Training Course on “Fundamentals of Earthquake Resistant Design and Retrofitting of Reinforced Concrete Buildings”

The course topics and resource persons are listed here. Details and other information are also provided in the brochure (attached below in downloadable forms).

Course Topics

The course is aimed to cover the following topics:

  • Seismic Hazard and Geophysical Investigation
  • Fundamentals of Earthquake Load and Computer Applications
  • Introduction to Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics
  • Fundamentals of Earthquake Resistant Design and Computer Applications
  • Seismic Vulnerability Assessment
  • Fundamentals of Retrofitting of RC Structures
  • Software Application of Seismic Design and Retrofitting

Resource Persons

This short course will be conducted by the following personnel, who have been involved in the latest update of the Bangladesh National Building Code:

  • Dr. Khan Mahmud Amanat, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET.
  • Dr. Mehedi Ahmed Ansary, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET.
  • Dr. Tahmeed M. Al-Hussaini, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET.
  • Dr. Tahsin Reza Hossain, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET.
  • Dr. Raquib Ahsan, Director, BUET-JIDPUS and Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET.
  • Dr. Shohel Rana, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET.

Important Information:

No. of seats: 30

Application: Contact with authority via Email, Telephone no. (Given below)

Registration: February 4-February 12, 2018

Registration Fee: 22,000/- (Twenty Two Thousand taka only)

Course Duration: 3 weeks (3 days per week) (February 15-March 3, 2018)

Class Time: 2:00-7:00 p.m (Thursday)    9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m (Friday)    9:00 a.m-5:00 p.m (Saturday)

Contact Information: 029662975.

Venue: BUET-JIDPUS, BUET, West Polashi, Dhaka-1205

Application Process: Interested candidates are requested to submit the filled application form along with all academic certificates and transcript to jidpus.training@gmail.com. Selected candidates will be notified email/phone call to complete the registration process.

Registration Process: Selected candidate will be requested to submit the filled registration form along with registration fee payment reference/bank draft document to jidpus.training@gmail.com.  

 

Downloadable forms (link):

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Brochure

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b7eh9Ycsh3RFibHx-ROHttaRf7QErjyf/view?usp=sharing

Application form

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LoJ7hNuTCN3AI4mGKIb3qeypg6Ruguwa/view?usp=sharing

Training Course on “Introduction to Remote Sensing and its Application in Natural Hazard”

Introduction to Remote Sensing and its Application in Natural Hazard”was held on December 13-15, 2017 at BUET-Japan Institute of Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety (BUET-JIDPUS), organized by BUET-JIDPUS. Md. Shahinoor Rahman, Assistant Professor (On leave), BUET-JIDPUS, who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. on Earth System and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University, USA conducted the course.

The training course was attended by participations from different fields, including faculty members from DU, DUET, BUP, MIST, IUB, BAU, BUET as well as professionals from RAJUK and IWFM. With 12 sessions and 10 computer exercises, participants learned the use of remote sensing software and multi-temporal images for change detection in natural hazards.

The training program ended with a closing ceremony held on 15 December, 2017 at BUET-JIDPUS. Prof. Dr. Farida Nilufar, Dean, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, was present as the chief guest of the ceremony. Prof. Dr. M.A. Ansary, Founder Director of BUET-JIDPUS, was also present. During their speech, the guests appreciated the training course and addressed the importance of remote sensing technologies in the context of Bangladesh. The ceremony concluded by distributing the certificates among the participants.

 

Training Course on “Introduction to GIS Programming and Algorithm”

2-day long Training Course on “Introduction to GIS Programming and Algorithm” was held on December 22-23, 2017 at BUET-Japan Institute of Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety (BUET-JIDPUS), organized by BUET-JIDPUS. The training course was conducted by Md. Shahinoor Rahman, Assistant Professor (On leave), BUET-JIDPUS, who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at George Mason University, USA. Multi-disciplinary participations attended the course, including faculty members from DU, DUET, BUP, MIST, IUB, Sonargaon University, BAU, BUET as well as professionals from RAJUK and IWFM.

