The civil engineering association “CASTELLOS” for the academic year 2019-20 was inaugurated on 21st October 2019 at Library Conference Hall. Presided over by the principal of the college Dr. S Suresh Babu, Head of the Department Dr. Gouri Antherjanam, the function was inaugurated by esteemed chief guest Superintendent Engineer Johnson K. Distinguished guests, faculties and students of the department also attended the inaugural ceremony. The program commenced with prayer. The welcome speech was delivered by Dr. Gouri Antherjanam and the presidential address by Dr. Suresh Babu. This was followed by the lighting of the Ceremonial lamp by the Honorable chief guest and the dignitaries on and of the dais. The inaugural address was given by the chief guest and enlightened the importance of engineering in day to day life and motivated the students to do better in the future. The felicitation on the graceful occasion was delivered by Dr. E K Bhass, PG Dean. The function was concluded with a vote of thanks by Jobin Boben.
The inaugural ceremony was followed by a technical talk by the respected chief guest on the “Recent trends in Civil Engineering”.
The association of civil department “Castellos”had organized an Exhibition “SAMSKRITHI” on 26th and 27th November 2018, as a part of Xplore-‘18 held in college.Main works were the floating house constructed on the punja in front of civil department, tree house, suspension bridge created at the entrance of department,art gallery, model of a rocket launching station and many more still and working models. Suspension bridge and tree house were constructed using the locally available bamboo.
All expo works were created by the students itself.Students from various schools came to witness the expo. For them it was a very excitingand a different experience. Introducing and discussing technical related things seems very interesting.Floating house was the centre of attraction of the expo and got appreciations from all around the college. Also, the whole expo events were covered by the media.
IE(I) student’s chapter Department of Civil Engineering, Sree Buddha College of Engineering (SBCE), Pattoor, Alappuzha along with IE(I) Kollam Local Centre celebrated the world habitat day. In association with this program one day technical talk on “Solid Waste Management” was conducted by Mr. Subhash Varma Professor Department of Architecture T.K.M College, Kollam on 1 October 2018 at conference hall. 120 participants attended the function. Dr. Gowri Antharjanam HoD, Department of CE gave the welcome address on this occasion. In her address she expressed the importance of observing The World Habitat Day. And also, she notified her expectation in young engineers and pioneers for the better future. The function was presided over by Dr. S Suresh Babu, Principal SBCE. In his presidential address he expressed his concern over the increasing amount of wastes in urban and rural area. He mentioned about the possibilities of ecofriendly construction and use of resources without depleting it. K.K. Sivadasan the college treasurer inaugurated the function. Prof Madhav K, IEl Coordinator. SBCE in his facilitation pointed out the role of Habitat Day by reminding us about the sources and amount of solid wastes.
Prof Pradeep P, Asst. Prof Department of CE in his facilitation pointed that for the past 50 years environmental pollution was not much considered and now it became a fact which affect the human existence.
Dr. E. K. Bhass, P.G Dean, Dept. of CE, SBCE gave the vote of thanks.
The function continued with a technical talk on “Solid Waste Management” by Mr. Subhash Varma Professor Department of Architecture T. K. M College Kollam. In his talk he told about the importance and the way of eradication of solid waste which has heightened in Kerala after flood. He mentioned that waste is not waste but it’s another resource if we manage it well. He also said that as an initiative step micro level solid waste management should start from our homes. The UN agenda of this year is for World Habitat Day 1 October 2018 is Municipal Solid Waste Management.
A technical talk on “Necessity of Water Purification and its Controlled Usage” by Er. Ajaykumar, Kerala Water Authority organised by Department of Civil Engineering, under “Prabhodhana” sponsored by KSCSTE under Science Popularization Programme on 18/09/2018 for school students.
The Department of Civil Engineering, Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor organized a six day Faculty Development Programme on “ Modelling of complex problems in ANSYS Software” scheduled from 16th to 21st July 2018. Dr.E.K Bhass, Head of the department civil formally inaugurated the session. Dr.Gouri Antherjanam, Professor, Departement of Civil, was the chief advisor of the programme. Ms Ritzy R, Assistant professor Department of civil coordinated the workshop. ANSYS workshop was a highly demanding training program considering its application in Research and Development (R & D) field. The problem solving in ANSYS require high skills and experience.
