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and rehabilitation of roads pose a tremendous challenge to the society – in the form of their adverse impact on our environment. their construction. While Professor Kandhal’s comprehensive article on advances in bituminous road construction provides an overview of all relevant topics. as world citizens. are all responsible for the construction of an efficient infrastructure that has minimum impact on our environment. the challenge is how do we design and construct good pavements so that they perform well. economic. . Shared responsibilities.Editorial oads connect people. we need to take a step back and ponder on three very basic issues: One—how do we effectively utilize the advances in modern science and technology in building better and long lasting pavements? Two—how do we properly consider the pavement network as part of our overall built environment in which we live? and three—whose responsibility is it to face the above challenge .” and humanity pushes its frontier into the far corners of the globe. Mallick and Mr. maintaining. while developed countries are facing a Herculean task of maintaining and rehabilitating their existing road assets. Thus. And this dichotomy – need versus harmful effect – offers a grave challenge. Advanced concepts and practices of utilizing materials. Since pavements are not isolated systems. The developing countries of the world have embarked on the task of building new roads in an unprecedented scale. maintenance and rehabilitation must be considered in conjunction with the other parts of our natural and built environment. Stated simply. use of new materials for increased and improved pavement life and building through difficult terrain grow significantly. As the world population grows. it provides social. At no time in the history. . and environmental sustainability. construction techniques and proper specifications can help us achieve this goal. last longer and the construction has a minimum or no impact on our environment? Before delving into books full of equations and complex theories. The answer to the last question lies in the concept of shared responsibility. partnership and cooperation between private and public organizations. mix design. Proper layout design. Veeraragavan. and the availability of properly trained personnel are the key factors to ensure the most efficient construction process that can result in a significant improvement in the transportation infrastructure – as evident from Mather’s and Kumar’s excellent article on the East Link project in Australia. We. At the same time. the need has ever been so great to build and maintain long lasting and good performing pavements. increased number of load repetitions. Enjoy! R This Issue.the government or the private enterprise or the public? The building of better performing and long lasting pavements is itself a sustainable practice – it provides a safe and functional mode of transportation to all and helps us prolong the maintenance and rehabilitation cycles and thus helps us reduce the use of new materials and energy. Veeraragavan Guest Editor 16 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . selection of type of pavement and construction practices can effectively reduce or eliminate the harmful effect on our environment. as discussed in an article on sustainable pavements by Mr. Sehgal and Abele’s article gives a perfect example of the application of advanced concepts in the form of stone mastic asphalt. the world becomes “flat. A. building. the need for transporting goods and people faced with new technical challenges such as accommodating heavy vehicles. Good roads are absolutely vital for a country and a continent’s economy and welfare.

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and unorganized manufacturing gets organized. Rapid urbanization and infrastructure growth are 24 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Essar.NEWS Ind. In case of LIG projects. productivity in the entire manufacturing could go up. various options are under consideration. Sail. Continued assistance for development of the vital energy sector by means of programmes involving clean and renewable energy is another key focus area. At present. Though the proposed model for DDA is yet to be firmed up. hospitals and schools along with the apartments. which is pushing productivity graph in India higher. urban development. or may go alone in the upcoming auction. The assistance is aimed at initiating projects in different states of energy. is likely to drop down in 2011 in advanced economies. However. NMDC. its productivity is set to grow over four percent compared to three percent of China. Another option is to rope in the private sector to build on DDA's land bank. A major thrust of ADB’s India Country Operations Business Plan (COBP) for 2011-13. private sector could be roped in to develop malls. Mr. We are looking forward to work closely with India in implementing the programmes in COBP to help promote inclusive growth and reduce poverty in the country. the Indian productivity is increasing faster than China. Kamal Nath in a review meeting on the working of DDA said that DDA should go in for public partnership model and shift its focus from being land-owning agency. With investment surging in India. The Bank has noted that supporting the government‘s efforts to redress inter-state development and economic disparities is also the key cornerstone of the COBP which is aligned to the country’s XI Plan (2007-12). says a report. the wheel could soon be turning. multiple exploration concessions falling within the Hajigak mines.4 billion assistance to India. Global Productivity Trends Global economic productivity which rallied strongly last year due to economic recovery.9 percent per annum while in China it has been much less. This holds good for other sectors with mushroom growth of unorganized players in every sectors from textiles to transport and related activities. where DDA incurred losses in the transaction. and RINL are among the 15 Indian companies who have shown their interest in developing the Hajigak mines in Afghanistan. An ICRIER study report states that between 2004 to 2009. particularly through PPP programmes. the communication said will be to support infrastructure development.4 billion to support inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth in the country. PPP model has been tried in the case of the CWG Village where Emaar MGF built the complex on the banks of Yamuna. These companies may bid for the assets to offer in consortia. The country is reported to be sitting on over $2. India’s productivity has grown by 3. Indian Firms Keen on Hajigak Mines Leading private and public sector firms including Tata. Afghanistan has invited EOI’s for 24th Builders Convention Addressing the 24th All India Builders Convention. The new minister is also reviewing the schemes under JNNURM and called for required reforms in municipal bodies.5 trillion worth of untapped mineral deposits with huge copper reserves. News Industry News ADB’s Assistance ADB has announced its $7. manufacturing lags due to high share of unorganized sector. Though China’s productivity has driven its growth story. Bank’s communication said that the ADB and the Union Government have agreed to a new three-year business plan that will provide lending assistance of $7. said ADB Country Director (India) Hun Kim. But sustaining this growth for long is not an easy task unless the manufacturing chips in to overtake productivity trends seen in telecom. If resources become more productive DDA Urges to Rope in Private Builders The new minister of UD. The Afghan government is very excited with the participation of Indian firms in this deal and also expects that the Indian companies should set up steel and mines processing plants near Hajigak. the Union Finance Minister has urged the builders to be socially conscious and the construction should work closely with governmental bodies. held recently at Chennai.

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a systems partner for international automobile industry and Anand Automotive Limited. clarifications on multi-tax regime and uniformity in state taxes and levies. “In anticipation of new Euro 4 emission standards in India. said the Federation in its Budget memorandum. BEHR India Limited said. BEHR India has already received 4 business nominations from various customers.NEWS Ind. Union Minister of Shipping. but the term is not well defined. Sunil Kaul. he emphasized. called for Estate Developers Association of India (Credai) has sought extention of tax holiday to industry parks up to March 2015. Speaking on the launch of Exhaust Gas Recirculation technology. Highway developers have asked for service tax exemption on toll. want tax holiday to stay and so sops for buyers in the housing market. announced the introduction of ‘Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology in India. They were of the firm view that in the forthcoming budget well – concrete steps would be initiated to promote investment in infrastructure and priority areas well identified and certain imbalances corrected for the future growth and well being of country’s economy.Vasan. one of India’s leading manufacturers of automotive components and systems. Documents relating to government contracts need to be updated to suit modern requirement and to be on par with international practices. Behr India is all geared up for this product and plans to launch with “Zero PPM & Zero warranty” tag. Stuttgart. so that the charge air cooler can now be used as a component over the full service life of EGR systems. BEHR lndia Gears up for Euro 4 Emission Standards BEHR India. Pranab Mukherjee. at the All India Builder's convention in Chennai Budget Wish Lists of Infra Builders It is a Budget time in the country and there are unending Budget memoranda across sectors including industry and trade giving their wish lists. In the process.3 crore more skilled workforce by 2022. President & COO. The construction equipment sector too wants rationalization in tax regime. technology and skilled human resource constraints in infrastructure. The Confederation of Real not just a commercial opportunity for builders but also a social challenge that must be addressed. said the Finance Minister. This was the wishlists of most captains of construction equipment companies who interacted with NBM&CW at the Mumbai equipment Expo. He urged the construction industry to work with the National Skill Development Corporation to enable skill creation by setting up a Construction Sector Skill Council. cost and adequate skilled workforce need to come together for the target to be achieved. This is in addition to tax sops for the first time home-buyers from 2011. It has also asked the term for tax holiday to be defined with greater clarity. while some of the projects are still under acquisition. The National Highways Builders Federation (NHBF) wants tax holiday to be extended. the construction industry will benefit from the rapid infrastructure growth Technology support. Mr. besides enhanced income tax deduction limits. The Convention chairman Radhakrishnan. The developers have also asked the Government to amend rules with regard to dividend distribution tax to prevent cascading effect. The EGR technology will help heavy trucks and ultra light commercial vehicles to meet the upcoming Euro 4 standards in India. customers needs. Builder should work closely with the Government to tap this opportunity to address the challenge of affordability in housing. 26 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . The new technology will help reduce pollutant emission and it has been introduced keeping in mind our commitment towards public health and safety. he underlined. we are happy to introduce EGR technology. Mr. News the establishment of a ministry of construction to address the needs of this sector. and amendments to help townships of 10 acres and above to qualify for tax deduction under infrastructure facility. The NSDC estimates that construction sector will need 3. It has asked service tax abatement to be increased from 75% to 90%.KG. A 10-year tax holiday is available to enterprises developing new infrastructure facility. a joint venture between BEHR GmbH & Co.” Using a new kind of material coating. excise duty cut. Realtors on the other hand. NHBF has asked the Finance Minister to allow usage of duty-free imported capital goods for road construction business rather road projects. BEHR has succeeded in minimizing the level of corrosion on the aluminum.K. Union Finance Minister with Mr. G.

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the Mineral Enterprises Limited (MEL) is setting up two steel making plants at Hassan and Chitradurga in Karnataka entailing an investment of `1. Managing Director. capacity from the current 3. Currently. a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises in 48 months. Jayant Acharya said. JSW & Ispat. through its wholly owned arm. is meant for new production lines and is set to be commissioned by the end of this year. Gautam Adani. the Ispat Industries official are negotiating with the Board for industrial and financial reconstruction and is filing a report in this connection.4 billion per annum for the next three years. It has already identified the locations at Bhiwadi in Rajasthan and Chennai in Tamil Nadu and a decision to this effect would be announced very shortly.800 crore. As part of its capacity augmentation plans the company is also carrying out a mega expansion by pushing its production by 3 million tons per annum and is funding the expansion more from debts than equity. The project work included the construction of a 250km railway line and port infrastructure which Adani requires for the transportation and ship loading of up to 60 million tons per annum of coal. in a recent decision has planned to set up a Titanium plant at Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh at a location exactly where the company is currently making ilmenite by way of 28 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . The integration of the Ispat Industries intended to push its Worth 1200cr In an attempt to expand its steel manufacturing production. The company is currently catering to the domestic demand by importing the product from its bases in abroad. He added that the company has already initiated the process of acquiring land and it would be completed in next six months. the rail and port projects are expected to be executed by Adani Global. ♦ MEL Unveils Steel Plants Annual Expansion The Tata Steel in a move to push capacity addition has decided to invest $2. Chief Financial Officer. Adani Enterprises in a recent cache has secured rail. The fund infusion will take place in a phased manner spreading upto three years. The Bhiwadi facility which is being built in a phased manner. According to the Chairman. Managing Director.250 crore. Commercial.500 crore in Bhiwadi.4bn A flagship company of Adani Group. Director. Pradeep Koneru.200 crore. Indonesia and PT Bukt Asam Tbk which is a government of Indonesia coal mining company involving an estimated investment of $1. Basant Poddar said.65 billion. which has a debt burden worth `9.800 crore into Ispat Industries which it acquires recently at an investment of `2.3 million tons per annum to five mtpa. The company requires India The Dubai-based Trimex Group. Trimex Sands Private Limited. he claimed. Koushik Chatterjee said. the rich coal mining area where the group will set up a world-class port for evacuation of the coal. ♦ Tata Steel Targets $2.000 tons titanium pigment plant. ♦ JSW Infuses Investment in He revealed adding that the capacity of the new facility is expected to be about 500 mw per annum and its second glass plant in India is being built on war footing at an investment of `1.157 crore. The upcoming rail line will help connect Tanjung Enim. B Santhanam. said Executive Director. port and power projects from the regional government of Sumatra Selatan. ♦ Trimex to Set up Plants in Ispat Industries The JSW Steel in a recent move has infused a staggering sum of `3. ♦ Adani Inks Infra Deal in Indonesia beach sand mining at an investment of `2. is recasting the entire funding plans to be completed before September this year. The company has targeted this investment for the next couple of years to make 45.NEWS Companies in Limelight Companies in Limelight ♦ Saint-Gobain Goes for `400cr Solar Plant Saint-Gobain Glass India has embarked on an ambitious plan to set up a facility to manufacture base glass for solar photo voltaic modules involving an investment of `400 crore. Company sources claimed that Ispat Industries. said.

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28 billion from Capro Energy India to set up wind turbines to build 1.000 kms length and also involved setting up 10 sub stations in the state. a Hyderabad based company. while work on two more units under the same phase has already been initiated. 30 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . will be commissioned in the next three years and a feasible study in this Contract The wind energy turbine making major Suzlon has secured an order worth $1.000mw gas based power plant. He claimed that apart from two units.370cr in the first phase and is expected to be completed in the next 15 months and the entire manufacturing unit is slated to be commissioned by 2014.000cr in setting up a solar photovoltaic manufacturing unit at Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh with an annual capacity of 250mw for local sales and exports to countries including Europe and USA.000cr Project Country’s power transmission giant. a subsidiary of the Hyderabad based infra major and Indonesian company. The road building deal includes the development of 84km hauling road on build own operate model. a special purpose vehicle of the Lanco Infratech. in a recent cache has secured a major infrastructure project involving building of a road ♦ SAIL-Kobe Plans Power Plant The Steel Authority of India and Kobe Steel of Japan have decided to initiate the revival work of the second phase of the Jagdishpur steel unit involving an investment of `2.NEWS Companies in Limelight about 150 acres in Chitradurga and 400 acres in Hassan to set up the proposed units at a cost of `200 crore and `1. ♦ PowerGrid Gets Mega connection is already in progress and its report is expected in the next couple of months.000mw power projects in the next two years of which units with a generating capacity of 500mw would be commissioned by March next year. an Indonesian company. The transmission venture.000 tons per annum and a Galvanised Sheet Corrugation unit with 13. ♦ GVK Eyes Coal Assets in in Indonesia and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect has been signed with Surya Kapenjen.000 tons per annum capacity is in the final stages and would be commissioned very shortly.600 crore in Jharkhand to build transmission system in the state. ♦ SEW Infra Secures Road Project The overseas arm of SEW Infrastructure Limited. Director. PowerGrid Corporation of India has secured a mega power project worth `1. SAIL Chairman. which is expected to be completed in the next 18 months. a Hyderabad based company has set its eyes on the $2 billion Australian mining giant Hancock Coal. Apart from this. The upcoming project which would be set up in two phases by Lanco Solar. Solar PV Unit The Lanco Group has decided to invest `3. The steel making project along with a 1. C S Verma said. The company is also reported to be one of the six bidders shortlisted in an auction process being conducted by Hancock Coal for the sale of its Kevin’s Corner mine located in the coal rich Galilee basin of Queensland in Australia. the company will also build a port for feeding the cargo in East Kalimantan province of Indonesia. The revival work on the first phase of the unit at an investment of `100 crore is currently in full swing. The agreement was inked between the SEW Trident Global Pte Ltd. C Srikanth said. as the company has submitted a preliminary bid for a controlling stake in the coal mine. has been aimed at making solar energy equipment. involved laying transmission lines on a 1. L Madhusudha Rao said.000 crore respectively. ♦ Lanco Launches `3.500 crore. Both these plants will open up employment opportunities for over 500 locals and are expected to go on stream in the next two years. Chairman. ♦ Suzlon Secures Caparo Australia GVK Power and Infrastructure Limited. a warehouse with a capacity of 12. The PV unit is being created with a 75:25 debt equity ratio and will entail an investment of `1.

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he said. has embarked on setting up a `1. The OPIL aimed at adding 3 million tons cement capacity to become a 15 mtpa company over a period of time and has been looking to build its cement making capacities for quite some time and has recently expanded its capacities at the Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra units and is currently going all out to boost its overall cement manufacturing capacity to achieve its laid down targets. 32 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 .800cr According to reports. said Arvind Vasu. the plant has an ideal location and it will play a pivotal role in the company’s business plans to consolidate its presence in the southern parts of the country. said CEO Kemmpi Oy. in Chennai. The facility is expected to go on stream by April this year.000 units a year. Kemppi India. a leading name in the field of arc welding has set up a manufacturing plant near Chennai. An industry insider informed that the power and cement projects. Jouko Kemppi. (from left) Anssi Rantasalo. would make the investment in its Indian arm which is a part of the brokerage group of Enam. On completion. Kemppi India. the Indian subsidiary would commence with the launch of a single product for India—the HiARC M4ooi. adding that the parent company would invest around $10 million over the next two years in the Indian subsidiary. It expects that the liquor industry is a major client in the South for its glass products as over 65% of the glass demand is emerging from the southern and western regions of the country. Our vision is to provide the joy of welding at every level as its impact is very wide in all industrial applications. Maurituius. Cement Plant The Orient Paper & Industries Limited (OPIL) in a recent decision. The new facility is expected to meet the demand with high quality products and its location near major ports will also help the company serve some of the demand for glass in the overseas market. which will be doubled in two years. ♦ OPIL Unveils `1. which are coming up on a 1500 acre of land. According to the Chairman and Managing Director Tulsi R Tanti. debt and equity. will have a single large furnace with a capacity of manufacturing 650 metric tons per day.NEWS Companies in Limelight ♦ Finland Firm Sets up Welding Equipment Unit Kemppi Oy of Finland. The Enam India Infrastructure Fund. at a press conference. Managing Director. Global CEO. In the initial phase. Over a period of time Kemppi India would add more product to its portfolio. the approval has been granted to invest and subscribe to class A units to be issued by Enam India Infrastructure Fund. Kemppi Oy. in all likelihood will be financed by a mix of internal accruals.450 crore and these funds would be invested in equity and equity linked investments in infrastructure projects across the country. The green field complex which is spread across 210 acre area entailing an investment of `700 crore. ♦ Enam Infra Gets FDI Nod The Mauritius based Enam India Infrastructure Fund gets a leg up in the fund raising initiatives with the Union Government clearing a proposal of the company to undertake foreign direct investment (FDI) worth `3. ♦ HNGL Initiates Work on `700cr AP Plant Hindustan National Glass & Industries Limited (HNGL) has recently started the construction work on the Phase-I of its glass making complex at Naidupeta in Nellore area of Andhra Pradesh. According to the Chairman. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCeA) which was also chaired by the Prime Minister. Initially. Managing Director. it will have capacity to make 3. the current year is going to be very strong period for the Indian power sector as large players like Caparo have come in droves to enter into the market and the emerging trend is that large wind IPPs in the country are major force alongside small sized segment is also getting very active in the process.800cr green field cement manufacturing plant with a capacity of three million tons per annum together with a 50mw power plant at Gulburga in Karnataka and has already secured all the mandatory clearances from the state government in this connection. The company plans to set up a customer training centre.500 metric ton per day. Manmohan Singh cleared the proposal after it was referred to it by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board in the recent past. Finland and Arvind Vasu. Chairman. the new plant will house three container glass and two floating glass plants with a total capacity of 3. C K Somany.

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are vying for the exploitation right of the ore deposits.000 crore in mining over the next three to four years. Multilateral lending institutions like International Finance Corporation had already invested $5 billion in Snowman Frozen Foods. That apart. MMRDA. According to the Additional Metropolitan Commissioner. The mines.000cr Close on the heels of Chiria mines securing environmental clearance. The SAIL will exploit the mines to the hilt and will try its best to adhere to the environmental concerns ensuring sustainable development of the area and the company plans to push a staggering sum of `10. The TPCIL which is a joint venture between Gayatri Energy Ventures GEVL. The funicular new rail link system with a length of over 1. Rourkela and Burnpur as these plants are currently accounting for about 70% of its steel production. which was merged with SAIL in way back in 2005. is expected to meet the SAIL’s iron ore requirement of upto 40% for its plant in areas including Bokaro. which reportedly have world’s largest quality and high grade iron ore reserves of about 2 billion tons. construction. food processing and textiles. with the booming end use industry market is likely to witness a consolidation wave indicating the reviving fortunes for the sector. India’s logistic market is set to cross $200 billion per annum revenue mark by 2020. Because of its ore enriched mining resources and the trend of spiraling iron ore prices renowned steel makers including ArcelorMittal.3 km from Dodhani village near Panvel to Mailot Spring Point will have double reversible with two passenger cars and an attached goods trolley. companies including Toll Global Logistics. as of now a narrow gauge railway line connects Neral and Matheran with the Central Railway’s Mumbai Pune route with a length of about 20 km. Allcargo Global Logistics and FH Bertling have been actively seeking to expand their business sizes across the country. This is all due to the strong growth recorded by key manufacturing industry sectors including automotive. ♦ MMRDA Clears Cable Car `100 crore and the nodal agency has already floated tenders for the upcoming project. C S Verma. development. a special purpose vehicle of Links After years of dilly dallying the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has recently cleared a cable car project for Metheran on the outskirts of Mumbai entailing an investment of 34 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . financing operation and maintenance of the system between Matheran and Dudhani.NEWS SAIL Funding Companies in Limelight ♦ Chiria Mines Get `5. Besides private equity firms and leading finance organizations are actively investing in the Indian logistics sector.10 billion in 2010 thereby posting a growth of about 9. The findings are based on the fact that the market recorded revenues of about $82. ♦ Logistics Touching $200bn Revenue Mark Given the consistency in growth rate. among others. the Steel Authority of India has announced a whopping investment plans for worth `5. Durgapur. pharmaceuticals. engineering. Chairman.2 percent over the preceding years. ♦ Powertech Secures `364cr Funding Infusion The Sembcorp Utilities Pte Limited in a recent initiative has infused as a part of its first tranche of `364 crore into the Gayatri Project Limited for its joint venture Thermal Power Corporation India Limited (TPCIL). which is currently hovering around nine percent per annum in the past couple of years and heading for a record growth of about $90 billion during the current fiscal. the sector also witnessed scores of notable acquisitions in the logistic industry including FedEx’s acquisition of AFL Logistics and Transport Corporation of India’s TCI 51% equity stake acquisition in Infinite Logistics Solutions. Matheran is a very popular tourist destination and funicular rail link will be an added attraction for tourists by providing connectivity to the attractive hill station and will be a landmark for the nodal agency as it would give huge boost to tourism. said SAIL. the UK-based fund house has also invested in logistics project in India apart from picking up 90% stake in MJ Logistics. Chiria iron ore reserves were a part of the erstwhile Indian Iron and Steel Company. Apart from this. The scope of work includes designing. a Bangalore based company and Bredene Capital. Moreover. Ashwini Bhide. The upcoming rail link as per estimates will take about 10 minutes to make for the distance. the report concluded.000 crore to develop mines with an initial capacity of 7 million tons per annum. among others. The lower terminal point close to Dudhani is ideally located about 1. concluded Frost & Sullivon in its recently released report on the Indian transportation and logistics sector.3 km beyond the village of Dudhani at an altitude of 260 metre and the upper terminal point is at Matheran.

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According to reports. Reliance Power has set aside a staggering invest worth `22. The company will subsequently expand its capacity in the same location by building another 1. Sembcorp O&M Company. As per the terms and conditions of the agreement.000 crore loans refinanced from the India Infrastructure Finance Corporation Limited. Pune-based engineering company Thermax is to set up a plant in Maharashtra. which owns Offshore Finance The Power Finance Corporation in a recent achievement has arranged $260 million from a bunch of three banks based in Tokyo. own and operate a 1. it is all set to collect a staggering sum to the entailing a total investment of $3.641 crore during the third quarter of current fiscal from `6. a Singapore headquartered firm. Norwest Venture Partners and Everstone Capital has decided to invest $425 million in Asian Genco. In the process.320mw power plant in phase second thereby taking the total capacity to 2.000 crore by the end of current financial year. Isolux Corsan.462 crore in quarter ending December 2010 and pushed its financing up to 277% from 3. Similarly.000cr Infra Forays Announcing its largest foreign investment in Indonesia. it has recorded 17% push in its net profit to `659 crore from `564 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Company sources claimed that the project in Sumatra involved development of a 2 billion mt coal mine and a 200 km railway line. Mizuho Corporate Banking Corporation. The company which has recently secured `1. The transferable term loans can be traded between lenders to lessen credit risk of banks financing the loan. railway line and small power plant at a cost of $1.640mw. railway lines.NEWS Companies in Limelight Gayatri Projects. Not just this. General Atlantic.571 crore over the same period last year. the company along with Goldman Sachs infra fund. ♦ Morgan Infuses $200m into energy generating units in the Indian power sector. the syndicated transferable loan facility has been secured from Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ). ♦ Thermax to Set up a Plant To expand its footprint in geothermal energy. In totality. Isolux Corsan operates in engineering construction. also going in for a follow on issue comprising 15% fresh issue and 5 percent divestment by government. the company has already secured the financial closure and has signed memorandum of understanding with the lenders for `5. currently operates in over 32 countries and as of now is getting aggressive in the Indian construction and infrastructure sector. It 36 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 .000 crore for setting up projects in South Sumatra and Jambi provinces. ♦ PFC Paves Way for $260m tune of `7. The company has sanctioned loans worth `13. Singapore and Hong Kong and the proceeds will be invested in the infrastructure project and also for refinancing its existing debt.000mw power plant and a port Spanish Infra Morgan Stanley owned Global Infrastructure Fund is infusing a staggering sum of $200 million as an equity stake in the domestic subsidiary. 2.151 crore and construction activities have already been initiated in the upcoming power plant. The Spanish infrastructure major currently building roads in northern parts of the country and the latest infusion will be the second investment in the country by the fund. ♦ R Power Unfolds `22. Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh. which is a separate entity for maintenance incorporated for the purpose. ports and power projects. its disbursal goes up to 25% to `7. Last year. property development and manufacturing.5 billion.5 billion excluding the power project. have announced multi billion dollar funding plans for the Indian infrastructure sector.320mw (2x660mw) capacity coal fired power plant at Krishnapatnam SPSR. they said. is set up on build. While infra investment in Jambi will cover another coal mining unit together with a port. The areas of investment include coal mining. According to sources. many global players with huge funds including Blackstone and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. and Sembcorp’s wholly owned Utilities business. while a few have already initiated the investment process. the plant will be operated and maintained by Gayatri.123 crore in the corresponding period previous year.

then we could even form a separate company to set up the plant. According to reports. said company’s Managing Director. Since the heat continuously emanates from the earth‘s crust the load factor of the plant is 99% making the power traffic comparable to a thermal coal plant. the Indian players have also completed more than 75km of tunneling work and have 250km of tunneling jobs currently under construction. Leh on an experimental basis. rail and road and mining ventures. the joint venture will also take up projects in South Asia as the nature of business has good potential in these countries in the region as increased number of tunneling projects in India is expected to be implemented using Tunneling Boring Machines. If we come across a large geothermal energy field. It has already completed more than 520 km of tunnels with the use of mechanized excavation systems and has executed 68 projects around the world. Similarly. He said that currently it is difficult to predict the size of the plant. has recently acquired 26% stake in SELI of Italy at an investment of `108 crore. Unikrishnan. Apart from Indian operations. NBM&CW MARCH 2011 37 . which has already displayed its talent by carrying out operations across the world including in India.NEWS Companies in Limelight has a joint venture with an Iceland– based company for developing the geothermal energy business in India. he clarified. is very expert in designing and building hard rocks and soft ground tunnels boring machines and auxiliary equipment in its manufacturing facility located in Italy. ♦ Coastal Projects Clears `108cr Acquisition The Hyderabad-based civil engineering and construction company with expertise in tunneling and underground excavation for hydro electric. For its proposed plant in Maharashtra the company has already been allocated a block around Raipur for exploring geothermal energy. The joint venture is developing a 3mw geothermal plant in Puga valley. Societa Escuzione Lavori Idraulici (SELI). He added around `10 crore required for developing one megawatt of geothermal energy. which could produce about 100mw of power. irrigation.

a local property builder.000 crore have already been signed with the state government. Conrad Hotels and Resorts and Doubletree. Hilton Worldwide has set a target to add five to seven hotel properties on an annual basis thereby adding over 1200 room inventory in areas including Delhi. Martin Rinck. Construction Corners `35. Indo-Gulf Securities is building a resort worth `700 crore and Renee Industries has lined up `550 crore investments to set up five star hotels and beach resorts at Suvali and also building similar hotel in Saputara. which has already initiated the investment process. According to the President. Hilton Worldwide. It has currently 19 new hotels under various states of development across the country and all of them will be running in the next couple of years. The hospitality majors that are descending in the city droves included Mumbai based Atlanta Limited which is setting up luxurious beach resort and hotels worth `9. In addition. Asia Pacific. Bangalore. Mumbai. residential towers and film city studios attracting a whopping investment of `35. The township is getting decked with over 50 hotel buildings. which is a regular exercise of the company for reviewing its non core realty assets for optimum utilization and consolidation of its business. according to sources. the company currently has just three trading hotels in India and is all set to double its trading assets this year itself and its prime focus is on full service brands including Hilton. Chennai. and Gurgaon. The RMZ has decided to build a residential complex on the patch of land for which other bidders including Hiranandani Upscale and Nitesh Estates had also participated. has committed about $53 million while overseas investors are contributing to the tune of $20 million.500 crore. The Trans Globe Infrastructure is building BPEP Injects `350cr in Century Realty Baring Private Equity Partners (BPEP) with its investing partners is financing `350 crore into a Bangalore based Century Real Estate.000cr Investment in Surat The recently concluded Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit (VGGIS) has virtually turned the diamond city of Surat in Gujarat as the fast emerging hospitality and recreational hub.000 crore thereby opening up lakhs of employment opportunities to locals. Siemens’ land parcel measuring 8 acres reportedly secured a top bid of `400 crore from RMZ. mega tourism park matching global facilities at an investment of `2100 crore and also setting up a Film City Studio on 100 acres of land at an investment of `500 crore. has put up its 8 acre plot of land in Bangalore on the block for sale. The German power equipment and transmission giant.NEWS Real Estate Real Estate Siemens’ Space Fetches `400cr in B’lore Making it perhaps the biggest real estate deal in the downstream Bangalore. it has sold about a dozen premium apartments in Mumbai under the same exercise. hospitality sector. While Ravani Developers planned a hotel cum golf club at a cost of `310 crore and Parshwanath Project is building a resort cum amusement park of about `250 crore and similar amount is being invested by the Trilliant Hospitality in setting up Surat Sheraton in the city. According to reports. Hilton Heightens Hotels Plans in India Inspired by the huge future business potentials in the Indian 38 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . the only hill station in Gujarat. Baring. the hospitality sector cornered the lion share of investment as memorandum of understandings (MoUs) worth `18. Source said that the company has been shedding its certain assets in India from time to time and even in the recent past.

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200 crore. the next couple of quarters of the next fiscal to acquire land in areas including New Delhi. The National Housing Bank (NHB) would be a nodal agency for monitoring the functioning of the proposed fund. Vigneshwara’s Hi-Tech Park Project Administering technological push to Gurgaon. find it increasingly tough to raise funds as banks are wary and cautious in lending for housing sector largely due to recent spate of scams and allegations of siphoning of funds by the developers for other purposes. which is being announced in the forthcoming Budget. Gurgaon and Chandigarh. By taking such an initiative. The real estate sector which has an estimated debt of `75.900 crore. which was not giving much economic value. It is going to be commissioned very shortly.000cr of which about `25. has decided to make quarterly investment worth `400 crore over 40 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Chairman and Managing Director. This also includes two marquee properties in Chennai and Bangalore. Viceroy Hotels Plans Expansion A Hyderabad based major hospitality player is all set to add three more properties in areas including Chennai and Bangalore entailing an investment of `1. To date. has drawn up an ambitious plan to set up dental hospital chain across the country involving an investment of `100 crore. the Baring and its co-investors are picking up about 26% stake in the holding company with one of the largest land aggregators with an estimated 3. Alongside. even in the last quarter it sold some of its non-contiguous land. the DLF Limited in a bid to further consolidate its land holdings. P Prabhakar Reddy said. The latest expansion push will take the company’s inventory of hotel properties up from the current 560 room to 1. Vigneshwara Group. The Bangalore venture which will again be a part of the Marriott brand Renaissance. Ashok Tyagi said adding that the demand in realty sector is picking up by the day and the company has also initiated the process of land acquisition and the move has resulted in exceeding its capital expenditure by `500 crore during the third quarter of the current financial year. the emerging super power and the industry needs to come out of box to build infrastructure compatible and matching global standards. the company has made `403 crore through divestment of non core assets during the third quarter of the current fiscal thereby taking its total realization from divestments to `2. the government is aiming to put banks at ease by offering guarantee in case of default. the Union Government has decided to set up a fund worth `1. That is exactly what Vigneshwara is doing as it feels the pulse of people and build customized and ulitararian projects. he claimed. Govt Goes for `1. Chief Financial Officer. the Haryana State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) is setting up a 150 acre technology corridor at Manesar on the NH-8 in the Gurgaon district and work on the project has already been started by the Vigneshwara Developers. is touching completion and will be commissioned in the next one month. Sunil Dahiya said India is on the threshold of DLF on Make Over Drive India’s largest real estate builder.000 acres of land bank in the downstream southern parts of the country. He added claiming that 387 rooms JW Mariott project. the company has already invested more than `30 crore and some of the clinics would be ready by the end of the current fiscal.000cr is expected to be repaid during the current financial year.NEWS Real Estate According to industry insiders. In this connection.5 lakh of built up facility.250 rooms from its six hotels. The Managing Director. AIML Launches Dental Hospitals Alliance Medicorp India Limited (AMIL) in a partnership with Chennai-based Trivitron Group and Apollo Hospitals. the company is also divesting its non core assets. according to sources.000cr which in turn would act as a guarantee corpus to make it easy for banks to lend finance for real estate projects. which is coming up at MRC Nagar in Chennai at an investment of `650 crore. is also a 277 rooms project and is among the tallest structures with 22-storey and 4.000cr Realty Fund In an attempt to streamline the smooth financing options for the real estate sector.

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The project is said to be the first to get approval after a period of two years He added that about $60 million is being raised for the company’s SEZ project. depending on the facilities that are being set up.160cr Booster in SEZ The pharma special economic zone (SEZ) is being built in partnership by the JB SEZ Private Limited with HBS Realtors of Mumbai and JB Chemicals. indicating that the recession is a thing of past and companies are aggressively coming forward for investment. firefighting. The Tata Sons and AgustaWestland are leaders in their respective fields and the GMR group takes pride of being chosen partner to these two companies. Lalit Kumar Jain said. which is stretching across 10 hectares will entail an investment of `612 crore.160 crore financial booster from its promoters. which has taken the total number of projects in the state to 37. the balance would be for the township project as both the projects are coming up in Pune and expecting overwhelming response and valuation from investors. besides carrying According to company sources. The site for the proposed project has been selected by the Indian Rotorcraft after an exhaustive process of evaluation of other potential sites across the country and the partners are all set to start construction after securing necessary and appropriate governmental approvals. has agreed in principle with Indian Rotorcraft Limited to fix a space for the AW119ke helicopter assembly and flight testing facility at the GMR Aerospace Park in Hyderabad. utility.000 direct and indirect employment opportunities to local masses. the promoters are investing about `160 crore in building roads and creating the related infrastructure and the rest `1000 crore to set up other facilities including power. The prevailing period is the most opportune for PE funds and some companies have already made the most of the prevailing scenario. The first aircraft is scheduled to be delivered from the new facility in 2012. K Urban Plans for SEZ Projects The prominent real estate player. in a recent decision has planned to arrange $100 million at the special purpose vehicle level for its new township and SEZ projects and the company is scouting for SPV level funding and expects to raise $100 million for its project. besides debt financing. He claimed adding that the 8seat AW119Ke is currently top of the range helicopters in the single engine market with over 190 copters have already been ordered to date in around 30 countries by 90 customers. the aviation specific economic zone of the Aero Park is being set up with an option for expansion as and when need arises. GMR-Rotorcraft Inks Aerospace SEZ Pact GMR Aviation SEZ Limited which is a GMR Group company. Kumar Urban Development Limited.NEWS SEZs SEZs Chem Fires `1. at Panoli in Gujarat. is reportedly getting huge investment response from across segments and will provide 20. Greater Noida IT/ITeS SEZ Project The Uttar Pradesh government in a recent development has cleared a new IT/ITeS special economic zone for Greater Noida on the outskirts of Delhi. G M Rao said. The helicopter is suited to perform a wide range of tasks including law enforcement. 42 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . GMR Group. Chairman. VIP transport offshore transport. Chairman. water effluent treatment and machinery plans. The project. is being set up by the Delhi-based Artha Infratech Private Limited. Stretching across 10 acres. the company has already roped in an anchor tenant and is going to get potential investors with a strong business plan. EMS. out military missions. It is slated for commissioning in the beginning of next year and is all set to get `1. So far as the township projects are concerned. The project in question. The SEZ stretching across 312 acre of land is being financed through a combination of models. in a recent move. he claimed.

