Departmental Events/ Outreach Activities
Annual technical fest of Civil and Environmental department- Space Day
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering organized their Annual Society Technical Fest –SPACE DAY-17 on 14.11.2017. The fest was inaugurated by Pro-Chancellor, Prof. Prem Vrat, Director-SOET, Prof. Ravindra Ojha, Prof. Pramila Goyal and HOD, C&EE Dr. Anil Kumar Mishra. The ceremony began with the lamp lighting followed by the launch of Second edition of SPACE magazine. The ceremony also included a talk by Prof. Prem Vrat where he motivated the students and earmarked a great beginning to the event. The audience was further filled with enthusiasm by a special cultural dance performance by a team of students and faculty which boosted their energy for the rest of the day. Also, the new space team for the academic year 2017-18 was announced.
The day was planned with plethora of Technical and Non-Technical Events. Some major events that took place were Tall Structure- Basis and Design, Professional Talk on Seismic Design of Multi-Storey buildings by Alumni, Quiz Competition, Poster making Competition on "Infrastructure in Smart Cities. Nearly 50 teams registered for the events. The day then concluded with a Treasure Hunt- Using Surveying Equipment wherein faculty and students participated together and made the event enjoyable and successful.
The closing and prize distribution ceremony was carried out in the room no 1 by Dr. Anil Kumar Mishra (HoD, C&EE) wherein he handed over the certificates and cash prizes to the winners of all the events.[ CEE2017O025]
Expert Session by Mr. Nitin Goyal, DGM, Tendering and arbitration, M/s Punj Lloyd India Ltd
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has organized an expert session by Mr. Nitin Goyal, DGM, Tendering bidding and arbitration at M/s Punj Lloyd India Ltd on 15th Nov 2017 for the final year B.Tech students studying Construction Contracts Management .
Mr. Goyal has over 18 years of diversified experience in Telecom, Oil & Gas EPC Sector and Oil & Gas Software services. Presently responsible for P&L of Offshore Business. He discussed in detail the process of conventional tendering and the way the industry has been dealing with the bidding and pre qualification systems. He also presented some case studies on arbitration explain in detail the various problems faced. His session also included the in detail discussion of e-tendering and how the industry has involved. [CEE2017G012]
Mr Abhinav Tyagi 17CVU001 1st year student of The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering participated in the nationwide talent hunt cricket tournament - IJPL (Indian junior player’s league) from 14th September 2017 to 30th September 2017 in Dubai, UAE. There were 16 teams in the tournament and he got an opportunity to play for the Hayana State as part of the Haryana Hurricanes.
He qualified three league matches in the tournament and was awarded as the MAN OF THE MATCH in the third league game against the Delhi team.
This tournament has given him a great exposure and has also represented The Name of the Department as well as the University on an International forum.
Guest lecture on Precaution and shortcomings observed while execution of building activities
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering had organized an expert session by Mr. Vineet Lochan Gupta, CEO, Save Techno Engineers (Project Management Consultant: Structural & MEP Design: Building Engineering) on Thursday 27th July, 2017 for the lecture on " Precautions / Shortcomings, observed while execution of Building activities for all B.Tech students . The session was an interactive one wherein he involved the students in discussions and tried to understand their perspective of site problems. Mr Vineet shared some case studies and real time experiences with the students which helped them understand the shortcomings, observed while execution of Building activities. [CEE2017G007]
Workshop on Primavera P6
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering had organized a 1 day workshop on Primavera P6 software of project management for the third and final year students on 3rd August 2017. PRIMAVERA is a time tested Project management software used internationally for planning, scheduling & control of projects. Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management software is an incorporated project management solution which helps project-driven businesses to attain edge over their competitors. The software utilizes skills and responsibilities of each team members. This software is the perfect solution, if you want to prioritize, manage and plan your projects efficiently. The session gave hands on experience to the students of the software and included practice sessions and demos for different modules of the software. [CEE2016WO009]
Workshop on MX Road by Industry Experts
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering organized a workshop session on MX Road Software for B.Tech IIIrd year students on Wednesday, 06th September 2017. MX Road is a string based software used for designing and analysis of pavements. It is being used by various private and government organizations such as NHAI and AAI for planning and designing of pavements. MX Road suite helps us to improve design quality by combining traditional engineering workflows of plan, profile and cross-sections with innovative 3D modeling technology based on parametric relationships and constraints. It is also being used to prepare plan of remote locations by obtaining coordinates with the help of google earth where topographical survey cannot be carried out. The session gave hands on experience to the students including practice sessions of different modules of the software.[ CEE2017WO002]
