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BIS Releases New Indian Standard on Fly Ash Cement Bricks

Fly ash is a by-product from thermal power stations using pulverized coal as fuel.  This national resource can be gainfully utilized for manufacture of pulverized fuel ash-cement bricks as a supplement to common burnt clay building bricks leading to conservation of natural resources and improvement in environment quality.

 Fly ash cement bricks are made from materials consisting of pulverized fuel ash in major quantity, cement and other ingredients. These bricks are manufactured by mixing of   various raw materials which are then moulded into bricks and are demoulded when sufficiently hardened and then subjected to curing. While cement is used as binder, in the process, the calcium hydroxide liberated during the hydration of cement reacts with pozzolanic portion of pulverized fuel ash in the presence of moisture results in secondary hydrated mineralogy akin to those of cement hydration which gives additional strength to bricks.

Fly ash cement bricks are suitable for use in masonry construction just like common burnt clay bricks. Production of these bricks has already started in the country. An Indian Standard, IS 16720 : 2018 has, therefore been formulated to help in quality control of these bricks and encourage their production and use on mass scale, in the country.  The standard lays down essential requirements of finish, dimensions, strength, water absorption, etc of with a view to achieving quality and uniformity in the manufacture of such bricks.

The standard is available for purchase at various BIS sales outlet and can also be purchased online at the link www.standardsbis.in.



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RAIN WATER HARVESTING AND WATER CONSERVATION IN BUILDINGS

ICMQ is pleased to announce a Weekend workshop on RAIN WATER HARVESTING AND WATER CONSERVATION IN BUILDINGS on 11th and 12th May 2018. The 2-day workshop is specially crafted to enhance your knowledge and skills towards the different aspects of water management in buildings. It is open to all.

Important dates: 11th -12th May 2018
Venue: L.J. Training & Education Centre, Dadar (W), Mumbai 400028
 
Ar. Roshni Udyavar Yehuda
V.P. Sustainability, ICMQ India Certification Pvt. Ltd.
Cell: 9820827434
w: www.icmq.in

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Low Clinker High Performance Cement Composites (HPCC)
IIT Bhubaneswar and IIT Kharagpur in association with Indian Concrete Institute is organizing a summer course  and a workshop on Low Clinker High Performance Cement Composites (HPCC)  during their revised dates of June 13-15, 2018.


High Performance Cement Composites (HPCC) are a class of new generation construction materials combining short random fibres and cement based matrix materials. Making such materials with low clinker binders are the latest in the historical efforts to improve the brittle tendency of cement based materials under tensile stress and impart other functionalities, with emphasis on sustainability. Although high performance could be about a range of properties, for the purpose of the proposed course and workshop, composite strain hardening or pseudo-ductile behaviour and low clinker binder systems will be the key areas of focus along with relevant recent. Low clinker binders such as high volume fly ash and slag cements, limestone calcined clay cement (LC3), and alkali activated fly ash or slag systems known as geopolymer or alkali activated binders will be covered. Special focus in the workshop would be on possible practical applications in India for these emerging material technologies.

IIT Bhubaneswar
e: pdinakar@iitbbs.ac.in , nilanjan@civil.iitkgp.ernet.in
   dhanadam@ust.hk
w: www.iitbbs.ac.in/hpcc


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AKC’s MAY 2018 Programs
The May 2018 programs of Ambuja Knowledge Centre include the following.

AKC Andheri
  • “Manufactured Sand” on 3rd & 4th May 2018.
  • “Advance Concrete Mix Design Workshop” on 30th & 31st May 2018
  • Technical Lecture on “Performance standards for Durable Solutions to Corrosion Distressed Structures (BS EN 1504, IR SP 80) on 4th May’ 18 (Speaker - Er. Chandrashekhar Sharma - Product Segment Manager, MYK Schomburg India Pvt. Ltd.)
  • Technical Lecture on “Enhance your Cementitious Tile Adhesive with Vinnapas®” on 18th May’ 18 (Speaker- Dr. Priti Pillai - Technical Service Manager, Wacker Polymer)
AKC Thane along with ‘Centre of Excellence’, ACC Thane
  • Technical Lecture on “Good Engineering Practices in Building Planning, Design & Execution” on 04th May’ 18 (Speaker- Er. Hemant Vadalkar- Owner, Vadalkar & Associates)
AKC Belapur
  • “Basic Concrete Mix Design Workshop” on 10th & 11th May, 2018.
  • Technical Lecture on “Challenges & Importance of Durability of Concrete” on 11th May’ 2018 (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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Indian Ready Mixed Concrete Industry is Going Green
Confederation of Indian Industry jointly with Ready Mixed Concrete Manufacturers’ Association (RMCMA) and Quality Council of India (QCI) has developed GreenPro – Green product certification for ready-mixed concrete. This Greenpro certification initiative for RMC is supported by International Finance Corporation (IFC), an arm of World Bank.

The GreenPro certification aims to evaluate the green features of RMC based on eight well-known parameters, namely, product design, product performance, raw materials, manufacturing process, waste management, life-cycle approach, product stewardship and innovations. The certification aims to improve resource conservation through increased use of recycled content (e.g. manufactured/recycled aggregates, fly ash, slag, etc.) enhanced energy efficiency, water efficiency, minimization of waste, etc. by adopting the well-known 3”R”(Reduce, Recycle and Reuse) techniques.