The resource persons were Dr.Akash Rajan, Vibration Analyst CEO, Tyrannus Innovative Engineering & Research Academy (TIERA) CET-TBI College of Engineering Trivandrum and Dr Nivin Philip, Associate Professor,Mar Baselios Christian College of Engineering & Technology, Idukki. The resource persons highlighted the following key areas: Introduction to ANSYS APDL and Workbench, Basics of FEA (focus on statics): Node numbering, Connectivity , Writing the first APDL code, Load Step Vs Time Step,Non-linear analysis, Linear and Nonlinear buckling and Concrete modelling and crack studies. The worksop was highly beneficial to the researchers interested in exploring the capabilities of ANSYS software.
A six day short term training programme was organized by Department of Civil Engineering, from 21-26th May 2018. The training program aimed at knowledge enhancement in the field of concrete structures for Faculty Members, Research scholars and PG students of Civil Engineering Stream from all Engineering Colleges. Professor Dr. Gouri Antherjanam and Ms. Regi P. Mohan, Assistant Professor were the course coordinators. It mainly focused on Analysis and Design of Concrete Structures, Bridge construction, Construction challenges & Solutions, Durability of Concrete Structures, Sesismic design of RCC structures, Structural Health Monitoring and Retrofitting of existing RC structures etc. Eminent professors from National Institute of Technology Calicut and other state of the art institutions led the classes. The training programme was inaugurated on 21/5/2018 by Dr. N. Ganesan, Professor, National Institute of Technology Calicut, Chairman Prof. K. Sasikumar, Principal Dr. S. Suresh Babu, Treasurer Shri K. K. Sivadasan, Department Head Dr E.K. Bhass, other department HODs, Course Coordinators, faculties, P.G.scholars and external participants were present.
Dr. N. Ganesan took class on ‘Investigation of distress in RCC structures using NDT methods’ after the inauguration. He covered many field situations of distress occurred in RCC structures. Dr. Lalu Mangal, Retd. Professor from TKM College of Engineering, Kollam handled session on ‘Problems in construction field and their solutions’ and explained about the challenges during the construction phases for many consultancy works and the remedial measures taken. Dr. Narayanan S., former Professor, TKM college of Engineeering Kollam handled session on ‘Rehabilitation aspects of concrete structures’. Dr. Nampoothiri, Retd professor from TKM College of Engineering and present HOD, Civil department SBCE Elavumthitta handled a session on ‘Rehabilitation of concrete structures’. Dr. Nampoothiri detailed about the structural health monitoring, sensors and actuators, retrofit strategies adopted globally, concrete sustainability concerns – BEES approach, BEES methodology, LC Analysis of a building, Environmental impact assessment etc. Dr. Dhanya B.S., Associate Professor, department of civil Engineering, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam explained about all durability tests done on concrete according to codal provisions. Mr. Anup Joy, Assistant Engineer, PWD roads section, Kozhenchery handled a session on ‘Challenges in Bridge construction’. Mr. Anup Joy detailed about the planning stage, location study, fixing of foundation, piling, pile cap construction, pier construction, design and construction stages of bridges, curing and maintenance stages. Dr. Abey E. Thomas from College of Engineering, Aranmula handled session on ‘Seismic design and detailing of RCC buildings using IS 1893 and IS 13920’. He explained about Seismic design methods, Seismic damages in buildings, Importance of ductility in seismic design of RC structures etc. On the last day of training program, field visits were arranged to Enath Bridge site and to Vazhiyambalam bridge site, Karuvatta Veeyapuram road.About 15 faculty members and 40 M. Tech students attended the training programme. Sessions were highly beneficial for faculty and P.G scholars for updating their knowledge level and to enhance their research interests in the field of advanced design of concrete structures.