Industrial Visit to NHAI sites
A site visit was organized by Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering where students of B.Tech IInd year and IIIrd year along with faculty members Mr. Shubham Bansal and Ms. Purnima Bajpai visited ongoing construction sites at Rajiv Chowk, Signature Tower and IFFCO Chowk carried by Gawar Construction Pvt. Ltd. Various underpass and flyovers were being constructed at three critical zones at NH8 in order to decongest the traffic between old and new Gurugram. Mode of execution of project was reported to be EPC with an overall project cost of around 500 crores. First of all students visited, Rajiv Chowk where PPC work was being completed at Underpass I & IA while Underpass II has been inaugurated recently. Students appreciated the timely progress of project by Gawar Construction. Mr. Anurag, Site Engineer gave technical details of Dowel Bars and reinforcement detailing of Underpass I & Underpass II at Signature Tower. Mr. D.P.S. Gaur, Senior Project Manager briefly explained specifications of the project. Students were also showing keen interest by asking queries regarding concreting and reinforcement. After having refreshments, students visited IFFCO Chowk where they saw the ongoing construction of flyover II and reinforced earth wall. [CEE2017V005]
Expert Session by Dr KN Rai, Former Chief Executive (CW&E) and Advisor (Special Projects) DRDO, Min of Defence
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering had organized an expert session on the role of Project Management and finance management in the Civil Engineering sector by Dr KN Rai, Former Chief Executive (CW&E) and Advisor (Special Projects) DRDO, Min of Defence on 20th September 2017 for the 3rd and final year students.
The session mainly focussed on sharing the experience and expertise by Dr KN Rai in the area of construction Project Management and the scope for a civil engineering other than site execution. He also focussed on the importance of planning and financial aspects of construction management. The session also included case studies and live examples of many big infrastructure projects.[ CEE2017G009]
Poster making competition and Quiz in government schools in collaboration with IRSC
In response to the serious need and concern to make our young blood understand the road safety crisis, Indian Road Safety Campaign (IRSC) Students Chapter, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The NorthCap University Gurugram conducted a series of events in SBY Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 22 Gurugram on Wednesday, 13th September 2017.
In the initial phase, Ali and Deepak (Core Members, IRSC) taught the students of class Xth standard about the importance of safety on road. Following the same, videos were showcased to the students demonstrating various key factors attributing to the road accidents such as over speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, failure to use seat belts etc. Volunteers also made the students to learn various signs and symbols which we usually came across on the road. An interactive session on traffic rules was also conducted by the volunteers to inculcate the utter need of road safety in students. After that, students were divided into two boys teams (eight boys in each) & one girls team (15 girls) and an Offline Quiz Competition was organized. Volunteers ensured smooth conduction of the event which was eventually ended by announcing the results and awarding exciting gifts to the winner team. Nameeta and Yash (Core Member, IRSC) interacted with the principal of school and discussed regarding vision and mission of society. They started with conducting an interactive session on significance of road safety for VIth standard students. Volunteers were very happy to see that some students were very well aware of the road safety rules. Hands on art can teach road safety measures better than the rule book, following the same a Poster Making Competition was being organised for the students under the theme of ‘Headlights can be replaced but Heads can’t. Sixty Eight students were divided into small groups for the competition. A3 sheets and crayons were provided to the students and they were instructed to paint their thoughts regarding road safety measures and traffic rules. Students participated in the competition enthusiastically. Although it was a tough decision to judge the winner group, but it was found that drawing of five students - Sudha, Kirti, Sakshi, Sandhya and Anjali was best portrayed among all. Winners were awarded with attractive gifts however it's about the learning and following rather than winning.[ CEE2017O022]
Purnima Bajpai-Assistant Professor(Senior Scale) at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Attended a two day Faculty Externship at SEAFARADAYS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED , New Delhi which is an Offshore renewable Energy space. It is a first of its kind company in India, with an objective to harness, promote, develop, own, operate and maintain – “Offshore” energy power projects and place India among the top few countries to take lead in Ocean Energy.
