3rd February, 2012
Indian Society of Structural Engineers (ISSE) celebrated its 14th foundation day on 3rd Feb 2012 at Rachana Sansad College Hall, Prabhadevi, Mumbai.

President Shri S.G.Dharmadhikari welcomed all the guests and members. He touched upon the history of ISSE and its active involvement in arranging the lectures , seminars and workshops for civil and structural engineers. Secretary K.L.Savla presented the activity report of ISSE during the last one year elaborating the lectures and workshops conducted by ISSE. Some of the important events organised by ISSE are as follows

  • One day seminar on “Pre-engineered Constructions” On 29th Jan 2011
  • Lecture by Seshadri Srinivasan CONSULTING ENGINEER, UK on“The Importance of Concept Design in the Design and Construction of Bridges” on 25th March 2011.
  • Lecture by Mr.Robert Azimi,Head for Global Operations, Sans N. America of M/s. FM Approval on “FM Global’s Approach to Safe Design Practice to Limit Property Losses” on 11 May 2011.
  • One day workshop on “WIND AND EARTHQUAKE LOADS ON STRUCTURES” on 21st MAY, 2011

Secretary Mr. Savla congratulated ISSE advisory trustee Shri Hemant Vadalkar for writing series of articles on Structural Engineering in local marathi news paper Loksatta. Secretary appealed to all the members for their active participation in ISSE activities.

The president and Secretary honoured the authors of ISSE quarterly journal for their valuable contribution in the form of technical articles. ISSE felicitated the authors by presenting a memento and a certificate.

Mr. Hemant Vadalkar appealed to all practicing consulting engineers to share their knowledge and experience through ISSE platform like lectures, seminars and journal. He also announced that the new ISSE website is operational and members can visit the site to know about all activities of ISSE and technical information.

A technical lecture on “Post-Tensioning Technique and its implementation: Good Design and Construction Practices in PT Structures” was delivered by overseas experts Mr.Khalid Rabadi and Osama Masarweh. They touched upon very important aspect of post tension slab construction in the modern buildings and provisions in the different codes of practices. The function was sponsored by Freyssinet Menard India Pvt Ltd.

ISSE team welcomed the new President Prof. G.B.Choudhari and new Secretary P. B. Dandekar.

The program was coordinated by Mrs. Kirty Vadalkar. It was attended by about 80 engineers.

By Mr. Murali Krishna
(Tata Steel – Head business development)