Students Activities 2012 - 2013

SRM Society of Civil Engineers - Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) Students Chapter - inaugurated and organized a guest lecture on 07.08.2012 for the academic year 2012-2013.       Mr. Aayushkumar, Student secretary welcomed all the dignitaries and participants. Dr. R. Annadurai, President, introduced the Chief Guest. Dr. T. P. Ganesan,  Pro vice Chancellor (P&D) presented the presidential address on the occasion. Chief Guest Shri. S. Kanappan, Executive Vice – President, Head & Chief Executive, L&TGeostructures, Chief Technology Officer, L&T, Constructions, inaugurated and delivered a special lecture on “Outlook for Civil Engineers”. Mr. Mizra Abdul BasitBeigh, student additional secretary proposed vote of thanks.

  

  

  

A special lecture was organized on 13.08.2012. The Chief Guest Mr.Sriram, Geodrej Properties/Projects, Vice President –South Zone, delivered a lecture on “Prefabricated Structures”.

A special lecture was arranged on 23.08.2012. The Chief Guest Mr. S. Sakthivel, Managing Director, Ocean Engineering and Consultancy Pvt Ltd, Chennai, delivered a lecture on “Offshore structures”.

A special lecture was arranged on 28.08.2012. The Chief Guest Mr.Balasubramanian, Director, Hi-tech Civil Engineering Services (M)Pvt Ltd, Chennai delivered a lecture on “Expectation of Industries from fresh Engineers”.

National level students’ technical symposium “AARUSH-12” was conducted on 4th to 8th Sep 2012 with exceptional vigor and elan. It proves to be an enviable saga of fun and learning. 

Events conducted:

1. Paper presentation
The Topics for Presentation were, Sustainable transport systems, Use of GIS and software packages in civil, Corrosion resistant structures, Nano technology in Civil Engineering, Solid waste management and Soil stabilization techniques. 38 Papers has been received on the above said from various Universities and colleges. From these, 15 papers were selected. Dr.K.S.Sathyanarayananand Dr.K.GunasekaranEr.R.Sathyanathan, Chennai were the Chief Guest and inaugurated. They enlightened the students about the new opportunities in the civil sector and new projects upcoming in India. Ms. Indira M, (AsstantProfessor (O.G), SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University)) delivered the welcome address.
I Place: Bio-Concrete corrosion resistant structures- Arul Vadivu K.A, Ashwini S.G from Kongu Engineering College. II Place: Sustainable Transport Systems - Saket Kumar, Karsh Patel from SRM Univeristy.

  

2. Bridge the Bay
A competition “Bridge the Bay” was conducted with exceptional vitality and style. It proved to be an enviable tale of pleasurable and learning on “Bridge Construction”. In this event participants constructed a suspension bridge using Popsicle sticks. The main idea of the event was to test the concepts of the participants regarding the bridges and their technical application when it comes to practicality.Popsicle sticks according to the given constraints, each team consisted of a minimum of two members and a maximum of three members. A total of 100 teams registered for the event from all over India. In this competition there some different levels to qualify for participations, such as quiz round (the participants were required to qualify a technical multiple choice paper in 45 min to get to the construction round and 15 teams were selected on the basis of quiz round).

Quiz round (5th Sep 2012)
Teams who qualified the quiz made their way to construction round in which the concepts had to be put into practice.  In this round the teams were given a problem statement, which included the dimension details, design and other features required.The teams elevated their models on the given plan and the teams were given 12 hours to complete their models.After the completion of the models, the 24-hours drying period was allowed for each team in order to make sure that the adhesive used has dried up and the bridge models have gained their strength.

Construction round (6th Sep 2012)
The bridge models were completed by the end of the Day2 and the next day the bridges were allowed to dry and meanwhile the models were displayed to the faculty members. The models were appreciated by all people and they were astonished to see the models. The faculty, visiting were not only from the department of civil engineering but we also had visits by other department faculty members.As the faculty visits continued meanwhile the bridges got a drying period of 24-hours and then they were ready to be tested on the next day.

Faculty Visited
“The event is very innovative and realistic.” by Dr. R. Annadurai

The constructed and completed models were adjudged by the faculty members Dr.  M. Laxmipathy and Mr. S. Pradeep. The models were given the points for the dimension, design and practicality in reality.

Dimension and Design Test
After the dimension test, the bridge models were tested for their load bearing capacity. The bridges were given points for the load-bearing capacity. In total three prizes were given which included a cash price of Rs. 10000 for the first position, a cash prize of Rs. 7000 for the second position and gift vouchers worth 6000 for the third position. The first two positions were bagged by SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) and the third prize was bagged by Eshwari College of engineering.

