Dr. V.K. Dogra, Asst. Professor, Department of Architecture and Landscape Design, was invited to deliver a special lecture on advance steel structural systems in special meet organized by RINL VIZAG Steel LTD., Government of India, Enterprise at Hotel Fortune Riviera, Jammu. Dr. Dogra discussed in detail on structural steel buildings and their behavior by explaining various examples like Eiffel Tower, Ram Setu Bridge in Basohli, the Tallest upcoming Railway Bridge in J&K and few other architectural buildings of India and abroad; particularly Disney Art Museum at Barcelona having huge cantilever of 120 feet which is possible only by way of structural steel system. Dr. Dogra’s talk was followed with a fruitful interaction session through the various attendees and invited experts. The Talk was well appreciated by one and all presented in the meet.
The meet was captioned as ABC Meet as it was attended by Architects, Builders and Contractors alike. To show their solidarity and get a greater knowledge on the subject, faculty from the Department of Architecture and Landscape Design Ar. Abhiney Gupta, Ar. Navin Gupta, Ar. Anoop Sharma, Ar. Abhimanyu Sharma, Ar. Tahir Ahmed and Ar. Vishal Bhatti also attended the meet. Earlier, The meet started with the lamp lighting ceremony through the invited experts and RINL officials. The technical expert of RINL gave a brief introduction of Vizag steel, its manufacturing processes and highlighted various features in which Vizag steel is unique among its counterparts. The invited talks by RINL Professionals and Dr. V. K. Dogra were followed by dinner. The meet received a very good response and almost 100 professionals like Architects, civil engineer and builders, both from private sector and Govt. sector attended it. The purpose of the meet was to have more branding of VIZAG Steel for possible use in the various upcoming infrastructural projects in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.