While the leading RMC producers from India have already taken many green initiatives, ample opportunities exist to further improve the “green” performance of the RMC industry’s products. The Greenpro certification is a good tool for this purpose. The use of this tool will go a long way in enhancing the green performance of the products from RMC industry and will also help in achieving the ultimate objective of reducing the GHG emissions from the industry. Adoption of Greenpro certification will also help the Indian ready-mixed concrete manufacturers to reduce their resource consumption and increase their profitability.

Leading concrete manufacturing companies such as ACC Limited, UltraTech Concrete, RMC Readymix (India) and Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd have agreed in principle to adopt GreenPro certification for RMC in a phased manner.

CII-Indian Green Building Council is encouraging the use of green ready-mixed concrete in the construction of green building projects. Leading architects, developers and builders have started demanding green ready-mixed concrete which in turn will lead increased market demand for Green concrete.

A technical seminar on Green ready-mixed concrete was organised by CII on 17th April 2018 at Hyderabad. During the conference, CII had released the draft standard for adopting GreenPro certification for the benefit of ready-mixed concrete manufacturers.

This industry initiative aims at reducing GHG emissions to the tune of 150,000 tonnes/ annum. The reduction is expected on account of process improvement during manufacturing and increased addition of additives in ready mix concrete.

CII,  RMCMA, QCI and IFC encourage the entire RMC industry to participate in this initiative and achieve the maximum benefits.

RMCMA
p: 91-22-26654165.
e: info@rmcmaindia.org
w: www.rmcmaindia.org



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bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018
bauma CONEXPO INDIA is the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles in India to be held during December 11-14, 2018  at Delhi.

The list of exhibitor sectors include:
  • Construction vehicles
  • Earth-moving machines
  • Road construction and maintenance equipment
  • Pipe & cable laying equipment & tools
  • Lifting appliances and conveyors
  • Construction equipment, tools and special systems
  • Handling and processing concrete and mortar at construction sites
  • Formwork and scaffoldings
  • Machines for extraction of raw materials and for mining
  • Handling of raw materials
  • Mineral processing (incl. coke oven equipment)
  • Manufacture of cement, lime and gypsum compounds for building materials
  • Machines and systems for producing concrete, concrete products and pre-fabricated compo-nents
  • Machines and plants for producing asphalt
  • Machines and plants for producing pre-mixed dry mortar, plaster, screed and building supply store products.... and many more.
bauma Conexpo India
p.:+91 22 6787-9800
e: info@bCindia.co.in
w: www.bcindia.com  


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Conservation and Restoration of Heritage Buildings
Indian Buildings Congress, will be holding its Mid Term Seminar on “Conservation and Restoration of Heritage Buildings” during June 22-23, 20l8 at Udaipur, apart from conducting business like holding of Governing Council Meeting. Members of the Indian Buildings Congress and professionals of Government Departments, Housing Boards, Development Authorities, Town and Country Planning Organizations, State PWDs, Teaching and Training Institutes, Builders, Developers and Private Sector Organizations interested in the design, construction of buildings and built environment are cordially invited to participate in the Seminar. The theme of the Seminar would be “Conservation and Restoration of Heritage Buildings” 

The Indian sub-continent is endowed with, perhaps, the richest and the most diverse stock of cultural and architectural heritage, with a significant proportion of them constituting living monuments in India. The state of Raiasthan has an overwhelming number of such heritage structures requiring conservation and restoration. 

Our heritage is diverse and includes buildings, monuments, gardens, cemeteries, landscapes and archaeological sites. Each one of these places contain elements that tell its own individual story. It may be design of the heritage building, the material it was built from, the interior features like woodwork and cornicing, the paint colours or even the landscaping that are physical reminders of glory. For this reason, it is important that any restoration to a heritage place respect its significant elements. Additions and alterations and any new development should complement the building’s original scale, form and massing.   

Protecting the built heritage and conserving the local traditional and cultural values of communities for future generations present a real challenge for building professionals. Heritage structures often require remedial intervention due to material deterioration and structural distress caused by natural phenomena, such as, ageing or weathering of materials, and natural and man-made disasters. They were built in an era when building codes, as we know them today were not formalized, and with the construction materials and techniques that present-day engineers and architects are not familiar. The durability of these structures may offer an illusion of eternity. They exhibit augmented vulnerability to natural disasters, such as, earthquakes, floods and cyclones. Hence, there is a persistent danger of losing a large stock of heritage structures. 

The conservation of built heritage is generally perceived in the long term interest of society. Most buildings are capable of beneficial use, whether for their original purpose or for some other use, including use for economical viable enterprise. Heritage properties comprise of archaeological sites, remains, ruins and monuments protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and their counterparts in the states.  There is need for building professionals to have an in-depth knowledge and foresight in repairs and restoration of “Heritage Buildings”. It has therefore been decided to hold a Seminar on “Conservation and Restoration of Heritage Buildings” with the following sub themes:  -

Heritage Buildings: Criteria & methodology  of listing, grading, salient features. Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 20l0, provision in prohibited & regulated areas, protected monuments & sites etc. 

Conservation and Preservation: Techniques: Factors deteriorating heritage, structural conservation, chemical preservation, retrofitting, maintenance etc. 

Case Studies: 
Conservation projects of heritage buildings 
Conservation and re-use of heritage buildings for offices, hotels, etc. 

Indian Buildings Congress
p: 011-2616953l, 26170197
e: info@ibc.org.in
w: www.ibc.org.in


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Extreme Engineering
The 11th International Conference of the International Federation for High-rise Structure (IFHS) will be held during February 26-28, 2019 at Singapore.

