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Ferrocement Structure Competition

Winner of the 3rd Late V D Joshi best ferrocement structure competition declared. Biji John, Ferrotechnologies, Kerala has been declared winner. Ferrocement Society of India having headquarter in Pune has announced results of the third best ferrocement structure competition. This is All India Level competition and the structures built using the ferrocement technology are eligible to enter. This year Prakash Nagnath for using ferrocement in building elevations, Arch Anupama Kundoo and her associate Alba Balmaseda from Madrid who built portable box type ferrocement houses and Ms Biji John, Ferrotechnologies, Changanacherry, Kerala for building a 2 story house in Pathanamthitta, Kerala had submitted their entries. The result is recently declared and Ms Biji John from Changanacherry, Kerala has succeded in grabbing the award. The award is named after the veteran Late…
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Ar. Sumit Bagade bags V D Joshi Award

Ferrocement Day in AISSMS college Pune: Ar. Sumit Bagade wins the competition for the best ferrocement structure award for 2019. He built a gazebo temple at RAJ VASTU in Satara city. This year other participants were also felicitated. Nandkumar Jadhav (Mega Cave resort), Dipak Kanhere (Ferro house), Ravindra Nale (Temple ferro dome), Mitra Engineers and Architects (Spherical ferrocement tank) were the four experts who had submitted the entry. Ferrocement Society has decided to celebrate 3rd September as the Ferrocement Day every year, in the memory of Great Engineer Late V. D. Joshi. Ferrocement Society organizes such competition every year on this occasion. The award is given to the best ferrocement structure. Previous year winners were Ar. Anupama Kundoo (Australia), Owen Waldschlagel (USA), Arch. Ajay Thosar, Pune, Er. Biji John, Chenganassery, Kerala, and Shrishilp…
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Ferrocement Day Observed In New Mumbai

Konkan Bhavan, New Mumbai Engineers attended the ferrocement presentations on the occasion of the Ferrocement Day on 4th September 2019. Engineers from CIDCO, Water Resources Department and PWD design wing were present. Er Ramgude introduced ferrocement technology.
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NASHIK SUB CENTRE

July 2019: Prof Dr. Sunil Kute to form a new sub centre in Nashik. About 24 members in Nashik are willing to form a Sub centre. Recently Er. Mahendra Nakil has joined the society. He recently retired as Superintending Engineer from Water Resources Department of Government of Maharashtra. 5th National Convention is being organized in Nashik City during 7-9 November 2019.
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MUMBAI SUB CENTRE

Members of the Ferrocement Society who live in Thane District and near Mumbai are attached to this sub centre now. Under the guidance of Er Ulhas Paranjape, the sub center will organize different technical events to increase the awareness of ferrocement technology amongst the Architects and Engineering students in Mumbai area. Revised Edition of “Let us Collect Water Using Ferrocement Technology” by Jalavardini Pratishtan was released By Senior Engineer R. G. Kulkarni and Er. Padmanabh Lele, Hon. Secretary Ferrocement Society. Er. R. G. Kulkarni is a Graduate of 1949 from COEP and he is 95 year old Young Man. He expressed his desire to visit site during construction of Ferrocement Tank at Village level if site is near by Mumbai. The strength of members in this sub centre is about 25 which…
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Pune- Dated 28 Sept 2018

MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi and Ferrocement Society, India jointly organized this one day workshop on 28th September 2018. Prof Sumit Patil was the co ordinator of this event. Students are searching for new technologies which will be helpful after graduation. The intention of this workshop was to expose the students to the new technologies which can help them to become successful entrepreneurs. 45 third year and last year students participated with 2 faculty members of their college. The workshop was inaugurated by the guest faculties and Prof. Sumit patil by Saraswati Pujan and the regular Prarthana. Er Chandramohan, President of Ferrocement Society explained the use of Ferrocement in the world and the difference between RCC and ferrocement. So many beautiful structures like Nautilus house, Mexico, the Mojo Century Centre Texas,…
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Ahmednagar dated 25 Sept 2018

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…
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Mumbai – September 2017

IEI MSC organized the 5th Ferrocement Day Function at Mumbai. Ferrocement Society of India officials and members were also present. The Ferrocement Day function is organized in India in remembrance of Late Vishu D Joshi, a veteran civil engineer and Architect. Competition awards for the best ferrocement structure are normally given in this function by the Ferrocement Society. The function started with warm welcome by Dr H M Raje Hon. Secretary, IEI, MSC and introductory speech by Er Vijay Ghogare, Chairman IEI, MSC. Er Ghogare told about activities of the state centre. He said ferrocement is a magical technology in the hands of engineers and architects. Use of wire meshes makes the components more strong and as such thickness id reduced. Properties like water tightness, sustainability in earthquakes high strength to…
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Ferrocement Day

Total 6 presentations and demonstrations on various topics related to the workshop theme were held during three sessions by eminent experts of Ferrocement Society of India, Pune. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="2" gal_title="Ferrocement Day"]
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