Details of Workshop and Training Conducted on Tsunami 
upto June-2010

Date Details of the meeting Participants, Technocrats, Engineers and NGO's Remarks Actions taken
20-05-2010
and
21-05-2010
A two days training programme was conducted on 20th and 21st May'2010 in the Main Conference Hall of the Project Management Unit, Ezhilagam, Annex 5th floor, Chennai-05, for the Engineers who are involved in building construction works in various places affected by Tsunami.
Training was imparted on "Design of Reinforced Cement Concrete buildings & concept of Earth wuake resistant structures"
Engineers from Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board, TWAD Board and Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Departments attended the training. Totally 32 Engineers participated. Subjects regarding Design of R.C.C building, Exploration of soil, Design of various types of foundations, Frame analysis, R.C.C Designs and Computer aided design were taught. Feed back reports were obtained from the participants and submitted.
24-02-2010 A one day training programme was conducted in the Main Conference Hall of the Project Management Unit, Ezhilagam, Annex 5th floor, Chennai-05 on 04.11.2009 for the field Engineers of the Line Departments involving in building construction works under ETRP in various places affected by Tsunami.
Training was imparted on Disaster Resistant construction Practice, Retrofitting of Non- Engineered Structures, Testing & Evaluation of construction materials and construction Tit – Bits from foundation to TOP.
Field Engineers from Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board, TWAD Board and Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Departments attended the training. Totally 20 persons participated. Course materials have been issued to all the participants. Most of the participants have acclaimed the training since they learned useful technical features and were able to brush up their technical knowledge. Feed back reports were obtained from the participants and submitted.
04-11-2009 A one day training programme was conducted in the Main Conference Hall of the Project Management Unit, Ezhilagam, Annex 5th floor, Chennai-05 on 04.11.2009 for the field Engineers of the Line Departments involving in building construction works under ETRP in various places affected by Tsunami.
Training was imparted on Disaster Resistant construction Practice, Retrofitting of Non- Engineered Structures, Testing & Evaluation of construction materials and construction Tit – Bits from foundation to TOP.
Field Engineers from Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board, TWAD Board and Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Departments attended the training. Totally 20 persons participated. Course materials have been issued to all the participants. Most of the participants have acclaimed the training since they learned useful technical features and were able to brush up their technical knowledge. Feed back reports were obtained from the participants and submitted.
03-08-2009 to
06-08-2009
Training was imparted about Procurement Procedures in the Conference Hall of the Project Management Unit, Ezhilagam Annex 5th Floor, Chennai – 05 from 03-08-2009 to 06-08-2009 (1st batch on 03 & 04-08-2009  AND 2nd batch on 05 & 06-08-2009) for the Engineers Draughting officers and staff of the Tsunami Project Implementation Units of the Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Department involved in dealing with Tenders of the ETRP works funded by the World Bank.
Training was imparted about Bid documents, various provisions in procurement procedures of World Bank funded project, preparation of evaluation reports and various types of bidding procedures etc.
Engineers, Draughting Officers and staff of the Tsunami Project Implementation Units of the Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Department attended the two days training. Each batch 26 persons participated. Subjects regarding various provisions in procurement procedures of World Bank funded project, preparation of Bid documents for Works / Goods. Preparation of evaluation reports, various types of bidding procedures to be followed based on value for equipments materials purchase work. Feed back reports were received from the participants and submitted.
09-07-2009 &
10-07-2009
Two days workshop on ‘Procurement Procedures was conducted in the Conference Hall of the Project Management Unit, Ezhilagam Annex 5th Floor, Chennai – 05 for the Engineers and Draughting officers involved in dealing with Tenders of the ETRP works funded by the World Bank.
Training was imparted about Bid documents, various provisions in procurement procedures of World Bank funded project, preparation of evaluation reports and various types of bidding procedures etc.
Engineers and Draughting Officers of 42 participants dealing with ETRP work attended the workshop. Subjects regarding various provisions in procurement procedures of World Bank funded project, preparation of Bid documents for Works / Goods. Preparation of evaluation reports, various types of bidding procedures to be followed based on value for equipments materials purchase work . Feed back reports were received from the participants and submitted.
21.05.2009 One day Training Programme was held in the Conference Hall of the Project Management Unit, Ezhilagam Annex, 5th Floor, Chennai – 05 for the Engineers involving in construction works in the Coastal Districts affected by Tsunami.

