The first phase of the annual panel discussion was held on the 18th of May 2017 at 4.30 pm at the Civil auditorium. The discussion was titled “Civil Talks 2017”. The event was chaired by Engineer Jayanath Raveendra, the head of Marketing and new product development at the International Construction Consortium (ICC).
The gathering was addressed on the topic “Current trends in Civil Engineering”.
The panel discussion was well attended by the lecturers and students in the Bachelor’s program of the department of civil engineering, in overall around 150 participants were presented for the discussion.
The panel discussion commenced by the welcome speech delivered by Anushka Dassanayake, the president of the civil engineering society(CES).
As the topic implies the purpose of this discussion was to provide exposure through conversation on both recent literature reviews and the personal experience of the panelist who is working on developing reinvigorated methods that can be implemented in construction.
After the introductory speech on the panelist which was delivered by Osanda Muthuhewa, the chairman of the panel discussion committee of the civil engineering society (CES) the panelist went on discussing a series of contemporary competencies in construction and the attendees were encouraged to embrace the novelty, gullibility, development and maturation of them as the attendees will have to collaborate with these methods as they move forward in the field.
The panelist also went on discussing a range of perspectives and methods of facilitating the incorporation of new engineering concepts into individual engineers and the industry in general.
The layout of the discussion was about 90 minutes followed by a brief Q&A session to engage audience and panelist for about 10 minutes. In overall the discussion is highly appropriate and appreciated by the attendees as the knowledge gained by the discussion will be in greater assistance when providing consensus for projects that will come forth.