Past Events

All Members,

Indian society of Structural Engineers (ISSE) with active support of The Institution of Engineers  is arranging “ R L Nene memorial lecture”

Details are as under :

Topic : “Challenges Faced in Underground Metro Rail Design and Construction”         

Speaker : Er. C. M. Jadhav (Chief Project Manager MMRCL)

Day and Date : Friday , 4th Aug, 2017.

Time : 06.00 p.m.

Venue : The Institution of Engineers (India)

              ( Maharashtra State Center)

             15, Haji Ali Park, K.Khadye Marg.

             Mahalakshmi, Mumbai 400034

 You are requested to kindly make it convenient to attend. 

Registration is FREE but NECESSARY. Lecture will be followed by DINNER

For registration please contact the ISSE office on 24314423 /24314445 .

more details click here  


 ISSE Function : Half Day Workshop On wind loading on tall Building : wind tunnel testing & updates on IS875 Part 3 (2015) 
On 10th December 2016 

              Indian Society of Structural Engineers (ISSE) in association with the civil Engineering Department of Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering,NMIMS arranged a half day workshop on "wind loading on tall Building : wind tunnel testing & updates on IS875 Part 3 (2015)" by Dr. Suresh Kumar ,RWDI(India) on 10 December 2016

             Function was arranged at the seminar hall of the Mukesh Patel school of Technology Management and Engineering ,Vile Parle, Mumbai

             Mr. Hemant Vadalkar welcome the Distinguished guest present for the workshop . Dr. Tanuja Bandivdekar introduce the speaker , Dr. Suresh Kumar , who is an eminent personality in the world of wind load on tall structures. he was instrument in the design of the  world's tallest building ,Burj Khalifa, and the wind tunnel testing of the same

             Dr. Suresh Kumar Explained the Concept of wind tunnel testing of Structure with photograph of many of RWDI' s testing facilities .The explanations he gave were very simple and easy to understand even for lay man He discussed the various concept like scaling of time ,etc  witch govern the conducted wind tunnel tests. He also Showed many informative photograph and a video which showcased a wind tunnel test in progress of a model bridge     

Report on Seminar “ BentleyStructural Solutions” held at Mumbai
On18th Nov 2015


STADD Engineers, Mumbai organized a seminar in association with ISSE and The Institution Of Engineers Maharashtra State Centre.


The session began at 4.00 pm with Mrs Kirty Vadalkar welcoming the guests on behalf of STADD Engineers. She briefly explained the company policy of keeping the users informed about the changes in the software packages. The main motive of this seminar  was to share the knowledge of various Structural Design solutions that Bentley offers. With the change in the construction scenario i.e. change in the size of the structures, to handle the data manually is extremely difficult. So the use of the software is a must. Bentley provides the right software as solutions to all the needs of a structural engineer.

Mr. Prabhu Goel, Regional Sales Manager had given corporate over view about Bentley and solutions offered by the company for Consulting Engineers.

The first technical session was on “Understanding Structural behavior and avoiding common mistakes during Structural analysis and design conducted by Prof. D.S. Joshi – ISSE President.   His lecture was highlyappreciated by the participants as it contained a lot of technical discussions which were taught to Engineers during college days. He stated that whileusing the software, the user may make data  mistakes which leads to wrong results. But, blame is put on the software. He emphasized that software should only be used by experts and the user should not forget the basics of structural engineering. Random validation of results should be done by simple hand calculations. Participants were very much impressed for brushing up the calculations for simply supported beam and continuous beams.

In next session AkshitDhawan, Application engineer covered Bentley Structural Enterprise Bundle & its components like STAAD foundation advanced, RAM concept, RAM connections, RAM structures etc. He elaborated usefulness of the software bundle for all structural needs.

After a tea break, Mr. Hemant Vadalkar – Structure Engineer talked on STAAD Foundation Advancedand its functionality. This includes simple isolated foundations, combined foundations, pile caps and MAT foundations. Module on machine foundations was also explained.

In last session, introduction to AECOSIM Building Designer(BIM) was given by Akshit which can handle architectural features, structural components, HVAC, Plumbing, electrical,  walk through and rendering. BIM is the future for all the projects around the world.Thislecture was highlyappreciatedby the audience.

Floor was opened for question and answers. Prof. D . S. Joshi ,Akshit and Hemant answered technical queries raised by the participants. The seminar  was attended by 65 engineers. The program was concluded at 9:00 PM followed by dinner.

Report on Structural Audit Seminar held on Dombivli 
 At 21 Nov 2015 

It was realised that all the technical lectures are conducted in Mumbai. Kalyan Dombivali area is deprived of such seminars. Rotary club of Dombivli Saudamini , jointly with ISSE, organised a seminar on ,"Structural Audit and Repairs, " in Dombivali, on 21 Nov 2015.