Engineering projects around the globe are getting more and more ambitious as major cities jostle to be known for signature landmark buildings and overcoming impossible engineering feats. Today, structures compete to dwarf anything that has come before. Records are broken, design and technical boundaries are challenged; and new concepts on liveability and sustainability have also emerged in the race for space. Plans beyond imagination are on the drawing board for projects so huge - not only in scale but in their implications for society. Some examples include ‘Tunnelling under the Alps’, ‘Bridging the Bering Strait’, ‘Widening the Panama Canal’, ’Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge’, the ‘Burj Khalifa’ and the “Shanghai Tower”. Soon, we will be constructing beyond heights of 1000m, very long span bridges, very deep underground tunnels under the sea and structures in previously inhabitable spaces.

Research and case studies on these and many more exciting Extreme Engineering projects are welcome from researchers, architects, planners, builders, constructors, (consulting and structural) engineers, developers, contractors, safety and security experts, financiers, academia, suppliers and all professionals involved in the field of extreme engineering to meet in Singapore at the international Conference in  February 2019.

CI-Premier Pte Ltd
p: +65 67332922; +65 91270094
e: cipremie@singnet.com.sg
w: www.cipremier.com


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Green Building Congress 2018
Today, India is witnessing tremendous growth in infrastructural development. The construction industry in India is one of the largest economic activities. As the sector is growing rapidly, preserving the environment poses many challenges and at the same time presents wonderful opportunities for various stakeholders. In this regard, green buildings which are designed to use less water, improve energy efficiency, conserve natural resources and provide healthier spaces will play a catalytic role in addressing environmental issues and concerns. 

Addressing this imperative, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has established Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), with a vision to enable sustainable built-environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in sustainable built-environment by 2025. IGBC is represented by all stakeholders of construction industry comprising of Architects, Builders & Developers, Corporate, Designers, Facility managers, Government, Institutions, Nodal agencies, Product manufacturers & suppliers, Service Consultants.
With a modest beginning of 20,000 sq.ft of green footprint in the country in the year 2001, today over 4,307 IGBC green building projects, amounting to over 4.68 Billion sq.ft are adopting IGBC green building rating systems. This in turn has enabled India become one of the top 5 countries in the world in terms of largest registered green building footprint.  IGBC aspires to facilitate 10 billion sq.ft of green building footprint  by 2022 (75th year of India’s Independence).

To realize this vision and further advance green building movement in the country, IGBC has been organising its annual flagship event since 2001 onwards which has been evoking excellent response from the stakeholders. Over the years, the event grown significantly in terms of content, outreach and participation.  Today, the event has consolidated itself as India’s annual flagship event on green buildings. Leading national and international stakeholders will converge at the event to share, learn and explore new growth opportunities.  The 3-day event would be marked by international conference, concurrent sessions, international exhibition and award programmes.

Start Date: Oct 31, 2018, End Date: Nov 03, 2018
Venue: Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Novotel & HICC Complex, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Confederation of Indian Industry
p: 91-44-42444555
e: raghu.m@cii.in
w: www.cii.in




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CCMA NEWS
The Construction Chemicals Manufacturers’ Association (CCMA) recently concluded a two-day event at The Lalit, Mumbai on 14th and 15th, March 2018. The event was designated the 3rd edition of International Conference of Suppliers to Construction Chemicals Industry of India (SCC). This industry event brought together the key technical and commercial stakeholders from the Construction Chemicals (CC) Industry and the Suppliers to the CC Industry, in a unique networking and technology sharing opportunity.

The conference focussed on latest technologies and presentations by experts from leading national and international suppliers. CCMA President Mr. Nilotpol Kar, started the deliberations by briefing the delegates on the development of the CC Industry and opportunities and challenges therein. Following this the Topic “Make in India - A Reality in Construction Chemicals” was discussed. This was followed by technical presentations on the latest materials and machinery available to the CC Industry. The highlight of the conference were the two panel discussions on “The Role of Construction Chemicals in Durable Infrastructure Development” and on “Value of Innovations in Construction Chemicals Industry in India Today”. The seminar concluded successfully with fruitful interactions between the Industry Stakeholders and their suppliers.

During this momentous gathering of peers, Mr. Samir Surlaker was conferred Honorary Membership of the Construction Chemicals Manufacturers’ Association. This honour was conferred recognizing Mr. Surlaker’s dedicated contributions to the industry over the past 40 years. Mr. Surlaker, on the inaugural panel of the conference along with CCMA’s office bearers and keynote speaker, Mr. Sumeet Agarwal of Borreguard, addressed the delegates during the inaugural session. His peers and fellow Captains of the Industry presented Mr. Surlaker the award. Among those honouring Mr. Surlaker were, President of CCMA, Mr. Nilotpol Kar (BASF), the Vice President, Dr. B. L. Maheshwari (Aquaproof), General Secretary, Mr. Arijit Basu (Sika), Joint Secretary, Mr. D. P. Sengupta (STP), Members, Mr. A. J. Charles (Perma) and Mr. G. Manari (Cerachem). Mr. Surlaker said, “It was a privilege to be recognized and honoured by my peers and I re-dedicate myself to the cause of furthering the Construction Chemical Industry”.
Mr. Samir Surlaker, one of the frontiersmen and advocates of the construction chemical industry, retired as Managing Director of MC-Bauchemie (India) Pvt. Ltd. from 1st April 2016. He is currently undertaking Consultancy Assignments as Principal Consultant at Assess Buildchem Pvt. Ltd. He is also Director of Institute for International Talent Development (IITD), specializing in development and dissemination of specialized technical and soft-skills training relating to Civil Engineering.

