CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre signs License agreement with L&T Construction

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On the occasion of International Women's Day, a License Agreement was signed between CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC), Chennai and L & T Construction – Water & Effluent Treatment IC, Chennai, for transfer of technology titled “Textile Reinforced Concrete Prototyping Technology (TRCPT)”.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Dr. N. Anandavalli, Director, CSIR-SERC, Dr. K. Sathish Kumar, Chief Scientist and Head, Business, Knowledge Management & Development Division, CSIR-SERC, Dr. S. Parivallal, Advisor (Management). CSIR-SERC, Shri. Simeshwaran Pillai, Chief Engineering Manager, L&T and Ms.Dayana Rexaline M.R., Operations Head, L&T.

The technology was developed by Dr. (Mrs.) Smitha Gopinath, Principal Scientist, CSIR-SERC. Mrs. Sakthi Chitra, Chief Engineering Manager, signed the license agreement on behalf of L&T.

Textile reinforced concrete (TRC) is an upcoming non-conventional construction material consisting of fine-grained cementitious binder and non-metallic textile reinforcement. CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC) has developed textile-reinforced concrete prototyping technology (TRCPT), a precast technology to produce TRC components for which an Indian patent has been granted. TRCPT can serve as an effective indigenous technological solution to achieve economical mass production of TRC products. 


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