Date(s) - 15/10/2016
4:30 am - 11:30 am
Dr.APJ. Abdul Kalam Conference Hall
Sona College of Technology, Salem-5
Department of Civil Engineering
A One day workshop on “Structural design concepts of precast building was organized by the post graduate students of Civil department on 15.10.16 at Dr.A.P.J.Abdulkalam hall. Er.DineshNagarajan, Structural Engineer (SEG), TRC Pvt India Ltd, Bangalore was the resource person. 71 participants attended this workshop.After invoking God’s blessing, the gathering was welcomed by Dr.R.Malathy, Dean(R&D) & HOD.Dr.M.Usha, Principal gave the presidential address. Dr.V.Jayaprakash, Director-Industry connect and Dr.K.Jagadeesan, Dean(PG) felicitated the gathering. The need of knowledge about the precast construction was reinforced to the gathering by all the dignitaries. A brief introduction of the workshop was given by Prof.R.S.Surendar. The resource person was introduced by Ms.Thulasi.The worshop was started in traditional manner with the lighting of kuthuvilaku by the dignatories on the dias.
Er.Dinesh started the session with the introduction about precasting, prestressing, pretensioning, post tensioning. The cross section and the type of construction of various structural elements like slab, beam, column was very clearly explained with photographs taken in field.Standard codes used for precast construction and its importance was discussed. The basic analysis and design concepts to be carried out in ETABS and PRESTO was demonstrated. Various projects carried out by TRC at Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore was discussed. The ongoing Clock tower project by the team of TRC was the highlight in his presentation.
The participants were given 20 basic questions related to precast construction after his presentation and the best two winners were rewarded. A field visit was arranged for all participants to a precast unit near Senthil Public School, Salem. The equipments used for making precast elements and the methodology of construction was explained by Er.Shanmugasundaram.Feed back was received from the participants and certificate of participation was issued to all. Everyone were thanked by Prof.R.S.Gandhimathi.