Conference on Construction India 2010 (Construction)

Venue: ITC Sheraton (Saket)

Location: New Delhi, India

Event Date/Time: Feb 12, 2010 End Date/Time: Feb 12, 2010
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The construction industry in India is the second largest industry of the country after agriculture. The investment in construction accounts for nearly 11 percent of India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and nearly 50 percent of its Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF). The construction sector is set to grow at a 15 percent growth rate. Anything from $320bn to $485bn has been suggested as the figure that is needed to build a viable infrastructure and replace, upgrade and renew India’s roads, railways, ports, airports and power stations.

This event is designed to equip individuals in the construction industry to identify project risks and implement risk mitigating processes that can be easily and efficiently integrated into the entire construction process which will be essential in the transformation of Indian cities.

At Construction India 2010, the delegates will hear from top companies who have successfully implemented proven strategies that will benefit projects tremendously in terms of profitability, quality and delivery.

Key Themes

* Learn about latest government regulations, build awareness of restrictions and take advantage of new opportunities
* Recent developments in contract laws and dispute resolution
* Drafting construction contracts to avoid time losses and damages in commercial buildings
* Revolutionizing Indian housing, apartments & infrastructure development - grasping the growth magnitude
* Strategies in sustaining competitiveness within India’s multi-faceted hospitality sector
* Special focus on effective construction equipment & labour planning
* Software and technology in construction
* Raising funds in turbulent times
* Analysing the status and way ahead for key trends like SEZ and integrated townships

Key Speakers

* Satish Pendse, CIO, Hindustan Construction Company
* Sachin Sandhir, Managing Director and Country Head, RICS
* Russil Kumar – Div.HSE Manager, Civil – Roads – Marine & Special Projects Division, Dutco Balfour Beatty – (Dubai)
* Sachin Kerur, Partner & Head, PinsentMansons (Dubai)
* Abhijit Roy, Director, Totem Infrastructure
* Subash Sethi, Vice Chairman, Subash Projects & Marketing
* Balaji Sreenivasan, CEO, Aurigo Software Technologies
* Jayesh Kariya - Partner - Tax & Regulatory Services, BSR & Associates
* Sathiaram Ram, Managing Director , En3 Sustainability Solutions(Dubai)
* Sumeet Kachwaha, Partner, Kachwaha & Partners

Target Audience - Industry

* Government Agencies
* Contractors & Promoters
* Real Estate Developers
* Banks & Financial Institutions
* Regulatory Bodies
* Project Managers & Consultants
* Engineers
* Building Authorities
* Distributors of Building Materials & Components
* Land and Quantity Surveyors
* Construction Tools & Equipments
* Safety, Security, Fire Safety and Access Control
* Building / Road Technologies
* Law firms
* Architects & Design professionals

Why should you attend?

Construction Week India 2009 - To deliver Efficient & Successful projects that succeed in both Time and Budget- The best place to learn, network and do business in the region

Get more from the event, with a broader scope bringing the whole communications value chain together. Enjoy and make the best out of our dedicated networking drinks time, meet the leading international vendors showcasing the technology of tomorrow’s market. Expand your knowledge of the latest business models and technologies in the high-level conference.

Day 1

08:30 – Coffee and registration

09:30 – Chair’s opening remarks

09:40 - Project management to effectively maximize project profitability and quality

Subhash Sethi, Vice Chairman, Subhash Projects & Marketing Ltd

10:10 – ERP for Construction - Good, Bad and Ugly

Balaji Sreenivasan, CEO, Aurigo Software Technologies

10:40 – Raising funds: how to capitalize on the challenges ahead

* PE funds for financing infra projects
* How the new stimulus programs will impact short, medium and long-term infrastructure investments
* How the engineering and construction industry model may need to change to support efficient 21st century infrastructure delivery
* Drivers that will increase the number of mid-market contractor acquisitions i.e. regionalization and demographics of aging baby boomers
* How to project staffing needs, and when to consider letting go of good employees because of a sudden fall-off in work and unpaid fees

Abhijit Roy, Director, Totem Infrastructure

11:10 – Morning coffee & Discussion

11:30 – SEZ

* Dealing with land acquisition
* Need for uniform policies across the country
* FDI in SEZs
* Single window clearance for SEZ

Jayesh Kariya, Partner - Tax & Regulatory Services, BSR & Associates

12:00 – Health & safety on construction sites

* Benefits of good HSE management systems
* International HSE standards, responsibility & accountability for HSE
* Resourcing & professionalism of the enforcement bodies pertaining to HSE
* Delay in works & HSE
* Creating a positive safety culture - safety climate
* Knowing the latest development in international safety regulations
* How the state-run & private sector companies can cascade good/best HSE practice?

Russil Kumar, Div.HSE Manager, Civil - Roads - Marine & Special Projects Division, Dutco Balfour Beatty – (Dubai)

12:30 – Networking luncheon

13:45 – Analysis on the factors driving efficiency in design and construction for sustainable building practices

* How to develop a business model which delivers successful implementation of sustainable developments
* Gaining support from the authorities for sustainability initiatives
* Sustainability in construction and capacity buildings in construction industry

Sathiaram Ram, Managing Director, En3 Sustainability Solutions (Dubai)

14:15 - ”Successful International Contracting for Indian Contractors”

* What is EPC contracting?
* Understanding your joint venture partner
* International forms of EPC of contracts
* EPC contract administration issues
* Sovereignty of specification

Sachin Kerur, Partner & Head, PinsentMasons (Dubai)

14:45: "Information Technology for Construction Industry"

Satish Pendse, Chief Information Officer, Hindustan Construction

15:15 – Afternoon tea

15:30 – Asset Classes in Real Estate: From affordable housing to high-end residential mixed-use developments

* An analysis on the involvement of government and banks in housing sector
* A discussion on the steps that are to be taken to improve the current economy
* Will there be a boost in industry as the developers are looking at the affordable housing options?

Sachin Sandhir, Managing Director and Country Head, RICS

16:00 - Delivery of large scale urban regenration projects - are the tools required the same as conventional construction projects

Jerry Young, Director, Buro Happold (London)

16:30 - Award of damages in construction disputes

Sumeet Kachwaha, Partner, Kachwaha & Partners

17:10 - Chairperson’s closing remarks and End of Conference

17:20 - Networking Drinks - Take your discussions further and build new relationships in a relaxed & informal setting..


Bronze Sponsor

Aurigo Software Technologies

Aurigo is a leading software product company providing web based solutions for Capital Project and Program Management (CPMS), Facilities Management, Real Estate and Construction Management. Our software product suite BRIX automates the processes of project cost estimation, electronic bidding (tendering), contract management, facilities management, asset management, real estate operations and field inspections. Our customers include state and local government agencies, private owners, corporate entities, repeat builders large construction management firms, general contractors, transit authorities, utility companies, school districts power plant contractors, ship building & repair companies and real estate developers worldwide.

Aurigo is a Red Herring 100 company and has been awarded as being amongst the most innovative companies in the world by Microsoft. The company is a private equity funded Delaware corporation with offices in New York (United States) and Bangalore (India). Our products are available both directly and through a select partner network in the United States, Canada, Middle East, Africa, Asia and India. For more information, please visit -

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ITC Sheraton (Saket), New Delhi – India
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