Organised by Construction Chemical Manufacturers Association (CCMA) Construction Chemical International Seminar named C3, a unique seminar covering emerging materials, methods and practices in the field of construction chemicals was held in Mumbai on 17th and 18th February and was attended by over 350 delegates. The event was inaugurated by the Chief Guest RK Jha, Director GIFT Project of Gujarat. Prof. (Dr.) RK Dhir, OBE, UK was the guest of honour with Willie Kay, as a special guest from Singapore.
C3 was addressed by over ten international speakers from BASF, Sika, Chryso, Elkem, MC-Bauchemie as Indian expects from universities, contractors, consultants and end-users. Sessions were chaired by eminent Chairman with vast experience in construction with usages of construction chemicals. As the prime aim of CCMA is to spread awareness, C3 was an excellent a perfect platform in disseminating knowledge.
Mr. Jha in his inaugural address explained the tremendous growth opportunities in the Indian infrastructure sector while Prof. Dhir and Prof. Ghettu focused on the environmental aspects of construction and how construction chemicals help to create green constructions. CCMA aims to make construction durable with due stress on sustainability. Later, Mr. Attarwallah talked on the practical aspects of certifications.
The CCMA is now over 35 members strong association in a very short time of construction chemicals manufacturers collaborating jointly to promote cause of spreading awareness and to focus on right use of right chemicals. CCMA aims at standardising and marking construction chemicals products to give confidence to end-users and construction industry. CCMA also plans to introduce training programmes to build up skills of applicators, which is a key to success of any waterproofing and application systems.
The most important feature of C3 was a session of panel discussion and adoption of resolution. It was decided that a resolution incorporating views of construction chemicals manufacturers and end-users will be submitted to central and state governments taking help of FICCI, CII etc. CCMA also plans to conduct such seminars all over India.