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AKC’s NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2017 Programs
The November-December 2017 programs of Ambuja Knowledge Centre include the following.
AKC Andheri
  • “Repair/ Rehabilitation & Waterproofing of Concrete Structures” workshop on 2nd-3rd Nov’ 2017.
  • “Design & Detailing of Multistory Building” workshop on 22nd – 23rd Nov’ 2017.
  • A Basic Course on “Fundamentals of Concrete Materials and Technology” workshop on 27th Nov- 01st Dec’ 2017.
  • “Advance Concrete Mix Design” workshop on 14th- 15th Dec’ 2017.
  • Technical Lecture on “Challenges in Mass Concreting” on 03rd Nov’ 17 (Speaker - Er. Mahesh Tendulkar,  Director, Concrete Research & Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd.)
  • Technical Lecture on “Effective Use of STAADpro Software for Structural Analysis & Design” on 10th Nov’ 17 (Speaker - Er. Hemant Vadalkar, Consulting Engineer, Vadalkar & Associates)
  • Technical Lecture on “Concrete Value Added Products” on 17th Nov’ 17 (Speaker - Er. Ibrahim Shaikh, Sr. Product Manager, Sika India Pvt. Ltd.)
  • Technical Lecture on “Smart Dynamic Concrete” on 24th Nov’ 17 (Speaker - Er. Swapnil Patil, Sales Manager, BASF India)
  • Technical Lecture on “Types of Repair/ Straightening” on 01st Dec’ 17 (Speaker - Er. Mridul Goyal, Director- Structural Specialities & Projects (India) Pvt. Ltd.)
  • Technical Lecture on “Corrosion Protection of Reinforcement to extend the Life of Structure” on 21st Dec’ 17 (Speaker - Er. Dhruvesh Shah, Representative (India), Business Vector Corrosion Technologies Canada)
AKC Thane along with ‘Centre of Excellence’, ACC Thane
  • “Material Testing Methods for Concrete & Lab Operations System” workshop on 29th- 30th Nov’ 2017.
  • “Supervising Concrete” workshop on 21st- 22nd Dec’ 2017.
  • Technical Lecture on “Test for Durability Criteria” on 3rd Nov’ 17 (Speaker Er. P. P. Pandey, Sr. General Manager,  Epicons Consultants Pvt. Ltd.)
  • Technical Lecture on “Use of Microfine Materials in Construction Industry” on 17th Nov’ 17 (Speaker – Er. Yatin Joshi, National Head Alccofine Business, Ambuja Cements Ltd.)
  • Technical Lecture on “High Rise Pumping” on 08th Dec’ 17 (Speaker – Er. Sadanand Govilkar, Technical Head- ACC Limited)
AKC- Belapur
  • “Material Testing Methods for Concrete & Lab Operations System” workshop on 16th- 17th Nov’ 2017.
  •  “Durability Aspects of Concrete” workshop on 07th- 08th Dec’ 2017.
  • Technical Lecture on “Application of BIM Software for Architect, Structural Engineers, Builders and Quantity Surveyor” on 24th Nov’ 17  (Speaker- Mrs. Patricia Solomon, In-Charge Computer Centre-Institution of Engineers, Belapur Local Centre)
  • Technical Lecture on “Cracks in Concrete Elements” on 15 Dec’17 (Speaker- Er. P.P. Pandey, Sr. General Manager, Epicons Consultants Pvt. Ltd.)
  • Technical Lecture on “Mass Concrete - Overview and challenges” on 29th Dec’ 17 (Speaker- Dr. Anuj Maheshwari, VP (Procurement & Contracts, Reliance Industries Ltd)
AKC- Virar
  • “Material Testing Methods for Concrete & Lab Operations System” workshop on 21st – 22nd Nov’ 2017.
  • Technical Lecture on “Quality Control for High Performance Concrete” on 09th Nov’ 17 (Speaker - Er. Hitesh Barot, General Manager, Ambuja Cement Ltd.)
Ambuja Cements Ltd., Mumbai
p: ++91 22 40667620 / 8291885509
e: foundations.mumbai@ambujacement.com


