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DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

General / Introduction

The history of Department of Civil Engineering starts with the establishment of an engineering college in Karachi in 1922. With time the Department has grown into a modern teaching Department incorporating latest knowledge generated in various fields of civil engineering and using allied teaching aids. The research culture has been established and flourishing with the collaboration of contemporary universities and institutions across the world. The Department was able to acquire directly and indirectly, a funding of US$ 1.0 million approximately under various international and national projects.

The Department has started a new undergraduate degree programme in Construction Engineering. The Department has shown significant progress in research in the area of earthquake engineering over the last several years. It is part of several projects related to capacity building funded by UNDP and UNESCO on topics related to earthquake engineering, seismology and impact of tsunamis. This has led to the establishment of the Department of Earthquake Engineering. The newly formed department will offer postgraduate programme in Earthquake Engineering and Seismology from 2012.

The Department takes the pride in its students who are spread all across the globe holding key positions in professional organizations and contributing academically, professionally and through cutting edge research.

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Undergraduate Programme

The Department of Civil Engineering is administering four-year undergraduate programmes in Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering.

New faculty members appointed during the year comprising of 3 Professors, 4 Associate Professors and 4 Lecturers.

Thirteen faculty members (Seven by funding from University Development Programme & Six by self-funding) are on leave abroad to UK, USA, Italy and Malaysia for Ph.D. studies. Two Research Scholars in UK have recently completed their Ph.D. studies and have joined the Department.

This year 212 students were admitted in First Year in Batch 2011-12 in Civil Engineering and 20 students were admitted in Construction Engineering.

New Advanced Material Testing facility is in the commissioning phase. It is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and is one of its kinds in the region. It has 1m thick reaction floor and 1.3m thick reaction wall which will be used for testing of structures subjected to vertical and lateral loads. The laboratory has the facility to test pre-stressed girders of up to 110 ft. lengths. The facility is now being administered by the newly formed Department of Earthquake Engineering.

Software training on AUTOCAD, REVIT and MS-Project has been conducted for about 270 undergraduate students.

The performance indicators and attendance record of theory and practical/design classes for both undergraduate and graduate programmes are being analysed extensively with

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upgraded version of software in Oracle developed by Department and the University portal system. Internal audit report rated satisfactory status of the Department. One observation was received which has been complied with. On the basis of the analysis of the customer feed back, performance of the department have been rated as excellent. The analyses of the customer feedback (session 2010-2011) of first year undergraduate students batch 2010-11 have rated the Department as Excellent to Average. Analyses of customer feed back for second, third and final year students batches 2009-10, 2008-09 and 2007-08 have rated the Department as Excellent to Average. Strict adherence to Academic Calendar and other related activities for BE programme was maintained.

Post-graduate programme

The Department of Civil Engineering is administering specialization in five disciplines leading to Master of Engineering (by course work) in the morning and evening programmes. A total of 111 students were admitted in these disciplines in the evening programme and 5 students were enrolled in the morning programme. The students enrolled in the morning programme are required to undertake mandatory research along with coursework.

Two faculty members are continuing their Ph.D. research in the area of Pile Foundation and Water Resources Engineering. Thirteen faculty members (Four this year and Nine in the previous years) proceeded abroad to UK, USA, Italy, Netherlands and Malaysia for Ph.D. studies.

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a) Morning / Evening Programme Masters of Engineering by Course Work

The Department of Civil Engineering is offering M. Engg. by Course work (evening programme) in 5 fields of specialization. A complete count of Graduate Students enrolments is as under.

Field of Specialization Structural Engineering Geo-Technical Engineering Transportation Engineering Engineering Management Water Resources Management

Total 77 24 42 80 04

New 40 18 17 40 01

_______________________ Total 227 116

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In all 48 students, 16 in Structural Engineering, 09 in Transportation Engineering, 05 in Geotechnical Engineering, 02 in Coastal & Harbour Engineering and 18 in Engineering Management were awarded M. Engg. Degree in the Convocation 2012.

The analyses of the customer feedback for Fall 2011 Semester have rated the M. Engg. Programme of the Department as Excellent to Good.

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Strict adherence to Academic Calendar and other related activities for M. Engg. Programme was maintained.

b) By Research

Doctor of Philosophy

One faculty member has continued research leading to Ph.D. degree with specialisation in Pile foundation.

