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BIS - Fire Resistance of Through Penetration Firestops
As part of continual development/revision of Indian Standards relating to Fire Safety, the following draft Indian Standard is hereby issued in Wide Circulation for eliciting public comments.

Document No. CED 36 (12607)WC
Fire Resistance of Through Penetration Firestops - Method of Test (First Revision of IS 12458), ICS 13.220.50.

This standard specifies the method of test and determination of fire resistance rating of through penetration firestops of various materials and construction that are intended for use in openings in fire resistive wall or floor-ceiling assemblies, or both. The standard consists the requirements to expose the firestop assembly to a standard time and temperature curve as per IS/ISO 834-1 followed by a hose stream test. More details are available in the draft which has also been uploaded on the BIS website and is available at the url  http://www.bis.org.in/sf/wcdraft.asp . This will be available in the website up to the last date of comments. Last Date for comments:  5 August 2018 .

Bureau of Indian Standards
p: +91 11 23608402
e: srikanthyajjala@bis.gov.in
w: www.bis.gov.in


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AKC’s JULY 2018 Programs
The July 2018 programs of Ambuja Knowledge Centre include the following.

AKC Andheri
  • “Basic Course on ‘Fundamentals of Concrete Ingredients & Technology’ Workshop” on 09th to 13th July’ 2018
  • “Basic Formwork / Shuttering Design Workshop” on 19th July’ 2018
  • Technical Lecture on “Advanced, Profitable & Reliable Global Mortar Technology for India” on 27th July’ 18 (Speaker - Er. Azharuddin Shaikh, Asst. Manager Training, Putzmeister Concrete Machines Pvt. Ltd.)
AKC Thane along with ‘Centre of Excellence’, ACC Thane
  • “Basic RCC Design Workshop” on 26th & 27th July 2018

Ambuja Cements Ltd., Mumbai
p: +91 22 40667620 / 8291885509
e: foundations.mumbai@ambujacement.com


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Future of Coal
A conference on the future of coal will be held during August 2-3, 2018 at Le Meridien, New Delhi.

The improvement in domestic coal supply along with reforms in coal distribution and marketing has added new supply options for end-customers. The new coal linkage bidding mechanism, SHAKTI (Scheme for Harnessing Koyla Transparently in India), has drawn a positive response from the industry, which had been adversely affected due to the lack of FSAs.

Meanwhile, the introduction of a special forward e-auction window for power consumers and exclusive e-auctions for non-power customers have aided in improving coal availability in recent years. Further, the recently approved methodology to allow flexibility in the utilisation of domestic coal by private producers is expected to reduce the landed cost of coal.

The introduction of captive coal block auctions has been another decisive development for the coal industry in the recent past. Since December 2014, five rounds of auctions have been announced with 30-odd blocks (of the 204 cancelled blocks) auctioned so far.
More recently, in one of the biggest reform moves since the nationalisation of the coal sector, the government has allowed commercial mining of coal by private players. The move is expected to further improve domestic output, benefit generators through more certainty in supplies, etc., provided that the quality and quantum of the blocks on offer are attractive. This would also bring in best-in-class technologies by global coal miners as well as increased mechanisation and automation as potential mine owners aim for higher efficiency to win bids.

A new pricing policy is also proposed to be introduced this fiscal year to move to the global standard of charging customers based on the actual gross calorific value (GCV) of the dry fuel. The move is expected to resolve the long-standing differences over coal quality and grade slippage between CIL and power plant developers. This would also complement the efforts being made by public players to set up coal washeries to address quality concerns.

Meanwhile, transportation and evacuation infrastructure-related challenges continue to be high on the government’s agenda given that a number of power stations have been reporting critical coal stocks recently due to logistical constraints. Also, for steel and imported power generation plants, the dependence on coking and non-coking coal imports is significant.

