ABOUT THE PROBLEM STATEMENTS

Case studies illustrate the past and present problems in their real context. Students will learn various ways to solve problems continuing in different subfields of Civil Engineering using their innovative ideas. The case study can be an effective tool that brings the classroom theories into practice. In this edition of the Case Study Competition, you can choose to present the solution to any of the following Cases:

1. Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Use your innovative mind to plan an environmentally sustainable, economically feasible and ready to go model targeting the problems mentioned in the case study. This will require an extensive investigation into the changing patterns of the checks and balances behind the issue.

2. Demolition Management: Get an idea of the techniques adopted for the Demolition of structures in the Construction Industry and present the methodology of demolition after critically analysing the points mentioned in the Problem Statement.

3. Damage assessment of an RC Deck slab: This case study involves the designing of a suitable engineering solution to minimize the potential damage, in terms of limit deflection criteria, on a Reinforced Concrete Deck Slab, due to the sudden impact load of a given magnitude.

4. CoviSpatial GeoLocation and the Pandemic:: Participating teams are invited to propose a unique and novel end-to-end study for location as a perspective for the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this challenge is to create awareness about the significance of Geotechnology as a concept among the student community.

5. Arrival of Autonomous Vehicles in India:: The main goal of this Problem Statement is to check Novelty in your thoughts. Participants are invited to design a rollout plan for the staggered arrival of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) in Indian scenarios and come up with policy implications of the analyzed impacts.

Civil Engineering has a vast scope for research and innovation. It has been in existence since BC times. Civil engineering practices involve multitasking where there is a high probability of challenges. We need to have solutions to overcome the challenges to create a better world. We encourage everyone to participate in the symposium and present their work.