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Maccaferri India participates in three-day workshop on Material Characterization and Development


Our dynamic rockfall barriers make an impact at a three-day workshop in Kottayam

The Department of Civil Engineering, Govt. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Pampady, Kottayam, Kerala, conducted a three-day workshop on “Material Characterization and Development” on February 6th to 8th. Professionals and researchers from all over the country participated in the training program, including Maccaferri who gave two lectures on dynamic rockfall barriers and the use of geotechnical materials in landslide mitigation.

The Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (RIT), Pampady, Kottayam, Kerala, conducted a three-day training program on the fundamentals of characterization techniques and their application in material research, with specific emphasis to civil engineering materials. The topics covered were the fundamentals of different characterization techniques and their application in areas of civil engineering such as concrete technology, transportation engineering (bitumen and bituminous materials), geotechnical engineering and environmental engineering.

The program was organized by the Civil Engineering Department of the Institute and coordinated by Prof. Dr. Bindu and Prof. Dr. Dhanya. It was funded by Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP). The training session was attended by faculty members of engineering colleges recognized by AICTE, government agency officials and private organizations, researchers and professionals from all over the country.

Lectures were delivered by experts from both academia and industry, including Ms. Mini Korulla (Vice President – Technical – Maccaferri Environmental solutions) and Mr. Amruth Chand (Asst. Manager – Technical – Maccaferri Environmental solutions).

Ms. Mini Korulla delivered a lecture on dynamic rockfall barriers, including key aspects related to construction and design analysis. The Kannur International Airport was also discussed and a video of our most significant projects in India was displayed.

Mr. Amruth Chand delivered a talk on the “Characterization of Soil and Geotech Materials” with reference to the case study of the Uttarakhand Landslide Mitigation project.

Both the lectures were followed by a Q&A session.

We are always delighted to work with technical Institutes and universities to exchange technical knowledge and discuss best practice of these solutions.

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