The Institution of Engineers (India), Ahmednagar Local Centre, under the aegis of Civil Engg Division Board, organised one-day Workshop on “Ferrocement Technology” on 25 Sep 2018 at Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj College of Engg, Nepti, Ahmednagar. Shri Chandramohan Hangekar, President, Ferrocement Society of India; Chief Engineer (Retd), Water Resources Department, Government of Maharashtra and Past Chairman, IEI Ahmednagar Local Centre addressed the inaugural session as Chief Guest.
Er Chandramohan Hangekar, in his inaugural address, appealed engineering students to adopt innovative ideas in technology. He advised students to always think out of box and said that principle of ‘think and wonder & wonder and think’ will help students finding innovative ideas. He advised students that there was huge scope for ferrocement technology in construction work. He said that ferrocement technology has advantage over RCC as any kind of structures in organic or irregular shapes with minimum width can be constructed by ferrocement. He advised engineering students to go for own business instead of wasting time for finding government jobs, where promotion chances and career growth are very limited.
Earlier, Dr R S Deshpande, Principal, Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj College of Engineering, and Convener of the Workshop delivered welcome address. He discussed importance of the workshop and gave details of various sub-themes included for discussion during concurrent sessions. Er Avinash Kulkarni, Chairman, IEI Ahmednagar Local Centre spoke on background of the workshop and about activities of the Local Centre. Er R P Waykar, Hon. Secretary, proposed vote of thanks.