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Every year, the United Nations celebrates 22nd March as “World Water Day”, and to mark this occasion, Civil Engineering Department, School of Engineering, OrCES - Organization of Civil Engineering Students, IGBC Student’s Chapters along with NSS and Student Welfare Board, Nirma University had organized “World Water Day – 2019” program with the theme of ‘Water for all: Leaving No One Behind’.

The program took place on March 22, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Nirma University campus. Various competitions were organized such as:

  • Save the Future: Drawing Competition
  • Water for All: Writing Competition
  • Leaving No One Behind: Speech Competition
  • Every Drop Counts: Photography Competition

More than 120 Students of Nirma University has participated in these competitions with great enthusiasm. An exhibition was also held after the competitions, in which drawings and photographs were displayed. In addition to the above activities, an awareness program was also organized to aware the students about the various aspects of “Quality of water” which they are drinking.

Civil Engineering
  • March 25, 2019

UltraTech Cement Ltd. has organized an 'UltraTech Sparkling Star competition' for undergraduate and postgraduate Students for civil engineering branch. The event has 2 Rounds of competition Preliminary and Final. The preliminary round has organized during 26th and 27th February 2019 at L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad and final round was scheduled on 12th March 2019. 
Top 39 teams were selected for the first round. From Civil engineering department, two teams were selected for the final round. In the final round, team of Parth Zaveri, Sagar Vasani and Hiren Solanki secured 1st Place and become “Ultra Tech Sparkling Star” with Rs. 15,000/- Prize. 

Civil Engineering
  • March 16, 2019

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways observed "30th National Road Safety Week" from 4th - 10th February 2019. The theme of this year was, "Sadak Suraksha- Jeevan Raksha". The ministry has asked various stakeholders to spread the awareness to make our roads safer. 
In accordance to it, Civil Engineering Department and Organization of Civil Engineering Students, School of Engineering, in association with Students Welfare Board, Nirma University has organized “ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS PROGRAMME” on 8th February 2019 during 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 

This programme was divided into three sessions, first session comprising of expert lecture by Shri Sameer Raval, Executive Engineer, Roads & Building Department, Gujarat to spread the road safety awareness among the budding engineers. 
Posters, showcasing the traffic management and road safety were exhibited by the students of civil engineering in the second session. 
In order to get the driving license students are required to undergo examination test in Regional Transport Office comprising of written test and vehicle driving test. In order to check the awareness of the students regarding rules and regulations of traffic and transport, traffic signs and signals, online test was been conducted in the third session. 
Approximately 300 students participated in the above said event along with the 30 Faculty members of Civil Engineering Department. The winners of poster presentation and online test was given helmet as award, so that the Road safety awareness can be propagated to huge mass.
A heartful thank was conveyed to Shri Ashishbhai Desai, Dr. Alka Mahajan, Dr. R. N. Patel, Dr. P. V. Patel (HOD, Civil), Prof. Jayesh Patel (Officer In-Charge, SWB) for their guidance & support. A sincere thank to Prof. Hemang Dalwadi, Prof. Tejas M. Joshi, Prof.Hemanth Kamplimath and student volunteers of Civil Engineering Department and Organization of Civil Engineering Students, School of Engineering for their excellent work.        

Civil Engineering
  • February 16, 2019

Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology, Nirma University has organized Women Safety Training Workshop on February 4th 2019. The workshop was coordinated by Prof.Sonal Thakkar, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department.

The workshop was arranged for all the girl students as well as female faculty members and female staff of the department.

The Training Worksop was conducted by Ms.Veena Gupta, Chairman, FSAI Women Safety and Security. The training has been designed to explain and demonstrate Self-Defence in real time scenario. Different tricks and tactics were shown by the instructor in an interactive manner.

This workshop was really helpful and eye opener for all the participants as it is so much required to remain aware to safeguard oneself in any situation.  

Civil Engineering
  • February 04, 2019

Department of Civil Engineering has organized a National Colloquium “Advancements in Seismic Design of Masonry Structures” on 30 – 31 January 2019. The Lectures and Hands-on sessions were conducted by Professor Daniel Abrams, Emeritus Professor, Civil Engineering Department, University of Urbana Champaign, U.S.A, and Full Bright Specialist USIEF New Delhi. Prof. K.S.Jagadish, Former Professor, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore and Eminent researcher in the field of Masonry Structure. Prof Svetlana Brezev, Professor, Civil Engineering Department in the University of British Columbia and Visiting Faculty at IIT Gandhinagar. Prof. Hemant Kaushik, Professor, IIT Guwahati.

Ductile Design of Masonry Buildings, Design and Detailing of Confined Masonry, Containment Reinforcement for Earthquake Resistant Design, Flexibility and Displacement Capacity of Reinforced Brick Wall and Seismic Retrofit of Masonry Buildings, etc. were the major topics covered during this colloquium. 