Training was imparted about sanitation, alternative Construction Materials & Cost Effective Technology and construction techniques.
32 Engineers working in Tsunami related works attended the Training. Subjects about Sanitation, Alternative construction Materials & Cost Effective Technology and Construction Techniques. Feed back report were obtained and submitted.
16.04.2009

One day Training Programme was held in the Conference Hall of the Project management Unit, Ezhilagam Annex, 5th Floor, Chennai – 05 for the Engineers involving in Tsunami affected construction works. Training was imparted about Soil mechanics & GEO technical investigation, Construction tit-bits and Approximate methods of structural design of building.

27 Engineers working in Tsunami related works attended to the Training.

Subjects about Soil mechanics and GEO technical investigation, construction tit-bits and Approximate methods of structural design of buildings.

Feed back reports were obtained and submitted. Next training programme has been proposed on 21.05.2009 @ Project Management Unit, Chennai – 05.

19-02-2009 One day Training Programme was held in the Conference Hall of the Project Management Unit, Ezhilagam Annex 5th Floor, Chennai - 05 for the the Engineers involved in Tsunami works. Training was imparted about Tsunami guide lines, Retrofitting, Disaster resistant construction practice, Various testing procedures of Materials and design of foundations (Tit bits). About 22 Engineers working in Tsunami related works attended to the Training. Subjects regarding  the Tsunami guide lines, Retrofitting, Disaster resistant construction practice, Testing procedures of Materials and design of foundation (Tit bits) were taught. Feed back report were obtained and submitted.
22-10-2008 One day Training Programme was held in the Conference Hall of the Project Management Unit, Ezhilagam Annex 5th Floor, Chennai - 05 for the the Engineers involved in Tsunami works. Training was imparted about Tsunami guide lines, Retrofitting, Disaster resistant construction practice and Earth quake resistance of masonry and R.C. Structures About 48 Engineers working in Tsunami related works attended to the Training. Subjects regardings Tsunami guide lines, Retrofitting, Disaster resistant construction practice and Earth quake resistance of masonry and R.C. Structures were taught. Feed back report were obtained and submitted.
24-07-2008

One day Training Programme in the Conference Hall of the Collectorate, Ramanathapuram. Taught about Tsunami Guidelines, Faulty works in the constructions, Disaster resistant construction practice & Retrofitting. Film show (last 30 minutes of the morning session) about Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC) and about BHUJ earth quak. Film show (in Tamil 30 minutes) regarding Retrofitting. 

Engineers and Contractors working in the Tsunami related works participated. About 108 persons attended the training.

Taught about Tsunami guidelines for the construction of buildings in the coastal areas, faulty works in the constructions, Disaster resistant construction practice & Retrofitting. 

Feed back report obtained and submitted. 

23-07-2008

One day Training Programme in the Conference Hall of the Collectorate, Thanjavur. Taught about Tsunami Guidelines, Faulty works in the constructions, Disaster resistant constuction practice & Retrofitting. Film show (in Tamil) regarding Retrofitting.

Engineers and Contractors working in the Tsunami related works participated. About 51 persons attended the training.

Taught about Tsunami guidelines for the construction of buildings in the coastal areas, faulty works in the constructions, Disaster resistant construction practice & Retrofitting. 

Feed back report obtained and submitted. 

18-07-2008

One day Training Programme in the Conference Hall of the Additional Collector's Office, Collectorate Campus, Kancheepuram Tsunami Guidelines, Quality Controle, mistakes and Details, Disaster resistant features & Retrofitting.Film show(in Tamil) regarding Retrofitting. 

Engineers and Contractors working in the Tsunami related works participated. About 25 persons attended for the training.

Taught about the guidelines for the construction of buildings in the coastal areas, Quality control, mistakes and details, Disaster resistant construction practice & Retrofitting.

Feed back report obtained and submitted. Next training proposed at Thanjavur on 23.07.08.

