smart Structures & Systems (ISSS), India.

    Awards


    • Smt. Saroma Sanyal Memorial Prize by Institute of Engineers India, Year: 2018
    • University Gold Medal in UG Level (Jadavpur University, India), Year: 2001
    • All India Rank 1 in GATE (M. Tech. Entrance Exam) with percentile of 99.90, Year: 2002
    • DAAD- IQN Scholarship (TU Dresden, Germany), Year: 2003
    • NUS Research Scholarship for 3.5 years (National University of Singapore), Year: 2005
    • President Graduate Fellowship (Singapore Govt.)- awarded thrice, Year: 2005
    • Gold medal for best contribution in Architectural Engineering (Institute of Engineers, India), Year: 2010
    • Post Doctoral Fellowship (National University of Singapore), Year: 2008
    • Smt. Saroma Sanyal Memorial Prize (Institute of Engineers India), Year: 2018
    • Young Engineers Award in Architectural Engineering (Institute of Engineers India), Year: 2010
    • Vishwakarma Award by Construction Industry Development Council, India, Year: 2018

    Citations


    Google Scholar
    CITATION H-INDEX I-10 INDEX
    344 10 10
    Research Gate
    PUBLICATIONS CITATION H-INDEX
    40 180 13
    Scopus
    DOCUMENTS CITATION H-INDEX
    18 139 6

    Created: 23 November 2019