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Dr Uma Jayapal

School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Dr Uma is Senior Lecturer of Construction Project Management in the School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering & Technology at Liverpool John Moores University. Prior to joining LJMU, she has worked at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, University of Huddersfield, and the Global Banking School. She is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers India (IEI) and a full member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Association for Project Management (APM). Over the last 15 years, she has built substantial record of academic and research leadership in the area of Project Management and Construction Engineering Management. She has developed 2 MOOC courses namely Scheduling Techniques in Projects and Safety in Construction that attracted approximately 10000 learners every year. She has graduated 5 doctoral research scholars and published 40 articles till date. Her research focus includes digital technology, design management, construction site safety management, computer simulation modelling. From 2014 to 2020, she supported the development of Indian Standards on construction project management. In recognition of her hard work and dedication, Project Management Institute (PMI) and Construction Industry and Development Council (CIDC) had conferred on her the prestigious Young Research Scholar Award in 2015 and Vishwakarma Award in 2018 respectively apart from several best paper awards and prizes.

Conference publication

Paul A, Kumar A, Maheswari JU. 2024. Framework for Module Identification in Construction Projects Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 451 :337-351 DOI Publisher Url

Paul A, Pulani S, Maheswari JU. 2023. Digital Twin Framework for Worker Safety using RFID Technology Proceedings of the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, :254-261 DOI Publisher Url

Prashar P, Maheswari JU. 2022. Utilising BIM in Construction Safety Planning: A Systematic Review Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 172 :1-10 DOI Publisher Url

Sekhar A, Maheswari JU. 2022. Construction Research Congress 2022 Construction Research Congress 2022: Computer Applications, Automation, and Data Analytics - Selected Papers from Construction Research Congress 2022, 2-B :791-801 DOI Publisher Url

Sekhar A, Maheswari U. 2020. Constructability: The Prime Target in Value Engineering for Design Optimization Proceedings of the 37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2020: From Demonstration to Practical Use - To New Stage of Construction Robot, :417-424

Kumar A, Paul A, Maheswari JU. 2019. A study on adhoc information exchanges along big data terminology in a construction project Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering, :570-577 DOI

Akhouri A, Uma Maheswari J, Mujumdar P. 2019. Application of affordance structure matrix in designing artefact’s layout Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering, :581-588 DOI

Pandey P, Agrawal S, Uma Maheswari J. 2018. Optimizing flow process through synchronisation of cycle time IGLC 2018 - Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers, 2 :786-796 DOI Publisher Url

Singhal R, Maheswari JU, Charlesraj VPC, Pal A. 2018. MDM-based buffer estimation in construction projects IGLC 2018 - Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers, 2 :1344-1353 DOI Publisher Url

Pandey P, Uma Maheswari J, Kumar R. 2017. Dynamic scheduling framework to overcome deficiency of skilled workers ISARC 2017 - Proceedings of the 34th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, :1069-1076

Kunal K, Pandey P, Maheswari JU. 2016. Rationalizing Project Schedules Using Realistic Baseline Worker Productivity Construction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016, :729-738 DOI Publisher Url

Pandey P, Maheswari JU. 2015. Improvised scheduling framework integrating WS, MS, & DS for repetitive construction projects 32nd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining: Connected to the Future, Proceedings, DOI Publisher Url

Mujumdar P, Maheswari JU. 2015. Integrated framework for automating the structural design iteration 32nd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining: Connected to the Future, Proceedings, DOI Publisher Url

Mujumdar P, Muraleedharan P, Maheswari JU. 2014. Structured methodology for applying Multiple Domain Matrices (MDM) to construction projects 16th International Dependency and Structure Modelling Conference, DSM 2014, :299-308

Amarnath CB, Sawhney A, Uma Maheswari J. 2011. Cloud computing to enhance collaboration, coordination and communication in the construction industry Proceedings of the 2011 World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies, WICT 2011, :1235-1240 DOI Publisher Url

Maheswari JU, Varghese K. 2007. Modeling design iteration using DSM and simulation Automation and Robotics in Construction - Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, :441-446 DOI Publisher Url

Uma Maheswari J, Varghese K. 2005. A structured approach to form dependency structure matrix for construction projects 22nd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2005,

Journal article

Padala SPS, Maheswari JU. 2023. Modeling a construction project in a matrix-based framework for managing requirement changes International Journal of Construction Management, 23 :2369-2390 DOI Publisher Url

Maheswari JU, Mujumdar P, Padala SPS, Gwaskoti A. 2022. BDM–MDM integrated solution concept for scheduling information-driven projects Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 29 :1016-1037 DOI Publisher Url

Padala SPS, Maheswari JU, Hirani H. 2022. Identification and classification of change causes and effects in construction projects International Journal of Construction Management, 22 :2788-2807 DOI Publisher Url

Padala SPS, Maheswari JU. 2021. A REVIEW ON PROBLEM – FOCUS IN MATRIX-BASED METHODS FOR PLANNING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Malaysian Construction Research Journal, 34 :19-32

Padala SPS, Maheswari JU. 2020. Axiomatic design framework for changeability in design for construction projects Asian Journal of Civil Engineering, 21 :201-215 DOI Publisher Url

Mujumdar P, Maheswari JU. 2019. Alternate beeline diagramming method network analysis for interdependent design entities Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 26 :66-84 DOI Publisher Url

Mujumdar P, Maheswari JU. 2018. Design iteration in construction projects – Review and directions Alexandria Engineering Journal, 57 :321-329 DOI Publisher Url

Maheswari JU, Charlesraj VPC, Battacharya S. 2017. User-inspired design methodology using Affordance Structure Matrix (ASM) for construction projects MATEC Web of Conferences, 120 DOI Publisher Url

Maheswari JU, Charlesraj VPC, Kumar GS, Padala SPS. 2016. A Study on Assessment of Non-conformances Using Multiple Domain Matrix: A Case Study from Metro Projects Procedia Engineering, 145 :622-629 DOI Publisher Url

Maheswari JU, Charlesraj VPC, Goyal A, Mujumdar P. 2015. Application of Relationship Diagramming Method (RDM) for Resource-constrained Scheduling of Linear Construction Projects Procedia Engineering, 123 :308-315 DOI Publisher Url

Ummer N, Maheswari U, Matsagar VA, Varghese K. 2014. Factors influencing design iteration with a focus on project duration Journal of Management in Engineering, 30 :127-130 DOI Publisher Url

Vaeghese K, Babu NR, Satyanarayana KN, Ananthanarayanan K, Mahalingam A, Maheswari U. 2007. Preface Automation and Robotics in Construction - Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction,

Maheswari JU, Varghese K, Sridharan T. 2006. Application of dependency structure matrix for activity sequencing in concurrent engineering projects Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 132 :482-490 DOI Publisher Url

Maheswari JU, Varghese K. 2005. Project Scheduling using Dependency Structure Matrix International Journal of Project Management, 23 :223-230 DOI Publisher Url

Chapters

Maheswari JU, Padala SPS, Sharma S, Sariyal S. 2019. Application of MDM for scheduling iteration in construction projects 135 :175-184 9789811359767 DOI Publisher Url

Sreenivas Padala SP, Uma Maheswari J, Dixit S. 2018. Application of axiomatic design approach for constructability in design Advances in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Systems :273-284 9781536140224

Padala SPS, Maheswari JU. 2017. A study on ‘design thinking’ for constructability 65 :361-370 9789811035173 DOI Publisher Url

Mujumdar P, Bhattacharya S, Uma Maheswari J. 2015. A study on DSM partitioning through case study approach 35 :653-662 9788132222286 DOI Publisher Url

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