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INDIA GRI 2017 REAL ESTATE
The India GRI 2017 Real Estate event will be held during December 5-6th, 2017 at Sofitel, BKC, Mumbai

India GRI is a get-together of senior international and local real estate investors, lenders and developers active in India. The collegial discussions enable you to interact and engage - much like an after-dinner conversation in your own living room. Identify like-minded peers, build relationships, and continue the conversation afterwards. The GRI Club is a global fraternity of real estate leaders. Members find the club a useful way to maintain valuable relationships, find new business partners, and strengthen their global networks. Club Meetings in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore cover a specific theme, sub-sector or micro-market and are exclusive to members. In addition, Open Events bring non-members and members together for high level debates with global investors. The relaxed and collegial environment helps members build personal friendships with like-minded business partners. The topics of the event is as follows.

TUESDAY. DECEMBER 5TH, 2017
  • Investment landscape - Where are investments heading and what is going to be evolution and revolution?
  • Debt Markets - Still India’s cash cow or is equity making a comeback?
  • Global Investors - Ready to strike while the iron is hot?
  • GST, RERA & Regulatory Frameworks - Smoke and mirrors or the age of reform?
  • Corporate Tenants & Occupiers - Are developers offering enough fluidity?
  • Global REITS & Investment Vehicles - Key to unlocking India’s investment potential in the commercial,…
  • Joint Ventures & Joint Developments - Will fortune favour the brave?
WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 6TH, 2017
  • Capital Flows - Is India rising as reality overcomes perception?
  • The Housing Deficit - Still a dream or a stage to kick-start change?
  • Modern Retail - Convenience, leisure, technology or community?
  • The Changing Face of Offices - Evolution of new age globally captive office development
  • Logistics & Warehousing - GST a boon catalyst and goldmine to explore?
  • Student Housing, Co-living & Senior Living - Still too niche or India’s next big opportunity?
GRI Club USA
p: +1 866 - 399 - 1210
e: info@griclub.org
w: www.griclub.org

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MODELING AND SIMULATION IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
The Department of Civil Engineering of TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala, is organizing the 4th International Conference on Modeling and Simulation in Civil Engineering – ICMSC 2017 from 13th to 15th December 2017 at campus. The Conference is meant to provide a platform for sharing, debating and promoting ideas on modeling and simulation in civil engineering. Professionals, academicians, researchers and industrialists will be congregating to revisit the new trends emerging in this field. Eminent personalities in the field are expected to present key note lectures on different topics.

The general themes are Recent developments in the field of civil engineering, mathematical modeling practices, numerical modeling, artificial intelligence applications in civil engineering, simulation and optimization, probabilistic assessment, uncertainty quantification, sustainability concepts. The other major theme headings are Structural engineering, Building technology and construction management, Geotechnical engineering, Transportation engineering, Hydraulics and water resources engineering, Environmental engineering.

TKM College of Engineering
p: 91-9895162568.
e: info@icmsc.org.in
w: www.icmsc.org.in

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CONFERENCES in ASIA
CI-Premier Pte Ltd is pleased to announce their forthcoming international conferences in 2018 as follows.
  • 14th Inspection, Appraisal, Repairs  & Maintenance of Buildings & Structures –  25-27 April, Singapore
  • 43rd Our World in Concrete & Structures  Conference – 29-31 August, Singapore
  • 1st Hazards-Safety-Risk Management in Underground Environment – 19-21 September, Singapore
  • 7th Protection of Structures against Hazards –  24-26 October, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 1st Resilience and Rehabilitation of Structures –  14-16 November. Singapore
CI-Premier Pte Ltd
p:  +65 67332922  +65 91270094
e: john@cipremier.com
w: www.cipremier.com

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Surface & Coating Expo 2018
The confederation of Indian Industry is organizing the 3rd edition of “Surface & Coating Expo” scheduled from 31st August to 2nd September 2018 at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai. The current edition will focus on Surface Preparation, Engineering ,Treatment, Finishing, Coatings, Environment, Corrosion Protection and Technologies. Surface and Coating Expo 2018 will be a platform to the user Industries to get updates on the latest technologies, equipment, product & service offered. The exhibitor profiles would be as follows:

