Civil Engineering: Meeting the challenges of tomorrow (CEMCT-2006)

Venue: Consultancy Hall

Location: Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Event Date/Time: Nov 24, 2006 End Date/Time: Nov 25, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 05, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Oct 15, 2006
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The Great wall of China, Pyramids of Egypt, Roman aqueducts, The Taj-Mahal,
Golden temple, Gate Bridge are all engineering marvels, true testimonies to the
genius of people, monuments of changing civilsations. What is common in them?
They are all Civil Engineering Projects. Globalisation and extraordinary
technological advancement that is being made, in 21st
Century demand that
Civil Engineering keep equal pace with time. India set itself the target of
becoming a developed nation by the year 2020. A major focus of the efforts
immediately and in the next decade is on infrastructure by way of highways,
ports, nuclear facilities , airports, power, water, housing, sanitation and so
on. Only way to fulfill this dream is the economic progress of the country,
which makes its mandatory to probe the latest technologies in the field of
Civil Engineering and get ready for the future. As a result the structures
constructed now a days are more taller, wider and flexible and are subjected to
huge environmental loads such as wind, earthquake etc. The biggest challenge
for Civil Engineering is that its entire infrastructure must be able to
withstand external disturbances, which includes even militants threat, attacks,
blast etc. Today's technology demands perfect approach in planning, analysis,
design, construction and maintenance of these infrastructures. Thus an
integrated approach is vital for Civil Engineering, which not only requires
understanding of theoretical, and numerical study but also as a community of Civil
Engineer, they are expected to produce useful and economical results. Apart
from this the time taken to complete the project shall also be shorter.
Therefore conceptual analysis and design solution, innovative material and new
technology must replace the traditional materials and technology to meet these
requirements of today and tomorrow which should be environmental friendly also.
Therefore Civil Engineering requires constant up-gradation of knowledge in the
field of advanced building materials, earthquake resistance structure,
aerodynamics, construction management, rehabilitation and maintenance of
structure, intelligent and energy efficient building, ground improvement
techniques, solid waste management, water harvesting and sustainable
development for environmental protection, use of Information Technology in
design & construction.

Civil Engineering Department of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana
during Golden Jubilee Year in its constant endeavour to serve its fraternity is
conducting a two day National Conference and Exhibition entitled "Civil
Engineering: Meeting the Challenges of Tomorrow".


The core objective of the Conference cum Exhibition is to bring Researchers,
Academician, Field Engineers, Consultants and Architects on a common platform
to discuss about the emerging technologies in the field of Civil Engineering.
Highlights of this Conference and Exhibition are :
  1. Guest Lecture / Invited talks in emerging technologies
  2. Technical papers on Conference themes
  3. Interaction with R&D organisations and fellow engineers & panel discussions

  4. To enhance the exposure to the latest developments in Civil Engineering now
    being used in India and abroad


In conjunction with the two day conference, an exhibition on all days and open
to the public is being arranged. The exhibition proposes to showcase latest
equipments, products, services etc. relevant to Civil Engineering. For full
details, number and size of stalls, facilities, booking of space etc. please
contact Prof. K.S.Gill / Dr.B.S.Walia (Contact Nos: 9872212806 / 9888392064) of
Civil Engineering Department at Ludhiana from Ist August, 2006.


Stall charges for 2 days: Rs. 9000/-. Facilities provided for stall are: 3
sides covered with panels, size 3mx3m with facia, 2 chairs, 1 counter, carpet
and 3 spotlights.


Architecture and Housing Sector

  1. Green House Concept

  2. Low Cost Housing

  3. Intelligent Buildings

  4. Energy Efficient Building

  5. Evaluation of fire safety in Modern/High Rise Building

Disaster Management and Mitigation

  1. Earthquake Resistant Design / Design for Dynamic Loadings

  2. Earthquake Related Disasters

Foundation and Ground Engineering

  1. Foundation Problem in Expansive Soil

  2. Soft Ground Engineering and Marine Geotechnology

  3. Use of Industrial Waste in Engineering Construction

  4. Ground Improvement Technique

  5. Soil Structure Interaction

Transportation Engg.

  1. Planning & Financing of Express Ways & Rural Rods

  2. Design, Specification and Waste Material utilization of Rural Roads

  3. GIS Application of Road network Planning including Rural Roads

  4. Development of Computer Software & Microprocessor based instuments for Road System

  5. Maintenance Strategies for Paevment

Structural Engineering

  1. Advances in Structural Analysis / Design Optimisation

  2. Computer Aided Analysis and Design

  3. Experimental Techniques

  4. Modelling and Simulation of Structure

  5. Smart Materials and Fast Track Construction

  6. Special Structures (Nuclear Containers, Blast Resistant Structures, Chimneys and Silos, Recycle Concrete)

Sustainable Technology and Environment Protection

  1. Geoinformatics (GIS Database, Statistics and Remote Sensing)

  2. Energy and Environment

  3. Environmental Impact Assessment

  4. Green Technologies for Sustainable Development

Water and Waste Management

  1. Solid Waste Management

  2. Water Resources Management

  3. Hydraulic Structure

  4. Water Structure Interaction


  1. Engineering Education and Manpower Development

  2. Role of Education in Disaster Mitigation

  3. Legal Aspects and Documentation of Civil Engg. Projects

  4. Project Management and use of IT in Civil Engg.

  5. Quality Control and Quality Assurance of Construction Projects
  6. Engg. Investigation, Testing and its importance


Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College

Additional Information


Principal Patron Rs. 1,00,000/-
Patron Rs. 50,000/-
Sponsor Rs. 30,000/-
Co-Sponsor Rs. 20,000/-
Supporting Organisation Rs. 10,000/-