21-5-2008 One day Training programme @ Vth floor conference Hall of PMU Chennai -05 Disaster resistant features, cost effective structures, construction practices and Retroffitting of building Engineers from R.D & P.R, Municipal Administration and Town Panchayats Department Participated. (About 9 members participated in the training programme) Guide lines for disaster resistant constructions, construction practices, Retrofitting of Non-Engineered buildings & Group discussion Feed back report obtained and submitted.
18-12-2007 One day Training Programme at Villupuram Collectorate Conference Hall regarding Disaster Resistant features in Construction of Houses, Construction Techniques and materials. Revenue Officials in the rank of DRO, SDC, Tahsildars and Engineers at District level working in Tsunami related project. About 21 person attended the training. Created an awareness with District Officials regarding disaster resistant features in construction of houses, buildings, quality aspects, Natural Hazards and its devastation in affected areas. Interaction with Participants  Further Programme to be organized at various districts.
21-11-2007 One day Training Programme at Vth Floor Conference Hall of PMU regarding Disaster Reistant features in construction of Houses and Construction Techniques and Materials Revenue Officials in the rank of SDC,DRO, Tahildars and other Officials at District Level working in Tsunami related Project. [ About 16 persons attended ] Created an awareness with District Officials regarding disaster resistant features in construction of houses, buildings, quality aspects, Natural Hazards and its devastation in affected areas. Interaction with Participants  Further Programme to be organized at various districts.
25.09.07
to
26.09.07
Two days training programme at Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board Board Training Centre IV th floor, Chepauk, Chennai 5. Engineers from Town Panchayats and Municipal Administration are participated. (About 43 member were participating in the training programme) Guidelines for construction of buildings with Masonory structures, Public Buildings with RCC and Non Engineered Structures, Design Principles,, Water supply and Sanitation facility. Government CRZ Guidelines, Retrofitting of buildings, settlement planning and i Feed back report obtained and submitted
15.06.07 One day training programme at Nagapattinam district with Engineers Engineers and NGO's from Government organisation in Villupuram , Cuddalore & Nagapattinam ( About 42 member were participating in the training programme) Guidelines on retrofitting of buildings was discussed along with quality control aspect. Feed back report obtained and submitted
12.02.07 One day training programme at Nagapattinam district with Engineers Engineers and NGO's from Government organisation in Villupuram , Cuddalore & Nagapattinam ( About 42 member were participating in the training programme) Guidelines on retrofitting of buildings was discussed along with quality control aspect. Feed back report obtained and submitted
29.11.06 One day training programme at Tirunelveli District Engineers from Government organisations & NGO's. (44 participants attended) Retrofitting on non-Engineered structures, brief discussion and interaction. Quality testing of various types of material used in construction and Vide clippings of earth quake that occurred in Bhuj in Gujarat was shown. Demonstration on testing of materials was done. Feed back report obtained and submitted
7.11.06 One day training programme at Villupuram District Engineers from Government organisations & NGO's. (45 participants attended) Retrofitting on non-Engineered structures, brief discussion and interaction. Quality testing of various types of material used in construction and Vide clippings of earth quake that occurred in Bhuj in Gujarat was shown. Demonstration on testing of materials was done. Feed back report obtained and submitted
31.10.06 One day training programme at Kancheepuram District Engineers, Supervisors and Masons from NGO's & Government organisations (30 Participants attended) Retrofitting on non-Engineered structures, NB code (NBC 2005) and brief discussion and interaction. Quality testing of various types of material used in construction Laboratory - Demonstration and Lecture. Feed back report obtained and submitted
18.09.06 One day training programme at Kanniyakumari district Engineers, Supervisors & Masons from NGO's & Government organisations (25 participants attended) Retrofitting on non-Engineered structures, brief discussion and interaction. Quality testing of various types of material used in construction Laboratory demonstraction and Lecture. Feed back report obtained and submitted
31.8.06 One day training programme at Nagapattinam district Engineers & Supervisors from NGO's & Government organisations (45 participants attended) Retrofitting on non-Engineered buildings, brief discussion and interaction. Quality testing of various types of material used in construction Laboratory demonstraction and Lecture. Feed back report obtained and submitted
19/7/2006 One day Workshop at Government Polytechnic, Thoothukudi Engineers & Supervisors from NGO's & Government organisations Quality testing of various type of materials used in construction, Practical session, 21 Engineers from various Department participated Feed back report obtained and submitted
31/5/2006 One day Training programme at Tharangampadu in Nagapattinam District. Engineers, supervisors, and Archetects from GO's & NGO's private practitioners & self help groups. (48 participants were attended). Guidelines for disaster resistance, construction, implementation of project management, Retrofitting of partially damaged houses etc. Report awaited from UNDP.