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the company in the recent past has been getting contracts in India as it secured a contract for a supercritical boiler for NTPC owned Sipat 3x600mw power plant. Constructing highrise buildings is increasingly becoming the order of the day in India and as many as 35 highrise projects with varying heights of 250 metres are currently coming up in Mumbai metropolitan city only thereby opening up huge business potentials for the new concrete pumping equipment. which has been named as Hiranandani Place Gardens. The new plant. V R S Natarajan said. Elaborating on the latest launches. has reportedly completed the acquisition of Chennai unit of Austrian power company AE&E. According to industry insiders. had a 44 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . has secured a contract for building two commercial structures in a township belonging to the Hirco Group at Panvel in Maharashtra. With the latest deal. educational institutions. The township. the makers of concrete pumping equipment. The contract includes the construction of two commercial buildings and a podium stretching up to an area of about 2 million square feet. In fact. he claimed. has recently launched 2 pumps reaching beyond 100 metres in height and above or wherever the concrete required to be poured by booms. offices. they added. he claimed that initially the company will import the new products from its overseas facilities and will subsequently manufacture the latest versions of concrete pumps in its Indian facilities and indigenization will also lead to a drastic cut in the manufacturing cost thereby reducing prices up to 40% at current price lines.000 crore businesses by 2016-17 and the current order book of the company stood at `4. P Lloyd Secures SEZ Construction Contract Punj Lloyd which is a renowned builder engaged in the construction business. Chairman and Managing Director. The first of the two buildings will be ready within 12 months. will become fully operational in 2012-13. Doosan has secured manufacturing base in the growing Indian market for power plant boilers. Tata Power ordered Doosan to supply five supercritical boilers of 800mw each entailing an investment of $1 billion and also secured a contract from the GMR Energy to build the Raipur and Chhattisgarh thermal power plants involving similar amount of investment. healthcare facilities. the commercial towers would be built in the proximity of the residential apartments. which can reach and take concrete right up to 500 metres of height. is a part of Hirco’s Panvel SEZ in the state and is expected to be ready in the next 24 months. Managing Director (India) Anand Sundaresan said. which is an engineering design services subsidiary (IDEA).NEWS SEZs / Equipment News BEML Launches `360cr Aero-plant in SEZ The BEML Limited is all set to launch an aerospace manufacturing complex on an area of 25 acre in the aerospace special economic zone at Devanahally on the outskirts of the Bangalore city. the BEML is scouting for opportunities to acquire firms to achieve its business targets up to `100 crore annually in three years and it will strive hard to notch `1. jigs for aircraft structures matching aerospace components. Doosan Buys AE&E’s Chennai Unit The South Korea-based Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company in a recent buyout. which will manufacture gears for helicopters. Shortly after that. Equipment News Schwing Stetter Launches Pumps for Skyscrapers Schwing Stetter. he claimed.300 crore. The latest product SP 2880 machine with capacity of pumping concrete vertically upto a height of 250 metres and SP 8800. Alongside the company is also scouting to acquire small firms to strengthen this business vertical. The township is a mixed use project which will boast of the world class residential complexes. They said adding that AE&E. fabrication of structural sub assemblies for Su30 aircraft and variety of ground support and ground handling equipment.

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like all Sany group companies intends to achieve a leadership status in piling rigs market in India by its aggressive sales and competent product support services. has recently chalked out an ambitious plan to manufacture the entire range of construction equipment in next couple of years. With the acquisition of distribution of Sany piling rigs. Tamil Nadu will have one more power equipment manufacturer after BHEL. The General manager Sany. Mr. building and mining. Cethar Vessels. which is largely used in building ports. Beijing Sany is in the process of setting up its infrastructure in India and Suretech has been chosen as their first distributor in the country to represent them in western India. Suretech—Sany Tie-up Beijing Sany Heavy Machinery Ltd. Ansaldo Caldale. The Chairman of Suretech. Wen expressed his confidence in the capabilities of Suretech which also reflects in their decision to appoint Suretech as their first distributor in India for selling piling rigs. Sany shall follow the same path with piling rigs as well. the backhoe loader is a frontline machine and is currently dominated by JCB with a lion share of the market. EarthMaster.NEWS Equipment News few months ago secured its first order for the supply six CFBC-type boilers of 150 mw each from the Essar group for the Salaya III project. already a lead player in Driven piles technology being the largest seller of Vibratory Hammers and Hydraulic Impact hammers. The equipment. Managing Director of Suretech. Suretech. Suretech. Surajit Mukherjee indicated that piling rig market is rapidly expanding and there is ample scope for Sany products to carve out a niche for its product in a market crowded by Italian players. Sany which produces 1200 rotary piling rigs has over 50% market share in China with sales of more than 800 units. Kairas Vakharia said. Suretech has been consistently enhancing its reputation for more than 2 decades by providing excellent and effective after sales service to its customers. Toshiba and BGR-Hitachi catering to the boilers and turbines market in the emerging Indian power sector scenario. among others. M&M Enters into Equipment Biz in Big Way Breaking into the league of companies. Automotive Strategy and Business. Senior Vice President. Sunil Newatia feels that Sany has risen above the market perception “Chinese quality” and is a significant player in India known for its quality in the concrete products. the foundation engineering range of Suretech is complete. One of the main reasons for selection of Suretech as a partner is because of Suretech’s reputation in providing excellent product support. road. With the Doosan arrival in Chennai. The company is aggressively entering into the construction equipment market as India is currently the single largest market for backhoe loaders in the world with requirements of about 25. announced its tie up with one of the leading foundation engineering solution providers in the country. Mr. Mr. is confident of creating a space for itself in the rotary piling rigs market with the distribution of Sany. The company plans to bring out the complete range of these products as the infrastructure sector of the country will entail an investment worth `4 to 5 lakh crore recording a seven percent of the GDP and demand for these equipment is bound to reach new highs in the near future. a SANY group company and the largest manufacturer of Piling rigs in the world. Beijing Sany. Mahindra & Mahindra launched the indigenously built backhoe loader.000 units per annum and expected to record 15% growth year on year basis. 46 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 .

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the government has increased the interest subsidy on a home loan up to `15 lakh from the current `10.017km rail lines respectively.630 crore.14.000 for one year. a sum of `13. the government in its Budget proposals has allowed National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to increase its fund raising limit from the current `4. Similarly.000 crore and external source of financing through PPP model and various other sources contributing about `1. It has also provided full exemption from import duty on spares and capital goods required for ship repairing units.Budget 2011-12 Budget Opens New Vistas for Infra & Housing Sectors Targeting a double digit growth for the 2011-12 fiscal the government in its Budget proposals has injected the biggest ever hike in infra spending by 23 per cent to `2.000 per annum.000 crore to `10. Apart from laying new lines. However. the highest ever annual planned investment. ports.000 crore in tax free bonds. it is also setting up an infra debt fund to promote foreign investment in the infrastructure extended the tax holiday by a year till 2011-12 in the form of excise exemption on domestic power equipment and reduction in withholding tax and the initiative is all set to boost to the power sector. In addition.470 crore will be granted for doubling and gauge conversion of the projects to complete 876km and 1. 48 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . the Budget gives a well deserved legup to infrastructure and housing sector. Pushing affordable housing sector to new high. It has also pushed the limit for FIIs investors in five years tradable infra bonds from the current $5 billion to 25 billion per annum. Meeting the shortage of wagons in the Railways. It gave greater thrust to infrastructure projects in terms of laying new lines with a length of 1. So far so good.830 crore. hope and expectation across the board. based on selling price with a single rate.000 to `15. sector. steel and cement prices may go northward as the Budget proposed a 2 per cent increase in excise duties on steel products and in regard to cement it is proposing to replace the existing dual excise rates on cement. the government in its Budget proposals has allowed them to invest ` 5. highways and housing sector. How these proposals implemented in a timely manner to boost infrastructure development are the concern.000 crore per annum by way of selling tax free bonds.000 crore in tax free bonds ensuring sufficient funds for key infrastructure segments including railways.000 crore and ensuring free flow of funds to achieve the growth target. the projects lying on hold will also be completed during the fiscal. which will result in pushing the retail price of the product. Ensuring sufficient funds for the infra spending. which will in turn boost low cost housing across the country.776 crore. the government apart from allowing the purchase of tax free bonds and extending income tax exemption on tax saving in infrastructure bonds up to `20.820 crore has been set aside for the acquisition of rolling stock.406 crore and `2. including coaches and locomotives. Extending an open invitation to foreign companies engaged in port and logistics business. the government in its Budgetary proposals has also The Railways Budget The railways budget rolled out an invetsment worth `57. The planned investment is to be financed through a gross budgetary support of `20. In the process. Alongside the domestic investors have also been allowed to invest `30. `5.000km entailing an investment worth `9.

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pavements need to be compatible and if possible. This means construction and maintenance of pavements should not be taxing the natural resources. And. complementary to the other two components – buildings and nature. First Consideration First and foremost. transporting them. Indian Institute of Technology. they are more like “tools” that exist in the pavement engineer’s toolbox. Hence. Thus. a significant amount of natural resources is utilized. The discussions in the following paragraphs refer to either one or 50 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Buildings. Massachusetts. True sustainability consists of three aspects . this includes layout and type. and different types of chemicals (in the form of gases) are emitted to the environment (all of these processes are irreversible). quarrying and manufacturing usable products. It is only through this process we can ensure that our future generations will have no/less problem of continuing the work of building or maintaining/rehabilitating the pavement infrastructure. energy utilization should be minimized. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Broadly speaking. A. Veeraragavan. but multiple ones. Chennai We Need Pavements The need for safe. this is the very essence of sustainability. Construction and maintenance of pavements cost money – which is mostly provided through taxes that are collected from the citizens. durable and smooth riding pavements on highways and in airports cannot be contended. So what is the solution? There is most likely not “a” solution. as the need arises. Professor. pavements and natural ground/water bodies (nature) form the built environment in which we live and breathe. pavement engineering is a destructive and high impact activity. Associate Professor. In this whole process. Mallick. In fact. which could be used. the pavement infrastructure should be viewed as part of a larger “system. landfills are created. economic and environmental sustainability. and laying down and compacting the materials. design and construction of pavement. Madras (IIT-M). USA. (non renewable) energy is consumed. which gets repeated to different extents during the maintenance and rehabilitation cycles.social. byproducts in the form of emissions should not be harmful to the environment. But remember the first sentence of this paragraph – and herein lies the dichotomy of modern civilization – you build something that you need but in the process you affect the earth in an irreversible harmful way. man-made material is laid down to cover virgin (most likely arable) ground (making it un-arable from that point onwards). Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.Pavement Engineering Sustainable Pavement Engineering Rajib B.” and not viewed alone. The money is spent on employing workers. and the layout of the pavement should not be significantly impacting the natural environment. It is the intent of this article to describe a few of such important tools and their impacts.

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such as hospitals and police stations should be provided. infrastructure system (Courtesy: American Concrete Pavement Association) 52 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . pavements the key factors that need 7. soil layers and hence facilitate noise pollution. then the overpasses. noise barriers. if a recycling include habitat connection across procedure is used to rehabilitate roadways through underpasses or an existing pavement. Less use of new natural rescue fences. Precaution should be taken to avoid such areas where a slight disturbance of the landscape would lead to a significant irreversible disturbance of the local environment. Protection of forests: forests provide a home to many species of plants and animals and at the same time serve as a source of economic products such as timber and enjoyment for tourists. during the construction of new pavement Construction of should be made. air pollution. Consideration of the impact of diversion routes on the local environment. and period of time. flooding/storm water have reduced noise levels). Some of these desirable features are Figure 1: Elements of a sustainable pavement shown in Figure 1. Significant reduction in buffer zones. utilizing management. not lead to a drastic change in reducing production and the character of the community construction temperature. Consideration of unique geological conditions. Context-sensitive design should be adopted: the layout of the road should conform to the values of the communities through which it is passing. using and significant construction activity more environment-friendly products could be avoided for a longer (such as bio-asphalt). 4. by making sure that it is integrated with the local character – such as flora and fauna in rural areas. drinking reuse of discarded materials. providing easy access to emergency services. and use of conducting a proper life cycle natural resources and energy. Roads should be preferably designed away from forests. soil erosion. mixes that would allow recycling or urban heat island effect. use of pervious obtaining and processing new surfaces in pavement or shoulders. 6. storm water pollution resources such as mineral prevention plan. and water pollution. avoiding sensitive aquifers. making the locations of service connections easily accessible. The above problems could be The favorable impact of using solved with the use of one or more sustainable pavements is far of a variety of methods. aggregates and transit access. crossing of habitat recharging of aquifer. environment-friendly layers/mixes The issues listed above can (such as those that would allow be represented in terms of the percolation of water into the problems such as deforestation. Proper Pavements forecasting methods and mitigation procedures should be For construction of asphalt adopted. 2. and defining an implementation strategy to be followed during construction. creation of wastage. or specially planted transportation cost of new slopes/embankments to reduce materials noise pollution. or in a way that creates minimum impact on them. which reaching. intersections with 3. Protection of wild life: Considerations must be made to provide features that would minimize the effect of road construction on animals and subsequent vehicle-animal collisions (such as protected cross overs). Consideration of traffic growth to be considered are using local and providing adequate room for materials (to reduce transportation further growth should be made. analysis. 5. bicycle. traffic longer lasting pavements. 3. amphibian 1. pedestrian. and those that areas. 2.Pavement Engineering more of these three different types of sustainability. related energy expenses). Less amount of energy use in interchanges. Design of Layout of Pavements Some of the more important issues with the layout/geometric design of a pavement can be summarized as follows: 1. Less amount of energy use in runoff water. and jams. Access to critical areas. such as steep slopes with vegetation or caves/landforms should be made. materials (aggregates) runoff treatment practices to clean 4. For example. fencing along the road following benefits can be ensured: for animal protection. lowering such that traffic saturation does the need for new materials. such that the road helps the local communities and in return the people value the road.

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the asphalt binder undergoes less aging. Recharge of ground water. expertise and experience with that specific technology. such as zeolites. a typical pervious pavement is obtained by using asphalt treated permeable base over a layer of pervious stone layer over the subgrade (with filter material) as shown in Figure 2. Detention of rain water and hence a lowering of the storm water volume that ends up in road sewer system.Pavement Engineering manufacturing new materials (asphalt binder. One such example of bio binder which is fully derived from vegetable is Vegecol from COLAS. These binders are essentially derived from biomass – agricultural and forest residue with the help of biochemical or thermochemical processes. wax. 3. and one or more suitable methods can easily be adopted for regular use by the industry. For asphalt pavements. There is a variety of recycling techniques that are available today. The advantages of using such binders are significant reduction in pollution – no SOx and major reduction in NOx emissions. that are related to both groundwater as well as storm water/flood control: 1. and offer the following benefits. Such binders can be utilized for modifying asphalt (< 10% replacement). and hence a better pavement mix is obtained during construction – which translates to longer life and hence less frequent rehabilitation cycles. Furthermore. Significant reduction in overall transportation energy. extending asphalt binder (>25% replacement) or totally replacing asphalt. Reduction or avoiding of filling up precious landfill space 7. Low energy mixes. and manufacturing from 100% renewable agricultural products. The selection of the specific method should be made on the basis of the availability of the material. phosphorous. cement) 5. because of their inherent advantage of lower energy cost and lower emission potential. there Figure 2: Pervious pavement cross section (Courtesy: Richard Bradbury. A pervious layer in roads would allow the percolation of rain water to the lower layers. storm water tree trenches can allow the detention of a significant amount of storm water for sufficient time before releasing it into the sewer system (Figure 3). the temperature of mix production could be reduced significantly. studies show that a significant amount of suspended solids. The use of binders manufactured from bio-resources is being researched and conducted in different parts of the world. One of the most exciting technologies that are being developed in pavement engineering 54 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Another key factor in considering warm mix asphalt is the fact that because of lower temperature. each having its applicability under specific conditions. Less emission and pollution of the environment 6. emulsion and foam with newer products and techniques being developed. Filtering of storm water that is contaminated by different methods on the road. 2. US Federal Highway Administration) is the option of using interlocking/ segmented concrete pavers. particularly warm mix asphalt are becoming more common these days. and hence a reduction in the potential of lowering of groundwater and the related problems. For concrete pervious pavements. Even if not used in mainline. zinc and hydrocarbons are removed. as shown in Table 1. specifically if an in-place recycling process is utilized. There are different types of WMA techniques available. Different grades of such binders could also be used for cleaning road equipment or partially replacing fluxing agents.

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Using sophisticated materials and plant/process control technology. and rice husk ash) provide attractive options of reducing the use of cement and thereby cutting down its CO 2 footprint. are a major source of CO2 emission in the modern world. this process allows the user to: 1. such as fly ash from thermal power plants using coal. AICP. For example. Watersheds Planning Manager. For maintenance of concrete 56 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . As is the case for many technologies. Use a coarser gradation for specific uses such as drainage of water. 3. Apart from allowing the user to avoid the filling up of precious landfill space with hazardous waste. Overall. Blended cement. them longer lasting and durable 2. materials and natural resources and energy. this translates to savings in money and time. and significant reduction in emission. generated from steel and iron production could be successfully incorporated in paving mixes. and still obtain a pavement which has excellent performance under both high and low temperatures. Example of such a project (in Germany) is shown in Figure 4. the key constituent in concrete pavements and clinker required for manufacturing of cement. it is now possible to effectively recycle close to 100% reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) material. ensure that the binder remains in that state during transportation. Storimpex Asphal Tec significantly. Matthias Nölting. Recycling of discarded tires in the form of crumb rubber in asphalt pavement mixes is now an accepted practice in many parts of the world. this is heavily dependent on available plant and construction equipment. artificial aggregates such as blast furnace slag. Incorporate more asphalt binder (thicker film) in mixes to make. In terms of recycling of other materials. Reduce noise levels Figure 4: High RAP content recycling in Germany from pavements (Courtesy: Gerhard Riebesehl.Pavement Engineering Figure 3: Stormwater tree trench concept applied in Green Street project in Philadelphia (Courtesy: Glen J. The production of Portland cement. appropriate technology must exist to uniformly blend the crumb rubber mechanically or chemically with the binder. Sasol Wax GmbH) The key to successful use of rubber modified asphalt binder is successful incorporation and retention of the rubber into the binder/mix. The use of limestone and supplemental cementitious materials (SCMs. at a reduced temperature (for example below 130 o C as opposed to 150 o C) to meet emission requirements. even at a temperature which is higher than that at which conventional pavements could be opened. and for proper quality control test methods to test and prevent the separation of the rubber and the binder prior to laydown and compaction. Abrams. City of Philadelphia) is the combined use of the recycling and warm mix concepts to produce good performing and long lasting pavements. Binder from renewable source could also be used in this process. consisting of Portland cement and SCMs are becoming popular. and which can be opened to traffic quickly after construction.

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concrete pavement helps in reducing the indirect contribution of pavements towards the urban heat island effect. the cost of extending the life of a pavement (and thus lowering the life cycle cost) must be evaluated in the context of the amount of natural resources and energy that are spent on producing the premium materials that are used to extend its life. This makes the entire realm of pavement engineering socially unsustainable. modern techniques such as dowel bar retrofits. pavements need to be considered as part of a symbiotic system that also includes buildings and the nature. colorless synthetic binders and surface paints. asphalt pavements are in general smoother than concrete pavements. if not most. The impact of the pavement construction/ maintenance and rehabilitation should be evaluated in terms of all three components of sustainability – social. in areas that are remote from basic facilities such as school or hospitals. pavements need to be considered as part of the built environment – going one step forward. the mileage is increased by about 3. The concept of perpetual asphalt pavement has been recently proposed as a sustainable technology. high cost projects. these pavements would cost more than conventional pavements initially but if constructed properly. first and foremost.Pavement Engineering pavements. Imagine a day when we will have smart pavements. the cost is evaluated in terms of materials/construction/salvage cost only. However. Furthermore. The only deterioration that could be expected will be in the form of surface distresses. diamond grinding could be used to improve the conditions of concrete roads and at the same time avoid or reduce the need for energy intensive major repairs/ rehabilitation work. and the surface temperature could be reduced with the help of open graded friction course. it is the responsibility of pavement engineers to select materials and methods such that working conditions are improved. note that smoothness has a significant positive effect on gas mileage. this work goes on under extreme conditions of weather. Examples of such framework and components of framework are the Sustainability Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA). Life cycle analysis (LCA) in pavement engineering is an established concept. In terms of longevity. such as in place surface recycling. Another important factor is that because of lower deflection in concrete pavements and hence lower rolling resistance. In many cases. Obviously. they allow the users and the highway agencies to enjoy a better quality and durable pavement with significantly reduced cycle of rehabilitation (the pavements need to be maintained properly). slab stabilization. which could be relatively easily and economically addressed by less involved rehabilitation procedure. and hence significant reduction in activities that could negatively impact the environment. energy and waste disposal. and is utilized in many. The objective of this technique is to provide thick and appropriately constructed (with specific mixes for different layers) layers such that the critical responses (such as tensile strain) in the pavement are kept very low. and under conditions of emissions/pollution from construction conditions (smoke/gas/ particulate emission). Conditions must be improved such that environmental and economic justice is prevalent among the pavement workers. traditionally. And at nighttime. While there are many things that need to be done. joint and crack resealing. partial-depth repairs. the environmental and social cost must also be evaluated. and PaLATE (Pavement Life-cycle Assessment Tool for Environmental and Economic Effects). Secondly. For sustainable pavement engineering. women and in many cases even children work in pavement related projects all over the world. switching to warm mix asphalt instead of hot mix asphalt will reduce harmful emissions significantly (Figure 5). economic and environmental. because the surface of a concrete pavement reflects a higher amount of solar energy than asphalt pavement. and as a result no major structural failure could be expected for a long period of time. Pavement-BuildingNature-Symbiosis As pointed out earlier. engineers and authorities must enforce strict safety regulations and provide for the basic necessities such as protective body and eye wears. Furthermore. that will be able to self control temperatures and adapt to changing environmental conditions to sustain 60 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . in the future. However. cross stitching. proponents of the concrete pavement industry argue that the longer life of concrete pavements translates to reduced needs for new natural resources. the IRF Greenhouse Gas Calculator. and the reflectivity of asphalt pavements can be improved by using surface gritting or chip seals with light colored aggregates. For example. the lighter color of the concrete pavement surface helps in a significant reduction in the amount of energy that is needed for illumination.85% in concrete pavements over asphalt pavements (with similar smoothness) – which translates to lower amount of fuel spent and hence lower amount of greenhouse gas emission. Workers Hundreds of thousands of human beings – men.

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Multidisciplinary research. CO2 emissions reduction. However. Impetus in the form of prestigious certification. Example of such certification is the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in the Figure 6: Multidisciplinary approach to consider pavement infrastructure as part of the built environment 62 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . and in return. improved indoor environmental quality. needs to be conducted to make this vision a reality. first voluntary. and also reducing the amount of heat that is radiated back into the environment. both impetus and regulations (“carrots and stick”) need to be in place to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices.Pavement Engineering Figure 5: Range of reduction in emission through the use of Warm Mix Asphalt United States. the buildings will be keeping the pavements below a critical temperature. and then gradually. should be introduced. gold and platinum certifications for projects in increasing order of contribution towards “improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings. thus extending their lives. Regulatory Bodies and Impetus for Sustainability Adopting sustainable practices can reduce many of the environmental impacts of pavement construction. and supply this to buildings for various uses. as indicated in Figure 6. and hence indirectly reducing the urban heat island effect. water efficiency. mandatory. which awards silver. and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. loads without deforming or cracking.” Regulatory bodies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US enforce strict emission standards to prevent the emission of harmful gases and particulates into the atmosphere. will be able to harvest heat energy from the solar radiation falling on them.

Pavement Engineering Human Factor Pavements are engineered systems that need to be planned. serves its purpose in the most efficient way – even adds flavor to the tea. for achieving sustainable pavement engineering. and it is time for the authors (and perhaps the readers as well) to relax and sip a cup of tea– preferably in an Indian clay cup– have you ever wondered what a marvel of sustainable engineering the Indian clay cup is? It comes from the earth. the preparation for sustainability starts today in our Colleges and Universities with the students who will be joining the profession tomorrow. through research. This can be achieved by establishing multidisciplinary centers of excellence in sustainable pavement engineering in major colleges and Universities in conjunction with the industry and the government in the different parts of the country. new sustainable concepts and practices. And in that research. without leaving any lasting impact on the environment. pavement engineers. administrators and the tax paying general public need to be educated on the impacts of pavement engineering and the different ways to minimize such impacts. Therefore. and then goes back completely into the earth. We. designed. maintained and rehabilitated by knowledgeable and skilled people. the centers should also focus on developing. However. it is vital that engineers look at the future – innovative. constructed. we need socially responsible engineers. with broad vision and compassion for humanity and respect for nature. This has been a fairly long article. have a lot to learn from it! NBM&CW MARCH 2011 63 . Professors. as well as into the past – to determine what has survived over centuries without harmfully affecting our environment. While education on existing and new concepts of sustainability can be transmitted by this method. sophisticated materials and techniques.

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the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) adopted a viscosity grading system for paving bitumen in July 2006 by issuing standard IS:73:2006.A. which primarily involves bituminous pavements. Therefore.S. This system is based 66 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . which is conducted at 25oC. which is close to the highest pavement temperature on a hot summer day. Materials Paving Bitumen Prior to July 2006. The penetration test measures the consistency of bitumen. 2001 Edition is used for construction of all roads including national highways. U. Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MORTH) Specification for Road and Bridge Works. Alabama. Auburn University.Composites Pavement Advances in Bituminous Introduction An ambitious road construction plan is underway in India. At the present time. Bitumen which is very soft at high temperature is undesirable because it can cause rutting in bituminous pavement under heavy loads. penetration graded road paving bitumen such as 60/70 was used in India. special Road Construction bituminous mixes. This grading system was based on empirical penetration test. and recycling. Prof. to keep abreast of latest technologies. mix design. National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT). Advances in bituminous construction technologies are made in the world almost every year. but one may be softer than the other when tested at 60oC. Although two 60/70 penetration bitumen samples from different refineries may have similar consistency (stiffness) at 25oC. This paper describes such advances in terms of materials. There is a need to incorporate these advances in MORTH specifications which are about 10 years old. Prithvi Singh Kandhal. Associate Director (Emeritus).

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16. Although the preceding advancement has been made. The so-called Superpave (acronym for Superior Performing Pavements) performance grading system includes new bitumen tests and specifications with the following salient features: 1. PG 76. and thermal cracking at low temperatures. A rotational viscometer is used to measure the bitumen viscosity at 135oC. As shown in Figure 1. where the average 7-day maximum pavement temperature is as much as 64oC. -34 and so forth. and PG 82. -22. PG 58. Similarly. -28. A long-term bitumen aging test. fine aggregate and mineral filler used in bituminous construction. However. Rutting typically occurs at high temperature. A 50-million dollar. The high temperature grades are PG 52. the entire range of pavement temperature experienced at the project site is considered. The low temperature grades are –4. 5-year Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) was undertaken from 1987 to 1992 to develop a performance based grading system for bitumen. and thermal cracking. Example: A project location in Rajasthan has a maximum record 7-day pavement temperature of 70oC in summer and a minimum record pavement temperature of – 3oC. PG 70. Tests and specifications are designed to eliminate or minimize three specific types of asphalt pavement distresses: rutting. one simple test for characterizing particle shape & surface texture of fine aggregate (sand) passing 4. 3. 4. PG 64-22 bitumen is suitable for a project location.” which include both modified and unmodified bitumens. there is a need to advance further by adopting performance graded (PG) bitumen. For example. Both high and low temperature grades are in increments of 6 Celsius degrees. was developed and included for the first time. the viscosity grading system. and the minimum pavement temperature is –22oC. which was based on engineering principles to address common asphalt pavement distress problems. was still based on experience. especially for national highways.75 mm sieve can be implemented easily in India. PG 64. penetration graded bitumen 80/100 was deleted and substituted with viscosity graded VG-10. 5. New testing equipments were developed/ adopted for testing bitumens for this purpose. which simulates aging of bitumens during 5-10 years in service. Aggregate Many advances have been made in characterization of coarse aggregate.Composites Pavement on viscosity testing at 60 o C. The physical properties measured by Superpave bitumen tests are directly related to field performance by engineering principles rather than just the experience. A bending beam rheometer and a direct tension tester are used to measure the rheological properties of the bitumen at the lowest pavement temperature during winter at the project site. 2. fatigue cracking at intermediate temperature. Whereas angularity of coarse aggregate (retained on 4. A PG 70-4 bitumen will be specified for paving that project. fatigue cracking. The viscosity grading system gave excellent performance results in the US for over 20 years. Tests and specifications are intended for bitumen “binders. However. Penetration graded bitumen 60/70 was deleted and substituted with viscosity graded VG-30. and intermediate temperature corresponding to the average annual temperature of the pavement at the project site. It is desirable to have angular fine aggregate particles in mix so as to resist rutting in bituminous pavements. although more rational than the penetration grading system.75 mm sieve) can be evaluated by Figure 1: Superpave performance grade bitumen testing is conducted over the entire range of temperature experienced at the project site 70 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . The Superpave performance grade (PG) bitumen is based on climate. A dynamic shear rheometer is used to measure the viscoelastic properties of the bitumen at two temperatures: high temperature corresponding to the maximum 7-day pavement temperature during summer at the project site. – 10.

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The fine aggregate is struck off at the rim. The schematic of the test equipment for measuring fine aggregate angularity (FAA) is shown in Figure 2. At least three different gradations of the proposed mix are evaluated in the Superpave mix design to select the gradation which has the strongest aggregate skeleton. 75 blows each are applied with a Marshall impact hammer on both sides of the specimen. This test is based on the concept that round particles pack closer than angular particles and therefore produce lower uncompacted void content. Therefore. it is desirable to compact laboratory specimens to a density which is expected to be achieved in the bituminous course after 2-3 years of densification under traffic. that is. During SHRP. A Superpave gyratory compactor (SGC) was developed which compacted the laboratory specimen with gyratory action (see schematic of SGC in Figure 3) rather than impact compaction as is done with Marshall hammer. This was attributed to increased truck tyre pressures and new tyre designs with stiffer side walls. FAA test procedure has been adopted as standard AASHTO Test 304. Bulk volume of the fine aggregate is calculated from its mass and its bulk dry specific gravity. A calibrated cylindrical measure is filled with fine aggregate of prescribed grading by allowing the sample to flow through a funnel from a fixed height into the cylindrical measure.Composites Pavement naked eye. In any mix design. This laboratory compaction level worked well in the past. both for binder (intermediate) and wearing course for heavy traffic Figure 2: Schematic of equipment for testing fine aggregate angularity (FAA) Figure 3: Schematic of Superpave gyratory compactor 72 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Uncompacted void content in the fine aggregate is calculated as the difference between the volume of the cylindrical measure and the absolute bulk volume of the fine aggregate collected in the measure. However. Gyratory compaction also simulates field compaction with rollers in terms of aggregate particle orientation. lower FAA value. it is not easy to do so in case of fine aggregate particles. desired compaction level can be obtained in SGC by varying the number of gyrations without causing any significant degradation of aggregate in the mix. and its mass is determined by weighing. 75-blow compaction level appeared inadequate. For designing bituminous mixes for heavy traffic. A FAA value of 45 or more is desirable to ensure that the fine aggregate is angular and does not contain any natural sand. It can be fabricated easily in India. Mix Design Marshall Mix design is currently used in India for designing bituminous mixes. Special Bituminous Mixes Stone Matrix Asphalt Stone matrix asphalt (SMA) was developed in Germany in the mid 1960 and it has been used very successfully by many countries including US as a highly rutresistant bituminous course. it was observed in the US during the 1980s that the field density of in-service bituminous pavements was significantly higher than the laboratory design density obtained with 75 blows. which normally has rounded particles. Depending on the traffic level in ESALs (equivalent single axle loads) expected on the highway. a new Superpave mix design method was developed in the US. Increasing the number of blows was not desirable because it merely caused degradation (breakage) of aggregate particles in the specimen. Another advantage of SGC is that a densification curve (number of gyrations versus compacted density of specimen) is obtained during the compaction process.

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construction and maintenance of OGFC was developed by the author for use by practicing engineers in the US. the OGFC offers the following advantages compared to other dense graded surfaces: (a) reduced vehicle splash and spray behind vehicles. 4b Conventional hot mix asphalt cross-section roads. SMA has been widely used in the US since 1991 for heavy-traffic roads. stable. cellulose fiber is added to the mix to minimize drain down of bitumen in trucks during transportation of the mix from plant to project site. A manual giving detailed guidelines on design. Although the cost of SMA is typically about 2530% higher than the cost of dense graded bituminous mix. which was drafted by the author to facilitate its use in India. which primarily carries the load. coarse aggregate particles have stone-on-stone contact forming a stone skeleton which carries the load. It must also be used in India for heavy corridors especially when overloading is also common. relatively higher bitumen content (by using cellulose fibers). where OGFC was used in the lanes on the right side and dense graded bituminous mix was used in the lanes on the left side. In a conventional dense graded mix. In addition to minimizing hydroplaning potential during rainfall and providing improved friction values on wet pavements. Note the dramatic difference: there is no standing water and absence of splash/spray on the lanes on the right side during rain. Since SMA mix has relatively higher bitumen content. and compaction of 74 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . SMA is tough. 4a Stone matrix asphalt cross-section Fig. WMA technology allows the mixing. (b) reduced tyrepavement noise. Numerous states in the US currently using OGFC have experienced excellent performance in terms of safety (improved wet pavement surface friction) and durability. and/or relatively open gradations. Open Graded Asphalt Friction Course Open graded asphalt friction course (OGFC) is an open graded hot mix asphalt mixture with interconnected voids that provide improved surface drainage during rainfall. Warm Mix Asphalt Warm mix asphalt (WMA) is a fast emerging new technology which has a potential of revolutionizing the production of asphalt mixtures.Composites Pavement Fig. lay down. A manual containing detailed guidelines for designing and constructing SMA mixtures was developed by the author in the US for practicing engineers. rutresistant mix that relies on stoneon-stone contact to provide strength and a rich mortar binder to provide durability. coarse aggregate particles (retained on 4. Due to economic considerations.75 mm sieve) are separated by fine aggregate matrix. it is still economical considering life cycle costs. OGFC should be used in India selectively in regions with heavy rainfall and stretches of roads prone to accidents resulting from skidding on wet pavement. The rainwater drains vertically through the OGFC to an impermeable underlying bituminous layer and then laterally to the day lighted (exposed) edge of the OGFC onwards to shoulder. In SMA. and (d) reduced night time surface glare in wet weather. This has been accomplished by one or more of the following: use of polymer modified asphalt binders. Figure 5 shows an interstate highway in the US. Figure 4 provides a crosssectional representation of the difference between SMA and densegraded conventional bituminous mix. (c) enhanced visibility of pavement markings. Indian Roads Congress (IRC) has recently published a tentative specification for SMA (IRC:SP:79- 2008).

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REVIX. Shortreduce production temperatures by loss of mix temperature in the term aging of liquid asphalt binder as much as 30%. This advantage takes place when it is mixed with are generally produced at 150°C or should facilitate the Indian Border hot aggregate in pug mill or greater temperatures depending Roads Organization (BRO) in mixing drum. Studies have shown that lower plant mix temperatures associated with WMA can lead to as much as 30 percent reduction Figure 6: Emission can be seen from the hot mix asphalt at 320 F (160 C) in left in energy consumption. Asphalt mixes hauling units. Fuel is used to dry and heat the aggregate. Rediset WMX.Composites Pavement because the loss of lighter oils and non visible) from the will be less at relatively lower burning of fossil fuels at a significantly reduced level mixing temperatures. The technology can as compared to HMA with reduced ♦ Decreased binder aging. It is believed that The development of WMA was WMA additives and processes the short-term aging of the binder initiated in Europe in the late 1990s may be used to improve the will be reduced significantly primarily in response to the need for greenhouse gas reduction under the Kyoto Protocol. asphalt (HMA). WMA may also be improved working conditions at temperatures compared to hot mix transported over longer distances both places. since the WMA additives or ♦ Decreased fumes and processes act as a compaction odour. FHWA) produces emissions (both visible 76 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . WMA 250 F (121 C). it may be possible attainment areas such as to extend the paving season into large metropolitan areas that have air quality the colder months of the year or in places located on high altitudes restrictions. This may enhance asphalt pavement compared to HMA (Figure durability. No emission is visible from the truck in right containing warm mix asphalt at ♦ Decreased emissions. during mixing at high lower. The most obvious benefit of WMA is the reduction in fuel consumption. WMA produces lower Figure 5: Lanes on the right have OGFC and lanes on the left have dense graded hot mix asphalt on a fumes and odour both at aid. constructing asphalt roads in high caused by the loss of lighter oils WMA mixes can be produced at altitude and/or remote areas far from the liquid asphalt binders temperatures of about 120°C or away from hot mix plants. This aging is mainly on the type of binder used. This would permit ♦ Extended paving season. By asphalt plants to be located in and around nonproducing WMA at normal HMA temperatures. Further by narrowing the interstate in the US. and Sasobit were developed during that time. This would also result in temperature the rate of cooling is asphalt mixes at significantly lower decreased. WAM Foam. (Photo courtesy: Matthew Corrigan. truck. New WMA technologies such as Evotherm. temperatures. WMA technologies such as Aspha-min. Warm mix asphalt offers the following significant advantages: ♦ Energy savings. Note absence of standing water the plant and the paving difference between compaction and splash/spray on the lanes on the right side. temperature and ambient air site compared to HMA. 6). LEA (Low Energy Asphalt) and Double Barrel Green were later developed within the US. ♦ Compaction aid for stiffer mixes.