President of Rotary club of Dombivali Saudamini, Kirty Vadalkar gave the club's thinking behind organising such a seminar. She said, people at large, are unaware of the role of Structural Engineers, in the building process. They also do not consult one while going through interior design. The municipal corporation serves a notice of Structural Audit, and nobody knows what to do, whom to contact. In this area  there are fewer structural engineers, and common citizens have the least of idea about structural audit. They even do not know about who is authorised to conduct it. The idea to organise the seminar was to spread awareness.

Structural audit is made mandatory for all the co-operative housing society building structures which are more than 15 years old. The residents don’t bother about the condition of the structure, rather they are not much aware about the safety of the building due to unauthorised alterations to the structural elements.

Once they take possession from the builder, they contact a local interior designer who may not be necessarily a qualified person to carry out the job. But no body bothers to find out the hidden dangers. Suddenly , somewhere there is a building collapse, and everyone gets up to search for the reasons. Its just a temporary phase, with passage of time, everything comes back to the same stage.

Er Shantilal Jain, senior structural engineer, past president Institution of engineers and advisory trustee of ISSE, spoke on behalf of ISSE.

He narrated the work of ISSE and how important it is to consult a Structural Engineer in case of all repairs and renovations. He emphasised the need for spreading the awareness among masses. He also felt that more and more such sessions be conducted all over. He welcomed the idea and assured all support.

Er Jain narrated the incidents in the past , where unnecessarily a structural engineer was held responsible for no fault of his. He also informed the audience about the efforts by ISSE to prepare a standard draft report of structural audit.

Er Hemant Vadalkar, senior structural consultant and advisory trustee of ISSE, was the next speaker. He gave the in depth knowledge of the process of structural audit. He began with what it means by auditing a structure. He said people are aware of financial audit , they also go through a regular health audit. Structural audit is for assessing the health of the structure. This is essential to find out the present condition of the structure. So in reality, it is the present day status check of the structure.

People appreciated when he correlated the structures with the human body.

He then gave the details to be covered by the auditor while conducting the audit process. He also emphasised on the contents of the report.

Though, an expert may know what all to do while going through the audit process, there are practical difficulties. The false ceilings hide the conditions of the beams. The decorations do not allow to reach up to the columns. The society does not have original papers. No original plans are not available for review. So, to assess the condition of the structure  becomes very difficult.

If a builder wants to redevelop a building, he wants structural audit  report to indicate  a dilapidated building which needs demolition. If the tenants of a building approach for structural audit , they expect that the report should mention that the building is in good condition and they should not be evacuated by the authorities by declaring the building as unsafe.

He emphasised that the auditors should be rational in their approach and must give true report based on the actual facts.

Er Arun Kelkar has written a book on Building Structural audit and repairs. He discussed the contents of his book on the same subject. He discussed the flow chart of how to conduct a structural audit and guidance for society members for carrying out repairs.

Er Anil Lad , Deputy commissioner, KDMC, a highly qualified person with variety of degrees to his credit, and an expert in the legal matters, pertaining the corporation.

He discussed the legal provisions for Structural Audit, laid out by the Maharashtra Government and  Municipal corporations. It is absolutely essential for everyone to know the law and provisions thereof with respect to the structural audit. Commoners don’t have the slightest of the idea. He narrated that it is not a burden for the citizens but a boon as it will prevent any serious mishap. He discussed all the provisions, like the person who is qualified to do the job, when , how, contents of the report, powers of commissioners to get the audit and repairs done and then charges can be recovered from  to Co-operative housing society and so on.

Er Madhav Chikodi, narrated his experiences in conducting structural audit.
He said a commonly asked question is  what is the life of the building and whether we get double  area after redevelopment ? People never negotiate  fees with a medical practitioner but they do a lot of negotiation on the fees to be paid to structural engineer for audit.  At times people think that they can go to another person with a  lesser fees just to get the certificate. He shared his  experience  in carrying out structural audit for 250+ buildings in KDMC area  which was  interesting.

Manjusha Seludkar proposed  vote of thanks. And discussed the importance of the seminar. The program was compered by Prajakta Thali.

The Seminar  was free for all. Program was appreciated by the attendee. There were many registrations, but due to heavy rains,  the attendance was about

Report on ISSE – Lecture on Steel Sheet piles 
On 28 Apr 2015 

Indian Society of Structural Engineers (ISSE) arranged a  lectures on Steel sheet piles.

 ISSE Secretary P. B. Dandekar  welcomed the delegates.  

A technical lecture on “  Steel Sheet  Piles : complete and customised foundation solutions for Urban Infrastructure project”  was delivered by  Mr. Boris Even , Director- Arcelor Mittal Sheet Piling. He presented case studies of steel sheet piles being used around the world for various applications in urban areas, marine structures, underground construction etc. Application of steel sheet piles was demonstrated for various infrastructure application. Sheet piles can be used as temporary shoring structure which can be removed after the construction. Steel  is reusable and green material. Use of steel sheet piles cuts down the construction time as it can be driven and retrieved using mechanical devices. In many applications sheet piles can be used as permanent structures. Underground car park in Kolkata was completed using top down construction and steel sheet piles as permanent structure. Protection of steel sheet piles from corrosion can be achieved by modifying chemical composition and by cathodic   protection  

Application of sheet pile on rock using toe pinning technique – a case study on signature bridge New Delhi was presented by Mr. E A Khan of L& T Construction. He shared his experience in use of sheet pile in construction of foundations for signature bridege.