The externship was attended to understand the new technologies being developed and used in the renewable energy sector and also what the industry is looking for .Two courses of Project Management and Contract management were reviewed by industry experts and some revisions were suggested. Further a new course on renewable energy and sustainability was also developed. The outcome of the externship was official signing of a Mou for Faculty externship programmes, Students Internships and placements and Live projects. [CEE2017O019]
Internal Audit- NCUTC
The 2nd Internal Audit for NCUTC was conducted on 19-09-2017. Mr. Shiv Charan Huria (Retd. Manager, NCCBM) was invited to carry out the Audit process. All the managerial and technical requirements were assessed as per ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and the NABL Criteria. Technical Engineers were also asked to test one sample of OPC-43 and coarse aggregate to check the reproducibility of the results of retained samples. NCUTC is now working on complying to the observations and things pointed out during the audit process. The audit was attended by Dr. Ravindra Ojha, Dr. Anil Mishra, Prof. S.K Jain, Ms. Megha Kalra, Mr. Lokesh Choudhary, Mr. Rajpal and Mr. Sohan Lal.[ CEE2017O020]
Expert Session by Dr. Ramesh Dr Ramesh Anand Vaidya
An expert session on the “Hydrometeorological Extremes and Climate Adaptation in the Ganges Basin” was delivered by Dr Ramesh Anand Vaidya, Alumni of IIT Delhi, MBA from Harvard & Ph.D from MIT USA, Member National Planning Commission Nepal in the Cabinet Rank visited the University on 26 October 2017 to interact with the civil and environmental engineering students. The session mainly focussed on the drastic climate change, variability in rainfall and its way forward. Dr. Vaidya shared his vast experience gained in the area of climate change and its sustainability from the civil engineering perspective. He also focussed on the impact of these climatic changes that we shall see in the coming years. The session also included case studies and various mitigation techniques adopted in various parts of the country. [CEE2017G011]
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been organizing guest lectures under 'Aspiring Minds' in which rank achievers of various competitive examinations are invited to interact with B.Tech students to guide them regarding the strategy and approach which should be adopted to crack national level examinations.
In the third mentoring session, department had focused on the core civil examination, Indian Engineering Services (IES) where IInd and IIIrd year students have interacted with Mr.Vipul Bajaj on 23.10.2017 who have secured AIR - 77 in IES (Year 2016) and is currently posted as Assistant Director at Chandigarh Zone (MES).
Mr. Bajaj had done his graduation from NIT Kurukshetra (2008-12) in Civil Engineering and masters from IIT Delhi (2014-16) in Construction Management. He also has one year of professional work experience in a Bridge designing company.
Mr. Bajaj shared his rich experience of preparation for Indian Engineering Services entrance examination with the students. He spoke about the structure UPSC interview committee and interviewing process for selecting IES officers. He also discussed about the changing pattern of written examination. The session was extremely interactive and informative as he shared insights about the technical subjective and objective paper. He motivated the students to work hard for their dreams which will eventually pay off. [CEE2017G010]
Short film about the department
Students of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department along with the faculty members have shot a short departmental video and uploaded the same on YouTube and other media channels after the consent of authorities to give a tribute to their Alma Mater. HODs and other officials appreciated the initiative of department. [ CEE2017O023]
Dr. A.K Misra. Chaired two Technical civil Engineering sessions in 4th International Conference on Recent Developments in Science, Engineering and Technology – ‘REDSET-2017’ which is being organized by School of Engineering at G D Goenka University (Gurgaon/Delhi NCR). October 13, 2017. [CEE2017I002]
Memorandum of Understanding with S/s. G-Eng Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering has obtained another MoU with M/s. G-Eng Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd., to facilitate its industry engagement for Internships, placements, internships and live projects. M/s. G-Eng Advisory Services Pvt is a developing Civil Engineering Consultancy for Survey Work, Material Testing Laboratory, Bill of Quantity, Designing, Consultancy And Supervision in the region with quality, precision and time bound completion as the main objective by providing complete Civil Engineering solution to Land Survey, Quantity survey, Material testing, Designing, Consultancy and Supervision. They have carried out many big projects in the areas of transportation, highways, bridges, flyovers etc.Their latest project is the Gawar NH8 Project with NHAI. [CEE2017O024]
Staff Development Program (SDP)
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering organized a two day staff development Program on skill enhancement from 13th to the 14th of July 2017. The SDP was planned to enhance the technical skills of technical staff. First session on soil Testing was taken by Mr. Lokesh Choudhary (Faculty) in the soil mechanics lab. Elementary tests such as water content determination, specific gravity, grain size distribution, compaction test etc. were discussed.
