A 3-day 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 and 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. 26, Prof. Dr. Ahsanul Kabir, Head, Dept. of Civil Engg., BUET, Prof. Dr. Md. Zoynul Abedin, Prof. Dr. Raquib Ahsan, Director, BUETJIDPUS, 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 distribution. Prof. Dr. Md. Zoynul Abedin distributed certificates among the participants. Prof. Dr. Mashfiqus Salehin, Director, IWFM was also present during final discussions.