One faculty member has continued research leading to Ph.D. degree with specialisation in the field of Water Resources Engineering.

Masters of Engineering by Research

Master of Engineering (by Research) is currently being offered and one fulltime research student has completed the degree in Structural Engineering.

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Seminars / Conferences / Symposia / Lectures / Workshops

Seminar/Workshop/Conferences organized by Department Three-day Workshop on Seismic Vulnerability of Critical Buildings and Infrastructure, 06-08 July 2011, Muzzafarabad. 2-day Workshop on Advanced Project Management; in collaboration with CCEE NED Academy, NED University, July 20-21, 2011. Two-day workshop on Disaster Risk Management in collaboration with National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) from 20-21 September 2011 at Department of Civil Engineering. 2-Day Workshop on Preparedness for Tsunami and Coastal Hazard Risk Reduction for students belonging to coastal districts of Pakistan, 25-26 October 2011, Karachi. 2-Day Workshop on Preparedness for Tsunami and Coastal Hazard Risk Reduction for government officials belonging to coastal districts of Pakistan, 27-28 October 2011, Karachi. Two-day workshop on Seismic Vulnerability of Critical Buildings and Infrastructure, 16-17 November 2011, Gwadar. 4-day Hands-on Workshop on Mastering Microsoft Project 2010; in collaboration with CCEE NED Academy, NED University; Nov 22-25, 2011. 2-Day Workshop on Seismic Vulnerability of Critical Buildings and Infrastructure, 2324 November 2011, Gilgit.

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2-day Training on Teaching Profession; in collaboration with NED Academy and HEC, Dec 8-9, 2011.

Second National Workshop on Construction Materials, 22nd December 2011, Department of Civil Engineering and Department of Urban and Infrastructure Engineering.

2-day Workshop on Advanced Project Management; in collaboration with CCEE NED Academy, NED University, Dec 28-29, 2011.

Lectures organized

Effect of Climate Change Globally and its Impact Specially in Pakistan by S. Imran Ahmed, January 7 2012, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi.

Historic Structures and Earthquakes A Brief Overview by Dr. Tnavir Wasti, Turkey, on 1st February 2012, Department of Civil Engineering, NEDUET.

Self-Compacting Fibre Reinforced Concrete Applications in Civil Infrastructure by Prof. Joaquim Barros, University of Minho, Portugal, on 17th April 2012, Department of Civil Engineering, NEDUET.

Composite Materials for the Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Structures: Research and Applications by Prof. Joaquim Barros, University of Minho, Portugal, on 19 th April 2012, Department of Civil Engineering, NEDUET.

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Workshops & Conferences Attended by Faculty HEC National Curriculum Revision Committee (NCRC) Preliminary Workshop on Civil Engineering - Oct 2011, Lahore HEC National Curriculum Revision Committee (NCRC) Final Workshop on Civil Engineering - Feb 2012, Lahore Seminar on Rainwater Harvesting & Conservation to celebrate worlds water day 2012 on 22nd of March. Organized by National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad. Executive Development Programme on Leadership and Governance, National School of Public Policy, Executive Development Institute, 6th to 10th February, 2012, Lahore. 6-Days Workshop on Building Seismic Vulnerability 4th to 9th July 2011, Muzzaffarbad, Pakistan One day Seminar Pakistan Energy Outlook", Arranged by Petroleum Institute of Pakistan, 20th December 2011, Lahore Attended and Chaired One Technical Session Urbanisation and Secondary Cities Form Trends Potentials Challenges, 7th Seminar on Urban and Regional Planning, 31st March, 2012, NED University, Karachi.

Student Activities

a)

Academic

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All classes in session 2010-11 ended on 1st November 2011, and examinations started on 16th November 2011. The result of final year batch 2007-2008 was announced on 30th December 2011. The graduating students submitted 29 projects out of which quite few were of high standard. The final year result pass percentage was 96% in Civil, whereas 184 out of 196 students, who passed, secured 1st division.

This year a special programme Open Day was held at university level before start of admission process on 23rd October 2011. The department took part enthusiastically in the programme, distributed specially printed departmental profile and held presentation to boost up awareness of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering to young applicants.

Classes of all batches in academic session 2011-12 started on 2nd January 2012. All academic activities were held according to the schedule. Departmental Orientation Programme in addition to University Orientation Programme was also held successfully.