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Developing countries like India can earn CERs (Certified Emission Reductions) or popularly known as carbon credits under the Kyoto Protocol if technologies such as WMA are introduced and implemented. recycling can result in substantial savings over the use of new materials. take advantage of the phenomenon: when water turns into steam at atmospheric pressure it expands in volume by a factor of 1. WMA has a wide range of production temperatures ranging from slightly over 100ºC to about 20 to 30ºC below typical HMA temperatures. Recycling can maintain pavement geometrics as well as pavement thickness. This translates to substantial savings in aggregate resources and demand for asphalt binder (bitumen). WMA technologies are also applicable to mixes made with polymer modified asphalt binders. Hot mix asphalt (HMA) overlay on recycled base is expected to perform better than an HMA overlay on the existing surface. (2) Hot Recycling. Recycled materials have proven to be equal or even better than new materials in quality. At the present time a mix is considered warm mix in the US if the mix produced at the plant has temperature exceeding 100ºC but significantly below that of a normal hot mix. Asphalt binder temperature typically is the same as that used for hot mix asphalt. and (5) Full 80 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . The Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association define five different types of recycling methods: (1) Cold Planing. the traffic disruption is lesser than that for other rehabilitation techniques. 3. The specific benefits of recycling can be summarized as follows: 1. Over the years. This causes tremendous increase in the volume of asphalt binder which not only helps in coating the aggregate easily but also lowers the mix apparent viscosity. Recycling can help in conservation of natural resources by reducing the need for new materials. use of hydrophilic material such as zeolite or use of damp aggregate. Smaller reductions in temperature may also be possible. field and laboratory evaluations of recycled mixes. recycling has become one of the most attractive pavement rehabilitation alternatives. (3) Hot In Place Recycling. even though they have the same thickness. Recycling can save considerable amount of energy compared to conventional construction techniques.Composites Pavement compactibility of stiff mixes when mix is produced closer to typical HMA production temperatures. This factor is of significant importance during an energy crisis like the one experienced during the 1972 Arab oil embargo. Different recycling methods are now available to address specific pavement distress and structural needs. Technologies that use some chemical additive and /or surfactants produce a variety of different mechanisms to coat the aggregate at lower temperatures. (b) those that use some type of organic additive or wax. money. and energy. With the continuous accumulation of performance data. the distribution of these sources does not always coincide with the location of need. WMA technologies can be classified broadly as (a) those that use water. Technologies that use organic additives or waxes lower the asphalt binder viscosity above their respective melting points. 2. The existing pavement structure can be strengthened by recycling without adding substantial overlays. and (c) those that use chemical additives or surfactants. When properly used. Also. It appears WMA technology is about to take off in India. There is a need to incorporate WMA specifications in MORTH specifications. Technologies which introduce small amounts of water to hot asphalt binder. especially during supply interruptions. The need for economic consideration is felt now more than ever. There is extensive experience with the use of certain types of WMA with SMA in Europe. Even though there may be an abundant supply of aggregates. ♦ Increased amount of RAP. ♦ Generation of carbon credits for India. 5. because of tightening budgets and ever increasing cost of materials. Research has shown that the percentage of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) can be increased in WMA compared to HMA during hot recycling. Recycling of Bituminous Pavements Recycling of existing asphalt pavement materials to produce new pavement materials results in considerable savings of material. A brief description of these recycling methods follows. (4) Cold In-Place Recycling. In some cases. Processes to introduce water into the asphalt binder consist of foaming nozzles. and with the simultaneous development of realistic performance oriented guidelines it is expected that recycling will continue to be the most attractive rehabilitation technique. because the former can substantially reduce the potential of reflective cracking through the surface course. the cost of haulage can be avoided if recycling is performed in place. 4. It should be ensured that their melting points are above the in-service pavement temperatures during hot summers so that permanent deformation or rutting does not become a problem.673.

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The use of a recycling train. sizing of the RAP. The mix placement and compaction equipment and procedures are the same as for regular HMA. aggregate gradation and asphalt content can be modified. The mix is then compacted. traffic interruption is minimal. haulage cost is very low. and then scarified or hot rotary mixed to a specified depth. New HMA or recycling agent may be added to the RAP material during the recycling process. In a surface recycling operation the existing asphalt surface is heated and scarified to a specified depth. and. RAP at ambient temperature when introduced in weigh hopper of the batch plant (Figure 7) or drum of the drum plant is heated by superheated virgin aggregate. to produce hot mix asphalt (HMA) mixtures. and mixing units. and capability to correct most surface defects. Except for any recycling agent. and compacted with 82 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . therefore. is quite common.Composites Pavement Depth Reclamation. Both the scarified mix and the new HMA are rolled at the same time. placement. The Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association (ARRA) has identified three HIR processes. In single pass operation. The advantages of hot mix recycling include significant structural improvement. crushing. aged asphalt binder is rejuvenated. an asphalt emulsion is added as a recycling agent. the restored RAP material is recompacted first. deformation. ruts and shoves and bumps can be corrected. In the case of remixing. Typical RAP to new aggregate ratio varies from 10:90 to 30:70 with a maximum of 50:50 (drum plant). and hauling costs are minimized. screening. The Figure 7: Hot mix asphalt recycling in a batch plant depth of treatment varies between 20 to 40 mm (3/4 in to 1½ in). The advantages of hot in place recycling are that surface cracks can be eliminated. and the recycled mix is laid down as a single mix. and compaction. and (c) remixing. and cracking. In cold in place recycling (CIR). (b) repaving. In the second type of HIR method. The RAP material can be obtained by milling or ripping and crushing operation. where it is picked up. The process includes pulverizing the existing pavement. Normally. no transportation of materials is usually required. the restored RAP material is combined with new material. Cold planing is described as an automatic method of removing asphalt pavement to a desired depth and restoration of the surface to a desired grade and slope and free of humps. A new overlay may or may not be placed on the recycled mix. This method can be used for the roughening or texturing of a pavement to improve frictional resistance. The processed material is deposited in a windrow from the mixing device. repaving. and a new wearing surface is applied later. In multiple pass operation. a softer asphalt binder is used to rejuvenate the aged asphalt binder in the RAP. placed. application of recycling agent. the existing pavement material is reused without the application of heat. sometimes along with a recycling agent. The resulting pavement can be used immediately by regular traffic and overlaid at some future time or left as a textured surface. ruts and other distresses. Hot in place recycling (HIR) consists of a method in which the existing pavement is heated and softened. which consists of pulverizing. The scarified material is combined with aggregate and/or recycling agent. Hot recycling or hot mix recycling is the process in which reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) material is combined with new materials. Both batch and drum type hot mix plants are used to produce recycled mix. the surface recycling method is combined with a simultaneous overlay of new hot mix asphalt (HMA). If the amount of RAP exceeds 15-20 percent. the scarified RAP material is mixed with virgin HMA in a pug mill. equal or better performance compared to conventional HMA. (a) surface recycling. Cold planing is performed with a self propelled rotary drum cold planing machine with the reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) transferred to trucks for removal from the job site. HIR can be performed either as a single pass or a multiple pass operation.

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It is basically a cold mix recycling process in which different types of additives such as asphalt emulsions and chemical agents such as calcium chloride. ♦ Kandhal. Prithvi Singh Kandhal is Associate Director (Emeritus) at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) based at Auburn University. 1998.S. special bituminous mixes. who has held the following three very prestigious positions in the asphalt technology area: ♦ President. NCAT is the largest asphalt (bitumen) road technology center in the world. Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists. Transportation Research Board Committee on Asphalt Roads. 66. May 2002. Lanham. 'Aggregate Tests Related to Asphalt Concrete Performance in Pavements.' Transportation Research Board. Transportation Research Board Circular No. P.Y.S. treatment of most pavement distress. Vol. 479. 1997. new materials may be imported and included in the processing. P. Summary This paper describes recent advances in bituminous road India's Largest Infrastructure & Construction Sector Portal www. An Overview of the Viscosity Grading System Adopted in India for Paving Bitumen. ♦ Kandhal. Designing and Constructing Stone Matrix Asphalt Mixtures State-of-the-Practice. and application of a surface or a wearing course.S. Mixture Design and Construction. Kandhal has published over 120 technical papers and has co-authored the first ever textbook on asphalt road technology. Maryland. 2010. He is the first person born outside North America. introduction of additive. If the in place material is not sufficient to provide the desired depth of the treated base. which is used by more than 25 universities in the U. Kandhal served as Chief Asphalt Engineer of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 17 years. P. Design.S. Federal Highway Administration Publication No.Composites Pavement conventional hot mix asphalt lay down and rolling equipment. P. and four types of asphalt pavement recycling. FHWA-SA-98-042. mix design.W.' NAPA Education Foundation. Journal of the Indian Roads Congress. F. Prior to joining NCAT in 1988. and T. and recycling. Kennedy. and F. The depth of treatment is typically from 75 to 100 mm (3 to 4 in). fly ash. December. P. About the Author Prof. December. Indian Highways. Parker. 'Aggregate Tests for Hot Mix Asphalt:' State of the Practice. References ♦ Kandhal. 1996. measuring particle shape of fine aggregate. Recycling of Asphalt Pavements: An Overview. Portland cement. 4. Construction. The advantages of cold in place recycling include significant structural improvement. warm mix asphalt (WMA).S.S. and Maintenance of Open-Graded Asphalt Friction Courses. ♦ Kandhal. National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report 405. This method of recycling is normally performed to a depth of 100 mm to 305 mm (4 to 12 in). These include performance grading system for paving bitumen. National Academy of Sciences Prof. minimum hauling and air quality problems. U. Pavement Recycling Guidelines for State and Local Governments. 1997. compaction. April 2007. D. and R.com 84 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (with members from all continents in the world) ♦ Chairman. hauling costs are minimized.A. ♦ Kandhal. and capability of pavement widening. and ride quality is improved. P. 'Hot Mix Asphalt Materials. Warm Mix Asphalt Technologies: An Overview.S. 1997. P. and lime.S.S. Lee. ♦ Kandhal.S. significant structural improvements can be made (especially in base). are added to obtain ail improved base. Alabama.L. Mallick. E. March 2002. ♦ Kandhal. U. The advantages of full depth reclamation are that most pavement distresses are treated. ♦ Roberts. Volume 34.R. Brown. National Asphalt Pavement Association Quality Improvement Publication QIP-122 (Revised Edition). Kandhal. ♦ Kandhal. National Asphalt Pavement Association Information Series 115. P.S. Volume 71-2. Asphalt Paving Technology. Superpave mix design. construction in terms of materials. material disposal problems are eliminated. improvement of ride quality. P. The four main steps in this process are pulverization. open graded asphalt friction course (OGFC).nbmcw. No. Full depth reclamation has been defined as a recycling method where all of the asphalt pavement section and a predetermined amount of underlying material are treated to produce a stabilized base course.S.. Second Edition.B. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International Committee on Road Paving Standards (responsible for over 200 highway standards used worldwide) ♦ Chairman. stone matrix asphalt (SMA).

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♦ low bitumen content. It was standardized and became a part of the German ZTV Asphalt (Technical Specifications and Guidelines for the Construction of Asphalt Pavements). Practical experiences and observations proved that SMA is a better mix than asphalt concrete. especially the “Autobahn.concept can be summarized briefly as follows: ♦ High stability to permanent deformation and high wear resistance by an excellent particle interlock and a high content of crushed premium aggregates. issued by the Federal Department of Transportation. Finally in 1984. In 1975. Later. SMA passed the stage of a contractor`s proprietary product. In the following time surface courses with asphalt concrete and prototype SMA mixes showed a different performance of heavily trafficked higways: asphalt concrete with a high bitumen content was disposed to permanent deformation. the use of studded tires was banned. In the end of the sixties. Consequently. other European countries are using this philosophy also for heavy traffic roads. Years after the successful application of the Stone Mastic Asphalt principle in Germany. all these mixes were standardized and called Stone Mastic Asphalt or Stone Matrix Asphalt like in India (see IRC:SP:79:2008). Research and investigations on the performance of surface courses of asphalt concrete (AC) and gußasphalt verified that wear and rutting by studded tires was increased by: ♦ high air void content of the surface course.Concept The philosophy of the SMA . SMA has gradually improved by investigations. The wear of asphalt surface courses under the spikes was extreme.surface courses.SMA Experiences with Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA) Sant Kumar Sehgal and Bernd Abele Review In the sixties and early seventies. ♦ Longevity and durability to premature cracking and raveling by a very high content of bitumen and a void less mastic mortar 86 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . whereas asphalt concrete with a low bitumen content was disposed to aging and preliminary cracking. Now. tests and feedbacks from highway projects. studded tires were used in Germany during wintertime. Since high performance highways. there has been constant strive for better pavements and asphalt mixes.” have been an asset of the transportation-system. ♦ inadequate quality and quantity of aggregates. However under equal conditions both types of distress were not observed with SMA . The Philosophy of The SMA . these results were the starting point for several large companies of the asphalt paving industry to develop specific mixes which were published under different proprietary names. many countries worldwide have taken over the philosophy of the Stone Matrix Asphalt.

♦ Stabilizing additives assurances the homogeneity (no binder drainage) of the mix during the manufacturing. Figure 1: Gradation curve SMA 11 Advantages of Stone Matrix Asphalt The SMA-Concept has shown significant advantages for heavy traffic roads worldwide: ♦ High stability against permanent deformation ♦ High wear resistance ♦ Slow aging and durability to premature cracking of the asphalt ♦ Good low temperature ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ performance Broad range of application Longer service-life Higher asphalt content Premium materials and additives Better long-life behavior NBM&CW MARCH 2011 87 . they improve the stability. Figure 1 shows the gradation curve for SMA 11 according to German ZTV Asphalt specification. transportation and laying. Summary: High quality and high quantity of bitumen and coarse gapgraded aggregates are the essentials for a long service life of SMA.SMA which fills the voids of the stone skeleton and binds it together: high quality and quantity of bitumen are prerequisite for a long useful service life. As a side effect.

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Sand 100% of the sand fraction must be crushed. Furthermore. the minerals/aggregates must have a high resistance to polishing (high polished stone value. sand. soundness. Bitumen The use of the particular bitumen quality predominantly depends on climate and traffic conditions. Specifications Technical specifications and guidelines for the construction of asphalt pavements are always the conclusion of experience. Paving grade bitumen and polymer modified bitumen is specified by European standard EN 12591 and EN 14023 (PmB). max. PSV 48) and they also need to have a good aggregate abrasion value (LA 20). see Figure 2. Because of the longevity of the SMA and the low content of crushed sand. 90 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . e. As minerals should be used granite. Limestone.. Aggregates Double crushed tough premium aggregates of definite size. shape etc. filler) need to be under a permanent quality assurance. some requirements of SMA and its ingredients are explained. if available. 20% of flaky and elongated aggregates. sandstone and “soft” minerals shouldn’t be used. In the following.SMA Mineral type The mineral type is specified in the TL Gestein (technical deliver specifications of mineral aggregates). basalt etc. The European and German specifications for Stone Matrix Asphalt can be found at Table 1 and Table 2. If you have no problems with the aggregates used in asphalt concrete.g. you will also have no problems in the SMA-mixture. If you have problems with the aggregates used in asphalt concrete you will have more problems using these aggregates in SMA. all aggregates (aggregates. Gradation Gap-graded: very high content of crushed coarse aggregates. Filler Usually mineral filler (grounded limestone) is used. The TL-Gestein is based on the European Specification EN 13043. which is independent an from a third party. the use of two different types of minerals can improve the performance and skid resistance. diabas.

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m.e. The selection of the additive and its quantity is a part of the duties and responsibilities of the contractor. from 11 mm to 8 or 5 mm top size aggregates. i. By the selection of SMA.SMA Figure 2: Good coarse aggregate skeleton Additives According to the specifications the following additives are permitted: ♦Cellulose fibers ♦ Polymers ♦Artificial silicious material. m because of smaller thickness is necessary ♦ Less noise under traffic ♦ Better skid resistance By the same reasons a SMA 16 mm surface course is not standardized in 16 mm SMA mixes of 16 mm and even larger top size are not used: ♦ a larger top size requires a greater thickness which means a higher unit price per sq. ♦ larger top sizes generate more traffic noise. but there are 92 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . SMA is the most favourite and acceptable asphalt mix and therefore by experience – it is used intensively for these highway pavements. The Stone Matrix Asphalt is appropriate for: ♦ Highways ♦ Federal roads ♦ Rural roads ♦ Urban roads ♦ Airports ♦ Industrial areas There are no special regulations in the European Specifications 13108-5 for the design of SMA surface courses. Reclaimed asphalt isn’t being used for SMA. there is a strong tendency to a smaller top size. Since the specifications were introduced in 1984. The choice of SMA mix design is at the discretion of the client when preparing the RFP (requirements for pavement). Range of Application SMA is adequate and it is recommended for any surface course. EAPA) than asphalt concrete. the feasibility has not yet been evaluated and experienced. because of the following reasons: ♦ Lower unit price per sq. the use of SMA has significantly increased. It is especially used for all heavy traffic roads: SMA is much more economical (Long-life Asphalt pavements 2007. For the highway projects. Mix Design There is no specific mix design method for SMA. but there is a strong demand of public to reduce traffic noise. More requirements are given in Table two.

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paving. Mixing Mixing and paving is neither specified in the specifications nor in the RFP. 94 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . polymer as a bitumen improver is not sufficient. polymers and silicious materials are also permitted.g. The steps of the evaluation of an appropriate job mix formula (JMF) according to the information sheet mentioned above are as follows: a) In accordance with the RFP (requirements for pavement) and with respect to its experiences with former JMFs. the technical assistance of the supplier and . b) Mixes with the required minimum asphalt content and with three adjacent asphalt contents are prepared. Additives Although fibers. Short term aging of the asphalt is very likely when it is mixed with too hot coarse aggregates. Drying of the unbound coarse material needs less heat than it is necessary for standard asphalt concrete (AC) and therefore the heat of the dryer must be reduced. the rest mineral fibers and other additives. sand. transportation and paving. By tests. it was discovered that only the use of polymer is not Figure 3: Schellenberg Binder Drainage Test The lower limit values are valid for the discharged asphalt mix at the construction location. the following alterations of the tentative mix within the enforceable limits of the specifications are recommended: ♦ Change total content or content of single sizes of crushed aggregates ♦ Change filler content ♦ Change mortar content It has to be emphasized that the Marshall-stability and -flow are not an adequate basis for the right choice and evaluation of the SMA job mix formula. d) Drain-down test: Additives are necessary to avoid drainage of binder from the coarse aggregates during mixing. with the selected material (aggregates. cellulose fibers are used very extensively.SMA information sheets for initial suitability tests on hot mix asphalt. the contractor decides on the JMF and submits it to the client for his approval.last but not least the relatively low price of the fibers. Drying of the minerals needs to be executed at such a temperature that the heat of the mix in the pugmill does not exceed 190°C. polish stone value. Cellulose fiber shows no chemical reaction with the bitumen and it is inert to mixing temperatures and it works excellently.e depending on German climate conditions). Because of the performance of the cellulose fibers. additives) and on the basis of the feedback from other sites and JMFs. His technical expertise and accountability are essential. etc. performance during the time of warranty. mixing. the contractor selects the aggregates and the filler. and . On the basis of the mix design results. adequate to avoid segregation of the gap-graded coarse aggregates and the high bitumen content. filler. But there are requirements for abrasion value. a drain-down test must be performed for the evaluation of the appropriate and necessary content of the additive. the usage and the market share of the different types of additives for SMA e. freezingthawing-test. If the required air void content is not achieved. All SMA-JMFs with polymers also had a lower bitumen content than required or they had additionally fibers mixed in to achieve the requirements of each country. trials and by experience. The Schellenberg Binder Drainage Test (Figure 3) is standardized in Germany and in the European Union (EN 12697-18: Bituminous mixtures – Test methods for hot mix asphalt – Part 18: Binder drainage). a tentative gradation is chosen. c) Marshall specimen are prepared at 135/145 ± 5°C and by 50 blows on each side the Marshall tests are running for the evaluation of the air void content which must range from 3 to 4 % by volume (i. The additive has to be a bitumen carrier. Method and equipment are within the assigned responsibility of the contractor.last but not least the price. Therefore. in Germany is as follows: Cellulose fibers 95%.

To enhance and improve the quality. In Europe. Additionally and as a general rule. this procedure needs much manual labor. Mixing times depend on the type of plant. quality control by the contractor is always necessary and required. As an example. There are different possibilities to dose the fibers: Figure 4: SMA mixing times with bituminous coated fiber pellets ♦ Dosing by big bag with automated dosing system (see Figure 5). there are mostly batch mixing pugmills. A variation of the fiber content ± 0. Exact proportioning of the fibers is important. the time and sequence of the mixing process is demonstrated in Figure 4. a quality assurance of the mixing plant by an independent third party is required.0% without being recognized visually.e. Accordingly. Samples for quality control are to be taken.SMA The upper limit values are valid when the asphalt mix leaving the pugmill or silo at the mixing plant. Drum mixing is possible by using bitumen coated cellulose fiber pellets. the mixing time must be extended. the production rate of SMA is lower than of asphalt concrete: Quality has its price. According to the specifications. every 500 tons. it is obsolete.1% can result in a variation of the bitumen content ± 1. ♦ Trucks must be covered until the SMA is discharged into the NBM&CW MARCH 2011 95 . but still practiced (see Figure 6). i. ♦ Small packages – dosing by hand. Paving Paving and compaction procedure is similar to every standard asphalt Figure 7.

Website: www. Therefore. Steel wheel rollers of approximately eight to ten tons for compaction are necessary. see Figure 8. ♦ Because of the high asphalt content.sehgal@jrs. J. Figure 9: SMA-Binder.Germany 96 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Website: www. a surface treatment is recommended by spreading 0. ♦ Although the asphalt content of the SMA is very high.SMA ♦ Stone Matrix Asphalt Course (SMA-Binder.sma-viatop. if using too much vibrating roller passes. Rettenmaier India.abele@jrs. ♦ Compaction should be started as soon as possible and the roller should move as close to the paver as possible. Autobahn A73 . the initial skid resistance can be low and it can cause safety problems on high traffic highways. the execution of the work there is a quality assurance by the client at every 6. There is a hazard of mortar enrichment on the surface. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH + Co KG Germany. Vibrating should be executed mostly two or three times. The consequence is a very low initial skid resistance. has been the result.de. Sant Kumar Sehgal. with gapgraded principle.sma-viatop. see 9) ♦ Noise Reducing Stone Asphalt ♦ Porous Asphalt (PA) ♦ Twin Layer Porous Asphalt Binder Figure Matrix (TLPA) Authors Mr. Vibrating is not advisable on thin layers of approximately less than 25 mm thickness and at layer temperatures under 100°C. ♦ During. E-mail: bernd. a variety of new developments. ♦ An adapted pre-compaction of the asphalt paver is useful and should be achieved.5 to 1. Since sucking up of the mortar is very likely compacting with a pneumatic roller can be a hazard. Solutions which will be able to serve future demands. ♦ The temperature of the SMA in the road paver should be at least 150 (140)°C.0 kg of fine crushed aggregates per sqm.000 sqm: SMA samples are taken from the paver and tested for: Figure 7: Paving of SMA ♦ Drain-Down Test ♦ Asphalt content ♦ Fiber content ♦ Gradation ♦ Marshall air void content ♦Softening point ring and ball tested at the recovered bitumen ♦Cores are taken from the layer and tested on: ♦Air void content of the layer ♦Compaction ratio ♦Bond between the layers Figure 8: Compaction temperature of SMA Mr.de.com Solutions for Future Demands Due to the advantages of SMA. After the first or second roller pass aggregates which are free of fines and 1/3 mm should be used. a tack coat is recommended to ensure and improve the bond between the layers. E-mail: santkumar. Bernd Abele.com Figure 5: Automatic dosing system Figure 6: Manual dosing system material hopper at the front of the road paver.

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They were quite innovative in the construction with the use of innovative materials viz. In addition. of the existing pavement. in terms of volume and axle loads in addition to the comfort levels of construction methods among engineers. Bangalore economics of cement concrete and rapidly changing traffic scenario (in terms of volume as well as axle loads). 100 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 .. use of ‘Pozzolana’ cement from the village Pozzouli near Italy. milk & blood). In recent times all these advantages are reversed viz. rapid developments in concrete material technology and mechanization (both in concrete production & its laying) are favouring concrete overlays as a sustainable option. In our country. V. petroleum industry is using refined processing technology leading to reduction in the production of bitumen leading to increased imports. overlays also restore the ride-ability of the existing pavements which have suffered rutting and deformations. horse hairs as fibres in concrete. favourable cost Dr. India is currently producing about 240 million tonnes of cement and cement industry is quite matured and equipped to meet the challenges in terms of various grades of cements as well as high quality blended cements suitable for making Pavement Quality Concrete (PQC). Zonal Head (Tech). The principal purpose of an overlay is either to restore or to increase the load carrying capacity or both. It was also making economic sense to make bituminous pavements as it was relatively cheaper. UltraTech Cement Ltd.White Topping WHITE TOPPING An Excellent Solution for Pavement Rehabilitation Introduction Concrete Roads were first built by Romans (300 BC – 476 AD). In recent times PPP (Public-Private Partnership) models are becoming popular in road construction shifting the focus on selection of overlays based on life-cycle costs rather than initial costs. These roads. scientifically designed and constructed had a long life and thus lead to the adage ‘all (concrete) roads lead to Romel. admixtures in their primitive form (like animal fat.. its amenability to stage construction and manageable traffic conditions. Ramachandra.. in addition to rectifying other defects such as loss of texture. In achieving this objective. bituminous overlays have been popularly constructed in the past mainly due to abundant supply of bitumen.’ Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) overlay on an existing bituminous pavement is commonly known as White topping.

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the existing layer of bitumen is either milled (to a depth of 25 mm) or surface scrapped (with a non-impact scrapper) or gently chiseled. iii) Ultra-Thin White topping (UTWT) – which has PCC overlay of less than 100 mm. with least maintenance. flexural) strength. classification is as follows: i) Conventional White topping – which consists of PCC overlay of thickness 200 mm or more. to separate it from the concrete overlay (in order to avoid reflective cracks). In South India. Bonded overlays are preferred when the condition of existing pavement is good and the design will ensure that the thickness of overlay is relatively less. Nagpur. Technology Demonstration Project In India. ♦ Improved service life – with better riding quality.25 m. In case the pavement is already deteriorated. Due to lack of experience and expertise in white topping. the examples being the Bangalore-Mysore road constructed by the then Maharaja of Mysore. Advantages of White topping ♦ Reduced thickness – due to thickness of overlay remaining constant for over 2 decades. which is designed & constructed without consideration of any bond between existing overlay & underlying bituminous layer (without assuming any composite action). utilizing the flexural strength of flexible pavement as well. concrete overlays on existing flexible pavement (white topping) have been constructed in recent years in Mumbai. a separation layer is provided. the coastal roads in Kerala etc. concretes can be designed to have 3 –days’ compressive (& Concrete roads require lesser illumination during night 102 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 .White Topping Overlay Solutions for Rehabilitation Type of overlays is chosen depending upon the condition of the existing pavement. ♦ Cost-effective compared to asphalt overlays – when Life Cycle Cost is taken into consideration. several new concrete roads were constructed during the last century which have given excellent service for over four decades. ♦ Reduction in operational costs and lower absorption of solar energy Improving the environmental benefits – as concrete roads are much greener and less polluting.6 to 1. Based on the types of interface provided and the thickness of overlay. it would save 24% less electricity compared to flexible pavements. To ensure this. Indore among other places. it can only be regarded as a base. ii) Thin White topping (TWT) – which has PCC overlay between 100 – 200 mm. improved fuel efficiency of vehicles. This is due to the fact that the pavement system behaves as a composite structure. particularly on Thin White Topping (TWT) and Ultra-Thin White Topping (UTWT) over Conventional White Topping. these roads were converted to flexible overlays in recent times. It is designed either considering bond between overlay & underlying bituminous layer or without consideration of bond.25 m. High strength concrete (M 40 or higher) is normally used to take care of flexure requirement. Concrete overlays have been used to rehabilitate bituminous pavements since 1918 in USA. Joints are provided at a spacing of 0. ♦ Fast-Track construction – making use of innovations in concrete technology & batch mixing. ♦ Reduced maintenance – as the concrete overlays live for over 2 decades.6 to 1. Joints are at shorter spacing of 0. so as to open the road for traffic within 5 days of construction. Bonding between overlay & underlying bituminous layer is mandatory. ♦ Little pre-overlay repairs ♦ Improvement in safety in view of the increased reflection of light – particularly on city roads. There has been a renewed interest in whitetopping.

Fixed form paver provided by M/s Allen Buildwell Pvt Ltd. Characterisation of the existing flexible pavement on the trial stretch on Hosur Road in Bangalore yielded the following data. of Karnataka and Cement Manufacturers’ Association. achieving a slump of 40 – 60 mm at site. a Technology Demonstration Project was undertaken in Bangalore jointly by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Task Force for Quality Assurance. ii) Using either fixed form or slip form mechanical pavers iii) Strict quality control at site including testing of fresh. Kadiyali & Associates.R. Bangalore.283. Total stress (including temperature stress) was obtained as 30. New Delhi. NBM&CW MARCH 2011 103 . Details of Construction In order to achieve the desired advantages of concrete roads.White Topping With a view to familiarize with the advantages of white topping. i) Production of concrete in a RMC plant or in a dedicated batching plant. The objective of this project was to demonstrate the advantages of white topping by making use of the advances in construction equipments and methods.. was used. In this project design and production of concrete was carried out by UltraTech RMC. Govt. Design was done by M/s L. with a w/c ratio of 0.7 MPa. Design of Pavement and Concrete Mix Design of the overlay was carried out using Westergaard’s Equation and warping stress as per IRC:58 -2002 and IRC: SP: 76 – 2008. Thickness of white topping was 150 mm.83 Kg/cm2 and corresponding flexural strength requirement was 4. three essential conditions need to be satisfied. Concrete mix design was arrived at by evaluating trial mixes and the design mix was arrived at with a cement content of 430 kgs. hardened and extracted specimens of concrete and tests on pavement quality. fly ash – 30 kgs.. Quality control at site and testing were jointly done by the Technical Services team of UltraTech and M/s Civil Aid Technoclinic (P) Ltd.

♦ Milling the existing bituminous surface to obtain a uniform surface. effective bond is essential. b. Use of either fixed form pavers or slip form paver machines is an essential ingredient for getting a good quality pavement. Milling can be used to remove surface distortion like cracks in the top portion and adjust cross slopes. so that the subgrade is not damaged. ii) Profile correction is carried out with the objective of filling existing potholes. In the current project. If the existing road surface is good & only a few localized potholes / cracks exist. As mentioned earlier. in case of UTWT. ruts and wide cracks and also to ensure a level surface for resting the pavement. Thickness of milling usually is in the range of 25 to 50 mm. ♦ Surface scrapping is carried out on bituminous surfaces which are quite hard. bond between PCC overlay & existing bituminous pavement is atleast partly desirable. a fixed form paver was used with a fixed side formwork (steel channel box section) with 16mm diameter steel rods of 1 m length as tie 104 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . The minimum thickness of existing bituminous pavement (excluding the milled/scrapped thickness) shall be 75 – 100 mm to ensure a reliable & strong base. To ensure this any of the following method can be adopted.White Topping Surface preparation and alignment of rails for paver Paver machine in operation Surface texturing on green concrete Spraying of curing compound on fresh concrete Salient features of Construction i) Surface preparation: In case of TWT. concrete should be made either in an RMC plant or in a weigh batching plant. If potholes/ cracks are wider than 3 mm. they can be repaired with a bituminous mix before concreting is done. slurry seal after trimming them to shape and cleaning out loose fragments with compressed air. if the existing surface is hard. Profile correction and correction of camber can be carried out together with a thin bituminous leveling course or with dry lean concrete (DLC). ♦ Chiselling of the surface at regular intervals. iii) Laying of PQC is quite similar to the construction of new concrete pavement. a. Milling of the existing surface also addresses this problem. they have to be treated with bituminous emulsion. This can be for a depth of 10 mm and carried out with tools which have vertical impact control.

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As an additional measure.. iv) Finishing of the surface is mostly achieved by the paver itself. The road was opened for traffic after 5 days of curing. After the bull float operation. flexural strength of concrete beams ♦ Fatigue and abrasion tests on pavement quality (results awaited). concrete roads and white topping provide a sustainable as well as cost effective option for pavement construction. tie bars and dowel bars are provided. wax based curing compound is sprayed. vi) Contraction joints are provided by cutting groves (for a depth of one-third of the depth of white topping.White Topping Groove cutting in progress rods @ 500mm c/c) and the paver had gang mounted vibrators equally spaced with variable rpm and three integral steel tubes with 8 Tonnes vibratory rollers for screeding. These tests included: ♦ Tests conducted on fresh concrete (slump test at site) ♦ Tests on hardened state (compressive strength of cube & cylinder specimens for 1. v) To avoid evaporation of surface water from concrete surface (which leads to plastic shrinkage cracks). BBMP and other civic agencies have come forward to adopt this technology. a simple hand operated bull float is used when concrete is still in its fresh state. compaction and finishing. 7 & 28 days). The Government of Karnataka. Conclusions Due to advances in the area of mechanization and fast track construction. construction industry. levelling. But to achieve uniform finish.. The joints are cut using electrical grove machines within about 8 to 10 hours of pouring concrete. These joints are sealed with high quality sealant (either bitumen or poly sulphides) to prevent moisture and incompressible infiltration into the overlay system. technical consultants. academic & research institutions. This technology demonstration project in Bangalore has evoked positive response from people across the spectrum viz. On behalf of the cement industry.2 m in longitudinal as well as transverse directions. but also testing for quality at regular intervals (for every 50 106 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . 150 mm in this case) at a spacing of 1. uniform surface texture is provided by using steel wire brush. ♦ Test on extracted specimens of concrete (core tests) would be conducted to assess the long term performance of concrete. All the above tests are conducted by Civil Aid Technoclinic (P) Ltd. Test Results Strict quality control not only during mix design and production of concrete. vii) To ensure effective load transfer across the longitudinal segments as well as transverse construction joints. Bangalore and the results obtained so far are tabulated. split tensile strength. plastic sheets are spread over the pavement surface till normal curing process starts. 3. cum of concrete) was carried out.

conducting training programs for engineers and providing the necessary technical assistance. thin and Ultra-thin white topping. The Indian Concrete Journal. The Indian Roads Congress. IRC: SP: 76 – 2008. userfriendly software for analysis. design and estimation of quantities (and comparative cost). Ayers & Dale Harrington. USA. References ♦ Concrete Overlays – White topping of roads.White Topping ♦ CMA (Cement Manufacturers’ Association) has come forward to assist all those involved in the construction on concrete roads/ white topping by way of several useful publications. 2010 Tentative guidelines for conventional. 2010 ♦ Michael E. NBM&CW MARCH 2011 107 . Sept. 2008. Cement Manufacturers Association. National Concrete Pavement Technology Centre. Cement Manufacturers Association. Selection and use of concrete overlays. 2008 ♦ Handbook on Cement Concrete Roads. May 2010 ♦ Guide to Concrete Overlays – Sustainable solutions for resurfacing and rehabilitating existing pavements. New Delhi.

