ESCO by Our Professors
- January 23, 2020
- Posted by: Prof. Dr. Md. Jahangir Alam
- Category: Uncategorized
ESCO by Our Professors means Engineering Short Courses Online by Our Professors. This is an online platform to develop carrier of an Engineer by learning new skills, new topics and Codes. Civil Engineers can learn here ETABS, Bangladesh National Building Code, BNBC-2006, BNBC-2017, Pile Design, Mat Design, Construction Quality Control, Structural Design of Shear Wall, Structural Design of Building, Shore Pile Design, Tall Building Design, Steel Structure Design etc. ESCO will be brand name soon in Bangladesh and West Bengal of India. Later it will expand its activity for the whole globe. Civil Engineering Short Courses Online will be available now. Later all engineering subjects shall be covered. This is an initiative of Geotech & Structures, a specialized civil engineering consultancy firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
This is first online professional training website which intends to develop the professional skills of Bengali speaking professionals residing in Bangladesh, India, and Asia and in any part of the world. Later this will be extended for English speaking professionals also.
Professional Training Facilities for Civil Engineers
Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) have developed Engineering Stuff College for professional engineers so that workshops, seminars and training courses can be offered. However, what Engineering Stuff College is doing may not be enough for more than 2,00,000 professional engineers in Bangladesh. “Geotech and Structures” a civil engineering consultancy firm, have been providing professional training to civil engineers since 2018. It was able to draw attention of civil engineering community in Bangladesh, although they could not provide enough courses as per demand of civil engineers. Young engineers are eager to learn. But there is lack of facility and resource person in this field. There are a lot professional civil engineers who are either busy or not willing to train young generation in fear of making competitor. “Geotech and Structures” launched this online professional training website, which first time in Bangladesh. So, we must appreciate the endeavor taken by “Geotech & Structures” to train civil engineers for sustainable, climate resilient and disaster resilient Bangladesh.
Importance of Professional Training in Civil Engineering
After completion of graduation, young engineers need professional training in civil engineering to learn practical oriented topics in detail. they have to learn building codes. they have to learn detailing rebars. they have to know how to do quality control of materials. all these aspects should be learned from experienced experts in civil engineering.
ESCO by Our Professors: Why Online?
For last two years, “Geotech and Structures” arranged a lot workshops and offered short courses on various topics of civil engineering which civil engineers of Bangladesh need for their professional development. Professional Training in Civil Engineering was a nation building initiative of Geotech and Structures. The venue was at BUET and “Geotech and Structures” office at Kakrail. Civil Engineers who attended those training courses and workshops, expressed their gratitude and interest for more coursed on various topics which are related to design and construction in the field of civil engineering. A lot of professional civil engineers who expressed their interest but failed due to busy life of engineers. Generally, engineers are working 10-12 hours per day in Bangladesh. It is very difficult for them to attend a training course for one or two full days. Traffic congestion of Dhaka city is becoming worse to worst which is another barrier to attend training courses. A lot of civil engineers who do job or practice in divisional towns, district towns or Upazilla towns. It is almost impossible for them to attend training courses in Dhaka. An instructor, specialist, or resource person deliver lecture for 8-10 hours per day for this type of professional training courses. Usually university professors who are specialized in certain subject, are requested to offer workshops and training courses. They are very busy. It is difficult for them to manage one or two full day for the course. Considering all these problems, “Geotech and Structures” developed and launched this online training website ESCO by Our Professors. Initially, civil engineering will be focused. Later other subjects shall be covered. Initially Professor Dr. Engr. Md. Jahangir Alam will offer online coursed on various topics of civil engineering. Later other professors and experienced engineers will be requested to offer online courses on civil engineering and other subjects. ESCO will be a brand name in online short courses for engineers soon.
Limitation of online training
ESCO by Our Professors is an online platform. followings are the limitations of online training
- No question / answer during lecture
- It is difficult to ensure attendance. So, the certificate of attendance is not authentic.
No question / answer during lecture
Solution: you can ask questions though email, phone, video chat. We shall give all of yours answers in a separate video which will be available in the website
Certificates will be issued to enrolled engineers. How to ensure their attendance.
Solution: online MCQ exam will be taken to confirm enrolled engineers watched all the videos. Exam will be easy which will ensure only you watched the videos.
Why this name? why not Professional Training in Civil Engineering
ESCO by Our Professors means Engineering Short Courses Online by Our Professors. Now short courses on various topics of civil engineering is offered here. In future, short courses on other engineering subjects shall be offered.
Now only for civil engineers. Professional Training in Civil Engineering will be offered.
Later for other field of engineering will be covered
Later any subject related beneficial to human being
Advantage of online training in a separate website
- No distraction from youtube and fb
- Anywhere, anytime you can attend
- Much cheaper than offline training courses
- You can repeat any lecture as you required within one month, which is not possible in offline training
Professional Training in Civil Engineering and Bangladesh
There are very few facilities available in Bangladesh for professional training in civil engineering. More than one lakh civil engineers practice here without having professional engineering license. this is one of the barrier of sustainable development of Bangladesh.
Blog / Article Reading and Writing
ESCO by our professors have provided an excellent platform for writing engineering articles in the blog section. every year 3 prizes will be awarded to best article writers. this articles will focus engineering problems and it solutions or field experiences which will educate other engineers.
Concluding Remarks on ESCO
Civil engineers play a major in the development of a country, a society and a civilization. Development of professional civil engineers means contributing to the development of sustainable, climate resilient and disaster resilient Bangladesh. ESCO by Our Professors shall contribute for sustainable development of Bangladesh and World.