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Awareness Workshop on clay fired Resource Efficient Bricks (REBs)

May 24, 2016 | Auditorium, MGSIPA Complex, Sector-26, Chandigarh
Agenda | Background note

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Registration; REB product gallery visit

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Inaugural session

Welcome and Background Presentation: Mr. Girish Sethi, Senior Director, TERI

Introductory Remarks: Dr S.N. Srinivas, Program Officer (Energy for Development), UNDP

Opening Address: Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI

Special Address: Mr. Jaspal Singh, Secretary, Science Technology and Environment, GoP

Inaugural Address: Dr. N.S. Kalsi, Additional Chief Secretary, GoP

Vote of Thanks: Dr. Neelima Jerath, Executive Director, PSCST

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Tea Break

11:50 AM - 1:30 PM

Technical Session: Use of REBs in building construction

Session Chair: Mr. Ram Paul, Chief Engineer, Punjab PWD

Session Co-chair: Dr. S.N. Srinivas, Program Officer, UNDP

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Options for walling materials and benefits of using REBs in building construction in place of conventional solid bricks: Mr. Sachin Kumar, and Mr. Pardeep Chauhan, TERI [ Presentation ]

12:15 PM - 12:25 PM

New Developments in walling materials in Punjab and future potential: Mr. Pritpal Singh, Senior Engineer, PSCST [ Presentation ]

12:25 PM - 01:05 PM

Construction practices while using REBs: Mr. K.S. Chetan, Kham Design, Bangalore [ Presentation ]

01:05 PM - 01:15 PM

Initiatives on resource efficiency by Punjab PWD: Mr. Rakesh Garg, Executive Engineer [ Presentation ]

01:15 PM - 01:30 PM

Q & A session

01:30 PM - 02:15 PM

Lunch break

Technical Session: Use of REBs in building construction (Contd...)

02:15 PM - 02:25 PM

Experience of producing clay-fired REBs and supply potential:

Mr. Mohit, Brick kiln entrepreneur, Tohana (Haryana) [ Presentation ]

Mr. P.S. Panesar, Brick kiln entrepreneur, Ludhiana (Punjab)

02:25 PM - 02:40 PM

Fly ash bricks as walling material-Mr. Gurpreet Singh, Fly ash brick producer [ Presentation ]

02:40 PM - 02:55 PM

CPWD experience in use of REBs and use of ash in construction sector: Mr. Gopal Varshney, Superintending Engineer, CPWD [ Presentation ]

2:55 PM - 3:30 PM

Closing Remarks: Public Works Department, Punjab/Haryana/Himachal Pradesh/ Jammu and Kashmir