Academics and researchers observed that there was need for more research in the fields of planning, architecture and civil engineering for ensuring quality in infrastructural development.

They mentioned that quality assurance in the field of infrastructure development was very important for substantial and sustainable reduction of financial loss and casualty. As the working pressure in the fields was gradually mounting given the rise in population, there was no alternative to generating competent workforce to meet the demands.

They came up with the observation while addressing the closing session of a two-day international conference at the conference hall of the Department of Civil Engineering at the Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology on Friday.