ICI SSET Student Chapter was established on 26th February 2011 with the objective to bridge the gap of the students between the theoretical knowledge and what is being practiced in the field. The involvement in ICI activities helps the students to shape themselves to face the challenges in the field, when they come out of the Institution and also enhances their Employability Quotient
TECHNICAL TALK ON RECENT ADVANCEMENTS IN CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY
Indian Concrete Institute, SSET Student chapter was inaugurated on 26.02.2011 by Er.Vijay Kulakarni, National President ICI, Mumbai
The function commenced at 9.30 a.m. Prof. M.Madahavan, Director, SSET welcomed the gathering. Presidential address was delivered by Prof. M. Kumaran, HOD, Department of Civil Engineering, SSET. 106 students are being enrolled as members
Er. R. Radhakrishnan, Secretary General, ICI, Chennai spoke to the students about ICI, its inception and major milestones.
Er. Shelly Fernandez, Chairman, Er. Mohan Kumar S, Secretary and Er. Hemanth, Executive Committee member, ICI, Cochin Centre also spoke on the occasion.
The President in his technical talk on “Recent advancements in Concrete Technology” briefed the students about the history of concrete. He discussed in depth about High-performance concrete (HPC), incorporating a range of materials, with special properties beyond conventional concrete and routine construction methods. He quoted that ‘Ultra high performance concrete is a modern creation that is changing the way we look at construction. Each new generation of this concrete is stronger than the previous and the applications of such super strong blends are endless....’.He also introduced to the students one of the most unique concretes now in the market, Ductal, an ultra-high performance concrete by Lafarge, with wide range of applications from the most demanding structures to the most creative architectural projects
Mr. Kulkarni also unfolded to the students the exciting new avenues of Geopolymer materials, representing an innovative technology that is generat¬ing considerable interest in the construction industry, particularly in the light of ongoing emphasis on sustainability and Lunar Concrete with details on lunar base construction, use of lunar resources and lunar concrete formulation
Lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries
Er.Vijay Kulakarni, National President ICI delivering the welcome address