PUNE: In order to cater to industrial needs and spread awareness about modern building materials, machinery and construction methods, the Pune Construction Engineering Research Foundation (PCERF) will hold its International Expo- ‘Constro 2020’ from January 16 to January 19, 2020 at New Agriculture College Ground, Sinchan Nagar, Pune.
Being the biggest construction exhibition in western India, Constro 2020 in its 16th edition will be inaugurated at the hands of D.K. Sen, Director and Sr. Executive Vice President (Infrastructure) Larsen & Toubro. A Souvenir giving the advanced technological information about this field will also be unveiled during the festival.
This information was given by Vishwas Lokare, President, PCERF today at a press conference held in the city in presence of PCERF members including Sanjay Vaichal, Chairman, Constro 2020, Naren Kothari, Managing Committee Member, Constro, Neelkanth Joshi, Hon. Secretary, PCERF.
Considering the increasing demand in the construction sector that requires accurate superior production in short time, the theme for this year’s exhibition will be- ‘Mechanized and Intelligent Construction’. The exhibition will also focus on subjects including Building Construction Codes, Green Sustainable Buildings, Construction Skill Development and Safety on Construction Site.
“More than 1 lakh professionals from this field are expected to visit the expo, which will offer a unique platform to visitors to meet other professionals including architects, designers, structural engineers, manufacturers and Government authorities among others. PCERF will also present its indigenously manufactured maturity meter device called ‘Intelligent Concrete Maturity Meter’ during this exhibition. This device can be used to measure and determine the strength of concrete used in construction with accuracy and is considerably less expensive,” said Lokare.
The Builder Association of India (BAI) will conduct its Maharashtra state-level meeting during Constro 2020, which will be focused on RERA Act and skill development in construction sector.
As a part of the exhibition, PCERF will organize its prestigious ‘PCERF- Padmashri B. G. Shirke Vidyarthi Awards- 2020’ on January 17, 2020 to boost the talent and creativity among the students of Civil Engineering and Architecture. The awards in its 5th year will be presented by Chief Guest, Kishore Chaukar, Former MD, Tata industries Ltd. The foundation will also organize ‘PCERF- Kumar Beharay Construction Safety Awards- 2020’ on January 17, 2020. The awards in its 7th year aims to spread awareness on safety measures in the construction sector and will be presented by Suhas Merchant, President, CREDAI- Pune Metro.
”To encourage women, who want to become entrepreneurs in the construction sector, PCERF will also present its ‘Women Entrepreneurs in Construction’ awards, which will be given in 4 categories including Construction Contractor, Structural Consultant, Real Estate Developer and Project Management Consultant,” said Vaichal.
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