Jamshedpur, Feb 25: The Institution of Engineers (India) , Jamshedpur Local Centre organized one day seminar on ” Waterproofing of Basements, Wet Areas and Retaining Structures” in association with Dr. Fixit Institute of Structural Protection and Rehabilitation (DFI-SPR), Mumbai on Tuesday 25th February 2014 at the premises of the Institution. The Seminar was inaugurated by the chief Guest A K Srivastava, Chairman , Builders’ Association of India .
He told the need of waterproofing is more pertinent of the city of Jamshedpur since most of the quarters are more than 70 years old and the knowledge of water proofing shall bring awareness among the citizen of Jamshedpur city. More than 60 persons from JUSCO, UCIL, TCIL, TCE, NIT Jamshedpur, and many more from the Jamshedpur and surrounding areas participated as delegates.
Amitava Bakshi , Chairman of Jamshedpur Local Centre welcomed the delegates and the invitees. He explained the importance of waterproofing for today’s construction and how this kind of workshop helps the industry. Srivastava expressed his personal view how an engineer should apply his common sense to get the leak free basements and underground structures.
Mr. T. P Banerjee from Dr. Fixit Institute of Structural Protection and Rehabilitation (DFI-SPR) addressed the gathering on why and how the right application of construction methods to be adopted for a better serviceability of building structures with proper emphasis on waterproofing as a subject and also explained how Dr. Fixit institute is helping the industry in that regard, Four technical sessions were conducted in the full-day workshop –three theoretical and one practical demonstration. In the first session, Mr. Banerjee explained the design and construction aspects of a new basement right from preconstruction survey to adoption of right construction methods. He also made an emphasis on waterproofing methods to be adopted during basement construction as per international standards.
In the second session, Mr. Banerjee made a presentation on various waterproofing materials used for basements and retaining structures.
After the lunch in the third session, he delivered a presentation on Bathroom water proofing putting emphasis on design, construction and application of water proofing materials.
In the closing session Rajeev Malhotra Hony. Secretary of the centre expressed gratefulness to the chief guest , sponsorers and the media persons and also thanks to the delegates for their participation for making the workshop a grand success.