  • Mechanical Finishing : Abrasion, Buffing & Polishing, Vibrating Buffing, Deburring, Grit / Sand / Shot - Blasting Equipment, Rust - Removing Technology
  • Chemical Finishing Technologies (including plants, equipment and materials) : Cleaning, Pre-treatment, Electro-Washing, Chemical Rust-Removal, Ultrasonics, Acid Dipping, Degreasing (Chemical/Electrolysis), Conversion Coatings, Phosphorization, Silane-Oxide Treatment, Aluminium & Aluminium Alloy Anodising, Electroplating, Plating/ Painting on Plastics, Vacuum Plating, Electrophoretic Coatings (Anode / Cathode), Anodizing, Metallizing, Plasma Technology, Stripping Solutions & Equipment
  • Chemicals & Raw Materials : Additives, Media, Solvents, Industrial Chemicals for Coatings Industry, Oils, Pigments, Synthetic Rubbers,Extenders and Fillers, Plasticisers, Varnishes, Fatty Acids, Polymers / Resins, Waxes, Pre-treatment Chemicals.
  • Plant & Machinery : Dispensers, Instrumentation & Process Control equipments, Storage Facilities, Dosing Equipment, Airless Spray, Material Handling Equipment, Drums, Pumps, Mills /Dispersion Equipment, Labeling, Application Equipment / Automated Application, Powder Coating Applicators, Filters & Mixers, Resin Plant, Filling and Packaging Equipment, Electro deposition, Strainers & Extruders, Electrostatic Applicators
  • Paints : Architectural/Decorative, Powder Coatings, Industrial, Radiation Curable Coatings, Automotive, Fire Retardant Coatings, Marine, Paint Brush
  • Paint & Powder Coating Applications : Coating Applications (including Paint & Powder), Thermal Spraying, Spraying Booth, Conveyor System, Curing Ovens, Automation Control System, Robotic Finishing, Recovery System, Reciprocator, Other Equipment & Accessories
  • Testing Equipment : Accelerated Weathering, Physical Testing of Liquid, Colour Measurement and Control, Paint and Dry Film, Instrumentation, In-Process Control Testing, Corrosion Testing
  • Engineering & Supporting Services : Engineering Design & Services, Turn-key Plant, Full Range of Control, Thickness, Colour & Chemical Characterization Testing Instrument, Consulting, Publications & Other Services
  • Protective Coating : Includes Protective coatings for ships, Shipyards, Refineries, Fertilizers, Factories, Refractories, Aircraft& Railways, Pipelines, Offshore Drilling Platform, Chemical Industry, Anti Corrosion Coatings, Water Proofing Coatings.
  • Industrial Coatings : Auto Refinishes, Industrial Finishes, Wood coatings, Thinners, Glass Coating, Textile coating, Packaging Coating & Speciality Coatings
  • Environmental, Safety and Protection : Washing Devices, Emission/Effluent/Residue Treatment,  Dust and Fume Extraction, Ventilation and Air Pollution Control 

The event is targetted at Agriculture, Airport Operators, Automobile, Balance of Plant suppliers, Boilers, Turbines, Cement, Construction, Consultants, Cooling Towers, Desalination, Plants manufacturers, Fire, Food Processing, Local Government, OEM, Contractors, Petro-Chemical, Industry, Ports, Power Plants, Railways, Ship Building, Steel, Sugar, Waste Water and Desalination etc.

Date and Venue
Start Date: Aug 31, 2018, End Date: Sep 02, 2018
Venue: Chennai Trade Centre, Hall 2 & 3, Nandambakkam, Mount Poonamali Road,, Chennai, Tamilnadu.

Confederation of Indian Industry
p: 91-44-42444555
e: kazhal.vendhan@cii.in
w: www.ciisce.in


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MoMoWo Symposium 2018
The International Conference on Women’s Creativity will be held during 13th-16th June 2018 at Turin, Italy.
 
Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement - MoMoWo is a large-scale cooperation cultural project co-funded by the Creative Culture Programme of the European Union, coordinated by the Polytechnic of Turin and launched in 2014. MoMoWo considers an issue of contemporary cultural, social and economic importance, from both a European and an interdisciplinary perspective, women’s achievements in the design professions.

