Three engineers from NEC Consultants (Private) Limited, Pakistan, undertook training for ten days at AIT Consulting from 28th March 2011 to 8th April 2011.  The training was entitled “Design of Water Retaining and Building Structures” and was attended by Mr. Ahmed Muneeb Badar, Mr. Wahaj Ahmad Farooqi and Mr. Bilal Bin Aslam from NEC.


The purpose of the training was to provide an integrated platform of technical support to NEC Consultants (Private) Limited for the structural design review of sewage treatment plants and and technology transfer for the establishment of a structural engineering division at NEC Consultants (Private) Limited in Pakistan.  The scope of the training included the following:

  1. Train the engineers on the required documentation of designs, conceptual design development, and design review and evaluation criteria for hydraulic structures, including water tank and sanitary structures
  2. Develop a guideline manual to design the remaining three plants, that identified activities to be executed by each party
  3. Introductory training to the NEC structural design team on the conceptual design, detailed drawings protocols and preparation of design calculation reports on the structural engineering standards/codes most frequently used to prepare structure design for both general structures and for high rise buildings and roads
  4. Share sample structural engineering commercial proposals for guidance, to be used for future structural engineering projects


At the conclusion of the training, the participants were presented with certificates, as well as reference documents to take with them including approximately 30,000 digital reference books related to structural analysis and design, including various international codes, standards and guidelines, as well as design handbooks, text books and technical papers.  They were also provided with their training materials for future reference, including the presentations and sample documents developed by AIT Consulting.  By disseminating these materials, they were provided with the knowledge and resources that they need to return to their country and continue development.