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Econference Statistics and Balance Topics to be discussed...

 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:48 pm    Post subject: Econference Statistics and Balance Topics to be discussed... Reply with quote

Dear All: 

I was just looking through the Econference statistics. This Econf. has smashed all past records. At time of checking, there were 80 topics and  a total of 416 posts. The most prolific  e-conference previously was the one on concrete durability earlier this year which had 57 topics and 263 posts. 


When we had sent a pre-conference intimation, I received a note of caution- 'Isn't this topic too vast to cover in a single conference?' Yes, it is - but honestly, how many of us are going to have time to come back again and again to it if we had planned 3 econferences on Tall Buildings, not to speak of conference fatigue? So while the canvas is too large and overwhelming, we felt SEFI  should indeed give it its  best shot. And look how far we've come! 


There have been exceptionally well-informed and enlightening discussions and contributions from very experienced experts of the tall buildings industry,  and we have  had some young/not-so-experienced  members  contributing too. That is the good thing in a democratic platform such as SEFI. Everyone's voice is heard.  We hope, if we have time, to filter emails and make a compendium of the most insightful ones which may be used as a reference by all. It will not be an easy task (I'm not sure, for e.g.  if the topics are properly titled -  many SEFIans have "replied" to a mail while starting on a new topic. And then  there are multiple threads for the same topic.)  but its worth trying. 


I can enumerate at least 30 important topics which are still left to be discussed. So much to do, so little time.....But there is  one important  topic  we would like very much  to discuss. What are the issues you would like to see addressed in a Tall Buildings Code, were such a thing being planned for India? I'm talking here more of the Table of Contents, rather than the contents themselves. Pl do write more on this. 


At this point I would also like to record  our appreciation of  Sanjeev Kumar, our Admin head  and SOS. He and his team have worked relentlessly through the conference. It helps that Sanjeev is also a civil engineer (from IIT Kanpur, but alas defected to IT). Due to our budget constraints, we are unable to compensate him for such events. I appeal to all of you to make it possible for us to do so. For a 10 day conference, surely one would be ready to pay Rs 100/day. So go ahead, you know what you have to do. 


 
warm regards,


Alpa Sheth 

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Econference Statistics and Balance Topics to be discusse Reply with quote

Dear Er Alpa,

It is heartening to note that this e-conf. has smashed all records. It clearly shows the importance of the topic.

I also wish to appreciate the efforts put in by Er Sanjeev (Hope you received the cheque sent by me!). I request not only the persons who attended this e-conf. but also the ones raising questions in General Forum to send their annual contributions, so that Sefindia.org can function smoothly.

I also take this opportunity to appreciate Er Rangarajan, who is not only participating in many discussions but also painstakingly preparing the daily digest of the conf. proceedings.

Finally, I would like to thank and appreciate you for your bright idea of conducting this Tall building Conference.

May God Bless you All!

Warm regards,
NS

Econf_Moderator wrote:
Dear All:

I was just looking through the Econference statistics. This Econf. has smashed all past records. At time of checking, there were 80 topics and  a total of 416 posts. The most prolific  e-conference previously was the one on concrete durability earlier this year which had 57 topics and 263 posts.


When we had sent a pre-conference intimation, I received a note of caution- 'Isn't this topic too vast to cover in a single conference?' Yes, it is - but honestly, how many of us are going to have time to come back again and again to it if we had planned 3 econferences on Tall Buildings, not to speak of conference fatigue? So while the canvas is too large and overwhelming, we felt SEFI  should indeed give it its  best shot. And look how far we've come!


There have been exceptionally well-informed and enlightening discussions and contributions from very experienced experts of the tall buildings industry,  and we have  had some young/not-so-experienced  members  contributing too. That is the good thing in a democratic platform such as SEFI. Everyone's voice is heard.  We hope, if we have time, to filter emails and make a compendium of the most insightful ones which may be used as a reference by all. It will not be an easy task (I'm not sure, for e.g.  if the topics are properly titled -  many SEFIans have "replied" to a mail while starting on a new topic. And then  there are multiple threads for the same topic.)  but its worth trying.


I can enumerate at least 30 important topics which are still left to be discussed. So much to do, so little time.....But there is  one important  topic  we would like very much  to discuss. What are the issues you would like to see addressed in a Tall Buildings Code, were such a thing being planned for India? I'm talking here more of the Table of Contents, rather than the contents themselves. Pl do write more on this.


At this point I would also like to record  our appreciation of  Sanjeev Kumar, our Admin head  and SOS. He and his team have worked relentlessly through the conference. It helps that Sanjeev is also a civil engineer (from IIT Kanpur, but alas defected to IT). Due to our budget constraints, we are unable to compensate him for such events. I appeal to all of you to make it possible for us to do so. For a 10 day conference, surely one would be ready to pay Rs 100/day. So go ahead, you know what you have to do.



warm regards,


Alpa Sheth

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:09 pm    Post subject: Econference Statistics and Balance Topics to be discussed... Reply with quote

Alpa while talking about analysis and design of tall buildings talks on dynamic analysis due to both earthquake and wind forces; pile - soil - pile cap interaction are unavoidable


On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 10:42 PM, Econf_Moderator <forum@sefindia.org (forum@sefindia.org)> wrote:
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           Dear All: 

I was just looking through the Econference statistics. This Econf. has smashed all past records. At time of checking, there were 80 topics and  a total of 416 posts. The most prolific  e-conference previously was the one on concrete durability earlier this year which had 57 topics and 263 posts. 


When we had sent a pre-conference intimation, I received a note of caution- 'Isn't this topic too vast to cover in a single conference?' Yes, it is - but honestly, how many of us are going to have time to come back again and again to it if we had planned 3 econferences on Tall Buildings, not to speak of conference fatigue? So while the canvas is too large and overwhelming, we felt SEFI  should indeed give it its  best shot. And look how far we've come! 


There have been exceptionally well-informed and enlightening discussions and contributions from very experienced experts of the tall buildings industry,  and we have  had some young/not-so-experienced  members  contributing too. That is the good thing in a democratic platform such as SEFI. Everyone's voice is heard.  We hope, if we have time, to filter emails and make a compendium of the most insightful ones which may be used as a reference by all. It will not be an easy task (I'm not sure, for e.g.  if the topics are properly titled -  many SEFIans have "replied" to a mail while starting on a new topic. And then  there are multiple threads for the same topic.)  but its worth trying. 


I can enumerate at least 30 important topics which are still left to be discussed. So much to do, so little time.....But there is  one important  topic  we would like very much  to discuss. What are the issues you would like to see addressed in a Tall Buildings Code, were such a thing being planned for India? I'm talking here more of the Table of Contents, rather than the contents themselves. Pl do write more on this. 


At this point I would also like to record  our appreciation of  Sanjeev Kumar, our Admin head  and SOS. He and his team have worked relentlessly through the conference. It helps that Sanjeev is also a civil engineer (from IIT Kanpur, but alas defected to IT). Due to our budget constraints, we are unable to compensate him for such events. I appeal to all of you to make it possible for us to do so. For a 10 day conference, surely one would be ready to pay Rs 100/day. So go ahead, you know what you have to do. 


 
warm regards,


Alpa Sheth 
     



     



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