NameDr. Ashok Kumar
Date of Birth01.02.1963
E-mailashokkumar@cbri.res.in, kumarcbri@rediffmail.com
Present DesignationSenior Principal Scientist
DivisionArchitecture & Planning
ASHOK PHOTO1

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity / InstitutionCountryYear of Passing
B.Sc.Maths, Physics, ChemistryH.P.University, ShimlaIndia1984
B.Arch.Architecture, Bldg. Const. Design, etc.J.N.T.U. HyderabadIndia1989
M.U.R.P.Planning Design, Urban & Rural Infrastr. etc.University of RoorkeeIndia1998
Ph.D.Performance evaluation and green retrofit strategies for buildings in composite climateIndian Institute of Technology, RoorkeeIndia2016

Specialization

(a) Main Area of SpecializationArchitecture & Planning
(b) Sub-area of SpecializationHousing, Energy Conservation, Green Buildings

Countries visited in connection with higher studies, research training, employment and other scientific assignments:

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
JapanMulticountry Observational Study Mission on Future City Initiatives During, Tokyo, Kitakyushu, Kyoto & Yokohama, Japan, Ministry of External Affairs & Organized by Asian Productivity Organization and Implemented by APO Secretariat, Japan17.11.201421.11.2014
AustraliaTo attended a Workshop on Joint Project between India – Australia on Sustainable & Affordable Housing as a Visiting Fellow to Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia16.05.201121.05.2011
Publications and Patents
Important Publications:

