A Seminar on "Civil Engineering Experience around the world"
"On 19th November 2014, ICE-NUCES organized a seminar on the topic 'Civil Engineering Experience Around the World' which consisted of a lecture by an experienced and world renowned expert in engineering Mr. Abdul Salam.
The event was scheduled to start at 2 pm. The venue was half filled before 2 pm with young faces waiting for the experiences of lifetime to be shared with them which would provide them with valuable information and the guidance to achieve their future goals. All the faculty members were also present at the venue. The event started exactly on time, with recitation of some verses from the Holy Quran. Mr. Abdul Salam was invited on the stage after the recitation to deliver his lecture to the audience. The lecture in his own words was going to be "Edutaining" by which he meant "educating and entertaining''
He started his speech by sharing some of his experiences in different regions of the world especially in the Midddle Eastern, Gulf and African countries. As a Geo-technical engineer his work is exceptional. Dams and the structures he worked on were truly wonderful. He also told the audience about some of the buildings and structures of the countries he had visited. Apart from his work he also talked about the food and the culture of the countries he had visited. The current projects on which he is working in Pakistan are of great value. Most of his work consists of dams, spill ways and flood management systems.
Mr Salam also shared his experiences in very remote areas of the country where he had to go by a helicopter. All of these experiences reveal his devotion to his field. At the end of his interesting speech he invited the audience for the questioning session. In the answer of a question he said that Pakistani engineers are of great potential and are much better than many others round the world". He answered another question by saying "It is a great feeling when you see the structure taking shape which you initially designed on a paper."
Afer this 'Edutaing' lecture the Head of the Civil Engineering Department Dr Syed Iftikhar came on stage to pay his regards to the honourable chief guest. This seminar was yet another success of ICE-NUCES after their maiden event 2013 and the recent wooden scale bridge competition. The society is looking forward to have more educating events in the future."