The Department of Civil Engineering recently organized a one day visit to World of Concrete- A Specialist Event on Concrete Industry at Pragati Maidan from 10/08/2017 to 12/08/2017. A group of 15 PG students and 5 UG 5th semester students visited the event on 11/08/2017 with Mr. Mudit Mishra, Assistant Professor in the department.An online registration was done a day prior to the visit.
The event was host to 150+companies across the globe displaying wide range of equipments and materials etc useful for Civil engineers. The representative explained and demonstrated the technicalities of their product and their application in the field of Civil Engineering. The products displayed included admixtures, equipments, finished products like tiles, software, structure beautifying products etc to show to the clients.
Students had an intensive interaction with company representatives for more than 4 hours which generated great enthusiasm and interest among them. The vendors offered their services to the department any technical assistance in future.
Students also got an opportunity to attend a very useful and informative lecture on safety, quality assurance, quality control, site execution etc, by people having vast experience in their respective areas.
The students were impressed by the products being displayed and their likely applications in the area of Civil Engineering, they were glad to see the live demo of products they have studied during the course.
This type of events strengthens the connectivity of manufacturers with user’s and academia. By visiting such events the faculty and students not only have a knowledge gain but also get an opportunity to look into the practical aspects of application of products being displayed.