Previous Question-Answer Sessions

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Previous Question-Answer Sessions

These are the videos of questions-answer sessions during previous VIRTUAL CLASSES. These will help you to understand the short courses. Every Wednesday 7 pm virtual class of starts. The Civil Engineers who already registered in any of the short courses available, should attend the VIRTUAL CLASS ROOM, where you can ask questions about your doubt and confusions on the video lessons and course materials. Face to face question-answer is very effective to make the short course more effective than physical training sessions. Please check your email for the link of VIRTUAL CLASS ROOM.

Prerequisite / Eligibility

  • BSc, MSc or PhD in Civil Engineering
  • Level 4 or 4th year student of bachelor’s in civil engineering

Course Teacher

Professor Dr. Jahangir Alam, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Brief Biography of Course Teacher


  • PhD in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Japan, 2005
  • MSc in Civil and Geotechnical Engineering, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2002
  • BSc in Civil Engineering, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1998


Professor Dr. Engr. Md. Jahangir Alam is faculty member at the Department of Civil Engineering, BUET, Dhaka-1000, since 1999. He completed his PhD from University of Tokyo in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering in 2005 as a Monbu-Kagaku-sho Scholar. He was research fellow in Ecole Centrale Paris in 2008. Professor Jahangir did his BSc in Civil Engg with major in Structure and MSc in Civil and Geotechnical Engineering from BUET.

Professor Jahangir has multidisciplinary research interests and has publications in international journals and conferences. His current research topics are “Risk Sensitive Land Use Planning of Mega City”, Physical and Numerical Modeling of Liquefaction Hazard, Mitigation against Seismic Liquefaction, Cyclic Behavior of Non-plastic silt, Reinforced Earth, Earthquake Resistant Foundation in Soft Soil, Climate Resilient Concrete, Climate Resilient Road.

Professor Jahangir was involved in many consultancy projects where he designed/checked high rise RCC buildings, Communication towers, Jetty, Shore Pile, Embankment, Container Terminal, Ground Improvement, Bridge Foundation etc. He supervised many MSc and PhD students. He was involved in pile load testing, pile integrity testing, concrete mix design and development of laboratory and field-testing equipment.

Professor Jahangir actively involved in National and International professional bodies. He is life member and was Treasurer of Bangladesh Society for Geotechnical Engineering (BSGE), which is Bangladesh Chapter of ISSMGE. He is life fellow of Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB). He is life member of Bangladesh Earthquake Society (BES). He was Treasurer of Bangladesh Earthquake Society (BES).


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1) Rebar in eccentric footing
2) Pile location moved during construction
3) Pile Integrity Test is unable to detect pile toe
4) Lateral capacity of pile
5) What is the minimum time period for drilling adjacent cast in situ pile?
6) Top rebar in pile cap
7) Pile and pile cap under water reservoir?
8) Combined pile cap dimensioning under multiple columns
9) Sand Compaction Pile Design
10) Is it correct to use 3” clear cover to the bottom of the beam?
11) Sampling for concrete cylinder test
12) How to calculate shear in pile cap?
13) Concrete strength is found unsatisfactory after construction?
14) Consideration of liquefaction in pile design
15) Construction method of pile cap and basement floor together
16) Sand compaction pile as ground treatment
17) What is the minimum time period for the casting pile cap after completing piles?
18) Arrangement of 4 piles in a single line
19) Comparision of friction resistance between cast in situ pile and driven pile
20) Designing building without soil test
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