The civil engineering domain is expanding at rapid pace as a result of the increased demand from the various infrastructural expansion schemes. This have lead to different situations which require better knowledge than the present as a result of increased engineering demand and also the challenges posed by the operating environment. And most of he organizations are attempting their own methods and practices to circumvent the problems faced by them. Some of such technique could be adopted by others or even could be converted to a commercial entity which could also result in another business opportunity for them. Civil 2009 is an event aimed to expose such developments and innovations that have taken place in the civil engineering arena and that could have wider application or utility. Large number of the products and techniques showcased in this mega event could also help the budding engineers to look for innovative ways of already existing solutions that are either awkward or tiresome. The exhibition have covered almost entire spectra of civil engineering, from construction, design and project management, environmental management and engineering to the advanced technological products like GPS units The report presented here highlights a few selected and most appealing innovations displayed at CIVIL 2009.
2 Over view of most interesting Innovations
The innovations that have been identified to be presented here are based on the impact the innovations have caused to improve upon the existing practices. The construction of newer building by demolition of the existing structure is problem faced by most of the property developers. Based on the various public interest litigation being filed in relation to the construction process is from the adverse consequence caused in the demolition process wither in the form of excessive dust or noise generation. The innovative products using ultra high pressure water jet for concrete demolition displayed by Rentajet Group Ltd seem to put an end to the aforementioned problems. The surveying process though has advanced tremendously as a result of incorporation of information technology. Still, lot of impediments existed and the total use of space technology was not used inmost of the GPS products available in the market. The multichannel GPS+ released by TOPCON seem to have put an end to this problem and could fascinate everyone visiting this stall. Another interesting demonstration of the technology is by Tilt dams. This group have successfully developed flood mitigation strategies using their patented products called tilt damns and spring dams. They are operated using simple physics and seem to be successful to even protect against sudden flash floods.
Sealing of joint and cracks are the age old problems and a reliable solution was thought to be hard