The second session was organized on cement testing and its practical applications. Ms. Megha Kalra explained the type of cement and its application. Various test procedures were explained as per the Indian standards and test like consistency, Initial and final setting time, specific gravity and shrinkage were performed by the staff. The third session of SDP involved the testing of coarse aggregates. This training was conducted by Ms. Purnima Bajpai wherein she explained the some of the significant test of aggregate like Impact test, sieve analysis and abrasion test. Fourth session was organized by Mr. Shubham Bansal in Transportation Engineering Lab. This session comprised of theory portion and hands on training on Bitumen Tests. The apparatus, procedure and practical application of Penetration Test, Ductility Test and Softening Point Test were explained and tests were conducted by lab technicians on VG-40 bitumen for practical exposure.
Visit to National Conference on Power Transmission & Distribution
Ms. Purnima Bajpai attended a one day conference on Power Transmission and distribution ( T & D) organized by the Ministry of Power, in New Delhi on 12.07.2017. The session was chaired by Mr. Vishal Kapoor, Director Ministry of Power, Govt. of India and Mr. Ashok Kumar Rajput, Chief Engineer, Central Electricity Authority. The conference was an excellent platform for gathering knowledge and information on latest trends in the Industry and also for networking with such eminent speakers all across the industry ranging from the Ministry to the Private sector.
Faculty Industry Visit For Summer Internship Feedback
Mr. Shubham Bansal and Mr. Akx Malik on 4th July visited Rajiv Chowk, Gurgaon where Gawar Construction is undertaking NHAI project. Faculty team also visited Skyway Infra Pvt. Ltd. which is constructing 50 MLD Sewage Treatment Plant at village dhanwapur in Gurgaon. Ms Purnima Bajpai and Ms Megha Kalra visited the Central Soil and material Research Station, New Delhi, where two students Mr Neev Bathla and Mr Kartik from final year are interning.The second visit was made to The Indira Gandhi Hospital construction Project site, undertaken by LnT and PWD, in Dwarka. The team also visited The Engineers India Limited office at Bikaji Cama Place, New Delhi. Ms Purnima Bajpai and Mr Shubham Bansal visited RITES Ltd.
The faculty also visited the DLF Crest site located in Sector 54 Gurgaon and the DLF Leighton project in Sector 64 Gurgaon where two students Mr Vishwajeet and Mr Ashish have been working. The faculty also visited three sites /offices on 11th July 2017.The first visit was made to GMR ltd at the Udhan Bhawan, IGI Airport where one of the student Ms Anushree has been working. The faculty team visited the BJP Head quarter being constructed by LNT infrastructure at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, CP, New Delhi. Another visit was made to the Tata housing project in CP where Ms Aneesha has been working and has been directly associated with Mr Ciby James , ASQ Northern Head and she is the only student who has bagged a paid internship. Mr. Lokesh Choudhary and Mr. Akx Malik visited NHAI at Udyog Vihar Gurgaon. They also visited was the office of Millennium engineers and contractors at sushant lok Vyapar Kendra. Last site visited was DLF at sector 42-43 metro station. Faculties met Mr Alam, the assistant project manager of DLF team working at the project for diversion of drainage systems.
Ms Anju Bala successfully defended her Phd Viva on 10th July 2017 at NCU campus. The topic of her thesis is “Estimation of evapotranspiration through surface energies balance model using satellite data” under the guidance of Dr. Anil Mishra and Dr. Amit Srivastava.
National Roads & Highways Summit 2017
Mr. Shubham Bansal attended ‘National Roads & Highways Summit 2017’ on 6th July, 2017 at PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi. Mr. Sanjiv Nair, IAS, Director General, NECTAR, Govt. of India enlightened the distinguished guests about the MoU signed by NHAI with ISRO and NECTAR for the use of spatial technology for monitoring and managing National Highways. After that honorable chief guest Mr. Sanjay Jaju, IAS, Director (A&F), NHIDCL, Govt. of India addressed the businessman in the house and told them about the prevailing situation of highway sector in India. He encouraged them to invest more in highway infrastructure because this sector has great significance in economic development of the country. Mr. Jaju also told about the two organizations, ‘Infrastructure Equipment Council’ and ‘Constructors Skill Council’ which provides training for skill development. Mr. Rajeev Bhatnagar, CEO-Highways, Feedback Infra Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. K. K. Gupta, Vice President and Head, L&T Construction spoke about the current industry outlook, policy initiatives & regulatory framework in roads & highway sector. Mr. Shubham Jain, Vice President-ICRA addressed the guests about the current scenario of infrastructure project financing in India.Summit was also equipped with networking sessions.
