Staff Reporter Peshawar
The first one-day International virtual conference on Recent Advances in Civil and Earthquake Engineering (ICCEE-2021) “Making Resilient Infrastructures” was held here on Friday.
The Department of Civil Engineering, UET Peshawar organized the conference under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Irshad, Chairman Civil Engineering. The Vice Chancellor UET Peshawar Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain was the chief guest at the inaugural session.
Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain in his address said, UET Peshawar is privileged to actively contributing in developing the National Building Code of Pakistan in 2007 and establishing the standards in coordination with Government authorities.
Presently, UET Peshawar is actively involved in developing the Building Code of Pakistan (2021) and produced the seismic zoning map for Pakistan for the upcoming new code.
He appreciated the efforts of Prof. Dr. Muhammad Irshad for making concerted efforts in conducting the conference that is aimed to focus on current research and best practices in the areas of seismology and earthquake engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation Engineering, water resources engineering, environmental engineering, civil engineering materials and infrastructure engineering.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Irshad briefed the participants on the objectives of conference with special focus on 8th October 2005 earthquake.