Prof. K. Thirumaran

 Dr. K. Thirumaran

 


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Qualification

  • B.Arch (Regional Engineering College, Bhopal)
  • M.Arch (School of Architecture and Planning, Chennai)
  • Ph.D. (National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli)

Professional Experience

  • Asso.Professor, Department of Architecture at NITT from Jan 2006 to Till date
  • Asst.Professor, Department of Architecture, NITT (then Regional Engineering College, Trichy - RECT) from July 1998 to December 2005
  • Sr.Lecturer, Department of Architecture, NITT (then Regional Engineering College, Trichy - RECT) from August 1997 to June 1998
  • Lecturer, Department of Architecture, NITT (then Regional Engineering College, Trichy - RECT) from August 1991 to July 1997

Administrative Activities

  • Member, Board of governors, NITT, from 2013 – 2015
  • HOD/Arch, NITT, from 2009 – 2012
  • Served as member of various Academic and Administrative committees of the institute (NITT)
    • Out reach Activities

      • Member, Board of Studies, SAP, Anna University, Chennai.
      • Member, Board of Studies, Anna University, Coimbatore.
      • Member, Board of Studies, Adhiyaman College of Engineering, Hosur.
      • Member, Board of Studies, SPA, University of Mysore, Mysore.
      • Member, AICTE.
      • Expert Member, Council of Architecture (COA).
        • R&D Project(s)

          • TEQIP: Guidelines on Climate Responsive Design Strategies for Residences in India to achieve Thermal Comfort at reduced Energy &Cost (On-going)

          Field(s) OF Specialisation

          • Energy, Sustainable Architecture, Urban Design, Conservation, Cost Effective Construction Techniques, Building Services

          List of PhD Guided

          Name of the PhD Scholar Title of PhD Thesis Role Year of Award Status
          S.Subhashini Optimization of Building envelope for natural ventilation and effective thermal performance of educational buildings in the warm humid climatic region of Madurai. Supervisor 2018 Completed
          G. Balaji Evaluating the Impact of Madurai Urban Settings on River Vaigai using Perceptional And Physio Chemical Variations Supervisor 2019 Completed
          R. Babu An Analytical Study of the Entrance Design Elements and its Impact on Image Inducing Capacity for Technical Institutes in Tamil Nadu, India Supervisor 2020 Completed
          R Seetha Evaluating the Potential for Conservation of Chettinad Region Focusing on the Values &Elements in the Built Heritage Supervisor 2020 Completed
          R Renganathan Assessing the Traditional Architecture and Planning of Kanchipuram Focusing Resident’s Attitude Towards the Built Heritage Conservation Supervisor 2020 Completed
          K Kiruthiga Empirical Study on the Effects of Urbanization on the Built Heritage of the Historical Temple Town of Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India Supervisor 2020 Completed

          List of On-going PhD

          Name of the PhD Scholar. Title of PhD Thesis Role Status
          Wilson Fredrick Investigating the Passive Design Techniques to achieve the thermal comfort in Churches of Hot & Warm Humid Climate zones in Tamil Nadu Supervisor On - going
          A Purushothaman Assessing the Impact of Bio-Climatic Design Strategies in Vernacular Buildings and its relevance on Contemporary Settings Supervisor On - going
          K Marliya Optimization of the Climate Responsive Design techniques to achieve thermal comfort in residences of Warm Humid Climatic Zone in India Supervisor On - going
          T Niveditha Analyzing the impact of Architecture in Housing Satisfaction of users in the Residential Context -Chennai Metropolis Supervisor On - going

          Books Published

          • K. Thirumaran, Impediments of French Architecture Facades in Contemporary Buildings of Puducherry, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (August 4, 2011), ISBN-10: 3845419261 ISBN-13: 978-3845419268
          • K. Thirumaran & L. Saikala, Proceedings of National Conference on Recent Trends in Architecture &Civil Engineering towards Sustainable Development 2020, NCACESD (August 4, 2011), ISBN 978-93-5346-040-2
          • Thirumaran, K., Balaji, G., Prasad, N. Devi (Eds.), Sustainable Urban Architecture, Select Proceedings of VALUE 2020, Springer Publication, ISBN 978-981-15-9584-4