Paper Presentation - EUROCK 2017, Czech Republic
Mr. Akx Malik from the department of civil and environmental engineering, NorthCap University presented his paper titled “Experiments to determine static and dynamic behavior of Deccan trap rocks, India” at EUROCK 2017 international conference. The European symposium of ISRM was held in Ostrava, Czech republic which is a famous industrial and mining heritage city. The symposium had a gathering of more than 250 scientists, engineers, researchers from universities, science labs and industries. Many papers focusing on rock mass properties, laboratory testing, ground control, tunnel designs, underground storage systems, waste disposal and dynamic phenomenon in rock mass in underground constructions were presented by researchers.
Akx Malik presented a unique indirect experimental method to understand the splitting behavior of rocks during blast like conditions. The results would be helpful in designing large structures like dams and high rise buildings which are prone to blasting and terrorist attacks. He had conducted these experiments with support from IIT-Delhi rock mechanics department and D.R.D.O laboratory. Rock mechanics field is evolving in India due rapid development of metros and underground facilities in many cities, and there is great scope for development of experimental techniques to determine rock mass behavior under different field conditions. The symposium also organized a visit to one of its kind Bukov PVP underground research facility at Rozna mine, situated at 600 m below earth surface. A trip was also organized to the Weiliczka Salt mine, one of the oldest salt mines, consisting of 298 KM long tunnels.
Weilczka RockSalt mine Tour, Poland
Transmission of light through crystals of pure Rocksalt obtained from Weiliczka Salt mine, Poland. This piece contains more than 98% sodium chloride. It can be used in everyday cooking and is even more enriching, but due to large size of crystals as compared to common table salt, it will take longer time to dissolve.
Geology of Weilczka Rocksalt mine (Source: Brudnik et.al., “The complex hydrogeology of the unique Wieliczka salt mine”, Przegl¹d Geologiczny, vol. 58, nr 9/1, 2010)”
Rocksalt has crystals of cubic symmetry. It is a lightweight and soft rock. It can be scratched with nails. It is highly useful for food preservation because of its hygroscopic properties which helps it to sustain dryness. There are many varieties of rocksalt present in Weilczka rocksalt mine, Poland with different thickness and NaCl concentration.
Clean BS IV fuels conference
Two faculty from The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Ms Megha Kalra and Ms Purnima Bajpai were invited to attend a one day conference "Clean BS-IV Fuels - A Right Step towards Cleaner Environment" on 5th May at the PHD Chamber of Commerce. The session was chaired by Mr. Ajay Prakash Sawhney, IAS, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India .The session included talks and presentations by many eminent speakers from the Public as well as the Private sector including Maruti, Hero Moto Corp, IOCL,ONGC Etc. There was a session by Dr SSV RamaKumar , Director (R& D) from Indian Oil Corporation Limited taking about the various new developments in terms of development, research & development in the oil sector, he also spoke about the new projects coming up in the area of Oil & gas.
Celebration of World environment day
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering celebrated the World Environment day on the 5th June 2017 with full enthusiasm and vigour.
The faculty of the Department organized a pledge taking ceremony on this auspicious occasion in the presence of Prof Prem Vrat, Brig SK Sharma, Col. Bikram Mohanty and Dr Ravinder Ojha. They were joined by faculty from other departments of the University and some administrative staff.
They also organized a poster making competition .The faculty from the C & EE department and from Centre for Languages and learning participated in the event and all teams came up with innovative ideas. The event was judged by Pro VC , Brig SK Sharma and the best poster award was obtained by the CLL Team.
The session also included the screening of a short film on the environment which highlighted our role in its protection as engineers
Expert Session By Mr Saurabh Jolly, Vice President, Seafardays Pvt Ltd On "Construction Contracts & Safety"
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering had organized an expert session by Mr Saurabh Jolly, Vice President, Seafardays Pvt Ltd on" Construction Contracts & Safety on the 11.02.2017 for the final year students.
