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Workshop on
GREEN BUILDING: Achieving Sustainability Through Energy Efficiency, Environmental Monitoring and Structural Health Monitoring

Date: 07 November, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Venue: 101, Ground Floor, Bharti Building, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi

About the workshop

Rapidly growing worldwide population is triggering ever increasing demands for housing, industrial sites, civil engineering infrastructure and energy. This is putting an enormous strain on natural resources at a time when there is a strong case to tackle climate change and minimize pollution in the cities and the industrial areas. This workshop will address the issues associated with sustainability through promotion of low embodied energy building materials, energy conservation, environmental monitoring and increasing the service life of structures through structural health monitoring using smart sensors. To cover these, new building materials, predictive tools using environmental modeling, energy efficiency and modern sensing tools will be discussed. This workshop will highlight some technical
aspects required for Indian smart cities through the above stated concepts.

Recent advances in science and technology provides new opportunities for buildings to interact with both internal and external environments. This workshop will cover advance novel materials based solutions to meet our objectives through a holistic approach. This can be achieved by the induction of renewable materials such as bamboo, inclusion of fundamental green building concepts to minimize energy consumption and modern sensing technologies to continually assess structural health. The keyaspects of the workshop shall be a hands on demonstration on sensors in the session “SENSORS IN ACTION”. A glimpse of piezoelectric energy harvesting shall also be presented.

The workshop will put across and showcase collaborative research activities between IIT Delhi and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland with industry collaboration under the area of “Engineered Bamboo".

Objectives of the workshop
The main objective of this workshop is to disseminate the research outcomes that have been obtained so far by the teams of researchers at Trinity College Dublin and IIT Delhi both independently and collaboratively. The deliberations shall concentrate on determining effective strategies of implementing sustainable and built environment through use of green construction materials, energy efficiency, indoor air quality monitoring and advanced structural health monitoring.

Key feature of this workshop
A key feature of this workshop will be to discuss the integrated approach combining advanced materials fabrication, analytical and modeling techniques in energy efficiency and environmental monitoring.

It includes:

  •  Sustainable construction materials
  • Innovative building materials
  • Indoor air quality monitoring and modeling
  • New sensing solutions for structural health monitoring
  • Energy harvesting materials

Who may participate

  • Practicing engineers - government and private-in civil/environmental.
  • Enterpreneuers, Directors & CMDs from construction company working in the area of Indian Smart cities.
  • Faculty members of engineering colleges.
  • Scientists from government R&D organizations.
  • Government officers (ministries).
  • Research scholars.
  • Undergraduate and post graduate students.
  • Civil builders/contractors.
  • Key personnel from test centers.
  • Architects.
  • Consultants.

Workshop Schedule

Title Duration Faculty
Registration 08:30am - 09:30am  
Workshop Inauguration 09:45am - 10:00am  
High Tea 10:00am - 10:15am  
Session 1 SHM Sensors in Action
A Glimpse of Smart Sensing Research at IIT Delhi 10:15am – 10:45am Dr. S. Bhalla
Piezo- Sensors: New Age Sensors for
Cost Effective Health Monitoring of Civil Structures

10:45am – 11:15am

Dr. Sumedha Moharana

Experimental Investigations with Smart Sensors on Geopolymer Concrete: The Green Concrete for Sustainable Construction

11:15am – 11:45am

Dr. T. Visalakshi

Session 2 Green Buildings
Leaner Building and Leaner Buildings 11:45am - 12:30pm Dr. Roger West
Energy Saving Through Effective Use of  Green Building Materials and Technology 12:30pm - 01:15pm Dr. B. Bhattacharjee
Questionnaire and Discussion 01:15pm – 01:30pm  
Lunch Break 01:30pm – 02:30pm  
Session 3 Environmental Monitoring
Wall Panels Indoors : Sampling and
Monitoring Protocol for VOC Measurements
02:30pm – 03:15pm Dr. Mukesh Khare
Session 4 Bamboo: A New Green Alternative to Concrete & Steel
A Glimpse of Engineered Bamboo
Research at IIT Delhi
03:15pm – 03:30pm Dr. S. Bhalla
High Capacity Structural Members
Using Bamboo for Sustainable Construction
03:30pm - 03:45pm Mr. Diwakar Bhagat
Tea Break 03:45pm - 04:00pm  
Exhibition: Smart Sensors and Bamboo 04:00pm – 04:30pm  
Valediction & Certificate Distribution 04:30pm - 05:00pm  

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