After almost four years of successful project activities, and in accordance with the MoMoWo  mission, the International Conference – Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Toward a New Perception and Reception – continues to increase the visibility of creative women, to foster in Europe and beyond interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the study of the built environment “from the spoon to the city”, and to facilitate the exchange of research results and professional practices in the fields of architecture, civil engineering and design. 

The topics of the conference are:
  • Women’s education and training. National and international mappings
  • Women’s legacy and heritage. Protection, restoration and enhancement
  • Women in communication and professional networks
  • Women and cultural tourism
  • Women’s achievements and professional attainments. Moving boundaries
  • Women and sustainability
  • Women ”as subjects”. Documentation, methodology, interpretation and enhancement
  • Design drawings
MoMoWo
p: +351 213 939 600
e: momowo@iade.pt
w: www.momowo.eu

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Renewable Energy Investment Finance Forum 2017
The Renewable Energy Investment Finance Forum 2017 is to be held on 10 November 2017, Hotel The Leela, Mumbai.
The one day forum will focus on the latest financing developments for renewable energy in areas like capital markets, project securitization, funds, green bonds, investment strategies, new market opportunities and many more.

The key topics will be:
  • Financing and Raising Funds for Renewable Energy Projects
  • Financial Asset Optimization
  • Merger and Acquisition : New Opportunity for Changing Scenario
  • Risk Management and Mitigation
There will also be a Re-Finance 2017 Excellence Awards ceremony.

With India’s top  energy companies attending, the event provides a periodic opportunity for the industry to meet with leaders and define the strategic direction for their activities in India. Whatever your budget and requirements, exhibiting at this event is a cost effective, hassle-free means to successfully target the key decision makers in the industry.

REIFF India 2017
p: +91  9920917136
e: register@firstviewgroup.com
w: www.reiffindia.com

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Inspection, appraisal, repairs and maintenance of buildings and structures including rehabilitation, strengthening and retrofitting
The 14th international conference on  inspection, appraisal, repairs and maintenance of buildings and structures including rehabilitation, strengthening and retrofitting will be held during 25-27 April, 2018 at Singapore.

The themes slatted for discussion include:
  • Physical Inspections for defects/deteriorations/damages on Buildings and Structures of all type of Constructions
  • Studies of Documents and Estimations of loads and Environmental Effects
  • Testing Methods to Establish the in-situ Strength, Serviceability and Durability of the Existing Buildings and Structures
  • Defect /deterioration/ Damage Diagnosis and Forensic Confirmations of the actual causes
  • Repairing Methods (Materials, Technologies) for Rehabilitations
  • Cost Effectiveness on the Repair/Rehabilitation Methods
  • Damages Due to Natural Disasters/Accidents and Other Causes
  • Stiffening and Strengthening Requirements and Methods
  • Post Strengthening Confirmations of Building Structural Adequacies
  • Maintenance/Prevention Strategies/Methods for Long Term Sustainability of Buildings
  • Legal aspects and Insurance issues
  • Case studies and histories
The Conference Secretariat:
p: +065 6733-2922  
e: john@cipremier.com , ci-p@cipremier.com
w: www.cipremier.com

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BIS DRAFTS
The following draft Indian Standards is hereby issued in Wide Circulation for eliciting public comments by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

CED53 (10868) Draft Indian Standard for Bar/Wire Wrapped Steel Cylinder Pipes with Mortar Lining and Coating (including Specials) — Specification

Last Date for comments: 08 November 2017 .

CED 13 (11987)WC: Structural Design using Bamboo - Code of Practice - (First Revision of IS 15912)

Last Date for comments:  31 October 2017.

For more details /documents / forms, please visit BIS website at www.bis.gov.in

Bureau of Indian Standards
p: +91 11 23608434
e: ced13@bis.gov.in
w: www.bis.gov.in

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REPORT: 5th Ferrocement Day

EI MSC organized the 5th Ferrocement Day Function at Mumbai. The Ferrocement Day function is organized in India in remembrance of Late Vishu D Joshi, a veteran civil engineer and Architect. Competition awards for the best ferrocement structure are normally given in this function by the Ferrocement Society.

