1.One Day Seminar on “ Fire Design on Buildings”
Fire hazard and its damaging effects are well recognized across the world. In Pakistan, there is limited awareness about the fire hazard and its damaging effects. Due to provisions of inadequate fire safety measures, every day, many fires occurs in different parts of the country which cause deaths, property damages and closure of businesses resulting into huge economic losses.
To educate building owners and designers on fire safety measures, a one day seminar titled “Fire Design of Buildings” was held at Military College of Engineering (MCE), Risalpur on 24th September 2013 under the acquiescence of Pakistan Engineering Council. Seminar was attended by Civil Engineers, Fire Engineers, Architects, Building Owners, Contractors and Building Officials.
After recitation of the Holy Quran, Dean MCE, Dr. Muhammad Naseem Baig welcomed the participants and highlighted the aim and objectives of the seminar. Thereafter, resource person, Dr. Shahid Iqbal conducted the seminar. Following areas of fire safety were the focus of his presentations:
· Objectives of fire safety in the buildings.
· Evaluation of structural fire safety measures in Pakistan.
· Fire load and its effects on buildings.
· Prescriptive and performance-based approaches for design of buildings against fire.
· Behaviour and design of steel and concrete structures exposed to fire.
Engineer Muhammad Haseeb introduced different fire codes used in the world and explained International Fire Code’s provisions related to active and passive safety systems measures that need to be provided in fire safe buildings.
Commandant MCE, Major General Anwar-ul-Haq Chaudhary concluded the seminar and stressed upon the need of awareness of different stakeholders about the importance of fire safety measures and advised the participants to spread the knowledge gained during the seminar. He thanked the participants and appreciated the efforts of resource persons and organizers of the seminar.
2. MCE PANTOMIME 2013
The Convocation of Cadets Engineering Degree Course (CED-73) Heralded the organization of a Pantomime, to bid them farewell. The Cadets of Military College of Engineering under the presidency of NC Sajawal Bhatti, prepared a variety of Skits, Songs, Tableaus, Parodies and Videos with utmost devotion and exhibited their innate talents. Cheer, Joy and Laughter filled the eve , as the Garrison Officers, their families and Cadets of MCE enjoyed the splendid performances; the parodies of various instructors at MCE were most relished. Commandant Military College of Engineering, Maj. General Anwar UlHaqChaudry was the Guest of Honour. The Chief Guest commended the brilliant effort put in by the participants and organizers and encouraged them to keep up their work and continue adding the extra colour to the seemingly stale air of Risalpur in years to come.