The government is trying to address the issue by expediting work on critical coal connectivity rail lines, increasing rake availability, strengthening port infrastructure, etc.
Amidst these developments, the key questions being evaluated are the future demand for coal against the backdrop of subdued growth in thermal power generation in recent years as well as predictions of a slowdown in thermal capacity addition and India’s climate commitments that call for a greater thrust on renewables. Also, whether the market conditions can be conducive for new entrants given legacy issues such as delays in clearances and land acquisition challenges are some of the key issues that will need to be examined. More so, as the incumbent owners are struggling to operationalise their assets, besides facing uncertainty in cost recovery after aggressively bidding for the blocks auctioned.

The mission of this conference is to discuss the future of coal in India in light of the recent and expected developments in the sector, as well as examine the impact of these on industry stakeholders. The conference will examine key policy developments, discuss plans and strategies of coal producers, assess the future coal requirements of end-users, and analyse potential investment opportunities in mining. The conference will feature the viewpoints of all stakeholders and provide a platform to showcase the best practices and most promising technologies.

Conference Cell, India Infrastructure Publishing Pvt. Ltd.,
p: +91-11-41688860 , 41034615, +91-8800963709
e: conferencecell@indiainfrastructure.com


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Road Development in India
The 13th annual conference on road development in India will be held during August 23-24, 2018 at Shangri-La’s - Eros Hotel, New Delhi.

The road sector is witnessing an increased pace of project award and completion. The course correction measures taken during the past few years seem to be finally showing results.

The length of the projects awarded and constructed increased at a CAGR of over 45 per cent during 2013-14 to 2017-18. Meanwhile, the decline in cost and time overruns has accelerated construction activity.

The hybrid annuity model has met with success mainly due to the government’s proactive approach in obtaining all clearances prior to project award.

The sector has reported some important developments over the past one year. The key amongst these is the award of the first bundle of toll-operate-transfer (TOT) projects worth Rs 97 billion to Macquarie in March 2018. Further, NHAI’s asset recycling plans are expected to attract funds worth about Rs 1.2 trillion in times to come.

Another major milestone is the roll-out of Phase I of the Bharatmala Programme, which entails the development of 35,000 km of highways and economic corridors at an investment of about Rs 5.35 trillion.

While access to long-term funds continues to be a problem, steps are being taken to create a favourable financial environment. Recently, the ministry listed rupee-denominated masala bonds on the London Stock Exchange.

Meanwhile, the ministry continues to explore innovative ways to build capacity and enhance efficiency in the sector. India’s first manual on road expansion for scientific planning of highway infrastructure was released recently. Effective technology solutions such as ROMDAS have been introduced for monitoring road conditions. FASTag penetration is at an all-time high and the pan-India deployment of the electronic toll collection system is expected to be completed soon.

The government has set tall targets for the next five years, thus creating plenty of opportunities. Mega projects such as Bharat Mala, Setu Bharatam, Char Dham Connectivity, economic corridors and TOT will be the biggest investment drivers in the sector. Overall, about Rs 7 trillion is expected to be invested in the sector over the next five to six years. Meanwhile, road construction in the north-eastern region and the development of rural roads will continue to attract the government’s attention.
However, given the past experience, land acquisition and obtaining approvals could be a challenge in achieving these targets. Proper project preparation and due diligence are the much-needed steps to ensure that only viable projects are put on the block.
The mission of this conference is to highlight the emerging opportunities in the road sector, examine the impact of key policy developments, discuss the key issues and challenges, and showcase the most promising technologies and noteworthy projects. The conference will also provide a platform to industry players, government officials and technology providers to share their experience and exchange ideas.

Conference Cell, India Infrastructure Publishing Pvt. Ltd.,
p: +91-11- 46113913, 41034615, +91-7982733496
e: conferencecell@indiainfrastructure.com


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Special Concrete
ICI – VIT, Vellore Student Chapter in association with Department of Structural and Geo Technical Engineering, School of Civil and Chemical Engineering is organising a two days National conference on ‘Special Concrete’ at VIT, Vellore on during September 20 & 21, 2018.

The conference is aimed at to provide a technical forum for students, research scholars, academicians and working professionals from all over India to interact with their peers, discuss with Eminent Professors from IIT’s, NIT’s etc., showcase their skills and dissemination of knowledge.

