• The art of airport engineering April 20, 2022

    airport pavement engineeringThe Department of Civil Engineering is all set to kick start their first Industry Guest Lecture Series on April 21, 2022. The lecture is scheduled from 9.45 am to 10.45 am followed by a Q&A session. Renowned aviation professional Mr Ashok Madhu Reddy, who has an experience of 25 years in airplane or airport operation, will deliver the talk on Airport Pavement Engineering.

    The viability of the airport infrastructure is indeed a challenge in airport engineering. Airport pavement plays an important role in this scenario. The lecture intends to discuss the History of ICAO, airport planning, design, and maintenance in detail.

    About the Speaker

    Mr Ashok Madhu Reddy is an aviation professional with 25 years of experience in Airline/Airport Operations and Management. He is presently working as the Vice President of Aerosimple Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Visakhapatnam, AP which is an IT software company that specialises in SAAS for Airport operations and Management, serving 35 airports across the globe.

    He was India’s first personnel who attained the “International Airport Professional” certification jointly issued by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Airports Council International (ACI) Montreal, Canada. This was the only program in the world recognized by the United Nations (UN) to bring global standards worldwide. He is also a Board Director of the American/International Association of Airport Executives (AAAE/IAAAE).

    Mr Ashok has two post-graduation degrees in management from India and UK. Previously, he worked with Air India, Srilankan Airlines, GMR Hyderabad and Delhi Airports, and AP Airport Development Corporation in various management capacities. He is also having multiple aviation certification courses to his credit.

    Register for the webinar and get to know about Airport Pavement Engineering from the professional himself.

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  • Lateral load capacity of common building types in India April 11, 2022

    seismic behaviour

    The Department of Civil Engineering is organising the first physical lecture as part of the Departmental Distinguished Lecture Series on April 12, 2022 from 11.00 pm to 12.30 pm. Prof Hemant B Kaushik from the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati is the distinguished speaker of the event. He will deliver a talk on the topic “Lateral load capacity of common building types in India”. This talk will provide detailed insights into the seismic behaviour of different building types in India. Various experimental results of full-scale model tests on shake tables and actuators will also be presented.

    Speaker’s Profile

    Prof Hemant B Kaushik is currently working at IIT Guwahati in the Department of Civil Engineering and Centre for Disaster Management and Research. He is also the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and the Head of the Centre for Educational Technology. His research areas broadly include: earthquake resistant design of structures, nonlinear behavior of structures, retrofitting of structures, seismic vulnerability assessment of structures, earthquake damage surveys etc. He was the recipient of the INAE Young Scientist Award in 2010 and 2013. He also received the David Fischetti Award in 2019, presented by the Preservation Engineering Technical Committee (PETC) of the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT), USA. The award recognises an outstanding article in a peer-reviewed publication that advances the field of conservation engineering. Prof Kaushik is also a member of the Earthquake Engineering Sectional Committee, CED 39, Bureau of Indian Standards. He also holds membership in several professional bodies like Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), USA, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA, The Masonry Society (TMS), USA, Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET), India and Institution of Engineers, India. He has contributed several post-earthquake reconnaissance study reports and papers in reputed journals and conferences.

    All are invited to join this informative lecture on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, from 11.00 pm to 12:30 pm.

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