Mr. Surlaker, a Civil and Structural Engineer from VJTI, has over 40 years of National and International experience in Concrete Technology and Construction Chemicals, in Europe, Middle East, Far East and India. Over the years, he has strived to improve awareness about the Industry by means of lectures and conducting trainings in Construction Chemicals, and associated fields. He is well published in national and international publications and is co-author of “Handbook of Advanced Concrete Technology” and is a member of various BIS Committees. He has received numerous awards for contributions to concrete technology (by ICI), and for his contributions as a concrete and CC Engineer. Under his leadership, MC-Bauchemie (India) was the Awarded Best Construction Chemicals Manufacturing Company in 2015 by Builder’s Association of India.

Mr. Surlaker contributed actively to the cause of Advancement of Construction Chemicals and Concrete Technology as Past Vice President (W) of Indian Concrete Institute (ICI), Past Director of India Chapter of American Concrete Institute (IC-ACI), Past Governing Council Member of Association of Consulting Civil Engineers, India (ACCE) and most importantly as the Past President of Construction Chemicals Manufacturers Association (CCMA).

CCMA is now over 60 members strong comprising of CC Manufacturers and suppliers collaborating jointly to promote cause of spreading awareness and to focus on right use of construction chemicals. CCMA aims at standardizing and marking CC products to give confidence to end users and Construction Industry.
– CCMA Press Release


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Green Cementech
Make Indian Cement Plants World Class in Green

In the efforts to promote sustainable development of cement sector and demonstrate that green makes good business sense, CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre(CII - Godrej GBC)with the support of all the stakeholders is playing a catalytic role in promoting World Class Energy Efficiency initiative in cement industry by promoting latest technologies and energy management practices by organizing various workshops, conferences and national & international missions.

As a part of the initiative, CII - Godrej GBC and Cement Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) has been jointly organizing Green Cementech, annual conference on Cement Technologies for the past 13 editions which has evoked excellent response from all the participants.

In line with this series, the 14th edition of Green Cementech is scheduled on 17 & 18 May 2018 at Hyderabad.

Date and Venue
Start Date: May 17, 2018, End Date: May 18, 2018
Venue: Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hall 3, Novotel & HICC Complex (Near HITEC City), Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Confederation of Indian Industry
p: 91-40-44185 111
e: divesh.menon@cii.in
w: www.
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Surface & Coating Expo 2018
India’s largest event on Surface Engineering, Preparation, Finishing, Coating, Environment, Corrosion Protection & Technologies

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 & Technologies. Surface & Coating Expo 2018 will be a platform to the user Industries to get updates on the latest technologies, equipment, product & service offered. The exhibitors profile is as follows:

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.

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

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 ... And many more.

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, India

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


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13th Sustainability Summit
The growing appetite of humanity is fueling a resource deficient economy with impacts of climate change, water scarcity, poor air quality, poverty, energy shortage, global health and food security. The unprecedented levels of consumption, present profound challenges to the wellbeing of society and natural environment. For the sake of everyone’s future, businesses are realizing to think forward and find solutions for what’s at stake. The firming up of corporate-government-civil society relationship is leading to drive a thriving society in a thriving environment. The ‘13th   Sustainability Summit – Everyone’s Future’ presents captivating insights that inspire innovation and action towards the sustenance of everyone’s future.

The Sustainability Summit is the annual flagship event of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) that was launched in 2006 to raise the bar of dialogue, practice and performance of sustainable business. Since it’s humble beginnings, the Sustainability Summit has become the melting pot of thought and action leaders particularly from business and governments in the country. Shri Piyush Goyal, the Minister of State (I/C) for Power, New & Renewable Energy, Coal and Mines in 2016 commended that “This Summit is extremely important on the calendar of sustainability in India and I compliment CII for all the it has done for the nation”.

Date and Venue
Start Date: Sep 06, 2018, End Date: Sep 07, 2018
Venue: Le Meridien

Confederation of Indian Industry
p: 91-124-4346350
e: pawan.kumar@cii.in
w: www.cii.in




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Concrete Show India 2018
UBM India is organising Concrete Show India 2018 during 24-26 May 2018 at Hall no 4, BEC, Goregaon, Mumbai.

Concrete Show India is a part of UBM’s global exhibition portfolio held in continents across the America’s and Asia. The expo provides a unique platform to corporations in the core concrete, construction and infrastructure space to present the latest developments in technology, practices and policies. The show has seen tremendous growth in industry participation from both visitors and exhibitors since its inception 2012 and is rapidly becoming the keystone for the Indian Infrastructure Industry. The show’s unique industry categories and mix of engaging platforms make it a perfect destination to commence new business, and partnerships through insightful interactions with the entire value chain of the Concrete & Infrastructure industry.

The profile of exhibitors include those from: Concrete & Construction; Construction equipment; Construction Chemical; Commercial & Industrial flooring; IT Programs & Systems; Construction Tools & Instrumentation; Automation, etc.

Concrete Show India 2018
p: +91 22 61727000, 9819339318
e: shannon.andrade@ubm.com
w: www.concreteshowindia.com

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Architect & Interior Expo 2018
The Architect & Interior Expo 2018 wil be held during May 11-13, 2018, at Hall-1, Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam, Chennai.