Winter session was arranged from 6th December to 26th December 2011 for repeating students.

b)

Extra Curricular

Students have participated in all extra curricular activities (e.g. debates, science fair, sports, etc) organized by Controller of Students Affairs.

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Internship for Students A total of 305 internships in Private and Public Sector were offered to Third Year students of Civil Engineering Department. Approximately 203 Students availed this opportunity during the summer and winter vacations 2011.

Research and Publications a) Research in Progress A Pak-US collaborative earthquake research support programme in Structural Engineering started in 2007 has been completed. A research grant of US$ 460,000 was sanctioned aiming at capacity building in Pakistan to seismically retrofit essential structures.
EMME (Earthquake Model of the Middle East Region) is a collaborative research endeavour linked to GEM (Global Earthquake Model). The Department of Civil Engineering is

currently participating in the risk module and socio-economic module of EMME. The risk module consists of two Work Packages: Seismic Risk Assessment (WP4), and Deterministic City Scenarios (WP5). A research grant of 90,000 Euros has been sanctioned. Two faculty members continued their research leading to Ph.D. degree with specialisation in pile foundation and water resources engineering. Master of Engineering (by Research) is currently being offered and recently one fulltime research student has completed the research work in Structural Engineering.

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AMOUNT NAME OF SUPERVISOR/ RESEARCH TITLE RESEARCHER Static and Dynamic Stiffness of Pile Foundation Mr. Aftab Ahmad Farooqi (Ph.D. Scholar) Prof. Dr. Abdul Samad Khan (supervisor) Development of Diagnostic Tool for Assessing Seismic Vulnerability of Buildings Quantification of Flow Resistance for unlined canals in alluvial soils Prof. Dr. S.H. Lodi (Co-Supervisor) Muhammad Haroon (M.Sc. Student/ Research Assistant) Prof. Dr. S.F.A. Rafeeqi (Supervisor) Prof. Dr. S.H. Lodi (Co-Supervisor) Ms. Arjumend Masood (Ph.D. Scholar) Prof. Dr. Iqbal Ali (Supervisor) Prof. Dr. S.F.A. Rafeeqi (Co-Supervisor) 5.936 Thirteen (13) quarterly reports submitted/approved by AS&RB. 1.265 Successfully completed. million 14.236 Fourteen (14) quarterly reports submitted/approved by AS&RB. Rs. in STATUS

b) Research Completed

Two Faculty members have completed their Ph.D. from abroad and resumed duties.

c) Independent Research In order to measure the tectonic movement of Eurasian and Indian plates, GPS receivers are being installed at designated places. The study is being done in collaboration with University of Colorado Boulder USA. Research Grant of PKR 1 Million for Project titled Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) for Civil Infrastructure Applications in Pakistan was given by HEC for exploring the

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possibilities of using FRP in strengthening and retrofitting of civil infrastructure. The project involves combined analytical/experimental research work.

Research Publications

Journals:

Shuaib H. Ahmad, S.F.A. Rafeeqi and Shamsoon F., Shear Strength of Normal and Light Weight Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams Without Web Reinforcement, Published in Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS), UK, (ISSN: 2141-7016), 2 (6): 2011, pp. 967-971.

S.F.A. Rafeeqi, System Design for Strengthening Simply Supported RC Beams in Flexure by Retrofitting External Unbonded Conventional Reinforcement, Published in NED University Journal of Research, Karachi, Pakistan, Vol. VIII, No. 2, December 2011, pp. 86-107.

Rafi M.M., Qadir, Adnan and Siddiqui, Salman., Experimental testing of hot mix asphalt mixture made of recycled aggregates, Waste Management & Research, Vol 29 (12), December 2011.

Shamsoon Fareed, S.F.A. Rafeeqi and Shuaib H. Ahmad Shear Strength of Normal and Light Weight Reinforced Concrete Deep and Short Beams Without Web

