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International Conference at NICE (SCEE)

NICE (SCEE) has orga​nized International Conference on Advance Concrete Technology (ACTA) on November 6,7, 2012.

About ACTA 2012​

The use of modern concrete in cementitous materials has grown tremendously. Modern Concrete is steadily replacing conventional concrete. End of 20 th century has mar​ked the use of modern concrete as inevitable in future applications. Number of countries has already shifted to this novel technology and Pakistan being a developing country is no exception to it. The construction industry of Pakistan is already geared towards the use of modern concrete in number of projects and modern concrete has started finding its application in almost all major civil engineering projects in Pakistan.

Recent International conferences on modern concrete organised in Pakistan recognized infrastructural growth in the region. Through these conferences it was obvious that tre​mendous research and practical information as well as new technologies are now spreading rapidly within Pakistan. An International Conference held in 2010 on modern concrete functioned as the platform for the research exchange.

With a view to promote awareness, transfer technology and to be benefited from work of reputed foreign researchers, an international conference on “Advanced Concrete Technology & its Applications (ACTA-2012)” is being organized by NUST I​nstitute of Civil Engineering (NICE), National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad(Pakistan) . Experts from all over the globe have been invited for participation in this premier institution of Pakistan for the purpose. The aim of this conference is to enhance awareness on the use on modern concrete and to promote collaboration between industry, academia and practitioners.

We, proudly owe that the organization of this international conference has been made possible due to valued co-operation through “The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)” . NUST and Technical University, Freiberg, Germany are signatories of MoU for academic ​exchange. Students and teaching staffs from Pakistan and Germany are continuously visiting each other to learn from one another’s experiences. Prof. Dr.-Ing Thomas A. Bier, Technical University, Freiberg, Germany and Prof. Dr.-Ing Syed Ali Rizwan are focal personnel.

Islamabad is the capital and beautiful city of Pakistan. It is situated on the foothills of Margalla Hills. The sight seeing here is scenic. In suburbs, Rawal Lake, Daman-e-Koh, Pir Sowaha are few out of many places attracting thousands of local and foreign visitors daily. The visitors onc​e in Islamabad have an opportunity to travel across the country to see the magical beauty of Northern areas of Pakistan on few hour drives. People of Pakistan are friendly and regard visitors highly. The climate of Islamabad has a typical version of humid subtropical climate, with hot summers accompanied by a monsoon season followed by fairly cold winters. Winters are lasted from November to March with temperatures in Islamabad varying from cold to mild, routinely dropping below zero. The first to second weeks of November are dry with temperatures ranging from 10 - 20 degree Celsius.​