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57 Years in Academic and Research

Prof. R. J. Shah

Designation : Senior Faculty Qualification : M.E. (Concrete Technology and Structural Engineering) Experience : 57 Years in Academic and Research

Specialization

Concrete Technology and Structural Engineering

Research Area

Structural Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Valuation, Investigation of Distressed Structures and their Rehabilitation

Publications

  1. Cost Optimization and Alternatives in Building Design during a training programme sponsored by Directorate of Urban Projects, Madhya Pradesh and conducted by School of Planning, CEPT & Vastu Shilpa Foundation at Ahmedabad 1987.
  2. Common Defects in buildings” during Winter School on “Construction Failure” sponsored by Indian Society of Technical Education, New Delhi and conducted by School of Architecture, Ahmedabad.
  3. Post-Earthquake Handling of Buildings, Earthquake Spectra, July 2002, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Co-author alongwith Dr. Sudhir K. Jain, & Dr. CVR Murty, IIT, Kanpur
  4. Cost Optimization and Alternatives in Building Design during a training programme sponsored by Directorate of Urban Projects, Madhya Pradesh and conducted by School of Planning, CEPT & Vastu Shilpa Foundation at Ahmedabad 1987.
  5. Common Defects in buildings” during Winter School on “Construction Failure” sponsored by Indian Society of Technical Education, New Delhi and conducted by School of Architecture, Ahmedabad.
  6. Post-Earthquake Handling of Buildings, Earthquake Spectra, July 2002, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Co-author along with Dr. Sudhir K. Jain, & Dr.CVR Murty, IIT, Kanpur

Membership

  • Fellow of Indian Association of Structural Engineers, India
  • Life Member of Indian Concrete institute, India
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Technical Education, India
  • Life Member of Indian Society for Construction Materials & Structures, India
  • Life Member of Indian Geotechnical Society, India
  • Fellow of the Institution of Valuers, India

Awards / Honours / Achievements / Appreciation

  1. Expert Committee Member appointed by Gujarat High Court to investigate in connection to Mishap occurred at Warehouse for Reliance Industries Ltd., Hazira, Surat.
  2. Worked as Principal Co-ordinator for Rapid Evaluation Safety Assessment Survey organised by Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology, Ahmedabad for earthquake affected structures on behalf of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation & Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority after an Earthquake of January 26, 2001.
  3. Worked as Committee Member for Justice J.U. Mehta Committee appointed by Hon. Gujarat High Court to investigate regarding unauthorised constructions in Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation limit, identify the responsible officers and professionals and to recommend to curb such unauthorised constructions.
  4. Involved in preparing guidelines and formats for Safety & Damage Assessment of Structures for Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA) as a part of team from CEPT and Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC)