Demonstrating its commitment to the nation’s engineering and construction field, UltraTech Cement (Pvt.) Ltd, sponsored the Society of Structural Engineers’ Sri Lanka Annual Session 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel Colombo recently.
Organized annually by the Society of Structural Engineers Sri Lanka, the event provides structural engineers with an opportunity to disseminate their knowledge and share experiences on a variety of subjects relevant to the field of structural engineering. 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 as it supports the fraternity of structural engineers’ efforts to infuse innovation and creativity in their creations.
UltraTech Cement India Technical Advisor and Indian Concrete Institute President Dr. Manamohan Kalgal delivered the Keynote Speech at the event under the theme of ‘New generation concretes for today and tomorrow’, while aptly sharing knowledge about some of the innumerable varieties of concrete and the present/future possibilities of exploiting its potential. Dr. Kalgal, a renowned concrete expert with an impressive background in academia and industry, holistically covered new generation concrete types with real life examples. In his interesting hour-long speech, he discussed possible application areas and cost concerns, which rendered the speech informative and captivating for the audience.
UltraTech Cement Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd Marketing and Technical Senior General Manager Sandeep Holey also delivered a presentation about product, quality and operations of UltraTech Cement in Sri Lanka. He shared initiatives in keeping pace with evolving trends in construction and the need of engineers for materials having durability and strength.
Commenting on the reasons for sponsoring the event, UltraTech Sri Lanka Country Head Keshav Hegde said: “UltraTech Cement is committed to sustainable construction materials and practices and it gives us great pride to have stepped forward as sponsor for the Society of Structural Engineers Sri Lanka Annual Session 2017, which is a crucial event in the calendar for construction professionals. The Society of Structural Engineers has played a significant role in raising standards in the industry amongst professionals and in training and education efforts and Ultra Tech Cement looks forward to working with industry bodies such as the Society of Structural Engineers to help the industry evolve to the next phase of growth.”
The main objective of the Annual Session was to foster a culture of scientific research and innovation among the structural engineering fraternity by creating a platform to share knowledge and experience on various construction related topics among peers and experts in Sri Lanka and around the world.