The Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry held its first seminar on 20th April 2017 at Mumbai on an ‘Infrastructure Innovation Series’, in collaboration with SBH, Germany.
India is currently witnessing a surge in construction activities, and the objective is to streamline project delivery by reducing risks and mishaps. Keeping this objective in mind, the Bombay Chamber held its first seminar in the ‘Infrastructure Innovation Series’ in collaboration with SBH Germany on the topic of ‘Trench shoring’.
Shoring is the process of temporarily supporting a trench which poses danger of collapse during repairs or alterations and is a globally adopted practice in order to avoid damage to life and property. The motto of shoring is safety, efficiency, productivity & profitability.
Shoring technology can be useful to companies which are into ports construction, transportation development, laying underground pipelines and cables, infrastructure and realty, along with power and mining companies.
The seminar started with an opening address by Mr Sumit Banerjee (Former CEO of Reliance Infrastructure, and Former Vice Chairman of Reliance Cement), who raised concerns about the increased rate of occupational hazards in the infrastructure sector and how these can be eliminated.
Speakers for the event Mr Wolfgang Deussen (MD & CEO, SBH Shoring) and Volker Friedrich (Head-India Operations, GBP International), have both been in the shoring business for over three decades and came from Heinsberg (Germany).
Mr Duessen gave a detailed presentation on different pre-engineered Trench Shoring systems and how installation of these systems can be instantly modified to suit dynamic environment conditions. Mr. Friedrich spoke about how shoring helps to avoid fatalities, reduce compensation costs, reduce damage to surrounding environment and reduce implementation delays.
The session was interactive and well attended by participants from organisations such as Reliance Infrastructure Ltd., City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra Ltd. (CIDCO), The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking (BEST), Larsen & Toubro Construction Ltd., Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. (HCC), Tata Power Ltd., Engineering Services International and Tata Realty.