Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Research Website: Center for Research in Underground Infrastructure Systems Engineering (Cruise)
Areas of Interest:
Construction Planning and Management
Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems
Infrastructure Monitoring Techniques
2012, Ph.D. in Construction Management, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2008, Masters in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras - India
2007, Bachelors in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras – India
Classes typically taught:
CE 4340/6340 Construction Estimating and Project Control
Piratla, K. R. and Ariaratnam, S. T., “Reliability based optimal design of water distribution networks considering life cycle components”, Urban Water Journal (In print)
Piratla, K. R., Ariaratnam, S. T. and Cohen, A. (2012), “Estimation of CO2 emissions from the life cycle of a potable water pipeline project”, Journal of Management in Engineering (ASCE), 28(1), 22-30.
Piratla, K. R. and Ariaratnam, S. T. (2011), “Criticality analysis of water distribution pipelines”, Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice (ASCE), 2(3), 91-101.
Ariaratnam, S. T., Piratla, K. R., Cohen, A. (2012) “Field assessment of a vacuum microtunneling (VMT) system for on-grade pipeline installations”, Journal of Tunneling and Underground Space Technologies (In print).
Ariaratnam, S. T., Botteicher, R. B., Ghosh, A., Piratla, K. R., and Vilfrant, E. (2010). “Predictive modeling of installation loads for directional drilled fusible PVC pipe”, Journal of Tunneling and Underground Space Technologies, Vol. 25(6), pp. 766-772.