The  event  was sponsored by  M/s ArcelorMittal . The program was conducted  by Mr. Hemant Vadalkar. Program and  was well attended by about 120+ engineers.

 By Hemant Vadalkar 


Report on ISSE - Lecture on Use of Steel Parl1 - 
On 24 Apr 2015 


Indian Society of Structural Engineers (I SSE) arranged a series of six lectures on Use of Steel and the event is sponsored by Mis TAT A Steel Limited. First
technical lecture in the series was conducted on 24 April 2015 at Institution of Engineers premises Mahalaxmi, Mumbai

 ISSE President Shri G. B. Chaudhary welcomed the delegates.

  A technical lecture on" Use of high strength steel re-bars in high rise building" wasdelivered by Dr. N. V. Nayak ( Advisor to Gammon India Ltd).

He elaborated on the useof steel produced by primary and secondary manufacturer in India. He cautioned users

and consultants for specifying the correct material for the important structures. Only
checking the mechanical properties like tensile strength and elongation is not enough for
selecting the steel. It is necessary to check the consistency of raw material used in
producing re-bars, chemical composition like limiting carbon, sulphur and phosphorous,
as per code and correct tempering process followed. Many a times, bars produced by
secondary manufacturers do not meet all the desired parameters mentioned above.
Therefore, it is recommended to use bars produced by primary manufactures for
important projects. Use of high strength bars is preferred in high rise buildings to reduce

congestion. Use of Self compacting concrete is desirable. 

  Mr. Ajay Mishra led a team from Mis Tata Steel Limited. Experts from Tata Steel made

presentation on high strength steel Fe600 produced by their company which satisfies all
the necessary parameters. Use of high strength steel is economical for high rise
buildings as it reduces the consumption of steel. 

The program was conducted by Mr. Hemant Vadalkar. There was overwhelming
response to the program and was attended by about 150+ engineers.

By Hemant Vadalkar 

Report on ISSE 's 18th Foundaion Day Celebration 
29th January, 2015


   Indian Society of Structural Engineers (ISSE) celebrated its 18th foundation dayon 29the Jan 2015 at Institution of Engineers premises at Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 

ISSE President Shri G. B. Chaudhary touched upon the history of ISSE and itsactive involvement in arranging the lectures, seminars and workshops for civil
and structural engineers. Secretary P. B. Dandekar presented the activityreport of ISSE during the last one year elaborating the lectures and workshops
conducted by ISSE.

Secretary appealed to all the members for their active participation in ISSEactivities. 

Mr. Hemant Vadalkar appealed to all practicing consulting engineers to share their knowledge and experience through ISSE platform like lectures, seminars

and journal. 

A technical lecture on .. AGILIA for high rise Structures in Mumbai " was delivered by Mr. Jean Philippe Thierry Head ( Quality) from Lafarge Aggregates and concrete India
Pvt Ltd. He talked on the challenges in supplying concrete for the high rise buildings. Concrete is to be pumped to required heights maintaining the desired properties at he
delivery point. High performance concrete for the specific structural application can be designed and supplied with the latest advancements. Different type of concrete as per
the user requirement can be designed produced by Lafarge Aggregates was presented like for filling the excavated area, light weight concrete, porous concrete, high strength
structural concrete, self consolidating concrete, high volume fly ash based concrete, architectural textured and coloured concrete.

The program was conducted by Mr. Hemant Vadalkar. It was attended by about 70

By Hemant Vadalkar 





In Association with The Institution of Engineers (I) Maharashtra State Centre

invites you for a technical lecture on





Mr. Jean Philippe Thierry (Head of Qulity)

Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete India Pvt. Ltd.


Date & Time:

29st Jauuary 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


followed by dinner.


Institution of Engineers (India) , (Maharashtra State Center)

15, Haji Ali Park, K. Khadye Marg,

Mahalakshmi, Mumbai 400 034.


For Registration

No registration fee but prior registration is necessary

Tel : +91-22-24314423/ 2431 4445

E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Prof. G. B. Choudhari



P. B. Dandekar

Hon. Secretary


M. M. Nandgaonkar



Advisory Trustees : K. L. Savla, M. V. Sant, J. R. Raval, D. S. Joshi, U. V. Dhargalkar, S. H. Jain, H. S. Vadalkar, & N. K. Bhattacharyya Founder President : Late R. L. Nene Immediate Past President S. G. Dharmadhikari
Bentley Institute
Bentley LEARNing Event for STAAD

Tuesday, September 16, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Institution of Engineers (India), Maharashtra State Centre, Mumbai

The Bentley LEARNing Event for STAAD in Mumbai is fast approaching!

