The Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus, in association with Amrita Centre for Research and Development and Indian Concrete Institute (Coimbatore Chapter), will organize an International Seminar on Precast Prestressed Concrete for Infrastructure Applications from December 20-21, 2018.

Last Date for Registration: December 16, 2018


Investment in infrastructure is a major factor that propels the overall development of Indian economy. Many of these heavy constructions and urban development activities are focused around precast prestressed structural elements, as they bring in enhanced quality into the fast-track projects.

The utilization range of pre-cast concrete has increased with new systems for prestressing and developments in high performance concrete, allowing longer spans and greater adaptability. The country stands to benefit greatly from the use of this well-established and superior technology (compared to cast-in-place prestressing), which is better in many aspects - performance, cost, efficient use of materials, and facilitating use of greener concrete. Even though the expertise needed for the implementation is currently available in India, the execution of this technology is only on a limited scale due to engineering, policy and logistical reasons. Once the challenges are understood the technology can be implemented to greatly benefit the country.

The workshop is intended to acquaint the participant with the present-day practices involved in the precast construction industry. Through this workshop it is planned to bring the various stake-holders to a common platform. Along with experts from USA, Indian industry pioneers and academicians also will disseminate information on how efficiently this technology can be made more popular in the coming decade with the Indian construction sector.

Department of Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering was established in the year 2008. The department offers B.Tech in Civil Engineering, M.Tech in Structural and Construction Engineering and Ph.D Programme. The department has energetic and dedicated faculty members who are actively involved in research activities in the areas of high performance concrete, water and waste-water management, transport planning, soil stability and soft computing in Civil Engineering.

Vision: To excel in imparting quality education in Civil Engineering and moulding professionals to address the technological challenges and societal needs.

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About Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (AMRITA), accredited with A Grade by NAAC, celebrates the first decade of service to the society and humanity. Under the inspiring and motivating leadership of the Mata Amritanandamayi Devi as chancellor, AMRITA is marching forward towards higher goals and accomplishments and scaling great heights of excellence. The University is spread over five campuses at Amritapuri, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Kochi and Mysore in three different states. The University offers over 150 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in twenty disciplines including Engineering, Management and Medicine. Through MOU's the university has collaboration with various international universities, some of which are ranked among the best in the world.

Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India) was formed and registered in 1985 by a group of Consulting Civil Engineers in Bangalore. The main object of the association is to encourage and foster the ideals of the profession, to hold conferences/meetings/seminars for dissemination of knowledge amongst the civil engineers in particular and the society at large. ACCE (I) with its head quarters at Bangalore, has since grown into a National Association with 22 centres formed all over India and Coimbatore Centre is one of the most vibrant centres involved in conducting Technical Seminars and Public Awareness program to educate Public in General and Civil Engineers/ Stake Holders in particular pertaining to Building Industry.

Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) is a leading professional body in India, catering to professionals, Organisations and Institutions in the area of Concrete. ICI is a non-for-profit Organisation, dedicated to the cause of Knowledge dissemination on Concrete and Concrete related areas. Main Objective of ICI is to promote Concrete Technology, Construction and related aspects and address the Research needs in the area of Concrete.

Key Takeaways

  • Process for selecting the best options in material composition for maximizing the performance
  • An understanding of design processes to deal with the code related issues & challenges
  • Comprehensive knowledge on the aspects for optimizing the production of components
  • Practical tips on transportation, erection and connection of components
  • Technical & logistical opportunities in precast construction
  • Alternative implementation strategies specific to site situations


Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers/Administrators of Govt. departments
  • Practicing Engineers
  • Structural Consultants
  • Architects
  • Precast Concrete Manufacturers
  • Cement & RMC Manufacturers
  • Admixture manufacturers
  • Formwork & Equipment Manufacturers
  • Construction Companies
  • Builders & Developers
  • Project Management Consultants
  • Academicians & Students

Lead Speakers

Subir Das

Subir Das - Chief Engineering Manager (Bridges), Heavy Civil IC, L&T Construction is having 26 years of experience in leading and managing design of bridges (rail and road) and other civil / structural engineering projects including some major infrastructure projects in India, Malaysia and UK. He is conversant with various Design Standards – IS, IRC, IRS, BS & Euro.