In September 2015 Mr Jolly joined SeaFaradays with the principal objective of developing offshore renewable power in India. He also worked for JES Pipelines, Spain as Vice President –Business &Strategy, where he was instrumental in heading and handling business in eastern hemisphere and played a leading role in developing a small scale organization to be able to compete with established companies in the sector.
He shared his practical expertise and experience with the students studying Construction Practices. He discussed the practical application of Construction contracts and FIDIC in the Indian Construction Industry and further also spoke about the importance of safety at site and how it effects labour productivity.
The session was extremely interactive and informative as he shared technical insights about latest methodologies being developed in India and mostly focussed on the practical application of various construction practices.
Five day faculty development program (FDP)
Five day faculty development program (FDP) was conducted in order to increase the industry - institute interaction of the department. The main objective of the FDP was to understand the various industry trends and to increase the readiness of the department faculty with respect to industry and academic needs. Here is a brief report on the departmental FDP. Read More
Session By Dr Sd Attri Deputy Director General, India Meterological Department
The Department of Civil & Environmental engineering organized a session by SD Attri, who is presently the Deputy Director General of India Meteorological Department, New Delhi. He has recently been elected as the Member of Commission for Atmospheric Sciences Management Group of World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva Switzerland and Primary Contact of Global Atmosphere Watch in the country.
Dr. Attri was felicitated and awarded Commendation Certificate by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, in November, 2007 for his contribution to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is the Joint Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2007.He has also been bestowed upon as "Best IMD Officer" in 2010.
Dr Attri gave a session on Climate change and sustainability through which he gave a brief of the present condition of India in terms of the climate change, pollution levels, rainfall fluctuations etc.He also touched upon the various changes happening in the Country with respect to the global scenario in terms of temperature and various atmospheric parameters. The session was an educational yet a scary one, which bought us face to face with reality and showed us where we are headed as a country. It also gave us food for thought as engineers and managers, to think about our role in developing a better and sustainable nation.
Visit to NH-9 (Highway Widening site from KM 170 to KM 227)
An industrial visit was organized by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering on 23rd September 2016 to visit a highway widening/ 4-6 laning of NH9 from KM 170 to KM 220 from the national capital. Students from M.Tech (Structures) along with faculty member Mr. Lokesh Choudhary got hands on the live construction of various road sections, Vehicular Under passes etc. The site extended from Hisar to Fatehabad districts of Haryana with a total stretch of 57 KM. The students got to see and learn the process involved in the design of Vehicular Underpasses, flexible and rigid sections of flyover, road markings. The students had a great exposure to the equipment used for laying and construction of highways such as tandem axle rollers, Kerb and parapet casting machine, CC road section laying machine and its automatic dowel bar insertion accessory, Texturing machine. Not only this, the students also learned construction of Reinforced Earth Sections using Geogrids which are constructed in the ascend and descend of underpasses. The visit ended with visit to the concrete batching plant where Pavement Quality Concrete was being batched and mixed.
Industrial Visit - RMC Plant, Manesar
An industrial visit was planned for 3rd Semester B.Tech Civil Engineering and 1st Semester M.Tech Civil Engineering students by Ms. Megha Kalra and Mr. Akx Malik. The trip was organized on 24th October, 2016 to a Ready Mix Plant (RMC) Plant of UltraTech Cement in Manesar, Gurgaon. It is the second oldest RMC plant of UltraTech in India which caters to the need of builders in gurgaon. This plant produces 60 m3 of concrete per hour and have also manufactured concrete of M90 grade.
It was the first industrial exposure for 3rd Semester B.Tech students and proved to be a good learning experience for all. The students have been aware of how concrete is made and what are the compositions and ingredients used while making concrete, but this trip gave them a practical knowledge and on-site feel of the materials, how different types of concretes are produced depending on the demand, and students also got to know about the importance and works of a civil engineer on the field.
The students had a lengthy and detailed discussion with the Safety and Quality Engineer of RMC Plant. He explained them about the difference between RMC concrete and other concrete, and process involved in making of different types of concrete. Students got to see the different grades of raw material that are used in making concrete. They learnt how materials are stored, selected, transported, mixed and various test that are done before the Ready Mix Concrete is transported to site for work. They learnt about the internal control system which automatically controls the mix design and the proportions of the ingredients to manufacture different types of concrete. The students learnt the importance of use of flyash, and various admixtures to alter the properties of concrete. The figures below highlight the various observations from the visit.