          Journal Papers Published

          • S. Subhashini & K.Thirumaran., Numerical Investigation of optimal wall materials for effective thermal performance in warm and hot climatic regions. Open House International, (Article in Press).
          • A. Purushothaman & K.Thirumaran., Evaluating the climate-responsive design strategies of vernacular buildings at Konearirajapuram Village, Nagappattinam, India. International Journal Building Pathology and Adaptation, (Article in Press).
          • K Kiruthiga , R. Renganathan & K.Thirumaran., The Attitudes of Residents on the Conservation of Built-Heritage of a Historic Temple Town – Kanchipuram, India. Open House International, 45(3), 283-296, 2020.
          • R. Renganathan & K.Thirumaran., Need for Architectural Restoration of Secular Built Heritage of Periya Kanchi, Kanchipuram. International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economics, Social and Cultural Context, 16(1), 29 – 42, 2020.
          • K. Kiruthiga & K.Thirumaran., Holistic urban heritage management of an historic temple town: Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu, India. Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, 10(2), 105 – 121, 2019.
          • S. Subhashini & K.Thirumaran., CFD SIMULATIONS TO EXAMINE NATURAL VENTILATION IN THE LEARNING SPACES OF AN EDUCATIONAL BUILDING WITH COURTYARDS IN MADURAI. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 41(4), 466-479, 2019.
          • R. Seetha & K.Thirumaran., Importance of Architecture and Planning of Kanchipuram and the Dynamics of Implementing Architectural Restoration. Creative Space, 7 (1), 35-44, 2019.
          • R. Renganathan & K.Thirumaran., Analyzing the Values in the Built Heritage of Chettinadu Region, Tamil Nadu, India. Creative Space, 7 (1), 45-56, 2019.
          • R. Babu & K.Thirumaran., Visual Perception of Engineering Institutional Campuses’ Entrance Edifices of Tamil Nadu Region, India. Creative Space, 7 (1), 1-10, 2019.
          • G. Balaji & K.Thirumaran., Evaluating the Impact of Urbanization on the Physiochemical Parameters of the Urban River System: A Study on Vaigai River, Madurai. Environment and Urbanization Asia, 10, 116-131, 2019.
          • K. Kiruthiga & K. Thirumaran., Effects of urbanization on historical heritage buildings in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India. Frontiers of Architectural Research, 8(1), 94-105, 2019.
          • R Babu & K. Thirumaran., Perceived Institutional Campus Image and its Entrance Edifice. Open House International, 43, 52-58, 2018.
          • R. Seetha & Thirumaran., Investigating the residents’ attitude towards the preservation of palatial houses built heritage in Chettinad region, Tamil Nadu. Journal of Community Archeology & Heritage, 5, 250-265, 2018.
          • S. Subhashini & K.Thirumaran., A Passive Design Solution To Enhance Thermal Comfort In An Educational Building In The Warm Humid Climatic Zone Of Madurai. Journal of Building Engineering, 18, 395-407, 2018.
          • G.Balaji. & K.Thirumaran, Investigating the impact of Girudhumal River in Madurai, Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 59(1), 1 – 13, 2017.
          • K. Thirumaran & Mohammed, S.N., Post Occupancy Evaluation of Institution Building at NIT Tiruchirappalli Campus. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, 6, 9010-9015, 2017.
          • K. Thirumaran & Jesna Mathew., Determination of Thermal Performance of Roof. International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, 6, 51-55, 2017.
          • K. Thirumaran & Reshmi., Analyzing Green Building Technologies in Indian Vernacular Architecture: A Case Study of Kerala. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, 6, 9001-9009, 2017.
          • K. Thirumaran & Deepti., Rejuvenating the Vernacular Architecture of South India as the representative of Sustainable Architecture: A Case Study of Hubli, Karnataka. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 8, 581-585,2017.
          • K. Thirumaran & Raja Singh., Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Campus Hospital, NIT, Trichy, World Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, 3, 409-423, 2017.
          • K. Kiruthiga & K.Thirumaran., Visual perception on the architectural elements of the built heritage of a historic temple town: A case study of Kumbakonam, India, Frontiers of Architectural Research, 6, 96-107, 2017.
          • S. Subhashini & K.Thirumaran., An Overview of Passive Downdraft Evaporative Cooling as an Alternative to Mechanical Cooling Systems In Moderate and Composite Climatic Zones of India. Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 22, 359-369, 2016.
          • S. Subhashini & K.Thirumaran., A Comparative Analysis of Land Surface Retrieval Methods Using Landsat 7 and 8 Data to Study Urban Heat Island Effect in Madurai. International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 9, 885-887, 2016.
          • S. Subhashini, K.Thirumaran & S. Madumathi ., Effects of Changing Urban Environment of Madurai-Challenges and Opportunities for Future Environmental Sustainability. Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, 3, 114-124, 2015.
          • R. Renganathan & K.Thirumaran., Socio-Economic Assessment and Planning in Corridor Conservation Initiative. International Journal of Engineering Research &Technology, 3, 1142-1146, 2014.
          • R. Renganathan & K.Thirumaran., Land Use changes and its implications on elephant corridor a Nilgiris. International Research Journal of Sustainable Science &Engineering, 2, 1-9, 2014.
          • R. Seetha & K.Thirumaran ., Significance of the Built Heritage of Srirangam- An Overview. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research, 3, 2014.
          • S. Subhashini & K.Thirumaran., Energy Efficient Passive Design Strategies for Buildings in Madurai. American Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society, 1, 184-201, 2014.
          • R. Babu & K.Thirumaran., An Experiential Study on the Ability of Institutes Entrance Design Elements and Physical Features in Inducing Perceived Image among the Observers: With Reference to Entrance Edifice of Technical Institutes in Tiruchirappalli and Thanjavur Region. International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research, 3, 191-200, 2014.
          • K. Thirumaran & A. Meenatchi Sundaram., Assessing the Physical Feature Attributes of French Architectural Style in the Contemporary Built Environment at Puducherry: A Lens Model Approach. IUP Journal of Architecture, 7-32, 2011.

