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Prof. Mahesh Tandon honoured
Prof. Mahesh Tandon was presented the Archi-design Hindware
Award for the Structural Engineer of the Year 2006 by the
Foundation for Architecture & Environmental Awareness.
At the FIB Congress at Naples, Italy, he was invited to present
a keynote paper on 'Elevated Viaducts of Delhi Metro' and
the project was nominated for the 'Outstanding Structures
Award' in recognition of its positive influence and reputation,
as well as promotion of concrete structures.
Workshop on project financing at IIT, Kanpur
A 'National Workshop on Project Financing for Energy and Infrastructure
Sector' is being organised from April 19 to 22 at IIT Kanpur.
While the Power Finance Corporation is sponsoring the workshop,
the Coordinator is Dr Anoop Singh, Department of Industrial
& Management Engineering, IIT, Kanpur.
Among the resource persons will be Mohit Batra, SGM &
Country Head - Project Finance, ICICI Bank, Prof. G Raghuram,
IIM Ahmedabad, Rajat Misra, VP, Project Advisory, SBI Capital
Markets, Amit Kapur, J Sagar & Associates, Shyam Wadhera,
Director (Projects), PFC, MK Sinha, and Dan Millison, Asian
Dr Kirit S Parikh, Member, Planning Commission, is expected
to deliver the inaugural address and Dr VK Garg, CMD, PFC,
the keynote address.
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SREI schemes net Rs 400-cr business in a day
SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd raked in business worth Rs
400 crore on a single day - at the 'Paison ki Nilami' and
other schemes at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Over 700 customers
were attracted to the 'Paison ki Nilami' reverse auction,
which allowed them to hammer down coupon rates on loans sought
for infrastructure equipment purchases. SREI also conducted
its other schemes like SREI Lotto, where luck played a part
in the freezing of the interest rates, and SREI Money Bag,
a passbook scheme with pre-determined credit limits to customers.
Its advantage is that tranches of loan can be drawn as per
the customer's requirement.
They attracted over 1,500 customers across the country including
over 900 registered bidders resulting in a total business
of Rs 400 crore, with the equipment pool being over 1,000
units. 'Paison ki Nilami' accounted for as many as 860 of
Seminar on concrete for changing environment
ICI, Goa Local Centre, and ICI, Pune Local Centre jointly
conducted an international seminar on 'Concrete for Changing
Environment' and an exhibition of 'Construction Equipment
and Materials' at Kala Academy, Panaji, Goa.
The seminar was inaugurated by KP Nambiyar, Principal Chief
Engineer, PWD, Goa. Krishna Srivastava, Director, Zuary Cement,
who was the chief guest, inaugurated the exhibition. The 'Technical
Volume,' compiled by MS Shetty as Chairman of the Technical
Committee, and a souvenir published by Dr SN Deshpande and
Prof. VR Phadke were also released at the function.
A technical visit was arranged to Aldona Bridge, the first
cable-stayed bridge in Goa and Poira Bridge, India's first
horizontal opening superstructure bridge.
51 students honoured with Pidilite awards
Nitin Killawala, President, Institute of Indian Interior Designers,
was the chief guest at the glittering Pidilite Award for Excellence,
which recognises excellence among students of architecture
and interior design. As many as 51 students from 28 leading
colleges in central and western India were honoured with cash
prizees, a trophy and a special certificate. Also present
on the occasion were Sanjay Bahadur, CEO, Construction Chemicals
and Paints Division, Pidilite, and Manab Ghosh, Senior Vice
President, Fevicol Division, Pidilite. After great success
in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Ahmedabad, this year, Pidilite
is taking the awards to Kolkata, Chandigarh and Chennai.
Seminars on aluminium composite panels
With the boom in construction, a whole lot of industry professionals
hitherto not used to aluminium composite panels (ACPs) have
become avid users of the material. Alongside, there is also
a demand for information on using the material. To meet this
need, Alupan Composite Panels Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, will organise
a series of seminars in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore
and Hyderabad in April and May. Targeted at architects, interior
decorators, engineers, builders, fabricators, etc, these will
be conducted by experts from Becker (Sweden), DuPont (USA),
and Arkema (USA). The workshops will include an overview of
ACP basics, grade, selection, sustainability, finishes, fabrication
methods, etc for interior and exterior applications. Those
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Carbon credit for tiny 'FaL-G' brick units
The Visakhapatnam-based Institute for Solid Waste Research
and Ecological Balance (INSWAREB) is signing an agreement
with the World Bank on sharing carbon credit. The purchase
from the fly ash, lime, gypsum (FaL-G) brick and block industry
will result in earnings amounting to $ 4 million, which will
go to micro-units run by small entrepreneurs - INSWAREB will
bundle over 300 FaL-G plants and transfer the credits to the
World Bank. The institute, which holds a patent on FaL-G technology,
has been disseminating the technology to the tiny sector without
FaL-G bricks replace clay bricks, conserving the precious
topsoil. By not using thermal energy, each million FaL-G bricks
conserve the equivalent of over 200 ton of coal. In view of
its sustainable development indicators, the World Bank agreed
to take up FaL-G as a Clean Development Mechanism project
under the Kyoto Protocol.
Properties from 15 countries at ARES 2007 in Delhi
Properties from over 15 countries will be on display during
the first Asian Real Estate Show 2007 (ARES 2007), to be held
at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from April 13 to 15. The event,
mainly aimed at offering international properties to Indians
and attracting investment in India's booming real estate industry,
will be a combination of exhibition, education, and entertainment.
More than 15 UAE-based property developers will participate
in ARES 2007, an ideal platform to all participants to showcase
and market their properties and services.
"The Indian real estate market has emerged as one of
the most attractive investment options. It will grow to $
60 billion by 2010 and to $ 90 billion by 2015," said
Satish Khanna, GM, Al Fajer Information & Services, the
organisers. In mature markets, developers can at best hope
for 5-7 per cent return, but in India, real estate investment
yields are in the range of 20 per cent.
Mahendra Doshi joins Thomas Cook Board as Non-Executive Director.
Birender Ahluwalia appointed GoAir's new Chief Commercial
UC Misra is Chairman, Bhakra Beas Management Board.
Manish Modi elected VP, Western India Council, Indo-American
Chamber of Commerce.
Balasore Alloys appoints Debadatta Sengupta as Director.
Delhi airport's international cargo terminal gets ISO 9001:2000
Centre nominates BL Bagra as Nalco Director (Finance).
XL Telecom appoints NC Singhal as Additional Director.
IFCI board okays appointment of Atul Kumar Rai as Director.
SpiceJet names Kamal Hingorani as VP, Marketing and Planning.
Cairn India appoints Indrajit Banerjee as CFO, David Ginger
as Director, Ian Van as Adviser.
Soiles Bhattacharya is SAIL's new Director (Finance).
Orissa cabinet clears comprehensive policy to streamline transport
PM presents award for excellence to Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd.
Asian PPG Industries gains part of ICI India's auto refinish
RST Sai takes over as CMD, Tehri Hydro Development Corporation.
Rahul Kirloskar elected as Chairman of Maharashtra CII chapter
Great Offshore Ltd board reappoints Vijay K Sheth as MD.