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HCC - Accreditation of HCC R&D centre.

 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 3:38 am    Post subject: HCC - Accreditation of HCC R&D centre. Reply with quote

Dear Sefians,

Today we, at HCC are very happy, as our 'HCC Research and Development
Centre' has been formally assessed and accredited against ISO 17025:1999 (an
International standard on the general requirements for competence of Testing
and Calibration Laboratories) by National Accreditation Board for Testing &
Calibration Laboratories (NABL), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of
India. Being accredited by NABL, the Test results produced by our R&D centre
are now "globally acceptable".

HCC's system is already certified by ISO:9001. We also possess ISO:1400 &
ISO:18000. Now today once more we enjoy the success. Please be with us . . .
!!

I request you all utilize the Construction Materials Testing (on Cement,
Pozzonala, Aggregates, Admixtures, Fresh & Hardened Concrete) services
offered by our R&D centre.  


With Thanks & Regards
V. G. Abhyankar
Engineering Department (Design Wing)
HCC - Mumbai



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Hindustan Construction Company, Mumbai, India

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:09 am    Post subject: HCC - Accreditation of HCC R&D centre. Reply with quote

Dear Mr. Abyankar

Thanks for the update. It would be more helpful if we can also have the
Name, address & contact numbers of the Concerned persons for the same.

Regards
Pankaj Nigam

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Message From  ABHYANKAR@hccindia.co.in [mailto:ABHYANKAR@hccindia.co.in]
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 9:09 AM
To: pnigam-gpi@modi.com
Subject: HCC - Accreditation of HCC R&D centre.

Dear Sefians,

Today we, at HCC are very happy, as our 'HCC Research and Development
Centre' has been formally assessed and accredited against ISO 17025:1999
(an
International standard on the general requirements for competence of
Testing
and Calibration Laboratories) by National Accreditation Board for
Testing &
Calibration Laboratories (NABL), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt.
of
India. Being accredited by NABL, the Test results produced by our R&D
centre
are now "globally acceptable".

HCC's system is already certified by ISO:9001. We also possess
ISO:1400 &
ISO:18000. Now today once more we enjoy the success. Please be with us .
. .
!!

I request you all utilize the Construction Materials Testing (on
Cement,
Pozzonala, Aggregates, Admixtures, Fresh & Hardened Concrete) services
offered by our R&D centre.  


With Thanks & Regards
V. G. Abhyankar
Engineering Department (Design Wing)
HCC - Mumbai



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:01 am    Post subject: HCC - Accreditation of HCC R&D centre. Reply with quote

Dear Mr Abhyankar:

We congratulate your firm for getting the accreditation. On this joyous occasion, we  recommend that you ask HCC to be a "Supporter of SEFI".  We are sure that you and HCC have been deriving much benefit from the group and would want to give back to the community in some measure.
I am appending Dr Jain's email below to help your management take a decision in this regard.

Regards,
Alpa Sheth



Dear Colleagues:

I am appending below my email of February 2004 wherein we had invited the
members to contribute to the running expenditure of the Forum. It was
heartening to see many of you contribute generously, making the total to
about Rs 22,000/- without our having to follow up on any one. A list of
contributors is available at the SEFI web site. The promoters deeply
appreciate this contribution as it makes it easier for them to pay for the
hosting charges of the site, while all the technical work continues to be
done by the volunteers and promoters at no remuneration.

Since its formation in January 2003, SEFI has reached a tremendous level of
maturity. Today, it is the only vibrant forum of Indian structural engineers
as seen from the quality of discussions. Also, the number of SEFI members
continues to rise, with current enrolment standing at about 900. More
recently, SEFI joined hands with the Government of Delhi to develop an
initiative for retrofitting of public buildings. It was heartening to see a
state government choosing to work with SEFI for such an important agenda.

