The first-of-its-kind event in the construction industry focussed on the theme ‘Sustainably Developed Environment in the Construction Space,’ and exploring the world of ‘Advanced Technologies and Upcoming Developments in the Field of Construction’. It also showcased Thermax’s commitment to innovation, collaboration, and efforts in driving positive change in the industry.
The event boasted an impressive attendance of consultants, applicators, dealers, architects, and professionals in the construction chemical value chain. Attendees were immersed in a stimulating environment, which included engaging presentations by eminent speakers, and networking opportunities that facilitated meaningful connections amongst the audience.
Recognising sustainability as a key indicator of an organisation’s growth, गपशप (Gapshap) 2023 aimed to bring together individuals who share a common vision of prioritising the planet, people, and progress. To encourage free-flowing ideas and transformative thinking, the event embraced a non-branding approach, dissociating products from their brands. This approach attracted an eclectic mixture of guests and speakers, each offering unique perspectives and experiences, enriching the audience’s understanding of the subject.
Drawing inspiration from the captivating Japanese storytelling technique and their principle of ‘talk less, show more’ (alloting 20 seconds for each slide in a presentation of 20 slides), this unique styled forum enabled speakers to show their work and exchange their ideas in a short time duration. Tweaking the format, a little, every speaker was allotted 20 minutes for their presentation.
The event commenced with a formal welcome address by Ravi Varanasi, Global Commercial Head, Chemical Division, Thermax Limited, setting the tone for further discussions. Jagdish Kadam, CMD, Raj Path Infracon, the first गपशप speaker, shared his journey to making a Guinness Book World Record and discussed the challenges he faced during the construction of a Bituminous Concrete single lane road of 75+ kms.
Sandeep Sawant, Founder Director, Indiacrete Ready Mix, inspired participants to reimagine the construction industry’s future through a sustainability lens and highlighted the importance of utilising cutting-edge technologies and sustainable processes to minimise environmental impact.
Kaizad Engineer, Technical Director, Ushta Infinity Construction Company, sharing his experience in the restoration of City Palace, Udaipur, emphasised the significance of innovative solutions that extend the lifespan of existing structures while reducing the need for resource-intensive demolition or reconstructions.
Anil Kumar Pillai, Senior Deputy General Manager, The Ramco Cements Limited the keynote speaker, enlightened the audience on diverse technical aspects related to the application and usage of concrete and cement, and underlined the importance of grading aggregates in producing green concrete. The event concluded with Praveen Khanna, Head-Sales, Construction Chemicals, Thermax Limited, delivering the vote of thanks.
Thermax had set up an experience centre at the venue to showcase its foray into solid chemistry by partnering with Ackumen™innovative products to digitise the chemical dosing system for water treatment. The experience ecentre provided immersive technology experiences, allowing attendees to reimagine water chemistry.
The event left an indelible mark on the Indian construction industry. It sparked new connections, fostered collaborations, and ignited a collective commitment to embracing sustainability as an integral part of construction practices.
Together, let’s build a better future!