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The 45th IEP Convention was held on 21st& 22nd December, 2012 at Karachi. Engr. Dr. A. Q.Khan, NI & Bar, HI was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Session.

The Inaugural Session was held on Friday the 21st December, 2012 and started from recitation of Holy Quran by Engr. Ali Bin Sohail. Engr. Syed JamshedRizvi, Chairman, IEP Karachi Centre presented the welcome address. The Kenote speech was presented by Engr.Dr.SaroshHashmat Lodi, Dean Civil/Architecture Engineering of NED. Engr. Sohail Bashir conducted the Inaugural Session. Engr. Zaffar A. Zuberi, President, IEP and Engr. Mian Sultan Mehmood, Secretary General, IEP spoke on the occasion. Engr. Ayaz Mirza presented the Vote of Thanks.

Engr. Zaffar A. Zuberi, President presented the IEP Shield to the Chief Guest.

Engr. Dr. A. Q. Khan presented the IEP Fellowship Certificates to Engr. Ayaz Mirza and Engr. Gulzar A. Memon.

The Technical Session was held on Saturday the 22nd December, 2012.

The Convention was spread over Five Technical Sessions which were conducted simultaneously in the five newly developed facilities at 5th floor, IEP Building. Following is the details.

FEISCA Seminar on Regional Cooperation for Disaster Management in Collaboration with Federation of Engineering Institutions of South & Central Asia, AND NED University of Engineering & Technology at 5th Floor, IEP Convention Centre

Engr. Prof.Dr.SahibzadaFarooq Ahmed Rafeeqi, Pro Vice-Chancellor NED University of Engineering & Technology chaired the Seminar and Engr. Dilip Kumar Jha, President Nepal Engineers Association co-chaired the seminar. The following papers were presented:

“Traditional is Modern: Vernacular Architecture in Seismic Areas by Mr. Randolph Langenbach, through Skype from USA.

“Fragility Functions for Buried Pipeline in Seismic Areas” by Prof.Adnan Rais, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi

“Critical Overview on the Seismic design of Steel Moment Resisting Frames” by Muhammad TayyabNaqash, Department of Engineering and Geology, University of Chieti-Pescara, Mr.Gianfranco De Matties and Mr.Antonello De Luca, Italy

“Seismic Retrofitting of Strucutures” by Porf.RanjithDissanayake, Department of Civil Engineering , Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

“Emergency Response Geo-Meeting System (ERGMS): A Real –Time Participatory Spatial Decision Support Tool in Disaster”by Ms. Farah Rashid and Mr.M.A.Butt, The Urban Unit, Planning & Development Department, Government of Punjab, Pakistan

“Real Time Integrated Disaster Management System (RIDMAS) “ by Ms. HinaAbrar& Dr. Atif But, The Urban Unit, Planning & Development Department, Government of Punjab, Pakistan

Experimental and Numerical Investigation on the Visitation Church in PoggioPicenze” (AQ) by Mr. Antonio Formisano, Gilda Florio, RaffaeleLandolfo. Italy.

Seminar on TharCoal (at 5th Floor, IEP Convention Centre)

Mr.Aijaz Ali Khan Secretary, Coal & Energy Development Department, Government of
Sindh chaired the Seminar and Engr.AbdullahFarooqui, Vice-Chairman (Chemical),
IEP, Karachi Centre, co-chaired the seminar. The following papers were presented:

“Underground Coal Gasification and Power Generation: Health Safety and Environment Aspects” by Mr.Muhammad Imran Jarral, Mr.Dileep Kumar, Mr.AhmedSaeed, Mr.Zulfiqar Ali Larik, Dr. Muhammad Saleem, UCG Thar Coal Project, Islamkot

Thar Coal-Myths, Facts & Challenges” by Mr.SyedAbulFazalRizvi, Business Development Manager, Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company

“Underground Coal Gasification and Power Generation; the Operational Aspects” by Mr.Muhammad Ismail Bohar, Mr. Muhammad Imran Jarral, Mr. AmeerBuxBurdi, Mr.AbdulQayyum, Mr. Muhammad ShamimBhatti, UCG Thar Project, Islamkot

