Earthquake Resistant Construction Practices
JULY 27 & 28, 2012
Department of Civil Engineering
In association with
About the conference
The International Conference on earthquake Resistant
Construction Practices aims to bring leading academic
scientists, researchers and scholars onto a common platform to
exchange and share their experiences and research results about
Earthquake and construction practices and discuss the practical
challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.
To create awareness of various issues regarding seismic hazards,
earthquake engineering education and social preparedness.
To improve the ability of civil engineering professionals in
analysis, design and construction of earthquake-resistant
structures through exposure of concepts and ideas.
To highlight the design guidelines provided in various methods
of retrofitting and health monitoring of existing structures.
Highlights of the conference
The problem of protecting the built environment in
earthquake-prone regions involves not only the optimal design
and construction of new facilities, but also the upgrading and
rehabilitation of existing structures including heritage
buildings. One of the most catastrophic earth quake occurred on
January 26, 2001, India's 52nd Republic Day, at 08:46 AM local
time (3:16 UTC) and lasted for over two minutes. The earthquake
reached a magnitude of 7.7 and has caused a destruction of 3 lac
houses and damaged 7 lac buildings, though all the Indian
standard codes were in Practice (IS-4326) during 2001. The loss
of life and property were mainly due to the ignorance of
existing codes at the time of construction. Hence to create
awareness among all the stake holders of the building industry,
it is mandatory to follow such IS codes by satisfying the
INTEGRITY AND DUCTILITY.
All the accepted papers will be published in the conference
proceedings, and the lead papers will be communicated to
International journals for publication.
Analysis and design of structures subjected to earthquake
Behavior & Design of reinforced concrete structures under
Symmetry of building.
Avoidance of "soft storey" & design of "shear walls”.
Design of masonry and their behavior under earthquake
Behavior of steel structures (stacks) and long span bridges.
Strengthening of structures.
Repair and retrofitting of damaged structures.
Testing in-situ strength of existing buildings to withstand
Guidelines - abstract / paper submission
The soft copy of the extended abstract (not exceeding 300
characters) should be submitted before the deadline and the
authors of selected papers will be intimated through email. The
authors should kindly restrict their papers to EIGHT A4 pages
including text, figures, tables and references. It should be
typed in single column with single line spaces, Times New Roman
with font size 12. The authors can mail the papers to
Submission of extended abstract 2nd
Intimation of acceptance
10th June 2012
Submission of full paper with Registration Fee
2nd July 2012
Registration should be made
in advance by paying suitable fee as demand draft/cash in favor
of 'Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute' payable at
Chennai. Foreign delegates can also pay the equivalent Indian
rupee at the conference venue.
Limited accommodation will
be provided close to the conference venue on priority basis.
Foreign delegates are requested to confirm their requirements
and need for transport at the earliest.
For futher details
Dr.T.Felix Kala, Head Of Department,Department Of Civil Engg.
Dr.M.G.R. Educational & Research Institute University
Phone:+91 9445205939 E-mail: email@example.com