The exhibitors profile could include: Architects & Designers - Historical Architects - Decoration - Exterior - Interior - Landscape - Hardware - Structures - Walls - Ceiling - Roof - Furnishings - Garden & Terrace Fittings - Commercial Kitchens - Building & Construction - Building Materials - Insulation & Sanitation - Drainage - Foundations Structures - Construction Systems - Roofing - Facades - Renewable Energy - Staircases - Elevators - Windows - Shutters - Blinds Doors - Garage Doors - Gates Flooring & Wall Covering - Paints - Glass Technology - Adhesive Technology - Glass Finishing Equipment - Safety Glass Technology - Glass processing equipment - Raw Materials - Wallpaper Tile - Mosaic - Paver - Carpet - Resilient Flooring - Ceiling Lighting - Architectural Lighting - Outdoor Lighting - Urban Lighting Ventilation - Air Conditioning - Boilers - Heat Pumps - Ventilation - Air Conditioners - Fireplaces - Automatic Doors & Windows - Access Control - PVC Doors & Windows, Wood Treatment Products - Machines & Cutting Machines - Modular Kitchen - Kitchen & Bathroom Fittings - Sinks - Showers - Kitchen Appliances

Architect & Interior Expo 2018
p: 044-45050099, +91-9884036873
e: jsathish@big3exhibitions.com
w: www.big3exhibitions.com

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CONFAIR 2018
CONFAIR 2018 will beheld during 18 - 20 May 18 at Codissia Trade Fair Complex, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.

The Exhibitor Profile would include : Bathroom fittings & Accessories, Building Automation, Construction chemicals, Construction equipment, Construction machinery, Civil Engg. software, Doors & windows, Electrical & Electronic systems, Facades & Wall cladding, Furniture, Hardware & fixtures, Interior decoration, Landscaping, Pre- Fab Pre-Engineered building, Property developers & promoters, Rain water harvesting, Solar systems, Safety Equipment,  Tools & Plants, Tile & sanitary wares.

CONFAIR 2018
p: +91 98947 77771, +91 92444 02339
e: confair2016@gmail.com
w: www.con-fair.in


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One Mega Event
One Mega Event will be held during 23-25 May 2018 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
Hosted by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) & Exhibitions India, Group, this Mega Event incorporates five expos with the view to develop attractive, safe and smart cities, that evoke pride, passion and a sense of belonging among citizens:
  • Buildings India expo
  • Solar India expo
  • Transport India expo
  • Smart Cities India expo
  • Water India expo
One Mega Event is a large trade show and conference in the country to attract industry, experts and leaders from the city, government and community to share their views and proposals to make, cities more sustainable, efficient, transparent, and, above all, enhance the quality of life of its residents. From ground-breaking start-ups to blue-chip multinationals, companies from 40 countries unveil the, latest in technology products and services across 20,000 square metres of exposition space.

One Mega Event features action-packed conference sessions, panel discussions, plenary sessions, and, provides opportunities for one-to-one meetings, group discussions and networking activities. A full lineup, of over 50 conference sessions enables delegates to collaborate and share best practices across a, wide range of smart technology areas. A world-class exhibit space ensures an experiential trade show, for all those involved in promoting efficient buildings, solar power, smart transportation, smart cities, and smart water management. This trade show brings together global industry leaders, exhibitors, industry associations, speakers,, government administrators, municipal bodies, urban planning experts, investors, pioneers, technology, innovators, architects, academia and the media to envision the cities of tomorrow. Government and, business delegations from all across the globe will attend the expo.

One Mega Event
p: +91 11 4279 5000
e: praveens@eigroup.in
w: www.onemegaevent.com


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IACCM - 2018
The second Industry Academia Conference on Construction Management, IACCM – 2018 will be held during 27th and 28th July 2018 at NICMAR,  Shiksha Vihar, Jagganguda, Aliabad, Shamirpet, Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy (Dist), Hyderabad, Talanaga.
This conference aims to bring together researchers from academia and professionals from construction industry spanning the real estate sector, infrastructure and facilities management sectors as well as project management consultancies under one roof to share their experiences, new ideas, research results, discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. The conference will provide a platform for a healthy exchange of ideas relating to current practices in the industry and research in the areas of Construction Management and all related areas.

Track No. 1. Research Paper Presentations: Contracting for Mega Projects, Claim and Dispute resolution, Power Sector, Facilities and Asset Management, Infrastructure Financing and Project Appraisal, Design and Engineering Techniques, Construction Equipment Analysis, Construction Robotics and Construction, Automation Information Technology for Construction, New Production and Business Models in Construction, Construction Productivity Improvement, Construction Safety, Ethical Issues in Engineering and Construction, Risk management and Regulatory Control, Non Conventional Energy Sector, Sustainability and Environment.

Track No.2. Panel Discussions: What makes a Great Construction Professional;  Legal framework for Construction

Track No. 3. Plenary Sessions (Expert Speak): Application of Expert systems on Disputes of Competitive Contracts of Construction Projects Streamlining the Construction Project to Deliver Ahead of Schedule Management Information system for Planning and Scheduling of Construction Projects Management and Control of Site Construction Materials

Track No. 4. : Workshop on Quantity Surveying and Cost Estimation for Engineering/Architecture Students: Cost Management Software (CANDY) Workshop;  Workshop on Construction Cost Management Software (CANDY) will be conducted by experts from NICMAR.

IACCM - 2018
p: 04067359500, 9177534250, 9553196952
e: sathishkumar@nicmar.ac.in , nicmar.iaccm@gmail.com
w: www.nicmar.ac.in


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GBC#GreenCo Summit 2018
To further advance the need & importance of Green initiatives in Indian industry and share the latest green concepts & technologies, CII is organizing the 7th edition of the GreenCo Summit which aims at fostering and promoting sustainable models.

