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    Welcome To CESDOC 2016
    1st International Conference
    Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development-Opportunities and Challenges.
    19th to 21st December 2016
    Department of Civil Engineering, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati, Assam, India 781013
    Delegates registration will start from 8.30 AM 19th December 2016
    Inaugural session will starts from 9:00 AM 19th December 2016
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    Assam the land of red rivers and blue hills

    Come explore the "paradise unexplored"

About the Conference

Civil engineering plays a crucial role in creating the infrastructure needed for development and on which modern life depends – be it housing, clean water, waste water treatment, transport systems, clean and sustainable energy etc. Civil engineers apply knowledge and experience to create projects that meet human needs and address environmental problems. With depleting natural resources and increasing demand on energy and infrastructure, the paradigm within which a civil engineer works has significant impact on progress towards sustainable development. There is an urgent need to recognise the role of engineers in sustainable development, and their responsibility to provide effective and innovative solutions in addressing the challenges of sustainability. The environmental, economic, social and technological development must be seen as interdependent and complementary concepts, where economic competitiveness and ecological sustainability are complementary aspects of the common goal of improving the quality of life.

The conference aims at congregation of policy makers, stakeholders, engineers to brain-storm on various issues to strengthen the internationally mandated approach for sustainable development and discuss the roles of civil engineers in various interdisciplinary core areas of sustainable development. It is important to promote strong leadership within civil engineering and embed the principles of sustainable development into decision making. The conference will provide a platform to civil engineering leaders to champion the effort to build capacity for sustainable development among civil engineers and influence a policy framework that demands more socially and environmentally responsible decision process for implementation of development projects.

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Meet best from industry and academia in a common platform


    / Indian Institute of Technology,Roorkee, India

    Prime Sustainability Issues on Brahmaputra River Management


    / Asian Institute of Technology,Bangkok, Thailand

    Geoinformatics for Urban Fire Risk Mapping and Management

  • Dr. B. Bhattacharjee

    / Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

    Functional Requirements of Buildings-Sustainability Challenges

  • Prof. Ikuo Towhata

    / University of Tokyo

    Long-term effects of strong earthquake shaking on slope instability and its mitigation


    / Indian Institute of Technology,Bombay,India

    Recent advances on design of combined pile-raft foundation under static and seismic conditions– theory to practice


    / Flood Risk Management Expert

    Reduction of flood risk by optimizing reservoir operation using real time flood forecast

  • Mr. Bhargav Mohan Das

    / Ritta Co.,Ltd.Bangkok,Thailand

    Sustainable Energy Efficiency Enhancement Trends in Buildings in Asia. A Retrospection and the perceived way forward


    / Indian Institute of Technology,Guwahati, India

    Vegetative Measures for Sustainable Solution to Erosion Problem


    / International Consultant, Auckland, New Zealand

    Performance Based Approach in Geotechnical Engineering, for Sustainable Infrastructure development


    / North Dakota State University, USA

    Bottom Up, Top Down, and Chaotic Approaches: Do We Need the Whole Village?

  • Dr. Hemanta Doloi

    / University of Melbourne, Australia

    Social dimension of sustainability equation - does it matter ?

  • Dr. Hemanta Hazarika

    / Kyushu University,Fukuoka, Japan

    Low cost and resilient solution against geodisaster-case history based adaptation

  • Dr. Sajal Kanti Deb

    / Indian Institute of Technology,Guwahati,India

    Innovative Base Isolation System for Reduction of Seismic Vulnerability of Low-rise Buildings

About Assam Engineering College

Assam Engineering College ( AEC) , the first engineering college in the north-east India, was established in the year 1955. It is situated at Jalukbari in the south-west part of Guwahati, which is a landmark in the colourful and chequered history of the state of Assam, India. The campus is spread across 400 acres of land. The college started with the Civil Engineering department, and within a few years other engineering departments were started. Presently, it awards Bachelor in Engineering degrees in eight different engineering disciplines,Master in Engineering degrees in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Master in Computer Application degree. The college offers PhD programs under all departments. All the courses of AEC are affiliated to Gauhati University. AEC has 140+ Faculties, 2000+ Students and Adding 500+ Alumni Every Year. AEC is a member of the National Knowledge Network (NKN) and is also the state resource institute for capacity building in seismic disaster risk mitigation. AEC has one of the best computing facility in this region and has established super-computing centre in collaboration with C-DAC, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, India.

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Department of Civil Engineering @ AEC

The department of civil engineering, was the first branch introduced in AEC. The department has highly qualified faculty and well-equipped labs for research work. The department runs two post graduate courses - in Watershed Management and Geotechnical Engineering. The department has been offering Ph.D. programme in the areas of Geotechnical engineering, Hydraulics, Watershed management, Earthquake Engineering, Structural Engineering.

The department has wide experience in seismic hazard evaluation and vulnerability assessment.The department was a working group member of the Guwahati City Microzonation studies and contributed towards development of Liquefaction potential map of Guwahati city. The geotechnical group has been very active and has developed GIS based model for liquefaction potential analysis within the city master plan area. The department has been engaged as associate consultant for erosion control project in the river of Brahmaputra funded by Asian Development Bank.

The department has been a technological partner with the state disaster management authority and has successfully completed flagship project of Structural and Non-structural vulnerability of Schools and Hospitals for Multi-Hazard. Currently the department is investigating the seismic vulnerability of water supply systems and network of the city with Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC). AEC has carried out landslide vulnerability studies of the hills / slopes in the city, and over more than 300 sites around the city are identified and studied . The department offers technical solutions to various infrastructure projects in the region and closely works in collaboration with organisation developing project in highways, railways, power, water supply and housing.

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About Guwahati

Considered to be the gateway to north east India, Guwahati is the largest city in the region. It is situated between the southern bank of Brahmaputra River and the foothills of the Shillong plateau. Dispur, a part of Guwahati, serves as the capital of Assam.The Kamakhya temple situated atop the Nilachal hill is an important site for tantric Hinduism. Besides Kamakhya, Guwahati has several ancient Hindu temples including the Umananda Temple, Navagraha Temple and Basistha Temple. Hajo is an important pilgrim center for Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists.

The city and its surrounding areas are rich in wildlife. Kaziranga National Park, known for its famous resident the one-horned Indian rhinoceros, is 214 km away. The Pobitara Wildlife Sanctuary and Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary are also worth a visit.

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