Bangladesh Group of IABSE


Prof. Dr. AFM Saiful Amin
Department of Civil Engineering (BUET) Dhaka 1000 BANGLADESH


Prof. Md. Abdur Rahman Bhuiyan
Department of Civil Engineering Chittagong, Raozan 4349 BANGLADESH

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August 26-27,  IABSE-JSCE Conference on Advances in Bridge Engineering-IV

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July 18 - Change of Chairs
Saiful Amin
    MAR Bhuiyan
IABSE takes the opportunity to thank Mr. MD Abdus A. Sobhan for his dedicated service and initiatives for the Bangladesh NG and welcome Prof. Dr. AFM Saiful Amin, as the new Chair and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abdur Rahman Bhuiyan as the General Secretary. New Executive Committee of the Bangladesh Group of IABSE has been elected as follows:

Prof. Dr. A.F.M. Saiful Amin, Chairman
Professor of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh Univ of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abdur Rahman Bhuiyan, General Secretary
Professor of Civil Engineering, Chittagong Univ of Engineering and Technology, Chittagong 4349, Bangladesh.

The full committee is as follows:
  1. Prof. Dr. A. F. M. Saiful Amin, Chairman
  2. Mr. Abdul Azim Joarder, Vice Chairman
  3. Mr. S. M. Khorshed Alam, Vice Chairman
  4. Mr. Abu Saleh Md. Nuruzzaman, Vice Chairman
  5. Prof. Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman Bhuiyan, General Secretary
  6. Mr. M. Feroz Iqbal, Treasurer
  7. Dr. Mahmudur Rahman, Organizing Secretary
  8. Mr. Sabbir Siddique, Member
  9. Mr. Nur Sadeque, Member
  10. Dr. Sarah Tahsin Noor, Member

Panel of Advisors:
1. Prof. Sohrabuddin Ahmad
2. Prof. Jamilur Reza Choudhury
3. Mr. M. A. Sobhan
4. Maj Gen Abu Syeed Md. Masud


May 25 - Opening of 2nd Kanchpur, 2nd Meghna and 2nd Gumti Bridges

The long waited 2nd Meghna and 2nd Gumti Bridge was opened in time for the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays in Bangladesh. The opening ceremony was held at the Prime Minister’s residence. Kanchpur Bridge over the Sitalalhya was opened by the Prime Minister on 16 March 2019. AFM Saiful Amin (Secretary, NG) had contributed to the design of the high damping bearings for these three bridges. ASM Nuruzzaman, who is also the Organizing Secretary for the Bangladesh NG was the Project Director. Application of high damping rubber bearings was new for this project in Bangladesh. The main contractor was Obayashi, Shimizu, JFE Engineering and IHI Infrastructure Systems from Japan and the entire team worked tirelessly to open these three bridges ahead of the original schedule, which enabled faster surface connectivity between the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka and the port city of Chittagong. Use and transfer of several proven new technologies from Japan—for earthquake protection, scour protection, superstructure and construction was a novelty in the development of bridge engineering in Bangladesh.

March 28 - BangladeshNG Organizes a Seminar on Bridge Engineering: Toward Definitive Outcomes The seminar was organized at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka, on March 28, 2019. Prof. Dr. AFM Saiful Amin (Bangladesh) delivered the keynote speech supported by eight enlightening presentations on the recently accomplished construction of a few remarkable bridges over the mighty Sitalakhya, the Meghna and the Gumti rivers and associated flyovers for the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway (N1), the most important lifeline for Bangladesh. The construction for the second set of triplet bridges introduced new technologies to Bangladesh such as high damping rubber bearings for earthquake protection, narrow steel box girders for superstructure, steel pipe sheet pile groups for the foundation and progressive girder launching using the nose technique. Time-bound construction on the busiest corridor, a part of the future Asian highway, alongside the existing narrow bridges, had to adopt new technologies so that the old and new bridges can perform better in earthquakes and be protected from scour. Prof. Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury (Bangladesh) was the chief guest, and Professor Dr. Yoshiaki Okui (Japan) and Major General Abu Sayeed Md Masud (Bangladesh) were the special guests in the opening ceremony chaired by Mr. MA Sobhan, the chair of Bangladesh NG. One hundred twenty-six bridge engineers participated in the event.  Download the report..

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