BUET- Japan Institute of Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety (BUET-JIDPUS) is conducting a one-year long certification course program on “Safety Management”. Classes under this programme have been started from September 14, 2018 and are being continued on every Friday and Saturday (3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.).
BUET-JIDPUS has completed the structural vulnerability assessment of four hospital buildings and five school buildings in Dhaka and Narayanganj during the months of October and November, 2018. Destructive and Non-Destructive tests were conducted in the buildings and the soil beneath, which were followed by detailed assessment of the structure and their vulnerability to earthquake. Adequacy of the Structural and the Geotechnical systems were checked which were finally presented in the reports as concluding remarks followed by recommendations.
Non-engineered structures e.g. masonry buildings can cause mass causalities in a small to moderate earthquake. To see the performance of typical masonry building of Bangladesh- which is not seen yet- BUET-JIDPUS conducted shaking table test of masonry room constructed considering local construction procedure of Bangladeh. This is the part of MSc thesis of Md. Aminul Islam, Lecturer, BUET-JIDPUS.
Technical Knowledge Exchange between Nepal and Bangladesh on Advanced, Cost- Effective and Climate Resilient Bridge Structures funded by The World Bank (24 September- 01 October, 2018)
The World Bank showed interest in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) for conducting the knowledge exchange program. This knowledge sharing program will be the first step of a longer partnership that would benefit Nepal and Bangladesh. The program included the following activities:
BUET-JIDPUS, 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)”. 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.
On 24 April, 2013, the factory building of Rana Plaza collapsed with a death toll of 1,129 lives and injury of approximately 2,051 workers. In the completion of five years after the deadly collapse, BUET-JIDPUS in association with BNUS conducted a day-long symposium on ``Safety in the Garment Industry, Five Years after Rana Plaza” on 30 April, 2018.