ADVISORY

COUNCIL

Apoorv Kumar has over 12 years of experience providing design, construction management and inspection services in the Greater Houston Area. He has worked on water treatment plants, drainage, roadways, parks and educational projects for several public agencies and private industry clients.  A graduate of Texas A&M University with Master of Science in Construction Management and also holds a Master of Science degree in Project Management and Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering. He is currently working for PMG, LLC as a Vice President. Apoorv has been an active member of ASIE since 2014.

Apoorv Kumar, CCM

Apoorv Kumar has over 12 years of experience providing design, construction management and inspection services in the Greater Houston Area. He has worked on water treatment plants, drainage, roadways, parks and educational projects for several public agencies and private industry clients. A graduate of Texas A&M University with Master of Science in Construction Management and also holds a Master of Science degree in Project Management and Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering. He is currently working for PMG, LLC as a Vice President. Apoorv has been an active member of ASIE since 2014.

Bhavana (B.J.) Patel, LEED AP

Raj Tanwani has over 30 years of experience in the field of planning, design, construction, and project management of public works projects. He has extensive experience in the design and construction management of large and complex public infrastructure projects, including several signature projects in the Greater Houston area. He has presented several papers at international conferences on trenchless technology and utility construction and has authored a manual on Trenchless Construction Methods and Equipment and is the recipient of ASCE’s John O. Bickel award for the best paper in Construction Engineering and Management. He actively participates in several organizations including ASIE and ASCE. He is Life Member and Past President of ASIE.

Raj Tanwani, P.E.

Raj Tanwani has over 30 years of experience in the field of planning, design, construction, and project management of public works projects. He has extensive experience in the design and construction management of large and complex public infrastructure projects, including several signature projects in the Greater Houston area. He has presented several papers at international conferences on trenchless technology and utility construction and has authored a manual on Trenchless Construction Methods and Equipment and is the recipient of ASCE’s John O. Bickel award for the best paper in Construction Engineering and Management. He actively participates in several organizations including ASIE and ASCE. He is Life Member and Past President of ASIE.

Chad Patel has Bachelor of Science from M. S. University, Vadodara, India and Master of Science from University of Houston. Chad has over 40 years of experience and currently works as Chief Technical Advisor for KBR.
Chad currently serves ASIE as the Chair of the Advisory Council and has previously served as (2000), Secretary (2001), Professional Development Committee Chair (2009‐2011), Vice President (2011).
Chad has also served the community as Program and Seminar Committee Chair: India’s Millennium celebration program (2001), Committee Chair for Indo‐American Earth Quake Relief fund Distribution committee (2001), Neighborhood Representative: Lake of Austin Parkway (Years 2005 – 2010), Vice President of Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (2011 – 2012), Telfair Neighborhood 18: (2011, 2012, 2016), Indo American Forum of Fort Bend: in the committee (2017) and Treasurer (2018 and 2019). Chad has also volunteered for March of dimes, Katrina relief –Neighbors to Neighbors program, 1000 Lights for Peace, MDA walk, Houston Area Women’s Center, Science Fair, Mathcount, Daya, IACCGH and Project Cure.

Chad Patel, P.E.

Chad Patel has Bachelor of Science from M. S. University, Vadodara, India and Master of Science from University of Houston. Chad has over 40 years of experience and currently works as Chief Technical Advisor for KBR.
Chad currently serves ASIE as the Chair of the Advisory Council and has previously served as (2000), Secretary (2001), Professional Development Committee Chair (2009‐2011), Vice President (2011).
Chad has also served the community as Program and Seminar Committee Chair: India’s Millennium celebration program (2001), Committee Chair for Indo‐American Earth Quake Relief fund Distribution committee (2001), Neighborhood Representative: Lake of Austin Parkway (Years 2005 – 2010), Vice President of Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (2011 – 2012), Telfair Neighborhood 18: (2011, 2012, 2016), Indo American Forum of Fort Bend: in the committee (2017) and Treasurer (2018 and 2019). Chad has also volunteered for March of dimes, Katrina relief –Neighbors to Neighbors program, 1000 Lights for Peace, MDA walk, Houston Area Women’s Center, Science Fair, Mathcount, Daya, IACCGH and Project Cure.

Dr. Srinivas Chintalapati has more than 15 years of experience in the field of hydrology, hydraulics and water resources. He has extensive experience in complex hydraulic modeling from small scale to large scale watershed studies and GIS applications, as well as design of storm conveyance and mitigation systems. Mr. Chintalapati obtained his master’s degree in Hydromechanics and Water Resources Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, and completed his PhD in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been a member of various professional organizations including American Geophysical Union (AGU), Hydrology Remote Sensing Technical Committee, IEEE – Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society, International Association of Hydraulic Engineering & Research (IAHR) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is a life member of ASIE and served as a board member from 2009 to 2012, including as its President for the year 2011.

Srinivas Chintalapati, P.E. (Chair)

Dr. Srinivas Chintalapati has more than 15 years of experience in the field of hydrology, hydraulics and water resources. He has extensive experience in complex hydraulic modeling from small scale to large scale watershed studies and GIS applications, as well as design of storm conveyance and mitigation systems. Mr. Chintalapati obtained his master’s degree in Hydromechanics and Water Resources Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, and completed his PhD in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been a member of various professional organizations including American Geophysical Union (AGU), Hydrology Remote Sensing Technical Committee, IEEE – Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society, International Association of Hydraulic Engineering & Research (IAHR) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is a life member of ASIE and served as a board member from 2009 to 2012, including as its President for the year 2011.