  1. Ashok Kumar, B.M.Suman, Experimental evaluation of insulation materials for walls and roofs and their impact on indoor thermal comfort under composite climate. Published in International Journal of Building & Environment, 59, January, 2013, pp. 635-643 (Impact Factor 2014: 3.359).
  2. Ashok Kumar, Sumeet Kumar, Astha Chaudhary, Intelligent Building Envelope, Solar Skin & Operable Stoma.  Refereed Journal of Architecture + Design, October, 2014, pp. 110 -115.
  3. Ashok Kumar, P.S.Chani, Rajesh Deoliya, Low Embodied Energy Sustainable Building Materials and Technologies. Trans Tech Publications: Special volume – Invited Peer Reviewed Papers on ‘Sustainable Building Materials and Materials for Energy Efficiency, Switzerland, April 2015, Vol. 632, pp. 13-20.
  4. Ashok Kumar, Rajesh Deoliya, P.S. Chani, Evaluation on Thermal Behaviour of a Green Roof Retrofit System installed on Experimental Building in Composite Climate of Roorkee, India. Refereed Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India) – Series A, December 2015, Volume 96, pp. 277-284.
  5. Ashok Kumar, Rajni Lakhani, Prof. S. K. Bhattacharyya and Sapna Ghai, Low Cost Construction Technology for Cold Climate: Case Study Ladakh Region. International Journal of Science Technology & Management (IJSTM) in Vol. 3, Issue 1, April 2012, ISSN: 2229-6646, pp. 77-84.
  6. Ashok Kumar, P.S.Chani, Rajesh Deoliya, Green Retrofit Potential in Existing Research Laboratories and Demonstration of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Technologies: Case Study, published in International Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology Research, Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2014, pp 400-405.
  7. Ashok Kumar, Rajesh Deoliya, P.S.Chani, Insulating Materials for Energy Saving in Buildings, published in Special topic volume with Invited Peer Reviewed Papers on Materials and Technologies for Green Construction, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, under Key Engineering Materials, doi: 10.4028, Vol. 632 (2015) pp 1-14.
  8. Ashok Kumar, P.S.Chani, Rajesh Deoliya,  A Comparative Study of GRIHA with other Building Sustainability Assessment Tools in Indian Context, International Conference on Building Sustainability Assessment 2012 (BSA 2012) co-organized by the Greenlines Institute for Sustainable Development and the University of Minho, held in Porto, Portugal, from May, 2012.
  9. Ashok Kumar, P.S.Chani, Rajesh Deoliya, The Estimation of Energy Consumption due to Building Construction in India: Present Status and Future Directions, published in International Conference on Advanced Materials for Energy Efficient Buildings, at New Delhi, Feb.2013, pp: 140-142.
  10. Ashok Kumar, P.S.Chani, Rajesh Deoliya, Architect’s Perspectives in Green Retrofitting of Existing Buildings, published in International Conference on Green Existing Buildings organized by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), September, 2014.
  11. Ashok Kumar,  Rajesh  Deoliya,  P.S.Chani,  A comparative study of single and double glazing systems, published in the Refereed Journal of The Indian Institute of Architects (JIIA), Jan. 2015, pp. 7-14.
  12. Ashok Kumar, Sumeet Kumar, Astha Chaudhary, Intelligent Building Envelope, Solar Skin & Operable Stoma, published in the Refereed Journal of Architecture + Design, October 2014, pp 110 -115.
  13. Ashok Kumar, P.S. Chani, Rajesh Deoliya, Comparative Analysis of Building Sustainability Assessment Tools and Identifying Key Attributes for Green Retrofits,  proceedings of the National Seminar of The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee, October, 2012, pp: 209-220.
  14. Ashok Kumar, P.S. Chani, Rajesh Deoliya, Comparative Assessment of Energy Requirements and Carbon Footprint for different types of Building Materials and Construction Techniques,  proceedings of the National Conference at CSIR- CBRI, Roorkee, November, 2012, pp: 63-71.
  15. Vivek Sood, S.K.Agarwal, Ashok Kumar, “Impact of Sustainable Cements on Conservation of Energy in Buildings”, published in National Conference held at CSIR- CBRI, Roorkee, during November, 2012, pp: 88-95.
  16. Ashok Kumar & Dr. N. K. Garg, Formulation of Building Energy Code for India: A Conceptual Framework, Journal of Indian Buildings Congress, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2004, pp 316 – 322.
  17. Ashok Kumar, Planning of Earthquake Resistant Rural Houses, Kurukshetra – A Journal on Rural Development, Vol. 53, No. 12, October 2005, pp 19 –23.
  18. Ashok Kumar, R.K.Garg, Green Building Rating System –A Critical  Review, Journal of Indian Buildings Congress, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2006, pp 182 – 188.
  19. N.K.Garg, Ashok Kumar, S.K.Negi, Glass – An Emerging Trend in Building Technology, IBC Journal, Vol. Ten, No. Two, 2003.
  20. Ashok Kumar, Affordable Shelter for All-A Scientific Approach, International Conference on Humane Habitat: Affordable Housing, Jan 23-26, 1999 at Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai.
  21. Ashok Kumar, S.K. Negi, Guidelines for Use of Glass in Buildings for Jaipur, seminar on Architecture Engineering Aspects of Glass BuildingS 10th & 11th  February ,   2007 Organized by ‘The Institution of Engineers ( India) Rajasthan State Center, Jaipur’.
  22. Ashok Kumar & Dr. Rajesh Deoliya, “Criteria for Selecting Glass in Buildings”, Journal of Indian Buildings Congress, Volume Sixteen, Number Two, Page No.211-217.
  23. Ashok Kumar, Dr. N. K. Garg & R. K. Garg, Upgradation of Civic Amenities in Rural Areas: Case Study of Manglaur, Roorkee, Journal of Indian Buildings Congress, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2004, pp 29 – 45.
  24. K. Negi & Ashok Kumar, Upgradation of Rural Housing: Suggested Approach, Journal of Indian Buildings Congress, Vol. 11. No. 2, 2004, pp 90 – 94.
  25. Ashok Kumar,  Planning and Design of Civic Amenities for Integrated Development of Rural Areas, 93rd Science Congress, Engineering Sciences Section, 3-7 January 2006, Hyderabad.
  • Tech. Reports:
  1. Industrialized Building System for Affordable Quality Housing, for Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India, New Delhi.
  2. Developing Models & Quantification of Different Parameters for Affordable Shelter, for  Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC), New Delhi.
  3. Guidelines for Use of Glass in Buildings, for  All India Flat Glass Manufactures’ Association, New Delhi.
  4. Byelaws for Use of Glass in Buildings for Bangalore Kolkata, Mumbai, Bhopal, Agartala for  All India Flat Glass Manufactures’ Association, New Delhi.
  5. Code of Practice for Use of Glass in Buildings, for  All India Flat Glass Manufactures’ Association, New Delhi.
  6. Byelaws for Use of Glass in Buildings for Delhi for All India Flat Glass Manufactures’ Association, New Delhi.
  7. S&T support for Survey, Repair and Rehabilitation of Buildings of Earthquake Affected Areas of Garhwal Region, for UP Avas Vikas Lucknow.
  8. Roof Top Rain Water Harvesting System for Efficient Design of Water Supply System, for CBRI.
  9. Damage Assessment Report of Earthquake Affected Areas of Latur.
  10. Damage Assessment Report of Earthquake Affected Areas of Chamoli.
  11. Damage Assessment Report of Earthquake Affected Areas of Bhuj.
  12. Design Packages for Earthquake Resistant Low-Rise Housing.
  13. Medical College Complex at Haldwani, sponsored by Uttaranchal Forest Hospital Trust, Haldwani.
  14. Design of Navodaya Vidyalya Complexes , sponsored by Navodaya Vidyalaya Smiti, New Delhi.
  15. Housing Complex for the National Institute of Visually Handicapped (NIVH), sponsored by NIVH, Dehradun.
  16. CISF Housing Complex Phase–I & II at Bahadurgarh, sponsored by Indian Oil Corporation, New Delhi.
  17. Guidelines for Adoption of Energy Conservation Building Code in context of environment conditions of Uttarakhand, for UREDA – UK.
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters:
  • One Chapter on “Blue Sky Research” contributed to Habitat Vision – 2035 (India), Document prepared by TIFAC, DST, Government of India, during 2014-2015.
  • Conference Proceedings Edited:Four
  • Chapters contributed in International Reports / Books: Two
  1. Ashok Kumar, Prof. S.K.Bhattacharyya. Transitioning to a Low Carbon (Energy) Economy in Building Sector. International Council of Academics of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS) & INAE, New Delhi, 2014.
  2. Prof. S.K.Bhattacharyya, Ashok Kumar.  Energy Efficient Low Cost Residential Buildings. International Council of Academics of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS) Report on Transition to Low carbon Economy in Building Sector, & 2015.
  • Articles: NIL
  • Patents filed / granted: One (Applied)
  • Processes Developed: NIL
  • Process Under Utilization: NIL