The theme of the conference with the major areas of focus are High strength concrete, High performance concrete, Fibre reinforced concrete, Light weight concrete, Self-compacting concrete, High volume fly ash concrete, Pervious concrete, Polymer concrete, Air Entrained concrete, Geo-polymer concrete etc.

VIT University - Vellore Campus
p: 91-9842117484
e: info@vit.ac.in
w: www.vit.ac.in


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BuildMat 2019
BuildMat 2019, one of the comprehensive expositions for the construction industry, showcasing the evolving trends in the building industry will be held during February 14 to 17, 2019 at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex at Coimbatore. BuildMat expo and will serve as a one-stop point for Architecture, Engineering & Construction Professionals.

BuildMat is organised AEB Forum is a joint forum comprising the three pillars of building industry Architects, Engineers & Builders.

India has been attempting to match its growth in urbanisation with access to quality living space and infrastructure for its citizens. In the context of building practices it becomes crucial to have a relook at the form, materials, technology and services, especially in areas of designing sustainable and affordable habitation spaces for communities. BuildMat 2019 will be focus on “Affordable Housing” sector through dedicated stalls and seminars.

The exhibitors would include:
  • Architecture & Engineering Products
  • Interiors
  • Machinery & Equipment
  • Building Materials
  • Sanitary & Plumbing
  • Electrical & Lighting
  • HVAC & Ventilation Systems
  • Construction Technologies

BuildMat 2019
p: +91 422 4394536, 4394537, +91 97914 94536
e: buildmat2019@gmail.com
w: www.buildmat.in



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ACC forays into waterproofing technology with LeakBlock
ACC steps into the category of construction chemicals

As one of India’s leading cement manufacturers and a pioneer in innovation, ACC has stepped into the category of construction chemicals with the launch of a new product, ACC LeakBlock, waterproofing technology for concrete and plaster. The new product was revealed before top dealers of Sales Unit Mumbai by Mr. Neeraj Akhoury, Managing Director & CEO, ACC Ltd., along with ACC’s top management team and channel partners at ACC in Thane on Friday, 15th June, 2018.

Mr. Neeraj Akhoury introduced LeakBlock as a high performance waterproofing compound, specially formulated for India in collaboration with our global R&D in France that fights leakage, seepage and peeling of plaster and paint. LeakBlock has easy workability and once mixed with cement, the resultant concrete has higher strength. Tests have shown that LeakBlock is six times more effective against water penetration than the leading product in the market.

“We are very proud of our cutting edge product and expect it to penetrate far and wide into the market,” said Mr. Neeraj Akhoury.

ACC LeakBlock has received positive response from its channel partners who are excited about the new product. They expressed their gratitude towards ACC for giving them an opportunity to expand their business beyond cement. The product has been launched in Maharashtra and will soon be rolled out in other parts of the country.


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Evolving trends in Tall Buildings 
ICICI Chennai centre is organising a two-day conference on ‘Evolving trends in Tall Buildings’ during July 12th to  13th, 2018 at Convention Center, L&T Campus, Manapakkam, Chennai.     

This is a remarkable and interesting period in India for the tall building industry. There has been a phenomenal growth in the population of tall buildings in the country in recent times. Tall buildings are increasingly becoming the choice of residence and work for much of the urban population due to the quality of living, convenience and iconic status they offer their residents. In line with this demand, the tall building industry has responded in ingenious ways with highly efficient designs, superior construction methods and latest digital technologies to make these projects a reality. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has recently released its new code, IS 16700 “Criteria for Structural Safety of Tall Concrete Buildings”, which the industry is in early stages of embracing. The BIS has also recently revised the NBC and sections of IS 875 that determine wind loads on tall buildings.  The time is right for the tall building community in India to come together, review, share, discuss and debate the latest developments in the field. With this in mind, ICI along with L&T is organizing a two days conference on evolving trends in the tall building design and construction. The conference will invite pioneers of the community to share their views on the future of the field through several keynote lectures. It invites members to share their knowledge by participating in the conference, and by submitting technical papers or case studies on themes such as architectural and services design, structural and geotechnical engineering, construction technologies and digital engineering.

