Thursday 30 July 2015

Report on National Conference On Emerging Trends on Sustainable Construction - 24 & 25 July 2015

The Department of Civil Engineering in association with Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) and Association of Consulting Civil Engineering (ACCE) organized a two day national conference on Emerging Trends on Sustainable Construction on 24 & 25 July 2015.

The Chief Guest for the conference was Mr. Anjum Parwez, IAS, Chairman of Bangalore Water supply and sewage board (BWSSB) and the guest of honor was Dr.B.R.Srinivasa Murthy, Emeritus professor, IISC and Chairman of Technical Advisory Committee of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike(BBMP). 

Six expert speakers from various specializations were invited to disseminate their knowledge in the conference.
The programme started with an invocation song from the choir team.
The dignitaries on the stage were Mr. Anjum Parwez IAS, Dr.M.U.Aswath ICI-Chairman,
Dr.Iven Jose Associate Dean CUFE and
Prof.Raghunandan Kumar Coordinator, Department of Civil Engineering, CUFE.
Dr. Iven Jose, Associate dean, CUFE welcomed the gathering to the conference.
Dr.M.U Aswath ICI-Chairman spoke about the conference title and
introduced the participants about the objectives of ICI and ACCE.
The chief guest Mr. Anjum Parwez IAS gave the inaugural address and 
in his speech he emphasized on the importance of sustainability in construction. 
He also mentioned the importance of engineers in bringing the 
sustainability concepts in overall engineering.
Prof. Raghunandan Kumar, Coordinator, Department of Civil Engineering, CUFE 
delivered the vote of thanks.
The guest of honor Dr.B.R.Srinivasa Murthy, spoke on Construction of 
Subways and Underpasses in Metros.

 Speaker 1: M.G. Somashekar,  Managing Director, 
P G Setty Construction technology Pvt Ltd spoke on 
“Technology Solutions for Mass Housing (A Sustainable Solution)”
Speaker2: Dr. Manmohan Kalgal, Joint President and Head-Technical Services, 
UltraTech Cements Ltd spoke on “Materials for Sustainable Construction”
Speaker3: Dr. V. Ramachandra, Vice President - Technical,
UltraTech Cements Ltd. spoke on 
“Concrete- A sustainable option for pavements in India” 

Session 1 of paper presentation: It was chaired by 
Dr.Radhakrishna, Associate Professor, RV College of Engineering, Bangalore.

Participants presenting their research work.
Speaker 4: Dr. Dharamveer Singh, Assistant Professor, 
Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
spoke on “Technologies for Construction of Sustainable Flexible Pavements”
Speaker 5: Dr. Avjit Maji, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, 
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay spoke on 
“Unconventional Intersection and Interchange Configurations”

Session 2: Paper Presentation.
 It was chaired by Dr. Dharamveer Singh and Dr. Avjit Maji
 Participants presenting their research work.
Speaker 6: Dr.G.L Sivakumar Babu, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,
 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Spoke on 
“Sustainability issues in Landfill Engineering perspectives and Practices”
Session 2: Paper Presentation. It was chaired by Dr.Nabil Jalall
One of the participants giving her feedback about the conference.
  Prof.Glady Jacob giving away the participation certificates to the delegates.
A group photo with speakers and all the participants

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