Many of our customers are looking for us to demonstrate publicly our commitment to working sustainably and report on performance. This technical note describes the various techniques available and presently being implemented world over for production of Low energy asphalts or Carbon friendly mixes. Marini Fayat India. Director. 108 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . and the industrial development of hot mix asphalt (HMA). fuel costs and the steadily declining natural resources affect not only the cost of asphalt mixes per se. Since the mid 20th century. Today. Good Practice stipulated that the asphalt had to be around 150°C. This paper covers the possible solutions and provides A summary on its advantages. R There are numerous methods that the road building industry has adapted to reduce their energy consumption and to be more carbon friendly. In the 1970s. The modifications made to existing plants in order to produce low energy asphalt by chemical methods (additives) are minor. The benefits of working responsibly and sustainably are immediate as well as long term. when TSMs (dryer drum mixers at parallel flow) developed. Production techniques for warm and half warm mix asphalt either use chemical or mechanical solutions. Sustainability is no longer a ‘nice to have’ accessory for business – it is an essential requirement. focus has to be consistently placed on reducing the carbon emission.Asphalt Asphalt is Green aising environmental concerns. but is forcing the industry to go green.5%. every professional in the field understands that going green is not just a fashion statement or eyewash. It is impossible to be profitable without being green. Blesson Varghese. but it is posing a very crucial question about survival. Since bitumen is hydrophobic. The urgency is so great that at each level starting form equipment design to production and laying techniques. The European production standard nevertheless states that the maximum residual water content of HMA is 0. whereas more significant modifications must be made to mechanical methods (foam bitumen Beginnings It is highly unlikely that we can put an exact date on the emergence of the concept. coating is that much easier when the aggregates are dry. engineers have had a cheap energy source at their disposal with the environment only a minor concern. or sequential coating). and must be built into all our goals and policies.

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Without recycling and depending on the humidity Some techniques are based on temperatures below 130°C. in Europe at least. has been characterised by an increase in methods – some of which are experimental. and alternative techniques to foam bitumen flourished in all countries. A typology of the mixes was officially described by Dr. and the other which recommends vaporising water while remaining within the 110 to 130°C range. All of these processes implement coating of the same quality as HMA. These can be incorporated into the bitumen or during the mixing stage. the room for progression may be significant. transporting and metering additives (flowmeter).chemical processes in which the use of an additive makes it possible to reduce the bitumen viscosity and perform high-quality coating. with reference to the heating and drying energy used during the process. We can suppose that processes will become more industrial and develop considerably over the coming years. medium moisture content 110 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . whereas under standard conditions. the calculated consumption levels of the burner are as follows: Low energy production One trend that seems to be emerging is the production of warm mix asphalt around 120/130°C using bitumen with additives. South Africa. Chemical solutions These solutions require the injection of either solid or liquid additives into the mixture. The last decade. In France they certainly accounted for some 500. especially during low-temperature and/or low energy processes (LEP and LTP) [3].mechanical processes. with a residual water content of 1%. Coating attempts with foam bitumen subsequently developed in the 1990s in the UK. In all cases. The concept of warm and half warm mix asphalt was first mentioned in the late 1990s. which either involve sequential coating or coating with foam bitumen. especially during compaction. particularly by JENKINS [1] . but certain. Low ambient température. and even below 100°C. some equipping a production plant so as to be able to compare calculations to the test data. (ignoring any water additions). Jacques Bonvallet from FAYAT Group in 2000 [2]. the bitumen viscosity would not allow the Figure 1: Mixes typology FAYAT GROUP [2].000 t in 2009 for 40 million tons of asphalt. The 100°C border is widely discussed and there are two schools of thought: one that recommends staying shy of the 100°C mark for the sake of making vaporisation energy savings (1/3 of the total energy). Reductions of 40 to 50% in energy consumption or emissions are claimed. the Netherlands and France. with sequential coating techniques using several types of bitumen. We have recently been seeing a segregation of processes that are becoming simpler and can be split into two families: . the plant must be fitted with systems for storing. [4]. notably Scandinavia.Asphalt excellent results at 130°C were nevertheless noted. The hypotheses put savings at between 10 and 20%. which also saves around 30%. . Several studies conducted jointly by inventors and the French Public Works Research Laboratory are under way.

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for less investment. the company applies a sequential process. Several methods co-exist – the injection of foam directly by injector seems simpler and less expensive to implement. The Ultimate sustainable mix production The combination of low energy with recycling is a worthwhile solution likely to be pushed to the extent of obtaining high recycling levels. To do this. Specific incorporation of part of the aggregates or additives aggregates to be properly coated. Adding water to monitor the water content is always necessary. and it is water that bestows workability and therefore the aptitude for compaction. It seems to us that the most suitable equipment and – in all cases – the most flexible for meeting these objectives is that which comprises two drums and an external mixer. Specific pump for additives. injected with a system of injectors placed above the mixer.Asphalt Photograph 2a & 2b: Introduction and monitoring of liquid additives. Fairly exhaustive laboratory studies were published in 2008 on this matter [5]. bringing the water and hot bitumen into contact in the mixture. or on the creation of foam in the mixer over a very short timeframe in dispersed form. The peripheral equipment required is fairly simple and shown in photograph 3 and 4. Mechanical solutions These solutions are perhaps more complex and based either on the process using foam bitumen. Photograph 3: Containerised metering kit of liquid asphalt Photograph 4: Storage of liquid 112 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . like the RMS TSR in photograph 5.

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We can particularly see that the necessary energy for obtaining an equivalent compaction between 120°C and 150°C is multiplied by 4. Comment on warm mix asphalt compaction The influence of the temperature on asphalt workability has long been known. making production of these energy saving mixes instantly adaptable in India. Advantages of Low energy mix production ♦ T° decrease by 30 or 40°C ♦ Substantial reduction in CO 2 emissions ♦ Combustible savings: 15 to 30% ♦ No bitumen vapour emissions ♦ Hot-mix easy-to-use ♦ Possible high recycling rate Marini’s global experience and expertise in the field allowed them to anticipate the raise of these technologies in India and hence the plants supplied in India are already configured with the required accessories and process automation. The solution adopted in Europe to monitor the subject firstly involves controlling the residual water – which improves workability and therefore compaction in a small amount – and secondly using variable-energy compactors belonging to the category of socalled smart compactors. mixer unit. Is India ready ? Most of the mechanical components required for various techniques used for low energy mix production can be added on to any advanced asphalt plant as an add-on kit.Asphalt Photograph 5: TSR25 MARINI MAC – Recycling & Low energy production ready Since the energy consumed for the RAP on the one hand and the virgin materials on the other is controlled in two drums. Conclusion MARINI Control system – ready for RAP mixes & Low energy mix production We are going through a pivotal period in which the significant rise 114 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . bag house filter. there is total independence and optimised rational management. The challenging part of the operation is to add and mix the special chemical / sequence in the already fully automatic process of asphalt mix production. In reality this means a higher compaction requirement. Processing of RAP requires that the plant is supplied with adequately designed dryer drum. burner system. and summarised in the Table below from the manufacturer BOMAG. such as Asphalt Manager [6]. process automation and control systems. either through more passes or by using a more powerful compactor.

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continuous production, are producing an arsenal of adapted solutions that have been developed over the last decade and from which our Indian customers can benefit usefully and above all swiftly today. With these new types of mixes, the color of asphalt can be green, both in terms of profitability and sustainability.

References
♦ Mix design considerations for cold and half Warm bituminous mixes with emphasis on foamed bitumen. Kim Jenkins, Thesis September 2000, Stellenbosch ♦ IRF Congress in PARIS 2000, Les mousses de bitume un technique émergente incontournable. J. Bonvallet ♦ Enrobage à basse énergie (EBE) aux performances des enrobés à chaud. A. Romier, M. Audéon, J. David, Y. Martineau. RGRA No. 831 September 2004 ♦ Les enrobés à basse température: EBT. F. Ollard, C. Le Noan, P. Huon. RGRA No. 846. February 2006 ♦ Effect of process parameters on foam bitumen based Road Material production at ambient temperature Road Materials and pavement Design journal Cazacliu, Peticila, Colange, Leroux, Bonvallet, Blaszczyk. 2008 ♦ BOMAG Compaction guideline. Handbook Boppard.

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in sustainable development is completely changing the way we perform analyses. Carbon footprints are still incomplete and our profession is aware of the long way we still have to go. That said, use of eco-software is on the rise, allowing for more accurate analyses. The next step is unquestionably the experimental validation of these analyses. Manufacturers of both continuous and batch mix plants are now offering tried and tested solutions, and are willing to improve them. It seems to us that French techniques, particularly combining recycling, integrated humidity

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he need has never been greater for engineered strategies to preserve and maintain the nation’s pavements. With shrinking budgets, ever increasing traffic volumes and loads, and the critical emerging focus on infrastructure sustainability, highway agencies and local road consultants and municipal bodies are being asked to “do more with less” in managing their pavement networks. Agencies need to be proactive, sustainable pavement mountainous and rehabilitation strategies that last longer and at reasonable costs. In many situations, concrete overlays or similar to “Thin White Toppings” represent such strategies. They offer cost effective, versatile, short-and long-term solutions for the full range of concrete, asphalt, and composite pavements needs. In addition, they contribute to more sustainable construction practices by preserving pavement service for several decades beyond original service life.

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Many concrete overlays have been in service for decades, extending the life of the original pavement structures for 30 years or more! Because concrete distributes the traffic loads over a wide area, the underlying pavement does not experience highly concentrated stresses. As long as the original pavement remains stable and uniform, a concrete overlay can be placed, replaced, or recycled as needed for maintenance and or rehabilitation cycles. In this manner, the concrete overlay systems can be sustainable for 100 years or longer. Rather than removing and reconstructing on year on year basis adding top coats which give away within weeks of facing rains or heavy traffic conditions, a concrete overlay effectively returns its original investment within 2-3 years of the differential cost and does away with yearly maintenance and suffering to the general public and saving a lot for nations spending.

There are several genuine benefits of the Concrete Overlays: 1) Concrete Overlays consistently provide cost effective solutions. Rupee for Rupee they are one of the most effective long-term maintenance and rehabilitation options for the existing pavements with distress. 2) Concrete Overlays can be constructed quickly and continently as a) The existing pavement does not need to be removed. b) Simple operations of surface milling or scarifying is enough for “bonded overlays” c) Few or no pre-overlay repairs are necessary or even desirable in most cases. d) Concrete Overlays are placed better using TRTP Fixed Form with Gang Mounted Vibrators or such machines with normal construction practices. e) Many concrete overlays can be opened to traffic within 3-4 days to traffic from date of placement.

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f) Accelerated construction practices can be used throughout the normal construction season. 3) Concrete Overlays are easy to repair. 4) Concrete Overlays are durable rehabilitation tool and most cost effective option 5) Concrete Overlays can survive in and of themselves, as complete preventive maintenance or rehab solutions, or can be used in

conjunction with spot repairs of isolated distress. 6) Concrete Overlays enhances pavement sustainability by improving surface reflectance, increasing structural longetivity and enhancing surface profile stability. A recent event has carried this feature at a heavily trafficked junction near Electronic City where with the joint inputs of Ultratech and ACC

and the vital study by their team and the approval of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike a 4 lane road stretch of almost 10,000 SQ. Mtrs with equipment from Allen Concrete Pavers (USA) a leader in Fixed Form Paving technology with more than a dozen machines performing at various sites in India was selected for this sensitive task. The project has been successfully executed to the satisfaction of the general public and the inspection agencies too. Once the outcome is quantified and c o m m e r c i a l considerations weighed against the age old practice of asphalt top coats and repeated costs etc are tabled, it is expected to save the agency enough to divert funds to more creative infrastructure needs while the Concrete Overlaid pavements meets the best ride quality and almost nil involvement of rehab for years to come is a new chapter herald by the citizens of Bangaluru. For further details please contact: Fax: +91-22-2556 8044 E-mail: chetansk7@gmail.com, abpl@bom5.vsnl.net.in

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Enterprising Approaches in the

Successful Construction of a Toll Motorway
(East Link) Through Suburban Melbourne, Australia
Ken Mathers, Chief Executive Officer, Linking Melbourne Authority, Australia

Arun Kumar, Professor of Infrastructure Management Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Overview
A 39 kilometer toll motorway was constructed on budget (A$2.5 billion) and five months ahead of time. It was opened in June 2008. This project involved 17 interchanges, 88 bridges and twin three lane, 1.6 km tunnels. It has three lanes in each direction for 33 km and two lanes in each direction for 6 km. EastLink connects the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and was delivered under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement by Connect East (listed on the Australian Stock Exchange) for the Victorian Government agency, Southern and Eastern Integrated Transport Authority (SEITA). Project development was undertaken by two of Australia’s largest contracting organisations, Thiess and John Holland, in a joint venture arrangement. This paper describes the uniqueness of the project, construction practices and the working relationship with owners and contractors that led to a successful outcome. This project has set new standards in design, construction speed, safety,

environmental impact, community engagement and significantly enhanced the urban amenity of the corridor.

Background
The road reserve for this corridor was planned in the early 1960’s. Environmental impact statements were developed and consulted with the community living along the corridor in the 1990’s. As Melbourne continued to expand, the construction of the Motorway became imperative. Work commenced in March 2005 and was completed in June 2008. An overview of the motorway section is being presented in Figure 1.

should be achieved. Interestingly, the document produced was a fraction of the size of a normal specification, yet spelt out the State’s requirements. It had set targets such as a 100 year design life for structures. The specifications provided for the road to fall within a certain route envelope but the exact alignment was variable; the shape of the

Performance Based Specifications
Right at the tendering stage, considerable thought was given to encourage competition in the private sector to achieve the best outcome for the Motorway. One of the key elements was devising the performance based specifications that would make it clear what was needed without specifying how it

Figure 1: EastLink Motorway overview

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They went into the ground as support but stood free in the top few metres once the ground was excavated around them. Figure 3. installing the foundations and final columns of the new bridge and then the crosshead supports for the bridge super structure. ensuring impartiality between the two client sides. The contractor was responsible for auditing and guaranteeing its own systems according to appropriate QA standards. The requirement of the tolling system was that it had to be fully electronic and it had to be interoperable with other electronic toll roads in Australia.8 metre diameter bored concrete piles which could be installed outside the train “envelope. Both design and construct contracts were self-monitored by Quality Assurance (QA) procedures and checks as work progressed. The Construction Challenge The Tunnel: The construction of the $600 million twin tunnels was a complex operation. Another efficient process implemented was that construction itself was subjected to Quality Assurance (QA) processes. An overview of the tunnel is presented in Figure 4. The IR’s role involved a general overview and reasonable checking in order to be satisfied that the various detailed checks and monitoring processes were carried out correctly and. Figure 2. established between the people working on the project (the contractor and the two client bodies).” Pairs of the piles at each of three pier positions and for the abutments were put in through the existing rail embankment. The Bridges: For most of the 88 bridges. The tunnel was also fully “tanked. This organisation reported jointly to the two employers. This arrangement was successful as effective working relationships and flexibility were Figure 2: The road headers carving the rock away with multi-toothed rotating pick-axes 124 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . These have a rotating head with cutting teeth at the end of a pivoting boom for cutting away the material at the heading of the tunnels. rather than allowing water to trickle in the tunnel and then draining it out. the construction schedule was planned in such a way that it was closed only for a very short time. These buildings incorporated large fans to capture the air leaving the tunnel and the car exhaust contained in it. All design and construction information developed by the contractor had to be provided to the IR who had the responsibility to certify completion before the road could be opened. This was done by having a circular cross section for the tunnel and using a drainage blanket and waterproof lining. The excavation was undertaken by four large machines known as road headers. tight timelines for making comments were agreed by all parties to ensure the contractor was not unduly held up waiting for responses. This was achieved by first. and the pavement had to perform to a certain standard yet its makeup was not prescribed. The Independent Reviewer The Independent Reviewer (IR) was appointed jointly by the Government and the Concessionaire. The diameters of each tunnel exceeded 16 meters with special ventilation buildings at the exits. Working Arrangements For the processes to be efficient. quality and economy. An electronic tracking system was implemented and improved the efficiency of the documentation flow. Toll levels were not prescribed with the only requirement deemed that escalation had to match movements in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) with changes being applied annually. Urban design had to be a part of the mix and the bids had to show that they reflected community expectations along the route. In the case of an operational railway line which overpassed the new road. The foundations of the four-span bridge comprised 1.New Approaches interchanges was open to variation. in order to ensure compliance with the design construction requirements. pre-cast reinforced concrete units were used for speed.” This means that it was made watertight.

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Figure 3: Full tanking (waterproofing) with a membrane

forming the columns of the bridge. The super structures, complete with new rail tracks for the new railway overpass, was built alongside the operational railway on the extensions of the crossheads. Times for completion is simultaneously with the bridge structure. The super structure was slid in after a weekend so that the railway was ready for the peak rail operation at the beginning of the working week. A 500 tonne mobile crane was used for lifting heavy crossheads

and beams for bridge construction throughout the project. Some of the bridges including the rail bridge over the motorway are shown in Figure 5. Use of precast segments for construction: The contractor decided to establish a special precasting yard for the manufacture of pre-cast reinforced concrete elements. During the two year operation, the yard produced over 23,000 pre-cast units, of a wide variety from bridge beams and parapet panels to assorted noise

wall panels, retaining wall fascia units and bridge pier sections. This ensured tight quality control of all structural elements and other precast products and achieved a better result than that normally achieved by onsite casting. Most of the bridge beams were Super Tee Beams, a V-shaped trough with a flat base and flat projections at the top. The special design was developed in Australia and is now widely used on major road projects. A key advantage of the design is that it can be produced in various depths for different span lengths. The tolling system: A multi-lane free-flow Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system was used. The recognition by vehicles is automatic through electronic tags mounted inside the vehicle which are not required to slow down or stop as

Figure 4: Tunnel overview

Figure 5: Newly constructed bridges over the motorway

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Figure 6: Free flow electronic tolling system

Noise walls: Over 13,000 noise wall panels were installed. The sections of noise walls were different in shape and colour to improve the visual appearance and better integrate with the surrounding environment and look as natural as possible. Typical wall panels, including transparent sections, as shown at Figures 7 and 8 were manufactured precast at the precast fabrication yard. Road construction: The construction work involved three lanes in each direction for 33 km, two lanes in each direction for 6 km. This involved over 7 million cubic metres of earthworks, 1.1 million tones of asphaltic concrete, and 380,000 cubic metres of concrete. Asphalt laying was a highly coordinated large scale logistics exercise in its own right during construction (Figure 9).

Concluding Remarks
EastLink has proven to be one of the most successful toll road projects in Australia delivered as a Public Private Partnership. Thirty months after opening, traffic growth is continuing at an incredible 10% per annum and neighbouring communities are praise worthy of the delivered outcomes. Key success factors included clarity in contractual documentation and understanding of the roles of

Figure 7: Typical coloured noise wall

they pass under the toll gantries. This electronic tag complies to agreed standards and can be used throughout Australia on all other toll roads. Along its 39 km length EastLink has 13 tolling points each with two gantries (Figure 6). This tolling system has the ability to handle 4.5 million vehicle passages (transactions) per day. The twin gantries also enable vehicle detection systems to record registration plate details should vehicles not be equipped with the electronic tag. Video tolling is also possible.

Figure 8: A typical noise wall along the Motorway

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respective parties, early establishment of organisational structures, the rapid recruitment and training of human resources, establishment of a project specific pre-casting yard, bridge construction using standardised pre-cast elements to the maximum extent possible, establishment and retention of highly effective working relationships between the project parties, continuous community engagement and the early resolution of construction issues, as well as environmental enhancements and the provision of urban amenity outcomes throughout the corridor.

Reference:
Figure 9: Asphaltic concrete laying

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Effect of

Dosing Sequence of Micro Silica
on Slump & Compressive Strength of Concrete
Silica fume has been successfully used in production of high performance and high strength concrete for the past couple of years. The benefits of using silica fume for enhancement of durability and improvement in the microstructure of concrete are already well established through various researches and other developments. Few years back, it was a normal practice to introduce silica fume in the concrete mix in slurry form. However, currently silica fume is dosed in dry form at most of the batching plants. In this paper, an effort has been made to study the effect of dosing sequence of silica fume in the concrete mix in dry form, on the slump and strength characteristics of concrete.
♦ Setting of plant involved an additional capital investment. ♦ The pot life of SF slurry is in the range of 30 to 40 minute, so it had to be used within short span of time. ♦ Traffic Jams delayed the movement of transit mixer and sometimes led to dosing of slurry even after the lapse of pot life period. ♦ If slurry is not used within pot life period, the interaction between water and silica fume particles brings down the effectiveness of silica fume. ♦ In Metro cities, it might be difficult to allocate an additional land to set up separate unit for silica fume slurry production. As such use of silica fume in dry form is considered the most suitable and convenient system. However, the effect of sequencing of dosing of micro silica on concrete slump and strength properties (at 7 and 28 days) need to be studied. To study the impact of dosing of dry silica fume, experiments were conducted in the laboratory with two

S.B.Kulkarni - AVP, Technical Services & Hemendra S, Manager, Technical Services. UltraTech Cement Ltd. Mumbai.

Introduction
Micro Silica is a mineral composed of ultrafine (fineness in the range of 15,000, m2/kg) amorphous, glassy spherical particles of silicon dioxide produced during manufacture of silicon or ferro silicon. The average particle size is less than 0.5μ meaning that each microsphere of silica fume is about 50 times smaller than an average cement grain particle. The ultrafine particles of micro silica fill the gaps between the cement particles thereby helping to fill the micro voids in the fresh concrete. These particles also act like ball bearings and make the concrete more cohesive. Earlier it was a common practice to use micro silica in slurry form in order to ensure uniform distribution of micro silica in the matrix. However, there were many issues faced at site in introducing silica fume in slurry form. Issues faced earlier while using silica fume (SF) in slurry form: ♦ Separate plant has to be set up for converting silica fume into slurry form.

different dosing sequences and the results were compiled.

Sequence of Micro silica dosing in dry form in the concrete mix:
A. General Practice: It has been observed that at most of the batching plants, the various ingredients of concrete and micro silica are loaded in mixer in the following sequence: 1) Coarse Aggregate and Fine Aggregate 2) Cement & Micro silica + Additives (Fly ash / Slag) 3) Mixing of (1) & (2) for approx 30 sec 4) Water & Chemical Admixture 5) Mixing for another, approx 30 sec 6) Unloading the mix B. New Practice explored for experiment. It was decided to explore possibility of changing the dosing system of micro silica while keeping the mix design proportion same for all the ingredients and to study its effect on slump and compressive strength of concrete.

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Plasticizer 7. as given below: 1. ♦ Admixture – Reobuild R620 of BASF. Dry mixing for 90sec 3. At 7 days 4. In both the cases. Mumbai. following sequence was followed for introducing silica fume in the mix 1.5% increase). it can be seen that in Trial A silica fume is added after all Coarse Aggregates + Fine Aggregates + Cement have been put in the mixer. Total 12 cubes were casted for each trial for measuring the compressive strength by 1. ♦ Slump at 60 minutes — In Trial A slump was 70mm whereas in Trial B slump was 125mm indicating that there was increase in slump by 55mm (78.8% increase). Water 6. Coarse Aggregates + Micro Silica followed by 2. ♦ Micro Silica – Elkem. Water 6. Fine Aggregate 4. initial slump was measured followed by slump measurement at 30 minutes & 60 minutes.In this first Trial. Grade of Concrete – M35. mixed together for 90 seconds and thereafter balance ingredients namely Fine Aggregates.Concrete Additives For this experiment various materials used were: ♦ Cement – UltraTech Slag cement conforming to IS 455. At 28 days The results as referred above were compiled as given below: Location: UltraTech RMC Lab. Trials were conducted in the laboratory in Pan Mixer: (40 litre Capacity) Trial A. are added. Coarse Aggregates 2. Slump test results (as per IS 1199 — 1959) ♦ Initial Slump — In Trial A slump was 115mm whereas in Trial B initial slump was 170mm indicating that there was increase in slump by 55mm (47. ♦ Slump at 30 minutes — In Trial A slump was 80mm whereas in Trial B slump was 140mm indicating that there was increase in slump by 60mm (75% increase). Mixing of ingredients in the process Trial B. Accelerated Curing Test 2. Micro Silica 5. At 3 days 3. Plasticizer 7. Mix all together for 2 minutes. whereas in Trial B silica fume is added after Coarse Aggregates and Slump Test for Trial A Slump Test for Trial B 132 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Mix the ingredients for 90 seconds. View of Cube Casting under progress Discussion on Test Results i. Fine Aggregates 3. Cement etc. Cement 4. From the above two trials. Cement 5.The following sequence was followed in second trial.

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From Table 3.com 134 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . ii. ♦ IS 455 —1989 — Portland Blast Furnace Slag Cement. ♦ It is felt that at construction site the Quality Managers should conduct similar trials based on the findings of the above referred article and try to get best benefit in terms of additional retention of slump or reduction in the plasticizer dose resulting in ease in placing.58MPa. whereas for Trial B the compressive strength was noted as 27.87MPa. that includes quantity of water & plasticizer used.Methods of Sampling & Analysis of Concrete.nbmcw. reduced honey comb Acknowledgment Authors acknowledge the experience shared by Mr. In this case also. Normally. ♦ IS 9013 – 1978 (Reaffirmed 1999) – Method of making. ♦ The test results show that without adding additional water or plasticizers the slump values have enhanced by 47% to 78% and the compressive strength values have enhanced by 13% to 17%. to their full advantage.16MPa respectively.Reaffirmed 1999) Concrete cubes (150x150x150mm) were casted. Properties & Material by P. M.C. It is again interesting to note here also that the compressive strength for 3.J. it is seen that for Trial A the 3. the anticipated 28 days strength was 43MPa. b) Concrete cube results (as per IS 516 – 1959 .7 & 28 days compressive strength as per standard procedure. 7 & 28 days strength was noted as 24. It is seen that for Trial A. 17. whereas for Trial B it was 45. Q/C Head. 7 & 28 days for Trial B have increased by 13.Reaffirmed 1999) As mentioned above in the article.56MPa.K. and also optimization of the concrete mix design cost without spending extra penny for the same. Absolutely Free on our Website: www. Conclusion ♦ It can be seen that introduction of micro silica in the mix immediately after adding coarse aggregates and then mixing the same for 90 sec. on the similar trials conducted earlier. ♦ Concrete Micro structures.Mehta & P. has changed the test results considerably both in terms of slump and compressive strength.M. Shetty. ♦ It is hoped that the contents of the article would give further guidance to Quality Managers for exploring the benefits of changing the dosing sequence of micro silica. Gosh & S. compaction & finishing of concrete. it is seen that without changing the mix design proportion or adding extra quantity of water / plasticizer the slump for trial B has increased between 47% and 78% just by changing the sequence of dosing of silica fume (as given in Table 2). ♦ The results are very encouraging as increase in slump values can facilitate reduction of plasticizer dose & enhancement in compressive strength can facilitate reduction in the cement content thereby leading to optimisation in the cost of concrete mix. Monteiro. References ♦ IS 456 – 2000 – Plain and Reinforced Concrete – Code of Practice.Concrete Additives It is interesting to see that in Trial A & B the quantity of various ingredients is same. ♦ Mineral Admixtures in Cement & Concrete Vol 4 by S. ♦ IS 10262—2009 – Concrete Mix Proportioning – Guidelines.29MPa & 45. the slump increase happens either by increase in the quantity of water or plasticizer or both. Compressive Strength test result: a) Accelerated Curing Test cube results (Conforming to IS 9013 – 1978 . Verma Ex HCC. But in this case. curing and determining compressive strength of Accelerated cured concrete test specimens. Savkar.66MPa respectively. 37. the change in sequence of micro silica dosing has resulted into increase in accelerated curing test result value for Trial B by 5. Here also except for change in dosing sequence of micro silica no other changes were made in the mix. Subscribe NBM&CW and Get free access to Tender Notices Sourced from 25 National Daily Newspapers and 250 government and Private Company's Website. ♦ IS 1199 – 1959 (Reaffirmed 1999) . concrete cubes were tested by using Accelerated curing test method and results were tabulated as mentioned in Table 3.70% respectively as compared to test results of Trial A. cured and tested for 3.N. ♦ Neville on Concrete by Adam Neville. S.95%. ♦ Construction Technology by Prof.38%.41% & 13. ♦ IS 516 – 1959 (Reaffirmed 1999) – Methods of Test for Strength of Concrete.76MPa & 40.S. 31.

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Tal. Kopargaon. The slow chemistry of fly ash and lime is maneuvered by tapping ettringite phase to its threshold limits through sufficient limit of gypsum. N.O.E. Kopargaon. This clay is often obtained from prime agricultural land. Civil Engg. fly ash. Especially for bricks we have to use good plastic clay as primary raw material. lime and gypsum chemistry. (1) Because of all these ill effects. it does not require heavy duty press or autoclave. Ahmed Nagar and M.S. This clay is often obtained from prime agricultural land. Dist. making barren 7500 acres of fertile land. we are using different materials in the form of building units.Prof. For production of bricks. Nashik. Civil Engg.Purkar. its resources has a threshold limit and utilization of clay has reached such a point in construction. Naik. Excess use of good clay caused erosion of fertile soil and soil degradation and disturbed the ecology. Therefore. This feasibility study is an attempt to use cement.Naik.E. It is a clay product which proved its importance since the dawn of civilization. In certain areas where by product lime is not available in adequate quantity. a Kopargaon based company producing agricultural product where 136 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 .Rahata. All these minerals are available in the form of wastages and by-products from industrial activities.Alternative Material Use of Cement Fly Ash and Gypsum as an Alternative Material for Low Cost Housing (Feasibility Study) In Civil Engineering traditionally. we are using burnt clay bricks for construction. causing degradation as well as economic loss due to diversion of agricultural land. lime (from OPC) and gypsum are well-known minerals that are widely used in the industries. Manufacturing of bricks produces harmful gases which results in significant air pollution. Eklehara.Dept. Professor. For production of these bricks about 160 million tones of top soil. Dept.. Civil Engg. Asst. causing land degradation as well as economic loss due to diversion of agricultural land. Introduction Traditionally. As good quality of lime is not available in the vicinity OPC is used as a source of lime and Phosphogypsum (CaSO4 2H2O) is obtained from Savil Agrovates. we are using good plastic clay as primary raw material.P. U. flyash and waste gypsum for the manufacturing of building units so as to replace the traditional building material at least partially.O. This technology is proved to be environmentally safe and sound. The process completely eliminates the thermal treatment (except open air drying) and does not require combustion of any fossil fuel. Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) can be used as the source of lime producing the good quality of bricks and blocks. SRES C. Use of Cement. Dept.. which is otherwise required in case of only fly ash and lime. PREC Loni.S. Materials Fly ash used for the present study is obtained from the Thermal Power Plant. SRES C. Some of the building units which we are using for construction are bricks and concrete blocks. The ingredients of the units such as bricks and blocks. Professor. this is proper time to search an alternative of the burnt clay bricks. The burnt clay brick industry in India produces over 60 billion clay bricks annually resulting in strong impact on soil erosion and unprocessed emissions. Fly Ash and Phosphogypsum As An alternative for burnt Clay Bricks This is new technology which works with the strength of fly ash. Though clay is easily and abundantly available in nature.

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Alternative Material phosphogypsum is available as a waste. emphasis is given to use the waste products to the maximum extent and hence following mix proportions are used for the present study.1 are in terms of dry weights of the ingredients. and P. Experimental Work Methodology Mixing of Raw Materials The weighed quantity of Phosphogypsum. The mixed binder was placed in the cube mould and was compacted properly by rod. F.7mm were used for preparation of blocks. The mixture in dry state is mixed till it attains a uniform color. (19) Graph No. The mix proportions are given in the Table No. The mould was filled in three layers and each layer was compacted properly. cement and phosphogypsum. When the mixture attains uniform color weighed quantity of water is added in the mixture of fly ash. Cement and fly ash were thoroughly mixed in dry state in a pan with the help of a trowel.1: Variation of Compressive Strength with age for M-1 Mix Method of Curing The blocks were taken out from the moulds after 24 hours. Shrinkage cracking can be minimized by keeping the water content of the binder as low as possible. Excess paste was hand finished.7mm x 70. After mixing the mix initially with the trowel the mixture is again mixed thoroughly by kneading until the mass attained a uniform consistency. After removal from the moulds the blocks were kept for air drying for 2 days. the water content for the normal consistency was determined. 2: Variation of Compressive Strength with age for M-2 Mix 140 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . After sufficient strength was gained. Graph No. After addition of the required quantity of water the mixture is thoroughly mixed with the help of trowel in a pan. Preparation of Mortar Blocks Standard cement mortar cube moulds of size 70.A.G. To calculate the quantity of water to be added Standard normal consistency test was performed and To check the feasibility of Cement. these blocks were transferred to water filled curing tanks. Shrinkage cracking is a major weakness in gypsum based blocks. 1) Compression Strength Test 2) Water Absorption Test Above tests were performed as per Indian Standards (18). Mix Proportions As our main intention is to search an alternative material for the conventional burnt clay bricks by using the waste materials and to produce a low cost building material. The water content used in the mix for strength tests was 90% of that required to produce the standard normal consistency. binder as an alternative material for traditional burnt clay bricks following tests are performed on the binder.7mm x 70.

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G. 2. and P.1 to 4. Graph No. For economy. the cubes were immersed in water and after 28 days of curing the cubes were taken out of the curing tank and their saturated mass was recorded after the cubes were kept in oven at 1050C and dried to a constant mass and dry mass of the cubes was recorded. 2 shows summary of all tests results.37%.5 MPa (20). The results of compressive strength are presented in Graph No. it can be said that the material is having adequate strength to produce bricks from it.Alternative Material Density Test After 28 days of casting. F. It is observed that the strength of these blocks increases with age.A. Mix have potential to use as building material as an alternative for traditional burnt clay bricks. As per 142 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Water Absorption Test After casting the cubes of each mix proportion.63 MPa and that at 14 days is 9.96 MPa.2 it can be observed that the water absorption of cubes in the present investigation was obtained to be in between 24.3: Variation of Compressive Strength with age for M-3 Mix Summary of Test Results Graph No. The experimental results are presented in graph No. As the compressive strength at 7 days for M-4 is 5. For mix M-1 (with 50% fly ash and phosphogypsum) and for M-2 (with 60% fly ash and phosphogypsum) the percentage water absorption is almost same. The minimum average crushing strength prescribed in Indian code for burnt clay bricks is 3.91% to 30. the fly ash and phosphogypsum content should be kept as high as possible. 1 to 4 show the compressive strength of cubes having different proportions of fly ash and phosphogypsum. From Table No. the cubes was dried to a constant mass in an oven at 1050C they were cooled to room temperature and their density was obtained Graph No. After that finding the difference between the saturated and dry mass percentage water absorption was calculated.4: Variation of Compressive Strength with age for M-4 Mix Table No. It can be observed from the test results that the strength of the cubes decreases as the percentage of fly ash and phosphogypsum increases. to give Calcium Sulphoaluminate and Silica hydrates. which are responsible for strength.1 to 4 and Table No. The results indicate that the cement. From the results of water absorption. Test Results and Discussions A large number of blocks were made with different proportions of fly ash. This is due to the fact that fly ash acts as a source of reactive Silica and Alumina. The maximum compressive strength of these blocks can be obtained with a specific proportion of the ingredients. For 70% and 80% fly ash and phosphogypsum water absorption decreases. cement and phosphogypsum.

