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8th INTERNATIONAL CIVIL ENGINEERING CONGRESS
23rd & 24th December, 2016 AT KARACHI

The Institution of Engineers Pakistan, Karachi Centre and NED University of Engineering and Technology jointly organized the 8th International Civil Engineering Congress on Ensuring Technological Advancements Through Innovation Based Knowledge Corridor on 23rd and 24th December, 2016 in collaboration with Federation of Engineering Institutions of Islamic Countries (FEIIC),Federation of Engineering Institutions of South and Central Asia (FEISCA) and The Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council (ACECC).

Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque Vice Chancellor, NED University of Engineering and Technology, was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Session.

The Inaugural and 1st Technical Session of the Congress was held at Video Conferencing Hall, Civil Engineering Department, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi .

The Congress started from recitation of Holy Quran by Engr. Ali Bin Sohail followed by The National Anthem.

Engr. Sohail Bashir, Vice-Chairman (Civil) IEP Karachi Centre and Chief Organizer of 8th ICEC-2016 presented the welcome address. Engr. Prof. Dr. S.F.A. Rafeeqi, Chairman, IEP Karachi Centre, Engr. Prof. Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodi, Convener, 8th ICEC-2016 also spoken on the occasion.

The keynote address was presented by Engr. Prof. Martin Smith, MD, Matrics Consultants (Pvt) Limited, UK on Ensuring Technological Advancements Through Innovation Based Knowledge Corridor which was appreciated very much by the participants.

Engr. Prof. Dr. S.F.A. Rafeeqi, Chairman, IEP Karachi Centre presented the Congress shield to the Chief Guest. Engr. Ayaz Mirza, Secretary IEP Karachi Centre presented the vote of thanks. Engr. Dr. Farrukh Arif, Co-Convener, 8th ICEC-2016 conducted the Inaugural Session.

The Congress was spread over 10 technical sessions in two days as per following details. Engr. Dr. Farrukh Arif, Co-Convener 8th ICEC-2016 conducted all the sessions as follows:

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FRIDAY THE 23RD DECEMBER, 2016

1ST TECHNICAL SESSION
Theme: Structural Engineering
Venue: Video Conferencing Hall, Civil Engineering Department, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi .

Chaired by : Engr. Dr. Abul Khair Masroor
Co-Chaired by: Engr. Bushra Nadeem Mufti Member, Central Council IEP Karachi Centre

Following papers were presented”

1 “Inspection, Evaluation, Maintenance and Preservation of Bridges: How it is Done in the United States”
- Abul Islam, Muhammad Asif Iqbal

2. “Mechanical Properties of Mechanically Anchored Blocks for Masonry Construction”
- Abdul Mohaymin Sahito, Abdul Jabbar Sangi, Muhammad Ali Hissan Usmani, Muhammad Hammad Ul Haque, Sarosh H. Lodi

3. “Shear Failure Mechanism and Slip Behaviour of Inclined Headed Shear stud connectors in the Steel- Concrete Composite Beam”
- Ma Bavan, S. B. Baharom, S. A. Osman

4. “Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete beam with Textile Reinforced Mortar (TRM) in flexure”
- Fawwad Masood, Asad-ur-Rehman Khan



SATURDAY THE 24th DECEMBER, 2016

2nd TECHNICAL SESSION
Theme: Construction Engineering & Management
Venue: IEP Convention Centre, 5th Floor, IEP Building.

Chaired by : Engr. Asif Ul Islam,
Co-Chaired by: Engr. Dr. Farrukh Arif

Following papers were presented:

5. “Causes of Delay in Highway Projects in Pakistan”
- Samiullah Sohu, Nafees Ahmed Memon, Suhail Ahmed Ahmed Abassi, Muneer Ahmed Pahore, Kaleemullah

6. “Risks in EPC Hydropower Projects: A Case of Pakistan”
- Bilal Ayub, Fahim Ullah, Faris Rasheed, Samad M.E. Sepasgozar

7. “Assessment of Critical Factors for Prequalification of Contractors in Construction Industry of Pakistan”
- Ali Raza Khoso, Nafees Ahmed Memon, Pervez Shaikh, SH Khahro, T.H. Ali

8. “Use of Building Information Modeling for Controlling And Improving Labor Productivity in Construction Projects”
- Waleed Ahmed Khan, Farrukh Arif



3RD TECHNICAL SESSION
Theme: Structural Engineering
Venue: Engr. Asfia Aleem Hall, 5th Floor, IEP Building.