The function started with warm welcome by Dr H M Raje Hon. Secretary, IEI, MSC and introductory speech by Er Vijay Ghogare, Chairman IEI, MSC. Er Ghogare told about activities of the state centre. He said ferrocement is a magical technology in the hands of engineers and architects. Use of wire meshes makes the components more strong and as such thickness id reduced. Properties like water tightness, sustainability in earthquakes high strength to weight ratio make ferrocement popular in civil engineers all over the world.

A lecture and presentation by Renowned Architect Ajay Kulkarni was really amazing. He said engineers and architects must work hand in hand. Natural shapes and emotions can be expressed in architectural designs. He explained his award winning project Vastad Lahuji Salve Health Centre, built in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. He could use ferrocement to give the wavy shape of the roof, and could express the personality of Lahuji Salve in the building. He also told some experiences related to Late V D Joshi when he was engaged in Hussain Gumpha ferrocement Project in Ahmedabad.

Ferrocement structures are very often built in many countries. Presentations of some structures were shown by Er Milind Kulkarni Consulting Engineers, Mumbai, Savitribai Phule Mahila Ekatm Mandal, Aurangabad, Ferrotechnologies, Kerala, Brajesh Sengar, Asst Superintending Engineer, MJP, Ankur Khanpara, IIT Mumbai, and Owen Waldschlagal (USA).

Every year national level competition for selecting best ferrocement structure is organized for engineers and architects and the winner gets the Late V D Joshi Award. This is the fifth year. Arch. Anupama Kundoo, Arroville, Arch. Ajay Thosar, Pune, Er. Biji John, Chenganassery, Kerala, Shrishilp Consultants, Aurangabad were the award winners of previous competitions. This year the best structure award was given to Owen Waldschlagel. US based engineer OWEN WALDSCHLAGEL has built a modular building system using ferrocement thin walls in Mexico. The system can be used universally for different layouts of the buildings. This concept is more popular in USA. Use of ferrocement has made it possible to save the material and cost also. The photograph shows the wall and roof thickness of the ferrocement is much less than concrete. The structure is appreciated all over the world. Panel of Juries has selected this project for the award.

Er Girish Sangle Hon Secretary, FS, said that ferrocement is a really old technology which emerged before cement concrete, i.e. in 1847. But due to ease in construction, reinforced concrete superseded and became popular. However when curved shapes and light weight construction is required engineers and architects have no other alternative than ferrocement. Ferrocement Society of India has its head office in Pune. Society is promoting this technology as this also gives solutions for earthquake resistant houses. Ferrocement is one of the components in GREEN housing concepts.

Ferrocement Scoeity India
p: 9422009872
e: ferrocement@gmail.com
w: www.ferrocementindia.com

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IABSE Conference Guimarães 2019
The IABSE Conference 2019 ‘Towards a Resilient Built Environment – Risk and Asset Management’ will be held on March 27-29, 2019, in Guimarães, Portugal. This Conference is organised by the Portuguese Group of IABSE (Associação Portuguesa de Engenharia de Estruturas - APEE) in co-operation with the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE), and the University of Minho, Portugal. 

Submission of Abstracts opens September 1, 2017. Participants wishing to present a paper are invited to submit their abstract related to the conference themes and topics. Authors are expected to use the template available at the online submission platform.

The themes and topics are as follows:
  1. Novel Management Tools for the Built Environment
  2. Lifecycle Quality Control of New and Existing Infrastructures
  3. Advanced Frameworks for a Sustainable Built Environment
  4. Risk Analysis Procedures, from Theory to Practice
  5. Future Trends in Structural Engineering
The Preliminary Invitation and more information is available at: www.iabse.org/guimaraes2019

IABSE
p: +41-44-633 3150
e: niggeler@iabse.org
w: www.iabse.org


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ACC Launches a New State-Of-The-Art Green Building Centre in Chandrapur, Maharashtra
ACC Limited, India’s most preferred cement brand, is committed to the concept of sustainable construction and a greener environment in India.  In line with this commitment, ACC launched its Green Building Centre in Chandrapur, Maharashtra in September 2017. The centre was inaugurated by Gopika Tiwari, Cluster Head - West & Central India and Amit Mathur, Director - Sales West.  Danish Rashid, Head- Green Buildings Business, Anish Kundel, Sales Head - Nagpur and Mueen Khan, Regional Customer Service Head, West were also present.

