National Spaghetti Bridge Competition 2016
University of Ruhuna became the Winners
National Spaghetti Bridge competition 2016, organized by IESL YMS and CES of University of Peradeniyatook place on the second day of TECHNO 2016, held at BMICH premises. Read more..
Concrete Mix Design Competition - 2016
Final Year undergraduate student of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ruhuna won the 1st place with 85 Mpa, defeating other 4 State Engineering Faculties at the Inter-University Concrete Mix Design Competition organized by Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd. The objective of the competition was to impart practical and theoretical knowledge in the specialized area of concrete mix design, providing students with valuable exposure to working with concrete as well as encouraging them to work in teams. The final competition was held on 11th October 2016 at Siam City Cement (Lanka) Head office Colombo.
The Faculty level Sphagetti Bridge Competion organized by Civil and Environmental Engineering Society (CEES) was held on 04October 2016 at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna. In parallel to this, school level Sphagetti Bridge Competion was held with the participation of seven schools in Galle area. Ceylon Steel Corporation (LANWA) sponsors this event as usual. In the evening there was an LANWA Scholarship Award Ceremony also.
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A Fire drill was organized by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering on 18th May 2016 from 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m and it was coordinated by Dr. W.M.K.R.T.W. Bandara (Health and Safety coordinator). It was conducted by the Fire brigade, Municipal Council, Galle and Mr. Sri Kimara was the resource person. Selected 18 Second Year and Third Year students, 3 lab attendances, and 4 Security officers were the target audience.
Second batch of M.Eng / PG. Dip. (for year 2015/2016) program, conducted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, started its first semester on 8th May 2015. This post-graduate program aims to equip civil engineers with the theoretical and practical skills to enable them to analyze and investigate problems and to engage in design, development and research. Special attention is paid to the development of soft skills and self-learning skills. With the flexibility to satisfy graduating requirements in either greater weight from taught courses or greater weight from research the candidate has an option to request specialization degrees in the field of Structural Engineering, Water and Environmental Engineering, and highway and transportation Engineering depending on how the candidate complete the graduation requirement.
Depending on how one completes the graduation requirements, candidates have the option of graduating either with specialized degree or general Civil Engineering degree. To qualify for specialization degree, candidates , in addition to completing the research in the selected field of specialization, are required to complete half of the taught credit requirement from the respective field of specialization as identified and notified to the candidates at the time of registration. This Master of Civil Engineering program provides a unique opportunity in selecting modules to match a variety of career plans and personal interests.
The First Aid Awareness Program was conducted on 27th June 201 from 3.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. at IS Seminar Room. The event was organized by the IESL Student Chapter of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, FOE, UOR. The resource person for the program was Mr. G.D.T.C. Sandaruwan, First Aid Instructor attached to Sri Lanka Red Cross Society, Galle Branch. The event was coordinated by Dr. W.M.K.R.T.W. Bandara (Health and Safety coordinator) and Mr. T. Prasanthan (Chairmen IESL student chapter). The target audience was 3rd Year Civil stream Students.
Sphagetti Bridge Competion - 2016
National Spaghetti Bridge competition 2016, organized by IESL YMS and CES of University of Peradeniya took place on the second day of TECHNO 2016, held at BMICH premises. University level winners from Moratuwa, Peradeniya, Ruhuna and south eastern university engineering faculties went head to head for the glory of being the national champions of the competition. The competition became intense when loading of prepared bridges started. At the end, group “Mighty Ruhuna” from University of Ruhuna became the Winners (Load/Weight = 102.4) while the second place was also secured by University of Ruhuna (Load/Weight = 102.2).
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The survey camp 2015 has gone on 24th August to 5th September as it scheduled in Wallawaya, for Uma oya downstream multi purposes development project. This camp was conducted for the completion of Uma Oya downstream development project which is proposed to transfer the water from Uma Oya to Lunugmwehera reservoir. Through this project, it is expected to irrigate 25,000 acres of paddy lands both in Uva Wellassa and Ruhuna Yala and Maha seasons using 11.5 km length canal. The project also aims to solve the drinking water problems in Uva, Wellassa and Ruhuna and also to supply sufficient water for the Lunugamwehera Reservoir. Meanwhile the project is expected to construct a 100MW power house which can be connected to the national grid. Therefore, Uma Oya down Stream Project is considered as multipurpose and largest project to be implemented in Sri Lanka after the Mahaweli Development Project.
National Spaghetti Bridge competition 2015, organized by IESL YMS and CES of University of Peradeniya took place on the second day of TECHNO 2015, held at BMICH premises. University level winners from Moratuwa, Peradeniya and Ruhuna engineering faculties went head to head for the glory of being the national champions of the competition. The competition became intense when loading of prepared bridges started. At the end, group “Spartanz” from University of Ruhuna became the Winners with a National Record (Load/Weight = 129.4) while the second place was also secured by University of Ruhuna (Load/Weight = 113.4).
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Society (CEES) successfully organized the Undergraduate Symposium on Recent Advances in Civil Engineering-2015. The event was held in the Faculty of Engineering on 26th January 2015 parallel to the Academic Session of the Faculty of Engineering (ARS), University of Ruhuna. Civil Engineering undergraduates of the 2010 batch presented their outcomes of their final year research work. Dr. Chandana Perera, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering participated as the chief guest of the Undergraduate Symposium-2015.
Civil Engineering Survey Camp-2014
Civil Engineering Survey Work Camp-2014 was held at Medawachchiya from 12th to 24th January-2015. This year, 3rd year Civil Engineering undergraduates participated in the North Central Province (NCP) Canal Project, undertaken by Ministry of Irrigation, Department of Irrigation and North Central Province Irrigation Department.
Twenty-seven irrigation tanks and several canals were surveyed with advanced surveying equipment and techniques (GIS, Total stations, etc). This Survey work included a spill site locations, bund and bed surveying, detail survey of the canal, LS and CS of the canal stretch. The outcome of this survey will be used by the department of Irrigation for rehabilitation of traditional village irrigation tanks and canals within 50 km2 in Medawachchiya area under the NCP canal project.
Spaghetti Bridge & Concrete Mix Design Competition 2014
Civil Engineering Undergraduate Students of the Faculty of Engineering won the 3rd place at the “Spaghetti bridge competition 2014”, held on 12th October 2014 at the BMICH premises with Techno 2014 exhibition which was organized by Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL).
Final Year undergraduate student of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ruhuna won the 3rd place at the Inter-University Concrete Mix Design Competition organized by Holcim (Lanka) Ltd. The objective of the competition was to impart practical and theoretical knowledge in the specialized area of concrete mix design, providing students with valuable exposure to working with concrete as well as encouraging them to work in teams. The final competition was held on 11th October 2014 at TECHNO-2014, Colombo.