Awards and Distinctions (including fellowships of the learned societies):.

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
Shanker Rao Parelkar Commemoration Fund PrizeThe Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), Mumbai.For Best B.Arch. Design Thesis1988-89
Gold MedalJ.N.T.U. HyderabadB. Arch. Thesis1989
B. Arch. Ist with DistinctionJ.N.T.U. HyderabadPassing B. Arch.  with distinction1989
M.U.R.P. Ist with HonoursUniversity of  RoorkeePassing M.U.R.P.  with distinction1998
Leadership Development Programme (LDP)HRDC GhaziabadPassing LDP  with Merit2009
  • Won 1st Prize in Inter Divisional Debate Competition on “Impact of Corruption on Governance and Remedial Measures for Implementation”, on the occasion of ‘Vigilance Awareness Week’, on 3rd November, 2000 at CBRI, Roorkee.
  • Won 2nd Prize in Inter Divisional Debate Competition on “Value Added R&D Culture for Sustainable Development”, on the occasion of CBRI Foundation Day, 10th February, 2001.
  • Won 2nd Prize in Hindi Writing, during Hindi Week at CBRI.
  • Won First and Second Prizes in Single and doubles Events in Badminton on several occasions at CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee

Fellowship / Membership of Professional Societies / Bodies:

  • Member: International Council of Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, CIB.
  • Life Member: Indian Society for Construction Materials and Structures (ISCMS)
  • Life Member: Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET)
  • Life Member:  Indian Buildings Congress (IBC)
  • Life Member :  Council of Architecture (CoA)
  • Life Member:   Institute of Town Planners, India (ITPI)
  • Life Member:  The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA)
  • Life Member The Indian Concrete Institute (ICI).
Professional Experience:

Twenty One years experience has been devoted to Professional with Narayan Bansal & Mathur Associates New Delhi (One year w.e.f. June 1989 – June 1990), R&D at CBRI (20 years w.e.f. July 1990 – till date) and Teaching (Eleven years w.e.f. 1998 till date : Visiting  faculty at IIT Roorkee).

Professional Training:

S.No.NameOrganizationYear
1Multicountry Observational Study Mission on Future City Initiatives (Tokyo, Kitakyushu, Kyoto & Yokohama, Japan)Ministry of External Affairs and Organized by Asian Productivity Organization and Implemented by APO Secretariat , Japan2014
2Building Physics and Energy Simulation.USAID – ECOIII Project, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee2010
3Appraisal of BSUP & IHSDP Projects under JnNURMBuilding Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC), New Delhi2009
4Pre – Engineered BuildingsIndian Society for Construction Materials and Structures (ISCMS), IIT, Roorkee 2008
5Seismic Resistant Design & Rehabilitation of StructuresThe Institution of Engineers (India) Roorkee Local Centre & CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee2008
6Leadership Development Programme (LDP -Merit Certificate)Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), HRDC, Ghaziabad2009
7Energy Efficiency and Green Rating for BuildingsIndian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee2009
8Community Based Disaster Risk ManagementThe Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi2001
9Urban Development ManagementSchool of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi1994
Any other:
Special Key Note / Invited Lectures Delivered:

  • Significance of Architectural Details for Controlling Termites in Buildings.
  • Guidelines for Use  of  Glass  in Buildings for Jaipur.
  • Architectural Considerations in Seismic Design of Buildings.
  • Modular Co-ordination in Building Design & Construction.
  • Cost Optimization Through Planning, Design and Alternative Construction  Materials & Technologies.
  • Architecture for the Poor related to Planning and Design Aspects, Construction Techniques.
  • Earthquake Resistant Design – Planning and Architectural Concepts.
  • Cost Effective Building Materials, Technologies, Sanitation & Waste Water Disposal System.
  • Cost Effective Building Technologies.
  • Architecture & Planning Aspects’ related  to  Preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) on JNNURM (IHSDP & BSUP).
  • Cracks In Buildings And Their Remedial Measures: Case Studies.
  • Alternative Cost Effective Technologies.
  • Industrialized Building Systems for Mass Housing.
  • Glass : A Versatile Modern Building Material for Facades.
  • Use of Steel in Buildings; and Prefab Structures & Industrialized Housing.
  • Architectural Considerations in Earthquake Resistant Design.
  • Assessment of Damage to Buildings during different earthquakes.

Jury Member:

  • Jury Member for B.Arch. Thesis, at GZS CET, Bathinda, Dept.  of Architecture, during May 12 – 13, 2002.
  • Jury Member during COGNIZANCE – 03 on 29th March, 2003 at Deptt. of Architecture & Planning, IIT, Roorkee.
  • Jury Member for All India Fine Arts & Painting Exhibition, organized by Hobbies Club, IIT, Roorkee on 12th April, 2003.
  • Jury Member for M.U.R.P. Thesis, at Dept. of Architecture & Planning, IIT, Roorkee during July13, 2007.
  • Jury Member during COGNIZANCE – 09 on 29th March, 2009 at Deptt. of Architecture & Planning, IIT, Roorkee.
  • Jury Member during COGNIZANCE – 10 on 29th March, 2010 at Deptt. of Architecture & Planning, IIT, Roorkee.

Resource Person:

  • Resource Person by Director Periyar Maniammai College of Technology for Women, Periyar Nagar, Vallam, Thanjavur, to deliver lecture on “Architecture for Poor related to Planning & Design Aspects and Construction Techniques”, during Feb. 2-3, 2001.
  • Resource Person to offer training / guidance to UG, PG & Ph.D students of Architecture, Engineering and Planning.
  • Expert Member for Cost Reduction of Housing – Projects for PUDA, Chandigarh.

Member of Selection Committee:

  • Member of Selection Committee / Board for Faculty Positions in University of Roorkee (Now IIT).
  • Member of number of selection & screening committees for various posts at CBRI, NIH, Central School, Roorkee, IIP Dehradun & CMRI.

External Examiner:

  • For the Evaluation of Ph. D Synopsis on “Planning for Eco-Sustainable Tourism”, submitted by Sh. Inderpal Singh, NIT Hamirpur, at Punjab Tech. University, Jalandhar.
  • For the Evaluation of Roorkee Engineering Entrance (REE) for 1998 – 99, & 1999 – 2000 at University of Roorkee.
  • Examiner for the Preliminary submission stage of Thesis Project of 9th Semester B.Arch. at Bathinda during 12-13 May, 2002.
  • Paper Setter, Coordinator and Examiner for different subjects at IIT, Roorkee.
  • Paper setter in two subjects for National Institute of Technology (NIT), Patna.
  • Evaluator / Examiner in one subject for The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata.

Miscellaneous Activities:

  • Nominated by Director CBRI as Institute Architect.
  • Nominated by Director CBRI as Expert Committee Member for the projects under JNNURM for Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC).
  • Represented CBRI in SSBMT Indoor Zonal & Final in Badminton Team Events.
  • Nominated by Director CBRI as Secretary Staff Club, CBRI to organize different events during 1998 – 2001.
  • Convener for different events during CSIR & CBRI Foundation Day Functions held at CBRI on number of occasions.
  • Editor for the conference proceedings on “Indian Habitat & Infrastructure – Need for Innovative Approach”, held at CBRI during 25 – 26 September, 2003.
  • Organized a number of Conferences and seminars and many important meetings.
  • Nominated by Director CBRI as Coordinator CSIR – UGC NET Exam for the years June 2009, Dec. 2009 & June 2010.
  • Nominated by Director CBRI as Warden for the proposed PG course to be conducted at CBRI w..e.f. July 2010.
  • Nominated by Director CBRI as Chairman of Canteen & Cafeteria Management Committee of CBRI.
  • Nominated by Director CBRI as Member of Works committee, Guest House Management  Committee and other committees of CBRI.