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Nir Kumar Giri
Consultant , Gyeltshen Consultancy
Thimphu, Bhutan
Graduate Civil Engineer with experience in geotechnical site investigation, material testing, site supervision, significant work experience in landslide stabilization in mountainous areas, underground excavation and support systems; Super pave pavement design and construction using performance grade bitumen, foundation investigation and design of retaining walls, embankment; contract management.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Infrastructure, Technology, Engineering, Science
Professional Experience:
Experienced Geotechnical/ Pavement and Material Engineer; significant experience in work supervision in mountain roads, remediation of landslides in soft soil and rocky slopes, site investigation for bridge foundation, assessment of bearing capacity of the bridge foundation; landslide investigation; Collection of geological and geotechnical data; geomorphological mapping and identify the landslide signatures; Supervision of routine soil/material testing and certifying pavement works, Carried out the bituminous mix design and finalized job mix formula for production of asphalt concrete using super pave technology, Carried out concrete mix design, Sourcing of construction materials, supervision of aggregate processing plant; concrete batching plant and asphalt production plants. Preparation of specifications and Bill of Quantities for Civil Works; Responsible for production of progress reports, ESMP, HSMP, Review and approve construction method statement.
•Master of Engineering Science (Engineering Geology) from The University of New South Wales, Australia, 2005
•B. Tech. in Civil Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India, 1998
Affiliations and Achievements:
Membership in Professional Associations and Publications:
Member, Engineers Registration Board, The United Republic of Tanzania (TPEng No. 1741)
Member, Institution of Engineers (India) [M-162339-1]
Member/Focal Point Person for National Disaster Management, Bhutan, till 2012;
Member/Focal Point Person from DoR for Mines & Quarries Operation, Dept of Geology & Mines, Bhutan, till 2012;
Served as External Examiner for Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) Program from 2011 to 2015 at College of Science & Technology, Rinchending, Bhutan
Member of Multi Disciplinary Team for preparation of Engineering Safety Plans for Artificial Lowering of Glacial Lakes at Lunana, Bhutan (2008)

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi
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