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Reinforcement. Published in Peer Reviewed Open Access Research Journal in Engineering and Applied Sciences (RJEAS), UK, 1(1) (2012) pp. 1-6. Shuaib H. Ahmad, S.F.A. Rafeeqi and Shamsoon Fareed, Shear Strength of Normal and Light Weight Reinforced Concrete Deep and Short Beams without Web Reinforcement. Published in (TransSteller), International Journal of Civil, Structural, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering Research and Development (IJCSEIERD), ISSN No: 2249-6866, Vol-2, Issue 1. March 2012, pp. 73-81. Rafi MM, Lodi SH, Hasan NM, "Corruption in Public Infrastructure Service and Delivery: The Karachi Case Study", Public Works Management & Policy, 2011; Accepted for Publication. S.F.A. Rafeeqi, Theoretical Model for Ultimate Moment Capacity of RC Beams Strengthened by Unbonded Reinforcement. Accepted for publication in Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, S. Arabia. N. Ahmed and S.F.A. Rafeeqi, Cutting the Red Tape: The Case Study of Restoration Works at the NED University City Campus, Karachi. Accepted for publication in Municipal Engineering Journal, ICE-UK. Shuaib H. Ahmad, S.F.A. Rafeeqi and Shamsoon Fareed, Shear Strength of High Strength High Performance Reinforced Concrete Beams Relational Data Base & Evaluation. Accepted for publication in Czech Concrete Journal Beton TKS, Czechoslovakia.

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Arjumend Masood, Iqbal Ali and S.F.A. Rafeeqi, Quantification of Flow Resistance in Alluvial Channels Related to Various Parameters, NED University Research Journal, Karachi, Pakistan.

Rafi MM, Nadjai A. Comparison of Numerical Behaviors of FRP Reinforced Concrete Beams Using Three Smeared Crack Models. Materials and Structures, 2011, DOI 10.1617/s11527-011-9753-6.

Rafi MM, Nadjai A. Fire Tests Of Hybrid And CFRP Bar Reinforced Concrete Beams. ACI Materials Journal 2011;8(3):252-260.

Rafi MM, Nadjai A, Ali F, O Hare P. Evaluation of Thermal Resistance of FRP Reinforced Concrete Beams in Fire. Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, 2011;2(2):91107.

Rafi MM, Nadjai A. A Suggested Model for European Code to Calculate Deflection of FRP Reinforced Concrete Beams. Magazine of Concrete Research 2011;63(3):197-214.

Rafi MM, Nadjai A. Behavior of Hybrid (Steel-CFRP) and CFRP Bar Reinforced Concrete Beams in Fire. Journal of Composite Materials, 2011; 45(15):1573-1584.

Ud-din, S., Marri, A. and Wanatowski, D. (2011), Effect of high confining pressure on the behaviour of fibre reinforced sand. Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA Volume. 42, No.4. pp 69-76.

Marri, A., Wanatowski, D. and Yu, H.S. (2012). Drained behaviour of cemented sand in high pressure triaxial compression tests. Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal. (Accepted for publication)
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Conference Proceedings:

Rafi MM, Nadjai A. Thermal Behaviours of FRP and Hybrid RC Beams In FireExperimental Study. In: 7th International Conference on Analytical Models and New Concepts in Concrete and Masonry Structures (amcm2011), Krakow, Poland, 2011.

Rafi MM, Nadjai A. Thermal Behaviours of FRP and Hybrid RC Beams In FireNumerical Study. In: 7th International Conference on Analytical Models and New Concepts in Concrete and Masonry Structures (amcm2011), Krakow, Poland, 2011.

Lodi SH, Rafi MM. Roadmap for Earthquake Mitigation at National Level in Pakistan. In: International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (ICEES 2011), NUST, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2011, 269-275.

Jimmy Chandra, Pennung Warnitchai, Deepak Rayamajhi, Naveed Anwar and Shuaib Ahmad, Performance Based Seismic Evaluation and Retrofitting of unsymmetrical medium rise buildings A case study, Golden Jubilee Edition of Engineering News Journal of Pakistan Engineering Congress, 2011.

Shuaib H. Ahmad, S.F.A.Rafeeqi, and Shamsoon Fareed, Shear Strength of High Strength- High Performance Reinforced Concrete Beams, Proceedings of Nordic Concrete Research Symposium, Hmeenlinna, Finland, 2011.

