Earthquake Resistance Practices Workshop Held At Iitk | Kanpur News


Kanpur: The Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IITK) hosted a workshop on ‘Earthquake resistant practices’ for undergraduate students of architecture from June 18-June 25 as a part of the NICE initiative.
The workshop, structured to guide the architects of tomorrow, through a hands-on program in earthquake-resistant architectural design, was attended by 94 participants from 26 colleges all over India and Bhutan, out of which, 66 completed it successfully. The workshop was led by Prof. Meera Shirolkar from Dr. BN College of Architecture for Women, Pune, with nine other faculty members. Prof. CVR Murty from the department of civil engineering, IITMadras, in the inaugural lecture explained about ‘Significance of earthquake safety in architectural design’ for undergraduate students.
Architect Vikram Hundekar, Mitimitra Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Pune illustrated the use of confined masonry in IIT Gandhinagar Hostel Design. During the eight-day workshop, the students were asked to design an office complex on a site in Gandhidham, a city in Kutch district, Gujarat, located in the seismic zone-5. The designs prepared by the participants were evaluated by a team of ten jury members. They highly appreciated their designs and in the end, 10 of them scored the first and 12 the second position. TNN

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