Dates & Venue:
24-26 May 2018 at Hall no 4, BEC, Goregaon, Mumbai

Conference Agenda

India’s Modern Infrastructure Set in Concrete

Conference Abstract:

The necessity for investing in mass & quicker construction technologies while maintaining a stringent level of quality at economical prices has altered the construction scenario in India. The government’s push for infrastructure and road projects has also provided a unique focus and opportunity for stakeholders in the industry. The recent economic developments have ensured renewed focus on cost saving technologies, innovations and processes to bring about a significant decrease in project costs and eventually the prices subjected to the end consumers. This has significantly increased the need for sharing the globally recognized best practices, technology, processes and knowledge to enable a positive growth for all stake holders in the industry.

Also, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his recent budget gave a huge boost to the sector by allocating Rs 3,96,135 Cr. for the development of infrastructure projects.

The 6th edition of UBM India’s Concrete Show India (CSI) aims to fill all the gaps in the Construction and Infrastructure space for working professionals in the industry. The technical conferences will bring together key decision makers and industry stalwarts to discuss the policies, implementation of technologies and globally accepted best practices in the Construction and Infrastructure industry.

The  dedicated two-day Concrete and Tunneling conference will be held along with exhibition is being held at Hall 7 A at the Bombay  Exhibition  & Convention Center, Goregaon, Mumbai on  May 24 & 25, 2018.


Concrete Conference Agenda

Day 1: Thursday, May 24, 2018



Opening Session: Concrete for modern infrastructure projects. Chair: Mr. Jorgen Holst


Welcome Address – Mr Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India Pvt Ltd


Opening Remarks by

Mr. Jorgen Holst, Director EPTISA Consulting Engineers


Keynote Address –

Shri Bhushan Gagrani, Vice Chairman & MD, City & Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra Ltd *


Special Address - Concrete for Mumbai Metro Line 3

Mr. S. K. Gupta, Director Projects, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd


Keynote Address – Kolkata Metro, East –West Corridor, Marvel of Modern Technology, Shri Parashuram Singh, MD, Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Ltd


Concrete for New National Highway Projects.


Panel Discussions (Q&A)


Coffee and Tea Break


Session 1: 12.30-1.30

Experience and Lessons learned from the Past with regards to Road, Rail, Metro, Tunnel and Bridge Projects in India. Chair: Col. Mohan Kumar (Retd) Armed Forces



Discussion Points

Management Aspects, Procurement and Contract Form, Risk Management


Material Technology, Innovation, Research & Development (R&D)


Environmental Challenges (emissions, muck disposal, recycling), Impact on Society, Sustainability


International Best Practices


Transfer of Technology, Knowledge sharing, Education & Training


Safety Aspects for Users, Health & Safety Aspects during Construction


Economic and Financial Aspects


Shri P S Mandpe IAS, (Retd) Joint Managing Director, MSRDC*


Address by Tunneling Association of India (TAI)


Panel Discussions (Q&A)


Lunch Break.



Session 2: 14.30-16.10

Ensuring Quality, Durability and Lifetime Expectations of Modern Infrastructure. Projects - Contractor’s perspective.



Discussion Points

Innovation; Material and Construction Technology, Research & Development (R&D)


Quality, Durability and Life Time Considerations


Life Cycle Cost Aspects, Value Engineering


Strategic and Financial Aspects, Optimization of Funds, Sustainable Solutions


Operation and Maintenance, Rehabilitation and Replacement Considerations


Presentation by Larsen & Toubro Ltd


Presentation by Mr Giridhar Rajagopalan, ED, Afcons Infrastructure Ltd*


Presentation by Ready Mixed Concrete Manufacturers Association.


Panel discussion (Q &A)


Coffee and Tea Break.


Session 3: 16.30-17.45

The use of Concrete in Modern Infrastructure Projects. The Aesthetic point of view. Chair: Dr. Nilesh Gandhi




Precast Concrete in Infrastructure Projects – Possibilities and Perspectives

Mr. Ajit Bhate, MD, Precast India Infrastructures Pvt Ltd


Use of Concrete in the Building Industry

Architect Hiten Sethi


Presentation by Young Engineer - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay


Closing Remarks by UBM


Day 2: Friday, May 25, 2018


Session 1: 10.00-10.30

Overview towards Sustainable Concrete Technology for Tunnels and Bridges


Session 2: 10.30-11.15

Concrete Technology and Durability Design

Discussion Points

Durability and service life design


Specification, quality assurance and Construction monitoring


Linking structural design with material


Materials Technology and evaluation of concrete


Special Concrete and Reinforced Design Solutions


Mix design and components


Certification and Control


Design, scheduling and cost aspects (Life cycle costing) - Future developments


Recent Advances In Concrete Chemicals –Innovations in Water Proofing


New trends in the use of precast and prefabrication technology


Durability characterization for bridges sea links, flyovers, trans harbor links


Quality control & assurances in bridges


Case Studies


Tea Break and Networking



Session 3: 11.30-13.00

Case Study on Tunnels



Discussion Points

Foreseen challenges in UG tunneling for Mumbai metro


Concrete ring segments – installation challenges


Engineering tunnel for 100 years of life; a designer’s perspective


Concrete specifications - the key to prudent sustainability


Applications of SFRC in Metro construction


Waterproofing, understanding the reality


Risk assessment and management in UG tunneling





Session 4: 14.00-15.30

Case Study on Bridges



Discussion Points

Challenges with concrete bridge designs in India – A Review


Foundations for bridges - Varying grounds and challenges and role of concreting


The space challenge - Designing the support structures in cities; how concrete can help


Joints and Workmanship: Influence on riding quality


Superiority of concrete over other materials for bridge construction (normal, pre-stressed, etc.)


Improving the aesthetics of flyovers and bridges in Mumbai

End of Conference


For more enquire, contact:

Shannon Andrade

Deputy Manager - Marketing

022 6172 7110

+91 9819339318

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