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NOTE: Indo-Norwegian Training Programme (Non-Residential) on Seismic Design of Multi-storey Buildings: IS 1893 vs. Eurocode 8, October 12-14, 2017 at New Delhi Opportunity to Share Your Sustainable Building Materials/Technologies on Knowledge Portal Mobile In-Site Processing Plant for C&D Waste
NOTE: Indo-Norwegian Training Programme (Non-Residential) on Seismic Design of Multi-storey Buildings: IS 1893 vs. Eurocode 8, October 12-14, 2017 at New Delhi


Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC), Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, New Delhi has been putting concerted efforts amongst professionals to make definitive strides towards disaster free India. In this direction, some of the notable contributions made by BMTPC are Preparation of first ever digitized Vulnerability Atlas of India, Earthquake Tips for common people, Retrofitting of life-line structures such as schools and hospitals, Publication of Guidelines for disaster resistant construction, Formulation of  building bye-laws towards earthquake resistant construction etc. Also, BMTPC has been constantly creating awareness amongst masses including professionals by conducting training programmes which includes hands-on training also. The whole idea is to make India a disaster resilient country and empower its citizen on every aspects of Earthquake resistant design and construction with an overall objective of building capacities within.

As far as seismic resistant design is concerned, India has its own set of standards/codes for design and construction. However, provisions of these codes were not specifically developed for multi-storey buildings and do not cater to many crucial aspects of seismic design of such buildings. Therefore, engineering fraternity should be introduced to other international seismic building codes also. As Eurocode 8 is one of the more recent and one of the most applied international seismic design codes, the focus of the proposed training programme is on a comparative study and understanding of the underlying principles of both the Indian code IS 1893 and Eurocode 8 with respect to the design of multi-storey buildings in seismic regions.

In view of above, BMTPC in assotiation with Department of Earthquake Engineering, IIT, Roorkee is organising Indo-Norwegian Training Programme (Non-Residential) on Seismic Design of Multi-storey Buildings: IS 1893 vs. Eurocode 8 from October 12-14, 2017 at Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003. The course is specifically targeted to Practicing Structural & Geotechnical Engineers and Designers in public and private sectors. The emphasis will be on real-life problems and tackling them through hands-on training and the participants are, therefore, encouraged to bring their real-life problems for discussion. In addition to practicing engineers, a few seats will be available to post-graduate and research students, who want to have an exposure to these issues in design of multi-storey buildings. We are sure the topics covered would be of immense help for professionals who are involved in earthquake resistant design of structures to understand the codes and its implementation.

The Course is of serious nature, wherein Eurocode 8 as well as IS 1893 will be undertaken through real-life problems by senior faculties from IIT Roorkee and Norway. Further, there are number of clauses in Eurocode which are required to be comprehended while undertaking seismic design of multi-storey buildings and therefore, it will be of great significance to you and your organisation for making use of the opportunity and get educated as regards seismic design. Through this, we seek your participation and also of your colleagues. 

The registration fee for the course is Rs.8,000.00 per participant including training material, lunch/ refreshment, etc. The participants have to make their own arrangements for stay in Delhi. The fee may be paid either by DD drawn in favour of BMTPC, New Delhi or through RTGS/NEFT. (RTGS/NEFT details: A/c No.– 62054931366, A/c Name–Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council, Bank–State Bank of India, Branch Code–20511, IFSC Code–SBIN0020511).

The nominations can be sent at or We would be taking only 60 participants that also on first come first serve basis.


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