The two day conference on Advances in Civil Engineering, conducted under the second annual conference series “E2F2” of Sree Buddha College of Engineering, highlighted the theme Sustainability in every aspects of Civil engineering. Eighty one papers were presented in the conference, from various engineering colleges in Kerala
The technical sessions of ACE 2018 conference are held on 17th and 18th April 2018. A total of 81 papers were presented and discussed in 8 technical sessions, two sessions on 17 April and six sessions on 18 April 2018. Each technical session is conducted by an expert panel consisting of an external subject expert as Session Chair and a faculty member of SBCE as Rapporteur. Each technical session started with an introductory speech by the Chair. For each paper, 15 minutes was allotted for oral presentation and 5 minutes for discussion. Technical sessions are conducted at two venues on 17 April2018. A total of 24 technical papers are presented and discussed in these sessions. On 18 April 2018, technical sessions are conducted at six parallel venues. A total of 57 technical papers are presented in these sessions. As per the decision of the Conference Committee,there was one paper selected for the award for best paper, and three papers selected for theaward for second best paper.Ms.Lakshmi Elizabeth Joseph,Saintgits College of Engineering,Kottayam received the best paperaward.The second best paper award is shared by three participants; Ms Akhila V of NIT,Rourkela, Ms Shahana S of Mar Basalios college of Engineering and Technology,Trivandrum, and Ms.Greeshma Subhash of Sree Buddha College of Engineering,Pattoor.
Post Graduate students Interdisciplinary Forum (PGIF) of SBCE had coordinated a seminar on Disaster Management for P.G. students of Department of Civil Engineering on 08th August 2017 at Conference hall, library block. Mr. Amal Raj. M, assistant professor on Disaster Management from Institute of land and Disaster Management (ILDM, Government of Kerala) and Mr. Arun G., first aid trainer and health inspector, Government of Kerala were the chief guests. M. Tech Structural engineering students attended the seminar. College Principal Dr. S Suresh Babu presided over the Inaugural ceremony. Mr. Amal Raj M. handled the technical session on Disaster Management Policies and Earth quake response. Disaster, its various aspects and the control policies adopted by government were detailed. He briefed on how ILDM is acting as a focal point at state level, for imparting training in the field of disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, relief, rehabilitation etc; undertaking research, documentation and development of database. This seminar was conducted aimed at providing awareness about various natural and manmade disasters and the immediate measures to survive them. Mr. Arun G. handled another technical session on Medical first response and Rescue Techniques. He detailed various first aids and rescue techniques adopted during accidents and disasters. Demonstrations were also shown on some rescue techniques.
Dr. E.K. Bhass HoD CE and Dean of PG Studies made concluding remarks and vote of thanks was given by student representative. Dr. E.V. Nampoothiri, Professor and U.G.Dean, Ms. Regi P. Mohan PGIF Coordinator, from the department and other faculties were also present
Workshop on “Applications of ANSYS in Structural Engineering Problems” was organized jointly by Department of Civil Engineering and Indian Concrete Institute Student Chapter, Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor during November – December, 2016. The workshop involved hands-on training on ANSYS software; a world renowned and widely accepted Finite Element Analysis package and comprised of two day basic level training conducted from 8th to 9th of November 2016 in which 51 M.Tech students participated and advanced workshop conducted from 19th to 21st of December 2016 in which 30 aspirants participated including 23 external participants from various engineering colleges in Kerala.
A one day faculty development programme ‘Advanced surveying using total station’ was conducted on 24th July 2016 to train the faculty in Total station surveying. Ritzy R, Assistant Professor, Dept of civil was the resource person and trainer of the program. Inaugural session started by 9.00 am. Dr. E. V. Nampoothiri, U.G Dean delivered welcome speech The target group was faculty and lab staff of civil department. The participants gained practical experience in the key learning areas including basic key operations, recording data, distance measurement, angle measurement, coordinate measurement, surface area and traversing, data transfer, data interpretation and data plotting using total station.