          Conference Papers

        • K. Kiruthiga & K.Thirumaran. (2017). Conservation Strategies to Revive the Imageability of the Kumbakonam-Historic Town. International Conference on CITAA, Cairo, Egypt.
        • K. Kiruthiga & K.Thirumaran. (2017). Key Components for Delineating an Efficient Urban Development in Historic Towns: Stakeholders’ Perception. International Conference on UPADSD, Palermo, Italy.
        • S. Subhashini & K.Thirumaran. (2017). Computational Investigation of Natural Ventilation in an Educational Building in Madurai, Tamilnadu. International Conference on PLEA, Edinburgh, UK.
        • R. Babu & K.Thirumaran. (2018). Four Factor Model on Image Auditing of the Entrance Design Structure Edifice of Higher Technical Institutes in Tamilnadu, International Conference on WMCAUS. Prague, Czech Republic.
        • P. Niranjana & K.Thirumaran. (2019). Exploring energy efficiency in a guest house complex by implementing ECBC building envelope measures in warm humid climate of Tiruchirappalli, National Conference on Recent Trends in Architecture &Civil Engineering towards Energy Efficient and Sustainable Development. Dept of Architecture, NITT.
        • S. Subhashini & K.Thirumaran. (2019). An investigation on the thermal behaviour of building envelopes using Infrared thermography. National Conference on Recent Trends in Architecture &Civil Engineering towards Energy Efficient and Sustainable Development. Dept of Architecture, NITT.
        • A.Sivaraman , A. Purushothaman & K.Thirumaran. (2019). Analyzing the Deciphering Planning Strategies used in Ancient Dravidian Temple Architecture. National Conference on Recent Trends in Architecture &Civil Engineering towards Energy Efficient and Sustainable Development. Dept of Architecture, NITT.
        • A. Purushothaman & K.Thirumaran. (2019). An Assessment Review of Building Professionals towards the Sustainable housing Developments in Nagapattinam Region.National Conference on Recent Trends in Architecture &Civil Engineering towards Energy Efficient and Sustainable Development. Dept of Architecture, NITT.
        • R Seetha & K.Thirumaran. (2019). Analyzing the Bequest Values associated with the Building Materials and Construction Techniques in the Built Heritage of Chettinadu region. National Conference on Recent Trends in Architecture &Civil Engineering towards Energy Efficient and Sustainable Development. Dept of Architecture, NITT.
        • G. Balaji , Naveen Arasu & K.Thirumaran. (2019). Identifying the impact of Impervious Surface Cover of Sellur Neighbourhood region on the Pandhalkudi channel & River Vaigai within the urban settings Madurai city. National Conference on Recent Trends in Architecture &Civil Engineering towards Energy Efficient and Sustainable Development. Dept of Architecture, NITT.
        • R. Renganathan & K.Thirumaran. (2019). Towards a higher quality of built environment in the perspective of change in the urban context. National Conference on Recent Trends in Architecture &Civil Engineering towards Energy Efficient and Sustainable Development. Dept of Architecture, NITT.
        • R. Babu & K.Thirumaran. (2019). Gender differences in preference to perceive the entrance edifice of Higher Technical Institutes in Tamil Nadu. National Conference on Recent Trends in Architecture &Civil Engineering towards Energy Efficient and Sustainable Development. Dept of Architecture, NITT.