Farooqui, R. U., Saqib, M., and Lodi, S. H. "Desirable Attributes and Skills for Graduating Construction Management Students. (2011) Proceedings of the Sixth

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International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-VI) Construction Challenges in the New Decade, July 5-7, 2011, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, 1314-1321. Farooqui, Lodi, S. H., and Ahmed, S. M. Quantifying Measurement of Successful Project Performance A Project Managers Perspective. 2011. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-VI) Construction Challenges in the New Decade, July 5-7, 2011, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, 1322-1333. Huma Khalid, Bassam. A. Izzuddin , Nonlinear Analysis of RC Members Accounting for Bond-Slip, International Conference on Recent Advances in Nonlinear Models Structural Concrete Applications, CoRAN, November 2011. Farhan Saleem, Benchmarking of Clients Financial Management Practices in the Construction Sector of Pakistan. International Conference on Structural Engineering, Construction and Management (ICSECM 2011), December 15-17, 2011, Kandy, Sri Lanka. S. Manzoor, S.I. Ahmed, and R.P. Rudra. 2011. The effect of Storm Type and Season on the Efficiency of Vegetative Filter Strips. CSABE Annual International Meeting, July 1013, Winnipeg, Canada. Dayyani, S., S.I. Ahmed, R.P. Rudra, and P.K. Goel. 2011. Evaluation of the Current Levels of Various Pesticides Presence in Stream Flow. ASABE Annual International Meeting, August 7-10, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Sharma, R., Ramesh Rudra, Syed Ahmed, Bahram Gharabaghi. 2011. Comparison of Rain-Gauge and NEXRAD Radar Rainfall Data for Streamflow Simulation for a

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Southern Ontario Watershed. Weather Radar and Hydrology. Proceedings of a symposium held in April, Exeter, UK. IAHS Publ. 3XX, 2011. S.I. Ahmed, Sharma, R., and R.P. Rudra. 2011. Comparison of Simple Versus

Complex Modeling Approaches for Water Quantity Analysis for a Rural Watershed. ASABE Annual International Meeting, August 7-10, Louisville, Kentucky,
USA. S.I. Ahmed, S. Manzoor, and R.P. Rudra. 2011. Impact of Contributing Area on the Performance of Vegetative Filter Strips. ASABE Annual International Meeting, August 7-10, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. S.I. Ahmed, Mark Peacock, Ramesh Rudra, Magdi Widaatalla, and Jianping Dai. 2011. Simulating Water Budget Using Surface Water and Groundwater Models for a Watershed in Southern Ontario. The 64th Canadian Water Resources Association National Conference, June 27-30, St. John, Canada. S. I. Ahmed , K. MacKenzie , B. Gharabaghi , R.P. Rudra , W.T. Dickinson. 2011. Within-storm rainfall distribution effect on soil erosion rate. ISELE Paper No. 11046. Presented at the International Symposium on Erosion and Landscape Evolution, Anchorage, Alaska September 18-21. Ramesh Rudra, Syed I. Ahmed, Rong Hua, Bahram Gharabaghi. 2012. Effect of Future Climate Change on Hydrologic Components for Two Watersheds using SWAT. 21st Century Watershed Technology Conference and Workshop by ASABE and IRSA/CNR; Improving Water Quality and the Environment, Bari, Italy. May 27th- June 1st.

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Shuaib H. Ahmad, S.F.A. Rafeeqi and Shamsoon F, Size Effect on Shear Strength of High Strength High Performance Slender Reinforced Concrete Beams,

CONCET2012-93, 11th International Conference on Concrete Engineering and Technology, 12 - 13 June 2012, Putrajaya, Malaysia. S. Qazi, M.S. Hamidah, A. Ibrahim, S.F.A. Rafeeqi and S. Ahmad, State of The Art Review- Behaviour of the High Performance Cementitious Composites (THPCC) at Elevated Temperatures. Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Concrete Engineering and Technology, 2012 (CONCET 2012), Putrajaya, Malaysia, 12th 13th June, 2012. Khan, A. R. and Fareed, S. Confinement of short concrete columns with CFRP wraps subjected to concentric and eccentric Loading, accepted for publication in the Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2012, Cape Town, South Africa. Farooqui, R. U., Hussain, E., Umer, M., and Lodi, S. H., (2012), Factors Affecting Construction Cost in the Pakistani Construction Industry, Accepted for publication at Third International Conference on Construction In Developing Countries (ICCIDCIII), 2012, Bangkok, Thailand. Farhan Saleem, An Empirical Assessment of Building Information Modeling as an Emerging Technology in the Pakistani Construction Industry, Third International Conference on Construction in Developing Countries (ICCIDC-III), Advancing Civil, Architectural and Construction Engineering & Management, Bangkok, Thailand, July 46th, 2012 (accepted for publication)

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Farhan Saleem and Fawwad Masood, Key Causes of Construction Disputes in Pakistan, Third International Conference on Construction in Developing Countries (ICCIDC-III), Advancing Civil, Architectural and Construction Engineering & Management, Bangkok, Thailand, July 4-6th, 2012 (accepted for publication)

Marri, A., Wanatowski, D. and Yu, H.S. (2012). Dilatancy Characteristics of Cemented Sand at Relatively High Stresses. Third International Conference on Construction in Developing Countries (ICCIDCIII), Bangkok, Thailand July 4-6, 2012. (Paper accepted for publication).