Poly Generation Potential of Thar Coal” by Engr.Muhammad Faraz Yousfi

“Thar Coal-Means to Energy Security for Pakistan” by Mr.Ajaz Ali Khan, Secretary, Coal & Energy Development Department, Government of Sindh

Seminar on Air Transport Industry in collaboration with Pakistan Division, Royal Aeronautical Society (at 5th Floor, Seminar Hall) 09:30 am- 1:30 pm

Air Marshal (Retd) M. AzimDaudpota, FRAeS, Former Governor Sindh chaired the
Seminar and Air Marshal (Retd) SalimArshad, FRAeS President, Pakistan Division,
RAeS.co-chaired the seminar. The following papers were presented:
“Air Transport- Its Origins until its Coming of Age in Jet Aircraft” by Capt. (Retd) J.S.M. “Johnny” Sadiq, Formerly Chief Pilot Safety, Pakistan International Airlines.

“Identifying Maintenance Management Challenges Faced by Charter Operators” by Brig. SuhailNasir, General Manager, Quality Assurance, Princely Jets.

“Air Crash-Victims Perspective” by Mr. S.M.Anwer, Director, Legal Services, Shaheen Air.

“Flight Data Monitoring-An Effective Tool for Aviation Safety Enhancement and Accident Prevention” by Lt. Col (Retd) Shaukat Ibrahim, Flight Data Monitoring.

Seminar on Health, Safety & Environment

Engr.W.J.L.S. Fernando President-Elect, The Institution of Engineer’s Sri Lanka chaired the Seminar and Dr.Rashid Ahmed Khan, NED University of Engineering & Technology,
& Coordinator, Technical Committee Co-Chaired. The following papers were

“An Empirical Assessment of Subcontractors Perception of Safety and Factors Affecting Safety Performance of Subcontractors in the US Contractor Industry” by Prof.Rizwan u Farooqui, NED University of Engineering & Technology

“Water Conservation and Management in Bangladesh Context” by Prof. QaziAzizulMowla, Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology.

“An Exploratory Study Probing into the Factors Causing Safety Non-Performance in the Pakistani construction Industry” by Dr.Rizwan u Farooqui, NED University of Engineering & Technology.

“Construction Safety in Pakistan’s Oil and Gas Sector” by Engr.Sohail Bashir, Engr.M.Idris Khan and Engr.FarooqArbi, Engr.AijazulHaq,Engr.RasheedTareen.

Technical Session on Civil Engineering

Prof. QaziAzizulMowla, Bangladesh University of Engineering Chaired the session and Dr. M.Masood Rafi, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan & Coordinator, Technical Committee co-chaired the session. The following papers were presented:

“Elastic Properties of open cell Metallic Foams Using Finite Element Analysis and Homogenization Technique” by Prof. S.A.S.P.Sathursinghe, Prof. K.R.B Herath and Prof. S.R.Herath, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

“Road Safety Improvement Model for Karachi” by Prof. Dr. Mir Shabbar Ali, NED University of Engineering & Technology

“Modeling Flood Assessment for a Northern Watershed in Pakistan” by Prof. Dr. Syed Imran Ahmed, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi , Pakistan

“Design and Evaluation of GIS Based Real Time Municipality Management System (RTMMS)” by Ms. Sana Khushi, Mr. M. A. Butt, The Urban Unit, Planning & Development Department, Government of the Punjab, Lahore, and Dr.Sajid Rashid Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Coordinator Geometrics Graduate Program, President, Punjab Geological Society Lahore Pakistan, Institute of Geology, University of Punjab, Lahore.

“Development of Lightweight Aggregates for Making Structural Concrete Using Pelletization Method and Blended Dry Mixes of Hard Shale Clay Materials” by Mr.Abdul Bari Mangi, Principal Research Office, Engr.Jawed Ali Rizvi, Principal Research Officer, Engr.RukhsanaRahooja, Chief Research Officer, Engr.MuhammadSaeed, Senior Research Officer and Engr.Asif Hussain, Research Officer, CWHR, Karachi

Technical Session on Mechanical Engineering

Er.Dilip Kumar Jha, Vice-President, Nepal Engineer’s Association chaired the session and Engr.S.M.Pervez Sadiq, CEO, LUM Engineering & Coordinator, Technical Committee co-chaired the session. The following papers were presented:

"Development of Simulation Tool for Finding Optimum Tilt-Angles for Solar Collectors” by Prof. NaveedurRehman, Prof. Mubashir Ali Siddiqui, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NED, University of Engineering & Technology.

