Dates & Venue:
16-18 May 2019 at Hall No 4, BEC, Goregaon, Mumbai

Conference Agenda


 India’s Modern Infrastructure Set in Concrete
 Concrete Conference Agenda

Day 1: Thursday, May 24, 2018





Welcome Address


Mr Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India Pvt Ltd


Opening Remarks


Mr. Jorgen Holst, Director EPTISA Consulting Engineers


Keynote Address


Shri Thiruman Archunan, Director Projects, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd


Special Address


Concrete for Mumbai Metro Line 3 -Mr. S. K. Gupta, Director Projects, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd


Keynote Address


Mr Anil Kumar Gupta, General Manager, Western Railway*


Special Address


Shri A K Singh, Principal Secretary, Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra

11.30 – 11.45

Coffee and Tea Break



Session 1: 11.45-1.00


Experience and Lessons learned from the Past with regards to Road, Rail, Metro, Tunnel and Bridge Projects in India. Chair:

Shri S M Ramchandani, Retd Jt MD, MSRDC



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


Mr Santosh Rai, Head Transport Sales, Hindustan Construction Company


Mr Vinay Gupta, Director and CEO, Tandon Consultants Pvt Ltd


Mr P L Bongirwar, Retd Secretary PWD, Maharashtra




Lunch Break.



Session 2: 14.00-16.00


Ensuring Quality, Durability and Lifetime Expectations of Modern Infrastructure. Projects - Contractor’s perspective. Chair Col. Mohan Kumar (Retd) Armed Forces




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


Mr Avinash Mahendrakar, Head Design Transport Infrastructure, Larsen & Toubro Ltd


Presentation by


Mr Giridhar Rajagopalan, Executive Director (Technical),

Afcons Infrastructure Ltd


Presentation by Ready Mixed Concrete Manufacturers Association.


Presentation by


Mr Mandar Chitre, Managing Director, Baton Consultants Pvt Ltd




Coffee and Tea Break.



Session 3: 16.10-17.45


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


Ms Rohini Prabhugaonker, Precast India Infrastructures Pvt Ltd


Use of Concrete in the Building Industry


Architect Hiten Sethi


Panel Discussion : Topic Appropriate Technologies for Affordable Housing


Mr Satish Bhujbal (Retd) Director Projects, Kalpataru Group

Architect Hiten Sethi

Ms Rohini Prabhugaonker

Architect Nilesh Gandhi (Moderator)




Closing Remarks by UBM







Day 2: Friday, May 25, 2018


Concrete Conference Programme


Sustainable Concrete Technology for Tunnels and Bridges


10.30 - 11.00

Tea & Networking

11.00 - 11.30




Session 1: 11.30-13.00 : Plenary Session


Concrete Technology and Durability Design


Discussion Points

Overview Towards Sustainable Concrete Technology For Tunnels And Bridges


Prof. S.L. Dhingra


Recent Advances In Concrete Technology


Shri S.K. Dharamadhikari, Adviser to Minister of Road Transport, Govt. of India


Durability Characterization For Bridges, Sea Links, Flyovers, Trans Harbour Links -




New Trends In The Use Of Precast And Prefabrication Technology –


Mr. R.G. Saini and S.K. Gupta


Lunch Break.



Session 2: 14:00-15.30 : Technical Session 1 : Concrete for Tunelling


Discussion Points

Foreseen Challenges In UG Tunneling For Mumbai Metro


Mr. S.K. Gupta, MMRCL


Engineering Tunnel For 100 Years Of Life; A Designer's Perspective


Dr. Florian Krenn, Geoconsult


Concrete Ring Segments – Installation Challenges


Shri Raman Kapil, Tata Projects Limited


Concrete Specifications - The Key To Prudent Sustainability


Dr. Chetan Hazaree


Applications of SFRC in Metro Construction


Mr. Chandan Vaidya, Bekaert


Waterproofing, Understanding The Reality


Mr. Mehrul Parikh, Nina Concrete


Risk Assessment And Insurer’s Perspective In UG Tunnelling


Mr. James Holmes/Mike Spencer


Standardization Of Concrete For Tunnel And Bridges


Dr. Sanjay Pant, BIS


Coffee and Tea Break



Session 3: 16.00-17.30 : Session 2: Concrete for bridges - Challenges and Issues




Discussion Points

Challenges with concrete bridge designs in India – A Review


S.D. Patil


Foundations For Bridges - Varying Grounds And Challenges And Role Of Concreting


Dr. A.K. Nayak, Gammon Engineers


The Space Challenge - Designing The Support Structures In Cities; How Concrete Can Help


Dr. Mahesh Tandon, Tandon Consultants


Joints And Workmanship: Influence On Riding Quality


Prof. Kamal Bajoria, IIT Mumbai


Superiority Of Concrete Over Other Materials For Bridge Construction (Normal, Pre-Stressed, Etc.)


Mr. Manoj Kumar, Delhi/ Mr. G. Nagendra, Konkan Railways


Improving The Aesthetics Of Flyovers And Bridges


Dr. Mahesh Tandon

End of Conference





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