The training course consisted of eight 1.45-hour long sessions to cover fundamentals of Python programming language, basic GIS data operations and geometric algorithms. Emergency management in recent days is highly dependent on information technologies with faster data gathering and analytics. Geospatial information is playing a vital role in emergency situations. Therefore, skills to handle geospatial information management might be helpful in managing disasters.

The training program ended on December 23 with a closing ceremony and certificate awarding. Prof. Dr. Sk. Sekender Ali, Dean, Faculty of Civil Engineering was present on the ceremony as the chief guest. He distributed certificates among the participants and recognized the significance of the training course to effectively deal with emergent disaster-related challenges of the country. Later at the ceremony, participants shared their valuable feedback regarding the course and encouraged future occurrences of such initiatives. Prof. Dr. Raquib Ahsan, Director, BUET-JIDPUS; Md. Shahinoor Rahman, as well as other faculty members of BUET-JIDPUS were also present during the closing ceremony.

 

 

Training Course on “Non-Destructive and Geophysical Techniques for Geotechnical Site Characterization and Applications to Civil Engineering”

A 3-days Training Course on “Non-Destructive and Geophysical Techniques for Geotechnical Site Characterization and Applications to Civil Engineering”, was held during September 26-28, 2017 at  BUET-Japan Institute of Disaster Prevention & Urban Safety (BUET-JIDPUS), organized by BUET-JIDPUS in association with Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. This training was conducted as an activity under HEQEP Sub-Project CP No. 3140 of University Grants Commission Government of Bangladesh.

A three member team led by Prof. Dr. T. G. Sitharam, Professor in Civil Engineering and CiSTUP (founder Chairman) and KSIIDC Chair Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore conducted the training course. He was assisted by Dr.C.R. Parthasarathy and Dr. Subramanian. They are specialized experts having extensive experience in the field of using advanced testing equipment for geotechnical, geo-physical and non-destructive testing works.

The training was attended by faculty members from CUET, DUET, MIST, AUST, UAP, BUET as well as professionals from RHD, LGED, GSB, PROSOIL, DCL-FCL and Icon Engineering Services.

During an informal inauguration on Sept. 26Prof. Dr. Ahsanul Kabir, Head, Dept. of Civil Engg., BUET, Prof. Dr. Md. Zoynul Abedin, Prof. Dr. Raquib Ahsan, Director, BUET-JIDPUS, Prof. Dr. Tahmeed M. Al-Hussaini, SPM, CP-3140 and Prof. Dr. M. A. Ansary were present.

The training program ended on Sept.28 with a discussion session and certificate awarding. Prof. Dr. Md. Zoynul Abedin distributed certificates among the participants. Prof. Dr. Mashfiqus Salehin, Director, IWFM was also present during final discussions.

 

 

Training Course On “Introduction to GIS Programming and Algorithm”

TRAINING SESSIONS

Session 1: Introduction of computer programing and Python IDEs

Session 2: Fundamentals of Python I {variables, data type & structure, operators & expression}

Session 3: Fundamental of Python II {Control flow, functions, input-output, error & exception handling}

Session 4: Introduction to object oriented paradigm and arcpy package

Session 5: Working with spatial data (vector)

Session 6: Working with spatial data (raster)

Session 7: Introduction to Algorithms Session 8: Working with Algorithms

Important Information:

No. of seat: 30

Last date of application: December 06, 2017

List of selected candidate publish for registration: December 10, 2017

Registration: December 11-18, 2017

Registration Fee: 7,000/- (Seven Thousand Taka Only)

Course Duration: 2 days (December 22-23, 2017)

Class Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Course Co-ordinator: Md. Aminul Islam, Lecturer, BUET-JIDPUS, BUET. 01558986163

Contact Information: 029662975, 01716675753, 01712523570

 

Venue: BUET-JIDPUS, BUET, West Polashi, Dhaka-1205

 

Application Process: Interested candidate are requested to submit filled application form (GIS Programming-application-Form) along with all academic certificates and transcript to jidpus.training@gmail.com. Selected candidates will be notified email/phone call to complete registration process.

