Fifth International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management SECON’24

The fifth international conference on structural engineering and construction management SECON’24, organized by the Department of Civil Engineering, Federal Institute of Science and Technology was held on 5th to 7th June 2024. The conference was inaugurated by Er.Cornelis Alan Bueke, Consultant, Stereogram IBT, India. The inauguration ceremony was presided by Mr Shimith P R, Chairman of governing body of FISAT and was graced with the presence of Dr. Rahimi A Rahman, Associate Professor, Construction Project Management, Univeristy Malaysia Pahang Al-Sultan Abdullah (UMPSA), Dr. Ananadh K.S, Department of Civil Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur Campus, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu. Dr. Jiji Antony HoD, Department of Civil Engineering, FISAT gave the welcome address to all dignitaries on and off the dais, authors and students. Theme of this year’s conference was introduced by Mr. Sreerath S, Convenor, SECON’24.

Dr Jacob Thomas V, Principal FISAT, Dr P R Mini Vice Principal FISAT, and members of Professional bodies like Dr. Vijayakumar K, Chairman, ISTE Kerala Section, Er. K.S Babu, FIE, Past Hon. Secretary & Executive Member. IEI Kochi Local Centre, Dr. Anil Joseph, Chairman, ICI Kochi Centre, Mr. Saijan Kuriakose, Chairman, Angamaly Centre, BAI, Mr. Shyamkumar B, Director, QuadLync and Mr. Jenib J Kachappilly, Treasurer, Governing Body, FISAT gave felicitations for the event. Mr. Jawahar Saud S, Convenor, SECON’24 proposed the vote of thanks.

Around 440 abstract submissions and 207 full paper submissions were received for the conference out of the which selected 97 papers were presented over the three-day conference in 20 different parallel sessions and would be published in Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering (LNCE), a Scopus indexed publication of Springer Nature, Switzerland. This year, a total of 19 international papers were accepted and presentations were scheduled for authors from Universities and Industries from Malaysia, Indonesia, UAE, Morocco, USA and France. The conference was a huge success and has laid a road map for a much larger landscape for the next edition in 2025.



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