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Characterisation of early 20th century lime mortars from Mysore
Vivek Bindiganavile, Narayana Suresh and Toihidul Islam
Properties of ternary blended steel fibre reinforced concrete
Deepa A. Sinha, A.K. Verma and K.B. Prakash
An experimental study of ferrocement beams
Vishvanath N. Kanthe and Pravin D. Dhake




PRECAST CONCRETE: Hollowcore manufacture and factory design
Stephen Carr

READY MIXED CONCRETE: RMCMA brings NRMCA Concrete Technologist Certification Course to India

SUPER-SULPHATED CEMENT: Fluorogypsum activated super-sulphated cement
Manjit Singh

EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING: Effect of brick masonry infill in seismic evaluation of an existing RC building
Vishal P. Jamnekar and D.J. Chaudhari

    Awards for women in building profession

    The Indian Buildings Congress (IBC) has constituted the Satya Goel Memorial Award in the memory of late Ms. Satya Goel, wife of Mr. O.P. Goel, Founder President of IBC. This award is meant exclusively for women in building profession for their contributions to the profession with remarkable achievements during the preceding three years. The award will be presented to selected women professionals during the 19th Annual Convention of IBC to be held in New Delhi during December 2013.

    Event report: The 4th International Holcim Forum

    The 4th International Holcim Forum, held by the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction in Mumbai, India, was attended by about 400 representatives of various industries and disciplines from around 40 countries.

    ACC introduces 'Supercoat'

    ACC Concrete, India’s leading manufacturer of ready mix concrete, recently introduced Supercoat, a high performance concrete for pothole repairs. It is capable of opening the repaired road to traffic within 24 hours. Supercoat is meant for both bitumen and concrete roads.

    Er. S.S. Kutumbale receives Award

    Er. S.S. Kutumbale (Managing Director, Kutumbale Consultants & Engineers Pvt. Ltd, Indore) has been awarded with a Life Time Achievement Award, for his outstanding contribution to the field of construction.

    4th Holcim Global Awards

    The Holcim Awards competition seeks projects and visions that contribute to a more sustainable built environment. Offering a total of USD 2 million in prize money, this is one of the most significant competitions in its field in terms of reputation and international scope. The competition seeks leading projects from industry professionals and bold ideas from the "Next Generation" that contribute to sustainability within architecture, building, civil engineering, landscape and urban design, as well as construction materials and technologies. Entries must be submitted online at before March 24, 2014.

    World of Concrete (USA) event in Hyderabad

    The Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) and World of Concrete (WOC), USA have come together to host the 5th edition of ‘Innovative World of Concrete ICI-IWC 2013’ along with an international exhibition by ICI APHC during October 23-26, 2013, at Hitex Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad.

    Asia-Pacific Conclave 2013

    Coal Ash Institute of India, a non-profit registered professional society devoted to promoting the gainful utilisation and benign disposal of coal ash and fly ash, is organising an Asia-Pacific Conclave on Fly Ash Based Geopolymeric Binders, Concretes and Other Constructional Materials at Hotel Hyatt Regency in Kolkata during December 16-18, 2013.

    36th IABSE Kolkata Symposium

    The India group of International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) is holding the 36th IABSE Symposium on 'Long Span Bridges and Roads - Development, Design and Implementation' during September 24-27, 2013 at Kolkata.

    Your Smartphone, Made of Cement

    Scientists just discovered a way to turn masonry into metal, using lasers

    Proposed ASTM Standard targets 'Recycled Concrete'
    Proposed ASTM Standard targets 'Recycled Concrete'

    Disaster Management

    The Centre For Disaster Management of St. Peter’s University, Avadi, Chennai is organising a an International Conference on ‘Disaster Management’ titled ICDM’14 during January 23-24, 2014.

    Programs from CIDC
    Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) jointly with National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) is offering Vocational-cum-Academic Integrated Program in "Construction Supervision (Civil)"

    IBC event report
    The Indian Buildings Congress held their mid-term session and seminar on ‘‘state-of -the-art building technology" during April 26 to 28, 2013 at Patna.

    Event report – Drymix Mortar
    The India Drymix Mortar Strategy Meeting took place at Palm Meadows Hotel in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India on May 7, 2013.

    Wind power – even without the wind
    Offshore wind could provide abundant electricity – but as with solar energy, this power supply can be intermittent and unpredictable.

    ICI-IWC 2013

    The Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) and World of Concrete (WOC) have come together to host the 5th edition of ‘Innovative World of Concrete ICI-IWC 2013’ (An ICI flagship conference - supported by WOC) along with an international exhibition on Concrete ‘World of Concrete India 2013’ organised by World of Concrete (supported by ICI), organised by ICI APHC on 23-26, October 2013, Hitex / NAC, Hyderabad.

    Cement and Building Materials

    The National Council for Cement and Building Materials, India will be organising the 13th NCB International Seminar and Exhibition on Cement and Building Materials during 19-22 November 2013 at Manekshaw Centre, Parade Road, Delhi Cantt., New Delhi, India.

    Big 5 Construct India 2013

    The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)  along with the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India in cooperation with dmg events, UAE, is organising Big 5 Construct India during 02 - 04 September, 2013 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

    Construction Technology / Trenchless Engineering

    The Construction Industry Development Council along with the Mewar University  is offering a Ph.D Programme and M.Tech-Ph.D Integrated Programme for the Session 2013-14 in Construction Technology and Management and Trenchless Engineering.

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