International Virtual Conference on Emerging Research Trends in Structural Engineering (ERTSE 2022)
Civil and Structural Engineers are the builders of a nation. They always have played a significant role in providing the infrastructure required for the society. Ever increasing population, rapid urbanization and industrialization, global warming and climate change, increasing incidents of natural and manmade hazards and environmental degradation have become major concerns of the society today and these concerns pose several challenges to the Civil and Structural Engineers. There has been a noticeable change in the environment within which civil and structural engineers carry out their work. There is a growing concern on the adverse consequences of the development activities.There is a need for Civil and Structural Engineers to rise up to face these challenges and contribute to the development and betterment of the nation in all core areas. A multitude of threats confront us in our effort to achieve the same. Civil and Structural engineers have always been looking for innovative tools and techniques for solving the challenging problems that they face during planning, analysis, design and construction of structures. It is in this context that the School of Civil Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology Chennai has come out with the proposal of organizing an International Virtual Conference on Emerging Research Trends in Structural Engineering (ERTSE 2022) for the second time. This conference is aimed to provide a forum to all Civil and Structural Engineers to deliberate on the emerging research trends and techniques that are needed to face the challenge in the fields of Structural Engineering.