National Technology Day is celebrated as a symbol of quest for scientific inquiry, technological creativity and the translation of that quest in the integration of Science, Society and Industry. This day is also celebrated to honour technological innovations and their successful commercialization which makes fruits of research reach people at large.
Sree Buddha College of Engineering, in association with Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) celebrated National Technological Day on 11 May 2016 at conference hall. KSCSTE funded the celebration. Prof. V. Prasad, Secretary, SBCE, Dr. S. Suresh Babu, Principal, SBCE & Dr. E. K. Bhass, HoD Civil & Dean (PG) (Advisor) were present for the function. Mr. C. P. Dinesh, Managing Director, FRBL and Mr. Shyam Kumar, Managing Director, ENGEN Dealers and Consultants, Trivandrum were the invited guest for the celebration Dr. E. K. Bhass, welcomed the gathering. He also mentioned on the need for advanced research in engineering colleges. Dr. S. Suresh Babu presided the function and delivered presidential address. Prof. V. Prasad felicitated the gathering. They stressed upon the importance of technological innovations in transforming India. Engineers should involve in technological developments by utilizing the potential resources available, without affecting nature. Mr. C. P. Dinesh, Managing Director, FRBL inaugurated the celebration by lighting the lamp. Following, he delivered a technical talk on ‘Prefabricated GFRG panels for mass housing’. The session was informative and interactive. He envisaged a new dimension in cost effective housing methods. Mr. Shyam Kumar, Managing Director, ENGEN Dealers and Consultants, Trivandrum delivered a talk on ‘Humanitarian Technologies’. He took the gathering to a new world of innovative ideas. He also stressed upon the need on start-ups.
Ms. Sreelekshmi S., Assistant professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering delivered vote of thanks.
UG students and PG scholars presented innovative project ideas such as Bamboo reinforced concrete, Bio-sand filter, Cost effective automatic dimmer for automobile headlight, pneumatically powered wheel chair–stretcher, Power generating slabs etc. Participants utilized the platform effectively.
A seminar on ‘Good construction practices’ was conducted by PGIF, Department of Civil Engineering, SBCE on 14th November 2016 at Civil department seminar hall. Er. T. P. Madhusoodanan, chief consultant, Habitat technology group, Trivandrum was the chief guest.
Inaugural session started by 10.30 am. Dr. E. V. Nampoothiri, U.G Dean delivered welcome speech. Principal Dr. S. Suresh Babu then delivered presidential address. Shri K. K. Sivadasan, treasurer of Sree Buddha Educational Society and Dr. E. K. Bhass, Head of Department of civil Engineering also addressed the audience. Er. T. P. Madhusoodanan handled the technical session on Good Construction Practices. P.G. Scholars and fifth semester U.G students of the department attended the seminar. He started the seminar by showing some photographs of structures hit by Tsunami at Srilanka, which were taken by him the very next day of the disaster. Thus he made the audience understand what all can happen if good construction practices were not followed. He stressed about the need for following good and sustainable construction practices. He gave a humanitarian dimension to engineering problems. Dr. E. K. Bhass, made concluding remarks. Akhil A Nair, PG scholar then delivered vote of thanks.
A Seminar on “Solid Waste Management” was conducted by Department of Civil Engineering on March 14, 2016 in association with Innovation Experience, Trivandrum in the conference hall (Library Block). A lecture on Innovative methods in solid waste management was taken by Shri. Shyam Kumar, Director, Innovation Experience. The lecture also covered the various aspects of Design Engineering. The session was attended by the students of Second, Sixth & Eigth semesters of Civil Engineering and was presided over by Dr. E.K. Bhass (HoD (CE), PG Dean) & Shri. K.K. Sivadas (Treasurer, SBCE).
Department of Civil Engineering, in association with Industry Consultancy Cell conducted practical workshop on ‘Introduction to Structural Engineering’ for Final year Civil engineering students of two different colleges. The workshop was conducted for students of College of Engineering, Pathanapuram on 02 March 2016 and for students of College of Engineering, Kidangur on 16,17 March 2016. The workshop includes lecture and demonstration of non-destructive tests on concrete, behaviour of buildings on dynamics loads and the load deflection characteristics of different types of beams. The demonstrations of experiments were performed at P.G Structural Lab and Concrete Lab, Civil Block. Prof. Anup Joy and Prof. Ritzy. R of Civil Department was the main coordinators of the programme. Students expressed positive feedback and their willingness to attend future programmes like this.
A Seminar on “Solid Waste and the Warning Bell!!!” was conducted by Department of Civil Engineering on Feb 25, 2016 in association with Alappuzha District office of Suchitwa Mission. The forenoon session of the seminar included a presentation by Kerala Suchitwa Mission on the hazardous effect of different types on solid waste on our environment, possible measures and government policies for its effective management, implemented projects etc. The afternoon session was dedicated for the demonstration of two innovative inventions for the management of biodegradable solid waste by Dr Sudharmaidevi and team, Scientist, Kerala Agricultural university and by Mr. Sumesh Isaac, Innovator and Entrepreneur (Alumni of Kerala Agricultural university)
College level prelims of the” Suchitwa Keralam Quiz 2016” were conducted by Department of Civil Engineering on Jan 14, 2016. This competition was conducted to spread the messages of “Suchitwa” among the students and to short list the participants for the state level quiz competition organized by Suchitwa Mission (Govt. of Kerala).
Two days workshop on “Construction Project Management” was conducted by Department of Civil Engineering in association with Civil Simplified for B Tech students on Feb 19 & 20, 2016. Civil Simplified is an IIT Kanpur alumni venture working with the intention of improving awareness about the latest trends in civil engineering and to bridge the gap between industry and academia. The workshop was organized with the vision of industry oriented skill development for the budding Civil Engineers. The workshop also included hands-on training on design software.
A seminar on Bamboo Technology was conducted by PGIF & Department of Civil Engineering, SBCE on 20 th January 2016 at Civil department seminar hall. Mr. M Baburaj, one of the directors of URAVU organisation from Wayanad was the chief guest. About 100 PG students from various departments attended the seminar.
Seminar started at 9 am. After the welcome speech by Ms. Regi P Mohan (PGIF coordinator, Department of CE) and address by Principal Dr. S. Suresh Babu, Mr. M Baburaj addressed the audience. His seminar was on Bamboo: as a green material. He started on the species diversity of Bamboo, later moving on to different aspects of bamboo technology. He briefed on activities of URAVU to promote bamboo based products and on Bamboo based construction. He also detailed the various methods of treatment adopted before using bamboo for construction, different methods of construction using bamboo etc. Dr. E.K.Bhass, HoD CE and Dean of PG Studies made concluding remarks and vote of thanks was given by student representative from the department, Ms.Divya S Dharan. By 12.15 pm the seminar came to end.
A seminar on “Software awareness programme” was conducted under the Civil Engineering Association, CASTELLOS of Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pattoor in association with CADD Centre Mavelikara on 12th January 2016 at CE Seminar Hall.
Mr. Suresh Kumar, the business manager of CADD centre began the session with the brief history of the CADD centre, their activities and courses offered. This was followed by a session by Mr. Prashanth G Krishnan, who introduced Building information modelling and a video presentation on the same showing its benefits over other normal software. Later on Ms. Aswathy, a faculty member of CADD centre introduced various other software including AUTOCAD, Primavera, Revit Architecture and 3Ds MAX. Finally the session came to an end with Mr. Suresh giving the students a brief idea about the upcoming events like the CAD Quest, Job Fairs etc. The entire session was simply fruitful and eye opening.
A Two-week Faculty development program (ISTE STTP) on “Introduction to Structural Engineering” was conducted by Department of Civil Engineering, SBCE as part of T10KT mission of National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Govt of India) from Jan 4 – 9, 2016. 13 faculty members from different colleges participated in the short term training programme. The STTP covered topics such as Structural Analysis, Design of Concrete Structures, Design of Steel Structures and Special topics in concrete & steel structures. The participants effectively utilised the platform to improve their knowledge in Structural Engineering through A-view interaction, quiz and assignments.