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Science Direct Journal of Physics and Chemistry of solids. Environment Friendly Building Materials from Waste Gypsum. ♦ ‘Shiqun Li. It is further needed to develop awareness among users. The utilization of wastes in making cementitious binder will help in solving the disposal and health hazard problems.Hill Publishing Company Limited.pp94-112. ♦ Kumar Sunil.34.207-210.pp.L. Effect of Super Plasticizers on the reheological properties of fly ash suspensions containing activators of the pozzolanic reaction. Chand and Company Ltd..G. However. ♦ T. et.Nov. ♦ I. proceeding of National conference at Ludhiana. CE and CR. ♦ S. Al.pp.71-80. Kalidas. Hydration of mixtures containing Fly ash.pp.Alternative Material the code (20) the water absorption of ordinary burnt clay bricks should not be more than 20% by weight. Dhanpat Rai and Sons.. Effect of fly ash.269-1976. Specification for Ordinary Portland Cement and low heat cement. S. D.753-758.1986. The use of these wastes for building industries will definitely reduce the environmental pollution which will be there because of use of burnt clay bricks. mix will reduce the dead weight and material handling cost in multi storied constructions. phosphoric acid and fertilizer industries. New Delhi 144 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . energy conservation. Cement.com ♦ I.A.com ♦ www. October 2006..K.4031-1968. CEMCT-2006. and P.Choudhary and J.S. Such products can be used for low cost construction practices.fal-G projects.S. pp.A. ♦ Jagroop Singh.25% water absorption and thus suitable for use in construction industry.. Sree Rama Chandra Murthy et.al.611-616. The Indian Concrete Journal.98 .Science direct. and P.2006.Nov. New Delhi. Effece of Silica fume and expanded perlite addition on the technical properties of the fly ash-limegypsum mixture.199203. Being lighter in weight. ♦ Luciano Santoro and Ignazio Aletta. F. Roja. F. New Building Materials and Construction World. The weights of various designated cubes are found to be less than that of ordinary burnt clay bricks. New Delhi.G. Specifications for common burnt clay building bricks. June 2000.pp. pp. pp. ♦ Environmental and Social Review for Fal-G bricks projects. ♦ Manjit Singh. and P. this aspect certainly needs further investigation. The Indian Concrete Journal. professionals and financial supporters for using these waste materials for technoeconomic reasons in addition to balance economy and achieve fibers on compressive strength of Kaolinite. ♦ Amit Mittal et al.. ♦ Dr. Unique possibility exists for the bulk utilization of fly ash in producing bricks from Cement.pp. Nevertheless such bricks can be used for curtain wall and partition walls where the consequences of the high water absorption capacity will be less severe. June 2007. Examination of the system fly ashlime-calcined gypsum –water.S. Bureau of Indian Standards. The test cubes are having sufficient strength and have potential as a replacement for conventional burnt clay bricks. Utilization of Fal-G bricks and blocks. Kostic-Pulek. Science Direct. Ambalavanam and A.1077-1976. ♦ I.pp. New Delhi. Thermochimia Acta. Gambhir. Feasibility studies on utilization of waste lime and gypsum with fly ash. ♦ Kumar Sunil. Dr.T. will provide a working comfort and ease of handling. The reduced weight of Cement.2004. Cementitious binder with fly ash and phosphogypsum content equal to 80% gives better compressive strength and 20. pp.1263-1266.G.47-53. ♦ R. Tata McGraw. Jishan Hu. pp. in the proximity of thermal power plants.28-30. Clearly the water absorption for some proportions is more compared to that of traditional burnt clay bricks. The Indian Concrete Journal. cement and randomly distributed Conclusion Based on the experimental investigation reported in this study.I. New Delhi ♦ M.116-126. Nov. References ♦ N.A. 2007 ♦ Stefania Grzeszczyk et al. Jan 2006. CEMCT2006. lime and phosphogypsum.pp. July 2001. Parametric Study on Use of Pozzolanic Materials in Concrete.N.2006.. Bureau of Indian Standards.S. New Delhi. Jha.1996. ♦ Ismail Demir et al.2006. ♦ www. following conclusions are drawn.Marinkovic and A. Concrete Technology. Construction and Building Materials. Conventionally reinforced concrete beams with Fal-G cement in flexure. ♦ A. 2007. Method of physical tests of hydraulic cement ( Part-I). ♦ M.389-391. Concrete Manual. Sept.Shetty. NBM&CW. Eco Carbon Private Limited. July 1992. Bhanumathidas and N. Utilization of Fal-G bricks in buildings. Study on the weathering resistance of fly ash-lime compacts.463-466.6-14. in addition to reduction in dead weight of structures. Cement and Concrete Research. F. Characteristics evaluation of fly ash for the stabilization of an expansive soil. Cement and Concrete Research. Mridul Garg. proceeding of National conference at Ludhiana.T. Bureau of Indian Standards. Civil Engineering Materials. Chandigarh. The role of Fal-G. construction and Building Materials.

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Paramasivam. width 150mm and depth 250mm were cast and tested.B. upgrading of old structures as per new code and need of seismic retrofit leads to the need of repair and rehabilitation.Sivagurunathan. and mostly boats. Widespread use of ferrocement in construction industry has occurred during the last 40 years. B. tanks. bridge decks. advanced composites have the potential to prove another promising solution. (1992). manholes & covers. girders. FRP and ferrocement laminates are some of the traditional techniques available. or increased ductility has been traditionally accomplished using conventional materials and construction techniques. evenly distributed multiple layers of mesh or fine rods completely embedded in cement mortar. The experimental study shows that the ferrocement laminate increases the flexural bahaviour of the distressed reinforced concrete beams. In the context of strengthening problem. 25mm thick and 3000mm long was cast using cement mortar as binder and weld and woven mesh as reinforcement. Review of Previous Work Ong. ♦ Plastering and ♦ Curing.C. correct deterioration-related damage. A flat ferrocement laminate 125mm wide.C. ♦ Tying or fastening rods and mesh to the skeletal framing. Professor in Civil and Structural Engineering.T. roofs.Vidivelli. Therefore rehabilitating existing civil engineering infrastructure has been identified as an important issue to be addressed. Externally bonded steel plates. Madurai. The aim of this project is to bond ferrocement laminates to reinforced concrete beams and strengthen it against flexure.E. marine structures.G. Thiagarajar College of Engineering.P and Lim. Selection Grade Lecturer in Civil Engineering.K. In this study the methods of strengthening of reinforced concrete beams using ferrocement laminates with skeletal bar attached onto the soffit of the beams are reviewed. roads etc has been the major issue in the last decades. Annamalai Nagar. Dr.Investigation Experimental Investigation on Flexural Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened by Ferrocement Laminates This paper investigates the flexural behaviour of reinforced concrete beams strengthened by ferrocement laminates. Annamalai University. Introduction to Ferrocement Ferrocement is a form of reinforced cement mortar (micro concrete) that differs from conventional reinforced or pre-stressed concrete primarily by the manner in which the following elements are dispersed and arranged. Rehabilitation of deteriorated civil engineering infrastructure such as beams. The construction of ferrocement can be divided in to four phases: ♦ Fabricating the steel rods to form a skeletal (cage) framing system. parking structures. The strengthening of concrete structures to resist higher design loads. The methods of anchorage of the ferrocement laminates in the strengthened beams have been investigated. Introduction Increase in service loading. The main worldwide application of ferrocement construction to date has been for silos. It consists of closely placed. The methods of increasing the ultimate 146 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Totally five beams of length 3200mm. damage of structure due to poor quality of material and inferior design. The need to upgrade the deteriorated civil engineering infrastructure greatly enhances with the ever increasing demands. environmental degradation. irrigation channels.

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et al (2001). woven and welded meshes of size 24 gauge are tied together to act as reinforcement. Each layer of concrete was compacted well. The details of reinforcement used in the beam are as shown in the Fig. restrained the crack widths and increased the flexural stiffness and load capacities of the strengthened beams. were used. One beam (control beam) was tested to ascertain the load deflection behaviour and ultimate load. deflection and ultimate strength at different load stages between control. 43 grade Portland Pozzalana Cement (PPC) confirming to IS: 1489 – 1991. Concrete was mixed using tilting type laboratory concrete mixer and was poured into the moulds in layers. In the strengthening carried out in the present work. Static test was conducted on all the beams to determine the load deflection behaviour and ultimate load. damaged and repaired beams. It is concluded that the strengthened beams have performed better in cracking behavior. For rehabilitation and retrofitting ferrocement laminates were used.Investigation load of the original beams using ferrocement laminate and to control the cracking behavior of the beams as well the effect of the damage of original beams prior to repair are examined. This however would be difficult to achieve in practice. having a fineness modulus of 6. methods of strengthening of reinforced concrete beams using ferrocement laminates with skeletal bar attached on to the soffit of the beams are reviewed.1. 1: Cross section and reinforcement details of RC Beams Details of Test Specimen Five beams were cast for flexural test out of which one beam was control beam the second and third were tested for service load and rehabilitated and the fourth and fifth beams are retrofitted.97 and specific gravity of 2. Further. having a specific gravity of 2.65 and coarse aggregates of 20mm maximum size. Before casting. A comparison was made on crack width.61. Vidivelli. The effects of curtailing the ferrocement laminate short of the supports were studied. Wooden moulds satisfying the above specimen size were used. Locally available river sand having a fineness modulus of 2. Mohd Zamin Zumaat and Ashraful Alam (2006). reduction in mid-span deflection and increased ultimate load. In this study. The concrete mix proportions are given in Table1. specific gravity of 2.9. High yield strength deformed bars of Fe 415 were used as reinforcement in the concrete beam For casting of the ferrocement laminates Portland cement mortar matrix. Experimental Programme Material Used For the beam specimen. machine oil was applied on the inner surfaces of moulds. the Figure concrete with design compressive strength of M20 was used. the pre-cracked beams prior to repair did not affect the ultimate loads of the strengthened beams tested. The specimens Figure 2: Preparation of distressed beam surface Figure 3: Ferrocement laminate 148 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 .92 was used. In this study. the damage due to overloading is considered. A total of three beams were cast and tested.B. The remaining two beams were damaged by overloading. The addition of ferrocement laminates with skeletal bar to the soffit (tension face) of the beams substantially delayed the formations of first crack. After unloading the damaged beam specimens were repaired with ferrocement laminates with single layer at tension face using epoxy. Ferrocement may require chemical additives to reduce the reaction between the matrix and the reinforcement. the ferrocement laminates were extended over the supports.

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surface was made rough using sand blasting and cleaned with an air blower to remove all dirt and debris. Vol.342. Then the other two beams (S) were tested for service load and rehabilitated with ferrocement laminates. the epoxy resin was mixed in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.4. were removed from mould after 24 hours of casting and then cured using jute bags. Vol. Singapore.”Repair and Rehabilitation of Reinforced concrete beams by Ferrocement. At the end of each load increment.G. Fig.R.6 shows the ultimate load carrying capacity of the beams with different configuration. Madurai and Tamilnadu.B. Journal of Ferrocement.” In proceedings of the Seventh International conference on ferrocement. 331 . References ♦ Mohammad taghi kazemi and Reza morshed (2005). The recorded values are graphically represented and are shown in Fig. The ultimate load for the control beam was found out. Paramasivam. Srividya P. Once the surface was prepared to the required standard.C. Bonding of Ferrocement laminate to beam Before bonding the fabricated ferrocement laminates on the soffit (tension side) of the concrete beam. the deflection was carefully observed and recorded.6. ♦ Ong. Journal of structural Engineering. Then it was applied both on laminate and beam surface and bonded properly without any air gap. AnnamalaiUniversity.E (1992). No. The other two beams (R) were retrofitted with ferrocement laminates. C.22. Annamalai nagar. deflection and ultimate load were carefully observed and recorded. 465 – 470.T. Figure 5: Experimental setup Acknowledgements The experimental work was carried out in the Structural Engineering Laboratory of Thiagarajar College of Engineering. (2001). “Seismic shear strengthening of RC columns with ferrocement jacket”.6.Investigation Figure 4: Bonding of laminnates to the beam The rehabilitated and retrofitted beams were again tested by two point loads and at the end of each load increment. P and Lim. “Flexural strengthening of Reinforced concrete beams using ferrocement laminates”. Figure 6: Load vs Deflection 150 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 .1. PP. it can be concluded that the rehabilitated beam with ferrocement laminates 12% lesser load than the controlled beam.C. Antony Jeyasehar. We would like to thank the faculty members of Structural engineering Department. All specimens were moist cured for 28 days. Experimental set-up Two-point loading system was adopted for the tests. K. PP. ♦ Vidivelli. Results and Discussions From the test results summarized in Fig. The retrofitted beam carries 18% more load than that of control and 24% of rehabilitated beam. Mixing was carried out in a metal container with base to hardener ratio of 1:2 and was continued until the mixture obtained uniform colour.

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If the slab is being machine troweled with walk-behind machines. The flatness and levelness of the concrete substrate is crucial not only for a uniform polish. the concrete mix design is critical. Most integral color is either in the liquid or powder form and added at the ready-mix batch plant and then mixed for a specified time. Acid staining or dyeing is a great method of achieving color on polished floors. either integrally or with stains and dyes. manufacturers as well as installers are coming up with their own set of standards to obtain a quality polish job. for example. Let’s review the process: ♦ Coarse grind with 40-grit metal bond (if necessary) ♦ Grind with 80-grit metal bond ♦ Apply densifier ♦ Grind with 150 metal bond ♦ Remove scratch pattern from 150 grit with 100/200 resin bond ♦ Remove scratch pattern from 100/ 200 grit with 400 resin bond ♦ Apply color stains or dyes ♦ Polish with 800-grit resin bond ♦ Polish with 1. The industry standard for terrazzo is no more variance than 1/4 in. The main methods of coloring polished concrete consist of integrally coloring the concrete mix or staining or dyeing the surface after the fact. in a 10-ft. Anant Shekhar Sahay. span. can create a distinctive look for your floors. typically are polished to 800 grit. Wet curing of the new slab is an excellent way of curing but many times it is not practical. yds. Of equal importance to the appropriate mix design is how the concrete is placed and finished. By far the easiest and most controllable method is to integrally color your concrete. Floors that have excessive highs and lows will require a tremendous amount more grinding. On new concrete installations. Any remaining curing compound that does not dissipate over time is usually easily removed during the coarse-grinding phase of the polishing process. On new concrete installations that will ultimately receive polishing.000-grit polish. We can also use many times water-reducing admixtures to keep a low water cement ratio without jeopardizing the workability during the concrete placement. for color consistency. Colored aggregate or crushed glass can be added to the concrete mix or hand seeded into the top layer of the mix. Different applicators have different methods and time frames of applying the stains and dyes. lthough currently there are no industry standards specifying concrete tolerances specific to polished concrete.Products & Technologies Polished Concrete Floors good way to cure the slab. increasing your labor costs as well as the costs of your diamond tooling. According to industry standards. Vice-president Business DevelopmentSouth East Asia. We have had excellent results with applying dyes around the 400grit phase. dissipating liquid applied curing compounds are a A Adding colors to polished concrete. There are many levels of polished 152 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . which can also be applied to polished concrete.000-grit resin bond There are certain situations that the consumer may not choose a 3. finished concrete shall have a minimum Floor Flatness rating of at least 40. The polishing process will reveal the underlying aggregate. Color loads for integral color should never be smaller than 3 cu.500-grit resin bond ♦ Polish with 3. certain performance criteria need to be met so the polishing company can perform a uniform quality job. but also how the project is bid. it is imperative to not leave indentations or boot marks behind since they are not easily removed during the polishing phase. Most Home Depots or Lowe’s.500 psi) provides a dense surface free of voids for the polishing process. If this is the case. Using a cement-rich concrete (typically 3. Bomanite India.

500 to 2. tooling by hand with grinders and diamond pads is necessary. Because most of the material penetrates the surface and is applied very thin.over a clean surface in multiple thin coats (1.” but have their own unique and distinctive look.000 sq. If the polished surface is to terminate directly against the wall.bomaniteindia. scuffing or scratching is usually not a problem. Make sure you have a market to support the hefty investment. Polishing machines can also be used for other applications. per coat per gallon) . to name a few. If applied properly .Products & Technologies floors that stop short of truly being “polished concrete.com NBM&CW MARCH 2011 153 . The purchase of equipment can be a large investment. For further details please contact: Tel: +91-22-30400329. We have had great results saw-cutting a border in and then using cement based skims or colored epoxy. Another way to address edges is to use different mediums and create a border making the edge an architectural feature. such as adhesive and coatings removal or to prepare surfaces for decorative overlays. Talk with manufacturers of polishing equipment and ask why their equipment and services are better than others. Dealing with edges up against walls is always an issue. Most of the time. 30500781 (D) Fax: +91-22-24385770 Email:anantsahay@bomaniteindia. For the professional polisher. make sure you do your homework. ft. it is often debatable if some type of topcoat is needed with some claiming that it defeats the purpose of polishing relative to the ongoing maintenance.this provides an extremely hard surface and helps preserve the finished floor. If you are considering to pursue the polished concrete market. Especially when using dyes. there are walk-behind machines to address this. we feel that it is necessary to apply two thin coats of reactive penetrating sealer to help lock the color in.com Website: www.

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there has been movement from West to East. The mega event not only brought global market leaders of the industry together but also offered an extensive range of construction equipment products and services with special focus on construction equipment market in India representing earthmoving equipment. production of building materials. the best B2B opportunities to all the national and international participants of this trade fair. marketing and managerial capabilities of the construction equipment industry. CEO. AEM. NBM&CW MARCH 2011 155 . there were number of conferences. 2011. He urged the authorities to facilitate creation of state-of-the-art exhibiting facilities as demand for such events is increasing in this country. mining. and MMI along with BAI at Mumbai from February 8 to 11. seminars. The huge international presence at bC India. effectively projected technical.Post Event Report The first edition of bC India was successfully organized jointly by bC Expo India. Korea. Finland. President AEM. China. Coinciding with the event. Eugen Egetenmeir. More than 22. Speaking at the inauguration of bC India. shows the serious interest of the global players to understand the Indian CE manufacturing and marketing so as to take the best advantages of the emerging opportunities that India’s infrastructure development and progress offered. Over 500 exhibitors from 30 countries participated in the show with overwhelming presence of around 70% international exhibitors and remaining being Indian exhibitors. components. Thomas Loffler. Spain. Managing Director of Messe Muchean International (MMI) stated that in construction equipment manufacturing and marketing. Italy.000 visitors from 69 countries attended this event. France. and buyers meets. Germany. several new products and services were launched by the participating national and international companies. Dennis Slater said he was convinced that bC India will indeed play a very important role in the Indian market in the near future. The event had nine international pavilions from Australia. The three days mega event witnessed high ranking visitors from national and international construction equipment companies leveraging the event to project CE progress in India and abroad under one roof. bC Expo India said that the endeavour at their end has not only projected the best of national and international technical developments in construction equipment manufacturing relevant to completion of infrastructure projects in India but also offered an opportunity to compare products and services available globally. and services. and the UK. In his presentation.

Said one of the important captains of the industry. Whatever the way it goes. interactive exercise busy schedules at both the ends was an important factor in the reckoning. India is a huge market with potentials of continuous and sustainable growth.The event witnessed brisk sale of products and services. is very promising. unveiling their ambitious investment plans and gearing up fast to encash emerging business opportunities that the growing infrastructure offered in India. All is Well at CE End At bC India. The detailed reports on interactions in the form of Interviews and new launches would follow in the next issue of NBM&CW. During the interactions all appeared to be well for most companies as they were quite optimistic towards their business performance. Markets are expanding and so were the ways of the companies to reach them was the common theme of this interaction. product development and new products. but some of the interactions are reported in brief in this edition. nationally and internationally. reports NBM&CW's Editorial Team. sending a strong and loud message about their inherent technical fundamental and capabilities. NBM&CW had an opportunity to interact with a number of national and international captains of construction equipment industry to supplement their phenomenal efforts on expansion. With market becoming more competitive. 156 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 .” hopes and concerns persisted. the companies were seen to be diversifying into new business areas. it was a well availed opportunity to project participants commitment and concern towards progress and promise of construction equipment community to manufacture and supply quality products and proven services to the clients. it is too early to give the right assessment but what has been seen in three days. a strong feeling was lurking in the minds of all those who participated and attended the event: Will bC India turn to be a “Doosara. and marketing initiatives including their plans to build their brands in India’s high growth market. In such. fine tuning their existing operations.Post Event Report As the curtain of bC India show drew.

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can reach 90 m/min when working with the same load. Feedback received from the users of our cranes indicates that Manitowoc products are of superior quality. more so in port and power sectors. Maximum jib length on the MC 125 is 60 m and in standard form.92 engine. The service is rendered from different locations in the country as per requirement. compliant to Euro III standards. reliability. the crane has five possible jib lengths. Such top slewing tower cranes are competent enough to fulfill the needs of construction related projects. It is altogether different service concept from those available in the market. Potain tower cranes and Manitowoc crawler cranes. he added is well-equipped to fulfill and serve also being used in the important Government and private sector projects. including the 60 m maximum. which has 400 m of rope available for high-rise building work. The regular 33PC15. Manitowoc. 40 m. 50 m and 55 m. the burgeoning market with Grove mobile cranes.2 m telescopic boom that offers a 49 m maximum lifting height when working with the jib. Joshi. The others are 30 m. It has a five-section 40. it is picking up in the construction sector (such as cement and real estate). When working with a 480 V power supply. The crane’s lifting technology includes a double trolley allowing it to lift 3 t when working with a single trolley or 6 t when working with both. as needed. said Mr. Manitowoc’s factory in Pune manufactures tower cranes of various capacities up to 10 ton which is adequately fulfilling the project needs of the country. Of late. The engine drives a hydraulic system that includes a four-circuit pump that automatically combines pump flows to speed up operations. Manitowoc Cranes India.Post Event Report Manitowoc The demand for cranes is going up in almost all sectors due to increasing infrastructure development work in the country. Manitowoc has also invested a lot to further upgrade Manitowoc Crane CARE Service facilities. It is a satisfying concept for our clients assuring them of maximum investment return on their crane to provide innovative mobile solutions.5 t on the hook. Managing Director. The GT25-5A is a 25 t capacity crane mounted on a three-axle carrier.200 rpm. In addition. operating and maintaining for safe operation of its crane so that no untoward mishaps can take place while operating the crane. The higher capacity Potain tower cranes. The crane is suitable for tower cranes erection and to set up industrial projects. are assets. the 33PC15(GH). Two versions of Potain’s established 24 kW 33PC15 hoist are available with the crane.15 t. It also has a maximum free-standing height of 44 m but can reach much higher by telescoping and tying off to structures. which has 260 m of wire rope available. Raman Joshi. a variable flow hydraulic motor provides the flexibility for optimal line speed. said Mr. Power for the crane comes from a Sinotruck WD615. from Manitowoc’s factories in Europe. The Pune factory is wellequipped to manufacture quality Potain tower cranes. Manitowoc places great importance on training and retraining personnel. The crane’s maximum capacity is 6 t while at the 60 m jib end. serviceability and unmatched technical attributes with capacity requirements and global engineering concepts integrated in the manufacturing thus enabling us 160 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . it can lift 1. can offer lift speeds of up to 96 m/min when carrying 1. The demand in the tower crane segment is also going up. offering a power output of 196 kW at 2.

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Post Event Report Sandvik Sandvik Mining and Construction unveiled many exciting products at the show including its first representative of a brand new range of Basic Breaker BA2424 specially designed for the Indian market. This growth has been particularly strong in the product lines that have been developed for India’s specific requirements. said R Srinivasa Raghavan. The Basic Line Breakers includes many transfer with less recoil. Basic Line breakers (BA2424). for the right application with all features that ensure customers benefit from the highest levels of productivity. Tunnelling (DT820 Booms). bC India 2011 was not only seen as the perfect opportunity for Sandvik to launch its Basic Breaker line in India but also to showcase innovative design elements. the use of genuine Sandvik parts produced from only the highest quality raw materials. Side plate. high-quality construction. all manufactured to Sandvik quality control standards. recent developments with a particularly Indian flavor and to highlight commitment to the Indian sub-continent market place as a whole. the Basic Line benefits from proven technology. The design also incorporates a long and heavy piston that is aligned with a genuine Sandvik tool. but the lowest levels of cost of ownership and vitally with minimal environmental impact. 162 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . US310/UH310 and UV310 semi mobile plants & CJ 411 Jaw Crusher. making them specifically suitable for urban applications. Drilling (DQ500 drill rig). Simple in design. Although simple. BR4099 and BR2155). Sandvik’s new Basic Line utilises fewer working parts for reduced maintenance. crushing (the Indian produced UJ300/310. Sandvik’s impressive stand also had different product lines. Sandvik Mining and Construction has recently experienced a dramatic increase in sales throughout the Indian subcontinent. Silenced box type housings offer increased noise reduction. and mining equipment. Available in three different housings – Box type. All Sandvik products have been developed working in conjunction with some of the world’s leading quarrying and construction companies. This ensures that Sandvik produces the right equipment. Sandvik Mining and Construction Limited. in order to minimize carrier wear. SV1262 Grizzly feeder). Vice President Construction Segment. The increasing demand for Sandvik products demonstrates that Indian buyers are keen to utilize advanced. they possess a sealed nitrogen piston type accumulator in order to protect the carrier’s hydraulic pump during operation from pressure peaks in the breakers hydraulic circuit. together with lower ownership and operating costs. and to India in particular. Some of the products shown include: Breakers (BR3288. many of which are manufactured in India itself. and Pin on type – the Basic Line Breakers are easy to mount and operate. interactive presentations and unprecedented access to key people within the Sandvik Mining and Construction organization. there-by ensuring optimum impact energy In order to highlight commitment to India.

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The Material Handling solutions division at present manufactures. The two axle truck with four outriggers is mounted on Indian. SK Bhatnagar also briefed about TIL Group’s plans to expand its product portfolio. S. The crane comes with a three section boom varying from 7. made out of extra high strength steel obtained from Japanese and European sources. A second factory is being set up in Kharagpur to manufacture higher capacity crane products with an investment of Rs 100 crore. According to Mr.K. Bhatnagar. Maximum road speed of the truck crane is 50 km/hr and is powered outriggers have been provided to provide extra stability to the machine.” Mr. TIL “TMS 875 comes with a purpose built chassis designed and manufactured by TIL itself.” He said “with the quality features.7 with jib. TIL comprehensive product portfolio covering various critical sectors.TMS 10 can lift 10 tons @ 3 meters working radius. The new facility which will be fully modernized and state of the art is expected to be ready by 2013. he informed. The five axles truck crane has a maximum lifting capacity of 75 tons at 3 meters working radius and comes with a four section trapezoidal boom with boom length varying from 11.Post Event Report Tractors India Limited Tractors India Limited (TIL) launched its new TMS 875 truck crane at bC India. as well as port and road building solutions. along with its upcoming manufacturing facilities is expected to transform the Group into a formidable and forceful icon in the construction equipment and material handling solutions space. The gross vehicle weight is 10. Hydraulics have been obtained from leading European manufacturers. particularly its crane range and related expansion and diversification programme. Ashok Leyland chassis with rated 164 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . The maximum working radius of the crane is 17 meters and maximum tip height is 25. Materials Handling Division. large enough and strong enough whose impact could be seen in the next 2-3 years or even earlier as it proceeds with its most ambitious and diversified expansions. Four TIL also launched its new TMS 10. 10 ton truck mounted crane.500kg. As per Mr. the product is a better offering as compared to European and Chinese cranes to Indian customers at a competitive price. Currently. Bhatnagar: “TMS 10 will compete in certain areas with pick n carry cranes in the Indian market.6 meters with 360 degree slew.8 meters to a maximum of 19 meters.” power of 118hp@2500 rpm. Drive line has been sourced from Indian manufacturers. by AL 680 TCAC 235 HP engine @ 2200rpm. TIL produces nearly 200 mobile cranes a year at its Kolkata factory. Director & President. markets and services equipment pertaining to diverse material handling needs.0 meters to a maximum of 34.

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President Caterpillar Asia Pte Ltd covered Remanufacturing as Cat’s new focused area. We are expanding our operations with appropriate investment plans and. With recovery now being more broadbased. Kevin made his stance very clear that it is the most economical manufacturing route. This has been our focus in the past and it would continue in future too. depending on the need of local demand. They are gradually becoming more value addition conscious demanding better technical attributes and assured comprehensive back up technical support for the products and 166 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . services acquired. Playing on pricing for a foothold in the business is no longer valid in the present context. product life cycle would sway buyers choice. Competition is becoming more stiff where service components. It is a time tested and economical concept offering best solution for high end and other sophisticated products. policy measures impacting business environment and strengthening of Caterpillar’s presence in India. it appears to be a good concept where cost of manufacturing counts. We have great confidence on Indian market place. was the advice from Kevin. So is the profile and mind-sets of the buyers. Competition. With these measures and reorienting them from time to time as local requirements and demand. strengthening our market reach. The impression that it could lead to dumping second hand products is not quite well founded and there is no need to cry wolf about it. global and Indian construction equipment market scenario. On Remanufacturing in which the company has been a big votary wheel once again and hence the prime need for promoting remanufacturing suitable to a particular region’s industrial requirement.Post Event Report Caterpillar Discussion with Mr. Low quality products lack sophistication and high tech attributes rendering operations unproductive as well as uneconomical. But concerns are still there on policy dithering taking place from time to time especially on environment issues and this need to be sorted out for a stable policy regime. he opined. B u s i n e s s environment in India has improved a lot. we firmly believe will drive the growth for all. Buyers in the market place are being seen as far less sensitive to the price factor as was the case in the past. Our road map for India is constantly evolving. we will continue to serve as effectively as possible and participate in the infrastructure development in India not only actively but also proactively. In the present contest. offering new product line towards meeting India growing infrastructure development needs. demand and supplies are improving a lot. Kevin R Thieneman. It is going to be economically unviable to manufacture these like inventing the The markets scenario internationally and nationally in India is undergoing a sea change. Remanufacturing per se should not cause worry as being seen in some quarters. Internal cost reduction in manufacturing and product development. enhanced cost absorption and increased efficiency level would hold the key to sustain competition. both at WTO and in India.

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good attendance of builders and contractors from all over the country and BAI session at the same time in Mumbai offered opportunities to its members to visit the show. According to Mr. Due to this magnificent success. Mr. Soilmec had a very attractive two-storied stand of prefab structure from Trimo where people loved sitting on the terrace with a panoramic view of exhibition ground overlooking the BKC business district skyline in the evening. The number of visitors from all over the world including SAARC countries was really beyond our expectations and as an exhibitor we were more than happy to see this that people took this event very seriously. many companies are participating in Indian market place through sales and services outfits–all together promoting and contributing to Indo–German trade and economic ties. The total export of German Construction Equipment and Building Machinery export to India touched `1080 crores in 2010. said Mr. Rajesh Nath. At the show. Sanjoy Chakrabarty. Soilmec India on the sidelines of the event. 168 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Managing Director VDMA India said VDMA office in India is an important contact point for Indian companies to interact with German construction equipment manufacturers as more than 65 important companies from Germany have participated in this mega event under German pavilion. German machinery manufacturers view India as a good market for their products and services and are very keen to participate in this growing market. MD. SM-14 and also locally manufactured products like tools and Desanders in various panels. which is growing fast at present both in size and in its technological status. He further stated that the association of BAI for this event was indeed one of the major reasons for its success. Also displayed were our SR-30 with a grab which could travel with a grab mounted. Apart from setting up their manufacturing facilities in India. we displayed CFA kit and an innovation of the 24mts CFA conversion kit to fit on a std SR-40 which is going to be the future of India once CFA starts working. We did good business there and have made a few good deals with some important customers. Nath. The Indian office of VDMA has facilitated their presence in this show. it has now become one of the most important construction exhibitions in India for future.Post Event Report Soilmec The just concluded bC India was really a very well-arranged and in fact it was for the first time when such an event took place in India where all major Indian construction equipment manufacturers and a good number of suppliers from different parts of the world were present. VDMA Talking about German participation at bC India.

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92/1. combined with higher dynamic linear loads to achieve densities with minimum passes. EC140B Prime comes with the bucket capacity of 0. Motor Graders. The engine develops high torque at low rpm enabling excellent load carrying capabilities’ at low engine speed thus saving on fuel consumption. Volvo provided the full range of road building equipment – Hydraulic Excavators. with the extensions up to 5.85/0.m and operating weight of 14 tons where as EC210B has bucket capacity of 0.5. Volvo DD 80 Asphalt Compactor provided with multi layer thickness capability with 8 amplitude settings ensuring faster compaction. Volvo has recently invested in a new factory Remanufactured Component Centre in Bangalore whose technicians expertly restore a range of components to an often EC210B Prime . L120F is powered by fuel efficient Volvo engine and engineered to match the drive train and hydraulics for superior wheel loader performance. High degree of Paving quality and Ease of operation and transportation. It is extremely versatile in operation with paving width that can be continuously varied from 2.22 Cu. Soil and Asphalt Compactors.Post Event Report Volvo Volvo Construction Equipment used its extensive display at the show to demonstrate its commitment to improving fuel consumption and lowering emissions in its products – and also to underline the company’s expanding product. The star of the show was a pair of the latest Volvo excavators – the EC140BLC Prime and the configuration and undercarriage to suit the tough site conditions and delivers 20-25% more productivity and economical in terms of Tons / Litres.57/0.m with add-on segments and 170 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . These excavators are powered by Volvo engine and engineered to match the hydraulic for superior excavator performance.A result of optimum Owning cost.5m to 4. ABG 4361 is the virtual partner in paving business of every road construction company . Pneumatic Tyre Rollers and Paver Finishers.52/0. the Volvo stand promoted the introduction of Reman Hydraulic components into the Indian market. the latter specially adapted for work in granite. manufacturing and distribution capabilities. Its automatic reversal of eccentrics matches the direction of travel for smooth mat finish. Emphasizing on the benefits of Genuine Volvo Parts in servicing and maintenance duties.Volvo’s patented lift arm system TP Linkage combines high breakout force and excellent parallel movement throughout the entire lifting range. Both the models are equipped with correct boom/arm/bkt two types of road machineries – ABG 4361 Paver Finisher and DD 80 model Asphalt Compactor.m and operating weight 22 ton. Wheel loaders.75 Cu. marble & aggregates quarry applications.75m. This show was featured with display of can pave up to 300 mm thickness. Volvo also used this platform to highlight its extensive portfolio of products and services that are designed to support the range of machines.

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The crane has variable derrick adjustment system without guiding under load . With 48 metres boom length. Besides. Luffing jib is 96 metres. Another highlight at Volvo stand was a CareTrack – Volvo’s telematics system that allows remote monitoring and machine diagnostics on all general purpose machines – which is now available in India as standard and comes with a free three-year subscription. Liebherr India Private Limited: “The crane with its versatile features and 10 crane can self load and unload its superstructure and self fit its crawlers. change of derrick radius can be undertaken. With derrick attachment. Main boom of the crane is 108 metres without derrick. LIEBHERR Liebherr displayed its LR 1600/2. As per Mr. thus making it ideal for working in rural and altogether remote areas in India.According to Mr. making it ideal for wind mill construction projects. Combination with main boom and luffing jib is 188 metres. the crane is ideal for transportation as jib sections can be inserted in main boom section for transportation. 172 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Somani informed: “LR 1600/ 2 comes with a novel boom system with only one head section.Post Event Report better-than-new standard (‘Better’ because components are upgraded to the latest iteration of that unit’s development). 190tons is the main counterweight and 65 tons at the carbody. Representative Director. This program is a natural extension of Volvo’s commitment towards a greener environment.” Liebherr handed two LR 1600/2 two Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited for construction of 800 MW power projects.” He explained: “Irrespective of weight and size. the critical. percent more lifting capacity as compared to a contemporary product of similar class. The derrick ballast can be provided at as tray type and wheeled bogie type. While CareTrack offers customer a number of advantages. A. the crane can be used for construction of thermal power plans from 500MW-800 MW. a primary one is the ability to effectively manage machine maintenance. where getting skilled manpower is quite The crane can lift maximum 600 tons at11 metres working radius with a boom length of 42 metres. While working continuous. Mr. Genuine Volvo Parts and CareTrack are both proving useful in maintaining machinery in optimal condition and achieving maximized uptime. LR 1600/2 can lift 600 tons at 10 metres working radius. With main boom the derrick attachment is138 metres and fixed jib is 36 metres. 600 ton crawler crane at BC 2011. In short. It can be extended to 144 metres at which it can lift 83 tons at eight metres working radius. is most suitable for Indian applications. servicing and repair through the system’s ability to ‘see’ how the machine is performing. Volvo Reman is the economical. the main counterweight can be 150 tons and 65 tons at the carbody. The crane comes with special attachments. The facility allows users of Volvo construction equipment to have their used components renovated at a lower cost than buying new and consuming far less new materials and energy. convenient and reliable way to maximize uptime and extend the service life of the machine.K. Somani. Somany. It can be used with main boom and luffing jib without derrick configuration.

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The key was handed by Mr. and is also equipped with the latest generation of hydraulics.000 units wherein M&M has installed a capacity of 200 machines per month which could be scaled up very quickly as the demand increases.0 metres jib length. comparable to those on large crawler excavators. service and spares parts outlets.300 crores. he declined to give any time frame set by the company for the new products. The design of the DITEC engine combined with direct injection with turbo charger & intercooler delivers over 10% fuel savings per hour as compared to contemporary The project cost of the new business is Rs. With the hydraulic pushing system. However. “Earth Master is powered by Mahindra’s DITEC Engine. products. simultaneous movements of the backhoe. the crane can be deployed in lift shafts and at outside the building as well.0 tons at 2. Business Head -Construction Equipment. Mr. comes with a unique REMOTECARE ™ feature enabling its owner to keep track of the machine’s operating status using a mobile phone. and regional parts warehouse to supply dealers and a call centre supporting nine languages. In terms of customer support the EarthMaster will come with a 2year warranty unlimited hours warranty.Post Event Report Liebherr handed the displayed LR 1600/2 to Western India based crane hiring company. Jan Liebherr.4. The launch coincided with Mahindra’s official announcement of entering into the construction equipment business. Mr. one central parts warehouse. The crane can lift a maximum load of 5tons at 15. painting and assembly facilitates. : “71 EC-B5 does not require separate vertical sections to be created. The EarthMaster is the only backhoe loader in India with standard joystick controls. EarthMaster has a cockpit that provides voice and text messages to operators related to machine functions and warnings in six different Indian languages. The company is planning to venture into the production of other earthmoving equipment. Marketing Director. Sophie Liebherr was present during the occasion. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) launched its ‘EarthMaster’ Backhoe Loader at bC India. Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH. The DITEC engine is fully loaded with latest technology to minimize emissions that meets BS III norms. According to Mr. Vakharia estimated that the backhoe loaders market size is about 25. “The crane is suitable for highrise construction above 260 metres. Highlighting the technical attributes of the EarthMaster.Kairas Vakharia.” The Earth Master is manufactured at Mahindra’s plant at Chakan in Pune at a state of the art plant with integrated welding. The company has made a dedicated sales and service network to cater to the requirements of it construction equipment customers.15 tons at a jib length of 20 metres and at 50 meters maximum jib length it can lift 1. a compact 3. as it gets pushed up by hydraulics during the course of construction of the building. M&M said.3 litre engine which delivers best in its class 83 HP. Shethia Erectors and Materials handlers Limited.4 metres working radius. 12 area offices. The EarthMaster 174 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Sister Ms. which will include over 200 dealer sales. Liebherr also displayed its 71 EC-B5 Flat top tower crane. that allows for precise. In addition.. Hans Martin Frech. 200+ service vans to reach customers’ construction sites.