The colloquium was coordinated by Prof. Sharad Purohit, Professor, Civil Engineering Department and Prof. Utsav Koshti, Assistant Professor Civil Engineering Department. 

Civil Engineering
  • February 01, 2019

Civil Engineering Department is proud to share the achievement of receiving First Prize in best M.Tech thesis award from ISTE (INDIAN SOCIETY FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION). The thesis titled “Development of Interaction Curve for Composite Column” was carried out by Ajay Gelot (16MCLC08) and guided by Prof.Sharad Purohit. 

Civil Engineering
  • January 18, 2019

Department of civil engineering heartily congratulates our Alumni for selection in GPSC class 1 & 2 for the post of executive engineer and deputy executive engineer in Road and Building Department and Kalpsar Department, Govt of Gujarat.

Civil Engineering
  • January 03, 2019

Faculty members of Civil Engineering Department have visited pile load test on 04th December, 2018 at Construction of Foot Over Bridge on Sabarmati Riverfront between Ellis Bridge and Sardar Bridge. M/S P&R Infraprojects Limited is the contractor for construction of said foot over bridge. The test was done with very recent and unique technology as described below:

The 38.5 m deep pile, designed for 1750 tonne safe load, is being tested using Bi-direction pile load test method, using super cells technology. The said technology is recently developed and patented by Mr. Snehal Patel, Prosperity, Super Cell Bharat. The pile is loaded using four super cells, each having capacity of 500 tonne, installed 1 m above the end of the pile. The test data in form of load carrying capacity, displacement and strain, measured and recorded using data loggers. During the visit, faculty members have seen the said technology and various instrumentation (sensors and data loggers). Faculty members have also interacted with Mr. Snehal Patel & his team and Engineers of P&R Infraprojects Limited. Apart, faculty members have also visited dredging and sand filling to create artificial island to be used as pathway for supply of materials and equipment. 

Civil Engineering
  • December 05, 2018

Fire Mock Drill was arranged on the day of NIRMAN 2018 as one part of the event.

This drill was demonstrated by Shri. Hitu Gadhavi, Incharge of Prahlad Nagar Fire Station, AMC Fire Dept. and his team. In this drill they have demonstrated the use of different hydraulic machines which are used in emergency and also during disasters. After that they have carried out a fire drill, which was the main attraction of this drill. The purpose of performing this drills is to create well-rehearsed knowledge of the procedure regarding emergency and also what to do during a fire emergency. 

In this drill B.Tech Civil Engineering students and faculty members have participated and acquired the knowledge related to the fire emergency.

Civil Engineering
  • October 23, 2018

October 13 is celebrated by the UN as International Day for Disaster Reduction. Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering Dept. has also organized a programme on Disaster Management on Oct 12, 2018.

During the event apart from many tasks and exhibits related to disaster preparedness, expert talks were also organized. Deputy Commandant, Himanshu Badola from NDRF team Bt. No.6, Gandhinagar talked about various aspects of Disaster Management and the role of NDRF during disasters in India as well as abroad.

NDRF team members have also shown different activities, including a demo of rescue operations, evacuation methods during the time of fire and earthquake disasters.

A mock exercise, rope rescue drill and exhibition on Disaster management were also arranged by NDRF Team for B.Tech Civil Engineering students. In this programme, more than 450 students and 25 faculty members have actively participated during the event.

Civil Engineering
  • October 15, 2018

Worldwide, on Oct. 13, when the UN celebrates International Day for Disaster Reduction, we at Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering Dept. have organized a programme on Disaster Management in which expert lecture was delivered by Deputy Commandant, Hemanshu Badola from NDRF team Bt. No.6, Gandhinagar. A mock exercise, rope rescue drill and exhibition on Disaster management was also arranged by NDRF Team for B.Tech Civil Engineering students (3rd, 5th & 7th sem) on 12th October, 2018.


Schedule of Programme:-

1. Expert Lecture at C-Audi ( 9:15 to 10:00 am ) - 5th & 7th sem students

2. Mock Exercise at C-Audi (10:00 to 11:00 am ) - 5th & 7th sem students

3. Rope rescue drill at B-Block inside lawn (11:00 to 11:30 am) - all civil eng. students

4. Exhibition on Disaster Management at Passage of B-Block  (11:00 to 2:00  pm) for all Students - 3rd, 5th and 7th sem.


In this programme, more than 450 students and 25 faculty members have actively participated.

Civil Engineering
  • October 12, 2018

A rural pavement stretch of size 2.5 m × 16 m using Alkali activated concrete paver blocks is constructed at Jaspur Village, Kalol, Gandhinagar by the department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology, Nirma University. The paver blocks are made using zero cement concrete (alkali activated concrete) and used for the construction of the rural pavement having low traffic volume.

