INTRODUCTION


Construction industry is growing at a rapid rate due to the advancements in the building technologies and use of new construction materials with superior properties.Due to the depletion in the natural resources and increased impetus on non-fossil fuel sources, it has become imperative to think from a sustainable point of view, be it in terms of materials or technology. The challenge now lies in identification and usage of construction materials that are versatile in terms of sustainability, economy, ductility, durability and strength requirements.Also, the construction industry is leveraging technology to make construction management and site operations more efficient and sustainable.The technology landscape is thus changing at an ever-increasing speed continuing with safer, cheaper and quicker solutions.Technological advancements are paving the way for digital transformation in the construction industry. Project managers are now using technology such as BIM, VR to train workers, and even drones to supervise their employees. The construction industry has drastically transformed with improvement in technology.

The intent of organizing this national conference is to provide a platform for academicians, researchers,practicing engineers and scientists to share their knowledge and experiences for a better tomorrow.The theme of conference is "Advances in Construction Materials and Management” covers the state-of-the-art research and technologies related to construction materials and management. It also provides an opportunity to develop network and collaborations with Universities and Industries across the country. This would definitely be a platform for knowledge sharing and getting acquainted with latest developments in the emerging technologies in critical areas of construction. At the end of conference, it is expected to come out with a blue print on modern construction materials and practices.


ABOUT NIT WARANGAL & CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT


National Institute of Technology, Warangal (NITW) is one of the premier institutions in the country (established in 1959) imparting technical education B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc., M.B.A, M.C.A and Ph.D programs in various specializations of Science and Engineering streams. Warangal is known for its rich historical and cultural heritage. It is situated at a distance of 140 km from Hyderabad. Warangal is well connected by rail and road. National Institute of Technology, Warangal campus is 3 km away from Kazipet railway station and 12 km away from Warangal railway station.The Department of Civil Engineering offers B.Tech, 8 M.Tech and Ph.D programs in Civil Engineering. The Department is a recognized QIP centre since 1978. The Department has well established and well-equipped laboratories. The Department has experienced faculty engaged in teaching, research, capacity building activities and industry extension services. Faculty members represent several policy making and professional bodies. The Department has liaison with reputed industries and R&D organisations.