PESHAWAR: A two-day 2nd International Conference on “Recent Advances in Civil Engineering and Disaster Management (ICCEDM-2022)”, organized by the Department of Civil Engineering was held at UET Peshawar from 15th to 16th December, 2022.

Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain, Vice Chancellor UET Peshawar was the Chief Guest of the opening ceremony and welcomed the participants to the conference. The conference was aimed to promote research in the field of disaster mitigation and disaster management for floods, earthquakes, and other natural disasters in Pakistan.

Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain, Vice Chancellor UET Peshawar in his address said, the Department of Civil Engineering is focused on current research and best practices in the field of Civil Engineering and Disaster Management. The conference has given a new dimension based on the latest research to address the indigenous problems and finally incorporate the outcomes in the national building codes of Pakistan and engineering practices. The presence of world-renowned academicians and researchers in this conference from reputable universities all over the world provides an opportunity for young researchers to connect to legends in the civil engineering multi-disciplines. He said UET Peshawar is privileged to actively contribute to developing the National Building Code of Pakistan and Seismic zoning maps for Pakistan. The Vice Chancellor appreciated the efforts of Prof. Dr. Irshad Ahmad, Chairman, of the Department of Civil Engineering, the Convener of the Conference Prof. Dr. Khan Shahzada, and his team for holding the successful event.

Dr. F. Erol Guler George Mason University, USA, and Prof. Dr. Ketrin Beyer, EPFL Switzerland were the keynote speakers at the opening ceremony who delivered lectures on “Prevention and mitigation measures in geotechnical engineering using geosynthesis “ and “Seismic Behaviour of Historical Stone Masonry Structures – How well can we predict it?” respectively. The speakers for the plenary session included, Dr. Michael Henry, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Erdik, Bogazici University Turkey, Dr. Charles Bong Hin Joo, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) Malaysia, Dr. Bruno Briseghella, Fuzhou University China, DAVIDE LO PRESTI, University of Palermo (IT) UK, Dr. Zhong-qi Quentin, The University of Hong Kong, China, Dr Farhan Iskandar, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia and Jamshaid Ahmed Khan, Jamshaid Khan Architect & Associates, Pakistan and Afzal Rana from FF Steel Pvt Ltd. As many as one hundred and twenty research papers were presented in eight technical sessions.

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