A two-day workshop on the topic ‘Innovative Trends in Building Construction’ was organised by CETAAT in association with Builders Association and The Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI). The workshop was held on 3rd and 4th January, 2020 at Hotel Prashanth, near PMG Junction, Thiruvananthapuram.
The inauguration ceremony took place at 10:00 am on 3rd Jan at the venue. Seen on stage are CETAAT Chairman Shri. S. Gopakumar, Vice-Chairman Shri. K. Nandakumar, Hon. Secretary Shri. G. Anil and the speaker for the first session Ar. N Mahesh.
The various sessions were conducted by eminent architects and engineers with a proven track record of various successfully executed projects to their credit. The pilot session was conducted by Ar. N Mahesh, who delivered a comprehensive introduction to “Innovative Trends in Buildings”. Shri. Mahesh is a CET Alumnus of the 1972 batch. Er. Sambasivan Srinivasan led the second session of the workshop on "Pre-Fab Buildings using Drywall construction". He is currently the Vice President - Sales & Marketing (India & Exports), Ramco Industries Ltd.
The third session started post lunch by Er. S Sivasankaran on "Safety and Health".
Day 1 of the workshop ended with a session on “Lighting & Illumination” by Er. Venkatesh Hariharan. Shri. Venkatesh Hariharan is the principal consultant at TLC, a lighting consultancy firm based out of Trivandrum, Kerala.
Kickstarting Day 2 on an informative and insightful note, Er. P S Sudhir conducted the session on “Latest Technologies in Elevators and Escalators”. Shri. Sudhir spoke about the various advancements that are taking place across the globe in the field of elevator technology in building construction.
The second session for the day was conducted by Shri Mathew M George. The session was on “Acoustics in Green Buildings” and Shri. Mathew delivered an eye-opening tutorial on quality services in architectural acoustics, industrial noise control and environmental noise control.
The last session for the day was conducted by Er. Sunil Kumar. The session was on “Engineering, Procurement and Construction”.
Each of the sessions were aimed at providing the stakeholders in the construction industry with more insight on designing, planning and execution of projects in a time bound manner, with more focus on aesthetics, speed and economy.