The Indian Concrete Institute, Goa Centre, in association with Ultratech Cement Limited organized the 9th ICI-Ultratech Awards Nite on 19th February 2020 at Hotel Fidalgo, Panjim Goa. The annual event was attended by nearly 250 invitees comprising of Engineers, Architects, Academicians, Builders, Developers, Contractors, Government officials, students and family members of the award winners.
The awards ceremony started with the traditional lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker for the evening, Er. V. Ramachandra, Functional Head (Ultratech Cement Limited) in the presence of Special Guests Er. K. Jayashankar, Zonal Technical Head (Ultratech Cement and Er. R.M. Dessai, Regional Head Marketing (Ultratech Cement), Er. Joseph Silveira, Chairman, Er. Vikrant Dessai, Secretary and Shivkumar Patil, Treasurer ICI Goa Centre. The Keynote Speaker presented his lecture on “Special Concretes for Challenging Constructions” through a very lucid power-point presentation while the Welcome Address was given by the Chairman and the Vote of Thanks was proposed by the Secretary, ICI Goa Centre.
The awards were given to outstanding concrete structures in 3 categories, namely, Infrastructure, Building and Residential Villa, and were assessed by a jury selected by the centre. An award was also given to the most Eminent Engineer in Goa.
In the Infrastructure category, the winner was the Atal Setu bridge constructed over the River Mandovi by L&T for GSIDC. A special jury award was also given to the Multipurpose Indoor Stadium constructed at Navelim by RBS Candiaparkar for SAI, Goa. In the Building category, the winner was Nanu Resorts, constructed by Nanu Estates at Arambol, Pernem.
As the competition was fierce, the jury appreciation awards were also given to Elements, a multi-storey residential project constructed by Jayashree Associates, India for Shantilal Real Estates in Chicalim, Mormugao and the Government College constructed by Harsh Construction for GSIDC at Pernem. The winner in the well-built Residential Villa category was Vista do Rio, a high-end villa located at Aldona, Bardez constructed by NAC Buildcon for Rain Developers. The jury appreciation award in this category was given to Ajinkya Tara, a large residential house constructed for Pandurang G. Patil by Guruvendra Gauns Desai at Sirvoi, Quepem.
The award for the most eminent engineer was given to Er. Raghunath Mangesh Dhume who has worked in the civil engineering field for over 50 years. His achievements in the design and construction of concrete structures over the years within and outside the state have been exemplary. He has also authored a book in Konkani on the life of civil engineers in different projects.
The Jury Members and Executive Committee members of ICI, Goa Centre, were later felicitated by the Chief Guest for the appreciative work done by them.