        • K. Marliya & K.Thirumaran. (2019). Assessment of Thermal comfort on comparison of Vernacular and Contemporary residence under natural condition: Srirangam, Tamil Nadu. National Conference on Recent Trends in Architecture &Civil Engineering towards Energy Efficient and Sustainable Development. Dept of Architecture, NITT.
        • & T. Niveditha & K.Thirumaran. (2019). Fostering Sustainable Development through Bioregionalism - A study for Cities of Today and Tomorrow. National Conference on Recent Trends in Architecture &Civil Engineering towards Energy Efficient and Sustainable Development. Dept of Architecture, NITT.
        • S. Harshini & K.Thirumaran. (2019). Envelope design optimization of an educational building and its impact on energy performance in a warm humid climate. National Conference on Recent Trends in Architecture &Civil Engineering towards Energy Efficient and Sustainable Development. Dept of Architecture, NITT.
        • K. Kiruthiga & K.Thirumaran. (2019). Stakeholders’ perception on Adaptive reuse of Heritage Buildings and its Challenges towards the Sustainable approach. National Conference on Recent Trends in Architecture &Civil Engineering towards Energy Efficient and Sustainable Development. Dept of Architecture, NITT.
        • R. Reshmi & K.Thirumaran. (2019). Analysing Thermal Comfort Conditions on Social Housing in a Warm and Humid Climate of Trivandrum, Kerala A Simulation-Based Approach. International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy and GreenTechnologyICARE-2019. VIT, Vellore.
        • K. Marliya & K.Thirumaran. (2019). An Analysis on the Influence of the Thermal Performance of Walls Over Building Energy Consumption in a Warm Humid Climate. International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy and GreenTechnologyICARE-2019. VIT, Vellore.
        • A. Purushothaman & K.Thirumaran. (2019). Performance Evaluation of Traditional Vernacular houses with and without wind catchers in Nagapattinam region. International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy and GreenTechnologyICARE-2019. VIT, Vellore.
        • S. Harshini & K.Thirumaran. (2019). Modification of Envelope Design Parameters for Classrooms in a Warm Humid Climate. International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy and GreenTechnologyICARE-2019. VIT, Vellore.
        • P. Niranjana & K.Thirumaran. (2019). Critical analysis of a hotel building by adapting ECBC building envelope norms in warmhumid climate of Trichy, Tamilnadu. International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy and GreenTechnologyICARE-2019. VIT, Vellore.
        • A. Purushothaman & K.Thirumaran. (2020). A quality study over the influences of Traditional Architectural elements on the context of Built Heritage: Nagapattinam, India. International Conference on Visionary action towards Liveable Urban Environment, VISION 2020. VIT, Vellore.
        • R. Seetha & K.Thirumaran. (2021). Identifying the character defining elements in the traditional houses of Chettinadu region. The 4th International Conference on Cities’ Identity through Architecture and Arts (CITAA), Egypt.

