The Faculty of Engineering organised a Workshop on “Sustainable Construction Materials”

Workshop on Sustainable Construction Materials

The Faculty of Engineering organized its first “Sustainable Construction Materials” workshop on  World Engineering Day. The workshop assembled 45 participants, mostly civil engineers from Petroleum Development Oman, Sohar Municipality, Students from HEIs, students and alumni from Sohar University. The programme started with the opening remarks by the Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Ghassan Al Kindi. This was followed by the Dean of Engineering, Professor Wan Hamidon, who gave insights on the importance of SDGs and Engineering.

Dr. Mohsin Qureshi in his presentation discussed about the experimental findings on utilization of industrial by-products in various civil engineering applications. The study aims to address United Nations SDG-Goal 12 – Sustainable Consumption & Production and the Oman Vision 2040 Indicator -Environmental and Natural Resources. Dr. Wadhah Tawfeeq in his presentation, emphasized the importance of green concrete and Dr. Arshaf Javid presented about the new pavement design methodology-Superpave Asphalt Specifications. The participants of the workshop also visited the research and material testing facilities at the faculty of engineering including concrete, pavement materials, construction materials and concrete 3D printer. Dr. Osama Ragab and Ms. Hajar Al Handasi guided the tour of the research and testing facilities. The event concluded with the presentation of a Memento to the Petroleum Development Oman and a certificate of attendance to all the participants.