Recent advances in Concrete and Sustainable Materials

Faculty Name:
Dr. N.V. Ramana Rao is at present Director & Professor of Civil Engineering at National Institute of Technology, Warangal. He did his BE in Civil Engineering from (Osmania), M.Tech from (IIT Delhi), Ph.D (from (UK) and Post Doctorate.(from UK) in Civil and Structural Engineering from University of Wales, Swansea , UK. He has held several Administrative posts as Registrar, JNTU Hyderabad, Kukatpally, Hyderabad from 30.04.2012 to 21.07.2015, as Principal, JNTUH College of Engineering Hyderabad, Kukatpally, Hyderabad from 30.04.2008 to 24.11.2011, as Director, Bureau of Industrial Consultancy Services, JNTU, Hyderabad from 05.09.2003 to 05.05.2006, as Co-ordinator, Entrepreneurship Development Cell, JNTU, Hyderabad from 01.08.2002 to 31.01.2004.
Prof. Ramana Rao has edited three books and published 186 papers in International Journals/International Conferences/ National Journals/ National Conferences. He has organized 12 Conferences/Workshops, Delivered 15 invited lectures. He has guided more than 60 M.Tech’s, 12 Ph.D’s and guiding at present several Ph.Ds.
  • Outstanding Concrete Engineer Award for the year 2012 by A.P. Chapter of the Indian Concrete Institute
  • TOBIP Award for the year by the Junior Chambers International, Hyderbad, September 2012, JCI Banjara Hyderabad.
  • Arthur Cotton Memorial Prize by the Institute of Engineers (India) for the best paper in the IEI Journal, December, 2012.
  • State Best Teacher Award for the year 2011 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Best Designer Award for year the 2004 by Indian Concrete Institute, A.P., Hyderabad Center for the School of Information Technology Building.
  • Awarded the 1998 Commonwealth Fellowship to pursue Post-Doctoral research at the University of Wales, Swansea. U.K.
  • Young Engineer Award for the year 1995 by Government of Andhra Pradesh and Institution of Engineers, India, A.P. State Center
  • Awarded the 1989 Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue PhD in Structural engineering at the University of Wales, Swansea, UK
  • Arthur Cotton Memorial Prize by the Institute of Engineers (India) for the best paper in the Studies on the Impact of Explosion on Blast Resistant Stiffened Door Structures, Series A, Volume 96, 2015
  • “Eminent Engineer” Award presented by the Association of Consulting Civil Engineer (India) ACCE(I), Madurai on 2nd June 2018, for the immense contribution to the construction industry.
  • “Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya Prize Award-2020” in the field of “Engineering”, presented by the Institute of Engineers (India), Telangana State Centre, Hyderabad and Government of Telangana.

Prof. Ramana Rao has been a Member of Academic Senate, JNTU, Hyderabad, Expert Committee Member of City Police Commissionarate Head Qauarters Building and Integrated Command & Control Center, Past Chairman of the Indian Concrete Institute– AP Hyderabad Center, Past Secretary of the Indian Concrete Institute– AP Hyderabad Center, Executive member of the Indian Institute of Bridge Engineers. He has held Membership of Several Important State level Government Committees. He has been a Member of Several AICTE Inspection Committees, Board of Studies Chairman in Civil Engineering, JNTUH, Coordinator, Singareni Collieries Recruitment Test. He has been External Expert Member of ISRO Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC). He has nominated as an Expert Committee member constituted by the UGC for grant of Autonomous status to various Technical Institutions. He has been a Subject Committee Member of Telangana State Public Service Commission. He has a Member of Telangana State Pollution Control Board, Expert Committee Member of Telangana State Power Generation Corporation. He has been Convener, EAMCET – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (A.P.) and Convener, EAMCET–2015 & 2016 (T.S.) a State Level Entrance Examination. He is also Member, JEE Apex Board (JAB) for conduct of JEE Examination in 2018, 2019 & 2020 for admission into IITs, NITs & CFTIs for admission in to Professional courses of Engineering and Medical streams. He has been a member of Several High Power Committees constituted by Govt of AP & Telangana. He has been a member of the committee to frame affiliation guidelines for affiliated Engineering Colleges by Govt. of Telangana.

He has elected Fellow of Telangana Academy of Sciences in the Year 2018.

Prof. Ramana Rao has visited US, UK, China, Spain, Taiwan, Portugal (Lisbon) for academic collaboration.

Prof. Ramana Rao took over charge as Director, NIT Warangal on 23.10.2017.