Chaired by : Engr. Prof. Dr. Asad Ur Rehman Khan
Co-Chaired by: Engr. Rukhsana Rahooja

Following papers were presented:

9. “Experimental Evaluation Of Mechanical Properties Of Locally Available Deformed Steel Bars”
- Sajjad Ali Mangi, Ghulam Nabi Shah, Imam Bux, Wasan Vinesh Kumar , Faheem Ahmed Soomro

10. “Response Reduction Evaluation for RC Frames”
- Kainaat Nadeem, Dr Aslam Faqeer Muhammad, Sarosh H. Lodi

11. “Separation and Gap Induced by Slip Behaviour of Inclined Headed Stud Connectors in the Steel-Concrete Composite Beam”
- Ma Bavan, S. B. Baharom, S. A. Osman

12. “Seismic Vulnerability Assessment and Retrofitting Of Existing Reinforced Concrete Building”
- Ali Bin Sohail, Ahmed Uzair, Abdul Mannan, Irsa Komal, Muhammad Zahid Zia, Aslam Faqeer Mohammad, Sarosh H Lodi



4th TECHNICAL SESSION

Theme: Transportation Engineering
Venue: Engr. Dr. S.A. Hasan Hall, 5th Floor, IEP Building.

Chaired by : Engr. Prof. Dr. Mir Shabbar Ali,
Co-Chaired by: Engr. Ashar Lodi

Following papers were presented:

13. “Estimation Of Modal Shift for Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in Quetta”
- Anwaar Hazoor, , Waqar Hazoor, Abrar Hazoor

14. “An Account of Non-Parametric Analysis of Traffic Accidents at Unsignalized Intersections”
- Ashar Ahmed, Uneb Gazder, Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah, Ahmad Shukri Yahya

15. “Mapping Access To Public Transport Network And Assessing The Changes To Public Transportation Systems On Accessibility For Rawalpindi”
- Muhammad Saadullah, Muhammad Bilal Khurshid, Anwaar Ahmed

16. “Lane Changing Behavior and Effects on Volume and Speed: A Modal Analysis”
- Syed Muhammad Raza Jafri, Mir Shabbar Ali



5th TECHNICAL SESSION

Theme: Construction Engineering & Management
Venue: IEP Convention Centre, 5th Floor, IEP Building.

Chaired by : Engr. Prof. Dr. Mir Shabbar Ali,
Co-Chaired by: Engr. Ashar Lodi

Following papers were presented

17. “Policy Development For the Integration of Building Information Modeling Into Construction Management Education”
- Ali Abbas, Zia Ud Din

18. “Suitability of Various Roof Materials as Thermal Insulation”
- Abdul Aziz Ansari, Atta Muhammad phull, Sajjad Ali Mangi

19. “Success Parameters of Bidding a Construction Project”
- Saima Khan, Momna Hifsa Shaikh

20. “Assessment of Barriers in Marketing Practices -The Karachi Construction Industry Experience”
- Asif Raza, Farooq Khan Niazi, Laila Khalid

21. “The Role of Energy Efficient Building to Promote Sustainable Construction”
- Zeeshan Ullah, Jammaludin Thaheem, Syed Jibran Hashmi, Khan Shahid Kamal Khan, Ahsen Maqsoom



6th TECHNICAL SESSION

Theme: Water Resource and Environment Engineering
Venue: Engr. Asfia Aleem Hall, 5th Floor, IEP Building.