The cost? Registration is complimentary, so do not miss this opportunity to attend lectures and demonstrations by Bentley experts on the latest developments, and on the best practices to use STAAD.Pro, STAAD Foundation Advanced, STAAD.building, and other Bentley products for structural design and analysis.

Discover Advances in the STAAD Product Line
New features and enhancements, design codes updates, and a first glance into the upcoming version of STAAD.Pro

Learn Tips and Tricks for STAAD
Let product specialists from the STAAD group guide you to identify common mistakes, avoid them and use STAAD most efficiently

Participate in the Open Forum for Users
Ask advice on challenges from Bentley experts in person, or you can send in your questions in advance

Network with Industry Peers
Exchange product knowledge and explore ideas with industry peers
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12th Inaugural Day Celebration 29th January 2010
29th January, 2010


  • Welcome and about ISSE by President
  • Activity Report
  • Quality in Construction Management

Shir. P. S. Suresh
Project Manager, L&T ECC Division

10th Inaugural Day Celebration 29th January 2008
29th January, 2008
  • Welcome and about ISSE by President
  • Activity Report
  • Challenges in Multi level Basement Foundations

Lecture By: DR. S.Y.MHAISKAR
Principal: S.P.College of Engineering

8th Inaugural Day Celebration 29th January 2006
29th January, 2006
  • Welcome and about ISSE by President
  • Activity Report by Secretary
  • Felicitation of Authors of ISSE Journal articles
  • Presentation by Gamzen Plest Pvt.Ltd. On Construction Machinery
7th Inaugural Day Celebration 29th January 2005
29th January, 2005
  • Welcome and about ISSE by President
  • Activity Report by Secretary

Engineers Day 1st October 2005

1st October, 2005
  • Welcome by ER.PRADEEP V. TUPE Chairman,IEI, M.S.C.
  • About DR.SIR.M.VISVESVARAYA by ER.S.H.JAIN, JT.Hon.Secretary
  • Lighting of lamp and garlanding the photograph of DR.SIR.M.VISVESVARSYA
  • Introduction of key note Speaker By ER.MRS.M.M.NANDGAONKAR JT.Hon.Secretary
  • Introduction of Chief Guest by COL.SHARAD K.PAWAR (RETD)
5th Inaugural Day Celebration 29th January 2003
29th June, 2003


  • Introduction of Mr. R.L.Nene , R.H.Mahimtura and Mr.Shrikant Gadgil and their Felicitations
  • Address by Mr.R.L.Nene, Mr.Mahimtura and Mr.Shrikant Gadgil
  • Introduction of speaker, Mr.C.M.Dordi and sponsor, Gujarat Ambuja Cement Ltd.
  • Introduction of P.Srinivasan and sponsor The Associated Cement cos.Ltd.
  • Seminars
Report on ISSE seminar 29th January 2011
29th January, 2011
Indian Society of Structural Engineers ( ISSE) in association with The Institution of Engineers India (IEI) arranged one day seminar on “Pre-engineered Structures” On 29th Jan 2011 at the Auditorium of Institution of Engineers Maharashtra State Centre, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai.

Mr. S G Dharmadhikari, President ISSE welcomed all the delegates on behalf of ISSE and IEI.

Hemant Vadalkar, Co-ordinator of the seminar talked about the seminar theme. He emphasised the need for speedy constructions without compromising the quality and economy.

Dr. Ashok Ahuja from IIT Roorkee delivered the key note address on the subject and given the overview of the fast track constructions and challenges ahead.

Various professionals from design , construction and academic field shared their experience and knowledge through the technical sessions.

Mr. Kamal Hadkar from M/s Sterling Engineering Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd talked on pre-engineered building solutions.

Paper from P. S. Badrinarayan representing M/s Shirish Patel & Associates Consultants Pvt. Ltd., talked about “Design Guidelines for Pre-Engineered Steel Industrial Buildings”. This was presented made by Hemant Vadalkar on his behalf.

The topic “Post installed concrete anchors: State of the art” was discussed by Mr. Jacob Olsen expert in fastening technology from United States.

Senior consulting engineer A B Karnik presented his case studies on his marine projects titled “ Innovative solutions for Enabling structures” .

N.K. Bhattacharyya made a presentation on Tilt Up Structures.

S. Vaithyanathan from M/s JSW Severfield Structures deliberated on the subject “Problems faced in Pre-engineered Constructions”.

Product presentation was made by sponsors like M/s Powers Fasteners India Pvt. Ltd, M/s ISMT Limited, M/s Roofex and M/s JSW Severfield Structures Ltd.

With the support from Industry and participants ISSE could arranged a successful seminar promoting interaction between professionals, academics and construction industry. Seminar proceedings were distributed to all delegates.

