Webinar on “Quality Assurance for Structural Engineering Firms – Challenges Ahead” on 7th June 2019 at 3:30 pm.
Changes have occurred in the structural engineering profession over the past couple of decades which have created a need for engineering firms to implement formal in-house quality assurance programs. With fast-track construction, computerized design, complex design codes and younger engineers taking on more responsibility earlier in their careers, the need for structural engineering firms to have a comprehensive in-house Quality Assurance program has never been greater. Adoption of a comprehensive Quality Assurance program will result in better design, high quality contract documents, fewer RFI’s and change orders during construction, a better product for clients and increased profitability for engineering firms.
This webinar presentation will highlight the components of a model QA program and review various procedures, tips, techniques and strategies for conducting in-house quality assurance reviews on structural design and drawings.
Speaker – Mr Alok Bhowmick
Mr. Bhowmick has more than 38 years of rich and relevant experience in the field of Bridge & Structural Engineering. He is presently running a very renowned and widely acclaimed consulting firm by the name of “B&S Engineering Consultants Pvt Ltd”
Mr Bhowmick is a member of several code committees of Indian Roads Congress (B1, B2, B5, B6, B8 and Expert Group of National Bridge Code). He is functioning as Member Secretary for B-4 Committee of IRC and Co-Convenor of B-9 Committee. He is also a member of BIS Code on Earthquake Engineering (CED-39).
Mr Bhowmick is also an active member in many professional associations. He is presently President of Indian Association of Structural Engineers, Vice Chairman of Indian National Group of IABSE, Chairman of the editorial board of the quarterly journal published by ING-IABSE in the name of “Bridge & Structures”, Member of Governing Council and Consulting Engineers Association of India.
Mr Bhowmick has written and published more than 60 technical papers and has made significant contributions in the development of a culture for innovation in structural engineering both within and outside his organization by sharing his expertise and experience. He has been very active in conducting workshops all over the country for dissemination of knowledge in Limit State code IRC 112. He is the recipient of 24th S. B. Joshi Memorial Award for the year 2018 for “Excellence in Bridge & Structural Engineering”.