The following concepts would be discussed and deliberated extensively by leading National and International experts
  • International experiences & world class practices in Green
  • Transforming supply chains - logistics, procurement, packaging
  • Design for environment - resource conservation, recyclability and zero toxicity
  • Development of green products through life cycle approach
  • Green initiatives driving innovation
  • Green Marketing & Branding
  • Experiences of GreenCo Champions
Date and Venue
Start Date: Jun 27, 2018, End Date: Jun 29, 2018
Venue: ITC Grand Chola, Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

GBC#GreenCo Summit 2018
p: 91-40-44185 111
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ACCE(I)-AWARDS 2018 Call for Nominations
Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India) has been conferring yearly Awards for outstanding work of persons / organisation / firms, for excellent / innovative design, excellence in the field of construction, significant contributions to civil engineering consultancy, best software package in civil engineering, best publication in civil engineering etc.

Some of the categories for the awards are for outstanding design of Industrial Plant/ Structure using special /advance /new Technique, specialized foundations; or moving structures or design of facilitating structure; for Innovative design of Structure other than Industrial structure; for Excellence in construction of Industrial Structure; for Excellence in construction of High Rise Building; for Excellence in Construction of Highway Project; for Excellence in construction in the Field of Civil Engineering ; for Best Software Package for Civil Engineering Consultancy; for Best Publication (Book) in Civil Engineering (Useful to Consultants); for Effective Use of Pozolona or Blended Cements in Design & Construction of Civil Engineering Projects; for Best Construction by Budding Company of India; for Effective Use of Construction Materials/Systems in Construction Resulting In National Savings; for Best Use of Formwork In Civil Engineering; for Appropriate use of Construction Chemicals Epoxy for rehabilitation/ Retrofitting of Civil; Engineering Structure by Consultants; for Innovative Structural Design by Upcoming Structural Designer; for Excellence in the use of Rectangular/Square Hollow Sections In Steel Structures; for a person from the field of engineering, preferably, civil engineering; and more. For more details get in touch with ACCE.

Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (ACCE)
p: 080-26770365, 26770366
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Event Report
The following are the recommendations  of the  22nd Annual Convention & Seminar on “Housing for All in Urban & Rural Areas” held by the Indian Buildings Congress at NDMC Auditorium  on 22-23, December 2017.