The response for the workshop was overwhelming. It was attended by about 150 delegates.

At the end, Hemant Vadalkar proposed vote of thanks. The entire proceedings were conducted by Mrs. Kirty Vadalkar with brief comments to make it interesting.
Structural Detailing Using Software (Including Ductile Detailing as per IS: 13920)
26th June, 2009
Reinforcement detailing of structural component, Joints and supports is very important for achieving the desired structural performance and load transfer in RCC structures. It is both, a science and an art

Today, with structural becoming more and more complex, detailing has assumed significance like never before. The provision of ductile detailing as per IS : 13920 have also becomes imperative and hold the promise to prevent sudden collapse while allowing significant deflections and cracking during major earthquakes

Structural software has come a long way from its Initial role of solving large computational problems to catering to today's needs of automation, user friendliness, detailed drawings and end - to- end performance. There is no wonder, then that today's structural designers are looking for software which would take as much load off their heads in as little times as possible.

This seminar will start with a session  on the requirement of ductile detailing an d then illustrate how modern structural software can carry out analysis and design to today's structures  and can seamlessly proceed to produce structural drawi9ngs in conformity with IS : 13920.

STRUDS - a software developed by Soft Tech Engineers Pvt Ltd, Pune is a tools for structural analysis, design & detailing of RC framed buildings. Various Clauses of IS: 13920 (1993) for ductile detailing have been implemented in STRUDS along with generation of structural drawings. This will be demonstrated using a live example of an RCC building.
Manpower Crunch - A Challenge in Construction Industry
27th December, 2008

The present decade has seen an unprecedented growth to construction activity in India. Today's construction projects are not only more complex than before but are also more complex than before but are also more demanding for better quality, exacting standards and times bound completion. But are we geared up to handle the opportunities that are coming our way? What do we need to successfully execute today's construction projects?

The answer is trained manpower.

Be it consultancy, construction management or supervision of work, today it is very difficult to get competent and trained personnel. This crunch, in number as well as quality of manpower, is experienced at all levels… The problem becomes even acute when we look for special or multidisciplinary skills

What are the causes for such a manpower crunch? At the national level, What can we do about this? At the must be handling this situation in his own way. What can we from the experience of our peers?

This seminar will provide a forum wherein the speakers and participants can share their views and experiences. There will be deliberations from the following sectors;

  • Structural Designers & Architects
  • Project management Consultant
  • Developers & Contractors
  • Corporate & Govt. Organizations
It is expected that the deliberations would lead to a white paper, which would clearly define challenges and suggest solutions.
An evening seminar on "Post Tensioned Slabs"
8th October, 2008


slabs are pre-stressed concrete floor slabs (with or without beams) for buildings They have been in practice in the development countries for more than two decades. However, it is only recently that we find regular grids, they provide several advantages over reinforced concrete (RC) slabs, such buildings, technology parks, malls places of exhibition & entertainment act, PT slabs not only provide large column ferry spaces ( many times without beam projections) for flexibility of usage but they can be economical also. With specialist agencies and software available, RC slabs some situations. The seminar will consist of talks and technical deliberation on the emerging concept.   BBR (INDIA) LTD.  is one of the specialist sub- contracting companies in the field of pre-stressed concrete. It is a subsidiary of BBR systems, Switzerland and has been in existence in India since 1986. BBR (India)Ltd. has carried out design execution of several PT slab projects in India. The evening seminar is being sponsored by them.

Midas R&D Centre, India
19th September, 2008

Midas it a  daughter concern of POSCO STEEL & IRON< one of the largest steel making companies in the world. With a presence in several countries, Midas IT has demonstrated its expertise in developing software for Civil, Structural, Geotechnical and Mechanical engineering. Its state-of-the-art end to end engineering solutions have automated the Middle East, It has now established operations in Mumbai, India through MIDAS R&D Centre India, in order to extend its technologies to its Asia Pacific &  Middle East customers

“To guide the structural engineers for the efficient planning, analysis, design and detailing of foundations for high rise buildings.”
23rd September, 2006

About the seminar

Many high rise building are coming up in and around Mumbai. Due to scarcity of space in the island city, more tall structures are being planned. Shortly, Mumbai will have the tallest building in India. Planning and designing the high rise building is a complex and challenging task. The structural frame is paid more attention to, but the foundation is equally important. Foundation for the high rise structures is always a big challenge for the structural, civil & geotechnical engineers. The problem becomes acute due to requirement of two of three basements for parking. Deep excavation for basements is another challenging job for the civil engineers. This needs to be tackled very  carefully keeping in mind safety of adjacent structures and also the stability of deep excavations. Depending upon the strata available, either pile foundation with pile caps or mat foundation is generally adopted for carrying heavy vertical loads and seismic forces.