“Modeling of fluid dynamics and heat transfer in membrane module channels” by Dr. Muhammad Shakaib, Department of Mechanical Engineering Department, NED University of Engineering & Technology

“Investigation of Heat Transfer Behavior of a Finned Solar Air Collector Using Fluent” by Prof. Anjum Khalid, H.Junaidi, NED University of Engineering & Technology.

“Model Development and Control Strategies for a solar System Combined with Heat Pump” by Mr.MuhammadWaseem Ahmed, School of Civil and Building Engineering, Dr. Eftekhari, Dr. Thomas Steffen, School of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, University of Loughborough, UK

Technical Session on Electrical Engineering

Er.Kishore Kumar Jha, Nepal Engineer’s Association Chaired the session and Engr.AdilUsman, CEO, Associated Technical Consultant Pvt. Limited Co-Chaired the Session. Following papers were presented.

“Electric Vehicle Revolution: Another Ship that will be Missed by Pakistan” by Dr.NasimA.Khan, Executive Director, Osmani& Company (Pvt) Limited

“Power Quality Analysis of UPS Using Wavelet Analysis” by Mr.Abdullah Munir, Mr.OwaisJawaid, Mr.JunaidA.Qureshi, NED University of Engineering & Technology

“Alternative Energy Liquid Fuels-An Option for Pakistan” by Mr. Khalid A. Hashmi, Canmet ENERGY R & D Centre, Natural Resources Canada.

Following Foreign Guest participated in the Convention from Various Countries:

  • Engr.TayyabNaqash- Italy
  • Dr.& Mrs. AzizulMowla- Bangladesh
  • Engr Mrs Kishore Kumar Jah – Nepal
  • Engr. Dilip Kumar Jha- Nepal
  • Engr.BinodBhattarai- Nepal
  • Engr.BirodhRijal- Nepal
  • Engr.RameshBasnet - Nepal
  • Engr.ShaileshPokharel - Nepal
  • Engr.HomNathPaudel- Nepal
  • Engr.Ishwor Chandra Marahatta- Nepal
  • Mrs. Sharma Gnawali- Nepal
  • Mrs. IllyaBhattari- Nepal
  • Mrs. BintaBhat- Nepal
  • Mrs. SusmitaKoirala- Nepal
  • Engr. Punch Bandage RanjithDissanayake -Sri-Lanka
  • Engr.W.J.L.S. Fernando- Sri- Lanka
  • Engr.S.A.S.PSathurisnghe- Sri-Lanka

A souvenir was published on the occasion. Messages from the following dignitaries were received and published in the souvenir.

  • President, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Barrister MaqsoodKausar, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Sardar Muhammad Latif Khan Khosa, Governor Punjab
  • Dr.A.Q.Khan, NI & Bar, HI, Chief Guest
  • Engr.GregoryE.Diloreto, President, American Society of Civil Engineering
  • Engr.Zaffaruddin Ahmed Zuberi, President, IEP
  • Engr. Mian Sultan Mehmood, Secretary General, IEP
  • Engr.SyedJamshedRizvi, Chairman, IEP Karachi Centre
  • Engr.Rear Admiral (Retd) M.I.Arshad, Past Chairman, IEP, Karachi Centre
  • Engr.Sohail Bashir, Convener, 45th IEP Convention
  • Engr. Ayaz Mirza, Secretary, IEP Karachi Centre

The following Organizations sponsored the Convention by advertisements.

  • Saita Pakistan Pte. Limited
  • Creative Group

A closing ceremony of the Convention was also held in the evening of 22nd December, 2012 Engr.M. Farhat Khan, Ex- MNA was the Chief Guest and Engr.Rear Admiral (Retd) M.I.Arshad was the Guest of Honor. Convention dinner was held after the closing ceremony same day in the night.

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