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POINT OF VIEW: Serviceability, limit state, bar anchorage and lap lengths in ACI318:08 and BS8110:97: A comparative study
Ali S. Alnuaimi and Iqbal Y. Patel

    Excon 2013

    Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), India’s Apex Industry Assocation is organising Excon 2013 - the 7th edition of South Asia’s Largest Event for Construction Equipment sector, during 20th - 24th November 2013 with the theme 'Propelling Sustainable Infrastructure Growth' at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru. Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (ICEMA) is the sector partner for the event and is supported by Builders Association of India (BAI). The Government of Karnataka is participating as Partner State at the event

    AKC's November 2013 Programs


    ICONS 2014

    Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, Indian Institute of Metals, Kalpakkam Chapter, Society for Failure Analysis, Chennai and Center and Indian Institute of Welding-India are organising ICONS 2014 during February 4-7, 2014 at IGCAR, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu.

    The Third Indian Drymix Mortar Conference

    The International Community for Drymix Mortars is organising the Third Indian Drymix Mortar Conference and Industry Showcase during February 28, 2014 at Mumbai, India.

    Program in 'Construction Supervision (Civil)'

    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 awards for Excellence in Built Environment
    The Indian Buildings Congress has invited entries for 'IBC Awards for Excellence in Built Environment 2012-13'

    Architecture structure interaction ....

    The Structural Engineers World Congress (SEWC) and CEAI will be organising ‘The International Colloquium on Architecture Structure Interaction for Sustainable Built Environment’ during November 18-20, 2013 at the Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

    Skill development and employment for youth

    Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) will be organising an international conference during November 20-21, 2013 at Scope Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

    Trends and challenges in concrete structures

    The Indian Concrete Institute (Western UP Centre Ghaziabad and Uttarakhand Centre Roorkee) is organising a an international conference on "Trends and challenges in concrete structures" on December 19-21, 2013 at CPWD Training Institute, Kamla Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad (NCR Delhi), India.

    Advances in science and technology of concrete

    The India Chapter of ACI is organising an international conference in honour of Late R.N. Raikar on December 20 – 21, 2013 at Hotel Hyatt Regency, Sahar Airport Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai.

    fib Congress 2014

    The fourth International fib-Congress 2014 will be held during February 10 - 13, 2014 at Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre, Mumbai.

    Third Indian Drymix Mortar Conference

    The Third Indian Drymix Mortar conference will be held on February 28, 2014 at Mumbai, India.

    Event report: Green Building Movement

    India well poised to lead the global Green Building Movement

    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.

    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.

    Your Smartphone, Made of Cement

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

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