Demonstrating its commitment to the nation’s engineering and construction field, UltraTech Cement Pvt. Ltd, actively participated at the recently-concluded ‘8th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2017’ held in Kandy.
The cement giant was represented by Sandeep Holey - Senior General Manager – Marketing & Technical- UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, who shared UltraTech Cement’s research findings at the conference, yet again demonstrating the company’s thought leadership stature in the industry.
The objective of the conference was to provide a forum for scientists and researchers to share recent progress in research and development, and to report implementation of new tools and technologies in practical applications.
The three-day conference featured presentations by authors of all accepted papers as well as keynote lecturers. Highly engaging general and plenary sessions were accompanied by workshops and technical sessions. The accepted papers were published in a special volume of proceedings with an International Standard Book Number (ISBN).
As a pioneer cement supplier in the country, UltraTech Cement Lanka - a leading cement supplier for many mega projects and skyscrapers - is the engineers’ ideal choice since it supports the fraternity of structural engineers’ efforts to infuse innovation and creativity in their creations.
Sandeep Holey presented research findings during Session 2 at the conference. The session was conducted by Prof. Riadh Al- Mahaidi (Swinburne University Melbourne - Australia) and Dr. J. C. P. H. Gamage. The research paper presented by Holey was titled, “Analysis of available Portland fly-ash cement in Sri Lanka and its implication for the construction industry” and co-authored with Ananda Silva, AGM, technical and Buddhika Abeyasekara, Chemist. The paper analyzes the performance of PFC cement and the role it can play in the crucial requirement of industry on durable and long-lasting structures.
Commenting on the occasion, Keshav Hegde, Chief Executive Officer of UltraTech Cement Lanka (P) Ltd, said, “Structural engineers look for specific qualities in the products they recommend with an emphasis on quality, durability and strength. UltraTech Cement Pvt Ltd, is committed to delivering these qualities in all its products so as to uphold sustainable construction products and practices. In line with our commitment for industry, it was an apt initiative to present our findings at the ‘8th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2017’, which was attended by eminent scientific and engineering minds.”