International Conference on “Recent issues in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Solutions” (RICESS2019)

Sustainable development is an urgent demand of the society. The civil engineering domain has significant impacts on the environment. Indeed, it is reported in numerous studies that the civil engineering is responsible for several important problems such as the energy consumption, the CO2 emission and the natural resource depletion. Achieving sustainable development of infrastructure and its management is need of  hour.

Civil Engineering department of Shri Ramdeobaba College Of Engineering and Management organized an international conference on “Recent Issue in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Solution“ (RICESS2019) on 27th and 28th December 2019 which aimed to raise the awareness of sustainability in every aspect of Infrastructure Development which mainly focuses on the dissemination of information and technology, sharing of expertise and exchange of views.

The main objectives of the conference were to bring awareness of the latest demand and technology for sustainable infrastructure development. It was planned to bring planners, researchers,  academicians, practicing engineers, policy-makers, regulators, administrators, investors,  legal & IT solution providers, and NGOs on a common platform to share and discuss their experiences, technical advancement, constraints and other significant issues on the sustainable infrastructure development and management.

The inaugural function was graced with presence of Engg. Ulhas Debadwar Chief Engineer PWD/NMC , was the chief guest and Dr. Gajanan Sabnis (Emeritus professor), Haward University Washington DC as guest of honor and key note speaker. The program started with lightning of lamps and felicitation of guest by vice-chairman of RCOEM Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakkar and secretary of RCOEM Shri Rajendra Purohit. Dr. A.K. Sharma Convener of conference briefed about the sustainable solutions  of construction and discussed the importance of sustainable development in present scenario. Dr P.D. Pachpor HOD civil briefed the progress of Civil Engineering department and highlighted the activities organized by civil department. Dr R.S. Pande Principal RCOEM welcomed the guests and dignitaries in the pious campus of RCOEM and expressed his concern over the issues of civil engineering and in his speech suggested the use of recycle material in construction practices for the betterment of environment.

Chief guest Engineer Ulhas Debadwar Chief Engineer PwD & NMC expressed his views about the recent issues and suggested various means and practices adopted by the government agencies to reduce the population and carbon foot prints for the sustainable development. He also urged for young civil engineer to give thoughts for green house effect and energy conversation.

Dr Gajanan Sabnis professor Emeritus Haward Univesity Washington D.C., in his speech ignited the young minds and provoked the thoughts of solid waste management , water conservation, green house effect and efficient energy management for sustainable growth and development of country by narrating the various examples of USA.

Vice chairman RCOEM, in his presidential speech Shri Chandrakant Bhai Thakkar blessed the organizers of the conference with his kind word of wisdom. He narrated that population is the root cause of deterioration of environment so it is the need of the hour to control its first for sustainable happiness and peace of the society (sighting the examples of delhi pollutions he expressed his concern over the traffic and land used in city).

The various keynotes of the speakers were




Transportation engineering

Dr. Gajanan Sabnis

Emeriuts professor, Haward university

Structural Engineering

Dr. M. Kewalramani

COE Abu Dhabi university UAE

Sustainable construction practices

Dr. Vimal Gahlot

Director , Center for research and sustainable development Bikaner Rajasthan

Environmental Engineering

Dr. Ritesh Vijay

Scientist ,NEERI


Total 45 papers were presented during the conference the program and attended by various industry professional, academics and research scholars.

Formal vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Vaidehi Dakwale.

Prof. Harshad Bhave , Prof. Hariom Khungar ,Prof. Vaishali Rajurkar , Dr. Tripti Gupta, Prof. Sumit Geete ,Prof. Varsha Harne, Dr. Sharda Siddh, Dr. Ashish Mehta , Dr. Prasad Dahale  and Dr. Prashant Hiwase worked hard for successful conduction of event.

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