3. Aquabotix
An event “AQUABOTIX” was conducted and it proved to be an enviable saga of fun and learning on “Designing a boat which is fast enough to win the race and has optimum gambit to dodge obstacles”. This event was conducted in two rounds: Round 1: participants had to hit the bottles floating particles over water, with balls on it. The aim was to hit and drop as many balls possible and earn maximum points in 3min.Round2: participants had to complete the track in minimum time after dodging the obstacles laid; speed and maneuverability are the two criteria on which the boat is tested upon.

4. Fundaz and Konvolve
Fundaz is an event comprises of several technical events like Crosswitz, Mind Freak 2, Spoof Science, Richie rich, and Lo-geek to log-IQ. It consists of events which deal with the fundamental notions of science, quizzing abilities in the field of basics, current technology, social networking, entertainment, general knowledge and aptitude. These events will create a platform for the students from different discipline to show their caliber and also it helps in improving their knowledge. In this event more than 360 students from various colleges like SathyaBhama University, Anna University, Easwari Engineering College, Ethiraj College for women, and also from SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) were participated. Konvolvean Intra-SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) multidisciplinary project competition and exhibition was hosted. This event aims at inculcating multidisciplinary model competition and follow-through in research.

  

A special lecture was arranged on 26.09.2012. The Chief Guest Er.S.Ramaiah, General Manager,Projects, Vijay Nirman Company Pvt Ltd, Chennai, delivered a lecture on “Advance Concept Adopted in Metro Rail Constructions ”.

A special technical lecture presentation was arranged on 10.01.2013. Around 400 students from B.Tech III-year Civil and Civil Infrastructures and M.Tech I-year structural, construction engineering management, remote sensing and GIS, and Geo-technical attended this lecture presentation. Mr. Aayushkumar, Student secretary welcomed all the dignitaries and participants. Dr. K. Gunasekaran, Vice President introduced about the Chief Guest. Chief Guest Shri. Mohan Ramanathan, Managing Director, Advanced Construction Technologies (P) Ltd, Chennai delivered a lecture on “Polished Concrete Floors and Concrete Shapes”. Mr. Mizra Abdul BasitBeigh, student additional secretary proposed vote of thanks.

  

  

  

  

  

  

SRM-ICI student’s chapter arranged a site visit on 22.01.2013 to the Chennai Metro Rail works going at Shenoy Nagar, Thriu.Vi.Ka Park, where the works are carrying out by Afcons (P) Ltd. Due to safety constraint; only 30 selected students from both B.Tech and M.Tech level and the staff members Dr. T. P. Ganesan, Pro Vice Chancellor (Planning & Development, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Dr. R. Annadurai, Professor & Head, Civil, Prof. G. Austine Maniraj Pandian, Dr. P.T. Ravichandran, Professor / Civil and Dr. K. Gunasekaran, Professor / Civil, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) were also part of the team for the site visit.
Ms. Bhakti Prasad, Vice President, HR and Mr. M. Manish, are the key people who accepted the request to visit the CMRL site. Mr. Murugesan, Deputy Project Manager, initiated and arranged this site visit and made it a grand success.
Mr. ShajiJoesph, Senior Manager, Personal and Administration welcomed the students and arranged the presentation about their phase of works undertaken. Mr. Aloke Kumar Day, Project Manager, and Mr. Darmendra Singh, Senior Manager, Safety, presented and explained elaborately about the works which were progressing there and the issues related to safety during the time of visit inside the site batch by batch. After the presentation students were taken in to the work site by Mr. A. Udaya Kumar, Resident Engineer, Mr. VenkataSwamy, Sr. Engineer both from GC-EMBYE- CMRL consultant and explained the real works going on the site, he showed both top down and bottom up excavations, explained the technical features, tunnel boring machines (TBM) works and clarified the doubts, technical questions and quarries posted on them by the students and the staff members.

  

  

                                                Technical presentation by the official of Afcons (CMRL)

  

                             Technical presentation attended by the students and staff of SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University)

  

    

                                     SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) students and staffs with the officials of Afcons (CMRL)

SRM society of Civil Engineers and SRM - ICI student’s chapter arranged site visit to Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) at Koyambedu and Saidapettai on 06.02.2013 for the benefits of Civil Engineering students. Staff members Dr. P. T. Ravichandran, Professor, Mr.M. Moganraj, AP (OG) and Mr. P.R.KannanRajkumar AP (Sr.G) accompanied the students. CMRL, L&T and GAMMON officials received the staff and students and explained the features of CMRL elaborately. Also, explained about the process of the installation of Prefabricated Vertical Drains for ground improvement at Koyambedu and the construction process of D-wall at Saidapettai respectively. Indeed, it was a very good knowledge transfer for students in real time exposure about CMRL works. 

  

                  CMRL Site visited at Koyambedu                                        CMRL Site visited at Saidapettai

SRM society of Civil Engineers and SRM - ICI student’s chapter arranged a site visit to Gabbion Wall construction at Perungalathur near Tambaram on 12.02.2013 for the benefits of Civil Engineering students. Staff members Dr. P. T. Ravichandran, Professor, and Mr.M. Moganraj, AP (OG)) accompanied the students.Mr. S. Parivel, Dy. Regional Manager, Maccaferri Environmental Solutions P(Ltd), received the staff and students and explained the features and the construction process of Gabbion Wall.  Indeed, it was a very good knowledge transfer for students in real time exposure about these works.