The Green Building Centres are part of a conscious effort towards sustainable construction and maximum utilization of resources without causing harm to the environment. Superior quality materials are usually manufactured using fly ash bricks and maintaining soil and air quality. These projects are undertaken in rural or semi-urban areas where there is a clear need for sustainable construction. The areas benefit from the unique business model and the training and employment of thousands of small scale construction workers.  This clearly meets our objective to facilitate low-cost housing development in India through promotion of sustainable building materials, building techniques and a locally trained workforce.

The production of green building materials at Green Building Centres (GBCs) is carried out in a modern production environment with emphasis on quality and service. A Quality Assurance Test Laboratory in every Green Building Centre ensures thorough quality checks of incoming raw materials and outgoing products.  As a result, GBCs produce building materials of superior quality in comparison to traditional materials. Customers benefit from the quality of Green Building Materials on account of reduced application costs and durability.

Apart from providing rural and semi-urban housing solutions, the project is aligned with the government’s vision of sanitation and the Prime Minister’s Clean India campaign by helping beneficiaries build superior quality washrooms. Local bodies and panchayats in Chandrapur will also gain infrastructural support with these products and skilled applicators in significantly improving village infrastructure.

ACC has already built several such centres in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. There are 30 operational centres and we expect to have as many as 50 by the end of 2017.  ACC’s goal is to facilitate the construction of 1 million affordable houses and toilets in rural India over the next 10 years.

– MSL Group press release


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ACC Launches a new State-of-the-art Green Building Centre in Amritsar
ACC Limited is committed to sustainable construction and providing a greener future for India. ACC is mentoring upcoming entrepreneurs who can take on the challenge of procuring excellent & durable construction material across India. In line with this commitment, ACC launched its state of the art Green Building Centre (GBC) in Amritsar, Punjab In September 2017. The centre was inaugurated by Rajiv Kumar, Director Sales- North and Central in the presence of Danish Rashid, Head- Green Buildings Business, Rohit Sharma Head - Sales Unit Punjab, the SU Punjab team, architects, channel partners and government engineers.

This is one of the biggest GBCs in India located on the Pathankot 2–Amritsar National highway and covering an area of approximately 5 acres. Due to the many proposed infrastructural improvements, Amritsar is expected to become a hub of residential, commercial and retail activity in the region. ACC’s new Green Building Centre in Amritsar will play an instrumental role in facilitating the city’s growth and development.
The Green Building Centers are part of a conscious effort towards sustainable construction and optimum utilization of resources without causing harm to the environment. Superior quality materials are usually manufactured using fly ash bricks while maintaining soil and air quality. These projects are undertaken in rural or semi-urban areas where there is a need for sustainable construction. The areas benefit from the unique business model and the training and employment of thousands of small scale construction workers.

Commenting on the launch of the Green Building Centre in Amritsar, Mr. Danish Rashid, Head - Green Buildings Business ACC Limited said, “We are glad to launch our first Green Building Centre in Amritsar today. Green Buildings facilitate sustainable construction, which is the-need-of-the-hour in several regions across India. The Green Building business model meets the objective to facilitate low-cost housing development in India through promotion of sustainable building materials, building techniques and a locally trained workforce. We envision further developments in Amritsar with improved infrastructure and increased employment opportunities”

The production of green building materials at Green Building Centers (GBCs) is carried out in a modern production environment with emphasis on quality and service. A Quality Assurance Test Laboratory in every Green Building Centre ensures thorough quality checks of incoming raw materials and outgoing products. As a result, GBCs produce building materials of superior quality in comparison to traditional materials. Customers benefit from the quality of Green Building Materials on account of reduced application costs and durability.

Apart from providing rural and semi-urban housing solutions, the project is aligned with the government’s vision of sanitation and the Prime Minister’s Clean India Campaign by helping beneficiaries build superior quality washrooms. Local bodies and panchayats in Amritsar will also gain infrastructural support with these products and skilled applicators in significantly improving village infrastructure.

