Sessions & Events


All sessions and events take place in Central Daylight Time (CDT).
All events take place at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

On-demand sessions will be available for viewing in the convention platform/event app under "On-Demand Content" within 24-48 hours of the session premiere. Please note, on-demand sessions are not available for CEU credit. *Denotes on-demand content.

International Session

Sunday, March 24, 2024  1:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Strand 10A

The session will feature presentations of variety of structures including high-rise buildings as well as megaprojects such as an 8 mile long concrete canal redevelopment project. The presenters will cover in detail new trends and challenges of designing high-performing structures in order to achieve longer service life cycles. The session will focus on utlizing a combination of technolgoies in order to balance cost, environmental impact, speed and performance of structures.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss the highlights of the construction of a 8 Mile long Canal Redevelopment Project;
(2) Summarize the construction sequence and methodology of a combination of precast and cast in situ concrete technology;
(3) Evaluate the use of precast construction and fabrication facilities;
(4) Report on utilizing voided slab systems to reduce cost and environmental impact without compromising with the performance of the structure.

This session has been approved by AIA and ICC for 2 PDHs (0.2 CEUs). Please note: You must attend the live session for the entire duration to receive credit. On-demand sessions do not qualify for PDH/CEU credit.

Presentation 1

Presented By: Apurva Parikh
Affiliation: Multi Media Consultants Pvt Ltd
Description: India with a population of 1.4 Billion is one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the world. India which has a predominantly rural economy is now urbanising at a fast pace and by 2030, 50% that is almost 800 Million people will live in cities. With cities growing at a very fast pace, large infrastructure projects in the Transportation and Water Sector are being implemented as never before. Apurva Parikh will give a brief outline of one such project in the city of Ahmedabad in Western India. This city has a 7 million population and is preparing to bid for the 2036 Summer Olympics. The project is about the transformation of a canal cum drain, passing through densely populated areas of the city, using a combination of precast and cast in situ technologies so as to ensure the conversion of the open drain system to closed drain system without stopping water supply for long periods.

Handout: Presentation 1

Presentation 2

Presented By: Gururaj Thali
Affiliation: Innotech Engineering Consult Pvt Ltd
Description: Voided Slabs as Transfer Systems in high rise buildings.

Handout: Presentation 2

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