The 14th NCB International Seminar on Cement and Building Materials, held from 1 – 4 December 2015 at the Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi, was a great success, in terms of both participation and presentations, as well as the technical exhibition.
The seminar registered participation of over 1050 delegates from 15 countries. More than 180 papers were presented across 25 technical sessions, with two invited lectures by internationally renowned experts. The authors emphasised issues related to all areas of cement manufacture, blended and special cements, the performance and durability of concrete and emerging trends in building materials and construction practices. They covered technical advancements in research and technology, and included case studies showcasing the opportunities and challenges presented by these, particularly regarding the co –processing of alternative fuels and the engineering properties of concrete. The technical exhibition included 122 stalls that showcased the latest technological developments.
At the event, National Awards for ‘Energy Efficiency’, ‘Environmental Excellence’ and ‘Quality Excellence’ in the Indian Cement Industry, as well as the awards for ten best technical papers, were presented by Shri Shailendra Singh.
During the concluding session the audience’s positive response was overwhelming, with the conclusion that the event was well organised and an excellent opportunity for learning and networking.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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