  1. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) launched in June 2015 aims to build 20 million houses in urban areas for EWS, LIG and BPL categories by 2022. The progress so far upto March 2017 has only been 41,000 houses. This calls for revisiting the PMAY for removing the hurdles in implementation.  It is desirable that all schemes district wise, are led preferably by the Collector of the district, with concerned central and state government officials working in close coordination.  This could ensure speedier implementation of the projects.
  2. Housing is a state subject which involves close interaction amongst Central, State and Local Governments and entails cross sectional co-ordination of social, economic, environmental and governance system.  The important aspect to be dealt with include, access to lands, regulatory and planning control and clearances, slum development and  rehabilitation, housing upgradation and renewal, infrastructure services development, outsourcing processes and managing financial resources through loans, subsidies and grants.
  3. Partnerships and Community Participation are new models, which should be community led and participatory based on principle of equitable allocation of resources.  The aim is to create inclusive housing which provides everyone with a house with linkages, livelihood, water, electricity, toilets and security.  The community acts as the core actor in the shelter process, controls the money and resources, promotes a broader concept of upgradation and improvement of existing structures and optimizes utilization of urban land with focus on brown fields, capacity development, community empowerment including PPP mode of implementation.  
  4. According to TCPO estimate, the land requirement for 20 million houses is around 100,000 hectares of additional land.  Accordingly, a GIS based inventory and total station survey of all potential lands suitable for housing redevelopment and settlement should be prepared including the master plan of the concerned city.  Land parcels  in government possession, unused lands in SEZs, potential agricultural lands etc. should be explored for housing  development, and digitized inventory prepared for all townships for long term planning and development.
  5. Compulsory reservation of lands for social housing for BPL/EWS/LIG is required.  For making social housing affordable and viable, there is need to subsidize the cost of land. New options of access to lands such as land pooling, transferable development right (TDR), land banking and mixed land use should be considered.
  6. Out of total housing shortage of 20 millions, about 80% dwelling units comprise of dilapidated and congested houses under PMAY thus involving urban renewal, upgradation, regularization, redevelopment, rehabilitation and retrofitting.  About 25% of the population in major cities of the country resides in unauthorized colonies, often built on public land lacking basic infrastructure, open spaces and facilities. As such rather than greenfield development, it is necessary to focus on upgradation and redevelopment of old, dilapidated housing areas, urbanized villages and unauthorized colonies. 
  7. Government needs to develop proper schemes for such rehabilitation and redevelopment of viable unauthorized schemes and implement them with a view to achieve the target by 2022.  Additional Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and Floor space Index (FSI), can make slum development projects more financially viable.  Slum rehabilitation projects can have a free sale component for market sale so as to cross-subsidize the project.
  8. National Urban Rental Housing Policy (NURHP) 2015 was formulated with a view to provide social Rental Housing especially for BPL, EWS and LIG groups, and also shelters for hostels, PG, dormitories etc. Under the scheme, urban local bodies are to distribute rent vouchers for identified families eligible for such concession. 
  9. Government should construct large scale ‘Night Shelters’ on vacant Govt. lands along with community toilets for below poverty line population and pavement dwellers to provide them with roof over their head till such time they are provided housing under various schemes over a period of time.  This could be done by State Govts. through their own funds in all townships.
  10. A critical concern in redevelopment, re-densification, and slum rehabilitation projects relates to infrastructure services such as water supply, sewerage, power and other services which are under severe stress.  These require strategic interventions such as (i) Preparation of services plan of redevelopment, slum rehabilitation and regularization (ii) Water recycling, water conservation and energy efficiency (iii) Checking of leakages, theft and transmission losses. 
  11. There is an urgent need to simplify procedure and processes for land acquisition and conversion of land use to encourage mass Housing Projects. Authorities should introduce single window online clearance mechanism which would facilitate speedy clearance of projects.
  12. To encourage construction of appropriate infrastructure by private sector, Govt. should grant ‘infrastructure’ status to construction industry and accord further suitable tax incentives.
  13. Lot of innovative Building materials and Technologies like GFRG etc. are coming up. There is need for Government to give financial support for their manufacturing units.
  14. Government could finance and make available extensively semi developed land with roads, water and electricity to prospective private builders to construct mass housing projects. 
  15. Developed countries solved their housing problem, by industrializing the building industry.  Industrialization of building involves the mass manufacture of components in factory and their erection at site using mechanical appliances.  It needs total integration of production, transportation, erection through competent management using mechanization.
  16. Functional design, rationalization of specifications, optimal structural design of buildings with integrated approach of mass housing construction would optimize cost.  Mass housing technologies like Monolithic concrete construction system using plastic/aluminum formwork, Expanded polystyrene core panel system, Industrialized 3-S system using cellular light weight concrete slabs and precast columns, light gauge steel framed structures, factory made fast track modular building system, etc. are feasible solutions for mass Housing.
  17. Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode is in nascent stage as far as low cost housing projects are concerned.  The Govt. could consider creating a robust PPP model to attract private capital for low cost housing. 
  18. Housing finance is a long term investment and asset liability mismatch is a major problem for housing finance. Such financing of the social housing besides government grants and private sector funds can be supplemented by mortgage guarantee fund, social housing fund, micro financing, pension funds, real estate mutual funds and the like. National Housing Bank could be allowed to raise funds through capital gains bonds.  Housing Finance companies could provide funds at subsidized interest rates.  Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts could be alternate sources of funding.
  19. Training Institute may be opened by State Govt./PWD’s at District Headquarters under skill development schemes of GOI. On the job training may be given by PWD to artisans at their construction sites free of cost at various locations to augment availability of skilled labour for urban and rural housing.
  20. In respect of Rural Housing: Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna – Gramin caters for providing financial assistance to one crore dwelling units from 2016-17 to 2018-19.  Implementation mechanism of Gramin Yojna needs to be streamlined and strengthened, including proper input from National Technical Support Agency at national level.
  21. Provision of Urban Amenities to Rural Areas (PURA) caters to providing rural hubs physical connectivity by providing roads, energy self sufficiency, drinking water and communication network. This has to be carried out in an integral way on a war footing so that economic activities including housing get properly facilitated.
  22. There is need to enhance the availability of financial resources for procuring lands for BPL as well as APL households through additional instruments – grants as well as interest subsidy based, to address different needs of rural households.
  23. State Govts. should make available adequate number of home plots in terms of locality and size to meet basic livelihood needs of the family in rural areas, preferably to be made available on annual lease hold basis.
  24. Strengthening of Panchayati Raj Institution through appointment of secretary cum CEO, and engineers through State Public Service Commission as suggested by Expert Panel headed by Sumit Bose needs to be carried out.
  25. NGO’s have been playing an important role in facilitating rural housing through promotion of community based process and alternative technologies. NGO’s could be professionally engaged to facilitate infrastructure and housing development.
  26. Central Govt. could support the States to prepare State Housing and Habitat Plan and schemes giving a roadmap of actions required.  A well equipped PMU is needed to be set up at the state and district level to lead the process of implementation of rural habitat schemes.
  27. In conclusion, for realizing the goal of ‘Housing for All’, public sector and private sector both, need to work together.  Central and State Governments should proactively develop and make adequate land and infrastructure available for housing at a fast pace.  The building industry must be modernized, technologically upgraded, made environmentally conscious and globally competitive, to meet the housing challenge in the country.
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LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 – Asia Pacific
Sustainable construction in Asia Pacific also means building for the community. This was clearly shown by the projects that won prizes in the regional LafargeHolcim Awards presented in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in November 2017. The three main Awards winning projects deal with buildings for education – involving the community and sustainably improving neighborhoods. The LafargeHolcim Awards is about more than just beautiful buildings. It stands out as the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design. The criteria of the USD 2 million Awards are as challenging as the goal of sustainability itself. The competition seeks for projects at an advanced stage of design, not finished works. It acknowledges designs that go beyond current standards, showcase sustainable responses to technological, environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural issues affecting contemporary construction, and deliver truly visionary solutions to the way we build.

Defining sustainability
The first phase of the LafargeHolcim Awards competition takes place in five regions, leading to a global phase for the regional winners. The Asia Pacific competition region is particularly diverse in terms of cultures, countries, and climates. This was perfectly reflected in the more than 1,100 projects submitted. Jury member Marc Angélil, Professor of Architecture and Design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), noted how the “target issues” for sustainable construction, set forth by the LafargeHolcim Foundation and its affiliated universities, allow diverse projects to be compared and ranked. These “target issues” define the principles of sustainability in a holistic way, independent to the type of project or its scale. Marc Angélil also noted the high quality of submissions: “Sustainability has become comprehensive, systematic and specific – you have to deliver a truly special entry to stand out!”

