Short course on underground space utilization starts at NUST


NUST Institute of Civil Engineering (NICE), School of Civil & Environmental Engineering (SCEE) of National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) is conducting one week short course on
“Underground space utilization and Tunneling is commencing from June 11-15. The areas of education for underground space utilization and tunneling, which will be covered in the short course includes specialized training for policy makers and project managers, engineers and designers working for urban and rural area development works to provide comfortable, safe environment and smooth working in tunneling field.
According to official sources in NUST, the course also focuses on the designers, executers and planners to create the spaces for transport, parking, leisure, institutions and industries and to assist the engineers in tunneling field. It also includes planning and utilization of under ground space adjacent to the available space at surface and selection techniques keeping in view the strata usage and the requirement. Geotechnical investigation and rock mechanics, ground analysis and behaviour are also part of the course.
The course will also focus on latest and advance tunneling construction techniques by blasting and state of the art tunneling machines and equipment. Tunnel/Cavern execution problems, seepage, temporary and permanent tunnel support system, instrumentation, tunnel ventilation and monitoring and case studies on Tunneling in Pakistan will also be covered during the course. Speakers includes Asst Prof. Muhammad Naseem Khan, NICE, NUST, Dr S. Muhammad Jamil, NICE, NUST and Dr Kamran Akhtar.