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The Department of Civil Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore campus, organized an International Conference on Emerging & Sustainable Technologies for Infrastructure System from April 22-23, 2016.
Leading academicians, scientists, and researchers in civil engineering assembled under one roof to present and discuss the latest innovations, trends and concerns in infrastructure systems, and the key infrastructural challenges faced by developing countries and their possible solutions.
Over 150 research papers were received at the conference from reputed institutions in India as well as in the US, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia and Kuwait. More than 150 experts in civil engineering participated, including Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru; Dr. Siau Chen Chian, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore and Prof. Allen Bateman, Professor, UPC BarcelonaTech, Spain.
The conference addressed issues such as green infrastructure, the environmental and socio-economic impact of infrastructural expansion, use of advanced materials, sustainable transport systems and how infrastructure can cope with manmade and natural disasters.