June 23, 2017

Workshops and Webinars

WORKSHOPS

NATURAL HAZARDS RISK ASSESMENT AND MANAGEMENT (Being held in association with Indian Geotechnical Society)

12 December from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
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Workshop Instructors
Dr. Vilas Mujumdar, Dr. R K Bhandari, and Prof. G L Sivakumar Babu

Natural hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, floods etc. have been causing significant damages to life and property in India. The workshop will cover various methodologies and approaches to understand the impact of natural hazards and their probabilities and impacts on the community in risk assessment framework.

This workshop is designed to challenge the engineering community to think about natural hazard risk reduction through a prism of developing community resilience based on complex systems nature.

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URBAN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT, ISSUES, CHALLENGES AND OPTIONS (Being held in association with Indian Geotechnical Society)

12 December from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
Fees – see registration page

Workshop Instructors

Prof. Krishna R. Reddy, Prof. Manoj Datta, and Prof. G L Sivakumar Babu

Management of solid waste in urban areas in India has assumed critical role and solutions such as treatment of existing dumpsites, scientific landfilling, waste-to-energy, methane gas recovery options are being explored to suit the present conditions without compromising the future needs.

There is a need to discuss the issues, challenges and solutions and the workshop fulfils this requirement.  The workshop covers topics such as waste characterization, liners and barrier systems, use of recycled and waste materials etc.

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COMPREHENSIVE URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGAEMENT

12 December from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
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Workshop Instructors

Prof. Sudhir Misra (IIT Kanpur, India) and Prof. Sunil Sinha (Virginia Tech, USA)

Increasing urbanization with an estimate that 66% of the world population could be living in urban areas by 2050, poses a tremendous challenge to engineers involved in not only creating but also managing urban infrastructure.

The contents of this workshop will be designed to illustrate a comprehensive approach incorporating planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, rehabilitation, and finally disposal of assets in a cost effective manner.

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WEBINARS

AN INTRODUCTION TO LIFE CYCLE COST ANALYSIS FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND GREEN BUILDING DESIGN

12 December from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Instructor Information: Robert P. Charette, P.E., CVS, PQS
Local Facilitator: Dr. Sudhir Misra, Professor of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur.
Fees – see registration page

This webinar introduces Life Cycle Costing, based on the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) International Building Economics Standards, as a means to achieve this objective. The methodology, illustrated with simple examples and case histories, ensures that a uniform standardized method is used for calculations and the analysis of investments in buildings, including those related to energy and green buildings/sustainability.

Learn the basics of Life Cycle Costing (LCC) based on ASTM Building Economics Standards, to ensure that a uniform universal standardized method is used for LCC calculations and evaluating the economic performance of investments in building related to energy, Green Buildings, and sustainability.
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AN INTRODUCTION TO VALUE ENGINEERING (VE) FOR VALUE BASED DESIGN DECISION-MAKING

12 December from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Instructor Information: Stephen J. Kirk, Ph.D., FAIA , FSAVE , CVS – Life, LEED™AP
Local Facilitator: Dr. K. C. Iyer, Professor of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi.
Fees – see registration page

The objective of this webinar is to acquaint participants with the methodology of Value Engineering (VE) and its decision-making process. It will familiarize participants with procedures that provide standards for VE applications. VE methodology has been developed for more than 40 years to assist management and engineering professionals to obtain optimum value for each dollar spent. Typical savings range from 5 to 15% for most projects.

This webinar teaches VE in a practical, project-based manner. During the webinar participants will engage in decision-making using VE tools to ensure quality and value while reducing the cost of projects.
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