International Collaborations

Collaboration with US Universities in the area of Construction Project Management:

Third International Conference on Construction in Developing Countries (ICCIDC-III) is scheduled to be to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from July 4-6, 2012 at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok. ICCIDC-III is a collaborative endeavour among NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan, Florida International University, USA, East Carolina University, USA and Auburn University, USA to bring together renowned and qualified professionals in academia, research, government and industry concerned with projects and programs in construction from all over the world.

To provide a brief background, ICCIDC-I was held in Karachi, Pakistan in August 2008 as a joint endeavour between NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan and Florida International University, USA. Over 50 participants from 8 different countries attended the
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conference and 51 peer reviewed papers were published in the conference proceedings. ICCIDCII was held in Cairo, Egypt in August 2010 as a joint effort between NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan, Florida International University, USA and MSM Construction Engineering Services, Egypt. Nearly 100 participants from 21 different countries attended the conference and 114 peer reviewed papers were published in the conference proceedings. ICCIDC-III is deemed to be a bigger success.

University of Minho

Prof. Joaquim Barros, University of Minho, Portugal, visited the Department of Civil Engineering, from 15th April 2012 to 22nd April 2012 under Pakistan Program for Collaborative Research funded by HEC for the promotion of Collaborative Research between the two Universities.

Geo-Hazard International, USA.

Department of Civil Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi won a collaborative research grant of almost US$ 460,000 under Pak-US Earthquake Research Support Programme, where Geo-Hazard International of California, USA were research partners. The objective of the research was capacity building in Pakistan to seismically retrofit essential structures in collaboration with experts for Earthquake Engineering Research Centre, University of California, Berkley and John A. Blume Earthquake Centre, Stanford University, USA. Faculty from various Engineering Universities of Pakistan, as well as practicing professionals were trained in various aspects related to earthquake and its implication on the infrastructure, along

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with development of curriculum of undergraduate and post graduate level. The project was successfully completed recently. Earthquake Model of the Middle East Region (EMME)

EMME is a JTI (Japan Tobacco International) sponsored international project aiming at the assessment of seismic hazard, the associated risk in terms of structural damages, causalities and economic losses and also at the evaluation of the effects of relevant mitigation measures in the Middle East region. The Department of Civil Engineering is currently participating in the risk module and socio-economic module of EMME. The risk module consists of two Work Packages: Seismic Risk Assessment (WP4), and Deterministic City Scenarios (WP5). WP4 deals with the evaluation of regional seismic risk, while WP5 deals with the rigorous computation of seismic risk for selected cities. Work on WP4 has been completed recently, while the research on WP5 is going on. WP6 deals with quantification of socio-economic effects of earthquakes over the Middle East region.

Collaboration with Industry

The establishment of CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL RESEARCH GROUP (CMRG) at the NED University of Engineering and Technology is a platform for creating a nexus for industrial linkage. The activities of the CMRG are being supported by faculty members from five different departments including Civil Engineering, Urban and Infrastructure Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Materials Engineering and Petroleum engineering. There are currently 9 members in the Group including 5 professors. This promotes interdisciplinary research efforts and

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provides a forum for Industry University linkage and technology transfer to construction industry.

The CMRG has been awarded 4 Industry Fellowships for supporting the postgraduate students conducting research. The sponsors include AMERLI STEEL, MATRIXX, LUCKY CEMENT and Frontier Works Organization (FWO).

Trainings

a)

Local/Internal

Training on Fire Fighting on 12th October 2011. Training on Laboratory Management from 26 to 27 October 2011. Training on Effective Teaching Practices from 21 to 23 November 2011. Training on General Electrical Safety from 23 to 26 December 2011. Training on Health, Safety & Environment from 28 to 29 December 2011. Training on Statement of 02K12. Training on Effective Teaching Practices. Training on Writing Proposals for Research Grant. Training on English Communication Skills.

