‘Foundations – Ambuja Knowledge Initiative’
Foundations – The Ambuja Knowledge Initiatives is an endeavor to seek the patronage and partnership of the AEC Community for the wonderful world of Cement and Concrete!
The Genesis of Foundation : The Ambuja Knowledge Centre is the ambition to create a holistic resource basin on the subject of cement and concrete. It stems from Ambuja’s belief in the continuous evolution of architecture, engineering and the construction industries and thereby offering its professionals various platforms of information, inspiration and interaction. Its interactive resource will also aim to function as an experience centre that promotes and offers solutions for cement and concrete applications in construction.
To take up the onus of becoming the agent of cement and concrete progressive education.
- To bear responsibility and take the onus of educating the AEC community about the potential and possibilities for the Industry of Cement & Concrete and CELEBRATE IT’S VERSATILITY.
- To widen the horizon for the scope of information, interaction and inspiration about the Industry, the Material and its user.
- To expand avenues of creative and participatory experiences about cement & Concrete and Develop the user into an evolved partner of the Industry and the Material.
To create a dynamic platform for information and interaction for AEC Professionals.
Ambuja Knowledge Centre will encompass multiple levels of innovative and experiential formats for activities that will inform and inspire the architects and engineers community.
Elements of the Ambuja Knowledge Centre at Ahmedabad
The very first Ambuja Knowledge Centre was launched in Ahmedabad in 2009. Ambuja Knowledge Centre, Ahmedabad is situated at the ground floor of our office building in about 1250 sq.ft. area. It is divided into various elements.
Inform & Inspire
It has library, which provides Information, Inspiration & Initiate the learning process. The useful Technical Reference Books on various subjects like Structural Engineering, Concrete Technology, Architecture, Technical Journals, and BIS Codes etc. are available for the reference of construction professionals.
A Conference Hall with modern Audio Visual Facility is created with a capacity of 40 participants. The Technical Lectures / Workshops are organized in this area.
The Concrete Laboratory
The Concrete Laboratory is also attached with Ambuja Knowledge Centre, which provides testing facilities for concrete. This also provides an opportunity to construction professionals to demonstrate the concrete.
The first Ambuja Knowledge Centre at Ahmedabad was inaugurated by our Hon. MD on 21st February, 2009. So far, about 66 programs have been conducted at Ambuja Knowledge Centre Ahmedabad with 1750 footfalls. This program includes the Lectures and Workshops for construction professionals and Training Programs for Employees / Channel Partners.
Lectures and Workshops for Construction Professionals
47 Technical Lectures / Workshops have been organized for Construction Professionals by Internal Technical Faculties and by also inviting External Technical Experts. The main technical topics are…..
- Advance Concrete Solutions (Self Compacting and High Performance Concrete
- Workshops on Concrete Mix Design/Advance Concrete Mix Design
- Workshop on Design Aspects of Tall Structures
- Screening videos on Mega Structures
We have also conducted the Tailor made Technical Lectures for our Key Accounts and Influencing Government Authorities. The visits of Students / Academicians are also arranged to AKC.
Training Programs for Employees and Channel Partners
This centre also provides an opportunity for arranging Training Programs for our employees under Ninja Academy and Business Excellence Programs for our Channel Partners. 19 such programs have been arranged so far.
Ambuja Knowledge Centre has also started functioning at other locations at Kolkata, Jaipur and Cochin. The Ambuja Knowledge Centre at Mumbai is expected to start by May 2010.
Pictures of Ambuja Knowledge Centre, Ahmedabad