Structural safety has always been an imperative aspect of construction. Civil engineers are required to carry out due diligence in the research and verification of the safety and longevity of a structure.
Our infrastructure has been under development since the beginning of the industrial revolution, with civil engineering leaping to one of the most sought-after professions in the world.
We are right in the middle of Industry 4.0, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is the continuous process of automation of conventional manufacturing with smart technology.
The Himalayan arc extends from eastern boundary of Arunachal Pradesh (India) in the east to the east of Pakistan in the west. The Himalayan region is spread over two tectonic plates: Indian Plate and Eurasian Plate.
Earth’s crust is composed of a number of tectonic plates. The tectonic plates always move slowly relative to each other. Whenever there is a sudden slip across the edge of two tectonic plates, energy gets released.
There is an increasing demand for power supply across the world. Hence, the need for quality, reliability and efficiency of the current electrical infrastructure to create a Safe City is becoming more
Dr. Stephen sees around eight patients every day. One of his recent cases was a Page 3 journalist. She complained that her active social life and dining out habits meant fewer sleep hours. Although she had no worrying symptoms, Dr. Stephen prescribed an echocardiograph. The results showed that there was a blockage in the left artery.
It is unnerving to think that our home – or what we think of as a safe and secure place – can fall like a pack of cards due to aging infrastructure and other factors. The harsh reality is that it can happen to us or someone we know. It is not uncommon to come across a news article every other month on the collapse of a tall or high-rise building in a big, congested city.
Come monsoon months and the news headlines are all about heavy rainfall and loss of hundreds of lives due to Flash Floods. In July 2019, at least 10 people were killed in Flash Floods when the river Brahmaputra burst its banks swamping more than 1,800 villages in Assam, India.
In August 2018, a fire broke out at the famous Priya Cinema hall in Kolkata during the Sunday night show. A stampede-like situation followed as movie-goers panicked and tried to escape the smoke. Fortunately, no casualties were reported but such a situation could have been avoided had there been IoT tools for public safety in place.