The BUET-Japan Institute of Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety (BUET-JIDPUS) was established by the Syndicate of BUET on 30 December, 2009 as a development project of the Government of Bangladesh with the financial support from the Government of Japan. The purpose of the institute is to provide a platform for teaching, learning and research in the field of disaster prevention and urban safety that will contribute to reduce disaster risk of the country. The aim of this institute is to assist the government of Bangladesh to strengthen and maintain the infrastructures all over the country and to prevent and well manage natural disasters.
Human resources and industrial development in the field of Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety
We strengthen the capacity of engineering professionals in Bangladesh regarding the issues of infrastructure management and disaster mitigation including urban safety.
Curriculam for post-graduate level studies and research
BUET-JIDPUS currently awaiting approval for its curriculum and educational programs (M.Sc., Ph.D., and PGD)
Reduction of fire hazards
BUET-JIDPUS conducts small scale fire tests, awaits expansion of structural fire laboratory for large scale tests and gets involved in safety inspection of fire damaged buildings.
Earthquake Early Warning System for Bangladesh
We work on addressing the technical challenges and possibilities of implementing an earthquake early warning system in Bangladesh to protect the country’s national assets. This is the first known initiative of this type in Bangladesh.
Health Monitoring of the Padma Bridge Rail Link Tracks
We are exploring the possibility of conducting a numerical study together with laboratory and field experiments, including fatigue tests, dynamic tests, and static tests to ensure safety of rail tracks built on alluvial soft soil of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Army and CREC are our supporters to provide technical supports. Bangladesh Railway is the direct beneficiary from such efforts.
Professor Dr. Saiful Amin’s work has certain characteristics like embracing modern innovative thinking, doing research-based professional work for the welfare of humanity, working constructively, and working with the young and the old. He believes that the success of a leader lies in making timely decisions by abandoning a singular vision when necessary and properly evaluating team members’ opinions.