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Company Profile
Working on Health of Civil Structures

Welcome to our company


We are civil structural monitoring and Construction materials testing specialists. We provide various systems and services to help engineers better understand the performance of structures. Our testing work for the building sector includes load testing of floor slabs, monitoring during structural alterations and vibration studies, all to the relevant standards as required, Non destructive tests, fresh properties of aggregates and concretes, Chemical analysis of construction materials and hardened concrete. CCS, founded in Nov 2006 by alumni of Delhi College of Engineering under the guidance of IIT Delhi Civil Engineering Faculties, is operational from New Delhi. We are the provider of structural strengthening solutions for maintaining and improving concrete buildings, bridges, columns, decks, culverts, diaphragm wall, bridges, highways, airports, harbours, railways, utilities and retaining walls. The process allows structural modifications to be made including removal of columns, walls and forming openings in floors, provides increased load capacity and repair to the structures with improved serviceability, reduced deflection and impact resistance.

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Professional Services Provided by CCS


Working on Health of Civil Structures

CCS provides services in the following areas:


Present Health Status. Load Carrying Capacity & Rating. Continuous Monitoring systems. Technical Supervision at site for Quality Assurance. Analysis the durability of structures. Identification of Structural Cracks and its causes. Investigation of structures collapse/disaster and mitigation plan. Vibration and dynamic analysis. Fire/earthquake damages analysis. Renovation scheme for historical buildings and monuments as per ASI. Non destructive Tests and quality control laboratory tests. Environment Impact Analysis. Standardization of construction/repairing materials. Suggesting Rehabilitation and Retrofitting techniques and design. Structural Stability and adequacy analysis and its certifications. Preparing technical notes for litigations. Remaining Fatigue Life Estimations.

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Professional Services Provided by CCS


Working on Health of Civil Structures Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation:
CCS begins with testing to identify the type and extent of defects and the overall Quality of the element to be repaired .A proper analysis of the structure and architecture condition to a superior project outcome as it determines the appropriate method and materials to be used. Following tests are generally conducted to arrive at preliminary conclusion. Moisture content profile of wall Chemical testing of hardened concrete (pH value, Carbonation, Alkanity, Chloride Content, Sulphate Content, Corrosion Analysis, Rapid Chloride Test, Cement content in Hardened concrete ) Grade and In-situ strength of Concrete (Core Cutting) Surface hardness, Uniformity of concrete, Density of Concrete ( Rebound Hammer, Ultrasonic, Pull out and Pull off Test)

Prevention Assessment, Consultancy for providing for repair of All Kinds of Structures, and Maintenance Services:
Our services in this domain cover the following: Containing the costs compared to traditional testing and repairs Ensuring the disruption to the structures intended to use is kept to a minimum Providing proven, reliable and cost effective technologies to strengthen and repairing the civil structures Providing the consultancy to know about Age as well as durability of Civil Structures Providing guidelines to decision maker on demolishing or making the old structures for habitant

Quality assurance:
CCS is able to offer to clients a comprehensive service of Consultancy, Inspection and Testing for the construction industry. The assurance of quality and suitability of the many varied materials, components and assemblies needed for a major project is achieved by drawing upon the large range of specialist knowledge within our organization.

Advice on construction details and materials at design review for suitability and durability. Testing of materials for suitability and durability. Review and advice on prototype and mock-up test procedures.

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Our Team
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Core Team
Dr. V.B. Deshpande, President Former professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi * Expert of Construction Management * Quality control and quality assurance Manish Bharti CEO CO-FOUNDER OF CCS * B.E Civil Engineering, Delhi College of Engineering, 2006

* During final year of B.E. worked at Material Science laboratory IIT Delhi under Prof. B. Bhattacharjee & Concrete Technology Unit in United Kingdom (U.K); Published four Papers on concrete and repairing methodologies; * Reviewer of American concrete Institutes (ACI) T. Ananth Vybhav COO B.E Civil Engineering (2005), DCE M.S. Stanford University, USA Material Journal

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Our Team
Working on Health of Civil Structures PROF. B. BHATTACHARJEE External Consultant
Current Professor at Civil Engineering Department IIT, Delhi He has been a construction management consultant for over 15 years and worked extensively on new build and historic structure as a consultant. Specialist areas of cement, concrete, health monitoring structure consultant expertise include specification, analysis and interpretation. He has published more then 100 research paper on concrete

Jagdish Prasad External Consultant Associate professor Civil Engineering Department IIT roorkee,

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Project Management Services


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Our experienced staff has diverse technical and management skills. CCS is a consulting firm offering Consultancy, Testing and Research Services to the Civil Engineering Profession and Geotechnical Engineering in particular. We specialise in providing Geotechnical Consultancy for Hydro Projects. We also provide project management consultancy services which include supervision of work in accordance with technical specifications, preparation of running account bills, final bills, Interaction with the clients and contractors.

