|Civil & Transportation Engineering|
Tuesday, June 04, 2013|
Soil Investigations and Ground Improvement Techniques in Infrastructure Development 04 – 06 June, 2013
INTRODUCTION:Ground improvement, in a broad sense, is the change of any property of soil and treatment of
ground so that the soil strata may be strengthened / improved to serve better for engineering
applications. Variety of ground improvement techniques involving the physical, mechanical
and/or chemical processes have been successfully implemented all over the world to overcome
the problems caused by the treacherous sub-grade/foundation soils. Methods such as
Preloading, Plastic Vertical Drains (PVDs), Stone Columns/Granular Piles, Vibro-techniques, Compaction Piling, Grouting, Heavy Tamping, etc. would be described and analysed. Methods appropriate for expansive soils would also be covered.
Closing date: Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013|
Leakages and Water Proofing Treatment in Buildings” from 18 - 21 June, 2013
INTRODUCTION:Majority of the structures built with materials / cement and exposed to weathering conditions are bound to show
signs of distress in the form of cracks or deflections during some stage of it’s life. Cement by virtue of it’s physical
and chemical properties is prone to cracking. Most of the cracking is on a microscopic scale and doesn’t appear
visibly. The cracking can also be macroscopic and can result in loss of strength, stability and durability. One of
the very important aspect of the structure is dampness / leakage. Dampness or leakage indicates the permeability
of the structure. Lack of Durability of RCC Structure is another agonizing concern especially in coastal areas. It
reduces both life and serviceability of the structure.
There are a number of causes which create dampness and leakages in a structure due to different attributes. In
this context, knowledge of basic causes of cracking, their extent and severity is essential in choosing suitable
preventive and repair material, otherwise the repair may turn to be redundant. Hence water proofing techniques
for buildings in which dampness / leakages existing are to be adopted with a standard and approved systems and
The new generation of construction / water proofing chemicals are derived from synthetic resins, rubber and
silicon basis. Suitable solutions can be derived from a vide spectrum of products during construction stages as
well as during post construction/ maintenance stages. The introduction of suitable water proofing process takes
care of probable – moisture / thermal movement and atmospheric corrosion aspects.
It is essential for everyone involved in the construction and ,maintenance of structures to understand the
intricacies involved in leakages of the structures and to know the latest trends in managing the issues by water proofing treatments. This programme on “Leakages and Water Proofing Treatment in Buildings “ aims to address the issues involved in “Causes of Leakages and Remedial Measures by Water Proofing Treatments”.
Closing date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013|
Project Management in Construction Industry” from 25 - 28 June, 2013
INTRODUCTION:The proposed training programme is aimed at updating the knowledge, upgrading the skills and uplifting the
attitude of the participants in the different aspects of a modern Project Management.
• Conceptualization & Project Development
• Project Monitoring and Evaluation
• Risk Assessment
• Project Quality Assurance
• Resource Planning and Monitoring
• Finance planning and Monitoring
• Computer applications in Project Management
• Case Studies
Closing date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Tuesday, July 09, 2013|
“Quality Assurance & Quality Control in Road Construction” 09 - 11 July, 2013
INTRODUCTION:Quality is the key factor in the performance and service of the pavement. The total cost of road construction
consists of costs for planning, construction, maintenance, repair and reconstruction. Maintenance influences the
life cycle costs of road construction. Quality of construction influences the maintenance needs. Increasing the
lifetime of the roads can be achieved by maintaining quality standards. Higher quality of roads can be related to
improved homogeneity, stability and durability of road.
Traffic on Indian roads is reported as growing at a rate of 10 to 12% per annum. To meet this increasing demand
on road traffic, programmes such as NHDP, PMGSY, Bharat Nirman etc., have been launched. But the
performance level of the pavements is yet to undergo significant changes. The quality of roads is unable to meet
the needs of an efficient and fast moving transportation system.
The solutions for optimum performance can be achieved by sustained quality assurance & quality control actions during planning, construction and maintenance in order to control the quality by methods like sampling, testing and monitoring the process.
Closing date: Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013|
Impact Assessment of Infrastructure Projects on Traffic Management in Metro Cities” from 16 - 18 July, 2013
To Create an Insight on Traffic Impact Assessment of Infrastructure development
???? To quantify increases in traffic flow that will also affect the roads of adjacent area due to
???? To Minimize, traffic congestion and other negative impacts due to infrastructure development
To provide alternative standard practices to the authorities, Planners and developers to have a frame work in making critical land use and site planning decisions regarding traffic and transportation issues
Closing date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013|
High Rise Buildings – Planning, Construction & Maintenance 23 – 26 July, 2013
INTRODUCTION:Housing is the most important infrastructure without which survival of the humanity would be miserable. In India, the population has been growing with a remarkable percentage growth in urban population. It is very difficult to find vacant lands to fulfill the unlimited demand of
houses, particularly in urban areas. Vertical expansion seems to be a prospective solution to
solve this problem.
The public and private sector are playing very important role in providing housing by way of constructing tall buildings, i.e high rise buildings to provide a large floor area in a relatively small land area to maximize the optimum utilization of lands in urban centers. Hence it is evident that
the human aspiration to build increasingly tall structures are inherent from the ancient times
baring examples of pyramids of giza, Egypt – Mayan temples of Mexico, Qutub Minar of India.
The lateral stability of the structure is most important in addition to the strength, serviceability,
human comfort, ductility in design requirements duly integrating architecture with structural
design as a complex one.
It is essential for everyone involved in construction industry to understand the sequence and programme of planning, construction and issues involved in maintaining the structures to fullfill the designed life of structure.
Closing date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Monday, August 05, 2013|
Testing of Civil Engineering Materials – Modern Techniques” from 05 - 07 August, 2013
INTRODUCTION:Civil Engineering Material testing includes a wide range of applications requiring the determination of
both chemical properties and physical properties like strength, size and shape of the materials used in
the Construction activities.
To keep a high level of structural safety, durability and performance of the infrastructure, an efficient
system for early and regular structural assessment is urgently required. The quality assurance during
and after the construction of new structures, after reconstruction processes, the characterization of
material properties and damage as a function of time and environmental influences is becoming a
Raw materials are never consistent, construction and manufacturing processes are never perfect, and
structural requirements constantly change with new applications, designs, and desired functionality. For
these reasons, field and laboratory structural analysis, engineering design and testing will continue as
long as there is a need for structural engineering.
Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI), keeping in view of the above requirements, is privileged to announce a programme on “Testing of Civil Engineering Materials – Modern Techniques” from 05 – 07 August, 2013.
Closing date: Monday, August 05, 2013