In a press conference held yesterday, Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) announced the 2nd World Congress of Engineering and Technology (WCET), which will be organized at QU 5-8 February 2023 under the patronage of Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani.

WCET is to involve the 2nd International Conference on Civil Infrastructure and Construction (CIC 2023), and the International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP).

The International Conference on Civil Infrastructure and Construction (CIC 2023) is co-organized by Qatar University, the Ministry of Municipality, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal). Ariane Real Estate Company participates as a platinum sponsor, and PORR, a silver sponsor. The conference is also sponsored by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). The International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP) is sponsored by QNRF and benefits from Australian Engineers Society as professional partner. The CIC 2023 proceedings will be published through QU Press.

In his speech, CENG Dean Dr. Khalid Kamal Naji said, “The congress will include plenary sessions and keynote lectures on various topics related to vibrations, infrastructure, and construction. We expect that the congress will provide a forum for exchanging technical information, disseminating high-quality research results, presenting new policies and scientific progress in this area.”

He added, “Delegates of more than 40 nationalities are participating in the congress, with over 300 research and technical papers to be discussed in the congress.”

In his speech, Eng. Ibrahim Abbas, Director of the Infrastructure Planning Department at the Ministry of Municipality, said, “We would like to thank Qatar University for organizing the 2nd World Congress of Engineering and Technology (WCET). We are pleased to be part of this initiative, which comes for the second time after the success of the first edition of the Congress, as it expresses cooperation between the two parties to support the common goals.”

In his speech, Dr. Eng. Mohammed bin Saif Al-Kuwari, Environmental Expert and Engineering Consultant at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MECC), said, “MECC pays great attention to green and sustainable infrastructure and construction buildings, which take into account the safety of the environment from pollution and degradation, through the use of renewable energy and increasing energy efficiency to reduce pollution and waste, and enable recycling and use, taking into account the quality of life of residents in the design, construction and operation by creating unique designs that take into account air quality and the efficient use of energy, water and other resources. It also takes into account the health factors of workers and users during construction and building operations such as: Reducing dust levels by air recycling according to advanced systems to reduce the incidence of respiratory diseases, etc.”

In his speech, Eng. Salem Al-Shawi, Director of the Technical Office at the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), said, “The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ participates in the Second International Conference on Infrastructure and Construction, respectively, as a strategic partner and main organizer of the conference, as ‘Ashghal’ is the entity responsible for the implementation of infrastructure projects and public buildings in the State of Qatar. We seek to achieve more and follow up on project implementation and management plans by establishing and developing an integrated building and construction system that keeps pace with the great development witnessed by the country in accordance with the highest international quality standards.”

He adds, “The Authority’s strategic partnership with Qatar University comes with the aim of exchanging views And expertise in the field of infrastructure sector. We look forward to fruitful cooperation between us so that the conference can achieve its goals by highlighting all the achievements that Qatar has achieved in the field of infrastructure. We also hope that the conference will achieve the desired gains through the exchange of experiences and developments in the field and through workers and specialists in the field of infrastructure and construction.”

In his speech, Head of Civil and Architectural Engineering Department Prof. Mohammed Hussein said “The 2nd International Conference on Civil Infrastructure and Construction (CIC2023) will cover four themes. These are: Contemporary issues in Construction Engineering and Management, Advances in Infrastructure Sustainability, Renovation, and Monitoring, Sustainable Architecture and Urban Planning for Society Wellbeing, and Water, Environment and Climate Change.”

The conference will have a number of professional partners from engineering societies inside and outside Qatar including Qatar Society of Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Lean Construction Institute – Qatar, Earthna, Engineers Australia, Chartered Institute of Building, and the American Concrete Institute (ACI) – Qatar Chapter. The conference will have world-class keynote speakers from top international engineering organizations and societies beside key executive members of the infrastructure and construction sector in Qatar.

In his speech, Head of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department Prof. Elsadig Mahdi said, “To confirm the pioneering role that Qatar has played and is still playing in the development of mechanical engineering and its various branches, especially vibration engineering, Qatar University will host the fifteenth edition of the International Conference on Vibration Problems. The conference will provide an ideal opportunity for engineers and researchers in the State of Qatar to present their research results and discuss current challenges in this field. This conference is one of the specialized forums and is the first of its kind to be held in Qatar and the GCC.”

Source: Qatar University

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