Various aspects of geotechnical parameters, deep excavations and suitability of different foundation systems for high rise building will be discussed . Modeling of the foundation systems, analysis ,design, detailing and construction aspects, along with case studies will be discussed. Eminent geotechnical and structural engineers like Dr. Nayak , Dr. Mhaiskar, Dr. Nori, Eng. Kamal Hadkar. Ms. Alpa Sheth, Eng. Jaydeep Wagh, Prof. Sundaram will share their experience.

Structural Detailing In RCC Buildings
26th May, 2006
About the Seminar

Detailing of structural components, joints and supports is very important for achieving the desired structural performance and load transfer in an RCC building. There are two requirement of good detailing. First, it should ensure that the assumptions made during structural modeling are properly translated into construction. Second, it should ensure unambiguous instructions to the contractor so that very little is left to “ good construction practices.” Detailing is both, an art and a science.

For years, detailing has been largely synonymous with reinforcement detailing. However in today’s context, it encompasses a lot many other things such as seismic considerations, provisions for services & equipment, connections, construction sequence, soil-structure interaction and use of special products. Good structural detailing is the hallmark of a good consulting engineer.

This seminar has been organized by ISSE in association with the Institution of Engineers, MSC. It has been designed to address various aspects of structural detailing through deliberations in the form of first hand experiences and case studies. Broadly the following areas shall ne covered:  
  • Foundation & Substructure
  • Superstructure
  • Checking at site
  • Structural rehabilitation
  • Software for detailing
  • Special products & materials
One day seminar “ To guide the structural engineers for the efficient planning, analysis, design and detailing of shear walls.”
30th October, 2004

Many high rise buildings are coming up in and around Mumbai. Due to scarcity of space in the island city, more tall structures are being planned. Planning and designing the high rise building is a complex and challenging task. Shear walls are invariably used in all highrise building for the required structural stuffiness and strength which can not be provided by beam column frames alone beyond certain height.

The intention of this seminar is to discuss various aspects of shear walls in the high rise buildings. This includes planning, analysis, design, detailing and various code provisions.

Experts are invited to share their knowledge & experience in the design of various highrise building using shear walls

Speaker / Panel of Experts: Prof. Mulay,      D.S. Joshi.
Optimizing Structural Steel Design
20th December, 2003

For the first time in India, parallel flange sections are begging produced and made available in local markets by M/S. Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) With this heartening step of JSPL, the Indian scenario of available structural steel sections will undergo much better change M/s. Girdhari Agrawal & Co. well make these sections available to the local market.

Structural Engineers in our country, who strived for optimization in Structural Steel design, were so far handicapped by non- availability of these sections, which were readily available in western countries.

JSPL has taken up the challenge to produce these parallel flange sections & have set up a totally imported plant in Regard city, Chhattisgarh state, in technical collaboration with NKK of Japan at a capital cost of RS. 1,600 cores.

JSPL being a grass root level plant, having its own:

  • Iron ore mines
  • Largest coal based Sponge Iron Plant in the world
  • Captive power plant
  • Sophisticated Controls in production of steel as well as in rolling of sections.
Seminar on “ISO9001-2000 For Design AND Construction Organization”
17th May, 2003

The objective of the course is to impart the training, to Interpret Understand and Implement the 9001 ;2000 Quality Management system requirement specific to design and construction Organization. The course aims at providing insight into prestigious international slandered for Quality management is to facilitate creating serving the society by providing services related to design and construction in the built environment This would help organizations to have a look themselves, understand the requirement of their clients, identify the gap areas, remedy them on a continuous improvement basis and achieve full customer satisfaction albeit customer delight with optimum utilization of resources.

“Brain Storming Session”
4th January, 2003
Full day inter active seminar held on 4th Jan, 2003, on aspects and problems of using Specialty Materials in construction and repairs of structures. This was a novel experiment where manufacturers – user’s views were expressed with full frankness.
Seismic Assessment and Retrofitting of Buildings
16th February, 2002


Seminar jointly with Institute of Engineers (India-Maha State Centre), Institute of Architects (Brihan Mumbai Centre)

Inauguration of Isse Mumbai local Centre “Concrete- The Wonder Material, Boon Or Bane”
By Er.Shri.Satish Dhupelia

R. L. Nene Memorial Lecture
5th August, 2011

“Integration of Construction Aspects and Aesthetics in Structural Design ”

Lecture By Mr. Robert Azimi
11th May, 2011

“FM Global’s Approach to Safe Design Practice to Limit Property Losses”

R. L. Nene Memorial Lecture
4th August, 2010

Inauguration of Isse Mumbai ocal Centre “Concrete- The Wonder Material, Boon or Bane”

R. L. Nene Memorial Lecture
4th August, 2009
On “CRACKS IN CONCRETE”, By  ER.Shri.N.K.Bhattacharyya, Er.Shri.Satish Dhupelia
R. L. Nene Memorial Lecture
2nd August, 2008
“Understanding the Behavior of Structures  through Parametric Study” By-Shri. M.H.Joshi and Lecture Series on Strap 2008 for Design of RCC, Steel Structure & Foundation