Fig 1. Students discussing with engineer
Fig 2. Crushed Sand
Fig 3. Engineer explaining hydrometeter test
Fig 4. Curing on concrete
Fig 5. Internal control mechanism
Fig 6. Batching plant
Fig. 7. Perforated Concrete
Fig 7. Colored Concrete
Fig 9. Group Photograph with plant head and other staff
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering had organized a guest lecture by Mr DK Goel (SR. VICE PRESIDENT, REACH PROMOTERS PVT. LTD. GURUGRAM (RPPL) and owner and Chief Executive Officer, Greenmax Infrastructure, Gurugram, on the 20.08.2016 for the third semester students on the topic of values and practices of a good Engineer.
He has more than 28 years of experience in the infrastructure and real estate industry. Over 10 years in development and sales of real estate projects including construction of residential and commercial buildings and townships and more than11 years in planning and execution of infrastructure projects such as construction of Roads, Railways, Bridges & flyovers. Completed more than 300 Kms of Railway line in several states of India and abroad and more than 200 Kms of State and National highways in UP and Maharashtra (India).
The session was very interactive where he shared with the students his real life experiences and practical application of various techniques that the students are currently studying.
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering had organized the National Level Design Competition for the students of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. This was conducted in association with Cadd Centre Dwarka.
The preliminary screening round was conducted at the Northcap University on 23.02.2016 in which a total of 70 students from both departments participated. A total of 20 students were shortlisted for the second round for which one day training was provide to the students for working on different software’s.
The second Zonal level round was conducted on 3rd March 2016 where students from more than 30 Colleges from Delhi NCR participated.
One student Mr Ashutosh Goyal from 2nd year qualified the Zonal level round and moved to the State round which was conducted on 12th March 2016.The results are awaited .If he qualifies he will be representing NCU at National Level at Bangalore.
5 teams from of Civil & Environmental Engineering Department had participated in the National Science day project display competition held at the Northcap University on the 29.02.2016 and ,Mr Laxman Yadav and Mr Ankit Walia won the 1st prize in the competition for their project on “Experimental Analysis of Permeable Concrete Pavement” under the guidance of Ms Garima Srivasta and were facilitated by Brig SK Sharma Hon’ble Pro VC . The department would like to congratulate all the participants.
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering had organized a pre placement interview for the third year batch who will be appearing for placements in the next semester on 5th March 2016. The main purpose of conducting the PPI was for giving the students an experience of appearing in an interview and also to understanding and realizing the importance of preparedness during an interview.
The PPI was conducted by 5 Alumni of the Department working in different areas of civil engineering, from 2007-11, 2008-12, 2009-13 and 2011-15 batches. They were divided into two panels wherein they conducted the Pre placement interview for the students and judged them on the basis of their technical skills, HR Skills, overall grooming, GK and dressing etc and also a feedback session was conducted to highlight the areas of improvement.
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering had organized an expert session for the 4th and 6th semester students conducted by Mr.Ram Avtar Garg on 15th March 2016 on the topic on “DESIGN OF INTER MODAL TERMINAL AT VARANASI ALONG GANGA RIVER.
Mr Ram Garg has more than 45 years’ experience in Irrigation Department UP, Uttrakhand and Lok Nirman Vibhag Uttrakhand as JE, Assistant Engineer, EE and structural consultant.
He presented the actual project details of the DESIGN OF INTER MODAL TERMINAL AT VARANASI ALONG GANGA RIVER. He also demonstrated the construction of well foundations used in the project and also had an in depth discussion on the project cost.
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering had organized a workshop on Revit Architecture software on 24th Feb 2016 for the 2nd year students to understand the software applications of estimation and costing.
The main purpose of conducting this workshop was to help students understand the importance of software’s and applications of the same in the field of Civil Engineering.
The workshop was conducted by Cadd Centre MG Road during which the trainers illustrated the applications of the software and its practical approach in order to simplify the work at construction sites.
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering had organized a guest lecture by Mr. Om Prakash sharma, IDSE (Retd. Chief Engineer) for the 4th, 6th and 8th semester students on the Quality Control of Roads. The session was very informative as he shared and discussed the real time challenges and problems faced at the site during the construction of roads. He also gave an overview about the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). Mr Sharma also discussed various quality tests that are to be conducted to render the construction materials suitable for the construction of roads. He also discussed some case studies on the same area and kept the session interactive.