The department takes initiative in organising Conferences on a regular basis. These conferences become a platform for students and young researchers to connect and discuss the latest developments and research in the domain of Civil Engineering. The first national conference on Alternate Building Materials and Construction Practices (NABCP) was hosted in the campus in the year 2015.
This was followed by a conference series titled SECON (Structural Engineering and Construction Management) during the year 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. The department ensures that proceedings are published.
Second International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management SECON’21
The second edition of International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management – SECON’21 organised by the Department of Civil Engineering, Federal Institute of Science and Technology, Angamaly, Kerala was held on 12 -15th May 2021. The main theme of the conference was “Computational Techniques in Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Management”. The four days conference was arranged in association with American Society of Civil Engineers, Institution of Engineers - IEI Kochi Chapter, ISTE, ICI Kochi Chapter and Paradigm IT Pvt. Ltd., Kochi, the industry partner. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. Anitha P, Chairman, Governing Body, Federal Institute of Science and Technology. Dr. George Issac, Principal presided over the function. Dr. Unni Kartha G, Head of the department welcomed the gathering. Er. Poloju Narasimha Chay, President ASCE India Section Southern region, Dr. K Vijakumar, Chairman ISTE Kerala Section, Er. Shaji Jacob, Chief Academic Coordinator IEI Kochi Chapter, Mr M A Joseph, Chairman ICI Kochi chapter and Dr. C Sheela, Vice Principal , FISAT shared their felicitations during the inaugural function. Ms. Rajalakshi T R, convenor introduced the themes of the conference and Ms Reshma Prasad, convenor, proposed the vote of ThanksThe highlight of the conference was the keynote lectures by International s. peakers. The Keynote speakers were
1. Dr. Mohammad Najafi, Director - Centre for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education, The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA
2. Prof. Giuseppe Carlo MARANO, Deputy Director , Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering, Politecnico di Torino – Italy
3. Prof. Ir.Ing Serge Vandemeulebroecke, Visiting Professor, University of Antwerp, Belgium
4. Dr. Arjun Jayaprakash, Senior Earthquake Engineer, Karen Clark and Company, Boston, Massachusetts
5. Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake, Senior Professor, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
6. Prof. Usama Ebead, Professor of Structural Engineering , Qatar University.
The overwhelming response to SECON21 flagged way to nearly 400 submissions, from premier institutes in the country such as IITs, NITs, and other Universities. The papers were peer reviewed by a reviewer team which was composed of 100+ Academicians with PhD as well as Industry. 100 papers from 43 institutions which include 8 papers from IITs, 20 from NITs and 4 papers with foreign collaborations are published by Springer in the Scopus indexed book seires “Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering”. The papers selected for publication were presented in 27 sessions over the 4 days. The best paper awards were announced during the valedictory session held on 15th May.
First international Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management SECON 2020
The International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management was conducted on the 14th and 15th of May 2020. The theme of the conference was “Innovative Practices in Construction, Rehabilitation and Demolition of Structures'' and had seven sub themes through which a wide range of issues were discussed in the conference. Dr. Rajashree M S, Honorable Vice CHancellor of APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University inaugurated the conference. Two keynote lectures were presented by Prof. Ir.Ing Serge Vandemeulebroecke, Visiting Professor, University of Antwerp, Belgium and Prof. Ir.Lic.Bart Van Zegbroeck, Visiting Professor, University of Hasselt, Belgium during the inaugural function. The conference was conducted in association with ASCE, ICI, IEI and Paradigm Consultants Pvt. Ltd. A total of 315 submissions were received from across the country and abroad of which 160 were shortlisted and 85 were accepted for presentation and publication after intrinsic reviewing and plagiarism check. The proceedings are publshed by Springer in Lecture notes in Civil Engineering.
Dr. Kavitha P E and Mr. Jawahar Saud S were the convenors of the event. Owing to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the conference was completely hosted on the online platform Google Meet. The team effort of the faculty in planning and coordinating the event completely was widely appreciated by the chairs, authors and participants. They also positively commented on the initiative taken by the department for hosting the event online.
Third National Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management – SECON’2019
SECON’2019 was conducted association with ICI Kochi Chapter, IEI Kochi Centre and ISTE. The two-day conference was held on 15th and 16th of May 2019. The inaugural event was graced by the esteemed presence of two eminent personalities, Dr. Radhakrishna G. Pillai, Associate, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, who inaugurated the Conference and by the Guest of honour Er. C. Prathapmohan Nair, trained civil engineer and urban planner, certified PPP specialist and UNECE enlisted PPP advisor, member of the royal institute of chartered surveyors who released the conference proceedings. The themes of the conference was presented by Ms. Asha Joseph, Convener, SECON’19 and the inaugural function was concluded by a vote of thanks, proposed by Dr. Kavitha P. E.
