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Devarsh Bhonde

PhD Student
Civil Engineering

Bhonde, Devarsh, Puyan Zadeh, and Sheryl Staub-French. "Investigating the Use of Virtual Reality in Improving the Quality of Design BIM for Facility Management" (2019)

Devarsh Bhonde is a Ph.D. student in Civil Engineering at UBC Vancouver. He received his Master's and Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in 2015. Before joining UBC in 2017, he worked as a Business Analyst at Flipkart, India's largest e-commerce company. He is currently part of the BIM TOPiCS Lab led by Dr. Sheryl Staub-French.

Bhonde research

Research Interests

My research focuses on improving collaboration and communication between stakeholders in the construction industry. My recent projects include: analyzing the performance benefits of Virtual Reality for incorporating design inputs from facility managers of buildings, improving design coordination between construction project stakeholders through the use of cloud Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools, and applying visual analytics tools to ease document control process and progress management for construction projects.