Con­crete Show In­dia: Draws an Au­gust Gath­er­ing

NBM&CW - - EVENT - The 6th edi­tion of Con­crete Show In­dia saw an in­dus­try con­gre­ga­tion of over 150 top In­dian and global con­struc­tion and in­fra­struc­ture com­pa­nies

and Experience Zones, all of which en­abled in­ter­ac­tions and par­tic­i­pa­tion by the stake­hold­ers in the in­dus­try.

The expo was well re­ceived by the in­dus­try at large with sup­port from Ma­ha­rash­tra State Road De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (MSRDC), Ma­ha­rash­tra State Road Trans­port Cor­po­ra­tion (MSRTC), In­dian Chap­ter of Amer­i­can Con­crete In­sti­tute (ICACI), Sin­ga­pore Con­crete In­sti­tute (SCI), Tun­nelling As­so­ci­a­tion of In­dia (TAI), US-In­dia Im­porters’ Coun­cil (USIIC) and Mum­bai Metro Rail Cor­po­ra­tion Lim­ited (MMRC).

The expo wit­nessed par­tic­i­pa­tion from prom­i­nent in­dus­try play­ers such as Ul­trat­ech, Putzmi­ester Con­crete Ma­chines, Go­drej Con­struc­tion, Si­mens Con­struc­tion & En­vi­ro­men­tal En­gi­neer­ing, Chowgule Con­struc­tion Chem­i­cals, Masa Con­crete Plants In­dia, Elem­atic In­dia, Sany Heavy In­dus­try In­dia, Columbia Ma­chine En­gi­neer­ing (I), Prism RMC, PERI, Hi­tachi Koki, Maxmech Equip­ments, Aimil Ltd, WAM In­dia, RDC Con­crete (In­dia), Ajax Fiori En­gi­neer­ing (I), SURIE POLEX, Fair­mate Chem­i­cals, J.K.Ce­ment and MC-Bau­chemie to name a few. An ar­ray of brands and prod­ucts from coun­tries such as China, Ger­many, Italy, UK and USA were also fea­tured at the show.

Said Anup Mathew, SVP & Busi­ness Head, Go­drej Con­struc­tion, “Go­drej Con­struc­tion is de­lighted to be a part of Con­crete Show In­dia as their Sus­tain­abil­ity Part­ner. We at Go­drej are com­mit­ted to­wards sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment and are con­tin­u­ally striv­ing to pro­mote it through our prod­ucts and ser­vices. Set­ting up the Re­cy­cled Con­crete Blocks Man­u­fac­tur­ing Unit in Vikhroli, Mum­bai, is one of our most re­cent green ini­tia­tives, and our re­cy­cled con­crete blocks and pavers are now GreenPro cer­ti­fied by IGBC. We be­lieve that ini­tia­tives to­wards sus­tain­abil­ity help pro­mote the cir­cu­lar econ­omy by eas­ing de­mand for nat­u­ral re­sources and re­duce dump­ing of con­struc­tion and de­mo­li­tion waste into land­fills.”

A two-day power-packed con­fer­ence on the theme ‘In­dia’s Mod­ern In­fra­struc­ture set in Con­crete’ was held at the Show. Part­nered with the Tun­nelling As­so­ci­a­tion of In­dia (TAI), the tech­ni­cal con­fer­ence on Day 1 saw ses­sions on ‘Experience and Lessons learned from the past with re­gards to Road, Rail, Metro, Tun­nel and Bridge Projects in In­dia’; ‘En­sur­ing Qual­ity, Dura­bil­ity and Life­time Ex­pec­ta­tions of Mod­ern In­fra­struc­ture. Projects-Con­trac­tor’s per­spec­tive’; ‘The use of Con­crete in Mod­ern In­fra­struc­ture Projects – The Aes­thetic point of view.’

Day 2 saw ses­sions on ‘Sus­tain­able Con­crete Tech­nol­ogy for Tun­nels and Bridges’; ‘Con­crete Tech­nol­ogy and Dura­bil­ity De­sign’; ‘Con­crete for Tun­nel­ing and Bridges’. The list of speak­ers in­cluded A K Singh, Prin­ci­pal Sec­re­tary, Pub­lic Works De­part­ment, Gov­ern­ment of Ma­ha­rash­tra, S K Gupta, Di­rec­tor Projects, Mum­bai Metro Rail Cor­po­ra­tion, Thiru­man Archu­nan, Di­rec­tor Projects, Kochi Metro Rail, Santosh Rai, Head Trans­port Sales, Hin­dus­tan Con­struc­tion Com­pany, Ar­chi­tect Hiten Sehi, Girid­har Rajagopalan, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor (Tech­ni­cal) Af­cons In­fra­struc­ture, S K Dhara­mad­hikari, Ad­viser to Min­is­ter of Road Trans­port, GOI, and Prof S L Dhin­gra, among oth­ers.

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