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b)

Foreign

Thirteen faculty members are pursuing their Ph.D. programmes abroad, (Eight by funding from University Faculty Development Programme & Five by self funding).

Visiting scholar at Earth and Space Department, University of Washington from 14 th January to 18th February 2012.

Awards

Other Activities of faculty / Achievements of the Department:

Awarded the prestigious PAS GOLD MEDAL 2011 in Engineering and Technology by Pakistan Science Foundation, 2011.

First NED University Research Excellence Award, for outstanding achievement in Research, Convocation-2011, Karachi.

Representation as UNDP Consultant on National Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management

Representation as Expert Member on Seismic Hazard Assessment of Pakistan, UNDP NDMA

Representation

as

Convenor,

National

Building

Code

Seismic

Provisions

Implementation Committee, Pakistan Engineering Council, Islamabad Representation on Traffic Management Board, CDGK, Karachi

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Representation on Sub Committees PSQCA. Representation on National Curriculum Revision Committee. Representation on ASC (Associated Schools of Construction) Journal of Construction Education and Research

Representation on ASC (Associated Schools of Construction) Annual International Conference

Representation on ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineering) Construction Research Congress (CRC)

Representation on AUBEA (Australasian Universities Building Education Association) Annual International Conference

Representation on CITC-VI (Sixth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century), Malaysia, 2011

Representation on ICCIDC-III (Third International Conference on Construction in Developing Countries), Thailand, 2012

Conference Secretary for the Sixth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC VI), Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, July 5-7, 2011

Technical Chair for the Third International on Construction in Developing Countries (ICCIDC-III), which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand between July 4-6, 2012 http://www2.fiu.edu/~citc/)

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UNDER GRADUATE PROGRAMME

DEGREE TITLE: Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.)

Department of Civil Engineering is administering undergraduate programme in Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering discipline.

Academic Session:

2011 - 2012

Faculty Strength:
PREVIOUS FACULTY ACADEMIC SESSION 1. Professors 2. Senior Research Fellow 3. Associate Professors 4. Assistant Professors 5. Lecturers 6. Visiting Faculty Total 04 01 04 19 06 05 39 SESSION 08 01 07 11 09 05 41 CURENT ACADEMIC

Students Strength:

1ST YEAR Discipline (2011 2012)

2ND YEAR (2010 2011)

3RD YEAR (2009 2010)

4TH YEAR (2008 2009)

Total

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Civil Engineering Construction Engineering

212 20

216 -

215 -

196 -

839 20

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POST GRADUATE PROGRAMME

DEGREE TITLE: MASTER OF ENGINEERING IN CIVIL ENGINEEIRNG

Academic Session:

2010 - 2011

Courses Offered / Field of Specialization: FIVE

PREVIOUS SESSION NO (Fall 2010) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5 Structural Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Transportation Engineering Water Resources Management Engineering Management

PREVAILING SESSION (Spring 2011) Structural Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Transportation Engineering Water Resources Management Engineering Management

Full Time Faculty:

NO -

PREVIOUS SESSION -

PREVAILING SESSION -

Part Time Faculty:

NO 1.

PREVIOUS SESSION 25

PREVAILING SESSION 23

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Students Strength:

NO 1. 2. 3. 4. 5

SPECIALIZATION Structural Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Transportation Engineering Engineering Management Water Resources Management
* Includes Master of Engineering (Morning Programme)

NO OF STUDENTS 77* 25** 42 80 05**

**Includes Ph.D. Scholar

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LABORATORIES

No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

LABORATORIES Hydraulics & Fluid Mechanics Soil Mechanics Geology Lab. Material Testing Lab. Concrete Lab. Under Graduate Computer Lab. Engineering Mechanics Lab. Post Graduate Computer Lab. Water Resources Lab. Shake Table Lab. Advanced Material Testing Lab.

NAME OF LABORATORY INCHARGE Dr. Haider Hasan Dr. Amanullah Marri Mr. Salman Hameed Siddiqui Mr. Amir Nizam Mr. Amir Nizam Mr. Mubashir Ahmed Khalid Mr. Fawwad Masood Dr. Rashid Ahmed Khan Mrs. Arjumend Masood Muhammad Hasan Mansoor Mr. Amir Nizam

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