Chaired by : Engr. Beena Riaz
Co-Chaired by: Engr. Payamul Haq Siddiqi

Following papers were presented

22. “Analysis of Missing Data for River Flow Using Statistical Tool Group Method of Data Handling (GMDH)”
- Shanker Lal Meghwar, Waqas Ahmed, Rakhshanda Bano, Muneer Ahmed Memon

23. “Assessment of Environmental Risks and Opportunities in Operation Phase of Hydropower Plants”
- Mehran Amiri, Hossein Alizadeh Ahmad Mohammadi

24. “Drought Forecasting For Tropical Countries, By Comparing Of Precipitation Data Patterns With Astronomical Positions”
- Eng. L. W. Seneviratne, MDMS Gunatilaka, HNDA

25. “Utilization of Steel Slag in Concrete for Sustainable Development”
- Arhab Elahi, Muntasir Ahmed, Majedul Hasan Mazumder



7th TECHNICAL SESSION

Theme: Transportation Engineering
Venue: Engr. Dr. S.A. Hasan Hall, 5th Floor, IEP Building.

Chaired by : Engr. Sohail Bashir
Co-Chaired by: Engr. Prof. Dr. Adnan Qadir

Following papers were presented

26. “Estimation of GHG Emissions from Diesel-based Freight Transport”
- Mir Shabbar Ali, Karam-Un-Nisa Choudhary, Afzal Ahmed

27. “Estimation of Passenger Car Units for Capacity Analysis using Simulation Technique”
- Abrar Hazoor, Anwaar Hazoor, Waqar Hazoor

28. “Technological Advancements and Smart Transportation Planning in Asian Mega Cities”
- Ravindar Kumar Khiani

29. “Effect of Land Use on Traffic Congestion for Selected Arterials of Karachi”
- Aakefa Qaiser, Mir Shabbar Ali



8th TECHNICAL SESSION

Theme: Water Resource and Environment Engineering
Venue: IEP Convention Centre, 5th Floor, IEP Building.

Chaired by : Engr. Prof. Dr. Imran Ahmed
Co-Chaired by: Engr. Salman Hameed Siddiqui

Following papers were presented

30. “Spatio-Temporal Trend Assessment For Water Quality Of Bevern Stream, UK”
- Hadiqa Maqsood, Etikaf Hussain, Jon Caplin

31. “Assessment of Water Quality in the Peripheral Rivers Along Dhaka City: Spatial and Temporal Variation”
- Nehreen Majed, Md. Isreq Hossen, Mosheur Rahman Shourov

32. “A Fuzzy Analytic Network Process Model to Treat Critical Environmental Risks in Dams and Hydropower Plants”
- Mehran Amiri, Ahmad Mohammadi

33. “Assessment of Floods and Hazard Analysis for the City of Karachi using Simulation Models”
- Syed Imran Ahmed, Areba Syed, Syed Muhammad Fahad Abdulah, Shoaib Ahmed



9th TECHNICAL SESSION

Theme: Geo Technical Engineering
Venue: Engr. Asfia Aleem Hall, 5th Floor, IEP Building.

Chaired by : Engr. Al Kazim Mansoor
Co-Chaired by: Engr. Farooq Fazal

Following papers were presented

34. “A Comparative Study of Ground Improvement by Lime and Granular Columns”
- Mansoor Khan, Shabir Hussain, Sohaib Naseer, S.M.Jamil, Liaqat Ali

35 “Correlation Of CBR With Index Properties Of Shale”
- Ali Murtaza, Aneel Kumar, Ghous Bux Khaskehli

36. “Subsurface Exploration For Road Sinking at Sorchen and Counter Measures”
- Karma Tempa, Indra Bdr.Chhetri, Dechen Yangzom, Nimesh Chettri, Yonten Jamtsho

37. “To Develop the Correlation between California Bearing Ratio (CBR) and Dynamic Cone Penetration Test (DCPT) for Shale Soil”
- Faizan ur Rehman, Ali Murtaza, Aneel Kumar



10th TECHNICAL SESSION

Theme: Construction Engineering & Management
Venue: Engr. Dr. S. A. Hasan Hall, 5th Floor, IEP Building.

