One Day Seminar on Risk & Disaster Management by Dev Bhoomi School of Architecture
Dev Bhoomi School of Architecture, one of the top architecture colleges in Dehradun, Uttarakhand hosted a one day seminar on Risk and Disaster Management on 29th September, 2018 in the Ayurveda seminar hall. The invited speaker for this event was Ar. Anshuman Shukla.
Ar. Anshuman Shukla has pursued Bachelor of Architecture from Government College of Architecture (GCA), Lucknow and further did M.Tech. in Disaster Mitigation and Management from IIT, Roorkee. He is the founder of TESRA (Total Engineering Solutions and Risk Assessment) which played a role in the retrofitting of Dehradun’s famous land mark, the hexagonal ‘Clock Tower’. He is also the co-founder and Director of Retrota Technology Pvt. Ltd. Ar. Anshuman is also an active member and National Secretary of Sahayog India Foundation, an NGO initiated by IITians. At a very young age, he has been inspiring youth and conducting various workshops to train students and labour for disaster prone buildings.
Recent times have been an awakening for us to deal with the disasters that have led to mass destruction and loss of life. The seminar which was organized for the students of architecture and civil department mainly focused on the importance of earthquake resistance structures and the management required for various disasters both natural and man-made. It also focused on the modern architecture and mechanical techniques that could be adopted to achieve life safety in case of such disasters.
Ar. Anshuman introduced these concepts with the help live projects that he has personally handled in past so that students get better guidance of the problems associated with disasters and the remedies that could be applied for the same.
The seminar turned out to be informative for all the students and the faculties as well. It was followed by an interactive session with students where they put forward their doubts relating to the subject.
Winston Churchill has rightly said,” We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us.” It clearly indicates the role an architect plays in the development of our society. It becomes our responsibility to understand our surroundings and henceforth mould our built-form accordingly. So such practical exposure proves to be beneficial for the students in the long run.