A Lecture on the Memory of Late Er. G. C. Oak

11th April, 2008


R. L. Nene Memorial Lecture
4th August, 2007

Theme: High Performance Concrete

Lecture by Dr.. P.C. Basu, Director, AERB, Remembering Late Mr.R.L.Nene

Symposium On “Criminal / Civil Laws & Civil"
5th August, 2006

It is unpleasant hard fact that ignorance of law does not allow any kind of escape from harsh consequences of legal process. In particular, process of criminal law is very painful and many times  humiliating too. Simultaneously it is also true that if you are preinformed . you are prearmed for your defense. So let us make endeavor to reduce  our weakness arising out of ignorance of laws pertaining to our profesion.


  • Shri. N.N.Bhagwati
  • Shri. R.N.Raikar
  • Shri. M.D.Tambekar
  • Shri. P.K.Dawda & Shri. Jayant Kulkarni
  • Techno legeal Consultant Shri. Kirti Dave
“Structural Engineering for The 21st Century and The Role of The Institution”

17th January, 2006

By Dr. Michael Dickson, CBE. BA. MS. Freng Fistructe Frsa, President of Institution of Structural Engineers, U. K.

Dr.Dickson is founding member and director of “Buro Happold”. World Class Consulting firm of repute. This firm aims to produce high quality engineering designs, details and specialization in constructability of structures. They believe in strict adherence to time, programme  and excellent value for money. Company’s culture and ethos is baded on principles of care, value and elegance, which were ideals when founded and continue regularly in their day today life.
"Wind and Earthquake Loads on Structures"
21st May, 2011
About the Workshop

“To have an exposure to the intricacies of wind engineering applicable to the structural response of tall buildings, understanding of provision of IS:875 Part3, 1987 Indian Standard for Wind Loads and significance of wind tunnel testing of tall buildings, wind induced motions of cloud structure and key elements for structural design is necessary. ” 
Presentation will be made by: Dr. K. Suresh Kumar (Managing Director RWDI India)

“Seismic load calculation as per ISI 893 – 2002 and response spectrum analysis in particular will be discussed for tall buildings.”
Presentation will be made by: Dr. Mrs. M. A. Chakrabarti.   (Head Structural Engineers Department VJTI)

Practical application of Response Spectrum using STAADPro will be presented by  Mr. Hemant Vadalkar, Consulting Engineer, Mumbai.


The growth of most of the cities in India are without any preplanning and as such rapid urbanization and increase in the density of population are demanding high-rise structures to sustain the growth of commercial activities and high density living accommodations.  A large number of these cities are situated in the coastal belt and are vulnerable to cyclonic towns.  Design and construction of high-rise structure are ever increasing in the metropolitan cities with economic growth of the country and therefore design of high-rise structures needs more and meticulous attention.          

In the design of tall structures, the effect of wind induced motions,seismic loading and consequent stress and strain in the structures are of most importance as the lateral loads governed the design.  Assessments of wind loading Seismic loading are not that simple to be evaluated as that in a static analysis.  The effect of cyclonic wind on a tall structure has to take into account the dynamic behavior of the structure under the varying load.  The sphere of understanding has to be spread over a larger section of the professional engaged in design and construction of tall buildings. 

"Pile Foundations"
20th February, 2010
About the Workshop

To guide structural engineers for efficient planning, analysis , design , detailing and quality control of pile foundations.

Foundation is the most important component which directly affects the safety and stability the structure. Pile foundations are commonly used for many civil engineering structures, like buildings, bridges, marine structures etc. Various types of pile like micro-piles, pre-cast bored or driven piles, and steel, bored cast in situ piles are in use for various applications. Bored cast in situ piles are most commonly used. Since the work is done under ground, it is necessary to monitor and record the data for every step in the construction of pile foundations. There are many grey areas in the design and construction of pile foundation. This includes interpretation of soil data, assumption of the sub- grade modulus for different soil layers for design of piles under lateral load, termination depth for friction and end bearing piles. The most crucial aspects is ensuring quality control at site as the construction of piles below the ground cannot be visually inspected.

Various aspects of geotechnical parameters modeling of the foundation systems, analysis, detailing, construction aspects, monitoring and quality control at site for pile foundations along with case studies will be discussed during the workshop. Eminent structural and geotechnical engineers like De. N.V.Nayak, Dr.S.Y.Mhaiskar, Dr.V.V.Nori, Mr.S.R.Ambiye, Mr.V.T.Ganpule, Prof.G.B.Chaudhary, , Mr.D.J.Ketkar, Mr. Ravikiran Vaidya will share their experience.
"Legal and Statutory Requirement "For Structural Engineers"
22nd August, 2008
About the Workshop

All of us Engineers acquire skill in various subject related to our own field. We get exposure to diverse Engineering fields starting techniques, hydraulics leading to large structures like dams and canals, applied mechanics and strength of materials leading to do as analysis and design of concrete and steel structures of specialized nature and specialized structures.