Gold: Home for marginalized children in India
atArchitecture from Mumbai, India, plans to replace an unacceptably deficient shelter for marginalized children in Thane, a city in western India. With a well-developed building concept and a clearly evident child-friendly design, the architects embrace both architectural and social sustainability. The center also accommodates community activities for senior citizens, for women’s development training, and a crèche. “The proposal goes beyond social sustainability to include passive building technology, innovative design measures, and a viable economic model,” praised the jury.

Silver: Micro library in Indonesia
The promotion and dissemination of knowledge is a recurring theme in the LafargeHolcim Awards – and is reiterated within the project by SHAU from Bandung, Indonesia. Their pavilion in a park is as minimalistic as it is well conceived – providing not only a public library, but also storage facilities, public toilets, and a prayer room. “The project is open on all sides to the park surrounding it, inviting the community to enter and explore; it constructs a territorial landmark reinforcing literacy and defining community,” said the jury.

Bronze: Floating university building in Bangladesh
WOHA from Singapore aims to introduce buildings and open space on remediated swamp land in Dhaka, Bangladesh. They designed a university building that floats on a pond – and the overall design supports the cleaning of the pond. With vertical garden facades, photovoltaic panels, and controlled ventilation, this project could become a benchmark for sustainability in the Asia Pacific region. “Sustainability is deeply integrated into the building design, from thermal zoning to significant reductions in the use of energy and water,” stated the jury.

Acknowledgement prize 2017 Asia Pacific
Training center for organic agriculture in Parung, West Java, Indonesia: Organic farm and vocational center on the outskirts of Jakarta metropolitan region. By Kamil Muhammad and Brahmastyo Puji, pppooolll, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Acknowledgement prize 2017 Asia Pacific
Baitasi urban regeneration, Beijing, China: Regeneration of a historic neighborhood deploying minimal means for maximum effect. By Yue Zhang, Liying Wu, Peiming Li, Cong Nie, Mengxing Cao and Yue Wang, Tsinghua University; and Shimeng Hao, Beijing University of Civil Engineering & Architecture, all in Beijing, China.

Acknowledgement prize 2017 Asia Pacific
Multifunctional public space, Thecho, Nepal: A water-treatment and reservoir facility wrapped with social infrastructure. By Miho Mazereeuw, David Moses, Aditya Barve, Larisa Ovalles and Hugh Magee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Urban Risk Lab, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Acknowledgement prize 2017 Asia Pacific
Ban Chang town hall, Rayong, Thailand: Surrealistic pavilion that turns a local waste product into a durable contribution to community. By Boonserm Premthada, Bangkok Project Studio, Bangkok, Thailand.

Next Generation 1st prize 2017 Asia Pacific
Participatory village transformation, Guming near Nanning, China: Low-rise, high-density urban transformation of a rural village. By Mengyuan Zhu, Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

Next Generation 2nd prize 2017 Asia Pacific
Water treatment infrastructure, Varanasi, India: Poetic interpretation of a water-purification facility providing public space on the banks of the Ganges River. By Vedhant Maharaj, Rebel Base Collective, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Next Generation 3rd prize 2017 Asia Pacific
Vocational training facility, Ruteng, Indonesia: A school that is more than an educational facility – a hub for multiple communal activities and vocational training on the island of Flores. By Andi Subagio, SASO, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Next Generation 4th prize 2017 Asia Pacific
Exploring resilient ecosystems, Taichung, Taiwan: Exploration of material stocks and flows at multiple scales as an alternative to predominant modes of city development. By Tzu-Jung Huang, Feng Chia University, Taichung City, Taiwan.

A framework for sustainable construction
The LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction is committed to the underlying principles of sustainability, which assert that long-term development of the built environment requires a balanced interplay of responsible economic, ecological, and social agendas. To achieve this objective, the LafargeHolcim Foundation and its partner universities have identified five “target issues” that aim to clarify principles for sustaining the human habitat for future generations. These “target issues” serve as criteria for projects submitted for the LafargeHolcim Awards and as a road map for other related activities of the Foundation.
  • Innovation and transferability – Progress
  • Ethical standards and social inclusion – People
  • Resource and environmental performance – Planet
  • Economic viability and compatibility – Prosperity
  • Contextual and aesthetic impact – Place

LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 – Asia Pacific – GOLD - Home for marginalized children in India
A home for 30 children, this building replaces their existing facility which tends to flood and lacks ventilation. The proposal reacts to the constrained site by leaving a void for ventilation at the back of the site, drawing air upward and providing indirect light. Terracotta louvers are envisioned as scaffolding for greenery that can help cool the interior and potentially provide a small business opportunity harvesting greens. The raised ground floor accommodates services for women and the elderly and the upper floors are reserved for the children and their caretakers. That this is mainly a space for children is reflected in the playful design sensitive to their scale and perception.

The jury was taken with the project’s “Alice in Wonderland”- like approach which re-envisions a small urban building through the eyes of children. In doing so, it also provides them with a dignified and comforting environment. The compact, quirky building form nevertheless achieves a feeling of spatial generosity through the inclusion of a central vertical void for circulation, light, and ventilation. The proposal goes beyond social sustainability to include passive building technology, innovating design measures, and a viable economic model. The next step towards implementation will need to be a further development of the project from compelling schematic design to a convincing translation into construction detailing. The award winners are Avneesh Tiwari, and Neha Rane, architects, atArchitecture, Mumbai, India.

For more details, visit their website.
LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, Switzerland
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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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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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