Construction Chemical International Seminar branded C3 4th edition was held in Kolkata on 6th and 7th February 2015 at Swabhumi – The Hertiage Plaza and was well attended by over 450 Professionals. C3– an unique flagship seminar – covering Effective use of Construction Chemicals for enduring structures in the field of Construction Chemicals was innagurated by our distinguished Chief Guest Mr.N.L.Singh,Chief Engineer, EZ1, CPWD, Kolkata DyCE A.C.Dubey, Chief Engineer, MES East Zone, and Mr.Kaushik Bhattacharya, General Manager, Airport Authority of India, Kolkata were Guests of Honour.
In a glittering inaugural session Mr.Samir Surlaker, President Construction Chemicals Manufacturers Association (CCMA), welcomed all and invited Delegates to play an interactive role. Mr.N.L.Singh in Inagural Address exposed the audience as well as CCMA members to tremendous growth of Construction Chemicals in India. Mr.Kaushik Bhattacharya, explained the usage of Construction Chemicals in AAI. Mr.Himanshu Kapadia BASF gave an update on Construction Chemicals Industry worldwide and Mr.Subu Venkataraman, Convenor and MD, SIKA proposed vote of thanks.
C3 was addressed by over ten international speakers from BASF, Sika, Chryso, Elkem, MC-Bauchemie as well as Indian experts from Construction Chemicals field like from Cerachem, Fairmate, STP etc. The main aim of CCMA to spread Awareness was met. The sessions were chaired by eminent Professionals like Mr.Himnashu Kapadia BASF, Mr.Subu Venkataraman SIKA, Mr.Nilotpol Kar, BASF, Dr.S.K.Manjrekar, Sunanda, Mr.D.P.Sengupta, STP, Mr.K.P.Pradeep, Master Builders and Dr.B.L.Maheshwari, Aquaproof. Ethnic Dressing added to flavour of C3.
Construction Chemical Manufacturers Association is now over 50 members strong association representing 80% of a revenue: In a very short time of Construction Chemicals Manufacturers are collaborating jointly to promote cause of spreading awareness. CCMA aims at standardizing and marking Construction Chemicals products to give confidence to end users and Construction Industry. Four Regional Seminars are planned in Pune, Gauhati, Hyderabad etc. Next C3 is scheduled in February 2016 in Ahmedabad.
An Hand Book on Admixtures is planned on the Right usage in collaboration with Indian Concrete Institute. With all this holistic approach, the industry is confident of growing from present revenue of about Rs.3500 crores to Rs.5000 crores in next 2/3 years. This is absolutely possible considering the large gap in demand and supply. This growth is dependent on Government accepting Construction Chemicals as recognized industry and backs us with incentives and rationalization of Government taxes, duties and levies. C3 4th Edition was a grand success as per feedback from participants.