Registration Process: Selected candidate will be requested to submit filled registration form (Training-GIS-Registration-Form) along with registration fee payment reference/bank draft document to jidpus.training@gmail.com.  

 

GIS Programming-application-Form

Training-GIS-Registration-Form

Training Course on “Introduction to Remote Sensing and its Application in Natural Hazard”

TRAINING SESSIONS

  • Session 1: Fundamental of Remote Sensing (Electromagnetic spectrum, energy flow and interaction, resolution, image interpretation principles)
  • Session 2: Multispectral Systems (Sensor and Platform)
  • Session 3: Brief Introduction RADAR, LiDAR and Thermal Remote Sensing Systems
  • Session 4: Introduction to Image Archive System and Accessibility
  • Session 5: Image Enhancement
  • Session 6: Thematic Information Extraction (Supervised and Unsupervised Classification)
  • Session 7: Accuracy Assessment
  • Session 8: Change Detection
  • Session 9: Fundamentals of Hazard and Risk; Overview of Global Disaster Alert Systems
  • Session 10: Remote Sensing in Hydro-Meteorological Disasters (Flood, Drought, Storms) I
  • Session 11: Remote Sensing in Hydro-Meteorological Disasters (Flood, Drought, Storms) II
  • Session 12: Remote Sensing Application in Geohazard (Earthquake /Landslide)

Important Information:

No. of seat: 30

Last date of application: November 15, 2017

List of selected candidate publish for registration: November 20, 2017

Registration: November 21-30, 2017

Registration Fee: 10,000/- (Ten Thousand Taka Only)

Course Duration: 3 days (December 13-15, 2017)

Class Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Course Co-ordinator: Md. Aminul Islam, Lecturer, BUET-JIDPUS, BUET. 01558986163

Contact Information: 029662975, 01716675753, 01712523570

 

Venue: BUET-JIDPUS, BUET, West Polashi, Dhaka-1205

 

Application Process: Interested candidates are requested to submit the filled application form (RS application-Form) along with all academic certificates and transcript to jidpus.training@gmail.com. Selected candidates will be notified email/phone call to complete the registration process.

Registration Process: Selected candidate will be requested to submit the filled registration form (Training-RS-Registration-Form) along with registration fee payment reference/bank draft document to jidpus.training@gmail.com.  

N.B.: Our account is frozen now. Registration will start on 23 December.

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International Conference on Disaster Risk Mitigation (ICDRM) 2017

An international conference on Disaster Risk Mitigation (ICDRM) 2017 was held on 23, 24 September at BUET. BUET-JIDPUS- one of the institutes of BUET- in association with the Civil Engineering Department, BUET organized the 1st conference of this institute titled “International Conference on Disaster Risk Mitigation 2017 (ICDRM 2017)”. In the inaugural ceremony Prof. Dr. Gowher Rizvi, Honorable Adviser to the Prime Minister, International Affairs and Chief of Government Innovation Unit (GIU) as a chief guest; Prof. Dr. Saiful Islam, Honorable Vice-Chancellor, BUET as a inaugural chair; Prof. Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury, Honorable Vice-Chancellor, University of Asia Pacific as a keynote speaker; Hitoshi Ara, Senior representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as a special guest; Dr. AhsanulKabir, Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, BUET as a conference chair; Dr. Tahmeed M. Al-Hussaini, Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, BUET as a conference co-chair were present. Addressing the horrible side of different disaster Prof. Dr. Gowher Rizvi appreciated the conference. Prof. Dr. Saiful Islam, Honorable Vice-Chancellor, BUET addressed the importance of this kind of conference. Prof. Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury, Honorable Vice-Chancellor, University of Asia Pacific presented the lecture addressing different kinds of disaster. On 24 September, in concluding ceremonyProf. A.M.M.Safiullah, Honorable Vice-Chancellor of Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology was present as a chief guest.

