Dilip A Patel, BE, MTech, LLB, PhD possesses 16 years of academic and 2 years of project execution experience. Presently he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering in Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SV-NIT) Surat, India. He leads a new post graduate program on Construction Technology and management. He is a certified auditor of OHSMS, and road safety. His main research interests are resilient infrastructure systems, construction project management, safety and health, productivity, sustainable construction, and heritage conservation. He published one book, 100 research papers, five book chapters in reputed journals, national and international conferences.