Professor Vellore S. Gopalaratnam

Professor Vellore S. Gopalaratnam is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute and is a registered Professional Engineer in Missouri, USA. He has also been active in other professional organizations including the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Academy of Mechanics. His research interest includes prestressed concrete, high performance and fiber reinforced cement composites, polymer concretes, experimental mechanics and stress analysis of bridges and other structures, and field instrumentation and monitoring of structures

Inki Choi

Inki Choi - Head, Design (Bridges), Heavy Civil IC, L&T Construction is a structural engineer from South Korea and has 23 years’ experience in bridge design. He has international experience in bridge design delivering projects in South Korea, Middle East, UK, Australia and India. His key experience areas are in design of iconic bridges such as cable-stayed bridge, arch and suspension bridges. The major projects in India include Trans Harbour Link Project (Mumbai) and Durgam Cheruvu Iconic Bridge (Hyderabad)

Tsoukantas, G, Spyridon

Tsoukantas, G, Spyridon shares his professional activities between experimental research, academic teaching and consulting work on the design and behaviour of R.C.precast structures under seismic situations. He is author of numerous technical papers and co-author of books for University students. He was the introducer with Prof. Tassios of the Greek Precast Code (1999), which is still valid in Greece. He was convenor of the 6.10 task group of fib (Bulletin 78 ”Precast Concrete Buildings in Seismic areas”). He has designed and supervised a great number of R.C. and precast structures. In India, recently, he cooperates with the KEF Katerra Company.

Topintzis, D, Tryfon

Topintzis, D, Tryfon has 21 years of structural design experience for variety of Civil Eng, Projects such as, low-rise and high-rise buildings (cast-in-place or precast-prestressed), repairs and straightening of buildings damaged by earthquakes. He was head of the Structural Design Department of the M.E.C.S. Ltd Management and Design firm and is highly specialized on the design of multistory cast-in-place and precast-prestressed projects under seismic situations. In India recently he is head of the structural design team of the KEF Katerra Company.

S. Sathiyaseelan

S. Sathiyaseelan is currently the Principal Structural Manager, Teemage Precast In. He has been involved in the analysis and design of many precast building projects executed by the company during the last decade. Prior to this, he was a consulting structural engineer. He started his career as an engineer in Engineers India Ltd., and later worked for WSP CRC UK (Structures).

Technical Session Highlights

(Sessions from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm)

  • Inki Choi - Head, Design (Bridges), Heavy Civil IC, L&T Construction - “Iconic bridges in India using precast prestressed segments and design challenges associated with construction”
  • Prof. Vellore Gopalaratnam, University of Missouri- Columbia, USA -
    • “Implementation and performance evaluation of high-performance concrete precast prestressed concrete bridge girders in the US”
    • “Precast pre- and post-tensioned pavement panels for rapid implementation in urban intersections and highways in the US.”
  • Subir Das - Chief Engineering Manager (Bridges), Heavy Civil IC, L&T Construction - “Full Span Launching of Precast Prestressed Segments for Railway Bridges in Indian Context”
  • Topintzis D Tryfon, Head, Structural Design, KEF KATERRA - “Precast buildings and their connection details
  • Sathiyaseelan, Principal Structural Manager, Teemage Precast IN - “Precast Structural Systems: Role of Production, Transportation, Erection & Functional aspects in the framing of structural systems”
  • Tsoukantas G Spyros, Head of the Education and R & D department, KEF KATERRA - “From precast seismic design to construction”
  • Expert Panel Discussion - “Technical, logistical and policy-related opportunities and challenges facing precast prestressed construction in India”

Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Venkat Rangan P.
    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan
    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • Prof. Parameswaran C.
    Director-Corporate Relations
    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • Er. C. J. Ragunathan
    ACCE(I), Coimbatore Centre

General Chairs/Co-Chairs

  • Dr. K. M. Mini
    Amrita School of Engineering
  • Er. V. Gopalakrishnan
    ACCE(I), Coimbatore Centre
  • Prof. Vellore Gopalaratnam
    University of Missouri, USA
  • Dr. K. B. Anand
    Amrita School of Engineering
  • Dr. A. Sudhahar
    ACCE(I), Coimbatore Centre

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. V. Poornima
    Amrita School of Engineering
  • Er. J. Premkumar
    ACCE(I), Coimbatore Centre
  • Prof. M. Ananthkumar
    Amrita School of Engineering
  • Er. M. MuruguElanthendral
    ACCE(I), Coimbatore Centre
  • Er. T. ThilakRanjith
    ACCE(I), Coimbatore Centre

Technical Committee

  • Prof. K. Subramanian
    ICI, Coimbatore Chapter
  • Prof. G. S. Venkatasubramani
    ACCE(I), Coimbatore Centre
  • Prof. M. K. Haridharan
    Amrita School of Engineering
  • Dr. S. Kanagasundaram
    ACCE(I), Coimbatore Centre

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For More Details, Contact

Poornima V.
Asst. Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Amrita School of Engineering
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641 112

9600065755 (link sends e-mail)

Ananthkumar M.
Asst. Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Amrita School of Engineering
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641 112

9952362204 (link sends e-mail)

Event Details
2018-12-21 09:00 to 2018-12-22 17:00
School of Engineering