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The International Conference “Coordinating Engineering for Sustainability and Resilience” CESARE’17
05 May 2017

​​The International Conference "Coordinating Engineering for Sustainability and Resilience" CESARE'17

Deputising for Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki, the minister of public works and housing Halaseh delivered a speech at the International Conference on Civil Engineering under the title "Coordination Engineering for Sustainability and Resilience", organized by the Civil Engineering Department at Jordan University of Science and Technology, in the presence of the President of Jordan University of Science and Technology Prof. Omar AL-Jarrah and the Greek Ambassador in Jordan, Mr. Vasileios Bornovas.  In cooperation with the University of Aristotle in Greece, and the University of Birmingham in Britain

Mr. Halaseh said that the government gave the engineering, construction and housing sectors priority and special interest within its 2015-2025 strategic plan for economic and social policies for the next 10 years. This sector has direct impact on the success of the Jordanian economy with the increase level of exports and the new mega projects carried out through Jordanian companies, he added.  He mentioned that they are working on this plan in cooperation with specialized international consulting firm in coordination with partners in this field, including the Jordan Engineers Association.

He added that Jordanian engineers are recognized throughout the region and the world as highly qualified engineers in practice and  according to international standards in contracting and consulting companies in the Gulf region, Middle East and North Africa.

 

Dr. Omar Al-Jarrah, the President of the University, said this conference is a reflection of Jordan's extensive urban renaissance in all aspects, especially in the field of construction and building of viable cities meet all the requirements of the modern era, stressing that the construction sector is one of the most important sectors of the Jordanian economy, Conforming with the government national strategy for building, which will help in the development of this sector and reduces the unemployment rate by providing employment opportunities.

The chair of the conference, Dr. Khairedin Abdalla, a professor of civil engineering at the JUST, said that the four-day conference will discuss a number of topics related to the engineering in construction materials, earthquake design, climate change, risk management, geotechnical engineering, environmental and water engineering, transportation engineering, road management, wind power, power generation and glass facades in buildings. International researchers in the field of civil engineering presented Forty-two scientific papers. The participants are from different countries including the United States, Greece, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Romania, Lithuania, Australia, Malta, Italy, Canada and Jordan.

The Dean of the faculty of engineering, Prof. Yahia Al-Qawasmi said that the faculty of engineering at JUST is one of the leading schools in research and development in the country. It is the first college to obtain American accreditation ABET in the field of engineering sciences in Jordan and seeks to be an international scientific institute in the Middle East.

Dr. Khaldoon Bani-Hani, the civil engineering department chair, added that this conference is part the adopted department plan of holding international conferences that lead to build research partnerships with researchers from world-renowned universities and being acquainted with the latest developments and scientific researches in civil engineering field.