Clearly, SEFI must go beyond just being a discussion forum. The promoters
are currently exploring a couple of projects which we hope to bring to you
for your opinion in the near future: something that may be of lasting value
for the profession in our country.

However, all such efforts need financial resources. We would be much more
credible, confident and strong if a large number of members contribute to
the required resources. Therefore, I reiterate my earlier appeal of February
and request all members to consider contributing a sum ranging from Rs 200/-
to Rs 2,000/- to SEFI.

Also, we now invite other professional associations, organizations,
industries, material suppliers to become "Supporters of SEFI" by
contributing a sum of Rs 5000/- to Rs 10,000/- per year. Our site will
acknowledge them, give their complete contact address, and a link to their
web site. This invitation will not only help SEFI financially, but will be a
first step in constructive networking of a large number of
associations/organizations interested in the built environment. If you are
involved in some such associations/ organizations, kindly be a channel for
helping this partnership materialize.

The amount may please be sent by a cheque or draft in favour of "Structural
Engineers Forum of India" payable at Bombay. However, to save efforts, we
will also accept outstation cheques. The drafts/cheques should be sent to

Ms. Alpa Sheth
Vakil Mehta Sheth
312 Apeejay House
130 Mumbai Samachar Marg
Mumbai 400 023

We thank all members for their continued enthusiasm for SEFI. Thanking you
and with best regards,

Sudhir K Jain
IIT Kanpur

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My email of February 27, 2004

Dear Colleagues:

It was very interesting to hear the views of the members on the issue of
future of SEFI. While some wanted a mandatory fees (in one format or the
other), others thought that it could be voluntary to contribute.

We have discussed this issue adequately and it is time to finalise the road
ahead. As organisers, we feel that at this point the focus
should remain on growth of SEFI, rather than on money issues. Hence, we
invite the members to contribute voluntarily, rather than
impose a mandatory fees.

Any colleagues who feel that SEFI is doing a useful work and that they
should contribute to the expenditure in its functioning, are welcome to
contribute. We will accept any amount between Rs 200 and Rs 2000. While
there is no deadline for sending the money, we expect that the current
members will consider contributing within a few weeks. At the end of about
six weeks, we will take stock of the financial situation: if the funds thus
collected are inadequate, the promoters of SEFI will ensure funding so that
for next one year SEFI can continue to function in its present form. If the
funds are in excess, we will consider enhancing the level of activities of
SEFI.

As of now, SEFI is a rather informal organisation, and it is best to let it
remain that way for some more time since none of us have the extra time to
set up a formal structure. Hence, we will like to caution that members
should contribute only if they have faith in those who are managing SEFI.

Needless to say, all contributions will be acknowledged on the SEFI site.
Cheques/ drafts should be in favour of "Structural Engineers Forum of India"
payable at Bombay. However, to save efforts, we will also accept outstation
cheques. The drafts/cheques should be sent to

Ms. Alpa Sheth
Vakil Mehta Sheth
312 Apeejay House
130 Mumbai Samachar Marg
Mumbai 400 023

We thank all members for their continued enthusiasm for SEFI and for the
profession. With best regards,

Sudhir K Jain

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:40 am    Post subject: HCC - Accreditation of HCC R&D centre. Reply with quote

Dear Mr. Abhyankar:

Thanks for putting up the issue with the HCC management. We look forward to
the response.
I am glad to hear about construction companies getting involved in
earthquake issues. However,  I think it is  misleading to say HCC has
started the DRN. To the best of my knowledge, that  is not the case. The DRN
is an  initiative not limited to Delhi, Mumbai and Pune and is being driven/
handled primarily by UNDP through  UN Volunteers. There is a booklet
available on this initiative which you may like to see. Many on this forum
have been involved and are aware of the actual activities. There may have
been some proposed partnering from the CII and CFI (of which some
construction companies perhaps are members)  but I am not sure how much
these agencies have been involved  beyond the initial meeting. Perhaps you
can throw some light on it.


Best regards,
Alpa

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