We learn soil mechanics and geo-technical engineering leading to foundation engineering, roads, highways and airports. Many of us specialize ourselves in one or two main fields of in which they had developed some interest and have limited exposure to other related education leading to post graduation and doctorate. Broadly we can make a blanket statement that we are reasonably good at the subject related to Engineering.

This works out perfectly well till the time one is serving with some firm or practicing as a free lancer.

However the entire curriculum does not give any exposure to other equally important fields viz Accounts and Administration on one side whereas Management, related statutory acts and HRD on the other side.

Although all of us do have a genuine desire to practice in a straightforward and lawful manner, many a times a Practicing Engineers is caught on wrong foot because if ignorance. One has to face unpleasant situation and pay fine and penalties almost for no fault of his.

This workshop is an effort to give introduction to various causes related to income Tax, Service Tax and the Statutory Acts under which every practitioner is covered.

You will get a brief introduction to all this subjects. One need to select his /her own consultant and take their help from time for specific individual requirements.
Guidance for Effective use of Staad Pro Software
6th March, 2004
"To Guide the Structural Engineers for the efficient use of Staad Pro Software with solved example"

About the Workshop


STAADPro is one of the popular software tools used by the leading Structural Engineers worldwide. It is very useful software for analysis & design. It addresses all the production needs of the Structural Engineer's office. The core facilities provided in STAASPro include model generation, visualization tools, static & dynamic analysis, steel & concrete design as per Indian and International codes.


Many Structural Engineers use this software daily. But due to scarcity of time, many users can not explore all the features. Thus, the full potential of the software is not utilized. Sometimes, mistakes in the input data many lead to erroneous results. The intention of this workshop is to point out and discuss he users, advanced features of the software with simple tricks, so that, the potential of the software is fully utilized. This will improve the productivity in the design office.

The topics discussed shall include

Common mistakes in data file, Do's and Don'ts, art of modeling and solutions to common modeling problems. Shear wall modeling, rigid diaphragm action for mat foundation, tension only members, Finite Element technique, dynamic analysis, load generations for wind, moving loads, EQ loads as per a IS 1893-2000 and IS800-1984 provisions. Experts are invited to share their knowledge & experience in the design of various types of projects using STAADPro. Advance features like Dynamic analysis, Finite element analysis will be discussed by the experts.

Contents of Workshop
  • Introduction:Purpose of structural audit, interpretation and applicability
  • Aspects of Audit:
  • Scope, methodology & practical difficulties, seismic considerations, professional fees, limitations of audit & suggested improvements
  • Guidelines & Case Study:Model audit report and forms A case study
    • Related issues:Responsibility & liability of the auditor, viewpoint of the authorities, viewpoint of the client, enforcement
Structural Audit: Methodology, Guidelines and Related Issues
1, November, 2003
About the Workshop

As per the latest byelaws of co-operative housing societies it is mandatory to carry out Structural Audit of the building of the society. The purpose of such audit is to assess the condition of the building. A well defined methodology for carrying out structural audit is, however, not available. Also, there are many issues and practical difficulties, which stem out from this relatively new requirement. The purpose of the workshop is to present a methodology and guidelines (including model report and forms) for carrying out structural audit. Many important issues from various angles (Technical, Social, Administrative etc) and practical difficulties will also be discussed.

Contents of Workshop
  • Introduction:Purpose of structural audit, interpretation and applicability
  • Aspects of Audit:
  • Scope, methodology & practical difficulties, seismic considerations, professional fees, limitations of audit & suggested improvements
  • Guidelines & Case Study:Model audit report and forms A case study
    • Related issues:Responsibility & liability of the auditor, viewpoint of the authorities, viewpoint of the client, enforcement

Seismic Design & Detailing Of RCC Framed Structures

23rd February, 2002
About the Workshop

The aim of the workshop is to explain in details the concepts of structural analysis, design and detailing of RCC framed structures for earthquake resistance ,it will be presented by Mr.D.S.JOSHI , a seminar consulting engineer and the chairman of ISSE committee for codes & standards responsible for writing the book "DESIGN OF REAINFORED CONCRETE STRUCTURES FOR EARTHQUAKE RESISTANCE" A former assistant professor of structural engineering at SPCE, Mumbai, Mr.Joshi has been guiding post-graduate students of structural engineering.

The workshop will cover the following
  • A numerical example illustrating the evaluation of seismic loads, structural analysis, design and ductile detailing of a stilts+10 storied building with regular shape
  • Guidelines for buildings of smaller heights
  • Guidelines for buildings of different shapes
  • ?Guidelines for buildings of different seismic zones
  • Influence of soil conditions on superstructure
The book "Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures for Earthquake Resistance" will be used as a reference. A certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the workshop.

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