The Institution of Engineers TNSC organised Ar F B Pithavadian Memorial Lecture on "Low Cost Housing" on 15th July 2017 at The Institution of Engineers (India), TNSC Auditorium, Chepauk, Chennai - 600 005.
Dr S R R Senthil Kumar, FIE, Hon.sec, IEI Kanchepuram Local Centre and Principal of Agni College of Technology, Chennai was the speaker for the occasion. He gave a lecture on Low cost Housing with lot of Case Studies. In his lecture various Low cost techniques and alternative materials for sub and super structure were discussed. More emphasis has been given for alternate techniques for the construction of wall and roof. Rat trap bond, Stabilized mud block, GFRG panel and Concrete block walling techniques were detailed with cost reduction advantages. Similarly Filler slab, hollow block roofing systems were discussed with its strength and cost point of view. It was well received by the audience and at the end many interactions took place.
Er. Ramdoss, Hon Sec, IEI, TNSC Welcomed the gathering. Er. Kumar presided over the function. About 100 fellow Engineers attended the program.