Chaired by : Engr. Prof. Martin Smith
Co-Chaired by: Engr. Farhat Adil

Following papers were presented

38. “Investigation On The Implementation Of Waste Management And Minimization (WMM) Plan For Non-Residential Project In Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia”
- Kanesh Kumar Kasvar, Sasitharan Nagapan, Abd Halid Abdullah, Samiullah Sohu

39. “Assessing Integrated Role of Project Management in relation to Quality Management within Construction Projects of Pakistan focusing “The Iron Triangle”
- Jam Shahzaib Khan, Salim Khoso, Sarang Khan Saryo, NajeebUnnar, Imtiaz Ali Bhatti, Sultan Abbas Kolachi, Jam Hafeezullah Chachar

40. “Labor Productivity In The Construction Industry of Pakistan”
- Fida Siddiqui, T.H. Ali, Nafees Ahmed Memon, SH Khahro, Muhammad Akram

41. “Factors Affecting Material Procurement in Oil and Gas Sector Construction Projects in Sindh”
- Ayaz Ali Rind, Nafees Ahmed Memon, Pervez Shaikh, Aftab Hamid, M. Aslam Leghari



IEP Karachi Centre awarded “Chairman IEP Karachi Centre Antique Medal” to the best paper of the Congress.

Selection Committee comprising of Session Chairs decided best paper of the 8th ICEC-2016.

The best paper award was given to the paper “Estimation of Modal Shift for Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in Quetta” presented by Engr. Anwaar Hazoor, authored by Waqar Hazoor, Abrar Hazoor.


CLOSING SESSION

A closing session was held after the 10th technical session of the congress. Engr. Prof. Dr. S.F.A. Rafeeqi, Chairman, IEP Karachi Centre presented the closing address.

Engr. Prof. Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodi, Convener, 8th ICEC-2016 presented his concluding Remarks.

Engr. Abdul Jabbar Sangi, Co-Convener, 8th ICEC-2016 presented the vote of thanks.


OTHER KEY INFORMATION

68 delegates were registered from various organizations.

A souvenir was published on the occasion consisting of abstracts of technical papers presented. Messages from the following dignitaries were received on this occasion and were published in the souvenir.

• His Excellency Mamnoon Hussain, President, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
• Justice (Retd) Saeed-Uz-Zaman Siddiqui, Governor of Sindh
• Engr. Syed Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister Sindh,
• Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana, Governor of Punjab,
• Muhammad Khan Achakzai, Governor Baluchistan
• Engr. Dr. Izhar ul Haq, President, IEP
• Engr. Mian Sultan Mahmood, Secretary General, IEP
• Engr. Prof. Dr. Sahibzada Farooq Ahmad Rafeeqi, Chairman, IEP Karachi Centre • Engr. Ayaz Mirza, Secretary, IEP Karachi Centre
• Prof. Dr. M. Afzal haque, Vice-Chancellor,
NED University of Engineering and Technology
• Engr. Sohail Bashir, Vice-Chairman,(Civil), IEP Karachi Centre & Chief Organizer, 8th ICEC-2016
• Engr. Prof. Dr. Sarosh H. Lodi, Convener, 8th ICEC-2016
• Engr. Prof. Dr. Abdul Jabbar Sangi, Co-Convener, 8th ICEC-2016
• Engr. Dr. Farrukh Arif, Co-Convener, 8th ICEC-2016

Following Leading Organizations sponsored the Congress

- EA Consulting Limited
- AMCORP Engineering & Construction (Pvt) Limited,Karachi
- Creative Group, Lahore
- SAITA Pakistan (PTE) Limited, Karachi.

Leading newspapers gave a large coverage of this congress in their newspaper. The congress was a success and well attended.

The congress was live telecast on Face book and was largely followed.

The following NEDUET Alumni also attended the Congress

1. Engr. Abul Islam, NED Alumni Association of Tri-states (NJ,NY & CT) NEDATS
2. Engr. Muhammad Izhar, NED Alumni Association of Tri-states (NJ,NY & CT) NEDATS
3. Engr. Mujahid Ali, NED Alumni Association of Washington, DC NEDA-DC
4. Engr. Akhlaq Zafar, NED Alumni Association of Tri-states (NJ,NY & CT) NEDATS
5. Engr. Syed Maaz Bin Mansoor, NED Alumni Association of Tri-states (NJ,NY & CT) NEDATS
6. Engr. Muhammad Nabeel Naseem, NED Alumni Association of Tri-states (NJ,NY & CT) NEDATS



Regards

Engr.Ayaz Mirza, FIE(Pak)
Secretary,
IEP Karachi Centre


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