Services Provided:
Supervision/Inspection of Construction Quality Control/Assurance services for all civil engineering Projects Preparation of specifications and Procurement of Equipments Civil Works Rehabilitation Estimation and Bid Evaluation Preparation of tender documents Project Monitoring & Evaluation Training and knowledge dissemination to Project staff

CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS Concrete Technology is a vital technical input relevant to any large civil engineering concrete construction project. CCS pay personnel are experts of national repute in the fields of structural engineering, concrete technology & Construction materials. Some of the prominent activities are listed below: Construction Materials Survey for Hydroelectric and Irrigation Projects Non- destructive testing for evaluation of quality of concrete Drilling out concrete cores for laboratory testing Inspection and safety evaluation of old dams, powerhouses and other hydraulic structures Setting up of field quality control laboratories Supervision and execution of quality control Temperature control studies on mass concrete for dams & other massive structures

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Project Management Services


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CCS laboratory personnel are having more than a decode of experience in evaluation of construction materials, design of concrete & mortar mixes, laboratory & field tests for quality control, setting up of laboratories, specialized tests on concrete etc. Laboratory testing of construction material such as cement, pozzolana, chemical & mineral admixtures, coarse aggregate, fine aggregate, mixing and curing water, bricks, tiles, masonry, stone, etc. Design of structural grade concrete, mass concrete, high performance concrete, self compacting concrete, high strength concrete Design of gunite /shot-Crete /steel fiber reinforced shot-Crete mixes Design of epoxy resin /poly urethane mortar & epoxy resin /polymer concrete mixes Design of concrete & colgrout masonry Tests on hardened concrete Alkali aggregate reaction studies Laboratory studies on Roller Compacted Concrete Mixes Specialized tests on concrete such as evaluation of creep & shrinkage parameters

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Laboratory Testing of Soil, Rock, Concrete & Other Construction Material


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CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY COARSE AGGREGATE

Specific Gravity Water Absorption Gradation Aggregate Impact Value Aggregate Abrasion Value Soundness Petrographic Examination Crushing Strength Alkali Aggregate Reactivity - Chemical Method - Mortar Bar Method - Accelerated Method Flakiness Index Elongation Index Deletious Material (Coal & lignite, clay lumps, material finer than 75 micron IS sieve , soft fragments & shale)

FINE AGGREGATE Specific Gravity Water Absorption Gradation & Fineness Modulus Material finer than 75 micron IS sieve Bulking Soundness Mortar Making Properties Organic Impurities Petrographic Examination Mica Content Alkali Aggregate Reactivity - Chemical Method - Mortar Bar Method - Accelerated Method

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Laboratory Testing of Soil, Rock, Concrete & Other Construction Material


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MIXING & CURING WATER PH Value Volume of 0.02 normal NaOH to neutralize 100ml sample of water, using phenolphthalein Volume of 0.02 normal H2So4 to neutralize 100 ml sample of water using mixed indicator 28 days compressive strength of concrete cubes with water against distilled water Initial setting time of cement & water against that of cement & distilled water Organic impurities Inorganic impurities Sulphates ( as SO3) Chlorides (as Cl ) Suspended matter FILTER MATERIAL Water Absorption Aggregate Abrasion Value Aggregate Impact Value Initial Void Ratio Coefficient of Compressibility Coefficient of Uniformity Breakage Factor Coefficient of Permeability Density Shear Parameter STEEL REINFORCEMENT Chemical Composition(Carbon, Sulphur, Phosphorus, Sulphur & Phosphorus) Nominal mass per meter 0.2 percent proof stress yield stress Percentage elongation Tensile strength Bond strength Rebound test BRICKS Dimensions Water Absorption Compressive strength Efflorescence Warpage Tiles Dimensions Flexural Strength Abrasion Resistance

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Non Destructive Testing and Condition Survey


