Dr. Rahul Sharma, Faculty, SMVDU, presented a paper at 9th International Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region (CECAR 9) at Panaji, Goa. The Inaugural address was delivered by the chief guest, Dr. Parmod Sawant, Chief Minister, Goa. Dr. Sharma emphasized the utilization of industrial by-product as alternative construction materials for the sustainable and green self-compacting concrete. One such industrial by-product is copper slag for manufacturing of self-compacting concrete. Researchers from South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, USA, etc. also presented their researches on different themes of the conference. Dr. Sharma also chaired the two sessions on “Futuristic Construction Technologies” and “Water Resource Management”. The conference was organized by organised by the Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council (ACECC) and hosted by Institution of Civil Engineers.