Architectural & Decorative Concrete – Colourful Opportunity for RMC

Faculty Name:
  • M.E in Prestressed Concrete
  • PhD in Concrete Structures from Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
  • Spent more than 20 years in teaching, research and consultancy. He was Professor of Civil Engineering at M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology Bangalore
  • Moved from academics to industry in 2003. He was heading technical division of a Pre-stressing company BBR(India) till 2007
  • Joined UltraTech Cement Ltd., as Head, Building Products Division and later took over as Joint President & Head, Technical Services
  • He is presently Technical Advisor to UltraTech and also offering consultancy services in the field of quality control, repairs and rehabilitation of structures
  • He is actively involved in several professional bodies.
    • Fellow of Indian Association of Structural Engineers and Ex-VP (South) of IAStructE.
    • Fellow of Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India) and Ex-Secretary General
    • Member of Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) and was President of ICI (2015-17)
    • Was VP of Asian Concrete Federation (ACF) for the years 2017 and 2018
  • Actively involved in organizing several national and international conferences
  • Was AICTE-INAE Distinguished Visiting Professor to BMSCE from 2012 till 2017.
  • He has been honoured with Eminent Engineer Award by Institution of Engineers (India) at their Annual Convention in 2018
  • UKIERI Concrete Congress honoured him in March 2019 by dedicating one conference in his name.

Tips to understand fly ash blending in concrete

Faculty Name:
Dr. Kali Das and Ms Bhanumati Das have done extensive work on fly ash and their efforts in this direction have been recognised across the world including World Bank.

Profile of n kalidas 2020 

Geopolymer Concrete it’s potential and Applications

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Dr. N. P. Rajamane, Ex- Deputy Director SERC Chennai. Dr. N. P. Rajamane holds M. Tech (structure) from ITTM, and has done PhD in Geopolymer Concretes. He was founder head for Advance Concrete Research (CACR) at SRM Institute of of Science and technology (2010-2020). He was also the founder and head of Advanced Materials Laboratory CSIR-SERC, Chennai (1973-2010). He has published more than 510 Technical Publications, both in National and International Journals. He has contributed significantly in development/research of Geopolymer Concrete in India. He has been awarded “Outstanding Concrete Technologist” for 2008 by Indian Concrete Institute.

Sustainability of concrete by using blended cements

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Dr. Ravindra Gettu is currently the Dean for Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research, and V.S. Raju Chair Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Structural Engineering from Northwestern University. In 1990, he moved to Barcelona, Spain, and later became the Director of the Structural Technology Laboratory of the Technical University of Catalonia, in Barcelona. He moved back to India in 2004. The areas of research of Dr. Gettu have been fracture mechanics of concrete and rock; nonlinear behaviour of cement-based materials; high strength, fibre reinforced and self compacting concretes; sustainability, and the effective use of chemical admixtures and alternative binders. His research has been funded by public organizations, as well as the construction industry, helping him focus on applied research and technology transfer. He has co-authored close to 500 publications, of which more than 100 are peer-reviewed journal papers. He was honoured for outstanding contributions at the Gettu-Kodur Symposium on Advances in Science & Technology of Concrete, organized by the India Chapter of the American Concrete Institute, Mumbai, in 2018. He was elected as a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2018. He is the President and Fellow of RILEM, the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Structures and Systems, based in France. He was elected as a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering in 2019.

Testing of Hardened Concrete with Special Emphasis on NDT

Mr. Ravi Ranade is well known Concrete Technologist from Pune having expertise in concrete testing and injection grouting. Mr Ranade has been requested to cover the latest provisions recently made in IS : 516 and its various parts. In addition, concrete core testing will be covered in details including various corrections to be made before interpreting the strength.

PPT of Concrete Cube Testing NDT 

Requirements of Pumpable Concrete and Horizontal and Vertical Pumping of Concrete

Dr. Prakash Nanthagopalan, Well known person and professor at IIT, Mumbai.

Advances in Concrete Technology and Recent Revision of Indian Standards

The faculty for the webinar is Mr. V.V.Arora. Mr. Arora has recently retired from post of Jt. Director, National Council of Building Materials (NCBM). Mr. Arora has played key role in revision of Indian Standards on cement and concrete. He has also been main spokesman from Indian side on International Standard Organisations (ISO) and has served/serving as convenor on various committees of BIS and IOS responsible for revision of standards. His brief profile is also enclosed.

Expectations of Consumers from RMC Producers

Faculty: Mr. L. K. Jain
"User Expectations from RMC Suppliers" held on December 18,2020  

Chemical Admixtures in Concrete / Present Developments and Futuristic Trends

Faculty: Mr. Sameer Surlakar

The Basics of Cracks in Concrete

Faculty: Mr. C M Dordi

Integrated Production & Technical Controls and CUSUM Analysis - A powerful Business Improvement Tool

Faculty: Mr. Kshemendra nath

The Rheology of Concrete

Faculty: Dr. Manu Santhanam

Hot and Cold Weather Concreting

Faculty: Mr. Manish Mokal
Temperature Control of Concrete 

Important Aspect of Concrete Pumping

Faculty:Mr. C M Dordi

3D Concrete Prining Technology

Faculty:Mr. Anuj Maheshwari

Quality Control and Standardisation in Production of Concrete

Faculty: Mr. Vijay Kulkarni