The two day session comprised of the keynote addresses by some of the most eminent personalities such as Dr. Radhakrishna G. Pillai ,Er. C. Prathapmohan Nair, Dr. Sudheesh T.K., Assistant Professor, IIT Palakkad, Dr Sunil Kumar N., Principal, Cochin University College of Engineering, Kuttanad, Dr. Job Thomas, Professor, CUSAT, Kochi and Dr. Sajith A.S., Associate Professor, NIT, Calicut. A total of 63 papers were presented during the two day session across various venues. The proceedings was published in Scopus Indexed Springer publication - 'Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering'
Second National Conference in Structural Engineering and Construction Management, SECON’18
The Second National Conference in Structural Engineering and Construction Management was organized during 17th and 18th of April 2018. The conference consisted of seven sessions over two days. A panel of twelve experts including Dr. Katta Venkataramana, Dr Kavitha P E, Dr. Praseeda K I, Dr. C Justin Jose, Dr Vinay Mathews, Dr. Sunitha K Nair, Dr Abhay Shankar, Ds Deepa G Nair, Dr Vasudev R, Mr Elson John, Mr Shyju P Thadathil and Dr Aysha Zaneeb reviewed and chaired the sessions. There were 57 papers and the proceedings were published with ISBN Number 978-93-5311-002-4
First National Conference in Structural Engineering and Management, SECON’17
The First National Conference in Structural Engineering and Management, organized by the Department of Civil Engineering during 3rd and 4th March 2017. The theme of the conference was broadly divided under two heads viz. Structural Engineering and Construction Management. The conference consisted of three sessions spanned over two days. The first and second session were devoted to Structural Engineering and was chaired by Dr. Job Thomas, Professor, CUSAT and Dr. Sajith A S, Associate Professor, NIT Calicut. The third session was devoted to Construction Management and was chaired by Mr. Shibi Varghese, Professor, MACE, Kothamangalam. There were 26 papers and the proceedings were published with ISBN Number 978-93-5268-714-5.
National Conference on Alternate Building Materials and Construction Practices, NABCP’15
The National Conference on Alternate Building Materials and Construction Practices, NABCP’15 was held on 18th September, 2015. There were 38 delegates from different colleges and the proceedings carried 19 research papers. The conference was inaugurated by Mr. Shreeganesh V. Nair, GRIHA Trainer and Evaluator, GTCS and there were 3 key note speakers. This was the first ever National Conference organised by the department. Dr. Anoop C K was the convenor and Ms. Rinu J Achison was the Co-convenor. The conference was supported by ICI, FISAT Management and also PTA. The proceedings were published with an ISBN Number.
Faculty Development Program (FDP)
Faculty development programs play an integral part in maintaining the quality of teachers by updating their knowledge members and keeping them abreast with the latest in the domain. The department has been very keen in ensuring that all faculty members undergo regular faculty development programs organised both internally and externally. The department has hosted FDP’s in various domains including Design of Steel and Concrete Structures. The details of the FDPs organised by the department are below:
Construction Industry - Present and Future Trends, 21-26 June 2021 (6 Days)
Prof. Sandeep Chaudhary, IIT Indore
Prof. Suresh Bhalla, IIT Delhi
Dr. Shyamal Guchhait, NIT Rourkela
Dr. Albert Thomas, IIT Bombay
Prof. Hari Krishan Sharma, NIT Kurukshetra
Dr. Rahul A V, Postdoctoral Researcher, Ghent University, .Belgium.
Er Hari Sruthi R, Innovent Engineering Solutions, Banglore
Prof. J. Karthikeyan, NIT Trichy
Dr. Praseeda K I, NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad
Dr. Krishna Kant Pathak, IIT (BHU) Varanasi
Er. Vikram Jothijayakumar, Vikram Construction, Salem
Prof. Sathishkumar, NICMAR Hyderabad
Er. Shyju Nair, CEO, DH Academy, Kochi
Prof. Anil Kumar Sachan, NIT Allahabad
Prof. Pradeep Kumar Garg, IIT Roorke
Er. Sujisha V & Er. Aslam Mohammed Ashraf, BIMLABS Engineering Services, Thiruvananthapuram
Dr. Suman Saha, NIT Calicut
Er. Mohammad Rahmatulla, PEBS, Pennar Ltd, Hyderabad
Design of Advanced Concrete Structures, 3-10 July 2019 (6 Days)
Dr. N Ganeshan, NITC Calicut
Dr. Devadas Menon, IIT Madras
Dr. Srinivasan Chandrasekaran, IIT Madras
Er. Suresh S, Associated Structural ConsultantsEr. Abhilash Joy, Stuba Engineering Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. Jimmy Thomas, Geotechnical Consultant
Er. Jayakrishnan Menon, TDAC Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Kochi
Dr. G. R. Dodagoudar, IIT Madras
Training on STAAD Foundations, InterCAD SolutionsSITE VISIT to Metro prestressing yard, Kalamassery
|Design of Steel Structures, 16-20 July 2018 (5 Days)|
Dr. C K Prasad Varma Thampan, Retd. Prof., NSSCE, Palakkad
Mr. Biju V, College of Engg:, Trivandrum
Dr. Babu Narayanan, NIT, SuratkalDr. Aravind H Bhashyam, Christ University
Mr. Anoop Baby, Marvel Structures, Chennai
Dr. Syed Jalaludeen Shah, MES Kuttipuram TEKLA Software training by Reliant Institute of Technologies
Site Visit to Heman Robopark Ltd.