National Students'' Conference on Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering RACE 2013
24-25 August 2012: The Civil Engineers' Association (CEA) of the Department
of Civil Engineering, K L University organized a two day National Students'
Conference on Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering RACE 2012 in association
with Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE - KLU Chapter) and
Cafet-Innova Technical Society (CITS).
Dr. R. Sree Hari Rao, Vice-Chancellor of K L University presided the
inaugural function along with Dr. K.R.K. Prasad, Dean (SR&C), Dr. A.
Anand Kumar, Principal - College of Engineering and Dr. Ch. Hanumantha
Rao, Professor & Head Department of Civil Engineering, K L University.
Sri. P. Ganapathi Raju, Senior General Manager (Quality Assurance),
Anjani Portland Cements Ltd. was the Chief Guest for the inaugural function. He
highlighted the requirement of quality civil engineers for the industry. He also
addressed the media on the necessity of such student level conferences that
gives exposure on latest advancements.
Nirmaan Sanjeevani the Mobile Concrete Testing Laboratory was arranged by
Anjani Portland Cements Ltd. during the two day conference. All the participants
of the conference were benefitted by the various demonstrations at the
The conference received 115 papers from various states including Andhra
Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu,
Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, etc. Out which 67 papers were selected for oral
presentation in the conference. Around twenty papers were recommended for
publication in the International Journals published by Cafet-Innova Technical
Field visits were arranged to the participants to witness the Radiant Cooling
Technology and Post Tensioning of Insitu Beams used for the new Library building
and Raft Foundation of Staff Quarters at K L University. There were also visits
to Ready Mix Concrete Plant, demonstration of Differential Geo-Positioning
System (DGPS) and Total Station by Mr. B. N. Rao and Mr. Harish from TOPCON.
Sri. K. Shiva Rama Prasad, Managing Director of Domineer International
Ltd. was the Chief Guest for the Valedictory Function. In his note he mentioned
that students should focus on learning technologies and applying their ideas
rather than just scoring marks.
Cash prize of Rs. 5000/- was presented to
Ms. D. L. Gayathri
Samskruthi College of Engineering & Technology,
Hyderabad for winning the Best Paper Award in
order to support her further research on
"Experimental investigation on Pervious
Ms. K. Bhargavi M.Tech student
from NIT-Warangal won the second Best Paper
Award for her work on "Influence of zero shear
viscosity of asphalt binder on the permanent
deformation characteristics of asphalt mixes"
Mr. Singaravadivelan M.Tech student
and Mr. A. Lourdu
Alphonse B.Tech student
from Infant Jesus College of Engineering &
Technology, Tamil Nadu won the Third Best Paper
Award for their work on "Experimental
investigations on the behaviour flexural
strengthening of a beam using Basalt Fibres"