Papers are expected on the following themes: Architecture for Vertical Urbanization  - Plan Density/ Livability  - Facades / Double Facades - Human Comfort  - Green Buildings  - Exoskeletons  - Mixed use Planning/ Development;  Smart and Digital Technology  - BIM Integration and Sustainability - Parametric Modelling  - Virtual Reality Application  - Automated System Operations  - Smart City Concepts  - Energy Efficiency;  Engineering Modern Heights  - Structural Systems  - Wind forces: The Challenge  - Dampers for Resilient Tall Buildings  - Composite Design for Tall Buildings  - Performance Based Design  - Geotechnical Engineering for Tall Buildings;  MEP Integration  - Fire Protection and Evacuation - Vertical Transport  - Public Health Engineering  - Sustainable Energy Harvest  - Public Addressal Systems  - Configuration of MEP Svstems;  Construction Materials, Methods and Practice  - Constructability of Structural Systems T - High Performance Concrete  - Modular Construction  - Risk Management  - Safety Assessment  - Quality Aspects.
Indian Concrete Institute
p: +91-44-24792602
e: iciconferences@gmail.com
w: www.indianconcreteinstitute.org


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RIVER ACTION PLAN, FLOOD MANAGEMENT AND BASIN DEVELOPMENT
The Consulting Engineers Association of India is organising a seminar on ‘River Action Plan, Flood Management and Basin Development’ during 27th & 28th July 2018 at Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, 19 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001.

Water is the most precious of all natural resources for human existence. But management of water resources and river basins must ensure functioning of the ecosystem as a paramount goal. Extreme conditions of resource availability - both paucity and excess are detrimental to human life and property. In view of the severe flood occurrences of recent years, developed economies have passed Flood Management Directives with the objective to minimise and manage flood-related risks to humans, the environment and property. Vast swathes of flood prone areas have Standardised Flood Management procedures. Protection against flooding is, typically, the responsibility of a central river basin management authority to cater to events of high water and extreme weather conditions. The intensity of precipitation, the density of construction, the ingress of development into the banks, determine the criticality of flood risks and form the basis for flood management and flood risk minimisation measures. From the point of view of floods, Indian river systems are categorised into different regions and an integrated approach is necessary to incorporate the requirements of basin development with flood management. River basins are ‘dynamic over space  and time’, and any single management intervention has implications for the system as a whole Extensive water requirement for human consumption entails investments in water infrastructure for urban, industrial and agricultural growth resulting in usage in excess of the renewable water available. To pre-empt ‘over commitment of water resources’ than is environmentally desirable and to ensure minimum environmental flow regimes need effective management, hydrological knowledge, awareness of riparian rights, etc. The challenge for water management is primarily due to less water in river basins that are already stressed, necessitating stricter scrutiny by decision makers and civil society. The cost and potential negative impact of new development projects reduces available freshwater which is renewable due to contamination, overdraft of aquifers and climate change. River Action Plans are launched for abatement of pollution in the water bodies consequent to discharge of wastewater, solid waste, etc from point as well as non-point sources. Steps to tackle pollution levels in identified polluted stretches of major rivers, to improve water quality to bathing quality standards and ensure minimum flows need holistic integrated action. 

The themes of the seminar would be River Basin Management, Ecology And Environment, Climate Change Impact On Future Flood Management, Flood Forecasting And Risk Assessment, River Rejuvenation And Pollution Abatement, International Experience And Lessons Learnt. 

CONSULTING ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA CEAI
p: +91-11-26134644 / 26139658
e: events@ceai.org.in
w: www.ceai.org.in
 


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IGLC Annual Conference
The International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) is organizing their 26 Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction during 16 to 22 July, 2018 at Radisson Blu Temple Bay Resort Hotel Complex, Maha-Bali-Puram, Chennai – Workshop Day 16 July, 2018; Industry Day 17 July, 2018; Lean Conference 18 - 20 July, 2018.

