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.