International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering Practices
Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh in collaboration Edith Cowan University, Australia organized “Two days’ International conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering Practices” from 19th to 20th July 2019 with the support from Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, SERB, New Delhi, QCI-NABL, New Delhi and industries from BBNDA.
The 8th Annual International conference was organized with clear objective to embed sustainable engineering practices to meet human needs for natural resources, industrial products, energy, food, transportation, shelter, and effective waste & material management. This must be done while conserving and protecting environment quality and the natural resource base, essential for future development.
The international conference was inaugurated by Mr. Dorji Tshering, Minister, Ministry of Works & Human Settlement, Royal Government of Bhutan, Thimpu, Bhutan and Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-chancellor, Chitkara University. Other dignitaries and invited speakers were Dr. Varinder S. Kanwar, Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh, Dr. Sanjay Kumar Shukla, Professor, Edith Cowan University, Australia, Dr. Ashutosh Trivedi, Professor Civil Department, Delhi Technological University, Delhi and Dr Rajesh Kumar, Professor Civil Department, IIT BHU, Varanasi.
The conference served as a platform to create awareness and appreciation among academicians, scientists, researchers and practioners from various disciplines and sectors about developing and implementing sustainable practices and technologies that minimize the impact on our environment. Deliberations on new initiatives in latest technologies were done in the field of infrastructure development and maintenance. 150 participants including 20 participants from overseas attended this conference. 25 researchers presented their research work on clean technologies and sustainable materials for rapid transformation for enhancing eco-efficiency and competitive strength of industries. One session of the conference was dedicated to Quality and Accreditation, where 5 officials from Quality Council of India and NABL, New Delhi presented the linkages of sustainability with quality.
The two-day conference concluded with powerful and enriching sessions by Prof. Siby John, PEC Chandigarh and Prof. Sanjay Kumar Sharma, NITTTR Chandigarh. The valedictory session was engrossed in formulating concrete strategies to optimally utilize the available resources for developing technologies and consolidating the suggestions, strategies and recommendations and putting forth the findings to appropriate authorities.