Indian Concrete Institiute, registered on 7th September 1982 as a society is a cluster of 30 regional centres spread all over india, with its headquarters at chennai, and has been in service to the industry and the professionals, since then. The main objectives of the institute are:
- To promote growth of concrete construction and its sub-specializations.
- To disseminate information and to arrange to train personnel for the needs of changing concepts in the technology.
- To collaborate with national and international agencies in creating better understanding of concrete construction technology.
- To identify R & D problems of pratical relevance to concrete construction technology.
- To institute and distribute awards for oustanding achievements in concrete construction technology.
- To arrange periodical seminars and exhibitions on the subject and
- To arrange annual lecture series on selected topics of relevance to concrete constructions.
The institute has more than 10,000 individuals members and 150 organisational members working in the field of concrete and interested in the advancement of concrete construction technology, in the use of material, equipment, process design, concrete products, construction, teaching or research. It is governed by a council of a president, four Vice Presidents, a Secretary General and Members.
To cater to the regional needs, 30 centres are functioning in major cities across the length and breadth of india and these centres are managed by respective executive committees. These centres conduct quality seminars, workshops, conferences and Exhibitions, both national and international in nature, throughout the year, inviting experts from all around the world. ACECON and IWC are two branded international events of ICI, celebrated once in five years, which are well recieved by the civil engineering fraternity all over the world. Such events provide a suitable platform to learn and share the knowledge on best practices in making good concrete and putting it to the best use.
ICI identifies the talent in the field of concrete and recognizes such talents by awarding every year at the time of AGM in the month of september.Thousands of engineers are being trained in its various training programmes and more than 45 students chapters in various educational institutions are engaged in shaping the budding engineers to face the challenges in the field when they come out of the college and start their career.
Useful monographs and publications on topics of interest are published and are made available for members at concessional rate. Several technical committee are formed to support the Government, in formulating Codes for different types of concretes. ICI also works in close coordination with other similar professional bodies elsewhere in the world, engaged in promoting concrete.