The above work is one of the outcome of the research project titled “Application of Precast Products Made Using Bottom Ash And Fly Ash For Rural Pavements And Other Infrastructure In India”. The said project is a collaborative research project between University of Victoria, Canada & Nirma University, India and is approved by IC-IMPACTS (India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability) Centres of Excellence.

The paver blocks used to make the pavement are of “Unipaver”/“Zigzag” shape & of thickness of 60 mm. The alkali activated concrete paver blocks have attained the compressive strength up to 40 MPa after the completion of ambient curing for the time duration of 28-days. The alkali activated concrete paver blocks contained a combination of fly ash and Bottom ash, Coarse aggregate limited to size of 10 mm, Sand, Sodium Hydroxide & Sodium Silicate. Fly ash & Bottom ash are the waste products of the thermal power plants. Sodium hydroxide & sodium silicate used for the paver blocks are of commercial grade. Therefore, it is anticipated that the alkali activated paver blocks are economical as compared to that of cement concrete paver blocks.

The step-by-step procedure of making the pavement stretch consists, 1) Preparation of around 1200 Nos. of alkali activated concrete paver blocks at concrete casting yard of civil engineering department, Nirma University. 2) Excavation of size 2.5 m × 16 m having depth of 200 mm using Backhoe. 3) Laying of PCC of depth 100 mm having grade of concrete of M10. 4) Laying of 12 inch Kerb stones around edges of the pavement. 5) Laying of 40 mm depth sand bedding. 6) Laying of paver blocks having depth of 60 mm in herringbone bond. 7) Joint sealing between paver blocks using compactor.

Civil Engineering
  • May 05, 2017

On March 9, 2017 students of Organization of Civil Engineering Students, NIRMA University gave an all new dimension to the concept of Road Safety as a Social Initiative event named ‘Obey The Rules’.
With the objective sensitize the road safety and traffic awareness in an interactive way the event was organised . The inaugural ceremony was was graced by the Regional Transport Officer of Ahmedabad Mr G.S. Parmar who shared his expertise. The ceremony was followed by a session by Mr Amit Khatri, Road Safety Trainer and Consultant.
Various activities including very innovative games were also conducted for the event.
Few glimpses. Seen here are Head of the Department Dr P.V. Patel Sir, Prof Tejas Joshi and Prof Hemang Dalwadi along with the members of the OrCES.

Civil Engineering
  • March 10, 2017

Organization of Civil Engineering Students, Institute of Technology, Nirma University in association with UL Safer Roads, Safer India Campaign 2016 is organizing “ROAD SAFETY AND TRAFFIC AWARENESS PROGRAMME” on 9th March 2017 during 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Programme is divided into 3 sessions:

Session 1: Expert talk on Unexpected events on roads and ways to deal with them by Mr. Amit Khatri. 

Session 2:  Quiz Competition on Road Safety and Traffic Awareness is planned.

Session 3: Exhibition and different technical competition on Road Safety and Traffic Awareness is planned.

Civil Engineering
  • March 06, 2017

Under IC-IMPACTS Research Project, Department of Civil Engineering, IT-NU and University of Victoria, Canada, a collaborative initiative to lay down a stretch of pavement using Alkali Activated Concrete Paver Blocks at NU Campus was prepared by the students of semester –IV and M. Tech. CASAD (Civil) on February 17 - 18, 2017.

The half stretch of the pavement contained Paver blocks of Alkali Activated Concrete. The remaining half stretch of the pavement was cast using the commercially available OPC paver blocks. 

Civil Engineering
  • February 23, 2017

Department of Civil Engineering has undertaken a Dynamic Test on Gopuram Structure on unique Shock Table Facility. Gopuram is a one of the important structure for an upcoming Nalanda University campus at Rajgir, Bihar. 

The test was witnessed by Representatives of Nalanda University Management Mr. Joy and others, Prof. Y. M. Desai from IITBombay, Mr. Rajiv from Vastu Shilpa Consultants, Prof. V. R. Shah from Vinod Shah Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Keyur Sharda from Kesarjan Building Centre Private Limited along with Director of IT-NU, Faculty Members and M. Tech. (CASAD) Semester-II and Semester-IV students of Civil Engineering Department.

Civil Engineering
  • February 20, 2017

Nirma Chess Team has won the National Level Sports Fest (Justice League'17) at GNLU College organised from 11th to 13th Feb 2017. This is the Second consecutive win of Fenil Shah from Civil Engineering Department at GNLU College. He along with Krunal Panchal from Chemical Engineering Department has won the competition.

Civil Engineering
  • February 13, 2017