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Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) on Tuesday announced that the second World Congress of Engineering and Technology (WCET) will be held at QU from February 5 to 8, under the patronage of Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani.

WCET will involve the second International Conference on Civil Infrastructure and Construction (CIC 2023), and the International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP).

The International Conference on Civil Infrastructure and Construction (CIC 2023) is co-organised by Qatar University, the Ministry of Municipality, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal).Ariane Real Estate Company will participate as a platinum sponsor and PORR as a silver sponsor. The conference is also sponsored by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF).The International Conference on Vibration Problems (ICOVP) is sponsored by QNRF and benefits from Australian Engineers Society as professional partner. The CIC 2023 proceedings will be published through QU Press.

Dr Khalid Kamal Naji, CENG dean, said, “The congress will include plenary sessions and keynote lectures on various topics related to vibrations, infrastructure and construction. We expect that the congress will provide a forum for exchanging technical information, disseminating high-quality research results, presenting new policies and scientific progress in this area. “Delegates of more than 40 nationalities are participating in the congress, with over 300 research and technical papers to be discussed in the congress.”

Eng Ibrahim Abbas, director of the Infrastructure Planning Department at the Ministry of Municipality, said: “We would like to thank Qatar University for organising the 2nd World Congress of Engineering and Technology (WCET). We are pleased to be part of this initiative, which comes after the success of the first edition, as it expresses cooperation between the two parties to support the common goals.”

Dr Eng Mohammed bin Saif Al Kuwari, environmental expert and engineering consultant at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MECC), said: “MECC pays great attention to green and sustainable infrastructure and construction buildings, which take into account the safety of the environment from pollution and degradation, through the use of renewable energy and increasing energy efficiency to reduce pollution and waste, and enable recycling and use. It also takes into account the health factors of workers and users during construction and building operations such as reducing dust levels by air recycling according to advanced systems to reduce the incidence of respiratory diseases.”

Eng Salem Al Shawi, director of the Technical Office at Ashghal, said: “The Public Works Authority participates in the Second International Conference on Infrastructure and Construction as a strategic partner and main organiser of the conference, as ‘Ashghal’ is the entity responsible for the implementation of infrastructure projects and public buildings in Qatar.“We seek to achieve more and follow up on project implementation and management plans by establishing and developing an integrated building and construction system that keeps pace with the great development witnessed by the country in accordance with the highest international quality standards.”

Prof Mohammed Hussein, head of Civil and Architectural Engineering Department, said, “The 2nd International Conference on Civil Infrastructure and Construction (CIC2023) will cover four themes. These are: Contemporary issues in Construction Engineering and Management, Advances in Infrastructure Sustainability, Renovation and Monitoring, Sustainable Architecture and Urban Planning for Society Wellbeing, and Water, Environment and Climate Change.”

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