The International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) is a network of professionals and researchers in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) who feel that the practice, education, and research of AEC have to be radically renewed in order to respond to the challenges ahead and our Vision is Lean Construction.

The main objective of holding IGLC in India is to give a fillip to its budding Lean community. While Lean Manufacturing concepts have been around for quite some time in India, Lean construction is just catching on. Over the past years many leading international Lean experts have visited India for technical programmes: India has also held two Lean Construction conferences successfully in 2015 and 2017, attended by about 250 Lean construction enthusiasts. Holding IGLC 2018 in India will also be beneficial to the many neighbouring countries in Asia, Africa and Australia, where Lean Construction is still nascent. Apart from the traditional technical events of IGLC, there will also be entertainment programmes and other recreational activities. Chennai is well connected by air to global destinations. There are places of great tourist interest in and around Chennai as well as elsewhere in India. There are several interesting possibilities for pre-and post-conference tours. The conference topics would be: Contract and Cost Management; enabling Lean with Information Technology; Lean Theory; People, Culture and Change; Product Development and Design Management; Production Planning and Control; Production System Design; Safety, Quality and Green-Lean; Supply Chain Management and Off-Site Construction; Teaching Lean.

IGLC
w: www.iglc2018.org


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MUNICIPALIKA 2018
This exhibition cum conference event will be held during September 19 – 21, 2018 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon East, Mumbai.

The exhibitors could be from:

WATER & WASTE WATER Water Treatment, Desalination, Sewage Treatment And Recycling; 

SANITATION, SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT & RECYLCING Sanitation for all, ODF Cities, Municipal, Industrial Hazardous, Bio Medical, Construction & Demolition and E-waste/Recycling And Waste to Energy;

URBAN TRANSPORTATION & TRAFFIC Mass Rapid And Multi modal options, Traffic Management And Parking Solutions;

ENVIRONMENT & POLLUTION CONTROL Pollution Control Technologies and Clean Air, Land And Water Technologies;

SAFETY & SECURITY Fire Safety, Prevention, Protection and Rescue, Security installation with Audio and Video surveillance, Disaster Mitigation;

URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT City Infrastructure for roads, transportation, airports, electricity and lighting, power, telecom, energy and Green Cities;

URBAN HOUSING Housing for All, Slum free Cities;

DIGITAL CITIES Geospatial/GPS Solutions for Smart Cities, E-Governance, ICT Applications

The broad themes of conference over three days are:

DAY 1 - Smart and Sustainable Cities; Safe and Secure Citiies; Disaster Management;

DAY 2 - Healthy Cities; Urban Mobility and Transportation; Green Cities;

DAY 3 - Housing for all; Digital Cities and E Governance; Integrated Cities.

MUNICIPALIKA 2018
p: +(91) (22) 4555 8555
w: www.municipalika.com

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Waste Management Summit 2018
India has drawn world’s attention with its high paced urbanization and industrialization. A renewed focus on sustainable growth and development has become imperative as India strives to maintain its high GDP growth rate to achieve developed country status by the year 2022. However, the flip side of higher economic growth has resulted in increased consumption of the natural resources, increased waste generation and hence ecological degradation.

With our increasing awareness on detrimental environmental effects of current waste disposal methods, there is a significant onus of accountability for effective waste management.

Realizing the need to overcome current challenges on waste management, CII- Godrej GBC is organizing the 9th Edition of “Waste Management Summit 2018”. The summit is one of the flagship events of CII, providing an excellent platform for all stakeholders to address various issues and challenges of waste management, acclimatize new concepts as well as facilitating new business opportunities.

Date and Venue
Start Date: Dec 13, 2018, End Date: Dec 14, 2018
Venue: India Habitat Centre, Stein Auditorium, Delhi

Confederation of Indian Industry
p: 91-40-44185 111
e: sabyasachi.sengupta@cii.in
w: www.cii.in


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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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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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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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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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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
e: manager@acce.in
w: www.acce.in




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CONFERENCES in ASIA
CI-Premier Pte Ltd is pleased to announce their forthcoming international conferences in 2018 as follows.

  • 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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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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