- Preface –
Sustainability is defined the desire to perform activities without any depletion of resources or bringing any harmful effect on the environment. Practicing sustainable construction methods will help avoiding harmful effects from construction activities. Construction involves activities like use of building materials from various sources, use of machineries, demolition of existing structures, use of green fields, cutting down of tress etc. which can impact environment in one or more ways. Civil engineering field being the major part of the economy, it is very essential that sustainable construction practice dominate the past followed conventional construction practice and methods. Sustainability assessment of construction projects is essential to the fact that it does not create any harmful effects on the living ecosystem while optimizing the cost of construction. This is to ensure the availability of resources for the future generations.
- Acknowledgement –
All members of the Civil Engineering department of Omdayal Group of Institutions and the students of the department have committed their sincere effort towards the success of the event but especially we would like to thank Prof. Gautam Bondyopadhyay and Prof. Kamrul Alam to coordinate the program.
- Schedule –
The seminar was organized by our department to be held on 26th October, 2019 at the ground floor seminar hall in the college main building. Below is the schedule of the program –
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM –Inauguration session (Lamp Lighting ceremony by Principal, Vice Principal, HOD (CE) & Honorable Guests, Inaugural Speech by Principal, Vice Principal)
10:50 AM – 11:00 AM – Introductory speech by HOD (CE)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM–Lecture on “Sustainable Engineering & Construction” by Dr. Kalyan Kr. Ganguly (Executive director, Development Consultants Pvt. Ltd.)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM– Lecture on “Alternative/Renewable Energy for Today & Tomorrow “byMr. Raja Basu (Consultant, Project Initiator, Implementer Renewable Energy Sources)
1:00PM – 2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM– Lecture on ‘‘Sustainable Development& Vulnerability, How long we will Debate” by Mr. Tapas Ghatak (Advisor to KUSP, a project of DFID, Govt. of West Bengal)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Lecture on “Repairing and retrofitting in Civil Engineering with Sustainable Design” By Dr. Partha Ghosh (Associate Professor, Construction engineering Dept., Jadavpur University, Kolkata)
The event was concluded with a note of thanks delivered by Prof. Gautam Bondyopadhyay at the end of the program.
- Conclusion –
A key message resulting from the seminar was that there is a sense of opportunity around the sphere of emerging technology in the field of civil engineering and that the students should cooperate to make the most of these opportunities. During the session, distinguished delegates outlined their suggestions toward this message within their own organizations as well as on the areas of both policy and practice.