Date: 24th & 25th September 2020
Venue: Hotel Le Meridien, Janpath, New Delhi
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ICI- ACECON is an event organised once in 5 years in India to deal with salient issues relating to concrete and concrete structures. The last event was organised by ICI- Kolkata centre in Kolkata in the year 2015. ICI-ACECON 2020 is being organised by ICI New Delhi Centre on 24th & 25th September, 2020 in Delhi. The event coincides with all India ICI GC meeting and AGM. Keeping in view the recent challenges faced world over, the subject of the conference has been chosen to deal with sustainability issues. Blending of cement with Fly-ash, Blast Furnace Slag, etc. provides several advantages to concrete properties apart from managing the waste products and conserving natural resources. Among the other structures, Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur has employed the use of C110 concrete with Blast Furnace Slag Cement for the purpose. For long lasting properties, Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) becomes a must, especially in aggressive environments. In order to meet the demands of rising population, it becomes prudent to go for tall structures such as Burj Khalifa, Dubai. India is also constructing upto 60 storeyed buildings. A large number of 275m tall chimneys have been constructed in India and abroad to deal with pollution norms for thermal power plants. Millau Viaduct France, bridges of Jammu Udhampur Rail Link are some of the examples of tall bridges with the pier heights varying from 40m to 300m. Similarly, large spans become unavoidable in many circumstances. Reasons may be many, geotechnical aspects in case bridges, usage of column free area in case of buildings, etc. Akashi Kaikyo bridge in Japan, Kanteerava Stadium structure in Bangalore, India are some of the examples.
The organisers hope that the delegates carry some memorable experiences of the event.
Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) is a premier professional body for concrete technology with more than 12,000 members spread over 42 centers and over 250 student chapters across India. It has on its fold the captains of Construction Industry, Building Material manufacturers, Leading Consultants & Civil Engineers, Contractors, Academicians and
Educational Institutions. ICI was founded in 1982 with its headquarters at Chennai. The objectives of ICI are to promote growth of concrete construction and its sub- specialisations, disseminate knowledge and to train personnel, collaborate with National and International agencies in creating better understanding of concrete construction technology, to identify R&D issues, encourage outstanding achievements in concrete construction technology through its institutional awards etc. ICI organises periodical seminars, conferences, workshops and exhibitions on the subject and arranges lecture series on selected topics of relevance to concrete construction. ICI has collaborations with American Concrete Institute, Asian Concrete Federation, Singapore Concrete Institute, Concrete Institute of Australia, etc. ICI publishes quarterly Journal containing peer-reviewed technical papers & abstracts from about 40 journals. ICI has also brought out a number of publications andmonographs on various related topics.