30/5/2006 One day Training programme at cuddalore (by UNDP, TNTRC, Government of Tamil Nadu. Engineers, supervisors, and Archetects from GO's & NGO's private practitioners (30 Nos Participants attended). Guidelines for disaster resistance, construction, implementation of project management, Retrofitting of partially damaged houses etc. Report awaited from UNDP.
24/5/2006 One day Training programme at DRDA conference hall Kancheepuram (by UNDP, TNTRC, Government of Tamil Nadu). Engineers from DRDA and NGO Engineers involved in construction activities. Guidelines for disaster resistance, construction, implementation of project management, Retrofitting of partially damaged houses etc. Report awaited from UNDP
11-04-2006 One day Training programme at DRDA conference hall Kancheepuram Engineers from various implementing Departments and NGO's from Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, and Villupuram, Kancheepuram Districts Foundation on weak soils, and damages in structures, water supply sanitation in Tsunami affected areas, were discussed. Feed back report obtained.
30/11/2005 and 1/12/2005 Two Day Training Programme at Anna University (AU-TVS. Hall at Anna University) UNDP- Consultant, specialized Engineer from Engg. Department, IIT, etc. as Guest Lecturers, Engineers from DRDA, Highways. Municipal Administration, NGO's from coastal District, TNTRC, Subject related to retrofitting to buildings prone to disaster. Water supply and sanitary arrangements in Tsunami affected area, Construction of Rural Roads and rigid pavement Road, design aspects regarding construction of road, quality control of materials etc. The participants requested hard copy of the couching materials.
30 /09/2005 One day training Programme at Kanniyakumari Collectorate. UNDP Consultant , Water Supply Consultant from TWAD Board, Executive Engineer (R& R) from Officer on Special Duty (OSD)'s Office, District Collector, Kanniyakumari, Additional Collector (R & R) Kanniyakumari, Engineers from Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi. Revised Guidelines on Building construction, Water Supply and Sanitary arrangements in tsunami affected areas Field Visits were formulated and discussed. Check list were issued to get the feedback
17/09/2005 One day training Programme at Nagapattinam Collectorate. UNDP Consultant , Water Supply Consultant from TWAD Board, Executive Engineer (R& R) from Officer on Special Duty (OSD)'s Office, NGOs and Engineers from DRDA, Villupuram and Nagapattinam Cuddalore and Additional Collector (R & R) , Nagapattinam. Revised Guidelines on Building construction, Water Supply and Sanitary arrangements in tsunami affected areas were formulated and discussed. Check list were issued to get the feedback
06-09-2005 National Workshop on Appropriate Building Materials and Technology in Tsunami Reconstruction (Comfort - Inn, Marina Towers, Egmore, Chennai - 8. Participants were from Planning Commission NNDP, UNDP, TNTRC, ETRP, TEAP, Government of Tamil Nadu , TNSCB, OSD, Secretary Rural Development NMB Development alternatives , IPIRITI - Bangalore, Cost Ford KERALA, TIMPACK PVT, LTD., & Auroville Pondicherry To have a way forward for Technology Demonstration Unit supported by UNDP and Government of Tamil Nadu in all the Districts. Group discussion among all districts and then presentation were made by each district leader. To find a suitable building centre at each district with about 1000 sq.ft area to have further demonstration at district level.
29/8/2005 Meeting at Officer on Special Duty's Chamber with UNDP, Faculty Members from various Departments, to have a follow up action. Faculty members participated on the training, EE (R & R) and Officer on Special Duty To conduct a workshop at Nagapattinam and Kanniyakumari and give instruction for water supply and sanitary provisions on the construction site. Programme on Nagapattinam was fixed on 17.09.05
1/8/2005 To 6/8/2005 Training Programme on construction and its infrastructure in Tsunami affected areas. (TWAD BOARD, Training Centre, Chepauk, Chennai-5) UNDP Consultant, Specialised Engineer in various Government Department and organisations EE(RR) PWD, Highways Engineers DRDA, NGO etc. From all coastal districts (70 persons participated) Subject related to water supply, sanitation, Rain water harvesting, construction of road, Seismic resistance to building were taugh. -
28/7/2005 One day Training Programme at Nagapattinam regarding Disaster Resistance to Buildings , Assessment of loss to building due to disaster , Quality Control , Quality assurance, Interaction. Consultant UNDP, Engineers from PWD, Executive Engineer (Relief and Rehabilitation), Field Engineers from DRDA, PWD in Nagapattinam District. Created an awareness about Disaster Resistant features, Testing of materials to be used in construction , Assessment of loss to buildings, Quality Control, Quality assurance etc. One week Training Programme at Chennai from 01.08.05 to 06.08.05
02-07-2005 One day Training Programme at Cuddalore DRDA Conference Hall. Details of Disaster resistance to buildings, Assessment of loss to buildings due to disaster, Quality Control and Quality Assurance -Interaction etc., Consultant UNDP, Engineers from PWD, Executive Engineer (Relief and Rehabilitation), Field Engineers from DRDA, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department and NGOs Created an awareness with Field Engineers and NGO's about the Seismic Resistance, Precautions to be taken for construction, Testing of materials, Quality Control , Quality assurance. Interaction with Engineers and NGOs involved in the construction activities Next Programme organized at Nagapattinam