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Non-destructive testing (NDT) makes it possible to examine the condition or the quality of an object without damaging it. At CCS we offer specialist services in non-destructive testing of structures, products and materials, e.g. concrete, and steel covering all test methods for diverse requirements including inspection and maintenance. Our Non-Destructive Services Include: STEEL: The following tests are conducted: Ultrasonic Flow Detection: To Check internal defects like cracks, laminations etc. by normal & shear wave technique Ultrasonic Thickness Testing: To check the thickness of plates, angles, channels, etc. Magnetic Particle Testing: To detect surface & sub surface defects by using ferro magnetic flux on magnetic changed surface of plates, weld zone etc. Day Light- By using dry/wet powder Dark Areas-By using ultraviolet light to detect the defects Dye Penetration Test: To check the surface & sub surface defects like opening, cracks, porosity of material in plates, welds etc. by using Halogen Free Penetration Radiography: To check all weld joints, parent material by using Ir-192 as source to detect industrial defects. In-situ Metallography: Done on the installed fabricated structure to detect the internal lattice bonding of gains Portable Spectro Analyser: To detect the approximate composition of different materials excluding Carbon steel In-situ hardness: Using rebound type digital hardness tester for all types of ferrous/ non-ferrous material at various locations. Impact Test Specific Analysis & Wet Analysis of metals like capon steel, alloy steel. Cast iron & non-ferrous metals.

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Non Destructive Testing and Condition Survey


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RCC: The following tests are conducted: Schmidts Rebound Hammer tests for assessing the concrete compressive strength. Ultrasonic pulse velocity tests for establishing quality of concrete. Drilling out concrete cores for laboratory testing, preparation of specimens and testing in lab for determining compressive strength. Carbonation tests for determining the depth of carbonation of concrete. Half-cell potential tests for determining the likelihood of corrosion of reinforcement. Tests for determining the chloride & sulphate contents in concrete. Rebar locator tests for determining reinforcement details of various RCC members and concrete cover. Permeability of insitu concrete Pull Out (LOK)Test Pull Off Test Break Off Test

Condition Survey: Mapping Defects in buildings, bridges and dams. Forensic Investigations: Field Non-Destructive testing coupled with laboratory tests on materials, site inspections, review of design & construction method.

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Repair and Rehabilitation of Structures


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Structural Repair Strategies:


Our core capabilities include the identification and design of thoroughly-formulated structural repair strategies for building facades, high-rise commercial office buildings, public buildings, high-rise residential buildings, industrial plants, civil structures, masonry and concrete dams, bridges fire-affected structures etc. We also undertake recommendation of restoration & repairs measure of heritage buildings and structures. Our work includes concrete, brick/stone masonry & steel structures. We also solve building roof waterproofing problems through the use of various types of roof membrane systems.

Use of Latest Concrete Repair Materials and Equipment:


CCS has access to the latest technology in both concrete repair and related materials and the necessary equipment, enabling us to solve clients' maintenance and repair problems through integrated solutions tailored to the short, immediate or long term measures as appropriate

CCS is dedicated to creating value for its asset management customers by utilising best practices, methods and technology to solve structural repair and restoration problems being forced by owners and managers.

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Pile Testing
Working on Health of Civil Structures CCS provides site pile testing and pile condition reporting services to the construction industry. These services include Pile Integrity Testing (PIT); Cross Hole Sonic Logging; Pile Length Measuring and consultancy on the capacity and serviceability of piles. We use the latest site testing equipment and analysis software to provide a fast, efficient and cost effective service.
Pile Integrity Testing (PIT)

Defects in concrete piles caused either during or after construction may seriously affect their performance in service. Load testing of piles may be used to check the assumptions adopted in the load capacity design of the piles. However, it is too expensive and time consuming to use load testing as a means of checking workmanship. Modern non-destructive methods based on small strain impulse techniques enable the integrity of all the piles on a site to be established rapidly and economically to enhance confidence in the foundation. The test is performed using a portable, battery powered unit which requires no backup vehicle or vulnerable cables across site that disrupt normal construction activity. The test equipment is based upon the most modern digital data acquisition and signal processing techniques currently available, thus maximising the resolution and effectiveness of the test system. In excess of two hundred piles per day may be tested with this unit, depending on access and pile head condition. Cross Hole Sonic Logging (CHSL)

The CROSS-HOLE SONIC LOGGER is used to detect defects in concrete structures and in other solid structures such as rock or concrete-rock interfaces. Defects that may be detected using sonic logging include: honeycombing; segregation due to improper concrete placement methods; washout of cement due to groundwater flow; cracks in pile shafts due to shrinkage; inclusion of foreign material causing contamination of concrete; necking and arching of piles due to collapse of side walls during withdrawal of temporary liners. Vibration Monitoring Monitoring & analysis of vibrations for optimisation of hammer parameters for compaction of soils, at power house sites due to turbo-generators, during driving of sheet piles , due to traffic in rock mass , in abutments due to movement of overhead trolleys & for assessing safety of constructed due to vibrations imposed by blasting etc.