This conference was organized as a component of the ( Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project) HEQEP Sub-Project CP-3140 of BUET-JIDPUS. It had addressed various topics related to natural disasters and techniques or methodology to mitigate the impact of such disasters. There were more than 80 papers have been accepted for the conference.

“Visit to Reconstruction Area at Dolakha, Nepal “

A team of four members from BUET (Dr. Raquib Ahsan, Director, BUET-JIDPUS; Dr. Mehedi A. Ansary, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering; Md. Aminul Islam, Lecturer, BUET-JIDPUS; Md. Jasim, Asst. Instrument Engineer, BUET-JIDPUS) visited Nepal from August 20-25, 2017 in different earthquake affected area to see the stone building construction mechanism. A shake table test of similar construction technology was conducted in Kunming Universtiy of Science and Technology. The same technology is being implemented at the reconstruction site in Dolakha for dissemination in rural parts of Nepal.

This visit was a part of the project of International Center for Collaboration Research on Disaster Risk reduction (ICCR-DRR) jointly implemented by Beijing Normal University (BNU), China and National Society for Earthquake Technology -Nepal (NSET) with the funding support from DFID.

International Conference on Disaster Risk Mitigation 2017 (ICDRM 2017)

An International Conference on Disaster Risk Mitigation 2017 (ICDRM 2017) is going to be organized on September 23-24, 2017 at BUET under HEQEP Sub-Project CP-3140 of University Grants Commission Bangladesh with funding from World Bank. Main focus of the conference is on the application of engineering and technology for disaster risk assessment and mitigation. Social and policy aspects for the implementation of the mitigation procedures are also welcome.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Deadline for abstract submission: 7 August, 2017

Abstract acceptance notification: 12 August, 2017

Full paper submission deadline: 5 September, 2017

Full paper acceptance notification: 12 September, 2017

Additional information regarding ICDRM 2017:

1. Registration information will be posted soon. We are trying to keep registration fee to a minimum to encourage participation.
2. Unfortunately, there are no funds available for the travel grant.
3. It is preferred that the word limit for the abstract is maintained.

For registration information visit the following link: 

http://buetdrr.com/index.php/icdrm2017/registration

Download Conference Brochure:ICDRM 2017 First Circular

Workshop on “Curriculum Development for Post-Graduate Degree and Diploma Program in Disaster Engineering/Disaster Technology”

A workshop on “Curriculum Development for Post-Graduate Degree and Diploma Program in Disaster Engineering/Disaster Technology” was held on May 13, 2017, at BUET-Japan Institute of Disaster Prevention & Urban Safety (BUET-JIDPUS). This workshop was conducted as an activity under HEQEP project CP No. 3140 titled “Development of PostGraduate Research and Degree Programs in Disaster Risk Reduction at New Institute on Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety” of University Grants Commission Government of Bangladesh.

The workshop was attended by faculty members fromCUET, RUET, DUET, IUT, MIST, AUST, UAP and various departments of BUET, as well as representatives from Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB) and Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

Prof. Tahmeed M. Al‐Hussaini presented the concept paper.He spoke on different post-graduate degree programs at various local and foreign academic institutions. He finally presented a proposal for post-graduate degree and diploma programs related to Disaster Risk Reduction at BUET-JIDPUS with a focus on the application of engineering and technology. The workshop was also addressed by Prof. Raquib Ahsan (Director, BUET-JIDPUS), Prof. Md. Tarek Uddin (CE, IUT), Dr. Maruful Hasan Mazumder (DEE, CUET), Prof. Md. Kamruzzaman (URP, RUET), Prof. Mohammad ShakilAkther (URP, BUET), Prof. Jahid Hasan (CE, MIST), Prof. Md. Rezaul Karim (CE, DUET), Dr. NehreenMajed (CE, UAP), Dr. Nayma Khan (Architecture, BUET), Md. Azahar Hossain (Geology, GSB) and NetaiDeySarker (GIS, DDM).

Possible courses for the proposed graduate degree program were finalized. It was agreed that a detailed proposal based on recommendations of the workshop will be formulated at an early date by the project team and distributed among all participants.