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Putzmeister GmbH, Germany, a leader and global supplier of Concrete Pumps, Tunneling Machines, Industrial Pumps and Mortar Machines made a notable present at bC India. Mentioning about their presence in India on the sidelines of the show, Mr Michael Schmid – Lindenmayer, MD said, ‘Putzmeister has its state-of the-art manufacturing plant in Goa the first choice of real estate and infrastructure companies across India. Our company is the champion in highrise pumping and major projects worldwide are executed with our equipment. Putzmeister has the Largest Truck mounted concrete Pump in the World – M 70. In the prestigious project of Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai, Putzmeister has broken again its own World record customers which are very simple to operate and very cost competitive at the same time. Among the latest introduction is Stationary Concrete Pump BSA702D, designed for 20 cubic m/h and can be delivered by a reversible drum mixer. Other in line is BSF20.07, a very price competitive and an ideal starter boom placer for road contractors and RMC companies which are still not capable enough of investing in a bigger boom placer. As far as the high end products are concerned, Putzmeister has introduced the BSA1409D based on free flow hydraulics for customer who requires a higher output. In addition, BSA1408HD, a high pressure pump which can pump building with a height of 200 to 250 m was presented. This model accomplishes to be the industry standard for buildings of these heights. And in order to place the concrete on top of the building Putzmeister has introduced stationary boom systems called MX in combination with the pipelines, valve system, cleaning stations, and accessories. The Indian arm of Putzmeister is also exporting its products to Srilanka, Bangladesh, S. Africa and South East Asia. In 2010, Putzmeister in India has grown by 160% and has further increased its market share in all product categories.

which is spread over 100,000 sq m. Also we have a countrywide sales and service network with regional offices all over the country. Our company is committed to bring latest Technology to India and believe in Best Products, Best Quality & Best Service.’ Commenting on their products Mr. Lindenmayer stated, Putzmeister pumps have been deployed at various prestigious projects and are

by achieving a pumping height of over 606 m. Last year our BSA 1407 D made history by pumping concrete up to a distance of 800 m at the Delhi Metro Tunnel site, he added. He said further, our company has been very active in introducing new technology and products to this strong growing market. It has implemented new models for

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Wirtgen India Pvt Ltd.
Wirtgen India, displayed its total range of solutions involving Vogele pavers, Wirtgen Road milling machines, recyclers, slipform pavers and the new Hamm 311 Soil compactors manufactured at the Wirtgen India Pune facility. Talking about their new development Mr. P. Ramesh, CEO performance compactor that caters perfectly to the customary bidding requirements in India. A team of engineers and technicians from India and Germany developed the product and established and qualified a new logistics chain onsite in Pune that ensures that the production line is supplied with the beginning of a major success story in India and the country will make its way in the world just like the other emerging markets in Brazil and China. And all brands of the Wirtgen Group will profit strongly from the market success because we have made timely investments in a local production facility. Wirtgen India has sold hundreds of Wirtgen Group machines in Indian market in the last ten years. With the start of additional major road construction projects, this number will increase dramatically over the coming years. In order to guarantee that the machines would be overhauled regularly and the spare parts are available for the entire country, the Wirtgen Group also invested in a new workshop and a large spare parts centre in Pune. Maximum four machines can be overhauled at a time at the highly advanced workshop which is also equipped with a 20 tonne overhead crane. The regional stores are supplied with original Wirtgen Group parts from the new main spare parts depot that covers an additional 600 m2 of floor space. Customers can also be supplied directly from Pune if necessary. The entire parts dispatch process is controlled via SAP.

& Managing Director, Wirtgen India said that with the production of Hamm single-drum compactors 311, we have developed a model that is designed specifically for the Indian market. This single drum compactor corresponds to the high standards of quality of the Wirtgen Group but is manufactured locally so that the pricing allows us to prevail on this highly competitive market. The 11 tonne single-drum compactor for earthworks is a high-

high-quality components, he explained. On the group presence in the country, Wirtgen Group has maintained a strong presence in India since 1995 with local sales and service centres in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, and Kolkata. With the start of production of the Hamm single-drum compactors the workforce is being increased to roughly 185 employees. We are at

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” in India at the bC India Show. “This is an important segments. The secondary chassis has been designed with on board hopper and feeder for proper choke feeding of the Cone Crusher. Tamil Nadu. Director Sales & Marketing-Asia. Terex MPS is dedicated to offering costeffective solutions for the long term. Wheeled and Modular Product Range. Quarrying and Mining Plant was on display which is an all electric plant which can easily be tied into new or existing secondary.Post Event Report Terex Mineral Processing Systems Processing Systems Terex® Minerals Processing Systems leads the industry with the most advanced portable plants which now includes the NEW Terex® WJ 1175 Wheeled Jaw and WC1000 Wheeled Cone/ Screen Plant. Terex® Minerals Processing Systems provides a complete range of crushing and screening process equipment to customers around the world. The Plant consisting of Wheeled Mobile Primary Jaw Crusher and Secondary Mobile Cone Crusher has been designed to suit the needs of the local market. The Terex® Wheeled Crushing & Screening Plant consisting of WJ 1175 and WC1000 is built for portability. The product would target the Construction. Terex Mineral (Terex MPS) launched its new Wheel Mounted Crushing & screening Plant Range step towards our commitment to serve the local customers with locally designed world class product range. plus new Terex® models that we are continually developing to improve performance and efficiency. The machine has been designed with many key customer friendly features and aims to be the best in the industry in terms of set up time. Providing detailed features of the Wheel Plant range. the WC 1000 Cone 182 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Jaideep Shekhar. The equipment range includes Terex® Canica.” Terex MPS would be looking at strengthening its presence in India and across Asia with the launch of the wheel mounted product range. Mr. and quaternary crushing applications. “We now have the full product range to meet the needs of the fixed site customers with our static. Terex® Cedarapids. especially for applications involving hard abrasive materials. tertiary. According to Mr. Shekhar mentioned. With over 100 years in the minerals processing industry. At bC India. The WJ 1175 consists of Terex JW 42S Jaw Crusher Chamber with inlet opening of 1070 mm x 762mm (42" x 30") and comes with Hydraulic Closed Side Setting arrangement. Terex® Jaques and Terex® Simplicity models. The Plant would be built at Terex Manufacturing facility at Hosur. The WC 1000 consists of Terex TC 1000 Cone Crusher and Terex IV Deck Screen.

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Track Mount & Steering and Auto Control & Auto Engine support assurance. This plant comes with a fully automatic software controlled operation and a rigid structure. an advanced global technology with twin shaft mixer technology offering a range of features for safety and enhanced productivity. Greaves Cotton (CED – Construction Equipment Division) launched a range of world class. Crawler Crane. extending its range from the already available 3T loader. Boom Pump. Truck Crane. the largest Construction machinery maker of China & a wellknown name in the concrete machinery sector. Excavator. better productivity. and Backhoe loader. this world class technology product is low on maintenance. The features of Paver offers faster operation. The range comes in 1 to 2 metres and is backed by Greaves service and equipment technology. With ergonomically designed and fully air-conditioned operators’ cabin as a standard feature coupled with brilliant enhanced features like single lever bucket operation and tilt steering column. the company augments its already formidable presence with its wide range of products in the 3 segments of Concreting. Greaves also presents its 60cbm Twin Shaft batching plant. This loader sets a new benchmark in this segment with operators comfort resulting in improved productivity and efficiency. Soil and Asphalt in the infrastructure equipment industry. state-of-art BOMAG Milling Machines to India with advanced features like Front Loading. This loader comes with components from world renowned manufacturers and is manufactured by Greaves technology. In addition. state-of-the-art-technology products including Milling Machines. resulting in high quality finish and undulation effect on roads. Paver. These machines are the latest technology in the road construction industry and their features enhance steering ability. Sany for the first time exhibited its backhoe loader and excavator to the Indian buyers to fulfill the emerging need of India’s infrastructure sector. The exclusive range of products that were displayed included: Concrete Pump 30C/40C/50C. Loader. Concrete Batching Plant. With the promise of service and support round the clock. low and easy maintenance and operator comfort which is a hallmark of Bomag technologyWorld leaders in road construction Sany Sany with US$ 7. and Twin Shaft Batching Plant at the show. load distribution.5 Billion revenue MNC. Truck Mixer. safety & operator convenience and efficiency resulting in precision finish of roads. The company brings the most advanced. participated and demonstrated its comprehensive product technology and services to Indian buyers and international Construction industry leaders. This product further establishes the leading position of Greaves Cotton along with its varied and wide range of batching plants. stationery & mobile concrete pumps and concrete mixers in the concreting segment of the construction equipment business.Post Event Report Greaves Greaves Cotton launched a premium range of construction equipment for the infrastructure industry and with this. Also on display was the Paver which offers 9. Continuing from its earlier range of loaders Greaves launched its 5T (ton) loader. Its excavator is equipped with an extra ordinary Mitsubishi engine which is stronger and most powerful drive with lower 184 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 .2 metres of paving width and comes with enhanced screed features offering superior compaction. power regulation.

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decrease noises. realizing better match result and maximizing the energy saving effect. “CKE 2500 is the best selling segment in India and we have sold 86 units so far.2 metres. The company has sold the cranes capacities ranging from 186 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 .000 rpm. The optimized hoppers incorporated with lean manufacturing technology are featured by higher efficiency of material suction and lower residue of material.0m to 91. The crane comes with a counter weight of 90t and car body weight of 24. The maximum diameter of mixable aggregate is up to 40mm. The crane got good response due to its versatile lifting capabilities. 250ton hydraulic crawler crane which can lift 250 tons at a working radius of 4. The auto-lubricating system extends the life of mixer and ensures full reliability and also most convenient and easy for dismantling and transportation.3m and maximum length combination is 61m+61m.4 metres. Long boom length ranges from 64. Manager-Product Sales & Marketing.6 metres with a boom length of 15.0 metres. Also exhibited was Sany HBT30C–1006DY Concrete Pumps which has developed technology of computer-controlled diesel engine rotation speed to effectively improve emission.2m and maximum length combination 76.2 m+30.” Kobelco sells hydraulic crane with a capacity variants of 60-550 tons. 4 power modes ensure better energy saving result by optimizing the parameters of power and hydraulic system through electric device control. A user-friendly HMI plus PLC control system is equipped with a facility of auto mixing as well as manual mixing. According to Mr. In addition. the crane can lift 21 tons at 17. aggregate and additives . It has full hydraulic steering open system. eliminating the need of backhoe loader and reducing energy consumption. Nilesh Bhorkar. Kobelco Kobelco displayed its CKE 2500. Advanced CDCS computer dynamic control system by electriccontrol measures and hydraulic measures realizes the real-time match of engine power and main pump power . Minimum fixed jib combination is 27. The crane is powered by water cooled Hino Diesel Engine with rated power of 247kw at 2.It decides exactly how much power the machine needs and how much power the engine provides. and have used most advances S-valve technology for ideal performance. This machine is fitted with single shaft compulsory mixer resulting in high efficiency and homogenous mixing effect & Mixer is designed with NO dead angle. The throttle opening automatically reduces and the engine goes to idle speed condition. With a maximum boom length of 91. local and remote control.0 tons. low oil temperature.4 m+12. minimizing the residue and easy to clean.3m+21. water. It has an aggregate loading with boom scraper. Automatic idle speed arises when work stops.Post Event Report maintenance cost and fuel consumption. Seventeen of CKE 2500 were sold to Bharat Heavy Electricals for power plant construction and also to rental companies.4 metres.5m. Kobelco Cranes India Private Limited.2metres and 61. The minimum and maximum length luffing boom is 15.7 metres working radius. and concrete slump is 8cm23cm. Sany also displayed Compact Concrete Batching Plant SBP05 which provides the complete concrete solution for every construction need the most reliable and portable solutions from small to mega construction project with fully automatic and modularized device for accurate weighing system of cement. Minimum luffing jib combination is 21.

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Kobelco handed CKE 2500. the company will rent out the crane to EPC contractors executing liquefied natural gas projects and power projects. Besides this. The tracked crushers come with a Caterpillar power pack and it has a large rear loading hopper with low feed in height and hydraulic adjusting crusher. According to Mr. These mobile crushers will be offered with Jaw. 188 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Impactor and Screen combinations. the machines would be cost competitive to operate. Sixty percent of the components would be of local origin comprising crawlers and fabrication parts whereas 40% of the components comprising engines. R. The tracked crushers and the wheeled ones are manufactured under a joint collaboration and will be co-branded as PROMAN-TESAB.Post Event Report 60 to 135 tons to EPC contractors in India. According to Mr. MD. Raghavan.” There has been a steep appreciation of Japanese Yen at the rate of 25-30% making the Kobelco cranes dearer in India. “to take on pricing along with expanding and consolidating market presence. Voltas Limited is the distributor for Kobelco hydraulic crawler cranes in India. Cone. Briefing on the association. Kobelco initially would manufacture hydraulic cranes from 80 to 100 tons at its upcoming plant at Sricity near Chennai in Tamil Nadu whereas 250 tons would be taken up at a later stage. PROMAN Infrastructure Services PROMAN Infrastructure Services Pvt. Nilesh Bhorkar. Prakash Shah.contained mobile crushers that come with a Caterpillar power pack. We would also strengthen customer support for our cranes through our distributor Voltas. The tracked crushers would be arrayed with capacity variants of 100-400 TPH whereas the wheeled crushers would be arrayed with capacity variants of 100TPH and 300 TPH. Ltd. PROMAN said. The wheeled crushers are self. 250ton crawler lattice boom crane over to crane hiring company Samarth Lifters Pvt Limited during the event.” He stated further that the competitive features of the tracked crushers would enable its users to operate continuously at mining sites and for big infrastructure projects. Mr. “Under our new technical collaboration with Tesab.S. announced its technical collaboration with Tesab Engineering Limited of Ireland to manufacture new line of mobile crushers at bC India 2011. we would manufacture Tracked crushers and Wheeled Crushers in a phased manner. boom would continue to be imported. Director Samarth Lifters.

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Voltas Ltd.550kgs. 190 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . The maximum speed of the vehicle is 75kmph with total weight of 24. He further stated. AMW 2518 chassis powered by turbo charged water cooled Cummins 6BTAA-BS-II engines with 178hp @2500rpm.8 metres and maximum tip height of 30.” Mr. Deputy General ManagerCranes. vertical shaft impactors and others.” Voltas also launched its new VLPC-12.9 metres working radius and minimum of 2 tons at 10. continous mixers. “to provide better customer support in terms of parts availability. It can travel at a top speed of 28kmph without load. National Sales Manager BHSSonthofen India said.6 meter jib. VLPC 12TX SB and VLPC 12TX.5 metres working radius with a basic boom length of 8. “commercial production of the crane is expected to begin from April 2011 following its testing.40&45 ton rough terrain crane. The crane is mounted on Indian. 25 ton crane which can lift maximum designated load of 25 metric tons at 2. Neelesh Desai. As per Mr. Desai ruled out any immediate possibility of undertaking any indigenous manufacturing of the products in India.01 metes working radius. It can lift 6. He also informed that the company’s plan to market electronic waste recycling plants for municipal applications is on stream.Post Event Report BHS Sonthofen India BHS-Sonthofen (India) Pvt Ltd also participated at bC India.25 tons @ 6 metres working radius. The location of the new warehouse would be 40 kilometres away from Hyderabad. Voltas also manufactures 20. VLPC 12 is powered by Bharat stage -2 engines. The warehouse would house the entire range of components for Twin-shaft batch mixers. The crane would be offered in two models. hydraulic pick and carry crane that comes with a three boom extension and has a maximum lifting capacity of 12 tons @ 1. 12 ton. Aniruddha Moharir. Highlighting the new and forthcoming business venture in India Mr. 30. It has four outriggers with overall width of 5020 mm.2 meter with 4. Voltas Limited Voltas Limited displayed its new prototype hydraulic truck mounted VLTC-25. we have started construction of our own warehouse at Indirakaran on HyderabadMumbai road. “we are contemplating to launch other models of vertical shaft impactors during later stage of the current year in the country.

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“ In the Maniaccess range. a world market leader in all terrain equipments. reliability etc. ECEL has been appointed based on their network and expertise to cater the requirements of the Construction & Rental Industry. We also offer higher capacity Rough Terrain machines with a lifting capacity of 21000kgs with 10 meters lift heights. wood log handling. it is one of the largest network for this product category in the country. telehandlers. robust construction. among other features. offer a wider range of product. Mentioning about the Maniscopic. The models range from 4 meters height with a lifting capacity of 1500kgs to 30 meters height and a lift capacity of 5000kgs. to On the competitive product positioning of the product. added Mr. tyre handling. we offer some of the most unique features as selfdiagnostic tools. Mr. Loader Bucket. Manitou subsidiary in Singapore is being strengthened to augment our capability to deliver faster the products & services to our customers in India.” Further. available at various price points. he further added. Manitou..handling man & material suite the specific need of the customers in Construction. “the competitive positioning of our Maniscopic telehandlers is based on the fact that it provides onemachine-solution for almost all the material handling applications viz.viz. Mandahr. Strong local partners have complemented our strategy to provide “application based solutions” to our customers at their door step & to offer superior after sales support. better design & operational performance. Industrial & Mining Sector.handling bulk material and several other attachments for specific applications. “Manitou offer the widest range of telehandlers with over 50 models. All the models are on offer in India. “Manitou has appointed different dealers in India based on their individual areas of expertise.. we have in excess of 150 customer contact points across the length & breadth of the country. Higher safety standards in compliance to strict European laws & updated products. higher ground clearance. Mandahr informed. Director. “as compared to the contemporary product line on offer in India. Currently. Mr. Forklift – handling material on pallet.handling material with Crane hook. Commercial.Post Event Report Manitou BF Manitou had put on display. Dozco has been our dealer for the Mining Industry and Gemini is promoting our interest in Industrial Masted Forklifts.” 192 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . rib erection for tunnels.. Man Platform. rough terrain as an access platform. Manitou BF-India Operations said. Operations. Jib Crane & Winch. MT 1440 SLT ( 14m lift height/ 4000kgs lifting capacity) ‘Maniscopic’ Rough terrain telehandlers and 200 ATJ (20m Working height AWP) ‘Maniaccess’ access platforms and GEHL 4240 ‘Skid Steer Loader’ at bC India.” Further he stated. light dozing etc. Ajay Mandahr.

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Today. vice-president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers Megan Tanel as well as media. During his welcome speech. one of the trading units of Machinery and Industrial Group N. in Russian CHETRA machines. taking into account the demand of mining and construction industries. showing the best scientific and technical developments of the Russian specialists. partner and dealer companies. global markets. Indonesia. In addition. attracted a lot of guests and visitors – The Russian Consular general in Mumbai Alexey Novikov. Thailand and South Korea have already shown their interest. The inauguration of the Russian CHETRA stand. The importance of those plans has grown enormously after the official visit of the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in India when a new technological emphasis of the international partnership has been made. wheel loaders with the bucket capacity of 3. the trade representative Mikhail Rapota mentioned the importance of the plans of M&IG N. Today.V. 5 to 6. heating & Insulation works. Vladimir Lepin. CHETRA in India offers dozers with the power range 90-590 hp. pipe layers with the lifting capacity of 25-104 t for the pipelines with the tube dia. and in road building sectors. excavators with 23 ton operating capacity and various types of special equipments for Pipeline cleaning.V. coal. Malaysia. Mikahil Bolotin.” said CMI CEO Benjamin Callow during CHETRA stand inauguration at the show. giving value to the company’s promises for India. Lepin. said Mr. CHETRA’s share in the Indian pipe layer market has already reached to 30% and as estimated by the market players. and operating power range 140-600 hp. the organization of the production unit will strengthen Russian producer’s position not only in India but also in the whole South East Asia region. president the Holding company M&IG has visited specially to India during this expo. the metallurgy adopted for manufacture of critical parts suits well to the Indian condition and performance as a whole extremely satisfactory. Vice-president. it may go upto 40-50% soon. According to Mr.m. Trade representative Mikhail Rapota. Dr.Post Event Report CHETRA CHETRA. By the end of 2015 the number of yearly produced machines will go upto 200. 7 c. (M&IG)-the largest Russian international manufacturer of machineries and equipment has brought here in India the most popular Russian industrial machines which are used in oil & gas. the 3-d largest producer of heavy industrial machines to create a production unit here in India that aimed at fulfilling the growing demand and implementation of the high-quality after-sales services. CHETRA is fairly representing Russia in different global markets. Australia. 2001420 mm. M&IG.. 194 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . priming. mining industries. M&IG vice-presidents Vladimir Lepin and Vadim Kalabashkin. the Russian specialists will carry out educational and qualification-raising programs for the Indian engineers participating in CHETRA production and services. He said further that CHETRA machines are robust in design and construction.

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A large number of customers visited our stall from different industries such as Construction. mining. Overall we are very satisfied with the response we got for our 80Mt crane. Hydraulics & Winches imported from reputed brands from Europe and Boom made from High Yield/ tensile seamless lacing tubes imported from Japan. The Spraymec 8100 VC is designed for high performance sprayed concrete applications in tunnels with cross-sections of 15m2 to 140m2. Paint shop and a shot blasting booth. They were delighted by seeing one complete set of spare parts kept aside for after sales and service for 10 cranes which rolled out of factory till now. Normet Normet introduced the most advanced model for concrete spraying in its Spraymec series at bC India. Fabrication shop. logistics and crane hiring etc. One of our customers M/s.3m high x 16m wide. A. The maximum vertical spraying reach is 14m. Several visitors impressed by the crane also visited our factory to check our manufacturing facilities located at Village – Ransai in between Mumbai and Pune. The 80 ton crane comes with a 24.3 ton counterweight and is powered by proven indigenous diesel engine. Hydraulic Jacks for Self Loading/Unloading. This shows customer satisfaction and reason behind the repeat orders. It has a lifting Capacity of 80Mt at 4meters radius and consists of Boom – 58meters and Jib – 18meters. Ltd who is using ABG 1080 cranes visited the stall and told that they & Chennai port trust railway had achieved a record performance by handling Granite Block rake in 5hrs and 15min on 8/1/2011 at western yard I using 1080. NDT testing. This success backs us to be optimistic for our later releases of 35MT and 160MT hydraulic crawler cranes. Assembly shop.Pandey.Shipping Agencies Pvt. BC India show increased the visibility of our crane across India and Visitors were delighted to see an Indian manufacturer for crawler cranes designed indigenously with superior quality. Most of the customers showed keen interest on 35T hydraulic crawler crane and expressed their eagerness to see the launch of this crane. ABG Crane. R. The NorSmart concrete sprayer control 196 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . GM and Head Marketing. He told he is very happy regarding the performance of the crane and ordered more of Model 1080. Pilot Switch control. said Mr. Customers were impressed by seeing the requisite machinery and equipments such as CNC Profile cutting machine.S.Post Event Report ABG Cranes ABG Cranes displayed its indigenously developed 80 ton hydraulic crawler crane named 1080. The electro-hydraulic selfpropelled mobile concrete sprayer provides efficient spraying from one set-up in tunnels of up to 10. the latest state-of-the-art control system of the spraying process. AC Cabin and Safe load indicator.B. The machine features NorSmart. This was encouraging to us and we are coming up with 35T and 160T cranes customers are eager to know about the specifications and release date of those cranes.

“India is our largest customer base at the moment and we have sold many Normet units in the country and the big Spraymec 8100 VC displayed here for the first time is sold to Leightons. Our international partnership with Tam International and through its 100% ownership of TAM Construction Chemicals (India) will give us a further reach into the construction and mining industries in India. realtime control and fault diagnostics of the spraying process. accurate spray boom and nozzle movements and positioning. including a kit for accelerator. concrete and ambient temperature measurement.” NBM&CW MARCH 2011 197 . he added.Rajeshwar Singh. According to Mr. accurate and reliable alkali-free accelerator dosing (control system integrated into concrete output). Country Manager. productive and high-quality concrete spraying with functions that include: Lowpulsation spraying and pumping.Post Event Report system provides efficient. logging of all spraying process related data and USB data transfer and comprehensive vehicle fault diagnostics.

Marini ROADSTAR – is the leading hyper mobile asphalt plant model in India. He said. Top quality products including the newly launched Bomag pavers. Area Sales Manager-Indian Operations. “there has been a rise in demand of our products in India over the years and inquiries at bC India were quite good. Mr. and Recycling systems were the focus of the Marini presentations. 198 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Green plant technology.” Mr. MARINI & BREINING. presented its entire range of Hypermobile & Modular asphalt plants to the visitors. Fayat’s every brand is worldrenowned for its leading technologies. Marini during the show announced the launch of RS 1800 and RS 2700 160Tph/ 200 Tph hyper mobile plants for India. “in order to make the price of the products competitive. India’s No. Alongside these products. The designs focus on high productivity. Productions of the mixers are expected to begin during June 2011 from the new plant. compactors. Sicoma India said. To provide backup customer support to the OEMs we have a service team which imparts training to the OEM’s through scientific methods. performance and substantial savings in fuel. Sicoma Mixers India Sicoma Mixers India displayed its range of planetary mixers. Vinayak Gajendragad. and compaction equipment were displayed.Post Event Report Fayat Group Fayat Group. Fuel efficiency. the MAC 320/360 range of plants were also offered to customer in India who realized the benefits of a highly reliable and high capacity asphalt plant there and then. we would undertake local assembly of the planetary mixers at our new plant in Bangalore.1 high capacity asphalt plant supplier. These products are manufactured with future ready features. the road building equipment major participated at bC India and displayed its top brands: BOMAG. On the Modular asphalt plant front. These products are specifically designed to cater to the asphalt mix requirements in the country. milling machines. a comprehensive range of the intelligent compaction tools and solutions were also presented. which will help contractors face the ever changing and demanding environmental concerns and mix designs. Products manufactured by Sicoma includes concrete planetary mixers and twin shaft mixers. The products are imported from Italy. MARINI. Gajendragad said that Sicoma would continue to undertake marketing of the products through its own marketing network. Mentioning about the range of products.

Metro projects. The crane has a counterweight of 21 tons.Post Event Report ACE Action Construction Equipment (ACE) launched its new 75 tonne hydraulic crane ACX 750 which has a maximum lifting capacity of 75 tons at 3. pipeline construction and heavy material handling sectors etc. the company is planning to promote the product for Power plants.0 metres. At a maximum boom length of 57 metres. Jib offset angle of the crane is 10 degree and 30 degree. As per Mr. ACE 750 comes with fuel efficient water cooled Mahindra Navistar Diesel Engine with a rated power of 220hp @2200 rpm and a fuel tank capacity of 350 litres.6 metres working radius with a boom length of 12 metres.0metres-18. it can lift 10 tons at 12 metres working radius.Rajeev Kumar Divisional Manager. HED ACE. Boom and fixed jib combination of the crane is 27metres-45 metres+ 9. NBM&CW MARCH 2011 199 .

Post Event Report PALFINGER At bC India. Managing Director. According to Mr. the machine is quite fuel efficient. he informed. This makes it quite easy to move. and flexibilitywith committed employees and an affirmed philosophy of “making customers more to the Asian market for mounting on small and medium-sized trucks. Subhamoy Ghosh. Importantly. The machine comes entire assembled 200 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . A clear strategy based on the three pillars of successful” in their jobs are the ingredients of this recipe for success. A competitive edge gained through technological innovation and high levels of product quality have always been central to the company. The combination of the PK 10000 truckmounted crane with a T 13 PALIFT TELESCOPIC hookloader. The Gujarat based concrete equipment manufacturing major. Mr. runways etc. demonstrates the interesting and powerful range of applications that PALFINGER system solutions can handle in the construction and waste management industry. the batching plant is truly compact in its character. Apollo Infratech said. Additional truck-mounted crane attachments and equipment for every eventuality completed the exhibition programme.” The fixed form paver would be finding its application for the construction of concrete roads. Ltd PALFINGER brand is considered to be the epitome of quality and reliability all over the world. “ to be available in rated capacity range of 20-25-30 cum/ hr. Mitul Patel. “ the pump comes with s-valve technology. The machine is quite fast in pumping concrete. innovation. It enables work to be done much faster as compared to contemporary products. Patel said. Managing Director. “the new fixed form paver is light machine.” Mr. Patel informed. launched its new fixed form paver. trailer mounted stationery concrete pump and compact batching plant. An EPSILON M110L97 timber handling and recycling crane mounted on an truck with a gross vehicle weight of 25 tonnes demonstrated that how much power and efficiency is packed into these PALFINGER cranes that have been specially designed to deal with huge dynamic loads. Mentioning about the new products Mr. Besides. maneuvering is quite easy for the machine. “the pump would be finding its application in high rise construction both pertaining to high rise and real estate projects. power and maneuverability. the prime new attraction from the company was its. it displayed PK 38502 and a PK 10000 Performance from Apollo Infratech There were good numbers of new product launches by Apollo Infratech. However. On stationery concrete pump. mounted on a 16-tonne truck including waste container. compact series batching plant. In addition. The SAP-50 concrete pump comes with a concrete pumping capacity of 50 cum/hr. PALFINGER Cranes India Pvt. PALFINGER has presented both product innovations and time-tested system solutions. Mr.Patel said. internationalization. specifically tailored its extensive range of knuckle boom cranes which are the perfect workhorses on any construction site due to their lightweight design. During the show. PALFINGER launched 4-tonne telescopic truckmounted crane.

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” He added. This machine comes with an added feature of 180 degree rotation of discharge conveyor for better space management at site. Mr. Conmat Systems said. compact size for easy maneuverability. they have bagged order for 4 nos of 25 cu mt/hr capacity mobile plants. It can assist in rapid start up as the entire unit comes assembled from factory itself. Nagesh Kudva. Director. The plant can find its application for construction of small culverts. Giving more information.Post Event Report from the plant and can be readily commissioned at the plant. Patel informed that. and 35 cum/hr with a water tank of 750 ltr each. This would be supplemented by getting the present dealers and the existing service personnel of the company being trained. The machine is ideal for job sites with space constraint. the same plant can be converted to yield the various rated concrete preparing capacity as per the requirement of the contractor. Besides this. during the launch itself. ”for providing the requisite customer support for the users of the new equipments . that the mobile plants are available in various ranges of 20cum/hr. bridges. they are carrying out certain modifications in the software of our existing concrete batching plant with certain change in basic design for easy maintenance. 202 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Mr. Conmat Systems Pvt Ltd Gujarat based Conmat Systems launched its new FULLY MOBILE AUTOMATIC CONCRETE BATCHING PLANT with TWIN SHAFT MIXER technology for the first time in Indian Market. road projects and canals. The loading of 3 / 4 compartment type bins for aggregate & sand is with normal tractor loader or backhoe loader without any ramp assistance. The fully assembled plant can be towed with standard tractor. Giving information about the new products. “ Mr. we would be hiring new set of personnel. “the unique feature of the compact plant is that. we would manufacture our indigenous concrete pump and the company is going to launch truck mounted concrete pump in technical collaboration with European manufacturer. with retaining the same basic structure . Kudva said that. Further said that. The equipment comes with fully mobile PLC controlled plant. 25 cum/ hr.

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DOZCO India Private Limited DOZCO displayed Mini Yanmar excavator and GEHL skid steer loader from Japan and USA respectively that it would market in India. Both the loaders are BS III compliant. Mr. wheel loaders and so on. On Indeco Hydraulic breakers. The Chinese equipment manufacturing giant. Executive Director DOZCO India said.0cum with rated power of 112 kw @1950rpm supported by Cummins 6BT5.9 engine. According to the company.73-1.800kg with a bucket capacity of 3cum GP Bucket and 4.000 kg.500kg with similar features of undercarriage like CLG 922D. Italy as well. Liugong also displayed its CLG 920D hydraulic tracked excavator. the excavator’s heavy welded under carriage frame ensures better durability in tough conditions. CLG 856 and CLG835 wheel loaders.900kg and a rated load of 3000 kg and is powered by Cummins 6BT5. “Gehl skid steer loaders are globally proven equipment for their technical standards and also enjoy outmost customer reliability. The vendor identification and supply chain management is in full stream to further utilize the capacity of the plant. Liugong India said. the hydraulic tracked excavator has a bucket capacity of 0. DOZCO also showed the new range of hydraulic rock breakers that they would be marketing for Indeco. The machines use the advanced CAPC system for power optimization & fuel economy. “Indeco breakers are of premium genre and are much superior in performance 204 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Forty five percent of capacity utilization is being undertaken for the newly set Pithampur plant.Post Event Report Liugong Liugong India displayed its range of earthmoving products comprising tracked excavators. The operating weight of the machine is 22. President. “with the new launches. Bangur mentioned. and the track rollers are sealed with a floating oil seal to provide extended life. The equipment has an operating weight of 20. exhibited its new CLG922D hydraulic tracked excavator which meets Tier -2 stage carrier rollers.3C215 engine with a rated power of 160kW @2200 rpm.9-C engine.” emissions norms and has bucket capacity of 0.1cum with rated power of 112kw @1950 RPM from Cummins 6BT 5. Apart from this. Mr. Sunil Sapru. Sandeep Bangur.5cum Coal bucket. we are planning to provide total solutions in earthmoving to our Indian customers.73-1. The company has recently inked distribution alliance with Indeco and Gehl for marketing and service of their products in India. We would further strengthen our position and will add values for customer through this extended product line and their continued patronage towards our quality products”. Mentioning on the technical attributes of the new product line that DOZCO would be marketing. It’s new CLG 920D New CLG 856 has operating weight of 16.9 C engine. The machine is powered by Cummins 6CTA 8. Whereas CLG835 has an operating weight of 10. The company is putting its continuous effort to localize of its products with the help of company’s R&D wing. Mr.

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with this alliance with Manitou.” Puzzolana Machinery Fabricators Puzzolana Machinery Fabricators announced its technical collaboration alliance with Guddeti of Italy for the new product line during the show. Mr. makes maintenance easy and operating cost lower. Mr. This increases productivity. The key focus is to give the best quality and latest technology. Bangur mentioned. Manitou trye handlers to handle tyres of 240 ton class dumper are already operating in India.” He explained.” On response from customers over newly launched products Gehl and Indeco at bC India Mumbai. part of Puzzolana Group said. In total. precisely that with Manitou for tire handlers and Terex for rough terrain cranes. “We would be marketing the composite range of Indeco breakers that can be mounted on excavators spanning from 2 tons to 120 tons class. gas charging of the breaker is not required. PMF is also entering into two separate agreements in the area of coal processing equipments and track mounted crushing plants manufactured in India and customised for the India requirements. For Terex rough terrain cranes he mentioned “it would be further promoted to contractors engaged in pipe laying and other construction sectors where DOZCO have well known requisite exposure. 206 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . “as compared to the conventional technology of breakers where nitrogen gas is used for moving the piston. and they have appreciated the technology and with their support we have already opened the account for these products. rollers etc. through these new alliance we would further reinforce our position as a one stop equipment and service support provider. he replied “We have got good enquiries from customers. Vice President PMF. graders. we would manufacture entire new product line consisting of compactors. we have further added values to the emerging requirements of the equipment users in mining for removal and carrying of big size OTR tires. “under the new collaboration tie up. “DOZCO is well known to have exposure in selling products to mining sector. Venkataramana.” On DOZCO’s venture in forming the distribution alliance for material handling equipments. We are also planning to strengthen our existing supply chain network from our mother warehouse to the user points to provide maximum equipment uptime and parts availability.” He added further that. Indeco breakers operates on hydraulic oil . V.Post Event Report when compared to contemporary products. At the same time owing the same oil from the excavator for moving the piston.

