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Traffic and transportation engineering:   Urban Infrastructure, Building & Construction Engineering:
  • Intelligent integrated transportation systems, transportation facilities including
    airports, highways, railroads, mass transit systems and ports
  • Traffic surveys and traffic management systems
  • Traffic demand management
  • Pavement materials and pavement design
  • Highway, Bridge and Railway engineering
  • Alternative energy and low emission fuels
  • emergency management(Natural and man made)
  • Infrastructural engineering, management of existing infrastructure including inspection,
    maintenance, rehabilitation,  repair and retrofitting
  • Urban utilities (pipelines, communication networks, etc.) management
  • Solid waste management, waste reutilization and urban ecology
  • Urban water management including water supply, sewage, surface drainage, flooding,
    rainwater harvesting, lakes, etc.
  • Building science, construction and technology, Sustainable and cost effective housing,
    accelerated construction technologies and fire safety
  • Development of nondestructive evaluation techniques and tools
  • Integrated Construction project management
  • Green buildings and energy conservation
Urban Sprawl and planning:   Tunneling engineering and underground space utilization:
  • Urban and community planning, mobility issues
  • Patterns, process, cause and consequence of urban sprawl
  • Geometric land-use planning along with zoning regulations
  • Integrated city land use planning with transportation planning
 
  • Underground Metros
  • Large underground excavations for multi basements, underpasses, and other geotechnical
Climate Change, Geohazards and disaster mitigation:   Environmental Impact Assessment:
  • Seismic microzonation of urban centers and disaster mitigation
  • Hazard studies due to earthquakes, landslides and floods
  • Seismic resistant design of infrastructure
 
  • Greenhouse gas emission estimation
  • Assessment and Mitigation of Key Environmental Impacts
  • Environmental
ICT for Transportation / Infrastructure:   Urban economics and social issues:
  • Video Surveillance for monitoring Public Infrastructure.
  • Sensor networks and instrumentation of existing infrastructure
  • Wireless Technologies
  • Network analysis
  • Sensor network and data for dynamic monitoring of ¬†atmospheric pollution
 
  • Urban economics
  • Urban slum management and social issues