– MSL Group press release





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ET ACETECH 2017
ET ACETECH offers a  platform for manufactures, material suppliers and technology developers to exhibit their products, services and technologies to the widest audience comprising architects, engineers, contractors, developers from across the country. The exhibition is spread over 41,50,000 sq ft area with over 16,37,000+ visitors flocking to review and purchase the latest products in the market. As an exhibitor, you stand to gain publicity for your brand with extensive media coverage and end-to-end marketing solutions offered by ET ACETECH. You can directly meet new partners, existing and prospective customers and interact with target buyers and investors.

An added benefit for all ET ACETECH exhibitors is the placement in WorldBuild365, the B2B online product directory and business platform. It grants visibility to more than 1 million professional buyers worldwide and is an effective tool for companies to increase online visibility and generate new sales leads.

The events will be held at various cities as follows.
Bengaluru - October 6-8, 2017
Mumbai - November 2-5, 2017
Delhi - December 14-17, 2017
Hyderabad - January 19-21, 2018

ET ACETECH
p:  +91 22 4286 3900
e:  sales@etacetech.com
w: www.etacetech.com





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Release of SP 7 : 2016 ‘National Building Code of India 2016’
The National Building Code of India (NBC), a comprehensive building Code, is a national instrument providing guidelines for regulating the building construction activities across the country.  It is widely referred and used by state/local bodies regulating development and building construction activities, Government construction departments and agencies, private construction agencies/builders/developers, building professionals and consultants, academic and research institutions, and building material and technology suppliers throughout the country.  The Code mainly contains administrative regulations, development control rules and general building requirements; fire safety requirements; stipulations regarding materials, structural design and construction (including safety); building and plumbing services; landscape development, signs and outdoor display structures; guidelines for sustainability, asset and facility management, etc.
The Code was first published in 1970 at the instance of Planning Commission and then first revised in 1983. Thereafter three major amendments were issued to the 1983 version, two in 1987 and the third in 1997.  The second revision of the Code was in 2005, to which two amendments were issued in 2015.

Due to large scale changes in the building construction activities, such as change in nature of occupancies with prevalence of high rises and mixed occupancies, greater dependence and complicated nature of building services, development of new/innovative construction materials and technologies, greater need for preservation of environment and recognition of need for planned management of existing buildings and built environment, there has been a paradigm shift in building construction scenario.  Considering these, a Project for comprehensive revision of the Code was taken up under the aegis of the National Building Code Sectional Committee, CED 46 of BIS and its 22 expert Panels; involving around 1 000 experts. 

BIS is glad to inform all that, as a culmination of the Project, the revised Code has been brought out as National Building Code of India 2016 (NBC 2016), reflecting the state-of-the-art and contemporary applicable international practices.  The comprehensive NBC 2016 contains 13 Parts, some of which are further divided into Sections, making a total of 33 chapters.  The Code has been formally released and is now available in public domain. 

The Code has been published in two volumes containing all the Parts and Sections, as follows:
Complete Code in Volume 1 and 2 (Parts 0 to 12 – all sections included) - Price (Rs.) 13,760.

The publication may be procured from Sales Counter at BIS Headquarters as well as various Regional and Branch Offices of BIS, information about which may be accessed from the following link - www.bis.org.in/dir/sales.htm

Sanjay Pant, Director and Head (Civil Engineering), BIS
p:  011-23235529 (Direct), 011-23608400  Extn 8401
e: ced@bis.org.in
w: www.bis.org.in





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Excon 2017

The 9th International Construction Equipment and Construction Technology Trade Fair EXCON wil be held during Dec 12 - 16, 2017 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC).

In order to provide the ultimate business platform and to aid India in augmenting infrastrucutre growth, CII organises Excon series of exhibition. The 9th International Construction Equipment and Technology Trade Fair, Excon 2017 is scheduled to be held between 12th to 16th December 2017 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Confederation of Indian Industry
p: +91-44-42444555
e: j.i.maheshkumar@cii.in
w: www.cii.in



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