  

        Gabbian Wall Construction at Perungalathur

SRM – ICI society of Civil Engineering students Mr. M. GulshanBafna and Mr. V. Midhun Kumar from III year participated in an International workshop on “Durability and long term performance of concrete” conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (Madras) on 12.02.2013.

SRM – ICI society of Civil Engineering studentsMr.V. Midhunkumar and Mr. M. GulshanBafna from III year participated and secured FIRST position in National Level Technical Symposium held on 12.03.2013 entitled DYOKRA - 3 rd millennium at J. J. College of Engineering and Technology, Trichy.

SRM – ICI society of Civil Engineering students Mr. Abdul HaseebWani and Mr. Vishal P. Mehta were short listed and delivered an oral presentation on the theme “Design and construction challenges associated with existing Civil Engineering Marvels” at the ICI-FEST held at the Indian Institute of Technology (Madras) during March 14th -15th, 2013.

SRM – ICI society of Civil Engineering students Mr. Mirza Abdul BasitBeigh, Mr. Abdul HaseebWani and Mr.Peerzada Abdul Basit have won second prize in the event Master Builder during CEA Fest’13, the technical festival organized by the Civil Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Technology (Madras) during March 15th-17th, 2013.

SRM society of Civil Engineers and SRM - ICI student’s chapter arranged an industrial visit to Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) plant on 18.03.2013 at Kandigai near by Vandalur for the benefits of Civil Engineering students. Staff members Mrs. S. SanthanaSelvi, AP (SG) &Mr.K.S. Anandh, AP (OG) accompanied the students. Mr. Sivakumar Administrative Officer and Mr. J. Kananan Senior Maintenance Engineer of RMC received the staff and students, explained the features of RMC plant in detail. He also explained the working principles of the plant and machineries, production capacities, materials, manpower and quality control and system. Also students learned about the automated system they are using in the RMC plant, and came to know about the different admixtures and chemicals using in the RMC production. Indeed, it was very good knowledge transfer for students in real time exposure about RMC plant.

             RMC Plant at Kandigai near Vandalur

SRM society of Civil Engineers and SRM - ICI student’s chapter arranged a site visit on 29.03.2013 for the benefits of Civil Engineering students within the SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) premises itself where the G+8 storey building construction was under process. Staff members Prof. G. Augustine ManirajPandian, Professor, Dr. K. Gunasekaran, Professor, Mr. S. Pradeep, Assistant Professor and Mr. S.A. Venkadesh Subramanian, Assistant professor accompanied the students.Mr. Jayakumar, Site Engineer received the staff and students, and explained about the project in detail. He explained different stages of the work, planning, functional lay out and the structural detailing of the foundations, columns and beams. Students raised doubts about soil characteristics, cover blocks, dowels bars, stability of column reinforcements, lateral ties, space bars, and also about the bar bending. Staff members clarified the doubts. All the students seemed very much happy about the site visit and everybody could learn about the site execution and they also compared their class room knowledge with the practical implementations.

  

  

SRM Society of Civil Engineers - Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) Students Chapter –organized the valedictory function on 09.04.2013 for the academic year 2012-2013. Mr. Vishnu Vardhan. M, Student secretary welcomed all the dignitary and participants. Mr. Aayush Kumar, Student secretary read out the annual report of SRM – ICI students chapter’s activities of the academic year 2012-13. Dr. R. Annadurai, President, introduced the Chief Guest. Dr. T. P. Ganesan, Provice Chancellor (P&D) delivered the presidential address on the occasion. Chief Guest Dr. M. R. Kalgal, Head- Technical Services, UltraTech Cement Limited, validated and delivered the valedictory address on “Recent Manifestations of Concrete”. At the end of the ceremony, students’ appreciation awards were distributed by the Chief Guest Dr. M. R. Kalgal. Mr. Mizra Abdul BasitBeigh, student additional secretary proposed vote of thanks.

  

  

SRM society of Civil Engineers and SRM - ICI students’ chapter arranged an industrial visit to Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited, Manali Refinery Treatment Plant on 26.04.2013 for the benefits of Civil Engineering students. Staff members Mr.J.S.Sudarshan, Assistant Professor and Mr. K. Prasaana, Assistant Professor, accompanied the students. Mr.K.Mahendran, manager, Human Resource Department, Mr.R.Gopalan, Senior Project officer, and Mr.Vasudevan, Manager, ETP, received the staff and students and briefed about the industry, facilities, feasibilities and the functions of the industry. After the brief introduction, they visited all the three effluent treatment plants and the testing laboratory. Students had a very good practical understanding of petrochemical waste treatment.