National Workshop on Geotechnology for Sustainable Development

Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) Chandigarh Chapter in collaboration with Civil Engineering Department of PEC University of Technology organized a National Workshop on Geotechnology for Sustainable Development (GSD, 2017) on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  In the inaugural function, welcome address was delivered by Dr. S.K. Singh, Chairman IGS Chandigarh Chapter.  Director PEC, Dr. Manoj Kumar Arora was the Chief Guest and IGS President, Prof. G.L. Sivakumar Babu was the Guest of honor of the event. Dr. Umesh Sharma was present as an officiating head of Civil Engineering Department.  There were four invited lectures in the morning session, which was chaired by Dr. S.V. Ramaswamy and co-chaired by Dr. D.K.Baidya.  The morning session began with the lecture of Prof. J.T Shahu from IIT Delhi on the topic ‘A case history of failure of a Geomembrane Lined Embankment’. After that Dr. A. M. Krishna from IIT Guwahati delivered lecture on ‘Sustainable Utilization of Scrap Tire Derived Geomaterials for Retaining Wall Applications’. It was followed by lecture by Prof. Mahendra Singh from IIT Roorkee on ‘Nonlinear Triaxial Strength Behaviour of Inherently Anisotropic Rocks’. Then there was the lecture on ‘Soil Stabilisation through Nailing - case studies’ by Dr. Satyendra Mittal from IIT Roorkee.  The technical paper presentation session was scheduled in the afternoon followed by sponsor’s presentations by HEICO, AVANTECH and AIMIL.  The 212th National Executive Committee meeting of IGS was also held.  In the Valedictory function, which was held in the evening, mementos and certificates were presented.  This ended with a vote of thanks by Prof. S.K. Singh, Chairman IGS, Chandigarh Chapter.

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