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Our Clients
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Our Clients
Buildings a Analysis of Fire Damage Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. High Polymer Ltd., Perfetti Van Melle India Ltd., Shamsons Industries, Sterimed Surgicals India P. Ltd. RBI water Tank, Indian Oil Mathura ISKCON, PWD (Delhi), NDMC, Jindal Power and Steel Ltd. Eros- Inter Continental Hotel, Perfetti Van Melle India Ltd. High Polymer Ltd. DCM Shriram, IFFCO Aditya Birla Group, Balco, Vedanta Group L&T Soma Enterprises Ltd., Aditya Birla Cement Plant, Sardar Patel School, HSCC(Kolkata Medical Collage), ESI Hospital at Hyderabad High Polymer Ltd, Tata Communication, V.V.Giri National Labour Institute PWD (Sarvodaya Vidhalaya Govt.,Mangolpuri, Govt. Girls Senior Secondary School Ashok Vihar New Delhi), Bluebell School, PWD Jharkhand, Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam, Chambal Bridge at Kota Rajasthan Perfetti Van Melle India Ltd, Oberai Hotel, Eros Group, The Picadly Hotel, Showman Construction and Impex Ltd, OMAXE Ltd. L & T Ramboll - Mahatama Gandhi Setu Patna Bihar Rajya Pul Nigam Ltd., Chambal Bridge at Kota Rajasthan, ROB Sasaram Bihar, PWD (Delhi), MCD, Shriram Group BSC C&C JV Rural work Department Hercules Structural Systems Pvt Ltd. Think-Link Container Port NGO BRT- HCBS Corridor Moolchand, Bihar Rajya Pul Nigam Ltd, NHAI (minor bridge & Culverts)

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Analysis of Earthquake proof and health of Building Conservation of School, Temple & Hospital Building Vulnerability of Masonry & concrete Structure Load Test for Parking Slab Chemical Effects on Chemical operating Buildings Health assessment of DCM Factory Area & Dr. Bansi Dhar School at Kota Rajasthan NDT & Evaluation of the distress causes structures in IFFCO Sadan , Delhi NDT for Indian Rayon Plant at Veraval Gujarat Structural adequacy Report based on NDT Building Assessment & Strengthening, Retrofitting Structural Health Assessment of Hospital Structural Health Assessment of building Structural Health Assessment of School

Load testing Slab/Bridges a Bridge Span b Slab/Roof Panel

Bridges/ Culvert a Consultancy for Repair & Rehabilitation b Structural Health Assessment c d e f Roads: a b c Corrosion And Carbonation Analysis of Flyover Health Assessment of ROB (NDT Report) Pile Testing (PIT & Pile Load Test) Bridge Underpass Box Culvert (NDT Report) Soil Compaction Binder and cement percentage Health to Check Load Carrying Capacity

Railways/Airports a Concrete Surface Property b Analysis of Crack c Seepage Analysis of Tunnel

Alumino Pro (China), DIAL, GMR GMR (H.S. Build Tech) Kolkata Metro

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Our Clients
Hydro Power/Power Stations a Quality Assurance in Hydro power Construction b Durability of concrete in Heavy Foundation and salt lagoon c Tower Foundations d Structural health assessment of Chimney e Pile Testing(PIT & Pile Load)of 3x660MW Power Project Materials Testing a NDT, Mechanical, Chemical testing of Construction materials Heritages/ Monuments a Grand Eastern Hotel 165 year old Hotel b Old saint Stephens Collage 90 year old College c Fort William, Kolkata Product Development a 460 TMT Steel Bar b Permeability tests and its effects c Comparison analysis with different brand of cements DANS Energy, Liachung Hydropower NTPC (Perspective) Tata Indicom, Nokia Siemens Nokia Network GDCL, Bharat Oman Refinery Limited GDCL, Saterlite Ltd (TSPL) ACC, UPSIDC, IIT Roorkee, IIT Delhi

Lalit Suri Group Intach Nigam & Chabra Indore Steel and Iron Mills Ltd. Xypex Crystalline Product Lafarge

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