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tunneling jobs and in RMC and precast.the new Bending machine B28. industrial ports. bridges. Commenting on the show. Manager Sales rated this event as an excellent platform for construction Industry. 208 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . He said his company caters to the market with revolutionary concrete concepts and methods with large satisfied base of over 1. canal linings. The machines displayed were Bending machine B52. Ray.Post Event Report Jaypee Jaypee India Ltd successfully participated at the show and exhibited the best machines with the latest technology for which the company got tremendous response. Thomas. he expects to achieve better in the next couple of years. Ajax Fiori Fresh with memories of opening of company’s new plant. he said is new in India and the company is in the process of establishing an entirely new process of plastering. This concept. Shearing machine C52. the third one from the company in North Bangalore last month to produce batching plants with planetary mixers. Mr. Mr. Managing Director. Talking about the performance of the company. K Vijay. Bending machine B42. In addition. We look forward for the next edition as such type of exhibition is very important for our business. Pointing to the big gathering viewing company’s new product launched at bC India. Shearing machine C52. Sezs. Shearing machine C28. Ajax Fiori could not hide his excitement as one of the country’s leading manufacturers of quality construction equipment providing innovative solutions to the construction and concrete sector in India. our International partner KRB Machinery also displayed the advanced version of Auto Stirrup Bender COIL FORM 612. railways. With additional capacities. urban infrastructure—roads. Also overwhelmed with the response. and Radius bending machine RB36. he explained important technical attributes of Dragline batching plant with a planetary pan mixer-DLP 30 and UNI 30. Ajax Fiori products and services are serving various important sectors in irrigation.000 customers across the country. Turbosol plaster spraying machine. GM Sales said the exhibition proved very successful for Jaypee and we were more than happy to see the quality visitors and serious enquiries. the company has been recording almost double digits growth consistently for the last few years. he said.

Another product REL is introducing is the VibroHammer from Chowa Kogyo Co Ltd. REL also has expanded its own network to all four regions of the country and has currently 13 dealerships to provide after sales support to its range. Italy. The response was very encouraging at BC India and REL will commence trials at various sites shortly.Post Event Report Revathi Equipment Ltd REL (Revathi Equipment Ltd ). REL. as the Indian industry currently have only choice of ‘Very Big’ Machines. Japan. It also has a patent for their design of telescopic mast . is entering Indian market with a vast experience in executing many challenging projects world over . launched the “CF” series Piling Rigs at the recently concluded BC India in Mumbai. a part of the Renaissance group headed by Mr Abhishek Dalmia. have entered the Ground Engineering Equipment segment by augmenting their Construction Equipment range with two new products. Every product from REL-CED stable have certain feature incomparable and offering value addition to clients in terms of productivity. TESCAR machines are widely known world over for their flexibility and also the ability to operate in confined area with very low head room. TESCAR Srl. The THP 45 D High pressure Concrete Pump launched in 2010 is already rated high by users due to its capability to pump up to even 100 meters vertical height at the same time giving a very good output. Construction equipment Division offers a ‘Full Liner’ in Concrete Equipment with technical collaboration with leading German manufacturers. near Chennai. saving in operating cost or additional safety features. Chowa . REL will be targeting the emerging market for Mini Piling Rigs and is confident of making a mark in this niche segment. market leader in this segment.Chowa ‘s ZERO series of Electric Vibro Hammers have a market share of over 90% in Japan and is renowned for its enviro-friendly designs and high productivity. REL in association with M/s. and have its ISO certified facility in Gummidipoondi. NBM&CW MARCH 2011 209 . The Rigs will be initially imported as CKD and in due course will be manufactured at their facility in Tamilnadu. The strategy is to deploy the ‘Correct’ machine for each application.

The company has in place an expansion programme as per market demand. the product range of the company has been successfully deployed at important project with satisfying performance and benefits to the clients. Propel has strategic alliances with leading equipment manufacturers across the globe. Propel Industries Jaw Crushers. Propel Industries at the sideline of the bC India show. Sand Washers and Hydraulic Rock Breakers—the complete product line of Propel Industries backed by nationwide sales and service network is available in India. Ramesh. Mentioning the features of the linear wet press. Cone Crushers Grizzly Screen. providing optimum mix design and complete technical support to get the best out of the plant” According to the company. This is accredited with ISO 090012008 and ISO/TS certification with well placed quality systems to ensure quality products as per national and international standards. VSI. Managing Partner. These products he said are manufactured at its world-class manufacturing facility in Coimbatore. Hollow and Solid Concrete Blocks. high density kerb stone. the heavy duty wet press to produce very high density precast products. All these machines proven their performance over the years for their trouble free performance. said Mr. J. According to Mr. we assist our customers in installation of the plant. Interlock paving Blocks. 210 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Sree Parijatha Machinery Works said. where there are many vocational advantages. Mr. and flagstone in large volumes. Parijatha has in its range a variety of very successful machines for manufacture of Terrazzo Tiles. V. Heavy duty slabs. the leading manufacturers and exporters of Block and Tile machinery launched its latest offering to the market. but it has no plans to move out of Coimbatore. slabs. low working & maintenance costs and most importantly reasonably priced. “the wet press manufactured by us is specially designed to produce. he informed. Also. Also. Kumar. Senthil Kumar Managing Director. Decorative Grooved tiles. Socomec which has helped it to set new benchmarks in its production and manufacturing. All this with the PARIJATHA stamp of quality and assurance goes a long way in providing the customer the best value for money.Post Event Report Sree Parijatha Machinery Works Sree Parijatha Machinery Works. we can design moulds as per customers’ specific requirements apart from handling systems and related systems.

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Bedi. safety and that too without any impact on the structures on which it is applied. crane product and related product for application in civil engineering. the market for concrete dismantling technology is growing year on year. said Deepak Bedi Marketing Manager. Mr. concrete roads and highways and on industrial floors. At bC India. Tyrolit India Super abrasive Tools on the sidelines of bc India. the company enjoys immense success with a broad range of products in the material handling sector. Today. we have launched Mini Groover and Grinding machines. Tyrolit Tyrolit has in its kitty super abrasive tools using latest concrete dismantling technologies. Soon we will present our high value and innovative crane and lifting equipment together and we will actively address the market in this strongly growing area that India presents. it drew the attention of visitors showcasing its 690 duty cycle crawler crane with its new sales and service partner GMMCO Ltd. According to him. Michael Ibarth on the sidelines of the show informed that Sennebogen is a family run company starting out with manufacturing agricultural machines and later turn to manufacture construction equipment products. no power is required to operate these machines. As these machines are diesel operated. These are useful for grooving or grinding work at airports runways. The technology has inbuilt benefits like speed. a competent point of contact for its customers. Adding he said the company has range of wire saw systems and hydraulic drill systems and the USP of company’s product line is the modularity of product range. explained Mr. He said that they were happy to have GMMCO. 212 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . At bC India.Post Event Report Sennebogen Giving his brief on Sennebogen. ease of operation.

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“As European leader. Articulating booms rough terrain or electric. General Manager of Haulotte Singapore said. Steven Tan. Slovenia.” He mentioned. The speed of panelling with EPIC Eco Systems is very fast and abundant palette of elements allows the best possible panelling composition with all flexibilities among various projects. “with the versatile features. They can be used repeatedly for Ten years and can sustain pressure over 60Kn/m 2 . the machine would deliver its utility in better accessing the location heights with numerous tools and workers. push around and trailer-mounted booms) and also its range of telehandlers. and ensuring faster completion of project. The prime utility of the machine would be based on its mobility element that can transport man and materials and make them accessed to critical work points. solid. Chaiman and CEO of Haulotte Group. For industrial sectors. vertical masts. durable. said. While for construction. the manufacturer of EPIC eco-fiberglass formwork system. Pierre Saubot. EPIC is involved in the development of shuttering systems made from composite fibreglass and offers formwork solutions for foundations. our objective is to market the full range of aerial work platfroms in India” Mentioning the sectors. has recently entered into the Indian Construction Industry by participating and displaying its products at the just concluded bC India show. and shafts. 214 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . EPIC Eco Fiberglass Formwork System EPIC Group. Mentioning about the product line. columns. Mumbai. These are light. The company offers huge reductions in Shuttering costs and simplification of shuttering. we would look to promote our products in industrial and construction sectors in India. “the machine also provides its utility in faster turnround of manpower. Ltd. and resistant to temperature changes. Mr. it would cut down on the cost of scaffolding. Mr.Post Event Report Haulotte Group Haulotte Group exhibited its range of aerial work platforms (scissor lifts. telescopic booms. walls. Haulotte would promote its products. The company is represented in the country by Indigo Multitrade Pvt. ceiling. EPIC eco-fiberglass formwork system brings true revolution in the building construction industry. lightweight sefpropelled booms.

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low power consumption. involving higher hoisting speed. truck mounted and all terrain cranes with capacity range from 40 to 500tons. Harshadhan would provide sales and technical support. Australian Crane & Machinery. electric wire pore hoists etc.” Electromech Electromech Material Handling Systems announced its strategic alliance with US rubber tyred gantry crane manufacturer Shuttlelift. steel industry.” The cranes would be with two years warranty. Electromech manufactures EOT cranes. Through the tie up. our product would provide value to contractors with increased equipment uptime based on their features. Nunweek said. our present strategy is to consolidate our business and deal directly with big ticket customers planning to go for volumes. “under the collaboration. Acar further mentioned that our telescopic stiff boom cranes have boom with holigonal design that provides added strength to the boom compared to contemporary products with less strength box type boom. Hidrokon Limited Hidrokon Limited choose bC India to highlight its products portfolio for the Indian market. Mike Nunweek.” Mr. gantry cranes. It distributes Abus EOT cranes in India and has also tie up with Stahl Cranes systems of Germany. truck mounted stiff boom telescopic cranes having capacity range from 10 to 60 tons and access platforms from 27 to 45 metres.” Electromech plans to sell 100 units of RTG’s during 2011. This would consist of luffing cranes having a capacity range from 100 to1250 MT. The used cranes have been promoted by us in India with the help of dealers in various parts of the country. Mr. The cranes to be marketed would be of single beam shuttle lift. we would market our entire range of truck mounted knuckle boom cranes from 3 to 90 tons. Vaibhav Kale. According to Mr. Tushar Mehendale. However. “we have been exporting used cranes from Australia to India for almost three years comprising crawlers. According to Mr. involving erection. The company has appointed Harsadhan International for marketing its full range of tower cranes in India. Electromech would distribute Shuttlelift’s 15tons-1000tons RTG’s in the country. 216 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . shuttle lift and industrial shuttle lift models. among other features. servicing. International Sales. topless cranes from 0112 to 0224MT and standard trolley jib cranes from 200 to 630MT. Ltd. The equipment precisely will help to overcome constraints of space availability in shop floors offering tandem picks in cost effective manner. Wolffkran has sold five cranes in India till date to real estate project developers. The cranes are exported after getting them rebuilt and repaired followed by its procurement from the used market. Mr. making our products affordable to Indian buyers. According to Mr. The Shuttle lift RTG’s will be promoted to prefabricated concrete sectors.Post Event Report Wolffkran Wolffkran participated at bC to disseminate information on its range of product offerings for the Indian construction market. Mevlut Acar. We would be much competitively priced. “Under the marketing tie ups. “with project completion schedules in India becoming increasingly time bound. maintenance and parts support to Wolffkran’s Tower Cranes in India. Australian Crane & Machinery Pvt. MD. Export Responsible said that we are in the process of selecting dealers in India to market our entire range of products. Regional Sales Director. modular buildings and wing power generation sectors. Asia Pacific. we would market and provide technical support to Shuttlelift RTG cranes in India. Australian Crane and Machinery participated to explore new business ventures in India. commissioning.

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Our concept of Vacuum Dewatering System Sales and Rental along with Millar G. For road construction. we feel that we have made a positive start and with the support of professional partners who appreciate the value of quality and fast execution.I. Ltd. Orissa.M. we guarantee that we shall soon be force to reckon with on the Indian Construction Scene and systematically grow with the Positive India story. the Piling and Dewatering specialists. As a matter of fact. Wellpoint. We are also among the leading performers at IOCL’s upcoming refinery project at Paradip. where we can add value from experience “said Ashish Desai. We are also in the rental business of equipment and accessories as well as supplies. Explaining the most advanced technical features of these products. we have deployed highly skilled and experienced manpower as well as state of art technology. Its millimeter GPS provides the most receptive solution for the pavers system to build most precise roads in India. Harin Anjaria and G. headed by our Director.. especially Inclined Piles and Dewatering Designs and Execution like Deepwell. Mr. to ensure efficient project execution and operations’ management for the of the projects. Managing Director.. From data collection to job site construction. Topcon’s IPS2 Mobile Mapping System overcomes the challenge of mapping 3D features at a high level of accuracy with data and dynamic imaging for any mapping projects. was showcased by its subsidiary Topcon Sokkia India Private Ltd. With our highly skilled and dedicated team. dry during the peak of monsoon and achieving the fastest and most sustainable progress in piling amongst the best in India. we are currently working on several important projects in association with L&T in Mumbai. including analysis of soil investigation reports. ManagerEBG Division said that USP of these products is high definition precision and accuracy. The market for dewatering and pile foundation is growing due to massive infrastructure programs and we are keen to chip in. we look forward to carving a niche for ourselves in areas of Specialized Piling Jobs. Sanjoy Joseph in India. rendering dewatering services.Post Event Report Strong Plant Infrastructure Pvt. Couplings and Italian Hoses and Accessories along with installation & supervision has gained lot of appreciation. French Drain as well as sacrificial Systems. Strong Plant Infrastructure Pvt. Japan & its Product range. Topcon products and services provide effective solutions to take control from field operations to finishes. of the upcoming tallest tower in India. After having kept the deepest excavation(-27m). Desai added. Ltd. Topcon Topcon Corporation. we have started our operations in India. For the projects in hand. manufacture and supply of tools and fixtures. “After its successful stint in the Middle East markets in designing and execution of dewatering and pile foundation projects. finding it a good market for such specialized jobs. also a great product for disaster management. which are grossly lacking in the industry and we have come at the right time to fill that void. the conventional stakes and strings system is no longer required as 218 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Deepak Nehru.

NBM&CW MARCH 2011 219 . thus eliminating possible human errors. Apart from road application. Nehru said that this is the time when customers are ready to accept these advance technologies. It has a well equipped Service Centre in Noida with a team of talented expertise.Post Event Report Topcon machines control system not only simplifies work process but also reduce costs. So Topcon Sokkia India is ready to introduce its machine control system in domestic markets. The company has offices and branches in Delhi. Mumbai and Kolkata. Summing up various systems now available in Indian market. the system works seamlessly to maximize quality and efficiency of all earthworks. reducing time for survey calculations. It has wide network of dealers covering almost every part of the country. increasing accuracy.

Post Event Report Hess Group Mr Ralf Beier. At present. All important Hess global production lines are available to the Indiamarket. Hess has always invested in strategic markets in order to realize the cost He informed that Hess assignments in India include commissioning a big RH1500 plant with mixer and automatic handling for Ecologic in North India. The Group is expecting a few more projects in the next quarter and at least half a dozen projects are in the pipe line at final discussion stage. fly-ash bricks. Hess extensive production programme and application of future technology concepts are today globally wellknown and the foundation for further expansion in India and the introduction of such technology to the country have been laid. retaining walls. hereby saving transport costs and import duties. material and energy conservation. These products have a number of advantages over conventional building products in terms of faster construction. tiles. CEO Hess Group appeared to be quite delighted about the response from Indian market where the Group has successfully installed a number of Hess-based plants in a short period of time since commencement of its business in India. The Group is also doing two major flyash based AAC projects for UltraTech and has recently commissioned pipe machine in Nasik. autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) up to steel slag utilization. 220 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . For this reason Hess is also planning to set up service locations around the country. we are doing the installation of wet press system for a client in Kerala. he added. Two further orders have been placed for RH-2000 fly-ash brick production plants that are due for installation before the middle of the year. ecofriendly. curbstones. Hereby Hess is able to provide its customers with fast and competent after-sales service. A further important reason for Hess to be present in India is to be close to its customers. interlocking pavers. Hess products and services are serving the facility in India and it is expected to be ready by the end of 2011. he added. but creating awareness about has been a major challenge. Mr Beier confirmed the importance of the Indian market to the Hess Group and that having an own setup in India is a following the philosophy of the company. The first locally made machinery was shown at the bcIndia exhibition in Mumbai. benefits which ultimately benefit the users in terms of living quality and expense. Hess is in the process of setting up its manufacturing advantage of local production. construction producer market from concrete blocks. Further he said that Group market share is set to grow and he is satisfied with this positive response. We are at it to promote Resource Efficient Construction products using mechanized operations.

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medical facilities etc.50 to 19 meter working heights in India. The Company also displayed 2. we would sell rough terrain telhandlers from 3 to 12 tons.” The officials further informed. This is the most ideal solutions when thousands of labours have to be housed at a virgin site to start work on a new project site.” On the technical attributes of the products. “under the collaboration tie up.” Technical support for the machines would be offered through Godrej’s own technicians trained in Italy . the Fushun Cranes “Fushun Cranes & Equipments India Pvt Ltd. temperature control warehouses. we are looking to make the machines deliver to be offered would be price competitive as compared to contemporary product line available. pallet handling on rough terrain. Mr.” They also informed. International Distributor Development Manager. The machines are certified to handle full load capacity even at deck extension and can be driven at full height. However. They have sold more than 120 units of them in the last 12 months. However. Neville. which is FUWA India displayed their FUWA QUY 35 35MT crane. However. site offices. This is the replacement of the Scaffolding. we would plan to go for a technical collaboration with Iteco for a ss embling the machine in India .Post Event Report Godrej & Boyce Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd participated in bC India along with its principals Merlo SPA and Imer International SPA of Italy . an attribute. It is a “Quick & Economical Solution” for housing labours. Wankadia said. will market Imer’s sci ss or lifts and articulated boom lifts. The machines basic machine would remain the same. Wankadia. FCEIPL – FUWA India registered a sale exceeding 110 cranes from June 2009 & addition 222 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . The company displayed its 5 tonne diesel and new design 10 tonne diesel fork lift trucks. Imer International and Mr. the officials mentioned. It can e ss entially perform the applications of cranes. The Modular House was also displayed. no other manufacturer can claim.5 Mt Single & Double Mast Work Platforms. “ Merlo ’s rough terrain telehandlers are multipurpose machines. among other functions. “while initially we plan to market the product. Davide Milano said. Godrej optimum performance utility to both construction and industrial applications by providing value to the machines through attachments.H. acce ss platforms. “based on the requirement of the customers in India. in the later stage. Sales and service support for Imer sci ss or lifts and Merlo ’s rough terrain telehandlers would be provided through the well established Godrej support network of 150 sales and service personnel at 16 branches of the company and 50 service dealers. The entire housing can be erected in 15 days timing. branded as Iteco from 6. Wankadia. “the competitive product positioning of the Iteco sci ss or lifts comes from the productivity and higher capacities it offers.”. however. Martin Connolly.” Material Handling and Mr. “Godrej.” According to Mr. we have also developed a 16 ton machine for selling it in India. certain degree of customization would be undertaken in the telehandlers. DGM-Marketing. On Imer Sci ss or Lifts. Mr.5Mt /3. Mentioning about Merlo ’s range of telehandlers. he added.

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transport platforms. tower crane. Interacting at bC India. There are more than 400 FUWA Cranes working in India & are supported by 26 service engineers & spare parts worth more than 0. Mr. During the bauma. tough rider articulated type. we have also launched material handling equipment for applications of concrete carrying. added Mr. The company is in a process of developing newer products. our new productline also includes on wheel 25 cum /hr twin shaft batching plant which can be used for the direct pump loading and for the transit mixer loading. The material handling equipment can undertake 40 loads per hour resulting in labor savings. 2 Nos. were 35T cranes. Cosmos has a distribution tie up with Kumkang from South Korea to market its Formwork System in India. Sanjay Vasudeo & Mr. Cosmos Const. Other than this. 1 No.Post Event Report 20 units order from Port & Erection Contractors. an order for 18 Cranes were concluded. 100T crane & 2 No. out of which 13 Nos. sanitary material. meeting & exceeding customer needs and Delivery of machines meeting customer requirement. sand carrying etc. FUWA India has recorded the highest sales in 2010 with an order booking of 148 plus cranes. boom scrapper batching plant. Besides this. The company would like to continue to hold their No. the company Director. suspended rope platform. bricks carrying and tiles. After sales service. fully automatic revers drum batching plant.25 Mill USD at their ware house at Navi Mumbai. Mehul Shah said. It was also registered that the company was getting a genuine buyer almost every 10 min for Work Platforms & Modular House. The range of construction equipment manufactured by Cosmos includes. 80T Crane. The FUWA India which is operating under the name of Fushun Cranes & Equipments India Pvt. Shah. has been promoted by Mr.1 position by rendering the most economical solution for the construction Industry through quality products & quality services. “we have recently launched certain new products which includes Cosmos ride on road rollers. Li Yunbo. 150T Crane. twin shaft in line batching plant. inline batching plant. of 250T Crane. This was again a record sale. Nitin Madankar & Mr. and so forth. This sale was basically a result of Quality Product. 224 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Ltd. Machineries & Equipt. 2 Nos.

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“we have a pan India sales and service network for providing technical support to our equipment. Macons has all India presence for Sales and Service points for customer support. However. inbuilt water and additive tank and above all the plant is fully automatic with electronic weighing of aggregates sand.” On customer support. we also provide customized training to customers. The advanced features provides more accuracy to concrete mixing and enhanced cycle time. Mentioning about the product. The machines comes with added features comprising pan type mixer for continuous mixing .Gururaj. As compared to tyre mounted concrete batching plant. Mr. the new product launched by us is of skid mounted variant the customer does not need any foundation and can be placed on the ground and started. “the semi mobile concrete batching plant launched by it is available in three models: 20 cum. “we are the largest supplier of EOT cranes. The plant is completely pre-wired and prepiped and fully assembled from our manufacturing plant. This consists primarily of the advanced controls and safety features. Anupam Industries Ltd said. 25 cum and 30 cum capacities. S.R. Mr.” Further he added. Malve. Malve said. Recently. Through constant research and development we have incorporated advanced features in our cranes.Post Event Report Macons Equipments Concrete making equipment manufacturing major Macons Equipments displayed its Semi Mobile Concrete batching plant at bC India. Director Technical. “there are many advanced features our cranes can boast of.B.” 226 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . gantry and goliath cranes in India. Anupam Industries Limited Anupam Industries also exhibited at the show. water and cement. Macons said. Mr. This enables very less site activities and the customer needs to plug and start the plant.” He mentioned. we have formed an alliance with Alfa of Italy to assemble and market their cranes in India. Mentioning about the product line offered by the company.K. Vice President Sales and Marketing.

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JCB India Kaushik Engg.K.205 169 15 117 81 215 183 17 Gatefold 266 25 167 27 71 93 IFC 97 73 133.95 41 39 175 09 65 75 IBC 23 261 255 257 259 45 123 Unisteel Venus Equipment Walia International Wirtgen India Zoomlion Heavy Ind. Engg. Vibrators Neptune Powercurber Prime Technologies Qunfeng . Cranes & Material Handling ABG Cranes ACE Anupam Ind.177. Bunty Builders P. Pumps & Gears Premium Energy KSB Pumps Oil & Gears Valvoline Cummins Iron.BF Manitowoc Saren Heavy Lift Sany Voltas Cranes Zoomlion Heavy Ind. Steel.68-69. Formwork Systems Surveying & Testing Accro Tech Continental Scientific Syndicate E-Surveying Chemicals & Waterproofing Building Materials Dextra Right Vision Reliance Industries Sekisui Sintex Pipes & Fittings Kitec The Supreme Industries Safety Equipments Udyogi Plastic Cement Grasim Industries Ltd. Crushing & Screening Nawa Engg. Maruti Steel Fab British Scaffolding Continental Scaffab Scaff India J.Schomburg STP Limited S.W.K.111.11 31 107 181 225 157 53 191 117 171 127 21 223 195 135 197 OBC 161 219 33 12.China Revathi Equipment Sany Schwing Stetter Shandong Shri Engineering Soilmec SKG Equipment Speedcraft SRS Finlay 201 185 213 109 187 61 57 91.Enterprises Vardhman Chemicals 207 245 237 88-89 243 151 141 265 149 113 115 143 147 MT* MT* MT* 145 241 101 43 49. Gubbi Enterprise Jeetmull Jaichandlall P.CMAC J.189 83 209 217 221 MT* MT* MT* MT* 199 247 63 19. Allen Buildwell Allen Pavers Ammann Apollo Industries Apollo Infra Atlas Copco Ashok BHS Sonthofen Capious Road Tech Changlin Chetra Machinery Columbia Pakona Cosmos Dominant Dozco D&G Machinery Esquire-Cmac ECEL Electro Magnetics Greaves Hess Jamshedji Jaypee Jayem J. 248-249 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 .87.153.ADVERTISERS’ INDEX MARCH 2011 Equipment & Machinery ACE Ajax Akona Engg. Glass & Aluminium H & K Rolling Mill Engineers Jindal Aluminium Sintex Fastening Systems Asons Sohan Lal Gupta Real Estate Landbank Computer Software Tekla 230 *MARKETRENDS SECTION SEE PAGE NO.R.B.13 137 227 55 29 250 37 165 47 14 163 25 125 Front Gatefold 129 105 263 228 85 Telcon Terex Vectra Universal 67 2nd Front Cover 193 211 253 51 27 MT* MT* MT* MT* MT* MT* 35 203.B.C. Ltd Namdhari Engineers Ramaas Enterprises Topall Saini Concrete Sys. Comansa ECEL Electromech Esquire . 173 77 250 103 131 10. Lasco Liugong Lonking NMF Equipment Macons Marini Fayat Masa M. Work Manitou .231 HEICO Industrial & Scientific Sokkia Ashapura Volclay Asian Laboratories Bomanite CICO Ironite Kunal Chemicals MYK . Powersceen Puzzolana Sandvik Terex MPS Voltas Spare Parts Metco Suyash Tools Formwork & Scaffolding Cosmos Sales Corp.Laticrete MYK .

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The complete machine is mounted on three hydraulic jacks one at front and two at rear. footpaths upto 1220mm width and 150mm thick. Under this marketing collaboration. 232 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . the machine is driven by a compact water cooled diesel engine having a rubber padded crawler track of 910 c/c & 240 mm width at front with a hydraulic motor and gear box. airport apron and runway. Self-propelled.” Ispat Infrastructure (India) Limited entered into a distribution tie up with Jaso Tower Cranes in 2009 for marketing its tower cranes in India. roads. flooring. small box gutters etc. Ghai. reservoir. According to Mr. This paver consists of two hydraulic power pack units. bridges etc.Post Event Report Jaso Tower Cranes Jaso Tower Cranes displayed its City Tower crane J5010 at bC event which has a maximum lifting capacity of 2. the first one is at fixed console from where the operator can handle the machine and the second one is travelling unit. Maxmech Equipments Pvt.5 tons at 40 metres jib length and a minimum lifting capacity of 1 ton at 50 metres jib length. The company also exhibited its new concrete lining paver that can be used for pavement of canal. The crane comes at a free standing height of 45 metres and anchorage above 45 metres. “Jaso’s City tower crane would be appropriate for construction of affordable residential projects in India. Ispat Infrastructure (India) Limited. Ispat would market Jaso’s topline tower crane having a capacity range from 6 to 24 tons having a jib length from 55 to 80 metres. Kapil R. Ltd. City Cranes from 2 to 5 tons having a jib length of 35-52 metres and luffing cranes from 5 to 18tons with jib lengths ranging from 40 to 60 metres. Gujarat based Maxmech equipments displayed its new slipform curbing machine which can be used to make different types of curb for highways. CMD.

The Metrotrak is a compact. Ltd. The truck carrying the batching plant has a diesel engine of Man D -0836. Dust suppression sprays are fitted as standard and among the options available are: Side/dirt conveyor. In addition. Variable speed control allows smooth and continuous materials feed. The front axle of the machine consists of heavy duty cranked forged I-beam type with unitized hub bearings whereas the rear axle consists of Man H9 & HD 9. 13120 planetary with hub reduction. Manforce Trucks India exhibited new mobile Schwing Stetter Concrete batching plant mounted on its truck MAN CLA 25. Both machines were sold to Powerscreen distributor Voltas. 6-cyl.280 (6X4). Powerscreen stand at the show was supported by the Powerscreen sales team and Powerscreen distributors: Advanced Construction Technologies. Alpha Technical Services Pvt. The 1000SR mobile plant combines the high performance of the popular tracked 1000 Maxtrak with a double deck sizing screen and a re-circulating system. all on one single tracked chassis. screening and washing equipment. Ltd. the company also displayed its range of tippers. one of the leading providers of mobile crushing. and magnetic overband separator. exhibited their Powerscreen® 1000SR and Powerscreen ® Metrotrak. differential lock and interaxle lock with stabilizer on twin axles. radio remote control. fully skirted conveyor and remote control ensure that the plant can be set up very quickly and easily moved on site. single size aggregate and and a high output even at tight settings. The integral product conveyor is 800mm wide and the discharge height is 2. reinforcing the Powerscreen commitment to the development of the local economy and infrastructure. quarrying and recycling industries. Voltas (Limited). The maximum output of the equipment is 280hp @2400 rpm with maximum torque of 1100nm @1300-1700r/m. NBM&CW MARCH 2011 233 . Finger bars and underscreen allow grizzly fines to be directed on to the main product or optional side conveyor by fitting a blanking mat or wire meshes with a choice of apertures.63:1. The heavyduty crawler track undercarriage. This sub-base materials are required. This versatile. Both the machines were manufactured at the Terex facility in Hosur. where high quality. the Metrotrak is ideally suited for small to medium sized operators in the mining. Axle ratio of the vehicle is 7. mobile plant is ideally suited for secondary and tertiary applications in quarrying. thereby eliminating the need for separate screening. The Metrotrak has an ouput of up to 175 tph and features a vibrating grizzly feeder that has a heavy-duty mechanical vibrating unit with twin cast eccentric shafts. low flake.9 litres. configuration enables customers to take advantage of the site-proven benefits of the Automax® cone crusher incorporated into a closed circuit screening plant. Vijay Traders.Post Event Report Powerscreen Powerscreen. With an aggressive crushing action Manforce Trucks Pvt. 6. Genavco: and Genserv. high performance track mobile jaw crushing plant featuring the “M” series single toggle jaw crusher.9 metres.

Brahme said. Products Asia Motor Works (AMW) displayed its tipper trucks of rock body. continuous flight augurs. At the sidelines of the show. its Director Mr. “our pavers are now approved and tested by ARAI and the company would set up a new plant at Vatva to expand its production capacity. The company will post its service engineers to those locations where many numbers of machines are working. Regional Manager. The stock of spare parts is being increased continuously. torque of 260kNm & weight of 75 Ton. Brahme. It is suitable for drilling big Diameter bores in harder strata / rock. diaphragm walls. The Gujarat based manufacturer. Asia Motor Works Unipave Engg. said. Sanjay Surelia. and Driven / Driven cast in situ piles.” 234 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . service.V. spare parts and training centre at MIDC in Mumbai on Thane Belapur road. Mait India has set up its new office for sales. Mr. D. Unipave displayed its pavers. box body and trailer variants. In addition to this. On service support. The rig has max. he added. Briefing about the future development plans of the company. Modifications are being made in the existing product line comprising bored piles. the company also displayed its standard truck models at the show. Mait India said that the company is in the process of developing special tooling and rock cutting tools for the market.Post Event Report Mait India Foundation Equipments Mait India displayed its Drilling Rig Model HR260 at the show. Mr. “we would continue to focus in reducing response time for our machines working in the field.

India base would be assisted by Ammann middle-east and Ammann China set ups which have already very good numbers of Ammann plants and equipments. ensuring prompt supply of components and parts the company supplies these products by utilizing the quick services of air cargo to deliver parts and accessories from our warehouses in Mumbai and Baroda to our customers at different locations across the country. Mr.e. Narinder Jit Singh an Associate of Ammann in India mentioned that very high priority would be given to after sales service and providing requisite comprehensive training to Ammann customers so that the customers can get full advantage and high productivity from Ammann plant and equipments. This will enable the road construction companies to focus on their core job of executing the projects where they can cut down costs of putting and operating a batching plant. He mentioned that in a broader perspective. Service and Training to Ammann customers. Such a service would also be provided at customer plant location as well. manufactures vertically cast reinforced Concrete Pipe Plants under licence from Mario Croci E Figli Srl. he informed that training is imparted to the customer by our training staff at our plant and also at customer site. Mr. Ltd. Mentioning about the product line being contemplated for the Indian market. Ltd. The plants can be installed in a centralized location catering to the requirements of numerous users. Asphalt plants. Italy. our machine vibrates the mould vertically which results in stronger product and less cement consumption.” Mr. The Ammann composite product line would be marketed through a Ammann group company formed in India. “Columbia-Pakona Engineering Pvt. Apart from this. Ltd. we are planning to provide total equipment solutions to the market for asphalt roads i. and deals with Vortex Hydra Concrete Roof Tiles Plant in India and displayed their product range at the recently concluded bC India. a rare feature which is not available in other machines. although the concept of bitumen recycling is much nascent in India. Soji said. Jenny mentioned that they are also planning to develop the bitumen recycling market in India with the technological competence of our machines. we are looking forward to target big road construction and rehabilitation projects in India which require high volumes of asphalt. Additionally. Mr. compaction and rolling equipments which are all strength of Ammann group.” Ammann Schweiz AG Ammann Schweiz AG of Switzerland participated in bc India 2011. Pakona Engineers (I) Pvt. “Our concrete block machines are structurally strong and more productive as compared to contemporary machines. paving. Rolf J. The Entity being formed in India would cater to Sales. “we are positioned globally as number one in asphalt batching plants in terms of volumes.” Our block machine can cycle at the speed of 6 cycles per minute. NBM&CW MARCH 2011 235 . manufactures fully automatic Concrete Products Plant. On customer training program. Elaborating on the technical attributes of the products.Post Event Report Columbia-Pakona Engineering Pvt. Senior Vice President Corporate Development said. With our high capacity asphalt batching plants. a senior marketing officer.Jenny.

Terex is appropriately placed to chip in the process by working even more closely across the country through seamless integration of its global technical and business practices with local ones. energy and utility industries. Steve Filipov. Middle Eastern & African markets and a talent pool that is highly competitive. R&D. quarrying. Construction. refining. We currently construction equipment industrial stream keeping in view customer’s prime interest to maximize their rate of return on product assets acquired from the corporation. President & MD of Terex India categorized these buyers into two types where the first one is not very price sensitive whereas the second one is very sensitive to the price factor. shipping. he added. transportation. The corporation looks forward to increasing its manufacturing. he said that they have put in place a number of expansion routes focusing on introduction of new products and services that reflect their cutting edge technology attributes and their firm dedication to the market and the customers. Terex Corporation is more euphoric than the rest. In reality. Expanding these activities would involve significant investment and we are wellequipped to do so and play a more proactive role in supplying products and services ensure fully. they are also joining the mainstream buyers recognizing the fallacy that acquiring technically advanced quality products does mean a bit more of initial investment but their return on investment (RoI) is better over time. Both Steve and Jehangir emphasized that India still needs high tech products and services to implement various infrastructure projects at hand and future projects in its task of infrastructure development. he said.Aerial Work Platforms. infrastructure. Mr. Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer operating in four business segments . They value the additional components. superior technical attributes and comprehensive technical assistance and services which our 236 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . and Materials Processing. Mr. About the nature and quality of the Indian markets.Developing Markets and Strategic Accounts of Terex Corporation. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment for use in various industries. Greater localization would be the prime focus of Terex operations in India. including the construction. President . The country has various advantages cost effective in terms of manufacturing as it offers to be the most convenient place to export products and services to South Asian. In the process of acquiring equipment. Slowly and steadily. it must be realized that it is not only equipment which is being bought but also related services – it is all about a complete solution. Adding in the discussion. Jehangir Ardeshir. said that overseas construction equipment players are indeed euphoric about the promising potential of their products and services in India. he said gradually it is becoming more matured with new buyers who do not seem to be very much price sensitive as was the case two-three years back. Cranes. Talking about the Terex expansion plans. marketing and supply chain presence.Post Event Report Terex Corporation Initiating the discussion. have a strong presence in India in certain product lines and would like to further strengthen it in the coming future. Terex has plans to deliver its global support to Indian sophisticated and modern products to help build globally efficient and competitive equipment market in India. mining. Terex offers a complete line of financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. There are plans on cards to double the existing capacities of our facilities in India and utilizing the same effectively for our all business areas.

