How civil engineering projects in India are supporting large populations is the subject of this month's Civil Engineering Special Issue.
The journal takes a look at some of the major projects taking place in the country and how innovative construction methodologies, state-of-the art design and construction, and the application of advanced technologies have started to bring environmental, social and economic benefits.
India is currently the world’s fifth largest major economy, (the UK is the sixth) and one of the fastest growing global economies. Infrastructure and technological developments in the country have increased so dramatically in recent years that India is on track to become the country with the fastest growth in civil engineering projects.
The planning, design and implementation of many important and innovative civil engineering projects is beginning to make a difference to the lives of its vast, and increasing urban, population. Nearly 17.7 % of the world's population lives in India, an estimated 1.3 billion people.
Major civil engineering projects are taking place in and around the prominent cities of this vast Asian country, including:
- Chennai Delhi
- Kolkata, and
As an example of the large and growing population being served in India, Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru started operations in 2008 with 8 million passengers. By 2018, the passenger volume increased to 24 million. It is expected to triple again by 2028, by which time it will be comparable to the traffic currently being handled by London Heathrow.
What does the latest Special Issue cover?
This Civil Engineering Special Issue aims to showcase important development projects and their associated techniques, while sharing experiences and lessons learned with a global professional audience.
These world-class projects include the development of India’s air and metro transport, water structures, and the restoration of listed heritage buildings.
How can members access the Special Issues?
Four standard issues of Civil Engineering are published each year to keep members abreast of developments in civil engineering. They are free and are emailed to members each month as a member benefit.
Specials Issues date back to 1992. Civil Engineering Special Issues are available twice a year to ICE members from £26.50 a year.
Recent issues are accompanied by videos of authors discussing the project challenges that paper authors had to overcome. When a new Special Issue publishes, ICE emails the subscribers their digital copy. Learn more about journal access today.
How can members access the Civil Engineering archive?
Get perpetual online access to the first 41 Civil Engineering Special Issues by purchasing the CESI Archive via MyICE.
The archive, priced especially for members at £52.80, contains over 350 papers, on important projects such as:
- the Channel Tunnel
- the Thames Water ring
- Sizewell B power station, and
- Heathrow Terminal 5.
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