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Workshop cum Exhibition on
"Adoption of Innovative Technologies and Materials for Road Construction in India"
20-21 February 2015, IAHE, Noida, (India)

On behalf of Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Indian Academy of Highway Engineers (IAHE) organized a Workshop cum Exhibition on "Adoption of Innovative technologies and materials for Road Construction in India" on February 20-21, 2015 at IAHE A-5, Sector - 62, NOIDA. The event was organized in association with the World Bank and with the support of Korea Green Growth Partnership.

The Workshop cum Exhibition was inaugurated by Sh. Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Hon'ble Minister, Road Transport & Highways, Government of India on Feb.20, 2015. Hon'ble Minister, Road Transport & Highways also inaugurated a Design Cell set up by the Ministry and a demonstration area for "Stimulating Visibility during Dark hour".

The purpose of the Workshop-cum-Exhibition is also to provide a platform to Developers and Promoters to showcase innovative materials and technologies with a view to encourage their adoption and use in the design, construction, maintenance, operation and management of road/bridge infrastructure in India. The event received overwhelming response from the stakeholders both from Public and Private sector and was attended by 472 participants & 40 entities participated to display the technological advancements/solutions in the Technical Exhibition.

Proceedings:

The programme started with Inaugural Session with Inaugural Address by Hon'ble Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India. Hon'ble Minister in his encouraging and thought provoking address clearly set the agenda for discussion in 2 days workshop and emphasised the need for adoption of innovative technologies in road construction. The Hon'ble Minister also clearly brought out the intent of the Govt. to provide support for this cause. The technical discussions/presentations during the workshop were arranged in five technical sessions. Every session started with Theme presentation by the Speaker arranged through World Bank support and were followed by the presentations by the technology providers to explain their technologies.

This Workshop-cum-Exhibition consisted of following activities:

  International Seminar Program - 20-21 February 2015
  "Adoption of Innovative technologies and materials for Road Construction in India"
  First day of the Workshop-cum-Exhibition (20th February 2015)
  9.30 AM - 10.30 AM   Registration
  10.30 AM - 11.30 AM

  Inaugural Session:

  11.30 AM - 12.00 Noon   Tea, Networking, Exhibition Visit
  12.00 Noon - 1.30 PM

  Session 1 - Pavement

  1.30 PM - 2.30 PM   Lunch, Networking, Exhibition Visit
  2.30 PM - 4.00 PM

  Session 2 - Structures

  • Prefab Bridges by Mr. Ratindra Puri (M/s Acrow)
  4.00 PM - 4.15 PM   Tea
  4.15 PM - 5.45 PM

  Session 3 - Materials and IT Technologies

  • Steel Slag by Mr. Mohit Srivastava (M/s Jindal Steel Power Ltd.)
  • ASPHALTOSEAL Mastic Pad by Mr. Satish Nadkarni (Tiki Tar Danosa India Pvt. Ltd.)
  • LIDAR & BIM technology by Mr. Richie Chakre (M/s ADCC Infocad Ltd.)
  5.45 PM - 6.30 PM   Networking, Exhibition Visit
  Second day of the Workshop-cum-Exhibition (21st February 2015)
  10.00 AM - 11.30 AM

  Session 4 - Pavement

  11.30 AM - 12.00 Noon   Tea, Networking, Exhibition Visit
  12.00 Noon - 1.30 PM

  Session 5 - Low Carbon/Low Energy consuming Construction technologies /
  Intelligent / Green / Innovative Construction Technologies

  1.30 PM - 2.30 PM   Lunch, Networking, Exhibition Visit
  2.30 PM - 4.30 PM

  Session 6 - Penal Discussion on Constraints in Adoption of Innovative
   technologies and materials for Road Construction in India/Way Forward
   and Closing Session

  • Mr. Vijay Chhibber, Secretary (RT&H)
  • Mr. S.N. Das, DG(RD) & SS, MoRT&H
  • Mr. K.K. Kapila
  • Major V.C. Verma
  • Mr. Rajiv Bhatnagar
   4.30 PM to 5.30 PM   Tea / Networking, Exhibition Visit
   5.30 PM   Closure of the Workshop-cum-Exhibition


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