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75 metres while aggregate storage filling volume is 12 cum. Sundaresan said that the canopies will help in reducing noise of concrete pumps when they are used in urban areas.” SP8800 has a maximum theoretical output of 94/ 63 cum/hr whereas SP 2800 comes with a maximum theoretical output of 101/58 cum/hr. The machine has a concrete discharge height of 3. Parbati Hydel Power Projects. binder 200kg. Managing critical issue). Mr. whereas the weighing capacity: aggregate 375kg. There are good examples where we have provided tailor made concrete solutions to Bandra Worli Sea Link.Post Event Report Schwing Stetter India Pvt. The added feature of this equipment is PLC based control systems with maximum number of 5 recipes. The pump comes with a water pump capacity of 28cum/hr. Ltd. To provide enhanced support and customized concrete solutions to our customers he said that we would keep interacting with our customers to understand their requirements better to provide them tailor made solutions. and ready mix concrete industry. “the newly launched high capacity concrete pumps are capable of pumping concrete to 200–500 mtrs. Sundaresan 238 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . precisely in areas where sound levels needs to be kept less than 70 decibels. Highlighting the application areas of the products. Anand Sundaresan. The equipment can be best used in road projects having short duration. in highrise construction projects and much suitable for dam projects. SSIPL said that the new product is good for the construction sites with tight job schedules. Stating about new mobile plant Mr. canal projects (where creating heavy foundation is a said. and so on. With the introduction of these high capacity pumps. Schwing Stetter India Pvt. we are now in such a position where we can provide solutions to any highrise construction in India. The active reserves aggregates of the plant are 12cum and the water tank Director. Ltd. (SSIPL) displayed its new truck mounted mobile batching plant mounted on Man chassis and comes with a capacity of 18 cum/ hr.” capacity is 1000ltrs. The most notable characteristic of this product is that it comes with a mobility element added with a capacity to batch high concrete volumes. The pumps have proven their worth in construction of the Petronas towers in Malaysia and other highrise constructions globally. The machine has less cost of operation as it is driven by a power take off engine. and water 100kg. While speaking of sound proof canopies being provided by SSIPL Mr. SSIPL also launched its new SP2880 and SP8800 trailer mounted stationery concrete pumps for the Indian construction sector.

” Speedcrafts Speedcrafts.Post Event Report Rotary Construction Machinery India Rotary Construction Machinery India participated at bC India 2011 along with its principals-Allpacks of Holland. Tejdeep Singh. introduced its Asphalt mixing plants used for road construction at bC India. Mr. Geax Compact drilling equipment which is capable of carrying out small foundation works.” The Chairman of HZ Vislord. road roller. Mr. Citing about the technical support to customers for the products of the principals. paver finisher. The operating cost of the machine is less and can be easily transported from one place to another. Mr. We are at a very good position to provide timely components availability in terms of after sales support and also provide maintenance of the machines at our own workshop. Li Panfeng said. In addition to this training. Geax entered into a distribution tie up with Rotary Construction Machinery India said the senior company official. The machines are fitted with Volvo Penta engines with a warranty from Volvo itself and the company has sold two units in India so far. “the most advantageous element of our machine is our competitive price which is cheaper at least by 20% as compared to other contemporary products. “our equipments are almost 15 -20% cheaper as compared to contemporary products and are fitted with Caterpillar Engines and Rexroth hydraulics. was launched at the event. concrete plant. The Company manufactures Asphalt plant. NBM&CW MARCH 2011 239 . Geax SRL of Italy. Director. MD. road sweeper and chip spreader for the industries. Rotary Construction Machinery said. The most competitive feature of the impact pile hammer is that it comes with impact energy analyser which enables visual check for actual stroke height and calculation of blow rates. Eric Buitendijk. manufactured in joint collaboration with ADM of USA. Allpacks said. and HZ Vislord Machinery of China. “we would offer requisite technical support through operators training which would be provided in house at our premises in Mumbai. Mentioning about the Allpacks hydraulic pile hammers and vibratory hammers. we would also provide training support through our engineers. pothole repairing machine.

including customers’ service hotline. spare parts management centre. earth rammer. bar bending. vacuum pump. aggregate feeding system. Lonking Lonking. 240 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Jamshedji Jamshedji. Lonking Machinery India Pvt Ltd is developing strong dealership network. and focusing on marketing and training. bar cutting and bar straightening machines. concrete vacuum dewatering systems. ride on trowel. and surface (screed) vibrator at the show. sand washing and screening machines. the manufacturer of construction equipment participated at bC India to promote its brand building in the country and other overseas market. concrete mixer.Post Event Report Nawa Engineers Nawa Engineers displayed its ‘Duracone’ hydraulic cone crusher. Universal Universal exhibited India’s largest reversible mixer (300 ltr) in addition to its other products that include mobile concrete batching plant. and machinery for crushed sand production at the show. a leading manufacturer of construction machinery exhibited its wide range of products including concrete pump. machines for vertical movement of men and machinery etc. mini dumpers. The company exhibited its most popular brand of NAWAPACTORS VSI Crushers with capacity range of 50500 TPH for various applications of crushed sand production. Tripleks’ series horizontal screens. concrete cutter. concrete conveyor. admixture dozing system. power trowel.

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airport runway concrete surfacing. pre-cast concrete slabs for building and surfacing roads and highways etc. 242 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Hoppers.Post Event Report Kaushik Engineering Works Kaushik Engineering Works (KEW) at the show displayed its Road Sweeper/Broomer for cleaning roads. said Mr. Unisteel Unisteel disseminated information about its RCP 750 paver. factory yards etc. The company offers a wide range of road construction equipment including Mobile Drum Mix Plant. Wet Mix Macadam Plant. concrete for Reservoir. Arrow Machinery. Conveyors system and its allied equipments of various type and sizes made its notable present at bC India. Concrete Batching Plant and other allied equipment. Arrow Machinery As far as bC India is concerned we exceeded our expectations allowing us to catch up with many of our existing customers and introduce our products to a large number of new prospects. Tim Andrews. Portugal and USA. a renowned manufacturer and exporter of Jaw Crushers. A large crowd appeared when we featured a movie of our latest upgraded ARROW 750XL SLIPFORMER. West Africa. Feeders. MARSMAN MARSMAN India Ltd. We highly recommend bC India to anyone doing business in the region. The company is the manufacturer of concrete pavement machineries used in the development and finishing of canals. Impact Crushers. In addition to the local Indian market we fielded enquiries from 10 other countries including Middle East. Vibrating Screens. Bitumen Pressure Distributor. Managing Director. PVR 1001 paver and Cement Mortar Lining Machine at the show. places.

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The recent Ministerial shake up in key economic and infrastructure ministries in natural gas. Raw Materials. Banks have stated that they are dominant lenders in the infrastructure sector. there have already been reviews of performance of infrastructure industries and departments connected with them but these have been of no avail and initiatives have proved to be an exercise in futility. The bankers have therefore sought level playing field for them in this area. so they should be allowed to raise funds through such tax free bonds. roads and highways. REC. The move to rejig various ministerial portfolios came at a time when the country is facing twin challenge of containing inflation and improving industrial performance. Project developers are finding it difficult to raise money to procure raw materials. Currently. only infrastructure financing companies like IDFC. the example of Lavasa project which is facing problems due to environmental issues and has caused a concern in the minds of financers. They have also sought TDS exemption on other sources of income including brokerage income. Finances are tight as banks are unwilling to lend money to projects which do not have a clearance in place. it only delivers a diffused message that departments need to pull up their socks and a further exercise would be undertaken after the budget session. the infrastructure sectors growth would be taken to new heights and moves ahead on a visible infrastructure agenda swiftly under new management structure and nonperforming system is under regular scrutiny beyond weak tinkering. says L&T President Construction. Echoing the same HCC. Chairman Ajit Gulabchand said. 244 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Added to it is the deferment of projects from the governmental agencies. To this effect. There is an undercurrent of expression of disenchantment over uninspiring performance of infrastructure departments.NEWS Project Briefs Infra Developments Infra Agenda The need for quick delivery of results has been an ongoing exercise for the Government to infuse new initiatives to get better performance from infrastructure sectors. He in particular cited Gold Bonds for Infra Sector Banks have mooted a proposal and have sought Government approval to raise funds via infra and gold bonds with long-term tenure. Srei Infrastructure Finance as well as IFCI and LIC can issue such bonds. PFC. Orders worth more than `50. civil aviation. There is also an acute shortage of construction workers with most workers opting for government promoted employment guarantee schemes. L&T. Companies like L&T. urban development has been another soft handling attempt. Rangaswami. Then there is also the impact of rise in steel and other building materials prices. wages have also gone up and the net result is that raw materials and labor constraints are slowing down the pace of works in the construction sector. HCC and IVRCL are particularly affected due to these concerns and are of the view that core sector could witness a slowdown spell and have postponed their projects in hand. These changes aimed at accelerating the pace of work and improve performance leave everyone guessing whether they will achieve what is desired particularly bringing back the sectors on the road to recovery as promised by their predecessors. One can only hope that in the new dispensation. shortage of trained workforce. Finance and Labor Crunch A number of ongoing projects are facing a fund crunch to go ahead with the work. heavy industries. At the best. investors are not pumping in money and orders are slowing down. reluctance of investors to put money.000 crore have been pushed back by various governmental as well as private agencies due to some of these factors. Due to this. But every new change affected makes the situation unchanged.

In addition. if not faster than China and the fact makes India an ideal choice for the world body to invest its pension funds. agro-based industries and education showing increased interest. IBRD loans amount to $45 billion while IDA credits stood at $40 billion. For this year. top brass of the expert group of United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF).4 billion or more than a fifth of the total and higher than any other country. the National Highway Authority of India is also building Eastern bye pass outside the city from Sulur to Mettupalayam involving an investment of `660 crore. the World Bank has provided funds assistance to over 500 projects amounting to $85 billion. The report of Dealogic Global Finance Review for 2010 said India was the most active market as deal volumes increased 73% to $53. says the report. the North-Eastern region of the country is all set to get `1. far long-term investors are concerned. the Bank earmarked $3 billion to support various infrastructure programmes in mitigating adverse impact of the global economic crisis.4 billion. the world body is keen and is aggressively scouting for diversification opportunities for its investments in the emerging NBM&CW MARCH 2011 245 . Moreover.000cr Infra Facelift Buoyed by the huge business potential in the city.89L-cr ($42 bn) booster into the Indian construction sector covering real estate and infrastructure projects across the country.NEWS World Bank Assistance Project Briefs During 2010. Last year. had recently held parleys with the Indian asset managing companies including Asahi Glass. SBI topped the chart of mandated arranger ranking with $25. In the recent meeting with WB group president. he insisted. The strong project finance activity in India comes amid rising concerns over headwinds to India’ growth story.6 billion from completed loans. the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has decided to invest `400 crore in setting up its biggest non metro airport in the area. India has negotiated with the Bank for increasing the SBL. According to sources. Hero Honda group and Avantha group to push its corpus of pension funds in this country. markets around the globe and specifically India. B K Handique said.89L-cr in Construction Sector The United Nations and its sister bodies are all set to fire `1. Union Minister of Development for Northeast Region (Doner). through 163 projects. UN Infusing `1. the government is very hopeful amassing investment worth `1. an expert group advising UN on where to invest the pension funds. Global Project Finance Global project finance volumes as per report by Dealogic rose 22% to record $354. WB has hiked India cap by $2 billion. According to the UN Secretary General’s representative.000 crore in various infrastructure facilities in the next couple of years as top ranking industrial houses including construction and engineering giants like Larsen and Toubro and Suzlon have started setting up their manufacturing units across the city.3 billion from 69 deals. Despite report about delays. the younger age profile in this country gives the world body more confidence that Indian economy is not just vibrant and going to grow but probably end up growing as fast as. The strong project finance number should dispel doubts about the investment activity and India’s case appears as bright as ever as Coimbatore Corners `3.000 crore investment. N-E Nets `1000cr Infra Booster With private investors across varied areas including infrastructure. work on the four laning of NH-47 from Chengapalli to Walayar on the TNKerala border has already been started at an investment of `850 crore. hospitality. Of this. In this connection. In this. the state government is all set to infuse `3. projects appear to be reaching execution stage in large numbers than anywhere else and India enjoys lion’s share of global project finance.060 crore. After the recently concluded sixth summit on investment in the region. Apart from the two bypasses which would provide a virtual circular road facility. Warren Sachs. India accounted for $81.

As a result of which. cost.NEWS Project Briefs Road & Highway Projects Private Bank Keen on Funding Road Projects Finding that road projects in the country are giving good return on investment. Discussion forum. The plan is to use ready mix concrete technology and pebble machines to build roads including rural road covering 1. MCD is all set to propose an ambitious `1. as it has demonstrated quite a few success stories.000 crore scheme to build stronger roads across the capital with 10-12 inches thickness. which has recently launched one of the largest road projects with a length of 900km and involving an investment of `1. there were only nationalized banks which were giving such loans as private banks would not touch these long-term gestation projects. 246 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Projects. today road companies have a wider choice and the basket of lenders to this sector has increased. everything whatever you are looking for—Products. with a www. Technology. Register yourself today. which could change after the final estimates. Punjab Focuses Roads Sector Assigning top priority to the quality road building concept. We want to ensure longer life for city roads. Under flak from various quarters about deplorable roads in the Capital.500 crore. As per initial estimate the cost might be `1 crore a km. RBI extension of loans to infrastructure as secured loans. has given the banks more headroom to lend to these projects benefiting the road construction companies. What else you need. the Punjab State Road Sector Project (PSRSP). said chairman of the standing committee of MCD. He added there will be a 25-year that guarantee for the roads. said the state PWD Minister. said Bank of India. According to experts road construction companies are becoming more efficient. with many projects being commissioned without much delays. Earlier. was recently unveiled. Six km of long life roads being built using a different technology. MCD plans to start payment to the contractors in installment only after five years. News. Over the years. said CEO. For the time being. thus making banks more confident about their execution capabilities. To ensure that the quality is well maintained. Services. Policy reforms and more importantly.500 km of roads. It is more so for rider that the road builder’s job will not just end with the completion of the project but they will also have to maintain the road stretch for the next 10 years. MCD will zero in on only two or three companies for this scheme.000 to 1. Tenders. where bank can ensure that infrastructure assets can be used as a security for the loan. Construction costs in the sector have become more stable as compared to three-four years back. time and contract management has improved the perception about the road sector. Technical Articles. said a company engaged in road construction projects. Now costs are under some control. Appointments Even you can post your requirements. there were five – ten who used to regularly lend for road projects. IL&FS.nbmcw.com Anything. better traffic estimation. Three– four years back. the Bank added. private banks are very keen to fund road projects. This has advanced the break-even for many road projects. New Technology for Stronger Roads national highway projects than state projects. lenders have become more confident about the road sector. A Ready mix plant has been installed. better project management.

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500cr Port Project The Vizhinjam International Port and Deep Water Container Terminal project in the downstream Kerala. Turkish group Celebi Holdings is the company in charge of the upgradation of the cargo facility at the airport and the company has already spent $35.2 million on construction and $10. has secured green signal from the Union Environment and Forests Ministries. Jungbir Singh. power and telecom projects.” NBM&CW MARCH 2011 251 . “If the Navi Mumbai project goes on stream. V Pillai. The complete expansion of the cargo terminal which covers an area of 70. it will be very interesting as a lot of business is likely to move there. Ports and Managing Director of special purpose vehicle Vizhinjam International Seaports Limited. Sanjeev Kaushik presented the case before the committee set up by the Central Government to look into these issues and it is currently going through the 14 requests for qualification bids for taking up more ports projects which have got entangled in the environmental issues. banks are normally averse to finance these projects as they are also facing an asset liability mismatch and the proposed fund would be another player apart from the IIFCL which is currently operating with limited success. said. Celebi Holding. According to sources. the proposed fund will also make finance available to other infrastructure sectors including road and highways. On Anvil: Port Sector Fund Worth ` 50.NEWS Project Briefs Port Projects Govt Clears `2. it prefers the brownfield expansion contract." The company expects yearly revenue of $70 million for its operations at Delhi’s cargo terminal and despite the challenge. chalked out ambitious plans to set up debt fund with a size of `50. State Minister for Ports. and the company’s India representative. Vice-Chairman of the Turkish company said. A consortium of banks and financial institutions led by State Bank of Travancore is keen to raise and arrange the required funds to carry out the project and a memorandum of understanding in this connection would be signed very shortly. “It is good that India is looking seriously at its cargo infrastructure upgrade. The company is already bidding for the cargo terminal tender at Mumbai’s existing international airport. He said that the clearance came after the State Secretary. In addition. The funds lying idle with the major port trusts would be used to float the new institution. Commenting on the expansion of cargo facilities in India. As the port projects have normally long gestation period. the government is setting up the fund to address the non availability of easy bank finance to the sector which is heading for a massive capacity addition.500 crore. Board Member. Canan Celebioglu Tokgoz. “We are serious about the brownfield contract because we want the customers immediately. Celebi is now also looking forward to bid for the cargo terminal at Navi Mumbai.000 sq. the Union Shipping Ministry has Airport Projects Delhi Cargo Terminal The first phase of expansion of the cargo terminal at Delhi’s international airport is set to be completed in few months time.87L-cr by 2020 in the Indian port sector. which involved an investment of `2.” said the company.000cr Sensing umpteen investment opportunities worth `2. will be completed after a year.2 million for purchase of new equipment.m.000cr to meet the day-to-day financing requirements of the port sector. According to Mr.

New Delhi railway station modernization programme taken up with great fanfare.000 crore required to set up these facilities in the country. To reduce the existing load. a small step to have World Class Stations (WCS). is Tata Group and L&T to build an `8. Station building load has been segregated in two portions with each portion being fed by one group of solar power panels. after spending `10 crore in paying consultancy has been shot down by various local agencies. Seimens and Alstom shortlisted for locomotive factory in Bihar and a coach plant in West Bengal have indicated so.300 km. At the other end. IR Dedicated Railfreight Plans Having sought $9 billion loans from the World Bank and Japan for the planned freight railway to link major cities by March 2017. the ambitious programme to go in for WCS with New Delhi station on active agenda along with a few others does not seem to be moving ahead and there is almost shutters down on these projects. They have asked railways to stick to the current deadlines. These projects are important for the IR as it has no wherewithal of investing nearly `3.500 crore ($1. The Railway Board. it has been provided with supply of solar power. The projects are on the priority list of the railways but financial bidding for the same has been postponed several times. In their communication to Railway Board. IR has initiated discussions for possible venture with Reliance Infrastructure. both in eastern India. There has been no addition to railways development fund and capital fund in the last two years. The complete work has been done departmentally. they have indicated that the repeated postponement in financial bidding could dampen the spirit of the bidders which will be detrimental for the projects competitiveness. WCS Projects With the inauguration of first green railway station at Manwal on the Jammu-Udhampur route. The planned 252 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . As this tiny station faced frequent power cuts.9 billion) stretch of national freight railway. upsetting the plans of these companies who have similar projects in other countries. multinational behemoths could well pull out of the key PPP projects of Indian Railways. Engineering giants Bombardier. some of the surplus fittings have been removed and energy efficient fittings have been added. DDA on technical grounds. NMDC.NEWS Project Briefs Railway Projects Cos Pulling out from Rly Projects Desperate at the repeated postponements of financial bidding. India gets its first green railway station. The project may invite private participation in a 530 km section linking Son Nagar and Dunkani. without any outside assistance. And its all systems are working on solar power. Dedicated Freight‘s network will comprise two corridors totaling about 3. venture could draw a lot of interest from the private sector companies. examining these issues.

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000cr Investment Plans The Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited. the company has sufficient funds for meeting the financial requirements for the ongoing projects but alongside it is also keen to raise about `2. is one of the eight missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change. It is mandatory for the notified sector industries to be a part of this scheme and may invite a penalty of `10 lakh for non compliance. A 800mw coal–fired project is being 254 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . The company is currently aiming to generate 13. With new policy in force. The project would pave way for cleaner energy and cut rising imports of coal for power generation. said IGCAR.720mw of power by 2019 by setting up a mix of hydro and thermal power plants across the country. The country would be importing 90% of the crude oil by 2030. aluminium and cement. among others. `2 trillion of equipment orders. SMR Energy and Moser Baer are talking to China‘s export banks for loans. Reliance Power has already borrowed $1.000mw capacity addition target in the five years ending March 2017. NTPC and Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR).000 crore in the next three years. included thermal power plants. has set aside a staggering sum of `45. It is also expected to alter the valuation of a host of private companies.500 crore after March 2012 for meeting the future expansion plans. Under the new policy.000 crore plant being developed by IGCAR would be 5 percent more efficient than the prevailing supercritical technology. This is expected to keep checking electricity tariff by restraining private players from offering upfront premium to state governments to bag projects. These companies have agreed to have MoUs with the According to the Managing Director. it will introduce a transparency in bidding for the projects. Coal-fired Ultra Supercritical Project India is to develop coal-fired ultra supercritical power projects. Lanco. Chinese power companies for a total of about $45 billion of equipment. PAT Scheme The Union Power Ministry under the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency. projects are allowed to sell up to 40% of their capacity under merchant route in the market. set up jointly by Bhel.NEWS Project Briefs Power Projects Private Hydro New changes in the national tariff policy have been made mandatory for private players in hydro power in bidding for allocation of hydro projects. The official said claiming that as a result of the investment.120 mw of power using supercritical technology. The venture is aimed to cut on rising cost of imports for energy needs as by 2030 the country would have to import 55% of the fuels. The `10.2 billion from China Development Bank. which is a part of the Jaypee Group. has identified eight industrial sectors to invest a staggering sum of `30. achieve and trade (PAT) scheme. Utilities are turning to China as they are buying boilers and turbines to help meet India’s 100. iron and steel. thermal power and wind energy plants across the country in the next five years. who have bagged a number of power projects from the states offering better financial terms than envisaged under the national hydro policy. companies would be able to save up to `30. Adani. The sectors. Suren Jain. The move is aimed at creating a level playing field between the private and public sector companies. The plant is likely to be in operation by 2017. In addition. The new plants through this technology would improve thermal plant efficiency and cut pollution. PAT scheme is an important mechanism under the national mission on enhanced energy efficiency.000 crore annually after the completion of three years under the perform. Power Firms Seek Funds from China As rupee interest rates are soaring and local banks are failing to keep up pace with the demand of about $45 billion. two each in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh with a generating capacity of 6.000 crore for building multiple power projects including hydro power. JP Power Pushes `45. power developers in the country are seeking financing from China. say experts. hydro sector which has been lagging behind will get a boost. It has decided to set up four thermal plants.

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mid and high-rise structures? How easy is it to use it? Can the local unskilled labour be used? Can the small structure be self built by user? Aesthetically how would it appeal? Can one make fancy designs with it? Cost wise how does it compare? Are there choices/variants for different users with different financial capacities? How much time does it require to build a structure with such a material? 256 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . “Steel” buildings can be constructed in virtually any architectural style and size with many pleasing features and finishes.!!! When we talk of design flexibility of a building material pertaining to construction. Building Construction-Design flexibility with steel. The use of coated steel for structures. today’s metal roof & wall panels resist corrosion and provide a service life of 20 years or more of trouble-free performance.e. low. roofing & wall cladding is growing rapidly because it offers a variety of benefits like aesthetic appeal and long service life. Can this material be used for residential/industrial/commercial purposes? Is this material suitable for all i. durability and economic value.Steel Construction Design Flexibity in Construction with Steel Rajesh Maheshwari. These buildings look like any other and you would have to be told one had a steel frame.. following becomes important for its adaptation in the building design. Using coated steel for framing is an excellent method to build a building that will last for generations. The result of this is out there for everyone to see with numerous examples of Industrial and commercial applications using coated steel. As a result of the metallic coating (zinc / aluminum / zinc–aluminum alloy) on the base steel. versatility. Head Technical Marketing (Coated Steel) at Tata BlueScope Steel Limited S teel has become a universal building product due to its strength.

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paint systems. Super Durable)/SMP/PVDF/Metallic etc are available. Architects and designers can employ longer spans without requiring as many structural or load-bearing walls or partitions. conventional building v/s Preengineered Building (PEB)/Metal Building Systems. Paints types of Polyester (RMP. including longer floor spans. we are talking of the flexibility it provides in the form of variety of cladding profiles in multiple options in colors. lengths. insulated renders. Long life and low maintenance are the driving forces behind most commercial building exterior treatments. mass market in prefabricated units. metal coatings. But when we consider coated steel sheeting.” Steel can accommodate a variety of external finishes of brickwork. The paint is the top coat and back coat. Of it. Bold design that inspires and creates a lasting impression is made possible with metal. Solutions are there for urban/suburban. Design Aesthetics Many building owners seeking longterm roofing solutions are insisting on metal roofs that offer both curb appeal and exceptional performance. Roofing and walling sheets come in a range of profile shapes. It is because of the flexibility it provides to designer and user. According to International iron and steel institute (IISI). Reduction in consumption is also achieved through usage of thinner and high strength material thereby contributing towards environment protection. the innovative and very impressive buildings with steel have been in existence around the world. thicknesses for nearly every conceivable building design. tiles. widths. It would have been impossible had steel not provided flexibility in its usage. commercial/ residential. and gutters in a wide range of styles. For these benefits. The very first flexibility steel provides is for primary members in the form of rolled sections v/s fabricated one i. Based on which. Each has its suitability with economic value to meet different requirements. higher ceilings and larger open spaces. It is a little difficult to consider that steel provides the design flexibility also. 258 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . coated steel has emerged as the roof or wall material of choice in many applications. of the many options available. round or rectangular profiles. Steel can be easily cut to custom lengths and widths. This allows flexibility in product suitable for a number of applications and designs mean even more flexibility in design with great aesthetics. strengths (grades). and curtain walling. customized units with high architectural design. Do-it-yourself kits (with generally pre-punched service holes for electrical and plumbing). timber. so builders can design to varied choices. its usages would be presumed primarily for the strength steel posses. recyclability & reusability. Let us discuss how does steel as building material offers functional as well as aesthetic qualities and provides design flexibility. coated steel is very flexible because it can be used with various other materials to create a contemporary and stunning look. Thus coated steel sheets offer excellent design flexibility. individual. shapes and sizes. Designing with metal offers perhaps the widest array of choices within the construction industry.e. Downpipes are available in square. The result: more attractive design options. 1/3rd of the total steel produced is consumed in construction activities and it is expected to go higher and higher. and contributes to energy savings through its high reflectivity. Paint system means paintprimer-conversion coatings. Paint manufacturers have their own variants to these classes of paints. Different Paint Systems Paint system provides durability and life. best suiting one is chosen for a design and environment. But then in the modern era.Steel Construction Can the design with this material allow for easy expansion/relocation/ reuse? Can more free space possible within same buildup area? What is its compatibility with other construction materials in same building? And very important how easy/difficult is its maintenance? And when one thinks of steel for building construction.

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less likely to experience staining from acid rain or UV degradation. it is capable of accommodating the double radius of the curved roof. Thermal efficiency of building depends also on the colour of roof and wall. mold and mildew. Due to its flexibility. you can choose from standard set of colours with option of your own one. versatile and durable coated steel.Steel Construction Choice of Colors Depending on your supplier.g. This freedom of design provides the architect and owner the opportunity to build within a wide range of styles and create an image that will endure. Possibility of designs with curves Flexibility of design allows for both traditional straight roof sheeting as well as innovative curved roofing designs. Coated steel sheets are now available in many colours to use singly and in combinations to make designing flexible. With this self supporting steel frame interior walls can easily be eliminated. metal is easy and economical to install. Advances in technology such as the standing seam roof with no visible fasteners and leak 260 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . it has influence on inside comfort and environment. From flowing curves to precision flatness. with great accuracy of the curves. It gives great spanning Variety of Roof Designers and users have a choice of roof & wall with or without visible fasteners. or coatings that make metal look natural. like roofing and walling made from lightweight. In both categories of roofs. altered or relocated and large open floor plan created including raised ceilings. You can also choose the natural look of zinc or copper. metallic coating option is exercised for corrosion protection. Steep slope metal roofs accelerate the rate of water run-off. the environment and activities inside. At times this large span is a must requirement e. This excellent spanning capabilities offered by steel framing provides more flexibility in designing internal spaces that maximise opportunities for cross ventilation. and the design flexibility they offers. non-conventional roofs that are increasingly being used to give properties a style of their own. The durability and reliability of steep slope systems is quite long. However. Options of different slope for roofs There is choice of low slope and steep slope for roofs. steel is giving builders and building designers greater scope to create wider rooms and higher ceilings. reduce the likelihood of a build-up of debris. aircraft hangar. Coated steel with different base steel strength provides virtually limitless design possibilities. proof warranty give designers even more flexibility for innovating with building structure and style. steep slope metal roofs enhances the appearance of virtually any building. Stronger and lighter as a combined material than all other alternatives. as well as support for innovative. helping to meet energy efficiency requirements. It’s the metal roofs which added the design element of steep slope to a building that separates them from conventional flat ones. Metallic Coating Depending on the life expected from the building material. 55% Al-Zn coating compared to Zinc coating provides much better corrosion protection in near neutral condition (typical of most environments). Colour is important not just for looks. High strength (minimum 550 MPa yield strength) coated steel are fast becoming the materials of choice because of its high strength-toweight ratio. Low slope roof are more economical. steel with highly durable metallic & paint coatings could be used and the benefits of high performance realized. Best utilization of Space Larger interior spaces (high clearances and spans) without interior columns add flexibility to design & increase utility. For some things there is simply no equivalent. it could only be achieved with self-supporting steel framing system with no need for interior walls to help bear the weight of the building.

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Coated steel sheet assemblies are economical and durable under tough environmental conditions. Flexibility to use Local Labour On-site construction of steel building is easy. allowing for more column free floor area. the constraint of time is minimal. Offsite prefabrication increases the speed. Steel building offers more design and architectural flexibility for unique or conventional styling. Its strength and large clear spans mean the design is not constrained by the need for intermediate support walls. Service holes can also be pre-punched for plumbing and electrical. Steel building has less weather-dependency (lower “downtime / construction time”) can be installed in wet conditions unlike traditional materials. quality and safety of construction. relocate. 262 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . saving time and stress. To obtain a desired design you can reduce the width of the joist but compensate with heavier gauge steel and not change the spacing of member. designers use this flexibility for new projects with new look using old material. Most onsite waste can be sold afterwards as scrap that is recycled into other steelbased products. you can reuse. & modify the structure. These varied options have different cost associated with them. efficiency. At times. which an untrained personnel. cutting or wet processes and the pre-manufactured fit-out can be integrated with interior and exterior fittings using local labour. and the predictability of on-time construction deadlines.Steel Construction capabilities. Flexibility to Reuse Steel building materials have great opportunity for re-use. Flexibility to Expand The benefits of steel building system are seen today. design flexibility. Workers can be easily trained to use steel building systems in combination with other materials as well. Cost arising out of natural calamity is minimal. There is not much measuring. tomorrow and in the future. Tomorrow. your benefits continue with minimal maintenance requirements. Time frame Flexibility Since steel buildings are quick to erect. Steel construction offers the potential to build substantially more covered space with the same cash flow. It is cost wise & environmentally good. Steel building can be built in much less time without increasing site resources. Swift erection of a building in steel can cut weeks off the average construction time. highly efficient and safe. projects – “The efficiency of use of working capital”. sizes and colour Flexibility to Relocate The other great comfort of the flexibility steel building user has is that it can be relocated. It is also easy to integrate into existing structural systems. The predictability of cost and program also improves. wall and roof made from steel can be erected quickly and easily. environmentally also. Design Flexibility Cost? The variety in steel contributes to the flexibility of design for costing as well. As your requirements changes over the years. Time related savings when specifying a structural steelwork frame compared with reinforced concrete can be 2 – 3% of overall building costs. Steel remains and will continue to remain logical and wide choice for construction purpose. you have the benefit of cost efficiency. as much of the steel used is recycled. In the future. as your business flourishes or your needs change. This way steel building provides flexibility to designers & builders as well. the building is comparatively easy to expand and update. thus freeing capital and finite resources for other Conclusion Steel is such a versatile material that every object we see in our daily life has used steel directly or indirectly. can quickly learn. This has helped many users to release costly land resource and rebuild the similar installation with much lower relocation cost. Components of steel roofing and walling are supplied to precise specifications so there is little or no wastage on site and the cost of debris removal. and can cover a building with minimal structural support. Off-site pre-fabrication ensures dimensional accuracy and on-site erection and fixing to be fast and simple. Frame. This not only saves cost. There is no viable substitute to steel in construction activities. When you erect a metal building today. especially with unusual shapes. it also reduces impact on natural resources. Coated steel sheets come in a range of styles.

from big establishments to small and in almost any chosen shape or design. on the Fontainebleau Hotel and Casino jobsite.S. slewing table and cabin of a 21 LC 550 18t tower crane. The Conexpo Show will take place at Las Vegas Convention Center from March 22nd to 26th 2011. for the attendees to see them fully erected (see pictures). The Linden Comansa America team is very excited that several cranes of the same model (21 LC 550) will be on display behind the Las Vegas Convention Center. in booth 261. Several representatives from Linden Comansa America and from the factory in Spain will be able to show the visitors the benefits of Linden Comansa’s Flat-Top design. and to explain the different slewing motors available to increase productivity.hu@comansajie. commercial and industrial applications in almost any style of building. from modern to traditional. please contact: Fax: +86-571-8299 6555 E-mail: robin.Steel Construction combinations.) through its U. and high variability in humidity and temperature. In addition to this.com. Linden Comansa America will exhibit in the outdoor Gold Lot. and undoubtedly the leader in the American continent.A. U. a diverse range of options to choose from. subsidiary Linden Comansa America.S. earthquakes. It is a reliable and long life cladding material suitable for a range of residential. and will display the cathead. including hurricanes. The strength and flexibility of the steel products enables the construction of buildings/ structures that can better withstand challenging environmental and meteorological conditions. and can usually be customised to suit specific weather conditions. Linden Comansa at the Conexpo Show ower crane manufacturer Linden Comansa will participate in the 2011 Conexpo Show in Las Vegas (Nevada. For further details. Conexpo is one of the world’s most important trade shows for the construction industry. it can be used easily with other materials.cn T NBM&CW MARCH 2011 263 .

2011. some of these programmes can be adopted in India with Morocco's participation.com 264 NBM&CW MARCH 2011 . Las Vegas Convention Center. MBSS 2011 Date & Venue: 23-25 June 2011. India’s Commerce and Industry minister informed that soon India-Australia joint ministerial group would meet the CEO's of different companies to work out the details of investment needed. Riyadh. Atlanta Estate. USA Contact: Pat Monroe. daiz17@gmail. Speaking at the workshop. 414-298-4123 (Direct) Fax: +1 414-272-2672 Email: pmonroe@aem. Pragati Maidan. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Contact: Raz Islam. Partnership Summit such as LEED is an important tool to promote energy efficient buildings. There is an urgent need to promote proper construction materials to construct green buildings Rating systems acceptability was the consensus of opinions at the workshop. 116. Speaking on the occasion. Website: www.unitechexhibitions. Saudi Construction Show 2011 Date & Venue: 21-25 March.com.com Website: www. AEM Tel: +1 800-867-6060. Mumbai. Goregaon (E). insulated windows. However.: +91-22-28765444 E-mail: daisy@inis-enterprises. India Contact: VB Sudeep Project Director Tel: +91-44-24543322 / 23 E-mail: info@unitechexpo.com Website: www.inis-enterprises. window-glass ratio.saudiconstructionshow.com 04. Kingdom of Morocco informed that his country is looking at investments in energy and related sectors in India.NEWS Events Events Focus on EnergyEfficient Buildings The market for energy–efficient buildings is set to evolve. Sales Director.conexpoconagg. As Morocco plans to generate 42% of its energy from solar and wind energy. BEE at the recent workshop on energy efficient buildings organised by BEE and PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. called upon all concerned in construction sector to reduce energy consumption at all levels by using energy–efficient techniques and processes and also conduct energy audits regularly. Widening wedge between builders and buyers is to be removed for the promotion of energy efficient buildings in the country. India Tel. insulation. INIS Enterprises Pvt. Coming Events 01. New Delhi. +966 54 724 3809 Email: raz@cpidubai. material and manpower deficit in promoting the concept is a concern which needs to be addressed so that focus on energy–efficient buildings remains as sharp as it should be. Website: www. Vitth Bhatti. People need to change their mindsets and should pay more for buildings which are energy saver.: +91-22-28763111 / 40470600 Mob : +91 9322754288 Fax. We need to make people aware of the benefits of energy-efficient buildings in the residential segment. efficient chillers and water heating. If all of us become conscious and use common sense. Australia and Morocco have accepted India’s invitation to participate in India’s ongoing infrastructure development programmes. Ltd.com 03. Further he added that the key aspects of energy-efficient buildings are orientation. Commerce Minister. Bombay Exhibition Centre. BEE on its part has been promoting these ideas for long but these have to go down into actual construction work culture. M: +971 4 447 2409. Market for such buildings will certainly grow as the concept gains popularity and mass recognition and Taking part in the Partnership Summit organized by CII. At the Summit. India Contact: Daisy Sequeira Manager .org.com. Roof India 2011 Date & Venue: 27-29 May 2011. it is possible to save energy and environment.. Rao of IREDA which has been financing schemes for energy–efficient and green buildings. unitechexpo@gmail. We need to create awareness about it so that buyers start demanding energy–efficient solutions. said Dr Mathur. 414-298-4141.Projects.com 02. CPI Technology & Business Events Tel: +971 4 440 9129. Las Vegas.com. Director General. CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011/ ICON Expo 2011 Date & Venue: 22-26 March 2011. Mumbai.

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