From L to R – ICACI Director Sourabh Manjrekar; Vice President Ishita Manjrekar; President Radhika Markan; John Conn, Director of Chapter Activities for ACI; Director Umesh Magar; and Past President Chetan Raikar

India Chapter of American Concrete Institute (ICACI) has been bestowed with the ‘Excellent Chapter’ Citation for the Year 2017 by its parent body, American Concrete Institute (ACI) during the ACI Spring Convention 2018, Salt Lake City, USA, 24th – 29th March 2018.

This is the highest award given to ACI’s various Chapters depending on overall performance. ICACI has upheld this distinction for over two decades.

Many from ICACI Board of Direction were present in Salt Lake City to receive the Excellent Chapter Banner at the hands of Mr. John Conn, Director of Chapter Activities for ACI. This included ICACI President Radhika Markan; Vice President Ishita Manjrekar; Past President Chetan Raikar; Director Umesh Magar and Director Sourabh Manjrekar.

From L to R – ICACI President Radhika Markan; ACI President Prof. David A Lange; ICACI Director Dr. Subrato Chowdhury

President Radhika Markan noted: “The India Chapter is a very busy Chapter as it conducts an ambitious programme of greater outreach. We are making concentrated efforts to distribute consensus-based standards and technical resources, educational programs and certifications for individuals/ organizations involved in concrete design, construction and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.

“In this programme, we are also actively reaching out to students who will be budding concrete professionals in the years to come. Likewise, we are keeping the all-India technical media updated of our activities so that a larger audience can benefit from the latest concrete studies, technologies that we have to share. All professionals, Directors, student bodies associated with the India Chapter have actively participated in this programme. I am grateful for their voluntary service which has yet again catapulted us to the Excellent Chapter status.”

Immediate Past President, Pankaj Shah added: “My heartiest congratulations to all members and Board of Directors of the India Chapter. It has always been our vision and endeavor to organize not just simple concrete conferences for the industry but instead organize must-attend events in the calendars of the global concrete fraternity. The India Chapter has achieved just that with the R. N. Raikar Conference series which is a global brand in itself, regularly receiving the participation of over 50 countries. We have also successfully reached thousands of concrete professionals by adopting digital solutions. All the above and more has made this distinguished feat possible year after year.”

Each year ACI recognizes chapters that have made significant contributions to their local communities and to ACI itself. Chapters are eligible to receive the honour based on points earned on their annual chapter report.