      Book Chapter(s)

    • Kesavaperumal T., Kandasamy K. (2020) Key Components for Delineating an Efficient Urban Development in Historic Towns: Stakeholders’ Perception. In: Bougdah H., Versaci A., Sotoca A., Trapani F., Migliore M., Clark N. (eds) Urban and Transit Planning. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17308-1_11

    Workshops/Symposia/Conferences organized

    Title of Activity Level of Event Date (s) Role Venue
    Building Construction workshop on “Cost Effective Construction Techniques” National Level 8th – 10th , March (2007) Coordinator Department of Architecture, NIT, Trichy
    Staad Pro and Revit Workshop National Level 23rd – 27th, July (2018) Coordinator Department of Architecture, NIT, Trichy
    Software Skill Development National Level 6th – 10th , August (2018) Coordinator Department of Architecture, NIT, Trichy
    Smart Skill Design Techniques National Level 3rd – 07th , September ( 2018) Coordinator Department of Architecture, NIT, Trichy
    Cost Effective Construction Techniques National Level 23rd – 27th , November (2018) Coordinator Department of Architecture, NIT, Trichy
    National Conference on Recent trends in Architecture & Civil Engineering towards Energy Efficient and Sustainable Development NCACESD 2019 National Level 10th – 12th , January (2019) Coordinator Department of Architecture, NIT, Trichy

    Consultancy

    Sl. No. Name of the Project Cost in Lakhs
    1. Science Centre 2500.00
    2. Faculty Blocks 700.00
    3. Students Activity Centre 350.00
    4. Open Air Auditorium 350.00
    5. Students Shopping Centre 200.00
    6. Security Office 50.00
    7. Master Plan for NITT Campus 5.00
    8. New Building for Mechanical Department 2500.00
    9. Auditorium Interior, NIT Pondicherry 550.00
    10. PG Extension Center, Bharathidasan University, Perambalur (On-Going) 300.00
      Total Value of the project 7505.00

    Short Term Courses attended:

    • “Designing for Rehabilitation & Disaster Prevention” at Aayojan School of Architecture, Jaipur, 20th to 24th January 2003.
    • “Towards Sustainable Habitats”, at Auroville Centre for Scientific Research Foundation for Sustainable Development, Pondicherry, 22nd to 27th october 2001

    Academic Foreign Visits

    • Prague, Czech Republic, July 2018, as a Session Chairman, WMCAUS 2018
    • Palermo, Italy, October 2017, as a Paper Presenter in the International Conference on UPADSD 2017
    • Cairo, Egypt, May 2017, as a Paper Presenter in the International Conference on CITAA 2017

    Membership in Professional Bodies

    • 1. Registered with Council of Architecture
    • 2. Associate Member, Indian Institute of Architects
    • 3. Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education

    Contact Address

    Dr.K.Thirumaran,
    Head of the Department,
    Department of Architecture,
    NIT Trichy -620015